Research Papers on International Business

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  • Research Proposal; Golf Tourism in Asia

    This 6 page paper is a research proposal looking at golf tourism in Asia with the aim of identifying opportunities for the development of a golf center, and the characteristics that would be needed in order to attract golf tourists. The paper gives an introduction, a brief literature review and gives a methodological approach. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Case Study about Scotch-Brite (3M) in Canada

    A 3 page paper. This case is specifically about 3M Canada and a proposal from the plant in Perth, Canada to change its structure to a regional one. The paper explains the scenario and the benefits of approving the proposal. The writer also comments on the parent-subsidiary relationship. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Knowledge Management at Molnlycke Health Care

    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.

  • Research Proposal; The Motivations behind Morrison’s Takeover of Safeway

    This 4 page paper is a research proposal to look at the reasons why the UK supermarket chain Morrison’s acquired Safeway. The hypothesis is that due to the high level of concentration in the UK supermarket industry and the domination by a single firm the only way for a potential competitive to increase sales in a significant manner is to include acquisition in the competitive strategy that is formulated. The paper presents an introduction, aims and objectives, background and methodology. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • RyanAir Strategy Measurements Paper

    This 12 page paper accompanies a proposal to assess future strategies for the Irish low cost carrier RyanAir. This paper looks at the way in which past research has been undertaken including elements such as moderating, extraneous and confounding variables. The paper consider show this research has been conducted and the results measured and how it may be applied with the primary research. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • PowerPoint Presentation on India's Manufacturing Industry

    This 7 page paper develops the outline for a PowerPoint presentation on the state of the manufacturing industry in India, looking at its size, importance and competitiveness. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Italian Economic Conditions

    A 9 page paper discussing economic conditions and the business environment in Italy, the world’s sixth largest economy. Conventional wisdom holds that countries that would be attractive to business must have favorable tax structures and decreasing levels of regulation. Italy provides counterpoint to that argument. One of the world’s leading bureaucracies, Italy is prospering despite suffering the effects of “revolving door” government and business-oppressive social policies. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Power Point presentation available.

  • Caribou Coffee

    This 35 page paper examines the second largest coffee house company in the US, follower to Starbucks. The company has had a difficult few years; the paper undertakes an in-depth analysis looking at the company its mission and values as well as its products. An environmental analysis is conducted used in order to formulate and proposes a strategy to help the company move forward. Goals and implementation plans are presented along with a financial forecast for the plan. The paper includes a 6 slide PowerPoint presentation. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Blair Water Purifiers in India- A Qualitative and Quantitative Case Study

    10 pages. This case study comprises qualitative and quantitative analyses of entering the water purifier market in India. Information is examined in the three ways the Blair Company might enter this market: through joint venture, acquisition, or joint working arrangement. The advantages and disadvantages of each are discussed and a recommendation made as to which would be the most advantageous way to enter the competitive market. This case study is one that considers how a company can enter a foreign market by using research to determine the most beneficial method. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Wal-Mart in 2007

    A 6 page paper discussing a case dated late 2007. A time of economic contraction is an excellent time for learning, applying lessons and building for the future and the better days ahead. Recommendation for Wal-Mart is that it focuses on the US market and seeks to learn all it can about changing economic conditions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Research Recommendations for Portugal's Small to Medium Sized Businesses

    This 4 page paper looks at how a project or dissertation on small to medium sized enterprises in Portugal may be approached. The paper outlines the background research, modes that may be used, how primary research may be undertaken and the different ways that this broad subject may be refined. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Mergers and Blending Cultures

    A 2 page summary of a 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation addressing the role of organizational culture in merger situations. The paper and presentation address Daimler-Chrysler and IBM-Lenovo. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Taiwan, Business Culture, and Business Etiquette

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

  • Global Outsourcing

    5 pages of the text content of a 13-slide PowerPoint® presentation (available) on outsourcing. There are four slides each on Global outsourcing, alternatives to outsourcing and outsourcing to insourcing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Root Production on Kava Island

    A 3 page paper providing the text contents of an available PowerPoint® presentation addressing establishing commercial production of kava root extract on Kava Island, a "virtual" island in the South Pacific. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research on Marketing for the UK's Airline Industry

    This 13 page paper look at research to consider the ways in which the airline industry in the UK should be marketing their services. The paper has a short introduction and the main part of the paper presents some realistic, but fictitious quantitative and then qualitative research, first using written surveys and then with the use of a focus group. The paper ends with the results and conclusion. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Case Study on Toxic Waste Exporting and Ethics

    This 5 page paper discusses a case study supplied by the student. A company executive is proposing to build a new chemical plant in a Third World country knowing that the gases released cause a persistent haze and also can cause liver cancer in a very small number of people and mostly when they are elderly. The executive uses utilitarian philosophy to justify the proposal. This paper addresses specific questions related to the case. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Benefit of Falling Trade Barriers for Developing Economies

    This 14 page paper looks at the potential value of global trade talks and a reduction of trade barriers for developing economies. The potential benefits are assessed and the underlying economic theory is discussed and applied. The paper is written as a proposal with an extensive literature review and brief methodology. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Competition in the Greek Shipping Market

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

  • Domestic and Global Security Management

    A 15 page paper that presents a study proposal. The paper includes: a statement of the problem, the significance of the problem, purpose of the study, literature review, research questions and methodology. The problem is that security classes are not included in all organizational leadership programs and this kind of class should be included because managers at all levels are being asked to be responsible for security. The literature review presented provides the justification for including such a course. September 11, 2001, combined with hundreds of terrorist attacks across the world have taught us that certain fanatics will stop at nothing to kill and destroy. Companies and organizations face threats today that are new and more complex. Examples of how some companies responded in terms of security upgrades are included. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Exconom Expansion

    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.

  • UK's Dixon's Retailer and the Implications of its Cessation of VCR Player Selling

    This 5 page paper looks at the decision of the UK electrical retailer Dixon’s to stop selling video recorders and proposes a research study to assess the marketing implications of this decision. The paper justifies the question, undertakes a literature review and then considers the benefit and gives a brief methodology. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Turkish Textile Industry and WTO's Impact

    This 40 page paper looks at the issues faced by Turkey and is an in-depth proposal for a paper to consider how Turkey can deal with the changes that will be seen within the textile industry as a result of the elimination of quotas under the multi-fiber agreement (MFA) as a result of the WTO rulings. Turkey is facing potential gains, but also threats, especially from China. This paper looks at the aims of the research, the rationale for the research, performs an in-depth literature review and a methodology. The bibliography cites 28 sources.

  • How Should Tesco Develop their United Kingdom and United States Markets?

    This 98 page paper is a project to looks at the way in which Tesco, the successful UK supermarket, which has been struggling in the US, can develop an aligned strategy for both the UK and the US market. The paper provides an extensive literature review, looking at relevant theories which may be applied, including concepts of competitive advantage, the application of the marketing mix, theories of international marketing and issues concerning the creation and maintenance of loyalty. Following the outlining of a methodology advocating a case study approach and outlining the way primary research will take place the firm is then examined. The case study starts by looking at the way the company competes in the UK and then at the operations in the US where it trades under the name Fresh and Easy. With this background primary research is simulate to assess what customers in both countries want and need. The results are analyzed and used to design suitable strategies. The bibliography cites 72 sources.

  • A Research Project To Determine The Best Way Of Increasing Customer Loyalty At Scandinavian Airways Systems (SAS)

    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.

  • Research Proposal for J. Sainsbury

    This 15 page paper is a research proposal to investigate why Sainsbury's have been seeing their market share drop. The paper gives a plan to carry out this research and undertakes a literature review looking at Sainsbury's and their main competitors; Tesco and Asda. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • BPOs and India/A Research Proposal

    This 12-page paper examines the BPO industry in India, presenting the information in a proposal format, with a literature reivew. The main thrust of the paper involves how well employees are treated at BPOs, and whether an HRM program would be helpful. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Foreign Direct Investment in Japan Proposal

    An 8 page paper. Japan has become more open to foreign direct investment in the last few years. The government is beginning to view FDI as something that can help their economy by creating jobs. This essay is a proposal for Starbucks to enter Japan. The essay discusses barriers and some of the changes the Japanese government is trying to make. An overview of Starbuck's is included including their marketing mix and their criteria for selecting partners. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Aqualisa Case Study; The Quartz Shower

    This 6 page paper looks at the case of Aqualisa and the development of the innovative Quartz shower that the company had problems selling in the UK market. The paper looks at the company, the industry, the potential markets and assesses the way that the company could deal with the issue and identified that viable target markets for long term future development.

  • Impact of Audits on Accident Rates in Hong Kong/A Research Proposal

    This 15 page paper gives an in-depth research proposal to examine the hypothesis that accident rates will drop in the Hong Kong construction industry is health and safety audits are made compulsory. The paper looks at the background and shows why this research is important in terms of human and economic cost. The paper then considers methodology and gives an example questionnaire, discussing how it can be analyzed to assess the hypothesis. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • A Sample Dissertation on Low Cost Irish and UK Airlines

    This 41 page paper is an in-depth annotated bibliography prepared for a dissertation investigating low cost airlines in Ireland and the UK and potential future strategies. The bibliography lists 55 sources which range from generic strategy reference books to academic papers and articles and news articles and case studies concerning companies such as British Airways, RyanAir, EasyJet and the first airline company to follow a low cost strategy; Southwest Airlines. The sources are summarised and their usefulness assessed. The paper contains 55 sources.

  • Statistics Questions and a Dissertation Plan

    This 12 page paper is written in two parts. The first part is a proposal for a dissertation or project examining how implementation of e-Commerce for Singapore Stockbroking Firms could take place. The proposal includes a literature review and a methodology as well as an outline of why this is a valuable subject. The second part of the paper answers specific questions regarding the use of statistics and statistical testing methods. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Proposal and Literature Review on UK Marketing of Low Cost Airlines

    This 11 page paper is the first of two papers. The paper gives a proposal for research to identify to most effective ways of marketing low cost or budget airline companies in the UK. This first paper starts with a proposal, which includes justification for the research and a methodology. The paper then undertakes a literature review looking at the way marketing takes place. This section uses a case study to look at how one successful company; EasyJet is marketed and how the marketing forms a part of their core strategy and is both supportive and reflective of the company culture. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Myanmar and Function of SMEs

    An 8 page proposal for research into barriers that currently exist for economic development in Myanmar, specifically those affecting development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). One author has described conditions in Myanmar in 2005 as a "darker shade of bleak" as the military maintains tight control of the government and Myanmar's people. SME operation providing jobs could mark the beginning of economic changes similar to China's history with its capitalist experiment that proved to be so successful. The primary key appears to be general education and vocational training, however. Research into the barriers that currently exist for SMEs could lead to more definitive identification of needs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Ryanair Future Strategy Determination

    This 19 page paper is a dissertation proposal to examine the position of the Irish low cost airline Ryanair and to develop a future strategy for the way it can increase market share and revenue in the long term. The paper gives an introduction, outlines the problem, presents a literature overview and a methodology followed by an annotated bibliography. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

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

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

  • The International Position and Strategy of Unilever

    This 4 page paper is a proposal to examine the international strategies of Unilever. The paper includes an introduction, aims and methods and justifications for the study as well as a brief overview of the methodology and the tools that will be used. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • BRL Hardy Case Study

    This 8 page paper looks at the case of BRL Hardy and two decisions that need to be made. Firstly, whether or not the company should introduce a new range of Italian wines and secondly, which low price wine should be introduced into Europe; one that has been developed especially for the UK market, or one that has been developed for the global market. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Airbus A3XX Case Study

    This 5 page looks at a case study supplied by the student. Answering five questions, the paper considers the position of Airbus in 1999, looking at the reasons behind the development of the Airbus 3XX, the breakeven point, the overall demand for very large aircraft and the position of Boeing and whether or not Airbus should go ahead with the launch. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • PEFA.COM Case Study

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

  • Starbucks Case Study

    This 6 page paper considers the case Starbucks. The paper answers for questions posed by the student. The first looks at the controllable and not controllable element is the companies faced while entering a global market. The second question considers the sources risk faced by the company, the third critiques of Starbucks overall corporate strategy and the last question discusses the way Starbucks could improve profitability in Japan. The bibliography cites two sources.

  • JKA Case Study

    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.

  • McDonald's and Obesity; A Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at the problems faced by McDonald's and its’ association with unhealthy food and obesity. Answering questions set by the student paper discusses the problems of using a cartoon character to advertise to children, the potential of a law banning fast food advertising to children, whether or not advertising should be banned even if obesity rates in children are not falling in countries which have a ban in place and the problem is that the company has faced in the UK trying to overcome its unhealthy image. The paper ends with some commendations for a short-term and long-term strategy. The paper is based on a case study provided by the student

  • Business Contract Law - Case Study

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

  • Tate & Lyle Case Study

    This 7 page paper examines the case of Tate & Lyle and the difficulties they faced between 1990 and 1997. The paper answers for questions set by the student which concerned the way in which Tate & Lyle dealt with change and chose to expand globally, the loss of competitive advantage, the lessons which can be learnt by other companies looking at the mistakes and successes of Tate and Lyle. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Continental and Fintelco Case Study

    This 18 page paper looks at a potential joint venture to be undertaken by two cable companies in Argentina. The potential of the market and the joint venture is assessed; the opportunities and risks are discussed, the cost of the investment is assessed for the potential return with the paper ending by making a recommendation whether or not to go ahead with the investment. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Yangpin's Noodle a Case Study

    A 4 page paper. This case study is about a Chinese person who wants to open an American-Chinese restaurant in China. The essay discusses the individual's ideas and reasoning, identifies the key issues, provides alternatives and analyses of alternatives and makes recommendations. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Airbus Case Study

    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.

  • Continental Cablevision and Flintelco; Case Study Assessing a Potential Joint-Venture

    This 26 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Continental Cablevision Inc is an American company that wants to increase its revenues and profits. The company has the opportunity to enter into a joint-venture arrangement with a Flintelco in the Argentinean market. The paper considers the desirability of the Argentinean market and assesses whether or not Flintelco is a good potential partner. The opportunities and risks of the venture identified, the cost of the venture is assessed and a final recommendation made. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Case Study on Global Marketing, the Japanese Anime Astro Boy, and an International Youth Culture

    In nine pages this paper answers questions pertaining to this case study on global marketing, the Japanese anime sensation Astro Boy and the impact of an international youth culture. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • GHOSN CASE STUDY: NISSAN

    This 4-page paper examines the leadership concepts of Carlos Ghosn and how they applied to Nissan's Japanese-style culture. Bibliogaphy lists 3 sources.

  • DFS Case Study

    This 9 page paper looks at the UK furniture firm; DFS, a company that specializes in the sale of sofas. The paper starts by looking at the position of the firm, the strengths and weaknesses, the strategies and the way in which the customers respond to those strategies. The last part of the paper considers the potential future of the firm. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • BabyCare Case Study

    This 8 page paper is based ion a case study supplied by the student. Written in three parts different issues faced BabyCare in China are considered. The first part of the paper considers whether or not the firm is a good investment. The second part of the paper looks at the direct sales model used by the company to determine if it is a good model for a developing country. The last part of the paper assesses the different financing options offered to the company. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Coop in Italy; Case Study on the Move to Discount Retailing

    This 13 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student; the Coop in Italy. The supermarket industry in if you suffering as a result of an economic downturn, the Coop is undertaking some changes, moving towards a hard discount retail strategy. This paper answers four questions that by the student, the first looks at whether the Coop are leaders in change or followers in change, reacting to external influences. The second question considers whether or not the marketing strategy of the company will need to change. The first part of the paper discusses the key success factors required for a company following a hard discount grocery retailing strategy, and the last part the paper looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the Coop entering the discount market. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Arauco Case Study; Porters Five Forces Analysis

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study. Arauco is a wood pulp company where a decision regarding expansion needs to take place, should they expand horizontality or through vertical integration. The paper presents a Porters Five Forces analysis which is used to help make a recommendation regarding which expansion strategy to use. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Beijing Jeep Case Study

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study of Beijing Jeep. The paper is divided into four sections, the first section considers whether Beijing Jeep was following a standardized all customized product strategy. The second part of the paper discusses the branding and positioning of the company in China. The third part of the paper suggests three communications strategies that could be used for marketing the company. The last part of the paper identifies some of the company's competitive advantages. The bibliography cites four sources.

  • Pininfarina and Mitsubishi

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. Pininfarina a number of challenges, the paper answers three questions set by the student; identifying the competitive capabilities of the company, assessing the winning factors for winning the Mitsubishi contract and discussion whether or not Mitsubishi contract to be accepted.

  • Using the Balanced Scorecard at Manpower Australia

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Manpower Australia has made some changes using a Balanced Scorecard strategy, the questions assess the use of the strategy, how it was received and how it could be improved. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Pininfarina and Mitsubishi

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study concerning Pininfarina. Answering three questions set by the student the paper looks at the firms’ competitive capabilities the potential winning factors for gaining the Mitsubishi contract and considers if Pininfarina should accept the Mitsubishi contract.

  • HOW ACME CAN BEAT THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

    This 3-page paper provides suggestions on how ACME, a motor manufacturer, can outsell its foreign competition and regain market share. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Marketing and HRM Advice for Lan Airlines

    This 11 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Lan Airway, a Latin American Airline, has been successful and needs to decide how to compete in the future. The paper examines the case from a marketing and HRM perspective analyzing the case and making recommendation for the future. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Case Study of Fletcher Challenge

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The first part of the paper looks at why Fletcher Challenge chose to expand internationally based on Dunnings OLI Paradigm. The second part of the paper looks at why the company struggled and was broken up. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Analysis of Chemicals Company

    A 5 page paper that is based on a case study of this company. The writer identifies the problems and solutions following the line-of-business strategic analysis model. Problems are identified at two levels. First, there is a huge problem with subsidiaries and this is the focus of the paper although the effects of the changes on end customers is mentions. The writer comments on the challenges of a matrix structure and provides recommendations for the new marketing manager. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Clust; Group Buying

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Clust is a French web site based on the idea of group purchasing, but this model of selling is taking time to develop and revenues are not as high as the company hoped for. The paper considers the positions and potential strategies the company can follow. The paper is based on a HBS case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Celulosa Arauco: Forward Integration Or Horizontal Expansion

    A 7 page paper that responds to this Harvard case study. The essay explains the situation at the company, discusses the case and makes a recommendation. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Japan Airlines and eTicketing

    This 7 page paper is a case study looking at the adoption of eticketing by Japan Airlines (JAL). The case considers how and why it was adopted, including looking at the circumstances of the firm in the broader competitive environment, the sources of value and the way that this fits in the supply chain. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Pharmaceutical Joint Ventures in India

    This 4 page paper discusses a case study entitled Eli Lilly in India: Rethinking the Joint Venture Strategy. The paper reports the highlights of the case and the outcomes, including the challenges the new company faced. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • British Airways and Organizational v. Self Interest

    This 15 page paper considers how poor organisational culture can lead to individual preferring to act in their own self interests and not that of their employer. This is illustrated with an in-depth case study. British Airways has a record of poor employee relations and a history of numbers industrial disputes. The case study shows how a low trust culture developed more then twenty year ago, and how subsequent changes have failed to redress this situation. The paper argues that this, when combined with increased emphasis on individualism, and the bias use of emotional labour where it is only the façade that matters, employees have become insular and the preference for self interest is the result of a culture with poor management, a low trust. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Asian Agri and the Palm Oil Induatry

    This 15 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student; Asian Agri, and answers a set of three questions. The first is to assess whether the palm oil industry appears to have a bright future based on the case study. The second question looks at potential strategies which the firm may follow and recommends one particular strategy. The third part of the paper looks at whether the companies in the industry should promote the sale of palm oil to a greater extent. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Assessment of BabyCare

    This 10 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student regarding investment into a new business in China selling baby goods. The paper answers three questions. To assess if the company is a good potential investment, to determine if the direct sales market suitable for emerging market and to evaluate the firms’ financing options. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Magic Pulse Limited and Kitomba

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

  • The Characteristics and Supply Chain of Proctor and Gamble

    This 11 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Proctor and Gamble are considered in terms of the way that they compete, looking at the characteristics of the organization and how they have responded to factors outside of their control. The second part looks at the supply chain and the third part of the paper compares Proctor and Gamble with Unilever. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Bertram Chemical Company (Case Study Analysis)

    This 15 page report contains an executive summary, a case summary, and four other sections. The paper makes recommendations and provides information about trademark infringement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Problems at Koito

    This 4 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student and answers a set of questions regarding the reasons why certain investors may be interested, the practice of greenmailing and the differences in supplier relations ships between the US and Japan. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Innocent Drinks Value Creation

    This 16 page paper looks at the UK firm Innocent Drinks, which specialized in smoothies and fruit based drinks. The paper looks at the firm, the way in which they compete, the products and marketing mix and the competitive advantages that they have developed and how they add value to their operations. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • The Success of DoCoMo

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student; DoCoMo was the dominant supplier of mobile telephone services in Japan. The paper considers how they gained this passion and marketed to the young adult market as well as the business market. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Analysis and Recommendations for Bundy Asia Pacific

    This 19 page paper looks at the case study of Bundy in China, where they have lost market share and have made a loss. The paper analyses the position of the firm, looks at the strategic alterative to develop or withdraw from the market and then makes recommendations. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Analysis and Advice for Omnitel Pronto Italia

    This 21 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The case considers the cellular telecommunications industries in several European countries during the 1990s, and looks at the case of the Italian company Omnitel Pronto Italia to assess their position, options and give strategic recommendation how they could compete with the former monopoly competitor within the market.

  • The Case of Elseve

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The paper looks at the current position of the company, considers the way in which it is competed in France and whether or not the lessons learned in the market could be applied to the rest of Europe. The strategic alternatives for the company are assessed and an assessment is made of the 2 in 1 shampoo and condition market to determine if Elseve should enter this market. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Assessment of GE Netcom

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. GE Netcom are a major manufacturer of headsets, the case study considers the position of the company in year 2000. The questions answered include assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the company in comparison to its competition (Plantronics), consideration of the way the company can develop in the future, including the globalization strategy and issues concerning moving manufacturing to China. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Competitive Position of Potential Strategy for Synergy International

    This 11 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Synergy International Limited is an IT solutions provider based in New Zealand. The competitive position of the organization is discussed. The first part of the paper presents an analysis of the organization using Porters Five Forces Framework, the paper goes on to discuss the benefits and disadvantages of undertaking partnerships with other New Zealand IT firms, the potential benefits and risks of the Outsource 2 New Zealand strategy. The last of the paper considers a potential strategy for the company. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • The Case of BRL Hardy

    This 9 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student looking at the Australian wine company BRL Hardy. Several questions unanswered including consideration of the way in which the company was successful following the merger, the causes of conflict between Steven Davies and Chris Carson in the way in which decisions could be made regarding the two new products; a new Italian wine and a product that specifically for the UK market called Kelly’s Revenge. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Internal Analysis of Coloplast

    This 4 page paper is based on the case study of Coloplast, provided by the student. The paper examines the expansion into Hungary and assesses the internal aspects of the firm using Goffe and Jones cultural model. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Expansion of OPT

    This 3 page paper looks at the Hungarian bank OPT, considers how or why they may have chosen to expand into Eastern European countries such as Russia and Ukraine, discusses the potential risks and considers whether or not they are likely to be successful in the long time. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Environmental Business for Virotech

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Virotech have developed a technology using waste from one industry to clean up waste from others. The paper presents answers to two questions, concerning the business model used and whether this clean up model is a suitable long term model and looking at how and why the local firm has become global. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Problems of Nora and Sakari

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student, where two companies Nora and Sakari are looking to form a joint venture. The paper identifies the source and secondary problems and then it does some of the ways that the difficulties may be resolved. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Questions on OneCafe

    This 9 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. OneCafe have developed a new coffee pod, the paper answers questions about the case, looking at whether or not the firm was ‘born global’, considers why Uganda as chooses as a source and looks at potential marketing strategies. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Assessment and Strategy Recommendation for TEVA

    This 17 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries is the world’s largest generic drug manufacturing distributor, the paper looks at the position of the firm, how it competes and uses this to make recommendations for future strategies. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Lenovo’s Acquisition of IBM’s PC Division

    This 12 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student looking at the way that the acquisition of IBM PCD took place, with the challenges that were faced and consideration of the way leadership approaches and strategies were able to aid the process. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • The Changing Position of Gucci

    This 16 page paper examines a case study supplied by Gucci, examining their competitive position with reference to other luxury good suppliers, traced the strategy changes and position of the company from 1990 to the 21st century, including the acquisitions strategy and then assesses strategy that may be used for further developments. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Questions on the Way Wal-Mart Has Expanded in the International Market

    This 3 page paper looks at the international expansion process undertaken by Wal-Mart, and answers three questions. The first answer considers the process utilized to expand into Mexico and Latin America, and why that expansion was successful. The second question considers why expansion into Europe was not as successful. The third answer discusses whether Wal-Mart was utilizing a globalization or a localization strategy. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Modelo’s Beer Market

    This 6 page paper examines the Mexican beer brewer; Modelo and answers questions sector by the student. Questions included examination of the trends in the global beer market, how and why Modelo successful in entering the US market through strategic alliances, consideration of the next potential market, the challenges of the organization are likely to face the future and a discussion concerning whether or not the organization should undertake diversification. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Strategies and Change At Temsa Global

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student, at the way in which Temsa Global compete, considering the way this is changed since 1984, strategies which may be needed for expansion and the benefit of investment in the research and development center. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Competitive Position of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts

    This 20 page paper is a case study based on a case supplied by the student. The background to the firm, vision and mission and competitive strategy are assessed. The environment is examined using Porters Five Forces framework and the competitive position of the firm assessed. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Considerations for Setting up a Distance Learning Internet Business

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

  • Largest Beer Importer to US

    A 5 page paper that discusses a case study of this company. The paper provides a brief background and comments on how the company expanded to the United States. The paper includes comments on competition and core competencies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Austraian Wine Company

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study of BRL Hardy wine company in Australia who wants to expand internationally. The CEO of the BRL Hardy Europe must choose among three options. The essay provides some background information and discusses the merits of each choice with a recommendation. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • South African Breweries

    This 4 page paper looks at the case of South African Breweries, supplied by the student. The paper answers a set of questions, identifying the organizational structure, looking at the way the balanced scorecard framework may be applied to the firm, identification and assessment of potential expansion strategies. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • CHARLES MARTIN IN UGANDA

    This 5-page paper answers case study questions about a cultural situation between U.S. company H-G and Uganda.

  • Esquel Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. The Esquel Group is a Chinese textile and garment manufacturer facing a number of challenges. The paper assesses the challenges and considers potential strategies the firm may adopt. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Lufthansa Case Study

    This 9 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student, answering questions on the international strategy of Lufthansa, including the use of strategic alliances and the benefit of the fragmented structure, before looking at the a potential leadership strategy may help improve motivation value within the operations of the firm. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • ELEMENTS OF ORGANIZED CULTURE: MAORI AND PAKEHA

    This 5-page paper examines a case study of a conflict between Maori and Pakeha (New Zealand) as well as steps toward resolution. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Problem with British Airways

    This 15 page paper considers the subject of employee relations, defines the concept and then looks at the way in which British Airways, the UK national flag carrier, has suffered in the long term as a result of poor employee relations. BA is utilized as a case study to demonstrate the theory and practice of employee relations, demonstrating why the firm is have problems and considers how some the problems may be reduced. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • International Influences for SME a Niche Market Businesses

    This 4 page a paper looks at the case study provided by the student concerning the aircraft industry in New Zealand. Two questions are answered; the first considers the potential benefits for a small to medium-size enterprise to utilize in export strategy. The second question considers the way in which a global approach strategy may aid with cost advantage or differentiation. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Case Study: Flexsin, a Study in Outsourcing

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

  • Offshoring In India and Cap Gemini Sogeti

    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.

  • HRM Gap Analysis for Riordan’s Hangzhou Facility

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

  • L'Oreal in China

    This 3 page paper examines the position of L'Oreal in China, following the acquisition of the Mininurse and Yue-sai brands and considers potential strategies which may be utilized by the company in China in order to increase their sales and market share. The paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • HAIER: TAKING A CHINESE COMPANY GLOBAL CASE ANALYSIS

    This 6-page paper is a case study analysis about Haier and globalization. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Change at Nissan

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The first part of the paper examines the systems and structures that were utilized and implementation of the Nissan renewal plan (NRP). The second part of the paper critically examines the way in which leadership took place to facilitate the design and implementation of the NRP. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Options of eCommerce Payment and the Cost of Cyberspace

    A 20 page paper that looks at the various payment options that presently exist in the world of e-commerce. Payment options discussed are online credit card transactions, digital cash, online checks, and smart card technology. The features and benefits of each of these options are examined and the privacy and security concerns surrounding each are discussed. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • International Law Evolution

    A 5 page paper evaluating the statement, "International law is a continuing process of authoritative decision by which members of the world community identify, clarify and secure their common interests." The paper discusses the International Court and the World Trade Organization, finding that the WTO carries the greatest weight as an authoritative international body and supporting the original statement. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • National Laws and Global Staffing

    A 5 page paper using Singapore and Japan, both cultural and geographical neighbors, to illustrate the complexities that multinational firms face in organizing international staffing efforts. Of course organizations need to operate as efficiently as possible, and adopting a global perspective on staffing ostensibly could work to achieve that greater efficiency. National laws and cultural perspectives can vary widely even within a single geographical region, however. Depending on the company and where its sites are located, more efficient international HRM may take the form of coordinating the efforts of nation-specific offices. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • European Union Law Regarding Mergers and Competition

    This 16 page paper consider the European Union law that has been put into place to control monopolies and mergers in order to prevent unfair completion. Relevant regulations as well as EU case law are cites throughout. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Portugal, the United States, and Business Law

    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.

  • Globalization and the Impact of International Laws and the European Union

    This 5 page paper considers how the EU and intentional laws effect globalization. The paper start by defining globalisation and then looks at the role of the EU and then larger organizations. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Employment Law of the UK and the Unfair Dismissal Concept

    This 22 page paper reports and explains unfair dismissal as outline in the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Employment Rights Act 2002 and the changes made in the interim. There are any number of contexts for an unfair dismissal claim, for example, claims related to maternity leave or to trade union activities. Some of the multitude of Codes of Practice are discussed, such as those ACAS issued in 2000 regarding Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures. Many of the changes in the 2002 Act were actually enacted prior to this Act, such as the qualifying years of service for unfair dismissal claims and the increase in the maximum awards. Tribunal cases are used to illustrate why a tribunal may find the dismissal fair or unfair. Data regarding the number of cases going to tribunals are reported as a justification for changes in the procedures. The writer comments on whether the 2002 Act was more advantageous to the employer or the employee as compared to the 1996 Act and its subsequent revisions. Data are included. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of Nepal's and Japan's Telecommunications Industries

    This 10 page report discusses and compares the telecommunications industries of Japan and Nepal. Numerous factors, including the geography, culture, demographics, and economy of each country are reviewed and compared. The role such factors play in the development of the nation's telecommunications systems is also discussed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Assessment of Singapore and Mexico for Business Expansion

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

  • The Economy of Australia

    An 8 page paper discussing Australia’s economy. Australia’s real growth rate of 3.6 percent in 2002 could be the envy of all developed nations. Australia’s economy suffered the effects of the Asian currency crisis that began in 1997, and was plagued with reduced output and rising unemployment for several years. Those constraints seem to have abated in the current economic climate, however, as Australia continues to post pleasing economic results and impressive real growth. The paper discusses the contribution of agriculture, industry and services to GDP, along with examining the influence of geography on the economy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Global Data Security

    A 12 page paper that begins with a report of electronic security breaches, followed by a discussion of the global security market and trends within that market. The essay then introduces a global security company and outlines a business unit structure and a geography matrix map, which is limited, and discusses how the company can gain a sustainable competitive advantage. Using health/medical data and information, the writer discusses concerns in the global security industry with comments about the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The writer then makes a recommendation for the global security company in terms of greater global expansion. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Cinema Industry of Great Britain

    This 12 page paper examines the state of the British film industry and the different influences. The paper starts with a PEST analysis looking at the political, economic, social and technological influences in the film industry in the UK. The paper then looks at the determinants of demand, the strategies for a company entering this market and the potential need to use 'efficiency wages'. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Global Communication's Developmental History

    (5 pp) The history of international communication is as varied as the development of the nations themselves. The speed of development of all communications is linked to the economic progress of that nation. Where once the stories or the information seemed related to the community, then the state, and the nation, now, that same information can be transmitted with electronic speed to almost any where in the world. Yet are we all getting the same news? This discussion will examine the possibility and subsequent history that will put a different slant on the "spin" of international communications. Bibliography lists 3 sources)

  • Overview of the The Silk Industry : Brief History, Modern Day Markets, Trade and Production

    This is a 7 page paper discussing the silk industry. Originating in Ancient China, the Chinese silk industry alone still maintains an annual global market of over $2 billion. While China still remains the largest exporter of raw silk and Japan is its largest consumer, silk is still one of the most popular natural fibers in demand in Europe and North America. The introduction of synthetic fibers and the more affordable sand-washed silk within the last decade however have driven the cost of silk down almost 50% on international markets. This has led to recent production center closures in Japan and the Republic of Korea which has caused a devastating effect on the millions of silk farmers in the countries of China, India and Brazil. The International Trade Commission and the International Silk Association are currently working together to continue the silk industry because it is comparatively an environmentally friendly product in addition to its employment of millions of people in developing countries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Comparing Online Purchasing Practices and Environments of Developing and Developed Countries

    This 4 page paper is a literature review regarding the development and use of online shopping comparing the characteristics of the way that it takes place between the developed and the developing world environment. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Comparison of Management Practices and Employment Culture Between Germany and the United States

    This 3 page paper examines the differences between management practices, corporate culture and the employment relationship in Germany and the US. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • 1400 to 1700 Japanese Relations with the West

    This is a 5 page paper discussing Japanese foreign relations with the West between the years 1400 and 1700. The years from 1400 to 1700 in Japan covered three Japanese historical periods: the Muromachi Period (1333-1573); the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603); and, the Edo Period (1603-1867) which also included the great eras of the Shogun. While these centuries are generally not known for their great developments in international trade for Japan, there were certain instances in which Chinese and Western trade and influences and relations were introduced into Japan. During the mid 16th century, the Japanese greatly valued Portuguese weaponry which played a large factor in the ongoing warlord conflicts. By the late 16th century, foreign relations and trade had also been established with Britain, Spain and the Dutch who were as interested in the Japanese artisan goods as were the Japanese interested in goods imported from the Americas such as tobacco and sweet potatoes among other goods. Through the relations established with the English, Western shipbuilding and navigation tools were also of great value. During the mid-17th century however, shogun Iemitsu wanted to strengthen Japan by eliminating foreign influence which included further restrictions on Christianity, which had been introduced by the missionaries in the 1500s, a ban on travel outside of Japan, expulsion of foreign trade merchants and a ban on European literature among other restrictions thereby decreasing foreign trade and relations with the West. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • History and Uses of TQM

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

  • United States' and the European Union's 'Banana Dispute'

    This 9 page paper examines the trade dispute between the European Union and the Untied States regarding the preferential treatment that some African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) nations gained by being able to export bananas to the EU free of any duty. The paper traces the dispute and then analyses the motivation of the players and the impact that the resolutions which have been agreed may have on the ACP nations. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Post Second World War Business History of Japan

    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.

  • Literature Review of Global Brands' Localization and Technology

    This 10-page paper provides a literature review to determine how and if technology does help localization of global brands. The paper also points out pros and cons to globalizaion versus local marketing activities. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Low Cost European Airline Industry Literature Review and Categories of Information

    This 11 page paper examines the way a information for a literature review may be divided into different sections. The literature review this considers is the way low cost airlines compete in Europe, specifically Ryanair and whether it should become a global company. The paper divides the subjects into the generic strategy areas and more specific air industry categories.

  • Outsourcing by Major American Companies (A Literature Review)

    This 5 page paper examines a variety of journal articles related to outsourcing. American companies are the focus of attention. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Outsourcing by American Firms; A Literature Review on the Political and Economic Issues

    This 6 page paper is a literature review looking at the political and economic issues that arise where outsourcing takes place within the United States. The impact on companies and their employees as well as the theory of comparative advantage discussed. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Sainsbury, Competition, and UK Supermarket Industry Loyalty

    This 30 page paper looks at the way loyalty is gained and retained by supermarkets in the UK grocery sector with the aim of helping J Sainsbury gain market share. The paper presents a literature review looking at loyalty schemes including a section that consider how and why Tesco has been able to gain higher levels of loyalty than other supermarkets. The paper then presents some potential primary research identifying the way loyalty is maintained. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • IT Acquisition by Developing Nations and Strategies of Identification

    This 13 page paper is an outline for a paper studying the best ways for developing countries to develop strategies to help them develop information technology competences. The paper gives an introduction and a justifications of the research and then gives a lengthy literature review that focuses on the way foreign direct investment,(FDI), may be used with knowledge transfer and the role of education and internal policies. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Global Joint Ventures and the Management of Risk

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

  • Studying International Management

    This 12 page paper answers the question of why one should study international management. Within that context a variety of factors are observed as they pertain to culture, religion and the law. Product applicability and marketing considerations are also reviewed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • U.S. and Japan HRM

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

  • Berth Allocation and Container Yard Management

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

  • Marketing and Management Across Cultures

    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.

  • Eastern versus Western Management

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

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

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

  • Overview of Global Account Management

    This 5 page paper looks at global account management according to information submitted by a student. The pitfalls of global accounts are discussed. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • 7 Risk Management Questions

    Seven risk management questions answered in 7 pages. Questions include defining risk; how risk differs for organizations and for individuals; comparison of qualitative and quantitative analysis and the worth of each; using multiple criteria in decision making; and the possibility of identifying all possible sources of risk. Other questions address the value of exercising risk management procedures on the risk management process and evaluation of the idea that if all sources of risk could be identified, then no risk exists. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Western and Eastern Management

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

  • Organizations and Currency Risk Management

    A 10 page paper discussing the external and internal need for managing the currency risk that organizations increasingly deal with as globalization continues to increase. The trend brings with it the need to equalize business results based on widely varying changes in world currencies. In recent years, the dollar has been strong relative to other major currencies of the world, and while good for the US economy, a dollar greatly stronger than other major world currencies creates a bevy of problems for multinational organizations. Because currency values are never static but can be depended on to regularly change in exchange value, organizations must devise measures that minimize the effects of that currency exchange rate movement. The paper provides several corporate examples, including Caterpillar, Merck, Honeywell and Dow Chemical. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Communication Structure and Global Management

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

  • Corporate Culture and Management of China and the Effects of the Cultural Revolution

    This 10 –age paper considers the way in which the Chinese Cultural revolution (1966-1976) impacted on management and corporate culture in both the short and the long term, including the continuing ongoing effects still felt today. The role of the importation Hong Kong managers is also considered. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Singapore Management Style

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

  • International Operations and TQM

    This 6-page paper discusses the concept of TQM and how it fits with global operations. Issues discussed include understanding of worldwide customer service and re-thinking what, exactly, quality is. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Management Defined

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

  • Management, Organizational Structure, and National Culture

    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.

  • Human Resource Management and Efforts to Create or Promote Positive Organizational Behavior

    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.

  • Global Environment Management

    This 8-page paper discusses handling of the global environment and includes discussions about how local companies suddenly find themselves in a global market (how they got there, and how they work within the market). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • HRM and South Africa's Model Construction

    This 12 page paper considers how HRM practices are developing in South Africa. The paper argues that due to the different social conditions and cultural background the model which is emerging is unique, there are commonalities with HRM seen in other countries, the model relies on motivational theory and the human relations school of thought, but also encompasses a greater degree of co-operative collectivism. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Multinational Marketing and Cost Effectiveness

    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.

  • Global Marketing Negotiations and Tactics

    A 5 page paper discussing international marketing negotiations and tactics between high and low contact countries. Also discusses cultural differences that affect marketing strategies as well as how Europe's shift to a common currency will help with marketing and trade internationally. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Studying International Management

    This 12 page paper answers the question of why one should study international management. Within that context a variety of factors are observed as they pertain to culture, religion and the law. Product applicability and marketing considerations are also reviewed. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • International Business and the Importance of Training and Development

    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.

  • Oil Industry of Venezuela

    This 8 page research paper explores the rise of the oil industry in Venezuela and its significant impact on the country. Many other industries have flourished because of it, e.g., construction. Despite some problems managing the money in the beginning stages of their oil industry, Venezuela has seen a significant improvement in its infrastructure and public services. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Sunscreen Marketing In The Caribbean

    A 10 page analysis of the market climate in Jamaica and the Bahamas for the introduction of a high-end sunscreen product. The tourist trade in the entire area is growing, and both countries are attracting visitors from areas that were formerly uncommon for the islands of the Caribbean, such as of the Western European nations of Great Britain and Germany. Aside from increased sales and increased exposure, the benefit of taking the product international via entry into the Caribbean market is the same growing numbers of Western European tourists and the likelihood of those tourists wanting our products available through other outlets closer to them. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Widget Box Product Marketing of Widget International

    In 12 pages the author discusses all of the marketing strategies connected with marketing the Widget Box, a product of Widget International. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Ford and Coca Cola Presence In Mexico

    A 15 page paper discussing the two multinational companies' success in Mexico and further south. Both Ford Motor Company and Coca-Cola have strong and growing presence all over the world. Their presence in Mexico, however, has produced business results that both manufacturers could wish to duplicate in every market in which they operate. Ford has performed so well in the Mexican market that the senior management responsible for much of the growth and success has been moved to Ford's European headquarters for the purpose of reproducing the Mexican experience in Europe Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Brazil and Toys 'R' Us

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

  • Shipping by Truck

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

  • Italy and Retail

    An 8 page paper in which the writer discusses retailing in Italy. Covered are Italy "then," now, and in one possible future. Of particular concern are the reasons for certain market failures and successes. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Globalizing Businesses and Market Entry Strategies

    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.

  • UK Corporate Mergers and Their Implications

    This 5 page report discusses merger and takeover activity in the United Kingdom. While the processes and attitudes regarding takeovers differ in the UK from the typical “M&A” attitude in the United States, mergers are flourishing every bit as much there as the have in the U.S. Most corporate legal advisers predict mergers and acquisitions, in the UK, will remain “buoyant” in 1999, particularly in the energy industry. This report examines the overall process, the shareholder viewpoint, the managers of the companies involved, as well as impact on the larger economy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Global Business and Religion

    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.

  • Globalization, Banking, and Mergers

    Mega Mergers - The Benchmark of Banking in a Globalized World: An 8 page paper that presents a case study comparison between the successful Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank merger of 1996 and the recent failed merger attempt of Germany's Deutsche and Dresdner Banks. Discussed are the major factors that surrounded each of these mergers as well as the reasons why one merger succeeded and the other failed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • German Music Industry Investment

    9 pages in length. The writer discusses why there is economic potential for a company to invest in the German music industry, citing the rising popularity of rap and hip-hop music. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Historical Role of Syria

    (5 pp) The modern state of Syria was not established until 1946, after the Second World War, but it is a land that has been inhabited since ancient times. Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of habitation dating back to about 5000B.C. . Damascus is probably the world's oldest continuously inhabited city. In 1800B.C. the Assyrian King, Shamshi-Adad I established his capital at Shubat Enlil, known today as Tell Leilan, in northeast Syria. Consequently, because of its ancient role in the Arab world, Syria maintains a definite power, within the region, which appears more than its geographic size would indicate. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Economic Outlook of Chile

    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.

  • Marketing and IKEA North America L.L.C.

    A 15 page paper that not only addresses issues directly associated with IKEA home furnishings company but also provides explanations of a variety of aspects of marketing. These include: marketing systems and marketing research; internal sources of marketing information; IKEA product differentiation strategies; product life cycle, including explanation of the four stages in the cycle; distribution channels; Online marketing and its values; definition of different terms, such as product hierarchy; the differences in marketing services versus goods; pricing strategies; price elasticity of demand. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Europe, Asia, and Advertising Psychology

    A 29 page paper discussing the effects of cultural differences between regions of the world and the need for advertisers to heed those differences. The differences of the psychology of advertising between Southeast Asia and Europe are more matters of cultural and economic differences than of any real differences among people. Europe is further divided into West and East, which in itself presents cultural and economic differences great enough to affect advertising efforts in each region. The bottom line is that advertisers still must adhere to the basics: identify and learn market targets; know the culture; work within both simultaneously. One caveat to remember is to ensure that at least one native speaker of each foreign language being attempted is involved in developing any new advertising campaign, thereby avoiding some of the advertising faux pas that the paper describes. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • International Athletic Shoe Company Establishment

    A 5 page paper establishing a new company to manufacture and market athletic shoes in the US, Canada, Singapore and South Korea. The initial budget is $350 million, allocated among five primary activities. Includes a five forces analysis of the industry. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Paperboard Exportation to China

    A 9 page paper discussing advantages and disadvantages of exporting paperboard to China’s many contract manufacturers. The paper uses a budget of $117 million to establish the export function to the point of being operational. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Syria's Gas and Oil Industries

    A 5 page paper discussing the state of the industry in Syria, a middle-tier oil producer. The oil and gas industry in Syria is in a state that most of the rest of the world fails to understand can exist in the Middle East. The country faces declining reserves of oil, and faces the prospect of potentially becoming an oil importer within the current decade. The paper examines the industry in terms of Porter’s Five Forces. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Portugal, the United States, and Business Law

    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.

  • The Economic Infrastructure of Brazil

    A 5 page paper discussing the ability of banking, transportation systems, telecommunications and electrical power to support further economic activity and growth in Brazil. Businesses contemplating entering any international market for the purposes of both producing and selling specific products within that market must first conditions as they exist in that country. The purpose here is to assess the strength of the economic infrastructure of Brazil and its ability to allow Tyco International Electronics to profitably operate within the country. The paper concludes that Tyco should have little or no difficulty if Brazil continues enhancing its existing economic infrastructure. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Globalization's Human Benefits

    A 5 page paper discussing a statement that world events other than tragedy serve to bring the world's people together in an increasingly effective global village. The paper discusses the formation and operation of the European monetary union and the emissions credits of the Kyoto protocol as examples. The ability to sell its emissions credits to industrialized nations has brought economic opportunity to Madagascar that did not exist before resolution of the Kyoto protocol, positively contributing to long-term sustainability while providing the people of the nation an item for sale that places no pressure on the local environment. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Encouraging the Development of the Internet in Developing Nations

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

  • Blair Water Purifiers in India- A Qualitative and Quantitative Case Study

    10 pages. This case study comprises qualitative and quantitative analyses of entering the water purifier market in India. Information is examined in the three ways the Blair Company might enter this market: through joint venture, acquisition, or joint working arrangement. The advantages and disadvantages of each are discussed and a recommendation made as to which would be the most advantageous way to enter the competitive market. This case study is one that considers how a company can enter a foreign market by using research to determine the most beneficial method. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Possible Futures Within the International Battery Market

    A 7 page paper discussing the prospects of the international battery market in terms of environmental concerns, growth for the future, dependence on the electronics industry and ability to operate profitably. The paper addresses the issues of cheap imports and their lower overall value as well as the changes in stock valuation of leading companies following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The overall market is expected to grow by 9% until 2005, however, and then follow that growth by 10% into 2010. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Global Business of Nokia

    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.

  • International Marketing, Strategy Shift, and Coca Cola

    A 20 page paper discussing the shift in Coke’s marketing perspective from a global view to one that is much more local in its approach. The company suffered massive setbacks in Europe when contamination in cans sold in Belgium and northern France sickened consumers. This is one reason for the shift away from the global focus, but there are others as well. The purpose here is to examine the shift from global to local focus, particularly as it applies to Coca-Cola France. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Caribbean Banana Trade Wars and Banana Trade Security

    This 13 page paper dicusses the Banana Trade War and its impact on the Caribbean's banana trade security. This paper focuses on the events leading up to the decision by the European Union to open up trade to all suppliers. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Overview of Australia's Orbital Engine Corporation

    This 22 page paper is an in-depth look at this Australian company that developed a revolutionary two stroke engine and fuel system. The writer considers the strategies they used and how they may increase company performance in the future. Analysis used include a PEST analysis, a SWOT analysis, Porters Five Forces, a stakeholder analysis, and a brief financial analysis. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Internet Grocery Retailers

    This 14 page paper considers the advantages and disadvantages of selling groceries on the Internet. Written in two parts the first part considers the advantages and disadvantages for both the supermarkets and the customers. The second part considers the profile of customers in Hong Kong supermarkets and how they may or may not be suited to shopping on the internet. The primary research was conducted by the student.

  • Aspects of International Financing

    A 15 page paper. This paper explains and discusses a number of aspects of international financing. The paper begins with an introduction to the topics discussed and an introduction to the Harley Davidson company. Topics discussed include the role of financial management in a multinational organization, the differences between domestic and international financial management, an explanation and example of a balance of payment table, interest parity and purchasing power parity, foreign exchange risk exposure and management of those risks, and an explanation of the international banking system. When possible, Harley Davidson is used as an example. 1 table is included. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • The Pharmaceutical Industry, Globalization, and New Product Development

    This 12 page report discusses the various issues associated with the ways in which the pharmaceutical industry has faced the challenges and rewards of globalization. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • An Esperanto Inc. Export Analysis

    This 7-page paper bases an export analysis of U.S.-based Esperanto, Inc. and its goal to export unusual gifts for sale in Canada. Issues touched on in this report include export policies and goals, long-term objectives, external conditions, timelines and a risk analysis for the venture. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Personal Privacy and Data Processing

    A 5 page research paper that addressing how the era of electronic information has brought privacy issues to the forefront of public concern. The writer analyzes several of the major US regulations and also privacy regulation in the EU. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • UK Marketing Demand and Organic Dairy Farming

    In this 40 page paper the UK organic dairy sector is examined. The development of the sector may be seen as a response for both environmental and consumer concerns. This market was once one that was buoyant providing a premium for organic farmers. However, the supply has now exceeds the demand. The result is that farmers in this sector need to adapt and change in order to retain the market and develop it so that they can survive as organic farmers. The current situation is that of a crossroads, depending on how the market develops and the way the dairy farmers influence that development will determine the future of the organic dairy farming and its’ produce. This paper argues that the farmers need to change the culture of producing and marketing organic dairy produce, looking at ways of developing the value chain, to add value and increase the demand for the product overall as well as reducing the level that is satisfied by the import market. Beginning with consideration of the dairy market and organic dairy farming in the UK, the history of the development of milk marketing is outlined to show how the current culture of lack of marketing or value adding exercises has developed. The paper then looks at the different influences that may impact on this, how value may be added and the different actions that both farmers and retail can and are taking to stimulate demand for organic products and a whole and also for that demand to be satisfied locally. The bibliography cites 29 sources.

  • Case Study on HR Planning Issues

    This 6 page paper uses a case study as a springboard for discussion on HR planning. The design of a procedure manual, creation of a mission statement and corporate objectives are all included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Germany's Infrastructure of Technology and Transportation

    This 4 page paper examines the macro environment in Germany outlining the transport and technology infrastructure that is in place. Many useful facts are quoted in the paper. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Overview of the The Silk Industry : Brief History, Modern Day Markets, Trade and Production

    This is a 7 page paper discussing the silk industry. Originating in Ancient China, the Chinese silk industry alone still maintains an annual global market of over $2 billion. While China still remains the largest exporter of raw silk and Japan is its largest consumer, silk is still one of the most popular natural fibers in demand in Europe and North America. The introduction of synthetic fibers and the more affordable sand-washed silk within the last decade however have driven the cost of silk down almost 50% on international markets. This has led to recent production center closures in Japan and the Republic of Korea which has caused a devastating effect on the millions of silk farmers in the countries of China, India and Brazil. The International Trade Commission and the International Silk Association are currently working together to continue the silk industry because it is comparatively an environmentally friendly product in addition to its employment of millions of people in developing countries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 'Dumping' and Exports of German Steel

    A 5 page research paper that examines German exports of steel products to the US, which has been a greatly contested area of trade between these two countries. The US Commerce Department has accused Germany of "dumping" steel products onto the US market. However, while many view this as an unfair trade practice, a subsequent ruling against penalties indicates the complexity of this issue. An examination of US/German steel trade shows that this area of foreign trade has been on shaky ground for some time. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • An Overview of International Trade

    This 4 page paper outlined 4 different concepts in international trade. The first half of the paper examines direct foreign investment (DFI),what it is and the advantages and disadvantages associated with it. The second part of the paper outlines what is meant by invisible exports, trade restrictions and privatisation.

  • Consumer Behavior and the Luxury Fashion Industry

    A 50 page paper that provides a comprehensive report of the luxury fashion industry. There are several headings: Introduction, which offers comments about the luxury fashion industry in today's environment; the High/Luxury Fashion Industry, which discusses the competitive nature of the industry, the effects of 9/11 on companies, which house owns which other houses, the elements used in competition, changes in the operations, the impact of the consolidations on other aspects in the industry with examples; Self-concept and Ego Needs, which addresses the relationships between these characteristics and the purchase of luxury fashion products; Motivation as Related to Purchasing High Fashion products, which includes Maslow's hierarchy with examples of the types of businesses an individual would patronize at each level of need and also includes discussions of other motivations to purchase high fashion; Branding, Fashion Companies and Consumers; and Marketing & Media Impact on Fashion Industry and Consumers, a comprehensive discussion of the interrelationship between marketing communications. A focus is naturally on European designers but others are also mentioned in the text. Numerous specific examples are included. Far too many subtopics to mention in this abstract. 1 Graphic illustration is included. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Post Communist Bulgaria and German Business Relocation

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

  • When Acquisitions Go Wrong - Rover and BMW

    This 3 page paper outlines the acquisition of Rover by BMW, why they made the acquisition and why it went wrong. The paper starts by considering the position of BMW within the automotive market, explains why the acquisition offered so many opportunities, why they were not realised and the strategy that BMW followed after accepting this failure.

  • Global Production Patterns and Hardware and Software Industries

    This 9 page paper looks at how and why the current patterns in hardware and software production have emerged, using software production in India, hardware production in China and support services in Ireland as examples of his pattern. The explanation used is that of global competitive and comparative advantages. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • World's Oceans and Over-Fishing Repercussions The Ocean's Potential to Feed the World's People: Over-Fishing, Populations and the Environment, and Aquaculture in the LEDCs and MEDCs

    This is a 7 page paper discussing over-fishing of the world’s oceans, in particular reference to the North Sea, the relationship between the environment and population and fishing and aquaculture in the LEDCs and MEDCs. Within the last several decades, the fish population in the world’s oceans has decreased substantially. While the decrease in fish stocks has been partially blamed on environmental factors, the largest problem has been that fishing levels have been at capacity or at the over-fishing level for over thirty years resulting in the loss of some of the more popular fish stocks. Through fishing bans and aquaculture, many MEDCs (More Economically Developed Countries) have just begun to initiate programs with the hopes to recover the stocks but the future of most stocks is still questionable. In the LEDCs (Less Economically Developed Countries) where larger portions of the population are also malnourished, there has also begun to be a great deal of over-fishing but mainly due to fishermen from wealthier countries who have moved from diminished areas. In addition, while a great percentage of continents such as Africa have been deemed suitable for aquaculture, funding depends on governmental support which varies from country to country and year to year. It is estimated that the results of the over-fishing in all the oceans in which many of the stocks will be forever diminished will eventually lead to an increased dependence on grain farmers; a demand they cannot meet. Overall, the increasing world populations will be affected by increased malnutrition and famine, similar to what was initially predicted by Thomas Malthus in 1798 unless more funding and support can be placed on aquaculture worldwide. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Overview of Ecotourism

    This 3 page paper provides an overview on this new niche for the travel industry. Advantages are highlighted. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Decision Making and Global Expansion

    This 6 page paper considers three potential destination for the expansion of a water filter company; Iran, Nigeria and Kenya. After outlining why the company wants to expand and the benefits the paper briefly compares the economic and political environment in each country and then looks more closely at Kenya as a potential destination. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Organizational Innovation and Creativity Enhancement

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

  • Marketing Principles, Brand Loyalty and Globalization

    This 11-page paper examines the idea that the international marketer needs to consider marketing principles (such as brand loyalty and segmentation) to succeed. The paper provides literature to support this point. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Reforming Corporate Law and English Company Law Modernization

    The 2001 white paper modernising English company law contained no reference to any need to reform the law of group corporate activity. This 3 page discusses this with particular reference to the treatment of groups as a single entity also with the single economic unit argument. The paper considers the position and the role of case law that whish indicates the need for legislative reform. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The Ethics of the Phillip Morris Company

    A 9 page paper based on a case study provided by the student. The headings include: principal facts of the case, ethical issues, primary stakeholders, possible alternatives, evaluation of each alternative according to utilitarian, justice/fairness and right/duty perspectives, constraints, implementation of selected alternative. Case has to do with Phillip Morris expanding its cigarette market to Third World and East European countries. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Shell Oil and Environmental Sustainability

    This 24 page paper examines the approach that Shell, the well known petroleum company takes towards green or environmentalist issues and sustainability. The paper starts with a consideration of the different models that can be used when assessing environmental or sustainable practices. These are examined with examples, such as the Brent Spa oil rig disposal. The paper then considers the approach of Shell and concentrates on the behaviour of this company in Nigeria. The actions are then considered in terms of the models already identified. The bibliography cites 19 sources.

  • Research Recommendations for Portugal's Small to Medium Sized Businesses

    This 4 page paper looks at how a project or dissertation on small to medium sized enterprises in Portugal may be approached. The paper outlines the background research, modes that may be used, how primary research may be undertaken and the different ways that this broad subject may be refined. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Development of the Third World and Logistics

    This 3-page paper discusses how a solid shipping (logistics) plan can assist in helping lesser developed nations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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

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

  • China, Japan, and Europe Changes in Management

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

  • Overview of Trade Unions and Their Functions

    A 5 page overview of the function of trade unions. Utilizing the history of the European Trade Union as an example, the contention is presented that trade union purpose, policies, and government is intimately tied to the occupations represented.

  • United Kingdom's Mobile Phone Industry

    This 9 page paper examines the mobile phone service sector in the UK. This sector is dominated by four providers; Vodafone, O2, T Mobile and Orange. The paper looks a the current state of the industry and the companies within the industry, influences that are or may be felt and the way companies compete. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Student Supplied Case Study on PRODEM FFP Banking Services in Bolivia

    This 4 page paper considers a case study supplied by the student; PRODEM FFP a company supplying banking services to the low income sector in Bolivia. The paper examines the strategy that has been used to compete and create competitive advantages, the longevity of this strategy and why it is so effective. The second part of the paper considers the future of this strategy, along with the opportunities and threats to PRODRUM FFP.

  • United Kingdom Workforce Diversity Management

    A 12 page paper. Diversity is a fact of life in today's world. This essay provides data regarding ethnic minorities in the UK and discusses the drivers for workplace diversity, such as legal and social. The Race Relations Act 1976, amended in 2000 and again in 2003 is discusses as is the European Union Race Directive of 2000. The benefits of a diverse workforce are discussed with examples. Two specific companies and their strategies for managing diversity are reported. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • David Chu's Nautica International Retailers

    Taiwanese-born David Chu founded Nautica International and created products that appeal to people of all ages worldwide. Nautica not only attracts consumers of all ages, its clothes and accessories range from sport to hip-hop to ski fashion to women’s perfume. It sports the worlds largest distribution of jeans (which includes The North Face, JanSport and Eastpak brands), among others. These products are sold in 1,300 department and specialty shops in the United States and in 82 retail stores in Asia, Europe and Latin America. jvRetMar.rtf

  • Corporate Expansion from India to China

    An 18 page paper discussing options available to an Indian company seeking to enter China. Delhi Manufacturing is a small manufacturing company in India with no international operations, and is planning to enter China as part of its stated strategic plan. Outlined here are several alternatives available to the company in terms of entering China and becoming an employer of choice within the local culture. Included are examples of best practices of other companies that have gone before, as well as explanation of rationale underlying recommendations for how Delhi Manufacturing should proceed with entry into China. All recommendations are from the Human Resources (HR) perspective; and all are designed to increase the company’s standing in the local and regional community in which it operates. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Online Shopping Analysis of Singapore's NTUC FairPrice Supermarket Website

    A 15 page report that provides an analysis of the NTUC FairPrice supermarket Online Web site. Sections of this paper include: Online Revenue Stream; Target Customers; Market Positioning; Marketing Mix (4 Ps); Web Site Design; Web Page Design; Payment Method; Security Measures; Privacy Policy. Statistical data included. 2 Tables are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Project Standardization Viability

    Product standardization has a double edge. On the one hand, standardization provides protection to consumers and allows products to be built and configured very quickly. This puts a company’s products on the market within months rather than years, offering a return on investment (ROI) within an extremely short time frame between conceptualization to sales. Any quick ROI today can indicate a successful, viable company because the world is the marketplace, not just a city, town or country, as in the past. On the dark side, standardization promotes a world of copycat industries rather than innovation. That means that what worked thirty years ago has to continue to work now and ten years from now.... 15 References. jvPMBok.rtf

  • Supplier Positions in the Cell Phone Market

    This 5 page paper examines the relative positions of the major suppliers of handsets in the cellular telephone market. The paper looks at Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Siemens, Sony-Ericsson and LG Electronics. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Business Tax Planning

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

  • Conflict Management, Negotiation, and Cultural Differences

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

  • Logistics Industry and Automotive Inbound Material Transport Collaboration

    This 20 page paper examines the way that problems currently facing the many industries, including the automotive industry, regarding the inbound logistics. Increasing costs and inefficiencies are reducing profits for the carriers and sellers and increasing costs for the buyers, while many lorries travel empty on the roads. This paper considers how these inefficiencies are being tackled. The paper concentrates on the automotive industry and how the efficiencies can be enhanced in Europe. The paper includes initiatives such as the European Logistics Users Providers and Enablers Group (ELUPEG). The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Evaluating UK Fire and Rescue Service's Disability and Race Policy

    This 16 page paper considers the way in which the fire service in the UK can be seen in terms of fairness and equality. The paper looks the presence of ethnic minorities and also at the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 after a long period of exemption for the uniformed services. The way in which this is applied to the fire service and rescue service is examined and the interaction with other safety legislation is also considered. Special attention is paid to the inclusion of dyslexia as a disability. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Singer and Business Mogul Madonna

    This 19 page paper consider the case of the well-known singer Madonna and looks at how business sense has allowed a singer develop a multimillion dollar international business organisation. The paper looks at the development of the businesses within the music industry environment considering the use of strategy, differentiation and product lifecycle influences. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Outsourcing Trend Reversal

    This 3 page paper looks at the problem of outsourcing in the US and considers how the trend of losing jobs to developing countries may be reversed. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Lazard and the Investment Banking Industry

    This 42 page paper is written in two parts. The first and largest part is an examination of the investment banking industry using a range of models, including a PEST analysis, Porters Five Forces Model, strategic group mapping, price and quantity dynamics, game theory, Yip's global drivers, Porters Diamond, Barlett and Goshal's model and the Uppsala Model. The second part of the paper examines Lazard using the tools of Mckinsey's 7 S's Model, Ansoff's Matrix, Porters generic strategies, BCG Matrix and the blue ocean strategy. The bibliography cites 38 sources.

  • Lazard and the Investment Banking Industry

    This 42 page paper is written in two parts. The first and largest part is an examination of the investment banking industry using a range of models, including a PEST analysis, Porters Five Forces Model, strategic group mapping, price and quantity dynamics, game theory, Yip's global drivers, Porters Diamond, Barlett and Goshal's model and the Uppsala Model. The second part of the paper examines Lazard using the tools of Mckinsey's 7 S's Model, Ansoff's Matrix, Porters generic strategies, BCG Matrix and the blue ocean strategy. The bibliography cites 38 sources.

  • eBay Analysts versus Management

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

  • Multinational Corporation Management

    A 14 page paper. Transnational is having difficulties managing a multicultural workforce. The purpose of the paper is to discover and describe cultural differences in terms of the work environment in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the United States. The greatest focus is placed in the first three regions. The writer comments on the differences between countries in some regions. Basic cultural norms are discussed that will affect management-labor relations. The writer reminds the reader these differences will affect the company's strategic planning as well has human resource practices. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Retail Sector's Interpretation of Corporate Social Responsibility

    This 6 page paper examines how corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been interpreted by the retail sector by looking at the development and emergence of practices that are in line with CSR in the UK retail industry. The paper uses the examples of Anita Roddick's Body Shop and the supermarket chain Tesco. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • International Business and the Implications of Religion and Ethics

    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.

  • WalMart Market Planning and Internationalization Theory

    This 16 page paper is written in two parts. The first part considers different aspects of internationalisation theory, how and why international trade occurs and the way it may be managed. The second part considers ho Wal-Mart may assess a market ready for the entrance of its core product; Wal-Mart supermarket chain. China is chosen as the destination country and the analysis looks at who well Wal-Mart will fit into China. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • An Overseas Market for One Sportswear Company

    This 7-page paper provides an overview of whether or not Columbia Sportswear should establish retail outlets in China (where it already has manufacturing plants) and if it should join with other companies to advise a lowering of Chinses textile imports into the U.S. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Syria: Wal-Mart's Plan to Expand into the Syrian Market

    This 9 page paper looks at Wal-Mart and considers an international expansion into the Syrian market. The paper starts by conducting a Porters Five Forces analysis of Wal-Mart and then looks at Syria as a potential trade destination, using a PEST analysis to assess the market. The paper then outlines a plan to for Wal-Mart to enter this market. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Cheap Mexican Labor, Supply and Demand

    A 4 page discussion of the many factors that come into play when utilizing cheaper labor sources in Mexico. Factors such as the bribes that are expected by Mexican customs, the red tape they can throw your way when you refuse to pay such bribes, and labor strikes all exert influence on supply and demand calculations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • International Business and Bank Selection

    A 5 page paper weighing the benefits of Citigroup and Bank of America as the choice for a company planning international expansion in upcoming months. There are other banks that could serve the company's needs, but Citigroup is the recommended choice. Operating in over 100 countries, it likely already operates in any country that Acme would choose and will be able to provide benefits beyond only banking. Citigroup will be able to provide centralized cash management, competent foreign exchange service and will be able to provide short-term investment service for excess cash balances. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Exporting Computers to Kenya

    This 7-page paper discusses how a U.S. company would go about exporting computers to Kenya. Information included includes the economy, the potential market, political structure, taxes and licenses required and methods of promotion. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Annotated Bibliography on Special Interest Tourism

    This 8 page paper is an annotated bibliography looking at 10 articles concerning special interest tourism, specifically eco-tourism. The paper summarises each article or book and looks at how they are useful in writing a paper about special interest tourism in the global tourist industry.

  • Case Study of China and Petroleum Company Franchising

    This 10 page paper discusses a case study of petroleum company in China that is offering water based diesel products. The paper begins with an overview of franchises, what they are, advantages and disadvantages. The major portion of the paper explains the new "Measures for the Regulation of Commercial Franchise," which became effective February 1, 2005. The case is about a domestic company, thus, that is the focus. The essay ends with the steps the company needs to take to prepare for franchising. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Free Labor Movement and International Law

    This 18 page paper considers the different developments and the current position concerning the free movement of workers and the free movement of labour. The paper looks at the position interniaonal, giving some historical context and then looks at the current position, focusing on the European Union and Article 39 (ex 48), article 43 (ex 52) and article 49 (ex 59). The paper then looks a the current position and discusses the extent to which the freedoms exists and the constraints on those freedoms. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • China and India Level of Trade

    This 5 page paper looks at the level of trade between China and India and describes how the political and economic drivers of China and India affecting their trading relationship. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Indonesia Rice Shipments by the United States

    A 16 page paper exploring all aspects of establishing that section of a supply chain that moves rice out of the United States and into Indonesia. Indonesia has not been a willing recipient of US rice since 2003 and periodically imposes bans on all imports of US-produced rice. Indonesia achieved self-sufficiency in rice in 1984 and seeks to retain and strengthen that position; its rejection of US rice is an effort to protect internal producers. US rice still can enter Indonesia as humanitarian aid, however, and rice is transported the same way regardless of the political complications surrounding its movement. The paper discusses both logistics and marketing topics, focusing on how the chosen shipper, Maersk Sealand, can most efficiently move rice from several US ports to the port of Surabaya, Indonesia. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Dubai and Astrology Promotion

    This 24 page paper focuses on whether or not astrology should be a part of doing business in Dubai. The paper argues that it should. Astrology is discussed in depth as well as the ways it can be applied to business. Doing business in Dubai is also a part of the discussion. Attention is paid to law in the United Arab Emirates and its importance. Also addressed are freedom issues. The paper concludes that astrology should be used primarily for entertainment purposes. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Moscow and Chocolate Exportation

    This 12 page paper begins with a comprehensive report of the chocolate and confectionery market in Moscow, including leading companies, market shares, and the effect of multinationals on domestic companies. The writer discusses managing the supply chain for this industry and suggests technology solutions. Transportation logistics are discussed with recommendations for shipping chocolate. 1 Table included. Statistical data included.

  • Coffee Shipping to Miami from Lebanon by DDP Shipping

    This 10 page paper looks at the process of arranging a shipment of coffee from Beirut to Miami. The paper starts by considering the cargo of coffee and then looks at the DDP INCOTERM which means delivery duty paid identifying the different stages and responsibilities of the exporter and the role of the letter of credit. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Global Trade and the Effects of Outsourcing

    This 17 page paper examines the potential and real impact of outsourcing on international trade. The paper looks at a range of theories that indicate why outsourcing might change international trade patterns, increasing direct trade and supporting unrelated trade, increasing demand and developing or enhancing trading partner relationships. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • German Retail Industry Case and General Application of Business Ethics

    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.

  • Packaged Foods of Nestle Company

    This is a 6 page paper which examined the competition in the packaged food industry and also presents a SWOT analysis of Nestle' Packaged Food Products. The bibliography has 5 sources.

  • English Law, Corporate Identity, and the Doctrine of Separate Corporate Personality

    This 7 page paper looks at the concept of the separate corporate identity under English law. The paper is written in two parts. The first part critically discusses the nature and significance of the doctrine of separate corporate personality and considers how it is applied. The second part of the paper assess the situations where the doctrine of separate corporate personality may not be applied with reference to case law and statutory examples. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • SWOT Analysis of Mercury International Ltd.

    This 3 page paper provides a SWOT analysis for this case study based on information submitted by a student. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Global Outsourcing

    5 pages of the text content of a 13-slide PowerPoint® presentation (available) on outsourcing. There are four slides each on Global outsourcing, alternatives to outsourcing and outsourcing to insourcing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Vitamin and Supplement Market In Belgium

    A 5 page paper that discusses the vitamin market in Belgium. The writer comments on the attractiveness of the Belgian market, provides demographic data and comments on the reluctance of Belgians to self-medicate. A specific product, VitaPlen is discussed in terms of the appropriate target market. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Management and the Australian Company Macmillan Distribution Services

    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.

  • Real Estate Market of Lebanon

    This 4 page paper examines the property market in Lebanon. This includes the patterns of development, rises in property prices and the average cost of real estate in 2006 as well as looking at the major development companies. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Overview of Intercultural Communications

    This 3 page paper discusses intercultural communication: what it is, what problems it entails, and how these issues can be resolved. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Indian Real Estate Corporate Merger Proposal

    This 5 page paper examines the real estate market in India. A proposal is made regarding which firms might be successful by merging. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Chile and Dispute Resolution

    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.

  • Doing Business in Russia

    An 8 page paper discussing the business climate and culture in Russia. The bottom line as it exists today is that Russia still is full of promise as in the past, and positive changes are occurring. Business people from other cultures – particularly the US – should be cognizant and respectful of Russia's love for formality and tradition, but they also should be aware that both the Russian people and government also seek positive change in business and opportunity while retaining Russia's unique culture. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • India-Australia Trade

    This 5 page paper looks at the trade that takes place between India and Asia, considering the trade levels, the increase and influences in trade such as reduction in trade tariffs and considers why India may be an attractive export destination for Australian goods and looks at potential barriers. The last part of the paper considers the viability of exporting beef from Australia to India. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Plan for Exporting Beef from Australia to India

    This 5 page paper considers why exporting beef from Australia to India would be a good plan. The paper outlines the reason for beef being chosen as the export and then considers why beef is a good import for India and the basic underlying business issues that makes this an attractive proposition. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Management Support Systems and Outsourcing

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

  • Selling T-Shirts to China for the Beijing Olympics

    This 26 page presents a report to support the idea of selling T-shirts branded for the Beijing Olympics in China in the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The considers China as a destination for a business venture including aspects such as culture and commercial environment before considering how the product should be deigned and marketed. The last part of the paper assumes that the company is an international company and proposes a method of market entry. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Job Satisfaction of Supermarket Employees in Kuwait

    This 15 page paper examines the potential satisfaction levels of employees employed in Kuwait by the supermarkets. The paper starts by considering what is meant by job satisfaction and then considers different models that may be used to explain how employers may try to provide satisfaction. The models of economic man and social man are considered and then applied to the supermarket industry in Kuwait, using information regarding the levels of satisfaction and employment condition in Kuwait. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • International Marketing

    This 12 page paper discusses why companies engage in international marketing rather than a series of national marketing strategies. The paper starts by looking at models and theories that explain how and why companies internationalize and then looks at the way this reflects on marketing strategy choices. The paper argues as the companies get larger there is a natural progression to increased use of standardized international marketing. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Amazon.com and Internet Jurisdiction

    A 5 page paper discussing Amazon.com's international operations and legal problems that the company potentially could become entangled with as Internet law continues to change. Amazon operates 9 sites (US, UK, China, etc.) and likely is bound by the laws of the country in which those sites are located. Jurisdiction changes have been occurring since an Australian court decided in 2002 that the site of injury imposed by a US site owner was Australia. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Nokia in China

    This 50 page paper looks at the positioning of the Nokia brand in China and how successful Nokia’s marketing and strategy has been in the Chinese mobile or cellular telephone market. The paper is starts with an introduction which includes the aims of the research to identify the current position of Nokia in China and assess its’ level of success. The paper then undertakes an in-depth literature review looking at Nokia, its’ history and general developments and marketing strategies that have impacted on the way positioning has been developed. The literature review then considers China, the social economic and political influences and the way Nokia have developed operations in China and created their current marketing position. The paper then presents simulated primary research to assess the perception of the Nokia brand by consumers. This section includes the methodology and the presentation of the questionnaire and the results. The paper ends with a conclusion bringing together the primary research and the findings of the literature review. The bibliography cites 60 sources.

  • Leadership in the East and the West

    The tremendous economic growth of China, India and the Southeast Asia region has fostered much interest in leadership styles that are uniquely different in many ways from American leadership styles. This 4 page paper looks at the different styles comparing them and identifying strengths and weaknesses. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • McDonalds in China

    This 54 page paper examines the well known fast food chain McDonalds and considers how it is competing in China, the competitive advantages it is using and the way these fit in with McDonalds core international strategies and with the market in China were competition is seen in the form of other western fast food chains and increasing numbers of Chinese fast food chains. The paper starts with an introduction then presents an in-depth literature review looking at the history and existing strategies of McDonalds, the positions that McDonalds may choose to pursue and the strategies used in China. The paper then simulates primary research with consumers, including an in-depth methodology as well as a presentation and interpretation of the results. The final section of the paper pulls together the results of the literature review and the primary research in order to assess the use of different competitive advantages by McDonalds in China. The bibliography cites 60 sources.

  • Changing the Structure of Wimpey

    This 16 page paper looks at the construction company Wimpey arguing that is has a functional bureaucratic structure that is evolving towards a divisional structure, but that it would benefit from developing a matrix structure. The paper demonstrates this by looking at the company and the current practices that indicate structure and looking at the theory and practice of matrix or network based structures before arguing why and how this could benefit Wimpey. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Creating Value with ERP Enterprise Resource Planning

    (ERP)is becoming more popular, this 17 page paper considers how ERP may be used to create value and why it may sometimes fail. The paper starts by looking at the reasons firms may choose to migrate to an ERP system, the benefits of that system and the potential. The paper then looks at the way the implementation should be managed before considering the way in which a bank has used ERP to create value. The bibliography cites 19 sources.

  • Exporting Vegetables to Thailand

    An 11 page paper examining Thailand as a market to receive vegetables produced in the United States. The paper discusses characteristics of the market; trade agreements between the two countries; sociocultural factors; and marketing strategies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ethical Issues - Globalization - Cultural Diversity

    A 17 page paper. As might be anticipated, this paper discusses a myriad of issues and topics, beginning with a brief definition of culture and globalization. The writer discusses, in detail, globalization and cultural diversity, reporting and discussing arguments that promote the premise that globalization diminishes cultures and the primes that globalization may be an advantage. The next section discusses ethical issues inherent in globalization. These focus on a respect for cultural diversity. Examples are provided. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Does Global Outsourcing Lower A Firm's Costs and Improve It’s Profitability?

    This 8 page paper looks at whether global outsourcing can result in lower coasts and increase the profitability of a company. The paper looks at the theoretical reasons why outsourcing may cut costs and considers the hidden costs. Specific cases are cited and the impact on profits is considered. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Nestle Case Study; Baby Milk Formula in the Developing World

    In the 1970’s and the 1980’s Nestle suffered as a result of their policies in the developing world for the sale of baby milk formula. This 20 page paper is written in two parts examining the problems that the company faced. The first part of the paper is written as a position paper and discusses whether the company should have continued selling the product in the developing world or if it would have been better for Nestle to withdraw from this market. The paper uses a range of ethical approaches to come to his decision. The second part of the paper looks at the issue form a public relations (PR) perspective, considering the mistakes that were made by Nestle, how and why they were made and the lessons that can be learnt. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • The Petrochemical Industry in Saudi Arabia

    This 6 page paper examines the petrochemical industry in Saudi Arabia looking at the level of importance of the industry, the types of oil, locations of the oil fields and the level of oil reserves and the current and future capacity of the industry in Saudi Arabia. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Benefits and Dangers of Using Personalities to Promote a Brand

    There are many examples of celebrities endorsing or taking part in marketing for goods or services. From Henry Cooper promoting Brut, to Jamie Oliver promoting Sainsbury’s and Carol Vordeman promoting secured loans the practice is widespread. This 11 page paper looks how and why famous personalities are used in marketing and the benefits along with the dangers. The paper cites numerous examples to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • The Economy of Bangladesh

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

  • Globalization - Overview

    A 10 page paper that begins with a definition of globalization, which is followed by a history of globalization. The writer illustrates globalization as international trade has been practiced since at least a few centuries B.C. The rise in globalization in the last forty years is discussed as are the arguments for and against it. The writer reports the rise in FDI and the identifies the countries most globalized. The writer comments on how culture evolves with or without economic globalization. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Global Branding And Global Brands

    An 8 page paper that begins with a discussion about brands and branding and the importance of branding. The essay then reports the most recognized brands and the top global brands, according to different reports. One report includes a comparison of the top brands in different geographic regions. Another study reports top brands in terms of brand value. Brands are identified. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • SMEs and Banking in Saudi Arabia

    This 5 page paper is an outline proposal for a study on the way the banking sector serves the small and medium sized enterprise (SME) sector in Saudi Arabia. The paper provides an introduction, aims ad objectives section, a literature review and a methodology. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Mergers; Electrolux with Lehel and the Creation of BAE Systems

    This 4 page paper looks at the background, conditions and results of two mergers. The first is the merger between Electrolux and Lehel, which was really an acquisition, the second looks at the creation of BAE Systems which was a company formed as the result of a merger between British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Ice-Fili and Russia's Ice Cream Market

    A 7 page paper discussing conditions at Russia's leading domestic ice cream producer, Ice-Fili, as of 2002. Russian ice cream is unique in that it is much higher in fat and contains less sugar than Western ice cream, and by 2002 Ice-Fili was facing significant competition from Western companies including Baskin-Robbins, Ben & Jerry's, Nestlé and Unilever. The paper discusses the Russian market (Russians are devoted to their ice cream) and recommends that Ice-Fili open stores in urban areas. Based on Harvard Case 9-703-516. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Outsourcing at Wachovia and the Bank of America

    Outsourcing has become a common strategy for firms looking to cut costs. However, this is not the only motivation to undertake outsourcing. This 18 page paper compares and contrasts Bank of America and Bank of Wachovia outsourcing decisions, negotiations, and solutions. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Can and Do Global Brands Exist?

    Many companies seek to compete with the development of global brands. This 9 page paper considers what can be defined as a global brand, looking at the spread of the brand and the way the branding messages are communicated. The paper considers the theory and uses examples to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • De Beers Control of the Diamond Market

    This 4 page paper considers the dominance of De Beers compnay on the diamond industry from an economic perspective. The paper shows how the compnay has sought to manage the process of diamonds by managing and manipulating the supply and demand factors. This is discussed with examples of De Beers strategies and practices. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Adidas—Will Restructuring Its Business Line-up Allow It to Catch Nike?

    This 18 page paper examined Adidas after it has made the acquisition of Reebok and considers whether or not the company will be able to compete efficiently with Nike. The paper looks at the company background, and its current strategy as well as performing a SWOT analysis and looking at the company using Porters Five Forces model. The value chain is also considered and the results are used to determine whether or not Adidas will be able to compete with Nike for the market leader position. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Fair Trade In The United Kingdom

    This 8 page paper begins a short explanation of what Fair Trade means and the purpose of Fair Trade. The essay discusses Fair Trade as it applies to the United Kingdom, including data and statistics and consumers' perceptions of this type of product. The essay identifies some of the stores that strongly support Fair Trade and how they do so. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Is Globalization Colonialism?

    A 3 page paper which examines whether globalization is colonialism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Failure at TVR

    This 6 page paper is an analysis on a British sports car manufacturer called TVR. The paper looks at what the company has been doing wrong, examines the performance with the use of Lewin’s force field model and the applications of single and double loop learning and then makes suggestions for the way the company could have been saved. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Aspects of Outsourcing

    This 3 page paper discusses some of the factors involved in outsourcing jobs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Support for Women Entrepreneurs in the UAE

    This 12 page paper looks at the different organizations that provide help and support to female entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates, outlines the help that is provided and the way they operate. The paper looks at those which are set up specific to give women help and those that help all entrepreneurs. The paper then considers what help is needed in the future and the gap between current provision and current needs. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Child Labour

    This 11 page paper looks at what a company can and ought to do to ensure that there is no child labour in its operations and supply chain, looking at the human rights issues as well ad the general issues involved in terms of measures that can be taken directly and indirectly to avoid the need for child labour. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Intercultural Communication

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

  • Motivation In Three Companies

    A 4 page paper that begins with an introduction to motivation theories, identifying the two major categories of theories. The essay reports some of the activities in three companies and correlates those to Maslow's and Skinner's theories of motivation. The companies are: HSBC, Tesco Plc, and Google. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Fast Food Culture

    This 14 page paper argues that the fast food industry has brought a fundamental change to the eating habits of people both in the United States and around the world, and that the change is not for the better. It also briefly discusses alternatives to fast food, such as the slow food movement. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Marketing Plan for a Golf School in Shanghai

    This 13 page paper is a marketing plan for a golf school located in Shanghai. The paper starts by considering the target market and then uses the model of the 4 P’s to outline the product, price, placement and promotion of the school. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Corporate Culture And Corporate Social Responsibility

    A 6 page paper that focuses on three multinational corporations who have operations in Brazil. The essay reports and discusses CSR activities of Archer Daniels Midland Company, Diageo plc, and Chiquita in Brazil. The writer comments on how the corporate culture supports these activities. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Analysis of Marketing Opportunities; The Car Market in Australia

    This 16 page paper examines the macro environment in Australia to consider the suitability of launching a new luxury hybrid car. The paper outlines the product and then considers the economic, demographic, cultural, natural, technological and political influences from the theoretical and the practical perspective. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Outsourcing and HBOS

    This 15 page paper looks at how outsourcing may be used and why outsourcing is attractive as well as the potential problems associated with outsourcing. The issues are considered in general and then applied to the case of Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS). The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Root Production on Kava Island

    A 3 page paper providing the text contents of an available PowerPoint® presentation addressing establishing commercial production of kava root extract on Kava Island, a "virtual" island in the South Pacific. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Global Workplace

    This 5 page paper discusses whether or not the global workplace can be a solution to social conflict, and if so, how.

  • Sustainable Development; The Influence of the United Nations

    This 9 page paper looks at the contribution of the United Nations (UN) towards the development of the idea of ‘sustainable business practices’, evaluates the United Nations political influence and examines the different geographical and political agendas which have contributed towards the concept of sustainable development from this institution. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Strategy for Emirates Airline

    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.

  • How To Maintain Intercontinental Hong Kong As The Market Leader In The Hospitality Industry

    This 40 page paper, including executive summary, examines the way in which the Intercontinental hotel in Hong Kong may retain its position as the market leader in hospitality industry. After a brief introduction the paper examines the position of the hospitality industry in Hong Kong and then looks at the competition faced by Intercontinental. A SWOT analysis is used to analyse the position of the hotel internally and within a broader environment. Following the analysis innovative plans are presented that will help the hotel remain as an industry leader. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Motorola's Quest to Regain Market Share in China

    A 6 page paper discussing Motorola's history in China and its loss of wireless handset market share in the early 2000s. The paper recommends that the company focus on long-term profitability, in the form of working to increase market share now and then preserving the market share it is able to gain. In no event should the company allow competitive pressures to force it to market with an inferior product as it did in the US with the low-end Razr. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Absolute Advantage, Comparative Advantage and Opportunity Cost

    This 3 page paper looks at the concepts of absolute advantage in comparative advantage comparing and contrasting the two. The paper then defines and discusses opportunity cost and considers the way in which this is seen with in international trade theory. The bibliography cites for sources.

  • The Marketing of Nokia and Sony Ericsson in the United Arab Emirates

    This 22 page paper looks at the way in which the cellular phone equipment company's Nokia and Sony Ericsson are marketing their core products; cellular handsets, within United Arab Emirates. The paper looks at the telecommunications industry in the UAE and the background of the companies before considering the way in which they are competing, including the positioning of the companies, the prices, the products, the promotions, the target markets and target market profiles. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • McDonald's in China; SWOT, PEST and Porters Five Forces Analysis

    This 8 page paper examines McDonald's in China. The paper presents a SWOT analysis examining the strengths, weaknesses opportunities and threats; a PEST analysis looking at the political, economic, social and technological influences; and finally a Porter's Five Forces analysis discussing the current competitors, the threat of new entrants, the power over buyers and suppliers and the power substitutes. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Exporting U.S. Wines to China

    This 10 page paper explores the feasibility of exporting wines from the U.S. to China, and argues that despite some potential difficulties in such technicalities as labeling and distribution, the market potential, plus the growing Chinese consumption of wine, makes the project attractive. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Volkswagen Eos; Marketing Case Study

    This 10 page paper examines the case of Volkswagen and their new convertible car; the Eos. The paper presents an outline marketing plan including an assessment of the current market position of the car, a SWOT analysis, a potential marketing strategy and action plan and control measures. Following the outline marketing plan the paper suggests two attract marketing segments on the West Coast of America and proposes an alternative market coverage strategy. The bibliography cites five sources.

  • Inventory Control at Toyota

    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.

  • The Philippines As a Potential Business Destination

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

  • Change at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria

    This 26 page paper considers the subject of change management and how it has been applied in the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission. The paper starts with an introduction, aims and methods and a justification for the research. This is followed by an in-depth literature review regarding change management, looking at a range of change models and approaches to managing change. After a brief consideration of the role and structure of the CAC the organisation is examined in terms of the way change has been undertaken with recommendation made for future change management. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Failures at the Passport Office; The Summer of 1999

    In the summer of 1999 the passport agency and the United Kingdom faced a crisis. The implementation of the new computer system resulted in lengthy delays in the issuing of passports. This 10 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper looks at the reasons why projects fail looking at a range of models that encompass a broad-spectrum of potential causes of failure. The second part of the paper examines the case of the passport agency in the context of the potential reasons failure identified in the first part of the paper. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Outsourcing by American Firms; A Literature Review on the Political and Economic Issues

    This 6 page paper is a literature review looking at the political and economic issues that arise where outsourcing takes place within the United States. The impact on companies and their employees as well as the theory of comparative advantage discussed. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN: GETTING BOTTLED WATER DELIVERED IN INDIA

    This 3-page paper examines a logistics method of getting bottled water to tourists spots in southern India. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Design Company in Ireland

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

  • Is The Japanese Manufacturing System Appropriate In The U.S.

    A 4 page paper. Manufacturing in the U.S. has been declining for years in volume and quality. This essay comments on possible reasons for that situation. The essay also compares some of the aspects of the manufacturing system of Japanese and American companies and ends with a conclusion. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Asian Cultures and Business Management

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

  • McDonalds in Ireland

    This 17 page paper examines the marketing strategy of the fast food chain McDonalds in Ireland. The paper gives some background to the company in the Republic of Ireland and the some of the problems it is facing. The analysis looks at the company's marketing objectives, the target market segments and ways that the segments are approached. The strategic marketing analysis makes use of a BCG Matrix, Porters Five Forces model and a SWOT analysis. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • HRM Practices in Europe and Asia: the Case of The UK and Japan

    This 16 page paper looks at two different HR systems, those seen in the UK and Japan, comparing and contrasting their similarities and differences. The paper considers how these two countries HR systems and their development reflect national cultural differences, discusses some of the functional differences and considers the way that they are changing with increasing levels of convergence. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Technology Helps Companies Become Global

    This 5 page paper begins with reports of entrepreneurs in developing countries who are becoming successful because of technology. The paper then discusses how Zurich Financial Services Group became a truly global company by improving their technology. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • NIKE AND INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

    This 3-page paper examines Nike's international expansion efforts. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Launching a New Product in International Markets; a Product Plan

    This 19 page paper looks at launching a brand new product on the market. The product chosen is an anti-ageing product. The paper describes the new product, outlines the goals and strategies for the launch and first few years, defines and examines the target market considered competitors and substitutes, and then looks at the pricing, distribution and promotion of the product. The paper ends with a three-year budget. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • The Water Market

    This 22 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The paper examines the market for bottles water using a PEST analysis. The second part of the paper looks at some major bottles water suppliers, including Nestle, Group Danone, Coca Cola, PepsiCo and Suntory discussing the way they compete, the strengths and weaknesses of their strategies and the way that their strategies may be seen as a reaction to their rivals. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Globalization : Outsourcing And Jobs

    A 4 page paper that demonstrates offshore outsourcing is bad for America. The writer reports data regarding jobs lost and jobs being lost, even among white-collar workers. The writer explains the meaning of outsourcing and offshoring. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Boeing 787 Project Supply Chain

    An 12 page paper. The first part of this paper is devoted to supply chain management, in general. The writer explains and discusses supply chains and supply chain management, including the JIT approach. Following the information and discussion on supply chain management, the essay continues to discuss this in terms of the aerospace industry, in general, and Boeing's 787 project, in particular. The writer makes recommendations for others who have large complex supply chains. The stimulus question is: whether or not Boeing's supply chain for the 787 project will become the normal way of establishing supply chains. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • The Companies Act 2006

    It has often been stated that the courts have traditionally interfered too much in the field of company law. This 9 page paper considers whether or not The Companies Act 2006 reduce the need for court intervention by providing a coherent and comprehensive statutory code. This is discussed using two areas of the new act as the discussion point; duty of directors and environmental reporting. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The Takeover Panel

    This 20 page paper looks at The Takeover Panel in the United Kingdom. The paper starts with the history and background of The Takeover Panel, looks at the membership with different committees and the role of the executive, discusses the authority of The Takeover Panel as well as its aims and objectives, outlines some cases that have been dealt with by the panel and compares the UK takeover panel with its equivalent in Sweden. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Knowledge Management at Molnlycke Health Care

    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.

  • Sustainable development and The United Arab Eremites

    This 10 page paper looks at the concept and practice of sustainable development in a global context, including what it is, how it takes place and general attitudes and practice. The paper then considers the way that the UAE is adopting sustainable development policies and practices within the global context. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Japan and India as Potential Business Markets

    This 14 page paper looks at two potential new markets for a high-tech company wanting to expand. Two countries; Japan and India are assessed, looking at the conditions that indicate there is a good potential market for the company as well as the issues which may exert a negative impact. In addition to looking at the markets there is also a discussion to assess the most appropriate method of entry. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Marketing of Coca-Cola

    This 16 page paper looks at the marketing of Coca-cola considering the overall cooperate brand strategy, the way the brand strategy is put into action, issues of market segmentation, positioning and target marketing, promotions and the way that the company structure supports the strategic marketing. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Green Supply Chain Management

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

  • The ITC eChoupal Initiative

    This 17 page paper is based on a Harvard Business School case study provided by the student. ITC have developed the eChoupal initiative, a system aimed at improving efficiency and value within the supply chain in a rural area of India. The paper looks at four issues; we objectives behind the initiative and the problems which were faced, the principles of supply chain management which present in the initiative, the ways in which value is created and whether or not the model of the eChoupal is transferable. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Maxis and the Malaysian Telecommunications Market

    This 3 page paper looks at the Malaysian telecommunication market and the position of Maxis, discussing the market segmentation, market needs and the way that Maxis approaches these markets. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Use of Technology at Tesco

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

  • Exporting to China

    This 11 page paper considers China as an export destination for household electronics to be exported from a country such as the US. The paper uses vacuum cleaners as an example. The macro environmental conditions are discussed, including the economy and distribution issues, influences on demand are considered, including social changes, import controls are discussed and the paper ends with the potential influences that could result from changes made by the exporting country's central bank. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

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

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

  • Supply Chain Management at Carrefour

    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.

  • Intercultural Communication In Organizations

    A 10 page paper that begins with comments about the importance of these interactions. The writer reports and describes Hofstede's dimensions that describe a culture with examples. The essay also reports the six barriers to intercultural communication as presented by Jandt. The writer discusses and comments on cross-border mergers and joint ventures reporting a couple of the problems with the Daimler-Chrysler merger. Examples of marketing miscommunications are provided. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The Steel Industry

    This 28 page paper is an examination of the global steel industry. The first part of the paper looks at the historical and the current performance and structure of the steel industry. The paper then looks at the performance of three international steel companies representative of different segments of the steel industry; The United States Steel Corporation, China Precision Steel Inc. and Acrelor Mittal. The background of each company is outlines and the financial performance is assessed with ratio analysis before an assessment of the stock performance and the stock price. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • SunPower Case; Considering FDI in Brazil and UAE

    This 3 page paper answers questions set by the student concerning foreign direct investment. This includes defining FDI and looking at vertical and horizontal FDI, the levels of FDI in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates, and questions that the firm may want to ask regarding FDI patterns before determining international expansion plans. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • 10 Drivers for the Development of Manufacturing Industries in Small Economies

    This 3 page paper outlines 10 different drivers that will impact on the development of manufacturing industries in a small economy. Drivers considered include, income and disposable income, exchange rates, interest rates, liquidity in the credit markets, consumer confidence, employment levels, technology and supporting or complimentary industries. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Global and Multi-Country Strategies

    This 4 page paper looks at three different products; a personal computer, a washing machine and an online MBA degree and discusses whether a multi-national company should adopt a global or a multi-country strategy for each of these products. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Human Resource Planning Process

    This 8 page paper Describe the process of HR Planning in organizations, looking at the purpose and stages which are inherent within human resource planning. The paper then goes on to consider some of the challenges we faced HR specialists in the future, with specific attention to the practices, challenges and issues relevant to human resource planning in Ireland. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • What are the Most Economically Beneficial Services Exports?

    The exporting of services is increasing. This 9 page paper considers which services may be most economically beneficial for a city to export. Different types of service exports are discussed and the way that the most economically valuable service may be deterred is examined. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • How to Increase FDI Into Libya; Introduction and Methodology

    This 16 page paper is the introduction and methodology for a large project which looks at the way FDI may be increased in Libya. The purpose of the research, aims and objectives as well as constraints are discussed and then the methodology, which is targeted at FDI decision makers, using surveys is outlined including sampling and the application of the surveys. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • The Recorded Music Industry In The UK

    This 5 page paper looks at the recorded music industry in the UK. The sales for 2007 are given with the break down between physical sales, digital sales and performing rights, the way in which royalties are paid to songwriters/composers and performers is discussed, and a 2008 Top 10 Pop Chart is provided. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Main Strengths And Weaknesses Of Tourism As A Means Of Economic Development

    Tourism is a growing industry and has a great deal of potential to aid with the economic development of developing countries. This 4 page paper considers the potential strengths and weaknesses of a developing country using a tourism strategy to increase revenue. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Corporate Governance at HSBC

    This 5 page paper looks at the way corporate governance is undertaken in the HSBC group, looking at the way communications take place with shareholders, internal controls and the use of committees. The paper then makes recommendations for the improvement of corporate governance at HSBC. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • REQUIREMENTS FOR LAUNCHING A BUSINESS IN ONTARIO

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

  • Apple and Dell, Supply Chain Management

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

  • Knorr Packet Soup in Ireland

    This 18 page paper examines the Knorr packet soups operation in Ireland in order to develop a new marketing communication strategy. The paper starts by examining the soup industry in Ireland and then looking more carefully at Knorr and the way that they compete. The target market is also considered. All of the information is used to suggest a marketing strategy which is based on an integrated marketing communication strategy. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Outsourcing at Tata Automotive

    This 4 page paper looks at Tata Automotive and considers why a firm India, the destination of a great deal of outsourcing, uses a strategy of outsourcing. The paper looks at the potential reasons around the outsourcing, at the type of outsourcing that is taking place and the benefits that the company is realizing. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Changing Labour Relations in Germany

    The German model of labour relations has for some time been said to be under threat as a result of the process of globalisation and the activities of MNCs. This 12 page paper looks at the model of labour relations in Germany and considers how it is changing. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Environmental Analysis for the Aqualim

    This 8 page paper is an environmental analysis that could be used when considering the launch of a new water saving device to be attached to showers. The paper looks at the macro environment in Australia and identifies the opportunities and threats that this new water conservation device; the Aqualim will face. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Long term Influences on the Airline Industry and the Position of Easyjet and Germanwings

    This 16 page paper examines the potential future of the airline industry, looking at the political, economical, social and technological influences that may impact on airlines planning, Two no frills low cost airlines are then considered assessing the way that they are performing within this industry, and how looking at how they may deal with the future, the products that they sell and compares the firms financial performance between the years 2004 - 2008. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Business Differences: Canada and Egypt

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

  • GENERAL ELECTRIC AND THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION

    This 8-page paper discusses the learning organization and appropriate approach to management, trust and pay in General Electric's Asia-Pacific region. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Responses of the International Community to Climate Change Issues

    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.

  • Challenges of the Retail Market in Chile

    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.

  • How Will Tata Gain Value from the Jaguar Land Rover Acquisition?

    This 3 page paper looks at the potential value that will be created as a result of the acquisition of Jaguar Land Rover by Tata Motors. The acquisition does not increase the answers, but it gives access to a brand name and the potential to create value. The paper assesses how that value will be created. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Collectivism and Commitment; Implications for Cross Cultural Management

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

  • Cross Boarder Mergers And Acquisitions

    This 15 page paper looks at the problems and challenges of international mergers and acquisitions, and argues that it is more than financial considerations that need to be taken into account of the merger or acquisition is to be successful. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Aspects Of Outsourcing

    This 5 page paper presents a general discussion of outsourcing including the definitions of outsourcing and offshoring. The writer reports the activities that are most often outsourced and where to. The paper also reports some of the hidden costs of outsourcing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Printing Industry in Australia

    This 11 page paper looks at the printing industry in Australia within a context of starting a new printing firm. The industry, its performance and segment are discussed, a PEST analysis performed and key success factors are identified before a SWOT analysis is undertaken to assess the potential of a new businesses this industry. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Advantage to Other Forms of Transport?

    Is Maritime Shipping Loosing its' Competitive This 4 page paper considers the position of maritime transportation and assesses where it has lost its' competitive advantages when compared to other transport models, such as road, rail or air. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Impact of the Multi Fibre Agreement

    This 38 page paper examines the multi-fibre agreement (MFA) examining what the agreement was, how it was formed and the controls that the agreement placed on exports textile and clothing exports from developing countries. The paper then looks at the impact of the MFA expiration where some countries, such as Mexico and Indonesia have lost out and others, such as China and India have gained. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Business under Islamic Law

    This 8 paper looks at the way Sharia law impacts on business. Written in three parts the first part looks at the general influences, the second part looks at how bonds, or sukuk, are issues and the last part at the way sukuk is perceived under Islamic law. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Explaining the Phenomena of Increasing Protectionist Policies During a Global Recession

    This 10 page paper is a 15 slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes looking at trade and the way that a global recession may lead to governments adopting more protectionist policies. The paper examines the concepts of international trade, looking at why it takes place and then the conditions of the 2008/9 credit crunch to assess the value and problems associated with protectionist policies in that environment. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

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

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

  • Google in China

    A 7 page paper discussing Google's choice to operate two Chinese language sites, one self-censored within China and another uncensored site outside of China. The decision allows Google to operate within China law while also serving stakeholders. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • RIORDAN MANUFACTURING, PUERTO RICO AND CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

    This 12-page paper presents a corporate compliance plan for Riordan Manufacturing's Puerto Rico branch. Also discussed are various laws in the commonwealth. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • AN OVERVIEW AND REGULATORY EXPLANATION OF JET AIRWAYS (INDIA)

    This 6-page paper provides an overview of Jet Airways (India), as well as an overview of airlines regulatory markets in India and Europe. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Analysis of Jaguar's Web Site

    A 4 page paper that begins with a short historical account of what is now Jaguar Limited. The writer analyzes the company's Web site considering user-friendliness, ease of obtaining different kinds of information, the evidence of a global perspective and a general overall analysis of the Web site and its links. Different URL addresses are incorporated into the text. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Growth of Small Businesses in the UK

    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.

  • TWIST JUICE AND THE EGYPTIAN MARKET

    This 22-page paper presents a marketing plan and situational analysis for the Twisted Juice product line in Egypt. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Assessment of the UK Supermarket Industry

    This 4 page paper looks at the structure, performance and trends in the UK supermarket industry, including the performance of Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and Morrison’s. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • USA TRADE WITH CHINA

    This 5-page paper discusses aspects of U.S. trade with China including imports and exports and how much U.S. debt China holds. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Examination of the Structure, Conduct and Performance of Airlines

    This 7 page paper presents an analysis that looks at the structure, conduct and performance found within the airline industry on a global basis. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Nano Car and the Company's Financial Goals

    A 3 page paper. The Tata Group is the largest private-sector corporation in India, comprising 95 separate companies in several business sectors. This essay discusses the strategic and financial goals of the Group and of Tata Motor, which released the Nano car in 2009. Bibliography lists 5 sources. PGttn3.rtf

  • Environmental Analysis of the Fast Food Industry in Australia with a Focus on the Asian Sector

    This 6 page paper looks at the influences on the Asian fast food market in Australia, looking first at the macroenvironmental influences including political, economic, social and technological factors. The second part of the paper then looks at the industry environment giving a general market overview, consideration of the competitors and the channels of distribution as well as the customers. The paper ends with a brief section on the threats, opportunities, weaknesses and strengths faced by Asian fast food companies. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Consideration of the Brazil for Investment by a Biomedical Technology Firm from the United States

    This 6 page paper considers present a potential destination for US biomedical technology firm, considering the different conditions within the Brazilian macro environment, such as economic conditions, protection for intellectual property and demand for biomedical services. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Negative Outcomes Resulting from the Impact of IT on Globalization

    This 14 page paper considers the way in which the world is becoming "flatter", looking at the arguments put forward in Friedman’s “The World is Flat” and assessing the way in which these may be having negative as well as positive impacts on the global environment. The different arguments are considered, and the negative outcomes are discussed. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Comparison of British and Libyan Corporate Governance

    This 20 page paper looks at the way that cooperate governece is practiced, starting by defining it and then looking at the way it may be practiced. The environment and practices in the UK are then used as a basis against which the practices within Libya are compared. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Ethics and Nike

    This 3 page analysis explores Nike's legal and ethical issues behind its partnership with factories around the world. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Importance of FDI to Economic Development in China

    This 11 page paper looks that foreign direct investment and the ways in which it has been used as well as the extent to which it has been important in the development of the Chinese economy. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • IOM and the New Purchasing Operating Model

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

  • Relevant Theories to Support International Expansion

    This 9 page paper looks at a New Zealand cattle farmer and considers the issues that may need to be considered before international trade is considered. The paper looks at relevant theories, including an explanation of intentional trade theory, the potential cultural barriers to trade and the approach that may be adopted to enter new markets under the Uppsala model. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Why Does International Trade Take Place?

    This 3 page paper examines some of the drivers that have supported the increase in international trade. The writer looks at the drivers and motivators for international trade taking place including the concept of comparative advantage. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Analysis of the Telecom Corporation of New Zealand

    This 12 page paper examines the Telecom Corporation of New Zealand, looking at their strategic profile, financial performance and the macro environment within which they are operating in order to identify the current opportunities and challenges that the company faces, including a competitor analysis. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • ONLINE SHOPPING, SAUDI ARABIA AND TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE

    This 12-page paper applies the technology acceptance model (TAM) to online shopping in Saudi Arabia. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

  • Improving Corporate Governance and Supervision in New Zealand

    This 8 page paper considers corporate governance in New Zealand looks at the way it is being addressed in countries such as the UK and the US following the credit crisis of 2008/9 and assesses if any of these approaches may be beneficial for New Zealand. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Offshoring In India and Cap Gemini Sogeti

    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.

  • Comparison of the German and British Corporate Governance Systems

    This 17 page paper looks at the concept and practice of corporate governance in the UK and Germany, contrasting and comparing the approaches, looking at the strengths and weaknesses associated with each corporate governance systems and how international managers may bridge the differences. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Business Basics - Competitive Advantages and Challenges of International Trade

    This 9 page paper is written in two parts. The first part explains the concept of competitive advantage and looks at how a firm may decide what form of advantage to pursue. The second part of the paper discusses advantages and challenges and strategies that may be found in international business. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Modelo’s Beer Market

    This 6 page paper examines the Mexican beer brewer; Modelo and answers questions sector by the student. Questions included examination of the trends in the global beer market, how and why Modelo successful in entering the US market through strategic alliances, consideration of the next potential market, the challenges of the organization are likely to face the future and a discussion concerning whether or not the organization should undertake diversification. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • New Search Engine for the Chinese Market

    This 19 page paper proposes a strategy for a new search engine to be launched in China. The paper starts by examining the situation in China, looking at the market and the users, as well as the challenges faced by Google. Using this analysis the potential key characteristics which would enhance the potential success of a new search engine in the country are identified and discussed. The paper ends with recommendations. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Strategy Models for Bank Frey

    This 10 page paper looks at the small private Swiss bank, Bank Fey, its’ background and strategy and then considers the way in which ‘The Art of Banking’ and blue ocean strategy might be useful to the bank. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Organizational Learning Consideration for Entry into a Middle East Country

    This 4 page paper is written in the style of a report, looking at the concept of organizational learning and the consideration a firm may need to make is looking at expanding operations in to the Middle East with particular attention to Saudi Arabia and Arabic culture. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Does the World Trade Organization Hinder Economic Growth in Developing Countries?

    This 3 page paper looks at how why the international political environment and the operation of the World Trade Organization A constraint rather than promote growth in developing nations. The paper considers how developing nations will often go through comparative advantage, and then discusses some of the ways in which World Trade Organization regulations, the general environment undermine and limit that growth. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • GLOBAL LOGISTICS, SUPPLY CHAINS AND INTERMODEAL TRANSPORTATION

    This 4-page paper discusses intermodal systems and global supply chains. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Competitive Position of Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts

    This 20 page paper is a case study based on a case supplied by the student. The background to the firm, vision and mission and competitive strategy are assessed. The environment is examined using Porters Five Forces framework and the competitive position of the firm assessed. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Chinese Energy Needs and Supply

    This 7 page paper is an in-depth examination of Chinas future energy needs and provision. The general position, forecasts and the specific situations with reference to coal, oil, gas, nuclear power and renewable energy are all examined. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Operations Management: The International Issues

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of operations management. International issues changing the face of OM are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Cargo Shipping By Sea

    A 14 page paper that discusses the maritime transportation system. Data regarding shipments, number of vessels, tons of cargo, etc. are included. The paper discusses steps taken after 9.11 to improve maritime security and identifies the vulnerabilities. An annotated bibliography is included in the page count. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Impact of Communication, Transportation and the Benefit of Comparative Advantage in Driving Globalization

    This 4 page paper looks at the main drivers of globalization; economic drivers, communication and transportation, examining the ways in which they drive forward globalization individually and interdependently. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Imports, Exports and Environmental Policies

    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.

  • India and McDonalds - Exploring Multinational Markets

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of foreign markets. The need to research local culture is illustrated by the example of McDonalds in India. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Bilateral Trade between United Kingdom and United States

    This 4 page paper looks at the level and type of trade which takes place between the US and UK. The main risks of trading and then considered along with the way in which risks may be mitigated, including use of hedging. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

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

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

  • The League of Nations' Failure

    A 6 page paper that argues that the League of Nations ultimately failed due to its lack of membership from the major world powers, its lack of unity in purpose, its lack of organization, and its lack of commitment to cause. Each of these weaknesses is discussed as well as the damage each inflicted on the believability and support of the coalition. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Acquisition of ISO is a Smart Global Market Strategy

    A 15 page paper that argues that the most effective sales strategy that a small business can adopt in the new globalized market is conformity to the standards set by the International Organization for Standardization and the acquisition of ISO registration. Discussed are the changes that have occurred in the worldwide market over the past decade, the new opportunity these changes present to small business owners, and the benefits ISO registration offers small businesses in this new market. Bibliography lists 10 sources. LCISOAcq.doc

  • Conducting Business Overseas

    This 5 page business analysis provides an overview of the political and business climate in The Philippines as well as Indonesia. The countries are compared in terms of favorability for doing business. The unrest in Indonesia is explained. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Saudi Arabia and Apple Computers

    Apple and Saudi Arabia: Time To Move: A five-page analysis of how a U.S. company, in this case Apple Computer, Inc., should go about entering a new market in a foreign country, i.e., Saudi Arabia. Included are economic, cultural and political climate in Saudi Arabia and the history and financial condition of Apple Computer. Cites four sources.

  • International Trade and Cultural Differences

    This 10 page paper looks at the different barriers than will face organisations who wish to undertake international trade, this includes language as well as cultural issues such as religion and social structure. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

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