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  • Do Starbucks Gain Commitment from their Staff?

    This 22 page paper examines the concept of employee commitment, what it is and how it is achieved, and supplies the theoretical basis of the first page of the paper, which is an in-depth literature review, to a case study. The case study is Starbucks, with examination of the different types of rewards and motivation factors that are in place for the staff, and a consideration of the way in which these HRM strategies may result in committed employees. The bibliography cites 18 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.

  • 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.

  • Operational Discharges, the Law, and Marine Pollution

    This 34 page paper considers the way in which international law seeks to control oil pollution. The writer considers the background of the situation, such as the current condition of the shipping industry with the different pressures that have been placed upon it, such as the economic pressures. With this background the development of marine law relating to pollution is considered, looking specifically at the development of that are aimed at reducing and controlling operations discharges form sea going vessels. This includes considerations of the various international conventions including United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Theories on the Legal Relevance of International Law

    This 25 page paper considers whether or not international law may be seen as real law. The paper compares international law to domestic law and looks at why it may be seen as legitimate and why it may be seen as illegitimate. The paper includes the traditional arguments for and against, including theorists such as Blackstone, Austin and Hart. The paper is written in four parts, the first considers if international law is really law, the second looks at why international law is binding, the next considers why states comply with international law and the final section considers different modern theoretical approaches. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Intellectual Property and Patent Law

    This 26 page paper considers the quote “since we have had a patent system for a long time, it would be irresponsible, on the basis of our present knowledge, to recommend abolishing it”. The paper begins by looking at the development of patent law with he first recorded origins in 1313, though to the current day, the reason for its’ existence and the way it has developed and how it fits, overlaps and compares with other intellectual property law. Special attention is paid to copyright laws. The paper is written with reference English law. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Central Banking in England

    AThis 38 page paper considers how central banks developed and their original purpose. The general history and development is examined through the use of a case study which examines the creation of the Bank of England. The original purpose of central banks were as bankers to the government, with a principle task of funding wars. The responsibilities such as printing legal tender, monetary stability and lender of last resort all emerge following the success as a funding source for war. An initial benefit of a central bank was also the creation of a credit economy, allowing economic growth to take place at an unprecedented rate. The looks at the development of the Bank of England and tools used such as the Gold Standard and then applies the lessons to more recent central bank developments such as the creation and success of the Bundesbank, looking for commonalities that may be indicators of success. This is then applied to the current position of the European Central Bank, (ECB) in order to assess how successful the ECB will be in the future. The bibliography cites 59 sources.

  • Late Medieval Literature and Art and Human Body Rediscovery

    A comprehensive, 60 page thesis paper on the transition between what has come to be called in the art field the Romanesque & Gothic periods. The writer asserts, first, that a similar distinction is also present in the literature, and that the Gothic spirit is actually a rediscovery of the physical which had been lost due to the Christian Church's obsession with the spiritual alone. It is ultimately concluded that the transformation of vision that occurred in late medieval ages was the movement from a culture obsessed with becoming divine to a culture more at home in its own humanity. Bibliography lists more than 25 sources.

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

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

  • Communication and the Construction Industry in Saudi Arabia; Literature Review

    This 47 page paper is an in-depth look at you if you designed to help with a research project for sending communication in the construction industry in Saudi Arabia. The literature review is in two parts. The first, and shortages, part of the paper looks at the nature of the construction industry in Saudi Arabia, and the role of communication within that industry. The remaining part of the paper is an in-depth analysis of communication theory, models and application. This includes the examination of communication models including Shannon (1948) model, Feldberg's (1975) model is also discussed as a further development of communication theory. The process of communication, the components, and levels of communication are all examined. The bibliography cites 36 sources.

  • Obtaining Information From Theses

    A 3 page paper. Mining is the act of reviewing a literature review and noting authors and topics they write about. This has been accomplished with the following two dissertations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • ICT School Strategies Development

    This 37 page paper examines the way in which strategies should be formulated for teaching information and communication technology ICT, or information technology (IT) on schools so that all students can leave with good IT skills. The paper is written with a full table of contents (not included in the page count), includes the research rationale and keys aims. An in-depth literature review is conducted, studying the different barriers that exist and the different approaches which may be used for curriculum design. The paper then presents some primary research (fictitious) to demonstrate how this can be presented and then tied in with the literature review. The paper needs with recommendations of future ICT teaching strategies. The paper focuses on UK secondary schools (years 7 – 13), but would be applicable to other countries and other areas of education. The bibliography cites 34 sources.

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

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

  • The Under Representation Ethnic Minority Students in College Attendance Figures

    This 14 page paper considers two hypotheses; Members of ethnic minorities are less likely to attend colleges for post compulsory education and counties with higher than average ethnic minority populations are more likely a lower proportional number of college degrees than countries where there is an average or lower than average ethnic population. The paper starts by explaining the hypotheses, then conducts a short literature review, presents an annotated bibliography and then conducts two statistical tests, one for each hypothesis, to test if they are correct. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Sainsbury, Competition, and UK Supermarket Industry Loyalty

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

  • Research Paper Methods

    This 10 page paper examines the different methods that are used by researchers when collecting data for a research paper. This paper focuses in the types of methods used in a literature review including the use case studies and approaches such as triangulation as well as meta-analysis. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Creative Management Styles and Research

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

  • Reasons for TQM's Success

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

  • Singapore Marketing of the UK Football Club Manchester United

    This 35 page paper examines the United Kingdom football club Manchester United and how it is marketed in Singapore. The club has successfully made the transition from sports club to commercial entertainment whilst retaining credibility and increasing profit. The key to this success has been strategic marketing and differentiation and the use of alliances and sponsorship as well as brand extensions. This paper considers how this has been achieved and examined the underlying theory of marketing in this type of environment. The bibliography cites 26 sources.

  • Staff Retention Tool of Nursing Leadership

    This 100 page dissertation relates the issue of nursing leadership, including leadership qualifications, training and communication, as the basis for retaining staffing in the nursing profession. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

  • Adolescent Psychology and Family Dysfunction

    This 12 page paper considers the factors that influence self-esteem and individual self-perception in families where parental success translates into expectations about a child's performance. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Designing Research; Why Do Music Users Download from Illegal Sources?

    This 10 page paper shows how research can be designed. Using the example of a music company that wants find out what music users download tracks illegally so they can devise a marketing strategy to encourage legal downloads. The paper identifies the potential sample, considers what data should be collected and how the sample may be most effectively approached and how the information should be collected and presents an outline for a questionnaire. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

 

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