Research Papers on Management And Business

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  • A Business Plan for Wal-Mart

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

  • Wal-Mart in 2007

    A 6 page paper discussing a case dated late 2007. A time of economic contraction is an excellent time for learning, applying lessons and building for the future and the better days ahead. Recommendation for Wal-Mart is that it focuses on the US market and seeks to learn all it can about changing economic conditions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Strategies Starbucks May Learn From

    Starbucks face a number of challenges, the writer considers other companies that have faced similar challenges, and discusses the strategies that they have utilized, companies discussed include McDonald's, Disney, Tesco's and Costa Coffee. Five sources are cited in the bibliography this four page paper.

  • Organizational Learning and General Electric

    In five pages this paper considers the organizational learning concepts of Peter Senge ini a discussion of GE's system of management and includes such topics as organizational culture and development, group dynamics, decision making, work motivation, communication, and leadership within the organization. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • WAL-MART STORES: A LEARNING ORGANIZATION?

    Discusses Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as a learning organization. There are 2 sources listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • REFLECTIONS ON A LEARNING ORGANIZATION

    Focuses on an overview and characteristics of a learning organization. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography of this 9-page paper.

  • The Relationship Between Organizational Learning and Organizational Knowledge

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

  • Learning Theory Applied to a Government Department

    The writer looks at the tax collection department within the UK; the Inland Revenue, and considers the way in which the concept of a learning organization can be seen as emerging within this department. The writer presents a literature review concerning relevant theory before applying theory to the case study. Sixteen sources are cited in this eleven page paper.

  • Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management According to Drucker

    In six pages the enhancement of organizational learning through knowledge management is examined through Drucker's perspectives. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Learning, Organizational and Personal Levels

    In eight pages this paper discusses case samples in order to examine the personal and organizational levels of a learning organization. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Employee Training and Organizational Learning Initiatives

    In eight pages this proposal outlines employment training program outsourcing in a consideration of budget issues and how training can increase without cost increases. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Learning Organizations and The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge

    In nine pages this research paper analyzes the author's discussion of continuous learning to achieve improvement with the management model's major points examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Operating a Small Business While Learning

    In ten pages this paper examines Kolb's experiential learning cycle to determine how learning takes place for a manager or owner while operating a small business. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Self Learning and Organizational Learning

    In fourteen pages this paper discusses Senge's learning organization in an application of an actual corporate scenario in which self learning benefits both the organization and management. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Kolb's Experiential Learning Model and the Entrepreneur

    In ten pages this paper examines the relationship between the intellectual entrepreneur and the Kolb experiential learning model. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Utilizing a Learning Contract Within an Academic Setting

    This paper addresses the use of a learning contract as an academic tool to quantify and define personal, educational objectives, goals, and targets. This twelve page paper has six sources in the bibliography.

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

    In fourteen pages this paper discusses how generic drugs compete with the pharmaceutical industry and the impact this has on the price and returns of drugs with the U.S. Hatch Waxman Act among the topics of consideration. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Corporations and Learning Organizations

    In sixteen pages Shell, Boeing, and Visa are considered within the context of the statement 'The learning organization is the Loch Ness monster of modern management much discussed and sought after but very rarely seen.' Seventeen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Efficacy of Learning Teams

    This paper addresses the efficacy of learning teams in terms of conflict management and problem solving. This seven page paper has three sources in the bibliography.

  • Southwest Airlines as a Learning Organization

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

  • Strategy Plan for a Regional Water Bottling Company

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

  • Wal-Mart's Illegal Immigrant Workers

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

  • Organizational Learning at Airbus

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

  • Organizational Learning

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

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

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

  • Overview of Ford Motor Company

    In eight pages this paper examines Ford Motor Company in terms of a general company overview and a concentration of employee related issues including discrimination and sexual harrassment cases with recommentations offered. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Social Networking and the Learning Organization

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

  • COMPARISONS BETWEEN IBM AND LEARNING ORGANIZATIONS

    This 4-page paper compares IBM to a typical learning organization, focusing on educating the workforce, encouraging innovation and creativity and learning from mistakes.

  • Knowledge Management and Learning in Low Cost Airlines

    Using two low cost airlines as examples; EasyJet and RyanAir, this paper assesses the way that knowledge management is already utilized within the industry and considers the way the concept of the learning organization may help the firms to deal with difficult trading conditions. The bibliography of this three page paper cites five sources.

  • The Learning Organization

    The writer discusses the idea of a learning organization, looking at the potential characteristics which a learning organization should possess, comparing and contrasting different approaches to this concept. Consideration is also given to the way in which these characteristics may be seen in real world, supporting or undermining the theoretical basis. Twenty-one sources are cited in the bibliography of this nine page paper.

  • Specific Issues Related to Cash Flow at a Small Company

    3 pages and 1 source. This paper provides an overview of the problems in assessing cash flow issues for one small company, called Perform, Inc. this paper provides an overview of the factors influencing their debt management and their cash flow issues.

  • Turnover of Employees and Contribution of Management

    In three pages this paper examines behavioral and classical management schools in a consideration of which would most effectively address the problem of employee turnover. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Supplier Positions in the Cell Phone Market

    In five pages LG Electronics, Sony Ericsson, Siemens, Samsung, Motorola, and Nokia are examined in a consideration of handset suppliers and their positions within the market of cell phones. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The American Market for Cable Based Telephone Service

    5 pages and 10 sources used. This paper provides an overview of the American market for cable based telephone services. This paper relates the specifics of this market including the major factors influencing the development of the market, the significant competitors in the market, the possible or potential trends in this market and the future of this market.

  • Bridgewater Castings and Strategic Decision Making

    In seven pages Bridgewater Castings cast iron wood burning stove manufacturer is the focus of 7 questions involving strategic decision making and management accounting. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Workplace Creativity

    Creativity in the workplace is considered in four pages in an assessment of the statement 'Modern organizational structures are just as limiting of creativity and discretion as bureaucracy ever was' and an alternative that might be more welcoming regarding creativity. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Value Chain Analysis of Papa Geno's Herb Garden

    In five pages a Papa Gene's Herb Garden case study provides a value chain analysis that includes Porter's competitive advantage strategies, intangible assets, core competencies, and primary and support activities. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Gold Mine Selling

    In three pages and 2 parts this paper discusses a gold mine's present value and considers whether Cisco Systems or GM bonds are more financially attractive. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Vitamin and Supplement Market In Belgium

    This paper examines the potential market for vitamins and dietary supplements in Belgium. The author provides demographic and other marketing data. This five page paper has six sources listed in the bibliography.

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

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

  • Choosing a Promotion for Piggy Bank

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

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

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

  • Leveraging Resources; The Retail Environment

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

  • Corporate Culture, Customer Relations, Social Responsibility

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

  • Lester Electronics Case Study

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

  • Why is Talent Management Increasing in Popularity?

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

  • Responsibility Accounting Applied to Coca-Cola

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

  • Risk Management Questions

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

  • Search Engines and Google from a Commercial Perspective

    Google are the dominant web search engine, but there is a dynamic environment and there are many influences present that may impact on this position. The writer looks at these influences and the way that Google compete, ending with recommending for the future. Six sources are cited in this seven page paper.

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

    The credit card industry has suffered as a result of the global recession which started in 2008. The writer is a good overview the industry, including a comprehensive history of the development and use of credit cards, before looking at the current industry structure, and the impact of economic influences as well as political influences on general operations as well as profitability of the industry. Porters Five Forces framework is been utilized to examine factors present in 2010. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography this ten page paper.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Subjects

    The writer discusses the subject of corporate social responsibility (CSR) what the term means and then identified five areas which are is likely to see increased attention over the next decade. The issues discussed are those of global warming, the need for sustainability, child labor, the need for fair trade and the concept of environmental accounting. Twenty-five sources are cited in the bibliography of this twelve page paper.

  • Corporate Governance

    This paper discusses issues related to corporate governance at Hess Corporation. Topics include compensation for executives and directors, stock holdings, how directors are elected, criteria for board directors and other issues. Data are included. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • The Strategic Position of Apple with in the Electronics Industry

    The writer examines the influences that are present on Apple and their consumer electronics and the way that Apple competes. The paper starts by looking at the influences on the industry, focusing on technological and socio-cultural influences. Two of Porter's Five Forces; competitors and power of suppliers and considers the way that the firm may improve the competitive position. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography of this twelve page paper.

  • The Strategies and Competitive Environment of Google

    The writer examines Google Inc., looking at the strategies found at business and organizational level. The writer then considers the firms closest rivals and the way those rival compete. The paper ends by considering how the position of Google may have been impacted if the firm operating in a long cycle sector. Six sources are cited in the bibliography of this seven page paper.

  • MARK HURD AND ETHICS AT HEWLETT-PACKARD

    Examines the ethics of Mark Hurd's leadership during his tenure at Hewlett-Packard. Discussions focus on the corporate spying and alleged sexual harassment scandals. There are 6 sources listed in the bibliography of this 7-page paper.

  • Success of the Fast Food Conglomerate Sonic, Incorporated

    In six pages a corporate analysis of the successful Sonic fast food chain is presented with recommendations to ensure future success offered.

  • A Fictional Conversation With Author Tom Peters

    This paper provides a conversation between a professor Ralph Stacey and author Tom Peters. The author pays particular attention to Peters' book, In Search of Excellence, and how the two intellectuals advocate changes in the workplace. This seven page paper has two sources in the bibliography.

  • Ritz Carlton Hotels and Customer Service

    In five pages the excellent customer service techniques Ritz Carlton Hotels employ are examined with its commitment to constant improvements and attention to customer suggestions so that the process never deviates from the primary goal of customer satisfaction. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Information Management and Hotels

    In ten pages a fictional hotel's strategies are featured in this discussion of the hotel industry and its various uses and applications of information technology. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Relationship Between Andersen and Enron

    In five pages the Enron crisis is explored first in terms of how the relationship between these two firms impacted upon Arthur Andersen and then discusses the responsiblity for this crisis. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • United Kingdom's Franchise Industry

    In thirty six pages this paper examines United Kingdom's franchise industry in a consideration of popularity of franchises, franchise workings in comparison with subsidiary and business licensing issues with retail, distribution, services, finance, manufacturing, and 5 franchise area statistics provided. Twenty three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Regina Vacuums and Quality Issues

    In five pages this paper discusses the quality issues Philips must address regarding Regina vacuum cleaner production. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of UK's Shepherd Construction

    In five pages this paper examines Shepherd Construction through a SWOT analysis. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Literature Review on AT&T's Management

    In twenty four pages this paper examines the AT&T Corporation in a management analysis that reviews relevant literature and also considers its post 1980s evolution and the roles played by Michael Armstrong and human resources. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • An Article on Diversity Management Critiqued

    In five pages the ways in which the authors discuss diversity management aspects in their article are considered. There is no bibliography included.-

  • How Decisions Are Made

    In eight pages this paper examines decision support systems, management support systems and their role in the decision making process and also considers Simon's and other strategic model approaches. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

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

    In six pages the Five Forces Model of Michael Porter is applied to the hotel industry with lodging industry's market structure and traits also examined. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Should Comcast Buy Disney?

    Mergers and acquisitions are still underway in the 21st century, though sharply declining from the madness of the 1990s. This paper focuses on the attempt in 2004 by Comcast to buy media giant Disney. Included are pros and cons for both companies, shareholders and the buying public.This paper has five pages and one source is listed in the bibliography.

  • Analyzing a Security Guard Company

    A SWOT analysis of Command Security Corporation, one of more than 10,000 small companies providing security guards. Details a strong company with flexibility, and illustrates some concerns it has had. Includes statistical data.This paper has four pages and no sources are listed.

  • Data Mining and Hurricanes

    In six pages this paper examines the data mining endeavors of 'hurricane' Wal Mart. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

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

    In twelve pages this paper examines what traits employers must have in order to earn a place on the '100 Best Companies to Work For' list by Fortune Magazine. Five sources are cited in the bibliography with a letter of transmittal, and executive summary, and three tables included.

  • Quality Initiatives of Rosenbluth Travel Agency

    In three pages this paper discusses how quality service initiatives can be continued by the U.S. based Rosenbluth travel agency.

  • How To Successfully Franchise in East Asia

    In moving to a global franchise model, American companies face a number of critical factors. This paper looks at Marriott Hotels, UPS, McDonalds and Starbuck, and what factors are necessary for successful franchising in the East Asian market. This paper has twenty pages and fifteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Global Outsourcing

    In five pages this paper represents the textual content of a PowerPoint presentation of thirteen slides on international outsourcing and its alternatives. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • GE in Top Ten of Fortune 500

    In eight pages GE which earned the distinction of being 2006's most admired company in addition to being featured in Fortune 500's top ten is discussed. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography and a PowerPoint presentation is also available.

  • America's Waste Management Services

    In six pages the United States' waste management industry is defined and a comparative analysis of the strategies, sales, and profits of leading industries Republic Services, Allied Waste Industries and Waste Management Inc. is presented.

  • Business Franchise Selection

    In five pages business operations and ownership are considered in terms of franchising and the assessment of a franchise's value. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography, with an outline, Table of Contents, and List of Figures also included.

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

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

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

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

  • The Principle Agent Relationship between Management and Employees

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

  • Measuring Value in Publicly Owned Organizations

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

  • Burt's Bees

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

  • Factors of Organization Behavior and Job Satisfaction

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

  • Self Service Kiosks for Hotel Check-in and Check-out

    A 5 page paper discussing the development and use of kiosks for use in hotel lobbies that customers can use to check in, select their own rooms, pay for their rooms and print receipts for themselves. Already in use at several large chains, the kiosks can improve productivity and reduce costs, while increasing customer satisfaction by eliminating or reducing wait time to check in. Desk service still will be available for those who cannot or choose not to use the automated system. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Getting Real with Diversity and Leadership

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

  • Technology at Shell

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

  • Managing Diversity

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

  • How To Maintain Intercontinental Hong Kong As The Market Leader In The Hospitality Industry

    This 40 page paper, including executive summary, examines the way in which the Intercontinental hotel in Hong Kong may retain its position as the market leader in hospitality industry. After a brief introduction the paper examines the position of the hospitality industry in Hong Kong and then looks at the competition faced by Intercontinental. A SWOT analysis is used to analyse the position of the hotel internally and within a broader environment. Following the analysis innovative plans are presented that will help the hotel remain as an industry leader. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Gretchen Fox And Fox Relocation Management Corp

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

  • Apple; Background and SWOT Analysis

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

  • Guest Service Management and Customer Satisfaction

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

  • The Pharmaceutical Industry

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

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

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

  • Trends and Influences on the Pharmaceutical Industry

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

  • Sustainable development and The United Arab Eremites

    This 10 page paper looks at the concept and practice of sustainable development in a global context, including what it is, how it takes place and general attitudes and practice. The paper then considers the way that the UAE is adopting sustainable development policies and practices within the global context. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Information Technology and Competitive Advantage

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

  • Huffman Trucking Case Study

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

  • Coca-Cola Production Costs

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

  • Design for Repair

    This 7 page paper is a presentation on design fir repair, focusing on the car industry, the reasons what design for repair is advantageous and then looking at how it takes place. A PowerPoint file accompanies the paper.

  • iPhone; Opportunities and Threats

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

  • Systematic Learning And Development

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

  • Concepts and Terms Used in the Study of Organizational Behavior

    The study of organizations and their behavior is a complex subject. A number of different concepts and terms used in this discipline are described, including terms such as diversity, organizational culture, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, corporate social responsibility as well as the definition of organizational behavior. Six sources are listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Strategic and Environmental Analysis of the iPhone

    iPhone is one of a line of lifestyle products introduced by Apple. The writer examines the strategies adopted by Apple n developing and selling the iPhone and then looks at the external environment using a PESTLE analysis. Six sources are cited in this four page paper.

  • Customer Relationship Management in the Public Sector

    The writer looks at the way the concept of customer service may be interpreted and applied to government departments and the public sector. The way that a customer may be defined and the way in which improving customer relationship management may be beneficial are discussed. Three sources are cited in this three page paper.

  • A Differentiated Hotel

    The writer looks at a highly differentiated hotel; The Good Hotel, located in San Francisco assessing the way it is different and competes and assessing the hotel as part of the broader hotel environment. Six sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Apple Computers' Struggle Against Microsoft.

    A paper that addresses the problems faced by Apple Computers, Inc. The author contends that Apple computers main competition, Microsoft, is the industry leader and maintains a monopoly on the home and business PC market. However according to the author, Microsoft's monopoly is due to a negative stigma on Apple Computers and clever marketing my Microsoft, not because Apple's are inferior. This five page paper has one source listed in the bibliography.

  • Discount Competition and Why KMart was Defeated by WalMart

    In three pages this paper discusses how WalMart emerged victorious overK Mart in the rivalry of the two leading US discount chains. There are no sources listed.

  • Import Export Zeigler Coal Holding Company

    In seven pages this paper analyzes the performance of the Zeigler Coal Holding import and export company. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Saudi Arabial and Civil Engineering Construction

    In twenty pages UK and Saudi Arabia civil engineering construction businesses are examined and include discussion of the UK's Alfred McAlpine Plant and Saudi Arabia's Al Khodari Group. Tender examples are provided and there are eigh sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Banking Industry and Bank One Corporation

    In ten pages the banking industry is examined and then Bank One's activities are compared with others in terms of electronic banking and acquisitions. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Profit and Not for Profit Organization Balanced Score Cards

    In a report consisting of ten pages the balanced scorecard tool of management is examined within the contexts of both profit and not for profit organizations with the emphasis upon the balance it seeks to provide. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Business Administration Overview

    In ten pages the functions of business administration are examined in this overview that includes statistics, management accounting, marketing, and overall management skills. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Fiber Optics of Corning

    In five pages this new fiber optic technology is examined in terms of its implications on the industry as a whole and how it has led to Corning's seven fold, three quarters' stock value increase. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Issues in Business

    6 pages and no sources cited. This paper provides rhetorical discourse on three different topics that have to do with business operations and business thinking. This paper relates the problem of women in business in Saudi Arabia, the ethical operation of companies in the tobacco industry, and the nature and business opportunities of yuppies from countries in Asia.

  • Multiplex Market Analysis

    In six pages the UK multiplex cinema development is considered and includes supply and demand mismatches, incorrect market readings along with competitor analysis and also includes future industry recommendations. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Battery Recycling and the Recovery of Lead

    In five pages this paper discusses used batteries and how SED battery processing and heavy metal recycling services can result in increased corporate profitability. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Competitive Advantage and Value Creation

    Value creation for competitive advantage maintenance is discussed in a paper consisting of fourteen pages with a presentation of value formula, value migration, value creation, and customer value management. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography with the inclusion of one table.

  • The LA Housing Market and Accelerating Decisions

    In a paper consisting of twenty four pages the demographic changes in the Los Angeles housing market along with implications of delays in administrative project management as they relate to project costs are discussed as the median new house price balloons to more than $200,000 which is far more than average working class and middle class families can afford. 'Big Dig' in Boston is cited as an example of total cost administrative delay consequences. There are nineteen bibliographic sources cited.

  • E-Commerce, Tax Revenues and Physical Stores

    A paper discussing two specific questions relating to the impact of e-commerce on brick-and-mortar stores, and the impact on tax revenues generated for cities and states. The author presents arguments that e-commerce will continue its growth-trend, as well as arguments that state the opposite, concluding that neither argument is valid. This eight page paper has nine sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Automotive Industry and Changes in Management

    In eight pages this paper discusses how management changes have led to the automobile industry having to adapt to these changes in a rapid and efficient manner. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Cablevision and The Cable TV Industry

    10 pages and 10 sources used. This paper provides an overview of the existing cable TV industry in America and the elements impacting this industry. This paper begins with a look at the specifics of this industry including the competitors, the format, the central characteristics and the projections in this industry. This paper then applies what is known about this industry to a view of one company, Cablevision. This company is assessed relative to the overall view of the cable television industry as a whole.

  • Home Depot's 5 Year Marketing Plan

    In sixteen pages Home Depot's marketing plan is examined and features a profile of the company, anlaysis of the competition and the industry itself, SWOT analysis, mision statement, goals both financial and nonfinancial, target markets, customer analysis, expanded services, 4Ps, financial information, and a 5 year projected marketing plan and implementation. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography with the inclusion of three tables also provided.

  • Three Essays on Business Management

    In ten pages three business management essays are presented and include new companies' five stages and why various stages need management, changing the vertical organization concept to one that is horizontal or flat, and leader and management roles in the corporate culture of the contemporary business world. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Examining Business Ethics

    The writer discusses the changes in ways of doing business in the last three decades, and examines the origins of business ethics. The writer asks whether ethics can be taught or must be ingrained, and also asks why businesses today abandon ethics for short-term profits. The paper is eight pages long and there are thirteen sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Daycare Facilities and the Workplace

    Daycare centers in the workplace are examined from social, legal, and ethical perspectives in six pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Gap Inc, Nordstrom Inc and E-Commerce Operations

    A paper comparing the competitive e-commerce practices of two companies, Gap Inc and Nordstrom Inc. The author provides a background of both companies and addresses their e-commerce strategies. This seventeen page paper has eleven sources listed in the bibliography.

  • An Esperanto Inc. Export Analysis

    In seven pages this paper considers the U.S. based company Esperanto's export goal to sell unique gifts in Canada and includ such issues as long term objectives, goals, export policies, timelines, internal conditions and a corporate venture risk analysis. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Tutorial on Electronic Commerce Quality Management

    In eight pages Dell Computer Company and Amazon.com are discussed in this ecommerce tutorial that considers the importance of quality management with commentary and a literature review included. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • New Brunswick, Canada's Zinc Industry

    New Brunswick, Canada's zinc industry is the focus of this tutorial consisting of eight pages.

  • Financial Risk Management

    In ten pages this paper examines the reasons why financial risk should be managed by companies. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Case Study of Precision Systems, Incorporated

    In five pages this paper discusses the attempted Total Quality Management implementation of Precision Systems in this case study.

  • Marketing Plans and the Incorporation of eMarketing

    In eight pages this paper examines the importance of ecommerce in a consideration of how marketing plans should incorporate emarketing with 3 Web positioning types among the topics of discussion. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Consumer Behavior and the Luxury Fashion Industry

    In fifty pages this paper examines the luxury fashion industry in a consideration of the industry itself, competition, 911 corporate impact, consolidation, media, purchasing, and a psychological discussion is also included. Twenty five sources are cited in the bibliography and there is also included a graphic illustration.

  • Societal Marketing and Green Marketing

    In fourteen pages this paper discusses societal marketing principles including Kotler's five concepts along with the triple bottom line notion along with green marketing, its environmental origins, and previous failures. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Types of Performance Assessments

    In sixteen pages this paper examines such performance assessment models as 360 degree appraisal, MBO, Behaviorally Anchored Ratings Scales, development and documentation, administrative, and TQM framework appraisals with several relevant topics also discussed. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Oral Business Communication Research Study Proposal

    In thirteen pages this research proposal is examined. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Purpose of Performance Appraisals

    In seven pages this paper examines the 360 degree feedback method in a consideration of the purpose performance appraisals serve and also discusses when managers and employees should be assessed by customers. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • E-commerce Service Options

    A paper addressing out-sourced customer service options and payment services available to on-line merchants. The author presents a variety of services available and notes that the costs for said service providers is less than would be seen with in-house attempts to provide the same services. This five page paper has six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Questions on Inventory and Supply Chain Management

    In six pages this paper asks and answers three questions pertaining to supply chain management and includes such topics as fill rate, probability of no stockout, and differences between logistics management and supply chain management. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Process of 'Big Bet' Business Risks

    In three pages business risks known as 'big bets' are assessed in terms of their prudence, what constitutes a big pet and whether these forms of thought are rational or nonrational.

  • Thomas Cook, Shell, and eBay Business Analysis

    In sixteen pages this paper concentrates primarily upon Thomas Cook and Shell Oil and contrasts and compares its research, positioning, segmentation and also provides an environmental analysis of each. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Economic Growth and Innovation

    In four pages this paper examines the concepts of Adam Smith, economic growth and innovation within the context of the observation, 'Research and development is the central cause of economic growth.' Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Target, Sears, and Wal Mart Macroeconomic Forecasts

    In four pages this paper examines macroeconomic elements as they impact these important U.S. companies in a consideration of macroeconomic forecasting for 2004 to 2006. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Coke Leading Pepsi in Soft Drink Success

    In three pages this paper examines the Pepsi and Coca Cola soft drink wars and asserts that it is Coke that continues to reign supreme. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Survey Questions on Corporate Governance

    In six pages questions along with their rationale are considered as they relate to corporate governance in an examination of how changes in standards influence the perceptions and behavior of financial management and the effects of corporate governance. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Bear Gram and the Vermont Teddy Bear Co.

    In five pages this paper discusses the influences of technology, society, culture, economics, law, and politics on the Vermont Teddy Bear Comapny. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Performance Appraisals and Management

    In ten pages this paper discusses 360 Feedback and MBO appraisal models along with two other in a consideration of how management can improve performance by using performance appraisals. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Collaborative Communities by Twombly and Shuman

    In six pages this paper discusses the importance of collaborative communities and their creation as considered by the authors in this text.

  • An Original UK Business Startup Plan

    This paper consists of 9 pages and discusses an original UK business startup plan for an independent financial adviser company and includes such key issues as necessary resources, all aspects of planning including financial, strategy, and a focused company mission. This 9 page paper is an original business plan for starting up a business, looking at company mission, strategy, planning including financial planning, required resources, the sector's past, present and future UK market, and other key issues. There is 1 bibliographic source listed.

  • Smyth Printing and Ecommerce

    In six pages this paper discusses how Smyth Printing should plan to design and implement ecommerce and analyzes whether it should be automated or manual, identifies ecommerce applications, and considers cost effective goal ways of achieving these objectives. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Strategies of Gerber Products Company

    In four pages this paper examines Gerber's various strategies regarding management and baby food products. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Landfill Management

    In three pages landfill management is discussed in a consideration of trash storage types, what government regulations need to be followed, and public acceptance importance regarding this process. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Styles of Leadership and Southwest Airlines

    In eight pages this paper examines Southwest Airlines' CEO Herb Kelleher in a consideration of leadership style success and SWA's corporate culture.

  • Industry Clustering and Takeover Activity

    This paper discusses why industry clustering characterizes acquisition and merger takeover activity in nine pages. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Ethics and Communication

    In thirteen pages questions involving verbal communication improvement and applications, making ethical decisions, gender bias, employee reference and personal opinion are answered with references made to Mary Ellen Guffey's Business Communication. One source is listed in the bibliography.

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

    In a paper consisting of nine pages Southwest Airlines is examined in terms of its history, capital structure, corporate culture, management style, and financials as a way of conducting an analysis that will be complete in terms of valuation, investment, and capital structure. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Business Communication Skills Development

    In six pages the significance of workplace communications are discussed in a consideration of oral and written forms along with recommendations offered as to how effective communications between supervisors and employees can be fostered. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Project Management Leadership

    In six pages this paper considers project management and strategic and technical requirements within the context of the observation 'Project managers are expected to be leaders,[but] the truth is that everyone on a project team can and should demonstrate leadership skills as appropriate to the project's needs. As project professionals, we must continually enhance our people skills and leadership ability.' Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

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

    In four pages this paper discusses the fashion industry life cycle in a consideration of women's apparel and its placement. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Unique Restaurant Opening Business Plan

    In twenty one pages this new restaurant business plan begins with an executive summary, description of business, data analysis of marketing and industry, management, operations, marketing plan, and financial plans and projections. Five sources are cited in the bibliography with statistics and three financial tables also provided.

  • MacIntosh Branding

    The writer describes branding in detail, paying special attention to the MacIntosh (Mac) brand, which is an example of passionate branding, which is also explained. The writer argues that part of the extreme loyalty of Mac users may be due to its passionate branding. The paper is fourteen pages long and there are nine sources listed in the bibliography.

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

    In four pages this paper examines employee violation of OSHA standards and problems a construction company wrestles with a site's hazardous working conditions.

  • Future Services and Sales Demand Forecasting

    In four pages this paper considers the forecasting of demand for services and sales. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The History and Significance of Communication Skills

    This paper addresses the history of communication between employers and employees, and discusses various approaches to improving listening and communication skills. This ten page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Oil Company Perspectives on the Natural Gas Industry

    In forty nine pages this paper examines an oil company's views on the natural gas industry. Nineteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The Addition of Alternative Fuel Cars to Lotus Rental Cars

    In three pages the prospect of adding rental cars that utilize alternative fuel sources is discussed. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • A Sector Matrix and a Production Chain Compared

    This research report looks at Gereffi's production chain. The sector matrix is examined as well and the concepts are compared and contrasted. This nine page paper has ten sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Atlantico and River Beverages Accounting

    In this paper consisting of seven pages Atlantico and River Beverages budgeting process are discussed with comparisons made between Atlantico's 'do even better next year' philosophy and River's striving for accuracy through the incorporation of unnecessary steps. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Conflict Resolution within Teams

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

  • Book Report: Finance

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

  • Amazon.com and Internet Jurisdiction

    A 5 page paper discussing Amazon.com's international operations and legal problems that the company potentially could become entangled with as Internet law continues to change. Amazon operates 9 sites (US, UK, China, etc.) and likely is bound by the laws of the country in which those sites are located. Jurisdiction changes have been occurring since an Australian court decided in 2002 that the site of injury imposed by a US site owner was Australia. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Strategic Plan for Dell

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

  • Matrix Structures for Business

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

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

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

  • Cutting Inventory Costs

    This 10 page paper considers the way in which inventory levels and inventory costs may be cut. The paper looks at tools such as just in time inventory management, forecasting, pull systems and the use of consignment stock. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Strategic Planning at Riordan Manufacturing

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

  • Leadership and the Creation or Maintenance of Positive Cultures

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

  • Financial Trend Analysis in Healthcare

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

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship

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

  • Car Rental Business

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

  • Cinnabon; Competitive Analysis

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

  • 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.

  • Fast Food and E-Commerce

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

  • E-sourcing Strategy at Sun Microsystems

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

  • Retail Automotive Industry

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

  • Issues Concerning Leadership

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

  • Value-Based Management in the Financial Services Industry

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

  • Courting the Customer at Best Buy

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

  • Leadership at Gene One

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

  • Operations Management and the Fast Food Industry

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

  • 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.

  • Sustainability Strategy at Wal-Mart

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

  • EMS and Sustainability

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

  • Co-Leadership

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

  • 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.

  • Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products

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

  • Knowledge Management at Molnlycke Health Care

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

  • McDonalds SWOT and Strategy

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

  • Friendly Cards Finance

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

  • Green Supply Chain Management

    This 16 page paper examines the concept of the green supply chain; managing the supply chain in a sustainable or environmentally friendly manner. The paper starts by examining what a green supply chain is and how it may be defined and put into practice and the considers additional issues such as the potential benefits, costs, the key factors for implementation and then considers examples of firms that hover elements of a green supply chain in the UAE. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Consumer Behavior

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

  • Management Control Systems at Jazeera Airways

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

  • Manulife; BCG Matrix Analysis

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

  • Sustainability and Business

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

  • Entrepreneurship And Human Capital

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

  • Healthcare Industry Phase

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

  • Intercultural Communication In Organizations

    A 10 page paper that begins with comments about the importance of these interactions. The writer reports and describes Hofstede's dimensions that describe a culture with examples. The essay also reports the six barriers to intercultural communication as presented by Jandt. The writer discusses and comments on cross-border mergers and joint ventures reporting a couple of the problems with the Daimler-Chrysler merger. Examples of marketing miscommunications are provided. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • 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.

  • Airline Industry Trends

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

  • Conflict Management - Hypothetical Case Study

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

  • Strategy, Leadership and Vision

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

  • Harley Davidson - Strategic Analysis and Choices

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

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

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

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

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

  • Military Supply Chain Management

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

  • Strategic Planning

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

  • Fair Trade

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

  • Enterprise Wide Risk Management

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

  • The Matrix as Developed by Ansoff

    This four page paper begins by explaining how and when the matrix structure emerged. The contents and context for each cell are explained with examples. The paper comments on how the matrix can be used in today's marketplace. One table is included. Four sources are cited on the bibliography page.

  • Environmental Risk Management In the Construction Industry and the Role of the Project Manager

    This 82 page paper is investigates the role of project manager in the construction industry with a focus on the UK. The paper includes an introduction, aims and objectives and methodology, and presents an in-depth literature review concerning the responsibilities of a project manager and issues related to environmental risk management in construction, including approaches to environmental management systems and waste management. Simulated primary research is presented and the findings are used to make recommendation for practices that would improve environmental risk management in the construction industry. The bibliography cites 62 sources.

  • Google’s Decision to Launch an Operating System

    This 3 page paper examines the decision made by Google to launch Chrome; a new operating system which will compete with Microsoft Windows. The paper discusses some of the potential motivations behind the strategy and assesses how successful the launch announcement has been in supporting that strategy. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • The Evolution of Organizations

    Organizations have to change and develop as the environment that they compete within changes. Larry Griener discusses change in his article “Evolution and Revolution as Organizations Grow”, the writer of this article takes this, and other authors such as Charles Handy into consideration to forecast then next stage of organizational evolution, arguing that it will be a leaner structure with network or lattice based composition. Eleven sources are cited in this nine page paper.

  • Managing Risk

    Risk needs to be managed in both private and the public sector organizations. The writer first defines risk and different types of risk and then considers the risk assessment and management tools in private and public sector organizations. Ten sources are cited in this nine page paper.

  • Lessons That May Help Smith Systems Consulting

    Montblanc pens and Marks and Spencer’s have faced similar problems to the case study, problems with their position in the market and the way in which they differentiate themselves. The two cases are used to identify the way Smith Systems Consulting may overcome the problems that they are facing in the case that was provided by the student. Three sources are cited in this four page paper.

  • The Job of a Real Estate Manager

    The writer examines the tasks that need to be undertaken by a professional real estate manager, in either the residential or the commercial environment. The job is described in the task broken down into different areas which are subsequently considered to describe and define the professional responsibilities of real estate manager. Five sources are cited in the bibliography this eight page paper

  • QUESTIONS - AJAX MINERALS

    Answers questions concerning change management as they pertain to a case about Ajax Minerals. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography of this 4-page paper.

  • CHANGE MANAEMENT MODELS - CONTRASTING AND COMPARING

    Discusses various models of change management, and what might be missing from them. Also includes a "student" change management model. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 4-page paper.

  • Communication in Organizations

    This paper discusses the roles of communication in business and how important they are. The writer identifies current and future trends in business communication. There are four sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

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

    The writer examines the way in which a premier restaurant, differentiated by quality of food and service provides that services. The paper starts with a background to the restaurant and then defines the service experience before considering potential standards which may be used, the importance of employee and customer inputs. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography of this twelve page paper.

  • Starbucks - Planning a New Product

    The writer presents a plan for Starbucks to create and then lunch a new product in their coffee shops as a way of increasing revenues and expanding their market. The writer identifies and discusses suitable objectives, the stages that will be needed, resources required, key success factors and financial forecasts along with contingency planning. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this ten page paper.

  • Amazon.com and the Kindle Fire

    In 2011 Amazon launched their first tablet PC known as the Kindle Fire. The writer looks at how and why this was developed. The paper starts by considering the company and reviewing the product and then looks at the development from a project development perspective. The paper ends by discussing potential improvement to future project management at Amazon. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography of this fifteen page paper.

  • Comparison of Internet and Traditional Shopping

    The writer looks at the way consumer experiences of internet and traditional shopping takes place with the aim of assessing whether or not there is a good potential for businesses to increase revenues by competing online. The two concepts are contrasted and compared and the general trend in shopping patterns in order to determine the potential for firms. There are specific references to firm in Turkey. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography of this none page paper.

  • Starbucks in 2011

    The paper looks at some of the changes which impacted on the performance of Starbucks in 2011. The strategies that helped the firm recover and increase business are discussed including assessment of their financial and economic merit. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • The Use of PM Tools to Improve Project Management

    The writer looks at the way tools may be used to optimize project management. The writer look sat the way a previous small project has created lessons for a student to assess tools that may be used to manage projects in a reflective context. The general approach to project management, use of different management tools and management of teams are all discussed. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography this nine page paper.

  • Plan to Rehabilitate an Old Building into a New Restaurant

    The paper, written in the style of an essay, looks at the way in which an old building may be converted into a new restaurant. The paper is written looking at the feasibility of the pound. The paper starts by examining the way that the building conversion should take place, considering local stakeholder needs as well as the way it will suit different types of business. The feasibility of the conversion is then considered in terms of the potential demand in the local market.

  • Strategic Plan for Johnson and Johnson

    A strategic plan has been developed for Johnson and Johnson based on an assumed desire to increase revue and support better revenue stability. Strategies to start manufacturing marketing and distributing generic drugs and a strategy to develop improvements or changes to existing drugs in order to extend patents are both discussed. A plan to implement the latter is outline, including the general approach, tactics and milestones. The plan is developed for Johnson and Johnson, but may be applied to other large pharmaceutical firms.

  • Analysis of Macro Environmental Factors Influencing Samsung in the US

    The writer examines the external influences which impact on the electronics firm Samsung. The competitive environment is examined using an extended PEST analysis as well as Porter Five Forces framework. The analysis looks at the influences that Samsung is facing in the United States in 2013. Sixteen sources are cited in this fourteen page paper.

  • A SWOT Analysis of Unconventional Gas and Oil in the UK

    Polices supporting the pursuance of unconventional gas and oil are found in the UK. The paper looks at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with the development of this industry, and energy source, in the UK. Comparison are made with solar power generation. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography of this sixteen page paper.

  • How is Strategy Impacted by Institutional Factors?

    Institutional factors have a significant impact on firms. This paper considers the way that different institutional factors will influence the way strategies are, or should, be determined by firm that are in under developed and emergent economies. The type of institutional factors which may be present are identified, and then discussed in the context of strategy decision making. Twenty five sources are cited in the bibliography of this sixteen page paper.

  • Business Issues in sub-Saharan Africa

    Sub-Saharan Africa has some of the poorest countries in the world. They also have some of the most corrupt politicians and businessmen. This has a direct effect on businesses. This paper discusses several issues including the corruption, stakeholder activism, the gap between financing male-owned vs. female-owned businesses, and why it is important to understand these issues when financing a small business. There are five sources used in this four page paper.

  • Merging with Microsoft

    This research paper discusses a hypothetical business and what factors should be considered before making a decision to merge with Microsoft. The writer addresses the history of MIcrosoft and describes its product line, customer base and major competitors, as well as projecting where Microsoft is headed and market stratrategy. This ten page paper has three sourches in the bibliography.

  • Being a Security Manager

    This research paper looks at what is involved in being a security manager and then discusses this role in relation to risk management and whether or not the two areas are sufficiently different to justify a completely different division. Risk management is defined, as is the fucntion of the security manager and the types of security breaches that the manager must addresses are described. This eight page paper has eight sources in the bibliography.

  • Cracker Barrel and Organizational Communication

    In five pages this paper examines organizational communication at the Cracker Barrel chain in a consideration of informal team structuring and self actualization. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Tasty Baking Decisions

    In six pages Tasty Baking is examined in terms of its present strategies and future course when it faces competition from a large national company with the conclusion that the company is being properly managed and should not deviate from its present strategic approach. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Tasty Baking Growth

    In five pages this paper considers why Tasty Baking should continue charting its own course, relying upon Porter's Five Forces model to provide company analysis of its growth. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Analysis of Nike Inc.

    In five pages this corporate analysis of Nike includes corporate history, financials, alleged sweatshops in the Third World, and its strategic advertising approaches. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Problem Solving and SSM

    In five pages this paper discusses soft systems methodology as it relates to problem solving within the context of the observation featured in Ralph Johnson's Software Requirements & Specifications: A lexicon of Practice: Principles and Prejudices,'We have a tendency to focus on the solution, in large part because it is easier to notice a pattern in the systems that we build than it is to see the pattern in the problems we are solving.' Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Travel Industry and Customer Service

    In five pages the UK travel agency known as Lunn Poly is considered in terms of its customer service practices which is then compared with Ritz Carlton Hotels with distinct differences noted. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Analytical Case Study of Tasty Bake

    In nine pages this student submitted case study analyzes Tasty Bake in terms of current company position and also applies a Porter's Five Forces model in order to assess its environment and competitive aspects.

  • A Plan for a New Business

    Examining the potential for starting a new business is discussed in this paper consisting of 5 pages using a PC workshop as an example. Specifically considered are the competition that exists and that which has exited, how the fledgling business can carve its own workplace niche and ways to develop an advantage over the competition, and includes general projections for the first five years along with projected startup costs. There are 3 bibliographic sources listed.

  • Plastics Industry and Quality Control

    In eight pages this paper discusses Total Quality Management within the context of the plastics industry with quality control being the primary focus. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Leadership, Team Effectiveness, and Personal Development

    In eight pages this paper discusses personal development and teams in a consideration of leadership and its role. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Australia's Orbital Engine Corporation

    In twenty two pages this paper examines this company's strategies by using a financial and shareholder analysis as well as SWOT and PEST analyses. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Pros and Cons of Internet Grocery Retailers

    In fourteen pages and 2 parts this paper considers the pros and cons of online grocery selling with an application of student research.

  • Student Case Study on Viking Sewing Machines

    A Viking Sewing Machines' student submitted case study is discussed by answering 4 questions on company changes, strategies, and new CEO benefits in ten pages. Fifteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Competition Issues and Microsoft

    In five pages this paper examines 3 issues regarding Microsoft and competition including Microsoft corporate acquisitions and the impact on Internet competitors' share prices, Microsoft's potentially threatening financial moves where competitors are considered, and if Microsoft's market dominance is threatening to competition. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Walt Disney's Strategic Management

    In six pages this paper applies Donaldson's strategic audit and Porter's Five Forces model to a strategic management analysis of Walt Disney. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • New Product Development

    In ten pages this paper discusses new product development and the problems that may be encountered when a dominant product is overthrown. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • U.S. Pizza Market Strategic Pricing

    In seven pages this paper considers Little Caesar's, Pizza Hut, and Dominoes in an examination of the American pizza market and pricing strategy with differentiation, costing's role, and predatory and promotional pricing among the topics discussed. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Stadium Security and Honeywell

    In three pages this paper examines the Honeywell Stadium Security System in a discussion of the necessity for increased security in stadiums with an examination of features, communications, and hefty price tag. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Employee Motivation and Budgetary Controls

    In ten pages this paper examines the conflicts between budgetary controls and the motivation of employees in applications of social man and economic man models. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Workplace and the Roles of Employment Satisfaction and Motivation

    In fifteen pages this paper examines the workplace significance of job satisfaction, morale and motivation of employees. Twenty one sources are cited in the bibliography.

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

    In eight pages this paper considers the health club setting in a discussion of the personality traits that are required to successfully perform various jobs. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Dell Computer's Capital Sources

    In three pages this paper examines the 2003 Annual Report of Dell Computers in a consideration of its Weighted Average Cost of Capital and capital sources. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • When Acquisitions Go Wrong - Rover and BMW

    The writer discusses the reasons why BMW acquired Rover and why the acquisition failed. The writer also explores the position of BMW in the auto sector, why the acquisition seemed to be a substantial opportunity and why that opportunity was not realized. The writer also discusses the strategies BMW adopted following the unsuccessful acquisition. The paper is three pages long.

  • Case Study of Hyatt Petroleum

    In six pages this student submitted case study on Hyatt Petroleum examines company problems and potential solutions are proposed.

  • Mergers and Value Creation

    In eight pages the value of creating a merger and the problems that accompany such an undertaking are discussed in the case study example of Daimler Benz's merger and acquisition of Chrysler. Nine sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • United Kingdom Workforce Diversity Management

    In twelve pages this paper examines 2 UK companies in a consideration of diversity management in the workplace with the 1976 Race Relations Act last amended in 2003 and the 2000 European Union Race Directive among the topics of discussion. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Team Building Through a Virtual Team Experience

    A virtual academic team project of 1 week is the focus of this discussion of the team building process in five pages. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Retail and Supply Chain Management

    In ten pages this paper examines the retail industry in a consideration of supply chain management with such concepts as value chain, cross docking, CMI, VMI, and ECR discussed. Fifteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Business Tax Planning

    In five pages this paper examines tax planning for businesses and how tax laws can be advantageous. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Question on the Productivity of Software Testing

    In nine pages this paper on software testing productivity considers customer emphasis, cost, and operating efficiency in attempt to answer the question Are testing and quality assurance the cause of productivity impacts, or are they the effect?' Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Venture Capitalist Factors and Items

    In three pages this paper discusses a manufacturer's future potential in a consideration of venture capitalist items and various factors regarding invention, patenting, and the funds provided by a national venture capital company. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Hewlett Packard and Dell Printer Wars

    In four pages this paper considers the competition between Dell and HP and the decision by HP to stop offering Dell HP printers after Dell announced offering Lexmark printers that are low priced with customer needs being disregarded by each in the process. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Swimming Pool Business Results Enhancement

    In five pages this paper discusses how a small swimming pool business can be enhanced and the various economic considerations that must be made in so doing with a recommendation to increase retail sales and commercial accounts offered. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

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

    In seven pages life cycles of products are discussed with an example of the Ford Mustang automobile with the life cycle theory along with the management concepts of Richard Daft applied. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 2002 until 2005 Nike Stock Changes

    In five pages a comparison between Nike and competitors Skechers and Reebok is made in a discussion of Nike changes. Six sources are cited in the bibliography with two tables and two charts also included.

  • Information Technology Portfolio Management

    In five pages this paper discusses IT portfolio management in a consideration of projects and cost issues. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Look at Two Mergers

    This 4 page paper discusses the merger of the Highland Hills and Northwestern Hospitals in Illinois in 2000; and the merger of eBay and PayPal in 2002. It also examines the acquisition of the Mexican bank Banamex by Citigroup in 2001. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • It's Popcorn Time Marketing Plan and Recommendations

    In five pages this paper presents a marketing plan for IPT along with recommendations regarding Internet sales with a PowerPoint speaker notes marketing plan presentation also available. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Process of Innovation

    This research paper describes the process involved with innovation and how changes tend to be radical initially, but as a product achieves success, changes and innovation slows until change becomes incremental. The writer examines this phenomenon and offer examples. This nine page paper has three sources in the bibliography.

  • The Snapple Acquisition

    Prior to the acquisition of Snapple by Quaker, this company had been quite successful. That is not to say that the acquisition failed, but this four page paper addresses the period prior to the acquisition and looks at the company accordingly. Various matrices are used in this analysis that lists six references.

  • Kirham Instruments Product Development

    In six pages this paper examines Kirkham Industries' Harvard Business Case Study 9 697 058 in an evaluation of its new product's development process. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Home Health and Hospice Company Business Requirement Analysis

    In ten pages a home health and hospice company is examined in terms of its two information technology needs which include adding laptop computers, printers, and a wireless network for visiting nurses to educated patients and a self service automated HR system. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Nonprofit Organization's High Power Board of Directors Creation

    In four pages the ways in which a nonprofit organization can create a high power board of directors and the governing benefits such a board serves are examined. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Mergers; Texaco and Chevron

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

  • Joint Juice - Going National

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

  • 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.

  • Measuring Service Quality

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

  • Distribution Channels of the U.S. Naval Hospital, Guam

    A 4 page paper discussing the current distribution channels of the U.S. Naval Hospital on Guam and suggesting ways that the hospital can extend those existing channels to increase service and perhaps reduce operating costs. Current distribution of services certainly is adequate, but as Deming (1986) noted, improvement is always possible. The hospital has opportunity to enhance current distribution in the absence of crisis motivation to further enhance the service it currently provides. 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.

  • Project Managers

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

  • Outsourcing at Wachovia and the Bank of America

    Outsourcing has become a common strategy for firms looking to cut costs. However, this is not the only motivation to undertake outsourcing. This 18 page paper compares and contrasts Bank of America and Bank of Wachovia outsourcing decisions, negotiations, and solutions. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Productivity : Measuring And Improving

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

  • Adidas—Will Restructuring Its Business Line-up Allow It to Catch Nike?

    This 18 page paper examined Adidas after it has made the acquisition of Reebok and considers whether or not the company will be able to compete efficiently with Nike. The paper looks at the company background, and its current strategy as well as performing a SWOT analysis and looking at the company using Porters Five Forces model. The value chain is also considered and the results are used to determine whether or not Adidas will be able to compete with Nike for the market leader position. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • AT&T and VoIP Technology; Strategic Issues

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

  • The Merger between XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio

    In February 2007 it was announced there would be a merger between XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio. This 3 page paper examines at the financial motivation for the merger. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Marketing In Tourism

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

  • Managing Working Capital

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

  • Strategy for Emirates Airline

    A 25 page paper discussing Emirates Airline growth and strategy for the future. In 2004, Emirates Air's CEO Maurice Flanagan stated that the airline's order for 90 new, luxury aircraft to be delivered over a period of time extending to 2012 likely would not be sufficient for the airline to meet the demand that its management intended to create by that time. The astounding statement proved to be prophetic. The paper discusses internal and external environments and makes recommendations for the future. Bibliography lists 35 sources.

  • Cerner Corporation - Training Analysis

    A 9 page paper. The essay includes a Table of Contents and Executive Summary. The main paper is divided into six sections that provide a background of the company and its mission, sales, employees, discussion of current employees, existing training and career development programs, the company's ranking in turnover and training, training interventions recommended, the cost of training and how it will be evaluated. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Designing a Performance Management System for Southwest Airlines

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

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

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

  • Servant Leadership

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

  • Return on Quality

    This 4 page paper looks at the way investment in quality can have the potential for a positive return on investment. A range of investment types are discussed including investment in the quality of customer relationship management to improve customer loyalty, investment in training staff, investment in systems and investment in equipment. The paper also considers the consequences of failing to invest. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Company Mission and Strategy Management

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

  • 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.

  • Enron And Corporate Culture

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

  • Organizational Behavior and Team Effectiveness

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

  • Chicago Pizza in the Czech Republic

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

  • Project Management Questions

    This 14 page paper answers four questions set by the student examining different areas of project management. The first answer defines the process and stages of project management and looks at lifecycle management. The second part of the paper discusses the use of risk management and considers how it can be applied in the real world. The last two parts of the paper are based on news articles, the first considers the problems with project management on a case concerning the building of a sports stadium, the second compares the approaches of two contractors working on the same project. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Wal-Mart Sustainability

    A 3 page paper that reports and discusses Wal-Mart's sustainability goals. The process began three years ago. The essay reports those goals and describes some of the activities to support them. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • DHL and RFID Technology

    This 3 page paper discusses DHL's decision to use RFID technology and their most recent idea to equip trucks with RFID. The writer also reports their latest innovation, RFID with temperature sensor. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Wal-Mart And RFID

    A 3 page paper that reports Wal-Mart's 2003 decision to have its largest suppliers adopt RFID technology. Examples are provided of companies who complied. The essay discusses Wal-Mart's own delay in equipping stores. The benefits of this technology are also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Warehouse Management; Frazelle’s 5 Dimensions

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

  • Forecasting for On Your Mark

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

  • 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.

  • Does Leadership Impact on the Performance of an Organization?

    This 10 page paper considers the extent to which a leader influences the performance of a business. The concept of leadership is discussed and the ways that influences may be exerted are discussed, including the impact on the employees and strategies. Examples of leadership are also discussed, including Konosuke Matsushita and Steve Jobs. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Starbucks Mission and Direction

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

  • Telecommunications Industry

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

  • Project Proposal; A New Computer System for a Retail Firm

    This 4 page paper is a project proposal for the implementation of an integrated computer system for a small chain of retail stores. The organizational situation is reviewed, objectives are identified and then the 9 knowledge areas of PMBOK are briefly considered. The bibliography cites 3 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.

  • Business Forecasting

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

  • Managing the Supply Chain in the Retail Grocery sector

    In this twenty-two page paper, the author explains what a supply chain is and the components of supply chain management and the factors that affect the grocery industry. The emphasis is on retail grocery companies. Major retail grocery chains in the U.S., the U.K. and Europe are discussed in terms of their supply chains. Twenty-five sources are cited.

  • Motorola and Quality Management

    Quality management is an important concept for many organizations. This 18 page paper examines the way it takes place at Motorola, starting with the introduction of 6 Sigma and then considers issues such as the way objectives on set and aspects of total quality management is found at Motorola. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Changing the Culture of a Department

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