Research Papers on Management And Business

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • 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.

  • Increased Corporate Governance Effects Assessment

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

  • HMO Effectiveness Speaker Notes

    A 5 page summary of a Power Point presentation and speaker notes assessing measurement of quality of care for Aetna U.S. Healthcare in 2002 plus a one-page handout summarizing the presentation. The presentation discusses member access to services and member satisfaction, and how management can increase the measures of each. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • GE in Top Ten of Fortune 500

    An 8 page paper discussing the only company appearing in the top 10 of the Fortune 500 that also is the most admired company in 2006, for the sixth time in a decade. It seems clear that leadership style is most responsible for the positive benefits and results that GE gains each year. It is open but demanding, exacting but forgiving. It prefers failure over inaction. It focuses on bottom-line results but places people at a higher level of value than any other aspect of the business, relying on its people to carry the company through change after change. PowerPoint presentation available. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Western Pennsylvania's UPMC Health System Presentation

    A 12-slide Power Point presentation on UPMC Health Systems in Western Pennsylvania, including discussion of the effects of the organizational structure of the system. The paper associated with this file contains speaker notes and sources only. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Allstate Investigations and Security AAA AAA-Allstate Security and Investigations

    A 3 page paper discussing goals; financial projection; success factors; and controls for a security guard company’s plans to adopt and implement iPIX™ 360-degree stationary cameras at commercial accounts. The company believes that the cameras will reduce direct labor costs as well as maintenance costs associated with mechanical panning cameras currently used. Bibliography lists 3 sources. 7-slide PowerPoint presentation available as well.

  • Learning Organizations and Cisco Systems

    A 3 page paper discussing a Cisco Systems case in two pages, a review of learning organizations in the third. Two PowerPoint® presentations are available. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Quest Diagnostics

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

  • Strategies for the Pharmaceutical Industry Dealing with Buyers and Suppliers

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

  • 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.

  • A Business Plan for Wal-Mart

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

  • 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.

  • It's Popcorn Time Marketing Plan and Recommendations

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

  • EMS and Sustainability

    This 10 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation which aims to show the way that the principals sustainability under pin environmental management systems (EMS's). The paper defines sustainability looks at different EMS's and considers the way in which they reflect the principles of sustainability as well as good business practice.

  • Choosing a Promotion for Piggy Bank

    A 3 page paper discussing the focus of a promotion offering cash back on credit card purchases made with a Piggy Bank credit card. Choices are to offer incentives at traditional retailers or limit the incentives to online sales. The paper recommends choosing traditional retail because its growth is slower and more predictable, allowing the bank to enter the promotion with a better sense of what the total cost will be. A 9-slide PowerPoint presentation is available. Bibliography lists 5 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.

  • A look at Hershey Foods

    A 5 page paper with an accompanying 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation. The paper discusses Hershey’s position in its industry, specifically by means of Porter’s Five Forces analysis and a SWOT analysis. A table compares 2003 performance of Hershey to that of its leading competitors (Cadbury-Schweppes, Mars Corp. and Nestlé) and its industry. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • HHH Strategic Plan

    A 24 page paper presenting a strategic plan for a home health and hospice provider of nursing care. HHH stands poised to enter a phase of growth that was not envisioned at the time of its founding. All of health care is in flux and continues to evolve. Even though there have been many changes in recent years that have led to increased need for home health care, it is likely that changes occurring in the industry in the future will add to that need as well. These changes added to the fact that the first of the baby boomers only now are entering retirement age indicate that demand for the services that HHH offers will increase dramatically in less than five years' time. The company has the option of remaining as it is, but if it is to grow with the industry and be able to take advantage of increased demand for home health and hospice services, it must plan for future growth in the present time. An accompanying PowerPoint® presentation is available. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Starbucks Website

    This 4 page paper (3 pages of text and 4 PowerPoint slides) look at how and why the Starbucks website is effective at gaining and then retaining the interest of visitors to it's' internet site. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • 'Fault Line' and Intel

    A 3 page paper discussing an Intel Corporation case in two pages, a review of technology's "fault line" on the product life cycle in the third. Two PowerPoint® presentations are available. 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.

  • Speaker Notes for the Qualitative Study 'Sustainability in the Boardroom An Empirical Examination of Dow Jones Sustainability World Index Leaders'

    A 7 page paper consisting of speaker notes for a 12-slide PowerPoint® presentation that is also available. Published in 2005, the qualitative study surveys members of the Boards of 18 companies included on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and identifies an appropriate Board approach to establishing and maintaining sustainability, one that can be used by other companies confronted with the issue of sustainability and the need to take a formal stance on it. The matrix that the authors create is one that can be seen as being quite adaptable for many different types of organizations in widely disparate industries. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Empirical Research

    A 4 page paper that begins by explaining what quantitative research is and provides a list of words and terms that the researcher needs to understand. The paper then presents an example of a quantitative research study. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Peter Doughnuts, Supplying Coffee and 'Brewing Up Sales'

    A 7 page business proposal from Lighthouse Roasters to Peter’s Doughnuts to provide the 76-location chain with gourmet dark-roast coffee as a sole-source provider. Peter’s business has suffered from competition with Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, and it seeks to add a gourmet coffee line in an effort to win back customers. Peter’s will sell its coffee at prices considerably lower than Dunkin’ Donuts, and far below Starbucks’ prices. The proposal suggests that Peter’s pays slightly more per pound than it had wanted to, while Lighthouse accept a price also slightly less than what it wanted, based on the belief that the increase in volume will translate to an increase in margin as well. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Customer Satisfaction Action Research

    A 15 page paper providing only the methodology and proposal sections of a larger paper addressing airport customer service. The methodology section discusses the nature of action research at length and includes brief discussions of the case study and survey methods of qualitative research that will be employed as well. Includes a table and 3 diagrams. Bibliography lists 11 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.

  • Strategic Management and Trust Relationships

    This is a 24 page proposal for a research study. The paper includes: an introduction, purpose, theoretical base, methodology, questionnaires and conclusion. The essay discusses strategic management processes, including planning and implementation, and the role of trust or confidence in the organization. 3 Questionnaires are included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Purpose Of Business Research And Research Proposal

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

  • Research Proposal on Cost Accounting

    A 4 page research proposal seeking to identify both financial and nonfinancial performance measures that can benefit a new company and its parent in several respects. The first will be to assess the new company's progress on a historical basis; another will be to assess nonfinancial measures that positively affect future financial results. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Doctor of Business Administration Research Proposal Outline

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

  • Employee Motivation and Commitment and the Impact of Management Style Research Proposal

    A 4 page research proposal describing a qualitative study into employee attitudes and preferences in manager characteristics and style. The researchers expect that results will indicate that more participatory and democratic forms of management style will be far more beneficial than any autocratic approach we may find. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Organizational Development Action Research Proposal

    This 6 page report discusses an action research proposal related to organizational development. The issue to be addressed is the chage of organizations in order to transform themselves to more “molecular” organizations which can better deal with the challenges of today. The point is that organization development must act in tandem with the goals and purposes of the individual organization. Flattening the hierarchy may not be enough to establish a new way of organizing and resistance to change may be the greatest barrier to be faced. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Cellular Telephone Services and Optimal Pricing Plans

    A 12 page paper providing a proposal for research into customers’ perceptions of the value of their cellular telephone service. Competition is so very intense in the industry that the service provider able to operate at optimum pricing levels likely will gain competitive advantage over other competitors. As price pressures increase, profit margins will become even tighter than they are at present. It is in this range of operation that sound and astute management provides the greatest benefit, and where optimum pricing can provide competitive advantage. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Airline Industry - Profitability And Risk Management

    This 10 page paper is the beginning proposal for a research study that asks if there is a relationship between operational risk management and profitability in the airline industry. The paper presents the problem, the questions, an overview of the literature on the topics and the research design. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • 3 Aspects of Project Management

    This 11 page paper is written in 3 parts. The first looks at what is necessary for a project to be successful. The second part gives definitions to the terms request for proposal (RFP); statement of work (SOW), statement of objectives (SOO) and Performance Work Statement (PWS). The last part of the paper outlines the role and responsibilities of different members of an integrated project team and considers how procurements may be made. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • A Struggling Airborne Express Solution

    This 4 page paper looks at the problems endured by Airborne Express. A proposed solution involves revamping insurance and pension plans. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Role of Leadership in TQM Implementation; A Research Proposal

    This 14 page paper is a research proposal to assess the influence of leadership in the way TQM is introduced into a firm. The paper gives an introduction with research questions and justification, a short literature review, proposes a methodology using several case studies for qualitative research and then reflects on potential problems and the ethical issues of the research before presenting a conclusion and a schedule for the project. The bibliography cites 34 sources.

  • Forging a Committed and Motivated Workforce- An In-Depth Case Study

    This 31 page paper first provides a 3 page research proposal for the study and then a 28 page paper that presents a case study of motivation in a travel agency. The paper begins with a Table of Contents and an Executive Summary. The Introduction provides background information on the company being studied and includes the company's goals: decrease turnover, increase employee motivation and increase revenues. The literature review proceeds a comprehensive explanation and discussion of theories of motivation. These include expectancy theory, needs hierarchy, reinforcement, goal theory and others. The next section explains the methodology for the case study – observation and employee surveys, which is followed by the results of the surveys. The writer then discuses the results and makes several recommendations based on the survey responses and the literature review. 4 Appendices are included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Strategic Recommendations for PPQ

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student, looking at a fictitious US company in the automotive industry which wishes to increase its market share, sales and profitability significantly over the next four years. The paper looks at the way in which this can be achieved in the strategies that should be utilized, including international expansion. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Asian Agri Market and Strategy

    This 12 page paper examines a case supplied by the student concerning Asian Agri. The company operates in the palm oil industry, selling most of their products in the Asian region. The paper answers three questions. The first looks at the case in order to assess the potential future trends in the pal oil industry. The second question seeks to identify potentially viable strategies. The last questions assesses if there would be a benefit to the company and other firms in the industry to promote the use of palm oil. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Assessment and Strategic Recommendations for Zara

    This 22 page paper is a case study looking as the fashion retailer Zara, part of the INDITEX group. The company is examined using a range of tools to assess the firm in its environment, including a PESTEL and Porters Five Forces analysis and consideration of the core competences and competitive advantages. The analysis is used identify potential strategies the firm may adopt in support a growth goal. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • The Position and Strategy of JetBlue Following the Valentines Day Debacle

    This 6 page paper looks at JetBlue in 2008. The positions of the firm, as well as conditions of the US airline industry, are considered. The paper then looks at the strategy of the firm and the way it changed before discussing whether or not the new strategy was likely to succeed. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • MAKING OVER AVON CASE STUDY

    This 5-page paper discusses Avon's strategic initiatives and executives as part of the case study entitled "Making Over Avon." Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Strategic Challenges to the Music Industry

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The music industry faced challenges and threats in 1999 wit the launch of Napster. The paper gives the answers to three questions. The situation is defined by looking at the three main drivers of new business; the information revolution, technology and globalization. The reactions are the industry is discussed. Finally, the case is considered from the I/O, RBV and guerilla perspectives. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Best Buy Case Study

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The paper answers a set of questions based on the case of Best Buy; a major electrical retailer. The questions look a the way the firm used environmental scanning, presents a concise Porter Five Forces analysis, looks at the opportunities and threats, discusses the type of environmental information the firm may need in the domestic and intentional markets and looks at the position of the firm in 2011. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Highest Quality Chocolate in Canada

    A 4 page paper that includes a one-page appendix. The paper analyzes Rogers’ Chocolates located in Canada. Included are a competitive analysis, strengths and capabilities, strategic position and completion, and recommendations, The Appendix presents Porter’s 5-force analysis. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Controls for Guidant

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The paper starts by looking at the strategic position of Guidant Corporation and their current issues, The paper then assesses the way control mechanism may be developed for the firm and the new strategies using the 4 control systems; the diagnostic control system, the beliefs control system, the boundary control system and the interactive control system. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Microsoft Corporation and Organizational Behavior

    This 11-page paper is a sample of a case study dealing with organizational behavior and human resources at Microsoft Corp. The paper discusses how one might set up observational journal entries, a case study and questions for the case study. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Lester Electronics Case

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The writer summarizes the position of four companies in the case study, two companies that have been trading with each other and two that are trying to acquire them. The concepts that the case demonstrates are then outlined. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Harvard Case Study on Shell's Sustainable Development

    A 5 page paper based on a Harvard Case Study. This writer identifies problems from the case study and offers alternative solutions. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Recommendations for Change at a Retail Firm

    This 5 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. A retail art firm has grown but has numerous problem, including high attrition level, poor employee relationship, a lack of structure and no training program. The paper outlines the problems and makes strategic recommendations for the firm to improve to support ongoing growth. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Kudler Environmental Scan

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Kudler Fine Foods want to expand and increase their revenue. In order to do this they need to understand the environment, the paper presents an environmental scan that can be utilized by Kudler Fine Foods to assess the environment and help strategy making. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Big Drive Choices for Price and Differentiation

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The potential pricing strategy is considered for difficult economic trading conditions as well as the way in which the firm may face non-price barriers and the ways that differentiation may be introduced. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Analysis of Apple and their Performance in 2008

    This 3 page paper looks at the position of Apple Inc. in 2008, considering the success of the company and assessing the way in which they are competing, utilizing the competitive advantage of differentiation. The paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Project Assessment at Volkswagen of America

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student, the company has introduced a new system for assessing IT projects, questions set by the student are answered, looming a whether the new system is an improvement, who is controlling the budget and the way that dissatisfaction in the managers should be tackled. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • A Case Study of the Acme and Omega Electronics Firms

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

  • The Golf Industry in 2005 and Porters Five Forces Framework

    This 8 page paper is written in 3 parts. The first part of the paper looks at Porters Five Forces model, the importance of different factors and how the models can be used. The second part of the paper applies the model to the US golfing industry, based on a case study provided by the student. The third part of the paper looks at the way in which the strengths and weaknesses of the industry is likely to change in the future. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • A New Market for PGI?

    This 8 page paper examines the case study provided by the student. The first part of the paper looks at research that a car insurance company has undertaken to assess the potential of entering the general insurance market. The second part of the paper undertakes a customer, internal industry audit. The third part of the paper uses the 4 P’s to consider the way that the organization may enter market. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Facing Challenges Similar to McBride

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Two issues faced by the firm are identified; how to use pay as an incentive and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Two other companies that have dealt wit the same issues are identified and their solutions are assessed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Danaher Case Study

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The paper answers four questions concerning why the multinational conglomerate, or holding company, Danaher has been so successful and the way in which they operate.

  • Proposed Compliance Plan for Riordan Manufacturing

    This 11 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, and presents a potential compliance plan which may be utilized by the fictitious company, with the aim of reducing potential liability of the company's officers, including issues such as product liability and risk mitigation. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Assessment of the Position of General Mills in the Ready to Eat Cereal Market

    This 20 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. General Mills are active within the ready to eat cereal market and are facing a changes, the changes are considered and advance given regarding future strategies, The paper looks at how and why the industry had been able to remain highly profitable for so long, what changes where occurring with the entrance of private labels and the reaction of General Mills. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Vanguard Pricing Decision

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. Compressor Controls Corp., has to decide what price they will use to bid for a contract ion India. The paper assesses the relevant issues and suggests a price. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Ryanair - Competitive Advantages and Main Competitor

    This 15 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student, and examines the competitive position of Ryanair in 1999. The first part of the paper looks at the competitive advantages that the company has been able to develop, and discusses the way that value is added. Second part of the paper discusses whether or not the competitive advantages are sustainable and identifies the most likely competitor. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • What Constitutes Workplace Sexual Harassment?

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

  • Preventing Sexual Harassment in Tennessee

    A 4 page paper listing a state law, a federal law and a published court ruling on sexual harassment, then providing five initiatives for an organization to follow to prevent sexual harassment. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Contractual Information and Harassment

    A 5 page paper in two parts, the first of which is one page addressing the speed with which managers need to address complaints of sexual harassment. The second part is a letter to corporate legal counsel, providing information for the attorney to use in drafting a contract for a single supplier that will be involved in the development phase of a new chip. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business Law Questions

    A 3 page paper answering three business law questions associated with scenarios involving Newcorp. Pat is being wrongfully terminated; Paula is the victim of sexual harassment exercised by Sam; Paul is being difficult and making groundless claims regarding disability and safety issues associated with working on a machine he does not like. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of Ford Motor Company

    An 8 page paper. The first part of this paper offers a general overview of Ford Motor Company, including its global position and revenues, profits and number of vehicles sold in 2000. The rest of the paper focuses on employee issues and most specifically, on the sexual harassment and discrimination cases brought against the company. The settlement with EEOC is described as is subsequent charges against managers and the company. Recommendations are made regarding these issues. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Workplace and Humor

    A 9 page paper. The premise that humor and fun make a more productive workplace and a more motivated workforce seems logical. Many agree with the premise and the few studies that have been conducted support this premise. But, for as much as is written about humor and work, little empirical evidence exists. This paper discusses the benefits of humor, the use of humor as a management tool and the problems managers need to be aware of, such as sexual harassment. The writer also reports how male and female managers are perceived by subordinates in terms of the use of positive and negative humor. The writer also comments on the possible underlying hostility expressed in humor. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Security for a Men's Retail Clothing Department

    This 6 page paper discusses security in a men's clothing department and the objective of each of five security measures; anti-harassment policies; and the role of the company auditor. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Ford Motor Company's Management Issues

    A 5 page paper that discusses management issues at Ford Motor Company. This corporation has had a number of harassment and discrimination charges brought against it and in most cases, the plaintiffs won. This would suggest that human resource management is not very effective. The issues are discussed in terms of lost productivity. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Ernesto Che Guevara's Leadership Characteristics

    A 10 page paper discussing the management style and motivations of the medical doctor that was so important in the development and continuation of Marxist influences in Latin America. A committed opponent of capitalism and the US, Guevara exhibited many of the same characteristics that can be found in the leadership of Southwest Airline’s Herb Kelleher, another charismatic leader. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business and the Impacts of the SEC and Antitrust Laws

    A 10 page paper that provides an excellent overview of the antitrust laws in the United States, beginning with the Sherman Act of 1890 and going through the International Antitrust Enforcement Assistance Act of 1994. The Securities and Exchange Commission is then explained, beginning with the Securities Act of 1933 and including what the purpose of the SEC is and what they control. The impact of both antitrust laws and the SEC on businesses is then discussed, and includes two examples that involved Nike Corporation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Corporate Strategy Influences by Company Regulations

    This 5 page paper looks at UK law and considers how it may be used to help and enhance corporate strategy. The writer uses the Copyright, Designs and Patents Bill 1988, the Case of Dyson and Hoover and the role of directors to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Corporate Strategy and Company Law

    This 5 page paper considers how company law in the UK aid wit the formation of better business strategies. The paper focuses on the duties of a director and breach of care, and how this may be used with a resource based view of the company. The bibliography cites 10 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.

  • QUALITY COMMITMENT - INDEPENDENT FILMS

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

  • The History of Wal-Mart

    When the first Wal-Mart opened in the early 1960s, the idea of discount shopping among rural America was almost unheard of, except for the five-and-dime stores. But with Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton's vision, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. today is a multi-billion dollar, international company. This paper examines Walton's philosophy, a little bit of history, and some glances into the future. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Smyth Printing and Ecommerce

    A 6 page paper discussing the planning process that Smyth Printing should undertake in preparation for designing and implementing an e-commerce addition to the business. The paper discusses system (whether manual or automated) analysis; identifying all that the company would want from an e-commerce application; and the most cost effective way of going about achieving its goals. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Economic Growth and Innovation

    A 4 page paper assessing a broad statement regarding the origin of economic growth, “research and development is the central cause of economic growth.” Adam Smith has been shown to have been correct in nearly all of his statements, and that regarding the natural growth of economies is no different. They have indeed shown themselves to expand over time, but those that have grown to the greatest degree have been those in which there has been great technological change brought about by research and development. The statement, “research and development is the central cause of economic growth,” is one that must be accepted as being true. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship

    An 8 page paper that begins with an explanation of what corporate entrepreneurship is. The major part of the paper reports examples of corporate entrepreneurship in four companies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Entrepreneurship And Human Capital

    A 5 page paper that provides an overview explanation of Schultz's Human-Capital Approach to Entrepreneurship. The writer reports a research study that focused on the importance of entrepreneurship in certain cultures, the one reported is Brazilian. The writer concludes with comments about entrepreneurs being developed at established firms. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Event Management;' The Live Aid Concert

    This 15 page paper looks at event management. The management of the original Live Aid concert is examined using Shone and Parry (2004) event planning model, the event is then considered using a SWOT analysis examining the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats as well as a PEST analysis which looks at the external influences, including political, economic, social and technological influences. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Case Study of Precision Systems, Incorporated

    This 5-page paper involves a case study of Precision Systems, Inc. and how its order department attempts to implement TQM.

  • The Evolution of Organizations

    This 9 page paper looks at the way organizations evolve and develop over time. Looking at Griener’s article “Evolution and Revolution as Organizations Grow” the paper consider the new influences ion the organization and the way that this is likely to evolve, arguing that the next stage is likely to be a team based, fragmented structure, using theories such as those put forward by Zuboff and Handy The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • The Job of a Real Estate Manager

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

  • The Use of PM Tools to Improve Project Management

    This 9 page paper considers a situation where a student has already managed a small project; a charity run, and considers the way in which project management may improving the future. The previous project is used as a basis for looking forward. The way projects may be improved in the future is considered in the context of different project management tools, such as work breakdown schedule, Gantt and PERT charts, as well as the human aspects of project management including management of teams. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Starbucks - Planning a New Product

    This 10 page paper outlines a plan for Starbucks to develop and introduce a new product to expand their market by attracting more non coffee drinkers. The paper presents the objectives, tactics, milestones, action items and identifies the key success factors. The budget and financial forecast are also presented. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Strategic Planning at Riordan Manufacturing

    A 6 page paper answering 5 questions about strategic planning, economic forecasting and creating a master budget using the fictional Riordan Manufacturing as the subject. No forecast can be expected to be absolutely accurate simply because all of the events and expectations are set in the future that no one can foretell. An accurate economic forecast should be more than a best guess and have real meaning for planning for the short-term future. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Financial Risk Management

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

  • Value-Based Management in the Financial Services Industry

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

  • Financial Trend Analysis in Healthcare

    A 5 page paper discussing financial trend analysis as it applies to health care. Financial trend analysis is a tool commonly used in making investment decisions because it allows potential investors to assess the path that a potential investment target is following. Analysis of financial statements using methods that make trends more readily apparent can inform those who seek to know the true financial outlook for an organization and make adjustments for the future. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Car Rental Business

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

  • Survey Questions on Corporate Governance

    A 6 page paper offering several questions and rationale for them. The questions are to constitute a more involved survey of senior financial managers, a companion to a 21-item survey including questions requiring only short answers and rating on a Likert-type scale. Those questions are contained in KSacctCorpGov2.rtf, which also provides the literature and proposed method for a study of how changes in financial reporting standards affect corporate governance and senior financial managers’ behavior and perceptions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Google’s Decision to Launch an Operating System

    This 3 page paper looks at the decision by Google to compete with Microsoft and launch a new operating system. The reasons behind the decision are discussed along with an assessment of the way that the announcement was made. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Strategic Planning

    A 3 page paper that discusses the strategic planning process. The paper proposes that all organizations must be involved in strategic planning for their own success. The writer identifies some of the tools/techniques that can be used for analysis, such as PEST, Porter's Forces, and SWOT. The paper explains the SWOT in more detail. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Military Supply Chain Management

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

  • Supply Chain Management Performance Measurement

    A 22 page paper that presents a literature review of supply chain management and supply chain management performance measures. The writer discusses the major components in SCM and the advantages of effective supply chain management. The writer discusses e-supply chain management. Examples are embedded in the text. The dearth of information regarding supply chain management performance measures is discussed and the writer provides examples of some approaches being used, such as SCOR and the Balanced Scorecard and demonstrating how the components of SCM fit into the Scorecard framework. Examples are provided. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • EMS and Sustainability

    This 10 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation which aims to show the way that the principals sustainability under pin environmental management systems (EMS's). The paper defines sustainability looks at different EMS's and considers the way in which they reflect the principles of sustainability as well as good business practice.

  • Sustainability Strategy at Wal-Mart

    This 5 page paper looks at the sustainability strategy at Wal-Mart considering it from a business perspective. The paper argues that in the past sustainability strategy has been half-hearted and that a new approach which demonstrates the way that environmental and business goals can be aligned is essential if the company wants to succeed in influencing its' suppliers and creating business opportunities in the long term. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Sustainability and Business

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

  • Discount Competition and Why KMart was Defeated by WalMart

    3 pages in length. It is not difficult to ascertain the reasons why Wal-Mart has overtaken K-Mart in the discount chain rivalry: inflexibility and lack of open-mindedness, as well as a decidedly lazy approach to customer service are the primary causes. In an industry that is fueled upon the slightest discrepancy, it is quite obvious that K-Mart's chairman, president and chief executive Mr. Antonini does not have a clue as to the most effective way to run his business. Mr. Glass, however, who is Mr. Walton's successor, understands perfectly the necessary elements that have catapulted Wal-Mart to the incredible heights it has achieved. The writer discusses the various reasons why Wal-Mart outdid K-Mart. No sources cited.

  • History Of Leadership Theories

    A 10 page paper. The first part of the paper discusses the Great Man theory, trait theories, role theory, managerial grid, Lewin and Likert. The second part of the paper explains situational leadership theory, transformational leadership and leader-member exchange theory. Bibliography lists 15 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.

  • Strategies of Gerber Products Company

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

  • Customer Satisfaction Action Research

    A 25 page paper providing methodology and proposal sections of a larger paper addressing airport customer service. The methodology section discusses the nature of action research at length and includes brief discussions of the case study and survey methods of qualitative research that will be employed as well. The proposal section fully describes 4 iterations of the action research project. Includes a table and 3 diagrams. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The Organizational Structure Where Managers Have Strategy-Executing Responsibility And Employees That Participate In Strategy Execution

    This 4 page paper considers the quote All managers have strategy-executing responsibility in their areas of authority, and all employees are participants in the strategy execution process" and looks at a different range of organizational structures to assess which is likely to be the most supportive of this approach. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • An Original UK Business Startup Plan

    This 9 page paper is an original business plan for starting up a business, looking at company mission, strategy, planning including financial planning, required resources and key issues. The business chosen is that of an independent financial adviser company. The paper includes an examination of the past present and future market for this sector in the UK. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Unique Restaurant Opening Business Plan

    This 21 page paper begins with an executive summary. The paper then launches into a business plan for a restaurant that caters to consumers on different diet programs. Additionally, this restaurant will feature one ethnic meal each day. Sections include: business description, industry analysis with data, market analysis with data, marketing plan, management, operating employees, salaries, benefits and training, start-up costs, income and cash flow statements for three years, and balance sheet for three years along with a break-even analysis for year one, capital required to open. 3 Financial Tables included. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Strategic Plan for Dell

    A 6 page paper providing two sections of a strategic plan – Plan Goals and Implementation and Financial Projections and Analysis – for a larger strategic plan for Dell. The plan calls for Dell to modify its Indian customer service call center to handle more customer requests in chat than by voice, preserving Dell's ability to realize cost savings by using an Indian call center while also providing superlative technical expertise without invoking communications barriers based on Indian accents. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Lessons That May Help Smith Systems Consulting

    This 4 page paper looks at two problems faced by the fictitious firm Smith Systems Consulting; the problems of positioning and differentiation. Two firms that faced similar problems are identified along wit the strategies they used to resolve their problems. The cases are then compared to SSC. The paper is based on a case supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Fair Trade

    A 4 page memo discussing fair trade as it relates to the international coffee industry. The concept of fair trade relative to subsistence farmers in developing countries ensures that small farmers receive sustainable prices for their goods while also encouraging sustainability in production. The memo recommends that a local coffee company commit to making a portion of its coffee sourced in fair trade. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Consumer Behavior and the Luxury Fashion Industry

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

  • Women's Apparel and the Life Cycle of the Fashion Industry

    A 4 page paper discussing the place of women's apparel on the industry life cycle curve. Every product and industry can be fitted onto the life cycle curve, characterized by development, introduction, growth, maturity and decline. There is no question that women's apparel lies mostly in the maturity phase of the industry life cycle. Though some factors appear to enter the decline phase, it is difficult to conceive of the industry fully and permanently in that final phase. Commodities could become the norm in the future, but true obsolescence is unthinkable. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Airline Industry Trends

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

  • E-commerce Service Options

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

  • Providing Service in the Hospitality Industry - A Case Study of a Gordon Ramsay Restaurant

    This 12 page paper looks at service provision strategies, by examining a top class renowned restaurant; the Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, and considering the way that service is delivered and the processes, looking at standards hard and soft standards as well as the role of the employees and the role of the customers. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Automotive Industry and Changes in Management

    This 8 page paper considers how the automotive has changed and how management within the automotive industry has had to adapt to these changes. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Research Proposal in Cost Accounting Presented

    A 4 page research proposal seeking to identify both financial and nonfinancial performance measures that can benefit a new company and its parent in several respects. The paper recommends maintaining basic financial measures including revenues, costs, cash flow, net income or loss, current assets, current liabilities and inventory on hand. Necessary for use in daily operations, they also are necessary for determining additional measures including current ratio, profit margin, return on assets and return on equity. Customer satisfaction is the most important nonfinancial measure. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • A Strategy for Entering into an E-Commerce Business

    This 57 page paper is a comprehensive dissertation style paper that examines the factors which need to be considered by a company proposing begin trading on the internet. The issues discussed in detail include a definition of e-commerce, advantages and disadvantages of e-commerce, security issues, legal factors, trade off’s and the general strategy. Real life examples are used to illustrate the discussion points. The in-depth literature review is then used to develop a strategy for entering this market. The bibliography cites 52 sources.

  • PowerPoint Presentation on Organizational Structures

    This 6 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation including speaker notes which looks at three different types of organizational structure; functional, divisional and matrix. Each type of structure discussed and a recommendation is made for the structure which may be most appropriate for Boeing, along with justification. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • eBusiness Strategy Establishment

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

  • Gap Inc. Case Study

    This 7 page paper is based in a case study supplied by the student. The paper examines Gap Inc and its’ four brands; Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Forth and Towne. The paper examines the way the brands are differentiated in terms of positioning and target market and assesses whether it was due to cannibalization that the Gap brand has seen as decline or if there are other explanation. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Oral Business Communication Research Study Proposal

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

  • The Role of Leadership in TQM Implementation; A Research Proposal

    This 11 page paper is a research proposal into the role of leadership when implementing TQM. The research is outlined, including the main research question and sub questions and justification for the research. A literature review is provided, followed by a methodology utilizing a case study. The proposal also includes a research schedule. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • Customer Satisfaction Action Research

    A 25 page paper providing methodology and proposal sections of a larger paper addressing airport customer service. The methodology section discusses the nature of action research at length and includes brief discussions of the case study and survey methods of qualitative research that will be employed as well. The proposal section fully describes 4 iterations of the action research project. Includes a table and 3 diagrams. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The Sustainability of Corporate Social Responsibility during Economic Hardship

    This 12 page paper is a research is to assess the viability of corporate social responsibility (CSR) it as a strategy during a time of recession. The paper presents an introduction, identifies the research aims and objectives and justifies the need for the research and then presents a literature review and a suitable methodology. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Podiatry Patient Satisfaction Proposal

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

  • Harrison-Keyes E-books Case Study

    This 14 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. A book publisher wants to enter the e-book market. The project to move into the market has been beset with problems, including issues with a contractor, objections from authors and internal resource and planning problems. The paper identifies the issues, proposes several different strategies a and assesses their advantages and disadvantages and then determines which is the best strategy to resolve the problems. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Harlequin Case Study

    This 3 page paper assesses whether or not Harlequin should diversify by starting up a single title publishing firm (MIRA) looking at the advantages and disadvantages for the company. The paper is based on a case study provided by the student.

  • Downsizing - Hypothetical Case Study

    A 10 page paper. Following an introduction related to downsizing, gender diversity and motivation, the essay provides a brief synopsis of the Drug, Inc. scenario. The next section synopses three articles about these issues. The case study analysis discusses the three issues in more depth and their effects on performance. The last section offers alternative solutions and the recommended solution. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Coors Brewery Case Study

    This 17 page paper looks Coors brewery. Using the HBS case study the paper examines the company using Porters Five Forces Model, generic competitive strategies and examination of the value chain. The paper uses the analysis to determine why the performance of Coors declined and to consider the best future strategy. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • NetFlix Case Study

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

  • 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.

  • Decision Making Under Uncertainty; Case Study

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and answers questions concerning the way decisions may be made under uncertainty. The first part of the paper applies the MaxMin, MaxMax and minimum regret model. The second part of the paper presents weighted probability calculations.

  • MedSource Case Study

    This 4 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student and answers four questions. These look at why OEM medical device companies contract out work, the strengths and weaknesses of the firm, the differences between two similar firms and the way a meeting discussing an over run on time should be handled.

  • Canyon Ranch Case Study

    This 3 page paper looks at the case of Canyon Ranch. The issue of whether or not a CRM (customer relationship management) system should be adopted is discussed as well as how it may help, the potential strategy and infrastructure and the potential for CRM to be a sustainable strategic tool. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Rock Of Ages Value Chain = Case Study

    A 3 page paper based on a student-supplied case study. The essay provides a summary of management issues facing this company and recommendations for management actions. In the case, the company's manufacturing division is not performing up to expectations. This is a granite company with quarries and manufacturing facilities; the company also sells its own products. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • JetBlue Case Study

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

  • 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.

  • Kudler Fine Foods Case Study; Legal Issues

    This 8 page paper examines the case study supplied by the student. A business has to make some decisions with legal implications. The paper examines the business issues in terms of the legal environment. The first part of the paper considers the implications of making layoffs, the second part of the paper looks at whether it be wise to enter into written contracts and some suppliers, the third part of the paper discusses potential product-liability is in the sale of organic food and the last part of the paper outlines some legal considerations when hiring staff. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • GM Powertrain Harvard Case Study

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

  • 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.

  • CASE STUDY EXAMINATION: CATERPILLAR CORP

    This 4-page paper examines the need for management change at Caterpillar Corp. The paper takes the bones of a Harvard Business School case study, and makes recommendations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Komatsu Case Study

    A 4 page paper. Komatsu is Caterpillar's main competitor although Caterpillar's dominance in this market continues to be stable. This essay discusses this Harvard Case study and includes a brief background of the company, growth, management principles, management strategies, progress, competitive environment and recommendations for the company. This case study discusses event up to the mid-1980s. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Smith & White Vs Makatume Case Study

    A 5 page paper. An analysis is performed based on student-provide information. These two companies both make cordless power tools; Smith & White makes tools for the professional and consumer while Makatume makes only professional tools that are higher quality. The essay identifies the strengths and weaknesses of each company and makes recommendations for both. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Xerox Case Study

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The first part of the paper considers the way that Xerox have responded to increasing levels of competition and the competitive strategies that they have adopted along with the benefits and risks of their strategies. The second part of the paper examines the lessons which can be learnt from Xerox and demonstrates how they could be applied to another company; HSBC. The bibliography cites 3 resources.

  • MGM Case Study

    This 6 page paper looks at the well-known movie production and distribution company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, more commonly known as MGM. In the digital age the company is facing a number of challenges as well is increased competition. The paper considers the way that the company could compete in the future strategies which would allow the company to cope with the changing marketplace and allow for the company to increase revenues and profits. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • 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.

  • Tera Tech Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. Tera Tech has a product that has falling sales and needs to update the CRM package it sells. The paper identifies three companies that have faced similar situations, looks at what they did and how successful it was and then uses these examples to determine alternate strategies for Tera Tech.

  • Z-Wing Case Study

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student and identifies articles that deal with issues seen in the case study. The articles deal with competing in a duopoly, undertaking market research, improving customer service and developing competitive advantages. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Bight Home Builders Case Study

    This 8 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Bright home builders is a Chinese construction company, they face a number of internal control issues; poor control over employees and poor accounting standards. The paper looks at three strategic alternatives for each issue which may be adopted to remedy the problems along with the advantages and disadvantages associated with their strategies. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Healthcare Case Study in Polarity Management

    This 4 page paper is written in three parts. Using the example of a healthcare center with conflicting needs of cost and quality the writer demonstrates the use of polarity management. The first part of the paper outlines the role and aim of polarity management, the second part of the paper presents a polarity map, and the third part considers how the map can be used to find a 'solution'. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Benchmarking; The Classic Airlines Case Study

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied b the student. Classic Airlines is facing problems; there is a failing loyalty scheme, over expansion and the need to cut costs. The paper outlines the strategies other companies that have faced the same issues and determines whether or not those strategies were successful. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Case Study; Freedom of Speech and Satire Criticizing a Company

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study, where a disgruntled employee sets up a satire of the company on the internet. The employee believes he is using his first amendment right for free speech. The writer considers the position of the company and how they should react, looking at both legal and ethical considerations. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Empowerment Case Study

    A 9 page paper. The writer presents a scenario of a CEO who decides to embed empowerment in the company culture. The scenario points out things the CEO did that were wrong and focuses on three theories, change, empowerment and corporate culture to demonstrate how the CEO failed. The ideas from Bolman and Deal's Leading With Soul are also incorporated into the paper. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Crown Cork and Seal Case Study

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The paper onto the number of questions about the position off the Crown Cork and Seal company in 1976, looking at its' progress over the past two decades, and considering the portrait environment in terms of a PEST and Porter's Five Forces analysis. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Richard Daft's Management Concepts and the Life Cycle Theory

    This 7-page paper discusses product lifecycles in connection with Ford's Mustang car. Also presented are Richard Daft's management theories, and how they tie into lifecycle theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Levels of Management and its Challenges

    This 6-page paper discusses the challenges and issues faced by manageres on the front-line, middle and upper levels in this day and age, due to the changing corporate structures. Also included is a discussion of non-traditional management pressures. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Project Management Leadership

    This 6 page paper considers the following statement "Project managers are expected to be leaders,[but] the truth is that everyone on a project team can and should demonstrate leadership skills as appropriate to the project’s needs. As project professionals, we must continually enhance our people skills and leadership ability. The paper discusses this relating to technical and strategic requirements in project management. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Diverse Workforce Management

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

  • Purposes and Applications of Management Support Systems

    Management information systems cover a wide range of applications and serves a range of purposes. This 4 page paper consider the different types of system that are available and at what level they are used.

  • News Article on Management Issues

    This 4 page paper looks at an article supplied by the student regarding whistleblowers and their fears tat a court system was not secure. The paper identifies the different management issues indicated by the article. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Nursing and Mandatory Overtime

    A 3 page paper discussing resolution of the conflict between nurses and nurse management arising from mandatory overtime. The nursing shortage has been operational for a generation now; it is unlikely to end soon. In the meantime, both nurses and their employers need to work together to identify alternative processes rather than striving to maintain the status quo of duties when everything else about health care has changed in recent years. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Business Consideration of the Fictional Artemis Sportswear Company

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

  • Change Considerations at Good Sport

    A 21 page paper discussing Good Sport's culture and structure; power structures and politics; managing resistance to change; and leadership style and conflict management. The conclusion provides recommendation for managing change and conflict at Good Sport. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Tools of the Ryder Truck Leasing and Transport Trade

    A 13 page paper discussing some of the tools that Ryder employs to retain its position as industry leader in leasing and transport. The paper uses the example of Nortel Networks and its decision to outsource all its transport function to Ryder more than a decade ago. Ryder uses all the technological advances available to it, including automation of drivers’ records and GPS locators for total accountability. The conventional wisdom of the dot-com age is that everything must be “new” to be successful, but nearly all of those products being sold are being moved by truck. Ryder leasing and transport is moving a significant portion of them under contract to producers. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Transportation and Logistics in Today's Environment

    This 3 page paper examines transportation and logistics. Globalization is discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Leadership as Interpreted by Vince Lombardi

    6 pages in length. Revered as one of the most influential sports leaders of all time, Vince Lombardi Jr. understood what it required to be number one, whether that meant on the football field or in life. Having completely turned around one of the worst teams in football – the Green Bay Packers – into a juggernaut that ultimately earned a combined five NFL and Super Bowl titles, Lombardi implemented an entirely new approach to the aspect of winning. His credo of self-knowledge, character and integrity helped to formulate a method of leadership that has transcended the sports world to be fully embraced by every nuance of organizational existence. Bibliography lists 4 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.

  • Strategic Thinking Examples

    This 5 page paper discusses different issues with examples from real companies. The first deals with different organizational structures and the types that Dell uses. The second issue combines short-term and long-term goals and again uses Dell as an example. The writer discusses empowerment of employees using a sports gear company. the last issue is executive bonus compensation. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Studies in Nursing Leadership

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

  • Home Health and Hospice Company Business Requirement Analysis

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

  • Hamot Medical Center Organizational Analysis

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

  • BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: ANALYSIS

    This 5-page paper is an analysis of the book Blue Ocean Strategy. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Definition and Discussion of Executive Coaching

    A 15 page paper defining executive coaching and discussing its immense rise in popularity over the past decade. Executive coaching is expanding rapidly, continuing to find greater numbers of areas in which it can be useful. As much as business has changed over the past several years, the executive coach can be a valuable asset to the executive hoping to advance or retain a current position, and taking part in leading his company to greater profitability. A blend of management and psychology, executive coaching is growing at a rate of 40 percent annually. The globalization of business is a fact of life that will not change, and the face of US business may be in the process of reinventing itself again. Not only is executive coaching growing rapidly in the present, it is likely to continue to do so for years to come. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Business Issues in the Music Industry

    A 3 page paper identifying four business issues confronting the music industry, choosing one and then discussing how to research that issue. The chosen issue is digital rights management; the beginning point for research is the 2003 Supreme Court decision in Eldred v. Ashcroft in which it upheld copyright extensions under the Sonny Bono act. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Internet as Distribution Medium for Music

    This 3 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at the supply and value chain comparing the internet and the bricks and mortar distribution medium. The second compares the costs associated with each medium. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Music Industry Decision Making

    A 4 page paper reviewing several decision-making tools and relating them to the international music market. The paper discusses the Pareto principle and decision tools of Paired Comparison analysis, Grid Analysis, PMI(Plus/Minus/Interesting), and Force Field Analysis. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Fictional CD Store Saving

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

  • iTunes; Porters Five Forces Analysis

    This 4 page paper examines iTunes, a service that sells download music and tracks as well as video files. This part of Apple Inc., the company that also makes the iPod, dominates the download music industry. Porters five forces analysis is utilized to consider how and why iTunes has this strong position and the potential threats it may face. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • iPod And iTunes; the Potential Impact of Microsoft's Zune

    This 5 page paper looks at how Apple have competed with the iPod and iTunes as a complementarily product. Launched in 2001 this has been a major success for Apple. In 2006 Microsoft launched Zune; an MP3 player and music download service which is designed to compete head to head with Apples iPod and iTunes. This paper looks at the way Apple has competed in this market and considers the potential impact of Zune. The bibliography cites 8 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.

  • Max De Pree's Leadership Jazz

    (5 pp). According to business leadership author, De Pree "...one way to think about leadership is to consider a jazz band. Jazz-band leaders must choose the music, find the right musicians, and perform-in public. But the effect of the performance depends on so many things- the environment, the volunteers in the band, the need for everybody to perform as individuals, and as a group, the absolute dependence of the leader on the members of the band, the need of the leader for \the followers to play well."

  • Strategies Starbucks May Learn From

    This 4 page paper looks at the strategies that have been adopted by other firm when facing the problems that are currently faced by Starbucks. Strategies discussed include increasing loyalty, the running of promotions to increase demand for product, product development, lifecycle renewal and dealing with difficult issues. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • WAL-MART STORES: A LEARNING ORGANIZATION?

    This 3-page paper discusses Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as a learning organization. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • REFLECTIONS ON A LEARNING ORGANIZATION

    This 9-page paper focuses on an overview and characteristics of a learning organization. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Relationship Between Organizational Learning and Organizational Knowledge

    A 3 page paper discussing organizational learning and organizational knowledge. Certainly there is a direct relationship between the two; determining that relationship begins with defining the terms. The paper holds that organizational knowledge is the result of organizational learning. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Learning Theory Applied to a Government Department

    This 11 page paper considers the concept of organizational learning and applies it to the UK's Inland Revenue service, now part of HM Revenue and Customs department. The paper started introduction, undertakes a literature review looking at the concept of organizational learning and then applies these ideas to the strategy undertaken by the Inland Revenue. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Pharmaceutical Industry, Prices, Returns, and Generic Drugs Competition

    This 14 page paper examines the way in which prices of branded drugs, and the related profit they create for the pharmaceutical companies, is impacted when patents expire and the branded drugs have to compete with generic products. The paper considers how the law of supply and demand manifests in this market where an increase in supply does result in a reduction of prices and to what extent this occurs. The paper also looks at the US Hatch-Waxman Act which was introduced to decrease the barriers of entry for the generic drugs whilst the patent periods were extended. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Wal-Mart's Illegal Immigrant Workers

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

  • Self Learning and Organizational Learning

    This 14 page paper looks at how organisation learning can take place and argues that this is impossible unless there is self learning ant an individual level. The paper considers the concept of the learning organisation, as proposed by Senge, and how learning needs to take place. This is then applied to a real life seanrio where a company learns from its managers who also benefit for self learning. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Operating a Small Business While Learning

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

  • COMPARISONS BETWEEN IBM AND LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS

    This 4-page paper discusses characteristics of IBM and explains why it can be considered a learning organization.

  • The Learning Organization

    This 9 page paper looks at the definition and characteristics which are associated with the concept of the learning organization, looking at the ideas of different theorists, including Peter change, and considering the way in which they may manifest in commercial organizations, contrasting the reality with the theory. The bibliography cites 21 sources.

  • Employee Training and Organizational Learning Initiatives

    A 8 page proposal for an online, outsourced employee training program. Today’s budgetary constraints place new limits on activities and send planners in search of new areas in which to make cuts. Training becomes the target too often, and at a time in which it can be most beneficial to the organization. The purpose here is to propose a rationale and method of increasing training without increasing costs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Knowledge Management and Learning in Low Cost Airlines

    This 3 page paper looks at two low cost airlines; RyanAir and EasyJet and assesses the way that they already use knowledge management and concepts from the learning school in order to compete and assesses how this could be improved. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Thornton's Strategy in Action, Strategy Development and Organizational Learning

    Thornton's is a premium chocolate supplier in the UK, selling though their own shops other outlets and on the internet. This 14 page paper is written in two parts. The first part identifies the strategies used by Thorntons and then looks at how they can be seen in action in the company. The second part of the paper looks at the way strategy may be developed and ho it appears to evolve at Thornton's and the way that organizational learning may be seen within the company. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Utilizing a Learning Contract Within an Academic Setting

    This 12 page paper considers how a learning contract may be developed. This examines the proposed project background, how the project links in with academic studies, the personal learning objectives and how these can be defined and measures, with three different targets given. The bibliography cites 6 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.

  • Marketing In Tourism

    A 3 page paper that begins with an introduction to marketing and discussing marketing as it specifically applies to tourism, including market segments. The marketing mix, which generally includes four elements is expanded for the tourism industry, according to some authors; these are reported and discussed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Tourism Service Questions

    This 10 page paper answers a series of questions set by the student concerning tourism and hotel management. The paper includes consideration of why service is so important in the tourism, the two dimensions of service, why food and drink sales are so important in hotel and tourism, the circumstances that crated hotel chains such as Hilton, the role of the general manager, the accommodations manager and the sales team and the importance of truthfulness in marketing. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Travel Industry and Customer Service

    A 5 page paper discussing customer service at British travel agency Lunn Poly, followed with a comparison to that of Ritz Carlton Hotels. Though each organization operates within the travel industry, each approaches customer service very differently. Lunn Poly's involvement with travel plans is largely finished once travel begins; Ritz Carlton's involvement is in the active accomplishment of those plans. Each organization serves customers at different points in customers' needs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Venture Capitalist Factors and Items

    A 3 page paper assessing the types of factors and items venture capitalists will look for in assessing a manufacturer’s potential for the future. The small United States manufacturer is producing and selling the owner’s invention on which he holds the patent. The inventor believes the firm and the product are ready to be expanded in their coverage, and now seeks a national venture capital firm to provide the necessary funds. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Student Case Study on Viking Sewing Machines

    This 10 page paper examines a case study on Viking Sewing Machines that has been supplied by the student. The paper answers four questions regarding the skills and benefit that are brought to the company by the new CEO, the changes in the company, the strategic capabilities and the key factors of the future success of the company. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Analytical Case Study of Tasty Bake

    This 9 page paper considers the position of a company in a case study provided by the student. The writer looks at the current position of the company and used Porter’s five forces model to examine the competitive nature of the environment and how the company may seek to respond.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • The Snapple Acquisition

    This 4 page paper examined Snapple and its products in the year 1992/3 immediately before the company was bought by Quaker looking at the structure of the product base according to the Boston Consulting Group matrix and then by the GE Matrix. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • AT&T and VoIP Technology; Strategic Issues

    This 9 page paper looks at the well known communications company AT&T and the way ion which VoIP will impact on it strategically. The paper gives a brief background to AT&T and then looks at the way voice over internet protocol (VoIP), has been adopted by the company and the way it may impact on the company along with the way the changes could be leveraged for its’ advantage. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Warehouse Management; Frazelle’s 5 Dimensions

    This 4 page paper examines the concept and management of a potential warehouse using Frazelle’s 5 dimensions model where the five dimensions are profile, benchmarking, innovation, automation and humanize. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Forecasting for On Your Mark

    A 3 page paper discussing forecasting and budgeting at an apparel manufacturer. The result of the combination of an accurate forecast and a budget based on that forecast is function at optimum levels for the organization's success. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business Forecasting

    This 4 page paper discusses the importance of forecasting and the difficulty of forecasting in an unstable economy. The writer comments on two forecasting methods. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Security Partnership

    A 5 page paper discussing the terms of a 50-50 partnership between two security companies. International Security Protection (ISP) and Axess Technologies Limited (ATL) are two security-oriented organizations specializing in different areas of organizational security. The two companies have determined to form a partnership to supply full-service security to a multinational enterprise that will establish operations in Russia. ISP will provide physical security; ATL will provide document protection. The purpose here is to reduce the companies' verbal agreement to writing to ensure that all understand their respective roles in the partnership. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Dell Computer's Capital Sources

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

  • The Cost of Executive Pay

    This 7 page paper considers the level of executive pay in the US and the UK and assesses whether or not the higher levels seen here, compared to countries such as Germany and Japan have a social and economic damaging impact. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Home Health and Hospice Company Business Requirement Analysis

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

  • 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.

  • Toyota Problems and Solutions

    In this 8 page research paper, the writer discusses some of the problems that Toyota had during the early 1990's along with other Japanese auto manufacturers. Some specific concerns included : high material costs, too few vehicle choices, high employee turnover, and inattentiveness to marketing mix. The writer makes pertinent recommendations -- detailing some of the steps that Toyota can take to ensure a more productive, profitable future. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Toyota's Problems and Solutions II

    In this 11 page case study, several key problems facing Toyota are presented, described, and analyzed to find possible solutions. Macro and microeconomic issues are explored and the writer offers ideas relevant to contemporary management theory including the possibility of Toyota switching to a J.I.T. inventory system, becoming proactive in their leadership style-- and solving problems before they happen. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 1996 Article on How is Microsoft Currently Doing

    In 5 pages the author discusses the following question pertaining to a 1996 article on Microsoft, 'How is Microsoft currently doing? Is it happy w/ its current performance situation? Where does the firm want to be 5 years from now? What are the firm's weaknesses and strengths? What strategies does the firm have to use to be successful in the future?' Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Lotus Development Corp. and its Growth

    5 pages in length. Of the early days of Lotus Development Corporation, Janet Axelrod says that she and Mitchell Kapor, Lotus' founder, had come to an understanding early on: Kapor would deal with the business end of things; Axelrod would ensure that Lotus employees enjoyed some of the most liberal benefits in the industry and that Lotus would be recognized as a leading innovator in corporate responsibility. That agreement was struck in 1981, and it still holds today. Though IBM broke its own precedence and acquired Lotus by means of a hostile takeover in 1995, Lotus remains a leader in its field and is increasingly global in its focus. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Becoming a Fortunate 500 Organization by Kenneth Blanchard and Michael O'Connor

    Becoming a Fortunate 500 Organization, Blanchard, O'Connor and other contributors promote the idea that management holds the key to corporate success, not through implementing top-down management strategies that focus on leadership style, productivity goals, and other effective means of operational support. This 6 page paper reflects the central perspectives presented in the work and underscores the link between management process and corporate outcomes. No additional sources cited.

  • Merchandising Flaws, Time Management Tips for 7-11

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

  • Athletic Shoes and Issues in the Industry

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

  • Comparing Cruise Lines

    5 pages in length. The writer compares Royal Caribbean and Carnival in relation to a Caribbean cruise. Paper includes three graphs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Food Service at the San Diego Village Inn Motel and Restaurant

    A 10 page paper based on a case study of the restaurant, coffee shop, and bar function of a San Diego Village Inn motel and restaurant. The establishment has found itself with neither assistant manager or restaurant manager, and the entire food service function has disintegrated into chaos. A head cook who also served as the restaurant manager descended on long-time wait staff with dictatorial and condescending measures. The staff response was that of rebellion, and the 'new' head cook was discharged within his 90-day probationary period. The company is perennially understaffed and pays enough in overtime to more than justify the addition of some temporary relief workers to ease the stresses faced by overworked permanent employees. No bibliography.

  • Case Study Analysis of ValuJet Airlines

    This 8 page paper examines the history, market niche, and organizational structure of ValuJet Airlines-- a company best known for its low cost airfare and frequent problems / crashes ! Issues concerning service, management style, and fiscal outlook are analyzed to provide an in-depth overview of the company's strengths and weaknesses. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Comparative Analysis of ValuJet and SWA

    In this 10 page report, the writer compares Southwest with Value Jet Airlines. It is reasoned that the reputation-wrecked ValuJet airlines has only trotted along a bumpy road to industry success. Its future is much less certain than the ever-growing Southwest Airlines. Marketability, cost issues, human relations, and more-- are examined with respect to each of these two companies to support such a thesis. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Business Role and Value of Emergent Strategy

    This 8 page paper looks at the value and role emergent strategy plays in busyness. The reasons and decision behind the evolution of an emergent strategy with an original and unpublished case study used to demonstrate the value of this type emergent strategies, in conjunction with other more well-known cases. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Nicholson File Company and Cooper Industries

    A 10 page case study examining the conditions and events that led to the end of the Nicholson File Company as a business entity all to its own. In 1972, there were at least three companies interested in acquiring Nicholson, two of which were what is now the CooperTools division of Cooper Industries and the H.K. Porter Company. Founded in 1919, Cooper was the youngster of the three and now owns both of the others. This paper addresses Cooper's astuteness in pursuing Nicholson, how much Cooper could afford to pay per share and the concerns of the then-existing Nicholson stockholders. No Bibliography.

  • Treasure Risks and British Petroleum PLC

    This 7 page report discusses British Petroleum Company, PLC, in terms of the Treasury risks to which it is and has been exposed. As a result of restructuring in 1994, BP became a company of smaller, more autonomous units in place of the previous centralized regional teams. The 'view from the top' has always been that these units could be more creative and efficient through the sharing of knowledge and best practices. Such factors are equally important throughout the evaluation of potential Treasury risk. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Pros and Cons of Localized Community Entrance of WalMart

    A 6 page paper that considers the issues that have arisen from the attempts of Wal-Mart to bring their retail outlets to small localized communities across the nation. This paper suggests that communities must reflect on both the pros and cons of this kind of development before determining opposition or support. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Organizational Problems and the Solution of Effective Leadership

    5 pages in length. In the midst of organizational crisis, one can always rely upon a cry of defeat as a means by which to divert the true reason for failure. Indeed, the first point of blame is often cast toward ineffective leadership, provoking the questionable claim that all that is required is a good leader. How true that statement may or may not be is based upon the presumption that effective organization depends upon the skills of a single individual; in fact, there are a number of considerations above and beyond acquiring a good leader that determines successful organizational tactics. The writer discusses the effectiveness of good leadership in relation to organizational crises. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • PBS and Marketing Efforts

    An 8 page paper discussing PBS' courtship of corporate sponsors and individual contributors. Public broadcasting is not unique to the US; several European countries and Australia also support similar services but the US version is the only one not totally supported by the government. The paper discusses aspects of PBS' marketing and why sponsorship is attractive to corporate entities. It provides a means by which they can claim corporate social responsibility while simultaneously reaching the typical viewer who is older, female, with above-average income and education, and rarely watches commercial channels. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Workplace Loyalty

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

  • Oil Industry and Intellectual Property Management

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

  • Origins of Ford Motor Co. and its Current Strategic Development

    This 16 page paper considers briefly the origins of Ford and then looks to the 1990s and the strategic way in which it has developed. This includes acquisitions, collaborations, the use of the Internet and the search for a competitive advantage. The paper assesses its current position and make recommendations for the future. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Economist Tom Peters' Ready, Fire, Aim!

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

  • Continental Case Study Analysis

    A 5 page paper that discusses a Harvard Business case study entitled: "Right Away and all at once. How we saved Continental." The essay discusses some of the actions taken and comments on the plan. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • EMI Case Study

    This 14 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student concerning change and the need for further change at EMI. The paper examines the different issues involved in change and looks at the applications of theories to the issues of change faced by the company. The paper is written to help a student prepare for an exam where unknown questions will be asked about change in the cases study. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Gene One Case Study

    This 9 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. The paper outlines the opportunities and the problems, defines the end state vision and then assesses different strategies that may be used to achieve the end goal. The company is one that has to undergo change in order to prepare for an IPO. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Pfizer Inc. Animal Health Products Case Study

    This 7 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student concerning Pfizer Inc. Animal Health Products. The writer answers 5 questions set by the student, looking at the influences on the ranching industry, the issues of high quality and price products during an industry downturn, the appropriateness of the marketing strategies already used and how marketing may be improved and the potential of relationship marketing. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Aimes Electrical and Supply Case Study

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

  • Lester Electronics Case Study

    This 20 page paper is based on a fictitious case study supplied by the student. Lester Electronics faces several problems, it may loss an exclusive contract with trading parent Shang-wa Electronics is a takeover bid for the firm is successful. It is also facing a potential take over bid of its own. The paper discusses the different issues and opportunities that the company faces, looks at the perspectives of the different stakeholders, identities the problems and then identifies and assesses different solution before determining the optimal solution and developing an implementation plan. The paper includes a range of tables that were used to help determine potential solutions. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Reed’s Clothier Case Study

    This 3 page paper uses a case study to answer questions about the financial difficulties facing Reed’s Clothier, a Virginia men’s clothing store. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Intuit, Inc. (HBS Case Study Analysis)

    This 4 page paper examines this Harvard Business School Case Study. An update in respect to Intuit is also provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Georgia Tech - Parking Case Study

    An 8 page paper. This paper is an extended version of PGprkga.RTF. In this version, there are six subheadings to correspond with the structure of a basic policy analysis problem. These sections are: verifying and defining the problem, establishing evaluation criteria for the solution, identifying alternative policies, assessing those alternatives, a matrix comparing each alternative to the criteria, recommendation and implementation of the new policies. The issue is parking spaces and a deficit in the school's budget, primarily because students and staff do not want to pay a daily rate on top of the annual permit price. 1 Table/Matrix included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Huffman Trucking Case Study

    This 30 page paper is a case study on the fictitious company Huffman Trucking. The company is successful and growing, but a major competitor is growing at a faster rate and Huffman ant to compete more effectively. The CEO has decided that the firm should adopt a customer centric strategy. The paper examines the situation and the potential solutions focusing on internal marketing as a key strategy. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • A Case Study in Social Responsibility and Environmentalism

    This 10 page paper creates a case study that can be used to examine social responsibility and environmentalism, and then provides notes with the models and approaches that could be used to analysis the case. The company used as the case study is Royal Dutch Shell. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • CASE STUDY REVIEW: CLASSIC AIRLINES

    This 3-page paper is a review of Classic Airlines, a company facing the higher costs and increasing customer complaint load of many similar companies. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Conflict Management - Hypothetical Case Study

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

  • Tyco Case Study

    A 4 page paper. Using a case study, Tyco International: A Case of Corporate Malfeasance, provided by the student, the writer responds to three questions/issues: how to account for Kozlowski's behavior, how to account for the board's failure to fulfill duties, and what new CEO Breen must do to regain public confidence as well as that of other stakeholders. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Lend Lease Case Study; Improving Organization

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

  • Organizational Communication - Case Study

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

  • Mintzberg's CEO Roles - Case Study

    A 3 page paper that begins with a discussion of CEO and managerial roles as identified by Mintzberg. The daily activities of a hypothetical police chief are then ascribed to the three major roles as identified by Mintzberg. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Leadership Interview Case Study

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of a leadership case study, that outlines the leadership perspectives based on a model of the five practices and ten commitments of leadership. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • 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.

  • GM Powertrain - Harvard Case Study

    This 4 page paper discusses the case of GM's powertrain plant in Fredericksburg. The paper begins by reviewing a few of the positive changes the new manager made and the challenges he now faces. The options the case presents are analyzed and one is recommended. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • Callaway Golf; Strategic Case Study

    This 7 page paper looks Callaway Golf and the strategy it uses to compete. The firm is examined to identity the relevant competitive strategies that the firm is using, including assessment of the way innovation and technology are utilized, the market position of the goods, the value and importance of economies of scope and scale and the value of vertical integration. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Caterpillar Company - Harvard Case Study

    A 5 page paper that provides a brie overview of this company and the situation it faced in the 1980s. the paper discusses what the new CEO did, its failure to recognize Komatsu as a real competitor, what it did and recommendations for the future. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Komatsu Harvard Case Study

    A 5 page paper that provides an overview of this company, its competition with Caterpillar, the situation as it existed when the case was written and how the company arrived at that point and recommendations for the future. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Alumina Case Study

    This 4 page paper considers the case of Alumina, this fictitious case supplied by the student, sees a company accused of contaminating a lake and causing a local girl to develop leukemia. The paper looks at the potential tort issues. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Mountain Man Beer Company Case Study

    This 16 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Mountain Man Beer Company are a small brewery producing only a single beer. However sales have started to fall and they are considering introducing a light beer to compete in the light beer market. The paper assesses the alternatives and presents financial projection for each alterative. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • COPLEY, OVERPLANNING AND CASE STUDY

    This 4-page paper focuses on the importance of strategic management by examining a case study of the fictitious Copley Company. Biblliography lists 6 sources.

  • Dell Case Study

    This 3 page paper looks at the case of Dell in 2006, when the firm was losing sales and market share in most countries. The paper considers the poison of Dell and looks at strategies that should be used in order to recover. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Changes at ATH MicroTechnologies

    This 5 page paper looks at the case of ATH MicroTechnologies, answering a set of 5 questions looking at the appropriateness of the earn out structure, the shifts seen in the case study considered in the context of Simons (1995) control levers, changes in accountability, investment measures and consideration of non financial measures and the use of a balanced score card. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Case Study of Hendrick and Struggles International Inc.

    This 3 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. The firm specializes in the search and recruitment of executive, but the market is changing. The problems are identified and potential strategies for the future are suggested. The bibliography cites 3 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.

  • End State Vision and Strategy for Best Snacks

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Best Snacks and have launched a new line in a healthy snack foods, but it is not meeting its’ profit targets. The paper outlines the end state vision, identifies potential alternative strategies to help the firm reached its end state division, evaluating those alternatives before presenting the preferred solution. 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.

  • Changing Operations - A Case Study

    This 16 page paper is based on a fictitious case study provided by the student. A company needs to go from selling a standardized product to selling customized solutions. The paper considers different aspects related to that change, including the need for a new organizational structure, planning include a Gantt chart for the project, activities management, quality management, health and safety management and the way measure may be taken to use for future improvements. The bibliography cites 12 purchases.

  • Newborn Ltd

    Case Study This 12 page paper looks at the case study provided by the student; Newborn Ltd supplies baby nutritional products and associated goods and services to the market in China. The papers receive three parts, the first part considers whether or not the company is a good investment, the second part looks at whether the direct sales model is a good model to utilize in emerging markets and the last part the paper assesses the different capital raising strategies of the company may adopt. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • How Unilever Leveraged the Finance Department to Promote Organizational Growth

    This 13 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The writer examines how and why you were able to drive growth, utilizing a balanced scorecard approach, with the changes driven by the finance functions within the company. The concept and use of the balanced scorecard is discussed, and considered in the context of the Unilever case study looking at the way that decisions were made that lead the firm to success. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Case Study on Atchison Corporation

    This 7 page paper looks at the Harvard Business School case study of the Atchison Corporation. The case concerns a company where there has been increasing sales but decreasing profit following the appointment of a new CEO. The case outlines how the approach to the sales force needs to change to increase productivity by increasing motivation and valuing their contribution as well as supporting them with the marketing function. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • 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.

  • Analysis Of Change Process In A Hospital

    A 6 page paper that reviews a case study entitled Change Through Persuasion and responds to specific questions. The essay comments on the process according to Kotter's stages, discusses psychological contracts and the phases of change reaction. The writer provides an overall analysis of the change process used in the case. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Businesses Facing Challenges

    This 3 page paper outlines two businesses that have faced challenges similar to those faced by the fictitious case study of Lester Electronics. The first case is that of a Dutch Bank that faces two take over bids, the second is of an airline that is losing exclusivity over its services. The bibliography cites 1 sources.

  • Corporate Transparency - McBride Financial

    This 10 page paper responds to questions regarding transparency and governance of a case study supplied by the student. The paper begins by describing and explaining transparency, governance and the new laws and regulations that came about from a number of massive scandals. The rest of the paper discusses the notes sent back-and-forth between certain principals in the case. The writer's conclusion is that McBride is not interested in transparency. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Efficacy of Learning Teams

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

  • Organizational Learning

    A 5 page paper discussing organizational learning within the concept of the organization as a "brain" in which many bits of information are stored. These bits must be retrievable to be useable, indicating the need for a central repository system (i.e., accessible information systems). Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Kolb's Experiential Learning Model and the Entrepreneur

    This 10 page paper discuses Kolb's Experiential Learning model and how the different dimensions would help or hinder the success of an entrepreneur. The writer also reports the link between Kolb's model and the intellectual entrepreneur. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Organizational Learning at Airbus

    Airbus is a company that relies on the use of knowledge, with particular challenges as a result of the fragments structure of the firm. This 12 page paper examines the firm, its structure, culture and systems and the way it has adapted and changed using knowledge in order to assess whether or not the firm could be classified as a learning organization. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Southwest Airlines as a Learning Organization

    A 4 page paper assessing Southwest Airlines on the characteristics of a learning organization as defined by Sandra Kerka (1995). Kerka (1995) defines six characteristics; Southwest Airlines possesses at least five of them. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Social Networking and the Learning Organization

    A 6 page paper discussing the potential benefit of using the equivalent of the social network within an organization. Dell has IdeaStorm; Starbucks operates My Starbucks Idea; and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland uses one to share information internally. A specific-use network modeled after a purely social network can be of direct benefit to the organization supporting and providing it. Idea exchange can result in knowledge greater than the sum of its information parts, and the social network setting provides a venue for that exchange. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Corporations and Learning Organizations

    This 16 page paper considers the statement that "the learning organization is the loch ness monster of modern management much discussed and sought after but very rarely seen”. This paper considers what a company has to do to be classified as a learning organization and why this is so difficult to achieve. The paper then looks at different companies that may be seen as moving in that direction to assess if the status of learning organization has, or can ever be claimed. Companies considered are VISA, Boeing and Shell. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Learning Organizations and The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge

    A 9 page research paper that analyzes Peter Senge's 1990 book The Fifth Discipline, which is a text concerned with the theme of continuous improvement through continuous learning. To this end, Senge emphasizes the significance of "systems" thinking, which he sees as crucial for enforcing a corporate culture of continuous improvement in order to institute long-term institutional change. The writer outlines the principal points of this management model. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Learning, Organizational and Personal Levels

    This 8 page paper considers how learning may be facilitated at both a personal and organisational level. Looking at the model of a learning organisation the characteristics are outlined before example cases are examined to show how a learning organisation operates. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Strategy Plan for a Regional Water Bottling Company

    This 6 page paper proposes a strategy that a regional water bottler could use to compete in a market with the large international firms. The strategy proposed is one of differentiation using local image and environmental issues to create a desirable image and help increase sales cost effectively. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Overview of Ford Motor Company

    An 8 page paper. The first part of this paper offers a general overview of Ford Motor Company, including its global position and revenues, profits and number of vehicles sold in 2000. The rest of the paper focuses on employee issues and most specifically, on the sexual harassment and discrimination cases brought against the company. The settlement with EEOC is described as is subsequent charges against managers and the company. Recommendations are made regarding these issues. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • The Likely Effects Of E-Commerce On The Future Of Book Publishing

    This 10 page paper looks at the way on which e-commerce and the electronic media is likely to change the way books are published and sold in the future, looking at companies such as Amazon, eBay and Abe Books. The paper looks at the importance of the printed word and how publishing has changed in response to technology in the past and looks forward to the potential changes that may occur, especially with the concepts of e-books sold on the internet. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Responsibility Accounting Applied to Coca-Cola

    A 3 page paper discussing the benefits and uses of responsibility accounting. The antidote to micromanaging is delegation, but with that delegation arises the need for managers delegated to, to be accountable for their decisions. Responsibility accounting fills that need and is practiced at many companies, including Coca-Cola. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Value Chain Analysis of Papa Geno's Herb Garden

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study of Papa Gene's Herb Garden, specifically, why they survived when their much larger partner folded. The essay comments on primary and support activities, core competencies, intangible assets, and Porter's strategies for a competitive advantage. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Specific Issues Related to Cash Flow at a Small Company

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

  • 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.

  • Corporate Governance

    An 8 page paper that reports and discusses corporate governance at Hess. Sections include: executive compensation, director compensation, minimum stock holdings by executives and directors, election of directors, and biographical information of current directors. The writer comments on how Hess compares to GE. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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

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

  • Corporate Culture, Customer Relations, Social Responsibility

    A 4 page paper that discuses the relationship between corporate culture and customer relations and corporate culture and social responsibility. Examples of real companies are includes as are data regarding how executives feel about the benefits of social responsibility. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Subjects

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

  • Workplace Creativity

    This 4 page paper discusses the statement " modern organisational structures are just as limiting of creativity and discretion as bureaucracy ever was". The paper starts by looking at what a bureaucracy is, its features, strengths and main critiques and why bureaucracy still attractive to employees and managers. The paper then considers alterative structure how they may be more encouraging of creativity and the different barriers that are seen. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • An Examination of the Credit Card Industry in the United States

    This 10 page paper examines US credit card industry in 2010, looking first at the development and history of the industry, in considering the economic and political influences and undertaking a Porters 5 forces analysis of potential future developments will impact on the industry. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Choosing a Promotion for Piggy Bank

    A 3 page paper discussing the focus of a promotion offering cash back on credit card purchases made with a Piggy Bank credit card. Choices are to offer incentives at traditional retailers or limit the incentives to online sales. The paper recommends choosing traditional retail because its growth is slower and more predictable, allowing the bank to enter the promotion with a better sense of what the total cost will be. A 9-slide PowerPoint presentation is available. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Risk Management Questions

    This 16 page paper answers a set of questions set by the student concerning risk management. Issues discussed include the types of data that may be recorded by an airline for risk management purposes, the risk management cycle, why risk management is important, the direct and indirect impact on profitability and the types of probability measures that are useful. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Leveraging Resources; The Retail Environment

    This 3 page paper looks at management issues concerning the use of resources by a retail firm. The paper answers 4 questions, considering whether retail firms have access to, or can obtain the resources it needs to be successful, the importance of clear directions and incentives, the importance of the supporting structure and whether the creativity of the employees is fully leveraged. The bibliography cites 2 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.

  • Lester Electronics Case Study

    This 20 page paper is based on a fictitious case study supplied by the student. Lester Electronics faces several problems, it may loss an exclusive contract with trading parent Shang-wa Electronics is a takeover bid for the firm is successful. It is also facing a potential take over bid of its own. The paper discusses the different issues and opportunities that the company faces, looks at the perspectives of the different stakeholders, identities the problems and then identifies and assesses different solution before determining the optimal solution and developing an implementation plan. The paper includes a range of tables that were used to help determine potential solutions. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • The American Market for Cable Based Telephone Service

    This 5 page paper examines the US cable telephony market, looking at the size, major competitors, existing patterns and trends, forecasts and major influences. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Turnover of Employees and Contribution of Management

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

  • Why is Talent Management Increasing in Popularity?

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

  • Gold Mine Selling

    A 3 page paper in two parts. The first considers the present value of a gold mine expected to be exhausted in two years' time; the second addresses the issue of whether the bonds of GM or Cisco Systems are the more attractive. It appears that GM is doggedly clinging to being what it wants to be, rather than providing products its customers truly want. Cisco is expanding its traditional reach without abandoning its traditional markets, and finding positive results. Cisco is the better choice for bond purchase. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Bridgewater Castings and Strategic Decision Making

    A 7 page paper discussing the state of business for this manufacturer of cast iron wood-burning stoves. Seven specific questions address management accounting and strategy issues to conclude that Bridgewater should not presently drop one of its two products, but rather seek out methods of making the under-performing product more profitable. The paper suggests that it develop innovations presently not offered by competitors to be able to profit from first-mover advantage as it now enjoys with the product it plans to retain. Otherwise it will be facing the same situation when competitors begin offering similar products. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Burt's Bees

    A 4 page paper discussing two cases, one on how Burt's Bees can increase sales from $6 million to $25 million over five years, the other on the founder of Burt's Bees, Roxanne Quimby. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Information Management and Hotels

    This 10 page report discusses information management as applied to the hotel industry and discusses one particular (fictional) hotel and its strategies. As with every other industry, the hotel industry has been radically changed by information technology and its application in terms of guest services ranging from making reservations to ordering room service. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Porter's Five Forces Model Analysis of the Lodging Industry

    A 6 page paper that begins with a general introduction identifying the unique characteristics of the lodging industry and the market structure. The hotel industry is then analyzed using Michael Porter's five forces model. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • A Differentiated Hotel

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

  • iPhone; Opportunities and Threats

    This 5 page paper examines Apple's iPhone and considers its position in the market, how it is sold and current market trends in order to identify potential opportunities and threats that face Apple in selling the iPhone. The bibliography cites 6 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.

  • Huffman Trucking Case Study

    This 30 page paper is a case study on the fictitious company Huffman Trucking. The company is successful and growing, but a major competitor is growing at a faster rate and Huffman ant to compete more effectively. The CEO has decided that the firm should adopt a customer centric strategy. The paper examines the situation and the potential solutions focusing on internal marketing as a key strategy. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Information Technology and Competitive Advantage

    This 14 page paper looks at the way in which information technology may, or may not, influence or impact on the way competitive advantages are gained by discussing the statement that "Information technology [IT] does not gain an organization a competitive advantage". The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Technology at Shell

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

  • Concepts and Terms Used in the Study of Organizational Behavior

    This 3 page paper defines several terms and concepts that are found within the study of organizational behavior, including organizational behavior, organizational culture, diversity, corporate social responsibility, and organizational effectiveness and efficiency. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Team Improvement of Communication Skills

    A 6 page paper addressing the situation of deteriorating team functioning. The effectiveness of some of the organization's teams has been diminished by means of increasing occurrence of conflict, rumor and backbiting. The paper reviews the observations of several communications writers and consultants, and recommends exercises at the team level designed to improve communications and assist individuals in maintaining a perspective that focuses on the company, rather than on the individual. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Fewer and Fewer HVAC Companies

    A 20 page paper discussing reasons for so much consolidation occurring now, its benefits and consequences. One of the hallmarks of the "new" economy is that intense consolidation is taking place in most industries. Fragmentation results from myriad companies working in the same industry developing their own forms of operation and approach to their businesses. When those companies come to believe it advisable that they combine forces, the melding of their respective corporate cultures is an aspect of their merger that must be met with as much analysis and consideration as that given to financial reports and current business results. This is true in any industry, including heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Sirtris and GSK

    This 12 page paper is based only on a case study supplied by the student and their lecture notes. The case concerns the potential acquisition the biotechnology company Sirtris by GSK, answering a set of questions asked by the student concerning the way that the acquisition may be proposed and assessed and issues of integration after the acquisition takes place.

  • Product Safety Management and the Infamous Ford Pinto Case

    This is a 10 page analysis of the entitled Harvard case study. The Pinto debacle happened in the 1970s. This essay identifies the facts of the case, provides a legal analysis and an ethical analysis. Rawls' theories of due care, responsible person and moral justice are included in the discussion. The writer provides concluding remarks. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Case of the Solar Trash Compactor

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

  • Eastman Kodak and the Digital Imaging Market

    This 5 page paper looks at the case of Kodak and its’ late entry into the digital imaging. The paper considers how Eastman Kodak can best innovate in order to gain market share and increase profit. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • AT&T Dallas Works Case

    This 8 page paper examines the case study provided by the student. The right identifies problems exist with the case which include resistance to change, a poor employment relationship, low levels of motivation and potentially presents a survivor's guilt. The relevant theories are discussed and the implementation of potential solutions is outlined. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Seventh Generation Business Decisions

    This 7 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. The company Seventh Generation is examined, looking at how it competes, the way in which the leadership cultures of Newman and Hollender differs, why growth was so controversial and how the company was able t have a successful share offering despite making a loss. The last page of the paper then considers a business decision by a different company, looking at whether they should case one single large order. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Business Case Study of Gourmet on the Go

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

  • Business Role and Value of Emergent Strategy

    This 8 page paper looks at the value and role emergent strategy plays in busyness. The reasons and decision behind the evolution of an emergent strategy with an original and unpublished case study used to demonstrate the value of this type emergent strategies, in conjunction with other more well-known cases. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • A Case Study of Hewlett Packard's European DeskJet Supply Chain

    This 6 page case study is based on a case study included in Operations Management for Competitive Advantage by Chase, Jacobs and Aquilano. The essay describes the situation and the challenges and issues HP needed to address regarding the distribution of DeskJet printer models in Europe. The issue was to develop an inventory management model for this segment of HP's business. The model included the use of generic printer models with customization and localization performed at distribution centers in Europe. The essay then comments on the inventory control model of the student's place of employment, a restaurant. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Internet Gerocery Shopping and the Case of Webvan

    This 8 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. The market for the internet shopping services is considered and the needs of the segment are outlined, the cost structure is considered in order to identify areas that may be leveraged in order to support profit creation and the problems that the firm faces in becoming profitable. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Strategic Decision Making for IMAX

    This 12 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. IMAX needs to consider two potential strategies. The first is whether or not to increase the number of Hollywood films that they show, the second is whether the firm would be better if it were acquired by a larger company with more resources. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Strategy Recommendations for Perpetual Mercy Hospital

    This 9 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. The Perpetual Mercy Hospital is facing challenges; there is a potential new clinic opening and the current patient profile is not providing the desired level of revenue. The situation of the organization is considered and potential strategies are discussed before recommendations are made. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Analysis of New Balance Athletic Shoes Inc.

    This 14 page paper is an analysis of New Balance Athletic Shoes Inc. The firm is facing a challenge Adidas is acquiring Reebok so there will be stringer competition and the firm needs to assess the situation. The paper presents an analysis of the situation using a PESTEL analysis and Porters Five Forces as well as the internal issues and then presents recommendations. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 11 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.

  • Assessment of Costco

    This 11 page paper looks at the retail model of Costco, considering the way they compete, the strength of the leadership and whether the model is one that is optimal for the needs of the business. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Sales and Operational Management at Speedy Momentum

    This 17 page paper is based on a case study supplied by then student. The paper looks at the way that the firm may determines its sales strategies based on the way it competes, the processes that maybe recommended for recruitment and selection, consideration of techniques that could be used to control output. The differences in skills of sales representatives compared to other occupations are considered and sales representatives operating in an international environment are considered. The bibliography cites sources.

  • Recommendation for Clearsky

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Clearsky is an airline that wants to install a WiFi service; just before they sign a contract the supplier signs an exclusive contract with another airline. The paper considers the situation and the problem looks at the critical issues and potential solutions before giving a recommendation. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Diversification at Phelps Dodge

    This 5 page paper looks at a firm that is reliant on copper process for its revenue, creating volatility. The paper considers the potential value of diversification and looks at other strategies that may be used to reduce the level of validity in the firms’ revenues. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • General Mills and Ready to Eat Breakfast Cereal Market

    This 24 page paper is a in-depth look at the ready to eat breakfast cereal market in the 1990’s the way it had performed and the changes with the entrance of the private labels. The paper goes on to consider General Mills, the strategy that they adopted as a result of the changes, the risks associated the strategies and what strategies may be suited to the firm for the future. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Recommendations for CleanTime

    This 17 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. CleanTime, a firm selling clearing supplies, is facing increasing competition, and has undertaken cost cutting measures including staff reductions to improve profits. The measures have had only minimal success. The case is analyzed to assess the relevant problems and solutions are recommended to help the firm recover. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Vladimir Zelezy and TV Nova

    This 3 page paper is based in the case study provided by the student. The scenario of TV Nova in the Czech Republic is discussed, looking at the benefits that Vladimir Zelezy could bring to TV Nova, the benefits that CME brought to TV Nova and whether or not Vladimir Zelezy’s shares in CME should be purchased.

  • Allocation Assessment and Pricing for a Container Ship

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The first part of the paper looks at the way that the firm may choose to allocate space to different types of containers on their ships, the second part of the paper considers the way pricing decisions may be made. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • TGI Friday's and the Food and Beverage Industry

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Looking at TGI Friday's in the UK in the food and beverage industry in general the characteristics of the industry and the way in which the firm has been able to be successful is examined, along with looking at the design of operations and planning takes place within the organization. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • CASE STUDY - MID-STATES BANK

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

  • 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.

  • The Case of Pacific Hydro

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student concerning a hydroelectric power company, looking at the market that it works in and then considering potential macro environmental influences that need to be considered before entering a new market. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Strategies for Capay Valley Grown and Capay Valley Naturals

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

  • OPRAH WINFREY: CASE STUDY ANALYSIS

    This 7-page paper focuses on Oprah Winfrey and her business Harpo Inc. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Success of Amazon.com

    The 16 page paper looks at the e-commerce company Amazon.com, and considers how the organization has managed to achieve access, surviving the.com crash in the recession of 2008/9. The way that the company competes, sources of competitive advantage and the way that the value changes leveraged all discussed. The paper ends with consideration given to the company's ability to enter the market. The bibliography cites 12 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.

  • FORMAL AND INFORMAL ORGANIZATIONS: A CASE STUDY

    This 5-page paper discusses concepts concerning formal and informal organizations and trends for the future. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The CostCo Business Model and Performance

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Four questions are answered looking at the business model utilized by Costco, the financial performance in 2008, the source of competitive advantage and generic strategy and recommendations for future strategy formulation. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • The Strengths and Future of Betfair

    This 9 page paper is based in the case study provided by the student. Three questions on the impact why and how the exchange model of betting used by Betfair has been so successful, the way that the company interacts with competitors and the potential strategies that would be viable of the company's future. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Should Merck Licence Davanrik?

    This 10 page paper (including 1 page appendix) is based on a case study of Merck have the opportunity to license a new drug from LAB Pharmaceuticals, the drug which may have the potential to treat both depression and the obesity simultaneously. The case study examines whether or not Merck should make the investment, looking at the potential value the different outcomes, the risks involved and the potential costs. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Stakeholder Consideration in the Case of Longhurst Pulp and Paper Mill Case

    This 12 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student to assess a change needed in terms of environmental compliance and examine this from a stakeholder perspective. The paper presents a brief literature review on stakeholder theory and then applies theory to the case. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Strategy at Bunge

    This 5 page paper looks at the case study provided by the student on the international company Bunge, identifies strategies which are being used by the company, considers how or why these may be used and assesses the outcome of the strategic approaches adopted. Bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Should Havell Acquire Sylvania?

    This 14 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. Havell India has an opportunity to make an acquisition bid for the lighting company Sylvania. The writer is a number of analytical models, including STEP, Porters five forces and Porters value chain in order to assess the situation, then looks at Porters generic strategies and source matrix to determine the best strategy for Havell, before looking at the way in which implementation may take place. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Questions Regarding H&R

    This 4 page paper answers 4 questions on a case study regarding the Canadian sewing machine company H&R. The first question looks at the way in which firms using sewing technology of the impacted by changes in the macro environment. The second page considers the influences of the microenvironment on the suppliers and manufacturers of sewing machines. The third question looks at some strengths and weaknesses of the management of the organization. The last question assesses different strategic alternatives that the company may use in order to recover from significant losses. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Hewlett-Packard Acquisition of Compaq

    This 4 page paper is based on a case studies applied by the student, which discusses the influences on the decision by Carly Fiorina of Hewlett Packard to acquire Compaq. A set of questions answer, discussing why the decision to make the acquisition was made, the perceived benefits, the difficulties the market believed would be present and how this strategy compares with Dell. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • CASE STUDY ANALYSIS: MERGERS DON’T ALWAYS LEAD TO CULTURE CLASHES

    This 3-page paper discusses Bank of America's acquisition of MBNA and why culture clashes, for the most part, were avoided. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Xerox's Transformation

    A 5 page paper that provides a brief history of Xerox and emphasizes the transformation of Xerox Corp. under Anne Mulcahy. The writer also mentions Alan Mulally, CEO of Ford, and the challenges both these CEOs faced and how they handled those challenges. Bibliography lists 8 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.

  • Should Comcast Buy Disney?

    In February 2004 Comcast made a bid for Disney. The acquisition would have added to the Comcast empire and allow them growth that their current structure could not facilities. This 5 page paper looks at he advantages and motivation for Comcast and how they may create value from acquiring Disney. The paper then considers the acquisition attempt from the perspective of Disney, the advantages and disadvantages and how, in the long term, the shareholders may, or may not gain value from this acquisition. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • The Pharmaceutical Industry

    This 4 page paper is written in two parts. Using GlaxoSmithKline as example the first part of the paper discusses the key to success factors for pharmaceutical companies and which of the success factors can be transferred to generic drug manufacturing companies. The second part of the paper discusses what lessons can be drawn from the development of sustainable competitive advantage for other companies outside the pharmaceutical industry. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Trends and Influences on the Pharmaceutical Industry

    This 4 page paper looks at the influence of external trends and forces on the pharmaceutical company; in particular their impact on Pfizer. The influences considered are the increasing life expectancy level within the US, the trend of acquisition and merger within the pharmaceutical industry and the condition of the US economy. Each trend or force is identified and the impact on Pfizer discussed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Should A Company Undertake Loss Management If They Have Insurance?

    This 14 page paper discusses the statement "As an organisation we pay a lot of money on insurance. There is therefore no need for us to invest time and resources in other methods of loss management." The paper discusses this looking at what losses insurance can cover, alternatives to insurance, the need for a cost benefit analysis, responsibility and the influence of asymmetrical information and moral hazard. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Quality Initiatives of Rosenbluth Travel Agency

    This 3-page paper is an overview of quality initiatives for Rosenbluth, a travel agency based in the United States. The paper discusses how the company can continue its quality service initiatives.

  • Strategic and Environmental Analysis of the iPhone

    This 4 page paper looks at Apple’s iPhone and the way that the firm competes from a strategic perspective. The firm is then considered in its’ environment using a PESTEL analysis. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Factors of Organization Behavior and Job Satisfaction

    A 4 page paper discussing some of the contributors to job satisfaction in terms of organizational behavior. Ethical decision making can greatly improve when individuals have time to think, and "pulling the plug" on technological assistants can provide a measure of that time. Culture that matches in practice what it claims in rhetoric and enabling (and expecting) employees to act ethically all positively contribute to increased job satisfaction. Bibliography lists 6 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.

  • Systematic Learning And Development

    A 14 page paper. This essay reports the amount spent on personnel development in the UK and U.S. in 2008. The essay discusses employee training and development programs in general and the concerns that are voiced about them. The essay then explains and discusses the systematic learning and development approach to training programs, including the steps involved in planning this kind of program. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Literature Review on AT&T's Management

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

  • The Principle Agent Relationship between Management and Employees

    This 8 page paper examines the principle-agent relationship that takes place between the management and staff of a company. The paper explains what the relationship is and how it manifests, looks at what is meant by agency costs and considers how elements such as moral hazard, adverse selection, asymmetry of information and signalling are seen I the way the relationship ship is run. The paper ends by considering how the employer should management the relationship.

  • Apple; Background and SWOT Analysis

    This 11 page paper examines Apple Inc. The first part of the paper looks at the background of the company and its development. The second part of the paper discusses the position of the company in late 2007 and performs a SWOT analysis to examine the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that the company faces. The paper ends by presenting potential strategies which may help the company grow in the future. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Coca-Cola Production Costs

    A 4 page paper answering several production costs questions and using Coca-Cola as the reference company. Questions address production costs; supply chain management; and the production possibility frontier. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • America's Waste Management Services

    This 6 page paper looks at the waste management industry in the US, defining it and then looking at the major companies in the industry; Waste Management Inc., Allied Waste Industries and Republic Services their sales, profits and strategies.

  • An Article on Diversity Management Critiqued

    5 pages in length. Discussing research in the field of business, the authors' article works toward identifying the sometimes subtle but extremely important elements of diversity management that can be overlooked, not only rendering the entire approach worthless of its intent but also causing more problems than before it was implemented. No bibliography.

  • Managing Diversity

    A 5 page paper discussing 4 points of diversity management: changing definition of diversity; changing US population; bringing groups together; and recommendations for diversity management. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • How Decisions Are Made

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

  • Regina Vacuums and Quality Issues

    A 5 page paper examining the results of allowing poor quality to bankrupt what formerly had been the fourth-largest North American producer of vacuum cleaners. The paper concludes that it likely will be in Philips’ best interests to undertake a marketing campaign acknowledging former problems and proclaiming new ownership of Regina. Philips needs to inform consumers that none of the old management remains in place and that Regina vacuums now are produced in a modern factory with “built in” safeguards against poor quality. Finally, it needs to “put its money where its mouth is,” and offer a highly attractive guarantee of the product. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Relationship Between Andersen and Enron

    A 5 page paper that discusses specific aspects of the Enron crisis. The writer first provides 11 points in outline form that describe the relationship between these two companies and the impact this event had on Arthur Andersen. The second part of the paper discusses the parties who were most responsible for the crisis and justifies why these particular people shoulder the most responsibility. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Measuring Value in Publicly Owned Organizations

    The way that value is measured in firms usually focuses on financial or economic measures. This 8 page paper considers the measurement of value in publicity owned organizations and whether traditional measures such as profit levels or market value added, or if benefits and costs can be measured in a more holistic manner. The paper discuses the uses of a stakeholder approach to performance and the use of social accounting as well as issues of accountability. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • GE in Top Ten of Fortune 500

    An 8 page paper discussing the only company appearing in the top 10 of the Fortune 500 that also is the most admired company in 2006, for the sixth time in a decade. It seems clear that leadership style is most responsible for the positive benefits and results that GE gains each year. It is open but demanding, exacting but forgiving. It prefers failure over inaction. It focuses on bottom-line results but places people at a higher level of value than any other aspect of the business, relying on its people to carry the company through change after change. PowerPoint presentation available. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Best Companies According to Fortune Magazine's '100 Best Companies to Work For'

    A 12 page paper discussing characteristics of those organizations making Fortune’s 100 Best highly desirable as employers, and assessing whether a small human resources firm could benefit from alliances with those companies focusing primarily on young adults. Includes 3 tables, an executive summary and a letter of transmissal.. Bibliography lists 5 sources. KShr100BestFor.rtf

  • Gretchen Fox And Fox Relocation Management Corp

    A 5 page paper that presents a profile of the company and of its founder. The essay discusses the company's growth and success and its strengths, which include a collaborative culture. The writer comments that weaknesses, if any, are not apparent and ends with comments about the company's future. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • United Kingdom's Franchise Industry

    This 36 page paper examines the franchise industry in the UK. The paper begins with some background and an industry analysis including statistics and trends for each of the major sectors. The paper then considers why franchises are so popular with franchisees and franchisors, looking at the workings of a franchise and how it compares to other business models such as licenses, exporting and joint ventures or the use of subsidiary companies. The paper ends by applying the different models and the statistics to five areas of franchises, manufacturing, finance, services, distribution and retail. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Business Franchise Selection

    A 9 page paper assessing the value of franchising as an approach to business ownership and operation. There were problems with many franchises in the past, and even McDonald's relatively recently relented to consumer pressure (in the form of falling sales) to alter its menu to reflect consumer – rather than McDonald's – preferences. Organizations such as the International Franchise Association and Entrepreneur.com can offer guidance on trends and attractive franchising arrangements. Given sufficient research and honest assessment of external conditions and individual preferences, the franchise can be a highly workable approach to business ownership and operation. Includes a Table of Contents, List of Figures and an outline. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • How To Successfully Franchise in East Asia

    This 20 page paper prepares 4 case studies that can be used to assess critical success factors for franchises. The paper uses Starbuck, McDonalds, UPS and Marriott Hotels as examples of international businesses used to identify these factors with specific attention for the East Asia region. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Getting Real with Diversity and Leadership

    A 4 page paper assessing the role of leadership in promoting cultural diversity. The position of this paper is that many of today's organizations pursue greater cultural diversity but often do so mechanically from duty and matters of law rather than from an awareness of the improvement that cultural diversity can bring to the organization and that true benefits are realized only in an atmosphere of clear and dedicated leadership. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Customer Relationship Management in the Public Sector

    This 3 page paper consider how and why customer relations are important in the government services sector, looking at the benefits that a customer centric approach can create and the way that it will also aid efficiencies. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Guest Service Management and Customer Satisfaction

    This 3 page paper looks at how or why go services management is important in attaining customer satisfaction. The paper starts by discussing what is meant by Guest service management, looks at why it is important and compares customer satisfaction with intangible and tangible goods. The paper then considers the way in which satisfaction can be measured. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Ritz Carlton Hotels and Customer Service

    A 5 page paper discussing some of the techniques that this Baldrige award winner uses to ensure relevant and ongoing superlative customer service. The key is that management remains dedicated to the TQM principle of continuous improvement, refusing to become complacent with the improvements already made. It uses customer requests to make meaningful changes, and then repeats the process with every customer. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Data Mining and Hurricanes

    A 6 page paper discussing the evolutionary forces that contribute to the formation of hurricanes and created a living system of Wal-Mart’s data mining activities. Many retailers (and former retailers) feel that they’ve been ravaged by the hurricane called Wal-Mart; otherwise there appears to be no connection between the two. Each, however, provides a form of definition of evolution. One system is quite natural while the other began as wholly artificial. Each, however, takes on a life of its own and affects everything around it. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Analyzing a Security Guard Company

    A 4 page paper. The security guard industry is one that is highly fragmented with more than 10,000 companies. This essay provides a SWOT analysis of one company, Command Security Corporation. The analysis attests to the company's adaptability, strong fiscal position and the challenges it has faced as well as trends in the industry. Statistical data included.

  • Review of "Making Horses Drink: How to Lead and Succeed in Business"

    A 3 page book report listing all of the chapters of the book. Author Alex Hiam refers in the title of his book Making Horses Drink: How to Lead and Succeed in Business to the old adage, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." The author maintains that astute managers not only can "make horses drink" – it's their job - but must do so if their companies are to be successful over time. In the end, "making horses drink" is a function of being honest with employees; communicating with them fully and frequently; and treating them as valuable assets rather than necessary evils. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Review of "Making Horses Drink: How to Lead and Succeed in Business"

    A 3 page book review. Author Alex Hiam refers in the title of his book Making Horses Drink: How to Lead and Succeed in Business to the old adage, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." The author maintains that astute managers not only can "make horses drink" – it's their job - but must do so if their companies are to be successful over time. In the end, "making horses drink" is a function of being honest with employees; communicating with them fully and frequently; and treating them as valuable assets rather than necessary evils. The author and the paper uses Southwest Airlines as a primary example. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Overview of UK's Shepherd Construction

    This 5-page paper provides a SWOT analysis (strength, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) on Shepherd Construction in the UK. Bibliography lists 10 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.

  • Friendly Cards Finance

    A 4 page paper discussing Harvard Case 9-293-135: Friendly Cards, Inc. Friendly Cards has been on a buying spree for several years in an apparent attempt to bypass at least some of the effort of organic growth on the basis of a sound product and solid management. Ms. Beaumont has no data on the company's true market but directs the company on the basis of what she feels about its customers. There are several choices in the path of Friendly Cards; the paper recommends that the company does not acquire another company but that it does take advantage of the other opportunities before it. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • How Important Suppliers are In the Development Of eBusiness B2B Solutions?

    This 5 page paper considers the B2B eCommerce and looks at how important the suppliers are in the development of ebuisness solution and the advantages of using B2B ecommerce. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Literature Review on Empowerment and Leadership

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

  • Various Employee Issues in the Workplace Workplace Considerations: Entitlements, The History of Rights, Education & Training, Community Support, and Whistle-Blowing

    This is a 5 page paper discussing some issues considered by employees within the workplace. In addition to the basic elements of an employee contract, employees should be aware of their employers’ support of their employees and to what extent this support covers. Employee entitlements for instance may be expected but can vary from organization to organization. While employees are aware of certain rights which exist within the workplace, they should also know whether or not these rights are indeed better or worse than the rights of those who preceded them. Many organizations support education and training for their employees but in almost all cases, the education should be job related for the employers make a considerable financial investment in their employees and wish to retain them. Employees should also be aware of any community-related support their organization has and to what extent that support also benefits the organization. Lastly, employees should be aware of whether or not their organization and state supports “whistleblowers” and in what instances whistle blowing would be considered a positive step. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • eCommerce History

    An 11 page paper tracing the history of ecommerce over the past century. After computers became necessary for business, it became desirable to use the electronic environment for more than only information storage. Data networking was the only missing link, and eventually telecommunications networks were sufficiently available to enable purchasing and payments in the electronic environment. Ecommerce was born, to be embraced by business and consumer segments at different rates. The purpose here is to trace the history of ecommerce and technology over the past century, and to make a conclusion as to whether the industrial age has ended. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Business History and Management

    A 4 page paper discussing this question: “Does the ‘managerial revolution’ in leading industrial nations explain their competitiveness and growth performance?” The structure and function of the integrated managerial enterprise is credited in the view of many with giving rise to large firms and enabling them to achieve success, but others claim that this explanation is not sufficient outside of the rapid growth of big business in the later years of the 20th century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 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.

  • Project Management and Team Effects

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

  • Employee Behavior and the Effects of Management Accounting

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

  • General Management Function and Organizational Integration

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

  • Organizational Types of Project Management

    A 6 page paper discussing one aspect of project management. Each type of organization has project management issues of its own, and projects within any type must be aligned in a manner most useful to the organization. The failure rate of projects may result at least in part from a failure to note these functional and structural differences in organizations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Literature Review on AT&T's Management

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

  • DEFINING QUALITY: A LITERATURE RESEARCH AND REVIEW

    This 11-page paper focuses on a literature review and research about the definition of quality. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND LITERATURE CONTRIBUTIONS

    This 3-page paper provides a brief overview about organizational structures, while examining literature written about this topic. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Literature Review

    A 5 page paper that provides a summary of a journal article and a book. The article is: (2007). Strategies of Imitation: An Insight by Enrico Valdani and Alessandro Arbore. The book is: Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by Chan W. Kim and Renée Mauborgne (2005). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • TRAINING AND CHANGE:A LITERATURE REVIEW

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

  • Internal Accountants and Small Business

    A 12 page literature review examining the value of accountants to the small business. The literature review is for use in a study of small businesses in which they will be surveyed regarding the sources of the accounting expertise they use, for the purpose of relating accounting presence and business failure. The original purpose of this literature review was to locate and discuss articles focusing on small businesses’ use and employment of accounting personnel in support of an upcoming study of that relationship and its effect on the course of development of the small enterprise. No such specific information appears to be available, however, a surprising discovery in light of the critical nature of efficient and optimal operation of business of any size. Despite the dearth of information directly related to the proposed hypotheses for the study, the information that does exist points to the need for the proposed study. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Management and Communication Applied to Mott, Inc.

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

  • Microsoft and the Value of Applying Strategic Tools and Concepts

    This 9 page paper examines the use of different strategic tools and concepts that are common in literature, including Porters generic competitive strategies and Porters Five Forces Model. To show how and why these are used they applied to a well known company; Microsoft Inc. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Supply Chain Components' Examination

    This 10 page paper examines the purchasing or procurement, departing stock, improvements, transportation and vendor held stock issues in terms of the supply chain and shown they can and may be managed looking at a range of issues in business literature. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Martha Stewart's Styles of Leadership

    This 16 page paper is an extension of PGmxwld.rtf. In this paper, Martha Stewart's leadership style is correlated with Maxwell's 21 Laws of Leadership. Examples are provided when they were available in the literature. This paper begins by outlining Maxwell's "21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership' with a brief definition of each. The writer then describes several styles of leadership including: autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire, situational, transactional and transformational. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Proctor and Gamble Communication and Management Issues

    A 12 page paper examining the paradox presented by management structure at Proctor & Gamble. Proctor & Gamble's 'paint by number' approach to organizational decision making appears to be inhibiting with the effect of stifling the same creativity that senior management claims the company seeks at all levels, but Proctor & Gamble has reached a level of standardization in their decision process that would be unworkable in many other organizations. Other businesses with Proctor & Gamble's rigid hierarchy would only be immobilized, but this company is able to use its strict procedures to channel the creative energies of its managers into a single common direction. That focus enables managers of all departments to be better able to meet their objectives, which presently lie in making Proctor & Gamble a global company with local focus. Bibliography lists 14 sources. P&G.wps

  • Merchandising Flaws, Time Management Tips for 7-11

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

  • Corporate and Performance Management Strategies

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

  • Oil Industry and Intellectual Property Management

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

  • Senior Management and the Significance of Risk Management

    6 pages in length. The writer discusses the importance of risk management, the significance of the senior manager, the influence of risk culture and technology's impact. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Management Practices of the Ford Corporation

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

  • Overview of Health Club Management

    A 15 page paper discussing management of the new-generation health club. As the baby boomers enter new phases of their lives, things change in all sorts of industries. The health club and day spa industry has been growing steadily since 1995, the year that the first of the baby boomers began to turn 50. The paper addresses varied management issues, including expanding revenues without expanding facilities by providing outsourcing services for those local businesses with health club facilities on site. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Nike Leadership

    This 5 page paper looks at the leadership of the well known sports apparel Nike, considering how the leadership has determined the strategies looking at how they may be seen as questionable and the ways that they are defended by Nike. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Overview of Hotel Facilities Management

    A 5 page paper that reports an observation of an independent hotel. Specific headings include: The type of guests this hotel caters to; the kinds of accommodations and amenities offered and improvements that could be made; an organizational chart of the services; and the type of communication system the hotel has installed. Bibliography lists 7 sources. 1 graph.

  • TQM and Improvement

    A 6 page paper. Total Quality Management (TQM) has become controversial due to companies saying it really did not result in great improvement. Researchers have found that these companies are doing more talking than acting when it comes to implementing the processes of TQM. This paper discusses the reasons for failure and how the process has been shown to be successful in numerous ways. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Future Trends in Management

    A 5 page paper discussing the likely face of management in the future, particularly as it applies to the four primary functions of management: Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling. Today’s most successful organizations already have demonstrated the benefits of including creativity in each, and the trend likely will only continue. Management of the future has an appearance that looks far more like people working together for a common set of goals. Leadership was not always a requirement of management in the past, but it gains increasing importance with each passing year. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Importance of Management and Leadership in Contemporary Business

    A 5 page paper discussing the growing importance of true leadership in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Autocracy had a place in the past; Henry Ford was the master. Today and in the future, Herb Kelleher and Jack Welch provide better models. Their companies, Southwest Airlines and GE, have risen to leadership positions in their industries despite great opposition, and the rise was fueled by the superior leadership present in each. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Issues in Project Management

    A 5 page paper that addresses specific issues related to project management. Topics addressed include: planning, needs assessments, managing the project for success and managing risks. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Corporate Management Sector and Women

    6 pages in length. A lot has changed in the last one hundred years in relation to women's roles in the workplace. To be sure, one would never find a female CEO at the turn of the century, nor would one be accustomed to seeing women in many executive positions at all. However, contemporary times have illustrated how women have been successful in their attempts to break through the barriers of a patriarchal work society and effectively plant themselves in the midst of prosperity. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Organizational Management and In Search of Excellence by Peters and Waterman

    10 pages in length. The writer compares the approach of Peters and Waterman as it relates to organizational management in the health care industry. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Factors for a Successful MSS

    This 8 page paper considers what it is that makes a successful MSS. The writer argues that the key is matching the right system with the scenario in which it will be used. The writer considers different systems and different usages. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Leadership and Project Management

    A 5 page paper. The overwhelming majority of projects fail for one reason or another. They don't have to fail, however. This paper discusses the management and leadership qualities that re needed to bring projects to a successful completion. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Management Function as it Respects Behavior

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

  • Overview of Knowledge Management

    This 20 page paper provides a comprehensive overview of knowledge management. The concept is defined and a number of sub-topics such as digital assets management, handling of human resources and organizational management in general are discussed. Protection of digital assets with the use of firewalls and other tools is also discussed. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Computer Industry and the Importance of Channel and Distribution Management

    This 10 page paper looks at why the distribution channels ands systems are so important in this industry and outlines how they have been used to create competitive advantages. Companies such as Dell, Compaq and Hewlett Packard are considered, with a brief look at Microsoft. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Retail Automotive Industry

    This 3 page paper begins by reporting the importance of this industry to the national economy. The essay reports sales increases and increases of major brands and models and which types of automobiles are selling best. The writer comments on the major American manufacturers and how this industry needs to change. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Business Communication Skills Development

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

  • MacIntosh Branding

    This 14 page paper discusses what branding is and the importance of developing brands. The variables involved in creating a brand image are discussed. Passionate branding is explained, including the traits of passionate branding. The bulk of the paper describes how Apple developed the Mac brand, which is a passionate brand. Mac users are fiercely loyal. The message of the Mac brand and the variables involved are explained. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Industry Clustering and Takeover Activity

    This 9 page paper discusses the reasons or influences that explain why takeover activity, in the form of mergers and acquisitions is characterised by industry clustering. The factors considered include industry profitability, industry growth, industry concentration, capital intensity an industry deregulation. The paper also considers the motivations and potential impact on the acquiring and target company. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Import Export Zeigler Coal Holding Company

    A 7 page paper discussing a large import/export company using Zeigler Coal Holding as the point of discussion. The writer examines the company's performance over the past several years, the state of the coal industry and the company's overall corporate climate regarding management style, commitment to their employees and how they might be able to improve their performance. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Co-Leadership

    This 5 page paper comments on the origins of the co-leadership model and its re-emergence. The essay discusses what co-leadership is, the pros and cons of the model and offers one example of how it works successfully in a large corporation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Collaborative Communities by Twombly and Shuman

    This 6-page paper is based on the book "Collaborative Communities," and discusses examples of companies/choreographers that have created such communities, and why they are, in theory, win-win situations for customers, suppliers and companies.

  • Management Control Systems at Jazeera Airways

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

  • Tutorial on Electronic Commerce Quality Management

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

  • Fast Food and E-Commerce

    This 10 page paper considers the impact that e-commerce has had on the fast food companies and their financial management. The paper looks at the potential ways e-commerce may be used, such as management of the supply chain, marketing and the use of the internet as a sales medium. The paper uses examples of real companies to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • E-Commerce, Tax Revenues and Physical Stores

    An 8 page paper that addresses two specific questions: What impact does e-commerce have on brick-and-mortar stores? What impact does e-commerce have on sales tax revenues for cities and states? Everyone knows that e-commerce sales are still increasing exponentially. Some analysts argue this trend will only get stronger and will eventually force physical stores to close while others argue that e-commerce, at least in terms of the average consumer, will dwindle and die. Neither argument is valid. This essay discusses the effects of e-commerce and how it can be complementary to physical stores, not a substitute. A discussion regarding the reported loss of sales taxes for cities and states presents some interesting data. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Gap Inc, Nordstrom Inc and E-Commerce Operations

    This 17 page paper compares the way in which Gap Inc. and Nordstrom Inc. compete for business on the internet. Then paper includes consideration of what is meant by e-commerce, background to both the companies as well as an examination of the companies’ strategies and the way these are reflected in their web sites. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • The History and Significance of Communication Skills

    10 pages in length. The historic relationship between supervisor and subordinate has often been described as tenacious at best and downright offensive at worst. That bosses too readily don an attitude of inaccessibility by way of poor communication and listening skills speaks to the prevalence of unsatisfactory interaction where working relationships are concerned. Whetten et al (2005) duly point out how possessing exceptional listening skills "is neither easy nor automatic" (p. 228) but instead requires one to develop "the ability to hear and understand the message sent by another person, while at the same time helping to strengthen the relationship between the interacting parties" (p. 228). As such, the only way in which businesses can thrive from an internal perspective is by cultivating a strong – and sincere – approach toward communication and listening skills that are adopted by every level of the corporate ladder. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cinnabon; Competitive Analysis

    This 8 page paper examines Cinnabon and performs a strategic external analysis of the company in the wider environment. Using Porters Five Forces model as a framework to look at factors such as market attractiveness, major trends, value delivery systems as well as a customer and competitor analysis. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Harley Davidson - Strategic Analysis and Choices

    This 18 page paper looks at the well known motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson, examines it performance and the environment in which it operates in order to determine a potential future strategy. A PEST and a SWOT analysis is used to examine the form in its environment and the industry along with the competitors is assessed. The paper ends with some potential strategy recommendations defied in the gap that is present between the objective of growth and the current strategies and performance. The bibliography cites 16 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.

  • Daycare Facilities and the Workplace

    A 6 page paper evaluating the legal, ethical and social implications of the workplace daycare facility. The workplace daycare facility carries no apparent negatives and thus quantifies as a strong positive. A possible negative could be increased cost for the business, but that increased cost likely will be offset by increased worker productivity (less worry about children); fewer days absent (children come to work when schools are closed); and reduced employee turnover. All three of these likely will save the organization far more than the daycare will cost, so the net effect of the possible negative becomes a strong positive for the organization as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Future Services and Sales Demand Forecasting

    A 4 page paper discussing items that forecasting planners need to consider when designing a forecasting process. It is the task of the forecaster to determine which direction demand will travel. Organizations must be prepared for increased demand; they also must enter times of downturn with foresight. Each condition requires that forecasts be accurate and complete, at least as far as each is possible without also possessing the ability to predict the future. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Business Administration Overview

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

  • Communication in Organizations

    A 4 page paper. The writer discuses the roles and importance of communication in business. Trends in these processes are then identified. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ethics and Communication

    This 13 page paper is based on questions from the book Business Communication by Mary Ellen Guffey. Then paper answers questions regarding the way non verbal communications may be improved, applied and the way ethical decision may be made, gender bias and if personal opinion can be out into an employee reference. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Three Essays on Business Management

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

  • Starbucks in 2011

    This 4 page paper reviews and critiques an article looking at the way Starbucks turned its ailing fortunes in 2011, discussing some of the strategies adopted, comparing the firm to GM and Whole Foods. The financial aspects of the change are considered. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Conflict Management - Hypothetical Case Study

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

  • Conflict Resolution within Teams

    A 3 page paper discussing the need for and approaches to managing conflict within teams. Denial of the existence of or potential for conflict cannot serve the best interests of the firm or the individual team. Real communication and consensus decisions can avert team-destroying conflict. Bibliography lists 4 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.

  • SWOT Analysis of a Construction Site's Hazardous Working Conditions

    This 4-page paper provides a SWOT analysis of hazardous working conditions on a construction site. The analysis goes into what a specific construction company's problems are when its workers violate various OSHA standards.

  • Comparison of Internet and Traditional Shopping

    This 9 page paper looks at the way in which the shopping environment has changed and considers the differences between the online shopping environment and the traditional bricks and mortar shopping experience. The two concepts are considered in the context of a business seeking to increase sales to assess the potential of internet to increase sales. The paper is written with specific reference to Turkey. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Consumer Behavior

    This 4 page paper discusses some aspects of consumer behavior, such as the stages in the buying process beginning with the perception of need and the level of involvement based on the type of purchasing. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Thomas Cook, Shell, and eBay Business Analysis

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

  • Examining Business Ethics

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

  • Cablevision and The Cable TV Industry

    This 10 page paper considers the current position of the cable television industry in the US, the structure, competitors and general characteristics, including a look at Porters' Five Forces Model. The second half of the paper then examines the company Cablevision, its position and performance against the industry environment. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

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

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

  • New Brunswick, Canada's Zinc Industry

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the zinc industry in New Brunswick, Canada. Tutorial language is inserted throughout in square brackets to aid in writing process for customer. The zinc industry in New Brunswick, Canada is the largest in the world by volume and is part of the larger mining and mineral production industry which contributes over $790 million annually to the province. The Brunswick mine, near Bathurst, is owned and operated by Noranda and is the largest producer of zinc and lead concentrate. Despite the fact that a mine’s average life span is approximately 10 years, Noranda and the province have dedicated funding for additional exploration in addition to Noranda constantly improving their production processes to increase their zinc yield (currently at 32% of the total Canadian reserves). This investment and dedication of the province as well as the private corporation of Noranda should continue to keep New Brunswick as a major producer in the zinc industry with an initial estimation of an increase in revenue expected at 6% for the year 2003 alone.

  • Southwest Airlines Report Analysis of Investment, Valuation, and Capital Structure

    A 9 page paper discussing Southwest’s history, corporate culture, capital structure, management and financial results for the purpose of performing investment analysis. Still boasting that it has had 54 consecutive profitable quarters, Southwest would have lost money in 1Q2003 and 1Q2004 without its successful fuel-hedging activities. It still clings to the never-a-losing-quarter mantra, and it leads its industry in market capitalization. Southwest is among the most fiscally conservative of all the commercial passenger airlines, despite its active fuel-hedging activities. Hedging generally is not looked on as a conservative measure, but compared to the wild swings and increases in fuel costs, hedging is more conservative in today’s climate than is not hedging. The investor determined to own a transportation stock - and specifically an aviation stock – absolutely should consider Southwest Airlines. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Coke Leading Pepsi in Soft Drink Success

    The competencies that succeed in the soft drink industry include offering classic products that consumers trust to taste exactly how they expect them to taste, combined with new products that respond to current trends. For example, there is a rush to get low carb drink products on the market to meet current trends. This is combined with creating a consumer following for the brand, as in any branded product. However, traditional economic methods also apply, particularly in this case, distribution and organization. In the battle between Coca-Cola and Pepsi, the sides are drawn as crisply as the lines between Hektor and Achilles, but Coke still reigns. Bibliography lists 4 sources. jvSoftDr.rtf

  • Automotive Industry and Changes in Management

    This 8 page paper considers how the automotive has changed and how management within the automotive industry has had to adapt to these changes. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Future Role of Management Consulting in the UK

    A 5 page paper discussing the likely future role of the management consultant, particularly in the UK. The role of the management consultant appears to be an ongoing one, and one that organizations will not alter in the future. The one change that can be expected is that organizations will be likely to use outside consultants more in the future, rather than less. Management consulting can assist in introducing new perspectives in matters such as efficient operation, the "triple bottom line" and efficient use of human capital. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Organizational Communications and Conflict Management

    This tutorial paper covers the idea of conflict management within organizations; and how communications fits in. Also discussed is resolution, prevention and negotiation. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • 3 Issues in HRM

    A 6 page paper that discusses three specific issues related to human resource management: the functions of HRM, the importance of the department, and the fact that people are the company's most important asset; the concept underlying getting paid work, which includes a short discussion on why there is a different wage/salary for different jobs; and labor law, including the laws that fall under the EEO. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Structure, Management, and Public Organizations

    This 5 page paper considers how we may see public organizations and how the structure and management should be seen n terms of a service for the public. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Three Essays on Business Management

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

  • Issues Pertaining to Strategic HRM

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

  • TQM Principles

    This 17 page paper discusses Total Quality Management (TQM) and emphasizes the fact that this is not a quick-fix but a continuous long-term process towards improving the quality of product and production. Following a definition and brief explanation of Total Quality Management, the principles of this approach are outlined. This includes the 14 principles as proposed by Deming. The reasons Total Quality Management efforts often fail are discussed and Deming's Seven Deadly Diseases are outlined.. This is followed by an actual example from a researcher. Other measures of quality can be used in conjunction with Total Quality Management. The writer discusses how the ISO 9000 series certification is related to implementing Total Quality Management. The final part of the paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of small companies in comparison to large companies attempting to implement Total Quality Management. Includes 1 page Table of Contents and Abstract. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • 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.

  • Information Management and Hotels

    This 10 page report discusses information management as applied to the hotel industry and discusses one particular (fictional) hotel and its strategies. As with every other industry, the hotel industry has been radically changed by information technology and its application in terms of guest services ranging from making reservations to ordering room service. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Taekwondo Industry and Strategies for Business Management

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

  • Management Effectiveness and Gender Influence

    This 14 page paper considers the impact of gender on effective management. The writer looks at both masculine and feminine styles along with the development of management styles, starting with scientific management up to more recent models from the humanist school and seeks to discover any relationship between gender influences in the development of the different management styles.The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • 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.

  • Change Management and Just In Time Implementation

    This 7-page paper discusses implementations of new systems in the workplace and challenges inherent in such implementation. Examples used include the Just in Time (JIT) system -- a method of quality management -- and how this system was successfully implemented at a company. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Ten Issues Relating to HRM

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

  • 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.

  • Future Trends In Management

    A 5 page paper. Numerous factors have and will continue to change the practice of management. Advancing technology, changing demographics including an aging workforce and vast diversity in the workforce, and globalization are just a few of the challenges facing managers today. These factors will continue to change the way in which managers manage. This paper discusses some of the forecasts for how management will change in the future, including a different perspective on the four major functions of management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • HRM and Policy Development

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

  • Decisions in Management Accounting Cases

    A 5 page paper assessing two management accounting cases. One addresses whether a one-location retail establishment should eliminate one department and expand another, one addresses the inability of a company’s board to determine where the company’s profits and losses lie due to inept accounting. Includes 3 tables. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Strategic HRM and TQM

    An 8 page paper. The writer has selected two articles that act as the basis for this essay about human resource management: one focuses on the theoretical foundations for strategic human resource management, the other focuses on the relationship between total quality management and human resource management. The essay provides a brief overview of what each article reports and supports the conclusions with other literature. The writer than discusses the value of each approach. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 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.

  • Successful Management and the Value of Perspective

    This 5 page paper looks at how an understanding of perception can help make better Managers. The paper includes what is meant by perception, the importance of comprehension and how it can effect the management of equal opportunities. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Overview of Facilities Management

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

  • Formation of Security Management Policy and Risk Management Effects

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

  • Skills and Functions of Management

    This 5 page paper identifies and discusses the four functions of management and the skills needed to perform those functions. The functions are planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Each is explained. The writer then comments on the skills needed to perform each and all of these functions, such as communication and delegation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Tutorial on Electronic Commerce Quality Management

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

  • Contemporary Management and Communication's Role

    This 9-page paper focuses on the role that good communications plays among the modern managers of today. The paper touches on why managers must be also good communicators and also suggests ways to build a good communications plan. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Compaq Computer's Logistics and Quality Management Tutorial

    This 2.5-page tutorial examines quality management and how it can be used as part of an overall corporate strategy program. The tutorial uses as an example Compaq Computer's inbound logistics plan. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Singapore Management Style

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

  • Business Continuity and Crisis Management

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

  • Walt Disney's Strategic Management

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

  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Online Education

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

  • MetLife Management

    A 5 page paper assessing MetLife’s management and marketing in terms of its strategy for the future. This old company went public in 2001 and now focuses on banking and total financial planning as well as life and health insurance. It seeks to be relevant to customers’ lives in the present, rather than being important only at some time in the future. The paper discusses the composition of the Board of Directors, actions by CEO Robert H. Benmosehe to effect the changes at MetLife, as well as the company’s marketing philosophy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Development of Digital Rights Management

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

  • Effective Management of a Luxury Hotel

    An 8 page paper that discusses a number of issues related to effectively managing a hotel. The writer reports research that described the best-managed hotels in the industry, including some of the practices that make them so successful. Research about the discrepancy between employees' perception of the effectiveness of their manager and the manager's perception. The practices of one upscale hotel are described. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Societal Marketing and Green Marketing

    A 14 page paper. For the last three decades there have been intermittent attempts at marketing campaigns that emphasize the environmental safety of products. Concern for the environment has become a common and popular theme among consumers in many regions of this world. This essay explains green marketing, the principles of green marketing, the past failures of green marketing and the different segments of green consumers. The second part of the essay discusses societal marketing, the principles of societal marketing, the movement towards sustainability and the concept of the triple bottom line, and Kotler's five societal marketing concepts for which companies should be responsible. The writer also comments on the reasons consumers became cynical about marketing campaigns promoting environmentally-safe products. Survey data are included. Bibliography lists 14 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.

  • CHANGE MANAEMENT MODELS - CONTRASTING AND COMPARING

    This 4-page paper discusses various models of change management, and what might be missing from them. Also includes a "student" change management model. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Marketing Plans and the Incorporation of eMarketing

    An 8 page paper. E-commerce continues to grow at exponential rates. In today's marketplace it is essential for companies to incorporate e-marketing in their overall marketing plan. This essay explains that e-marketing still requires the company to consider segmentation and positioning. The differences are also discussed. Three types of Web positioning are explained. Characteristics of Web shoppers are reported. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Courting the Customer at Best Buy

    A 6 page paper based on a case discussing Best Buy's experiments in customer centricity and how to move the successful experiment to all of the company's 822 stores. The recommended alternative is phased implementation, beginning with the most important features. After customer centricity has been in place for some time, per-store revenues are likely to be greater by the time to begin the more visible phase of the shift. Bibliography lists 9 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.

  • Operations Management and the Fast Food Industry

    This 7 page paper looks at operations management and considers operational difficulties faced by the fast food industry and looks at the way operations management may be used to help resolve some of these difficulties. The potential benefits, as well as limitations, are discussed by considering the way in which the industry embodies many characteristics of a service industry. The bibliography cites resources.

  • Oral Business Communication Research Study Proposal

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

  • Book Report: Finance

    A 7 page report on "Finance" by Groppelli and Nikbakht, a volume of the Barron's Business Review Series. The book focuses on the finance associated with investments and includes discussions of capital budgeting, risk, capital structure and other basic finance concepts. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Healthcare Industry Phase

    A 4 page paper. The writer identifies the four phases of industry growth with comments about the healthcare industry related to each growth stage. The essay also identifies some advances made in the industry, demonstrating why this industry will always be in a growth phase. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Types of Performance Assessments

    A 16 page paper that discusses different aspects of performance evaluation. Subtopics include: Appraisal used in the TQM framework; the purposes and uses of the appraisal, including administrative, development and documentation; Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales, MBO, and 360 degree appraisal models; negative impacts of employee evaluation; psychological effects; costs; validity, reliability, bias; and common errors, such as halo and central tendency errors. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Performance Appraisals and Management

    A 10 page paper that begins by discussion the importance and purposes of performance appraisals. The writer describes four appraisal models, including MBO and 360 Feedback. The essay then discusses the elements of successful performance management and steps to improve the appraisal process regardless of the specific model being used. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Purpose of Performance Appraisals

    A 7 page paper. The writer begins with the ultimate purpose of performance appraisals and then discusses the value of the 360-degree feedback approach. The process, advantages and disadvantages are discussed. The writer comments on the appropriateness of this particular approach as a means for employees to evaluate the performance of their managers. The writer also discuses the conditions under which customers should evaluate employees and managers. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The Addition of Alternative Fuel Cars to Lotus Rental Cars

    A 3 page paper discussing the state of alternative fuel choices in 2005 for the purpose of assessing the feasibility of Lotus Rental Car of adding alternative-fuel cars to its fleet. DaimlerChrysler, Ford, GM, Isuzu, Mercury and Nissan all offer flex-fuel vehicles designed to operate on either gas or ethanol, or any combination. Prices are falling and are close to prices of those with standard fuel systems, and neither the customer nor the company needs to be concerned about what type of fuel is placed into the tank when the car is rented. Lotus certainly should seek negotiations on flex-fuel vehicles for its future purchases. Bibliography lists 3 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.

  • Amazon.com and the Kindle Fire

    This 15 page paper looks at the way in which the online retailer Amazon undertook the project to develop and launch the Kindle Fire; their first tablet PC. The paper is written in three parts. The first part looks at the firm and the product that was developed, including the hardware, software and associated services as well as the underlying motivation for its development. The second section considers the project looking at the project section, definition, management structure, planning, control and slowdown. The last part assesses the lessons which may be learned from the project to improve the future projects. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Process of 'Big Bet' Business Risks

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

  • Competitive Advantage and Value Creation

    This 14 page paper begins with a general introduction that discusses the importance of value creation in sustaining competitive advantage. The writer then defines value and explains how the definition of value has changed over the last several years. The value formula is presented and the components in value are outlined. The next section explains and discusses value creation and the components in value creation. Value migration is defined and explained. Examples of companies who did not anticipate value migration are included. Lastly, the process of Customer Value Management is explained. 1 Table is included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Oil Company Perspectives on the Natural Gas Industry

    This 49 page paper examines the natural gas industry from the perspective of an oil company. The paper looks at why gas and oil are important, the nature and origins of gas, how it was first used and developed into a commercial product. The paper then examines the ways in which exploration and drilling occurs, how it is produced and transported from the well to the end user, the view of natural gas in the middle east and how it may be renewed with a cocktail of micro-organisms in depleted oil wells as well as the and potential competition to the fuel. The paper ends with a brief conclusion. The bibliography cites 19 sources.

  • Leadership at Gene One

    A 5 page paper providing a leadership concepts worksheet and discussion of corporate culture. Gene One's senior management has decided to pursue a strategy that will result in the company's IPO within three years. Not all of its management personnel are in agreement, and the CEO has had to insist that everyone work in the same direction, and work as a team. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 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.

  • Enterprise Wide Risk Management

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

  • Managing Risk

    This 9 page paper is written in three parts. The first part of the paper defines what is meant by risk in the business environment, how it can emerge and then looks at different types of risk. The second part of the paper considers risk management in the private sector considering how investments are assessed and risk managed. The last part of the paper looks at risks in the public sector, considering different types of risk and strategies used to manage them. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Atlantico and River Beverages Accounting

    A 7 page paper discussing budgeting processes at River Beverages and at Atlantico. River Beverages strives to gain a high degree of accuracy, incorporating many unnecessary steps in the process and holding production managers accountable for the performance of non-production departments (i.e., sales). Atlantico's approach is only to "do even better next year," costing it the possibility of price breaks and more effective use of available labor. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • QUESTIONS - AJAX MINERALS

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

  • Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products

    This 28 page paper examines the California company Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products, the major supplier of the beverage yerba mate in the US and Canada, a beverage that is able to compete with coffee and tea as well as energy drinks. The paper looks at the company background, history and business model, assesses current and future competitors, identifies potential future markets and then performs a SWOT analysis discussing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that the company faces. The paper entered a conclusion and considers the potential international job opportunities with the company. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • E-sourcing Strategy at Sun Microsystems

    A 4 page paper discussing a Stanford case, "E-sourcing Strategy at Sun Microsystems." The case discusses Sun's plans to implement a dynamic bidding system for vendors, altering the company's procurement process. Bibliography lists 2 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.

  • Overview of Landfill Management

    This 3-page paper describes some elements of landfill management including following of governmental regulations, types of trash storage and the need for public acceptance. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Issues Concerning Leadership

    In this 5 page paper, the author discusses and comments on: transformational leadership, charismatic leadership, management versus leadership, servant leadership, formal and informal authority, ethical decision making and a personal theory of leadership. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Project Management Leadership

    This 6 page paper considers the following statement "Project managers are expected to be leaders,[but] the truth is that everyone on a project team can and should demonstrate leadership skills as appropriate to the project’s needs. As project professionals, we must continually enhance our people skills and leadership ability. The paper discusses this relating to technical and strategic requirements in project management. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Styles of Leadership and Southwest Airlines

    This 8-page paper discusses leadership and the culture of Southwest Airlines, why it has been so successful and the challenges the company currently faces. Also discussed are leadership styles evidenced by SWA's leader Herb Kelleher.

  • Leadership and the Creation or Maintenance of Positive Cultures

    This 6 page paper looks at the way in which leaders and leadership styles can create support and maintain positive corporate cultures. The paper looks at leadership styles and characteristics and the way they may impact positively or negativity on culture. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Questions on Inventory and Supply Chain Management

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

  • Strategy, Leadership and Vision

    A 5 page paper assessing the relationship between strategy, leadership and vision. As markets, technologies and external economic conditions continually change, there is frequent need for change within the organization. Strategy seeks to meet that change; leadership provides the vision for it. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Target, Sears, and Wal Mart Macroeconomic Forecasts

    A 4 page paper discussing forecasts for these companies 2004-2006 in terms of macroeconomic factors. Of course the macroeconomic environment plays a huge role in retailers’ success, but then so do those who establish and then implement policy and goals. Sears and Target are not entirely equal with Wal-Mart in terms of buying power, but they have the necessary management tools that could place them on more equal footing with the retail giant. What management does with the opportunities before it depends less on having ready cash than it does on practicing sound management. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Bear Gram and the Vermont Teddy Bear Co.

    This 5 page paper examines Vermont Teddy Inc., founder of the Bear-Gram. The paper looks at the economic, political, legal, technological and socio-cultural influences and how the company had responded to these influences. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Home Depot's 5 Year Marketing Plan

    This 16 page paper presents a marketing plan for the named company. Home Depot Inc. is the largest home improvement chain in the world and the second largest retailer (after Wal-Mart) in the United States. The company has historically offered a vast array of home and garden improvement products at the lowest cost possible with the best customer service. In recent years, its customer service has declined dramatically. This paper presents a market analysis that includes a company profile, industry analysis, analysis of the competition, a SWOT analysis of the company, mission, financial and nonfinancial goals, target markets, customer analysis, expanded services, marketing mix (4Ps), selected financial data, and a marketing plan with five-year financial projections and the five-year implementation plan. 3 Tables are included. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Manulife; BCG Matrix Analysis

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

  • Supply Chain Management and Radio Frequency Identification Tags

    A 15 page paper. Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are tiny, miniscule microchips that promise to reshape and revolutionize supply chain management. Since effective supply chain management means knowing where every item is located at any given time, RFID could just accomplish the goal. This essay provides background information on the person who initiated the idea for RFID tags. The technology of radio frequency identification is explained. The essay then comprehensively discusses what RFID can do and how it does it. RFID tags are briefly compared to bar codes. The advantages and benefits of the technology in terms of supply chain management are discussed. Companies that are already using RFID tags are identified and how they are using them. Bibliography lists 12 sources. PGrfid.rtf

  • Management Challenges

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

  • HRM and Shortage of Labor

    A 6 page paper that considers the labor shortage that many corporations now face. This paper addresses the automotive industry, in general, and General Motors specifically. Survey data indicating the types of job functions where labor is scarcest are provided. The writer comments on GM's vertical integration in an age when this model is no longer efficient. Lastly, the writer offers suggestions for General Motors. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Project Management and Teams

    This 4-page paper discusses the impacts of groups/teams on the role of the project manager. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Scientific Management Theories, Motivation, and Theories

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

  • IT and KM

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

  • ICU Nursing Ratio Restructuring and Change Management

    A 4 page paper evaluating the possibility of restructuring the ICU to gain one-on-one nursing, using Lewin’s change theory. All health care costs continue to increase despite managed care, regulatory insurer and individual efforts to halt the spiral. The ongoing nursing shortage has meant for ICUs that they may have fewer RNs available to them and that recruiting and retention has become more costly over the past several years. Though costs are of significant importance to ICUs, quality of care remains of central focus. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Employee Handbook Creation and Project Management

    A 6 page paper. In this scenario, a consultant has been hired as project manager to prepare a manual for new personnel. The essay discusses assumptions made, then, lists content of the manual. Two other staff members are also assigned to the team, one who is responsible for gathering the needed documents and one who will design the layout for the manual. The writer identifies the critical path tasks and includes a Gantt chart. The writer then discusses contingencies and trade-offs. 1 Graphic illustration included. Tutorial notes included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Management in the Future

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

  • Functions of Management and Future Trends

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

  • 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.

  • Examination of Earned Value Management System

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

  • Change Management and the Fictitious Ryanair Corporation

    This 15-page paper focuses on the CEO of Ryanair (a fictitious corporation) and how this organziation can and should manage change implementation.

  • Human Resource Management Changes and the Reinvention of General Motors

    A 4 page paper discussing how General Motors might set about reinventing itself through its Human Resource function. The paper uses GM’s Saturn division as an example of what GM could expect to accomplish. Today it has a similar opportunity to reinvent itself, using the same concepts it experimented with in its creation of its Saturn division. Greater worker autonomy, greater transparency on the part of GM’s management and cooperation from GM’s unions all can combine to create an effective and dynamic environment in which employees are encouraged to be full contributors to and partners in the company’s purposes. GM already has accomplished this once, and recently. If it would, it could apply the lessons learned through Saturn to the whole of the GM organization. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Corporate Models and Management Training

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

  • Article Review on the Trends in Sales Management

    A 3 page paper that provides a synopsis of an article entitled "Watch this channel" by Erika Rasmusson. This article focuses on information technology and the evolution of Online Marketplaces as a new distribution channel. Vertical and horizontal marketplaces are explained with examples. Certain opinions in this article are supported in articles by other authors. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Operations Management and IT, TQM, and JIT Effects

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

  • TQM and the Value of Leadership

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

  • Peter Drucker's Management by Objectives

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

  • An Article on Diversity Management Critiqued

    5 pages in length. Discussing research in the field of business, the authors' article works toward identifying the sometimes subtle but extremely important elements of diversity management that can be overlooked, not only rendering the entire approach worthless of its intent but also causing more problems than before it was implemented. No bibliography.

  • Management and the Human Relations Approach

    This 5 page paper is a critical assessment of human relations school approach to management. The paper outlines the school of thought, looks at the strengths and then considers the shortfalls. The paper includes consideration of work from theorists such as Mayo, Maslow, Herzberg, McGregor and Goldthorpe. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Essay on Management Skills and Philosophies

    A 28 page paper. This essay first reviews some of the many schools or philosophies of management, such as the behavior school, the transformation school, total quality management. The next section discusses the many functions and roles of the manager. The four basic functions most often cited are explained. Mintzberg's 10 Management Roles are also reviewed. One study that looked at the effect of national context in terms of developing personnel is reviewed. A comprehensive discussion of the skills needed for effective management is then provided. Besides discussing the skills as cited in the literature, the writer provides a correlation between the functions of management and the skills needed for each function. The essay concludes with a summary and conclusions. Bibliography lists 28 sources.

  • Overview of Management

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

  • Organization Success and Efficient Management's Important Role

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

  • Total Quality Management and Customer Service

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

  • 3 Aspects of HRM

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

  • Management Practices and Factors That Affect Them

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

  • Task Management and Quality

    This 8 page paper considers how and why quality task management is important, The paper begins with a definition of quality and of task management and gives examples of the costs which may be associated with poor task management, as seen with Perrier. The way in which task management is seen as important in the commercial in demonstrated with reference to tools such as ISO 9000 and the paper also looks at how the companies with good task management may be seen as more successful in meeting their goals. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • E-commerce Service Options

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

  • Enron's Conflict Management

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

  • Risk Management and Financial Services

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

  • Operations Management and Small Business

    This 21 page paper provides an overview of operations management in small businesses. Following an introduction, there are five headings. Inventory control reports different approaches to controlling inventory to maximize profit and minimize waste, such as JIT for manufacturing firms, perpetual inventory systems and the brown bag system. Pricing offers different pricing strategies that take into consideration the customers, the market and the competition. Financial operations discusses the need to evaluate and analyze fiscal performance and also discusses record-keeping approaches. Designing the workplace offers general comments and approaches to maximize efficiency and eliminate waste. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Questions on Inventory and Supply Chain Management

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

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

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

  • Human Resource Management Changes

    A 29 page paper that responds to the question of whether or not human resource management has changed over the years or does it just appear to have changed? To respond to the question, this essay provides a historical overview of the evolution of personnel administration in the 1920s to strategic human resource management today. Strategic human resource management is then described and explained. The essay then addresses human resource development and the complexity of HRM. Employee motivation is discussed, including theories of equity, expectation and justice. The writer also comments on incentives and rewards as motivational processes. The writer reports the need for a human resource measurement framework and the activities that need to be measured. Bibliography lists 31 sources.

  • A Sector Matrix and a Production Chain Compared

    This 9 page paper examines Gereffi’s production chain and compares and contrasts to the concept of a sector matrix as proposed by Froud, looking at the similarities and different and the way they may each be applied. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • The Matrix as Developed by Ansoff

    A 4 page paper that explains how the matrix structure came about and how it can be used today. Each cell in the matrix is explained with suggestions for improving the context of that cell in today's marketplace. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Matrix Structures for Business

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

  • McDonalds SWOT and Strategy

    This 5 page paper is written in three parts. The first part of the paper is a SWOT analysis of McDonalds, looking at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The second part of the paper discusses the current strategies if McDonalds and the last part of the paper compare the current strategy of Wal-Mart with McDonalds. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • A Look at Two Mergers

    A 4 page paper discussing the merger of two Illinois hospital systems (Highland Hills and Northwestern) in 2000; eBay and PayPal in 2002; and Citigroup's acquisition of Mexico's Banamex in 2001. The hospital merger was being challenged as being anti-competitive in 2005 and could be reversed. Strategic success appears to be more likely than financial success in the environment that currently exists. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Mergers; Texaco and Chevron

    In mature industries merger and acquisitions are increasingly popular, taking place for defensive and aggressive strategic purposes. This 8 page paper examines the purpose and potential of mergers with a focus in the merger between the major energy companies Texaco and Chevron. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The Acquisition of Clipper Windpower by United Technologies

    This 8 page paper examines the acquisition of Clipper Windpower by United Technologies, examining how and why the acquisition took place in looking at some of the motivations which may have supported the decision before looking at how and why the acquisition failed to produce value. The paper starts with an introduction identify key areas study and presents three research questions, and then provide a literature review and discussion. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Mergers and Value Creation

    This 8 page paper considers how a merger can create value, and the difficulties that it may face, Using the example of the merger/acquisition of Chrysler by Daimler Benz and the problems that were encountered as well as the potential for value to be added. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Competition Issues and Microsoft

    This 5 page paper comments on three issues: The effect on share prices of Microsoft's Internet competitors when Microsoft acquires companies; Whether or not Microsoft competitors are threatened by Microsoft's financial moves; and If the financial market should feel threatened by Microsoft's dominance in the operating system market. For the first issue, the writer provides three examples of recent acquisitions and makes general comments. The second issue is approached by demonstrating how, in at least one market, other companies give more competition to Microsoft than the other way around. Finally, the writer discusses Microsoft's smart card operating system and the threat this poses. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Company Mission and Strategy Management

    This 12 page paper discusses the idea that mission may not necessarily be the first step in the strategic management process. To consider this the paper explains the role played by mission in the strategy management process and uses a number of relevant concepts and looks at tools commonly used in the strategy process to assess the importance of mission as the first stage. A number of examples are used to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Starbucks Mission and Direction

    A 5 page paper discussing Starbucks' new (2009) mission statement and assessing how it aligns with strategic choices. Even though Starbucks' mission statement appears on first glance to be rather vague, it lends itself well to company goals for the future. Starbucks' mission statement is meaningful and valuable. It avoids grandiosity, and it is not restrictive aside from keeping the company on the path it has set for itself. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Driving Forces for Mobile Commerce

    A 3 page paper that discusses the factors driving the increase in mobile commerce. Acceptance of e-commerce and advancing technology are two of the drivers. Trends are reported. Statistical data are included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • How Samsung Compete in the UK Cellular Phone Market

    This 11 page paper investigates Samsung in the way in which they compete within the mobile, or cellular, telephone market in the UK. The paper gives a background to the company, and considers the company utilizing a market based view and a resource based view, followed by a PEST and a SWOT analysis. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Workplace and the Roles of Employment Satisfaction and Motivation

    This 15 page paper discusses the correlation between employee morale, motivation on a company's performance and success. Case studies utilized, scholarly journals. Quotes Cited from Text. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

  • Employee Motivation and Budgetary Controls

    This 10 page paper considers the statement that benefits of budgetary control are outweighed by the de-motivating effects of the budget on the staff of the organization. The paper considers the role and manifestation of budgetary controls and how they interact with motivation theory. The paper utilizes the models of economic man and social man. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Motorola and Quality Management

    This 18 page paper looks at the way that quality management takes place at Motorola. The paper starts by considering the systems which are utilized by Motorola, including 6 Sigma, then looks at the way that quality management is implemented including objective setting, the benefits of implementing quality management and the differences between theory and practice, and then discusses a number of relevant concepts, including Juran’s trilogy, quality tools which are utilized by Motorola and then looks at the way that barriers may have been present and overcome when introducing, and maintaining quality management initiatives. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • New Product Development

    This 10 page paper describes some of the problems firms experience if they set out to overthrow a dominant product. The paper looks at how this occurs though the lifecycles of the products and the problems encountered at each stage. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Kirham Instruments Product Development

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

  • 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.

  • 2002 until 2005 Nike Stock Changes

    A 5 page paper discussing changes in Nike's stock and comparing it with that of Reebok and Skechers. Reebok has grown slowly but steadily over the past three years as Skechers has struggled with managerial problems. Nike had been stalled for some time as investors decided what to do with the ethical charges against it. When Nike finally realized that those problems would not just "go away" and began addressing them, the company's fortunes improved right away. It probably will not grow as rapidly in the future, but Reebok and certainly Skechers will have a difficult time catching up to Nike. Includes 2 charts and 2 tables. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Analysis of Nike Inc.

    A 5 page paper that offers an analysis of this company. The paper begins with a short historical overview of Nike, selected financial data and market share, then moves on to discuss employee relations, including allegations of sweatshop conditions in Third World countries. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of Nike's advertising strategies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Strategic Challenges to the Music Industry

    This 7 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The music industry faced challenges and threats in 1999 wit the launch of Napster. The paper gives the answers to three questions. The situation is defined by looking at the three main drivers of new business; the information revolution, technology and globalization. The reactions are the industry is discussed. Finally, the case is considered from the I/O, RBV and guerilla perspectives. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • OPRAH WINFREY: CASE STUDY ANALYSIS

    This 7-page paper focuses on Oprah Winfrey and her business Harpo Inc. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Determining a Future Strategy for Starbucks

    This 7 page paper examines Starbucks examining the way that they compete, looking at the company in terms of value disciplines, generic strategies and grand strategies. This analysis is then utilized to make some strategic recommendations for the future. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Joint Juice - Going National

    A 3 page paper based on "Joint Juice," Harvard case 9-803-146. The paper answers two general questions about decisions facing the company as it contemplated entering into agreements with Albertson's and Safeway, America's second- and third-largest grocery chains. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • 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.

  • Four Disciplines That Influence Organizational Behavior

    This 8 page paper begins with the identification and brief explanation of the four major other fields of study/disciplines influence organizational behavior. Following this introduction, a journal article is reviewed demonstrating how that discipline continues to influence the organizational behavior. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Organizational Behavior and Team Effectiveness

    A 5 page paper discussing the relationship between organizational behavior and team effectiveness. The paper defines organizational behavior, corporate culture and team effectiveness, and provides examples of two companies (DuPont and Kimberly-Clark) that fully rely on the team structure on a daily basis. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Changing the Culture of a Department

    A 7 page paper that is based on a student-supplied scenario of a dysfunctional unit with a new COO. The writer reports the type of culture that exists and the four general types of organizational culture. The paper discusses what the COO needs to do, which is to be more authoritarian at the beginning. Other actions are recommended and both situational and transformational leadership styles are explained. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Enron And Corporate Culture

    A 4 page paper that begins with comments about the four disciplines that influence the field of organizational behavior. The essay identifies seven dimensions of organizational culture and briefly discusses these as they relate to Enron's corporate culture. Bibliography lists 4 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.

  • How To Improve Patient Satisfaction Article Review

    A 5 page paper that discuses an article entitled: "How to Improve Patient Satisfaction When Patients Are Already Satisfied: A Continuous Process- Improvement Approach." The essay includes a brief summary of the article, discusses key learning pints, provides an analysis of the article and the method it proposes, and explains how this method can bridge the gap between theory and conceptual work. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Designing a Performance Management System for Southwest Airlines

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

  • Leadership, Team Effectiveness, and Personal Development

    8 pages. There is an integrated set of assumptions, values, beliefs and data that define the role of leader. This paper includes a personal leadership assessment as to what defines leadership strengths and weaknesses as well as how to address these issues in order to become a more effective leader in an organization. This is an effective and capable research paper for the student looking for information on leadership and personal development. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • U.S. Pizza Market Strategic Pricing

    This 7 page paper considers the pricing strategy that is seen in the US pizza market. The paper begins by considering elasticity, and how sensitivity to price changes is dealt with by the different competitors. Issues such as promotional and predatory pricing are considers as is life cycle and the role of costing as well as differentiation in pricing strategy. Three companies are used to illustrate the patterns, these are Dominoes, Pizza Hut and Little Creasers. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Chicago Pizza in the Czech Republic

    A 4 page paper discussing cultural differences. Steve Kafka is an American of Czech origin and seeks to open a pizza franchise in the Czech Republic. The purpose here is to assess cultural and economic implications of Steve's plans using Hofstede's dimensions of cultural assessment. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Personality Traits Required of Health Club Personal Trainers, Class Instructors, Receptionists, and Managers

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the personality characteristics needed for managers, receptionists, class instructors and personal trainers with references to the health club setting. Throughout organizations, the personality characteristics of the employees must include a great deal of range depending on the position and the mission of the organization. While there are considered to be several types of managers, all of them should be committed, confident, energetic and hard-working among many other unique qualifications. The personalities of receptionists are particularly important because they give clients the first and lasting impression of the organization. Receptionists above all must be warm, friendly, discrete and unobtrusive in addition to be able to handle a great deal of stress brought on by unpleasant clients. Class instructors in health clubs also have unique personality characteristics. In a sense, they pick up where the receptionist left off in regards to maintaining a good impression of the organization. In addition however, they must be outgoing and perceptive enough to be able to motivate a large group of people although each person has his/her own learning preferences. Lastly, personal trainers have to even more “in tune” with the individual personalities of their clients in order to make the relationship work. Personal trainers are good listeners, good motivators and have to maintain the proper professional/personal balance with their clients. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Leadership Theories And Personality Traits Of Effective Leaders

    A 20 page paper. The first part of this essay discusses some of the major leadership theorists and their ideas, including Drucker, Mintzberg and Goleman. The second part discusses the personality traits that have been associated with highly successful managers and leaders. The paper ends by presenting Collins' Level 5 as the quintessential leader and incorporates ideas presented earlier in the paper. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Servant Leadership

    A 4 page paper that discusses servant leadership, its Biblical origins and its success in some companies. The characteristics of the servant leader are identified. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Knowledge Management

    An 8 page paper. Despite the volumes that have been written about knowledge management, confusion and debate continue about exactly what that means. The writer comments on this fact and explains why this confusion may still exist. The discussion includes the identification of the three areas that need to work together for a firm to develop an effective knowledge management system. The characteristics of the industrial enterprise are compared to those of the knowledge enterprise. The writer then reports the type of leadership style, transactional or transformational, that would seem to be more effective for each of the three components, creating, sharing and exploiting knowledge. 1 Table included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • 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.

  • Best Practices in Risk Management and eBusiness Law

    A 3 page paper discussing legal and risk management issues. In many respects, best practices collectively are a reflection of common sense. In today’s electronic environment, there should be more effort placed in staying ahead of those who exercise fraud as their livelihood. Virtually everyone writing on the topic today predicts that the problem will get worse before it improves, and the small business, at least, must guard well against the losses it could incur. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Introduction to Operations Management Approaches

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

  • ISO 9000 and TQM

    This 14 page paper looks at the concepts and original ideas behind Total Quality Management, TQM, as it originated in the 1950's and then looks at the ISO 9000 framework, the motivation for using it and the impact it has on a business. The paper argues that they are similar tools which have similar results. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • BPR, and TQM in Information Systems

    A 19 page paper, expanding on the 16-page version of the same name. This version adds an outline and an expanded conclusion, and updates the bibliography to current APA 5th edition. Otherwise, the paper remains focused on TQM and BPR initiatives as they apply to IS. In business and in reality, the bottom line is nearly all-important in the business environment of today that is approaching a hyper-competitive state. The lessons from TQM and BPR that apply to IS are that IS must be an asset in contributing to the organization's efforts to enhance and then maintain its competitive advantage, and that there are varied organizational, management and technological factors associated the IS as an agent of business strategy that cannot be ignored. Change is integral to both TQM and BPR, and change is one of the most difficult accommodations that IS can make for the organization. Nonetheless, meaningful and useful change must be managed and allowed to occur. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Concessions and Sports Management

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

  • 3 Terms of Project Management

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

  • 3 Companies and Their Styles of Management

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

  • Questions on Information Technology and Management Supply

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

  • Oprah Winfrey's Management Style

    This 8-page paper focuses on management style portrayed by Oprah Winfrey in her business; as well as the positives and negatives of her style. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Distribution Management of Gino in China

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

  • Project Management and New Technologies

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

  • Performance Appraisals and Management

    A 10 page paper that begins by discussion the importance and purposes of performance appraisals. The writer describes four appraisal models, including MBO and 360 Feedback. The essay then discusses the elements of successful performance management and steps to improve the appraisal process regardless of the specific model being used. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Supply Chain Management and Warehousing

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

  • Project Management and Aspects of Behavior

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

  • 4 Management Principles

    This 4-page paper focuses on management and its four principles of leadership, planning, organization and control of organization for successful business planning. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • General Overview of Knowledge Management

    This 15 page paper examines the rise of knowledge management; KM. Written in 5 parts the first part considers why this rise has taken place, the paper then considers the potential problems encountered in implementing an intranet into an organization, the existent to which social capital facilitate the creation of knowledge in organizations, Nonaka and Takeuchi’s four means of Knowledge creation and the defining characteristics of knowledge workers. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • New Hospital Case Management System Project Management Case Study

    A 5 page paper. A hospital is installing a new case management system. This essay presents a budget, a detailed time-phased budget, an explanation of costs, including the calculation of indirect costs. 2 Illustrations included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Service Quality Management and Rosenbluth Travel

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

  • Management Aspects

    This 5 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper defines and describes four functions of management; planning, organization, leadership and control. The second part of the paper discusses which of these will be most important and how e-commerce has impacted on these aspects. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Characteristics of New Public Management

    This 7 page paper examines the criticisms that were made of the traditional approach to public administration looking at the inherent weaknesses in the older systems. The paper then discusses the key characteristics of the term New Public Management (NPM). The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Types of Management Projects

    A 7 page paper that discusses some of the many ways in which different industries use project management techniques. The essay begins with some data about how the field of project management has grown over the decades and the need for project management in today's marketplace. The essay then goes on to report how project management strategies are being used in four different industries. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Overview of Landfill Management

    This 3-page paper describes some elements of landfill management including following of governmental regulations, types of trash storage and the need for public acceptance. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Strategic Management of Harley Davidson

    This 4-page paper focuses on Harley-Davidson, its employees, its management and how it managed to turn itself around during the early 1980s. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • MIC Agents of Change

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

  • Four Questions Pertaining to Management of the Airline Industry

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

  • Employers' Tool for Healthcare Outcomes Management

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

  • Survey on Retaining Employees and Management Styles Research

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

  • Data Review of Employee Retention and Management Style Research

    A 4 page paper reviewing three research efforts based on employee surveys, each at a different company: Chubb Group, Ritz-Carlton and Ernst and Young. All of these companies used qualitative surveys in the form of self-completed questionnaires to discover the information they needed in making management decisions regarding employee retention. In the present study, it is likely that the company’s effort alone will be valuable. When that effort is followed by real change and lasting benefit, then a byproduct of the effort involved in such research is more positive morale. This is an anticipated benefit of the present study. The paper is a continuation of KSbusResMgmtStyPl.rtf and KSbusResMgStySurv.rtf. Bibliography lists 6 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.

  • Correlation Between Transportation Industry and Management

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

  • Overview of Performance Management

    This 5 page paper begins with an explanation that the term performance management refers to everything from the performance of the entire company to employee performance to the performance of a department. Since it is more often used in terms of employee performance, the essay addresses this area. Specifically, three theories of motivation are briefly described and three approaches to employee appraisal are discussed. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Dynamo's Supply Chain Management

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

  • Personal Home Information and Risk Management

    An 11 page paper discussing the risk to which personal information is subjected at home. Home is the primary repository for personal information for most people. The paper provides an inventory of the types of personal information held in a single home that also houses a business and a graduate student, followed by assessment of the risks to that information and a security plan intended to control those risks. The plan follows that of the “Risk Management Guide for Information Technology Systems,” Special Publication 800-30 of the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NISTA), identifying information assets; assigning a loss value to each; and identifying vulnerabilities and the likelihood of each to arrive at a risk-rating factor for each item. The paper concludes with a security plan for those items at greatest risk. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Strategic Management and Value Chain Analysis

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

  • Supply Chain Management of Nike

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

  • Supply Chain Management at Carrefour

    A 6 page paper discussing supply chain management at Carrefour, a large retailer that maintains “hypercenters” in much of the world. Carrefour maintains regional service centers with which stores place orders. The company combines those orders, divides them and distributes product to stores in 24 hours or less. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Writing and Its Importance to Management

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

  • It's Popcorn Time Marketing Plan and Recommendations

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

  • The Process of Innovation

    It has been noticed that innovations at the beginning of a product lifecycle tends to be radical, and the product becomes more popular the innovation slow down into incremental developments. This has been seen in many industries, from cars to computers. This 9 page paper considers how and why this pattern of innovation may be seen giving real examples to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Information Technology Portfolio Management

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

  • Hewlett Packard and Dell Printer Wars

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

  • Determining Sales Prices for Pecos Printers

    A 4 page paper discussing Pecos Printers, Inc pricing. Elements included are contribution margin income statements, variable and absorption costing, and variance analysis. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Problem Solving and SSM

    5 pages in length. Ralph Johnson, quoted in Jackson's "Software Requirements & Specifications: A lexicon of Practice: Principles and Prejudices," said: "We have a tendency to focus on the solution, in large part because it is easier to notice a pattern in the systems that we build than it is to see the pattern in the problems we are solving." When analyzing this passage as it relates to Peter Checkland's soft system methodology (SSM), it is relatively easy to understand why there is such a tremendous discrepancy in the approach to problem/solution equations. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Live Cycles of Products and Projects

    This 3 page paper explains the five cycles in the product life cycle and the four phases in the project life cycle. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Productivity : Measuring And Improving

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

  • Knowledge and Success Factors in Project Management

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

  • Project Management and the Subject of Risk

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

  • Project Managers

    A 15 page paper answering 10 questions about project management. All questions directly relate to the final chapters of Project Management: The Managerial Process by Gray and Larson (2003) addressing the traits of effective project managers; conflict management; culture shock; organizational partnerships; and portfolio management. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 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.

  • QUALITY COMMITMENT - INDEPENDENT FILMS

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

  • Plastics Industry and Quality Control

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of the plastics industry. Quality control is the focus of this paper that provides an outline of TQM as well. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Managing Working Capital

    A 6 page paper discussing the need to limit working capital. At first glance, increasing working capital over time would seem to be advantageous for the organization. While the company needs to seek to increase revenues over time, increasing the amount of working capital available to it is not always in its best interests. The financial manager needs to know how to allocate capital, including limiting the amount of working capital that the company carries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis & Value Chain - Retail Industry

    This 8 page essay explains each Force in Porter's Five Force Analysis process. It then explains each of the categories and supporting factors found in Porter's generic value chain analysis process. The writer uses Wal-Mart as an excellent example in the retail industry of how information technology can be used to create value as well as a competitive advantage. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Retail and Supply Chain Management

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  • Managing the Supply Chain in the Retail Grocery sector

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