Research Papers on Business Management

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Research Papers on Business Management

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  • Asian Cultures and Business Management

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of research on Asian cultures and business management. This paper looks at the influence of Western culture on Eastern business management strategies. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Economist Tom Peters' Ready, Fire, Aim!

    A 5 page paper that examines the revolution of innovation and change that economist Tom Peters has sparked under the traditional world of business management and training and how his system of utter chaos and irrationality has taken root and spread worldwide. A brief background of Peters' life before becoming the "guru of gurus" in business management is presented, followed by a discussion of the contributions he has made to the field of economics. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Taekwondo Industry and Strategies for Business Management

    This is a 5 page paper discussing business management strategies in regards to the taekwondo industry. Despite all of the traditional business management initiatives many companies undertake when opening new businesses such as good marketing and promotion strategies and following the guidelines required by any industry, many companies still fail in spite of their good efforts. In examining the concepts of business management in relation to the increasing popularity of taekwondo on an international basis several elements within a business strategy should be considered for business success. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 21st Century Corporate Success and Management Reporting

    A 5 page paper that examines the benefits of management reporting as part of a productive and profitable inter-enterprise business management philosophy. Included is a description of a type of management reporting and analysis software that is currently being offered as an innovative solution to organizational and management reporting problems. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 21st Century Corporate Success and Management Reporting

    A 5 page paper that examines the benefits of management reporting as part of a productive and profitable inter-enterprise business management philosophy. Included is a description of a type of management reporting and analysis software that is currently being offered as an innovative solution to organizational and management reporting problems. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Three Essays on Business Management

    This essay is actually three essays dealing with business management topics. One covers the five stages of new companies, and why new management is needed for various stages; the second follows the concept of changing a vertical organization to a a flat, or horizontal one; and the third issue deals with the role of managers and leaders in today's corporate culture. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Eastern versus Western Management

    A 5 page paper discussing adaptations that East and West have made in business management over the past several decades. Organizations in the East and the West have altered details to fit their own needs, but in the end, West has adopted some of the best of the East; the East has relieved itself of many of the inhibitions of responsibility for other separate companies. The result is a convergence of approaches to management. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Three Essays on Business Management

    This essay is actually three essays dealing with business management topics. One covers the five stages of new companies, and why new management is needed for various stages; the second follows the concept of changing a vertical organization to a a flat, or horizontal one; and the third issue deals with the role of managers and leaders in today's corporate culture. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Neil Bogart and Casablanca Records' Rise and Fall

    A 5 page synopsis of Fredric Dannen's account of the risk and fall of Neil Bogart and Casablanca Records in his book Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business. The writer relates how Bogart and Casablanca defined the worst excesses of the disco era. It is a tale of extravagance and incredibly bad business management. No additional sources cited.

  • Thomas M. Hout's Harvard Business Review Article, 'Are Managers Obsolete?'

    An 8 page analysis of Thomas M. Hout's March, 1999 article for the Harvard Business Review, which is intriguingly entitled 'Are Managers Obsolete?' As this title implies, Hout cuts right to the chase as he offers an examination of the latest proposed perspective for evaluating modern business management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Guardian Higher Education Supplement Article on Academic Stresses and Challenges

    An article written in the style of the Guardian Higher Education Supplement, based on interviews with academics in a university Business Management Department, dealing with the kinds of stresses and pressures which academics have to deal with, and their coping strategies.

  • Business Management

    This 3 page annotated bibliography includes three books and two journal articles regarding business management practices. This is suitable for topics related to downsizing, cost cutting and increasing the profitability of a firm. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Developing a Career as a Tourism Director

    This 18 page report discusses career planning for work as a tourist office director. The role of a tourist office director, whether in a convention and visitors’ bureau for a major city or at an independent resort setting requires a clear understanding of what best serves tourists’ needs and what the tourist most expects from his or her visit to any particular venue. Such work requires an understanding of and commitment to fundamental practices of good business management, as well as a thorough understanding of the area, service, or venue being offered by the tourist office. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Small Business Venture and Receiving Government Assistance

    A 7 page paper. The question was: What types of government programs or other assistance is available to start-up businesses? The writer discusses some of the many programs and the vast amount of information available for small business entrepreneurs through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Some of the programs discusses are the more than 75 Online courses that can be accessed. Some of the hundreds of publications available, such as the Startup Guide, the Small Business Management Series (SBA) Publications and the Success Series along with workbooks available for many of these courses. The essay also provides an overview of the SBA loan guaranty program. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Incentives and Compensation Management

    An 8 page paper examining the role of incentives in business management. Factors which determine a strong business are defined. Comparisons of technology and the human factor in business are also noted. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Incentives and Compensation Management

    An 8 page paper examining the role of incentives in business management. Factors which determine a strong business are defined. Comparisons of technology and the human factor in business are also noted. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Business Administration Overview

    A 10 page paper that presents an overview of business administration and its primary functions. Discussed are the four major areas of skill required to build the framework of an effective and integrated business administration, which are the skills of overall management, business marketing, management accounting, and business statistics. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Business Management Case Study of Uris Hall's Dormitory Kitchen

    This 5 page paper provides an analysis of a case study submitted by a student. The functioning of a Dormitory Kitchen is evaluated. No bibliography.

  • Business Management and the Chaos Theory

    5 pages. Chaos theory holds that the seemingly disorderly pattern of chaos actually creates order in the theory of the universe. One of the most popular examples of chaos theory is that if a butterfly flaps its wings on one side of the world it can create effects that cause reactions on the other side of the world. In other words, out of chaos comes order. This philosophical argument can also hold true in business and is being embraced more and more in the business world. Managers believe that a seemingly insignificant event in the business world can have an effect that grows to cause results in what many feel are unrelated causes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 3 Aspects of HRM

    A 15 page paper that explores three broad aspects of human resource management The first is the evolution of personnel administration to human resource management and the reported differences between the two. The second investigates the roles and functions of human resource management and discusses staffing, performance appraisal, administration, i.e. record-keeping, and change management. The writer comments on the external and internal environments. The last section discuses the link between human resource management and business objectives. Strategic human resource management is described. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Issues Pertaining to Strategic HRM

    This 20 page paper discusses a number of issues related to strategic HR management. Following a general introduction that discusses how strategic HR management is defined in the literature, the writer addresses three issues: how strategic approaches can be used with a sample of HR management functions; an analysis of the factors related to effective HR management; and the most recent perspectives regarding HRM and future trends of human resource management. 1 table included that compares the effectiveness of several functions in HR departments that are business partners of the firm with those that are not partners. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Connection Between HRM and Strategic Management

    8 pages. There are differences between the two terms strategic management and strategic human resource management. As this paper will show, these are different facets of somewhat the same function. While there is definitely an art to successful management techniques, management of a business and management of human resources are both quite definitely different positions altogether. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cyberspace Business Startup

    This 15 page paper provides an overview of how to begin a business inclusive of financial considerations. The business plan is explained and the paper goes on to address issues of management and marketing. Applicable theories are provided. A sample business related to information technology is used. Because the case study is an Internet based business, much of the literature and analyses are pertinent to e-businesses. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Business Process Management's HRM Tool

    A 14 page paper discussing HR’s role in directing or supporting business process management. The HR function may be the most dramatically changed of all organizational departments over the past decade. It has moved from a persistent drain on the bottom line to an effective player in achieving corporate strategy. In so doing, it has become a highly useful tool of business process management. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Business Continuity and Crisis Management

    This 13 page paper considers what is meant by business continuity management and crisis management, the value it can ad and why it should be an essential part of any business strategy. The paper then goes onto consider the choices available and how a plan ay be developed ad implemented. The bibliography ites 7 sources.

  • Things to Consider if Implementing Performance Management

    This 4 page paper is written in 4 parts, the first part looks at the link between performance management and business objectives. The second part discusses three parts of a performance management program. The third part looks at the link between motivation and performance management. The last section identifies some considerations when considering implementing performance management. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Business and the Effects of Environmental Regulation

    This is a 9 page paper discussing the impact environmental legislation has had on business and the role of business in regards to global resource management and conservation. Within the last two decades, the environmental impact of business and industry has led to necessary legislation in global resource management. In many instances, businesses have had to change their design, processing and testing practices in order to comply with legislation which cost many industries a great deal of money. On the other hand, there has also been a great deal of waste in the business and industry sectors which has had an extreme environmental impact globally. Because of this, the role of business in regards to global resource management and conservation has increased significantly. Many businesses have taken a pro-active stance and initiated environmentally-friendly practices which not only decrease their own costs, especially in the area of energy consumption, but have also provided the businesses with a positive public image and can help in the marketing of their products. Because the world’s population and need is seen as increasing while the natural resources around the world are seen as decreasing, it is the expected role of business to not only comply with environmental legislation which will decrease the environmental impact of industry but businesses must also become proactive in the areas of conservation and global resource management. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Implementation and Strategy of a Business Plan

    A 14 page paper presenting an "academic" business plan that outlines the process of the relationship between a hypothetical organization and its client through the development of a business plan. The business plan address the essential components of creating a business plan, identifying the necessary processes and how to implement them, as well as various strategy and management aspects of the larger plan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Singapore Management Style

    A 15 page paper assessing Singapore’s readiness for participative management. This paper reviews views of business in terms of Asian culture and Singapore’s unique position to determine whether participative management is appropriate in Singapore. It concludes that not only is it appropriate, it also is very much in practice. The paper discusses management theory, management history, Singapore’s great progress over the past 40 years and gives examples of two leading Singapore companies already using business models most conducive to participatory management. One (SembCorp) has even adopted the philosophies of GE’s Jack Welch. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Business Plan Writing Success

    A 10 page paper on the process of writing a business plan. A necessary tool for approaching either investors or lenders, a well-written business plan is also useful for helping keep a business on track and moving toward its stated goals. The business plan as a management tool helps the manager lead the business and avoid falling into the trap of finding that the company is leading the way, with everyone including management simply trying to keep up. The paper lists the specific sections needed in a well-written plan and the items that should be included in each. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Theories on Motivation and Management

    A 4 page paper noting that management of engineers is nearly as notorious as management of programmers. Both are technically sound and know where it is that their efforts need to take them, but may have a lack of business or management knowledge that can allow them either to be managed effectively or to manage others effectively. The paper discusses the theories of Blanchard, Maslow, Herzberg and McGregor, as well as the origin of the “Hawthorne effect.” Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Entrepreneurial Women

    8 pages in length. There is really nothing any more remarkable in women entrepreneurs' efforts than there are in the men counterparts' work, at least not in the present. In the early years, women were at a distinct disadvantage if they intended to focus on any business that could be seen as untraditional. Since those first ground-breaking years, however, women-owned businesses are just businesses—sound management practices and tuned acumen truly is without gender. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Western and Eastern Management

    A 10 page paper comparing management approaches in the East and West hemispheres. Management in the East and management in the West has been seen in the past as being two totally different concepts, similar only in the fact that they each are intended to result in effective management of the organization. The trend of globalization has done much to even out many of those differences, however, as has increased attention to transparency in management. Economic difficulties in both the East and West have obliged organizations in each to operate more efficiently, which in turn has led businesses of both origins to be more pragmatic in their operations. The result to date has been that Eastern management is less circumspect than in the past; Western management has begun to acknowledge more than only the bottom line and quarterly results. Management in the East and West has begun to converge into another form that has taken the best of both. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Management Defined

    A 16 page paper. Definitions of management are offered and contemporary models of management are explained. This is followed by a discussion of the four categories of management functions and the skills needed for effective management practices. Organization design is explained in terms of the mechanistic and organic perspectives, which are also compared in terms of the characteristics of each and the management style that is more often practiced in each type of organizational design. The impact of information technology is explained and discussed as are the major categories of employee motivation strategies. The paper ends with a discussion of the content. While most of the content is applicable to management in general, specific data and discussions focus on business practices in New Zealand, for example, statistical data on the proportion of firms using information technology. Data included. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 28 sources.

  • Functions of Management and Future Trends

    A 4 page paper discussing how the four functions of management - planning, organizing, leading and controlling – are likely to change in the future. Management today and tomorrow needs to focus more on planning, organizing and leading. There are few aspects of the face of business now that lend themselves to control alone. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Environmental Protection Agency and Management Theory

    An 8 page paper discussing the political and management climate at the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA is a government agency that has overreaching authority over business operation and frequently has the final word on whether processes will be allowed. It is a political entity, however. Though it can and should use modern management techniques, its nature as a government agency keeps it grounded in classical theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Common Management Information Protocol and Simple Network Management Protocol

    This 17 page paper looks at Simple Network Management Protocol also known as SNMP and Common Management Information Protocol also known as CMIP are both alternatives that can be used in network management. Both of these systems have advantages and disadvantages. This paper considers why Simple Network Management Protocol is not the ideal system for network management and how Common Management Information Protocol may resolve many of these issue, but also has some additional problems, such as increase use of overhead resources and increased complexity and also examines the functionality of CMIP. The paper presents two case studies to illustrate the way that CMIP is of great benefit to the telecommunication industry, but is of limited benefit to other industries. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Examining Business Ethics

    An 8 page paper discussing awareness and use of ethics and critical thinking in arriving at ethical business decisions. As the face of all American business underwent monumental change in the 1970s and 1980s, it appears to be poised to undergo still another wave of change in the form of greater attention to corporate ethical behavior. The purpose here is to investigate the origins of ethics; whether ethical behavior can be taught; and why today’s businesses so often seem to seek positive business results only for short-term gains. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Car Rental Business

    This 8 page paper considers the potential start up of a new car rental business. The paper outlines the business profile, performs a SWOT analysis on the business and the position it will have in the industry and then finishes with recommendations of the type of owners and some strategies that may help the business develop. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Business Planning Books

    This 10 page paper looks at 7 books that can be used for business planning, outlines their contents, style and presentation and then considering the ways that they would be valuable for a business student when writing a business paper or business plan. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Business Differences: Canada and Egypt

    A 20 page paper discussing business risk in Egypt; potential benefits of doing business there; and the cultural differences between doing business in Canada and doing business in Egypt. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Benefits of Teen Jobs

    A 5 page paper providing a section for a much larger work examining the problems created by teens working too many hours during the school year. This section provides a review of the current environment and difficulties of change, as well as a plan for solution. The plan is that educators create lessons based in disciplines relevant to students’ jobs. Likely subject candidates include business math; technology use in business; business planning; business strategy; microeconomics; and macroeconomics. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Leeds Development Agency Case Study

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student; Leeds Development Agency are considering a strategy where existing local businesses are supported rather than investment made to attract new businesses to the area. The potential advantages and disadvantages of this strategy are considered and the way that the agency may help existing business with business tools such as PESTLE analyses is discussed. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Winning People Over by Burton Kaplan

    A 7 page analysis of Kaplan's book in which the writer argues that this is a well-written blueprint for improving business relationships. In this book, Kaplan lays out a detailed and comprehensive plan that demonstrates how an individual can get control over not only their business life, but their personal and social life as well. Kaplan is a well-known business consultant, so, in essence, this book allows the ordinary citizen to access the expertise that business officials have paid thousands of dollars to obtain. No additional sources cited.

  • Overview of Management

    A 38 page paper. What is management? What are the functions of management? What are the skills needed to be an effective manager? These are the questions answered in this comprehensive essay. The essay begins with an introductory overview. The next section explains and discuses a number of the schools of management/philosophies of management, including TQM, systems, behavioral approach, transformational, strategic and others naming many of the internationally known experts. A discussion of management functions and roles is next in the essay. The four major functions of management are discussed as are the levels of management. The ten roles of management according to Mintzberg are identified and discussed. The skills needed for effective management as presented by a number of scholars and practitioners are discussed in the next section. Skills are also correlated with the functions of management. The essay ends with a summary and conclusion. The essay includes some specific discussions related to the United Kingdom. 2 Tables are included. Bibliography lists 48 sources.

  • Organization Success and Efficient Management's Important Role

    This 5 page paper argues that efficient management is essential for any company to be successful. The paper looks at the ways that management can influence the work place, such as though the management of employees and how this can add value to the processes. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Management Practices and Factors That Affect Them

    A 6 page paper. Three general topics are briefly discussed. The effect of technology on management practices; the effect of changing socio-cultural factors on management and the effect of economic conditions on management. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Comparing Various Programs of Project Management

    A 12 page paper. Project management is an important field in both the public and private sectors. This importance is evidenced by the fact that there are so many college/university programs specifically for project management. With an emphasis on the United Kingdom, more than 8 programs for masters degrees or certificates in project management are described. These include three in the U.S. and the rest either Online or in the UK. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Assessment of Armstrong's Quote 'Human Resource Management Nothing More Than Old Wine in New Bottles'

    This 9 page paper looks at the quote by Armstrong which states “Human Resource Management is nothing more than old wine in new bottles” and supports this by looking at the different forms of HRM and personal management and how these compare with older ideas. Includes are the ideas of scientific management and motivation using the idea of economic man as well as the ideas of social man and the studies of Mayo and Maslow. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Operations Management and IT, TQM, and JIT Effects

    A 9 page paper that begins with a brief introduction to operations management and gaining a competitive advantage. This introduction is followed by an explanation of each: just-in-time (JIT); total quality management (TQM); and information technology (IT). The writer discusses how each of these has changed and improved operations management. For example, JIT and TQM place a greater emphasis on customer satisfaction an on using teams. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The Knowledge Curve in the context of Change Management

    This 9-page paper provides an example of change managment and knowledge management implementation (with specific examples referring to PricewaterhouseCooper's KnowledgeCurve intranet). The paper includes implementation of change management, communicating such implementation and the importance of knowledge management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Strategic Management Overview

    This 55-page paper provides an overview and background of strategic management. Topics discussed are the various approaches to and theories for strategic management, as well as case studies documenting actual strategic management processes. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • William Langewiesche and Niccolo Machiavelli on Management Style

    This 5 page paper examines management style according to Machiavelli and also according to author William Langewiesche. Neither book is explicitly about management. Yet, management style is gleaned from the information contained in the two works. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Leadership, Management and Changes in These Fields

    A 7 page paper comparing a century-old view of management with today’s practices. Many of Henri Fayol’s concepts are in evidence today, but his primary precepts – i.e., one “right” form of organization, one “right” manner of approaching organizational issues; full decision-making responsibility for the CEO and none other – have fallen out of favor in preference for more participative approaches to management that also account for and make use of differences among individuals, differences that can give organizations competitive advantage in their industries. The purpose here is to weigh Fayol’s concepts against today’s management practices. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • MIC Agents of Change

    A 12 page paper discussing MIC systems, specifically those of activity-based costing, inventory management and management information systems as appropriate agents of change within the organization. The ultimate purpose of MIC systems is to coalesce into an entity of overlapping units that create at their point of juncture more advantageous methods of operating. Whether focus is on activity-based costing, inventory management or any other feature of MIC systems, the simultaneous use of all components has the ability to lead the organization into sound and profitable change beneficial for all stakeholders. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Educational Human Resources and Diversity Management

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the impact and implications of diversity management in regards to educational human resource management. The writer specifically focuses on the example of LaGuardia Community College in New York City, which has used diversity management techniques to address the needs of its diverse student body. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Evolution of Human Resource Management

    A 3 page paper. The writer comments on the evaluation of human resource management over the last century, explaining and demonstrating traditional human resource management. The writer then defines and explains strategic human resource management, including some of the models being identified as strategic and the trends towards these models. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sport and Roles in Management Practice

    This 13 page paper examines roles in sport management such as coaching and upper levels as well. The subject is discussed in general but specific examples are provided. The focus is on management and includes management theory. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Management and Financial Accounting

    A 6 page paper defining and providing examples of financial and management. Management accounting also provides decision-making tools, while financial accounting gives investors and regulatory agencies a view of how effective management's decision-making has been during the reporting period. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Pain Management and Nursing Involvement Increases

    A 19 page paper divided into 14.5 pages of text and 4.5 pages of annotated bibliography discussing augmenting the nurse's role in pain management among the elderly within the nursing home setting. Pain among the elderly has been seen more as an unfortunate fact of life in the past, but current approaches to pain management and pain education appear to be beneficial, leading to less dependence on pharmaceuticals and less cost to the elderly as a result. When combined with a higher quality of life, nondrug pain management appears to be worthwhile. The Harvard-style annotated bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Connection Between HRM and Human Resource Development

    12 pages in length. The extent to which human resource development is inextricably related to human resource management is a critical component of contemporary commerce that far too many companies do not realize. A stellar human resource development program without the benefit of competent management precludes any improvement; by the same token, capable human resource management without the guiding force of a strong development program has nothing upon which to build positive growth. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Why is Talent Management Increasing in Popularity?

    This 16 page paper looks at the rise in interest in talent management. After defining what is meant by talent management the reasons that explain this increase are examined along with the methods and approaches to talent management that can be adopted, including the recruitment and training approaches. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Military Supply Chain Management

    A 4 page paper discussing general supply chain needs for the U.S. Army. Though the principles of supply chain management are the same for both corporate and military models, there are significant differences that directly affect supply chain management. Military supply chain management requires the addition of these other needs and influencers. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Systems Management, Human Relations, and Scientific Management Styles

    A 4 page paper that describes and explains three management styles: scientific, human relations and systems management. The writer ends by commenting on the management style that is appropriate for the criminal justice system. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Management of the BP Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill Crisis

    This 15 page paper at the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill which occurred in April 2010, examining the event from a quality management perspective, identifying the problems in terms of quality management before and during the disaster and then discussing the way in which quality management could be improved at the company. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Management, Women, and 'the Glass Ceiling'

    5 pages. There is a well-known phrase called the glass ceiling which means that women are normally only promoted to a certain height up the corporate ladder. While there may be some women higher up in management sometimes these are just 'token' positions so that corporate management cannot be accused of discrimination. This paper will discuss the difficulties women have in getting the top management jobs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Company Conflict Management

    5 pages. Conflict management styles differ from company to company. This paper discusses the conflict management styles engaged at Ernst and Young, and compares it to one's own personal preference for conflict management. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Implementing Performance Management

    This 9 page paper presents an outline for a manual designed to support the implementation of performance management; presenting the way in which the performance management would take place, including planning, personal development and review stages as well as the support provided by the HR department. The second part of the paper discusses the way in which performance management may be evaluated. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Management Control Systems at Jazeera Airways

    This 27 page paper looks at the concept and practice of management controls over people and systems, using the Kuwaiti airline; Jazeera Airlines as an example. The paper discusses at the company and management control systems (MCS) that are in place, including employee appraisals, financial controls and marketing assessments. The systems are assessed in terms of congruence with the company strategies and a recommendation is made for a strategy to enhance the management control systems. The bibliography cites 21 sources.

  • Management Support Systems and Outsourcing

    The use of Management Support Systems (MSS) and outsourcing are two separate events that are both seeing increased occurrences. This 16 page paper considers the way in which the potential impacts of outsourcing management support systems. The paper starts by considering what is meant by a Management Support System (MSS) and how they are used. The potential advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing are then discussed before being applied to the potential outsourcing of MSS services or functions. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Kirham Instruments Product Development

    A 6 page paper using Harvard Case 9-697-058 to assess the new product development process at Kirkham Industries. Kirkham supplies biochemical and biomedical researchers with specialized laboratory devices and equipment, and its management has determined that a centralized approach to management new product development would be beneficial. Results demonstrate that such centralization is counterproductive, however, and the paper recommends that Kirkham decentralize its product development efforts while still retaining management involvement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Disease Management/Hypertension

    A 9 page research paper that discusses disease management programs, with a focus on hypertension. To address the problem of hypertension, healthcare provider systems and health plans have turned to the strategies provided by disease management (DM) programs as a method for improving patient outcomes in hypertension management. This examination of DM programs in regards to hypertension seeks to evaluate DM as a tool for containing cost and ensuring quality in regards to control of this chronic condition. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Managing Knowledge in Schools

    This 9 page paper begins with a discussion about knowledge and knowledge management and how human resources relates to knowledge management. The essay then focuses on knowledge management in educational settings, providing ideas for implementation and examples. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Pain Management Literature Review

    An 8 page literature review of self-management and therapeutic touch approaches to the management of chronic pain. The purpose of the paper is to provide a literature review; theoretical framework (Neuman Systems Model); problem statement; and research question. The question is, "Is TT an effective drug-free approach to the management of chronic pain in elderly nursing home residents?" Bibliography lists 11 sources, most from 2007 and 2008.

  • Enterprise Wide Risk Management

    This 10 page discuses the following quote "Enterprise wide risk management as an assurance tool is increasingly being mandated as either principle or requirement within developed markets and economies". To discuss this the concept if Enterprise Wide Risk Management (EWRM) is defined and compared to traditional risk management, the way in which it has become a corporate culture issue and whether or not it can add value. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Project Management and the Subject of Risk

    This 3 page paper considers the subject of project risk management, looking at what it is and what is important, and justifying the need for a larger paper on the subject of project risk management. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Knowledge and Success Factors in Project Management

    This 3 page paper looks at to papers on project management. The first questions looks at two areas of knowledge that are important in project management. The second part of the paper looks at the implementation of ERP at Pharma Inc., in Ireland and assess why and how it was a success. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Lutheran Refugee Services

    An 18 page paper. Lutheran Refugee Service is part of the Lutheran Family Service organization. This essay provides a brief historical overview, mission, vision and value statements, comments about human resource management, and a SWOT analysis of Lutheran Refugee Service with an emphasis on services in Nebraska. The paper also comments on leadership, fiscal management and responsibility, marketing, the impact of government and ethical and legal issues. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Software Quality and Configuration Management

    This 6 page paper discusses Configuration Management in the context of software quality. The paper includes aspects such as the configuration management of products, such as source code and production development and releases of applications. Software and hardware maintenance is also included. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • IT and KM

    This 4-page paper reviews the concept of knowledge management (KM) and discusses information technology systems and software that support this management initiative. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Functions of Upper Management

    This 13 page paper considers the role of top management. The paper discusses the statement that “the key function of top management is to establish a strategic vision, mobilise support, generate enthusiasm for change, organise resources and channel effort and energies towards agreed objectives”. The paper discusses this statement with regard to the British National Health Service (NHS), a public body. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Human Needs, Human Resources, and Human Resource Management

    10 pages in length. The extent to which the combined efforts of human relations, human needs and human resources are inextricably related to human resource management is a critical component of contemporary commerce that far too many companies do not realize. A stellar human resource development program without the benefit of these three all-important aspects precludes any improvement; by the same token, capable human resource management without the guiding force of a strong development program has nothing upon which to build positive growth. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Convenience Store Management Accounting

    A 4 page paper answering 5 questions of how a management accounting software package can assist convenience store owners to achieve greater profitability and operating efficiency by identifying those products that are most profitable. Every square inch of a convenience store is valuable to its management, and changes in the industry dictate that these stores operate with maximum efficiency. Store owners are learning that the highest profit margin items are not necessarily the most profitable ones to carry. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Evolution of Management from the 1950s through the 1990s

    This 10 page paper looks at management theory one decade at a time from the 1950s through the 1990s. Projections concerning the future of management are made. Theories include TQM and systems theory as well as a variety of trends that have come about through the ages. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Logistics Project Management and Solving Problems

    This 5 page paper uses a case study that evaluates a dilemma in the management hierarchy. The problem is something that can actually occur in any field, but it is assumed that this dilemma occurs in project management in an IT environment. The problem is analyzed and solutions are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Reviewing an Article on Managing Across Cultures

    This 5 page paper reviews an article by the title Cross Cultural Management authored by S.C. Peppas. Positive and negative aspects are noted. The article concerns a study on cultural variations in management practice. No additional sources cited.

  • Peter Drucker's Management by Objectives

    A 3 page paper that responds to this thesis: The Management by Objectives leadership style developed by Peter Drucker results in improved performance only among subordinates who are committed to goals. The writer reports that MBO is the most misunderstood and misapplied concept in management and comments on how MBO is meant to be used. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 3 Terms of Project Management

    A 4 page paper that defines and discusses three specific terms associated with project management: control points, earned value analysis and risk management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 3 Companies and Their Styles of Management

    A 4 page paper discussing management changes and philosophy of DaimlerChrysler; Sunbeam under “Chainsaw Al” Dunlap; and Harley-Davidson under Rich Teerlink. The ultimate point seen is that more people-oriented management is the better choice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Questions on Inventory and Supply Chain Management

    A 6 page paper answering 3 questions about supply chain management: what it is, why it is important, how it differs from logistics management. One of the questions addresses probability of no stockout (PNS) and fill rate. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Article Reviews on Early Childhood Education Behavior Management

    A 4 page paper. Two articles that discuss behavior management in the early childhood education classroom are summarized. The writer then provides ides on how these strategies could be incorporated into a behavior management plan. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Introduction to Operations Management Approaches

    This 2.5 page paper provides a basic introduction to operations management. The essay explains what it is and reports three approaches that increase the efficiency and/or effectiveness of the operations management department. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Total Quality Management and the Effects of Human Resources Management

    This 8-page paper discusses the concepts of Total Quality Management and Human Resources Management, and how the two philosophies co-exist to help a company reach and maintain competitive advantage. The paper discusses definitions of the two concepts, then links the two. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Abraham Maslow, the Hawthorne Studies, and Management's Human Relations School

    This 10 page paper is a critical look at the Human Relations School of Management, Te paper outlines the developments of the school and considers the strengths and weaknesses in the approaches that look at man as either economic or social. The paper includes criticism of the Hawthorne Studies and the work of Maslow as well as evidence to support the continue of scientific management. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Making Management Decisions and IS Technology

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of the issue of the use of technology, with the case example of it's use for a PATH clinic that provides holistic services. For many organizations, the use of information systems technology in management decision-making is limited by the applicability for company operations. Management teams can only utilize information systems technology that corresponds with existing operational pieces, and decision-making is often limited by the software and hardware systems that are currently in use. This paper relates these to the specific case example. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • TQM and HRM

    This 3-page paper attempts to answer why human resource management would be of interest to a company wishing to implement total quality management. The paper discusses both concepts, then compares them to one another. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Enron's Conflict Management

    A 5 page paper discussing Enron’s approach to conflict management during its collapse fiasco. Regardless of what is found later to be at the root of all the problems that the company faces now, even the most superficial glance at the company illustrates that it does not operate under effective principles of conflict management. At the very time that the company most needs to operate as a cohesive unit, individuals at all levels are pointing fingers in all sorts of directions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • TQM, Quality Management, and Performance Measurement

    This 4 page paper looks at the concepts of performance measurement and quality management, defining and explaining them before looking at how these come together with Total Quality Management. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Relationship Between Quality Management, Total Quality Management, and Measuring Performance

    This 3 page paper looks at the links between performance measurement and quality management how they are interdependent and essential when implementing Total Quality Management. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Long Term Prospects for Customer Relationship Management

    This 14 page paper examines customer relationship management and critically analyse how the marketer can prevent the demise of customer relationship management in the future. Evaluating this with examples how to sustain the credibility of relationship marketing for the customer. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • College Classroom Management

    A 5 page paper that focuses on classroom management in college classrooms. Contrary to what many college instructors, especially new instructors, believe, a classroom discipline or management plan must be developed. This essay offers ideas and suggestions for developing such a plan. Glasser's work is cited in terms of choice theory, drive theory and classroom meetings. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Business Law Questions

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of three business law questions, one about the types of negotiations, one about a sports case, and another about manufacturer warrantees.

  • BUSINESS PLAN: SPORTING GOODS STORE

    This 18-page paper is a model of a business plan for a sporting goods store. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • HRM and its Role in Corporate Strategy

    This 12-page paper discusses the role of human resources management in a company's strategy. Topics discussed include interviewing and testing, employee management and financial incentives. Bibliiography lists 1 source.

  • Issues in Coastal Resource Management

    This 7-page paper examines issues pertaining to coastal resource management in the U.S. Topics include government and non-governmental efforts, as well as the management of land, agriculture, vegetation and water as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Asthma Management and Drug Therapies

    A paper which looks at the management of asthma using drug therapies, specifically corticosteroids and b2-agonists, and comments on the increasing interest in making use of environmental management and complementary medicine in the treatment of the condition. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Working Capital Management at Federal Express

    A 4 page paper discussing working capital management at Federal Express. Overall, it appears that FedEx deals with its working capital well, but it should not miss out on returns it could gain on the cash it holds. If FedEx truly has no short term investments, it should seek out some useful ones to use for better working capital management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Human Resources Management and Boeing

    This 6-page paper covers discussions about human resources management programs, specifically at Boeing. Discussions include literature pertaining to Boeing HR (including safety factors and knowledge management), as well as other issues to consider in developing a strong HR program. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Interprofessional Approach to Nursing

    A 5 page paper describing and analyzing a clinical situation in which nurses, a physical therapist and a prosthesis specialist collaborated in the care of an amputee. The shared governance structure within units ensures that direct-care staff nurses have a voice with senior management and addresses risk management and quality indicators, while maintaining an environment that encourages continual improvement. The interprofessional approach both relies and enhances nursing as a profession. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Time Management and Critical Care Nursing

    A 3 page research paper that explores the parameters involved in time management from a critical care nursing perspective. The writer argues that time management is a finely balanced equation for critical care nursing. It involves being organized, efficient and fast-enough to cover all assigned tasks, but also it involves not moving so fast or so efficiently that time is not taken to note crucial details that can mean the difference between positive and negative outcomes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Studies in Nursing Leadership

    A 4 page paper reviewing two studies focusing on management style in nursing. Autocracy has no place among nurses at any level, particularly in levels of senior management. As the entire health care industry continues to grow and evolve, appropriate leadership style is critical to the overall success of departments and organizations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Coping with Being Understaffed

    A 5 page research paper that first presents a nursing management scenario that hinges on a rural hospital being understaffed. This examination of literature utilizes the Six Sigma approach to problem solving in order to provide an answer to this nursing management scenario. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Personal Development Plan

    This 10 page paper is a personal development plan based on information supplied by the student. The paper proposes a career goal for someone in junior management to reach middle management and run a department within years, current skills are identified a needed skills are identified. A plan to obtain them is then presented. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Specific Issues Related to Cash Flow at a Small Company

    A 3 page paper assessing the cash position of an outsourcing firm, Perform, Inc. Perform has grown at impressive rates in the past several years, but its free-spending ways and poor debt management have reduced its profit margin from 15 to 1 percent. The paper concludes that Perform does have a cash flow problem, but that sound management and attention to costs can positively affect its cash position. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Disney Corp.; Current Assets And Liabilities And Cash Management

    This 7 page paper looks at the Disney Corporation between the years 2005 and 2007. The changes in the levels of the current assets and current liabilities are considered in terms of cash management and a projection is made regarding impacts that a 20% increase in revenue will have on the cash management. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • THE DOORS, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND AND BUSINESS MODELS

    This 4-page paper discusses business models used by The Doors and the Dave Matthews Band, music distribution and building an iconic band.

  • The Use of Technology at Tesco

    This 6 page paper looks at the way that the UK supermarket chain Tesco uses technology and manages information and the way it has helped the company gain and retain its' dominant position. The paper considers the history of technology and information management within the firm and discusses the current use of the loyalty card as well as technology in inventory management including EDI and RFID. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Human Resources Management and Boeing

    This 6-page paper covers discussions about human resources management programs, specifically at Boeing. Discussions include literature pertaining to Boeing HR (including safety factors and knowledge management), as well as other issues to consider in developing a strong HR program. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Human Needs, Human Resources, and Human Resource Management

    10 pages in length. The extent to which the combined efforts of human relations, human needs and human resources are inextricably related to human resource management is a critical component of contemporary commerce that far too many companies do not realize. A stellar human resource development program without the benefit of these three all-important aspects precludes any improvement; by the same token, capable human resource management without the guiding force of a strong development program has nothing upon which to build positive growth. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Community Youth Services and Social Entrepreneurism

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of social entrepreneurism. The concept of social entrepreneurship is based on the belief that the ends of every business process does not have to be financial gain. In fact, social entrepreneurism is defined by the development of a social mission and the creation of business disciplines, innovation and entrepreneurial approaches designed to address the social mission (Dees, 2002). Though philanthropic organizations and activities have occurred for decades, the new focus on social entrepreneurship is directly related to the belief that adequate and well defined business principles can be applied to social services models and improve both the function of the model and the bottom line. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nurse as an Agent of Change in Data Base Management

    A 3 page discussion of the evolving role nurses play in data base management. This paper contends that the nurse plays many roles in data base management. Not only does she or he collect data and input it into the data base, the nurse is often responsible for some components of the management of the data base. The nurse can, in fact, be a change agent in the QI process, an agent that makes recommendations that will result in improved data base management. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Scientific and Classical Management

    8 pages in length. Classical management carries with it myriad definitions, in particular the need to maintain an atmosphere that is restrained and simple, conforming to established taste of critical standards or adhering to traditional forms. Scientific management, on the other hand, represents the coupling of science and engineering as they relate to work practices as a means by which to augment management control and productivity. Its emergence took place in the forty-year span between 1880 and 1920, where it was significantly dependent upon machinery in order for work to be appropriately subdivided into highly specialized, routine tasks. From a management point of view, the very foundation of the classical theory was to establish a universal method appropriate for all situations; indeed, it was a search for truth. It was as if the theorists were in search of an end all be all sort of application that would effectively address all questions as to how organizations worked and how managers should managed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Management In The Fire Fighting Industry

    A 5 page paper which discusses some of the management issues concerning the fire industry. One of the examples provided illustrates how the management techniques used by the fire industry are used by the private business sector, clearly indicating that management in the fire industry is a very serious and thoroughly examined reality. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Management In The Fire Fighting Industry

    A 5 page paper which discusses some of the management issues concerning the fire industry. One of the examples provided illustrates how the management techniques used by the fire industry are used by the private business sector, clearly indicating that management in the fire industry is a very serious and thoroughly examined reality. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Facilities Management and Advanced Organizational Modeling

    This 12 page report discusses the application of organizational modeling in the improvement of facilities maintenance teams and departments. The realm of facilities management may include processing maintenance work orders; scheduling equipment maintenance; tracking and ordering parts; keeping up with warranties; and making sure that facilities and workers adhere to safety, environmental and other workplace regulations. In other circumstances it may be tracking and monitoring the qualifications of the workers to ensure that they are qualified to do their jobs. It still other situations, “facilities management” is likely to mean keeping the organization’s physical structures and their components. Regardless of how it is defined overall, the essential issue is that people work together to facilitate innovation and improvement on behalf of the entire organization. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • DuPont and the Formation of Teams

    A 13 page paper discussing employee empowerment and increased productivity at DuPont. In continuous operation since its founding in 1802, DuPont has a history of being able to adapt for the times. In recent years, DuPont's ability to implement work teams in accordance to the principles of Total Quality Management has been hampered by union resistance. Company management needs to keep DuPont as efficient as possible and employees see value in being able to take an active role in making their jobs both easier and more productive, but the union maintains that the company is seeking to gain additional work from employees with no increase in pay. The paper provides DuPont history and recommends involving union representatives in team discussions to alleviate union resistance. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Work Atmosphere and a Plan of Stress Management

    6 pages in length. There is certainly enough to deal with in the workplace to have the added pressure of stress. However, escaping environmental stress on the job is about as easy as not breathing: it just cannot be done. With that being the case, people must learn how to harness that negative stress and turn it into a more beneficial element or get rid of it altogether. Contemporary employers have come to realize the inherent hazards of work-related stress and how it directly affects job performance and the ultimate bottom line. It only stands to reason that if employees are pushed to the edge physically, emotionally or mentally, they will not be able to perform their duties with any reasonable proficiency. The writer discusses that because job stress -- and the management of it -- has become a focal point in the workforce, employers have found it necessary to implement stress management plans in order to once again harmonize the work environment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • College Athletic Director Responsibilities

    This 5 page report discusses the various aspects of the management responsibilities expected of an athletic director. His or her primary role is to provide leadership to the overall athletic program, as well as to manage the details necessary for successful day to day operation. The management role of the athletic director may truly be the most varied of all school administrators' roles. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Comparing Management at United, Delta, and American Airlines

    A 9 page paper discussing the management similarities of the three airlines. American, Delta and United Airlines are all commercial passenger air carriers. Beyond that, they have only a few similarities. All are old commercial carriers that were facing bankruptcy together until the US Postal Service approved air travel for the US Mail in 1925. There, they reached a point of divergence that continues today. It would seem that, because of the emphasis on employee ownership, United would be the 'best' to work for, at least as long as the pilots remain happy with their contract. The management style is appealing because it takes the employees into consideration perhaps more than the others do Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Substance Abuse Agency and Management Theory

    An 8 page paper discussing politics at a public agency. The Helen Ross McNabb Center is the result of government support and private enterprise involvement for the purpose of providing substance abuse treatment in the foothills of the East Tennessee Smoky Mountains. Though private enterprise is involved and the center uses many volunteers from the community, its primary point of accountability still is the United States’ Department of Health and Human Services, from which the center gains most of its funding. The purpose here is to assess to what extent the market forces of the private sector may affect management at a government agency. The paper evaluates management theory and employees’ willingness to learn from outside entities. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Facilities Management and Advanced Organizational Modeling

    This 12 page report discusses the application of organizational modeling in the improvement of facilities maintenance teams and departments. The realm of facilities management may include processing maintenance work orders; scheduling equipment maintenance; tracking and ordering parts; keeping up with warranties; and making sure that facilities and workers adhere to safety, environmental and other workplace regulations. In other circumstances it may be tracking and monitoring the qualifications of the workers to ensure that they are qualified to do their jobs. It still other situations, “facilities management” is likely to mean keeping the organization’s physical structures and their components. Regardless of how it is defined overall, the essential issue is that people work together to facilitate innovation and improvement on behalf of the entire organization. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Work Atmosphere and a Plan of Stress Management

    6 pages in length. There is certainly enough to deal with in the workplace to have the added pressure of stress. However, escaping environmental stress on the job is about as easy as not breathing: it just cannot be done. With that being the case, people must learn how to harness that negative stress and turn it into a more beneficial element or get rid of it altogether. Contemporary employers have come to realize the inherent hazards of work-related stress and how it directly affects job performance and the ultimate bottom line. It only stands to reason that if employees are pushed to the edge physically, emotionally or mentally, they will not be able to perform their duties with any reasonable proficiency. The writer discusses that because job stress -- and the management of it -- has become a focal point in the workforce, employers have found it necessary to implement stress management plans in order to once again harmonize the work environment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Comparing Management at United, Delta, and American Airlines

    A 9 page paper discussing the management similarities of the three airlines. American, Delta and United Airlines are all commercial passenger air carriers. Beyond that, they have only a few similarities. All are old commercial carriers that were facing bankruptcy together until the US Postal Service approved air travel for the US Mail in 1925. There, they reached a point of divergence that continues today. It would seem that, because of the emphasis on employee ownership, United would be the 'best' to work for, at least as long as the pilots remain happy with their contract. The management style is appealing because it takes the employees into consideration perhaps more than the others do Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Shipping Operations and Operations Management Objectives

    A 5 page paper. The goal of operations management is to increase customer satisfaction, productivity and efficiency. There are many approaches to accomplishing this goal and numerous tools the operations manager can use. This essay discusses what operations management is. It then discuses the major challenge for shipping companies and the effectiveness of automation. Finally, the writer uses FedEx as an example of how a shipping company can greatly improve operations using different techniques, including technology, teams and incentives. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Johnson and Kaplan's Relevance Lost The Rise and Fall of Management Accounting Reviewed

    This is a 10 page paper reviewing the book “Relevance Lost: The Rise and Fall of Management Accounting” by H. Thomas Johnson and Robert S. Kaplan first published in 1987 and has since been printed over nine times. The book is extremely relevant in its recognition of the importance of the development of the management accounting discipline over its course in history and the realization that the system must be drastically updated in order to be effective in today’s global competitive industries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Human Resources Management and Diversity Training

    Diversity Training in Human Resources Management: This 13-page essay examines the feasibility of diversity training relevant to corporations and their HR management staff. Diversity is about respecting differences, fostering understanding, value creation and overall market effectiveness inside and outside of one’s organization. But will there be a backlash? Bibliography lists 8 sources. SNDivhus.doc

  • Competition in the Greek Shipping Market

    A 40 page examination of the Greek shipping industry and competitive forces, followed by a proposal for merger of the management companies of all current Greek shippers. Increasing outside competition is normal for the Greek shipping industry, but increasing regulations and environmental protections have increased costs to the point that Greek shipping is not as competitive as it once was. The paper proposes that all companies merge management function into a holding company that can then offer shares for sale to investors. The proposed structure enables current owners to retain ownership while combining forces to enable all to be more efficient and effective in competing in the growing worldwide shipping industry. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The Six Sigma of Leadership and Motivation: A Case Study on the Management Approach of General Electric

    A 16 page constructed case study of GE during the Welch era. Sixteen individuals participated in a survey and interviews focusing on the Welch era and whether Welch-inspired principles still are operational at GE. Because Welch retired in 2001, the survey included only those who have been employed at GE since at least 1999. Recommendations for management include continuing six sigma programs while ensuring that GE focuses on customers. Another recommendation is that GE's senior management reassess the company's core competencies on a regular basis to retain the company's intentionality of action. Includes a 13-item questionnaire. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Star Technologies Drug Testing and Management

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the management issues at Star Technologies, including the problem of drug use and drug testing. This paper integrates an overview of the management systems in place for to address the problem of drug testing and drug use in the company. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Dynamic Content Management

    This 3 page paper analyzes a brief article on content management which suggests that the next thing in web site design is interactive content. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Collective Bargaining and Labor Laws

    A 12 page paper that begins with a comprehensive explanation of the labor laws that govern employer-employee relationships, i.e., the National Labor Relations Act and the Taft-Hartley Act. This is followed by an examination of collective bargaining and current thoughts about this process, how the power has shifted in management-labor relations and the shifts during recent years. The writer then outlines what employers cannot do and what union/employees cannot do pursuant to the laws. Under the heading of what employers can do to resist attempts to form a union, the writer provides an example of one company where unionization attempts have consistently failed and lastly, under the heading of working with the union, the writer discusses another company that changed the relations between labor and management to make the process less conflictive. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Human Resource Management and Total Quality Management

    A 31 page paper. What is the relationship between total quality management (TQM) and human resource management (HRM)? That is the question this research paper addresses. First, a brief history of each TQM and HRM is presented. The writer then describes, outlines and discusses: the integration of TQM and HRM; implementing TQM in HR departments; why TQM fails; more tips of do's and don'ts when trying to implement TQM; conclusions. The paper includes discussion of a vast array of issues related to the main topic. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Nursing Management/Retention Issues

    A 6 page research paper in which the writer explores and summarizes various strategies hat can be employed by nursing management. The problems with turnover and nurse retention that have been have been typical of this nursing unit over the last several years are actually quite typical of the country as a whole, as nationally, the turnover rates for hospital nursing staff averages over 20 percent (Force, 2005). However, since this is a widespread problem, which has been acerbated by the nursing shortage, management strategies that promote nursing staff retention, as well as strategies that address the issues that research shows to be influential in creating nursing staff job satisfaction. Nursing managers are the link between hospital administration and nursing staff. Therefore, one of the crucial responsibilities of a nurse manager is to implement strategies and procedures that ensure nurse retention and job satisfaction (Anthony, 2005). Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Service Quality Management and Rosenbluth Travel

    A 5 page paper discussing Ivey Case 9A95D020. Rosenbluth Travel was a leading company in its industry in 1992. It had been focused on quality for some time, but had reached a point at which it did not know how best to proceed. The paper identifies several alternatives and concludes that the company should ask its customers and “front line” workers for their input. Management should become involved only after receiving input from these two critical sources, to ensure that management gives its support to activities and efforts that will increase Rosenbluth’s value in the perspective of both customers and current employees. Otherwise, it risks placing great effort in achieving ends totally irrelevant to its customers. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Management in the Future

    A 4 page paper discussing the likely form of management in the future, including a discussion of the four functions of management. Success in the past has been attainable without the presence of true leadership, but achieving success without it in the future will continue to be less likely than in the past. Henry Ford’s century-old techniques are no longer viable. Today and in the future, Herb Kelleher and Jack Welch provide better models. Their companies have risen to leadership positions in their industries despite great opposition, and the rise was fueled by the superior leadership present in each. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Substance Abuse Agency and Management Theory

    An 8 page paper discussing politics at a public agency. The Helen Ross McNabb Center is the result of government support and private enterprise involvement for the purpose of providing substance abuse treatment in the foothills of the East Tennessee Smoky Mountains. Though private enterprise is involved and the center uses many volunteers from the community, its primary point of accountability still is the United States’ Department of Health and Human Services, from which the center gains most of its funding. The purpose here is to assess to what extent the market forces of the private sector may affect management at a government agency. The paper evaluates management theory and employees’ willingness to learn from outside entities. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Overview of Apple's Steve Jobs

    A 5 page paper that offers an overview of Steve Jobs. Apple Corp. was floundering until they brought Jobs back as interim-CEO. By all accounts, his style has not mellowed much in these last 20 years but he has brought Apple out of its troubles and put it on the way to growth again. This essay discusses some of the actions Jobs took to do so. The writer offers an overview of his management style. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Risk Management, Security, and Communication

    A paper which looks at the role of communication in security and risk management, with reference to corporate organisations and societal institutions such as the health service, and considers the impact of IT and global communication on these issues.

  • 5 Questions on Sales Management

    This 3-page paper answers five questions pertaining to sale managers including the importance of sales to marketing management's success, how customer relationships can be built throughout the selling process, important issue involved in recruiting a diverse sales force, creating cost effective budgets and learning about standard sales practices of a country. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Total Quality, Purchasing, and Supply Management

    This 3-page paper ties in total quality with purchasing and supply management. Also included are brief descriptions of Malcolm Baldrige and W. Deming, two men linked to the TQM process. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken and Quality Management

    This 5-page paper examines KFC's attempts to meet quality at its Drive-Through Window (DTW). The questions in the paper are based on a case, Quality Management at Kentucky Fried Chicken,” which was prepared by Uday M. Apte and Charles C. Reynolds in 1995 by the Institute for Operations Research.

  • Corporate Models and Management Training

    This 16 page paper looks at the way in which corporate training models may be formulated. The paper considers different, relevant models, of individual and group learning to gain an insight to the way in which corporate management training models may be used. Theorists quoted include Corey, Williams and Dunn, Klob, Lewin and Senge. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • TQM and the Value of Leadership

    This 9 page paper discusses the importance of good leadership in total quality management. Characteristics, examples given. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Database Management Systems for Health Care Call Center

    A 10 page paper discussing the potential value of implementing a call center at a company providing software for long term care facilities. The paper reviews the benefits of meeting customers’ needs for technical assistance and providing that assistance in a timely manner. It also discusses the types of database management systems available (Oracle 9, IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server), recommending that the company choose either Oracle or SQL. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sound Management Strategy of SWA

    This 10-page paper focuses on Southwest Airlines, a company that has been quite stable during the recent period of mergers and acquisitions. The paper traces Southwest's strong performance to its management style. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Deep Change by Robert E. Quinn and Diversity Management

    This 6 page paper looks at Robert E. Quinn's book called Deep Change and applies it to the concept of diversity management. Practical applications of Quinn's theories is the focus of this paper. No additional sources cited.

  • Suitable Models of Strategic Management

    The seven-page paper analyzes the assertion that strategic management theories/models tend to be relevant only two firms that are over certain size or in certain industries. The topic outlines one or two of such models, and presents a case study supporting the assertion. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Total Quality Management Overview

    An 8 page paper written as an internal report on TQM as a possible route for a company to take to increase quality while reducing costs. The paper provides an overview of TQM; its history and development; the Baldrige Award; and underlying management philosophy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Customer Management and the Fictional Sunshine DVD Rental Company

    This 4-page paper examines the fictional company SUN SHINE DVD Rental Store and the best computer-based system to help the store better manage customers and inventory. Under discussion are inventory management systems and CRM. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Energy Industry and Risk Management

    This 10-page paper focuses on risk management in the energy industry. Although a good deal of the focus is on commodity swaps, other forms are listed as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ghana and Public Management Diversity

    A 3 page paper discussing increasing gender diversity in Ghana’s public administration. The problem to be addressed here is that of promoting gender diversity in public administration in Ghana. The primary focus is to determine how the government of Ghana can encourage women to strive to reach government’s highest levels. Toward this end, the paper includes a nine-item questionnaire intended to be presented to those already active in the upper levels of Ghana’s public management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Risk Management and Airline Security

    A 5 page paper discussing aviation’s efforts to manage the risk to flight safety that became glaringly apparent with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The paper discusses the need for security risk management, offers several alternatives and recommends an alternative currently scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2004, that of fingerprinting many foreign visitors arriving at American airports and seaports for the purposes of positive identification and comparing to terrorist watchlists. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Concessions and Sports Management

    This 14-page paper covers questions pertaining to food and drink management inside of a sports venue. Topics discussed include the customer, costs of owning and operating concession stands and how one actually gets in to sell the product. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Health Care Management, Hiring and Retention of Employees

    This paper looks at health care management hiring and employee retention practices addressed via job satisfaction issues based in content (external)and process (internal) modeling. Bibliography lists 6 sources. JVhcmot.rtf

  • Empowerment, Management, and Leadership

    A 5 page paper that begins with a discussion of the differences between leadership and management. This discussion includes a comparative list of some of the different actions characteristic of each. The paper then comments that a change of organizational culture to one of empowerment may be met with resistance, which, in turn, may be the result of fear and the three steps to take when dealing with this kind of resistance. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Comparative Strategic HR Management Between Southwest and Ansett Airlines

    11 pages in length. According to Mathis and Jackson (2000), the challenges of HRM are both vast and ongoing; the environment HR management must face on a daily basis is such "because changes are occurring rapidly across a wide range of issues" (p. 1). Examining two prominent airline companies and the manner by which they have addressed their respective HR challenges provides the student with grounds for comparison between two very different success outcomes in the same industry. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Overview of Database Management

    A 3 page overview of database management. The database administrator must be cognizant of security and control measures, as well as ensuring that the data contained within the database is accurate and reliable. This requires nearly constant scrutiny of database use and access to it. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Crisis and Risk Management Nexus

    This 6 page report discusses the nexus or connection that exists between security and facility managers and why a post-incident investigation would learn more from a successfully managed crisis than from one which was poorly managed. The connection or the link, the nexus, between risk and crisis management is one that requires that managers understand just how bad a situation can be. The problem is that an emergency or crisis can be anything from an unexpected financial set-back, a natural disaster such as a flood or an earthquake, the malfeasance of a company employee. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Questions on Information Technology and Management Supply

    A 10 page paper answering 6 questions about supply chain management; JIT; ERP; EDI and accounting. The paper contains diagrams for the supply chain of two manufacturers and a university. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Internet Technology Project Management and 'Bricks and Mortar' Projects

    A 3 page paper discussing the similarities and differences of project management for physical (i.e., construction) and IT projects. Failing to identify all components of the project or results desired from it creates delays and budget overruns. This is a common problem with all types of problems, but particularly in IT. The purpose here is to compare the basics of “brick and mortar” projects and those centered in IT. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • China, Japan, and Europe Changes in Management

    A 6 page overview of the changes occurring in management in Europe, Japan and China since 1970. European leaders at the time no longer are; Japan has had to face economic realities of the market economy; and China seeks to preserve communist ideology while pursuing the economic rewards of capitalism. The one lesson common to workers and managers in all of these geographic regions is that change is inevitable. It seems that they know that the change that has already occurred only heralds the arrival of more in the future. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Management and Financial Accounting Differences

    This 5 page paper explains the differences between management accounting and financial accounting. Each type of accounting is considered in turn, considering who the users of the accounts are, how they want to use them, and how this is reflected in their preparation and presentation. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Overview of Customer Relationship Management

    This 7 page report discusses the what customer relationship management (CRM) is and reviews literature related to the topic. The value of CRM is discussed along with what major factors have to be present for CRM to meet its full potential. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Public Sector and Human Resource Management Issues

    This 3-page paper analyses two statements about public sector human resources. First, that the values and philosophies of HRM are suitable for integration into the public sector, and second, that the public sector has witnessed radical changes in human resource management. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Nursing and the Management of Time

    A 9 page paper. This essay first identifies some of the things that waste time, such as not planning and not organization. The next section in the essay comments on the shortage of nurses, which is followed by a discussion of the results of being overworked. The last section offers some time management strategies for nurses and nurse supervisors. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Management Accounting and Methods of Performance Assessment

    This 6-page paper focuses on various performance evaluations when it comes to management accouting systems. Systems discussed include cost accounting and activity based accounting. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Using MIS

    This 12 page paper looks at the use of Management Information Systems (MIS), what makes them successful and uses an example of an MIS to show how information is used and the value of the results. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Operations Management Concepts

    This 11 page paper considers different aspects of operations management, looking at the importance and value of competitive advantages though cost, quality and service, the importance of forecasting, strategic decision making, planning and monitoring. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Evaluation of a Nursing Management Plan for Women with HIV

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of a nursing management plan for women with HIV. This paper outlines the fact that the transmission of HIV to women is still a common problem, and that there is a need to address at-risk populations. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Total Quality Management and Customer Service

    This 42-page paper discusses how the concept of customer service and satisfaction can be tied to the concept of Total Quality Management (TQM). The paper discusses the history and reasons for TQM, why it's so important to customer service and how these two match up. Also presented are case studies of how TQM has benefited customer satisfaction. Bibilography lists 15 sources.

  • Contemporary Organization and Human Resource Management

    This 4-page paper examines human resource management in the modern organization of today. Topics discussed include recruitment, training, performance evaluation, compensation, benefits and services and employee dismissal.

  • Overview of Post Operative Management of Care and Interventions

    A paper which looks at various aspects of post operative care, including the relative value of traditional observations and individualised care, and the need for effective pain management. Bibliography lists 10 sources

  • 4 Aspects of Project Management

    This 5 page paper considers 4 different aspects of project management. The need for rationalization and creativity to co-exist, how the different structure of a project team may be leveraged by a project manager, the value and development of culture in a project team and the role of the project manager in creating work-breakdown structures. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Four Systems of Management by Rensis Likert

    Rensis Likert described four systems of management; exploitative-authoritative, benevolent- authoritative, consultative and participative-group. This 5 page paper defines the different models, outlines the characteristics of each model and how they work in practice as well as the validity of each model. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • AIDS Adolescents and Nursing Management

    A 6 page overview of the various considerations which enter into managing adolescents with AIDS. An outline of the problem confronting adolescents and its causes as well as a detailed discussion of the physiological impacts of the disease and its chemotherapeutic management is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Emergency Management

    This 5 page report discusses emergency management and disaster planning. Hazard analysis and vulnerability, risk assessment, and organizational capabilities are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Assessment of HIV Prison Population Plan for Nursing Management

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of a study of a prison population with HIV status. This paper defines a management plan for evaluating this population. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Managing and Treating Sexual Offenders

    This 60 page paper is a dissertation study of the treatment and management of sexual offenders. This paper relates the existing studies on this subject and makes some distinct conclusions on beneficial approaches. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Williams Syndrome in Children, Problematic Behavior, and Pain Management

    A review of an article which deals with the problem behaviours consequent on hyperacusis in a child with Williams Syndrome, and the ways in which pain management methods can be applied to allow the child to modify such behaviours in a mainstream classroom environment. Bibliography lists one source

  • Concepts of Emergency Management

    This 5-page paper discusses the concepts of emergency management; how risk is identified and how resources should be allocated to potential emergencies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Risk Management Plan

    This 3-page paper is an example of a risk management plan and includes deciding on and prioritizing risk, determining what resources should be placed toward risk and the importance of reviewing the plan.

  • Risk Management and Financial Services

    A 13 page consultant’s report. A large financial services organization has posted impressive returns in recent years and its traders are among the best in the industry. The company has a poor image with the customer, however, and the Chairman is concerned with the increasing levels of risk that traders undertake in order to continue gaining those impressive returns. The Chairman has retained a risk management consultant to assess the situation. The report ends with recommendations for the company. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Management Practices of the Ford Corporation

    This 11 page paper is truly postfordist in its concentration. While some older management practices of Ford in the early years are noted, the focus is on the present and future of the Ford Corporation. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Programs of Managing Stress

    This 5 page paper looks at models of stress management with particular focus on Broffenbrenner's ecological paradigm. The importance of stress relief in society is explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Management Accounting Analysis of the Master Budget

    A 25-page paper that presents an overview of the master budget along with a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages involved in its use. Also included is a discussion of the changing world of management accounting and the direction it is predicted to take over the next few years. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • How Teachers Should Manage Classroom Behavior

    This 6 page paper looks at various theories concerning behavior management in education. Several contemporary books are reviewed along with the theories of progressivism and reconstructionism. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Managing the Classroom Through Observation

    A 4 page essay describing an observation of a high school literature classroom with particular emphasis on classroom management techniques used by the teacher. Research in this area suggests there are numerous things a teacher can do to prevent major behavior problems from occurring, such as enforcing the rules. This teacher demonstrated knowledge and skills in averting potential problems. The writer describes what the teacher did in her classroom in terms of prevention and correction. No bibliography.

  • Merchandising Flaws, Time Management Tips for 7-11

    A 7 page paper with a background on Southland Corporation, and a 'local' 7-11 store and its merchandising functions. The paper proposes time management solutions to its apparent merchandising flaws. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • HRM, Flexibility and Fitness Strategies

    This 35 page report discusses the human resource management strategies that lead to improved organization effectiveness and productivity. The report focuses on the importance of any organization following a strategic model that depends on fit and flexibility with employees, in the marketplace, and in terms of innovation. Rather than viewing employees and employee development as a resource fundamentally similar to any other unit of production in the workplace, the organization must be able to fully utilize the unique and individual characteristics and strengths that individual workers offer. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Business and Corporate Strategies of The Body Shop International

    This 5 page report discusses the separate corporate and business level strategies of this popular and trend-setting cosmetics and toiletries company. Once one of the most avant-garde in “politically correct” employment and marketing strategies, the company has had to struggle with a number of strategic issues as it determines its response to the marketplace of the new millennium. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Wall Street Journal Article on the Tobacco Settlement

    This 5 page paper provides an executive summary of a Wall Street Journal article reporting on a tobacco settlement. The summary relates the facts to other situations in business. No additional sources cited.

  • Entering the Field of Banking

    This 8 page report discusses a number of the factors associated with a college graduate entering the field of banking. Whether a student has graduated with a degree in marketing or finance, economics or business, all of the factors in the comprehensively labeled profession of 'banking' require an understanding of the scope and importance of the modern financial world in the daily lives of virtually all Americans. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Shipping by Truck

    A 6 page paper describing shipping a truckload of goods from the production plant to the customer. The company calling for shipping is the manufacturer of digital telephone switches; its carrier is a national carrier that leases trucks for specific uses, leases fleets, and provides drivers on contract basis to businesses with continuing need for shipping. The first part of the paper describes the process; the last is a description of a trip from North Carolina to San Francisco in mid-winter. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Government Price Controls and Their Impact Upon the Pharmaceutical Industry

    5 pages in length. Marketing will become one of the primary focal points as a means by which the pharmaceutical industry can effectively overcome the barriers of government-imposed price controls. Business and marketing strategies for the pharmaceutical industry in general will reflect a need for simplicity and sensibility in order to effectively address major needs. The writer discusses the potential impact of government-imposed price controls upon the pharmaceutical industry. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Workplace Substance Abuse

    A 6 page research paper that examines the problem of substance abuse in the workplace and the cost that this entails in terms of reduced productivity and other costs to business and industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Global Impact of Computers

    An 8 page paper examining the conditions today that involve the computer and the world. Many cultures around the world have been deeply effected by the technological growth that involves the computer. With the development of the today's computer and technology, the world, for the most part, is becoming such that it works faster and more efficient in relationship to communications and business. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Necessity of Labor Unions Assessed

    A 10 page paper that provides an overview of the history of labor unions and then considers their roles in the current system. This writer demonstrates that they are no longer necessary constructs of business for a number of reasons. Bibliography included.

  • Small Business Startup

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of what is entailed when beginning a new, small enterprise. There is a focus on financial considerations and creating a business plan. Bibliography lists 5 sources. SA

  • Small Business Impact of the Family and Medical Leave Act

    8 pages in length. The writer discusses how small businesses have been impacted by the Family Medical Leave Act. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Brazil and Toys 'R' Us

    16 page presentation on how to open up Toys 'R' Us in Brazil. Great for those studying international business related topics & issues. Lengthy appendices and comprehensive bibliography listed 9 sources.

  • Global Marketing and Warfare Effects on Trading

    A 10 page research paper that explores the effects of warfare on trading between and among countries, both those actively involved in the war and those who do business with one or more of the countries at war. Specific examples are given. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Global Internet Business Opportunities and Challenges

    A 5 page essay discussing the challenges and opportunities that await a business when it decides to go global on the Internet. Bibliography lists six sources.

  • South Africa and Doing Business

    3 pages of research discussing obstacles faced by foreign (U.S.) businesses wishing to operate in South Africa since apartheid. Focus is on Goodyear. 1 source listed in bibliography.

  • Evolution of Work Groups

    A 12 page research paper which examines how work groups are changing the way that American business is conducted. This concept has been accepted as the U.S. industry's best hope for keeping a competitive edge in today's marketplace. The writer examines how this concept is being implemented by some U.S. companies and how current research points the ways in which the concept continues to evolve. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Manufacturing Types

    This 5 page report discusses the basic types of manufacturing in the industrial environment. Most analysts will agree that there are certain primary types of production systems and a business that already has an established between manufacturing strategies and production systems are generally likely to perform better than their competitors who operate without such a fit. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Corporate Vision and Apple Computers

    A 3 page paper describing the need for a company to state a vision. The writer profiles Apple Computer, Inc. and details how that company uses this successful business concept. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Internet Marketing Options for a New SME

    This 3 page paper considers potential marketing options for a new medium sized e-business. Choices such as search engines, banner advertisements and viral marketing are discussed along with a potential way of monitoring the sales that the different marketing sources create. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • An Argument Against Reforming Social Security at the Present Time

    A 5 page paper arguing that Social Security does not need dramatic reform, though it does need to be strengthened for the future. The paper recommends that younger workers, particularly those employed by businesses not offering 401(k) plans, be given incentives to save for retirement in addition to the money paid into Social Security. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Self-Regulation Outside Psychology

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of self-regulation. The role of self-regulation in learning, addiction, and business is examined. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Smoking Cigarettes

    A ten page paper which looks at some of the issues surrounding cigarette smoking, such as the addictive nature of smoking, the health risks, and the involvement of governments and corporate businesses in the smoking phenomenon. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Case of the Solar Trash Compactor

    This 7 page paper looks at the case of an entrepreneur who has developed a solar powered trash compactor. The paper starts by assessing the idea using the characteristics of attractiveness, durability and timeliness. The paper then assesses the business plan and the projects in a case study, looking at the weaknesses and the strengths.

  • Starting a Small Business

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of what is entailed when beginning a new, small enterprise. There is a focus on financial considerations and creating a business plan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Does Leadership Impact on the Performance of an Organization?

    This 10 page paper considers the extent to which a leader influences the performance of a business. The concept of leadership is discussed and the ways that influences may be exerted are discussed, including the impact on the employees and strategies. Examples of leadership are also discussed, including Konosuke Matsushita and Steve Jobs. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Questions on Investment Values and Assessment

    This 4 page paper answers 3 questions set by the student. The first 2 questions concern the calculation present values for potential investments, over periods of 1, 2 and 3 years. The last question looks at three potential business plans and discusses which were may be most attractive for individual investor.

  • The Value of Social Networking Tools in a Teaching Environment with Specific Consideration of Business Students

    The use of internet and interactive tools has increased over the last decade. This 7 page paper looks at the way that social networking tools, such as wiki and blogs may be of benefit to business student, aiding learning in an academic environment. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Capital Raising in an Entrepreneurial Business

    This 11 page paper is a 9 slide PowerPoint presentation looking at the way in which an entrepreneur may raise finance. Financing through angels, venture capital, debt and equity are all discussed, looking at the advantages and disadvantages and stages of the business where each option may be appropriate. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Fitness Center IT System Design

    This 14 page paper considers the desire of a fitness centre to design a computer system, to keep track of the different events and matches and to provide members with access to a program that can help them keep track of their progress. The paper defines the system and system needs from a business perspective and consider how this may be the source of a competitive advantage. The paper then looks at the way the planning of design and the designing stages can be planed and managed with the use of different approaches. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Transportation Stimulus

    Stimulus Plan And Motor Carriers : A 5 page paper that introduces the intentions of the transportation stimulus plan and what, if any, progress has been made in the motor carrier business. The paper also discusses intermodal transportation policies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Will a Union Presence and Collective Bargaining result in Increase Wages Bills

    This 18 page paper looks at an issue pertinent in the UK. There is little doubt that over the last few decades the power and influence of the unions in the UK has declined. The paper considers the impact that unions have had on business and considers if despite the lower level of power recognizing a union in the work place and adopting collective bargaining will result in a higher wages bill for the employer. The bibliography cites 26 sources.

  • Web Services Technologies

    This 10 page paper looks at web services technology and considers different aspects. The first part looks at Web Services-Interoperability (WS-I) Basic Profile, what it is and its components and then considers how it may compete or compliment EDI. The second part of the paper looks at RCP v Document usage for messages and other technologies useful for business. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Website Questions

    An 11 page paper in two parts. Part 1 assesses the websites of EasyJet, British Airways and Malaysia Airlines. Part II is a discussion of considerations for Kohinoor Ltd's website design. Included in the discussion are the topics of strategy, business model, objectives and Google Analytics. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Dell Computer's Capital Sources

    A 3 page paper identifying Dell’s sources of capital and estimating its Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC). Sources are investors’ capital, revenues from business operations and debt financing. Based on Dell’s 2003 Annual Report. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Pay Equity

    This 7 page paper looks at why and how pay equity and equality in total remuneration is protected in the United States, considering the federal laws, such as the the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and equal opportunities, including the Equal Pay Act. The paper considers how this impacts on businesses and the systems that are or should be used to ensure equity is in place. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Madcap CraftBrew and Bottleworks: Zebra Beer Continued

    A 4 page paper recommending that a microbrewery that wants to grow form an alliance with a mail-order beer club in an effort to place its product with a greater number of people as well as increase sales and repeat business. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Reintroducing Pepsi to Germany

    A 5 page paper that outlines a business plan explaining the reasons PepsiCo, Inc. would target the international market in Germany, traditionally an area dominated by Coca-Cola. Included are projected risks involved in this venture, as well as a synopsis of the marketing strategy that would provide the best results in this market and reflect the image that Pepsi wishes to present. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Analyses of Operations Management and Finance

    This 6 page paper includes several hypothetical and actual situations, as presented or requested by a student, in order to explore several topics pertinent to business administration. Included is an analysis of Intel, inclusive of a liquidity ratio calculation and cash flow analysis. Information on financing debt is explored in a fictitious letter and a case study involving the expansion of a hotel is provided. Finally, a service delivery model is presented and assessed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Drug Trafficking and the Impact of the United States

    This 10 page paper examines the facts brought to light during the past several decades of US impact on drug trafficking in Mexico. The government of the United Criminal organizations of all kinds increasingly layer illegal profits through investments in legitimate businesses. Unilateral, bilateral and multilateral forms of pressure, intervention and collaboration are proliferating between states in the name of suffocating the ever swelling drug economy. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Workplace Loyalty

    This 5 page paper uses a thesis provided by a student which says that demonstrated loyalty is necessary in order to gain the trust of both superiors and subordinates. Loyalty in today's changing business world is also a part of the discussion. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • E-commerce Service Options

    A 5 page paper discussing external customer service and payment options available to online merchants. The variety of services available translates to a wide range of choices being available to online merchants, allowing them to operate their businesses exactly as they choose. The cost of these services generally will be far less than any in-house effort to provide the same, bringing cost benefits for both merchants and their customers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Airline Industry After Terrorist Attacks of 2001

    This 5 page paper deals with the fate of the airline industry in the wake of the terrorist attacks. Analysis of stockholders, industry and overall health of the airline businesses. Examples, charts, statistics included. Quotes from CEO of American Airlines. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Airline Industry Trends

    A 6 page paper discussing trends in the global airline industry. Several airlines have made changes specifically targeting the business traveler, but many of the world's leading airlines face survival issues. All airlines are required to address financial, security and customer issues. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • THE MASTERS DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERING

    This 3-page paper explains how a master's degree in geographic engineering systems might impact an employee working in business development for a major automobile chain. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Business Communication Skills Development

    This 6-page paper discusses the importance of communication in a business setting (between supervisors and the workforce). Topics discussed include different types of communication (written and oral) and provides recommendations on how such communication can be effective. Bibliiography lists 4 sources.

  • Business, Social and Ethical Responsibility

    This 7 page paper considers the role of social responsibility in the commercial environment. The question of what social responsibility is tackled along with the arguments for and against it. The theories of Milton Friedman and his views on the singular responsibility of profit maximisation discussed and his reasoning is found to erroneous in some assumptions. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • CSR and PR Public Relations: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

    This is an 8 page paper discussing corporate social responsibility in public relations. Within the corporate sector, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become one of the major principles promoted within recent years in the business plan to achieve business success. Terry Slavin in his article “Canny companies come clean” reported that corporate reporting has entered into a “new generation” where “companies solicit the opinions of friends and foes – employees, suppliers, the communities in which they operate – to gain a warts-and-all picture of how they do business”. Today, it is estimated that the majority of companies now report on social and community issues and there are a growing number that also have dedicated social reports. References to CPR in companies such as Shell, The Body Shop, The Co-Operative Bank, Starbucks and Oxfam are used. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Sexuality as Depicted in Muriel Spark's The Driver's Seat and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    This is a 4 page paper discussing the portrayal of sexuality in Spark’s two works “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” (1961) and “The Driver’s Seat” (1970). Muriel Spark presents different portrayals of women and sexuality within two of her works, “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” and “The Driver’s Seat”. In “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” Spark uses strategies to allow the reader to become aware of her constant comparison of Brodie’s life with that of a man’s. As Brodie becomes more in control during the “prime” of her life, her character is physically and mentally compared with that of strong historical figures. In addition, Spark shows Brodie as a representative of the growing feminism throughout the 1930s in which women began to travel more on their own and live their lives outside of the religious confines of the past. The central character, Lise, in “The Driver’s Seat” however, portrays an embittered and business-like modern women. Spark uses business imagery to describe Lise and how women in the 1960s modern business world have become ordinary, tight-lipped and are judged on how many personnel are “above them” or “below them”. In addition, Lise tries to search for a man who has a “lack of absence” which indicates that men as well as women are affected by the impersonalized nature of the modern world. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Tyson Foods Case Study

    8 pages in length. The moral dilemma in this particular text addresses the issue of business ethics and integrity. Is it wrong to receive special treatment when it is nothing more veiled bribery? From an outsider's point of view, Tyson Foods was attempting to cover up issues the company did not want brought into the public eye, and Espy was more than willing to accommodate their compromised position. Determining what constitutes values is the fundamental purpose of corporate social responsibility. Given the fact that all of humanity must coexist on the same planet, there has to be a modicum of consideration with regard to business values. If not, then there would be no sense of tolerance or respect for individual life. People have to abide by an ethical code as a means by which to ensure proper behavior among the world’s population. According to Tyson and Espy's behavior, however, one must question who is to determine just what this corporate ethical code will represent, and who is to say that all commerce must follow it? The writer discusses that defining ethics is to define man’s proper values and interests, a concept that must exist within the framework of all business infrastructures. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Employees Resisting Change and Management

    This 5 page report discusses the management challenge and frustration of dealing with employees who resist change. Most managers, regardless of their level in the organizational structure are likely to report that one of the most frustrating aspects of their role is managing employees who are adamantly opposed to change. This paper looks at some of the literature on the topic and Makes suggestions as to processes that may be utilized in any circumstance for a positive management of change. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Conservation v. Preservation in Ecosystem Maintenance

    A 5 page discussion of the many complex consideration which go into environmental management. The environmental management approaches of preservation and conservation are defined and contrasted. The author contends that rather than get caught up in the semantics of the preservation verses conservation argument, however, we must selectively employ each of these approaches if we are to find the most workable solution to insure the future of our world's natural resources as a whole.

  • 'Bug Shop' Market Research

    A 5 page paper discussing Paul’s idea of converting his hobby of Volkswagen Beetle repair into a full time business. He visited a dealership for information on the car that has been out of production for nearly 20 years and was surprised that he received no information. The paper lists Paul’s options in conducting market research to determine the existence of a market for his proposed business without the need of using a market research firm. Listed avenues are classic and collector car websites on the Internet, collectors’ publications and contact with clubs dedicated to the Beetle and the VW Bus. The paper also stresses taking a national focus of a restorer of Beetles and Buses rather than one of being a local repair shop for old cars. No additional sources cited.

  • Self Regulation in Advertising

    8 pages in length. Advertising self-regulation is a critical component of corporate social responsibility. Such efforts much exist inasmuch as the ethical approaches of purpose, principle and consequence are integral components of business social performance; itemizing these contributions finds one incorporating the interests of ethics and morality within the corporate structure, essential concepts that are often absent from a business standpoint. The writer discusses how the basic motives behind this concept stem from the desire to not only advertise a particular product but to also do so in a responsible manner. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sexual Exploitation and the Trafficking of Women

    A 48 page paper presenting a comprehensive overview of human trafficking, particularly of women for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The introduction provides a general overview and insight into the extent of this crime. Human trafficking is reported to be the third most profitable illegal business in the world. The second section of the paper offers a feminist perspective on trafficking of women and girls into prostitution. Data include numbers from many different regions in the world. Estimates run as high as 2 million women and girls trafficked every year. Data support the premise that human trafficking is a gendered business, a backlash against feminism, according to one well-known author. The impact of globalization on sex trafficking is then explored. Countries are categorized as origin points, transition points or destination points. The classifications of numerous countries are reported, some of which fit into all three categories. International and national laws and agreements regarding human trafficking and particularly sex trafficking are reported in the next section. Two case studies are then reported: Ukraine and the Philippines. A summary and conclusions end the essay. Bibliography lists 50 sources.

  • Human Resources Management Information Systems

    A 13 page paper discussing the growing importance of human resources information systems (HRIS). Management of human resources has expanded far beyond the old recordkeeping responsibilities. While that is still a critical portion of HRM, HR has been charged with contributing to the organization's competitive advantage by planning for future personnel needs and then training existing workers to fill future roles. Information systems has contributed to that evolution of HRM. Information systems enhance the ability of smaller companies to offer the same HR services and provide employees with the same level of service expected in large organizations, while simultaneously positively contributing to the organization's competitive advantage as it depends on the organization's workforce. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Ritz Carlton Hotels and TQM

    An 11 page paper discussing the second service organization, and the first hotel chain, to win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Experts in TQM previously would have believed that a hotel chain would not have been able to achieve an atmosphere of total quality and continuous improvement, but Ritz-Carlton has demonstrated that such an achievement is indeed possible. TQM obviously has been achievable at Ritz-Carlton, and in meaningful and lasting ways - employee turnover has dropped to less than 30 percent in an industry where 'normal' is 100 percent, and customer satisfaction perennially remains at 97 percent. In order to continue the trend, however, Ritz-Carlton will need to take extra precaution in ensuring that it does not become complacent with its commitment to quality. Continuous improvement will be the key, a factor apparently recognized already by Ritz-Carlton management and employees alike. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Army Personnel Management Policy Differences Between Civilian and Active Members

    A 10 page paper discussing how contractual members of the armed forces are managed differently than are civilian personnel. From most outward appearances, civilian personnel management bears very little difference from that of any other large US employer; contractual members of the armed forces are managed in very different ways, but for very good reasons. It is discipline and respect that comprise the two prime characteristics of daily military operation, but they also are primary in times of crisis. Contractual members of the armed forces may look with either envy or disdain at the “nicer” treatment civilian personnel receive, but as General Colin Powell illustrates, their commanding officers are charged with teaching them there is a reason for everything that happens. They could be in combat; the civilians never will be. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Management Concepts in 'Wall Street' and 'Twelve Angry Men'

    5 pages in length. According to industry analysts, there has never been – nor will there ever be – a single, most effective manner by which to manage. Indeed, the vast number of components that comprise the overall aspect of leadership precludes there being an exclusive method for optimal management strategies. The reason for this stems from the fact that companies must be looked upon as individual nations that require specific direction based upon diverse variables. When assessing this notion as it relates to the films "Twelve Angry Men" and "Wall Street," the writer discusses different approaches each movie utilizes to gain much the same outcome. No bibliography.

  • Case Study on the Value of Materials Management

    This 5 page paper explores a case study submitted by a student. The concept of materials management is explored in depth. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Property Management and Database Design

    A 31 page paper discussing criteria for and design of a distributed database for a small real estate management company. The company sells properties and manages others, and needs a database useful to both employees and tenants. The paper recommends that the company use an SQL-based distributed database. The designer’s primary focus, after determining all the needs of the company, should be that of producing a design that will be useful several years into the future. Its cost should be recovered at least in part through its usefulness as a sales tool, rather than only a method of reporting historical results, those things that already have occurred. Bibliography lists 26 sources.

  • Use and Theory of Strategic Supply Chain Management

    A 5 page paper which examines the use and theory of strategic supply chain management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • United Kingdom and Management's Increasing Unitary Approach to Employment Relations

    This 6 page paper considers the way in which the employment relationship has been changing since the 1970's with a rise in a unitary approach form employers matching the fall of power from the unions. The writer includes management attitudes, government attitudes, trade union and public opinion. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Development of Digital Rights Management

    A 12 page paper discussing the present state of development of this technology. Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a proactive approach to protecting intellectual property that exists in digital – i.e., downloadable – form. National and international copyright protection has been found not to be enough to protect the rights of those owning rights to intellectual property. The entertainment and software industries particularly have been adversely affected by individuals’ abilities to appropriate content for their own use (or worse, for sale to others) without paying developers or providers for the benefit they receive from the products. DRM is an emerging technology that seeks to rectify that situation, at least in part. The paper discusses Intuit’s use of DRM protection in TurboTax® and Microsoft’s proposed Palladium product. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Workplace Absenteeism Management

    This 38 page paper considers the problem of absenteeism in the workplace. The writer considers the problems both theoretically with references to motivational theory such as Taylor and scientific management, and the humanist school of thought including Mayo and the Hawthorne studies, Ruskin and Maslow. The paper focuses on the UK and begins by considering if there really is a problem, using statistics to analyse the extent of cost and inconvenience absenteeism costs. The paper then examines why this may occur, how it can be controlled and cost minimised along some practical solutions, including real life examples, of how the problem of absenteeism has been successfully tackled. The bibliography cites 29 sources.

  • Nursing Practice and Pain Management Research

    A 10 page paper discussing putting research into nursing practice. There is much research done in the name of furthering practice technique and nursing values. Not all research is of the quality it should be, but even that which is still is difficult to incorporate into practice in many instances. Increasing projects in nursing research are using a qualitative approach, one that typically has been looked askance on by the medical community as not being "real" science because it relies on opinions and attitudes of research subjects rather than on physically measurable (i.e., quantitative) quantities and structures. This paper reviews a well done qualitative work, then applies its findings to pain management in nursing practice. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Cyber Cafe Setup Business Plan

    This 9 page paper is a plan to convert a café into a cyber café. The paper lays out the background ands the plans to carry out the conversion including a Gantt chart and a capital costing budget. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Literature Review on Empowerment and Leadership

    21 pages in length. To define the concept of leadership is like trying to describe the myriad shades of white available in a painter's palette: There are so many similar yet unique components to this color that there can be no singular description. Instead, leadership is comprised of a vast and expansive cornucopia of adjectives and edicts and theories that serve to outline the way in which to be effective in a management position. While book knowledge is the foundation of most learning curves, application is something quite different, especially when it comes to possessing leadership qualities; providing a list of characteristics outlining an effective leader is one thing, however, to actually have someone successfully put them to use – as well as incorporate innate abilities to manage that often cannot be taught – is the true challenge. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Ford Motor Company CEO Alex Trotman and His Management Skills

    A 5 page paper evaluating the leadership and management abilities of Ford Motor Company's CEO. Ford has always been a solid performer but never spectacular until Trotman's programs took firm hold. The 1997 profits of $6.9 billion not only is the highest in Ford's history, it also is the highest of any automaker ever. Trotman absolutely is proactive, as evidenced by the bold steps he has led Ford in making in his time there. Of course, Ford was successful before Trotman assumed his role of CEO, but much of the spectacular performance of recent times can be attributed directly to his leadership and his efficient and systematic direction of Ford's current direction. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • American Airline Industry Fortunes and Yield Management Impact

    A 9 page paper on the positive financial effects that yield management pricing has had on the major airlines of the U.S., exhibited by a $2.5 billion industry-wide profit after posting losses of over $13 billion over the previous four years combined. With the major airlines' increased financial health, they are better able to compete not only with each other, but against the newer, smaller airlines that would like to create a secondary market in areas not well-served by the major carriers. The major airlines, however, are using all their new-found financial might to drive the smaller ones out of their markets and then follow with increased fares when the threat of competition is gone. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Today's Human Resources Management

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of trends in human resources management. Many issues are addressed including discrimination, proper benefits distribution, and sexual harassment. Legal aspects are highlighted. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • South Africa as a Location for the Construction of a Computer Manufacturer

    This 5 page report discusses why a computer manufacturing facility would do well in South Africa, the best location in the country for the facility, potential problems as well as opportunities. A combination of American business style in areas of great interest and concern for the development of South Africa is likely to be a success in terms of popular support in any South African city. Also, despite its relatively small population, it is the 20th largest consumer of information technology in the world. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • GE's Growing Global Presence and How It Evolved

    A 10 page paper discussing the world's most admired company (Fortune, 1998 and 1999), where it came from and how it has attained its position in the world. As did much of American manufacturing in the 1970s and 1980s, GE had its share of difficulties. It was accused of being a behemoth beyond its reason to exist, uncaring and unresponsive to customer needs. GE traversed the waters of downsizing as did all other large US businesses, but rather than focus on the negative aspects, it chose to plan for the future and seek out new directions. The ultimate key to GE's success in the international market is that it is never complacent about its many innovations. It does not allow itself to believe it has "arrived," but rather continually seeks new opportunities for continued growth while continuing its tradition of social responsibility and aim of contributing to the good of mankind, as well as to that of the bottom line. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Individual Savings Accounts in the U.S. Economy

    This 5 page report discusses the savings habits of Americans. The national saving rate is the sum of public saving by governments and private saving by individuals and businesses. The savings rate has plummeted in recent years from an average of 7-8 percent of GDP in the 1960s and 1970s, to under 4 percent in the 1980s, and to just 0.6 percent last year in the early 1990s. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Business Strategy of America Online

    A 5-page paper that analyzes the corporate structure and strategy of America Online, the world’s largest and most successful Internet service provider. Included is a brief history of the company’s origins, along with the ideals envisioned for the company by Steve Case, founder and CEO. Examined are the marketing strategies and corporate restructures America Online has initiated throughout the 1990s in order to keep up with a rapidly expanding and fiercely competitive market. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • eBay's Future Growth and Strategy

    An 8 page paper discussing growth and future strategy for the Internet’s leading online auction house. Founded in 1995, eBay went public in September 1998. As one of the few e-commerce businesses available already showing profits as a private company, investors have driven the value of the company’s stock artificially high. There is intense competition arising in the market eBay created, but eBay’s website averages just under one million unique (rather than repeat) visitors each day, far beyond the 100,000 visits to the nearest competition. eBay is entering into strategic alliances with several companies and acquiring others that can aid its growth and competitive advantage. Stock prices should fall, as should growth in earnings. If forecasts hold, eBay’s growth should be a more sustainable 97.6 percent through the year 2000. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • International Business Issues and Contracts in the Marketplace

    A 19 page paper discussing cultural, political, ethical and currency issues in international business. Economic forecasters only altered their estimates of the growth of the US economy after it refused to expand at the expected annual rate of between two and three percent in the mid-1990s. Overall growth has been much greater than that, but expansion of the domestic market for manufactured goods is much lower than the overall rate of growth. It still is the world's emerging markets that offer the greatest hope for the mid-range future. Those emerging markets offer so much promise that it is worthwhile for US multinationals to overcome cultural, linguistic and political differences while managing for currency risks, but it is still imperative to set contracts with those factors in mind. Bibliography lists 31 sources.

  • Competition Between UPS, FedEx, and USPS

    An 11 page paper discussing whether competition from private-sector delivery services such as Federal Express and UPS adversely affects the ability of the US Postal Service to maximize profits. Priority Mail and Express Mail are add-on services of the USPS, but the primary business of private-sector delivery services such as Federal Express and UPS. Certainly the USPS would carry much greater volumes of pieces applicable to the category if private-sector services did not exist, but it is doubtful that competition in the category has been highly significant in preventing the USPS from maximizing profit. Prohibited by law from carrying any profit at all, the USPS perhaps could reduce rates for other services or at least hold them steady without its private-sector competition, but it still would not be allowed to post any significant and ongoing profits from operations. The paper includes one chart and one table. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Trends in Internet Protocol Addresses

    An 8 page paper discussing Internet address structure and the changes that will be necessary so that continued growth can occur. By the mid-1990s, the Internet had become the world's largest public data network and was providing organizations with increasingly convenient methods of conducting their business. It currently is expanding at the rate of doubling every nine months; the number of personal computers in America connected to it is approaching 50 percent. Whatever the ultimate growth path of the Internet takes, it is likely that any new direction will be in concert with the old, as evidenced by the intent for IPv6 to both shadow and augment IPv4 so that a gradual conversion can be accomplished. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Analysis of Leadership Articles Featured in the Harvard Business Review

    A 5 page analysis of five articles included in this fascinating and informative text on leadership. The writer argues that articles reveal some of the ways in which these authors are challenging many of the traditional paradigms regarding the topic of leadership and how leadership provides a crucial factor towards success in today's marketplace. No other sources cited.

  • Consumer Confidence and the Business Cycle

    A 3 page paper discussing the macroeconomic concepts of economic expansion and the role of consumer confidence. The national economy is continuing to register unexpected growth, despite several years of predictions that it must slow sometime. Federal Reserve Board Chairman reports that although the economy is 'sparkling,' there still are some ominous events unfolding. It will be continued consumer confidence that prevents recession despite the effects of the Asian currency crisis and faltering emerging markets abroad. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 20th Century Impact of Commercial Aviation on the Tourism Industry

    6 page in length. The advancement of tourism from the vast increase of commercial aviation in the twentieth century has taken the industry by storm. Indeed, the fact that people are more readily able to travel into otherwise limited or inaccessible places has re-established tourism as a strong and steady market. With the advent of commercial aviation, the aspect of travel was immediately expanded like no one had seen before; however, as the aviation trade continued to make its commodity more and more attractive to the general public, tourism also continued growing. The writer discusses the fact that commercial aviation and tourism have become lifetime business partners. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Canada's Hotel Business

    This 5 page paper focuses on employees in Canada's hotels. Union and non-union laborers are compared and issues such as wages , job security and scheduling are discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Using Technology in Business

    This 8 page paper is broken down into different sections to highlight questions submitted by a student regarding the use of technology by The General Electric and 3M Companies. Several concepts are discussed including TPN and EDI. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Print Media Impact of Current Technologies

    8 pages in length. Computers have become a significant part of life. There is no denying that their very presence has drastically altered humanity's existence since the mid to late 1940s. Through a number of developments, computers have not only become integral components of virtually every aspect of a person's life, but they have also been successfully assimilated into homes all across America for personal and business use. There is practically nothing that computers do not influence in one manner or another, which has caused society to render itself dependent upon its constant application. However, as with most other entities that offer such distinct advantages, they are typically balanced by at least some level of significant disadvantage; in this particular case, the detriment has been felt throughout the print media industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Evolution of TQM

    A 4 page paper outlining the basic precepts of TQM and then reviewing three articles discussing TQM. TQM is now 50 years old, but it has never been more relevant than it is in today's business environment. Increasing competition has forced organizations to treat employees as assets, which is more conducive to the participatory management and information sharing critical in the full implementation of TQM. These articles demonstrate that TQM is not only a management philosophy, it primarily is a common-sense application that offers real solutions to many of the complexities of business. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Leadership vs. Management

    An 8 page paper. What are the differences between a manager and a leader? Are there distinct functions for each, distinct characteristics and attributes? This essay discusses these questions and provides answers. The writer also discusses those attributes that are common to both. 1 table included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Gateway Inc. and the Application of Sales Management Principles

    An 11 page paper. This essay presents a sales plan for Gateway, Inc., which is the #2 direct marketer of personal computers. Topics include: description of Gateway, Inc, including their vision and philosophy; selected fiscal data; marketing mix (4Cs); competition; fiscal comparison with primary competitor; competitive environment; goals; marketing strategies; sales plan monitoring and controlling; summary and conclusions. 2 tables are included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Oil Industry and Intellectual Property Management

    This 3 page paper takes a look at the importance of intellectual property in the oil industry. Information about a research lab, associated with an oil company, as provided by a student, is used as an example. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • TQM and Unions

    This 5 page paper explores the relationship between unions, the labor movement, and the implementation of TQM. An actual case describing the implementation of TQM in a unionized environment is provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Conflict Management and Organizational Communication

    A 7 page paper that examines the need for good communication in resolving conflict. A reoccurring problem in organizational communication‹whether it deals with governments, corporations, or dealings among the tenants in an apartment building‹is when those involved misunderstand each other. This can result in emotions that only serve to escalate the conflict as the people involved then react to circumstances on a personal level. The negotiating strategies outlined by Fisher, et al, (1991) in the book Getting to Yes are specifically highlighted. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Advertising and Marketing in Health Care

    An 18 page paper discussing the growing acceptance of marketing and advertising within the health care industry. There are three ways that health systems can build their bottom lines. One is by raising rates, which has been resisted and condemned by nearly every aspect of health care. Another is to cut costs. Cost-cutting efforts have been in place for years, to the extent that employee morale has been decimated in many organizations and patient care has been known to suffer. The final method of increasing the bottom line is to build volume, which health care systems are actively embracing as average marketing expenditures have risen by nearly $500,000 annually in a single decade. The paper discusses current marketing issues, marketing communications and advertising, decision-making techniques and considerations in developing marketing plans. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • New Millennium and Nonprofit Human Resource Influential Forces

    12 pages in length. The writer discusses that myriad concerns are at the forefront of non profit organizations as the new millennium approaches, not the least of which is that of issues revolving around Human Resources. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • The Traits Necessary for a Career in Hotel Management

    In this 1 page essay, the writer describes the job and traits of a successful hotel manager and then presents reasons why (s)he believes that they will excel in this profession.

  • Northeast U.S. and the Problem of Solid Waste Management

    This 11 page paper looks at the use of landfills as a major problem in the Northeast. Recycling is discussed in detail as an effective method to handle solid waste. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Security Management and Social Theory

    An 18 page paper that explores the ramifications of social crime prevention through the application of social theories in the work of security managers. Paper deals with such issues as anomie, deviance, etc. and discusses these issues through the viewpoint of current research and application of the theories. Bibliography lists more than 15 sources.

  • Stress Management Options and the Hypothalmic Pituitary Adrenal Axis

    A 12 page paper discussing physical reactions to stress and alternative therapies available to decrease the physical disorders it causes. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Management of a Convenience Store

    This 10 page paper investigates a specific gasoline convenience store and identifies changes it can and should make to enhance both customer and employee loyalty. Changes include developing a marketing plan and changing the way in which employees are scheduled for work. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 'Churn and Burn' Avoidance and Sales Personnel Retention

    This 20 page report discusses the importance of retaining qualified and effective salespeople, as well as managing their performance and keeping them motivated, enthusiastic and part of the sales team. It is quite possible that the world of sales encompasses more issues relating to employee satisfaction and reward than any other professional endeavor. Because sales people have truly unique characteristics relating to their success, the issue of keeping them happy and motivated, as well as keeping them working at a particular company, must be an issue of the utmost importance for any organization dependent on maintaining a sales staff. Bibliography lists 24 sources.

  • Modifying Intact of Nutrition and Self Management

    This 8 page report discusses a hypothetical situation in which a person needs to modify her nutritional intake, decrease fat intake in her diet and the results gained following the program established for her. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Pete Rose Gambling Case and Sports Management

    This 5 page report discusses gambling in professional sports and by the athletes themselves. What are the legal implications, as well as the impact on the sport itself. The circumstances and findings of the Pete Rose case are discussed as well as Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Acme Widgets and Information Technology Management

    A 9 page paper discussing the dilemma in which the founder of Acme Widgets now finds himself. He has resisted the advance of IT for years, but he has a data processing manager who remains current with the IT industry and has pulled him and his company, over his objections but with his permission, into the information age. Approaching retirement age, the founder understands that he must plan for the future of his company not only with his presence, but without it, as well. He determines to create the position of CIO, fill it with his current data processing manager, and allow her to plot an IT course for the future that will best serve the company and its clients. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Study Questions on Management Theory

    A 5 page paper answering 4 discussion questions addressing topics of (1) the importance of an air of confidence; (2) approaches to reducing employee absenteeism; (3) qualities of effective discipline; and (4) expectancy theory and how expectancy, instrumentality and valence contribute to enhancing employee motivation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Communication Structure and Global Management

    5 pages. This paper is being prepared in order to help structure the communication needed with international clients. Visiting with clients from Bonn, Milan, and Instanbul means there will be cultural complications in some ways due to the fact that there is no translator that will be accompanying those on the trip. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Hewlett Packard and Cost Management

    This 10 page paper considers the potential value that is perceived to occur when activity based costing (ABC), is implemented in an organisation. Discussing what is meant by activity based costing and the advantages and disadvantages the paper goes on to look at the implementation at Hewlett Packard at both the Boise Surface Mount Centre in Idaho and the Colorado Springs Division, one of which was successful, and one of which failed. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Improving TQM Through QFD

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of TQM and includes a look at the three matrix QFD model. TQM is looked at favorably. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Organizational Structures and Health Care Management

    A 6 page paper identifying the structural differences between community hospitals, major teaching hospitals and health maintenance organizations (HMOs). All are primary players in the overall health care industry, but each maintains a different focus in the industry. The purpose here is to identify the goals and performance measures of each type of health care organization. Each of these health care organizations ultimately exist to enable health care delivery, but each maintains a distinct position in the health care industry. Teaching hospitals promote a blend of standard practice and changing technique; community hospitals strive to stay attuned to the needs of the local area. HMOs seek to require both to be fiscally responsible in their treatment of individual patients. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • HRM and Policy Development

    This 7 page paper addresses several specific issues related to HRM. These include: why are line managers becoming more involved in HR policy development and implementation; implications of an aging workforce, a diverse workforce and skill deficiencies in the work force; how labor shortage is affecting HRM; internal versus external recruiting; example of HR practice that supported organization strategies and that were not consistent with organization strategies. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Definitions Regarding Financial and Management Accounting

    This 3-page paper discusses the difference between management accounting (also known as cost accounting) and financial accounting. Also included is how management accounting reports can keep track of business operations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Survey on Retaining Employees and Management Styles Research

    A 5 page paper providing survey questions for an investigation into a business research problem. A continuation of KSbusResMgmtStyPl.rtf, the questions here are intended to elicit accurate information about the management style most common within the organization without “leading” respondents or inadvertently coaching them to provide any answer besides that which truly reflects their attitudes, beliefs and perceptions. They also should be sufficient for use among production workers as well as middle management. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Diverse Workforce Management

    A 3 page paper discussing management of the diverse workforce. Businesses of all sizes have more diverse workforces now than at any other time, and the level of that diversity is only expected to increase. Cultural and demographic differences can provide a wellspring of fresh ideas, but the benefits likely will not appear on their own. Gaining the benefits that diversity promises requires astute management of the richness that diversity offers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Financial Risk Management

    This 10 page paper considers why companies should manage financial risk. The paper considers this in terms of firm survival and also the way in which responsibilities exist to shareholders and other stakeholders. The paper considers how lack of financial risk management may create a scenario for failure, even where business is good. The paper also considers the role of opportunity risks and how this reflects in financial risk management. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Handy's Age of Paradox

    A 10 page research paper that analyzes Handy's book, The Age of Paradox. Handy's predictions on trends in business and management have been unfailingly accurate and, consequently, the corporate world is beginning to pay attention to what Handy has to say about such trends and how they apply to economies and business. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Value-Based Management in the Financial Services Industry

    A 10 page paper discussing the interest that a financial institution is likely to have in value-based management and value chain assessment for decision-making purposes. Value-based management rests on the concept of the value chain, consisting of the inbound logistics; operations; outbound logistics; marketing and sales; and service (The Value Chain, 2005) activities of the organization. Financial services organizations must address all of these issues as well as the financial aspects of operations of businesses they are assessing for investment or financing services, or even for acquisition. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Productivity : Measuring And Improving

    A 14 page paper with headings and subheadings. The Introduction discusses productivity management, including Keane's six principles; Measuring productivity discusses five factors and includes comments on Business Process Reengineering; explanation of the Functions of management; the Benefits of productivity on five different levels; and suggestions for improving productivity. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Quality Costs

    8 pages in length. In todays international business community, the pursuit of and quest for quality is essential; managers and employess must be focused and determined to work together as a team. As such, organzations must make a financial commitment to implementing and improving Total Quality Management (TQM) techniques. Utilizing Feigenbaum's cost of quality techniques, Demings' approach to Total Quality Management and Six Sigma, it becomes clear the extent to which organizations must invest in both the monetary and lastingness aspects of improving their employee base. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Culinary Arts and Customer Service

    This 7 page paper looks at the topic by reviewing literature and then analyzing the issue. Many suggestions are made for improving customer service in businesses related to culinary arts. Attention is paid to restaurant management. Total Quality Management is briefly discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Management Function as it Respects Behavior

    A 5 page paper discussing management’s role in effecting employee behavioral change. Business has changed dramatically over the past several years, but the four functions of management - planning, leading, controlling and organizing – have retained their applicability to today’s organizations. Changes in plans that the organization makes for itself can create the need for altering the behavior of employees. It is behavior intervention that is discussed here. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Outpatient Clinic for Pain Management Establishment

    A 15 page paper discussing the establishment of a freestanding pain management clinic attached to a nursing home but also available for adult day care. The paper discusses pain management philosophies; alternative methods of managing pain; past problems of abuse of pain-killing drugs in the elderly; and the business issues of establishing and maintaining the clinic. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Urban Baseball Stadium, Sporting Events, and Risk Management

    This 5 page report discusses various issues of risk management associated with using a municipal baseball stadium for sporting events by groups other than the teams directly associated with the stadium. The important elements of any risk management program include quality control, standards development, personal safety/injury, and information security. Those elements are equally important in the business of sporting events. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Marks and Spencer and Customer Value Management

    This 15 page paper investigates customer value management and customer value analysis and applies the concepts to the practices Marks and Spencer seem to implement and/or advocate. Examples of other businesses are also be offered for the purpose of demonstrating some of the concepts discussed. The essay concludes with recommendations for Marks and Spencer to further their competitive advantage through specific customer value management action steps. One graphic illustration is provided. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Leadership and Law Enforcement

    5 pages in length. In the changing face of law enforcement, officers are more dependent than ever on the cooperation of the public for which they work. No longer able to be "all business," they, too, must employ the principles of good management and good public relations in order to foster partnership relations with the public. The management personnel charged with leading those with the most direct public contact are required to exhibit at least the same level of skill in dealing with those for whom they are responsible. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Strategies for the Pharmaceutical Industry Dealing with Buyers and Suppliers

    This 10 page paper is written in two parts. The first 7 pages consider the way that strategic supply chain management may help pharmaceutical companies manage their business and add value. The paper considers the upstream and downstream firms looking at strategies such as creating long term relationships, the value chain and virtual value chain and the use of customer relationship management. The last 3 pages are made up of slides for a PowerPoint presentation of the papers contents. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • ITM Application of Company Manufacturers

    5 pages. Information Technology Management (ITM) in manufacturing addresses technology aspects such as client/server distributed architecture and object oriented programming. Bandwidth ITM solutions address broad areas within any business; things such as manufacturing, distribution, finance and project management, as well as service and maintenance, transportation etc. A seamless integration is essential to provide visibility and consistency across the manufacturing aspect as well. This proposal will give a clear cut explanation of the usefulness of ITM in manufacturing companies, with special attention to the needs of the less developed countries. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • US Business and Work Groups

    An 8 page research paper which examines how this management technique is changing the way the U.S. does business. This concept blurs the lines between management and employees, empowers employees, and involves them in the success and productivity of the company. Many U.S. companies regard it as their best means for keeping a competitive edge. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Marks and Spencer and Customer Value Management

    This 15 page paper investigates customer value management and customer value analysis and applies the concepts to the practices Marks and Spencer seem to implement and/or advocate. Examples of other businesses are also be offered for the purpose of demonstrating some of the concepts discussed. The essay concludes with recommendations for Marks and Spencer to further their competitive advantage through specific customer value management action steps. One graphic illustration is provided. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Leadership and Law Enforcement

    5 pages in length. In the changing face of law enforcement, officers are more dependent than ever on the cooperation of the public for which they work. No longer able to be "all business," they, too, must employ the principles of good management and good public relations in order to foster partnership relations with the public. The management personnel charged with leading those with the most direct public contact are required to exhibit at least the same level of skill in dealing with those for whom they are responsible. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Management Concepts

    This 9 page paper looks at four components used in business; customer care, kaizen, just in time inventory management and total quality management. Each of the concepts is explained and the interaction outlined. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Jon L. Pierce and John W. Newstrom's The Manager's Bookshelf

    A 5 page analysis of the book The Manager's Bookshelf: A Mosaic of Contemporary Views, edited by Jon L. Pierce and John W. Newstrom. In this book, the editors introduce the serious business student to roughly forty of the most recently published management books via essays summarizing the main points of the books. The result is a rich collage of multiple perspectives that cuts through the hype to give a concise understanding of the current thinking on management practices. No additional sources cited.

  • External Factors and Effects on Management Decisions

    This 5 page report discusses the ways in which external factors such as the economy, prices, socio-political atmosphere, competition, and much more, influence management decisions in business. Just as people do not operate independent of their peers, businesses and other organizations do not operate independently from the environment in which they exist. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • What Constitutes Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    A 5 page overview of what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace and steps organizations can take to eradicate it from their businesses. Never before has business been any more competitive than it is at the present time, and organizations across all industries and economic sectors have searched literally for years to find innovative, creative approaches to increasing operational efficiencies. It is not possible to achieve these goals in an environment that tolerates sexual harassment. The paper promotes training and clear management support as two effective steps for prevention. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • eBusiness Strategy Establishment

    A 1 page overview of a 9-slide PowerPoint presentation, “Determining e-Business Strategic Goals.” The entire effort highlights the need for sound management and explicit identification of where the organization wants to lead its e-business unit. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • External Factors and Effects on Management Decisions

    This 5 page report discusses the ways in which external factors such as the economy, prices, socio-political atmosphere, competition, and much more, influence management decisions in business. Just as people do not operate independent of their peers, businesses and other organizations do not operate independently from the environment in which they exist. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Women, the Workplace, Management, and Glass Ceilings

    A 9 page essay on the struggles that women still endure in the professional, corporate world. It is argued that while women have indeed enjoyed some advancements in business, they still are barred from achieving top-level management positions. Thus, they are looking through a 'glass ceiling.' In answer to this, many women are forming their own businesses. The role of downsizing and other relevant minority issues are brought into the discussion as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Risk Management and Construction Information Sharing on the Internet

    A 10 page paper discussing information sharing as a form of risk management. Whether a one-person business specializing in small home repair or a multinational construction firm that undertakes only multimillion-dollar government-funded projects, cost and budget control can be as important to the success of the construction business as is technical expertise. In today’s environment, it is critical that partners involved in construction projects share the information they have about their joint projects. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • The Cost of Discrimination of Women in International Business

    This 5 page paper looks at the issue of gender discrimination in senior management of international companies. After assessing the extent of the issue and establishing that this type of discrimination exists the writer goes on to look at the potential business consequences and the evidence indicates business are loosing out as a result. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • The Philippines As a Potential Business Destination

    This 5 page paper examines the Philippines a potential business destination. The paper starts by examining the economy of the Philippines; its’ performance, its’ structure and its’ trade patterns, the nearby economies of Malaysia and China are also outlined. The paper then considers some of the potential issues management may face with setting up a business in the Philippines including the cultural differences. The bibliography cites eight sources.

  • Conflict Management, Negotiation, and Cultural Differences

    A 14 page paper. As businesses continue to expand globally, the ability to negotiate and resolve conflict in different cultures successfully becomes essential to success. This essay discusses how culture affects conflict management and business negotiations. The four approaches to researching this topic are outlined as are different ways of understanding culture and how those approaches can interfere with communication and conflict management. Specific examples of how company managers in other cultures approach conflict management are provided. For example, U.S. managers often approach conflict as competition while many Asian managers either try to avoid conflict or try to compromise. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Case Study on Business Process Management

    This 6-page paper focuses on process management and uses a business case study to describe what this concept is. Also under discussion are business scorecards, what they are, and what they do. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Educational Management Business Model

    A 7 page paper. This essay is based on one book: "The "Business" of Reforming American Schools" by Denise Gelburg. The writer addresses the issue of adopting private sector business and management models to public education. the writer comments the effect of this practice on social justice and equity and also on the profession of teaching. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Benefits of Diversity Management in the Workforce

    A 5 page paper discussing the benefits of effective diversity management. The days of the myth of the homogenous workforce are as far past as is that of Total Quality Management (TQM) applying only to manufacturing environments. Too many complain that in today's highly competitive business environment that there is no room for management approaches that are believed to be impossible to measure, but the business results of effectively managed and highly diverse organizations belie that objection. Diversity-conscious organizations are finding that diversity can be an asset rather than the drain that others insist it is. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Turnover of Employees and Contribution of Management

    A 3 page paper assessing which school of management – Classical or Behavioral – a specific article suggests is more effective in today’s business environment. The article does more than only suggest that the Behavioral School is superior to Classical thought in today’s working environment. Those organizations actively excising Classical thought managerial behavior are those that can focus less on employee turnover and more on the business at hand. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Database Management and Use

    A 3 page paper overview of database management and use as the database continues its metamorphosis from keeper of historic data only to the tool that identifies trends and opportunities found through examination of the information the database holds. Now and in the future, the database uses its historical data to identify trends and new business opportunities that lead the well-managed organization to greater competitive advantage, greater efficiency and more favorable overall business results. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Global Joint Ventures and the Management of Risk

    An 11 page paper discussing some of the conditions from which organizations involved in international joint ventures must protect themselves. Business has a more global focus now than at any time in the past. While that global presence contributes to the success of all segments of a specific organization, it also enhances the need for astute risk management. Aside from the normal fluctuations of the business cycle, international joint ventures also can be affected in their success through currency fluctuations, economic health of the host country and local political stability. Business entry into a new national market in the form of an international joint venture is in itself a measure of risk management, in that neither party bears the full weight of the risks associated with the new venture. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • CPM and PERT Management Tools of Project Planning

    A 21 page paper. The introduction to this essay briefly discusses the importance of planning and provides data regarding the proportion of projects that fail and why. The writer then explains the difference between project planning and project management and discusses the importance of managing the project. Work Breakdown Structures and their importance as the one of the first steps in project planning are discussed. A brief historical overview of Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) and Critical Path Management (CPM) is offered with a comprehensive discussion of each of these project planning tools. Using PERT and CPM are discussed with examples from two actual projects and the results of those projects. The writer ends the paper with a discussion of the importance of risk management within project planning and project management and steps for managing risk and uncertainty. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Environmental Risk Management In the Construction Industry and the Role of the Project Manager

    This 82 page paper examines the role of the project managers with reference to environmental risk management, in the construction industry in the UK. The paper starts with an introduction including some background, aims and objectives, justification and limitations. Methodology for secondary and primary research is presented. The literature review looks at the tasks of the project manager, project lifecycles and risk management as well as environmental aspects of project management in construction including legislation and tools that can be used. The simulated primary research assesses the tasks that construction project managers in the UK perform, the results of the research are then used to make recommendation for improving environmental risk management in the UK construction industry. The bibliography cites 62 sources.

  • Management Challenges

    A 3 page paper outlining the organization’s primary tasks and defining the challenges that each presents to management. Management’s primary goal is to maximize shareholder value. This is the goal of the corporation, and all other activities ultimately contribute to achieving and maintaining this goal. In the process, management needs to attend to issues of financial success, marketing, building and maintaining and stable workforce and positively contributing to the communities in which it operates. Operating under the premises of the triple bottom line can assist management in meeting these challenges. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Early Management Theoretical Pioneers

    A 15 page paper comprised of two major topics: management theory and ethical corporate culture. The longer section explains and discusses the contributions of five specific early management theorists: Robert Owen who worked to reform factories and schooling in the early 1800s based on treating the employee fairly; Henry R. Towne, who is recently being given credit to his contributions to scientific management theory prior to Taylor's work and who established the first professional organization for engineers; Sun Tzu whose principles outlined in The Art of War have been correlated with management and organizational theory; Henry L. Gantt who made four major contributions including the Gantt Chart; and Hugo Munsterberg, who is called the father of industrial psychology. The second section discusses the importance of developing an ethical corporate culture. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • E-Systems and the Addition of a KMS or Knowledge Management System

    A 13 page paper discussing the addition of a knowledge management system to an existing e-system, in this case drug retailer Rite Aid’s e-commerce efforts. As specific systems, they have existed only for a relatively short time. As for feasibility, many organizations have enough trouble defining what they would want from a knowledge management system to make any such addition impractical. One of the hallmarks of successful IT project management and completion is that there are highly specific and narrowly-defined end goals quite clear at the beginning. The purpose here is to follow a knowledge management upgrade through the process of being added to an existing electronic system. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Security Management and Proactivity

    This 4 page paper discusses the various ways that Security management personnel can become proactive in the field. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Examination of Earned Value Management System

    This 10-page paper offers a discussion about the Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and its effectiveness for project managers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Taco Bell's LMS

    This 4-page paper is an analysis of a study performed on Taco Bell's Labor-Management System (LMS) and its effectiveness on labor distribution and customer service.

  • Efficacy of Learning Teams

    This 7-page paper discusses questions pertaining to learning teams, effectiveness, problem solving and conflict management. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING IN ORGANIZATIONS

    This 3-page paper examines the concept of management accounting and explains its role in organizations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Philosophy of Healthcare Management

    A 3 page essay that discusses the writer’s personal philosophy regarding healthcare management. No bibliography is offered.

  • Psychology's Role in Managing Overall Health

    A 5 page research paper that discusses the role of psychology in diagnosis and disease management. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • EXPLAINING POSITIVE, NEGATIVE AND CONTINUOUS REINFORCEMENT

    This 8-page paper discusses various reinforcement strategies used by management, and the effectiveness of each. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • CAREER MANAGEMENT -- EMPLOYEES

    This 3-page paper provides an overview of how a career management plan for employees might appear. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • INTERCLEAN, PERFORMANCE AND CAREER MANAGEMENT

    This 5-page paper focuses on career and performance management for employees at InterClean. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • THE DESIGN OF A PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    This 10-page paper defines an effective performance management system, how it operates, and how it helps an organization. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • PLANNING AND CONTROLING THE SUPPLY CHAIN -- MOTOROLA

    This 7-page paper discusses supply chain management and planning, using Motorola Inc.'s CGIS division as an example. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT COMPARISON BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS

    This 3-page paper discusses and outlines knowledge management challenges faced by Frito-Lay and Roads & Traffic Authority. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: THE NECESSITY

    This 3-page paper discusses the roles of leadership and management when it comes to strategic change.

  • QUESTIONS - AJAX MINERALS

    This 4-page paper answers questions concerning change management as they pertain to a case about Ajax Minerals. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Taco Bell's LMS

    This 4-page paper is an analysis of a study performed on Taco Bell's Labor-Management System (LMS) and its effectiveness on labor distribution and customer service.

  • Power, Knowledge, and Management

    A paper which considers the relationship between knowledge and power in corporate organisations, with particular reference to management issues. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: A LITERATURE REVIEW

    This 12-page paper provides a literature review about strategic management and its meanings. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • TRAINING AND CHANGE:A LITERATURE REVIEW

    This 17-page paper is a literature review about the importance of training and change management. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Project Management and Team Effects

    This 4-page paper examines how project management is impacting by teams, and implications for project managers. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • HICCUPS IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT - WOODY 2000

    This 8-page paper discusses problems occurring from a project management perspective in the case study about Woody's. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • CASE STUDY: SMITH ACCOUNTING

    This 3-page paper discusses how the four functions of management can help save an ailing tax accounting firm. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • THE DISMAL CITY CASE STUDY

    This 3-page paper examines a case of negotiation and conflict management through the fictional town of Dismal City. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • CASE STUDY: PLAS TECH

    This 7-page paper focuses on Plas Tech Ltd., and answers questions about management theory and styles.

  • CASE STUDY - MID-STATES BANK

    This 3-page paper focuses on change management and performance measurement in the fictitious Mid-States Bank. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • AUTO MANUFACTURING AND DATABAASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

    This 3-page paper focuses on Subaru of America's transportation management system and how it operates. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Scientific Management Theories, Motivation, and Theories

    This is a 5 page paper discussing various aspects of management including scientific management theories, the Hawthorne Experiments and other areas including an example of a social structure found within a work setting. Over the course of history, work, mainly manufactured work, has been studied in terms of the various elements required needed for the production of an item and the time it would take workers to complete this task. In addition, with the introduction of certain industrial technologies over time, manufacturing and the management of manufacturing systems and teams have been altered to accommodate new trends and technologies. Management, within an historical perspective, had little to do direct contact within the employees which was generally left to the foremen. However, Frederick Winslow Taylor in the 19th century began to think in terms of “scientific management” in which production management became important to improving the overall production of any manufacturing area. While scientific management looked mainly to efficiency in production, the Hawthorne experiments in the 1920s found that work places are very much social systems and workers reacted accordingly. Lastly, employee motivation need to be established by owners and managers in order to initiate recruitment for firms and retain employees once recruited. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Small Business And Entrepreneurship: Values, Ethics And Social Responsibility

    4 pages in length. To understand the broad scope of challenges that face small business owners is to realize the fundamental components associated with entrepreneurship. Indeed, the extent to which such industrialists must abide by certain standards of operation in order to be successful is both grand and far-reaching; that small business preparation and performance represent a mixture of concepts and real world issues speaks to the way in which owners incorporate various tenets that work best for their specific small businesses. However, there is one area Joyner (2002) discusses whereby all small business must comply if the owner expects it to thrive: values, ethics and social responsibility. No additional sources cited.

  • Thomas Cook, Shell, and eBay Business Analysis

    A 16 page paper comparing and contrasting the industries and types of businesses represented by Shell Oil and Thomas Cook (eBay is mentioned only in passing and is not part of the analysis). All businesses require accurate and useful information on which to base business decisions. The types of information they need will depend on the types of industries in which they operate, however. While most Thomas Cook customers could be expected to have no opinion as to the ethics of that company, many are vitally interested in the same measure regarding Shell. All businesses are obliged to take advantage of the information available to them as a means of increasing their competitive advantage within their industries and markets. The paper discusses environmental analysis, segmentation, positioning and research for both Shell and Thomas Cook. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Management Perspectives of the United States,Japan, and Germany

    A 19 page paper evaluating the thought that US businesses make more business decisions based on short-term performance than do businesses in Germany or Japan. Companies in other parts of the world seem not to be quite so quick to act on the basis of short-term results, but rather to build for the long term. Germany’s BMW and Japan’s Mitsubishi provide distinct counterpoints to the system that has developed in the United States. There are indications, however, that such attention to longevity is changing in today’s business environment. The paper describes some of those changes and points to the influence of long-standing cultural traditions that continue to provide direction in both Germany and Japan. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Internet, Small Business, and Export Information

    A 5 page paper discussing some of the Internet-based services and information available to small business. Several years ago, there was great hope for the possibilities of direct Internet commerce, success in direct sales over the Internet has been elusive for most not involved with business-to-business transactions. Direct and international e-commerce is growing, and the Internet provides a wealth of information applicable to more standard methods of achieving 'international' status. It should be considered an integral part of establishing and maintaining relationships with foreign distributors and retailers. The paper discusses some of the specific sites offering export information to small business, such as that of Assist International. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Videoconferencing and Business

    A 9 page paper discussing the use of business applications of video-conferencing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Small Business and the WWW

    This 5 page report examines the opportunities available to small business through maintaining a website and marketing via the Internet. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Privatization and the Logistics Management of the United States Military

    A 10 page paper that provides an overview of logistics management and considers the application for the management and outsourcing of military construction, maintenance and equipment. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Social and Professional Success Through the Management of Time

    A 10 page research paper on time management and its importance to the individual in today's fast-paced, production-orientated society. Steps necessary in the effective management of one's time are discussed including : task prioritization, planning, setting of deadlines, etc; Problems and obstacles to accomplishing such goals are explained as are ways to overcome them. Decision-making is of primary importance to this discussion. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Background and Analysis of the UNIX OS

    This 10-page paper provides a background and analysis of the UNIX Computer Operating System. Topics discussed include the history of the system and its importance to computing today, as well as shells, kernels, the file system, process management, memory management and input/output functions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Relationship Between Quality Management, Total Quality Management, and Measuring Performance

    This 3 page paper looks at the links between performance measurement and quality management how they are interdependent and essential when implementing Total Quality Management. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Sustainable Golf Course Management

    A 10 page paper developing a sustainability plan for golf course management. There are several environmental problems that traditional golf course design and maintenance can cause. The paper addresses mowing equipment emissions, water management, fertilizers, pesticides, the use of native plants and guidance from Audubon International. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Web Developer Career Path

    A 5 page paper discussing qualities of a success web developer. The new web developer leaves school with a solid foundation of technical knowledge ready to use. S/he also leaves school with the greatest learning in the future rather than in the past. The path of a successful career as a web developer includes learning about business processes, business needs, customer concerns and similar matters. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Business Tax Planning

    Despite new tax regulations expected in 2005 and new tax regulations implemented in the past few years to protect against tax avoidance and tax evasion, tax planning for business still involves looking at where the tax dollars can be pared. Tax planning for businesses today involves good tax planning to take advantage of the remaining legal tax deferment methods and taking advantage of the tax laws where possible. 5 References. jvTaxPln.rtf

  • Travel Agency Marketing

    This 7 page paper looks at a business where sales are dropping and consider why, and how, they should carry out market research to identify who their customers are, what opportunities exist and how to use them to increase business. The paper then outlines marketing strategies that use this information.

  • Travel Agency Business Plan Start Up

    This 11 page paper sets out a business plan for setting up a new travel agency business in the UK. The plan includes company name and mission statement, strategy, considerations of the current competitive environments, including market trends and current major competitors. The paper then gives projection including a three-year cash flow statement and three year balance sheet statement. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Modern Business and Corporate Culture

    This 12 page paper looks at the relevance of corporate culture in the modern business world. The paper discusses the idea and interpretation of corporate culture, its' formation, development and the requirement of some organisations to change it. The paper then goes on to examine the way in which culture can be used to benefit both the organisation and the wider business environment. Throughout the paper examples of actual companies are cited to enhance understanding. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Economic Growth and Sustainable Business Strategy

    This 4 page paper looks at how economic growth can promote sustainable strategies in business. A number of scenarios and case studies are given in this concisely written paper to aid the student in the understanding of how green issues and business can be seen as coexisting with both sustainability and profitability achieved. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Business and Change

    A 12 page paper. Change is the only constant in business as well as in life. Nothing stays the same. Social, technological, political and economic forces demand organizations to change or go out of business. One of the most difficult challenges facing any company is how to overcome the natural resistance of employees when changes are made. This essay discusses change theory, including the reasons for resistance and techniques for overcoming resistance. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • An E-Commerce Marketing Plan

    A 10 page paper. No one can doubt that e-commerce is here to stay; it grows exponentially each year. Companies, whether product or service, that do not have an Internet presence will lose business to those companies that do have an Internet presence. This paper presents a marketing plan for a chiropractic consortium. Topics include: description of the business; competition; e-commerce; designing a web page; and salesmanship on the web. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Companies That Are Reactive and Proactive

    This 5 page paper compares and contrasts proactive and reactive firms. Such approaches in respect to environment is demonstrated. A real life firm that changed tacts is explored. There is an emphasis on international business and how proactive and reactive approaches are integrated into the export business. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Technology and Intervention by Government

    This 6 page paper explains the impact of the government on corporate business as regards technology. Has it helped or hindered business to get ahead by taking advantage of information technology? Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Business Cycle and Inflation

    2 pages in length. Inflation and the business cycle are two economic entities that are forever intertwined. The writer discusses that the manner in which one cannot exist without the other's influence is particularly pertinent when assessing how government attempts to minimize inflation along with the size of variations that exist in the business cycle. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Business Behavior and Religious Values

    7 pages in length. The relationship between religious values and their inherent association with business dealings has warranted great interest and considerable depth in examination. The writer also discusses metaphysics and theocentric values as they relate to African-American business. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Essays on Computer Management

    This 5-page paper provides a series of questions to be answered dealing with technology and computers. Questions include ethics over selling names to other businesses, competitive advantage and technology, how to configure a system for a small business and advice to an employee who is looking for a promotion

  • Strategic Management and Value Chain Analysis

    A 4 page paper discussing the increased interest in value chain analysis for internal organizational assessment. Value chain analysis can identify opportunities available to the organization that otherwise could have remained obscure, and it can provide insight into the creation of new approaches to the same business. It is also better suited to assessing the relevance of projects undertaken in collaboration with other businesses. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Distribution Management of Gino in China

    A 4 page paper discussing an Ivey case on Gino in China. Gino is a provider of residential, commercial and industrialized burners. It has used three distributors to develop its business in China, but now is faced with growing its business beyond that which distributors can manage. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Influence of Culture on Organizational Learning and Business Practice

    This 11 page paper looks at the concept of organizational learning that has been developed in then west and considers how a firm may use the ideas by need to adapt them when setting up in Saudi Arabia, looking at the way business practices may need to be adapted to meet local culture and the way that this will influence business in general as well as organizational learning. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Operating a Small Business While Learning

    This 10 page paper considers how the owner or manager of a small business will learn at the sake time as running their business. The paper examines this making use of Kolb’s experiential learning cycle showing how the learning take place with a range of examples that can be applied to the commercial world. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Is Corporate Social Responsibility in the Interests of Business and Society?

    This 10 page paper looks at the use of corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies and considers whether they are always in the interests of business and society. Different approaches to corporate social responsibility are discussed from the perspective of businesses and from the perspective of society as a whole in order to assess if, when and how CSR can be beneficial. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Ending Access to Tobacco for Children in California

    This 9 page report discusses California’s legislative bill AB437 introduced this year and written to enforce the prohibition against tobacco sales to minors. The bill proposes a change to California’s Business and Professions state code in order to impose more serious penalties against businesses that sell tobacco products to minors. The goal of the legislation is to reduce children and teens easy access to tobacco. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Subjects

    This 12 page paper looks five different corporate social responsibility issues that face businesses today; climate change, sustainability, child labour, fair trade and environmental accounting. Each is discussed to look at how the issue can be defined and how it may impact in businesses. The bibliography cites 24 sources.

  • Overview of Databases

    This 3 page paper explains what a data base is and how it is used. The paper includes two examples of a database used in a business scenario, the example of a website using a database, the applications of databases and how the information may be used in a business report. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Design Company in Ireland

    This 6 page paper looks at a design company in Ireland and considers the different aspects of business in Ireland. Included is a discussion on forming businesses in Ireland, taxation, legal issues such as patents and trademarks, as well as looking at how the company competes. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Encouraging the Development of the Internet in Developing Nations

    A 16 page paper arguing that developing nations should encourage the development of the Internet and the necessary infrastructure within their borders. Whether the government should be directly involved is arguable, but the fact that the economy needs the benefits of the Internet is not. The Internet has become nearly as crucial for business operation as has the telephone, and other nations such as Singapore demonstrate that it is business activity and the resulting economic growth that lifts developing nations' peoples out of abject poverty. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Fact and Fallacy Regarding Body Language

    An 8 page discussion of the effectiveness of body language interpretation in the business environment. Body language, at best, is a very fluid aspect of individual behavior. While an observation of body language might be useful in some instances in determining individual intent, body language is entirely too variable a behavior on which to base important business decisions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Balanced Scorecard; The IT Balanced Scorecard As An Extension of the Business Balanced Scorecard

    This 9 page paper looks at the concept and the use of balanced scorecards in business, considering their general use and potential benefits as well as costs and comparing the IT balanced scorecard proposed by Van Grembergen with the business balanced scorecard of Kaplan and Norton. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Industrial Districts, Industrial Clusters, and Influences

    This 5 page paper answers five different questions regarding business, these are what economic and institutional factors determine the emergence of industrial clusters, what economic and institutional factors determine the emergence of industrial districts, what economic and institutional factors determine the character and the role of business networks, how agglomeration economies influence the behaviour of firms, and the importance of the economic milieu for the behaviour of firms. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Automobile Manufacturer's eBusiness System Enhancement

    A 7 page paper that presents the initial steps for a project. Headings include a description of the project, project statement, mission justification, project scope, information gathering techniques, a list of business requirements for the project and an evaluation of the initial plan. The project involves enhancing an existing E-business system by adding more functions and components. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Integrated Technology and Smart Business

    This 4 page paper looks a concept of a ‘Smart Business’ and integrated technology answering three questions set by the student. The first question discusses the way in which information technology may be perceived in an objective manner, the second question considers the influence of politics and power on the way IT is implemented and the last price concept of smart business to a case study provided by the student. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Economic Forces and the Fast Food Industry

    This 6 page paper responds to the question: "How do economic forces impact a business?" The writer uses a fictitious fast food restaurant, Steakburger, as an example. A brief background about Steakburger is offered and the competitive nature of the fast food business is discussed. Real data regarding the growth of the fast food industry are included. The writer explains that the owners want to expand and explains how certain economic forces are delaying that goal. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business Sole Proprietorship

    A 5 page paper discussing the burgeoning trend toward one-person businesses in the US. The trend began in earnest when highly-paid middle managers found themselves unemployed during the height of downsizing, and has continued throughout the 1990s. The paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorship structure for tax purposes; the freedom and restrictions that the structure gives the entrepreneur; SBA's opinion of what constitutes sufficient capitalization; and the importance of having a written business plan, even if the entrepreneur has no plan of seeking outside funding. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • REQUIREMENTS FOR LAUNCHING A BUSINESS IN ONTARIO

    This 10-page paper describes various requirements for launching a business in Ontario, Canada. Topics under discussion include employee regulations, business entity types and various laws. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Marketing Information System

    A 6 page paper discussing the use of marketing information. The marketing information system is comprised of internal data, marketing intelligence and marketing research. Each form of information has its place in consumer and business behavioral models; the purpose here is to assess those facts for both consumer and business buying behavior models. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Two Articles Compared Regarding Business Ethics

    This 7-page paper compares two articles on the subject of business ethics: "Entering the Third Age of Ethics by Rushworth Kidder and Curtis Verschoor and "Christian Character: A Different Approach to Business Ethics" by Sondra Wheeler. The paper notes that each of the papers has a different view on ethics. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Business Plan to Open a Chain of Fruit Juice Cafes

    This 14 page paper presents a business plan for the start-up of a new (fictitious) business selling fruit juices, fruit juice cocktails and smoothies. The plan proposes the opening of a chain of outlets with expansion using a franchise model from year three onwards. The plan includes information under growth and financial objectives, legal structure and ownership, finance, organisational structure, stockholders, marketing plan including customer and competitor analysis. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Building Green

    A 4 page paper discussing 3 "green," LEED-certified buildings and proposing research into the practicalities of building green. Businesses are pressured on all sides to operate more efficiently, and research that illuminates the true costs and cost savings of "green" buildings can be valuable to all businesses. In this vein the proposed research will focus on (1) actual costs of either new construction or retrofitting of existing buildings; (2) changes in operational costs resulting from the green focus; and (3) the potential value that organizations can find in social responsibility as a result of their efforts. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • United Kingdom Business and Environmental Issues

    This 19 page paper looks at different aspects of environmental controls and environment law and the impact they have on business. The paper has five sections; Planning decisions, environmental statute law, environmental audits, the UK Environmental Protect Act 1990 and the use of HAZOP. Each section outlines the issues and discusses the implications on business. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Business and Ethical Practices

    A 5 page paper answering 3 questions. The first discusses how an individual applies ethical principles to business practice; the second discusses ethical possible ethical practices at a community college in Georgia. The last asks whether "business ethics" is an oxymoron; the answer is a decided no. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Texas Instruments Business Code Of Conduct

    A 4 page paper that reports and discusses this company's ethics code, business code of conduct and compliance. The writer reports the three questions to determine if a decision is ethical from the Institute of Business Ethics and compares them to TI's simple test. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Article Analysis and Practical Applications of Ethics

    This 3 page paper examines an article on ethics in accountancy. The mortgage business is the focus of this paper that provides a general discussion on business ethics. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Conflict Management - Hypothetical Case Study

    A 7 page paper that begins with a scenario of a conflict in a hypothetical work team. This is a situation where there are negative behaviors and underlying tension and conflict rather than a two-sided or other type of conflict. The paper draws on the ideas of Kenneth Cloke and Joan Goldsmith's book, Resolving Conflicts at Work. The writer also comments on different approaches to conflict management. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Lend Lease Case Study; Improving Organization

    This 10 page report style paper examines a case study supplied by the student concerning the Australian real estate company Lend Lease, in order to propose a way that the firm could improve their internal organization. The improvement suggested is the move to a team based, or lattice framework structure to improve the management of the projects. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Organizational Communication - Case Study

    This 4 page paper applies the communication process to a hypothetical organization. The essay includes: the communication climate in the organization, strengths and weaknesses, management's approach and an example. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Aimes Electrical and Supply Case Study

    This 11 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. A firm is successful, but many of the systems are out of date, which is resulting in high levels of stock tying up capital, poor purchase procedures and a lack of general knowledge management within the firm due to an old ERP system that is not understood. The paper looks at the problems and considers some potential solution, including the implementation of a new comprehensive ERP system. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Organizational Behavior - Case Study

    A 7 page paper. The first half of the paper provides a synopsis of the scenario sent by the student. It is the case of Dick Spencer, an American manager of a Canadian plant. The second half analyzes the management behaviors of Spencer and the corporate culture of the plant and gives recommendations for the plant manager. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Magic Pulse Limited and Kitomba

    This 11 page paper looks at the New Zealand company Magic Pulse Limited and Kitomba software that has been design as an appointment management system. The paper examines the position of the firm and the strategic choices the firm has for growth, assessing different markets and different entry methods. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Operating Problems That Impressive Burger

    This 20 page paper looks at the case of Impressive Burger, a case supplied by the student. The company has been successful, but since extending the menu the company has been facing some difficulties. There has been increased demand as the menu has proved popular, but the level of profitability has fallen and the time taken to serve customers has increased significantly. The paper examines some of the potential problems and presents some solutions. Areas examined include increasing capacity and better inventory management. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Challenges of One Leader

    A 3 page paper that begins with a scenario where the manager is facing personnel challenges. The paper identifies the leadership styles the manager may be using and why they are good or not. The paper also explains the difference between leadership and management and between formal and informal leadership. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Case Study Ineffective Leadership

    A 7 page paper that presents a hypothetical case study of a chocolate manufacturer. The writer reports the background of the case and identifies what the new CEO did wrong. The paper offers recommendations for the new CEO to fix his mistakes and get the company back to where it was in terms of morale. Kotter's change management process is reported to identify mistakes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Problems with Employees

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and considers why the company is having problems wit the employees including absenteeism and high turnover rates. The situation of the case includes an autocratic owner with no management training and the employees are refused a pay rise when the company is doing well. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Lawrence Sports Inc.; Executive Summary

    This 3 page paper is an executive summary for a case study supplied by the student. The case concerned a Lawrence Sports Inc., a company facing a cash flow problem due to the lack of working capital management. The bibliography cites two sources.

  • Building Project Value Management

    This 10 page paper (including on page diagram) looks at how value may be added in a case study provided by the student. The study concerns the building of a learning centre for a university. The process of project development, priorities and using weighted values as well as the SMART tool for value management are all used. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Portfolio Team Management

    A 5 page paper. Fletcher managers a major portfolio and has reached a point where he needs to hire specialized analysts to help. Based on the information in this case study, the paper discusses Fletcher's leadership style and why it is appropriate as well as Fletcher's major mistakes when hiring. The writer also discusses Fletcher's team management processes and make recommendations for improvement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Case Studies In Technology and Management

    This 5 page paper reviews 5 case studies from the book Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation and considers what the student may learn from each case study. The cases include SMaL Camera Technologies, Intel, Hewlett Packard Kitty Hawk, Microsoft and Patterns of Industrial Innovation. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Project Management and the Value of Communication

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of communication in project management. A hypothetical case study is used to highlight the theme. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Budget Variance

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Several areas of expenditure identified within management accounts, with the actual spending compared the budget spending, presented some speculation regarding possible reasons for the variance. The second part of the paper considers potential benchmarks which may be utilized in order to increase the accuracy of future forecasting. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • A Case Study of the Acme and Omega Electronics Firms

    This 3 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student, Acme and Omega were once part of the same firm, but following divestment have adopted different management practices. The paper identifies the problems each firm has faced, the moist important problems and then suggests a solution suitable for both firms. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Strategic Planning at CC Industries

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student and undertakes a strategic process plan part of a project for the introduction of a payroll service by a financial management firm. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • HRM at Riordan Hangzhou Plant

    This 9 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Riordan Manufacturing has opened a new facility in Hangzhou, but due to local labor shortages they are bringing in workers from other areas. The paper looks at the issue of diversity management, looking at the situation, the perspectives of the stakeholders and alterative solutions. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • HRM Gap Analysis for Riordan’s Hangzhou Facility

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Riordan have opened a new factory at Hangzhou in China, but due to local labor shortages there are workers employed form a number of different countries. There is recognition that there needs to be cross cultural management of the employees. This paper looks at the situation, the issues and opportunities as well as the end state vision in order to identify the gaps. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Issues in Addiction and Maladaptive Behavior

    A 3 page research paper that addresses moderation management in regards to alcohol consumption; definitions of use, abuse and dependence; societal promotion of maladaptive behavior; and sexual dysfunction. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Diversity Issue/Harassment

    A 4 page essay that, first of all, summarizes a news article that addresses the diversity issue of racial workplace harassment. Then, the writer discusses this information in regards to its implications for workplace management. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • Questions in Health Care Management

    This 6 page paper addresses a number of issues in health care management such as managed care, sexual harassment and the idea of professionalism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Organizational Change and Leadership

    This 16 page paper provides a hypothetical case study for analysis. When a section head must fire one of six employees, she vies for a safe political option, but not one that helps the organization. The case study is presented and analyzed after a review of the literature on the subject of management, leadership and change in organizations is conducted. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Political Ideology and Management Style

    This 10 page paper evaluates a case study of a hotel and how it is managed. Various subjects such as equality, scientific management and capitalism are discussed in the context of the analysis. The case study exemplifies a tightly managed situation where there is a division by race, gender and so forth. Further, workers subsists on tips and live under tight control. Many theorists are noted inclusive of Marx, Durkheim and Weber. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Kaizen Style of Management

    This 5 page paper looks at the Japanese management style of kaizen, with a focus on a case study to emanate from the United States. The company Critikon is used as the case study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Strategies for Capay Valley Grown and Capay Valley Naturals

    This 9 page paper looks at the Capay Valley Grown case provided and considers the measures that the management may have taken to rectify problems and then identifies weaknesses in order to assess why and how these are present and how the ongoing issues may be resolved. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Change at Cosby Manufacturing

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, looking at the potential mistakes made in changing the manufacturing firm to a matrix structure and issues which may arise associated with a new project for the implementation of a new management cost control system. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Case Study: Flexsin, a Study in Outsourcing

    This 4 page case study looks at the globalization of Flexsin. It first explores the company dynamic and change to outsourcing many of its professional resources and responsibilties. Next explored are risks associated with outsourcing, both inhouse (management) and global requirements. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing

    A 4 page paper that reviews and discusses on article about nursing management. In this article, the authors discuss ethical dilemmas, a decision-making model and they provide a case study as an example. The writer responds to a variety of questions, such as why the article was selected and its relevance. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Benefits of Adopting a Management Information System

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student to assess the way a management information system (MIS). Javabooks is a book store and cafe, where all process, from ordering to sales, are undertaken manually. The paper start by looking at the benefits and then considers the way other firms are gaining cost savings using MIS. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Practices for Budget Management and Monitoring

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of budget management practices. Patton-Fuller Community Hospital is used as a case study. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • EDI and Barcode Recommendations for Socksessful Socks

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student in order to identify the issues faced by the firm and suggest solutions. The firm has long lead times and problems with general inventory management. After examining the issues recommendations including the use of barcodes and an EDI system are proposed. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Security Risk Management for IT Systems

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of risk management for IT systems. A hypothetical case study is derived from Huffman Trucking. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Privacy Concerns and Identity Management

    This is a 15 page paper that provides an overview of identity management and privacy concerns. The case study of Jacket-X Corporation is used. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Passenger Aviation

    This 5 page considers the development of passenger aiplanes from the beginning of the twentieth century until today. The writer looks are aircraft such as the Boeing 247, the Boeing 307 Stratoliner, DC-3, DC-6 and DC-6 as well as the Dash 80 and Concorde. Consideration is also given to the on board flight management system. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Literature Review on US History and Unionism

    This paper examines the literature available about unionism and the United States. In addition, the paper offers brief topics about unions including history of American unions, trends that unions face today, and how management and unions are trying to get along. Bibliography lists 20+ sources.

  • Early Childhood Education Professionals and an Administrative Training Literature Review

    This 9 page report discusses the literature related to research that has been conducted regarding management and administration and its place in running a successful child care center. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • General Management Function and Organizational Integration

    A 5 Page Paper That Discusses The Functions Of The General Manager And How Organizations Are Attempting To Integrate Their Different Functional Areas. An Outline Of General Management Functions Is Provided Along With A Discussion Of The How Companies Are Integrating Their Different Areas Of Operations. Bibliography Lists 5 Sources.

  • Network Management Tools' Test Results

    An 11 page paper discussing the results of a test of six network management tools for large networks. Of the six products, the Peregrine InfraTools Network Discovery was rated the best overall in both function and price. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Math Lessons and Classroom Management Plan for 3rd Grade Inclusion

    A 9 page paper that presents a classroom management plan, including rules and policies and how they will be established, reinforcement and contracts, routines. The paper then provides two math lessons and finally discusses the inner discipline philosophy. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • HRM's 2 Major Challenges

    10 pages. There are many challenges in managing human resources, and while all might be important, there are two attributes that seem to be especially challenging to implement and yet they are also very basic and fundamental to becoming the best that one can be in human resource management. These two aspects are the art of getting employees to think creatively and the ability to change. These are actually related to each other and both of these abilities together can bring out the very best in your human resource team. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Literature Review on AT&T's Management

    This 24-page paper examines the literature discussing AT&T Corp. and its management; from its beginnings, through divestiture, into the 1990s and beyond. Topics discussed include the role of human resources, Michael Armstrong and how AT&T has been evolving since the 1980s. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Literature Review on Student Athletes, Stressors, Benefits, and Time Management

    This 32-page paper offers a literature review of the concept of time management among student athletes (or lack thereof). Discussions also include the development of sports programs, and increased stress on today's student on many grade levels. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • New Systems Development and a Literature Review of Operations Management

    This 4 page paper looks at the literature concerning the way in which a collage enrolment system should be designed. The paper draws from different areas of operations management to indicate the way that this should take place. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Literature Review of Emergency Preparedness in Puerto Rico

    This 15-page paper outlines a review of literature in support of an approach for emergency preparedness of Puerto Rico when it comes to natural disasters. The paper also includes natural disaster that occur in Puerto Rico, as well as some recommendations to help spur an emergency management program. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • John and Mary Farmer Case Study

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Answering three questions the first part of the paper looks at whether or not activity based accounting methods would be suitable for agricultural businesses such as farms, the second part of the paper discusses potentially bad decisions that may be made where activity based accounting is not used and the last part of the paper reviews an article that supports the use of activity based accounting of fixed/variable cost accounting. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • BabyCare Ltd Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks a the case of BabyCare Ltd. The paper answers three questions, first there is an assessment regarding the attractiveness of the firm as an investment, the second part of the paper assesses the business model in terms of its use in an emerging market. The last part of the paper looks at the financing options that are presented to the firm.

  • Case Study: Askinosie Chocolate

    4 pages in length. The ethical/policy principles that seem important to Shawn Askinosie are those that improve the alliance between business and social foundations, which are reflected in Askinosie chocolate by virtue of his strict mission policies. Askinosie has set his sights upon making a premium quality dark chocolate in association with his quest to sidestep the traditional format of inequitable practices that took a majority of profits from the hands of those who actually grow the beans; with brokers and other middlemen entities, farmers retain meager financial support from selling their crop. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Introduction To IT Questions

    This 14 page paper is written in 3 parts. The first part of the paper defines a number of terms associated with the internet, word processing, spreadsheets and databases. The second part of the paper identifies a number of books, CD's and DVD's that would be useful to a business studies student and calculates costs for bulk purchase. The third part of the paper presents PowerPoint slides outlines the background and use of the internet. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Quest Diagnostics

    A 3 page paper containing slide contents and one page of speaker notes focusing on the business and industry of the country's largest contract laboratory diagnostics company. An 8-slide PowerPoint® presentation is available. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Increased Corporate Governance Effects Assessment

    A 15 page proposal for studying this topic. Nations and organizations throughout the world are more aware of the need for greater corporate governance, and many have taken or are considering alterations to standards that could increase corporate responsibility and compliance in financial reporting. What remains unclear is how some of the proposed and realized changes may affect business operation. The study proposed here seeks to determine how accounting and auditing standards may be affected by these changes. Bibliography lists 31 sources.

  • Business Financing Alternatives

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of business financing. Pros and cons of various alternatives are weighed. PowerPoint speaker notes are included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • ZIP Code 60614 and Demographic Characteristics

    A 5 page paper consisting of speaker notes and Excel® charts used in an available PowerPoint® presentation. The presentation examines the demographics of Chicago's 60614 zip code, where 78% of the population has at least a 4-year college degree and median family income is nearly $132,000. The presentation and paper identify an MBA degree as being the most readily accepted within this zip code, and identifies five types of businesses that could be expected to do well in a strip mall within the zip code. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Business Plan for Wal-Mart

    This 27 page paper presents a business plan for Wal-Mart with the aim of helping Wal-Mart become a learning organisation. The paper starts with some background to the organisation; an examination of the organisational issues and problems and the potential solutions. The paper then presents a plan to implement the change looking at how and why the solution of becoming a learning organization will benefit the company and how the change may be introduced and managed. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

  • It's Popcorn Time Marketing Plan and Recommendations

    A 5 page paper consisting of speaker notes for an available PowerPoint® presentation of a marketing plan for a single-location confectioner specializing in coated popcorn produced according to a newly-patented process. The marketing plan recommends instituting online sales and entering agreement with a third party gift business, as well as hiring a knowledgeable, no-spam Internet marketer to assist the company in promoting itself online. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Research Proposal for Transition Into E-Commerce

    This 4 page paper is an outline research proposal for a project to examine e-commerce. The project is to look at the advantages and disadvantages of e-commerce for an existing business and how these may be used to determine the best possible strategy for entrance and continuation of trade on the internet. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Business Plans and Research Proposals Compared

    This 5 page paper examines the preparation and contexts of formal research proposal and business plans in order to identify the commonalities and the differences in the two document types. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Are Western Strategies Suitable for Use in Businesses in China?

    This 8 page paper is a research proposal to assess the extent to which traditional western business strategies may be applied in China. The paper presents a research question and justification, background, literature review and a methodology. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Funding Requests

    A 3 page paper comparing the competitive grant, action research proposal and business plan. Each asks an individual or organization for financial underwriting, but each has different goals and points of focus. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Increasing the Potential Value of Customer Relationship Management by Integrating it with Customer Centric Business Models

    This 63 page paper looks at a problem; the large number of firms that are unable to gain value from CRM implementations and, supported by an in-depth literature review and simulated primary research (provided by the student) explores the potential for increased potential value to be created by integration CRM with customer centric business models. The bibliography cites 81 sources.

  • Business Intelligence Acquisition Approaches

    A 12 page paper discussing approaches to acquiring business intelligence tools such as hardware and software, and then presenting proposed methods and anticipated results of a study seeking to determine whether organizations seek "best of breed" solutions or those that provide a "best fit" with existing infrastructure. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Human Resources: Hospital Case Study

    A 20 page paper that presents a case study of a hospital's human resource activities. The essay begins with an executive summary. The sections included are: a description of the organization, a description of human resources, its role, and strategies, an analysis of HRM and recommendations. The essay addresses how HR will develop strategies to be in line with the organization's business strategies. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Harvard Business School Case Study Analysis: Questions and Answers

    This 3 page paper examines a Harvard Business school case study entitled SG Cowen: New Recruits. Question and answer format is used. No additional sources cited.

  • GM Powertrain Harvard Case Study

    A 5 page paper. This case study is set in 1997 when a new plant manager is faced with numerous issues. The subtitles include: brief history of company, competitive and business environments, problems in the case, options and recommendation. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • PEFA.COM Case Study

    This 10 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. Pan European Fish Auctions is the idea for a new auction site to sell fish and overcome the mismatches in the market. The paper looks at the advantages and disadvantages of the plan for both sellers and buyers, the way this could change the supply chain, the key business function and the way that the firm may be able to maximize the benefit of first mover advantage.

  • The Shakedown (Case Study Analysis)

    This 5 page paper evaluates a Harvard Business Review case study. The case involves ethics and government corruption in Ukraine. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • NetFlix Case Study

    This 11 page paper looks at the case of NetFlix the online DVD rental company, considers the current strategy and sources of competitive advantage, examines the reasons behind the company’s success and considers the way it may need to change and adapt in the future with new technology such as video on demand impacting on its’ business model. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Market Proposal - Launching a Triad Hallmark Store

    A 10 page paper that outlines a marketing proposal for the business planning and commercial launching of a corporate Hallmark Crown Store affiliate. Explained and discussed are proposal structure, situation analysis, SWOT analysis, campaign & communication strategy, media plan, appropriation & budget, and keys to ongoing success. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Research Proposal for the DOA In Regard to Granting More Government Contracts to Small Businesses

    This 5 page paper is a research proposal. A government department wants to award more contracts to small businesses, but does not known how to go about this. The research proposal identified the aims and objectives and then gives a research methodology and identifies the way suitable samples for the primary research will be identified. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Action Accessories Case Study

    This 19 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student and answers 9 questions cornering the business plans they have to launch a new type of affordable designer sunglasses. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Importance of Mathematics and Statistics in Business

    This 5-page paper offers an explanation of the importance of business math and statistics. Other issues covered include calculation of insurance premiums and property taxes, as well as depreciation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Production of Sportswear Manufacturing

    A 3 page paper assessing the production process at a sportswear manufacturer for the purpose of doubling output in the most efficient manner possible. The individual examining the production process also is considering buying the business. The paper concludes that production can be doubled with the addition of 3 employees and 4 machines. Includes diagrams of current and proposed process flow. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • A Business Consideration of the Fictional Artemis Sportswear Company

    An 8 page paper. Artemis is a fictional company. This essay briefly reports actions taken by five real companies to reduce operational expenses in one area of the business, then discussed how Artemis might use these same tactics to reduce their operational costs and do so without having a negative impact on employees. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Casuistry Ethics and Nursing

    A 5 page paper that discusses different issues. The first topic is the Casuistry ethics approach, which is explained and discussed. Other topics focus on setting up a family nurse practitioner clinic in Louisiana, including the laws governing such enterprises. Components of the business plan are identified and the write comments on the characteristics the nurse practitioner needs to have to succeed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Why Teams Win: 9 Keys to Success in Business, Sport, and Beyond by Saul Miller

    A 5 page book report on Why Teams Win: 9 Keys to Success in Business, Sport, and Beyond by Dr. Saul Miller. No additional sources cited.

  • Managerial Economics Questions

    This 4 page paper answers 4 questions concerning economics used by managers in business. These look at how to price tickets for sporting events to maximize revenue or maximize attendance, book pricing to maximize royalty revenues, how to consider reducing a potential liability and the use of different types of auction to sell goods.

  • American Youth Soccer Association's Financial Position

    An 8 page paper assessing the funding and overall financial position of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). It is the organization that operates outside of and independently from public school systems throughout the country, and is the organization through which community soccer leagues are formed and operate. The paper assesses AYSO’s financial accountability at all levels, concluding that it could benefit from greater transparency in its overall business results. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Correlation Between Transportation Industry and Management

    This 3-page paper covers the launch of FastShip, a global supply chain/cargo forwarding agency, and the international business relationships the company must consider and develop to remain successful. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Conflict Management and Teams

    This 3 page paper looks at teams in business. Team building and conflict resolution are discussed. Creativity is also discussed as a goal in team creation. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Greatest Efficiency Management Model Selection

    This 3 page paper examines MBO, TQM and Covey's Seven Habits and chooses amongst them to resolve a problem in the business world. Production is the problem that needs to be solved. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • E-commerce Service Options

    A 5 page paper discussing external customer service and payment options available to online merchants. The variety of services available translates to a wide range of choices being available to online merchants, allowing them to operate their businesses exactly as they choose. The cost of these services generally will be far less than any in-house effort to provide the same, bringing cost benefits for both merchants and their customers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • U.S., Mexico, and Cultural Perspectives on Management

    A 3 page paper discussing the differences in expectations of managerial behavior. There are decided differences in cross-cultural expectations of business structure relative to the US and Mexico. A manager coming into either country experienced with his own culture will find conditions quite different, though worker motivations may be highly similar. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Price Discrimination Strategies

    This 5 page paper looks at price discrimination as a business strategy. The paper outlines what is meant by price discrimination and considers the motivation behind the adoption of price discrimination and then discusses the different ways that price discrimination may be implemented as a strategy. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Friedman and Corporate Social Responsibility

    Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman commented that "There is one and only one social responsibility of business to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which is to say engages in free and open competition, without deception or fraud." This 3 page paper considers this view and discusses it in terms of corporate social responsibility and a firm's strategy. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Exploitation of Child Labor

    This 11 page report discusses the exploitation of children around the world, especially in Third World nations, as a source of cheap and compliant labor. Governments, businesses, and individual consumers have an obligation to do what they can to bring a halt to the exploitation of children throughout the world. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Diamond Industry and De Beers

    This is a 20 page paper that provides an overview of De Beers and the diamond industry. Forces are analyzed and a new business model is proposed. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Technology at Shell

    This 5 page paper examines the use of different types of technology and information systems art Shell, the paper starts by looking at the technology in developing creative thinking at managerial level, the paper then moves on to look at information systems and technology used in the oil drilling aspects of the business. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • A Differentiated Hotel

    This 4 page paper looks at a review of The Good Hotel in San Francisco, summarizing the review. After this the writer considers the position of the hotel from a business perspective looking at how the firm competes in the broader industry. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Business Ethics: Coca-Cola India

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of business ethics. The case of Coca-Cola India and the revamp of their image through ethical practice is examined. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Human Resource Problems at One Company

    In this 5 page paper, the writer identifies human resource issues and problems at this company. The key problems are related to how executives view the problem. The writer also discusses a new human resource business system for the company and how it will improve HR. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Proposal for a Child Care Center

    (7 pp) Although this is a fictitious childcare proposal, it is a given fact that the American family spends on an average, of about seven percent of its annual income on childcare. It is projected that "Childcare City" would be located in the Chicago area; yet it is also well known that as in most major cities in the United States, there is a relatively wide financial spread, therefore much of this organizational data has been gleaned from other parts of the country with the idea that an average will therefore be established. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Small Business Rewards and Compensation Program Proposal

    This 11 page paper focuses on a hypothetical firm with about 40 employees. The firm is described and after a review of literature, a precise schedule of compensation and rewards is devised. The proposal includes specific grade levels and job titles. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Research Proposal for Small Business Diversity Planning

    This 30 page paper provides an overview of a proposal and the final research study on diversity planning. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Oral Business Communication Research Study Proposal

    A 13 page communication research proposal. The problem is that what constitutes effective oral communication is not always well defined, at least in practice. This provides the foundation for the significance of the study and for the objectives of determining what types of approaches are most effective. The research question is that of determining what types of communications tools that effective managers use to inform and persuade, regardless of audience type. Though styles may change according to the needs of the group of focus at the moment, effective oral communication should contain the same message when delivered for diverse audiences. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Considerations for Setting up a Distance Learning Internet Business

    This 17 page report style paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. DL Limited is planning on setting up a distance learning operation in conjunction with UK and Turkish universities. The report looks first at the way strategic decision making can take place. The report then looks at other potential markets, product development, required resources and the identification of issues which will need consideration. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Podiatry Patient Satisfaction Proposal

    An 18 page paper that presents a project proposal. A partnership has dissolved leaving the sole podiatrist in the position of having to rebuild the business. The sections of the paper include: the statement of the problem, the significance of the problem, the purpose of the project, literature review and methodology. This practice will begin with a patient satisfaction survey for the purpose of increasing patient satisfaction. The literature survey includes information on the parts of the foot, the stress feet experience every day, the wonder of the function of the foot and what makes the human foot different. The importance of healthy feet and the practice of podiatry and how people abuse and mistreat their feet are also discussed. The incidence of different types of foot health problems is included. The importance of patient satisfaction is explored. Other related data are included. One appendix included, which presents the patient satisfaction survey. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Business Contract Law - Case Study

    An 8 page paper based on a scenario provided by the student. The case involved thermostats. The company has exclusive distributor contracts in different countries for their Celsius thermostat with a faceplate instead of decals. A person representing himself as an exporter assures the thermostats will be going to the Middle East but they start showing up in the Netherlands undercutting that distributor. The essay discusses the elements of an enforceable contract, breach of contract, the facts of the case and how they relate to different legal issues, the value of oral agreements and more. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • JetBlue Case Study

    This 42 page paper examines the airline JetBlue in the context of the US airline industry. After an introduction the paper discusses the condition of the airline industry, the profitability of the industry and uses a pest analysis to examine the macro environment. The strategies of JetBlue are then examined at firm, business and operational levels and compared to strategies of competitors. With an understanding of the industry and the firm the writer goes on to suggest potential future strategies. Each of the suggested strategies is analysed and recommendations made for viable future strategies and how they may be implemented. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Empowerment and Delegation: Learned Business Skills

    This 8 page paper considers the difference between empowerment and delegation, and then discusses empowerment in detail, as well as some of the issues involved in building an effective team. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Implementing an eBusiness Solution

    This 22 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Xtra is a fictitious firm selling Hollywood memorabilia which needs to introduce a new e-business system. The paper is divided into 5 sections looking at different elements of the implementation. The first section considers the requirements and constraints for the system; the second section looks at issues concerning implementation, including resources and timing of the implementation. The third section looks at how leadership should be undertaken. The forth section discusses the way the change should be managed by looking at potential barriers and the use of communication. The last section looks at the value and potential use of mentoring and coaching for the implementation. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • New Balance Athletic Shoe (Harvard Business School Case Study Analysis)

    This 4 page paper provides an analysis for this HBS case study. The analysis is done for HBS No. 9-606-094. No additional sources cited.

  • AtHoc: Dealing With Disruption: Harvard Business School Case Study (9-806-073) Analysis

    This 3 page paper provides a general analysis. No other sources are cited.

  • Business Case Study: Key Findings

    11 pages in length. Remaining within the higher end of industry competition is an ongoing challenge; maintaining a position of power and influence is only as secure the competition's next strategic move. Indeed, staying above board when it comes to a company's ranking is an ever-changing entity that flows with the ebb and tide of the given market; when profits begin to go south, operations must be analyzed so as to restructure and regain control. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Monster Networking Case Study

    A 15 page paper. Monster.com is the best known job search e-business in the world. In 2003, the company launched Monster Networking, a work-related social networking site. This essay begins with an overview of the history of Monster.com, its sale to TMP, its growth and competitors and the issues surrounding the Monster Networking site and its disappointing results. The problem is identified and discussed, alternative solutions are analyzed and discussed and a recommendation is made. This is based on a Harvard case study. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Medieval Drama and Its Messages

    A 14 page paper discussing the means that medieval guilds used to promote political and religious ideology using plays as the medium. There was only a single church, and it sought to provide plays to act out important events described in the Bible. Plays grew in scope and size and were obliged to move outdoors where laymen took over the production duties, those laymen generally were members of the various guilds operational in local areas. Guilds were dedicated to business among the merchants and high quality among the craftsmen, and their leaders came to be highly involved in local politics. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Fictional CD Store Saving

    A 10 page paper describing changes in the recorded music industry and providing a business strategy for a fictional CD store for the next five years. Midland Music is a regional music retailer chain in the Southeast. It is left with six stores after closing two of its worst-performing local stores. The industry is in flux and promises that in five years' time it may bear little resemblance to the music industry of the past, particularly as iPods become more common and more customers opt for single-track downloads rather than purchasing CDs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Post Communist Bulgaria and German Business Relocation

    A 10 page overview of the many factors influencing the decision of German companies to relocate to Bulgaria. The thesis that German companies may avoid the disadvantages of Globalization by moving operations to Bulgaria is explored. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Wal-Mart's Illegal Immigrant Workers

    A 7 page paper discussing the ethical aspects of Wal-Mart's use of illegal immigrants. In 2003, federal agents arrested more than 300 illegal immigrant workers as they finished their shifts cleaning 60 Wal-Mart stores in 21 states. Wal-Mart avoided any problems of implementation by simply bringing all cleaning activities back in-house. It cannot hope to control the actions of other companies, but like its own customers, it can refuse to do business with them. Whatever savings the company gained from using contractors was more than offset by its single $11 million fine. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 2 First Person Sample Essays

    This 4 page paper contains two example first person essays. One essay examines the plight of a student who has to make a sound decision. The example used concerns an apartment rental. The second essay has two parts. The first involves a place of business where a decision is made based on erroneous assumptions. The second part involves black and white thinking. The issue chosen for the second part is abortion. No bibliography.

  • Costs of Skilled Nursing Facilities and the Impact of the Shortage of Registered Nurses

    A 5 page paper assessing the value of instituting a primary nursing arrangement at a nursing home skilled nursing facility (SNF) to reduce the influence of the nursing shortage while also gaining more timely MDS/PPS/ RUG III reporting and therefore Medicare payments to the SNF. Of course the purpose of any SNF is to provide the best patient care possible, and confirmation of the appropriateness and success of the program should include positive benefit to residents. Enhanced patient care and better business results do not need to be mutually exclusive, however. An efficient organizational structure should be able to provide both, while also alleviating some of the pressures of the nursing shortage as they apply to the SNF. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Home Health and Hospice Company Business Requirement Analysis

    A 10 page paper discussing two identified IT needs at HHH, a home health and hospice company. One of the needs is for automated HR services to provide self-service HR; the other is the addition of laptops, printers and a wireless network so that visiting nurses can reinforce patient education with printed information that patients can use as references after the nurse leaves. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Hamot Medical Center Organizational Analysis

    A 14 page paper assessing the success that this Erie, Pennsylvania hospital has had in striving for nursing excellence and making the best use of all resources available to it. In the manner in which the old business cycle underwent so many changes that today’s version needed the designation of the “new economy,” so does Hamot Medical Center discuss and pursue the “new nursing” that both builds and preserves the professionalism of nursing. The paper examines the hospital’s organizational structure, vision and mission, and assesses the organization’s success in pursuing and achieving its goals. The paper discusses the role of organizational structure in maintaining an atmosphere in which change is both possible and positive. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Business Psychology; Team Work For Effective Organizations

    This 5 page paper looks at theories concerning the way that individuals will interact and develop into teams, including the influences on their behavior and perceptions with a team environment. The paper looks at theories including those of Jung, Belbin, Le Bon and systems theory. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Tourism and Psychology

    A 6 page paper discussing using psychological knowledge in marketing and providing services. The tourism industry formerly was able to operate on the “if you build it, they will come” philosophy, but it no longer has that luxury. Tourism has been forced in recent years to join the ranks of all other types of businesses, particularly in actively marketing to the target group it most wants to attract. Assessing marketing and service needs from the perspective of personality and psychology can assist organizations within the travel industry in achieving and maintaining greater success. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Culture and Principles of Psychology

    An 11 page paper that begins by discussing the difficulties of defining the concept of culture. The writer then discusses cultural psychologists and some authors' opinion that the approach to studying culture is unsystematic. Two unsystematic approaches are explained and three typical orientations to studying culture in psychology are also explained. Three examples are provided to illustrate the need for cultural competence, two in business and one in education. The write concludes with further comments about cultural psychology and the need for more research before psychologists will know how psychological principles can be applied in different cultures. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Organization and Individual Study Similarities

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of how organizations and individuals are studied. Studies and theories from psychology and sociology are discussed in light of business research. Similarities regarding individuals and organizations include goal oriented strategies and attention to the aging process. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Pursuing a Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

    This 2 page paper provides an overview of the process of pursuing a MBA degree for a person in a psychology practice. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Business Plan for Cannondale Bicycle Company

    This 4 page paper develops a plan for Cannondale, the bicycle company to increase net profits using a market penetration strategy. The paper outlines the goals, strategy and marketing tactics. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Applying Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs In Business

    A 5 page paper discussing application of Abraham Maslow's humanistic psychology to the needs of business. Maslow's theories may be overstated in the belief that people are intrinsically good and intrinsically motivated to improve themselves and their stations, but they have been found to be overwhelmingly useful in organizational management and employee motivation enhancement. Successful application in business depends on moving from one level to the next, however. As Maslow states, the qualities of any level cease to be motivational once the individual achieves and sustains that level. Includes one chart. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Current Market and Advertising on the Internet

    This 15 page report discusses the fact that the Internet and Internet advertising as changed modern marketing in a variety of ways. As a result, advertisers have an entirely new realm in which to operate and that can make significant changes in the way they do business. Numerous opinions are presented as are figures illustrating the enormous scope of the money involved in Internet advertising. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Issues and Challenges in the Carbon Offset Market

    This 11 page paper answers five questions about the carbon market. The first question considers whether or not the offsetting market will encourage sufficient measures to prevent the need for multilateral intervention. The second question considers how the Internet may help small to medium-size offset providers in developing countries. The third question discusses the potential impact on the jobs market of a growing carbon market. The fourth question considers what aspect would be important in the business plan for a supplier in a developing country. The last part of the paper considers potential of offsetting to become a moneymaking opportunity in the money markets. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Organizational Innovation and Creativity Enhancement

    A 16 page paper that begins with an abstract. The introduction comments on the dearth of studies that offer empirical evidence of the effects of creativity in a company and also addresses the difficulties with the topic, including dualisms. The writer then explains and discusses the controversy regarding models of creativity and offers an introduction to two specific models designed to enhance creativity in the organization. Creative problem solving is discussed next, including techniques that have been found to be effective. The writer then turns to a case study of the business community Hong Kong, in general, and which models and techniques would likely help as they face new challenges in the market. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Monster Networking Case Study

    A 15 page paper. Monster.com is the best known job search e-business in the world. In 2003, the company launched Monster Networking, a work-related social networking site. This essay begins with an overview of the history of Monster.com, its sale to TMP, its growth and competitors and the issues surrounding the Monster Networking site and its disappointing results. The problem is identified and discussed, alternative solutions are analyzed and discussed and a recommendation is made. This is based on a Harvard case study. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • T. Rowe Price Associates and Emerging Investment Trends

    A 9 page paper discussing the investment adviser's ability to read the market, emerging trends and investor needs rather than reacting to changes it failed to identify in their formative stages. The 3rd largest direct marketer of mutual funds, T. Rowe Price is actively enhancing its institutional investment services. It would be as foolish to claim that T. Rowe Price will be unaffected by any change in the market in the future as it is to claim that the business cycle is dead. However, the company has proven itself to be well-managed and astute in its ability to read the market, emerging trends, and the needs of its investors. In the next year and in the next five years, the company should be expected to perform as well as it has in the past. 3 tables, 1 chart. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Post September 11th American Economy

    A 6 page overview of the contemporary state of the U.S. economy. Analyzes the effect of the destruction of the World Trade Center, the partial destruction of the Pentagon, and the consequent perception of a continued terrorism on the economy. Asserts that while the economy was at a low even before the attacks, it has suffered significantly as a direct result of those attacks. Includes data which backs up those assertions. Suggests that appropriate means are being taken to stabilize the economy and that the U.S. government, business, and individuals alike play an important role in that stabilization. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Supply and Demand Business Economics Illustration

    This 3 page paper uses the example of the sales patterns of sports utility vehicles (SUV’s), to illustrate the value of understanding macro factors on the supply and demand relationship. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Information on Managing a Portfolio

    6 pages. Any investor’s aim is to outdo the approximate 10.5 percent annual growth that the Standard & Poor’s 500 has composed over the last sixty or so years. The goal of every institution or investor, it seems, is to beat the S&P 500. However, not many are successful in this endeavor. This paper gives some information regarding managing a portfolio. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Microfinance Funds and the Mitigation of Exchange Rate Risk

    This 23 page paper looks at the way heading may be used as a viable took to reduce the impact of exchange rate risks on microfinance funds. The paper looks at the concept of microfinance, how and why exchange rate risks exist and the way hedging may be used to reduce these risks in both a theoretical and practical manner. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Aviation Industry's Air and Noise Pollution Management

    This paper examines the pollution issue that is plaguing the aviation industry -- both in terms of noise and air pollution -- and tries to describe what steps some independent operators are taking to curb the problem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Collectivism and Commitment; Implications for Cross Cultural Management

    This 18 page paper considers the following quote and assesses this in the context of lessons for cross culture managers; "As expected, results indicate that collectivism as a cultural value orientation is related to commitment, and exerts a stronger influence on commitment in collectivistic countries. Moreover, the relationships between commitment and outcomes are stronger in a collectivistic context" (Jörg Felfe, Wenhua Yan, Bernd Six, August, 2008). The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Some Barriers to Effective Implementation of a Safety Management System within an Airline Environment

    There are many pressures for constant change and implementation of new safety procedures in the airline industry. This 8 page paper looks at some of the barriers, including barriers at national level and the ICAO and the internal organizational barriers to change. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Overview of Information Security Management

    A 10 page paper. In today's electronic world securing information is difficult and complex. There are so many ways in which security can be breached. This essay discusses why it is important for information managers to understand the many ways information can be compromised. The essay provides some specific examples and how to prevent these types of incidents. The writer also discusses the laws that are in place regarding computer abuse. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • UPS' 1997 Labor Strike and Management Lessons Learned

    An 8 page discussion of the management considerations which were inherent in the 1997 Teamsters labor strike against one of the US’s most successful and recognizable corporations. This paper outlines the situation leading up to the strike and breaks this situation down into appropriate management considerations. Bibliography lists 10 sources. PPupsLb.rtf

  • Green Supply Chain Management

    This 16 page paper examines the concept of the green supply chain; managing the supply chain in a sustainable or environmentally friendly manner. The paper starts by examining what a green supply chain is and how it may be defined and put into practice and the considers additional issues such as the potential benefits, costs, the key factors for implementation and then considers examples of firms that hover elements of a green supply chain in the UAE. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT OUTLINE

    This 6-page paper proposes an outline discussing job analysis and its importance to HRM. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Why Should the Fund Management Industry Welcome the Use of Hedge Funds?

    This 9 page paper looks at the way in which fund managers might welcome the use of hedge funds. The paper defines hedge funds and discusses the potential benefits for both fund managers and investors that may result from the correct use of his investment vehicle. Included in the paper is a discussion of the ways that hedge funds differ from any other investment type and how this may be utilised. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT AT DHL

    This 5-page paper provides an overview of DHL, the shipping company, and an overview of techology in logistics. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Organizational Knowledge and Knowledge Management

    An 8 page paper that begins by describing organizational knowledge and the primary modes to create knowledge. The writer discusses the importance of managing knowledge and the estimated amount lost by corporations because they do not share knowledge. The essay then focuses on communities of practice as a useful model for sharing knowledge and even for generating new knowledge. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Supply Chain Management of Nike

    A 6 page paper discussing the case of Nike’s early-century missteps, particularly that which involved upsetting its own supply chain. Nike does not have the luxury of becoming arrogant on the scale that IBM did in the early 1990s. IBM found it was not indispensable to its customers as it had believed; evidence from Nike’s constant struggle with those that overtake the leading position in the industry (i.e., New Balance and Adidas) indicates that Nike should already be painfully aware of that fact. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Writing and Its Importance to Management

    This 3-page paper is an argumentative essay dealing with why writing is so important in a managerial role. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Operations Management, Budget, and Budget Process

    This 10 page paper examines what it meant by the terms budget, and budget process and how these tasks fit in with an operations manager and the operations level of an organisations. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Wilkerson, Inc. Operations Management

    A 15 page paper discussing production problems at Wilkerson, Inc., a small manufacturer of custom-sized, high-quality windows for sale to residential builders in the local (Tennessee) area. The sales department has been gaining increasing influence in manufacturing, to the point that production schedules are virtually meaningless as Sales continually brings “rush” orders to the production manager and is able to insist that the production department provide the product right away. Sales dictates all aspects of operation, including pricing that does not take into account all of the costs of production. The paper makes recommendations that can serve Wilkerson well, beginning with taking the sales force off the production floor. Includes 1 chart. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Dynamo's Supply Chain Management

    An 8 page paper describing supply practice at Dynamo, comparing that to other practices and recommending a change for Dynamo. Currently Dynamo seeks always to secure the best price for its inventory; the paper recommends that Dynamo implement a JIT approach to inventory and focus more on optimal inventory levels rather than only on price. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Gendered Workplace and Women in Management Positions

    6 pages in length. Nothing is quite as infuriating in today's gender-conscious society than knowing a woman was denied promotion or employment because she was not a man. Indeed, this type of blatant gender discrimination is not as obvious in the contemporary workplace as it has historically been, however, it still exists to such a degree that women – fully qualified and eager to move forward in their careers - continue to pursue higher positions with mixed results. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Customer Relationship Management and its Relation to E-Commerce

    is seen by many as having a great deal of potential to add to the value chain, creating better information and enhancing the relationship between the supplier and the buyer. This 20 page paper considers applications of CRM to e-commerce. There is a great deal of potential synergy in this market, but there are also problems. The paper considers these problems and presents some guidelines by which CRM and E-commerce should be integrated. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Reduction of ICU's Nursing Ratio and Change Management

    A 10 page paper discussing restructuring the ICU to gain one-on-one nursing using Lewin’s change theory. The ongoing nursing shortage has meant for ICUs that they may have fewer RNs available to them and that recruiting and retention has become more costly over the past several years. The paper recommends that the hospital use agency nurses where possible, either in the ICU or in other areas "donating" nurses to ICU. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Four Questions Pertaining to Management of the Airline Industry

    A 5 page paper answering 4 questions about the airline industry. Questions address codesharing at American Airlines and China Eastern Air; what makes Herb Kelleher worthy of admiration; suggestions for marketing for the future; and recommendations for allocating $5 billion for fleet replacement over 4 years. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Evaluating Models of Project Management

    This 12 page paper examines various models inclusive of but not limited to SSADM. Other models such as TQM are examined. The use of the conventional approach is discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Outline of Management Values

    A 4 page outline identifying themes of three scenarios of prison operation and staffing and arranging those themes into sections of values, ethics, shared vision and effectiveness. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Human Resources Management Issues at Wal-Mart

    This 11-page paper tackles human resource issues plaguing giant retailer Wal-Mart. Topics include issues of gender equality and illegal immigration. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • eBay Analysts versus Management

    A 4 page paper discussing alternatives open to eBay in determining its acquisition strategy. After increasing profit 44 percent in 2004, eBay nonetheless missed analysts’ estimates by a penny in January 2005, to send the price of eBay’s stock down more than 20 percent in a single day. The paper urges eBay to follow its stated strategy of pursuing organic growth following a wave of acquisition activity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Human Resources and Employee Career Development

    A 3 page paper that discusses the role of human resources in employee career planning. The value of career development and planning for both employee and employer is discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Management and Leadership Differences

    This 6 page paper takes a look at both concepts. These similar concepts are compared and contrasted. Each concept is fully defined and explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Hospitals and TQM

    A 7 page paper discussing quality indicators and measures currently in place at the hospital in which the student works. Structure in the form of a quality director in the upper levels of the organization and attention to quality exist, but as is the case at so many other hospitals, the issue at the organization still has not achieved absolute clarity. The paper discusses the Deming cycle (PDCA), TQM theory and rating hospitals on customer satisfaction measures. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Employers' Tool for Healthcare Outcomes Management

    An 11 page paper discussing the increasing rates of obesity in the US – indeed in all developed nations – and the health problems that are expected to increase as a result. Diabetes already is epidemic in the US, and obesity contributes to several of the leading causes of disease and death in the country. Lean organizations need to gain full contribution from every employee, an accomplishment not possible when employees are ill but present, or even absent from work. Solutions such as those presented in the paper can make life-changing differences for those individuals who choose to exercise them. A real-world workplace promotion can provide immense benefit for employees as well as for the organization, and involving employees early in the planning process ensures that the resulting program is relevant to employees, their lives and families. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Loblaw's Human Resources Management

    A 6 page paper outlining the recruitment and selection process for a Human Resources Manager at Canada’s largest food distributor. The paper reviews the entire process of recruiting and hiring an HR manager, beginning with writing the job description to taking the selected candidate into the organization and through orientation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Management and Change According to Henry Mintzberg

    : A 3 page research paper that examines the what Mintzberg meant in his 1973 study that characterized managerial work by brevity, fragmentation and variety and also whether or not this observation holds true for today. The writer argues that it does. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Human Resoiurce Management in Public Organizations

    This 8 page paper considers how HRM manifests in public bodies. The similarities and differences with commercial entities are considered and then theories of public HRM are discussed, looking at issues such as traditional and out of fashion ideas of the need for stability and the support given to this from modern studies as well as the desire for innovation and change within this sector. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Project Management and New Technologies

    Wireless communication makes instant education resources a phone call or finger touch away. This advancement ties in nicely with other advancements in technology, which according to Primavera (2004), includes advances in the defense and space travel industries and the automotive and transport industries. Bibliography lists 4 sources. jvPMtech.rtf

  • Supply Chain Management and Warehousing

    There have been impressive changes in the role of warehouses in the supply chain in recent years. They’ve become distribution centres, customer service centres, and e-fulfillment centres. They incorporate and rely on lean manufacturing, a concept introduced by Henry Ford in the early 20th Century, except that warehousing has been at the root of maturing the lean concept with the continuous reintroduction of new warehouse design, equipment, operating methods, and integrating technologies. Bibliography cites 6 sources. jvWareho.rtf

  • IAS 39 Problems

    This 3 page paper looks at the potential impact of IAS 39 on European companies with reference to the use of hedging as a tool to limit risk. The paper argues this could cause many of the problems that FAS 133 created in the US. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Conservation v. Preservation in Management of the Environment

    A 5 page discussion of preservation verses conservation. The author uses examples from fallow agricultural areas and fire dependent systems such as prairie grasslands and forests. While preservationists emphasize the preservation of an entire ecosystem, conservationists emphasize the preservation of one or more parts of an ecosystem. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Performance of Teams and Project Management

    A 9 page paper. Projects fail more often then they succeed, which is why it is so important for the project manager to know how to establish a team and how to influence their performance. Project managers face any number of challenges, such as the cross-functional matrix team and the geographically-dispersed team. This essay discusses what is needed for projects to succeed, the skills and knowledge the manager needs to have, the most effective techniques to overcome the 'authority gap' and the strongest influencers to motivate team members. The essay also comments on the group and team development process and on motivation theories. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Google's Management and Leadership

    This 10 page paper looks at this relatively new company, its founders and the leadership found within the walls of this unique corporation. The corporate culture is discussed along with the leadership of Page and Brin and the CEO they hired. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Volunteer Environment, Teams, Conflict Management, and Leadership

    A 6 page discussion of the importance of teams and leadership in resolving conflict in the volunteer environment. Using the example of a halfway house, the author delineates the steps which must be taken to insure that the primary group goals are met. These steps include the establishment of a strong leader and close attention to intragroup communication. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Project Management and Aspects of Behavior

    A 4 page paper discussing a situation in which the project manager has abandoned the project, which is behind schedule and over budget. Several key team members have quit, and those who remain are focusing on whether they will have to fill in for the departed ones, rather than focusing on completing the task at hand. The paper answers several questions, all of which address the matter of communication and cooperation in some manner. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Health Risks and Managing Crises

    This 13 page paper examines a case study provided by the student. The first part the paper uses figures supplied to investigate the causes of illness in a workforce following a works barbeque. A link between illness and age is considered using a chi squared test. Then the different foods are examined to identify the source of the problem, demonstrating how correlation may not indicate causation. The second part of the paper looks at an ongoing situation where it appears there is a serious health risk to employees causing heart attacks. The paper outlines the steps that should be taken to investigate this risk and protect the employees.

  • Managing Classroom Disruptions

    A 3 page paper offering suggested solutions for implementing a school-wide plan targeting increasing classroom disruptions. In ninth grade, the establishment of contracts and agreements can be associated with academic lessons in the contractual agreements that students may have to face outside of school. Each of these suggested approaches has value in teaching students the realities of life away from school, while simultaneously improving behavior in positive ways; reducing some students’ anxieties; and increasing the self-esteem factor for all involved. No sources listed.

  • Tutorial on Electronic Commerce Quality Management

    This is an 8 page tutorial paper that presents a discussion of quality management in electronic commerce businesses. The writer first presents a proposition that quality management is needed for success. The method of research is explained and the two companies to be considered (Amazon.com and Dell Computer) which is followed by a literature review. The paper includes a brief explanation of total quality management and a discussion of why quality management is essential. Comments are offered regarding the quality of management at the two identified companies. Tutorial comments are included throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Tutorial on Electronic Commerce Quality Management

    This is an 8 page tutorial paper that presents a discussion of quality management in electronic commerce businesses. The writer first presents a proposition that quality management is needed for success. The method of research is explained and the two companies to be considered (Amazon.com and Dell Computer) which is followed by a literature review. The paper includes a brief explanation of total quality management and a discussion of why quality management is essential. Comments are offered regarding the quality of management at the two identified companies. Tutorial comments are included throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Management Style of Bill Gates and Microsoft Corporation

    5 pages in length. Bill Gates does not like to lose, which is the primary motivation behind the type of management techniques he employs with his company, Microsoft. However, while the particular management style upon which Gates has relied has proved effective for the most part, it has also rendered the multi-billionaire untold headaches when it comes to addressing fair business tactics. The writer discusses how Gates' impenetrable business tactics have not only caused both his employees and the average consumer considerable grief, but how they have also created animosity between and among his competitors who cry foul to his allegedly underhanded strategy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Management and Communication Applied to Mott, Inc.

    An 86 page paper providing a literature review and synthesis to apply to a small clothing retailer. Sound management and solid communication are touted as being highly beneficial for organizations competing in today's competitive business environment, but in spite of the proliferation of the topics in academic literature and the business press many organizations still are unsure of how to proceed to improve their companies. This paper reviews conditions at a three-location clothing retailer and suggests how improved communication and more astute management at the store level can benefit the company and its stakeholders. Includes an abstract and table of contents. Bibliography lists 48 sources.

  • L.L. Bean and Call Center Issues

    An 11 page paper discussing the advantages to information management of the computer-telephone integrated call center, including the implications brought by Internet protocol (IP) telephony. The customer-focused, automated call center provides a broad solution to many business dilemmas. It provides enhanced customer service that is automated and managed yet appears highly personal to the customer, and it can increase the company's competitive advantage with its customers. Information is tailored to the needs of the business, summarized for analysis and centralized for access. Per-seat call center costs have decreased so that its advantages are available to many more companies now than in the past. With L.L. Bean's commitment to superlative customer service and treating "customers like human beings," the call center provides solution for many of the issues facing L.L. Bean in the current climate of intense retail competition and the need for current and reliable information management. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Management Style of Bill Gates and Microsoft Corporation

    5 pages in length. Bill Gates does not like to lose, which is the primary motivation behind the type of management techniques he employs with his company, Microsoft. However, while the particular management style upon which Gates has relied has proved effective for the most part, it has also rendered the multi-billionaire untold headaches when it comes to addressing fair business tactics. The writer discusses how Gates' impenetrable business tactics have not only caused both his employees and the average consumer considerable grief, but how they have also created animosity between and among his competitors who cry foul to his allegedly underhanded strategy. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Negative Recency and the Faulty Communications Perceptions Within the Work and Management Environments Study

    This is a 10 page paper discussing the perception of the recency effect within the work environment. Recency in which the most recent information received by an individual seems to be given the most weight in decision making has a great deal of importance in the field of management and the work environment. Managers within the business environment are used to dealing with recency plans within a business sense in that recency in business is a measurement of customers who have purchased merchandise “recently” or within an advertising perspective it is the psychological effect in which customers remember the “most recent” merchandizing when purchasing products. Despite management knowing about business recency, few if any are aware of the psychological recency effect within their own decision making process and the perceptual errors which can be made. In fact, the recency effect within the work environment can lead to poor judgment, poor or inconsistent management and poor communication skills throughout administration. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Hospitality Industry and HRM

    A 21 page paper that focuses primarily on the hotel business within the hospitality industry. This is a case study of one hotel chain and begins with background information about this small hotel chain. The writer describes and discusses four specific functions within human resource management: Staffing: selection and retention; Training and development; Performance management; and Compensation, including incentives for performance. Each function is discussed reporting some of the many effective processes within that area. The actual practices of each area are described. The essay ends with recommendations for improving the four human resource management functions at this firm. 1 Table is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Corporate and Performance Management Strategies

    5 pages in length. The corporate strategy in an organization is considered to be that of creating a strategic plan to meet planned goals and then being able to accurately guide the corporation toward the completion of those goals. In the case of many businesses, they are moving laterally and are not moving forward. The ability of a top manager or management team to get the entire corporate entity moving in a synchronized fashion is not an easy one. This paper examines performance management and corporate management and the aspect of using both in order to fine-tune a corporation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Hospitality Industry and HRM

    A 21 page paper that focuses primarily on the hotel business within the hospitality industry. This is a case study of one hotel chain and begins with background information about this small hotel chain. The writer describes and discusses four specific functions within human resource management: Staffing: selection and retention; Training and development; Performance management; and Compensation, including incentives for performance. Each function is discussed reporting some of the many effective processes within that area. The actual practices of each area are described. The essay ends with recommendations for improving the four human resource management functions at this firm. 1 Table is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Asher Edelman's Takeover of Ponderosa Steak House

    A 10 page paper discussing conditions in the late 1980s. The company had been through some trying times, but senior management appeared to finally have a hand on the business as the decade of the 1980s entered its latter years. Senior management had little opportunity to see their short-term plans and long-range visions come to fruition, however, as corporate raider Asher Edelman accomplished a hostile takeover in 1987, just as changes implemented under the leadership of Thomas J. Russo were building momentum. Edelman had no food service experience yet proceeded to fire a third of the corporate staff. Poor management and a changing market threatened the company's survival. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • The Nike Corporation in the 1990s- a Case Study

    A 7 page paper discussing information presented in Harvard Business School Case 9-595-102 (1995). CEO Phil Knight stated in 1990 that Nike's focus for the 1990s should be that of athletic shoes and clothing, later refining that focus to one of marketing, rather than production. By 1993, the company had opened tourist-attraction stores, founded a professional athlete career management business and entered into an alliance with a large Hollywood talent agency, all the while bemoaning that European managers could not comprehend the Nike "spirit and message." The company failed to understand that its arrogance toward consumers and focus on activities unrelated to marketing athletic shoes and clothing masked any "spirit and message" that may have existed. The paper recommends that Nike return to focusing on its core business. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Technology and Opening and Operating a Coffeehouse andDance Bar

    This 8 page report discusses opening and operating a coffeehouse/dance bar and the technology that can bring it all together in terms of entertainment, business functions, and management. Numerous challenges exist as part of the start-up process. However, owners of the club are profiled as determined to create a facility that is genuinely prepared to enter the future with every tool high technology can provide. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Downsizing

    An 8 page paper discussing the effective use of what has become a standard in business. Downsizing can be a useful and strategic tool, but it also can be poorly planned and administered so that it hurts, rather than helps, the organization. Its effectiveness can depend on the effectiveness of the management team designing it. Downsizing should select for skills and abilities that will be needed in the future, rather than simply eliminate some departments that will arise again, like the Phoenix, in only slightly altered form. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • An Overview Of the Company B.P. Oil

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses competitive environment, mission statement, organization chart, total quality management, business plan, government regulation, licensure, certification and accreditation as they relate to B.P. Oil. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Operating a Business in South Africa The Case of Agro Pharma, S.A. and their Subsidiary in South Africa

    This 5 page paper considers the issue of operating a business in South Africa, and considers the objectives and issues raised as complaints and protests were waged against the country because of their operations in that country. This paper considers the issues related to company management that extend from boycotts and assesses whether the company would benefit most from maintaining their operational focus and benefits derived from conducting operations in South Africa, or if they should pull out. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Leading Change by John P. Kotter

    A 5 page research paper that summarizes and evaluates John P. Kotter's book, 'Leading Change,' which pertains organizational change. The major premise of the author is that the magnitude of change in today's business world is increasing so rapidly that leadership, not just management, is required. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Business Operations and the Role of the Internet

    A 5 page glance at some of the applications of the Internet in conducting daily business. The most obvious applications of sales and marketing are mentioned, but the paper concentrates more on data management, communications and intranet applications. The growth of the Internet has made communication with remote locations—district offices, outside sales staff, favored vendors, etc.—more efficient than ever before. Use of the Internet in increasing productivity is not limited only to large businesses, either. One NY deli increased their lunch business by 30% when they began accepting take-out orders through their Web page. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Management and Employee Goals in a Recession

    This 9 page paper looks at the argument that management and employee needs are more likely to be aligned during a global recession rather than at a time of growth. The reasons how and why this may occur are discussed, looking at the causes of the recession and how they may be associated with short term profit needs of business owners and the ways that the needs may change in a time of recession. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Retail and Supply Chain Management

    This 10 page paper examines the role of the supply chain in retailing business, especially in convenience G-stores. The paper looks at the objectives and the management of the performance of the supply chain and also the developed supply chain concepts concept such as ECR, VMI, CMI, cross-docking and the value chain. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Reasons for a Small Business's Failure

    This 4-page paper describes issues that cause a small business to fail. Topics discussed include lack of financing and poor management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Retail Department Store Chain Financial Director Responsibilities and Duties

    This 8 page report discusses the various aspects of work and management associated with the position of financial director of a large, multi-store, retail business. The finance director works to emphasize team building among her direct-report employees, as well as serving as the company's financial barometer regarding profit and loss and projected earnings for the company. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Athletic Shoes and the Factors of Concern in the Industry

    This 13 page report discusses issues of concern in the athletic footwear industry with a particular focus on the challenges and changing aspects of management that have made an impact on the industry. The past 20 to 30 years have seen numerous significant changes in the athletic footwear business. As lifestyles have become more informal and more active, athletic shoes have become far more acceptable in numerous social situations that, at one time, would have required far more 'proper' footwear. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Startup Plan for a Real Estate Business

    A 12 page business plan, the sections of which include: Executive Summary, company description, services plan, marketing plan, management plan and financial plan. Financials include breakeven analysis, 6-month cash flow and a balance sheet. The realty company has an arrangement with Bal Harbor complex to maintain offices on site, offer sales of Bal Harbor units and act as property manager for short-term vacation rentals. The company will be located on north Miami Beach Island within the Bal Harbor complex, a high-end condominium complex attractive to vacationing families of means, recent retirees and western European tourists (primarily from Germany).

  • Athletic Shoes and Issues in the Industry

    This 14 page report discusses issues of concern in the athletic footwear industry with a particular focus on the challenges and changing aspects of management that have made an impact on the industry. The past 20 to 30 years have seen numerous significant changes in the athletic footwear business. As lifestyles have become more informal and more active, athletic shoes have become far more acceptable in numerous social situations that, at one time, would have required far more 'proper' footwear. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Online Education

    A 10 page paper discussing the emergence of the learning management system (LMS) for online education. Initially within the domain of business training only, online schools have begun to use many of the techniques that the LMS promotes. The LMS has come into being concurrently with a return to proven approaches to education, bringing the best of all worlds to online learning. The focus of the paper is that of higher education, but the principles apply to training in the workplace as well. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Overview of Facilities Management

    An 8 page paper discussing the role of facilities management and the roles of those involved in it. All business is obliged to operate as efficiently as possible in today’s competitive environment, and most are looking for additional ways of decreasing internal costs. The paper discusses the role of the facilities manager and workers as well as considerations in establishing facilities goals and objectives. It proposes that an appropriate measure is that of decreasing time devoted to “trouble” calls parallel to increasing time spent in preventive maintenance. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Business Impact of TQM

    This paper examines the concept of Total Quality Management, some of its history, and its impact on businesses. The paper examines two sides of TQM, the supporters and detractors. Bibligraphy lists 10 sources.

  • Pro Football and Risk Management

    A 12 page research paper evaluating two common, but fairly new, business risk factors as they relate to professional football: sustained slow economic growth and increased (intensive) competition. The paper points to the dangers and consequences of not performing risk management duties well enough to ensure continued profitability, and for not evaluating the impact of changing external factors on their supporting fans. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Technology and Opening and Operating a Coffeehouse andDance Bar

    This 8 page report discusses opening and operating a coffeehouse/dance bar and the technology that can bring it all together in terms of entertainment, business functions, and management. Numerous challenges exist as part of the start-up process. However, owners of the club are profiled as determined to create a facility that is genuinely prepared to enter the future with every tool high technology can provide. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • History and Uses of TQM

    A 4 pageoverview of the evolution of this management style. The author notesthe key players in the development of TQM and emphasizes it has evolvedover time to emphasize the human element of the industrial elements ofour business world. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Issues in Coastal Resource Management

    This 7-page paper examines issues pertaining to coastal resource management in the U.S. Topics include government and non-governmental efforts, as well as the management of land, agriculture, vegetation and water as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Total Health Plan Project Management Case Study

    A 12 page paper that describes project management for the development of a comprehensive health management program for a small company. Includes: work breakdown structure, task flow, project schedule and reporting, costs, and evaluation of project and performance. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Working Capital Management at Federal Express

    A 4 page paper discussing working capital management at Federal Express. Overall, it appears that FedEx deals with its working capital well, but it should not miss out on returns it could gain on the cash it holds. If FedEx truly has no short term investments, it should seek out some useful ones to use for better working capital management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Defense Transformation's Affect on Force Mgmt

    A 7 page paper that discusses the transformation that US military forces are currently undergoing. This paper focuses, specifically, on how the transformation process is affecting force management. Various aspects of force management are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Sociological, Physiological, and Psychological Issues Associated with the Management of Stress

    This 8 page report discusses numerous aspects of stress and stress management. Psychological and sociological factors have become the contemporary versions of the saber tooth tiger of prehistoric humans’ stress stimulators. Theories about the causes of stress ranging from the anthropological aspects to the physiological have been propagated for, at least, the past three decades. Such studies have shown that there are physiological, psychological and social components to stress and successful stress management. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Walt Disney's Strategic Management

    A 6 page paper discussing Disney strategy and management’s success in achieving its stated strategy. Disney is easy to disdain from the consumer’s view. It is nearly dictatorial in how it insists that customers react to its attractions policies, but consumers appear to neither notice nor object. It continues to grow and prosper, guided by a top management team committed to shareholder value and increasing attention to corporate governance. The paper includes a discussion of Porter’s five forces and Donaldson’s strategic audit. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Epidemiology & STDs

    An 8 page research paper that defines and discusses the impact and relationship of epidemiology to healthcare interventions and policies pertaining to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). This overview of epidemiology looks specifically at the uses and applications of epidemiological analyses and data as it pertains to the management STDs. This information addresses how hospitals and community-based healthcare address the decision-making processes for allocation of limited healthcare resources and also the role and use of epidemiological data as this information relates to the evolution, definition and refinement of disease management programs that address STDs. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Software Quality and Configuration Management

    This 6 page paper discusses Configuration Management in the context of software quality. The paper includes aspects such as the configuration management of products, such as source code and production development and releases of applications. Software and hardware maintenance is also included. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • ETHICS IN SOCIAL NETWORKING: SITUATIONS

    This 7-page paper discusses the ethics of various social networking situations, as they pertain to businesses. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Theorists and Course Setting Management

    An 8 page paper presenting brief descriptions of the theories of Chester Barnard, Robert Blake, Peter Drucker, Henri Fayol, Mary Parker Follett, Henry Gantt ,Fredrick Herzberg, Elton Mayo and Victor Vroom. The paper ends with a short argument in favor of the statement, "Knowledge of basic management theory is essential to the study of management." Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Organizational Productivity and Styles of Management

    This 7 page report discusses management style and its implications in terms of the overall productivity of an organization, as well as the institutional “climate” within the institution. The development of a specific management style entails far more than the application of a variety of textbook situations and solutions. To assume that employees will neatly fit into any particular sub-category almost certainly assures that they won’t! Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Management and the Behavior School of Thought

    In 5 pages, the author discusses the Behavior School of Management Thought. The Behavior School of Management Thought reflects the ideas of a group of notable people including Mary Parker Follett, Chester Barnard, Hugo Munsterberg, Oliver Sheldon, Elton Mayo, F.J Roethlisberger, and W.J. Dickson. These theorists all had a common goal, which was to better the work place. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Planning to Manage Your Classroom

    8 pages. In classroom management the book Authentic Classroom Management by Barbara Larrivee can be invaluable. The book covers such necessary topics as rules, procedures and behavior; implementing change in the classroom; assessing the intervention plan and creating a need-satisfying classroom environment. All of these topics and more are discussed in this paper that will be of great use to those in the education field. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Operations Management Overview

    This 5 page paper defines the role of operations management and the operations manager, explaining the roles in strategy, production and how operations management may produce a competitive advantage for a company. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Ten Issues Relating to HRM

    This 14 page paper responds to 10 questions or issues: the diagnostic and strategic approaches to human resource management; Five greatest challenges for the human resource manager today; the roles and functions of the human resource manager; the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action & Managing Diversity; steps to selecting the right employee; performance management and evaluation; what questions should the human resource manager be ready to answer in a discrimination hearing; what is the relative importance of merit, ability and seniority when promoting an employee; and what is job analysis and what is its value. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Harvey Industries Inventory Management

    This 5-page paper, based on a case study of Harvey Industries, discusses how this manufacturer can better streamline its inventory management system. The paper lists recommendations, including assigning the duties of management to one person and better prediction of manufacturing cycles in order to better determine the inventory necessary during peak line times. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Preoperative Fasting Management

    This 12 page paper examines the subject of pre operative fast management. The paper includes discussion on the need for management with the negative consequences of over excessive fasting and the risks associated with periods that are too long and too short, including increased incidence of post operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) and the related risks. Research on the topic is included in order to define best practice and how improvements may be made in the future. A stakeholder approach is utilised within the analysis. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Pathology Management and the Impact of New Technology

    A five page paper which looks at the impact of new technology on pathology management, particularly with reference to the use of common platforms with multiple sites, and the impact which this has had on clinical and management resources.

  • HRM Changes

    7 pages. A thorough look at changes in human resource management in recent years in regards to the interaction with employees and the way employees are managed. One could say that human resource management today is just 'old wine in new bottles' because the basics don't change but the words and presentation do. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Implementation and Processes of Quality Management

    This 5-page paper examines the implementation of quality management processes in a shipping company including the use of gap analysis as a tool. The paper uses as an example how one professor implemented quality management in his bike commute to work and applies those principles to the shipping firm. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • HRM's Emergence

    This well written 14 page paper traces the development of human resource management. The paper begins with the work of Frederick Winslow Taylor and his development of scientific management based on the idea of economic man, and then looks to the emergence of the theory of social man with the studies of Mayo and Hertzberg. The paper then considers the way that the theories have been used, such as the development of TQM and other examples that support ideas of both economic and social man. The bibliographic cites 15 sources.

  • Walt Disney's Strategic Management

    A 6 page paper discussing Disney strategy and management’s success in achieving its stated strategy. Disney is easy to disdain from the consumer’s view. It is nearly dictatorial in how it insists that customers react to its attractions policies, but consumers appear to neither notice nor object. It continues to grow and prosper, guided by a top management team committed to shareholder value and increasing attention to corporate governance. The paper includes a discussion of Porter’s five forces and Donaldson’s strategic audit. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Science and Art of Management

    This 8 page paper explores management paradigms along with the debate of management being science or art. This paper concludes that it can and should be both. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Berth Allocation and Container Yard Management

    A 13 page paper discussing these two activities in light of the changes that are now underway. The process of shipping and transferring cargo is as old as the Phoenician civilization, but the advent of automation and container shipping has brought shipping and cargo management to the brink of change on the order that it has not seen for decades. Shippers can be certain that container yard management and berth allocation both will step up several notches in sophistication, gaining greater efficiencies for shipping lines, manufacturers and port authorities. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Budgeting and Credit Management in Contemporary Society

    8 pages. This paper is a literature review about the importance of credit management in society today. This topic includes different types of budgeting as well, especially as is evident in the corporate world of credit management and budgeting. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Competitive Advantage and Strategic HRM

    A 6 page paper. This essay begins with descriptions and definitions of human resource management and strategic human resource management. The writer then discuses why and how human resource departments can be a competitive advantage for their companies. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Organizations, Six Sigma, and Total Quality Management

    9 pages. This paper explains both Total Quality Management and Six Sigma Quality Management in the organization. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Operations Management and the Saturn Corporation

    This 8 page paper begins by explaining and defining operations management. It then provides an introduction to Saturn Corporation, including the company's mission and value statement and the philosophy upon which the company was established. Next is a discussion of the operations management processes at Saturn Corp. Finally, the writer comments on what can be learned from how Saturn operates the plants. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Overview of Human Capital Management

    This paper examines the concept of human capital management and its importance to a company's bottom line. Also under discussion are tips that a company can use to help initiate human capital management within its firm. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Various Models of Management

    A 5 page paper. Management thought continually evolves as changes continue to occur at rapid rates. This paper discusses models within the scientific, behavioral and contemporary schools of thought. A comparison is then made between a behavioral model and a contemporary model of management. Bibliography lists 7 sources. PGmgt3md.rtf

  • Sports Facility Management

    A 14 page paper. This type of management is very diverse with numerous different types of activities and responsibilities. This paper discusses management theories, leadership theories and motivation theories. It also discusses the kinds of responsibilities the sports facility manager has. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Management and Sports Marketing

    A 9 page paper that responds to specific student-generated questions regarding sports marketing management. Those topics include: an explanation of what sport marketing is; identifying fans; brand equity and management and how to enhance brand equity; using customer databases; niche marketing; and what service quality means. Examples are included throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Automotive Industry and Engineer Management

    A 5 page paper. This paper discusses management in the automotive industry and specifically managing engineers. The paper begins with a brief introduction to the changes in management strategies within the automotive industry. It then goes on to discuss the challenges associated with managing professional engineers. The writer ends by providing an outline of considerations when managing this group of professionals. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Overview of Management and Strategic Supply Chains

    This 5 page paper considers what is meant by supply chain management and how value may be added or costs reduced as a result of the correct management of the supply chain. The concept of value chains is included in the paper. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Pain Management Barriers and Nursing's Role

    A 5 page paper which examines the problem of patient barriers to pain management, considers nurse’s role in identifying and guiding the patient to better pain management, such as when a patient is afraid of addiction, takes the medication only out of complacency, and therefore receives inadequate relief from pain. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Pursuing a Career in Management

    This 5 1/2 page paper gives a details overview of the management career opportunities in the United States. This overview includes salary potential, projected outlook for employment, as well as the common attributes of someone in the management field. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Pest Management Integration Benefits

    5 pages. The purpose of integrated pest management is to utilize the management of destruction by pests to crops and other agriculture with as little damage to the environment as possible. By using a system of integration we can cut down on the harmful chemicals and poisons that often harm the ecological balance. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Ecommerce and Logistics Management

    This paper examines how the Internet and other digital tools are providing an impact on supply chain management and logistics functions. The paper discusses both pros and cons of the electronic age on logistics management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Management Theory According to Taylor and Fayol

    This 5 page paper looks at early management theorists Fayol and Taylor and compares and contrasts the two paradigms to emanate from their work. Taylor's scientific management is highlighted. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Total Quality Management and Implementation Barriers

    This 7 page report discusses barriers that may exist in an organization that prevent the implementation of a total quality management (TQM) program. Barriers often develop in the implementation process that disassociates TQM from “real world” results and, potentially, from “real world” people. Profitability, organizational attitudes, management style, and more are all issues that can stall the TQM implementation process. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Theorists and Course Setting Management

    An 8 page paper presenting brief descriptions of the theories of Chester Barnard, Robert Blake, Peter Drucker, Henri Fayol, Mary Parker Follett, Henry Gantt ,Fredrick Herzberg, Elton Mayo and Victor Vroom. The paper ends with a short argument in favor of the statement, "Knowledge of basic management theory is essential to the study of management." Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Organizational Productivity and Styles of Management

    This 7 page report discusses management style and its implications in terms of the overall productivity of an organization, as well as the institutional “climate” within the institution. The development of a specific management style entails far more than the application of a variety of textbook situations and solutions. To assume that employees will neatly fit into any particular sub-category almost certainly assures that they won’t! Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Pizza Restaurant Weaknesses Case Study

    This 4 page paper considers a case where are weaknesses in a pizza restaurant. These weaknesses are employee attendance, performance, and culture along with operating in a competitive influence with a large number of competing and substitute products/businesses. The paper uses several marketing models to look at the way the company may deal wit the weaknesses and gain more business. The models used are competitive advantage and differentiation, positioning and the 4 P’s. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Business Cannot Ignore Pollution: It is a Matter of Life, Death, and Ethics

    In thirteen pages this paper examines the issue of industrial pollution and presents evidence to support the contention that the international business community cannot ignore the effects of pollution and considers environmental and health impacts, philosophical and Christian ethics, and what the government’s role should be in ensuring that business is held accountable for the damage inflicted by the pollution it generates. Nine sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Ethics for Business Research

    This 8 page considers the issues of ethics when undertaking business research with the use of quantitative research using questionnaires and qualitative reseach using a commercial case study. The paper discusses the areas of ethics that should be considered when designing business research, in this case a case study for strategy development of a low cost airline. The paper considers how ethical considerations may change the plan of research that involves a corporate case study and quantitative research using questionnaires. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Ethics for Business Research

    This 5 page paper looks at the issues of ethics in business research and discusses what areas of ethics need to be considered when designing business research, in this case a case study for strategy development of a low cost airline. The paper considers how ethical considerations may change the plan of research that involves a corporate case study and quantitative research using questionnaires. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Intercultural Communication

    This 9 page paper examines the way that mistakes or misunderstanding may occur in intercultural communication. Using the example of a business meeting between western and Vietnamese business people the paper looks at examples of cultural differences, looking at the cultural barriers that exist and how they may be overcome. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • The Economy of Bangladesh

    This 8 page paper examines the economy of Bangladesh. The paper is written n 2 parts. The first, and largest part of the paper part looks at the overall economic performance and international trade patterns for Bangladesh. The second part of the paper the paper presents information on the business environment from the prospective of a business person in the country. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Accounting; Definition, Impacts on Business and Its Ability to Help Businesses Improve Results

    This 13 page paper is written in three parts. The first part looks at what is meant by accounting discussing different types of accounting and why is undertaken. The second part of the paper looks at the way accounting is able to impact on a business. The last part of the paper examines the way that accounting may be used by business in order to produce positive results, such as increasing office. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • State Owned Enterprises (SOE's) and their Role in International Business

    This 6 page paper looks at some of the issues and problems associated with international business when it is undertaken by state owned enterprises. The paper looks at how and why problem may arise and how assessments in the international business arena should be changed to facilitate inclusion of the government or state influence which may be present. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Kalinsky, Better Served by Good Leadership and Principled Communication

    This 4 page business case explores Kalinsky and how he could have changed business policies to keep Kenworthy. It posits the conflict resolution style used by Kalinsky was ineffective as was his rational leadership style. He could have used a transformational leadership style and principled negotiation stategy to resolve the conflict. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Marketing AOB

    This 19 page paper examines an Australian business; Australian Online Bookshop, in order to determine a suitable marketing strategy. The firm is examined in the context of its business environment, looking at the using a PEST analysis and looking at the firms’ competition. Following the examination a marketing strategy is recommended. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Process of 'Big Bet' Business Risks

    This 3-page paper focuses on the process of making "big bets" in business, and whether it's wise to do so. Also discussed are what constitutes big bets in business and whether big bets are rational or non-rational forms of thought

  • Customer Service Representative Second Language Programming Research Proposal

    This 10 page paper considers the issue of ESL learning the business environment. The modern business environment has been plagued by a number of distinct challenges that have resulted from globalization and increasingly diverse consumer populations. The value of bilingual or multilingual customer service representatives has increased as a result of this diversity and corporations across the globe have recognized the value of language learning and training models for customer service representatives. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Purpose Of Business Research And Research Proposal

    This 8 page paper has two discrete sections. The first section discuses the purpose of business research and includes comments on type of research. The second section is a business research proposal that includes Title, background, research objectives, methods, and literature review. The case has to do with introducing a product to the consumer market. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Doctor of Business Administration Research Proposal Outline

    A 3 page outline of a research proposal for a DBA (doctor of business administration) program. The outline provides a full introduction and outline headings addressing financial constraints, building the business case and proposed research questions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Ethics for Business Research

    This 8 page considers the issues of ethics when undertaking business research with the use of quantitative research using questionnaires and qualitative reseach using a commercial case study. The paper discusses the areas of ethics that should be considered when designing business research, in this case a case study for strategy development of a low cost airline. The paper considers how ethical considerations may change the plan of research that involves a corporate case study and quantitative research using questionnaires. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Taiwan, Business Culture, and Business Etiquette

    A 4 page paper discussing points of business etiquette in Taiwan. Learning a few words of Chinese can be beneficial in building relationships, but the Taiwanese expect foreigners to be "foreign." The paper discusses conduct, gift-giving, gender issues, perspective of time, proper use of business cards and other topics. Common sense and a basic knowledge of the culture are invaluable. PowerPoint presentation also available. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • How Companies Should Compete to Maximize Internet Returns A Proposed Dissertation

    E-commerce is an important element of many businesses. This 7 page paper is a proposal for the development of an e-commerce model that can set out the requirments for a business to be successful in e-commerce. A literature review is undertaken and then a methodology is outlined which includes primary and secondary research. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Impact of eCommerce on B2B Supply Chain Study Proposal

    This 8 page paper outlines a proposal to identify the way in which to the logistics of business to business e-commerce can be managed to gain the most efficient form of supply chain. The proposal looks at the problem, the questions to be answered, gives a brief literature review and specifies a methodology include time scale. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Ethics for Business Research

    This 8 page considers the issues of ethics when undertaking business research with the use of quantitative research using questionnaires and qualitative reseach using a commercial case study. The paper discusses the areas of ethics that should be considered when designing business research, in this case a case study for strategy development of a low cost airline. The paper considers how ethical considerations may change the plan of research that involves a corporate case study and quantitative research using questionnaires. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Ethics for Business Research

    This 5 page paper looks at the issues of ethics in business research and discusses what areas of ethics need to be considered when designing business research, in this case a case study for strategy development of a low cost airline. The paper considers how ethical considerations may change the plan of research that involves a corporate case study and quantitative research using questionnaires. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Ruth Owades Case Study

    This 3 page paper looks at the position of a business woman who has a good idea to start a new business as well as the backing and discusses whether or not she should go ahead with the plan. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Business Case Study of Gourmet on the Go

    This 6 page paper considers a case study supplied by the student. The case concerns the plan for a new business with the paper answering questions regarding the good and bad points seen in the way the business plan has been developed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Assessment of Singapore and Mexico for Business Expansion

    A 9 page paper assessing the political, social and legal systems of Singapore and Mexico. The two countries are as far apart in social and legal aspects as they are in geography. Both are business-friendly and welcome foreign business, but from different perspectives. Of the two, Singapore is much more selective. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Internet Business Marketing

    This 5 page paper focuses on Monster.com as an example of an e-business and looks at a variety of marketing schemes. ACNielsen, SRI and Cyber Dialogue are noted as companies that help businesses gain access to marketing information and techniques. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Emotional Intelligence in the High Technology Workplace

    A 12 page overview of the concept of emotional intelligence. The author traces the concept through the literature asserting that, while the term has been only recently coined, the importance of interpersonal relations in business success has been recognized practically since the beginning of business. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

  • Business and Professional Athletes

    Pro Athletes’ Impact on Today’s Business World: This 9-page essay discusses professional NBA, NFL and MLB athletes and their impact on productivity and cost in today’s business world. In addition, elements relevant to data collection, cost variance, effective measures, and misplaced blame are examined. Where might the blame lie and can we reasonably expect a return to the exemplary attitudes of America’s sports figure/ role models of yesteryear? Bibliography lists 7 sources. SNAthlet.doc

  • U.S. and Japan HRM

    A 20 page paper. Human resource management has evolved over the last fifty or more years in the United States to become an integral and essential part of the American corporation. The same is not true in Japan. In fact, until the last decade, human resource management was given little attention in Japan. This paper provides an introduction to the topic, an overview of human resource management in the United States, an overview of HRM in Japan, a comparison of HR in the two nations and concluding remarks. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Nursing Theory and Pain Management

    A 5 page paper constructing a new theory of nursing as it relates to postoperative pain management following hip replacement surgery. The new nursing theory constructed here is that a better approach to postoperative pain management associated with hip replacement surgery is to avoid as much immediate pain sensation as possible. This restricts use of the drugs most open to abuse to use only during the first 24 hours following surgery, and it further restricts the use of that class of drugs to the hospital setting where there often is greater accountability. Further, it disallows interference of the first subsystem of pain management with the second, and can serve to result in more favorable patient outcomes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Management versus Leadership

    This 15 page paper investigates the differences between leadership and management and between leaders and managers. Although volumes have been written about leadership, no agreement has been reached for a definition of the term. This paper discusses the definitions of leadership that have been put forth and the attributes and characteristics of leaders that have been identified. There are clear definitions of management and a vast number of lists of characteristics, skills and attributes of a manager. These have been provided in this paper. The differences between leadership and management and the differences between leaders and managers are presented. 1 comparison table is included. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

  • Formation of Security Management Policy and Risk Management Effects

    An 18 page paper discussing issues that need to be addressed when forming security risk management policy. The very essence of developing an effective security policy is dependent in great extent to the level of risk that exists. It has been demonstrated repeatedly that network and computer administrators face the threat of security breach each day. Building security is less predictable, particularly as groups of fanaticals place their energies into dreaming up increasingly grand plans for murdering innocents by the thousands. Those responsible for forming and implementing security management policy must be aware of the types of risk faced by the organization and then control for contributing factors. The paper discusses management of risks that are both physical and informational. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Chronic Pain Management and Nursing Philosophy

    A 5 page paper considering management of chronic pain within the framework of basic nursing values. Management of chronic pain can be as frustrating for the nurse as it is for the patient. Though the patient suffers the pain, the nurse’s aim is to help him cope with it. There are growing numbers of alternatives available, most of which work only with a few specific individuals. Calling on nursing philosophy within the framework of autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, justice and fidelity can inform decisions surrounding pain management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Major Shifts in Practices in Management Accounting

    A 10 page paper discussing changes in the profession arising from changes in technology, globalization and competitive strategies. Integrated management accounting systems, such as those arising from activity-based costing and management (ABC/ABM) systems with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can be appealing for their instant accessibility to information in real-time, but they also can detract from sound decision making based on trends more easily discernible from the more standard monthly and annual reports of traditional management accounting systems. There can be a place for both, but their uses need to be as clearly defined as the qualities they are measuring. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Middle Managers and TQM Implementation Implications

    A 65 page paper discussing reasons for failure of TQM implementation, particularly as it applies to middle managers. The paper gives an overview of the approaches to TQM of Deming, Juran and Crosby, and focuses on Deming's 14 Points as the basis for properly-applied TQM practice. Deming's philosophy of management within the framework of TQM leaves no room for authoritarianism or autocracy; participative management is required if TQM implementation is to be successful in any firm of any size. The paper includes discussion of a mail survey identifying three middle-management attitudes toward TQM's potential effects on their jobs, including detailed descriptions of both observed and potential limitations of the study. It concludes that middle managers have legitimate fears that can be overcome with Deming's admonishment to invest in training and education of all employees, including the middle managers of which Deming himself made no mention. Bibliography lists 31 sources.

  • Hotel Revenue Management Systems Twenty Five Article Literature Review

    This is an 8 page literature review on hotel revenue management systems. A literature review on hotel revenue management systems covers not only the recently developed technological systems which handle different revenue management concerns such as forecasting, demand, competition and hospitality networks but also covers many traditional avenues used to increase revenue such as customer satisfaction, environmentally efficient programs, introduction of innovative and unique facilities and catering to specific target groups among other factors. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Organizational Development Case Study

    A 14 page paper that uses a student-supplied case study of EKEM, a fictitious furniture company in Australia. The writer spends approximately half the paper analyzing the company's operations and management as they exist, extremely low morale, slowed growth, and poor management styles. The next section includes different alternative strategies for the company to improve. Motivation is briefly explained along with examples as well as a more effective management style. The recommendation is to adopt TQM to save the company. Deming's 14 points are briefly outlined with comments and discussions about how this company will need to change. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Reducing Green House Gas Emissions in Irish Dairy Farming

    There is little doubt that green house gases need to be reduced. This 15 page paper summarizes an article that assesses the potential of different dairy herd management systems to reduce the direct and indirect green house gas emissions. The reseach also looked at the impact on profit levels. The paper summarises the findings of the reseach and then offers a neutral opinion on the reseach. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Health and Poverty/Incidence of Childhood Asthma

    A 5 page research paper that relates the details of literature review search for studies pertaining to the treatment and management of pediatric asthma among low-income young children. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • CRM IMPLEMENTATION AND ITS IMPORTANCE

    This 10-page paper examines a case study about the fictitious Evergreen Investments and what can go wrong when it comes to customer relationship management implementation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Apple and Dell, Supply Chain Management

    This 12 page paper looks at the supply chain of Apple Inc., focusing on the computers and the physical supply chain and compares it with Dell Inc. The paper gives some background to the companies and then looks at the way the supply chain operates upstream and the type of suppliers that are used as well as the management of the downstream supply chain. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • How Decisions Are Made

    This 8 page paper considers the process that is undertaken when a decision in made. The different types of decision, such as operational, managerial and strategic are examined and models, such as Simon (1977). The paper then considers the role of management support systems (MSS) and decision support systems (DSS). The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Technology/Hospitality Industry

    A 4 page research paper that discusses the many uses of technology in today's hospitality industry. Technology has changed the way in which the hospitality industry operates. It has gone from pen-and-paper accounting to utilization of the latest computer and automated technology. The writer discusses property management systems and other innovations. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sharek, et al (2004)/Low-Income Kids with Asthma

    A 4 page article critique that examines a study by Sharek, et al (2004), which looked at data concerning asthma disease management in children. While asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease, there is currently “no validated ‘gold standard’ for measuring’ asthma outcomes (Sharek, et al, 2004, p. 797). Frequently asthma intervention are evaluated by utilizing a variety of disease status outcomes, but this can lead to ambiguous information and, subsequently, an increase in errors. Sharek, et al (2004) address this problem. No additional sources cited.

  • ADHD: Causes, Behaviors, Strategies

    A 7 page research paper on ADHD. This examination of literature pertaining to ADHD, first of all, discusses the causes, symptoms, and behaviors that are associated with this disorder, but then concentrates on teaching strategies that have been formulated to address the management of ADHD in the classroom. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Sustainability and Business

    This 7 page paper looks at the way in which sustainability is a current issue in management and the way it is developing and emerging in the commercial environment. Different approaches to sustainability and sustainable developed are discussed and examples of companies adopting various strategies are presented. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Strategies of Gerber Products Company

    This 4-page paper discusses certain product and management strategies as introduced by the Gerber Products Company, the people who produce the baby food. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Large Event Risk Management

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of risk management. The hypothetical case of a large multinational event is used to provide examples. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Cai Lan Oils and Fats Industries and Organizational Change

    This 10 page paper looks at this company and how it can meet future challenges. The firm is discussed and theory on organizational management is included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The Job of a Real Estate Manager

    This 8 page paper looks at the roles and responsibilities that will be part of the job of a professional real estate manager. The paper includes consideration of aspects such as the protection of revenue, maintenance, management costs, administration and budgeting. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Approaches to Property Portfolio Management

    This 9 page paper looks at the different approaches that a fund management for an investment portfolio manager may adopt where the investments are 100% in property. The general investment approaches of passive, active and post modern portfolio manager are considered along with their viability for a property fund manager. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Factors in International Finance and Trade Development

    This 8-page paper discusses development of international trade and finance. Topics focused on include international currency transactions, management of foreign risk, international trade financing and financial equilibrium. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Purposes And Natures Of Financial Statements And Managerial Reports

    This 3 page paper looks at the role and purposes of financial statement and management account statements or reports, considering who they are designed for and the way that they are used. The paper then considers how financial statements may help with the making of informed decision regarding the firm and how they may reflect ethics. The bibliographic cites 3 sources.

  • Dow Chemical; Ratio Analysis 2005 - 2006

    This 10 page paper presents a financial analysis of the Dow Chemical Company from a range of stakeholder perspectives. After a brief introduction to the company ratios of interest to a shareholder are presented including the net profit, earnings per share and the price earnings ratio. Ratios of interest to the creditor then discussed including interest-rate coverage and the current ratio was the last section looking at ratios of value to management including gross profit, stock turnover and debtor days. The bibliography cites seven sources.

  • Hewlett Packard and Dell Printer Wars

    A 4 page paper discussing HP’s decision to stop offering HP printers to Dell to sell with its computer systems following Dell’s announcement that it also would offer low-end, low-quality Lexmark printers that eventually took on the Dell private label. The entire scenario highlights the fact that both HP’s and Dell’s management disregarded the needs of customers and shareholders in acting from arrogance toward each. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pecos Printers Pricing

    A 5 page paper in two parts. Part 1 (4 pages) provides a management accounting exercise in pricing and selling printers. The owner of the company fails to realize he can accept lower unit prices after meeting his fixed costs. Part 2 discusses marketing alliances between the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) and outside retailers to increase choices available to AAFES customers without increasing the company's costs and without the need to stock the products. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Information Technology Portfolio Management

    A 5 page paper defining and discussing the use of the IT portfolio as a means of gaining control over IT projects and IT costs. ITPM is an approach to managing IT and IT projects as components of a larger portfolio of IT-related assets. This implies, of course, that the one managing that portfolio is able to identify and assess applicable risks and quantify potential returns. The portfolio management approach is being used in a wide range of industries and appears to be gaining attention of additional ones. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Case Studies In Technology and Management

    This 5 page paper reviews 5 case studies from the book Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation and considers what the student may learn from each case study. The cases include SMaL Camera Technologies, Intel, Hewlett Packard Kitty Hawk, Microsoft and Patterns of Industrial Innovation. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Similarities and Differences Between Private and Public Management

    This 4-page paper is a sample essay, discussing if the educational training for a public administration manager can be handled through an MBA program. The paper contends that no, MBAs and MPAs teach two different aspects of management, and if an MPA were abolished, students would have no idea how to work in public sector agencies.

  • Municipal Public Administration

    6 pages. This essay relates to municipal administration as based on articles in scholarly journals. This critical analysis of administrative tactics and policies as based on the articles will help the student to assess the necessary requirements for successful public administration techniques in such things as urban management and public policy. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Literature Review of Emergency Preparedness in Puerto Rico

    This 15-page paper outlines a review of literature in support of an approach for emergency preparedness of Puerto Rico when it comes to natural disasters. The paper also includes natural disaster that occur in Puerto Rico, as well as some recommendations to help spur an emergency management program. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Just in Time Inventory Management at NUMMI

    This 3 page paper is written n two parts. The first part looks at NUMMI (New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., a strategy alliance between Toyota and GM, and looks at the way in which the firm managed stock, keeping it to a minimum and the way in which supplier relationships were managed to achieve this. The second part of the paper then looks at the importance of planning scheduling and logistics in just in time management systems. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • QUALITY COMMITMENT - INDEPENDENT FILMS

    This 8-page paper discusses how quality management and quality assurance can be used for an independent filmmaker interested in shooting a film. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Quality Control and the Connection Between Total Quality Management and Reengineering

    7 pages in length. When addressing the aspect of quality control, the relationship that exists between re-engineering and total quality management (TQM) is both inherent and extricable. One cannot exist without the other, inasmuch as the very essence of re-engineering means to restructure an approach that no longer proves beneficial; by incorporating the tenets of TQM, quality control experiences the synergistic outcome of combining two such rejuvenating entities. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Project Management Control

    This 8 page paper looks at project management control, answering four questions set by the student; how resource scheduling reduce flexibility in managing projects, outlining the risks associated with leveling resources, compressing or crashing projects and imposed duration or 'catch-up' as the project is being implemented, why is it critical to develop a time phased baseline and how WBS differs from the projects network. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Wall Street Theories Considered in A Random Walk by Burton Malkiel

    This 8-page paper is a review of Burton Malkiel's book "A Random Walk down Wall Street." The book discusses a variety of investment theories (supporting that of Modern Portfolio Management) and includes a summary of each of the four parts.

  • Success of Marriott's Marketing Strategies and the Management Descriptions of Philip Kotler

    Philip Kotler describes a method of marketing management, which applies to the success of the Marriott marketing strategies that began in 1985 as reported by Steve Swartz. Kotler's method is based on customer satisfaction that also satisfies the corporate goals. Bibliography lists 5 sources. jvMariot.rtf

  • The Benefits of Adopting a Management Information System

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student to assess the way a management information system (MIS). Javabooks is a book store and cafe, where all process, from ordering to sales, are undertaken manually. The paper start by looking at the benefits and then considers the way other firms are gaining cost savings using MIS. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Manulife; BCG Matrix Analysis

    This 11 page paper uses the Boston Consulting Group Matrix (BCG Matrix) to examined the international insurance and financial management company Maulife, looking at the way the matrix can be used and for Manulife. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Matrix Structures for Business

    This 6 page paper examines how and why matrix structures can add value to companies or projects where management adopt the structure. The paper argues that the value is added as long as the culture and attitudes support the matrix. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Memory Management and Functionality of Windows XP

    This paper explores the basic functionality of Windows XP and its method of memory management -- virtual memory. 5 References. jvWinXP.rtf

  • Management Approaches to Crisis

    This 6 page paper looks at crisis management and the way that an organization may face an organization either by having a plan for change and planning for a response. The paper presents answers to a set of questions, looking at the difference between prevention orientation and a response orientation, assessing the impact of attitude on preparedness and the way crisis may lead to learning. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Banking Finance Questions

    This 7 page paper looks at questions supplied by the student, working out the net interest, net interest margin, net profit, return on assets and return on equity and equity multiplier for a bank. The paper then consider the interest rate exposure and the type of swap needed, capital requirements, the issues between management and regulator and comments on actions the bank should take. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Criminal Justice and the Development of New Technology

    3 pages in length. It used to be that tracking down and apprehending criminal suspects required a combination of psychological outsmarting and a whole lot of physical legwork. Today, while still necessitating the ability to outsmart criminals, the legwork has all but been replaced by new technology, particularly when dealing with assault crimes. Pertinent to today's ever-expanding criminal justice system is the implementation of computer technology as a means by which to accomplish such objectives as criminal investigations, intelligence gathering, crime-mapping and analysis, DNA identification, predictions, personnel management and administration. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Management at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    This 4 page paper examines the management practices of this organization. Historical data is provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS, MANAGEMENT AND IMPROVEMENT

    This 5-page paper examines the link between performance appraisals and performance management, while giving steps toward improvement in a corporate setting. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Designing a Performance Management System for Southwest Airlines

    A 12 page paper discussing points that could be included in a new performance management system for Southwest Airlines. Celebrating 35 years of continuously profitable operation, there are several points of measure that can benefit the company. Measured entities need to directly contribute to overall performance. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • IOM and the New Purchasing Operating Model

    This 10 page paper addresses Toyota's brake pedal problem in terms of International Operations Management based process improvements. The recommended model is the New Purchasing Operating Model as part of a Strategic Importance and Criticality Matrix. This matrix joins the Cost model with the Learning model. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Chemical Engineering and Process Control

    A 7 page discussion of the variable foci necessitated by process control. This paper discusses the hands-on chemistry requiring process control alongside such aspects of the process as information management and system design. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Diabetes Control: A Review of Literature

    This 9 page paper provides an overview of 8 articles that represent current research in the area of diabetes management and diabetes education. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Compensation and Employees of the El Dorado Company

    This 3-page paper is a case study explaining compensation and employee retension for El Dorado, a company that manufactures canoes. Topics discussed include non-financial compensation, data collection and rewards for management and salaried employees.

  • Overview of Manufacturing and Management

    An 8 page paper that begins with a very brief definition of the manufacturing industry. The paper then goes on to discuss a number of aspects of management in the manufacturing environment, including decision making, the effects of using teams, motivation, and performance appraisal. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Employee Behavior and the Effects of Management Accounting

    5 pages in length. The fast and frequent changes that continue to occur throughout the workplace has caused some positions to be eliminated while others assume even more responsibility. In the case of management accounting and how it impacts employee behavior, the student will want to discuss this ever-changing environment as it relates to improving company productivity and efficiency, the need for effective leadership during such changes, as well as address the critical importance of managerial communication within the organization. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Construction Industry and ISO 9000 Use

    5 pages. The purpose of this paper is to show the success and/or failure of the use of the ISO 9000 quality management technique in the construction industry. The description of as well as implementation of ISO 9000 is discussed and any benefits or difficulties that might be associated with this method are covered as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Cyber Setting Leadership and Decision Making

    This 4 page paper looks at cyber management and focuses on elements of decision making and leadership. Leadership is defined. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Ernesto Che Guevara's Leadership Characteristics

    A 10 page paper discussing the management style and motivations of the medical doctor that was so important in the development and continuation of Marxist influences in Latin America. A committed opponent of capitalism and the US, Guevara exhibited many of the same characteristics that can be found in the leadership of Southwest Airline’s Herb Kelleher, another charismatic leader. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Small Law Firm Management Improvements

    A 4 page paper that begins with a brief description of the scenario. A strategic planning approach will be used to change the management of this firm. Strategic planning is discussed, including comments on how law firms have used this approach in the past. The writer suggests that this company adopt the learning organizational design as their design. The issues of employee morale and motivation are discussed, using Maslow's hierarchy as the basis for improving these factors. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sexual Discrimination, European Union and English Laws

    This 14 page paper considers the development of sex discrimination legislation in England, how it has developed, the way it impacts on employers, employees, management and unions and its’ limitations. Numerous cases are cites to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • QUALITY COMMITMENT - INDEPENDENT FILMS

    This 8-page paper discusses how quality management and quality assurance can be used for an independent filmmaker interested in shooting a film. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Risk Management Issues in E-Law

    4 pages answering 4 questions about Internet law and risk management, particularly in matters of privacy and use of information gathered from site visitors. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Analysis of 360 Degree Mangement Feedback Management Method

    A 5 page paper that analyzes the benefits and problems of using the 360-degree feedback management method. The writer supports the process as an important tool in improving worker moral and organizational effectiveness. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 3 Major Airlines and Management

    A 9 page paper discussing the similarities and the management philosophies of American, United and Delta. All old, established companies, they are the three leaders of the US airline industry in terms of total revenues. Neither was profitable until the federal government authorized air mail by private carrier in 1925, and all three operate with only an uneasy peace with their pilots. The paper asks whether any of the three practices TQM, and concludes, based on the company-as-hostage stance of the pilots, that they do not. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Studying International Management

    This 12 page paper answers the question of why one should study international management. Within that context a variety of factors are observed as they pertain to culture, religion and the law. Product applicability and marketing considerations are also reviewed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Nonprofit Organization Management

    An 8 page paper on the importance of studying nonprofit management today. The writer posits that non-profit organizations require many of the same administrative skills that their profitable counterparts do and stresses the influence of funding, financial analysis, computer knowledge, evaluation, etc; Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nursing Management Issue/Medication Error

    An 11 page research paper that addressing this issue. This examination of the problem of medication errors focuses on the context of mental health nursing within the United Kingdom (UK); however, this is a problem that is systemic to all modern healthcare systems; therefore, informative sources outside the UK will also be consulted. After examining and discussing the literature, the writer considers the literature from the perspective of risk management theory. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Pain Management and Music Therapy

    A 6 page research paper that examines literature pertaining music therapy as a method for pain management. The writer reviews the literature and offers suggestions for implementation of music therapy into clinical nursing practice. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Obeserving and Managing the Classroom

    A 5 page research paper that offers an account of a hypothetical observational experience. While actually conducting a classroom observation is, of course, beyond the scope of this example term paper writing service, a great deal can be discerned from classroom management literature that indicates how such a classroom observation might be described. This paper indicates, hypothetically, how an observational experience might be described and also suggests an activity that the student may conduct with a class. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Stroke Victims and Their Rights

    A 10 page research paper that addresses case management issues regarding stroke victims. The writer examines the scope of this problem (from a US perspective), offers a literature review, and discusses relevant ethical, social and economical considerations. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Nursing Issue of Drug and Alcohol Abuse among Nurses

    A 6 page paper discussing the issue of chemical dependency among nurses and how other nurses and nurse managers should respond. The paper provides a literature review of sources after 2002; a discussion of management theory; and practical advice for how coworkers and nurse managers should proceed when they suspect chemical dependency. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Diabetes Control: A Review of Literature

    This 9 page paper provides an overview of 8 articles that represent current research in the area of diabetes management and diabetes education. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Diabetic Education for Continuing Education for Nurses Exploring Perceptions of Health Care Management Compared to Published Standards of Care Among a Rural Population Experiencing Diabetes: A Review of Literature

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of elements of a review of literature on the subject of diabetes education and adherence to health care management principles and standards of care. Bibliography lists 5 sources

  • Measurement and Assessment of Employee Performance

    This 10 page paper is a literature review looking at the way in which employees’ performance may be managed with the use of performance management. The paper focuses on performance measurements and performance appraisal. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Classroom Management and Behavioral Conditioning

    10 pages in length. Just as people learn lessons pertaining to history or math, they also learn how to behave based upon the manner by which they are trained. Ivan Pavlov and B.F. Skinner introduced the world to an approach to conditioning behavior response without the need for negative reinforcement; rather, the application of positive reception proved a much more viable approach toward getting the wanted behavior. As such, employing the concept within the classroom provides for a much more effective management outcome. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Contemporary British Sports and Feminist Theory

    An 8 page paper which relates feminist theory to sports, and how this reflects contemporary British society. Specifically considered is feminism in relation to sports, how leisure theory developed from a male perspective, and inequalities in terms of participation (between gender), income and employment, power, positions of management and administration. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Skills for Effective Management

    A 5 page paper that discusses what skills the manager needs to be effective. The writer discusses the five functions of management and other skills needed. The ability to think critically, for example, is one of the most essential skills. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Nursing, Management, and Stress

    This 8 page paper delves into stress in respect to nursing and nurse management. Stress is discussed in general as well as how it factors into the managerial role. Stress in the nursing profession is also discussed at length. Solutions are suggested. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • TQM and Improvement

    A 6 page paper. Total Quality Management (TQM) has become controversial due to companies saying it really did not result in great improvement. Researchers have found that these companies are doing more talking than acting when it comes to implementing the processes of TQM. This paper discusses the reasons for failure and how the process has been shown to be successful in numerous ways. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Issues Regarding Public HRM

    A 9 page paper. Specific issues within public human resource management are investigated, including: issues facing public human resource managers, job analyses - why and how, and performance based compensation plans, including their relationship to expectancy and equity theories. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Special Education Classroom and Behavioral Management

    This 5 page paper gives two Journal abstracts concerning the topic of behavioral self management in the disabled student in the classroom. Single subject designs used. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Management of Compensation Situation

    This 8 page paper consider the current situation of compensation management and how this is changing. The writer consider the way in which employees are compensated, the different influences such as company culture, job status and the competitive environment, and then considers how this impacts on the total remuneration or compensation package. The bibliography cotes 5 sources.

  • Text Summary of Carr and Snyder's The Management of Telecommunications

    This 19 page paper provides a summary, with some observations, of the book entitled The Management of Telecommunications by Carr & Snyder. The book looks at historical facts of telecommunications, but also provides precise technical information about technology utilized in telecommunications. No additional sources cited.

  • Organizational Management and In Search of Excellence by Peters and Waterman

    10 pages in length. The writer compares the approach of Peters and Waterman as it relates to organizational management in the health care industry. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Strategic Management Within Harley-Davidson

    7 pages. This paper describes the management strategy of the Harley-Davidson Company including the analysis of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. The company objectives and strategies and an evaluation of them are also discussed. Looks at long-term objectives and demographics. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Technology and Its Impact Upon Management and Production Operations

    10 pages. New technology has a great impact on production operations and management. The focus of this paper is on the Ford Motor Company and the impact of robotic technology. Topics include the difference in cost of human vs. robotic labor as well as how and why Ford was interested in this technology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Issues in Project Management

    A 5 page paper that addresses specific issues related to project management. Topics addressed include: planning, needs assessments, managing the project for success and managing risks. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • UK Issues Regarding Human Resource Management

    6 pages in length. Myriad human resource management issues grace various forms of the British media, providing the populace with ample opportunity to gain a more significant understanding of the challenges and struggles typically inherent to the aspect of commerce. From these many topics, the student may decide to choose such issues as effective leadership and minimum wage concerns as they relate to Britain's quest to better its workforce. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Management Support System Success

    12 pages. This paper gives an excellent example of a Management Support System used in the banking industry. Designed as a case study, it looks at the current application and future potential of MSS within the industry. Describes the system currently in use within the company and the characteristics as regards the MSS as well as an overall assessment of the position within the organization with respect to MSS. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Management Challenges of Coca Cola

    A 6 page paper that discusses some of the many challenges this corporation has faced in the last several years. Revenues have declined steadily while more resources have been poured into markets, sometimes declining markets. Decisions have been made that were strategically unsound and that reflected poor asset management and allocation. These are some of the issues discussed in this essay. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Health Care Organizations and TQM

    17 pages. This paper addresses the use of Total Quality Management Programs in Healthcare Organizations. These especially apply to those programs in Saudi Arabia. The focus will be on the eight TQM criteria. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Human Resources Management - The Trade Offs

    This 15 page paper considers the way that many trade-offs are necessary in human resource management departments. The writer considers this in the facilitating of competitiveness, training and development, motivation and the legal necessaries. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Leadership and Project Management

    A 5 page paper. The overwhelming majority of projects fail for one reason or another. They don't have to fail, however. This paper discusses the management and leadership qualities that re needed to bring projects to a successful completion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Management Style and Microsoft Corporation

    This paper examines the management style of Microsoft, Inc., and determines how that style has led to the company's success. Under discussion are topics including employee recruitment and maintenance and missions and goals. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Practical Application of Management Theory

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of management theories and how they can be applied in practice. The paper deals with how managers confront real life situations and how theory applies. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 20th Century U.S. Welfare Capitalism and Personnel Management

    This 14 page paper looks at the history of personnel management as it evolved between 1900 and 1940. Welfare capitalism during that time period is also discussed and concepts are interrelated. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Automotive Industry and Changes in Management

    This 8 page paper considers how the automotive has changed and how management within the automotive industry has had to adapt to these changes. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Globalization and Supply Chain Management in the Automotive Industry

    This 8 page paper discusses the effect of globalization on supply chain management in the automotive industry. Globalization has had a significant impact on supply chains leading to mergers, alliances and other forms of cooperative efforts. This essay discusses some of the many changes that have taken place. 4 illustrations included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Are Payday Loans Legalized Loan-Sharking?

    A 3 page paper discussing the operation and ethics of payday loan companies. The need for the existence of payday loan companies is regrettable, but the business can be expected to grow as the economy continues to favor greater numbers of low-paying service jobs. They are not legal loan sharks, but their success certainly indicates a need for general financial education in public schools. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Google

    This 3 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at Google’s eCommerce interests, considering the scope of the business and the core elements. The second section discusses the particular challenges that Google faces in marketing itself. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Sustainable Development; The Influence of the United Nations

    This 9 page paper looks at the contribution of the United Nations (UN) towards the development of the idea of ‘sustainable business practices’, evaluates the United Nations political influence and examines the different geographical and political agendas which have contributed towards the concept of sustainable development from this institution. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Leading Plastics Injection Molding Company

    A 4 page paper that discusses some of Riordan's operational business systems using documents written about this privately held company. The writer makes recommendations for improving some of those systems. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Pension Business and Insurance Companies

    A 10 page paper that explains the types of pension/retirement programs offered by insurance companies, what they are, how they work, eligibility for them, and benefits distribution options. The writer also discusses what insurance companies need to do if they want to capture a greater proportion of the pension business industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business Basics - Competitive Advantages and Challenges of International Trade

    This 9 page paper is written in two parts. The first part explains the concept of competitive advantage and looks at how a firm may decide what form of advantage to pursue. The second part of the paper discusses advantages and challenges and strategies that may be found in international business. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS IN INDIA - AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE

    This 10-page paper discusses accounting issues that will be faced by an Australian firm wishing to enter India to do business. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Adding a Catering Business

    A 7 page paper providing preliminary investigation into whether Kudler Fine Foods should add a catering business. The paper discusses three articles addressing niche, technology and consumer taste. Kudler has been contemplating adding an organic department; the paper suggests creating a catering service that specializes in organic foods. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Employee Absenteeism Predictors

    4 pages in length. Absenteeism is manifestation of myriad circumstances within the work environment. From medical issues to job dissatisfaction and poor performance to a sense of appreciation, the extent to which people are absent from work is both grand and far-reaching. Concurrently, Human Resource has the potential for positively influencing the business when accurately able to predict excessive employee absenteeism by behaving proactively so as to alter the precursors of absenteeism. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Plan for Exporting Beef from Australia to India

    This 5 page paper considers why exporting beef from Australia to India would be a good plan. The paper outlines the reason for beef being chosen as the export and then considers why beef is a good import for India and the basic underlying business issues that makes this an attractive proposition. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Dangers of Driving While Using Cell Phones

    3 pages in length. In this day and age of tremendous technological advancements, there is almost nothing that cannot be accomplished with a cell phone from the convenience of one's automobile, with drivers conducting business, making doctor's appointments, talking to friends, dialing in for radio station contests and everything else that can be done from a conventional landline telephone. At issue, however, is the one significant difference where cell phones are concerned: The inherent danger of driving and talking at the same time. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Workplace Discrimination Problems

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of the problem of discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. Suggestions are made as to how business owners can avoid related lawsuits. Drawbacks of recommendations are also considered. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Downfall of Napster Inc.

    A 9 page paper examining the reasons that Napster was forced out of business while other download services still operate today. Shawn Fanning’s Napster music download site unleashed a flurry of legal action that eventually led to the company’s demise. The purpose here is to assess the case and look for lessons in it. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Music Industry Survival and Development

    This 21 page paper provides an abstract, a table of contents and then a look at the history of the music industry and where it is headed. Sections include ideas about the specifics of the music business, inclusive of legal issues. Genres as well as the changes in popularity from decade to decade are issues discussed in this paper that also looks at the social problems caused by music. Violence, sex and other problematic aspects are part of the analysis. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Singer and Songwriter Ani DiFranco

    A 7 page research paper that discusses the career and talent of singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco. The writer argues that Ani DiFranco is not quite like anyone else in the highly commercialized music business, as she is an artist of extraordinary talent who also produces her own music. This gives DiFranco a degree of freedom enjoyed by few artists and allows her to keep making the intimate connections with her fans that make her music so important to her young cohort. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Peter Senge's Five Disciplines

    Peter Senge has been one of the most influential business theorists over the last decade, in his book "The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization", he puts forward the idea that there are five disciplines an organization must tackle if it is to be successful. This 8 page paper considers those discipline as a while and then individually. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Learning from Leapfrog

    This 4 page paper uses a case study to discuss the success of Leapfrog Enterprises. It discusses the No Child Left Behind Act, as well as Leapfrog’s business model. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Ethics and the Old Testament

    A 4 page paper discussing the Ten Commandments, Sabbath years, the year of Jubilee and the Proverbs 31 woman. The Bible is filled with lessons in how people ought to act. The Ten Commandments provides the framework; other text passages expand on and give examples of the basic tenets of the Ten Commandments. Taken together and in context, all of these passages contain lessons for life today, speaking to us in terms of how we conduct business. No sources listed.

  • The Ghost of Hamlet's Father

    This 3 page paper discusses Elizabethan theology and argues that the idea that Hamlet's father has unfinished business is the best explanation for the presence of the ghost in the play. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Organizational Learning and Business Performance

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of organizational learning. An argument is presented for the relationship between learning and business performance. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • United Kingdom and Eastern Europe Privatization

    This paper examines the concept of privatization in both the former communist block and Eastern Europe. Under discussion are programs necessary to assist in decentralization of state-owned businesses and assets, as well as a "status report" of privatization. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Practice Scope and Nursing Professionalism

    : A 3 page research paper that includes a 1 page introductory business letter to the nursing program manager who requested the research. This report pertains the topic of nursing professionalism and how this is influenced by the scope of practice. The topics covered pertain to nursing professionalism, as evidenced in activity of nursing professional organizations, both in Canada and the US; the Health Professions Act; registration and licensing; and continuing competence through lifelong learning, as evidenced in baccalaureate degree entry-to-practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business Psychology and its Meaning

    This 10 page papers examines what is meant by the term business psychology, which also includes industrial psychology, and how its practice may enhance organisational performance. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Business Psychology

    This 6 page paper responds to certain questions and issues related to opening a new business. The paper discusses the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, what effective communication and three leadership theories, transactional, transformational and situational. The paper also comments on keeping balance in one's life as an entrepreneur. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Misuse of Psychology

    This 9 page paper looks at the way in which psychology can be used and abused. The paper outlines the way psychology has developed and then looks at its’ use and misuse in business, law and advertising. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Sociology and Psychology Integration

    5 pages in length. The integration of psychology and sociology has been brewing for some time now; indeed, contemporary society can no longer ignore the inherent connection between the two disciplines. When applied to the business community, the cohesion of psychology and sociology represents an enlightened approach to the working environment that has long been lacking. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Printing Industry in Australia

    This 11 page paper looks at the printing industry in Australia within a context of starting a new printing firm. The industry, its performance and segment are discussed, a PEST analysis performed and key success factors are identified before a SWOT analysis is undertaken to assess the potential of a new businesses this industry. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Time Value of Money, Sources of Finance, Bonds and Share and Influences on Inventory

    This 4 page paper answers 4 questions, the first defines rime value of money, future value of money and present value of money. The second part considers long term sources of finance for corporation. The third part of the paper discusses the differences between bonds, common shares and preference shares and the last part of the paper looks at the influence o the economy, business expansion plans and investments on inventory levels. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Book Report: Finance

    A 7 page report on "Finance" by Groppelli and Nikbakht, a volume of the Barron's Business Review Series. The book focuses on the finance associated with investments and includes discussions of capital budgeting, risk, capital structure and other basic finance concepts. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Amazon's Frontiers

    A 7 page paper assessing some of the areas that Amazon.com traveled through before becoming profitable. Preceding Amazon's arrival at profitability was a metamorphosis almost as complete as that which takes the caterpillar to the form of butterfly. Along the way the company developed a business model that serves it and its customers well. Three of the areas that Amazon has had to navigate are those of technology, the "chasm" of customer acceptance and its own evolution. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Profit and Nonprofit Organizational Performance

    This 3-page paper attemps to compare metrics used for non-profit and for profit business systems. Also discussed is the impact of change on an organization. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Selling T-Shirts to China for the Beijing Olympics

    This 26 page presents a report to support the idea of selling T-shirts branded for the Beijing Olympics in China in the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The considers China as a destination for a business venture including aspects such as culture and commercial environment before considering how the product should be deigned and marketed. The last part of the paper assumes that the company is an international company and proposes a method of market entry. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products

    This 28 page paper examines the California company Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products, the major supplier of the beverage yerba mate in the US and Canada, a beverage that is able to compete with coffee and tea as well as energy drinks. The paper looks at the company background, history and business model, assesses current and future competitors, identifies potential future markets and then performs a SWOT analysis discussing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that the company faces. The paper entered a conclusion and considers the potential international job opportunities with the company. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Business under Islamic Law

    This 8 paper looks at the way Sharia law impacts on business. Written in three parts the first part looks at the general influences, the second part looks at how bonds, or sukuk, are issues and the last part at the way sukuk is perceived under Islamic law. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Niche Businesses and Effective Social Media Marketing

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the value of social media to inexpensive marketing. The use of an expertise-oriented blog and social network campaign to promote a hypothetical niche business is explored. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

  • Statistics in Business Decision

    This 4 page paper looks at the way uncertainty can be dealt with in business by using statistics and probability. The paper presents as example of a shop that needs to determine how much stock to purchase where there are different influences that can be measured with statistics and probability. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Nano Car and the Company's Financial Goals

    A 3 page paper. The Tata Group is the largest private-sector corporation in India, comprising 95 separate companies in several business sectors. This essay discusses the strategic and financial goals of the Group and of Tata Motor, which released the Nano car in 2009. Bibliography lists 5 sources. PGttn3.rtf

  • Why Passwords and Good Information Security Technologies Are Compromised by Users

    In three pages this paper discussed why in a corporate an/or business environment passwords and decent information technologies that are in place are still compromised by the people who use them and also considers how information security can be improved. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Research Proposal for Transition Into E-Commerce

    This 4 page paper is an outline research proposal for a project to examine e-commerce. The project is to look at the advantages and disadvantages of e-commerce for an existing business and how these may be used to determine the best possible strategy for entrance and continuation of trade on the internet. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Example Entrance Essay

    This 4 page paper is an example of an entrance essay where a student has to tell a business school how their back ground might enhance and broaden their own learning and those of their your classmates. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Marketing a Hospital

    This 10 page paper considers the way that a hospital will develop a marketing strategy to market its services. The paper considers the way that marketing theory will be used to help identify and develop a plan, what marketing elements the plan should include and how the plan should be linked to the overall business plan. The paper looks at who the marketing plan will be developed it does not present a marketing plan. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of an Online IPO

    Avaya is a large communications business which is considering an IPO. This 4 page paper looks at the potential for the organization to use an online IPO process rather than a traditional IPO process. The process itself is considered and the advantages and disadvantages associated with the process are discussed before determining if an online IPO is suitable for the company. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Making A Business Case with the Support of Spreadsheet Data and Graphs

    This 7 page paper demonstrates the way that spreadsheets and graphs may be utilized effectively to make a business decision and support a case for investment. The way spreadsheets may be used to generate information and the benefit of showing this is graphs is demonstrated by using a fictitious example of a restaurant planning an extension. The use of profit forecasts, revenue use and break even points are all demonstrated. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Peer to Peer Network and Client Server Network Computing

    This easy to read 5 page paper considers the business benefits and challenges of computing networks in general and looks especially at client server networks and peer to peer networks. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Computer System Security Types

    This 4 page paper looks at Internet security for individuals and businesses alike. Linux, Windows and the Mac O/S are each discussed and specific software problems are noted. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Project Standardization Viability

    Product standardization has a double edge. On the one hand, standardization provides protection to consumers and allows products to be built and configured very quickly. This puts a company’s products on the market within months rather than years, offering a return on investment (ROI) within an extremely short time frame between conceptualization to sales. Any quick ROI today can indicate a successful, viable company because the world is the marketplace, not just a city, town or country, as in the past. On the dark side, standardization promotes a world of copycat industries rather than innovation. That means that what worked thirty years ago has to continue to work now and ten years from now.... 15 References. jvPMBok.rtf

  • Job Tasks in Accounting and Financial Management

    This 15-page paper focuses on tasks and job descriptions of financial managers and accountants, for purposes of putting together a potential "job" that such a person might have in a computer services company. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of Information Security Management

    A 10 page paper. In today's electronic world securing information is difficult and complex. There are so many ways in which security can be breached. This essay discusses why it is important for information managers to understand the many ways information can be compromised. The essay provides some specific examples and how to prevent these types of incidents. The writer also discusses the laws that are in place regarding computer abuse. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Jonathan Ellis and Rene Tissen's The Seven Deadly Sins of Management

    A 3 page paper which examines and critiques “The Seven Deadly Sins of Management” by Jonathan Ellis and Rene Tissen. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

  • Change Management and the Fictitious Ryanair Corporation

    This 15-page paper focuses on the CEO of Ryanair (a fictitious corporation) and how this organziation can and should manage change implementation.

  • Nurse Leadership, Clinical Pathways, Discharge Planning, and Quality Management

    A 12 page discussion of these nursing concepts as revealed in several key articles from the literature. The author of this paper provides a brief synopsis of three articles and one article has been selected for a more detailed discussion of how its findings pertain to preparation for practice as an RN and what new information and insights can be gained from the article. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Not for Profit and Public Sector Management

    This 5 page report discusses how managers carry out their responsibilities in public and not for profit organizations and what unique considerations must be made regarding the implementing processes in a political environment. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Software for Health Information Management

    A 3 page paper discussing 3M Company’s Clinical Workstation Application component of its 3M™ Care Innovation Expert Applications system for automating patient records. The software is useful in putting all available patient information into the same location and maintaining it in a format that is highly useful for enhancing patient care quality and increasing the organization’s operational efficiency. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Article Review on the Trends in Sales Management

    A 3 page paper that provides a synopsis of an article entitled "Watch this channel" by Erika Rasmusson. This article focuses on information technology and the evolution of Online Marketplaces as a new distribution channel. Vertical and horizontal marketplaces are explained with examples. Certain opinions in this article are supported in articles by other authors. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 21st Century Database Management

    This 4 page paper looks at how the role of the DBA has changed over time. Issues of security are addressed and changes in technology are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Management and Airport Security

    A 16 page paper. Airport security has changed in the United States and other countries since the September 11 attacks. Had certain technology, like face recognition, been installed, at least two of the hijacker may never have boarded the plane. Many different systems have been proposed and some have been initiated. For example, the airport in Amsterdam installed iris scanning technology for passengers who fly a great deal. A similar pilot program was installed in one terminal at JFK is using iris scanning for employees. This paper discusses the types of biometric devices that are being considered and/or that have been installed and where they are being used to improve airport security. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • U.S. Army's Automated Recruiting System

    A 7 page paper discussing how the US Army’s automated recruiting system will look when fully implemented prior to 2006. The paper discusses hardware, software and implications for the future. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Project Management and Teams

    This 4-page paper discusses the impacts of groups/teams on the role of the project manager. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • International Operations and TQM

    This 6-page paper discusses the concept of TQM and how it fits with global operations. Issues discussed include understanding of worldwide customer service and re-thinking what, exactly, quality is. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Strategy and Change Management

    This 8-page paper discusses the process of change strategy and what corporations can expect when implementing it. Also discussed is the classic approach to developing and implementing a strategic plan. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • HRM and Shortage of Labor

    A 6 page paper that considers the labor shortage that many corporations now face. This paper addresses the automotive industry, in general, and General Motors specifically. Survey data indicating the types of job functions where labor is scarcest are provided. The writer comments on GM's vertical integration in an age when this model is no longer efficient. Lastly, the writer offers suggestions for General Motors. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Manufacturing and TQM

    This 7-page paper discusses TQM in the context of a plan for a fictitious manufacturing company. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • BayesiaLabs Data Mining System

    A 5 page paper discussing the operation and benefits of BayesiaLabs data mining system. Much of the focus of marketing lies in knowing the target customer, but much of the knowledge that could be used is virtually buried in nondescript forms and electronic files. The process of extracting these bits of information and combining them in meaningful ways is not economical manually, but automatic data mining can make “hidden” information available to marketers while not incurring any significant labor costs in the process. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Cultural Understanding and Security Management

    This 10 page paper discusses the quote “A security manager can only be effective if he or she thoroughly understands the workplace culture within his or her organisation”. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • ICU Nursing Ratio Restructuring and Change Management

    A 4 page paper evaluating the possibility of restructuring the ICU to gain one-on-one nursing, using Lewin’s change theory. All health care costs continue to increase despite managed care, regulatory insurer and individual efforts to halt the spiral. The ongoing nursing shortage has meant for ICUs that they may have fewer RNs available to them and that recruiting and retention has become more costly over the past several years. Though costs are of significant importance to ICUs, quality of care remains of central focus. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Employee Handbook Creation and Project Management

    A 6 page paper. In this scenario, a consultant has been hired as project manager to prepare a manual for new personnel. The essay discusses assumptions made, then, lists content of the manual. Two other staff members are also assigned to the team, one who is responsible for gathering the needed documents and one who will design the layout for the manual. The writer identifies the critical path tasks and includes a Gantt chart. The writer then discusses contingencies and trade-offs. 1 Graphic illustration included. Tutorial notes included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Effective Management and Barriers

    This 4-page paper discusses questions about working groups and teamwork. Topics discussed include how two diverse teams can work together and the benefits of working groups for the company. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Critical Incident Analysis in Nurse Management

    A 6 page incident report addressing failure of nursing staff to attend to a patient their care for five hours. The paper reviews individual and organizational responsibility, particularly in terms of nursing’s core values. The organization needs to assess its patient care delivery model to ensure that no patient goes for extended periods without having some staff member check on their status several times during a single shift. Quality of care is an issue that gains great attention in today’s health care environment, and leaving any patient unattended for five hours does not even approach the point of providing quality care. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Nonprofit Hospital's Strategic Management Plan

    This 5-page paper focuses on the case of a hypothetical non-profit hospital, and the need for a solid strategic plan to handle issues such as spiraling health care costs, resentful patients and unmotivated staff. To explain how the hospital would handle these situations, the paper discusses two similar "real life" scenarios and how they can be applied to the subject of the paper. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Global Environment Management

    This 8-page paper discusses handling of the global environment and includes discussions about how local companies suddenly find themselves in a global market (how they got there, and how they work within the market). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Management and Ethics

    A 6 page paper discussing the ethics involved in the Ford-Firestone tire fiasco. The Ford – Firestone fiasco began in earnest during the summer of 2000, the point at which neither company could continue to ignore the mounting problems with the combination of the Ford Explorer and Firestone tires. Neither company gave inordinate attention to the problems until forced to by consumer pressure aided by one particular lawsuit. The purpose here is to examine the ethical issues involved, particularly as they apply to Firestone. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Sales Management and Sales

    A 7 page paper assessing several points in sales. Sales trainer Thom Hopkins has said that sales is the easiest low-paying job or the hardest high-paying one anyone could ever have. The purpose here is to assess how the sales manager, sales psychology and formal sales training can positively affect outcomes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Wace Burgess Operations Management

    This 19-page paper covers a case study of printer Wace Burgess and its intent to accept a new client, Marks & Spencer. Using literature based on design of operations systems, the paper answers four questions about the feasibility of Wace Burgess' taking on this client. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • HRM and South Africa's Model Construction

    This 12 page paper considers how HRM practices are developing in South Africa. The paper argues that due to the different social conditions and cultural background the model which is emerging is unique, there are commonalities with HRM seen in other countries, the model relies on motivational theory and the human relations school of thought, but also encompasses a greater degree of co-operative collectivism. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Successes and Failures in the Management of Diplomacy

    A 7 page paper discussing reasons for diplomatic success and failure in today’s world, including the role of theory and systems thinking. Economic interconnectedness cannot be overlooked as one reason for diplomatic success in this era of crisis diplomacy. Rather than being a matter of greed or of “selling out” cultural or political ideological positions, one of the leading factors contributing to diplomatic success in today’s environment is the ability for all involved to take on a systems thinking approach to the problems at hand. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Operations Management and Production of Japan

    3 pages in length. Japan has long held the coveted title of foremost producer within the consumer electronics industry, a reputation that has allowed its manufacturers to maintain the primary position of production and profit margins in comparison to other countries. Today, however, there is a growing trend of product imitation throughout the world that is empowering these other countries - particularly the United States – with the means by which to overtake Japan's once-untouchable status, causing Japanese companies to re-evaluate the best way to regain this lost advantage. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Management Information Systems and the Credit Card Industry

    This 8-page paper examines how MIS and technology is helping credit card companies better manage relationship marketing and customer acquisition and retention. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Communication Breakdown

    This 9-page paper focuses on what can happen when a workforce is not communicated with in terms of an ERP implementation. The paper goes on to analyse the problem and provide solutions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Chage Management and Diversity

    This 13-page paper discusses diversity (particularly in the United Kingdom) and how to initiate diversity in the workforce. Topics under discussion include how to strategically implement diversity plans. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Functions of Human Resources Management

    This 3 page paper lists six functions of a Human Relations department in the order they should be implemented to assure the agency will run effectively.

  • Chage Management and Diversity

    This 13-page paper discusses diversity (particularly in the United Kingdom) and how to initiate diversity in the workforce. Topics under discussion include how to strategically implement diversity plans. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • ADHD and Issues in Classroom Management

    A 11 page paper. ADHD is one of the most prevalent childhood disorders reported by schools and mental health clinics and as such, is one of the most researched conditions in America. This paper provides a description of ADHD, including behavioral symptoms. The emphasis is on managing the classroom. Research regarding effective procedures and programs is discussed along with a number of quick tips teachers can use immediately. The writer then discusses the research and includes a discussion on why reinforcement is not used as often as it should be. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Kolb and Managing Anger

    An 8 page paper that begins with a brief explanation of Kolb's experiential learning model. The writer then discusses anger, what causes anger, predisposition to anger, coping strategies and effective communication techniques. Throughout the discussion, the writer parenthetically indicates which of Kolb's four elements are addressed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND SECURITY COMPARISONS

    This 7-page paper compares object oriented database systems, relation oriented database systems and object-relation database systems, and determines security and other features of each. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Toxic Waste in America

    A 4 page paper. The issue of e-waste is becoming more and more difficult as new electronics are developed and sold and old ones are put in storage or just disposed of in a landfill. This essay reports statistical data for e-waste in the U.S., including recycling rates. It discusses e-waste in Asia. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Managing Quality in a Logistics Firm

    This 14 page paper looks at the importance of quality and how it may be measured in a service organization using the example of a logistics firm offering heavy equipment moving services. The concept of quality and how it may be applied, identification of a model to measure services and potential method for improving services are all presented. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Medication Administration, Risk Management, and Nursing Responsibilities

    3 pages in length. The years of experience behind a seasoned nurse does not preclude him or her from making grave medication errors, an occurrence considered "one of the most common causes of unintentional harm in Australia" (Bronger, 2003). Anyone at any time who has the responsibility to administer medication can make a mistake that may be negligible or may cost a patient's life. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Historical and Economic Effects of Lean Manufacturing

    A 5 page paper discussing lean manufacturing. “Lean manufacturing” is the current incarnation of the concept of Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing, an outgrowth of and partner to Total Quality Management (TQM). The evolution of the two concepts within the current business environment has led to the new terminology, and the concept of lean manufacturing reflects the changes. The purpose here is to review lean manufacturing’s history and to assess how it affects the US economy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Physician's office and the Deming System of Profound Knowledge

    5 pages in length. The very root of effective management is the lost art of communication, which is why the Deming System of Profound Knowledge focuses so greatly upon its resurgence into contemporary society. Whether a small family business of fifteen people or a conglomerate with tens of thousands, Deming illustrates how the fundamental basis of communication is not only the byproduct of profound knowledge but is also the one, single-most effective tool one can develop, particularly within the environment of a doctor's office. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • CASE STUDY EXAMINATION: CATERPILLAR CORP

    This 4-page paper examines the need for management change at Caterpillar Corp. The paper takes the bones of a Harvard Business School case study, and makes recommendations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • EMS and Sustainability

    This 10 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation which aims to show the way that the principals sustainability under pin environmental management systems (EMS's). The paper defines sustainability looks at different EMS's and considers the way in which they reflect the principles of sustainability as well as good business practice.

  • Implementation of CRM at Verizon

    This 10 page paper discusses the implementation of customer relationship management (CRM) at Verizon. The paper looks at how and why the project was initiated, how it was planned, the identification of business needs, the design of the system and the result of the CRM implementation. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Workplace and Sexual Harassment Prevention

    A 20 page paper discussing prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. The issue of sexual harassment is one that no organization can afford to dismiss in today’s business environment. Companies must ensure that they adequately protect themselves from legal action on the part of employees, but the matter extends well beyond that point. Business is more competitive than at any other time, and organizations of all sizes need to gain full benefit from all of their employees. They cannot achieve that end in an atmosphere in which a portion of the workforce is marginalized or forced to choose between working in a hostile environment or finding another job. Formal policy statements are necessary, as is regular, ongoing training. The most influential factor in preventing sexual harassment, however, is strong, clear management support. Businesses that set out to eradicate sexual harassment will find that their workers enjoy better morale and are more productive. Includes one chart and one table. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Analysis of Major Credit Card Company

    A 5 page paper that is based on a Harvard Business School case study. The writer discusses the principles of brand and product management, how marketing analytics has given the company a sustainable competitive advantage and what risks face the company with recommendations. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Hospital Information Systems and Inventory Process

    A 4 page review of an article published in the December 2003 edition of “Hospital Materials Management” concerning an automated inventory system. This paper recounts the benefits of such systems and notes their growing acceptance through many business arenas. No additional sources listed.

  • Bank Problems in the Credit Crunch; Poor Performing Loans

    In 2009 the banks are suffering as a result of the credit crunch. The cause is not only the result of events within the house market; there are also defaults on small businesses and personal loans. This 6 page paper considers how and why the banks are now suffering these defaults, looking at issues such as the way bank became less risk adverse, the management of risk assessment, asymmetrical information and the role of governments and central banks. The paper focuses ion the US and the UK. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • The ITC eChoupal Initiative

    This 17 page paper is based on a Harvard Business School case study provided by the student. ITC have developed the eChoupal initiative, a system aimed at improving efficiency and value within the supply chain in a rural area of India. The paper looks at four issues; we objectives behind the initiative and the problems which were faced, the principles of supply chain management which present in the initiative, the ways in which value is created and whether or not the model of the eChoupal is transferable. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Definition and Discussion of Executive Coaching

    A 15 page paper defining executive coaching and discussing its immense rise in popularity over the past decade. Executive coaching is expanding rapidly, continuing to find greater numbers of areas in which it can be useful. As much as business has changed over the past several years, the executive coach can be a valuable asset to the executive hoping to advance or retain a current position, and taking part in leading his company to greater profitability. A blend of management and psychology, executive coaching is growing at a rate of 40 percent annually. The globalization of business is a fact of life that will not change, and the face of US business may be in the process of reinventing itself again. Not only is executive coaching growing rapidly in the present, it is likely to continue to do so for years to come. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Business Issues in the Music Industry

    A 3 page paper identifying four business issues confronting the music industry, choosing one and then discussing how to research that issue. The chosen issue is digital rights management; the beginning point for research is the 2003 Supreme Court decision in Eldred v. Ashcroft in which it upheld copyright extensions under the Sonny Bono act. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting

    This 5 page paper discusses the difference between financial and managerial accounting and the types of reports prepared by financial and managerial accountants; the types of business decisions that might be made using the two types of accounting; and it outlines the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) ethical standards and describes what sort of actions might constitute violations of these standards in the healthcare setting. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Twenty First Century Directions for Human Resources Management

    A 3 page paper discussing some of the trends of today that promise to become commonplace in the future. HR of the future likely can be expected to look much like that of today, for the issues discussed here – diversity, participatory management, flexibility, recruiting and others – are likely to persist for some time. The ultimate goal will be to build a high-performance workforce that can change along with the needs of the business. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • An Article on Diversity Management Critiqued

    5 pages in length. Discussing research in the field of business, the authors' article works toward identifying the sometimes subtle but extremely important elements of diversity management that can be overlooked, not only rendering the entire approach worthless of its intent but also causing more problems than before it was implemented. No bibliography.

  • ISO 9000 and TQM

    This 14 page paper looks at the concepts and original ideas behind Total Quality Management, TQM, as it originated in the 1950's and then looks at the ISO 9000 framework, the motivation for using it and the impact it has on a business. The paper argues that they are similar tools which have similar results. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • BPR, and TQM in Information Systems

    A 19 page paper, expanding on the 16-page version of the same name. This version adds an outline and an expanded conclusion, and updates the bibliography to current APA 5th edition. Otherwise, the paper remains focused on TQM and BPR initiatives as they apply to IS. In business and in reality, the bottom line is nearly all-important in the business environment of today that is approaching a hyper-competitive state. The lessons from TQM and BPR that apply to IS are that IS must be an asset in contributing to the organization's efforts to enhance and then maintain its competitive advantage, and that there are varied organizational, management and technological factors associated the IS as an agent of business strategy that cannot be ignored. Change is integral to both TQM and BPR, and change is one of the most difficult accommodations that IS can make for the organization. Nonetheless, meaningful and useful change must be managed and allowed to occur. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Best Practices in Risk Management and eBusiness Law

    A 3 page paper discussing legal and risk management issues. In many respects, best practices collectively are a reflection of common sense. In today’s electronic environment, there should be more effort placed in staying ahead of those who exercise fraud as their livelihood. Virtually everyone writing on the topic today predicts that the problem will get worse before it improves, and the small business, at least, must guard well against the losses it could incur. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Process Reengineering and Operations Management

    Camper Manufacturing: A 5 page paper recommending business process reengineering of processes at a manufacturing facility, one that currently has no controls in place. The paper discusses the Deming cycle, Just-in-time manufacturing and the changes in management that will need to occur when adopting a quality stance. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Oprah Winfrey's Management Style

    This 8-page paper focuses on management style portrayed by Oprah Winfrey in her business; as well as the positives and negatives of her style. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 4 Management Principles

    This 4-page paper focuses on management and its four principles of leadership, planning, organization and control of organization for successful business planning. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Comparison of Ghana and UK Credit Management

    This 19 page paper is a comprehensive look at credit management in the UK and Ghana. The paper looks at how and why credit is so important to businesses, especially small retailers, with sections on managing debtors, credit control, credit worthiness and access to credit records, cash discounts, debt collection, remedies for bad debt and the role of governments. The paper focuses on comparison. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • A Business Mathematical Principles' Analysis

    This 10-page paper focuses on various business mathematical principles including linear programming, network flow models, queuing analysis, simulation and inventory management. The paper also provides examples of how companies have used these tools to better manage inventory and predict customer demand. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ford and Coca Cola Presence In Mexico

    A 15 page paper discussing the two multinational companies' success in Mexico and further south. Both Ford Motor Company and Coca-Cola have strong and growing presence all over the world. Their presence in Mexico, however, has produced business results that both manufacturers could wish to duplicate in every market in which they operate. Ford has performed so well in the Mexican market that the senior management responsible for much of the growth and success has been moved to Ford's European headquarters for the purpose of reproducing the Mexican experience in Europe Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Managing Business Ethics: Tools and Techniques of Business Ethics Management

    This 10 page paper examines ethics in the business environment and how they may be determined and managed as well as the use of codes of ethics as specific tools t0 help with management and ethical guidance for companies and individuals. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • An Article on Diversity Management Critiqued

    5 pages in length. Discussing research in the field of business, the authors' article works toward identifying the sometimes subtle but extremely important elements of diversity management that can be overlooked, not only rendering the entire approach worthless of its intent but also causing more problems than before it was implemented. No bibliography.

  • Contemporary Corporate Sector and Social Responsibility

    The way in which businesses undertake their operations in terms of moral or ethical behaviour will vary according the underlying values of management. This 8 page paper considers the different approaches and if the corporation should be seen as an agent of society. The different schools of thought are examined before the best approach is decided upon. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • EMS and Sustainability

    This 10 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation which aims to show the way that the principals sustainability under pin environmental management systems (EMS's). The paper defines sustainability looks at different EMS's and considers the way in which they reflect the principles of sustainability as well as good business practice.

  • Process Reengineering and Operations Management

    Camper Manufacturing: A 5 page paper recommending business process reengineering of processes at a manufacturing facility, one that currently has no controls in place. The paper discusses the Deming cycle, Just-in-time manufacturing and the changes in management that will need to occur when adopting a quality stance. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Questions About Project Management Articles

    This 12 page paper answers a set of questions looking at why small business may not make full use of project management tools, difficulties in the defining of independencies of project tasks, the important of cost estimation and the link between TQM and project quality. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • TQM and Continuous Improvement

    A 5 page paper discussing continuous improvement as the most essential ingredient of Total Quality Management (TQM). The organization has the ability and the means to greatly improve processes and customer satisfaction by providing superlative customer service and asking the customer how the business could be improved. Customers' needs continually change; dedication to meeting those needs requires that those supplying customers change as well. This atmosphere creates an environment in which continuous improvement is indeed the single essential ingredient of TQM. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • New Durable Medical Equipment Company in Maryland and Business Form

    A 4 page paper choosing a business form (LLC) for a new company and assessing the liability positions of senior managers at HealthSouth and RiteAid, two businesses operating a corporate form that could not protect senior management from charges of various types of fraud. HealthSouth's Richard Scrushy was the first to be tried under Sarbanes-Oxley; the RiteAid case began several years before the law went into effect. The point is that even though the corporate form of business ostensibly offers greater liability protection, it does not insulate corporate officers from being forced to assume liability for their actions. The LLC structure will be sufficient for protecting the owners from frivolous lawsuits, and they have no need to fear legitimate ones. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Managing Risk

    This 9 page paper is written in three parts. The first part of the paper defines what is meant by risk in the business environment, how it can emerge and then looks at different types of risk. The second part of the paper considers risk management in the private sector considering how investments are assessed and risk managed. The last part of the paper looks at risks in the public sector, considering different types of risk and strategies used to manage them. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Business Process Re-engineering - Implementing a New ICT System

    This 14 page paper looks at the way business process re-engineering can take place in a firm. Using a fictitious example of a firm which wants to change the way it manages the goods inwards and outwards as part of the value chain by introducing a new ICT sysytem. The paper outlines the problems and looks at what is needed and then consider the way that the change may be facilitated, using the tools of requirements engineering and change management in order to achieve the end goals. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Historical and Economic Effects of Lean Manufacturing

    A 5 page paper discussing lean manufacturing. “Lean manufacturing” is the current incarnation of the concept of Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing, an outgrowth of and partner to Total Quality Management (TQM). The evolution of the two concepts within the current business environment has led to the new terminology, and the concept of lean manufacturing reflects the changes. The purpose here is to review lean manufacturing’s history and to assess how it affects the US economy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Various methods of pain management

    This 9 page paper provides an overview of the barriers that hinder effective pain management from a nursing perspective. In hospital setting, the role that nurses play in creating effective plans for pain management is substantial. A variety of different methods for pain management have been recognized, including the use of pharmacological elements, the use of alternative pain management techniques, and the use of a team approach for care. Leadership, management and the perspectives of others can all impact pain management systems. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Sociological, Physiological, and Psychological Issues Associated with the Management of Stress

    This 8 page report discusses numerous aspects of stress and stress management. Psychological and sociological factors have become the contemporary versions of the saber tooth tiger of prehistoric humans’ stress stimulators. Theories about the causes of stress ranging from the anthropological aspects to the physiological have been propagated for, at least, the past three decades. Such studies have shown that there are physiological, psychological and social components to stress and successful stress management. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Privatization and the Logistics Management of the United States Military

    A 10 page paper that provides an overview of logistics management and considers the application for the management and outsourcing of military construction, maintenance and equipment. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • HRM Development

    5 pages. The success of Human Resource professionals lies in their relationship with line managers. The line managers are Human Resources’ primary customers. This paper fully explores the development of Human Resource Management as a model and the relationship of HR to line management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Policy and Management of Ecosystems

    This 10 page report discusses the ideas associated with ecosystem management and the public policy initiatives and ideas that have evolved as a result of ecosystem awareness. A truly sustainable society manages its economy and population size without exceeding all or part of the planet’s ability to absorb environmental deprivation, replenish resources, and sustain both human and other life. A focus on a strong commitment to ecosystem management can make that possible.Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Healthcare Industry Financial Management

    This 5 page essay discusses issues revolving around effective and meaningful financial management in the health care industry. The political system of the United States is fundamentally responsible for the development of policy and no area feels the politicized nature of policy-making more than health care. As a result, comprehensive and effective financial management is the key component of the modern health care delivery process. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Management and the Behavior School of Thought

    In 5 pages, the author discusses the Behavior School of Management Thought. The Behavior School of Management Thought reflects the ideas of a group of notable people including Mary Parker Follett, Chester Barnard, Hugo Munsterberg, Oliver Sheldon, Elton Mayo, F.J Roethlisberger, and W.J. Dickson. These theorists all had a common goal, which was to better the work place. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Classical Scientific Management Schools and Theorists

    In 5 pages, the author discusses the Scientific School of Management thought. The Scientific School of Management Thought reflects the ideas of a large group of notable people including Frederick Taylor, Henry Fayol, Henry Gantt, Henry Towne, Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, Elton Mayo, Harrington Emerson, Chester Barnard, Dickson, Roethsliberger, W. Edwards Deming, and Max Weber. These theorists all had a common goal, which was to better work the work place by making work more effective and efficient. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Human Resource Management and the Case of AXEON

    This 10 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The paper is written in two parts, the first part considers the way in which different models of education may be seen with in the case study, looking at the theories of Maslow, Hertzberg and McGregor. The second part of the paper discusses the potential human resource management strategy which is in place, looking at the way in which the HRM practices manifest within the organization, what this may mean for the strategy of the human resource management taking place. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Hospital Emergency Department and Supply Chain Management

    An 11 page paper that presents a case study of a large hospital and clinic organization but that focuses on the emergency department. The writer describes the existing supply chain management issues for the emergency rooms, provides examples of supply chain management systems in other global industries as well as in the health care industry and then makes recommendations for the emergency rooms under study. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Nursing Ethics and Operations Management

    A 3 page research paper that discusses ethical decision making in operations management as it applies to nursing case management. A specific case study is presented and discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Silvio Napoli as Schindler India (HBS Case Study Analysis)

    This 4 page paper summarizes and evaluates the Harvard Business School case study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Healthcare Case Study in Polarity Management

    This 4 page paper is written in three parts. Using the example of a healthcare center with conflicting needs of cost and quality the writer demonstrates the use of polarity management. The first part of the paper outlines the role and aim of polarity management, the second part of the paper presents a polarity map, and the third part considers how the map can be used to find a 'solution'. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Ford Motor Company's Management Issues

    A 5 page paper that discusses management issues at Ford Motor Company. This corporation has had a number of harassment and discrimination charges brought against it and in most cases, the plaintiffs won. This would suggest that human resource management is not very effective. The issues are discussed in terms of lost productivity. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • OPRAH WINFREY: CASE STUDY ANALYSIS

    This 7-page paper focuses on Oprah Winfrey and her business Harpo Inc. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • SUPERVALU CASE STUDY

    This 8-page paper is an analysis of the Harvard Business School case study "SuperValu Inc: Professional Development Program." Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • CASE STUDY ANALYSIS: RECRUITMENT OF A STAR

    This 5-page paper provides an analysis of the Harvard Business School case study "Recruitment of a Star."

  • URBAN OUTFITTERS - MARKETING A BUSINESS

    This 4-page paper provides an analysis of the case study "Urban Outfitters Continuing Case Study -- Marketing a Business."

  • Designing for Diversity

    A 6 page paper consisting of slide contents and speaker notes for a 6-slide PowerPoint® presentation encouraging a young, growing company to establish and adopt commitment to diversity at the top management levels. Using Nestlé as an example – the Swiss company has only one Swiss board member – the presentation highlights the benefits of a more diverse workforce and management team, increasingly important in America now that we have surpassed population of 300 million. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Which Represents the Best Research Methodology?

    A 4 page research paper on quantitative and qualitative research methodology. The writer examines the benefits and disadvantages of each method, as well as the rationales used for favoring one type over another. This examination also shows the advantages of combining these methods so as to approach a research topic, such as risk management, in a more comprehensive manner. This examination then switches focus to the topic of risk management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Two Management Models - Quantitative and Human Relations Models

    This 3 page paper looks at two approaches to human resource management; the quantitative approach and the human relations school of thought. The paper outlines each of these approaches, looking at the characteristics of the HRM models and assessing what they have added to the understanding of management. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Conflict Management Styles - Case Study

    This 5 page paper begins with a brief description of the five major conflict management styles. The rest of the paper analyzes a scenario provided by the student in which a teenager arrives home very late on a Saturday night and in which the mother and her fiancé disagree on how to discipline the boy. Conflict management styles used by each party are discussed and recommendations made. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Rock Of Ages Value Chain = Case Study

    A 3 page paper based on a student-supplied case study. The essay provides a summary of management issues facing this company and recommendations for management actions. In the case, the company's manufacturing division is not performing up to expectations. This is a granite company with quarries and manufacturing facilities; the company also sells its own products. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Komatsu Case Study

    A 4 page paper. Komatsu is Caterpillar's main competitor although Caterpillar's dominance in this market continues to be stable. This essay discusses this Harvard Case study and includes a brief background of the company, growth, management principles, management strategies, progress, competitive environment and recommendations for the company. This case study discusses event up to the mid-1980s. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Aquarius Marketing Case Study

    This 19 page paper is based on a study is supplied by the student. The first part of the paper assesses the requirements of Aquarius Marketing for a new information technology system. The second part of the paper utilises soft systems modelling (SSM) to determine what is needed and the way that the project should go ahead. Several issues concerning project management then discussed including the importance of scheduling and resource allocation, the importance of leadership to prevent problems in project management, the importance of communication and the value of mentoring. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Overview of Pain Management

    7 pages. An in-depth look at the study of pain management. Specifically addresses the implications that psychological models of pain have for pharmacological/medical approaches to pain management. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Organizational Types of Project Management

    A 6 page paper discussing one aspect of project management. Each type of organization has project management issues of its own, and projects within any type must be aligned in a manner most useful to the organization. The failure rate of projects may result at least in part from a failure to note these functional and structural differences in organizations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • CYBERTERRORISM AND THREATS TO AMERICAN BUSINESSES

    This 5-page paper discusses cyberterrorism, what forms it takes, and how it can threaten businesses in the United States. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Personal Jurisdiction Issues and Internet Business Websites

    This 6 page paper discusses the personal jurisdiction problems involved with business on the internet. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Managing Stress in the Critical Incident

    7 pages. Critical incident stress management is very important to have for debriefing or diffusing purposes as a resource for first line responders to any disaster. Those firefighters, police officers and other disaster relief workers undergo untold amounts of stress and while they might not at first think so, the early intervention of stress related health problems could be averted with critical incident stress management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Nursing Literature and Pain Management

    A 7 page research paper that examines relevant nursing literature regarding the topic of pain relief/management. The hypothesis for this investigation posits that relevant nursing literature on pain relief/management offers viable options that can be investigated regarding alternatives to traditional analgesic pain remedies. A survey of studies published within the last five years in various nursing journals was conducted and this produced a literature review that verified this hypothesis. Implications for nursing practice and further research are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Alternative Style of Management Work Team Approach

    This 8 page paper considers the benefits that can be derived from implementing work team approaches as an alternative management style and relates this in a number of areas of development for Federal Express, a company that focuses on the team approach in their human resources management. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Category Management

    A 20 page paper providing chapters 1 and 2 of an MBA thesis discussing category management from the retailer's perspective and hypothesizing that its use leads to greater customer satisfaction. Chapter 1 is the introduction and provides background on category management, its uses, history and development. Chapter 2 is the literature review for the project. Bibliography lists 31 sources.

  • Year 2000 Crisis and How Y2K Can Be Successfully Managed

    A 10 page overview of the predicted computer/communications apocalypse and management techniques. The author concentrates on two areas of concern, date coding and the introduction of viruses based on the millenium and other biases. However, the larger view is taken of 'mainstream' date coding problems, and considers audit cases and costs. Mitigation focuses on internal and global management of the problem. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Total Health Plan Project Management Case Study

    A 12 page paper that describes project management for the development of a comprehensive health management program for a small company. Includes: work breakdown structure, task flow, project schedule and reporting, costs, and evaluation of project and performance. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Social and Professional Success Through the Management of Time

    A 10 page research paper on time management and its importance to the individual in today's fast-paced, production-orientated society. Steps necessary in the effective management of one's time are discussed including : task prioritization, planning, setting of deadlines, etc; Problems and obstacles to accomplishing such goals are explained as are ways to overcome them. Decision-making is of primary importance to this discussion. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Conflict Management

    This 4 page paper highlights the relevance of conflict management. What is conflict management and why is it important? Examples are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Organizations and Conflict Management

    A 5 page paper that describes different types of conflict styles and reports a protocol for dealing with conflict. The writer comments on how to persuade management to adopt a conflict management approach. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Conflict Management Styles - Case Study

    This 5 page paper begins with a brief description of the five major conflict management styles. The rest of the paper analyzes a scenario provided by the student in which a teenager arrives home very late on a Saturday night and in which the mother and her fiancé disagree on how to discipline the boy. Conflict management styles used by each party are discussed and recommendations made. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Managing Employee Performance

    This 9 page paper looks at performance management, what it is and how it can take place, looking at the use of tools such as performance assessment and appraisal system as well as performance related to pay ass their use in performance management. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • JUST BUSINESS CHRISTIAN ETHICS - A REVIEW

    This 3-page paper presents a book review on Alexander Hill's Just Business Christian Ethics for the Marketplace.

  • Business Intelligence

    This 3 page paper examines and defines business intelligence. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • BUSINESS TOOL TEMPLATES: AN ANALYSIS

    This 3-page paper is an analysis of various business intelligence tools, offering the idea that the tools are good for numbers-crunching.

  • Business and Ethics

    A 4 page paper that considers the statement: "ethics has no place in business" and relates this statement to a discussion of companies and multinational operations.

  • Fast Food and E-Commerce

    This 10 page paper considers the impact that e-commerce has had on the fast food companies and their financial management. The paper looks at the potential ways e-commerce may be used, such as management of the supply chain, marketing and the use of the internet as a sales medium. The paper uses examples of real companies to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • The Importance of Communication Skills in Management

    A 6 page overview of the importance of communication in management. The manager depends on good communication skills to conduct all aspects of his or her job duties. Without such skills management would falter and company productivity and the accomplishment of organizational goals would suffer. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Information Management

    This 9 page paper is written in 4 parts. The first part looks at information management methods and system, including paper files, databases and management information systems. The second part of the paper considers storage issues, the third part looks at decision making and the last part of the paper outlines the stages to running a meeting. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Leadership and Management in Nursing

    A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses leadership and management in nursing. The ongoing nursing shortage has generated numerous changes in the nursing manager role, as the exemplary functioning of nursing leadership has become increasing crucial to the priority of continuing to delivery quality patient care (Heller, et al, 2004). Consequently, there has been a huge interest in nursing research on the topic of leadership in recent years. However, Redfern points out that while nursing managers are required to be effective leaders, managerial skills are also important as "leadership without management is an abdication of responsibility that can lead to disaster" (Redfern, 2008, p. 10). As this statement emphasizes, both leadership and management are essential to achieving the goals of nursing and both factors must intertwine synergistically to achieve nursing goals. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Major Shifts in Practices in Management Accounting

    A 10 page paper discussing changes in the profession arising from changes in technology, globalization and competitive strategies. Integrated management accounting systems, such as those arising from activity-based costing and management (ABC/ABM) systems with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can be appealing for their instant accessibility to information in real-time, but they also can detract from sound decision making based on trends more easily discernible from the more standard monthly and annual reports of traditional management accounting systems. There can be a place for both, but their uses need to be as clearly defined as the qualities they are measuring. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Change at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria

    This 26 page paper considers the subject of change management and how it has been applied in the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission. The paper starts with an introduction, aims and methods and a justification for the research. This is followed by an in-depth literature review regarding change management, looking at a range of change models and approaches to managing change. After a brief consideration of the role and structure of the CAC the organisation is examined in terms of the way change has been undertaken with recommendation made for future change management. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Target, Sears, and Wal Mart Macroeconomic Forecasts

    A 4 page paper discussing forecasts for these companies 2004-2006 in terms of macroeconomic factors. Of course the macroeconomic environment plays a huge role in retailers’ success, but then so do those who establish and then implement policy and goals. Sears and Target are not entirely equal with Wal-Mart in terms of buying power, but they have the necessary management tools that could place them on more equal footing with the retail giant. What management does with the opportunities before it depends less on having ready cash than it does on practicing sound management. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Boeing 787 Project Supply Chain

    An 12 page paper. The first part of this paper is devoted to supply chain management, in general. The writer explains and discusses supply chains and supply chain management, including the JIT approach. Following the information and discussion on supply chain management, the essay continues to discuss this in terms of the aerospace industry, in general, and Boeing's 787 project, in particular. The writer makes recommendations for others who have large complex supply chains. The stimulus question is: whether or not Boeing's supply chain for the 787 project will become the normal way of establishing supply chains. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Wound Care/Wet-to-Dry v. Advanced Dressings

    A 6 page research paper that discusses wound care. Identifying what dressing is most appropriate in wound care is a difficult and challenging proposition as there are currently over a 1,000 wound care products and interventions, with more appearing every day (Callianno, 2003). However, there are specific guidelines for wound management for each type of wound (Watret and McFarland, 2004; Callianno, 2003. For example, management of burn wounds necessitates a special protocol as the burn patient is particularly susceptible to microbial infections (Parikh, et al, 2005). This examination of wound dressings options specifically focuses on the management of chronic wounds and whether the standard of protocol of wet-to-dry dressings constitute the best practice standard. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Approaches to Conflict Management

    3 pages in length. Based upon the student's collaborative or problem solving approach to conflict management, which supports a win-win outcome, this is somewhat contradictory to her employer's approach of direct conflict management, which reflects either a win-lose or lose-lose perspective. The student, whose assessment illustrates high ratings for collaborating (12) and very low for avoiding (4), clearly advocates a much more equitable method of conflict management where a resolution is sought by way of cooperativeness and high assertiveness. By contrast, her employer seeks to rectify conflict in a less interactive fashion by force and domination. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Aspects of International Financing

    A 15 page paper. This paper explains and discusses a number of aspects of international financing. The paper begins with an introduction to the topics discussed and an introduction to the Harley Davidson company. Topics discussed include the role of financial management in a multinational organization, the differences between domestic and international financial management, an explanation and example of a balance of payment table, interest parity and purchasing power parity, foreign exchange risk exposure and management of those risks, and an explanation of the international banking system. When possible, Harley Davidson is used as an example. 1 table is included. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Group Process/Nursing

    A 4 page research paper that discusses group psychology in relation to nursing management. The tasks and objectives associated with nursing and nursing management can be understood in terms of the broader context of group roles and group process as outlined by what is known concerning leadership and group psychology. When a task is delegated to a group and that group functions as a team, with each member responsible for a specific role, with each team member having the skills to execute that role, this strategy becomes "the manager's best bet, even though groups rarely function perfecting," to accomplishing specific tasks and goals (La Monica 23). As this suggests, group psychology plays an integral role in nursing management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • eCommerce Content Management

    33 pages in length. The ever-changing face of global e-commerce has called for greater efficiency when it comes to content management, a critical component of online retailers that helps maintain unstructured information found on any given Web site. This information exists in many digital forms, not the least of which include text documents, engineering drawings, XML, still images, audio/video files and many other types/formats. Modification is a primary consideration when addressing issues of content management, given the constant modification required for maintaining a current cyberlocation. This ability to constantly modify a Web site's content also carries with it a tremendous responsibility for doing so properly in relation to easy reorganization and updating. The reason why content management has become such a critical component to the success of e-commerce sites is, as Ko et al (2002) note, is because Internet/Web users are becoming more savvy with so many emerging resources. Bibliography lists 23 sources.

  • Leadership and Management in Nursing

    A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses leadership and management in nursing. The ongoing nursing shortage has generated numerous changes in the nursing manager role, as the exemplary functioning of nursing leadership has become increasing crucial to the priority of continuing to delivery quality patient care (Heller, et al, 2004). Consequently, there has been a huge interest in nursing research on the topic of leadership in recent years. However, Redfern points out that while nursing managers are required to be effective leaders, managerial skills are also important as "leadership without management is an abdication of responsibility that can lead to disaster" (Redfern, 2008, p. 10). As this statement emphasizes, both leadership and management are essential to achieving the goals of nursing and both factors must intertwine synergistically to achieve nursing goals. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Human Resource Management Changes

    A 29 page paper that responds to the question of whether or not human resource management has changed over the years or does it just appear to have changed? To respond to the question, this essay provides a historical overview of the evolution of personnel administration in the 1920s to strategic human resource management today. Strategic human resource management is then described and explained. The essay then addresses human resource development and the complexity of HRM. Employee motivation is discussed, including theories of equity, expectation and justice. The writer also comments on incentives and rewards as motivational processes. The writer reports the need for a human resource measurement framework and the activities that need to be measured. Bibliography lists 31 sources.

  • Supply Chain Management and Radio Frequency Identification Tags

    A 15 page paper. Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are tiny, miniscule microchips that promise to reshape and revolutionize supply chain management. Since effective supply chain management means knowing where every item is located at any given time, RFID could just accomplish the goal. This essay provides background information on the person who initiated the idea for RFID tags. The technology of radio frequency identification is explained. The essay then comprehensively discusses what RFID can do and how it does it. RFID tags are briefly compared to bar codes. The advantages and benefits of the technology in terms of supply chain management are discussed. Companies that are already using RFID tags are identified and how they are using them. Bibliography lists 12 sources. PGrfid.rtf

  • Approaches to Conflict Management

    3 pages in length. Based upon the student's collaborative or problem solving approach to conflict management, which supports a win-win outcome, this is somewhat contradictory to her employer's approach of direct conflict management, which reflects either a win-lose or lose-lose perspective. The student, whose assessment illustrates high ratings for collaborating (12) and very low for avoiding (4), clearly advocates a much more equitable method of conflict management where a resolution is sought by way of cooperativeness and high assertiveness. By contrast, her employer seeks to rectify conflict in a less interactive fashion by force and domination. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Small Business Inventory Management Automation and Networking

    A 6 page paper discussing considerations for building a network and establishing a database-oriented inventory management system for a small firm with fewer than 100 employees.. The network designed for the firm should be a thin client, three-tier client/server system operating on Fast Ethernet. Small groups of users should be connected via token ring groups connected to a 100 mbps Fast Ethernet backbone network. Windows 2000 Server is the operating system; Microsoft Access is the database program that the firm will use. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Research Proposal on a Rental Equipment Business's Management Information Systems

    This 10 page paper is a research proposal for a project to study the use of information system in the rental trade. This is a proposal that outlines the questions, undertakes a brief literature reviews before outlining a methodology and a time plan to undertake the project. The bibliography cities 9 sources.

  • Research Proposal on a Rental Equipment Business's Management Information Systems

    This 10 page paper is a research proposal for a project to study the use of information system in the rental trade. This is a proposal that outlines the questions, undertakes a brief literature reviews before outlining a methodology and a time plan to undertake the project. The bibliography cities 9 sources.

  • Business History and Management

    A 4 page paper discussing this question: “Does the ‘managerial revolution’ in leading industrial nations explain their competitiveness and growth performance?” The structure and function of the integrated managerial enterprise is credited in the view of many with giving rise to large firms and enabling them to achieve success, but others claim that this explanation is not sufficient outside of the rapid growth of big business in the later years of the 20th century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Business Ethics and Corporate Management

    This 10 page report discusses the fact that the high incidence of corporate fraud and scandal in the United States is indicative that ethical behavior is simply not being promoted enough in corporate America. “Corporate ethics” has become a catch phrase with enormous political and emotional, even economic clout. Corporate and management ethics encompasses an ever-widening array of issues, a number of which are discussed in the paper. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Different Approaches to Human Resource Management and Business Strategy

    This 5 page paper considers the different approach to strategy and how they reflect on human resource issues. From the classical schools of Taylorism and the ideas of Sloan, through to the evolutionally, or emergent strategy of Michael Porter, and the emergence of the Japanese styles, including Kaizen. The writer discusses the attributes and theories and argues they may not be as far apart as they appear. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Approaches to Conflict Management

    This is a 5 page paper discussing conflict management in the RCMP. Conflict management techniques are considered a large and very important part of organizations today. Management has for decades struggled with conflict management using highly formalized methods in which the manager must instigate the process and employees must file official grievances; causing a negotiation process which could last from months to years to complete. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) however has recently adopted a simple yet effective conflict management program called “Alternative Dispute Resolution” or ADR which bases its premise on “fast, friendly, flexible and fair” resolutions instigated at the lowest possible levels and the process is undertaken immediately for quick resolution. Largely, the program is well supported throughout the organization and the process leaves employees feeling a great deal of satisfaction in the resolution of their conflicts. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Eye on the Future Business People in Calgary and the Bow Valley, 1870-1900 by Henry C. Klassen

    A 6 page review of Eye on the Future: Business People in Calgary and the Bow Valley, 1870-1900 by Henry C. Klassen (University of Calgary Press, 2002). This text consists of a detailed, comprehensive and highly accurate account of the business history of the Alberta region of Canada, with particular emphasis on the development of the town of Calgary. Klassen's history covers the early stages of industrialization through the beginnings of consumerism from a business history perspective. The scholarship behind Klassen's book is so extensive that, as this examination demonstrates, it can be viewed as coming close to being an anthropological study of the varied factors that come together to create a city and shape the course of history for a region. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Roles of the Computer and E-Commerce in a Video Store

    This 23 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at why e-commerce and computerisation is becoming a necessity in business. The potential the internet provides and the disadvantages of not maintaining a presence on the web are considered. The advantages and disadvantages of computerisation are also discussed. These are applied to a video rental business. The second part of the paper considers which cataloguing systems would be best for a video rental store, either providing an online catalogue or only in store reference. This includes flat file and relational databases, looking at the operation and use these systems to determine the best approach for this business. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Approaches to Conflict Management

    This is a 5 page paper discussing conflict management in the RCMP. Conflict management techniques are considered a large and very important part of organizations today. Management has for decades struggled with conflict management using highly formalized methods in which the manager must instigate the process and employees must file official grievances; causing a negotiation process which could last from months to years to complete. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) however has recently adopted a simple yet effective conflict management program called “Alternative Dispute Resolution” or ADR which bases its premise on “fast, friendly, flexible and fair” resolutions instigated at the lowest possible levels and the process is undertaken immediately for quick resolution. Largely, the program is well supported throughout the organization and the process leaves employees feeling a great deal of satisfaction in the resolution of their conflicts. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Dubai and Astrology Promotion

    This 24 page paper focuses on whether or not astrology should be a part of doing business in Dubai. The paper argues that it should. Astrology is discussed in depth as well as the ways it can be applied to business. Doing business in Dubai is also a part of the discussion. Attention is paid to law in the United Arab Emirates and its importance. Also addressed are freedom issues. The paper concludes that astrology should be used primarily for entertainment purposes. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Business Computer System Design

    10 pages in length. In this day and age of technological advancement, companies can no longer rely upon the antiquated methods of conducting business. To be sure, the fast growth of computerization has proven significantly effective for business strategies that strive to meet the needs of the company's clientele. TLC Concepts, Inc. is one such company that has found great success in the marketing of a variety of products and ideas; however, the business lacks organization, costing more time and money than the company needs to be spending. The writer discusses how these wasted resources are eliminated by designing a new computer system to meet the demands of a steadily growing corporation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Kaplan and Norton's The Balanced Scorecard

    A 6 page paper discussing the concepts of Kaplan and Norton's 1996 book, The Balanced Scorecard : Translating Strategy into Action. As business grows increasingly competitive, it has become necessary for organizations to track ever so much more closely their financial performance, and gain the highest degree of benefit possible from the resources they have available to them. In its ultimate analysis, the balanced scorecard approach is only that of common sense. The worth or effectiveness of an organization cannot be judged by revenues or profits alone, but in addition to financial performance also must self-assess its business from the perspectives of customers, internal business processes, and learning and growth. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Contemporary Entrepreneurship

    A 9 page research report on the state of entrepreneurism near the turn of the 21st century. Entrepreneurship is as active as it has ever been. Regardless of the industry or beginning size of the business, there is opportunity still in good ideas. As the giant corporations continue their downsizing processes, many of their "victims" are going into business for themselves. The old principles still hold today: the good idea that fills a niche, backed with good solid planning if not as much cash as everyone would like. Today's business climate is more competitive than ever, and is a factor today's entrepreneur has to closely consider as in no other period. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Increasing Retention of Employees Management Style Research

    A 4 page preliminary research proposal describing a qualitative study into employee attitudes and preferences in manager characteristics and style. The researchers expect to find the employees identify several different management styles within the organization being studied. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Progress in a Degree Course and Plans for Future Career Progress

    This 8 page paper is written in two parts. The first part is a reflective learning document considering learning that has taken place so far on a BA Security and Risk Course focusing in the gaining of analytical skills and improved communication skills. The second part of the paper looks at a long term career goal for gaining a senior management position and provides a plan, with justifications for the actions, in order to achieve that goal. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • IBM Systems and Technology Marketing

    This 8 page paper examines the marketing approach of IBM Systems and Technology, part of IBM, in order to determine whiter or not they are a marketing orientated firm. The paper includes a discussion on the propose of marketing in a modern organization, a SWOT analysis of the marketing, consideration of the B2B model and the use of customer relationship management, the marketing mix and the general marketing strategy. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • The Functions of Companies' Human Resource (HR) Departments

    This 5 page paper begins with a comment on the outsourcing trend in human resource management. It then describes six of the many functions of human resource departments and comments on how they are linked to achieving organizational goals and adding value. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ideal Inventory Control for a Manufacturing Business; Economic Order Quantity

    This 20 page paper is an examination of the Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) system of inventory control. This system seeks to optimize the use of resources by deterring the most appropriate levels of stock ordering to minimise holding and order costs. The paper considers why this is a good system of stock control, how it works, whether it works with or contradicts just in time (JIT) inventory management and gives an example of its use. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Human Resource Management at a Telecommunications Company

    This 11 page paper looks at the approach and practices of human resource management at the UK telecommunications company British Telecom (BT), considering the way in which recruitment takes place, as well as looking at issues such as performance assessment and training development. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • 1997's UPS Strike

    A 5 page paper discussing the UPS strike. The writer examines the goals and of both the company management and the union and whether or not they were reached and how. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Operations Management: The International Issues

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of operations management. International issues changing the face of OM are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Product Operations Management and Services Operations Management

    This 7 page paper considers the differences in management of a company selling products and companies providing services from the perspective of an operations manager. The paper looks at the similarities in the way customer satisfaction needs t be created and discusses the tools that could be utilized to ensure that the services are meeting the market needs. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • IBM Proposal for a Knowledge Management Program

    This 44 page paper examines IBM. The paper provides an in-depth analysis of the company, its history and operations in order to identify potential areas of improvement within the knowledge management of the firm. The paper starts with a proposal for the study and then undertakes the study which puts forward the idea of a knowledge database to be used by the after sales engineers. A work breakdown and schedule is also provided. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Overview of Landfill Management

    This 3-page paper describes some elements of landfill management including following of governmental regulations, types of trash storage and the need for public acceptance. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Kaizen Style of Management

    This 5 page paper looks at the Japanese management style of kaizen, with a focus on a case study to emanate from the United States. The company Critikon is used as the case study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Leadership Theories

    This 12 page paper examines different concepts of leadership and management, tracing the development of different ideas and theories from personality and trait theories to the modern concepts of contingency theory and the work of theorists such as Goleman, considering the ways in which they may be used to explain the practice of leadership. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Project Management Leadership

    This 6 page paper considers the following statement "Project managers are expected to be leaders,[but] the truth is that everyone on a project team can and should demonstrate leadership skills as appropriate to the project’s needs. As project professionals, we must continually enhance our people skills and leadership ability. The paper discusses this relating to technical and strategic requirements in project management. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Contemporary Organizational Leadership

    This 7 page paper defines what is meant by leadership and what is meant by management and then compares them. The paper then considers the characteristics of leaders, how leaders may be developed ready to cope with today’s changing environment, and employee perception of good leaders. The paper ends with a brief summary for three articles on leadership skills. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Issues Concerning Leadership

    In this 5 page paper, the author discusses and comments on: transformational leadership, charismatic leadership, management versus leadership, servant leadership, formal and informal authority, ethical decision making and a personal theory of leadership. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Final - Organizational Leadership

    An 8 page paper that responds to three issues about leadership. The paper discusses the importance of leadership in change management and includes comments about resistance; the centrality of ethics in leadership reminding the reader of the consequences of unethical behaviors and discusses resistance; and the writer's leadership philosophy, which is meant to demonstrate the application of a personal leadership perspective. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Leadership - Goleman as the Basis of New Model

    This 17 page paper looks at different leadership theories, with a focus on the ideas of Goleman in order to assess the commonalities and the way a new model of leadership may be created. The paper includes an introduction, problem statement, literature review and presentation of a new management model. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • A Comparison of JIT and Lean Manufacturing

    This 3 page paper examines Just in Time management techniques. JIT is potentially cost effective but it does have problems. These are highlighted and JIT is compared with lean manufacturing. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • A Health and Nutrition Education Plan

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of a family health plan for a fictitious family, which includes both nutrition and exercise plans. This paper relates the family's need, including need for the management of Type 2 diabetes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Risk Management Plan

    This 3-page paper is an example of a risk management plan and includes deciding on and prioritizing risk, determining what resources should be placed toward risk and the importance of reviewing the plan.

  • Banks, Risk Measurement and Risk Management

    This 22 page paper looks at different aspects of risk measurement and management by banks. The paper starts by looking at the duration model, the gap or re-pricing model and the maturity model. The second part of the paper considers how and why liquidity is so important for banks. The last part of the paper considers the case of Barings Bank in the context of the previously discussed risks and looks at the way changes in the Basel Accord II approaches operational risk. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Costs and Risks in Project Management

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of project management costs and risk analysis. A continuation of a previously presented hypothetical situation is used to demonstrate techniques. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Performance Appraisals and Management

    A 10 page paper that begins by discussion the importance and purposes of performance appraisals. The writer describes four appraisal models, including MBO and 360 Feedback. The essay then discusses the elements of successful performance management and steps to improve the appraisal process regardless of the specific model being used. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Disposable Hospital Glove Stocking

    A 3 page paper discussing considerations a 600-bed hospital must make in determining the optimum order for surgical and exam latex gloves from an operations management perspective. No sources listed.

  • Pain Management and Nursing

    4 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses pain and nursing practice, nurses and pain assessment, intervening to promote optimal pain relief and developmental issues and pain management. No bibliography.

  • Overview of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome

    A 10 page research paper that offers an overview of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. The paper defines the disorder; describes its history and incidence statistics; research; implications/impacts on health; psychological and social implications; treatment; and the role of nurses and nurse practitioners in management, concluding with a section that addresses the feeling of the NP on the topic. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Continuation of 'Historical Development of Shannondale Nursing Home'

    A 5 page continuation of “Historical Development of Shannondale Nursing Home” (KShlthDevShan.rtf) that explores how changes in the local area and in the overall health care industry are certain to affect Shannondale’s future. The purpose here is to address anticipated changes in items such as professional staffing, human resource management, financial solvency, technological changes and other related issues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Pediatric Asthma Case Management

    A 6 page research paper that discusses a case scenario involving a pediatric patient and then relates this to information on asthma case management conducted by a nurse practitioner. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Nursing Case Management/Autism

    A 3 page research paper that discusses nursing case management of pediatric autism. The writer addresses how principal concerns of intervention and how the nurse coordinates these concerns within the context of a multidisciplinary team. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Psychology As A Career

    A 7 page paper that begins with information from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook about psychologists, positions and education needed with the writer selecting one field to pursue. The next section discusses the adult learner. Using self-assessments provided by the student, the paper reports results from the Multiple Pathways to Learning and the Personality Spectrum as related to the writer's scores with explanations about how this information can help the student. The writer also comments on time and stress management for the adult learner.

  • Shared Governance and Collective Bargaining Issues in Nursing

    3 pages in length. The fundamental reason for incorporating collective bargaining and shared governance within the nursing environment is so decision making becomes a more mutual outcome where nurses have greater contribution toward daily undertakings and management readily facilitates this input. Examining the political, legal, ethical and social issues of this relatively new concept exemplifies how a feasible, much-needed model of cooperation might still be fraught with difficulties when implemented. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sunnyside Manor Nursing Home Changes

    8 pages. After careful evaluation of the present nursing home facility and patients it has been noted that it would be to the advantage of executive management of the organization to add on to the present facility an assisted living area in which healthy senior citizens could live in safety and yet with the added security of having nursing care and licensed caregivers onsite. Includes an executive summary, barriers to change and how to overcome those barriers. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Discharge Instructions, Heart Patients

    A 7 page research paper that discusses a nursing management scenario presents the following problem, which is that a patient who had suffered a myocardial infarction (heart attack) is being discharged without receiving discharge instruction, which is considered to be patient neglect. This discussion examines the various aspects of this problem before proposing how a nursing manager using the transformational leadership model might address this problem.

  • Shared Governance v. Collective Bargaining in Nursing Labor Relations

    A 3 page paper comparing the benefits of collective bargaining and the shared governance approach as they apply to nursing. Labor unions superficially appear to be attractive, but their relationship with management almost always is adversarial. Partnership and greater patient focus are expected within the shared governance model, however, which also is more consistent with the core values of nursing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Twelve Hour Work Shifts and Nursing

    A 14 page research paper that examines the topic of 12-hour nursing shifts. This report focuses on how this change to shift scheduling can be accomplished. Specifically, the writer looks at how nursing management and leadership strategy that can best implement such a change with student nurses in their practice placement area, utilizing Lewin's normative/educative model of change. The writer also considers how such a change impacts the educational and development progress of these students. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Clinical Supervision of Nurses in the NHS; Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives

    This 8 page paper looks at the increasing importance of clinical supervision for nurses in the UK's National Health Service. The approach is being adopted with the aim of performance management and quality improvement. The use of supervision is considers from a professional perspective, the legal perspective and the ethical perspective. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • CC vs. Med-Surg Units/Job Satisfaction

    A 6 page research paper that investigates the differences in nursing job satisfaction between critical and med-surg units. Within the framework of a research project, the writer hypothesizes that as there are different working conditions in these units, such as patient-to-nurse ratios and management styles, there are also differences in nursing job satisfaction. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Transformational Leadership/Nurse Retention

    A 15 page research paper that offers a literature review that focuses on defining the concept of transformational leadership and, in so doing, also focuses on discerning what empirical studies reveal about hospital management's effectiveness at educating staff on the benefits of the transformational leadership paradigm. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Nursing Case Management: A Power Point

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of a powerpoint presentation on a nursing case management article on diabetes control. This paper outlines the PPT presentation and a correspoinding presentation is provided with speaker notes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Role of Public Health Nurse/Diabetes Care

    A 5 page research paper that addresses the role of public health nursing in regards to elderly population with diabetes. The writer stresses the importance of self-management and educational intervention. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Theory-Driven Praxis—Personal Framework

    A 12 page research paper that offers guidelines to a student in regards to creating a personal theory-drive framework intended to guide the student's nursing practice. The meta-paradigms of nursing are defined, as well as the basic principles of nursing ethics, and related to the theoretical perspective of Newman and Reed. The student's focus of practice is pain management for the elderly and this is the focus of the paper. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Management and the Workforce in the Twentieth Century

    This 6 page paper looks at the twentieth century and the changes in the nature of management. Taylorism is discussed as well as newer models such as participative work systems and knowledge work. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Differences Between Personnel Management and Human Resource Management

    This 28 page paper looks at the differences between HRM and personnel management. The writer looks to the evolution of the two disciplines, their similarities and differences, and how they may be confused. The second part of the paper then considers the different personal requirements of an individual in order to be successful international personnel manager. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Retail and the Significance of Managing Space

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of space management in the retail industry. Several stores are evaluated such as Wal Mart, Home Depot and Sears. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Structure, Management, and Public Organizations

    This 5 page paper considers how we may see public organizations and how the structure and management should be seen n terms of a service for the public. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Profile of Waste Management Inc.

    This paper is a profile about Waste Management, Inc., what it does and its earnings. The profile also discusses whether it is a good stock buy or not, based on financial factors such as P/E, cash flow and other environmental issues. Bibliogaphy lists 4 sources.

  • Machine Learning, Data Mining, and KM

    This 19 page paper looks at knowledge management and the use of data mining in conjunction with machine learning. The writer considers how this may add value to banking practices, such as managing and reducing risk, increasing marketing response rates, retaining customers and maximising the use of resources. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

  • Managers on Styles of Management

    A 7 page paper reporting on the results of interviews with three active managers. The managers were asked the same questions. The paper provides their answers and concludes with a discussion of their different styles. One of the managers is purely autocratic; the other two favor a participatory style of management but differ greatly in their pursuit of it. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Organizational Communications and Conflict Management

    This tutorial paper covers the idea of conflict management within organizations; and how communications fits in. Also discussed is resolution, prevention and negotiation. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • 3 Issues in HRM

    A 6 page paper that discusses three specific issues related to human resource management: the functions of HRM, the importance of the department, and the fact that people are the company's most important asset; the concept underlying getting paid work, which includes a short discussion on why there is a different wage/salary for different jobs; and labor law, including the laws that fall under the EEO. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Information Management and Hotels

    This 10 page report discusses information management as applied to the hotel industry and discusses one particular (fictional) hotel and its strategies. As with every other industry, the hotel industry has been radically changed by information technology and its application in terms of guest services ranging from making reservations to ordering room service. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Team Approach Organizational Change and the Management of Conflict

    5 pages. When an organization implements change of any type there is bound to be conflict. This is especially true when changing from individual-based work to the team approach to management. This paper points out the possible conflicts that arise when implementing teams and how to circumvent those problems before they get out of hand. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Change Management and Just In Time Implementation

    This 7-page paper discusses implementations of new systems in the workplace and challenges inherent in such implementation. Examples used include the Just in Time (JIT) system -- a method of quality management -- and how this system was successfully implemented at a company. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Chief Executive Officer's Organizational Management Tools

    This 7-page paper examines the organizational tools available to today's CEO. "Tools" described include use of contigency approach, Maslow's theory, participative management, team-building and concept of content and process theories. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Overview of Global Account Management

    This 5 page paper looks at global account management according to information submitted by a student. The pitfalls of global accounts are discussed. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Dental Practice Quality Management

    This 5-page paper focuses on total quality management in context of a dental practice. Issues covered include employee empowerment; customer satisfaction and the need for measuring quality. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Decisions in Management Accounting Cases

    A 5 page paper assessing two management accounting cases. One addresses whether a one-location retail establishment should eliminate one department and expand another, one addresses the inability of a company’s board to determine where the company’s profits and losses lie due to inept accounting. Includes 3 tables. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Scientific Management and Taylor's Theories

    This 9 page paper examines the theories of Taylor and his development of Scientific management in order to access the relevance of these ideas today in a contemporary work environment. The paper agues that the model is still very relevant due to the way socially and the employment relationship has evolved. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Successful Management and the Value of Perspective

    This 5 page paper looks at how an understanding of perception can help make better Managers. The paper includes what is meant by perception, the importance of comprehension and how it can effect the management of equal opportunities. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Corporate Culture and Management of China and the Effects of the Cultural Revolution

    This 10 –age paper considers the way in which the Chinese Cultural revolution (1966-1976) impacted on management and corporate culture in both the short and the long term, including the continuing ongoing effects still felt today. The role of the importation Hong Kong managers is also considered. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Management in the Classroom

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of classroom management techniques. Behavioral as well as issues regarding organization are addressed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Financial Investment Model Limitations and Long Term Capital Management

    A 9 page overview of the applicability of financial models to investment. The author reveals the investment strategy of the “Long Term Capital Management” fund to contend that this strategy was based largely on models such as that accounted for by the Black-Scholes Formula. The failure of this fund serves to exemplify the fact that models are based on normal behavior, when normal behavior is replaced by abnormal behavior even the most advanced financial models fail to perform. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pain Management Choices and Patients Rights

    This 5 page paper addresses issues surrounding pain management. Should a patient be allowed to die if medical science cannot properly manage his or her pain? The Dax Cowart case is referenced in the discussion. Other issues are addressed such as addiction to opiates and just how much influence a patient should have in his or her own medical care. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Automotive Industry and JIT Inventory Management

    5 pages. When one auto manufacturer had a problem with a huge backlog and no inventory with which to finish it, they went to the parent company in Japan to see how to address the situation. Looking at several different options, it was decided that Just in Time management was the answer to the problem. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Management Accounting and Errors Caused by Fixed Costs

    This 5 page paper looks at how fixed costs may cause errors management decisions. The paper looks at this in a logical manner, first explaining what fixed costs are and how if they are inaccurate they can lead to major mistakes in the information upon which decision are made, The paper then looks at how mistakes may be made in the way fixed costs are estimated. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Management Accounting and the Source of Error Represented by Fixed Costs

    This 7 page paper considers how fixed costs may be a major cause of error in management accounting. The paper looks at how production techniques have changed and traditional cost accounting may be inappropriate due to increased fixed costs and falling direct labour costs leading to distortions and a domino effect. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Skills and Functions of Management

    This 5 page paper identifies and discusses the four functions of management and the skills needed to perform those functions. The functions are planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Each is explained. The writer then comments on the skills needed to perform each and all of these functions, such as communication and delegation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Inpatient Case Management Service Adaptation and Analysis

    This 5-page paper examines micro and macroeconomics and how such concepts can be applied to a hospital's case management system. The paper relied on specific examples from two hospitals to help support the topic. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Leadership and Nurse Management

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study in nursing to evaluate methods of nurse management. Leadership theory is included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Organizational Design, Management Knowledge, and the Contributions of Contingency Thinking

    This 8 page paper considers how contingency thinking has added to the knowledge regarding management and organisational structures. The paper looks at how the thinking has helped lead to new strategic tools and is reflected in the newer organisational structure models such as flatter more networked structures. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Compaq Computer's Logistics and Quality Management Tutorial

    This 2.5-page tutorial examines quality management and how it can be used as part of an overall corporate strategy program. The tutorial uses as an example Compaq Computer's inbound logistics plan. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Telecommunications Management and Intelligent Agents

    This 7-page paper reports on intelligent agents and their role in telecommunications management. Topics discussed include intelligent agents and their impacdt on organizations, trends and definitions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Tesco's KM

    This 6 page paper considers how the supermarket chain Tesco’s use information management to gain a competitive advantage and add value to the value chain. The paper outlines the system used and explains how it benefits the company., The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Investment and Commercial Banks' Management and Risk Assessment

    This 5 page paper considers the different types of risk assessment and management that may take place in commercial and investment banks. The paper gives examples of the tools used. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Transportation and Shipping Industry and Quality Management

    This 4-page paper focuses on the importance of quality management within the shipping/transportation industry. Also provided are examples of shipping companies that integrated quality practices in to their processes. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Management Theories of Revolution, Change, and Turbulence

    This 6 page paper discusses several of the prevailing management theories as well as what failed aspects gave rise to the theories. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Comparison of Management Practices and Employment Culture Between Germany and the United States

    This 3 page paper examines the differences between management practices, corporate culture and the employment relationship in Germany and the US. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Product, Service, and Process Quality Management

    This 7-page paper focuses on various aspects of total quality management including customer service and quality planning, measurement and improvement. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • MetLife Management

    A 5 page paper assessing MetLife’s management and marketing in terms of its strategy for the future. This old company went public in 2001 and now focuses on banking and total financial planning as well as life and health insurance. It seeks to be relevant to customers’ lives in the present, rather than being important only at some time in the future. The paper discusses the composition of the Board of Directors, actions by CEO Robert H. Benmosehe to effect the changes at MetLife, as well as the company’s marketing philosophy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Defining Management

    In 5 pages, the author discusses the concept that as a Human Resource Manager, one must use the definition of management, which states that it is the attainment of organization goals in an effective and efficient manner through planning, organizing, leading, and controlling organizational resources, in order to explain how to manage workplace diversity and motivational approaches such as gain-sharing and executive information systems in contemporary organization. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Human Interaction and Impression Management

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses impression management as it relates to human interaction. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Delegation Importance and Nursing Management

    This 10 page report discusses nursing management and nursing leadership styles. Depending on the circumstance, a manager may find that he or she is a situational leader, a democratic leader, a leader focused on transformation, or even an old-fashioned autocrat. However, regardless of leadership style, the nursing manager must be able to delegate responsibilities on a variety of levels to be truly effective. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Supply Side Policies and Demand Management Techniques

    2 pages in length. The writer discusses the components of demand management techniques and supply-side policies. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Merger of CIT and Newcourt Credit and Subsequent Management

    A 3 page paper discussing CIT’s acquisition of Newcourt Credit, emphasizing the current management styles at both organizations. CIT is more reserved and methodical in its operations, while Newcourt has a history of seeking innovation in finance. The company acts as the financing arm of Dell Computer and Yamaha Motors, but in a way that the customer never sees. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Senior Management and the Significance of Risk Management

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses the importance of risk management, the significance of the senior manager, the influence of risk culture and technology's impact. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Definitions of Human Resources and Management

    This 10 page paper focuses on a definition of management and demonstrates how, using that definition, a manager in the field of human resources can effectively control workplace diversity in addition to other functions. Various concepts are explored such as leadership, planning and organization, and the creation of incentive programs. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Printing Company's Complex Financial Decisions

    This 10 page paper shows the student how a complex business decision can be made. A printing company have to choose whether to publish a new magazine, and if they go ahead with different types of promotions which have different probabilities of sales levels. The paper shows how the results can be calculated by looking at different pricing options and different promotion options, using the level of contribution to assess the break even point and the potential profit. The best option for promotion and pricing plan are then used to assess if the project should go ahead. This information is then used to assess an offer to purchase the firm made by a rival compnay. All calculations are shown and a decision tree is shown.

  • Printing Industry and Its Technology's Economic Impact

    This is a 10 page paper which discusses the value of print and the impact of technology on the economy of the printing business. The bibliography has 5 sources.

  • Individual Rights Usurped by the U.S. Supreme Court

    A 5 page paper that argues the following: over the years, individual rights have been denied by the Supreme Court. In the criminal justice system, this has lead to the relaxing of laws to the extent that our Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights have been seriously infringed upon. All rights to personal freedoms in the workplace have been taken away by the Supreme Court, and women's rights to abortion have been substantially reduced. The remaining issue for many of us is the Supreme Court's decision on First Amendment rights in regards to imposed decency on the Internet. This decision is expected within the next month. We can only hope it is not their desire to usurp further rights from United States citizenry. The affect on global Internet business is inestimable. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Copies of sources included.

  • Stating a Business Case for the Linux Operating System

    A 10 page paper providing rationale for choosing Linux operating system over various Windows® systems. Unix – and its Linux variation – remains the most versatile operating system in terms of hardware requirements. Windows is more hardware-specific with each generation, and less open to alteration than either Linux or UnixWare. The paper discussing points of cost, security (system, file, workgroup, Internet), performance and includes a list of some of the companies currently using Linux systems. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Oral Business Communication Research Study Proposal

    A 13 page communication research proposal. The problem is that what constitutes effective oral communication is not always well defined, at least in practice. This provides the foundation for the significance of the study and for the objectives of determining what types of approaches are most effective. The research question is that of determining what types of communications tools that effective managers use to inform and persuade, regardless of audience type. Though styles may change according to the needs of the group of focus at the moment, effective oral communication should contain the same message when delivered for diverse audiences. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • The Baseball 'Business' from a Sociological Perspective

    This 6 page paper looks at the economics of baseball and how high salaries play into the overall concept of capitalism. Theories of Marx, Durkheim and Weber are used in the analysis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Nokia Corporation Analysis

    A 16 page paper. The writer begins with a very brief introduction to Nokia Corporation. The first section of the paper reports and discusses the historical growth of the company and relates the stages of growth to two specific sets of years – 1992 to 1997 and 1998 to 2001. There were significant changes in Nokia's performance between 1997 and 1998. The second section discusses the challenges Nokia has and is facing and how they have responded to those challenges. The last section discusses the business strategies of each Motorola and Nokia over the last several years. Market share data are included. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Strategic Challenges to the Music Industry

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The music industry faced challenges and threats in 1999 wit the launch of Napster. The paper gives the answers to three questions. The situation is defined by looking at the three main drivers of new business; the information revolution, technology and globalization. The reactions are the industry is discussed. Finally, the case is considered from the I/O, RBV and guerilla perspectives. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Adidas—Will Restructuring Its Business Line-up Allow It to Catch Nike?

    This 18 page paper examined Adidas after it has made the acquisition of Reebok and considers whether or not the company will be able to compete efficiently with Nike. The paper looks at the company background, and its current strategy as well as performing a SWOT analysis and looking at the company using Porters Five Forces model. The value chain is also considered and the results are used to determine whether or not Adidas will be able to compete with Nike for the market leader position. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Brackett Sheet Metal and Long Range Strategy

    A 15 page paper discussing long-range strategy at a small company. It is not only multinational enterprises that have felt the pressures of increased competition in all areas of business. Competition is healthy within the active construction market, and further complicated by a crushing lack of available and qualified workers. Brackett Sheet Metal has devised a strategic plan by which it believes it will be able to increase its market share to 50 percent in five years, increasing revenues by the same margin. There are several avenues identified, including grooming entry workers from high school and community college vocational courses and then using them as interns/apprentice in the busy summer months. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Money Laundering on a Global Scale

    This 10 page report discusses the issues surrounding international money laundering and the responses of governments and regulatory agencies. Money laundering continues to be big business worldwide. Most of the estimated $500 billion in money generated illegally is laundered. Money laundering techniques have become so sophisticated that the trail of money can no longer be effectively traced and have begun to show a significant impact on international as well as national economies. The practice, which involves the transfer of illegally obtained money through third parties to conceal its source, can distort economic data and complicate governments' efforts to manage economic policy. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • White Collar Crime and Business

    A 9 page paper answering 10 discussion questions about corporate responsibility and conviction for white collar crime, as well as technocrime and which type is worse for the community. Other questions address law enforcement agencies and four crime theories. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • It's Popcorn Time Marketing Mix

    A 4 page memo to the owner and financial advisor of a single-location confectioner specializing in coated popcorn addressing promotion, pricing and distribution issues associated with plans to implement online sales and perhaps entering into a contractual agreement with a national gift service company. IPT appears to be well positioned to expand to the degree that implementation of online sales and association with the gift service company will require. What remains at present is to ensure that current suppliers will be able to meet anticipated volume increases, and to design the new business goals in such a manner that they do not adversely affect existing customers. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Business Probability and Statistics

    A 4 page paper using a survey of 288 employees as the data used in statistical analysis of that data. Questions answered through calculation of probability include "What is the gender distribution?" and "What is the probability this person will be an hourly employee whose intrinsic satisfaction is 6 or more?" Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Portable Printer Marketing and Business Plan

    A 5 page paper providing a mission statement, SWOT analysis, business and marketing plan for the PalmPrint, a truly portable printer designed for use with handheld computers. The PalmPrint represents the next generation of miniaturization of computer peripherals. It will appeal to the “gadget conscious” for early sales; it will appeal to serious users for sustainable growth and development because of the value it offers the user. The new generation of handheld computers elevates the class from PDA to true computer when adding a folding keyboard; addition of the PalmPrint completes the set. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Employment Situations in California and in America as a Whole

    A 5 page paper discussing movement in unemployment rates and the economic health of the California economy during the summer of 2002. The fallout of the technology sector, particularly in high-tech, Internet-related companies, set investors on their collective ear. Few expected such a correction in market value of these companies, and the losses incurred in returns has been more than only disheartening for organizations and investors alike. The stock market continues its slide, reducing businesses' market capitalization and therefore the amount of capital available to them. Many have laid off workers; many more have placed freezes on hiring. The economic outlook for California as for the rest of the country remains mixed and depressed, yet optimistic. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Consumer Behavior and the Luxury Fashion Industry

    A 50 page paper that provides a comprehensive report of the luxury fashion industry. There are several headings: Introduction, which offers comments about the luxury fashion industry in today's environment; the High/Luxury Fashion Industry, which discusses the competitive nature of the industry, the effects of 9/11 on companies, which house owns which other houses, the elements used in competition, changes in the operations, the impact of the consolidations on other aspects in the industry with examples; Self-concept and Ego Needs, which addresses the relationships between these characteristics and the purchase of luxury fashion products; Motivation as Related to Purchasing High Fashion products, which includes Maslow's hierarchy with examples of the types of businesses an individual would patronize at each level of need and also includes discussions of other motivations to purchase high fashion; Branding, Fashion Companies and Consumers; and Marketing & Media Impact on Fashion Industry and Consumers, a comprehensive discussion of the interrelationship between marketing communications. A focus is naturally on European designers but others are also mentioned in the text. Numerous specific examples are included. Far too many subtopics to mention in this abstract. 1 Graphic illustration is included. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Japan and India as Potential Business Markets

    This 14 page paper looks at two potential new markets for a high-tech company wanting to expand. Two countries; Japan and India are assessed, looking at the conditions that indicate there is a good potential market for the company as well as the issues which may exert a negative impact. In addition to looking at the markets there is also a discussion to assess the most appropriate method of entry. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • The History and Significance of Communication Skills

    10 pages in length. The historic relationship between supervisor and subordinate has often been described as tenacious at best and downright offensive at worst. That bosses too readily don an attitude of inaccessibility by way of poor communication and listening skills speaks to the prevalence of unsatisfactory interaction where working relationships are concerned. Whetten et al (2005) duly point out how possessing exceptional listening skills "is neither easy nor automatic" (p. 228) but instead requires one to develop "the ability to hear and understand the message sent by another person, while at the same time helping to strengthen the relationship between the interacting parties" (p. 228). As such, the only way in which businesses can thrive from an internal perspective is by cultivating a strong – and sincere – approach toward communication and listening skills that are adopted by every level of the corporate ladder. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Daycare Facilities and the Workplace

    A 6 page paper evaluating the legal, ethical and social implications of the workplace daycare facility. The workplace daycare facility carries no apparent negatives and thus quantifies as a strong positive. A possible negative could be increased cost for the business, but that increased cost likely will be offset by increased worker productivity (less worry about children); fewer days absent (children come to work when schools are closed); and reduced employee turnover. All three of these likely will save the organization far more than the daycare will cost, so the net effect of the possible negative becomes a strong positive for the organization as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Economic Infrastructure of Brazil

    A 5 page paper discussing the ability of banking, transportation systems, telecommunications and electrical power to support further economic activity and growth in Brazil. Businesses contemplating entering any international market for the purposes of both producing and selling specific products within that market must first conditions as they exist in that country. The purpose here is to assess the strength of the economic infrastructure of Brazil and its ability to allow Tyco International Electronics to profitably operate within the country. The paper concludes that Tyco should have little or no difficulty if Brazil continues enhancing its existing economic infrastructure. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Use of the Balanced Scorecard

    This 6 page paper answers questions regarding the use of the balanced scorecard. The first part of the paper considers the problems of assessing performance of a business using only financial measures. The second part of the paper outlines the basic principles of the balanced scorecard. The third part of the paper considers the ways in which it is better than the use of financial measures only. The forth part of the paper discusses the shortfalls and problems that remain with balanced scorecards. The last part of the paper reviews an article on Balanced Scorecards. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Discount Competition and Why KMart was Defeated by WalMart

    3 pages in length. It is not difficult to ascertain the reasons why Wal-Mart has overtaken K-Mart in the discount chain rivalry: inflexibility and lack of open-mindedness, as well as a decidedly lazy approach to customer service are the primary causes. In an industry that is fueled upon the slightest discrepancy, it is quite obvious that K-Mart's chairman, president and chief executive Mr. Antonini does not have a clue as to the most effective way to run his business. Mr. Glass, however, who is Mr. Walton's successor, understands perfectly the necessary elements that have catapulted Wal-Mart to the incredible heights it has achieved. The writer discusses the various reasons why Wal-Mart outdid K-Mart. No sources cited.

  • Trade Relations Between India and the US

    This 10 page paper discusses trade between the United States and India. The essay begins with some background comments about India's place in world trade and when the country increased trade efforts. The writer reports different efforts made by officials of the two countries to increase trade by reducing certain barriers. In fact, trade has increased over the last few years. The essay reports the most common exports and imports between India and the United States and comments on business service outsourcing, e.g., tech support for products. 2 Tables are included. Statistical data are included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Business Plan for the Speak Up! Program

    A 12 page paper providing rationale and plans for a public speaking training program to be offered to middle school students ages 12-15. Based on the successful approach of Toastmasters International, this program will focus on developing public speaking, persuasion and listening abilities. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Positive and Negative Aspects of Computers

    5 pages in length. Computers have become a significant part of life. There is no denying that their very presence has drastically altered humanity's existence since the mid to late 1940s. Through a number of developments, computers have not only become integral components of virtually every aspect of a person's life, but they have also been successfully assimilated into homes all across America for personal and business use. There is practically nothing that computers do not influence in one manner or another, which has caused society to render itself dependent upon its constant application. The writer discusses negative and positive impact regarding computers since 1945. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Vietnam Economic Development Questions

    This 3 page paper is written in three parts. The first part looks at the way that FDI and MNC’s, as well as local entrepreneurs can help with the economic development of Vietnam. The second part of the paper considers which stage of Dunnings’ IDP framework Vietnam has reached. The last part of the paper discusses the potential lessons that Vietnam can learn from the development of other Asian nations including China.

  • Global Outsourcing

    5 pages of the text content of a 13-slide PowerPoint® presentation (available) on outsourcing. There are four slides each on Global outsourcing, alternatives to outsourcing and outsourcing to insourcing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Review of "Making Horses Drink: How to Lead and Succeed in Business"

    A 3 page book report listing all of the chapters of the book. Author Alex Hiam refers in the title of his book Making Horses Drink: How to Lead and Succeed in Business to the old adage, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." The author maintains that astute managers not only can "make horses drink" – it's their job - but must do so if their companies are to be successful over time. In the end, "making horses drink" is a function of being honest with employees; communicating with them fully and frequently; and treating them as valuable assets rather than necessary evils. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Review of "Making Horses Drink: How to Lead and Succeed in Business"

    A 3 page book review. Author Alex Hiam refers in the title of his book Making Horses Drink: How to Lead and Succeed in Business to the old adage, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." The author maintains that astute managers not only can "make horses drink" – it's their job - but must do so if their companies are to be successful over time. In the end, "making horses drink" is a function of being honest with employees; communicating with them fully and frequently; and treating them as valuable assets rather than necessary evils. The author and the paper uses Southwest Airlines as a primary example. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Real Estate and IRS Customer Quality Control Survey

    A 6 page paper comparing quality control in the public and private sector. Quality control takes various forms depending on the industry, the organization’s business, market or other factors affecting the organization. It involves the same processes, however. The purpose here is to identify a quality control process common to two very different industries – the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the real estate industry – and to compare how the process is used in each. The process selected is that of surveying customers to gauge customer satisfaction. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Avian Flu and its Effects on Business

    A 3 page overview of the varied impacts to business that an Avian Flu epidemic would result in both domestically and for the world as a whole. The author emphasizes both the direct and indirect impacts of such an epidemic. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Management of Hypertension Among African Americans

    An 8 page research paper that offers a discussion of literature, which addresses the persistent and severe problem of the high incidence of hypertension among African American populations. First of all the specific background facts of this evidence-based nursing education problem are examined and then the various aspects for a nursing educational intervention are outlined. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Nursing Concerns at Large Hospital System

    The focus of this 6 page paper is a list of problems at Sutter Health in California. Nurses had identified patient safety issues that included high patient:nurse ratios. They finally went out on strike more than once. This essay identifies the problems and the steps taken and reports what three other hospitals did to resolve some of their problems. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Diabetes Self-Management - Hispanic Patients

    A 9 page paper that discusses teaching transcultural care to nurses and issues relative to Hispanic patients learning to be more proactive in managing this disease. The paper discusses transcultural nursing per Leininger and others and reports appropriate statistical data. Mezirow's approach is the theoretical base discussed for adult learning and Leininger's framework is the foundation for teaching nurses and then, patients. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Literature Review on Intellectual Assets Management

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the topic by reviewing relevant literature on the subject. A company profile provided by a student is used as a case study for purposes of review. A description of a sample study is provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Oil Industry and Intellectual Property Management

    This 3 page paper takes a look at the importance of intellectual property in the oil industry. Information about a research lab, associated with an oil company, as provided by a student, is used as an example. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Management of a Convenience Store

    This 10 page paper investigates a specific gasoline convenience store and identifies changes it can and should make to enhance both customer and employee loyalty. Changes include developing a marketing plan and changing the way in which employees are scheduled for work. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Modifying Intact of Nutrition and Self Management

    This 8 page report discusses a hypothetical situation in which a person needs to modify her nutritional intake, decrease fat intake in her diet and the results gained following the program established for her. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • 'Churn and Burn' Avoidance and Sales Personnel Retention

    This 20 page report discusses the importance of retaining qualified and effective salespeople, as well as managing their performance and keeping them motivated, enthusiastic and part of the sales team. It is quite possible that the world of sales encompasses more issues relating to employee satisfaction and reward than any other professional endeavor. Because sales people have truly unique characteristics relating to their success, the issue of keeping them happy and motivated, as well as keeping them working at a particular company, must be an issue of the utmost importance for any organization dependent on maintaining a sales staff. Bibliography lists 24 sources.

  • Study Questions on Management Theory

    A 5 page paper answering 4 discussion questions addressing topics of (1) the importance of an air of confidence; (2) approaches to reducing employee absenteeism; (3) qualities of effective discipline; and (4) expectancy theory and how expectancy, instrumentality and valence contribute to enhancing employee motivation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Acme Widgets and Information Technology Management

    A 9 page paper discussing the dilemma in which the founder of Acme Widgets now finds himself. He has resisted the advance of IT for years, but he has a data processing manager who remains current with the IT industry and has pulled him and his company, over his objections but with his permission, into the information age. Approaching retirement age, the founder understands that he must plan for the future of his company not only with his presence, but without it, as well. He determines to create the position of CIO, fill it with his current data processing manager, and allow her to plot an IT course for the future that will best serve the company and its clients. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Conflict Management and Organizational Communication

    A 7 page paper that examines the need for good communication in resolving conflict. A reoccurring problem in organizational communication‹whether it deals with governments, corporations, or dealings among the tenants in an apartment building‹is when those involved misunderstand each other. This can result in emotions that only serve to escalate the conflict as the people involved then react to circumstances on a personal level. The negotiating strategies outlined by Fisher, et al, (1991) in the book Getting to Yes are specifically highlighted. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Volunteer Environment, Teams, Conflict Management, and Leadership

    A 6 page discussion of the importance of teams and leadership in resolving conflict in the volunteer environment. Using the example of a halfway house, the author delineates the steps which must be taken to insure that the primary group goals are met. These steps include the establishment of a strong leader and close attention to intragroup communication. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Time Management: Scheduling Time

    This 3 page paper discusses ways to manage time, and gives suggestions for ways a busy student can handle all his tasks in the time he has. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Northeast U.S. and the Problem of Solid Waste Management

    This 11 page paper looks at the use of landfills as a major problem in the Northeast. Recycling is discussed in detail as an effective method to handle solid waste. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Military Surface Mail Processing: A Plan for Change

    This 15 page paper provides an overview of some of the changes that could be applied to improving the processing of military surface mail. This paper reflects the need for organizational and structural changes. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Software Project Management Issues

    A 5 page paper discussing social considerations and qualities of project team members in planning and implementing a software project. The paper uses Wal-Mart as its example, in the data it collects on what items are in single shopping carts. Competitors collect customers' credit card information without gaining any real knowledge about what specific products they are buying. Team members should be able to communicate with managers and users with equal ease. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Successful Project Management

    This 8 page paper looks at an example of a social and healthcare project in the UK and assesses the different elements and processes that are needed for the project to be successful. The discussion includes looking at stakeholders and setting targets, the use of the PRINCE2 framework and the CHAOS success factors. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Technology In The Management Of Distribution Companies

    Technology has revolutionized the way in which distribution companies are able to operate. This 4 page paper looks at the way in which some aspects of technology are currently impacting on the distribution and logistics industry, considering the benefits and difficulties of a present, and considers how they may develop in the future. The technology discussed includes logistics software, satellite navigation systems and radio frequency identification (RFID). The bibliography cites to sources.

  • Sales Management and Sales

    A 7 page paper assessing several points in sales. Sales trainer Thom Hopkins has said that sales is the easiest low-paying job or the hardest high-paying one anyone could ever have. The purpose here is to assess how the sales manager, sales psychology and formal sales training can positively affect outcomes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sales Budget Forecasting

    This 3-page paper discusses two types of sales budget forecasting: bottom up vs. top down, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Contract Demands of UPS Pilots and View of Management

    A 6 page paper. The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) representing UPS' 2039 pilots allowed a by-mail survey of their members last August (1997) following the end of the Teamsters' strike against the company in the same month. Though UPS offered pay raises for their pilots of between 36 and 94%, the pilots nonetheless rejected UPS' contract proposal. The average pilot pay at UPS currently stands at $151,000. Pilots are restricted by law from working a full schedule—they are all essentially part-time employees, and their current hourly rate (without a contract renegotiation) stands at more than $200. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Traits Necessary for a Career in Hotel Management

    In this 1 page essay, the writer describes the job and traits of a successful hotel manager and then presents reasons why (s)he believes that they will excel in this profession.

  • Stress Management Options and the Hypothalmic Pituitary Adrenal Axis

    A 12 page paper discussing physical reactions to stress and alternative therapies available to decrease the physical disorders it causes. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Security Management and Social Theory

    An 18 page paper that explores the ramifications of social crime prevention through the application of social theories in the work of security managers. Paper deals with such issues as anomie, deviance, etc. and discusses these issues through the viewpoint of current research and application of the theories. Bibliography lists more than 15 sources.

  • IS and Virtual Workteams

    A 10 page paper discussing principles of sound team formation and the growth of virtual teams. Global competition, the computer age and excessive travel expenses have combined to make the concept of “virtual teams” not only possible but more attractive than ever before, allowing people to work together in groups though they may not even reside in the same time zones. There have been myriad management fads and gimmicks come and go over the years, but the virtual team is unlikely to be relegated to that category. Particularly in IS, it is far too valuable a practice for organizations to be abandoning it. It appears to be a management tool that is here to stay; it is quickly becoming accepted standard rather than a corporate oddity. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Nursing Practice Improvement and Qualitative Research's Importance

    This is a 5 page paper discussing the concept that qualitative research is more valuable than quantitative research for improving nursing practice. Quantitative research involving large scale surveys and methods of accumulating cost and performance data in the annual process of health care management is traditionally the most widely used research method and provides for relatively large-scale low-cost studies. However, in today’s environment in which health care has become patient-centered and indicators in health care are based on quality assurance and quality improvement, qualitative research methods are now the preferred measure of effectiveness of health care, most notably in the area of nursing practice. Qualitative studies in nursing practice which involve subjective and interactive interviews and assessments include not only those involved with direct patient contact but patient perception as well. Patient satisfaction and perception has become essential to the determination of areas of concern in the health care system and allow for immediate action in improvement in nursing care. Qualitative research which also involves nursing input and interactive discussions also gives the nursing staff opportunity to comment on the impact of changes within the organization; an interaction which in itself has shown directly impacts and improves nursing practice. Despite the need for large-scale quantitative reporting, qualitative research methods are not only preferred in regards to quality improvement but also provide direct, subjective and immediate opportunities for improving nursing practice and patient care. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Quitting the Cigarette Habit and The Role of Health Psychologists

    This is a 5 page paper on the role of health psychologists in smoking cessation. The Website of the Health Psychology Associates (http://www.healthpsych.com/) addresses issues related to the research, treatments and role of health psychologists in the health care setting. One area of particular concern for health psychology is smoking. Essentially, health psychologists are concerned with the psychological and biomedical reasons for why people are addicted to smoking and have difficulty stopping and what treatment programs can be initiated to help people stop smoking. Research has found that people begin and continue smoking from a combination of social, psychological, and biological factors. In smoking cessation therapies health psychologists have found that a combination of psychological, social and biological factors are also the most effective in that patients are instructed on the use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in addition to the more important aspects of personal and social counseling, coping strategies, skill management and stress reduction throughout the stages of contemplation of smoking cessation through until well after action and maintenance of smoking cessation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Tutorial on Motivation, Marketing, Decision Making, and Accountancy

    This 62 page paper incorporates 5 essays addressing different topics within the general headings in the title. Essay #1 begins with a scenario and then discusses quantitative methods for forecasting, specifically explaining the time-series decomposition model. The essay does not include actual calculations but describes this model. Essay #2 focuses on strategic marketing management and includes discussions of developing brand loyalty and brand equity and marketing and advertising to gain market share. This essay also includes a discussion of the importance of global branding. Essay #3 is about managing people and organizations and includes discussions and explanations of several theories of motivation, including a discussion of theories of motivation for today's knowledge workers. Essay #4 discusses accountancy for managers and includes explanations of the absorption costing approach, marginal costing and activity based costing. The last essay is about strategic decision making and competitor analysis. It discusses economies of scale, economies of scope, marginal costing, price elasticity of demand. This final section also includes a comprehensive discussion of Porter's structure -> conduct -> performance paradigm and resource-based approaches to strategy. Numerous examples are incorporated in each section. 4 Illustrations are included. Tutorial comments are incorporated throughout the text. Bibliography lists 44 sources.

  • Burka and Yuen Procrastination

    This is a 6 page book review of Burka and Yuen’s 1983 text “Procrastination: Why you do it, What to do about it” which provides an excellent overall review and practical knowledge of the understanding of procrastination and what can be done to overcome it. Many aspects of procrastination are a result of self-esteem and fear of failure, success, separation and attachment among other elements. The authors outline each fear and provide adequate examples from real life and professions useful to the readers who may see themselves in similar situations. Finally, the authors provide some techniques on how to overcome the procrastination cycles which include taking an inventory of consequences, setting and achieving goals, time and organizational management and enlisting support. The text also provides useful schedules and additional resources. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Automobile Repair Racket Targeting of Women

    6 pages in length, this persuasive essay explores the reasons why women are cheated by fraudulent automobile repair practices. This paper argues the point that women should become better informed, more aggressive, and more assertive in the area of auto repair in order to protect themselves from unscrupulous business practices.

  • Drinking, Driving, Moral and Legal Obligations

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the moral and legal responsibility and the campaigns against drinking and driving. As drinking and driving continues to take many lives on an annual basis, two different formats are being used to control drinking and driving in Canada and the United States. From a legal perspective, stricter laws are being advocated to try and deter and punish people from drinking and driving. Perhaps more effective campaigns however, are those which have targeted the moral responsibility of drinking. Harm reduction programs, moderation management and public awareness are now becoming more prominent in regards to a person’s moral and social responsibility to use self-control and moderation when drinking in order for the protection of the individuals and others in society. Provincial alcohol boards and some alcohol distributors are now promoting the moral obligations and choices people must make when they drink. In addition, many believe that the laws reflect the moral and values of the population even though they may conflict with images of irresponsibility which are often promoted as well. In the case of hard core drinkers who seemed unaffected by moral responsibility campaigns, stricter laws are being suggested focusing on the hard core drinker. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Employees and Management in the Plays How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Death of a Salesman

    A 6 page examination of management and employees in the play "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller. Bibliography lists 1 additional source.

  • Signal Connectivity Through Multihop Circuits and USAT