Research Papers on Management

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.

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

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

  • Knowledge Management at Molnlycke Health Care

    This 19 page paper is a proposal to develop knowledge management at a medical equipment company, including a sample cover letter. The paper examines the concept of knowledge management looking at what it is and how it can add value, and then examines the company, what it does and the way it competes and along with the existing level of knowledge management. Based on these two sections a strategy to increase the use of knowledge management is proposed. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Practice and Theory of Leadership and Management

    A 7 page paper assessing a small private company according to the management theories of Herzberg; Hersey and Blanchard (situational leadership); and Fiedler’s Contingency model. Bibliography lists 5 sources. A 17-slide PowerPoint presentation is also available.

  • Dreachslin's Diversity Management and Cultural Competence (Notes and PPT Slides)

    This 15 slide synopsis of the article by Dreachslin is provided along with slide notes. No additional sources cited.

  • Effective Presentation Creation

    This 14 page paper look at the different considerations that should be made when undertaking the creation of a presentation. This includes the different ways of creating meaning, the tools of presentation, including the use of PowerPoint, and the way in which information will be attended by those attending the presentation. The bibliography cites 6 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.

  • 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.

  • A Quantitative Measurement of Success in the Engineering Industry

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of a research article based on a quantitative design. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Automated Telephone Call Response Systems

    This 5 page paper is based on PGpsh1en.rtf, which considered certain issues including IVR systems; this paper presents a proposal for a research study on the topics discussed in the first paper. The writer explains the research methodology that will be used, the purpose of the study, time frame, scope and research environment. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Financial Planning at Patton-Fuller Community Hospital

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of financial planning at Patton-Fuller Community Hospital. Power Point speaker notes are included. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Motivational Theories

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of a powerpoint presentation on motivational theories, including the hierarchy of needs and self-determination theories. This paper considers Maslow and McClelland's views, as well as self-determination theories by Ryan and Deci and Jean Watson. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ethical Leadership: Research Design and Analysis

    This is an 18 page paper that provides an overview of the research process. Research on ethical leadership is carried through from proposal to design, implementation, and analysis. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Domestic and Global Security Management

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

  • 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.

  • ABC Diner : Powerpoint Notes and Short Paper

    This 6 page paper includes a short, 3 page paper, 6 slides, and speaker notes imbedded in the slide presentation. The presentation uses a case study as a springboard for discussion. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • ITM Application of Company Manufacturers

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

  • 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.

  • Supply Chain and Radio Frequency Identification Contributions

    Radio Frequency Identification has been cited as having a great deal of potential to create value in the supply chain. This 10 page paper is a dissertation proposal to study how this technology may create value. The paper includes a lengthy literature review as well as objectives and methodology. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

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

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

  • Weber and Taylor on Management Theory

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of a POWERPOINT presentation on the concepts of Weber and Taylor and their views of management. This paper outlines the specific material for each slide and the notes that can be used to describe what is on the slides. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Research Proposal for Small Business Diversity Planning

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

  • Marketplace Changes and Organizational Behavior

    This 6 page paper discusses the changing marketplace and the need for organizational change. The writer mentions theories that apply, such as chaos and complexity theories. The paper is a proposal for a longer paper. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Case Study: Bob Marsh and Cooper Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    This 3 page paper summarizes Bob Marsh’s case, states what might have been done and why, and answers the question, how could this happen to someone like Marsh in a company like CPI? Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Organizational Behavior - Case Study

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

  • Monster Networking Case Study

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

  • 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.

  • The Inside Story: A Disgruntled Employee Gets His Revenge (Case Study Analysis)

    This 3 page paper examines this case and provided recommendations. The protection of systems is the focus of attention. Bibliography lists 3 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.

  • All the Wrong Moves (HBS Case Study Analysis)

    This 4 page paper examines this Harvard Business School case study. Recommendations are made. Bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Organizational Development Case Study

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

  • 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.

  • Arctic Mining Consultants - Case Study

    A 4 page paper that responds to certain questions and issues in this case. The paper provides a summary of the case, symptoms of the problem, the leadership style used, the motivation of the individuals, team dynamics, what should have been done and recommendations for future strategies. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Lend Lease Case Study; Improving Organization

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

  • Organizational Communication - Case Study

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

  • 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.

  • Approaches to Conflict Management

    3 pages in length. Based upon the student's collaborative or problem solving approach to conflict management, which supports a win-win outcome, this is somewhat contradictory to her employer's approach of direct conflict management, which reflects either a win-lose or lose-lose perspective. The student, whose assessment illustrates high ratings for collaborating (12) and very low for avoiding (4), clearly advocates a much more equitable method of conflict management where a resolution is sought by way of cooperativeness and high assertiveness. By contrast, her employer seeks to rectify conflict in a less interactive fashion by force and domination. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Total Quality, Purchasing, and Supply Management

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

  • Supply Management, Purchasing, and JIT

    This 3 paper focuses on the JIT theory of quality and supply management. The paper defines JIT and determines its usefulness in terms of purchasing and the supply chain. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Case Study on Business Process Management

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

  • 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.

  • Answering 4 Operations Management Questioins

    This 15 page paper responds to four questions that address how certain environmental events or conditions would affect operations management in corporations. The first question discuses the effects of an increase or decrease in tariffs. The beef industry and the higher tariff in Japan is used as an example. Second, what effect would more stringent air and water quality laws have on operations. The Kodak company's problems with the EPA are explained in this discussion. The next issue has to do with the expectation for greater employee empowerment in the workplace. FedEx is the example used in this discussion. Finally, what would be the effect on operations management if there was an outbreak of a serious disease. For this question, the essay first comments on the SARS epidemic and the effects on two companies in Asia. Ebola is used as an example, also. The anthrax attack and the change in operations with the U.S. postal service is also discussed. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Nonprofit Hospital's Strategic Management Plan

    This 5-page paper focuses on the case of a hypothetical non-profit hospital, and the need for a solid strategic plan to handle issues such as spiraling health care costs, resentful patients and unmotivated staff. To explain how the hospital would handle these situations, the paper discusses two similar "real life" scenarios and how they can be applied to the subject of the paper. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 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.

  • TQM and HRM

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

  • 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.

  • Emergency Management

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • China, Japan, and Europe Changes in Management

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

  • Overview of Customer Relationship Management

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

  • Business Process Management's HRM Tool

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

  • 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.

  • Operations Management Concepts

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

  • Business Management

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

  • Short Term Change Management and Boeing's 7E7 Dreamliner

    This 6-page paper discusses short-term change management in conjunction with the Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Crisis and Risk Management Nexus

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

  • Performance of Teams and Project Management

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

  • A TQM Overview

    This 4 page paper defines and examines TQM. TQM is compared with the traditional management model. Bibliography lists 4 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.

  • Management and Change According to Henry Mintzberg

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

  • Greatest Efficiency Management Model Selection

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

  • 'Uniforms in the Closet' by Jennifer Egan

    A paper which considers the importance of informal groups in policy development and service delivery in public management, with specific reference to Jennifer Egan's study of gays in the military. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • 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.

  • Project Standardization Viability

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

  • 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.

  • Tool of Earned Value Management

    This 17 page paper examines the tool of Earned Value Management (EVM). The paper considers what it is, how it works, the data requirements, how the systems are created, the way earned value is generated and presented, how the data can be used and where and when EVM should be used. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • 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.

  • William Langewiesche and Niccolo Machiavelli on Management Style

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

  • Leadership, Management and Changes in These Fields

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

  • Planning and Organizational Management

    A 9 page paper answering 12 questions about organizational structure and management. Questions address topics including planning; corporate social responsibility; team-based, network-based, and boundaryless structures; future workforce trends; control systems; leadership theory; and how leaders affect organizational culture. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Leeds Development Agency Case Study

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

  • 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.

  • Ben & Jerry's Case Study

    A 4 page paper that reports and discuses a case study of this company. The problem has to do with the salary ration maximum established by the founders. According to some, the ratio is preventing the company from attracting really talented senior management officers. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • Arauco Case Study; Porters Five Forces Analysis

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

  • 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.

  • Smith & Falmouth (Case Study Analysis)

    This 5 page paper examines a University of Phoenix simulation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Changing Organization (Case Study Analysis)

    This 10 page paper provides a case study analysis and goes on to address managerial issues related to human resources. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Clust; Group Buying

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

  • Case Studies In Technology and Management

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

  • Organizational Culture Management 6 Levers

    Organizational behavior case study on the title article by David W. Young. The study is reviewed for main idea, concepts in support of the main idea, and weaknesses in the argument. Bibliography lists 1 source. jv6Lev06.rtf

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Saatchi and Saatchi

    This 5 page paper looks at the case of Saatchi and Saatchi and the way the company was turned around in the 1990’s following a downturn in business and the departure of the Saatchi brothers. The company used a balanced scorecard approach underlying the approach were financial goals that needed a customer service strategy to be implemented. The paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The bibliography cites 5 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 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.

  • Organizational Ethics and the Value of Transformational Leadership

    This is a 15 page paper that provides an overview of transformational leadership. A hypothetical case study is employed to show how such leadership practices can promote an ethical environment in an organization. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • CASE STUDY: PLAS TECH

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

  • Corporate Culture at Container Company

    A 3 page paper that begins by describing what a strong and weak corporate culture is like. The rest of the paper describes and discusses the culture at Crown Cork. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Analysis of Major Credit Card Company

    A 5 page paper that is based on a Harvard Business School case study. The writer discusses the principles of brand and product management, how marketing analytics has given the company a sustainable competitive advantage and what risks face the company with recommendations. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Change in a Biotech Company

    An 8 page paper based on a case scenario provided by the student. This paper discusses the type of leadership style that would be most effective as the company makes the change to become a public company. Change processes and resistance are discussed. Bibliography lists 8 sources. PGgene1.rtf

  • Problems at Tru-Fit

    This 4 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student, a firm with different division faced a number of problems, the issues and some potential solutions to identified problems are discussed and additional problems are identified. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Glass Ceiling

    A 3 page paper which discusses a case study of a woman’s experience with the glass ceiling. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • THANKS FOR NOTHING: CASE STUDY ANALYSIS

    This 3-page paper is an analysis of the case study "Thanks for Nothing," which covers employee recognition. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Jamie Dimon Harvard Business Case

    A 4 page paper that discusses specific issues related to the Harvard Business Case of Jamie Dimon and Bank One. The paper ends with comments regarding entrepreneurial organizations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • CASE STUDY: SMITH ACCOUNTING

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

  • Steel Industry

    A 5 page paper that is based on a case study provided by the student. The essay discuss the company’s strategies, trends in steel, human resources issues with recommendations, and if Nucor should adopt related or unrelated diversification strategies. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Organizational Change and Leadership

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

  • Political Ideology and Management Style

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

  • Javacom Case Study on Risk Assessment and Behavior

    This 4-page paper discusses a case study about Javacom and analysis of risk assessment and behavior. Some risks identified and planned for in this case study include cost risks, time risks and technology risks. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Practices for Budget Management and Monitoring

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

  • US Army Burn Center - The Case for Electronic Health Records

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of electronic health records. The Burn Center at Brooke Army Medical Center is used as a case study. Bibliography lists 5 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 Female Owned Native American Trucking Business

    This 4 page paper reviews the case study to identify the various qualities that made this Native American woman so successful as the owner of a trucking business. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • 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.

  • Diversity Issue/Harassment

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

  • 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.

  • Physician's office and the Deming System of Profound Knowledge

    5 pages in length. The very root of effective management is the lost art of communication, which is why the Deming System of Profound Knowledge focuses so greatly upon its resurgence into contemporary society. Whether a small family business of fifteen people or a conglomerate with tens of thousands, Deming illustrates how the fundamental basis of communication is not only the byproduct of profound knowledge but is also the one, single-most effective tool one can develop, particularly within the environment of a doctor's office. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Leadership and Law Enforcement

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

  • Law Firm's Operational Improvements

    A 7 page paper. A work team at a law firm has been given the task of developing a plan and an operational system that will increase employee motivation and improve the firm's efficiency. The writer discusses the components of strategic planning, including vision and motivation. The paper then discusses a specific software application that increases efficiency for law firms. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Contemporary Law Practice and Technology

    A 19 page contention that technology has impacted the manner in which law is practiced in a multitude of ways. From the perspective of the forensics which can be used to prove innocence or guilt, to the way we communicate with other law professionals or even our clients, to the way we conduct our research, to the way we manage our offices, technology has taken more and more importance. The modern attorney has been quick to embrace this technology. Its incorporation cannot safely occur, however, without deliberate attention to a multitude of issues. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Geography and Learning Teams

    This 3 page paper examines why geography and culture are important aspects of learning team formation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Spirited Away Film by Hayao Miyazaki

    A 5 page research paper/essay that analyzes and review Hayao Miyazaki's 2002 animated film Spirited Away. The writer argues examination of this wondrous piece of storytelling reveals that this work is extremely complex, as it offers the adult viewer a mythological story that has nuance and depth. A close examination of the structure and content of the film demonstrates that there are levels of interpretation that can be applied to this film that include natural, personal, social and cultural aspects of Miyazaki's world. An overview of the film demonstrates that it also follows the template for understanding myth and the hero's journey as outlined by Joseph Campbell (1973) in his famous text on this subject The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • History and Uses of TQM

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

  • TQI and Its Implementation at Coca Cola

    This 5-page paper, by using various examples from the Coca-Cola company, attempts to address the execution phase for Total Quality Implementation including management support, customer satisfaction and employee feedback. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 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.

  • Assessing Five Coffee House Websites

    This 3 page paper compares and contrasts five websites for coffee houses, assessing the main purpose of the websites, how they communicate and if they facilitate bilateral communication. The chains looked at are Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, Stumptown Coffee And Intelligentsia Coffee.

  • 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.

  • Communication in the Workplace

    This 3 page paper explores communication practice in the workplace. Several examples are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Ways to Improve Communication Between a New York City Daycare and the Department of Daycare

    A 14 page contention that maintaining effective communication between New York City daycare establishments and the New York Department of Daycare is imperative to meeting the common goal of optimizing child welfare. The author emphasizes the proper approach to making communication more effective. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Forecasting

    This 24 page paper looks at the importance of forecasting in a business environment and looks at a ranger of forecasting methods, explaining how they can be used. The paper starts with basic supply and demand forecasting and moves onto statistical and trend forecasting, simulation and marketing models used to make forecasts. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • The Impact of Workplace Design on Productivity and Efficiency

    This 8 page paper considers how workplace design can impact on efficiency and productivity. The paper begins by looking at how the design of the workplace has changed over time, with the aim of bettering the former levels of efficiency and productivity and why it is the psychological impact of the design that is important to any realised improvements. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • U.S. Steel Industry and Legacy Costs

    This 3-page paper focuses on legacy costs and how they are impacting the U.S. steel industry. Issues include why the steel industry has been in such trouble over these costs.

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken and Quality Management

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Approaches to Conflict Management

    3 pages in length. Based upon the student's collaborative or problem solving approach to conflict management, which supports a win-win outcome, this is somewhat contradictory to her employer's approach of direct conflict management, which reflects either a win-lose or lose-lose perspective. The student, whose assessment illustrates high ratings for collaborating (12) and very low for avoiding (4), clearly advocates a much more equitable method of conflict management where a resolution is sought by way of cooperativeness and high assertiveness. By contrast, her employer seeks to rectify conflict in a less interactive fashion by force and domination. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Quality and the Shop Floor Control System

    This 3 page paper examines production operations in a manufacturing setting. Shop floor control system, which is often referred to as SFCS, is the focus of this paper. Quality as it respected SFCS is examined. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Cable Telephony Services of Time Warner Cable

    This 5 page paper examines the cable telephony services of Time Warner Cable a division of the AOL Time Warner. The paper looks at the development of these services when competing with local telephone companies and how the introduction of VoIP services may help push forward cable telephone services for the company. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Investment, Capital Expenditures, and the Process of Capital Budgeting

    Properly budgeting capital expenditures and investment can result in good cash flow, which translates to company expansion. Increases in factory production or service features can increase market diversity that make a company better positioned to expand both internationally and in its current market. Subjects covered include the process, characteristics such as evaluation methods (NPV, IRR, initial cash flow, initial costs, etc.), benefits to company, responsibilities and impact on decisionmaking. Bibliography lists 9 sources. jvCapBud.rtf

  • MANAGING CHANGE AND CHAOS

    This 8-page paper discusses change management in the ophthalmic industry. Included is an overview of the industry in general, as well as the concept of corporate genetic code and its impact on change and the 10 principles of effective change management. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Customer Trust and Security of Information

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of information security. Trust between the organization and the consumer is emphasized. Bibliography lists 2 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.

  • Ideal Inventory Control for a Manufacturing Business; Economic Order Quantity

    This 20 page paper is an examination of the Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) system of inventory control. This system seeks to optimize the use of resources by deterring the most appropriate levels of stock ordering to minimise holding and order costs. The paper considers why this is a good system of stock control, how it works, whether it works with or contradicts just in time (JIT) inventory management and gives an example of its use. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Product Operations Management and Services Operations Management

    This 7 page paper considers the differences in management of a company selling products and companies providing services from the perspective of an operations manager. The paper looks at the similarities in the way customer satisfaction needs t be created and discusses the tools that could be utilized to ensure that the services are meeting the market needs. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • UPS' 1997 Labor Strike and Management Lessons Learned

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Profit and Nonprofit Organizational Performance

    This 3-page paper attemps to compare metrics used for non-profit and for profit business systems. Also discussed is the impact of change on an organization. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 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.

  • How One Major Corporation Changed Directions

    A 4 page paper that uses the Tushman-O’Reilly congruence model to analyze a case about IBM, entitled Beyond Big Blue. The writer identifies the items in the article that fit into each of the four boxes according to the model. Bibliography lists 2 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.

  • 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.

  • Case Study of Johnson and Johnson's Critikon Subsidiary and Kaizen's Successful Implementation

    This 6 page paper considers the way in which implementation of kaizen may bring about successful change. The writer examines this by looking at Critikon, a subsidiary company of the Johnson & Johnson group that showed a high level of improvement following its’ implementation. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Automotive Industry and Management Theory's Evolution

    This 10 page paper examines the development of management theory using the automotive industry to illustrate how the changes have emerged and impacted on the commercial environment. The paper starts with the development of scientific management and its application at Ford, the influence of Alfred Sloan at General Motors and the changes seen as a result of the entrance of the Japanese car manufacturers into the automotive industry. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Knowledge Management

    This 11 page paper looks at knowledge management and the ways in which a firm can gain value from a knowledge management strategy or system. The paper defines what it is meant by knowledge management, looks at the different types of knowledge management that can take place and the barriers to successful implementation and what approaches should be taken in terms of knowledge creation and leveraging knowledge to overcome potential barriers. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • 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.

  • Issues Concerning Leadership

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

  • Final - Organizational Leadership

    An 8 page paper that responds to three issues about leadership. The paper discusses the importance of leadership in change management and includes comments about resistance; the centrality of ethics in leadership reminding the reader of the consequences of unethical behaviors and discusses resistance; and the writer's leadership philosophy, which is meant to demonstrate the application of a personal leadership perspective. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Leadership v. Management

    A 5 page research paper that explores two major questions pertaining to leadership and management. The first questions is “What are the differences between leadership and management?” The second is “What are indicators (and measures) of leadership effectiveness?” Both questions are explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Differences Between Leadership and Management

    An 8 page paper that discusses the differences between management and leadership. This is a topic that has been discussed at length in the literature. The paper also discusses leadership and management at Bank of America. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Personal Vision Of Leadership

    This 5 page paper discusses different aspects of a personal vision of leadership. These include leadership styles, how the student sees God using leadership skills, challenges as a leader and compensating for those. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Leadership at Top Specialty Coffee Company

    A 9 page paper that discusses the leadership styles Howard Schultz has used since he returned as CEO in 2008. They include autocratic, transactional, transformational, and servant. The essay also discusses a team leader at Starbucks, Howard Behar who was president of North America Starbucks and Starbucks International. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Historical and Economic Effects of Lean Manufacturing

    A 5 page paper discussing lean manufacturing. “Lean manufacturing” is the current incarnation of the concept of Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing, an outgrowth of and partner to Total Quality Management (TQM). The evolution of the two concepts within the current business environment has led to the new terminology, and the concept of lean manufacturing reflects the changes. The purpose here is to review lean manufacturing’s history and to assess how it affects the US economy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A Comparison of JIT and Lean Manufacturing

    This 3 page paper examines Just in Time management techniques. JIT is potentially cost effective but it does have problems. These are highlighted and JIT is compared with lean manufacturing. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 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.

  • Contemporary Management Style; Annotated Bibliography

    This 9 page paper is an annotated bibliography looking at contemporary management styles. 10 sources are outlines, including peer reviewed journal articles, web sites and newspaper articles which discuss different management styles. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

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

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

  • Historical and Economic Effects of Lean Manufacturing

    A 5 page paper discussing lean manufacturing. “Lean manufacturing” is the current incarnation of the concept of Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing, an outgrowth of and partner to Total Quality Management (TQM). The evolution of the two concepts within the current business environment has led to the new terminology, and the concept of lean manufacturing reflects the changes. The purpose here is to review lean manufacturing’s history and to assess how it affects the US economy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Early Childhood Education Professionals and an Administrative Training Literature Review

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

  • Customer Needs and Total Quality Management

    This 5 page report discusses the many components of TQM that are essential to assuring that a customer’s needs are full met in ways that serve both that customer and the organization. In virtually every context of the business mindset of the 21st century, value, benefits and long-term outcomes drive the larger considerations associated with the operations most often associated with customer satisfaction. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Principles of Management

    A 14 page paper that discusses the changes in management principles over the decades. The writer offers a very brief description of just a few of the older management theories and then provides a more comprehensive description of the most recent principles of management. Sharing knowledge and information is emphasized. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Human Resource Management and Total Quality Management

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

  • Overview of Manufacturing and Management

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

  • Literature Review on Change, Environment, and Culture

    This 6 page paper is a literature review on the subject of change, the environment and culture, looking at theorists including, but not limited to Michael Porter, Henry Mintzberg, Charles Handy, Nadler and Tushman, Lewin, Senge, French and Bell as well as Johnson and Scholes. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Literature Review and Contemporary Business Sales Strategies

    An eleven page literature review relating to sales and marketing strategies in the modern business environment, with particular reference to the impact of Internet and Web technology, and the changes in marketing which have been brought about by the development of e-commerce. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: A LITERATURE REVIEW

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

  • Outsourcing by Major American Companies (A Literature Review)

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • THE IMPACT OF MANAGEMENT STYLES ON EMPLOYEES: A LITERATURE ANALYSIS

    This 10-page paper investigates research and studies concerning leadership styles and their impact on motivation. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution - A Review of Literature

    This is a 15 page paper that provides an overview of mediation as a strategy for conflict resolution. Many different pieces of professional literature analyzed for their insights. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Literature Useful in a Review Assessing Influences on Change during a Recession

    This 8 page paper looks at some of the trends that are found in literature which may be useful when studying the way change is managed during a recession. Areas discussed include the unpredictable nature of change in a recession, change in a crisis, employee reactions and sense making. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • System Change In Organizations; Enterprise Resource Planning and The Case Of Nestle

    This 35 page paper looks at the drivers and potential benefits as well as the disadvantages that are associated with the implementation of enterprise resource planning (ERP). The paper starts with an introduction outlines aims and objectives and a justification for the research. An in depth literature review looks at a number of issues considering the implementation of ERP, including what it is, the drivers for its' adoption, the key success factors for implementation at a practical and a human level and the potential problems. The paper then looks at Nestle, a large company hat have been implementing an ERP strategy and considerers the case study in the context of the previous literature review. The bibliography cites 37 sources.

  • Leadership and the American Express Company

    A 4 page research paper that discusses leadership at American Express in terms of leadership theory drawn from the latest literature. The writer argues that American Express International is a company that is following the new paradigm toward leadership, as this company's practice draws on the latest ideas in leadership theory. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Emotional Intelligence in the High Technology Workplace

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

  • 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.

  • Alternative Style of Management Work Team Approach

    This 8 page paper considers the benefits that can be derived from implementing work team approaches as an alternative management style and relates this in a number of areas of development for Federal Express, a company that focuses on the team approach in their human resources management. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Women, the Workplace, Management, and Glass Ceilings

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

  • Nonprofit Organization Management

    An 8 page paper on the importance of studying nonprofit management today. The writer posits that non-profit organizations require many of the same administrative skills that their profitable counterparts do and stresses the influence of funding, financial analysis, computer knowledge, evaluation, etc; Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Year 2000 Crisis and How Y2K Can Be Successfully Managed

    A 10 page overview of the predicted computer/communications apocalypse and management techniques. The author concentrates on two areas of concern, date coding and the introduction of viruses based on the millenium and other biases. However, the larger view is taken of 'mainstream' date coding problems, and considers audit cases and costs. Mitigation focuses on internal and global management of the problem. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Total Health Plan Project Management Case Study

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

  • Creative Management Styles and Research

    A 60 page research-oriented paper discussing creative management styles. There are organizations that have not been able to make the transition from the traditional autocratic or authoritarian (rather than the authoritative) style of management. Today, creative management styles come in a variety of names: situational contingency management, the transformational approach, the cultural contingency approach, and value-based leadership. All, however, have their roots in TQM. Organizations that could not be successful in implementing TQM generally are not successful in implementing any of these, either, because all, including TQM, require a corporate culture that supports creativity and a commitment to change, and values open communication between workers and departments to the point that they will defend it if necessary. This paper examines the underlying problems preventing the formation and nurturing of that corporate culture so necessary for sustaining any creative management style. Bibliography lists more than 50 sources. M-Creatv.doc

  • Ford Motor Company CEO Alex Trotman and His Management Skills

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

  • External Factors and Effects on Management Decisions

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

  • Social and Professional Success Through the Management of Time

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

  • Journal Article on Organizations and TQM Reviewed

    An 11 page critique of a journal article on TQM using other articles as a measure by which to critique it. There are several references available on the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM), and dozens with reports of how it "fails" in two-thirds of the attempts to implement it. Those companies unsuccessful in making TQM a foundation of their business most often have selected only a few of the principles of the entire TQM philosophy, however, choosing to attend to the mechanics of the philosophy rather than the underlying principles of attention to customers and employees. The paper includes a short glossary of terms. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Middle Managers and TQM Implementation Implications

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

  • Marks and Spencer and Customer Value Management

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

  • Analysis of 360 Degree Mangement Feedback Management Method

    A 5 page paper that analyzes the benefits and problems of using the 360-degree feedback management method. The writer supports the process as an important tool in improving worker moral and organizational effectiveness. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 3 Major Airlines and Management

    A 9 page paper discussing the similarities and the management philosophies of American, United and Delta. All old, established companies, they are the three leaders of the US airline industry in terms of total revenues. Neither was profitable until the federal government authorized air mail by private carrier in 1925, and all three operate with only an uneasy peace with their pilots. The paper asks whether any of the three practices TQM, and concludes, based on the company-as-hostage stance of the pilots, that they do not. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Ritz Carlton Hotels and TQM

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

  • Incentives and Compensation Management

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

  • Conflict Management and Organizational Communication

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

  • 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.

  • Marketing Lexus G's Series and Mercedes Benz E Class

    This 8 page paper compares the marketing strategies of these two companies. Specific topics include: target markets; relationship marketing; promotional strategies; marketing mix, such as product, promotion, distribution, selling, public relations, pricing strategy; a comparison of Web sites and the audience they seem to be targeting; international marketing and recommendations for Mercedes to compete better with Lexus. Bibliography lists 12 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.

  • Organizations and Theories of Classical and Neo Classical

    This 3-page paper examines the definitions and differences between neo-classical and classical organizations, and briefly discusses the culture of each. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Identifying a Suitable Organizational Diagnosis Model

    This 7 page paper discusses several organizational diagnosis models to assess which may be most useful for Microsoft in determining strategy following their acquisition of Skype. The models assessed are the Force field Analysis of Kurt Lewin, the Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model, McKensey's 7 S's model and Weisbords Six Box Model. The bibliography cites 7 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.

  • Management Approaches to Crisis

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

  • 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.

  • The Development of an Organizational Structure

    This 14 page paper looks at the structure of an organization, describing the hierarchy and the way power is used. Theories of organization structure are considered and applied to the company in order to determine who and why the current structure developed. The company used is a generic (fictitious) accountancy firm to illustrate a potential structure of a professional firm. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

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

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

  • Nokia Corporation Analysis

    A 16 page paper. The writer begins with a very brief introduction to Nokia Corporation. The first section of the paper reports and discusses the historical growth of the company and relates the stages of growth to two specific sets of years – 1992 to 1997 and 1998 to 2001. There were significant changes in Nokia's performance between 1997 and 1998. The second section discusses the challenges Nokia has and is facing and how they have responded to those challenges. The last section discusses the business strategies of each Motorola and Nokia over the last several years. Market share data are included. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • 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 Communication Theory and Downward Communications

    This 5-page paper covers downward communciation, a theory of organizational communication. The essay examines the concept, discusses its use and then weighs the pros and cons of such a theory. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Organizational Culture

    A 5 page paper that responds to several questions. What is organizational culture? How the culture affects employees and managers? Ways organizational cultures can change and why? How can organizational culture be deliberately changed? And comments about the organization as a culture. Examples are included.

  • Change and Its Effects on Corporate Culture

    A 10 page paper that begins by explaining what organization culture is, how it is defined and described. Handy and Harrison's typology of corporate culture is outlined and explained. How the organizational culture effects the change process is discussed. Finally, implications for leaders are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 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.

  • The Competitive Advantage of Organizational Culture

    This is a 9 page paper that provides an overview of organizational culture. The means through which culture can convey a competitive advantage are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Wal-Mart Company Culture

    An 11 page paper that begins with a brief introduction to the paper and to Wal-Mart. Different theories about company culture are reported and discussed. Theorists include Schein, Hofstede, and Drennan. Comments about Wal-Mart's culture are integrated into the discussions. The relationship between the company's goals and culture is explored. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Aspects Of Outsourcing

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • IOM and the New Purchasing Operating Model

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

  • PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS, MANAGEMENT AND IMPROVEMENT

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

  • 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.

  • CPM and PERT Management Tools of Project Planning

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

  • PERT ANALYSIS: EMPRESS SILKS

    This 8-page paper provides a PERT sequencing analysis and explanation for Empress Silks. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • 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.

  • Case Studies In Technology and Management

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bureaucracy and IT Project Management

    This 11 page paper looks at the conflict between the need for control and flexibility within project management and the problems and benefits of bureaucracy in project management. Focusing on IT project management the role and perception of bureaucracy is discussed along with alternative management approaches. The models of bureaucracy and flexible team based structures are applied to the project management environment in order to assess their suitability. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • The Relationship Between Risk Management And Project Management

    This 3 page paper explains and explores the link between risk management and project management, arguing that risk assessment ad management is an essential part of any project management. The paper uses the example of Robert Mondavi Winery to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Quantum Leader

    A 4 page paper that discuses innovation leadership and the structural context needed for innovation. The essay discusses the roles of certain members such as the board and the executive team. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Specific Difficulties Associated with Implementing Organizational Changes during Recessions

    This 5 page paper looks at how and why organizational change can be complicated by recession. The way in which complexities arise are considered in the context of change being implemented because of the recession, and a recession occurring during the process of change. The difficulties in terms of the type of change, pace of change in importance of change all discussed. The paper ends by looking at how and why examining change during a recession may enhance personal leadership skills. The bibliography cites 4 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

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

  • Analysis and Observation of Sales Training

    An 8 page paper in which the writer reviews the training techniques, procedures, and overall style of a sales manager observed while teaching a new class of sales reps the 'ins and outs' of cold canvassing. Issues concerning sales pitching, handling common objections & rebuttals from customers, territory selection, and more are covered. The writer is particularly concerned with the way the sales manager appeals to the psychology of his team while offering colorful anecdotes and metaphors to maintain their interest throughout the entire class. The writer also accompanies this group on their first day in 'the field' and outlines their progress and productivity in selling-- under the manager's guidance. No bibliography.

  • 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.

  • 21st Century Corporate Success and Management Reporting

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

  • Management Accounting Analysis of the Master Budget

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

  • Scientific and Classical Management

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

  • Leadership vs. Management

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

  • Management Theory According to Taylor and Fayol

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

  • Management Tools for Success for Management: Mentoring, Empowerment, and Conflict Resolution

    (6 pp) Today, managers are honing their "people" skills, and through their actions, they are developing a more productive and a more satisfied workforce. This discussion will look at three of those managerial "people" skills: mentoring, empowerment, and conflict resolution. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Organization and Change Management

    9 pages in length. discusses change in the organization and techniques and methods used to manage planned change. Leadership skills as regards to change are emphasized. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Various Models of Management

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

  • Organizations, Six Sigma, and Total Quality Management

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

  • Air Transportation Maintenance and Inspection Regulations

    A 9 page paper discussing the maintenance and inspection portion of the problems of modern air transportation. Close inspection of FAR 91 (particularly sections 405, 407 and 409) reveals that there is indeed an area in which government involvement in the conduct of business is a positive factor. Required maintenance and inspection of aircraft substantially increases operating costs for both airlines and for private pilot-owners, but the payback is a nation in which air travelers can be assured that the aircraft in which they place themselves has been well-maintained, inspected at every turn and then inspected again before every flight. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Sports Facility Management

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

  • Skills for Effective Management

    A 5 page paper that discusses what skills the manager needs to be effective. The writer discusses the five functions of management and other skills needed. The ability to think critically, for example, is one of the most essential skills. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Ecommerce and Logistics Management

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

  • Use and Theory of Strategic Supply Chain Management

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

  • 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.

  • Different Approaches to Human Resource Management and Business Strategy

    This 5 page paper considers the different approach to strategy and how they reflect on human resource issues. From the classical schools of Taylorism and the ideas of Sloan, through to the evolutionally, or emergent strategy of Michael Porter, and the emergence of the Japanese styles, including Kaizen. The writer discusses the attributes and theories and argues they may not be as far apart as they appear. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Power, Knowledge, and Management

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

  • Large and Small Companies and Management Functions

    A 5 page paper. beginning with a definition of management, the writer then discusses the levels of management traditionally found in large organizations. The five management functions are then identified and discussed along with comments about how these functions differ between large and small organizations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Business Impact of TQM

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

  • Overview of Management and Strategic Supply Chains

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

  • Leadership and Project Management

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

  • Management Challenges of Coca Cola

    A 6 page paper that discusses some of the many challenges this corporation has faced in the last several years. Revenues have declined steadily while more resources have been poured into markets, sometimes declining markets. Decisions have been made that were strategically unsound and that reflected poor asset management and allocation. These are some of the issues discussed in this essay. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Science and Art of Management

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

  • Operations Management and Technology's Impact

    This 10 page paper addresses the questions: What impact has technology had on operations management? What is the significance of technology to operations managers? The writer begins with a brief overview of operations management, outlining the many diverse areas in which the operations manager is involved. The essay then goes on to discuss how technology impacts operations by using the example of supply chain management. Bibliography lists 8 sources. f

  • Theorists and Theories of Management

    A 10 page paper discussing the glaring lack of use of current management theory in a hotel and in a management conference being held at that hotel. The paper begins with a case study not included here but discussed at length. Examination of the facts of the case in conjunction with the views of management theorists of both the past and present indicates that management needs to be more directly involved with those front line employees that provide so much of the organization's character. Theorists included are Bernard, Drucker, Adam Smith, Taylor, Durkheim, Marx, Fayol, Follett and others. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

  • Management and the Workforce in the Twentieth Century

    This 6 page paper looks at the twentieth century and the changes in the nature of management. Taylorism is discussed as well as newer models such as participative work systems and knowledge work. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Managers on Styles of Management

    A 7 page paper reporting on the results of interviews with three active managers. The managers were asked the same questions. The paper provides their answers and concludes with a discussion of their different styles. One of the managers is purely autocratic; the other two favor a participatory style of management but differ greatly in their pursuit of it. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 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.

  • Reasons for TQM's Success

    This 40 page paper is a comprehensive examination of TQM and why it is so successful. The writer’s hypothesis states that TQM is so successful because it manages to balance people, including employees and customers, with processes with even the process embodying motivation theory the empowerment of employees. The paper starts with the theory by looking at what is meant by TQM and its origins and then considers how it motivates employees, how it considers customers and process. The writer then looks at examples of its use, including Six Sigma, (a TQM tool) and SERVQUAL. Numerous companies are cited throughout the paper to illustrate the points raised. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

  • 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.

  • UPS' 1997 Labor Strike and Management Lessons Learned

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

  • Management versus Leadership

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

  • Retail and the Significance of Managing Space

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of space management in the retail industry. Several stores are evaluated such as Wal Mart, Home Depot and Sears. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • 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.

  • Operations Management and the Saturn Corporation

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

  • 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.

  • Dental Practice Quality Management

    This 5-page paper focuses on total quality management in context of a dental practice. Issues covered include employee empowerment; customer satisfaction and the need for measuring quality. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Change Management and Just In Time Implementation

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

  • Chief Executive Officer's Organizational Management Tools

    This 7-page paper examines the organizational tools available to today's CEO. "Tools" described include use of contigency approach, Maslow's theory, participative management, team-building and concept of content and process theories. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Improving TQM Through QFD

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

  • Pathology Management and the Impact of New Technology

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

  • Measuring Service Quality

    This 11 page paper considers why the measurement of service quality is important in the tourism and hospitality industries and the way that both hard measures, looking at objective factors and soft measures that assess subjective elements of service should both be used. The paper then considers how subjective data can be collected and the usefulness of tools such as SERVQUAL. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Manager Motivation, Goal and Expectancy Theories

    This 6-page paper discusses the goal-setting and expectancy theories of motivation and how they differ and are simliar with one another. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Steve Jobs as an Exemplary Leader

    This 4 page paper evaluates why Jobs is such a good leader. Theoretical material on leadership is included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Charismatic Leadership and Steve Jobs

    This is a 6 page paper that provides an overview of charismatic leadership. Steve Jobs is explored in depth to provide an example. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Strategic Management Overview

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

  • Telecommunications Industry

    A 6 page paper that begins with comments and reports about AT&T, Verizon and Sprint Nextel. The report identifies the position in the industry and some comments from their SEC filings. The second section presents an analysis of the telecommunications industry using Porter's 5 Force analysis. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Feasibility Study of a Texas Feed Mill

    This 45 page paper is a study into the feasibility of opening a mill of animal feedstuffs in Texas. The paper considers the different aspects of the project, from the industry in Texas, the overall market and economy, export markets, such as Mexico and capital options. The bibliography cites 28 sources. TEtexasm.wps

  • Management Concepts

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

  • Do Management Theories Develop As Management Problems Arise?

    This 6 page paper considers the way that management theories have evolved over time and considers why and how they develop, looking at the influence of the environment and the commercial context as well as the basis on former research. The paper looks at management theories including scientific management, motivation theories, competitive strategy theories and change theories. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

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

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

  • Modified Leadership Construct for Health Care

    A 15 page paper. This essay presents a modified leadership construct for health care organizations. The essay discusses constructs, leadership constructs, functional leadership model, and transformational leadership. The modified leadership model incorporates the functional leadership model within transformational. A graph of the new model is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • APN Leadership

    A 5 page paper. Advanced practice nursing has a long history dating back to the 1800s. It was not until the 1960s that this title was conferred, however. Today, APNs can specialize in any number of medical specialties. They are leaders wherever they are working. Their knowledge and skill give them influence over others. To further their leadership career, they would do well to obtain some specific leadership training. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Microsoft Windows NT and UNIX

    15 pages in length. Battles have long been waged and lost throughout history, but there is nothing quite like the technological competition that is being pursued between Microsoft Windows NT and Unix systems. At the very beginning of the server war nearly two and a half years ago, Microsoft Corp. introduced Windows NT as a direct competitor of the ever-popular Unix system. Vendors that distributed Unix were amused by the so-called competition, labeling it too immature to ever establish itself in the same category. The writer discusses whether or not NT has proven itself as a viable competitor to Unix. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • When Acquisitions Go Wrong - Rover and BMW

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

  • 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.

  • Total Health Plan Project Management Case Study

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

  • Motivational Theory Application

    An 11 page paper discussing the theory behind motivating employees. Following a decade of downsizing, cost cutting and merging, more and more businesses look for ways to give their employees what they want. Too many companies believe that employee motivation rests in monetary rewards, without either realizing or acknowledging individuals' needs for recognition. Formal studies and informal surveys alike reveal that while managers often will list money as the top factor in motivating employees, the employees themselves are much more likely to list first their desire for recognition, for someone to let them know they truly have done a good job, a fact well known by some of the country's most successful companies. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Attribution Theory, Leadership, and Organizational Behavior

    A 10 page paper discussing how attribution theory can be applied within the organization to enhance employees' performance and the organization's overall productivity as well as competitive advantage. The theory provides a means for both explaining and predicting individual behavior, and is based on the assumption that individuals will ascribe certain qualifications to either an employee's or a manager's behavior. The paper uses the negative management style of Peg Witte, CEO of Royal Oaks Mines as example throughout, and contrasts the resulting corporate culture with that of Merix Corporation under the leadership of Debi Coleman. The paper includes an illustrative chart. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Theories and Concepts of Employee Motivation

    30 pages in length. Too many companies believe that employee motivation rests in monetary rewards, without either realizing or acknowledging individuals' needs for recognition. Formal studies and informal surveys alike reveal that while managers often will list money as the top factor in motivating employees, the employees themselves are much more likely to list first their desire for recognition, for someone to let them know they truly have done a good job. Today's most successful companies are ones in which employees have no question of the regard in which the company's leadership holds them. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • US Business and Work Groups

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

  • Evolution of Work Groups

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

  • Organizational Development and Psychologist Kurt Lewin

    An 8 page research paper on the life and subsequent work of German-American psychologist Kurt Lewin. It describes some of Lewin's theories, and discusses about how they relate in society today. Lewin is most commonly regarded as one of the founders of the Organizational Development (OD) movement He described organizations as existing in a state of "quasi stationary equilibrium", or rather he thought that they tended to be static and resist change. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Entrepreneurial Women

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

  • Strategic Commitment and Corporate Competitive Advantage

    This 3 page essay discusses the ides of strategic commitment in a company and the ways in which it adds to a larger corporate advantage. Strategic commitment is a separate and unique field of endeavor that is marked by the inclusion of ethics and the moral responsibilities of management as a part of a much larger strategic planning process. Follow-through on such a commitment is what allows any firm to enjoy a unique competitive advantage based on the relationship that it has established with its constituency. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Contemporary Entrepreneurship

    A 9 page research report on the state of entrepreneurism near the turn of the 21st century. Entrepreneurship is as active as it has ever been. Regardless of the industry or beginning size of the business, there is opportunity still in good ideas. As the giant corporations continue their downsizing processes, many of their "victims" are going into business for themselves. The old principles still hold today: the good idea that fills a niche, backed with good solid planning if not as much cash as everyone would like. Today's business climate is more competitive than ever, and is a factor today's entrepreneur has to closely consider as in no other period. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Nonprofit Organization Management

    An 8 page paper on the importance of studying nonprofit management today. The writer posits that non-profit organizations require many of the same administrative skills that their profitable counterparts do and stresses the influence of funding, financial analysis, computer knowledge, evaluation, etc; Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Year 2000 Problem and its Economic Implications

    An 11 page paper that provides a substantive overview of the background behind the problem of computer systems and the year 2000, and considers 3 possible solutions to calming the economic panic swelling and critiques these solutions. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Year 2000 Computer Crisis

    This 5 page paper discusses the year 2000 computer crisis. The problem as already resulted in computer shut-downs when merchants attempt to scan a credit card with an expiry date of 2000 or beyond. The problem is real and can result in possible mayhem. Why it is a problem and the possible repercussions are discussed from economical, safety, and everyday life perspectives. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Problems with Changing to the Year 2000

    This 5 page paper explores the subject of the millennium bug by focusing on two particular articles on the topic. Both pieces address the scope of the concern as being global, and each in its own way present solutions to fix it. The paper also includes the subject of contingency plans. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Manufacturing Types

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

  • Examination of Charismatic Leadership

    This 5 page paper explains why leaders such as David Koresh and Charles Manson had so much power over their followers. Charismatic authority is defined and explored along with the motivation of such leaders. The propensity of ordinary people to join cults is also addressed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ford Motor Company CEO Alex Trotman and His Management Skills

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

  • External Factors and Effects on Management Decisions

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

  • Social and Professional Success Through the Management of Time

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

  • Marks and Spencer and Customer Value Management

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

  • Business Operations and the Role of the Internet

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

  • Analysis of 360 Degree Mangement Feedback Management Method

    A 5 page paper that analyzes the benefits and problems of using the 360-degree feedback management method. The writer supports the process as an important tool in improving worker moral and organizational effectiveness. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Signature Label Selection at a South Dakota Microbrewery

    A 5 page paper that explores how the owners of this small brewery can determine which label costs less to produce, thus which to use as their signature label. Their accountant recommended one specific costing process to use; this writer suggests one that should yield more reliable information. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Survival of Bureaucracy

    A 5 page paper discussing the likelihood of the survival of bureaucracy through the millennium. Warren Bennis predicted in Changing Organizations that the bureaucratic organizations as we have known them would disappear by the end of this century. Though Bennis' timing appears to be incorrect, his theory gains more credibility with each passing day. Without question, bureaucracy will last at least until the millennium, and even well into it. Before another though? It is much more likely that Bennis' prediction will be seen, even by this generation, to come to bear. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Corporate Compliance and Minimizing Waste

    This 20 page paper asserts that waste minimization is the most effective form of compliance for any corporation. The necessity for compliance, based on public health and environmental reasons, are explored. Also included is the history of industrial practices and the environmental movement as well as an explanation of how waste lowers the quality of life. Detailed methods of effecting minimization, along with easy to understand examples and the inclusion of the 'waste management hierarchy', is a focal point of the paper. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • 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.

  • CPM and PERT Management Tools of Project Planning

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

  • 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.

  • Shipping Operations and Operations Management Objectives

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

  • TQM Implementation

    This 10 page paper explores the relationship and importance of human resource management, operations management and corporate culture when implementing total quality management. The writer begins by discussing the need for total commitment to the principles of TQM. The writer then discusses the need for the appropriate culture and climate and the essential role of human resource management for successful implementation of TQM. The essay includes a case study example, using FedEx and the operational changes this company made to implement the TQM principles. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • 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.

  • Organizational Design, Management Knowledge, and the Contributions of Contingency Thinking

    This 8 page paper considers how contingency thinking has added to the knowledge regarding management and organisational structures. The paper looks at how the thinking has helped lead to new strategic tools and is reflected in the newer organisational structure models such as flatter more networked structures. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Hospitality Industry and HRM

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

  • Industrial Relations and HRM

    This 14 page paper discusses human resource management, industrial relations and labor unions and begins with an introductory historical background of each and the impact of globalization. The relationship of human resource management and industrial relations is the next section, which begins with data about declining union membership and the possible reasons for this situation. Changes in the relationship between human resource management and industrial relations are explained and discussed. The shifting paradigms in each are also explained. The next section discusses the scientific management model, its use postwar and the incompatibility of this model with today's goals in industrial relations and human resource management. Saturn Corporation is used to exemplify a unique and successful partnership between management and labor where union members are an integral component in the management of the company. Finally, the writer discusses possible trends in both HRM and industrial relations and also comments on the need for balance. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Management Theories of Revolution, Change, and Turbulence

    This 6 page paper discusses several of the prevailing management theories as well as what failed aspects gave rise to the theories. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Theories on Motivation and Management

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

  • Product, Service, and Process Quality Management

    This 7-page paper focuses on various aspects of total quality management including customer service and quality planning, measurement and improvement. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 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.

  • A Strategic Management Overview

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

  • 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

  • Strategy and Change Management

    This 8-page paper discusses the process of change strategy and what corporations can expect when implementing it. Also discussed is the classic approach to developing and implementing a strategic plan. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Functions of Upper Management

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

  • A Total Quality Management Overview

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

  • International Operations and TQM

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

  • Learning Organizations' Functions of Management

    A 6 page paper discussing the four primary functions of management – Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling – in both their historic meanings and as they are applied to the learning organization. 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 as poor substitutes increasing are found to be inadequate. It is in this vein that at least one of the labels of the four functions of management, controlling, carries a negative connotation. This is not the controlling that Henry Ford practiced, but rather is sound management of the organization in which people are free to be creative and innovative. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • The Knowledge Curve in the context of Change Management

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

  • 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.

  • Early Management Theoretical Pioneers

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

  • Management Defined

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

  • Functions of Management and Future Trends

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

  • Suitable Models of Strategic Management

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

  • 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.

  • Manufacturing and TQM

    This 7-page paper discusses TQM in the context of a plan for a fictitious manufacturing company. Bibliography lists 3 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.

  • Jonathan Ellis and Rene Tissen's The Seven Deadly Sins of Management

    A 3 page paper which examines and critiques “The Seven Deadly Sins of Management” by Jonathan Ellis and Rene Tissen. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken and Quality Management

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

  • Not for Profit and Public Sector Management

    This 5 page report discusses how managers carry out their responsibilities in public and not for profit organizations and what unique considerations must be made regarding the implementing processes in a political environment. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Reviewing an Article on Managing Across Cultures

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

  • Corporate Vision and Apple Computers

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

  • Leadership and Law Enforcement

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

  • Coffee Industry

    A 5 page essay on the world-famous aromatic brew from the coffee bean which includes an analysis of the fluctuating coffee prices of 1997 and the history behind the beverage. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cost Comparisons Between UNIX and Windows NT 4.0

    An 8 page paper discussing a cost comparison between WindowsNT 4.0 and UNIX which shows UNIX to be a better value and less expensive to a company. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Management Issues and Corporate Diversity

    An excellent, 9 page research paper on contemporary diversity issues in management. Included in the discussion are females in the workplace ("glass ceilings"), senior citizens in the workplace, the controversial role of Affirmative Action, and more. Important statistics and many examples are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Globalizing Businesses and Market Entry Strategies

    A 10 page paper discussing five of the several ways that organizations can become international enterprises: export, startup, acquisition, joint ventures and franchising, and briefly examines the choice of approach made by Nortel when it expanded into the US from Canada two decades ago. The route chosen by Nortel was that of startup, but there were fewer choices workable then. There is no question that businesses today have far greater choices in how they will enter new international markets. Direct startup is viable only for the largest of companies now, but joint venturing has been used successfully by organizations of all sizes. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Handy's Age of Paradox

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

  • Analysis of Leadership Articles Featured in the Harvard Business Review

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

  • N2K and CDNow Merger

    A 7 page research paper that provides a business analysis of the recent merger between CDNow and N2K. CDNow and N2K had many problems in common. Both companies had expanded revenue and losses for the fourth quarter and all of 1998. Both companies were facing stiff competition form Amazon.com. They both had to devise methods and advertising to get their names as well-known to the CD-buying public as Amazon.com. They both needed to satisfy their investors while remaining competitive in the online marketplace. With so many problems in common, it made sense that CDNow and N2K decided to merge and combine forces in trying to combat the behemoth Amazon.com. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Organizational Conflict Management

    A 5 page paper discussing the manager's role in conflict issues. There is increasing empirical evidence of the benefits of effective conflict management, and every active manager knows the difficulties involved in dealing with individuals and choosing the line that simultaneously represents the best interests of the organization and its members. Everyone has a need to feel important to the organization to which he belongs; each needs to believe that his views are taken seriously in conflict issues. Ultimately, it is the manager of responsibility that is charged with maintaining an atmosphere in which conflict openly can be examined and then resolved. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Incentives and Compensation Management

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

  • Conflict Management and Organizational Communication

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

  • Proposal of Automobile Black Boxes

    A 5 page research paper that takes the form of a proposal to the Ford Motor Co. The writer advocates implementation of a study that would evaluate the use of 'black box' technology on automotive vehicles. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Modern Business and Corporate Culture

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

  • 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.

  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Style of Leadership

    This 6 page paper looks at styles of leadership, focusing in on transformational leadership. Charisma is also discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Overview of Apple's Steve Jobs

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

  • Mass Customization Market Strategies

    A 5 page paper that defines the concept of mass customization and outlines the benefits that can be gained through the utilization of this innovative marketing strategy as well as the framework that guides its design, development, and implementation. Also included is a discussion that focuses on the advantages as well as the disadvantages of "lean production", the managerial process that has also come to be known as "stress management". Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 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.

  • Business and Change

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

  • 21st Century Corporate Success and Management Reporting

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

  • Companies That Are Reactive and Proactive

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

  • Comparison of Equity and Expectancy Theories

    A Comparative Report: This 5 page report compares the comparative report between Victor Vroom's Expectancy Theory and J. Stacy Adams' Equity Theory. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • TQM, Quality Management, and Performance Measurement

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

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

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

  • Accountability, Profitability, and Management Position Merging

    This is a time when being lean means strength and being fat means weakness. Companies, and countries, all over the world are reengineering themselves to reduce employment and reduce duplication of effort to save costs. One of the most economic methods of achieving such stellar objectives is to merge management and worker positions, and one of the best combinations is the merging of the Quality Assurance Manager role with that of the Health & Safety Manager. By combining these roles, the company succeeds at not only reducing costs, but also combining two positions that rely on the same aspects of control – strict adherence to standardization and compliance. 6 references. jvQAHnSm.rtf

  • Management and Leadership Differences

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

  • 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.

  • Supplier Relationship Management Enhancement

    A 4 page memo arguing in favor of enhancing supplier relationships in a formal supplier relationship management (SRM) strategy. The paper proposes that the company begin assessing our current suppliers (i.e., known entities) in terms of their ability and willingness to reliably serve as sole suppliers in the future, followed by working toward developing closer relationships with those that appear to be most capable of becoming sole suppliers for the goods and services purchased from them. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 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.

  • Organizational Knowledge and Knowledge Management

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

  • CompUSA Inventory Management

    This 5 page paper considers the importance of inventory management and looks at what is meant by 'Just In Time'(JIT) stock control. The paper then examines the stock system used by CompUSA and considers if this is a true JIT system. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Customer Relationship Management and its Relation to E-Commerce

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Logistics Industry and Automotive Inbound Material Transport Collaboration

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

  • Pro Sports and the Impact of Sports Agents

    A 10 page research paper that examines the affect that sports agents have had on professional sports. The writer argues that the power of sports agents has increased tremendously over the last several decades, but whether or not their influence is positive or negative, depends largely on the ethics and personality of the individual agent. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Managerial Economics Questions

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

  • 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.

  • Theory and Nurse Leadership

    A 5 page paper discussing a nurse leader at Allenmore Hospital in Washington, D.C., describing the setting in which the nurse leader works and the manner by which she leads people reporting to her. The paper also includes discussion about contingency theory and situational leadership. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • APN Leadership

    A 5 page paper. Advanced practice nursing has a long history dating back to the 1800s. It was not until the 1960s that this title was conferred, however. Today, APNs can specialize in any number of medical specialties. They are leaders wherever they are working. Their knowledge and skill give them influence over others. To further their leadership career, they would do well to obtain some specific leadership training. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Hierarchical Structure Interrelationships as They Relate to Nursing Accountability

    A 4 page discussion of accountability in nursing. Contends that accountability is an integral component of all aspects of nursing. The nurse is, of course, above all accountable for the well-being of his or her patient but, with recent pressure from state legislators and higher education coordinating agencies, accountability is becoming a greater and greater emphasis of all aspects of nursing. In the case of student nurses, and indeed all levels of nurses, this accountability is channeled through a chain of command, a chain of accountability which can extend both upwards (through the institutional hierarchy), downwards (to the patient) and even sideways (to colleagues and other professionals) dependent on the organizational structure. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nursing Leadership Examined

    A 10 page paper that identifies an effective nurse leader; discusses several points of leadership theory as it applies to nursing; and ends with the writer comparing her own nursing leadership skills to those of the identified effective leader. The identified leader holds a vice president position and some differences can be attributed to the differences in administrative level, but “people” issues remain the same regardless of what level the leader occupies in the organization. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Business Psychology and its Meaning

    This 10 page papers examines what is meant by the term business psychology, which also includes industrial psychology, and how its practice may enhance organisational performance. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • American Leadership as Personified by Steve Jobs and Virginia Henderson

    A 5 page research paper that profiles 2 American leaders: Steve Jobs of Apple Computers and nursing theorist and innovator Virginia Henderson. The writer offers a profile of each leader and argues that these two individuals exemplify leadership qualities. Henderson's work changed the entire perspective of modern day nursing, making it more patient-oriented and humanistic. Jobs' missionary zeal towards computing has broadened the horizons of human knowledge by bringing computers into the home and making them "user-friendly" so that even children can access the Internet's broad knowledge base. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Blue Ocean Strategy

    This 5 page paper looks at the value and potential use of the blue ocean strategy as advocated by Kim and Maubourgne, considering the advantages and benefits, but also looking at potential problems and associated risks. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Lazard and the Investment Banking Industry

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

  • Organization and Individual Study Similarities

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

  • Kurt Lewin: Understanding How To Lead Change

    9 pages in length. Heralded as having a "profound an impact on the theory and practice of social and organizational psychology" (Schein, 2006), Kurt Lewin instilled a fresh and effective perspective on organizational change that was long overdue. Schein's (2006) article provides a significantly better understanding of Lewin's (1999) contribution, how it was unprecedented for its time and why it still stands strong even now in the twenty-first century, especially with the way today's organizational presence is under a great deal of pressure to escape a shaky economy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Analysis and Observation of Sales Training

    An 8 page paper in which the writer reviews the training techniques, procedures, and overall style of a sales manager observed while teaching a new class of sales reps the 'ins and outs' of cold canvassing. Issues concerning sales pitching, handling common objections & rebuttals from customers, territory selection, and more are covered. The writer is particularly concerned with the way the sales manager appeals to the psychology of his team while offering colorful anecdotes and metaphors to maintain their interest throughout the entire class. The writer also accompanies this group on their first day in 'the field' and outlines their progress and productivity in selling-- under the manager's guidance. No bibliography.

  • Cordery's "Another Case Of The Emperor's New Clothes"

    5 pages in length. Is organizational teamwork as beneficial to production and the overall bottom line as theorists declare them to be? John Cordery responds to this inquiry with a mixture of personal and realistic contention in his article entitled "Another Case of the Emperors New Clothes" published by a 2004 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. While the author does indeed hit upon a few issues that leave management theorists hard-pressed to support the holistic value of teamwork within the organizational venue, Cordery (2004) also offers up some interesting perspectives whereby readers ponder which, if any, past organizational theories have ever embraced the fundamental principles necessary for empowering and motivating workers to perform at their most efficient level. No additional sources cited.

  • Music Industry Since 2003

    A 4 page paper that responds to four issues: how has the composition of the industry changed since 2003; what impact do stakeholders have on the industry; how to gain a competitive advantage; and whether or not a sustainable competitive advantage is possible. Bibliography lists 4 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.

  • Neil Bogart and Casablanca Records' Rise and Fall

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

  • Peter Senge's Five Disciplines

    Peter Senge has been one of the most influential business theorists over the last decade, in his book "The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization", he puts forward the idea that there are five disciplines an organization must tackle if it is to be successful. This 8 page paper considers those discipline as a while and then individually. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • GENERAL ELECTRIC AND THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION

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

  • Does An Effective Learning And Development Strategy Enables Organizations To Compete More Effectively?

    This 10 page paper looks at whiter learning within an organization is able to help it compete. The paper considers how learning may help with the development and maintenance of competitive advantage, the concept and application of knowledge management, the way it needs to be applied as well as created, the concept of the learning organizations and the role of mentors in creating and supporting commercial goals through a learning strategy. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Learning Organization Power and Leadership

    This 19 page paper considers the role of power leadership and mastery in a learning organisation. The paper begins by examining what is meant a learning organisation and its’ characteristics and then considers the different types of leadership, applying them to the model of the learning organisation. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Learning Organization Advantages and Disadvantages

    A 20 page paper. The first part of the paper identifies and discusses the five disciplines of the learning organization as described by Peter Senge. The second part of the paper discusses the strengths, weaknesses, advantages and disadvantages of attempting to build a learning organization. Examples are provided. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Learning Organization Creation

    This 17 page paper considers the way in which an company may change and develop into a learning organisation. The paper starts by defining what is meant by a learning organisation along with the benefits and the barriers. The paper then looks at how the transformation could take place. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • ANALYSIS OF LEARNING ORGANIZATION CONCEPTS

    This 6-page paper discusses concepts of a learning organization including systems thinking. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Learning Organization and Organizational Learning Differences

    This 12 page paper defines each of the concepts and then they are compared and contrasted. Ideas regarding learning within the organization are explored. The importance of creativity is emphasized. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Management, Employees, Creativity, and Opportunities for Learning

    This 14 page paper consider to what extent employers need to ensure there are learning opportunities for employees if they want a motivated, committed and creative workforce. The paper considers the role and importance of learning in an organizational setting with reference to theories such as McGregor and his Theory X and Theory Y, Alderfers ERG theory and the concept of the Learning Organization as advocated by Senge. The bibliography cites 19 sources.

  • 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.

  • Learning, Reinforcement And Work Performance

    A 3 page paper that discusses a possible evaluation tool to determine the degree of learning and provides suggestions for reinforcing that learning. The writer comments briefly on the disciplines contributing to organizational behavior. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Learning Organizations' Functions of Management

    A 6 page paper discussing the four primary functions of management – Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling – in both their historic meanings and as they are applied to the learning organization. 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 as poor substitutes increasing are found to be inadequate. It is in this vein that at least one of the labels of the four functions of management, controlling, carries a negative connotation. This is not the controlling that Henry Ford practiced, but rather is sound management of the organization in which people are free to be creative and innovative. Bibliography lists 9 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.

  • 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.

  • Managerial Control, Organizational Learning, and Theory

    A 32 page paper discussing how these organizational characteristics can be matched with theory in devising a qualitative case study. Organizational culture, politics and power all combine to contribute to defining the organization. Each of these qualities is integral to every functioning organization, but extant literature indicates that they are only rarely considered as separate entities. Each can have direct effect on how well the organization is able to respond to changes in its markets, however. The paper discusses the characteristics and provides examples within the theories of Chris Argyris, Deming and others. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Empowerment and Delegation: Learned Business Skills

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

  • 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.

  • Future of Managed Care and Specialized Laboratories

    5 pages in length. The writer offers a SWOT analysis, the four P's and recommendations as they relate to Specialized Mountain Bike Company. No bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Transformational Leadership Example of U.S. Hockey Coach Herb Brooks

    This 4 page report discusses Herb Brooks, who was the coach of the U.S. Olympics hockey team and the “architect” of the “miracle on ice” at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. That miracle was the triumph of a relatively inexperienced (at least in terms of the “big leagues”) group of college hockey players who took on the mighty hockey team of the Soviet Union . . . and won. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Career of The Body Shop Creator Anita Roddick

    A six page paper which looks at the career of Anita Roddick and the development of The Body Shop, as an example of an entrepreneurial enterprise which has demonstrated consistent success.

  • Cheap Mexican Labor, Supply and Demand

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

  • Corporate Social Responsibility And Energy Management

    This 14 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper looks at the concept of corporate social responsibility discussing what it is or why companies may choose to adopt it, frameworks may be used as guidance and essential elements of corporate social responsibility strategies. The second part of the paper looks at the concept of energy management, examining why and how it takes place and uses the example of Hewlett-Packard to demonstrate energy management in practice. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • 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.

  • Organizational Innovation and Creativity Enhancement

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

  • Emergency Management

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

  • Price Discrimination Strategies

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

  • Benefits of Diversity Management in the Workforce

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

  • Motivation and Workforce Diversity Management

    9 pages in length. Managing workplace diversity and motivational approaches, such as gain sharing and executive information systems, in a contemporary organization does not require new-fangled ideas or unproven theories; to the contrary, tried and true techniques that allow for attainment of organization goals in an effective and efficient manner are accomplished through the basic standards of planning, organization, leading and control of organizational resources. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Emotional Intelligence

    A 3 page paper. In the mid-1990s, Goleman argued that leaders must have high emotional intelligence to succeed. Research confirmed the importance of emotional intelligence. This paper explains Goleman’s theory, components in EQ, and why it is important. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Examination of Employee Absenteeism

    This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of absenteeism in the workplace and outlines a study of possible reasons for this problem. Bibliography lists 12 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.

  • Hockey, Helmets, and Efficiency

    A 6 page paper which examines the case where hockey players would not wear helmets because it was not mandatory. The paper then examines the importance of rulings such as wearing helmets in order to ensure efficiency in an endeavor. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Hospitality Industry and HRM

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

  • 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.

  • Hotels - Added Value

    This 3 page paper responds to three questions: how organizations in a fragmented industry add value, which discusses Porter's ideas; should hotel companies follow these same methods; and the strengths a hotel needs to be successful. 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.

  • Organizational Behavior And Teamwork

    This 14 page paper begins with a definition and an historical overview of the study of organizational behavior. The writer explains how organizations are defined and described and the many different aspects of organizational behavior and what affects organizational behavior. The writer then discusses teamwork and its relationship to organizational behavior, the obstacles to successful teamwork, the need to consider diversity and how this issue may be addressed, the group development process and the need for training. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Case Study on HR Planning Issues

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

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