Research Papers on Misc. Issues In Business

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  • Important Issues in Project Management

    This 14 page paper looks at the topic of project management and considers what types of subjects would need to be examined before producing a project plan. The paper takes the format of a research proposal complete with research questions literature review and Gantt chart for scheduling the writing of the project plan. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Comparison Between Microsoft and Time Warner

    This 7-page paper offers a qualitative and quantative analysis between Time Warner and Microsoft. The main question is which would be the better company in which to invest. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Instrumentation Paper

    This 10 page paper is an instrumentation paper looking at how data will be collected for research into the potential strategies for the low cost airline Ryanair. The paper proposes a descriptive interpretive research methodology for a case study and looks at testing initial findings with quantitative research using surveys of potential passengers. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Improving Customer Retention - Useful Measures

    This 6 page paper is a PowerPoint presentation of 4 slides and accompanying speaker notes assessing the measures that may be used by a telecoms company to increase customer retention with a product focus. The slides took at measures that may be used, such as assessing competitiveness of the pricing structure, dimensions by which the measures may be used, such as by region or by product type and ways in which the analysis may take place.

  • 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.

  • Statistical Analysis of Sales Figures

    This 5 page paper is written in 2 parts and is based on the case study provided by the student. The first part of the paper describes the way in which least-squares regression analysis has been used to project the demand for individual goods based on historical data provided to the last 4 years and then goes on to give an overview on the total projected demand for the company as a whole looking at the general trends. The second part of the paper is made up of four Microsoft PowerPoint slides that accompany the text. The bibliography cites 1 source.

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

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

  • ZIP Code 60614 and Demographic Characteristics

    A 5 page paper consisting of speaker notes and Excel® charts used in an available PowerPoint® presentation. The presentation examines the demographics of Chicago's 60614 zip code, where 78% of the population has at least a 4-year college degree and median family income is nearly $132,000. The presentation and paper identify an MBA degree as being the most readily accepted within this zip code, and identifies five types of businesses that could be expected to do well in a strip mall within the zip code. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Guillermo Furniture Primary Research Results and Assessment

    This 15 page paper, made up of a 6 page report, and a 9 slide PowerPoint presentation complete with speaker notes, examines and presents the findings of research undertaken to determine the perceptions of customers for the fictitious firm Guillermo Furniture. The research results are examined in the paper followed by consideration on the way in which research could be improved. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Quantitative Analysis Results

    This 16 page paper presents a quantitative analysis for a survey created by a student looking at the level of motivation and satisfaction in a workplace. The paper presents an analysis of the data concerning the characteristics of the sample and the perception the employees have cornering the way they feel they are treated and valued. The paper uses a range of statistical tools to achieve this. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • 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.

  • Case Study on Toxic Waste Exporting and Ethics

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

  • Customer Satisfaction Action Research

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

  • 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.

  • Training Program Proposal

    This 7 page paper provides a proposal for a three day training program. The program is designed for cashiers and addresses customer service issues as well as providing hands on training. Research is provided to support the assumptions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Strategic Management and Trust Relationships

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

  • Statistical Analysis

    This 16 page paper demonstrates the way that a research project can be undertaken with the use of qualitative research. The paper shows how to use a literature research, then how to design research and then analyse the results with examples. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Purpose Of Business Research And Research Proposal

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

  • Business Plans and Research Proposals Compared

    This 5 page paper examines the preparation and contexts of formal research proposal and business plans in order to identify the commonalities and the differences in the two document types. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

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

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

  • Prudential Research Presentation

    This 10 page paper is made up of PowerPoint presentation slides and presentation notes presenting the results of research assessing management style of a company long with the recommendation for improvement. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Airline Industry - Profitability And Risk Management

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

  • A Struggling Airborne Express Solution

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

  • Research Proposal on Safety and Health

    This 15 page paper proposes a health and safety research project to look at the tools of assessment and how suitable they are to measure unseen risk, such as air quality. The paper gives a justification of the study, the aims and methods, a time table and a literature review examines models that may be used and the risks of poor air quality. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Research Proposal on a Rental Equipment Business's Management Information Systems

    This 10 page paper is a research proposal for a project to study the use of information system in the rental trade. This is a proposal that outlines the questions, undertakes a brief literature reviews before outlining a methodology and a time plan to undertake the project. The bibliography cities 9 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.

  • Statistics Questions and a Dissertation Plan

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

  • Myanmar and Function of SMEs

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

  • Project Proposal for IP Telephony

    This 4 page paper is an outline for a dissertation looking at the current status of IP telephony and the future potential in order to project the way in which this technology may be used in the future. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • PROMOTIONAL CONTEST - SELLING A BOOK

    This 3-page paper provides a proposal on a contest that helps spur book sales.

  • Proposal for Internet Expansion of Chiropractic Office

    A 15 page paper that presents a proposal directed to investors. In this proposal a group of chiropractors have decided to market their services Online by developing a Web site. The paper includes an executive summary; company overview; market comparison; marketing plan; management plan; data comparing average number of patients to the base for these chiropractors; costs for establishing and maintaining the Web site; obstacles and opportunities, including research; initial plan; action plan and offerings to the investor. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • How Employees View Technology/A Research Proposal

    A 5 page paper proposing research into workers’ acceptance of the growing role of technology in their jobs, using the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas as the ground from which the sample is taken for the qualitative study being proposed. An appendix contains the 20 questions tentatively proposed to comprise the questionnaire that will be used for data collection. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Customer Satisfaction Action Research

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

  • Request for Proposal

    This 4 page paper considers the issues to look at when writing a request for proposal and then presents a fictitious request for proposal (RFP) for a CRM system for a manufacturing firm.

  • Podiatry Patient Satisfaction Proposal

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

  • Research Proposal for the DOA In Regard to Granting More Government Contracts to Small Businesses

    This 5 page paper is a research proposal. A government department wants to award more contracts to small businesses, but does not known how to go about this. The research proposal identified the aims and objectives and then gives a research methodology and identifies the way suitable samples for the primary research will be identified. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Proposal: Erecting Shelves In X-Ray Lab

    A 4 page paper that presents a proposal to build shelves for patients' linens in the X-ray lab itself instead of having them in a closet. The paper presents a summary, the introduction describing the problem and the proposal that identifies costs and outcomes.

  • The Anheuser Busch Brewery Company

    This 6 page report discusses the brewing company, Anheuser-Busch and its traditional management structure and controls. The St. Louis, Missouri, brewery leads the industry in the United States with a market share of approximately 45 per cent. Very few beer companies, domestic or foreign, have been doing as well. Anheuser-Busch is also involved in agriculture, entertainment (amusement parks and professional sports), creative services, packaging, and recycling. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Interview With Nurse CEO

    A 7 page paper that begins with a summary of this hypothetical interview with a nurse who is the CEO of a health network. The essay responds to certain questions asked and provides elaboration from the literature. Questions focus on leadership issues, such as definition, trends, qualities, philosophy, learning experiences, mentors and more. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Industrial Psychology; Explaining Enron

    This 4 page paper considers how concepts of industrial psychology can be used to explain the events that lead to the collapse of Enron. The concepts used are those of decision making and collective responsibility and the aspect of executive earnings and self interest. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Nursing Home Falls and Performance Improvement

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of performance improvement in nursing homes. The case of using performance indicators to reduce falls in nursing homes is made. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: ANALYSIS

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

  • Examining CSX Corporation

    This paper is an overview of CSX Corporation, an international transportation firm, relying on a huge network of rail, trucks and ocean carriers to get products from one place to another. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A CAREER IN MUSIC - OWNERSHIP OF A RECORD LABEL

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Four Cities' Analysis

    This 9 page paper is a totally fictitious analysis of different demographic aspects of four areas, showing how to analysis different factors such as income, ethnicity, music preference, number o f children and use of the media. The paper shows how to use cross tabulation in essay format. The statistics used are fabricated. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • E-Learning In Employee Training

    This 3 page paper presents examples of two companies that have been using E-learning in their employee training programs. The companies, Circuit City and Wal-Mart, while both retailers, are vastly different organizations. The writer describes the programs put in place by each company, the goals of the programs and the outcomes. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • WAL-MART STORES: A LEARNING ORGANIZATION?

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

  • REFLECTIONS ON A LEARNING ORGANIZATION

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

  • Plan to Enhance Personal Learning and Growth

    This 7 page paper is a strategic personal development plan for a student, designed to help them increase their learning of skills and knowledge using tools such as reflective learning. The paper outlines the processes which will be used and justifies their inclusion in the plan. The bibliography cites 5 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 TEAM COLLABORATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM APPLICATION

    This 3-page paper explains methods of implementation for a training program in an organization that has experienced failure. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • ANALYSIS OF LEARNING ORGANIZATION CONCEPTS

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

  • Post Communist Bulgaria and German Business Relocation

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

  • SPEEDING UP TEAM LEARNING ARTICLE ANALYSIS

    This 3-page paper analyses the article "Speeding Up Team Learning" by Edmondson, Bohmer and Pisano.

  • Comparing The Larger Learning Group And The Peer Learning Group

    These 14 page paper compares the development and take-up of the primary task roles of individual within two groups. This is considered by examining the group development process and looking at how roles are taken up by group or team members. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Operating a Small Business While Learning

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

  • COMPARISONS BETWEEN IBM AND LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS

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

  • Sylvan Learning Systems

    A 5 page paper. Using a case study provided by the student along with other sources, the writer provides a history of Sylvan Learning Systems. The writer discusses the operating strategies used at different times by the company, which now belongs to Educate Inc. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Utilizing a Learning Contract Within an Academic Setting

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

  • Learning and Growth Objectives

    This 3 page paper looks at the potential learning and growth objectives that could be used in the development of a balanced scorecard for a hospital. The paper presents to objectives and gives tangible ways of measuring them. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Kolb's Experiential Learning Model and the Entrepreneur

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

  • 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.

  • Employees and Electronic Monitoring

    A 3 page paper. The writer comments about the beginnings of electronic monitoring and how that translated the workplace. The writer then discusses the increase in the proportion of employers who electronically monitor their employees and some of the reasons they do so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Kona Coffee Making and the Hawaii Coffee Company

    This 3 page paper looks at the specific processes that coffee manufacturers go through to make coffee. Kona coffee is the focus of this paper. Information about the Hawaii Coffee Company is relayed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Entrepreneur Henry Ford

    This 5-page paper explores Henry Ford, the definition of entrepreneurism, and why Ford could be considered an enterpreneur. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Case Study of Evans Shampoo

    This 6 page paper examines a case study supplied by the student. Evans, a shampoo manufacturer is due to launch a children’s shampoo with fewer chemicals, but it currently can damage hair that is treated wit a particular type of hair dye, usually used by elderly women. A competing firm, Cacti, know about this flaw and are threatening to release this information to the market. They are also preparing a shampoo for the same market. It will take another two weeks of research and development to perfect the product. The paper answers a range of questions including a stakeholder analysis, the way the decisions may be made, the balance of power, ethical approaches and a potential decision on strategy for Evans.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tobacco Industry

    This 10 page paper provides a history of the tobacco industry, noting there is evidence of the use of tobacco several centuries B.C. The discussion includes the importance of tobacco to economy of certain colonies/states as well as the importance of this industry to the economy and revenue to governments. In the last part of the paper, the writer argues against banning smoking and suggests the government has exploited the anti-smoking movement to its own gain while those who smoke have lost their civil rights. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Creativity and Innovation

    This 62 page paper is an examination of the way that creativity and innovation take place in the commercial environment with a special focus in information technology. The paper presents an introduction and an aims and objective section before defining what is meant by creativity and innovation and examining the way that it can and does take place constraints and influences and the way it is managed comparing theory to reality. A research methodology using two case studies is presented and a conclusion presented. The bibliography cites 46 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.

  • Executive Position in Corporate Retail

    This is a 4 page paper which examines the qualifications, salary potential and future of a career in the retail field. The bibliography has 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.

  • Employee Satisfaction Bibliography

    This 2 page paper is a 15 item bibliography for a paper on employee satisfaction.

  • Appraisals of Work Performance and Employee Satisfaction

    A 6 page paper that discusses some of the reasons performance appraisal systems fail to do what they are supposed to do. Research identifying the factors related to the employee's level of satisfaction with the performance appraisal process are reported. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

  • Nonprofit Organizations and High Turnover of Employees

    This 10 page paper discusses the high employee turnover in the nonprofit sector. The first section of the paper provides a basic introduction to nonprofit organizational structure and some of the challenges they face, including high turnover rates. The second section comments on the challenges and some reasons for high turnover, including a lack of long-term planning and a lack of effective human resource practices. The last section offers recommendations to reduce turnover. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Frozen Foods Industry and Energy Conservation

    This 3 page paper traces trends in energy conservation that could be applied to the frozen foods industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Hong Kong Labor Market Trends

    This 75 page dissertation papers examines the labour market in Hong Kong. The paper begins by exploring the impact that global economic slowdown is having on the Hong Kong labour market, looking first at the economy globally and the problem of over-capacity and then at the specific impacts the global economy is having on Hong Kong as well as more local impacts, such as the transfer of rule to China. The writer then looks at the development of the labour market and how the economic changes have forced the structure of the labour market to change away form the more traditional manufacturing to new technology and the desire to build knowledge based economy. Issues such as the skills shortage, the disadvantages and advantages of the links with China and its’ membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and the role of vocational training are all considered before the conclusion that within Hong Kong occupational trends demonstrate a new economy. The bibliography cites 61 sources.

  • A Proposal for a Fundraise

    This potential plan has been developed for the Moose Club as a fundraiser within their local community. It has been designed to be fun for both volunteers and participants, with the added design factor of being repeated on a yearly basis. (Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 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.

  • Purpose of Performance Appraisals

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

  • Printing Industry and Its Technology's Economic Impact

    This is a 10 page paper which discusses the value of print and the impact of technology on the economy of the printing business. The bibliography has 5 sources.

  • PROMOTIONAL CONTEST - SELLING A BOOK

    This 3-page paper provides a proposal on a contest that helps spur book sales.

  • Chapter Outline of Public Relations Strategies and Tactics

    This is an outline and summary of various chapters of the textbook, Public Relations-- Strategies and Tactics (Sixth Edition).

  • AMAZON AND ANALYSIS

    This 3-page paper discusses Amazon.com, Inc. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Overview of Nonprofit Organizations

    This 9 page paper provides an overview of the nonprofit with particularly attention to their goals and how they measure success. The bulk of the paper provides outline summaries of six organizations selected by a student. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Nonprofit Organizations and 2002's Sarbanes-Oxley Act

    A 5 page paper. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, also known as the American Competitiveness and Corporate Accountability Act of 2002, was passed in response to the many accounting scandals in private sector corporations. There are provisions in this Act that apply to everyone, however. This essay discusses how nonprofits are being affected by the Act. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Oil Company Perspectives on the Natural Gas Industry

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

  • Oil Industry of Syria

    This 34 page paper considers the oil and Gas industry in Syria. The paper considers the development of the petroleum industry, the role and development pf OPEC, the impact on demand and process and the ability of Syria to play a part in the future demands for petroleum products. The paper ends with a PEST analysis of the Syrian petroleum industry. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • 2004 Annual Report of Cooper Tire and Rubber

    A 3 page paper critiquing the online version of the 2004 annual report of this company. It may be that the company is quite forthcoming with financial information, but its annual report gives the impression that it is striving to avoid providing that information. It repeats narrative text to the detriment of provision of financial information. Whether it means to or not, the impression the reader gains from the electronic version of the 2004 annual report is that purchasing the company's stock may not be the best use of limited investment resources. If the appearance of hedging is not one the company intends, then it desperately needs to improve organization of its annual report for 2005. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Doing Business in Russia

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

  • WorldCom, Enron, and the Application of Business Failure Prediction Models

    This 27 page paper considers the way in which models of business failure may be applied to real life examples of failed companies that applied for Chapter Eleven Bankruptcy. The paper starts with the consideration of two companies; Enron and WorldCom, outlining the reasons and circumstances surrounding their failure. The writer then considers several models that can be used to predict business failure. These include Altman's Z-Score Model, Argenti’s Failure Model and others. These are then applied to the cases of Enron and WorldCom in order to ascertain if they would have been able to predict these bankruptcies in advance. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

  • KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT COMPARISON BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS

    This 3-page paper discusses and outlines knowledge management challenges faced by Frito-Lay and Roads & Traffic Authority. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Supply And Demand - Law Of Diminishing Returns

    A 6 page paper. The first part of this essay reports an article from the WSJ about the supply and demand of oil and corn, explaining how the demand impacts the supply and the affiliated cost issues. The second part of the paper discusses the law of diminished returns and provides three specific examples. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: THE NECESSITY

    This 3-page paper discusses the roles of leadership and management when it comes to strategic change.

  • 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.

  • Considering a Sick Leave Case

    A 5 page paper which examines a case of sick leave, written by Laura Turek, and titled "Sick Leave." The paper addresses what specific people affected by the case should do, why the conflict occurred, and how it could have possibly been prevented. No additional sources cited.

  • Ethics Code, Progressive Discipline, and Conduct Code

    This 4 page paper responds to five questions: Can a code of conduct be an ethics code if it only restates legal requirements? Provide an example of an ethics code that goes beyond the law. What are some of the best practices for promoting an ethics code? Identify five employee behaviors that are less justifiable grounds for termination. Provide an example of a progressive discipline process. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Overview of 'Fannie Mae'

    A 14 page paper that offers a comprehensive discussion and examination of Fannie Mae. The Federal National Mortgage Association, Fannie Mae, was originally chartered in 1937. Today, Fannie Mae is the largest buyer of mortgages for single-family homes in the nation. It does not act as the mortgage originator, instead, it buys the mortgages from the primary lenders. This paper introduces Fannie Mae discussing its operation and purpose. The essay than provides historical background of Fannie Mae, which leads into a discussion of the mortgage industry and also describes technological advances Fannie Mae is using and how these affect its operations. The next section presents a SWOT of Fannie Mae. The final section is recommendations for Fannie Mae. An executive summary is included. 1 Table reporting the most recent revenue and profits for the institution is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Major Title Company Marketing Plan

    10 pages in length. Entering the Las Vegas, Nevada title company market takes considerable business finesse and communication savvy, inasmuch as the "good old boy" barrier has significant experience thwarting those with lofty goals of developing new business with commercial realtors/developers by way of existing relationships. The Las Vegas market is unique in that its exponential growth over the last several years makes it a prime location for expanding the existing title company market; however, the prominent presence of the "good old boy" barrier makes it difficult to overcome the hurdles often constructed by such an established occupation. However, the ease with which this new title company will be able to coexist with commercial realtors/developers using established residential realtor/developer relationships is because of the need for a fresh approach to an industry that has long been governed by the "good old boy" network. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • MARKETING PLAN: CRG ASSOCIATES

    This 5-page paper provides a sample marketing plan for real estate services company CRG Associates.

  • Grand Strategy of Caterpillar

    This 3-page paper is an overview of Caterpillar Company's strategies in the 2000s, and whether they're strong or need improvement. The company's diversification, distribution and marketing strategies appear to be quite strong.

  • Organizational Security; Terrorism and the Threat of Hezbollah

    This 10 page paper looks at organization security in the context of terrorist threats, particularly those from the Lebanese Hezbollah. The paper examines the potential direct and indirect threats that the organization presents, assesses the risk and considers strategies that may be used to minimise exposure to the risk. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Competition Issues and Microsoft

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

  • Overview of Mutual Funds

    In 5 pages, the author discusses selecting the most lucrative mutual funds to insure financial stability. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Marketing Strategies for Coca Cola

    A 10 page paper. The Coca-Cola Company has been the world's largest producer of carbonated soft drinks for many years. It holds that position through diversification, development of new products, creating new markets, and market penetration. This essay reports and discusses the company's marketing mix, how they target niche markets, and how they position the company. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Analysis of Nike Inc.

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

  • THE RISE OF NOKIA -- HISTORY

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Open and Closed Organizational Systems

    3 pages in length. All organizations of every type and size function within the context of two systems: open or closed. To understand the difference between these divergent systems is to realize the importance it has upon criminal justice operations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • OPRAH WINFREY: CASE STUDY ANALYSIS

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

  • Overview of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

    In 12 pages this comprehensive overview on gas arc metal welding (also known as MIG welding) includes definitions of the process, history, equipment, procedures, advantages and disadvantages, problems and solutions, helpful hints, recent developments, and the future of GMAW is also considered with an examination of the merits of tandem GMAW. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Outsourcing Trend Reversal

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

  • Employee Benefits Package Sample

    This 8 page paper offers a sample benefits package for management and non-management employees. The writer also comments on the reasons for providing the benefit and why there is a difference in certain benefits between management/executive and non-management employees. Benefits included are health, dental, vision, paid days off, including maternity leave, family leave, new father leave, holidays, sick days, vacation days, child care, and different retirement benefits, including profit sharing and stock options. Research has shown that having a generous employee benefits package attracts talented people to work for the company and keeps them once hired. For instance, studies have shown companies can save as much or more than $75,000 per year when child care assistance is offered. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • How To Improve Patient Satisfaction Article Review

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

  • Market Research on Frigidaire's Front Loading Washing Machines

    This 2.5 page paper continues the case study of Frigidaire's new front-loading washing machine. The essay begins with an overview of market segmentation and an outline of market research the company has that segments the market. The writer then recommends positioning strategies for marketing this new machine. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • Leadership Theories And Personality Traits Of Effective Leaders

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

  • 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.

  • New Durable Medical Equipment Company in Maryland and Business Form

    A 4 page paper choosing a business form (LLC) for a new company and assessing the liability positions of senior managers at HealthSouth and RiteAid, two businesses operating a corporate form that could not protect senior management from charges of various types of fraud. HealthSouth's Richard Scrushy was the first to be tried under Sarbanes-Oxley; the RiteAid case began several years before the law went into effect. The point is that even though the corporate form of business ostensibly offers greater liability protection, it does not insulate corporate officers from being forced to assume liability for their actions. The LLC structure will be sufficient for protecting the owners from frivolous lawsuits, and they have no need to fear legitimate ones. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lutheran Refugee Services

    An 18 page paper. Lutheran Refugee Service is part of the Lutheran Family Service organization. This essay provides a brief historical overview, mission, vision and value statements, comments about human resource management, and a SWOT analysis of Lutheran Refugee Service with an emphasis on services in Nebraska. The paper also comments on leadership, fiscal management and responsibility, marketing, the impact of government and ethical and legal issues. Bibliography lists 19 sources.

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

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

  • Organizational Communication and Personal Power

    This 12 page paper considers aspects of power, including power in organizations; the relationship of power to ideology and culture, symbolism and truth; the location of formal authority within a communication network; and what individual attributes can be considered sources of power. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Business Probability and Statistics

    A 4 page paper using a survey of 288 employees as the data used in statistical analysis of that data. Questions answered through calculation of probability include "What is the gender distribution?" and "What is the probability this person will be an hourly employee whose intrinsic satisfaction is 6 or more?" Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Project Management and the Subject of Risk

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

  • 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.

  • Training Considerations for Preparing Dealers to Sell An Italian Brand of Short Wave Radio

    A 5 page paper evaluating alternatives available to Radio Palermo, an Italian manufacturer of short-wave amateur radios that is well accepted in Europe but has poor sales in the US. The company and its US dealers are at an impasse, with Radio Palermo insisting that dealers train their sales people better and dealers retorting that they are unwilling to give Radio Palermo any more attention than their other 150 vendors. The paper recommends developing a training program for dealers and their salespeople. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Virtual Prototyping and Virtual EngineeringTechnology in Manufacturing

    This 4 page paper reviews two articles concerning the use of technology in manufacturing. The articles look at virtual engineering and the use of virtual prototypes. The main points of the paper are summarized and the writer states why the articles are interesting. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Justification for Research Examining Potential Strategies for Firms Facing a Recession

    This 6 page paper presents a problemitization of recession and the way in which it creates a crisis the business. The problems associated with recession and difficulties in terms of decision making are discussed followed by an argument justifying the need for research to examine the ways in which firms may deal with recessions in order to survive. The paper ends by discussing why this research would be useful for an individual seeking a career in leadership. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Wine Production in California

    This 8 page report discusses the wine production of California and the numerous reasons that California is the finest wine-producing region in the world. In the last 20 years American vineyards, especially those in California, have produced wines as good as or surpassing any in the world. The simple fact is that, especially in terms of vineyards, California is a miracle of nature. Its climate and soil, as well as the talents of its winemakers have made its products the new standard of excellence and creativity in wine. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Research Proposal for the DOA In Regard to Granting More Government Contracts to Small Businesses

    This 5 page paper is a research proposal. A government department wants to award more contracts to small businesses, but does not known how to go about this. The research proposal identified the aims and objectives and then gives a research methodology and identifies the way suitable samples for the primary research will be identified. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Supply Chain Management and RFID Chips

    This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of the use of RFID chips in shipping and tracking. The benefits to supply chain management are emphasized. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Book Sales Negotiations

    This 4 page paper considers a case supplied by the student. The paper creates an agenda for a meeting to negotiate the sale of books, identifies the arguments, shows the BATNA, PATNA and WATNA; these are the best alterative to a negotiated agreement, the probable alterative to a negotiated agreement and the worst alternative to a negotiated agreement, and then looks at the possible negotiation strategies that could be used.

  • Role Segregation

    A 5 page paper that discusses what role segregation is, the need for separating roles, why it is important in organizations, how it might not be helpful, and benefits of role segregation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • A Case Study of The Frigidaire Company

    This 6 page paper is based on a case study provided by the student. In 1996, Frigidaire introduced a new front-loading washing machine, the only real innovation in the industry in many years. Sales were more than 30 percent below projections. The essay provides a brief background, problem statement and analysis, key facts in the case, alternative solutions, recommended solution and implementation using the 4 Ps marketing mix. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Personal Development Plan to Development Skills of an Entrepreneur

    This 9 page paper looks at the concept of an entrepreneur and the way that the student may develop entrepreneurial skills for themselves. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Reasons for a Small Business's Failure

    This 4-page paper describes issues that cause a small business to fail. Topics discussed include lack of financing and poor management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • ETHICS IN SOCIAL NETWORKING: SITUATIONS

    This 7-page paper discusses the ethics of various social networking situations, as they pertain to businesses. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • 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.

  • Health and the Effects of Stress

    7 pages in length. The writer discusses the negative health impacts inherent to stress, with particular emphasis upon the workplace. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND THE OUTSIDE SALES FORCE

    This 4-page paper discusses the advantages of outsourcing sales activities to an external organization. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Student Case Study on 3 Dimensional Printing

    This 3 page paper looks at a case supplied by the student and identifies the main points, such as the value of patents and the requirements for further commercial developments to take place.

  • Student Case Study on Business and Personal Risks

    This 3 page paper considers a case provided by the student. A business entrepreneur has an opportunity to expand the business, taking it in a new direction. The paper assesses the different business and personal risk he may face if he undertakes this action.

  • Industrial Psychology; Explaining Enron

    This 4 page paper considers how concepts of industrial psychology can be used to explain the events that lead to the collapse of Enron. The concepts used are those of decision making and collective responsibility and the aspect of executive earnings and self interest. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • A Systematic Approach To Managing OHS - BSBOHS401B

    This 3 page paper looks at what is meant by a systematic approach to occupational health and safety and how it may be supported through planning and management systems and approaches. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • World Wildlife Fund Marketing Plan

    A 10 page marketing plan for the World Wildlife Fund, targeting corporate members and school teachers in the United States. The plan seeks to gain new members and corporate sponsorship totaling $6.25 million on a $400,000 investment. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Time Management: Scheduling Time

    This 3 page paper discusses ways to manage time, and gives suggestions for ways a busy student can handle all his tasks in the time he has. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Marketing In Tourism

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

  • Tourism Service Questions

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

  • Satanism Rumors and a Proctor and Gamble Trademark Study

    A 6 page paper. In the early 1980s, rumor began floating that Proctor & Gamble's Trademark represents the devil and Satanism. The Trademark was designed in the mid-1800s; it includes 13 stars and a bearded man-in-the-moon. The writer explains what the Trademark really represents and relates the company tried to modify the depiction in the early days only to have drastic results. The paper also discusses the revival of these absurd rumors in the mid-1990s and what the company did. The paper then goes on to discuss integrated marketing communication approaches and how P&G could use these tools to mitigate the negative impact each time these rumors surface. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Business Tax Planning

    A 4 page paper that begins with brief comments on the purpose of tax planning. The essay describes the four maxims of tax planning, reports tips for reducing taxes and comments on the value of the sources used. The writer comments briefly on the importance of ethics when tax planning. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Venture Capitalist Factors and Items

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

  • Volunteer Program Success and Staffing

    This 4 page paper begins by discussing Staffing the Volunteer Program Success by Susan J. Ellis, who emphasizes the importance of hiring a person to manage and supervise the volunteer program. The essay then brings in other authors who have written on the same topic. Statistical data regarding the number of volunteers and their worth in America are included. A six-step process for managing the program is outlined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Italian and British Water Industry and the Effects of Onetime Utility Monopolies and State Withdrawal

    This 11 page paper considers the impact that the withdrawal of the government is having on urban networks, in this case the water supply and its deregulation in the United Kingdom. The writer argues that the commercial approach that results in the privatised industry places a greater emphasis on the needs of the shareholders and reduces the stakeholder approach. The paper compares the ULK to Italy to gain a European perspective. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Security Partnership

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

  • GRAPE VARIETAL: CHARDONNAY

    This 5-page paper discusses the grape used to make chardonnay, and outlines a potential vineyard in Australia that would make this type of wine. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Managing Stress

    A 7 page paper discussing managing work-related stress. The key to managing stress includes recognizing it when it occurs, taking action against it and learning to be one of those who are truly bothered by very little. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • United Kingdom Workforce Diversity Management

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

  • Top Performance How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others by Zig Ziglar

    A 5 page paper which examines the book "Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others." No additional sources cited.

  • Jon L. Pierce and John W. Newstrom's The Manager's Bookshelf

    A 5 page analysis of the book The Manager's Bookshelf: A Mosaic of Contemporary Views, edited by Jon L. Pierce and John W. Newstrom. In this book, the editors introduce the serious business student to roughly forty of the most recently published management books via essays summarizing the main points of the books. The result is a rich collage of multiple perspectives that cuts through the hype to give a concise understanding of the current thinking on management practices. No additional sources cited.

  • Internet, Small Business, and Export Information

    A 5 page paper discussing some of the Internet-based services and information available to small business. Several years ago, there was great hope for the possibilities of direct Internet commerce, success in direct sales over the Internet has been elusive for most not involved with business-to-business transactions. Direct and international e-commerce is growing, and the Internet provides a wealth of information applicable to more standard methods of achieving 'international' status. It should be considered an integral part of establishing and maintaining relationships with foreign distributors and retailers. The paper discusses some of the specific sites offering export information to small business, such as that of Assist International. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Retail Department Store Chain Financial Director Responsibilities and Duties

    This 8 page report discusses the various aspects of work and management associated with the position of financial director of a large, multi-store, retail business. The finance director works to emphasize team building among her direct-report employees, as well as serving as the company's financial barometer regarding profit and loss and projected earnings for the company. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • L.L. Bean and Call Center Issues

    An 11 page paper discussing the advantages to information management of the computer-telephone integrated call center, including the implications brought by Internet protocol (IP) telephony. The customer-focused, automated call center provides a broad solution to many business dilemmas. It provides enhanced customer service that is automated and managed yet appears highly personal to the customer, and it can increase the company's competitive advantage with its customers. Information is tailored to the needs of the business, summarized for analysis and centralized for access. Per-seat call center costs have decreased so that its advantages are available to many more companies now than in the past. With L.L. Bean's commitment to superlative customer service and treating "customers like human beings," the call center provides solution for many of the issues facing L.L. Bean in the current climate of intense retail competition and the need for current and reliable information management. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Elements That Contribute to Employment Satisfaction

    This 5 page paper looks at the various elements which pertain to work satisfaction. The bulk of the paper reviews articles and studies on the topic. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • High Tech Industry and Failure of the Free Market

    An 8 page paper discussing the superficial "failure" of the free market concerning activity relative to US technological industries. The free market system has not "failed" those industries, but rather has been prevented from operating within them. The state of the US supercomputer industry provides an example of how protectionist trade policies have stifled competition and served to keep prices within the US artificially high. That we need new industrial policy concerning high-tech is certain. Also certain is that any such new policy needs to allow high-tech industries to operate under market forces. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Magnificent Disappointment by C. Mervyn Maxwell

    A 5 page analysis of Maxwell's book concerning the life of William Miller (1782-1849), an American farmer and Baptist preacher, who believed that the second coming of Christ was imminent and founded a movement based on his beliefs. No additional sources cited.

  • Athletic Shoes and the Factors of Concern in the Industry

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

  • Germany and the Marketing of Computer Hardware

    This 10 page report discusses marketing of computer hardware in Germany. Prices in Germany have been low, due to the fact that the market has a great deal of competition, with small local suppliers playing a role in this market. Computer 'supermarkets' have also had a great deal of success in selling personal computers inexpensively in Germany. However, numerous factors such as import/export regulations, the overall economy situation of Germany, exchange rate risk, transportation and other factors that have an impact on marketing and distribution are discussed. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Global Capitalism And Standard Requirement Issues

    5 pages in length. As multinational and global capitalism continues to develop, various global systems will become increasingly essential to its orderly progression. In order to meet these specific needs, it will become necessary to reorganize the manner by which many global standards address certain criteria with regard to structural content. The writer discusses how such global standards as currency, accounting, labor, corporate formation and the stock exchange represent integral components in the overall aspect of orderly progression; if not properly engaged, the concepts of multinational and global capitalism will not reach their full potential. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • An Analysis of the company Beachy Kites

    A 5 page paper forming a retail specialty kite store. Included in consideration are company background, mission, market analysis, description of products and financial requirements. Breakeven is seen to be the sale of 29 units monthly, and the store is shown as being profitable within four months of opening. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Workforce Effective Uses

    A 5 page proposal discussing alternatives to a company's current 5-day, 40-hour workweek. The paper discusses the experiences and findings of some other organizations, and concludes that flexible schedules and telecommuting would best fit the company's current needs. Further options such as flexible paid time off are mentioned as future alternatives. Job sharing is discussed, but is seen as something belonging more to the early days of changing schedules. Job sharing requires close planning on the part of the manager and the involved employees; the paper concludes that simply using a variety of part-time workers is a better alternative to job sharing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Discrimination Because of Age

    5 pages in length. Age discrimination has become more than a minor inconvenience throughout the twentieth century; indeed, the issue has become such a hot potato within the workplace that laws have been forced into existence as a means by which to address the problem. In order to help protect those who stand to be singled out and let go because of the unfairness of ageism, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was designed with the older employee in mind. The issue at hand is that companies are not willing to look beyond their aging workforce, choosing instead to push them out of the technological loop rather than attempting to incorporate them as valuable assets. The writer discusses the ADEA's influence upon age discrimination in the workplace. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Terra Statuary Investment

    A 5 page paper discussing the wisdom of investing in the company that at present holds great promise but no profits, and is located in a region of the world noted first for its pristine environment, but second for its bent toward political instability. Terra Statuary is located in the country of Terra Gloria, in Central America. The political environment is stable and favorable for development. The paper discusses the products and market, and also discusses exchange rates, inflation and interest rates. It ends with recommending that Terra Statuary is as sound an international investment as is probably possible to make. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • SoBeä Beverages' Marketing Plan

    A 5 page marketing plan for an existing product. SoBeä Beverages is a line of ready to serve drinks that spans the gap between soft drink and 'health food.' SoBeä capitalizes on the trend toward other flavors than traditional colas and lemon-limes in such products as their black tea, energy elixirs, cranberry-grapefruit combinations and others, but does so with the addition of herbal ingredients such as ginseng, ginkgo, guarana and echinacea. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • U.S. and Downsizing

    A 6 page paper discussing downsizng and its impact on the economy of the United States. Throughout much of the twentieth century, the American corporation has been considered to be a veritable bedrock of stability and security. Competition, globalization, and economic flux have all profoundly altered corporate America's relationship with employees, shareholders, communities, government, and society. The western half of the State of Michigan serves as an example of how downsizing has made employees, communities, and government agencies modify their approach to economic and workforce development. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Workplace Substance Abuse

    A 6 page research paper that examines the problem of substance abuse in the workplace and the cost that this entails in terms of reduced productivity and other costs to business and industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Competitive Pressures and the Response of Exxon

    A 5 page paper discussing Exxon's wooing of Saudi Arabia. The decade of the 1990s has been the decade of the merger, and for more than a year the world's largest merger has been underway, that of Exxon and Mobil. Exxon Corp. CEO Lee R. Raymond and Mobil Corp. CEO Lucio A. Noto are actively marketing the new company to the former and future oil powers of the mideast in the meantime. The entire industry is in flux as Asia becomes more important in the world oil market and as profits continue to decline along with world oil prices. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Government Price Controls and Their Impact Upon the Pharmaceutical Industry

    5 pages in length. Marketing will become one of the primary focal points as a means by which the pharmaceutical industry can effectively overcome the barriers of government-imposed price controls. Business and marketing strategies for the pharmaceutical industry in general will reflect a need for simplicity and sensibility in order to effectively address major needs. The writer discusses the potential impact of government-imposed price controls upon the pharmaceutical industry. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Jeremy Bentham's 'Panopticon,' Michel Foucault, and Power

    A 9 page research paper that examines Bentham's conception of the Panopticon and Foucault's views on its detrimental effects. The writer argues that modern society should be wary of the panoptical surveillance that is available with current technology—no matter what rationalizations are offered by business and corporate interests. Bibliography lists 5 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.

  • The Anheuser Busch Brewery Company

    This 6 page report discusses the brewing company, Anheuser-Busch and its traditional management structure and controls. The St. Louis, Missouri, brewery leads the industry in the United States with a market share of approximately 45 per cent. Very few beer companies, domestic or foreign, have been doing as well. Anheuser-Busch is also involved in agriculture, entertainment (amusement parks and professional sports), creative services, packaging, and recycling. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Kaplan and Norton's The Balanced Scorecard

    A 6 page paper discussing the concepts of Kaplan and Norton's 1996 book, The Balanced Scorecard : Translating Strategy into Action. As business grows increasingly competitive, it has become necessary for organizations to track ever so much more closely their financial performance, and gain the highest degree of benefit possible from the resources they have available to them. In its ultimate analysis, the balanced scorecard approach is only that of common sense. The worth or effectiveness of an organization cannot be judged by revenues or profits alone, but in addition to financial performance also must self-assess its business from the perspectives of customers, internal business processes, and learning and growth. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Tyson Foods and Safety Issues

    A 7 page paper which examines the safety issues which have plagued the Tyson Foods’ meat-packing conglomerate by specifically considering current concerns, the root causes of the problems as well as proposing recommendations that can be made to improve the situation. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Acquisition of ISO is a Smart Global Market Strategy

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

  • 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.

  • Monster.com's Success

    This 5 page paper addresses the dot com phenomenon by focusing on one lucrative enterprise. Monster.com is evaluated in terms of its success. A description of its services and information about competitors and alliances are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Case Study of the Exxel Group

    5 pages in length. Discusses a case study in which the Exxel Group is structuring a fifty-six percent purchase of Argencard Corporation and the finanical considerations that are involved.

  • Fears of Hostile Takeover at Dresdner Bank

    This 5 page paper provides a look at Dresdner Bank amid acquisition worries. The hostile takeover phenomenon is discussed as well as a plan for a bank to thwart such an attempt. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Stock Analysis of Lucent Technologies

    This 5 page paper looks at Lucent Technologies Inc. (LU) form an investor's point of view. A description of the company, inclusive of future plans, is provided. Financial data is analyzed and recommendations are made in light of industry trends. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • 1999 and 2000 Performance of the Disney Company

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the company with a focus on how the company did during 1999 and 2000. Charts are included to illustrate a five year trend. The company is assessed and projections made. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • LBO Phenomenon

    This 24 page paper explores the phenomenon of the leveraged buyout, taking the reader from the turbulent eighties to the gentler buyouts of the 1990's and into the twenty-first century where projections are made. The LBO is defined and many examples are provided. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Workplace and Impact of Smoking

    A 5-page paper that examines the affects of smoking in the workplace on both business and nonsmoking coworkers. Discussed is the Environmental Protection Agency's 1992 report concerning the dangers of 'secondhand smoke' and the trend toward smoke-free working environments that this report instigated as well as both employer and employee concerns regarding nonsmoking policies. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 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.

  • US Companies and the Effects of NAFTA

    This 5 page paper takes a look at NAFTA and its impact on U.S. firms. The future ramifications of the treaty on businesses is noted as well. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Flight Cancellations of United Air Lines

    This 3 page paper emphasizes the fact that United Airlines has recently had to cancel hundreds and hundreds of flights. While United claims the pilots are refusing to work overtime and are instead just calling in sick, the fact is that their contract expired in April. This focused paper takes a look at both sides of this issue and how it is affecting United Airlines in general. Bibliography lists 5 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.

  • Corporate Downsizing and its Impact

    10 pages in length. Describes the effects upon the corporation as well as the people when a company chooses to downsize. A history of downsizing is included, as well as the effects felt by those employees who were not downsized but remain with the company. An interesting look at this all-too-common occurrence. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Overview of the Construction Industry

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the industry and addresses subjects such as population, technology and trade union influence. The modern construction business is the focus of this paper that also touches on the industry's roots as well as changes it has endured throughout the years. Bibliography lists 4 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

    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.

  • Ground Transportation and Security

    This 3 page paper looks at changes in technology and how they have affected ground transportation. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • PROCESS IMPROVEMENT,TRANSPORTATION AND LOGSTICS

    This 5-page paper explores the link between process improvement and transportation systems. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 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.

  • Business Law Questions

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of three business law questions, one about the types of negotiations, one about a sports case, and another about manufacturer warrantees.

  • UNDER ARMOUR AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

    This 3-page paper analyzes financial performance of sports apparel maker and distributor Under Armour Inc. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Why I Want to be a Mechanical Engineer

    This 4 page paper is an essay written to express why a student might want to become a mechanical engineer. The discussion includes childhood motivation, the passion for the career path and the skills and academic abilities that the student may already have.

  • Suing Fast Food Restaurants For Obesity

    A 5 page paper that argues against class action lawsuits against fast food restaurants for causing someone to get fat. The writer reports some of the pending lawsuits and the absurdity of them. As one Senator said, this is another case of legislation through litigation, a very dangerous condition this society has fostered. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Globalization - Overview

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

  • Google's Entry into the Email Market (Analysis in Question and Answer Format)

    This 19 page paper examines Google and competitors, with attention to email programs. Five questions are answered. MSN Hotmail, Yahoo Mail and Gmail are compared and contrasted. Research is provided to support the assumptions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Hospitality Industry and the Americans with Disabilities Act

    This 8 page paper looks at the Americans With Disabilities Act and how it affects the hospitality industry. ADA is defined. Cases related to various industries in the hospitality sector are provided. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Security In Hospitality For The Guest

    6 pages in length. Safeguarding a guest's physical and tangible protection involves myriad variables and approaches within the hospitality industry. The extent to which guest safety is divided into two distinct categories - front and back of house - is both grand and far-reaching; that each specific factor of protection works synergistically with all others to promote a holistic application of guest safety speaks to an industry whose potential threats are offset by its proactive procedures. Bibliography lists 7 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.

  • Malaysia Human Resource Analysis

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the country, including population, literacy rate, GDP, type of government, types of industries and general economic facts. The writer also discusses the issue of foreign workers, illegal immigration, wages, poverty factors, who may and may not participate in a trade union and other aspects of work in Malaysia. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Overview of Hybrid Electrical Vehicles

    An 8 page paper. A hybrid vehicle is one that uses two sources of power, such as gasoline and electric batteries. These are on the cutting edge of automotive technology. This paper discusses how such vehicles are powered and introduces the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight. The writer also reports what American manufacturers are doing in this area. Finally, the disadvantages and advantages of hybrids are described. Bibliography lists 12 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.

  • 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.

  • Analysis of the Property, Casualty, and Automobile Insurance Industries

    This 20-page paper attempts to provide an outline of the property, casualty and auto insurance industry, focusing mainly on Progressive Insurance. Also discussed are financial information and competition. Charts are included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Pension Business and Insurance Companies

    A 10 page paper that explains the types of pension/retirement programs offered by insurance companies, what they are, how they work, eligibility for them, and benefits distribution options. The writer also discusses what insurance companies need to do if they want to capture a greater proportion of the pension business industry. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • A REVIEW OF SMALL BUSINESS FRAUD PREVENTION MANUAL

    This 3-page paper is a book review about Joseph Wells' The Small Business Fraud Prevention Manual.

  • The Insurance Industry and Testing for Adverse Selection

    This 9 page paper considers how testing propositions involving information asymmetries is inherently difficult and discusses this in the context of the available evidence for the existence of adverse selection in insurance markets. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • MCBRIDE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETING

    This 3-page paper provides a marketing plan for McBride Financial Included in the paper is a discussion about Internet marketing. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • ASP Code and Internet Shopping Carts

    A 3 page research paper that briefly describes the ASP code behind Internet shopping carts, Security Sockets Layer code, and the logistics of employing PayPal to handle shopping transactions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Studying Interpersonal Communications

    This 5-page paper is a study of interpersonal communications, and strengths and weaknesses some people might exhibit in this field. The paper discusses various steps to solid interpersonal communication as well. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Case Study on Shell Oil Company's Sustainable Development

    This 6-page paper is a case history about sustainable development at Shell Oil Company. The paper discusses the challenges facing Shell in trying to incorporate sustainable development (especially in getting employees on the same page) and focuses on some solutions to these challenges.

  • 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.

  • ISSUES OF ORGANIZATION DESIGN - WAL-MART

    This 3-page paper focuses on Wal-Mart's organizational design. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Ethics of the Phillip Morris Company

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

  • Avian Flu and its Effects on Business

    A 3 page overview of the varied impacts to business that an Avian Flu epidemic would result in both domestically and for the world as a whole. The author emphasizes both the direct and indirect impacts of such an epidemic. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • EXAMINATION OF SOUTHWEST AIRLINE'S BLOG

    This 3-page paper examines a blog developed by Southwest Airlines and determines its effectiveness as a marketing tool.

  • The Language of Security

    This 12 page paper discusses the following statement “If the language of security is in conflict with that used in other areas of the organisation, the security message will never get through and the business will remain vulnerable” and considers how can security and risk managers use communication in order to promote and enhance the security function and its’ realisation. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Research Proposal on a Rental Equipment Business's Management Information Systems

    This 10 page paper is a research proposal for a project to study the use of information system in the rental trade. This is a proposal that outlines the questions, undertakes a brief literature reviews before outlining a methodology and a time plan to undertake the project. The bibliography cities 9 sources.

  • The Relationship Between Andersen and Enron

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

  • The Banning of Smoking in Bars

    This 5 page paper examines relatively new legislation that bans cigarette smoking in bars. The subject is discussed in general as related to whether or not the government should have the right to intervene. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • United Kingdom's Franchise Industry

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

  • Case Study of China and Petroleum Company Franchising

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

  • Business Franchise Selection

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

  • Sun Rize Fruit Drink Marketing

    11 pages in length. The writer discusses various marketing concerns in relation to the fictitious product Sun-Rize Fruit Drink. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • UK Marketing Demand and Organic Dairy Farming

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

  • Data Mining and Hurricanes

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

  • Security and Secrecy Issues Following the Cases of Wen Ho Lee and Robert Hanssen

    This 10 page paper considers a range of security and secrecy issues following the cases of Robert Hanssen and Wen Ho Lee, in the light of the Webster Report. The paper discusses what policies and practices can be put into place to protect security, why securely breaches have taken place with specific attention to government organizations, the problem of balancing privacy and confidentiality issues with investigating espionage, the problems of data security and role of digital forensics and evidence standards and the short falls of many systems. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Analyzing a Security Guard Company

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

  • UK Gender Discrimination

    A 12 page paper. The gender pay gap in the UK is the widest of any country in the European Union. About 30 percent of managers and administrators in the country are women but they are concentrated at the lowest levels of management. Further, they are paid 24 percent less than male counterparts. This essay explores the issue of gender discrimination in the workplace and the very real glass ceiling that exists. The writer provides the core elements of the law and reports the lack of significant changes in more than three decades. The essay also provides suggestions for eliminating gender discrimination. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Drugs, Zero Tolerance and City Ice and Cold Storage

    10 pages in length. There exists little tolerance for drug use and abuse at City Ice and Cold Storage. Not only does substance abuse disrupt the flow of day-to-day production because of excessive absenteeism, incessant tardiness and poor job performance, but it also costs the company untold numbers of dollars each year in lost revenue. The writer discusses how drugs – including alcohol – have no place in the work environment, yet there is a significant percentage of workers here at City Ice and Cold Storage who cannot separate their personal lives from their professional lives, creating a potentially volatile situation by haphazardly combining the two. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Making Hospitals Eco-Friendly

    A 3 page paper that reports what some hospitals are doing to become 'greener.' The writer reports hospitals building new facilities who are trying to attain the LEED certification. The paper also discusses some of the things existing hospitals can do to reduce waste and energy costs and the benefits of doing so. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • United Kingdom Business and Environmental Issues

    This 19 page paper looks at different aspects of environmental controls and environment law and the impact they have on business. The paper has five sections; Planning decisions, environmental statute law, environmental audits, the UK Environmental Protect Act 1990 and the use of HAZOP. Each section outlines the issues and discusses the implications on business. The bibliography cites 7 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.

  • Event Management;' The Live Aid Concert

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

  • Event Management - Using the 5 W Model

    This 4 page paper uses Goldblatt’s 5 w’s of why, who, when, where and what to examine the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, focusing on the 2011 event. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • The Real Estate Market: The Views of Smith and Keynes

    This 3 page paper examines the economics of real estate. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Financing Considerations: American Superconductor Corporation

    A 4 page review of the factors that entered into one company's decision to forgo million secured debt financing in favor of an equity financing strategy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Business Planning Books

    This 10 page paper looks at 7 books that can be used for business planning, outlines their contents, style and presentation and then considering the ways that they would be valuable for a business student when writing a business paper or business plan. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • CANGO, PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS AND OPPORTUNITY COSTS

    This 4-page paper discusses CanGo's performance appraisal system and economic concepts the company must deal with Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Healthcare And Strategic Management

    A 4 page paper that responds to specific issues. The first is why healthcare organizations need to adopt strategic planning processes. The paper provides an overview of the evolution of strategic management and defines the terms, strategic thinking, strategic momentum, strategic planning and strategic management. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Nike Strategic Planning Theory Application

    A 14 page paper that begins with an introduction to the Design School Theory for strategic planning. The SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) is then explained and discussed. The next part of the paper is a SWOT analysis of Nike Corporation. The paper concludes with comments and other ideas regarding the analysis phase of strategic planning. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

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

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

  • Supply Chain Management Performance Measurement

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

  • Boeing 787 Project Supply Chain

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

  • History Of Leadership Theories

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

  • The Selection and Use Secondary and Gathering of Primary Data - A Practical Demonstration

    This 7 page paper looks at the way a business decision may be aided with the gathering and use of primary and secondary data. The use of a fictitious decision regarding the opening of a restaurant is used to demonstrate the way in which data may be gained and used. This includes the way primary data may be gathered through the use of questionnaires. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Packaged Foods of Nestle Company

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

  • A Price Hike at Redbox

    This 3 page paper looks at an article published in October 2011 regarding the DVD kiosk rental company Redbox. The paper starts by summarizing the article which discusses a price increase in the rental prices of the firm stimulated by the Durbin Amendment and the discusses the article content and gives an opinion on the issues. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Meta Analysis and Choices in Research

    This 10 page paper considers the different type of research data and various ways of analysing that data along with the results that may be gained. After considering triangulation the paper advises the use of meta-analysis for an example research project. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • SAMPLE MANUAL - DEVICE SOP SONY ERICSSON MD 300 MOBILE BROADBAND USB MODEM

    This 7-page paper provides a sample manual for a modem. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Customer Satisfaction Action Research

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

  • Unique Restaurant Opening Business Plan

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

  • Critical Thinking, Making Decisions, and Fallacies

    This 6 page paper begins with an overview of fallacious arguments, including explanations of deductive and inductive reasoning and common fallacies in syllogism and rhetoric. The writer then provides an example of three common fallacies in financial analysis methods. The writer then discusses how and why critical thinking processes must be used when making decisions. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Definition of Logical Fallacies and Their Types

    A 4 page research paper that examines and discusses several types of fallacies. The term "fallacy" refers to errors in logical thinking that can be found in argumentative language (Haskins). This examination of this topic looks at three logical fallacies and how these errors in logic relate to the processes of critical thinking, and how its application can be found within the decision making process. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Economic Forces and the Fast Food Industry

    This 6 page paper responds to the question: "How do economic forces impact a business?" The writer uses a fictitious fast food restaurant, Steakburger, as an example. A brief background about Steakburger is offered and the competitive nature of the fast food business is discussed. Real data regarding the growth of the fast food industry are included. The writer explains that the owners want to expand and explains how certain economic forces are delaying that goal. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Offering a New University Course Risk and Benefit Assessment

    This 14 page paper is written in 3 parts. Te first an longest looks at the tolls that a company, or in this case a university, could use to assess risk, including HAZOP and HAZIM, Monte Carlo, cost benefit analysis and NPV. The second part of the paper looks at which models could be used by the university to determine the potential risks and rewards. The last part of the paper considers how the progress could be monitored. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Ecotourism Marketing Plan

    This 6-page paper discusses a potential marketing plan for tourism, including product description, situational analysis, pricing strategies, distribution and promotional strategies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Macro Economic Influences on New Car Sales 2002 - 2006

    This 4 page paper discusses the performance of the new car industry in the US and the level of sales between 2002 and 2006 considering the different macro economic factors that may have influenced the level of sales. The paper includes two graphs, one comparing new car sales with the growth on the GDP and one comparing the sales with unemployment rates. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Training Program For McDonald's Franchisees

    This 7 page paper is an analysis of a group project provided by the student. This essay discuses the organization, purpose of training and participants; the effectiveness of the training program; challenges the team faced during the project; interpersonal relationships of the team members; the effectiveness of the project as a learning experience and what could be done differently. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Workplace Safety and OSHA

    5 pages. Safety in the workplace is the subject of regularly scheduled meetings due to Occupational Safety and Health Association regulations. In order to promote goodwill among employees and to encourage their attendance at these meetings there are often promotionals and giveaway items at these meetings that serve as constant reminders throughout the year that safety is a priority in the workplace.

  • Safety and Health

    This 6 page paper looks at different issues regarding Health and Safety at work. The writer argues that the engineer has a moral responsibly to consider health and safety when designing products systems or services and looks at the role of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the role of the health and safety engineer in industry, the role of the health and safety committee in a modern factory, the use of risk assessment tools and the value in health and safety measures. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Automobile Manufacturer's eBusiness System Enhancement

    A 7 page paper that presents the initial steps for a project. Headings include a description of the project, project statement, mission justification, project scope, information gathering techniques, a list of business requirements for the project and an evaluation of the initial plan. The project involves enhancing an existing E-business system by adding more functions and components. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • BALANCED SCORECARD AND APPLE INC.

    This 12-page paper discusses balanced scorecard theory and how it might fit into Apple Inc.'s culture. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Fact and Fallacy Regarding Body Language

    An 8 page discussion of the effectiveness of body language interpretation in the business environment. Body language, at best, is a very fluid aspect of individual behavior. While an observation of body language might be useful in some instances in determining individual intent, body language is entirely too variable a behavior on which to base important business decisions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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

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

  • CUSTOMERS AND BRAND RELATIONSHIPS

    This 3-page paper examines the concept of brand loyalty as it applies to cell phones (Sprint) and movies (Disney). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • MacIntosh Branding

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

  • Industrial Districts, Industrial Clusters, and Influences

    This 5 page paper answers five different questions regarding business, these are what economic and institutional factors determine the emergence of industrial clusters, what economic and institutional factors determine the emergence of industrial districts, what economic and institutional factors determine the character and the role of business networks, how agglomeration economies influence the behaviour of firms, and the importance of the economic milieu for the behaviour of firms. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • BED, BATH AND BEYOND: AN INDUSTRY ANALYSIS

    This 6-page paper provides a company and industry overview for Bed Bath & Beyond. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Coca Cola Out of the Slump

    A 5 page paper. The Coca-Cola Corporation has just come out of a two-year slump that saw its revenues and stock plummet. This paper discusses this slump and also where there are growth opportunities for Coca-Cola. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • E-Commerce, Tax Revenues and Physical Stores

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

  • Considerations for a Scholar Practitioner Undertaking Research on Communication

    This 5 page paper answers questions set by the student looking at issues associated with action research. The questions look at the issues of bias and subjectivity when studying the problem of poor communication. The importance of the issue, context of the study and consequences of doing nothing about the problem are all discussed. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • English Law and Directors' Duties

    In March 1998, the DTI launched a long-term fundamental review of core company law. As part of their inquiry the Review carried out a major analysis of the role and function of directors. The Government believes that the statutory statement of directors' general duties is of fundamental importance as it codifies the principal duties of companies directors. This 11 page paper discusses this statement with reference to decided UK cases, legislation and academic views and briefly describe the background to the Company Law Reform Bill. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • DELL INC. - A MARKETING ANALYSIS

    This 6-page paper provides an overview of Dell Inc., as well as a SWOT analysis of the company and its competitors. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Corporate Culture And Corporate Social Responsibility

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

  • 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.

  • Demand Forecasting

    A 4 page paper comparing the graphs of raw sales data and three- and five-day moving averages of that data. ABC Floral Shop has data on the number of geraniums it sold over a two-week period and wishes to use that data to forecast demand for other periods. It chooses to assess demand in terms of a moving average, beginning its assessment with a three-day and five-day moving average using its original two-week data. The paper concludes that the three-day interval provides the most accurate forecast. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Demand Forecasting and Xerox

    A 5 page paper that provides an brief discussion of how companies forecast demands. The benefits of using simple rather than complex methodologies is discussed. The methods mentioned include smoothing and moving averages. The software program Xerox actually uses is described. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Analyzing the Steel Industry

    This 5-page paper focuses on the current status of the United States steel industry. Topics discussed include the major steel makers and how they compete and the impact of tariffs levied on foreign imported steel. Bibliography lists 10 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.

  • 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.

  • SCRUBBING BUBBLES - A COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

    This 4-page paper provides a competitive analysis about Scrubbing Bubbles, which is a cleaning product manufactured by SC Johnson Cos.

  • Economy and the Real Estate Bubble

    A 7 page paper. Is there a real estate bubble or not? If there is a bubble, will it burst? This essay suggests what is happening is more aptly called the cycles of real estate. These two questions are discussed. The writer also discusses the effect of today's real estate market on the economy in the short-term and the long-term and the economic principles that apply to this market. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Small Business Venture and Receiving Government Assistance

    A 7 page paper. The question was: What types of government programs or other assistance is available to start-up businesses? The writer discusses some of the many programs and the vast amount of information available for small business entrepreneurs through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Some of the programs discusses are the more than 75 Online courses that can be accessed. Some of the hundreds of publications available, such as the Startup Guide, the Small Business Management Series (SBA) Publications and the Success Series along with workbooks available for many of these courses. The essay also provides an overview of the SBA loan guaranty program. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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