Research Papers on Misc. Issues In Business

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  • Quick Lube Case Study

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student; the paper looks at why a take over of a compnay may create legal problems in terms of anti-trust issues when a company ends up in with a very dominant position over the company it supplies. The paper then considers the reason why a compnay would want to arrange meeting to stop the litigation and the potential way a valuation of the company may take place. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Hotel Case Study

    This 10 page paper looks at a case study concerning a hotel in Madrid. The paper considers the current positioning of the hotel, the segments that the hotel could choose to target and those which may offer the greatest potential increase the revenues, determines a pricing strategy with the aim of increasing revenue while minimizing the average total cost per room/guest. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Action Accessories Case Study

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

  • Alpha Case Study

    This 6 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. The first part of the paper looks at a licensing agreement, then ownership of the new company is considered and the last part of the paper looks at areas where there could be improvements.

  • Coming to a Theatre Near You; Case Study

    This 10 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. The paper is written in two parts, the first part performs an analysis on the movie industry up to the end of the 1990’s using Porters Five Forces model. The second part of the paper looks at vertical integration that too place and consider the advantages and disadvantages of vertical integration. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Conflict At Work - Case Study

    A 4 page paper that describes a hypothetical conflict in the workplace and discusses the conflict management approaches each party used. Recommendations are given. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 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.

  • Business Contract Law - Case Study

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

  • Contract Case Study; Creating New Clauses

    This 3 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. There have been difficulties in a contract and the terms are being renegotiated. The paper suggests new clauses concerning the communication and reporting and the structure of the project. The bibliography cites 3 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Ruth Owades Case Study

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

  • ALUMINA AND THE ENVIRONMENT: A CASE STUDY

    This 7-page paper provides an analysis on potential environmental litigation for Alumunia, a fictitious company facing alleged environmental complaints. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pricing Parking - Case Study

    A 4 page paper based on a student-provided case study at Georgia Tech. The essay investigates the problem with data, provides alternatives and makes recommendations that will benefit the college. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Writing a HRM Case Study

    This 11 page paper looks at what should be included in a case study written for students to analyze. The paper starts by looking at what should be included and the general approach to be taken. The paper then presents a sample case study for a fictitious case study which demonstrates problem in a firm due to the failure of a manger to follow the HRM polices. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • CASE STUDY REVIEW: CLASSIC AIRLINES

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

  • Tyco Case Study

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

  • Continental Case Study

    This 8 page paper looks at the case that he provided by student and considers the actions which should be taken by company which has interests in 4 different industries. The company has to decide which industries to invest in, and which interests you should sell. The paper looks at the current position in choices available to the company and the makes recommendations.

  • PANERA BREAD - CASE STUDY

    This 5-page paper provides a case and operations study on Panera Bread. Topics covered include a situational analysis, industry analysis and strategic recommendations.

  • 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.

  • Negotiation and the Wellington Institute of Technology

    This 6 page paper, written in 2 parts, looks at the case study provided by the student. The first part of the paper looks at the problem and identifies the goals and strategy of the proposed negotiation in the case study. The second part of the paper considers the way in which the negotiations took place, there is which was successful and the lessons learned from undertaking negotiations. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Span Systems and Citizen-Schwartz Case

    This 4 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Span Systems are developing an IT system for Citizen Schwartz, but there are problems, Citizen are changing the requirements and Span are falling behind schedule and quality is suffering. The paper looks at the problems, the legal risks and the opportunities that are presented by the case study. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Building Project Value Management

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

  • Health Care Change Theories

    Case Study Tutorial : A 10 page paper. This paper presents a case study taken from the literature that involves the problem of missing medical charts at a health clinic. The paper provides the background for the case and the change strategies used to analyze the problem and implement a change. Lewin's force-field analysis and Rogers' diffusion of innovations models are discussed. How the change was implemented is explained. Tutorial comments are included. Bibliography lists 7 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.

  • The Case of the Solar Trash Compactor

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

  • Lawrence Sports Inc.; Executive Summary

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

  • Estelle Enterprises Case Study on Strategy Development

    This 6 page paper considers a case study provided by the student where a company faces threats and has to develop a strategy to cope with the threats. The case is briefly outlined, and the strategy included related diversification, the development of a new channel of distribution; the Internet and the development and maximization of competitive advantages. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Student Supplied Case Study on Nucor

    This 5 page paper considers a case study provided by the student. The case looks at Nucor and a decision they have to make regarding investing in new technology to make use of thin-slab casting, balancing risk with the potential reward. This includes a consideration of the strategy and the company’s existing core competences. 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.

  • Four Frame Analysis of Bolman and Deal

    Case Study : A 15 page paper that begins with an introduction to the four frame model of organizations and leadership as proposed by Bolman and Deal and the justification for the model. Basically, the authors say that everyone sees the world and any situation through their own frame or perspective and it is important to recognize and understand other frames. The four frames found in organizations are comprehensively described and explained. The type of leader and leadership process that would be found under each frame is also explained and discussed. The second half of the paper is a case study: a scenario is provided and the situation is then analyzed according to each frame. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Analysis Small Private Hospital

    An 8 page paper. Using the case scenario provided by the student, the writer identifies factors in the external environment, the impact of factors in the macro environment, opportunities and threats, and an analysis identifying best, most likely and worst case scenario. bibliography lists 1 source.

  • KODAK - CASE STUDY QUESTIONS

    This 4-page paper discusses Kodak and its move toward digital technology.

  • SC JOHNSON CASE STUDY

    This 4-page paper examines various strategies SC Johnson can undertake to sell its cleaning products to retailers and health care organizations.

  • CASE STUDY - MID-STATES BANK

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

  • OPRAH WINFREY: CASE STUDY ANALYSIS

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

  • FORMAL AND INFORMAL ORGANIZATIONS: A CASE STUDY

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

  • CASE STUDY: BLOCKBUSTER

    This 12-page paper is a case study of Blockbuster Inc. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Research Issues for Bookworm

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Bookworms need to undertake some market research to assess the potential for an internet café. The paper looks at what type of information would be needed the way that data can be gathered and considers the best approach to sampling. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • EHARMONY CASE STUDY

    This 5-page paper discusses eHarmony's brand and potential avenues for expansion. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • ROCK OF AGES: CASE STUDY AND ANALYSIS

    This 5-page paper discusses the case study pertaining to Rock of Ages, a granite quarry and monument manufacturer. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Strategic Allocations of R&D Funds and Pricing Decision for Handheld (SLP 2)

    This 6 page paper is based in a scenario provided by the student, with the need to make adjustments to a plan allocating research and development funds and making pricing decisions. The decision for each round and the results are shown. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

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

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

  • GUIDANT RADIATION: CASE STUDY ANALYSIS

    This 5-page paper focuses on analysis of the case study "Guidant: Radiation Therapy." Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • NESTLE AND CHANGE CASE STUDY

    This 4-page paper answers questions about Nestle and its changes over the years. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Ethics for Business Research

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

  • THE RISE OF NOKIA -- HISTORY

    This 3-page paper analyzes the case study entitled "The Rise of Finland's Nokia."

  • CHARLES MARTIN IN UGANDA

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

  • Ethics for Business Research

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

  • Harvard Case Study on Shell's Sustainable Development

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

  • Model of Conflict Resolution by Dudley Weeks

    This 3 page paper evaluates a case study submitted by a student using Dudley Weeks' conflict resolution paradigm. The case study involves John and Mary and how they come to agree on a community project. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Assessment and Plan for Team 83

    This 21 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. A firm operates in a competitive environment selling generic household electrical goods. Using the history of the firm the paper presents an assessment of past performance and a proposed strategy for the firms future. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Security Models Based on Roles

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of role based security models. Riordan Manufacturing is used as a case study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Quality Improvement and Performance Measurement

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of performance measurement and quality improvement. The case study of Brooks Army Medical Center is used. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Strategic Planning at CC Industries

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

  • CASE ANALYSIS: LENOVO AND IBM

    This 8-page paper discusses a case study concerning Lenovo's acquisition of IBM. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Pacific Oil and Reliant Chemicals Negotiations

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. A contract is being negotiated, the issues with the negotiation are discussed looking at the problem and the way that the weak position of Pacific oil may be strengthen.

  • Third Cycle Investment Recommendation for Aquine

    This 3 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. Aquine Watches are seeing a decline in their mechanical watch sales. The paper is written as a memo, presenting a recommendation for investment in the third cycle, based on the underlying problem in the firm, identifying where the money should be spent and why the recommendations were being made. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

    Information and Interview : A 5 page paper which offers an examination of sexual discrimination and harassment and then presents an interview with a man and woman wherein they are asked about their views and experiences with sexual harassment and discrimination. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Workplace and Sexual Harassment Prevention

    A 20 page paper discussing prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. The issue of sexual harassment is one that no organization can afford to dismiss in today’s business environment. Companies must ensure that they adequately protect themselves from legal action on the part of employees, but the matter extends well beyond that point. Business is more competitive than at any other time, and organizations of all sizes need to gain full benefit from all of their employees. They cannot achieve that end in an atmosphere in which a portion of the workforce is marginalized or forced to choose between working in a hostile environment or finding another job. Formal policy statements are necessary, as is regular, ongoing training. The most influential factor in preventing sexual harassment, however, is strong, clear management support. Businesses that set out to eradicate sexual harassment will find that their workers enjoy better morale and are more productive. Includes one chart and one table. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 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.

  • SUBWAY AND 7S

    This 5-page paper analyzes Doctor's Associates (Subway restaurants) based on the McKinsey 7S. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • CYBERTERRORISM AND THREATS TO AMERICAN BUSINESSES

    This 5-page paper discusses cyberterrorism, what forms it takes, and how it can threaten businesses in the United States. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Business Law, Acquisitions, and Mergers

    This 8 page report discusses various factors associated with the legal processes of corporate mergers and/or acquisitions. Legal issues surrounding mergers and acquisitions generally require a comprehensive understanding of corporate, tax, liability and anti-trust law. Whether or not a particular merger is sanctioned by the government is dependent on the terms and manner in which the merger/acquisition plan is designed, packaged, and scheduled for implementation, as well as the final entity that the merger creates. Bibliography lists 6 sources. BWm&a.rtf

  • Taiwan and United States' Corporate Law

    This 6 page paper compares and contrasts corporate law in each nation. Both U.S. and Taiwanese business structures are outlined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Worldwide Environment and American Film Performers

    A 10 page paper which examines the impact of American films and performers on the global environment of world cinema. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Individual States and Construction Law

    This 10 page report discusses the bidding process and how it relates to state governments’ building and construction processes. Comparisons are made between the states of Washington and Oregon -- states with a common border and similar climates, although the population of Washington is significantly larger than that of Oregon. As a point for a third comparison, the report also considers the state of Virginia -- a different coast, a much larger population, and a much smaller geographic region. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Business and the Impacts of the SEC and Antitrust Laws

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

  • North Carolina and Usury Laws

    This 3 page paper explains and discusses usury laws. There is no federal law specifying maximum interest rates and fees for credit. Congress believed the Truth in Lending Act would provide sufficient protection for debtors. That is not true. This essay reports the number of states with and without usury laws and then provides the maximum legal rates in North Carolina. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Small Law Firm Management Improvements

    A 4 page paper that begins with a brief description of the scenario. A strategic planning approach will be used to change the management of this firm. Strategic planning is discussed, including comments on how law firms have used this approach in the past. The writer suggests that this company adopt the learning organizational design as their design. The issues of employee morale and motivation are discussed, using Maslow's hierarchy as the basis for improving these factors. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 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.

  • Employment Law of the UK and the Unfair Dismissal Concept

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

  • QUALITY COMMITMENT - INDEPENDENT FILMS

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

  • Cinema Industry of Great Britain

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

  • The History of Wal-Mart

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

  • American History X Film and Portrayal of Group Norms

    A 5 page paper. Every group develops norms of behavior. Group norms are the behaviors that are expected of each member of the group. This essay discusses three group norms that were demonstrated in the group of friends in this film. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Sneakers and Their History

    This 5 page paper discusses the history of tennis shoes. This paper examines specifically the history of walking shoes from the 1900's to the 1940's. Bibliography lists 5 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.

  • General Management Function and Organizational Integration

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

  • Literature Review on AT&T's Management

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

  • Literature Review on Effective Presentation and Public Speaking

    This 3-page paper provides a literature/Web site review about public speaking and effective presentation. Bibliography lists 5 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.

  • DEFINING QUALITY: A LITERATURE RESEARCH AND REVIEW

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

  • Acquired Brain Injury and Employment

    A 6 page research paper that offers a literature review that examines various articles for information useful towards helping ABI survivors find gainful employment and evaluates how the literature on this topic addresses the topic of employability for survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Pay Disparity and Gender in both Private and Public Sector Jobs

    This 29 page paper investigates gender pay disparity in both the private and public sectors. Sections include: Introduction, Definitions, Literature Review, and Conclusions. The introduction offers a general overview of the topic and the implications of gender pay gaps. The literature review cites numerous studies on this topic and reports figures that demonstrate a gender pay gap. The writer reports how much of the gap is attributable to characteristics of men and women, such as men working longer hours, family and child rearing, education and experience. The writer points to the glass ceiling and the glass wall that prohibit women from achieving higher level positions and that discourage women from entering certain occupations and careers. The writer also comments on where the pay gap is most severe – in the public or private sector. A recommendation is made in the conclusion for changing this situation. 4 Tables are included. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Marketing and Ethics

    An 8 page paper. Is the phrase "ethical marketing" an oxymoron? Ethics in marketing have evolved over decades but it was not until the 1980s that an emphasis on ethics began to appear in the literature. The literature notes that from the 1940s until the 1980s, the rule of thumb in marketing was caveat emptor. It still is in many ways but there are more marketers trying to follow ethical practices in today's society. This paper provides examples of unethical practices, a brief overview of the evolution of ethics in marketing and discusses the American Marketing Association's Code of Ethics. Ethics are discussed in terms of marketing research, advertisements, pricing and availability, among other things. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Martha Stewart's Styles of Leadership

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

  • HRM, Flexibility and Fitness Strategies

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

  • Management Style of Bill Gates and Microsoft Corporation

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

  • 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.

  • NIKE AND IMPACT ON SPORTS ADVERTISING AND APPAREL

    This 6-page paper focuses on NIKE's impact on sports advertising and apparel manufacturing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • TEAMWORK AND ITS BENEFITS

    This 3-page paper discusses how teams are of benefit to many environments, including sports and the workplace. Bibliography lists 2 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.

  • Overview of Hotel Facilities Management

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

  • TQM and Improvement

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • United Kingdom's Ethnic Minorities and Management

    A 14 page paper which examines management in the workplace in the UK as it relates to ethnic minorities. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Manufacturing and Management

    A 5 page paper. The writer responds to a student-supplied statement regarding management by defining and describing management, the primary functions of management, a brief overview of management philosophies, and a discussion of motivation with concluding comments. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Communication and Management

    A 9 page paper. Experts consistently argue that communication in organizations is not effective. Patterns of communication can be found in every organization and managers typically follow along with the established patterns. The general topic of communication in organizations is discussed. The writer also discusses the types of communication approaches a manager might use in specific situations, such as delegation, coaching, consulting, briefing, criticizing, giving feedback and praising. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Globalization and Supply Chain Management in the Automotive Industry

    This 8 page paper discusses the effect of globalization on supply chain management in the automotive industry. Globalization has had a significant impact on supply chains leading to mergers, alliances and other forms of cooperative efforts. This essay discusses some of the many changes that have taken place. 4 illustrations included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Business Management and the Chaos Theory

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

  • Ten Issues Relating to HRM

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

  • 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.

  • HRM and Policy Development

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Transportation and Shipping Industry and Quality Management

    This 4-page paper focuses on the importance of quality management within the shipping/transportation industry. Also provided are examples of shipping companies that integrated quality practices in to their processes. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • 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.

  • Implementation and Processes of Quality Management

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • HRM and Shortage of Labor

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

  • 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.

  • Sound Management Strategy of SWA

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

  • Employee Handbook Creation and Project Management

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

  • 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.

  • Article Review on the Trends in Sales Management

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

  • 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.

  • 5 Questions on Sales Management

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

  • Risk Management, Security, and Communication

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

  • 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.

  • Essays on Computer Management

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

  • 3 Aspects of HRM

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

  • Management Practices and Factors That Affect Them

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

  • Enron's Conflict Management

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

  • 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.

  • 4 Aspects of Project Management

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Comparing Various Programs of Project Management

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

  • Concessions and Sports Management

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

  • 3 Terms of Project Management

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

  • 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.

  • Effective Security Management Through Financial Management and Accounting Understanding

    This 10 page paper considers how, by understanding accounting systems and management accounting practices, security can be improved. The paper defines security and then looks at the potential areas of weakness that require understanding, including internal and external security threats. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • 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.

  • Health Risks and Managing Crises

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

  • Overview of Information Security Management

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

  • Conflict Management, Negotiation, and Cultural Differences

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

  • 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.

  • Human Resources and Employee Career Development

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

  • Correlation Between Transportation Industry and Management

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

  • Overview of Performance Management

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

  • 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.

  • A Business Consideration of the Fictional Artemis Sportswear Company

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  • Ground Transportation and Security

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  • Sponsorships and Special Events

    This paper examines the steps to gaining successful sponsorship for events, such as fundraisers or sporting events. Bibliography list 2 sources.

  • The Anheuser Busch Brewery Company

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  • Examining CSX Corporation

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  • A Four Cities' Analysis

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  • Cultural Industries, Tensions, and Interrelationships

    This 11 page paper looks at the cultural industries in the UK. Cultural industries include a range of organisations, from museums, tourist attractions the heritage sites to theatre, film and music. This paper considers how interrelationships between the organisations may manifest, the value they can create and the pressures and tensions that will impact on the organisations and their interactions. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Typing Speeds Evaluated Statistically

    A 6 page paper presenting ANOVA analysis of three sets of data addressing environmental conditions in which data entry personnel work. After testing, the company's owner decides she will forego the music but will bring a coffee service into the office. The pro-music contingent is disappointed, but they agree with the decision based on results. Though there is less variation when typists have rock music in the background, per-minute speed is much greater when individuals are working in silence as they do their work while drinking more easily-obtainable coffee. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Hospital Learning Community Development

    This 14 page paper begins by reporting and discussing the many definitions of 'learning community.' The paper then discusses how to develop a learning community in a hospital using a real case study as an example. The processes the hospital used are discussed, explained and related to the common elements of a learning community. The writer discusses the importance of the nurse executive's role in such a process by discussing the roles of a nurse executive. The final section is an outline of the steps recommended to develop a learning community in a hospital. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Industrial Psychology; Explaining Enron

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    This 6-page paper covers information about a career for an owner of a record label and recording studio. Topics include salary, skills required and duties of the job. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Interview With Nurse CEO

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  • Business Psychology

    This 6 page paper responds to certain questions and issues related to opening a new business. The paper discusses the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, what effective communication and three leadership theories, transactional, transformational and situational. The paper also comments on keeping balance in one's life as an entrepreneur. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • UNDER ARMOUR AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

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