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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 8 page paper considers how and why quality task management is important, The paper begins with a definition of quality and of task management and gives examples of the costs which may be associated with poor task management, as seen with Perrier. The way in which task management is seen as important in the commercial in demonstrated with reference to tools such as ISO 9000 and the paper also looks at how the companies with good task management may be seen as more successful in meeting their goals. The bibliography cites 7 sources.
This 6 page paper considers whether or not change management should still be considered as a separate subject. Modern management methods incorporate many approaches that support human relations management ideas, communicating with employees and taking social needs into account. The paper assesses the way that change management techniques are present in everyday management processes. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
This 11 page paper looks at the conflict between the need for control and flexibility within project management and the problems and benefits of bureaucracy in project management. Focusing on IT project management the role and perception of bureaucracy is discussed along with alternative management approaches. The models of bureaucracy and flexible team based structures are applied to the project management environment in order to assess their suitability. The bibliography cites 17 sources.
This 24 page paper looks at different aspects of risk management within project management. The first three questions consider the way that risks may be identified and assessed when looking at large project and how or why project management processes may fail to identify and quantify accurately all risks that are present. The paper then compares the PMBOK and Chapman and Wards SHAMPU approach to project risk management. The last section the paper uses risk management to identify risks with a given case study. The bibliography cites three sources.
An 8 page paper that provides an overview of basic management styles and considers their application for sports management. Bibliography lists 20 sources.
This 3-page paper compares and contrasts traditional human resources management (THRM) with strategic human resources management (SHRM). Bibliography lists 2 sources.
This 4-page paper discusses the concepts of labor relations management and human resources management, pointing out similarities and differences. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
A 5 page paper discussing how the trends of merger and globalization are likely to affect international business in the future. Today's business world is one in which mergers in finance and business are commonplace, and there is no indication that the trend is slowing. Of course these mergers affect business at the local and regional level, but the trend toward consolidation is one that is likely to influence international business in lasting ways including marketing as well as governmental and international regulation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
This 14 page paper looks at the way management may use the management function of planning, leading, organizing and controlling to increase the wellbeing of employees. Approaches considering diversity management and reducing stress are discussed in terms of management provisions. The bibliography cites 16 sources.
This 14 page paper discusses human resource management, industrial relations and labor unions and begins with an introductory historical background of each and the impact of globalization. The relationship of human resource management and industrial relations is the next section, which begins with data about declining union membership and the possible reasons for this situation. Changes in the relationship between human resource management and industrial relations are explained and discussed. The shifting paradigms in each are also explained. The next section discusses the scientific management model, its use postwar and the incompatibility of this model with today's goals in industrial relations and human resource management. Saturn Corporation is used to exemplify a unique and successful partnership between management and labor where union members are an integral component in the management of the company. Finally, the writer discusses possible trends in both HRM and industrial relations and also comments on the need for balance. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
This 7 page paper looks at three issues concerned with human resource management; performance appraisals, diversity management and employee participation. Three issues are considered from the perspective of a company which is suffering from claims of discrimination based on its' existing predominantly white married male management structure. Each of the factors is discussed in the context of improving internal culture of the company and reducing the potential for discrimination as well is changing attitudes of management. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
This 16 page paper answers a set of questions set by the student concerning risk management. Issues discussed include the types of data that may be recorded by an airline for risk management purposes, the risk management cycle, why risk management is important, the direct and indirect impact on profitability and the types of probability measures that are useful. The bibliography cites 7 sources.
A 7 page paper that discusses some of the many ways in which different industries use project management techniques. The essay begins with some data about how the field of project management has grown over the decades and the need for project management in today's marketplace. The essay then goes on to report how project management strategies are being used in four different industries. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
This 9 page paper considers a situation where a student has already managed a small project; a charity run, and considers the way in which project management may improving the future. The previous project is used as a basis for looking forward. The way projects may be improved in the future is considered in the context of different project management tools, such as work breakdown schedule, Gantt and PERT charts, as well as the human aspects of project management including management of teams. The bibliography cites 11 sources.
This 3 page paper considers to what extent operations management, and decisions regarding operations management may be strategic. Examples of strategic operations management are considered along with the constraints that may be present, in order to determine the extent to which there is the potential for strategy in operations management. The bibliography cites 5 sources.
This 11 page paper looks at knowledge management and the ways in which a firm can gain value from a knowledge management strategy or system. The paper defines what it is meant by knowledge management, looks at the different types of knowledge management that can take place and the barriers to successful implementation and what approaches should be taken in terms of knowledge creation and leveraging knowledge to overcome potential barriers. The bibliography cites 13 sources.
This 19 page paper is a proposal to develop knowledge management at a medical equipment company, including a sample cover letter. The paper examines the concept of knowledge management looking at what it is and how it can add value, and then examines the company, what it does and the way it competes and along with the existing level of knowledge management. Based on these two sections a strategy to increase the use of knowledge management is proposed. The bibliography cites 18 sources.
A 15 page paper answering 10 questions about project management. All questions directly relate to the final chapters of Project Management: The Managerial Process by Gray and Larson (2003) addressing the traits of effective project managers; conflict management; culture shock; organizational partnerships; and portfolio management. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
This 3 page paper explains and explores the link between risk management and project management, arguing that risk assessment ad management is an essential part of any project management. The paper uses the example of Robert Mondavi Winery to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 2 sources.
This 18 page paper looks at the way that quality management takes place at Motorola. The paper starts by considering the systems which are utilized by Motorola, including 6 Sigma, then looks at the way that quality management is implemented including objective setting, the benefits of implementing quality management and the differences between theory and practice, and then discusses a number of relevant concepts, including Juran’s trilogy, quality tools which are utilized by Motorola and then looks at the way that barriers may have been present and overcome when introducing, and maintaining quality management initiatives. The bibliography cites 12 sources.
A 5 page paper discussing the likely face of management in the future, particularly as it applies to the four primary functions of management: Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling. Today’s most successful organizations already have demonstrated the benefits of including creativity in each, and the trend likely will only continue. Management of the future has an appearance that looks far more like people working together for a common set of goals. Leadership was not always a requirement of management in the past, but it gains increasing importance with each passing year. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
This 10 page paper explores the relationship and importance of human resource management, operations management and corporate culture when implementing total quality management. The writer begins by discussing the need for total commitment to the principles of TQM. The writer then discusses the need for the appropriate culture and climate and the essential role of human resource management for successful implementation of TQM. The essay includes a case study example, using FedEx and the operational changes this company made to implement the TQM principles. Bibliography lists 14 sources.
An 8 page paper. The writer has selected two articles that act as the basis for this essay about human resource management: one focuses on the theoretical foundations for strategic human resource management, the other focuses on the relationship between total quality management and human resource management. The essay provides a brief overview of what each article reports and supports the conclusions with other literature. The writer than discusses the value of each approach. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
This 14 page paper considers the impact of gender on effective management. The writer looks at both masculine and feminine styles along with the development of management styles, starting with scientific management up to more recent models from the humanist school and seeks to discover any relationship between gender influences in the development of the different management styles.The bibliography cites 30 sources.
A 5 page paper. The writer responds to a student-supplied statement regarding management by defining and describing management, the primary functions of management, a brief overview of management philosophies, and a discussion of motivation with concluding comments. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
A 10 page research paper that examines the topic of pain management with elderly patients. While there is general consensus that pain management in elderly populations is being under-treated, the literature on this subject is less clear as to whether the best environment for elderly pain management is provided by home environments or institutional settings, such as nursing homes and hospitals. Examination of the literature on elderly pain management reveals that each environment has its own particular set of problems, which must be overcome in order to solve the problem chronic under-treatment of pain in elderly patients. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
This 6 page case study is based on a case study included in Operations Management for Competitive Advantage by Chase, Jacobs and Aquilano. The essay describes the situation and the challenges and issues HP needed to address regarding the distribution of DeskJet printer models in Europe. The issue was to develop an inventory management model for this segment of HP's business. The model included the use of generic printer models with customization and localization performed at distribution centers in Europe. The essay then comments on the inventory control model of the student's place of employment, a restaurant. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
A 12 page paper examining the paradox presented by management structure at Proctor & Gamble. Proctor & Gamble's 'paint by number' approach to organizational decision making appears to be inhibiting with the effect of stifling the same creativity that senior management claims the company seeks at all levels, but Proctor & Gamble has reached a level of standardization in their decision process that would be unworkable in many other organizations. Other businesses with Proctor & Gamble's rigid hierarchy would only be immobilized, but this company is able to use its strict procedures to channel the creative energies of its managers into a single common direction. That focus enables managers of all departments to be better able to meet their objectives, which presently lie in making Proctor & Gamble a global company with local focus. Bibliography lists 14 sources. P&G.wps
This 6-page paper examines business-to-business communication in light of communication models. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
This 3-page paper discusses ethical and religious climates in other countries, and how multinational businesses need to regard these factors when it comes to doing business in such countries.
A 6 page paper reviewing five reports of research conducted focusing on nurse managers and the problems they face in achieving what they need to do. A primary goal of the nurse manager in today’s rapidly-changing health care environment is that of improving patient outcome as well as staff retention. Health care continues to evolve into a form immensely different than that in which it existed for decades. As it becomes more “business-like” in its management, it also is more likely to achieve those goals that can improve staff retention as well as patient outcome. These studies point to promise for achieving management structures that can benefit all involved, including staff and patients. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
This 21 page paper begins with an executive summary. The paper then launches into a business plan for a restaurant that caters to consumers on different diet programs. Additionally, this restaurant will feature one ethnic meal each day. Sections include: business description, industry analysis with data, market analysis with data, marketing plan, management, operating employees, salaries, benefits and training, start-up costs, income and cash flow statements for three years, and balance sheet for three years along with a break-even analysis for year one, capital required to open. 3 Financial Tables included. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
This 17 page paper discusses Total Quality Management (TQM) and emphasizes the fact that this is not a quick-fix but a continuous long-term process towards improving the quality of product and production. Following a definition and brief explanation of Total Quality Management, the principles of this approach are outlined. This includes the 14 principles as proposed by Deming. The reasons Total Quality Management efforts often fail are discussed and Deming's Seven Deadly Diseases are outlined.. This is followed by an actual example from a researcher. Other measures of quality can be used in conjunction with Total Quality Management. The writer discusses how the ISO 9000 series certification is related to implementing Total Quality Management. The final part of the paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of small companies in comparison to large companies attempting to implement Total Quality Management. Includes 1 page Table of Contents and Abstract. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 18-page paper is a model of a business plan for a sporting goods store. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 4-page paper discusses business models used by The Doors and the Dave Matthews Band, music distribution and building an iconic band.
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.
This 9 page paper examines the role and importance of warehousing and inventory control and management and the transportations and distribution arrangements for the Australian company Macmillan Distribution services. The bibliography cites 11 sources.
A 25 page paper discussing Emirates Airline growth and strategy for the future. In 2004, Emirates Air's CEO Maurice Flanagan stated that the airline's order for 90 new, luxury aircraft to be delivered over a period of time extending to 2012 likely would not be sufficient for the airline to meet the demand that its management intended to create by that time. The astounding statement proved to be prophetic. The paper discusses internal and external environments and makes recommendations for the future. Bibliography lists 35 sources.
This 7-page paper discusses product lifecycles in connection with Ford's Mustang car. Also presented are Richard Daft's management theories, and how they tie into lifecycle theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of intelligent agents. The capacity of intelligent agents to conduct risk management in supply chains is emphasized. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
This 3 page paper looks at what is meant by a systematic approach to occupational health and safety and how it may be supported through planning and management systems and approaches. The bibliography cites 5 sources.
An 8 page paper. This paper provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The paper discusses the purpose of the Department, its goals and its budget. The paper also comments on fiscal regionalism, globalization, cutback and surplus management, foreign trade zones and funding to other governments, such as state governments. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
A 5 page research paper draws on education literature in order to discuss teaching and learning within the framework of the typical tasks in a teacher's workday, i.e., lesson planning, preparing materials of instruction, classroom management, discipline, and lesson delivery, with a particular emphasis on the difficulties inherent in ESL instruction. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
This 7 page paper looks at the issue of software quality in the context of systems development. Tools are discussed as well. Management models such as TQM are seen as valuable in the development of systems. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
This 4 page paper looks at the economic concept of efficiency wages, and explains what they are and then considers the advantages and disadvantages for a firm that uses efficiency wages as part of its human resource management strategy. The bibliography cites 3 sources
This 14 page paper considers the way in which stress has become a focal point in the workplace and how employers are dealing with the apparent increases in stress levels. The paper looks at how developments have taken place and the role of counselling as a central tool in the systems that have been put in place to develop stress management. Examples are given to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 14 sources.
This 6 page paper compares and contrasts the special educator with the regular classroom educator in the areas of classroom management, subjects taught, class size, and teaching methods. Quotes and examples given to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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.
This 14 page paper is written in three parts. Each part of the paper looks at a different type of technology, outlining the purpose and the motivation for it's' existence, how it functions, how it is used by organizations, the market and the way it may evolve in the future. The technologies discussed include information technology security, focusing on cryptography, web services and database management systems. The bibliography cites 15 sources.
This 5 page paper is a research outline for examining the risks in the formation and management of the securities portfolios of the commercial banks of Russia. The paper begins with considering of the available research methodologies and then designs a research proposal for the gathering and analysis of the required information. The bibliography cites 11 sources.
This 7 page paper looks at factory gate prices, collaborative planning, forecasting replenishment and RFID and how they relate to marketing, supply chain management and the environment. The bibliography cites 6 sources.
This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of the use of RFID chips in shipping and tracking. The benefits to supply chain management are emphasized. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This 20 page paper asserts that waste minimization is the most effective form of compliance for any corporation. The necessity for compliance, based on public health and environmental reasons, are explored. Also included is the history of industrial practices and the environmental movement as well as an explanation of how waste lowers the quality of life. Detailed methods of effecting minimization, along with easy to understand examples and the inclusion of the 'waste management hierarchy', is a focal point of the paper. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
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.
This 3 page essay discusses the ides of strategic commitment in a company and the ways in which it adds to a larger corporate advantage. Strategic commitment is a separate and unique field of endeavor that is marked by the inclusion of ethics and the moral responsibilities of management as a part of a much larger strategic planning process. Follow-through on such a commitment is what allows any firm to enjoy a unique competitive advantage based on the relationship that it has established with its constituency. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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.
This 14 page paper looks at the way that customer relationship management takes place in the high end, or luxury fashion market in Europe, considering the way both personal and technologic development are impacting on customer relationships. The bibliography cites 15 sources.
The grid group paradigm nay be used to assess and analysis culture. The writer explains the model and shows how it can be used in public sector management. The paper is made up of an essay, a PowerPoint presentation and speaker notes. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this seventeen page paper.
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.
This 5 page paper considers some of the difficulties faced by management in trying to bring 3D TV to the market and the way that the challenges were overcome, including the need for changes in consumer attitudes and choices in technology. The bibliography cites 3 sources.
A 7 page paper discussing a large import/export company using Zeigler Coal Holding as the point of discussion. The writer examines the company's performance over the past several years, the state of the coal industry and the company's overall corporate climate regarding management style, commitment to their employees and how they might be able to improve their performance. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
This 5-page paper, by using various examples from the Coca-Cola company, attempts to address the execution phase for Total Quality Implementation including management support, customer satisfaction and employee feedback. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
This 10 page paper examines the brand management of JetBlue. The paper starts by looking at the company background and then considers the way that the branding has been used, assessing the performance in the context of branding and marketing theory and the way results may be seen in the financial performance. The paper ends by identifying areas where there may be weaknesses and room for improvement. The bibliography cites 16 sources.
This 22 page paper looks at the banks and banking system of the US and Saudi Arabia, to examine the similarities and the differences. The paper starts by looking at the banking environment inn general including issues such as bank management, supervision, and social and economic condition. The paper then goes on to assess the assets and liabilities in the banking sector before and after June 2008, looking at the similarities and differences. The bibliography cites 16 sources.
A 5 page paper discussing McDonald's approach to currency risk management for its international operations. McDonald's finances in local currencies, hedges some cash flows and purchases supplies in local currency. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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.
A 3 page paper that discusses conflict management styles, which styles exist in the writer's workplace and which style the writer prefers. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
This 13 page paper examines the concept of performance management, looks at the benefits of its implementation and considers how it may be implemented within an organization with the use of employee performance appraisals. The paper is made up of a 9 page written paper 7 slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes. The bibliography cites 7 sources.
14 pages in length. Managing conflict within the workplace environment of a Canadian hospital is a fundamental aspect of progressive management. The extent to which conflict exists between nurses and managers is grand and far-reaching; that resolution is often stymied or ignored entirely speaks to the need for greater flow of positive communication, the understanding and acceptance that conflict will always exist to some degree, that when handled appropriately it often leads to beneficial changes and the desire to lessen its frequency by anticipating conflict before it occurs. Bibliography lists 16 sources.
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.
This 3 page paper looks at what is meant by a successful project team, the benefits and costs associated with successful project teams and what it takes for the team to be successful, including the support from management and the balancing of conflicting pressures by the team leader.
An 8 page paper. The two most common approaches to cooperative discipline are from Albert and Freiberg. The writer discusses each, including the basic principles, components and goals of each. Freiberg's model is called Consistency Management & Cooperative Discipline. As is shown in the essay the two approaches as far as cooperative discipline is concerned have a number of similarities. Research supporting Freiberg's model is also included. bibliography lists 6 sources.
This 15 page report discusses consumer credit -- its use, its availability, its purpose and function. Establishing a credit record is a simple enough process and is a fundamental aspect of most Americans’ lives but understanding the process of how credit actually works is far more complicated than opening a checking or savings account. This report address issues relating to personal credit such as credit card issuance and terms, consumer debt, and personal money management. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
This 4 page paper examines capital budgeting at Entergry Corp., looking at general capital budgeting issues including risk management, capital requirements, valuation of innovatory and presents a sample NPV calculation. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
This 12 page paper looks at three different financial issues that are important for management to understand. The first issue is the assessment and concept of efficiency in capital market, looking at Efficient Market Hypothesis. The second issue considers potential sources of capital and the advantages and the disadvantages associated with each source. The last section considers the role and importance of dividends. The bibliography cites 15 sources.
This 14 page paper looks at the topic of project management and considers what types of subjects would need to be examined before producing a project plan. The paper takes the format of a research proposal complete with research questions literature review and Gantt chart for scheduling the writing of the project plan. The bibliography cites 15 sources.
A 6 page paper set in 2050, discussing the strides that have been made in the past 48 years. Certainly the population is higher and the city contains greater land area through annexation of outlying areas throughout the ensuing five decades. The fact that there is little change in the volume of urban solid waste over the 50 year period translates to immense progress in the management of that waste. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
A 5 page paper discussing some of the techniques that this Baldrige award winner uses to ensure relevant and ongoing superlative customer service. The key is that management remains dedicated to the TQM principle of continuous improvement, refusing to become complacent with the improvements already made. It uses customer requests to make meaningful changes, and then repeats the process with every customer. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This 4 page paper looks at cultural diversity in the work place and considers if and how embracing cultural diversity can ad value to a firm. The paper looks at the cists and benefits and examines examples of value added by diversity management. The bibliography cites 6 sources.
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.
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.
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.
This 4 page paper looks at cyber management and focuses on elements of decision making and leadership. Leadership is defined. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 5 page paper which examines the use and
theory of strategic supply chain management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An 8 page paper that discusses a number of issues related to effectively managing a hotel. The writer reports research that described the best-managed hotels in the industry, including some of the practices that make them so successful. Research about the discrepancy between employees' perception of the effectiveness of their manager and the manager's perception. The practices of one upscale hotel are described. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
A 5 page research paper that offers an overview of pain from a theoretical nursing standpoint. The writer first defines pain according to nursing standards and then offers empirical referents, as well as other topics. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
11 pages in length. Staffing a company with competent, thorough and self-motivating people is a constant struggle for contemporary Human Resources departments; finding qualified employees who are not only knowledgeable but also personable and of the teamwork mindset is almost as difficult as finding that proverbial needle in a haystack. Today's work ethic is severely compromised compared with fifty years ago when doing a good job was as much of a satisfaction as earning a week's pay. People actually took pride in their work and would not consider giving less than one hundred percent effort. The contemporary workforce, however, is filled with self-absorbed individuals who approach a job with the attitude of "What's in it for me?," leaving HR departments frustrated with the lack of fortitude in today's workforce. However, there are ways to address a situation where perhaps the most perfect candidate has not filled the position, enabling HR managers to mold and guide their staff with communication, solid leadership and an interactive environment to the point where a cohesive alliance is developed. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
This 5 page report discusses the
fact that virtually every organization in the modern world has somehow been transformed
by the availability and ongoing development of information technology. Case-based
reasoning (CBR) is used as an example of that fact. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
This 6 page paper provides an overview of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act and its impact on HR departments. Hiring and firing practices, as well as record keeping procedures are discussed. How to avoid a lawsuit due to ADA is also an underlying theme of the paper. Some examples are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
This 9-page paper focuses on the role that good communications plays among the modern managers of today. The paper touches on why managers must be also good communicators and also suggests ways to build a good communications plan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
A 5 page research paper that, first of all, summarizes the lessons to be learned from a research study conducted by Dane K. Peterson (2002). This paper also relates the information from Peterson's study to theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
This 10 page paper looks at the way a product may be changed, from concept or request through to final delivery. The writer looks at the different typos of change, how they may originate, the way in which they are realised and the considerations that will take place as a part of the process. The bibliography cites 5 sources.
This 40 page paper is a comprehensive examination of TQM and why it is so successful. The writer’s hypothesis states that TQM is so successful because it manages to balance people, including employees and customers, with processes with even the process embodying motivation theory the empowerment of employees. The paper starts with the theory by looking at what is meant by TQM and its origins and then considers how it motivates employees, how it considers customers and process. The writer then looks at examples of its use, including Six Sigma, (a TQM tool) and SERVQUAL. Numerous companies are cited throughout the paper to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 22 sources.
An 8 page paper evaluating a statement that all attempts to explain other cultures still are made in terms of one that is not of that culture. In so doing, the very effort to explain the culture can be in error. It is necessary to know the differences in these populations for advertising purposes for advertising to be truly effective. Other aspects of marketing involve the need for still greater awareness of cultural differences of perception and reception of marketing messages. The inability of departing from the evaluation statement supports it. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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.
This 5 page paper begins with an introduction and definition of affirmative action. Research has shown that a companies with a diverse workforce tend to be more successful if the diversity is managed well. The writer discusses two approaches to managing diversity and ends the essay with comments regarding how HR managers can protect the company. bibliography lists 7 sources.
This 10 page paper examines the concept that the customer is king, and Bon's observation that if this is so, the second most important person is the one who has direct contact with him. Thus, how companies treat their employees is important in respect to customer service. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
7 pages in length. The extent to which the airport industry environment is different now than prior to September 11, 2001 illustrates the significant lengths to which the nation's security system has been augmented. This vast development in the wake of America's worst terrorist attack in history is, however, said to be just as inefficient and incapable of averting another 911 episode as what existed before the fateful day; that the airport industry has strategically bolstered itself has made all personnel more keenly aware of the potential for a repeat performance, yet the ultimate performance of these presidential instituted mandates and the Transportation Security Administration role continues to leave gapping holes in the overall objective toward national protection. On a smaller scale, however, advancement is being made in certain areas where tremendous sweeps are not expected to occur – such as onboard – where a smaller cluster of people is able to make a bigger, more immediately visible and overall impact. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
This 10 page paper looks at why the distribution channels ands systems are so important in this industry and outlines how they have been used to create competitive advantages. Companies such as Dell, Compaq and Hewlett Packard are considered, with a brief look at Microsoft. The bibliography cites 15 sources.
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.
A 9 page paper. Experts consistently argue that communication in organizations is not effective. Patterns of communication can be found in every organization and managers typically follow along with the established patterns. The general topic of communication in organizations is discussed. The writer also discusses the types of communication approaches a manager might use in specific situations, such as delegation, coaching, consulting, briefing, criticizing, giving feedback and praising. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
This 16 page paper considers the way in which a brand may be strategically managed in order to maximize value and return. The writer considers issues such as the decision to standardize or customize brand the brand image in different geographical areas, the importance of positioning and brand extensions. Many examples are cited in the paper to illustrate the points raised, including companies such as Nike, Reebok, Proctor and Gamble and Gillett. The bibliography cites 17 sources.
A 5 page paper discussing differences in management considerations of professionals as opposed to hourly service workers, such as the employees of a fast food restaurant. The view of the employee as someone who needs to be watched constantly is an outdated one that precludes the need for leadership. This is particularly untrue for professionals involved in social work. There are issues of governance that must be addressed and rganizations need to have specific procedures in place of course. They also need to have the means to ensure accountability. Most social workers are committed to their jobs in terms of ideology and personal conviction, however. They are unlikely to require much if any supervision for the purposes of ensuring productivity. Adherence to procedure and creative solutions to administrative problems are of greater issue for social worker supervisors.
Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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.
This 8 page paper considers what it is that makes a successful MSS. The writer argues that the key is matching the right system with the scenario in which it will be used. The writer considers different systems and different usages. The bibliography cites 8 sources.
5 pages. This paper describes how teachers can use various ways to keep their student's attention and keep the classroom under control. Several methods are discussed such as eye contact, facial expressions, and a myriad of unique ways to interest students. While some teachers must endure behavior problems among their students there are ways to counteract this problem that will enable teachers to have more control in the classroom. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
A 7 page paper discussing the perplexing possibilities of the origins and disposition of high consumer debt since the turn of the century. The landscape that currently exists is one not easily managed or navigated by credit managers. The much-touted recession now is being said to have been a phantom of everyone's imagination. Though other leading indicators have improved, layoffs continue to increase. In conditions such as these, the function of the credit manager can be seen as being socially significant. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
A 5 page paper that reports an observation of an independent hotel. Specific headings include: The type of guests this hotel caters to; the kinds of accommodations and amenities offered and improvements that could be made; an organizational chart of the services; and the type of communication system the hotel has installed. Bibliography lists 7 sources. 1 graph.
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.
6 pages in length. A lot has changed in the last one hundred years in relation to women's roles in the workplace. To be sure, one would never find a female CEO at the turn of the century, nor would one be accustomed to seeing women in many executive positions at all. However, contemporary times have illustrated how women have been successful in their attempts to break through the barriers of a patriarchal work society and effectively plant themselves in the midst of prosperity. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
This 5 page paper deals with the managment of the criminal justice operation and the human resources departments in them. Views from leading experts such as Stojkovic and Fisher/Sirianni. Quotes and examples given. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
A 14 page paper which examines
management in the workplace in the UK as it relates to ethnic minorities. Bibliography
lists 6 sources.
A 5 page paper discussing the financial results of three fictional companies in the retail food industry for the purpose of assessing their attractiveness to investors. The adage, “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure” unfortunately has found new life with the scandal currently unfolding around Enron. Companies strive to post the highest profit margins possible and so be as attractive to investors as possible, but astute investors need to consider other points revealed by reliable and accurate balance sheets. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
A 5 page paper which examines various
perspectives concerning stress management and job burn-out among adult educators.
Bibliography lists 4 sources.
A 6 page paper discussing implementing changes that can assist in integrating theory into practice. Theory-based nursing practice is the focus of much current nursing research and practice, but established, experienced nurses may be less familiar with theory than are new graduates. It is common practice for older nurses to mentor newer ones; new graduates fresh from study of theory also have the opportunity to teach as well. Lewin’s change theory maintains that change is incremental and proceeds stepwise. The organization can assist this progression by hiring new graduates with solid knowledge of theory, which they can pass on to those more experienced in practice. Includes abstract. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
A 6 page review of two nursing articles dealing with patient care. The author of this paper provides an overview of each article, its presentation style, and findings, and identifies similarities in the message being conveyed by both articles. In addition to the direct impacts to health, illness and injury can result in a number of complex problems. The literature is replete with examples of treatment regimes and recovery expectations but always at mind must be individual variation in both physiology, emotion, and manner of dealing. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
A 4 page paper discussing longevity of systems dependent on information processing. The statement of debate is that the more energy devoted to information processing within a system, the more likely it is that the system will survive. The paper agrees with the statement, but cautions against allowing the law of diminishing returns from becoming applicable. Additional information processing is valuable only to a point, after which the system can be seen as existing to be served rather than as being a tool in patient care. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
(8 pp) The complexities of modern society have
combined to generate a variety of threats to
business organizations, information networks,
military installations, government operations, and
individuals. For information technology,
information is the core of its existence. Anything
that threatens information or the processing of the
information will directly endanger the performance
of the organization. Whether it concerns the
confidentiality, accuracy, or timeliness of the
information, the availability of processing
functions or confidentiality, threats that form
risks have to be countered by security. That
means there are structural risks. Structural
risks require structural security. Bibliography
lists 5 sources.
A 6 page paper examining some of the
ways that technology has influenced management accounting. Examples are from the
manufacturing perspective, particularly as it applies to a Just-In-Time (JIT) system. Some authors
believe that increased technology also increases risk, but the general attitude is that as technology
continues to evolve, so will the capabilities of management accounting. Bibliography lists 13
9 pages in length.
discusses change in the organization and techniques and methods
used to manage planned change. Leadership skills as regards to
change are emphasized. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
A 5 page paper that answer's specific questions. Issues include: definition of HRM and strategic HRM, advantages/disadvantages of strategic HRM, functions, internal and external forces, and a decision making process. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 7-page paper discusses the ethics of various social networking situations, as they pertain to businesses. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9 pages. This paper explains both Total Quality Management and Six Sigma Quality Management in the organization. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This paper explores the basic functionality of Windows XP and its method of memory management -- virtual memory. 5 References. jvWinXP.rtf
This 5 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper defines and describes four functions of management; planning, organization, leadership and control. The second part of the paper discusses which of these will be most important and how e-commerce has impacted on these aspects. The bibliography cites 1 source.
This 7 page paper examines the criticisms that were made of the traditional approach to public administration looking at the inherent weaknesses in the older systems. The paper then discusses the key characteristics of the term New Public Management (NPM). The bibliography cites 12 sources.
A 11 page research paper that discusses the topic of hospital utilization management (UM) in regards to specific questions. Topics covered include the relevance of UM to hospital financial stability and its effect on nursing staff. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
This 15 page paper examines the rise of knowledge management; KM. Written in 5 parts the first part considers why this rise has taken place, the paper then considers the potential problems encountered in implementing an intranet into an organization, the existent to which social capital facilitate the creation of knowledge in organizations, Nonaka and Takeuchi’s four means of Knowledge creation and the defining characteristics of knowledge workers. The bibliography cites 11 sources.
A 5 page paper. A hospital is installing a new case management system. This essay presents a budget, a detailed time-phased budget, an explanation of costs, including the calculation of indirect costs. 2 Illustrations included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
A paper which considers the importance of informal groups in policy development and service delivery in public management, with specific reference to Jennifer Egan's study of gays in the military. Bibliography lists 1 source.
This 7 page paper discusses certain strategies for classroom management that are more of a cognitive nature, such as developing an appropriate mental set. Other strategies discussed include withitness, reaction, mindfulness, learning to forecast problems, developing student personal efficacy. Research data are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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.
This 4 page paper defines and examines TQM. TQM is compared with the traditional management model. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
A paper which looks in detail at the Risk assessment and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, with particular reference to the concepts of "sufficient" and "suitable" as used in the Regulations, and the way that these have been interpreted in recent case law. Bibliography lists 25 sources
This 4 page paper examines the topic of knowledge management and how it is embraced by the U.S. defense industry. Problems inherent in terms of clandestine data are addressed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This 5 page paper provides an outline of a the second chapter of a study on classroom management and disruptive behaviors. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
This 10 page paper considers how, by understanding accounting systems and management accounting practices, security can be improved. The paper defines security and then looks at the potential areas of weakness that require understanding, including internal and external security threats. The bibliography cites 13 sources.
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.
This 4-page paper focuses on Harley-Davidson, its employees, its management and how it managed to turn itself around during the early 1980s. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
The use of project management software programmes, such as MS Project, is increasing in popularity. This 11 page paper loos at why this may be occurring by examined both the advantages and benefits of using this type of software as well as the potential disadvantages or weaknesses. The bibliography cites 12 sources.
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.
A 9 page paper answering 12 questions about organizational structure and management. Questions address topics including planning; corporate social responsibility; team-based, network-based, and boundaryless structures; future workforce trends; control systems; leadership theory; and how leaders affect organizational culture. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
A 4 page memo arguing in favor of enhancing supplier relationships in a formal supplier relationship management (SRM) strategy. The paper proposes that the company begin assessing our current suppliers (i.e., known entities) in terms of their ability and willingness to reliably serve as sole suppliers in the future, followed by working toward developing closer relationships with those that appear to be most capable of becoming sole suppliers for the goods and services purchased from them. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
A 20 page research paper that in which the writer assumes the persona of a nursing leader working in a hospital where the nurses are unionized. The writer establishes a background for this investigation by examining what is meant by the terms "humanistic" and "leadership," which includes a discussion of various leadership models and theories. Then, this investigation looks at nursing literature pertaining to nurses' unions and the processes of unionization and how this supports the importance of establishing a working partnership between union leaders and nursing management. Bibliography lists 18 sources.
Management information systems cover a wide range of applications and serves a range of purposes. This 4 page paper consider the different types of system that are available and at what level they are used.
This 4 page paper looks at an article supplied by the student regarding whistleblowers and their fears tat a court system was not secure. The paper identifies the different management issues indicated by the article. The bibliography cites 2 sources.
This 17 page paper examines the tool of Earned Value Management (EVM). The paper considers what it is, how it works, the data requirements, how the systems are created, the way earned value is generated and presented, how the data can be used and where and when EVM should be used. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
A 3 page paper discussing resolution of the conflict between nurses and nurse management arising from mandatory overtime. The nursing shortage has been operational for a generation now; it is unlikely to end soon. In the meantime, both nurses and their employers need to work together to identify alternative processes rather than striving to maintain the status quo of duties when everything else about health care has changed in recent years. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This 6-page paper discusses the challenges and issues faced by manageres on the front-line, middle and upper levels in this day and age, due to the changing corporate structures. Also included is a discussion of non-traditional management pressures. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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.
This 3 page paper examines three trends in project management that might expand in the next decade. The trends discussed are project audis, ad hoc project teams and also that notion that organizational culture will support organizational learning. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
A 6 page paper discussing supply chain management at Carrefour, a large retailer that maintains “hypercenters” in much of the world. Carrefour maintains regional service centers with which stores place orders. The company combines those orders, divides them and distributes product to stores in 24 hours or less. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
This 5 page paper considers the importance of inventory management and looks at what is meant by 'Just In Time'(JIT) stock control. The paper then examines the stock system used by CompUSA and considers if this is a true JIT system. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
This 14 page paper consider how the way that human resource management takes place and is delivered within an organisation is adapting due to changes in the labour market. There are many changes, for example an aging workforce. The paper considers how HRM is seen in the real world and uses examples to show how the changes are manifesting. The bibliography cites 7 sources.
This 5 page paper examines the role that management information systems (MIS) have in banking. The paper starts by defining an MIS and then looks at how they may be used within the bank and finance industry. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
This 5 page paper begins with an explanation that the term performance management refers to everything from the performance of the entire company to employee performance to the performance of a department. Since it is more often used in terms of employee performance, the essay addresses this area. Specifically, three theories of motivation are briefly described and three approaches to employee appraisal are discussed. Bibliography lists 13 sources.
This 6 page report discusses the brewing company, Anheuser-Busch and its traditional management structure and controls. The St. Louis, Missouri, brewery leads the industry in the United States with a market share of approximately 45 per cent. Very few beer companies, domestic or foreign, have been doing as well. Anheuser-Busch is also involved in agriculture, entertainment (amusement parks and professional sports), creative services, packaging, and recycling. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
This 7 page paper examines ethics when it comes to financial management. This is discussed on both a personal and corporate level. Examples are given from different industries such as sports, medicine and the public sector. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
This 11 page paper provides an overview of lesson plans for diabetes management, as well as a rationale for the development of nursing education programming. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
In ten pages, this paper discusses theorist Jean Watson and her caring theory within the context of its continuing relevance to nurse practitioners, particularly within a pain management setting. Twelve sources are listed in the bibliography.
This 11 page paper looks at the increasing importance of clinical supervision as a tool of performance management for nurses in the UK's National Health Service. The approach is one which can be seen as having the potential to improve quality of care and enhance skills. The issue is considered from the professional perspective, the legal perspective and the ethical perspective. The bibliography cites 21 sources.
This 5 page report discusses effective negotiations in professional sports. The relationship between management and worker, especially in professional sports, is often ambiguous, full of tension and fraught with blame and finger pointing. As a result, the ability to negotiate successfully is of the utmost importance.Bibliography lists 6 sources.
In three pages this paper examines the difference between traditional simulation and virtual reality and how each could be applied to a sport management curriculum. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.
A 21 page paper discussing Good Sport's culture and structure; power structures and politics; managing resistance to change; and leadership style and conflict management. The conclusion provides recommendation for managing change and conflict at Good Sport. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
This 10-page paper discusses factors to consider when opening a sports bar in New York City. Topics include marketing, competition, facilities and inventory management, customer service and exit strategies.
A 3 page paper that reviews an article on the Jigsaw technique and discusses how it relates to conflict management. Another article about reducing violence through cooperative learning is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This 8 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student where ICT Ltd introduce a system called ‘eChopaul’ in order to create value in the supply chain for for soybeans in India. The writer answers four questions. The questions look at the objectives of the eChopaul system, the principles if supply chain management are seen, how it adds value and whether or not all parties to the transaction under the older system can still be ‘winners’ with the new system. The bibliography cites 2 sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 5 page paper evaluates a Harvard Business Review case study. The case involves ethics and government corruption in Ukraine. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 pages in length. One would automatically surmise that those who enter into the medical field as a doctor would understand the inherent connection between mind and body
health. Patch Adams did, yet his approach to the practice of medicine was anything but conventional. Adams refused to sacrifice his humanity for the profession he had come to
respect and enjoy, partly because he believed he had a great deal of healing to offer, as well as the fact that he saw a significant amount of non-medicinal oversight within the business of mental and physical restoration. Why was Adams’ desire to inspire happiness and frivolity looked upon so disdainfully by his medical associates? Because the unique individual who was Patch Adams was insightful enough to look well beyond the finite concept of traditional medicine as a means by which to treat illness; rather, his wholehearted contention was that people can help themselves become well if their mental outlook was more favorable. The writer discusses how it became Adams’ mission as a doctor to touch each patient at a personal level in order to stimulate healing from within, effectively restoring humanity to the medical profession. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
A 6 page paper which examines and analyzes “Notes to my Biographer,”
“The Good Doctor,” and “My Father’s Business” by Adam Haslett. Bibliography lists 6
6 pages in length. Venus, a famous pop star, applied for 10 million pounds of life insurance to MegaLife, an insurance company; as expected, the insurance company was anxious to know whether Venus was on drugs. Slick, an employee of MegaLife, telephoned Orbit's contracted Dr. Irvine Kiljoy, whose job it is to keep an eye on the health of such pop stars as Venus who are signed up with the Orbit label. Slick deceitfully told Dr. Kiljoy that Venus had consented to his supplying MegLife with information about herself, which Dr. Kiljoy believed because Venus had that very morning left the following message on his answer phone: "Kiljoy, I want you to write a report for me; it is not about my health, it is a personal business matter." Unknown to Kiljoy was the fact that this was a reference to litigation Venus was planning against a restaurant where she had been served salmonella laced soup whilst on tour promoting her latest hit single "Heavenly Body." Based upon this misunderstanding, Dr. Kiljoy told Slick all about Venus' long-standing battle with cocaine addiction; on the basis of this information, MegaLife refused Venus life insurance. When Venus learned why her life insurance application failed, she instigates tort proceedings against the doctor for breach of statutory duty. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
This 14 page paper examines Skype and EBay as separate entities as well as a merged firm. Skype and Verizon are compared and contrasted. Recommendations are made. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
4 pages in length. The writer discusses potential research strategies, impact of victimization and the 20 most important points to the treatment process. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This 16 page paper answers two questions. The first part considers the implementation and operation of systems of budgeting and budgetary and how they are very time consuming and discussing the extent to which this time is well spent. The second part of the paper discusses the view that it is impossible to satisfy the needs of different users with a single set of published accounts. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
This 5 page paper explores organizational behavior
as an important component of business
administration, which combines psychology,
sociology, and management and attempts to explain
behavior within organizational settings. As a
manager, it is fundamental to understand how
individual personality attributes, group dynamics,
and organizational structure interface to create
corporate cultures and affect behavior.
Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This is a 9 page paper discussing the campaigns of Hitler and the Nazi party in regards to the party holding the majority in the 1932 and 1933 elections. Were the Germans aware of his eventual intentions? Adolph Hitler (1889-1945) was the Nazi party leader in Germany from 1919-1945, eventually becoming Chancellor from 1933-1945. The history of the events which happened under the Hitler regime before and during World War II in regards to his occupation and declaration of war on the countries in Europe and his mass murder of the Jews among others have become well known and have horrified many around the globe. One of the most common questions in regards to Hitler’s rise to fame is “how did free and fair democratic elections lead to the extraordinarily anti-democratic Nazi Party winning control of the Weimar Republic” and did the Germans voting for Hitler realize his future plans for war and mass murder during the time of the elections? (King, Rosen, Tanner & Wagner, 2002). In retrospect it seems unbelievable that the Nazi Party could have gained power in a democratic regime, however based on the momentum of the popularity of the Nazi Party from 1919 to 1930, and the dire economic conditions of Germany at the time, it is quite possible that the Germans who voted for Hitler and the Nazi Party were doing so more for the future of the economy and strength of Germany without realizing the extent to which Hitler would push the limits of his own power and that of the Nazi Party. While some may argue that his intentions were well documented in his book “Mein Kampf” published in 1925, the book was not popular nor well read until after Hitler became Chancellor of Germany and Hitler’s final push in the 1932 and 1933 elections centered on unity, economic stability, employment, business opportunities, expansion of the military in addition to the promotion of nationalism; factors more so prominent in the minds of the Germans during the Depression.
Bibliography lists 8 sources.
(9 pp)Through outsourcing clients reduce costs,
eliminate backlogs, significantly improve data input
quality, production and document availability. This
allows the enterprise to focus on its core business and grow exponentially without hiring additional personnel, leasing additional office space and confront the rapid obsolescence of costly hardware and software.
Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This 7 page report discusses the use and interpretation of qualitative versus quantitative research in a human
resources application. Strategic human resource management is about imparting culture, recruiting and developing the
skills needed by the organization. That requires the HR professional to also understand the information they receive
regarding employees, the workplace, a specific industry, and other factors. Qualitative and quantitative information
provide the numerical or categorical results (quantitative)of something while explaining the reasons and motivations(qualitative) that have caused the events to occur in the
first place. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
A 5 page paper discussing current conditions in
Argentina's traditional focus of national pride, its cattle industry. The traditional method of
raising cattle is open-range, but Argentine beef can weigh as little as half of that raised in the
feel-lot system. The Argentines prefer the traditional method, which results in beef of higher
quality and lower cholesterol. The paper suggest possible contributions of industry and
technology in improving herd management in Argentina through adopting the feed-lot system
for most animals while retaining the open-range approach for others, followed by astute
marketing of the benefits of range-grown beef. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
(5 pp). According to business leadership author,
De Pree "...one way to think about leadership is
to consider a jazz band. Jazz-band leaders must
choose the music, find the right musicians, and
perform-in public. But the effect of the
performance depends on so many things- the
environment, the volunteers in the band, the need
for everybody to perform as individuals, and as a
group, the absolute dependence of the leader on
the members of the band, the need of the leader for
\the followers to play well."
(5pp) The City of Phoenix, and the surrounding
valley, is one of the most sought after
residential and business region in the country.
Consequently traffic congestion and its
accompanying concerns, such as air pollution, noise
control, convenience, and overall quality of life,
are vital issues if the city is to continue to be
forceful entity in commerce and private living.
Bibliography lists 20 sources.
This 6 page
report discusses the outrageous amounts of money paid to sports
stars. In the ongoing stories of athletes who are
multi-millionaires, it is difficvulrt for the “average Joe’ to
understand or have much sympathy for somebody who is paid
millions of dollars every year to play a game. Of course, the
game of professional sports is one of big business and the
players serve as a truly unique product in a market with great
demand for that product. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
A 9 page paper discussing the maintenance
and inspection portion of the problems of modern air transportation. Close inspection of FAR 91
(particularly sections 405, 407 and 409) reveals that there is indeed an area in which government
involvement in the conduct of business is a positive factor. Required maintenance and inspection
of aircraft substantially increases operating costs for both airlines and for private pilot-owners, but
the payback is a nation in which air travelers can be assured that the aircraft in which they place
themselves has been well-maintained, inspected at every turn and then inspected again before
every flight. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
(7 pp) On the bottom of his internet resume
Jimmy X. Yang, co-founder of Yahoo! lists,
'Personality: Hard working and highly motivated.'
Receiving a PHd from the University of Minnesota
in mathematics in January 2000, might give us that
idea as well. The curiosity of course, is what
motivates Yang's success; those personal and
business elements are examined in this paper.
Bibliography lists 5 sources.
(5 pp) In the last portion of the nineteenth
century Americans progressed at an uneven gait.
In the West, men took giant steps across the
country as they explored and claimed land;
often walking over others such as the Native
Peoples in the process. These same men "brought
their" women with them through incredible
difficulties, but then saw no reason to give them
any political allowances. Children were "owned"
as much as women were. Racial differences,
although somewhat equal on paper made little
progress. In the East labor and management
systems, political patronage, and social reform
began to demand attention, and progressive
page report discusses the international normalized ratio or INR
and how a nurse educator’s efforts can assure that INR stability
is maintained on a more consistent basis. There are a number of
indications for oral anticoagulation therapy, most having to do
with the use of mechanical devices to maintain a patient’s
cardiac functioning. Therefore, it is essential that it be
maintained on a consistent basis and without wide variances in
overall INR. Because the INR concept is one that is directly
related to how caregivers make determinations of the next option
in a patient’s care, the efficacy of management by a nurse
educator cannot truly be questioned. Bibliography lists 5
This 20 page
report discusses the state of the nursing home industry in the
United States and the many problems and challenges it has face
and continues to face. Even though Congress restored nearly $3
billion to skilled nursing facilities in 1999, it still wasn’t
enough to keep many of the facilities operating. In general, the
government’s payment system and the ever-increasing costs of
doing business and providing services has resulted in financial
disasters throughout the nursing home industry, especially for
the most financially leveraged nursing home chains. Issues
associated with nursing homes’ financial, regulatory, and
administrative problems are discussed. Bibliography lists 20
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 4 page paper summarizes and evaluates the Harvard Business School case study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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.
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.
This 7-page paper focuses on Oprah Winfrey and her business Harpo Inc. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
This 8-page paper is an analysis of the Harvard Business School case study "SuperValu Inc: Professional Development Program." Bibliography lists 2 sources.
This 5-page paper provides an analysis of the Harvard Business School case study "Recruitment of a Star."
This 4-page paper provides an analysis of the case study "Urban Outfitters Continuing Case Study -- Marketing a Business."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 5-page paper discusses cyberterrorism, what forms it takes, and how it can threaten businesses in the United States. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
This 6 page paper discusses the personal jurisdiction problems involved with business on the internet. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 3-page paper presents a book review on Alexander Hill's Just Business Christian Ethics for the Marketplace.
This 3 page paper examines and defines business intelligence. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
This 3-page paper is an analysis of various business intelligence tools, offering the idea that the tools are good for numbers-crunching.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 15 page paper responds to four questions that address how certain environmental events or conditions would affect operations management in corporations. The first question discuses the effects of an increase or decrease in tariffs. The beef industry and the higher tariff in Japan is used as an example. Second, what effect would more stringent air and water quality laws have on operations. The Kodak company's problems with the EPA are explained in this discussion. The next issue has to do with the expectation for greater employee empowerment in the workplace. FedEx is the example used in this discussion. Finally, what would be the effect on operations management if there was an outbreak of a serious disease. For this question, the essay first comments on the SARS epidemic and the effects on two companies in Asia. Ebola is used as an example, also. The anthrax attack and the change in operations with the U.S. postal service is also discussed. Bibliography lists 20 sources.
An 8 page paper. Despite the volumes that have been written about knowledge management, confusion and debate continue about exactly what that means. The writer comments on this fact and explains why this confusion may still exist. The discussion includes the identification of the three areas that need to work together for a firm to develop an effective knowledge management system. The characteristics of the industrial enterprise are compared to those of the knowledge enterprise. The writer then reports the type of leadership style, transactional or transformational, that would seem to be more effective for each of the three components, creating, sharing and exploiting knowledge. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
According to the website for The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, based on the 1996 U.S. Census, the vital statistic for teen pregnancy for the state of Oregon is a 90 in 1,000 chance that a girl between the age of 15 and 19 will become pregnant (Fact Sheet). The national average for this age group is 97 in 1,000. This is only one reason why this population was chosen for this study in case management. Note that focus is also placed on general concepts of case management. Bibliography lists 8 sources. jvCaseMg.rtf
An excellent, 9 page research paper on contemporary diversity issues in management. Included in the discussion are females in the workplace ("glass ceilings"), senior citizens in the workplace, the controversial role of Affirmative Action, and more. Important statistics and many examples are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
This 12 page paper begins with a scenario that describes the context of the secondary school and the specific issue to be discussed. A teacher wants to incorporate issues-based discussions into the curriculum. The issue is: How to manage the discussions to meet the objective of students feeling safe enough to voice their opinions? and What model of classroom management can be used to establish this type of safe environment and that will also avoid having the discussions escalating into shouting matches and/or verbal abuse? The essay discusses the avoidance of issues-based curriculum in schools. The writer then describes what is thought to be the best classroom management model for this particular situation. The essay ends with an action plan. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
An 8 page research paper that, first of all, examines the difference between leadership and management concepts while also providing a personal philosophy of leadership. From this orientation, suggestions are then offered that illustrate how team building concepts and organizational theory, including change theory, can be applied to nursing clinical practice. Contemporary nursing is a constantly advancing, changing field in which knowledge is advancing in all specialty fields at an accelerated rate. In order for nurses to continue to offer the optimum in evidence-based patient care, there must be a synthesis between leadership and management that encourages nurses to keep "at the top of their game" and thereby reach their full potential as healthcare professionals. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
This 3-page paper focuses on the concept of working capital management, what it is, and what companies use it more effectively. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
This 4 page paper examines the concept and management of a potential warehouse using Frazelle’s 5 dimensions model where the five dimensions are profile, benchmarking, innovation, automation and humanize. The bibliography cites 12 sources.
Companies providing services to consumers, such as in the tourism industry, need to understand where there may be gaps in the services that are provided and the services expected. This 3 page paper discusses 4 potential gaps considering the causes and potential solutions. These four gaps are the gap between a customer expectation and the expectations perceived by management, the Gap between the management perceptions and consumer expectations and the way it is translated into service quality specifications, the gap between service quality specifications and the delivery of those specifications to the customer and the gap between the service delivered to customers and the external communication about the service. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
This 50 page paper looks at the issue of talent management. The paper starts with an introduction with background, aims and objectives limitations. This is followed by an in-depth literature review that looks at relevant topics including the definition of talent, how it may be identified and the use of training and development programs and the value of mentoring in developing skills and talent. A methodology is presented for use in gathering primary data with the use of questionnaires to assess the way talent management is taking place in an organization. Simulates results are presented and discussed and recommendations are made based on the research findings and the literature review. The bibliography cites 36 sources.
This is a 7 page paper discussing data mining. The increasingly competitive markets have resulted in the development of more sophisticated business intelligence tools which can be applied to data warehouses. Data mining tools have been developed to not only give businesses the advantage of analyzing past and present data within their organizations but also allow future trends and analysis of customer behavior among other significant factors which give businesses an increase in focus in customer relations and marketing in a more efficient and non-redundant manner. Included in the paper is a 1 page outline, description of the leading data mining tools and an example of a business (PNC Bank Corp.) who purchased a data mining tool (Unica’s Model 1) in order to give them a competitive advantage in regards to marketing and expanding their customer satisfaction base.
Bibliography lists 6 sources.
This 46 page paper is a proposal and literature review for research to identify the different influencing factors that are present when a firm wants to successfully introduce customer relationship management (CRM) system. The paper gives an introduction with aims and several hypotheses to be tested and then undertakes an input literature review, considering the different elements of CRM implementation that may be influential. Factors consider range from the functionality of the system, its ability to access and interpret data to the management of human factors and managing change. The paper then gives a methodology to be used for the primary research along with a short timetable and budget. The bibliography cites 41 sources.
This is an 8 page paper discussing the Canadian Goods and Services Tax (GST). Since its implementation in January 1991, the Canadian Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been an excessive burden to the consumers, businesses, corporations, financial institutions and the federal government itself. The initial implementation costs because of manufacturer costs associated with new accounting systems alone for example reached an estimated $1 million per taxpayer. The continuing annual administration costs to comply are estimated at around $500,000 per taxpayer in addition to a total cost to small businesses of over $1.2 billion annually. The Tax Executives Institute was hired in 1994 to assess the system and while it admitted that the GST system was better for international business than the previous FST (the federal sales tax system it replaced but was invisible to the consumer), overall the administration of the system should be modified to have a higher threshold for registration (introduced and still at $30,000 for small businesses), a lower tax rate, but with fewer exemptions to decrease administrative costs among others. The government did not implement these recommendations so that in addition to the continued annual burden on tax payers in Canada, according to the budget released in February 2003 the government now has to reimburse several educational and municipal organizations for GST payments retroactive to the year the GST was introduced; an additional cost to the Canadian tax payer which has yet to be determined.
Bibliography lists 5 sources.
A 13 page paper discussing the communications aspects of IT project management and providing a study of IT portfolio management (ITPM) as a means of increasing transparency and protecting the schedules of projects already underway. The study concludes that the IT project manager should not reject suggested alterations out of hand, but that the organization should agree to begin alteration of the project upon completion if omissions are discovered after the project has begun. In the end, it is communication and respect for individuals that lead to project success. The project itself must be well-thought out and well planned. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
A 3 pages research paper on massage as a pain management strategy. Massage therapy is defined as "soft-tissue manipulation by trained therapists for therapeutic purposes" (Tan, et al, 2007, p. 195). Massage is offered in many styles and forms, such as "Swedish, reflexology, Shiatsu, Rolfing, and craniosacral" (Tan, et al, 2007, p. 195). Frequently, it is used as an adjunctive therapy that helps to prepared the patient for other interventions (Tan, et al, 2007). This discussion of massage therapy will examine its use as a strategy that can be used for pain management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This is a 10 page paper discussing the primary management practices within the school system in the context of Bolman and Deal’s four organizational frames. Bolman and Deal’s text “Reframing Organizations” (2003) deals with the concepts of frames within the workplace which employs the “usable knowledge” available from a management perspective and also addresses the failures within organizations “due to lack of imagination”. Organizations are broken into the four conceptual “frames” of structural, human resources, political and symbolic which account for the various aspects of planning, staffing, organizing, directing and controlling within any organization. The management functions within school systems can also work within these frames as they include all of the same vital components which must be managed and maintained as within corporations.
A study published by Souchet (2001) is used to show the management practices within the school system in regards to the role of a principal within a small urban setting in the Mid-Western United States. The school principal within the school setting is “also known as the middle manager and the site administrator” in organizational terms and is considered as the major managerial influence within the school as he or she must determine “whether the education is effective or ineffective, whether morale is high or low, whether the school climate is positive or negative; whether personnel are satisfied or dissatisfied; whether students achieve or don’t achieve; whether parents and the public are cooperative or uncooperative; and whether there is effective or ineffective management and leadership”.
Bibliography lists 2 sources.
In this well-argued 6 page paper, the point is made that tele-commuting does little more for women than keep them at home-- where they were a century ago. Women who work from their home office/computer are expected not only to handle corporate business from 9 - 5, they are also usually expected to take care of household affairs and even to raise children during the same time. This stands in contrast with men who cyber-commute but who are not expected to do anything other than work during the course of the business day. Various other relevant ethical issues are discussed and it is ultimately concluded that women have very little to gain in today's workplace. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
An 11 page paper tracing the history of ecommerce over the past century. After computers became necessary for business, it became desirable to use the electronic environment for more than only information storage. Data networking was the only missing link, and eventually telecommunications networks were sufficiently available to enable purchasing and payments in the electronic environment. Ecommerce was born, to be embraced by business and consumer segments at different rates. The purpose here is to trace the history of ecommerce and technology over the past century, and to make a conclusion as to whether the industrial age has ended. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
A 7 page business proposal from Lighthouse Roasters to Peter’s Doughnuts to provide the 76-location chain with gourmet dark-roast coffee as a sole-source provider. Peter’s business has suffered from competition with Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, and it seeks to add a gourmet coffee line in an effort to win back customers. Peter’s will sell its coffee at prices considerably lower than Dunkin’ Donuts, and far below Starbucks’ prices. The proposal suggests that Peter’s pays slightly more per pound than it had wanted to, while Lighthouse accept a price also slightly less than what it wanted, based on the belief that the increase in volume will translate to an increase in margin as well. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This 8 page paper examines the case study supplied by the student. A business has to make some decisions with legal implications. The paper examines the business issues in terms of the legal environment. The first part of the paper considers the implications of making layoffs, the second part of the paper looks at whether it be wise to enter into written contracts and some suppliers, the third part of the paper discusses potential product-liability is in the sale of organic food and the last part of the paper outlines some legal considerations when hiring staff. The bibliography cites 6 sources.
A 10 page paper discussing the influence of these two factors in achieving success in international business. There is a lag time between establishing strategy for the future and arriving at that time that formerly was referred to as “the future.” During that lag time, HRM is obliged to have identified the organization’s workforce’s current position and future needs, and to train for those needs that will be needed in the future. The goal is to develop and maintain a workforce aligned in qualifications and expertise with the organization’s strategic goals. The larger organization needs to have defined precisely what the organization’s strategy will be both at the current time and in the future. HRM must have time to plan and have a direction that it needs to go. Astute organizational behavior combined with effective HRM should result in greater business effectiveness. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
A 5 page paper discussing the dilemma of Majestic City Helicopters. The company began retailing toy helicopters in 1994 after realizing that the core business of providing helicopter tours of London likely had little room for any further growth. Business was promising enough at the beginning, but since has declined each year. A marketing consultant has made suggestions; it is now left to the company to decide what it will implement and how it can best approach increasing sales of its toy helicopters. The paper suggests moving away from the mass market to upscale outlets and otherwise addressing its marketing mix. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
7 pages in length. The film Pretty Woman utilizes a number of social psychological principles befitting the diverse nature of the two leading characters. Looking for a break from his otherwise structured and restricted life, the wealthy business man crosses social boundaries by spending time with a prostitute; inasmuch as he views the entire situation as wholly innocent, he acts out behaviors clearly based upon well worn stereotypes. However, the most pertinent scene where this bias gives way to an attitude change is when he meets her in the hotel lounge for their business dinner date. Failing to notice her as she sits at the bar in 'appropriate' attire, he does a double take when he finally realizes the streetwalker from earlier in the day had been transformed into a well-groomed, attractive woman. Their walk through the lobby draws many admiring glances from guests and staff alike, confirming how presentation of self is a powerful determiner of stereotypical treatment. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
A 4 page paper that describes a hypothetical conflict in the workplace and discusses the conflict management approaches each party used. Recommendations are given. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This 3 page paper looks at the case of Canyon Ranch. The issue of whether or not a CRM (customer relationship management) system should be adopted is discussed as well as how it may help, the potential strategy and infrastructure and the potential for CRM to be a sustainable strategic tool. The bibliography cites 2 sources.
This 7 page paper performs a gap analysis on a case study supplied by the student. Riordan Manufacturing, a fictitious company, is suffering from declining sales, volatile profits and a low level of employee motivation. The paper assesses the current problems, looks at the position the company wishes to retain and assesses the shortfall. With an assessment of the gap some potential solutions suggested. The paper is written from a human resource management perspective. The bibliography cites six sources.
This 8 page paper answers questions based on a case study provided by the student. JKA is a commercial programming consultancy firm that has expanded into other areas including dispute resolution. The case answers questions concerning the marketing of the company; how brandy should take place and the value of CRM, management of the company; the organisation and communication within the company, and accounting; the impact of opening an office in Dubai on the ratio analysis and cash-flow statements. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
This 3 page paper gives an analysis of the way in which Postgirot Bank adopted a new information technology system involving interactive management. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 2 sources
This 8 page paper looks at a case study presented by the student and puts together some questions and answers that would be suitable to use as a revision aid for human resource management and issues concerning change, culture structure and leadership in a firm. The bibliography cites 8 sources.
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.
This 10 page paper is the beginning proposal for a research study that asks if there is a relationship between operational risk management and profitability in the airline industry. The paper presents the problem, the questions, an overview of the literature on the topics and the research design. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
This 4 page paper is a research proposal to assess to what extent the glass ceiling exists in order to prevent women gaining senior management positions, and how this may be overcome. The paper presents a methodology for the research as well as justification. The bibliography cites 7 sources.
This 11 page paper, made up of 9 pages of text and a 6 slide PowerPoint presentation looks at the performance of Rio Tinto. The first part of the paper looks at the strategic approach and the financial results between 2004 and 2008. The second part considered the important of treasury management and the last part discusses the importance of harmonization of international accounting standards. The PowerPoint presentation presents a SWOT analysis of the company and its performance. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
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.
This 4 page paper provides an overview of a POWERPOINT presentation on the concepts of Weber and Taylor and their views of management. This paper outlines the specific material for each slide and the notes that can be used to describe what is on the slides. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
A 15 page paper providing the Introduction, Study of the Problem and Outcomes and Evaluation chapters of a proposal for action research in a junior high school. The purpose of the research is to discover the state of classroom disruptions that teachers deal with and their responses to those disruptions, followed by implementation of a school-wide classroom management program designed to decrease students’ disruptive behavior. The goal of the action research is not only to improve the classroom environment, but also to reduce teachers’ stress; improve teachers’ effectiveness; improve student achievement; and improve student morale. Bibliography lists 21 sources.
This 13 page paper is a research proposal to investigate the human resource management practices at British Gas, identifying the HRM approach that is adopted and the way that the practices add or detract value from the firm and identify potential area of improvement. The paper gives the aims and methods, the research questions and the methodology. The bibliography cites 12 sources.
This 6 page paper considers the value and impact of information technology investments and the implications of those investments for effective management of information system organization. The paper outlines a proposal to study the way that value can be added and to develop a model to help mangers who are looking at making IT investment decisions. The bibliography cites 7 sources.
A 15 page paper that presents a proposal directed to investors. In this proposal a group of chiropractors have decided to market their services Online by developing a Web site. The paper includes an executive summary; company overview; market comparison; marketing plan; management plan; data comparing average number of patients to the base for these chiropractors; costs for establishing and maintaining the Web site; obstacles and opportunities, including research; initial plan; action plan and offerings to the investor. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
A 4 page paper that discusses a proposal to offer training in conflict management in organizations in Brazil. A recent global study regarding the costs and frequency of conflict is reported. The writer explains why the proposal is good and why it would work. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
This 15-page paper is a formal research proposal concerning patient safety, medical errors and uses of health care management theories to solve these issues. Bibliography lists 25 sources.
This 8 page document constitutes the attached notation that accompanies 13 slide power point presentation, which will be sent to the purchaser, with the attached notes that describe a protocol developed by Martinen and Freundl (2004), which provides a standardized management of congestive heart failure and thereby strengthens the continuum of care. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
A 3 page consultant's proposal to research likely targets for expansion of Exconom, an excavating company in Singapore that uses tunnel-free technology for cabling and piping infrastructure needs. Exconom's management is hesitant to expand at all, so the consultant offers a proposal for supplying information on other ASEAN nations as well as China as likely targets for Exconom's expansion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
This is a 24 page proposal for a research study. The paper includes: an introduction, purpose, theoretical base, methodology, questionnaires and conclusion. The essay discusses strategic management processes, including planning and implementation, and the role of trust or confidence in the organization. 3 Questionnaires are included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
This 79 page paper is a dissertation style paper undertaking research to look at how the Scandinavian airline SAS can improve customer loyalty and the potential of using customer relationship management (CRM) to achieve increased loyalty. The paper looks at the development of the company, how they compete and the current loyalty system that is in place followed by an in-depth literature review concerning customer loyalty and CRM. A methodology is offered and simulated primary research results are presented before a conclusion is reached that recommends the adoption of a CRM system. The bibliography cites 54 sources.
This 22 page paper is a research proposal for a full-length dissertation in the causes of employee theft. The problem is considered from the context of security risk management, looking at a number of different theoretical approaches to causes of crime, with an in-depth literature review, and a proposal for a suitable research methodology utilizing quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The bibliography cites 22 sources.
This 5 page paper looks at the way research could be undertaken to identify the type of database and database management system a five star hotel would need. The paper includes an introduction, objective, a brief literature review, justification, methodology and expected results. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
A 4 page research proposal describing a qualitative study into employee attitudes and preferences in manager characteristics and style. The researchers expect that results will indicate that more participatory and democratic forms of management style will be far more beneficial than any autocratic approach we may find. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
A 12 page paper providing a proposal for research into customers’ perceptions of the value of their cellular telephone service. Competition is so very intense in the industry that the service provider able to operate at optimum pricing levels likely will gain competitive advantage over other competitors. As price pressures increase, profit margins will become even tighter than they are at present. It is in this range of operation that sound and astute management provides the greatest benefit, and where optimum pricing can provide competitive advantage. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
This 10 page paper is made up of PowerPoint presentation slides and presentation notes presenting the results of research assessing management style of a company long with the recommendation for improvement. The bibliography cites 7 sources.
A 12 page proposal for a study on the impacts of vertical integration on administrations in health care systems. This proposal supports the thesis that effective administrative processes, including management philosophies and information systems are necessary for the cost effective use of vertical integration. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
When a company wants to sell brands in more than one country it has choices in the way it managements the brand, either with a stand approach or it may customize the marketing for each market. This 14 page paper is a research proposal with the objective to identify which of these approaches is the most effective marketing strategy and of there is no clear winner how a company should determine which strategy to use. The proposal gives a strong background to the question and presents a clear methodology for primary research. The bibliography cites 11 sources.
This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of learning management systems. Skillsoft in particular is examined across many dimensions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
A 5 page summary of a Power Point presentation and speaker notes assessing measurement of quality of care for Aetna U.S. Healthcare in 2002 plus a one-page handout summarizing the presentation. The presentation discusses member access to services and member satisfaction, and how management can increase the measures of each. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
A 7 page paper assessing a small private company according to the management theories of Herzberg; Hersey and Blanchard (situational leadership); and Fiedler’s Contingency model. Bibliography lists 5 sources. A 17-slide PowerPoint presentation is also available.
This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of legal risk management. Information is presented as Powerpoint speaker notes. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
A 3 page paper that is based on the case study in Anthony and Govindarajan's book, Management Control Systems, 10th ed. The paper explains Nordstrom's compensation program, customer satisfaction and employee empowerment. The second part discusses what Anita's Apparel stores could do in terms of compensation and other factors to improve their sales. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
A 4 page paper that reports and discuses a case study of this company. The problem has to do with the salary ration maximum established by the founders. According to some, the ratio is preventing the company from attracting really talented senior management officers. Bibliography lists 1 sources.
This 4-page paper presents a case study about conflict management between a project leader and one of her team members. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
This 4-page paper focuses on the importance of strategic management by examining a case study of the fictitious Copley Company. Biblliography lists 6 sources.
This 5 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The projected budget for 2010 calculated based on the figures provided in the case study, followed by an assessment of the budget looking at the potential underlying financial management issues and policies to assess strengths and weaknesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 36 page paper examines the franchise industry in the UK. The paper begins with some background and an industry analysis including statistics and trends for each of the major sectors. The paper then considers why franchises are so popular with franchisees and franchisors, looking at the workings of a franchise and how it compares to other business models such as licenses, exporting and joint ventures or the use of subsidiary companies. The paper ends by applying the different models and the statistics to five areas of franchises, manufacturing, finance, services, distribution and retail. The bibliography cites 23 sources.
An 8 page paper discussing the only company appearing in the top 10 of the Fortune 500 that also is the most admired company in 2006, for the sixth time in a decade. It seems clear that leadership style is most responsible for the positive benefits and results that GE gains each year. It is open but demanding, exacting but forgiving. It prefers failure over inaction. It focuses on bottom-line results but places people at a higher level of value than any other aspect of the business, relying on its people to carry the company through change after change. PowerPoint presentation available. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
A 10 page paper discussing five of the several ways that organizations can become international enterprises: export, startup, acquisition, joint ventures and franchising, and briefly examines the choice of approach made by Nortel when it expanded into the US from Canada two decades ago. The route chosen by Nortel was that of startup, but there were fewer choices workable then. There is no question that businesses today have far greater choices in how they will enter new international markets. Direct startup is viable only for the largest of companies now, but joint venturing has been used successfully by organizations of all sizes. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
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.
In this 15 page paper, the question of what is meant by 'organized crime' is explored with particular reference to commercial burglaries and robberies. Several different types of criminal organization are discussed, from the organized efforts of individual criminals and affiliated acquaintances ('teams' or 'partners in crime') to more professionally organized 'gangs,' 'rings,' and finally to international sydicated crime with contracted criminals who conduct robberies and burglaries. It is argued that a new approach is needed to this significant risk to businesses from burglaries and robberies of all these types. This would, like new approaches to physical health, include attention to the causes as well as the symptoms of the worldwide crime disease, and to the general health of society as a preventative measure. Bibliography lists 30 sources.
A 5 page paper discussing the big-business logistics of the largest public works project ever. Boston's Central Artery, the elevated six-lane highway that runs through town, opened in 1959 and was a marvel that had been planned for growth. Designed to carry 75,000 vehicles daily, it is now one of the most congested highways in the nation carrying 190,000 vehicles each day. The budget for its replacement is $10.8 billion and is scheduled for completion in 2004. Though construction began in 1991, there was no overseeing IT plan implemented until 1996. The project has run more smoothly with the IT system in place, and political posturings connected with the project have largely ended. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
A 10 page case study examining the conditions and events that led to the end of the Nicholson File Company as a business entity all to its own. In 1972, there were at least three companies interested in acquiring Nicholson, two of which were what is now the CooperTools division of Cooper Industries and the H.K. Porter Company. Founded in 1919, Cooper was the youngster of the three and now owns both of the others. This paper addresses Cooper's astuteness in pursuing Nicholson, how much Cooper could afford to pay per share and the concerns of the then-existing Nicholson stockholders. No Bibliography.
A 6 page paper dealing with the markets acceptability of odor eater sock products. A background of Chipman-Union is given along with an overview of their examination of the markets susceptibility to the marketing of Odor Eater socks. Includes conclusions regarding the proposed marketing of this product and a graph showing the publics receptiveness to buying Odor Eater products as compared to regular products. No Bibliography.
A 10 page paper discussing marketing possibilities faced by Heineken in aiding the success of their nonalcoholic beer, Buckler. Heineken's overall goal is to be a European company headquartered in Amsterdam, rather than being a Dutch company that does business in Europe. Buckler has been available in France and Spain as well as the Netherlands since its launch, but Heineken has failed either to take advantage of the much larger markets of Germany and Great Britain, and also has failed to identify Buckler with Heineken. The company is well-respected, and it has taken the stance of throwing out Buckler as a stand-alone brand without benefit of identification with Heineken. The paper recommends that Heineken expand Buckler into Europe's two largest markets and give greater promotional freedom to the operating companies that produce and distribute the formulation. Bibliography lists 1 source.
5 pages in length. Of the early days of Lotus Development Corporation, Janet Axelrod says that she and Mitchell Kapor, Lotus' founder, had come to an understanding early on: Kapor would deal with the business end of things; Axelrod would ensure that Lotus employees enjoyed some of the most liberal benefits in the industry and that Lotus would be recognized as a leading innovator in corporate responsibility. That agreement was struck in 1981, and it still holds today. Though IBM broke its own precedence and acquired Lotus by means of a hostile takeover in 1995, Lotus remains a leader in its field and is increasingly global in its focus. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
This 5 page report discusses the emerging trends being seen as 1998 winds to a close. Four high profile and cutting edge topics are briefly discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
A 7 page paper. With increasing numbers of companies taking on a more international focus, many businesses are attempting to streamline their marketing activities in order to be able to take advantage of the cost savings potential of designing only one major marketing approach for the purpose of serving in several national markets. With the differences between cultures of the countries, though, it is possible (and easy) to offend the people of one while being successful with the people of another using the same basic marketing scheme. The paper suggests analyzing the character traits and culture of each country's people, then building a marketing approach based on those traits that are common to all, such as expected levels of formality. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
An 8 page paper discussing training options and problems in several countries, and some of the considerations that need to be made in assessing that training. It should be judged in a value-based system that takes into account cultural differences. Not to say that there ever should be different levels of performance accepted because of cultural differences, but assessment needs to allow for differing cultural views—Southeast Asian countries may think us strange yet understand what we see as standard practice on the basis of long-standing relationships, while the countries of the emerging market of Africa simply see us as strange. Goals will necessarily require more time in those areas as both sides reach understanding about the basic beliefs and assumptions of the other. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
This 14 page paper examines some of the key concepts of computers and their uses, machine languages, and applications for communication in the future. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
A 5 page paper discussing two companies that heavily participate in Internet commerce, Gateway 2000 and DLJ Direct. Overall, the promise of great success through Internet marketing has not been realized in most areas of sales, but personal computer sales and online brokerage services have been exceptions. Both are wonderfully suited to Internet commerce: Gateway's customers obviously are computer literate; DLJ Direct's customers have come to rely on the ease and rapidity of stock trading using an Internet service. Though the Internet has not reached its full potential as a sales tool, it is heading resolutely in that direction, and to the point that those companies not offering extensive online options to their existing customers may lose those customers to businesses that do. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
An 11 page paper discussing the theory behind motivating employees. Following a decade of downsizing, cost cutting and merging, more and more businesses look for ways to give their employees what they want. Too many companies believe that employee motivation rests in monetary rewards, without either realizing or acknowledging individuals' needs for recognition. Formal studies and informal surveys alike reveal that while managers often will list money as the top factor in motivating employees, the employees themselves are much more likely to list first their desire for recognition, for someone to let them know they truly have done a good job, a fact well known by some of the country's most successful companies. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
6 pages in length. The concepts of right and wrong seem so simple on the surface. Webster's defines morality as adherence to a standard of "right human conduct." Superficially, that definition would be easy for the "simple" to understand. When the focus is narrowed, however, it seems that the concept of morality grays in its boundaries. Morality is not only the black and white that the "simple" so seemingly effortlessly can see, with that clear line of demarcation between it and immorality. Focus is increasingly narrowed in our harried lives of today, but all of us are charged with keeping vigilance on the level of standard we will tolerate. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
This 5 page research paper examines the problem of declining productivity due to employees using social networking sites, such as Facebook, during working hours. Other associated problems are also examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
A 7 page discussion of the role the U.S. plays in combating terrorism on a global scale. Notes the atrocities of the September 11, 2001 terrorist destruction of the World Trade Center in New York and the simultaneous plane attack on the Pentagon itself and contends that acts of terrorism, whether they occur within the U.S. or outside, must be addressed not only through maintaining our integrity through military means, but also through a thorough understanding of the factors which lead to terrorism and a consequent redress in the manner in which the U.S. conducts its business and political affairs and relates to other political and ideological factions of the world. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
A 4 page paper that begins with brief comments on the purpose of tax planning. The essay describes the four maxims of tax planning, reports tips for reducing taxes and comments on the value of the sources used. The writer comments briefly on the importance of ethics when tax planning. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
This 4 page paper discusses the importance of forecasting and the difficulty of forecasting in an unstable economy. The writer comments on two forecasting methods. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
5 pages in length. Conquering the business world by remaining a strong contender even throughout the most difficult of times is what separates those who succeed from those who do not. In order to reach such a level of achievement, however, one first must possess the ability to manage -- not only subordinates but also oneself. In “Managing For Results: Economic Tasks and Risk-Taking Decisions,” Peter F. Drucker speaks volumes about the underlying aspects of effective managing, stressing a number of pertinent points that are often overlooked in today’s intellectually arrogant society. The writer discusses that by means of asserting his multi-faceted interpretation of successful managing, Drucker addresses what he contends to be the bottom line applications for attaining desired economic results. No additional sources cited.
12 pages in length. The existence of organizational culture within a company’s framework can be likened to the essential elements provided a flower by the life-giving sun: without the protective and stimulating direction provided by the sun’s gentle power, the flower would cease to exist. Indeed, the same can be said about the fundamental basis of an organization’s cultural presence, given the fact that if such an important concept is not effectively managed and maintained, the company will find itself without the necessary core of organizational structure. The writer discusses organizational culture and the manner in which it is managed in the business world. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
A 16 page paper discussing methods to establish an international regime. Transparency International, the OECD, former socialist governments intent on privatization and all multinational enterprises refusing to participate fight corruption today. Continued economic reform promises to feed further reforms, fueled by the realization on the part of many governments that they cannot be all things to all people. Many governments (i.e., China, Malaysia and others) appear to prefer to remain apart from the emerging global economy but are cognizant of the fact that the only "developed" nations of the world that are truly prosperous are those supporting market-driven economies. Further growth in that direction will increase the difficulty of keeping blatant corruption a viable practice. Bibliography lists 17 sources.
7 pages in length. The funeral industry is unique in its existence: it is one of the very few that maintains a strong sense of security since death is an inevitability. Inasmuch as this is a fact of life for each and every living being, the market is well represented by huge corporate conglomerates which are rapidly taking over the smaller, more personalized and more fairly priced appeal of individual mortuaries. The writer weighs the differences between corporate and individual funeral homes. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
A 12 page paper discussing the strategies at the nation's number two retailer that truly can be labeled as being "exciting." The logo is about all that visually has not changed about Sears in the past decade. In attributes, only quality of merchandise and purchased service remains. All other areas of business have undergone dramatic transformation that promises to change Sears for the better both in the near- and long-term. The company still has respect for tradition, but it has found new respect for the customer and its own employees. Bibliography lists 13 sources.
A 6 page paper discussing the difficulties at Compaq that has allowed Dell to threaten to depose the world's largest producer of PCs. Compaq is without clear direction since the removal of CEO Eckhard Pfeiffer in 1999. Compaq's best course of action now is to win back the customers and resellers on which their entire PC business depends while making the best of what Pfeiffer left in his wake. For now, the company needs to work toward maintaining current profitability and setting its own course rather than reacting to Dell or any other competitor. Later, Compaq will be able to act from strength rather than from weakness. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
An 8 page paper discussing some of the stereotypes associated with the world’s most influential religions, and the dangers of relying on stereotype to predict national culture based on religion. Those cultural issues originating in religion certainly need to be addressed, but for many, simply acknowledging and accepting that religious differences exist is enough. The paper focuses on Islam because it is so useful in pointing out the dangers of stereotyping an entire nation based only on the name of the religion predominant among them. There are few differences between Islam in Saudi Arabia and Islam in Jordan, but there is a world of difference between other cultural factors that are said to be religious in nature. Frequently, those cultural factors in reality have little bearing on religion; it is important to know the differences between religious culture and social culture. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
This 6 page report discusses the European Union and its possible future. There are, of course, numerous critics around the world who are convinced that the entire process has only one logical outcome – disaster. Initially, both corporate and political leaders feared the creation of a “fortress” Europe. However, many are now convinced that the move toward regional integration will reduce the costs and risks of doing business, as well as furthering positive social policies. What the EU will look like in the next decade is debatable. However, this report highlights the many potentially positive outcomes. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
A 6 page paper discussing the characteristics of some of the "100 best places to work" identified by Working Mother and Fortune. Organizations have always known that treating employees well is morally right, but too many have seen employee programs as too costly for them to supply. Studies such as the several conducted by Chubb Group yield empirical evidence that corporate performance improves when they provide employees with environments conducive to the ability to give their full attention to the job. Families carry the cost of some of these organizations' programs; other companies assume full costs with the view that program costs are less than the consequences of not having family-friendly programs in place. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
A 7 page research paper that provides a business analysis of the recent merger between CDNow and N2K. CDNow and N2K had many problems in common. Both companies had expanded revenue and losses for the fourth quarter and all of 1998. Both companies were facing stiff competition form Amazon.com. They both had to devise methods and advertising to get their names as well-known to the CD-buying public as Amazon.com. They both needed to satisfy their investors while remaining competitive in the online marketplace. With so many problems in common, it made sense that CDNow and N2K decided to merge and combine forces in trying to combat the behemoth Amazon.com. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
5 pages in length. The year 1984 marked the beginning for the country's largest direct seller of personal computers. Michael Dell first began constructing his company from his dorm room at the University of Texas-Austin, often taking drastic measures -- such as hiding his computers in the bathtub -- to make sure that no one suspected his sideline. The business that emanated from this dorm room eventually became known as Dell Computer Corporation in May of 1984. The writer chronicles the growth and development of Dell Computer Corporation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 5 page paper discussing attributes and benefits of object-oriented (OO) database management systems. As organizations’ data needs become more complex, the need for OO databases will grow as well. Though more complex and more difficult to manage, the OO database management system enables more efficient use of data. Includes a SWOT analysis. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
This 15 page paper is an outline risk management document for the launch of a new product; a device that will allow card payments to be taken connecting to mobile devices such as a smartphone of laptop. The company, product and outline plan are assessed and the risk management requirements are discussed with reference to the ATOM process. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
A 6 page research paper that covers several topics. First of all, the writer offers a philosophy of classroom management in bulleted format. Then, there is a sample letter to be sent home to parents describing this philosophy and listing class rules. Then, there is a task analysis (homework) and a plan for the implementation of the management plan. The paper concludes with a brief description of what should be included in a substitute teacher plan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
A 3 page paper that begins with comments about the importance of classroom management. The essay discusses general techniques for effective classroom management and briefly explains choice theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
This 15 page paper looks at event management. The management of the original Live Aid concert is examined using Shone and Parry (2004) event planning model, the event is then considered using a SWOT analysis examining the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats as well as a PEST analysis which looks at the external influences, including political, economic, social and technological influences. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
A 5 page research paper that summarizes three research studies pertaining to diabetes mellitus that were conducted by nurse researchers. Nursing interventions have been shown to be a critical factor in promoting such diabetic self-management. These synopses demonstrate how nursing research is consistently exploring ways to improve intervention and make self-management of diabetes more effective. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
This 3 page paper looks at the objectives of corporate finance management and how its management can help to increase shareholder wealth. The bibliography cites 3 sources.
This 6 page paper gives an overview of Damon Schechter and Gordon Sander's book "Delivering the Goods - The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain". This book, which is heavily based on military logistics presents a range of lessons which can be learned from the history of supply chain management and the useful tri-level view for the analysis of logistics and supply chain management. The bibliography cites 3 sources.
A 12 page paper examining the supply chain of the world's second-largest retailer and the largest retailer in Europe. The paper discusses the company's history; its Aldata supply chain management software; JIT; Carrefour's shared service centers; global supply chain management; RFID; and Future Supply Chain 2016. Bibliography lists 18 sources.
A 4 page paper that responds to specific issues. The first is why healthcare organizations need to adopt strategic planning processes. The paper provides an overview of the evolution of strategic management and defines the terms, strategic thinking, strategic momentum, strategic planning and strategic management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
A 5 page research paper that discusses nursing case management in regards to asthma patients, with particular focus on schools and pediatric case management of asthma. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
A 5 page paper that discusses the importance of appraisals, what performance management is and its components, the goal of performance management, and two examples of performance appraisal models. The writer also comments on behaviors supervisors need to exhibit during the appraisal process. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
A 5 page paper discussing 4 points of diversity management: changing definition of diversity; changing US population; bringing groups together; and recommendations for diversity management. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
This 7 page paper looks at a range of issues concerning the use of diversity management in a workplace environment, including aspects of equality, positive discrimination, impact on culture and general benefits. The paper then considers how diversity management may be observed in a German transportation company. The bibliography cites 8 sources.
This 3 page paper looks at how or why go services management is important in attaining customer satisfaction. The paper starts by discussing what is meant by Guest service management, looks at why it is important and compares customer satisfaction with intangible and tangible goods. The paper then considers the way in which satisfaction can be measured. The bibliography cites 5 sources.
This 4 page paper looks at risk in the context of project management, discussing what is meant by risk, how firms may identify it, who is responsible for its' management and the costs, the negative impact of risk assessment and the final part of the paper considered whether risk can ever be assessed unemotionally. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
A 5 page paper providing a leadership concepts worksheet and discussion of corporate culture. Gene One's senior management has decided to pursue a strategy that will result in the company's IPO within three years. Not all of its management personnel are in agreement, and the CEO has had to insist that everyone work in the same direction, and work as a team. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
A 5 page research paper that explores two major questions pertaining to leadership and management. The first questions is “What are the differences between leadership and management?” The second is “What are indicators (and measures) of leadership effectiveness?” Both questions are explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
An 8 page paper that discusses the differences between management and leadership. This is a topic that has been discussed at length in the literature. The paper also discusses leadership and management at Bank of America. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
This 7 page paper looks at the way knowledge management is implemented in different organization, uses two case studies; one where the implementation was successful and one where it has not yet succeeded; the e-government system implemented at Chaoyang District in China and the Shanghai company GEM services implementation of ERP. The implementation of knowledge management at both of these organizations is examined and compared. The bibliography cites 11 sources.
This 10 page paper examines the development of management theory using the automotive industry to illustrate how the changes have emerged and impacted on the commercial environment. The paper starts with the development of scientific management and its application at Ford, the influence of Alfred Sloan at General Motors and the changes seen as a result of the entrance of the Japanese car manufacturers into the automotive industry. The bibliography cites 7 sources.
This 8 page paper looks at three different issues concerning financial management. The first part of the paper considers the similarities in financial accounting between domestic and multinational companies. The second part of the paper considers the differences in financial management between these two company types and the last part of the part examined the methods that may be used to deal with the difficulties faced by international companies when undertaking capital budgeting exercises. The bibliography cites 15 sources.
This 11 page paper examines Human Resource Management. The paper compares and contrasts human resource management in the military and in the civilian world. While some similarities are noted, it is concluded that that things are remarkably different between the two. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
This 8 page paper looks at 3 different aspects of financial management; the similarities in financial accounting between domestic and multinational companies; the differences in financial management between these two company types and the last part of the part examined the methods that may be used to deal with the difficulties faced by international companies when undertaking capital budgeting exercises. The bibliography cites 17 sources.
This 13 page paper, including a 1 page executive summary, looks at the way in which ethics will impact on corporate governance and financial management. The paper shows how the different ethical approaches will influence the financial management decision making process and reflect in the results companies report. The bibliography cites 12 sources.
A 12 page research paper that proposes a hypothetical research study that would investigate the perceptions of male lung cancer patients regarding the efficacy of narcotic pain management. A literature review discusses the need for effective pain management with cancer patients, as well as the administration of opioid medications for pain. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
This 8-page paper discusses change management in the ophthalmic industry. Included is an overview of the industry in general, as well as the concept of corporate genetic code and its impact on change and the 10 principles of effective change management. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
This 3-page paper focuses on some aspects of change management, as presented through a fictitious company called Global Tech. The paper delves into certain aspects of change management. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
This 4-page paper discusses various models of change management, and what might be missing from them. Also includes a "student" change management model. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
Toyota is credited with developing the just-in-time inventory management this 5 page paper examines the inventory management systems used at Toyota, the way they are implemented along with the advantages and disadvantages associated with the systems that they use. The bibliography cites 6 sources.
This 7 page paper looks at operations management and considers operational difficulties faced by the fast food industry and looks at the way operations management may be used to help resolve some of these difficulties. The potential benefits, as well as limitations, are discussed by considering the way in which the industry embodies many characteristics of a service industry. The bibliography cites resources.
This 10 page paper considers what is meant by the term strategic human resource management (HRM). The paper discusses the importance of HRM, considers the different approaches to HRM and the way they may be used, the benefits of the different approaches and the ways in which they can be strategically applied. The discussion includes subjects such as Taylor and scientific management, the human relations school, motivation theory, the matching model and the resource-based view. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
This 4 page paper looks at how a furniture shop ay use activity based costing to calculate costs and determines the most profitable areas of its' business.
This 5-page paper covers an example of a proposal to upper management about the necessity of a payroll database management system to manage checks and employees. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
This 3 page paper looks at three aspects of performance and reward management. The first question identifies two purposes of reward in performance management. The second question discusses three components which may be present in a total rewards package. The last question identifies two sources of data for performance appraisal. The bibliography cites 3 sources.
This 4 page paper looks at the relationship between management and organisational behaviour, considering how and why this link exists looking at theorists such as Taylor, Mayo and Senge as well as different styles of management. The bibliography cites 7 sources.
This 9 page paper is an annotated bibliography looking at contemporary management styles. 10 sources are outlines, including peer reviewed journal articles, web sites and newspaper articles which discuss different management styles. The bibliography cites 11 sources.
This 10 page paper explores the management style of both boomers and Gen Xers and what needs to change in order to incorporate this rising generation into corporate America. Definitions of the generations are included. The focus of this paper is on management but touches on other pertinent areas as well. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
This 12 page paper discusses the idea that mission may not necessarily be the first step in the strategic management process. To consider this the paper explains the role played by mission in the strategy management process and uses a number of relevant concepts and looks at tools commonly used in the strategy process to assess the importance of mission as the first stage. A number of examples are used to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 15 sources.
This 27 page paper considers the way in which models of business failure may be applied to real life examples of failed companies that applied for Chapter Eleven Bankruptcy. The paper starts with the consideration of two companies; Enron and WorldCom, outlining the reasons and circumstances surrounding their failure. The writer then considers several models that can be used to predict business failure. These include Altman's Z-Score Model, Argenti’s Failure Model and others. These are then applied to the cases of Enron and WorldCom in order to ascertain if they would have been able to predict these bankruptcies in advance. The bibliography cites 22 sources.
10 pages in length. Entering the Las Vegas, Nevada title company market takes considerable business finesse and communication savvy, inasmuch as the "good old boy" barrier has significant experience thwarting those with lofty goals of developing new business with commercial realtors/developers by way of existing relationships. The Las Vegas market is unique in that its exponential growth over the last several years makes it a prime location for expanding the existing title company market; however, the prominent presence of the "good old boy" barrier makes it difficult to overcome the hurdles often constructed by such an established occupation. However, the ease with which this new title company will be able to coexist with commercial realtors/developers using established residential realtor/developer relationships is because of the need for a fresh approach to an industry that has long been governed by the "good old boy" network. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
A 22 page paper combining a business plan for a startup business with a marketing plan for the first several months of operation. Grandma Tracy’s Popcorn is a startup company that initially will sell popcorn balls made from a "secret recipe" which will become part of the marketing information given to consumers. The "secret" is a family recipe containing no preservatives of any kind. All the ingredients are those that can be found in any well-stocked kitchen, a fact that the company will stress in its marketing message. The paper includes discussion of the 4 Ps of marketing (product, price, place and promotion), as well as projected financials for the first six months of operation (balance sheet, breakeven analysis and cash flow analysis). Bibliography lists 4 sources.
A 9 page paper assessing the value of franchising as an approach to business ownership and operation. There were problems with many franchises in the past, and even McDonald's relatively recently relented to consumer pressure (in the form of falling sales) to alter its menu to reflect consumer – rather than McDonald's – preferences. Organizations such as the International Franchise Association and Entrepreneur.com can offer guidance on trends and attractive franchising arrangements. Given sufficient research and honest assessment of external conditions and individual preferences, the franchise can be a highly workable approach to business ownership and operation. Includes a Table of Contents, List of Figures and an outline. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
This 6 page paper examines Chile as a country in which one might want to do business. The business climate is explored in relation to potential disputes. Dispute resolution is discussed.
Bibliography lists 12 sources.
This 16 page paper is written in three parts. The first part of the paper asks what the term business ethics means and explores this with a definition and a philosophical approach to ethics in business. The second part of the paper considers how ethics can be seen in the German Retail industry, using examples to support points raised. The last part of the paper considers whether or not the German government should intervene to enforce ethics in the German market. This section includes the comparison of the German market with two models of corporate governance. The bibliography cites 14 sources.
A 16 page research paper examining the qualities of three of the 'best' places to work: Measurement, Inc., Federal Express and GM's Saturn division. Each of the three demands the best of their employees; each has some of the most loyal employees in their respective industries. The common bottom line among the three is that they view their employees as thinking, feeling individuals with needs and aspirations of their own, and each recognizes that happy, fulfilled employees equals happy, satisfied customers. In keeping with Theodore Levitt's admonition that the sole purpose of any business is to create and then keep a customer, each of these companies recognizes that any business achieves that goal only through their employees. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
A 5 page paper discussing the situation faced by the Internet's newest e-commerce darling. Priceline.com is growing in value to both buyers and sellers, and certainly to investors - its IPO price of $16 increased to $130 in two months of trading. Its early success with airline tickets indicates that founder Jay Walker's patented business process is a workable one, will lead to profits and is sustainable over time. Analysts believe that the addition of other product and service category will solidify the company as an ongoing and long-lasting business. Bibliography lists 8 sources. KSp-line.doc
A 20 page paper discussing reasons for so much consolidation occurring now, its benefits and consequences. One of the hallmarks of the "new" economy is that intense consolidation is taking place in most industries. Fragmentation results from myriad companies working in the same industry developing their own forms of operation and approach to their businesses. When those companies come to believe it advisable that they combine forces, the melding of their respective corporate cultures is an aspect of their merger that must be met with as much analysis and consideration as that given to financial reports and current business results. This is true in any industry, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
A 5 page business proposal in favor of bringing control for newsletter, annual report and promotional literature production back in-house. In this day when seemingly all business services can be and often are outsourced, it can seem incongruent to suggest that outsourcing of some functions could in fact be counterproductive to the company's long-term goals. There is no question that the outsourcing of specific functions is beneficial to the company, but the areas in which it is beneficial generally are those where there are very specific duties and expectations. Measurable qualities (i.e., cost) give only minor advantage to in-house production, but other considerations provide other, non-monetary advantages. No sources listed.
5 pages in length. Because society is fundamentally based upon performance and profit, it is not unusual to find that it is necessary to impart a sense of corporate social responsibility with regard to contemporary commerce. 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 managerial standpoint. The writer discusses corporate social responsibility with regard to chapters two and three of Beauchamp and Bowie's "Ethical Theory And Business." Bibliography lists 5 sources.
A 15 page paper discussing some of the choices and opportunities open to Dell Computer. The world's second-largest manufacturer of PCs, the company builds each to order and keeps no finished inventory in stock. Internet sales account for $14 million daily, nearly all of which is business-to-business. Dell is now set to pursue the home PC market; the paper discusses strategies that could best achieve success. Now shipping PCs with Windows as well as Linux operating systems, Dell has the ability to be useful to all levels of users. Includes an organizational chart. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
A 13 page business plan discussing a rather cautious method of exporting computers to the Gulf region. Acme Computer realizes that projections for the domestic PC market are dour well into the next century, but that foreign markets offer the promise of growth unlikely while operating solely in domestic markets. Saudi Arabia technically is classified as a developing nation but is technology- and trade-friendly. Acme seeks to form an alliance with an established small business in Saudi Arabia in order to avoid any cultural faux pas and to learn the nuances of the culture before attempting to gain great returns. The company plans greater marketing efforts after gaining more experience with the culture, but cautiously is relying on its Saudi partner to educate Acme marketers. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
10 pages in length. The writer discusses distribution, habitat, feeding habits, seasonal activities, reproduction, reasons for decline and conservation/management aspects as they relate to the grizzly bear. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
A 12 page paper presenting a business plan for establishing an adult residential facility for developmentally disabled individuals. Extraordinary Angels aspires to provide service in a manner rooted in realism yet colored with highly positive idealism, with an attitude not of what these individuals cannot do, but rather what they can do, and the value they can contribute to their own community. The need, long-term nature of solution and Extraordinary Angels' legal structure ensures that support from the public sector will be available within public budget constraints. However, Extraordinary Angels also seeks ultimately to be self-supporting through the efforts of residents, counselors and administrators. The plan concludes with business case points intended to demonstrate to private-sector corporate investors the possibilities for profitability. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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.
A 10 page research paper that gives an overview of what constitutes good public speaking. The writer covers such areas as content, delivery, enthusiasm, and also how the management of eye contact with the audience can subliminally convey impressions about the speaker according to communication theory. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
This 9 page paper describes the centralization and decentralization issues within public administration; includes a treatise on the history, the benefits, and management trends. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
A 5 page paper that defines the concept of mass customization and outlines the benefits that can be gained through the utilization of this innovative marketing strategy as well as the framework that guides its design, development, and implementation. Also included is a discussion that focuses on the advantages as well as the disadvantages of "lean production", the managerial process that has also come to be known as "stress management". Bibliography lists 4 sources.
5 pages in length. The writer discusses impression management as it relates to human interaction. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
This 8 page paper examines the history, market niche, and organizational structure of ValuJet Airlines-- a company best known for its low cost airfare and frequent problems / crashes ! Issues concerning service, management style, and fiscal outlook are analyzed to provide an in-depth overview of the company's strengths and weaknesses. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
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.
A 7 page paper that outlines the development and marketing strategies of Yahoo! Inc., the company developed around the Internet search engine. Though this company is only 2 years old, the projections that can be determined by current figures demonstrate the wise management and development practices of the company and the complexity of new products currently being marketed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
A 6 page paper discussing information from a 1996 case study of Viacom. Viacom has become one of the country's largest provider of electronic entertainment since its creation in the mid-1980s in response to government anti-trust and deregulation pressures. Though by no means larger than most of its competitors, Viacom's solid base in all aspects of the entertainment industry ensures that it, or at least peices of it, will be able to sustain its formidable reputation as a market-share theif as the company gives each aspect the full attention of senior management. Bibliography lists 1 source.
In this 11 page case study, several key problems facing Toyota are presented, described, and analyzed to find possible solutions. Macro and microeconomic issues are explored and the writer offers ideas relevant to contemporary management theory including the possibility of Toyota switching to a J.I.T. inventory system, becoming proactive in their leadership style-- and solving problems before they happen. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
A 7 page paper on Windows 95, its prolonged release, and the pros and cons of its use in comparison to previous versions. The writer describes news of 'bugs' in Windows 95 and some of the problems encountered by users. On the lighter side, technical aspects of the 32-bit operating system are also discussed as they relate to enhanced productivity and information management. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
This 4 page paper discusses the comparable features of Corel WordPerfect 7 and Microsoft Word 7.0, provides a list of features and minimum specifications for operation and reviews lauding MS-Word because of the additional management suites. This still leaves the choice up to the user. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
A 6 page research paper looking at some of the changes in and political activities of the labor movement. Included is the AFL-CIO's aggressive recruiting of new members, downsizing in their own management ranks and a move to an informality of organization historically unknown in labor unions. Unions are experiencing election victories of more than 70% when paid organizers are not used, compared to a win rate of less than 30% when they are. Another boost to the unions is the increasing numbers of members from white-collar professions.
This 13 page paper looks at four components of logistics management; transportation, unitisation and packaging, storage and communications. The fast food chain McDonalds is examined by looking at way each of these logistical functions are undertaken within the firm. The bibliography cites 8 sources.
This 10 page paper answers a series of questions set by the student concerning tourism and hotel management. The paper includes consideration of why service is so important in the tourism, the two dimensions of service, why food and drink sales are so important in hotel and tourism, the circumstances that crated hotel chains such as Hilton, the role of the general manager, the accommodations manager and the sales team and the importance of truthfulness in marketing. The bibliography cites 2 sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of niche markets. Urban Outfitters is used as a case study to highlight the competitive advantages inherent in niche businesses. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
5 pages. Nokia, headquartered in Finland, is an excellent example of a multi-national company that has been able to successfully adapt its business to other countries and among international competitors. This paper describes how this giant in the telecommunications industry manages to face challenges in both the host and parent countries. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This 10 page paper looks at the issues a small business may need to consider when implementing a wireless network. The 802.11 family is examined and the governance and security issues are discussed with reference to ISO 17799. The bibliography cites 7 sources.
An advanced-level 9 page research paper on techniques, procedures, and standards for the successful establishment of a Layered Approach Network (L.A.N.) in business settings. The ISO's definition of seven layers of network structure are explained as are recommended tools, cable, and so on. Issues concerning the construction of the LAN are then described layer by layer. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
This 8 page paper looks at the patterns of ownership in media companies and considers how they are changing and developing. The paper looks at five media companies; Rupert Murdoch’s News International, Daily Mail and General Trust PLC (DMGT), Trinity Mirror, United Business Media and Pearson and their holdings. The bibliography cites 12 sources.
5 pages in length. This is an excellent example paper that can be applied to any business. Analyzes the strategy to improve the profitability of the Coral Divers Resort. Executive summary makes recommendation based on an industry wide study. The paper explains how by enhancing assets that are already in place and doing an efficient and well thought out advertising campaign, Coral Divers Resort can increase profits dramatically within a relatively short timeframe. This comprehensive paper includes graphs for financial analysis.
A 6 page paper critically assessing the statement, "Lack of controls on money laundering is one of the most important contributory factors behind the growth of 21st century terrorism." After reviewing the needs of business; increase in international capital movement over the past decade; and the example of Paraguay's customs function, the paper concludes that there is no conclusion possible but to agree with the original statement under consideration. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
This 12 page paper is a marketing plan for a new type of remote control; a remote-controlled that be used for all types of products including audiovisual, kitchen equipment and even cars. The paper presents a brief description of the company, business mission, a situation analysis which looks at the industry and performs a SWOT analysis of the proposed new product and then identifies the target market and presents a marketing strategy. The bibliography cites 7 sources.
Sold as 5 pages. This document contains a standard video script for a business presentation / slide show -- advertising a fictitious car with a special V-14 engine. Graphics, sound effects, etc.-- are all taken into account and written into the script.
This 6 page paper presents a problemitization of recession and the way in which it creates a crisis the business. The problems associated with recession and difficulties in terms of decision making are discussed followed by an argument justifying the need for research to examine the ways in which firms may deal with recessions in order to survive. The paper ends by discussing why this research would be useful for an individual seeking a career in leadership. The bibliography cites 8 sources.
This 11 page paper looks at various theories for the recession. There is some focus on consumer confidence and the fact that businesses have been spending less. Global factors are examined as well. Information from the 1990s on is discussed in an effort to determine causation. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
This 8 page paper considers the way in which business law in both of these countries is similar and also how it differs, including the cultural influences. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
This 10 page paper looks at a case study supplied by a student. Cap Gemini are supplying outsourcing serves, the paper presents an assessment of the situation, looking at the position of India as an outsourcing destination to determine if this destination is likely to remain the domain location for the firm, looking at other areas such as Eastern Europe. The paper then considers business models that may be used in the future development of offshoring service provision. The bibliography cites 20 sources.
This 10 page paper is a business plan to open a movie themes café and shop in the English town of Canterbury. The plan puts forward the concept, identifies the critical success factors, looks at the potential target markets and the competition and then proposes a marketing plan. The paper ends with a budget and financial forecast for the first year. The bibliography cites 9 sources.
An 8 page paper assessing the statement, “market segmentation and positioning are the keys to building a strategy for corporate growth.” The paper discusses segmentation and the marketing mix, using Nike as the primary example of the influence of market segmentation on business results. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
This 7 page paper looks at the way a business decision may be aided with the gathering and use of primary and secondary data. The use of a fictitious decision regarding the opening of a restaurant is used to demonstrate the way in which data may be gained and used. This includes the way primary data may be gathered through the use of questionnaires. The bibliography cites 5 sources.
This 5 page creative writing example is one of historic fiction. It is presumed that Bill Gates was born much earlier in the century and had a failed business during the Great Depression. Bill combines his talents with Steve Jobs's and together they try and fail to surpass Bill Hewlett and David Packard's company. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
This 12 page paper discusses the following statement “If the language of security is in conflict with that used in other areas of the organisation, the security message will never get through and the business will remain vulnerable” and considers how can security and risk managers use communication in order to promote and enhance the security function and its’ realisation. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
This 8 page paper looks at some of the international responses to the threat of global warming and climate change. The responses include the use of legislation and voluntary agreements at international, national and local levels as well as the responses of businesses, including large corporations such as Hewlett Packard. The bibliography cites 12 sources.
This 10 page paper gives an in-depth evaluation and analysis of easyJet's rise to greatness among the leading low budget aircarriers. Business practices are outlined as well as the implementation of technology and customer service programs. Charts, annual reports, quotes from leading corporate executives, and analysis from Forbes Magazine, Airline Financial News among others. This paper details why easyJet and its owner Stelios have succeeded where others have failed in the airline industry. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
This 20 page paper prepares 4 case studies that can be used to assess critical success factors for franchises. The paper uses Starbuck, McDonalds, UPS and Marriott Hotels as examples of international businesses used to identify these factors with specific attention for the East Asia region. The bibliography cites 15 sources.
This 8 page paper looks at an issue concerned with doing business in Chile. Most goods will be sold through retail outlets, or resellers, however the retail industry and structure in Chile is different from the retail markets seen in many other countries. The paper looks at the structure and patterns seen in the retail industry in Chile with a focus in the grocery and department store segments. The bibliography cites 8 sources.
A 5 page paper discussing Chile's economy and outlook for the future. As has been the case in so much of South America, Chile's economy has been uncertain for decades. Less certain at some times than at others, the country has made a consistent and concerted effort to build a sustainable export-driven economy since the first days of NAFTA and continues to pursue ascension to it. Unemployment remains high and the entire region is having difficulty, but Chile is attuned to the needs of business and actively courts it. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This 19 page paper is a plan assessing the potential to open a Peruvian themed restaurant in San Rafael. The paper examines the marketplace for the restaurant industry in the US in 2011, as well as the specific conditions in California. The general trends in the market, including consumer tastes, and the competitive environment is assessed. The paper then gives a general overview of the proposed business; including the way that it will deliver an authentic Peruvian style dining experience. The bibliography cites 13 sources.
A 10 page analysis of Bhote's new theories on how American business can achieve long lasting success. Bhote's book argues against the popular notion that if a company adheres to high quality standards, sales will take care of themselves and says that this contains an inherent fallacy-- namely, that customer satisfaction is not the same thing as customer loyalty. No additional sources cited.
6 pages in length. The writer discusses business ethics as it relates to Domino's delivery service problem and Satellite Telecommunications. No bibliography.
A 6 page paper discussing the planning process that Smyth Printing should undertake in preparation for designing and implementing an e-commerce addition to the business. The paper discusses system (whether manual or automated) analysis; identifying all that the company would want from an e-commerce application; and the most cost effective way of going about achieving its goals. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
15 pages in length. To stand by and allow the competition to overtake one's target market via the Internet is to ignore one of the most impacting components of today's technological revolution. Indeed, the extent to which e-business has influenced the way contemporary commerce reaches an ever-expanding market is both grand and far-reaching. However, there are myriad considerations to make when organizing an online presence to insure the site's integrity and user-friendliness, with issues of security and payment subsystems two of the most important. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
This 8 page paper embraces the thesis that discrimination still exists in the workplace. Gender inequality in the business world is explored in depth. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
In nine pages this paper examines the similarities and differences in the economic and business plans of 2008 presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain, and also considers how the economy would be affected overall by the implementation of each candidate’s plans. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.
A 10 page research paper that pretends to be a report from an ethics committee to an unspecified 'Board of Directors' relative to their intention to create a company-wide ethics code and policy. The writer covers theories in regards to business ethics, current research, and how this information can be utilized in formulating company policy. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of business ethics. Arguments for the justification of ethical practices are given. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
This 9 page paper looks at the way in which the shopping environment has changed and considers the differences between the online shopping environment and the traditional bricks and mortar shopping experience. The two concepts are considered in the context of a business seeking to increase sales to assess the potential of internet to increase sales. The paper is written with specific reference to Turkey. The bibliography cites 8 sources.
This 10 page paper provides an overview of the six facets of understanding and lists the basic elements that might be included in a lesson plan in relation to these facets. This paper also includes two complete business education lesson plans and the assessment tools to be utilized with those lessons. There are four sources cited.
This 16 page report discusses two key areas – buying a new car and explaining how to buy a new car through a persuasive and well-reasoned example of business writing. In order to provide the typical consumer with the information he or she needs to get the best deal possible on a new car allows the writer to organize and present the information in a format that is both factual and easily understandable for a person who is entering the dog-eat-dog world of car purchases. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
This 13 page paper is based on questions from the book Business Communication by Mary Ellen Guffey. Then paper answers questions regarding the way non verbal communications may be improved, applied and the way ethical decision may be made, gender bias and if personal opinion can be out into an employee reference. The bibliography cites 1 source.
A 4 page paper. The writer discuses the roles and importance of communication in business. Trends in these processes are then identified. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This 5 page paper is written in two parts. The first part defines imports and exports, what they are and the advantages and disadvantages associated with the practices and the way exports of domestically produced goods maybe favored by a retail business. The second part of the paper examines the way policies may be implemented to encourage green practices by the power generation industry. This includes an assessment of likely costs and outcomes of different policy types. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
This 24 page paper looks at the importance of forecasting in a business environment and looks at a ranger of forecasting methods, explaining how they can be used. The paper starts with basic supply and demand forecasting and moves onto statistical and trend forecasting, simulation and marketing models used to make forecasts. The bibliography cites 17 sources.
This 17 page paper compares the way in which Gap Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. compete for business on the internet. Then paper includes consideration of what is meant by e-commerce, background to both the companies as well as an examination of the companies’ strategies and the way these are reflected in their web sites. The bibliography cites 11 sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 12 page paper discussing physical reactions to stress and alternative therapies available to decrease the physical disorders it causes. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 14 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper looks at the concept of corporate social responsibility discussing what it is or why companies may choose to adopt it, frameworks may be used as guidance and essential elements of corporate social responsibility strategies. The second part of the paper looks at the concept of energy management, examining why and how it takes place and uses the example of Hewlett-Packard to demonstrate energy management in practice. The bibliography cites 12 sources.
This 11 page paper looks at the use of information management systems by Sony. The paper examines the company background before looking at the way information is used, including management information systems and the creation of a division to deal specifically with information issues. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
This 3-page paper is a book review about Joseph Wells' The Small Business Fraud Prevention Manual.
This 12 page paper looks at the concept and use of quality management in healthcare with particular attention to a mental healthcare facility. The concepts and meaning of quality care are discussed, along with the way it is implemented, Internal and external influences are considered and some recommendations are made for improving quality management in a mental healthcare facility. The bibliography cites 6 sources.
This 3 page paper reviews the book “Gemba Kaizen : A Commonsense, Low-Cost Approach to Management” by Masaaki Imai, considering the main message the implications for lean manufacturing and just in time management and the general approach which the book advocates. The bibliography cites 3 sources.
A 10 page paper. This essay discusses these communication concepts: formal and informal communication, change management, conflict management, virtual office vs. conventional office, and internal communication. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
This 36 page paper examines a number of issues that are important to investors and portfolio management. Te paper looks at asset allocation, the section of investment with tools such as capital asset pricing model (CAPM) and efficient market hypothesis (EMH), multifactor models of risk and return, including Fama and French’s Three Factor mode, bonds and bond management, derivative analysis and the different types of swap contracts. The bibliography cites 25 sources.
This 6 page paper looks at the waste management industry in the US, defining it and then looking at the major companies in the industry; Waste Management Inc., Allied Waste Industries and Republic Services their sales, profits and strategies.
This 8 page paper examines the principle-agent relationship that takes place between the management and staff of a company. The paper explains what the relationship is and how it manifests, looks at what is meant by agency costs and considers how elements such as moral hazard, adverse selection, asymmetry of information and signalling are seen I the way the relationship ship is run. The paper ends by considering how the employer should management the relationship.
This 10 page paper considers different influences which will impact on the effectiveness of an internal audit in the public sector; factors discussed include the general accounting system in the public sector, internal controls, relationship with external audit, relationship with management and management support, regulations and standards, the qualifications and expertise of auditors, the way audit recommendations are implemented and the audit committee. The bibliography cites 14 sources.
A 5 page paper making the statement that effective time management and effective management are not the same
thing. Effective time management is most definitely a part of effective management but complete effective management entails many more aspects than the management of time.
The issue is addressed from the perspective of the manager or supervisor. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
A 13 page paper discussing the point at which IT data becomes organizational knowledge. In its early days and even until rather recently, IT provided only a means of tracking historical data and contributed virtually nothing to the bottom line. Every organization must operate as efficiently as possible in today's business environment, however, and IT moved into the position of being a strategic tool. The data it held then came to be knowledge that the organization could use and needs to use to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage. As Laudon (1995) notes, IT truly is too important to the organization to leave only to the IT professionals. Marketing and senior management need the knowledge it holds or can create in order to form the most effective strategy for the future. Bibliography lists 13 sources.
An 11 page critique of a journal article on TQM using other articles as a measure by which to critique it. There are several references available on the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM), and dozens with reports of how it "fails" in two-thirds of the attempts to implement it. Those companies unsuccessful in making TQM a foundation of their business most often have selected only a few of the principles of the entire TQM philosophy, however, choosing to attend to the mechanics of the philosophy rather than the underlying principles of attention to customers and employees. The paper includes a short glossary of terms. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
This 3 page argumentative essay considers if business should be primary concerns with making profit or if there should be a perceived moral obligation placed on business to be socially responsible. The paper looks at both sides of the argument. The bibliography cites 3 sources.
6 pages in length. Because society is fundamentally based upon performance and profit, it is not unusual to find that it is necessary to impart a sense of corporate social responsibility with regard to contemporary commerce. 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 Human Resources standpoint. It is important for the student to realize that the very issues of corporate social responsibility should rightly exist within every company's infrastructure; however, one can readily realize that social integrity is not something that is often at the forefront of modern day Human Resource Management. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
A 7 page paper tracing the changes in Japanese business following World War II. Today, the keiretsu structure that allowed massive accumulation of nonperforming corporate debt has been dismantled, at least in that portion discouraging appropriate corporate governance. Economic consequences of past actions appear to be the limiting factor in Japan’s attempts to move past the effects of the bursting of its bubble economy and then the Asian currency crisis. Its foray into Western management styles discounted the value of its workers’ dedication to their companies. That dedication is grounded in centuries-old culture, however, and likely still exists beneath the layers of policy-imposed constraints. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
This 24 page paper is written in two parts. The first part is a case study looking at the Airbus Company, which is an EADS company. The case study looks at the history of the company, its products including be A380, the structure of the company and it is facilities, the competition it faces from Boeing, the management and leadership. The second part of the paper answer questions regarding some of the challenges faced by Airbus including the pressure for innovation, the accusations of insider trading in 2006, the dual CEO structure, the policy of compensating for currency changes as well is other influencing factors such as US government influences on Boeing and the potential of new entrants into the aircraft manufacturing business. The bibliography cites 12 sources.
This 27 page paper is a research Proposal to Explore the Use of Decision Support System in E-Commerce and includes a literature review. The use of both E-commerce has increased tremendously over the last decade. E-commerce is usually seen as sales over the internet but actually incorporates any transactions over an electronic medium. This is usually seen as an advantage. This paper considers how the use of Decision Support Systems (DSS) may help a business to enhance their e-commerce strategy and align strategies so that the efficiency is increased and results in a better profit. Many companies, such as Air Canada and FedEx already use DSS to great advantage increasing the efficiency through management of their resources. These are systems designed espially for those companies, but DSS are also available over the counter for smaller companies. The paper then shows how, with the use of a qualitative case study, following an extensive literature review the student can undertake primary research to identify the option model for the use of DSS is any given industry. The bibliography cites 11 sources.
A 13 page paper assessing governance at 2 private and 2 state-owned banks in India. Businesses within the same industry operate by standard means in many respects, but each is different in its management, goals for the future and perspective on the value of customers. The process of assessing governance at four Indian banks reveals immense differences in these factors. The banks examined here are ICICI Bank Ltd., HDFC Bank Ltd., State Bank of India and Global Trust Bank. The focus is on financial performance for two years prior to and two years after significant capital inflow. In the case of ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank, these points were when they became the first and second Indian banks to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Includes 2 figures and 5 tables. Bibliography lists 14 sources.
A 7 page paper discussing the state of business for this manufacturer of cast iron wood-burning stoves. Seven specific questions address management accounting and strategy issues to conclude that Bridgewater should not presently drop one of its two products, but rather seek out methods of making the under-performing product more profitable. The paper suggests that it develop innovations presently not offered by competitors to be able to profit from first-mover advantage as it now enjoys with the product it plans to retain. Otherwise it will be facing the same situation when competitors begin offering similar products. Bibliography lists 1 source.
An 11 page paper discussing the risk to which personal information is subjected at home. Home is the primary repository for personal information for most people. The paper provides an inventory of the types of personal information held in a single home that also houses a business and a graduate student, followed by assessment of the risks to that information and a security plan intended to control those risks. The plan follows that of the “Risk Management Guide for Information Technology Systems,” Special Publication 800-30 of the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NISTA), identifying information assets; assigning a loss value to each; and identifying vulnerabilities and the likelihood of each to arrive at a risk-rating factor for each item. The paper concludes with a security plan for those items at greatest risk. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
This 21 page paper provides an overview of operations management in small businesses. Following an introduction, there are five headings. Inventory control reports different approaches to controlling inventory to maximize profit and minimize waste, such as JIT for manufacturing firms, perpetual inventory systems and the brown bag system. Pricing offers different pricing strategies that take into consideration the customers, the market and the competition. Financial operations discusses the need to evaluate and analyze fiscal performance and also discusses record-keeping approaches. Designing the workplace offers general comments and approaches to maximize efficiency and eliminate waste. Bibliography lists 12 sources.
A 14 page paper. The essay begins by defining national culture and corporate culture and how national culture influences business culture. The writer then explains the different factors that influence the national culture, such as language, class stratification, emphasis on group or individual. Hofstede's four dimensions of culture are described and used as the benchmark for determining the national culture in the U.K. and the U.S. The writer uses two companies to illustrate the relationships between and among national culture, organizational culture and management styles. The companies used are Dyson Appliance from the UK and Apple Computer from the US. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
A 11 page paper discussing the Black and Decker Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of power tools, hardware, and building products for homes and commercial applications. Black & Decker underwent a radical restructuring in 1985 that cost close to $215 million. Ultimately, the restructuring has paid off with sales and earnings climbing for the past 13 years. Now, in 1999, the company has announced ended the business year of 1998 with its strongest balance sheet in a decade. The company’s share (BDK) was up 44 percent for the year, resulting in a five-year compound annual growth rate of nearly 22% in comparable per-share earnings. The turnaround can be easily attributed to the changes made in strategic management at all levels of the company. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
A 14 page paper discussing the dilemma in which XYZ Corporation finds itself. Founded in 1985, the company provided contract financial services for larger businesses. With the growth of outsourcing, XYZ finally moved into providing payroll outsource services for other organizations. By 1999, XYZ's mainframe system that was new in 1992 was obsolete and the company's board has charged the CIO with creating a framework for upgrade. Points considered are customer perceptions and satisfaction, costs of upgrade and total costs of ownership, and outsourcing in terms of recurring costs and as an IT management tool. The paper urges XYZ to adopt a policy of long-range planning and consistent annual technology budgets after getting past the current crisis in which XYZ cannot compete with new entrants that have much more modern equipment and software. The paper recommends that XYZ consider using an intranet and Internet PCs to satisfy its preference for central control and "dumb" terminals. Bibliography lists 22 sources.
Flexible Office Hours Proposal - Diablo Drilling Corporation: A 10 page paper that presents a proposal suggesting the implementation of a flexible work schedule for the employees of the main business office of a small drilling contracting company. Also discussed are the various ways that this option could benefit both employer and employee. The purpose of the plan, which is to reduce the amount of productive work time lost by initiating the option of more flexible work hours, is thoroughly explained as it applies to a small office with a total of four participating employees. Also included are technical and management plans, organization qualifications, cost analysis and recommendations. Bibliography lists 5 sources. LCDiablo.doc
This 9 page paper looks at the way that small business grow and considers the argument that businesses will not grow unless they have the skills of an entrepreneur to push them forward. The paper looks at the entrepreneurial process and examines a number of small companies that have grown, using UK examples. The bibliography cites 10 sources.
A 4 page paper on strategies in forming a high-power Board for a nonprofit organization. Whether the organization is nonprofit or for-profit, the role of the Board of Directors is largely the same: governing the organization. Ultimately, those with greatest policy experience are the most likely choices in creating a high-powered, effective Board. Those lacking executive private-sector business experience can learn to overcome that detriment. It is much more difficult to overcome policy-making deficiencies than business deficiencies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
This 6 page paper presents an idea of a new business, identifying the market segment and target markets and performing a SWOT analysis on the business concept. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
This 5 page paper considers how to look at a potential new business. In his example the new business is a PC workshop. The writer looks at the exiting competitive environment, the competition and the way the company may fit into the existing marketplace and develop a competitive advantage, The writer then gives some financial projections including the start up costs and general five year projections. The bibliography cites 3 sources.
This 20 page paper is a business plan for starting a new business in China by buying a run down golf course and developing it into a highly differentiated golf club. The plan includes sections of the company organization, the products and services offered, the personnel, the development of the site and the marketing of the club and the financial projections for the first year in detail, including cash flow, income and balance sheets, and projections for the first five years. The bibliography cites 6 sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 4 page paper examines the management practices of this organization. Historical data is provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.