Research Papers on Management

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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.

  • Peter Senge's Five Disciplines

    In eight pages this paper considers each of the disciplines described by Peter Senge in The Fifth Discipline The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • GENERAL ELECTRIC AND THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION

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

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

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

  • Business Studies' Project Reflective Learning Document

    In twenty four pages this business studies' project's reflective learning document includes learning theories such as those by Lewin and Kolb, communications, competitive positioning, and game theory uses. Twenty sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Learning Organization Power and Leadership

    In nineteen pages this paper discusses learning organizations in a definition of the term and then considers how to effectively wield power and apply leadership types to a learning organizational model. Eighteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Learning Organization Advantages and Disadvantages

    In this paper that contains twenty pages Peter Senge's learning organization five disciplines are identified along with building a learning organization and the advantages, disadvantages, strengths and weaknesses that are involved with supplemental examples provided. There are seventeen bibliographic sources cited.

  • Learning Organization Creation

    In seventeen pages the manner by which a company can evolve into a learning organization is examined in terms of definitions, barriers, benefits, and transformation. Twenty sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • ANALYSIS OF LEARNING ORGANIZATION CONCEPTS

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

  • Baldrige Award Assessment

    In five pages an examination of the Baldrige Award and its encouragement of competitive knowledge and learning is presented.

  • Learning Organization and Organizational Learning Differences

    In twelve pages this paper defines concepts of learning organization and organizational learning and then contrasts and compares them. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Management, Employees, Creativity, and Opportunities for Learning

    In fourteen pages this paper examines whether or not keeping employees motivated and creative is the responsibility of management through the implementation of learning opportunities with theoretical references to Alderfers ERG, McGregor's X and Y theories along with Senge's Learning Organization concept discussed. Nineteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Learning, Reinforcement And Work Performance

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

  • GE CEO Jack Welch and Lessons Learned from His Autobiography

    This paper examines the corporate leadership climb of Jack Welch and the management techniques his autobiography provides with comparisons made between his GE leadership and that of H. Lee Scott Jr., CEO of Wal Mart in six pages. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Learning Organizations' Functions of Management

    In six page pages this paper examines management's 4 major functions of controlling, leading, organizing, and planning, within the context of a learning organization and how each can be effectively applied. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Organizational Learning at Airbus

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

  • Corporations and Learning Organizations

    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.

  • Managerial Control, Organizational Learning, and Theory

    In thirty two pages this paper designs a qualitative case study in a consideration of how to match theories such as those by Deming and Chris Argyris with organizational characteristics. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Empowerment and Delegation: Learned Business Skills

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

  • Learning, Organizational and Personal Levels

    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.

  • Future of Managed Care and Specialized Laboratories

    In nine pages this paper discusses managed care in a consideration of future roles of specialized laboratories as detailed under new health care insurance provisions. There are 8 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Production of Cars and Henry Ford

    In eight pages Henry Ford's mass production implementation and its effects on society and the production of automobiles including his early Mode T and Model A are discussed. Five sources are cited 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.

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

    In four pages this paper examines the effective transformational leadership of American hockey coach Herb Brooks, who took his inexperienced team of underdogs and went on to orchestrate a miracle on ice during the 1980 Winter Olympics. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Career of The Body Shop Creator Anita Roddick

    Entrepreneur Anita Roddick's career and her enterprise The Body Shop are examined in 6 pages.

  • Cheap Mexican Labor, Supply and Demand

    In four pages this paper discusses the exploitation of cheap labor in Mexico and the influence of supply and demand on this practice. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Corporate Law, Federal Regulations, and State Laws

    In eight pages issues and differences that exist among federal regulations, state and corporate laws are considered along with their corporate developmental implications. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility And Energy Management

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

  • Workplace Creativity

    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.

  • Organizational Innovation and Creativity Enhancement

    In sixteen pages the ways in which organizations can encourage creativity and innovation are discussed in a discussion of theories and the introduction of a Hong Kong case study. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Emergency Management

    In six pages organizational capabilities, risk assessment, hazard vulnerability and analysis are among the topics discussed in this consideration of disaster planning and emergency management. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Price Discrimination Strategies

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

  • Benefits of Diversity Management in the Workforce

    In five pages this paper examines diversity management in the workforce in a consideration of its benefits. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Motivation and Workforce Diversity Management

    In nine pages this paper examines executive information systems and gain sharing in a consideration of various motivation methods in the management of diversity in the workplace. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Study Questions on Philips Electronics

    In five pages business strategy, value chain methodology, and core competence questions regarding Philips Electronics are examined.

  • Emotional Intelligence

    This paper describes and discusses Goleman's theory of emotional intelligence, including the components. The writer comments on the importance of emotional intelligence for effective leadership. There are eight sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Examination of Employee Absenteeism

    In ten pages employee absenteeism and its reasons are examined in this overview. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Project Management and Critical Chain Scheduling v. Critical Path Scheduling

    In six pages the pros and cons of project management's critical chain management and critical path scheduling are examined in order to determine a scheduling preference. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Howard Schultz Power and Influence

    The power and influence of Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks. The essay discusses who has power and influence over Schultz and who he has power over. Examples are given. The second section discusses what emotional intelligence is and how it relates to leadership and culture. There are seven sources used in this six page paper.

  • Hockey, Helmets, and Efficiency

    In six pages this paper considers a situation in which helmets would not be worn by hockey players because it was not mandatory and then discusses how to make certain of efficiency in rulings to require wearing them. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Current Status of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry in the United States

    In five pages this research paper examines the impact of technology upon the U.S. tourism and hospitality industry and the effects of this techmology upon industry higher education. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Hospitality Industry and HRM

    In twenty one pages human resource management issues as the pertain to the hotel industry are considered in a hotel chain case study that considers HRM's 4 primary functions and how each is practiced along with functional improvement recommendations. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography and there is also the inclusion of one table.

  • 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.

  • Hotels - Added Value

    This 3 page paper responds to three questions: how organizations in a fragmented industry add value, which discusses Porter's ideas; should hotel companies follow these same methods; and the strengths a hotel needs to be successful. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Huffman Trucking Case Study

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

  • Organizational Behavior And Teamwork

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

  • Case Study on HR Planning Issues

    In six pages this paper examines human resource planning issues in a discussion of a case study involving a procedure manual's design with the inclusion of a vision or mission statement and company goals provided. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis of United Kingdom Supermarket Chains Safeway, Iceland, Asda, Sainsbury, and Tesco

    In seven pages these UK supermarkets are subjected to a Porter's Five Forces model analysis. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Monster Networking Case Study

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

  • Industrial Relations and HRM

    In fourteen pages this paper considers human resource management in a discussion of labor unions and industrial relations from a historical perspective and an examination of globalization's effects along with various theories, management components, and the importance of harmony in industrial relations and human resource management. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Corporate Strategy and Information Technology

    The writer looks at different issues concerned with the way that strategy is linked to information technology. The first part of the paper examines the interdependent nature of strategy and information technology one operation. The second section of the paper discusses the use of information technology at a large corporation, looking at the way in which it has value. The final section of the paper discusses potential differences and similarities between IT/IS and IT/IS strategies. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography this seven page paper.

  • Corporate Culture Theories that Impact it

    The corporate culture is like an unwritten code of conduct. It is not a document, it is just the way things get done in that organization. Some believe that it takes a crisis to change the culture because it is embedded in the minds of everyone. This essay explores how certain organizational theories might impact the culture. Examples of theories include dialectical and complexity. There are seven sources used in this three page paper.

  • Analysis Journal Articles

    This paper discusses three research articles on leadership. This paper reports research questions, sample populations, and results. Transformational and transactional leadership are included. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Innovation - Theory and Manifestation

    The writer starts the paper with a literature review examining issues related to the implementation of innovation, including different approaches to innovation and barrier which prevent it taking place. The writer then looks at the way innovation is seen in Tata Motors, examining the processes and the ways in which they are aligned with theory. Twenty-nine sources are cited in the bibliography of this 29 page paper.

  • Apple Leads in Customer Service

    Apple employees are trained to help people and to provide excellent customer service. The training is comprehensive. This paper emphasizes this factor and discusses relationship marketing as part of it. The essay also provides a great deal of information like background, products, innovations, etc. There are eight sources used in this ten page papera

  • Market Research and Role of Competitive Intelligence

    In ten pages competitive intelligence as an important business strategy tool is assessed in terms of the differences and similarities between competitive intelligence and market research with a consideration of the Rockwell case included along with company protection from the gathering of intelligence information. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Business Basics - Competitive Advantages and Challenges of International Trade

    The writer presents a paper in two section outline basic concepts in business. The first section examines the concept of competitive advantage and how it may be gained. The second section examines why firms undertake international trade problems that may be faced by firms undertaking international trade and the difficulties or risks that are associated with it, and some of the strategies that may be used to reduce the risk. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography of this none page paper.

  • International Financial Reporting Standards and US GAAP

    A new set of global financial reporting standards has been developed. This essay focuses on standard 13 which addresses measuring the fair value of assets and liabilities. Examples compare the IFRS 13 standard to GAAP fair value. The essay comments on Pfizer and whether or not IFRS 13 would affect them. There are three sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Studying Interpersonal Communications

    In five pages the weaknesses and strengths of interpersonal communications are examined along with steps one should take to strengthen interpersonal communication. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Decision Making, Interpersonal Skills, and Leadership

    In nine pages this paper discusses leadership principles including decision making, interpersonal skills, and communication. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Inventory Systems for Small Businesses

    In a paper of four pages, the writer looks at inventory systems. Different inventory management systems are explored in the context of a bagel shop case study. Paper uses three sources.

  • Lazard and the Investment Banking Industry

    In forty two pages and two parts this paper analyzes the investment banking industry utilizing game theory, quantity and price dynamics, strategic group mapping, PEST analysis and Porter's Five Forces models among others and also analyzes Lazard employing the blue ocean strategy, BCG Matrix, Porter's generic strategies, Ansolf's Matrix, and Mckinsey's 7 S's model. Thirty eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The ITC eChoupal Initiative

    This 17 page paper is based on a Harvard Business School case study provided by the student. ITC have developed the eChoupal initiative, a system aimed at improving efficiency and value within the supply chain in a rural area of India. The paper looks at four issues; we objectives behind the initiative and the problems which were faced, the principles of supply chain management which present in the initiative, the ways in which value is created and whether or not the model of the eChoupal is transferable. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Explanations of Communication in Organizations

    This paper discusses several communication concepts as they relate to the workplace. These include informal communication vs. formal communication, virtual offices, internal communication and more. There are eight sources listed in the bibliography of this ten page paper.

  • 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.

  • Problems of Workplace Absenteeism and Solutions

    In five pages this paper examines how the problems of workplace absenteeism can be solved. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Use of Lean Production Within the Automobile Industry

    This paper addresses the impact of the automobile industry's implementation of lean production practices. The author discusses the transition from mass production to lean production. This twenty page paper has ten sources listed in the bibliography.

  • How 4M Readiness Factors Play a Role in a Production Environment

    This 3 page paper examines readiness factors as it relates to the the production environment. Examples are provided. 4M readiness factors can impact production and whether or not production will go smoothly and this is the position emphasized. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Environmental Risk Management

    Environmental risk management is becoming in recent important within a commercial environment. This 14 page paper looks at a number of into related issues that need to be considered when undertaking environmental risk management. The paper starts by considering the concept of environmental risk management and then looks at environmental impact assessments, environmental audits, life cycle assessments and waste management. Each aspect of environmental management is considered separately as well is being seen as interdependent. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Code Green - A New Challenge

    Code Green is a huge global project that Thomas Friedman proposed in his book, Hot, Flat, And Crowded. Why We Need a Green Revolution – and How it Can Renew America. New leaders are needed, which leads to a discussion on leadership development and the need to include spirituality in the programs. There are thirteen sources used in this twenty page paper.

  • Systems Management, Human Relations, and Scientific Management Styles

    In four pages this paper considers the criminal justice system and which of these 3 styles of management would be most effective. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Southwest Airlines Fortune 500 Company Analysis

    In six pages this paper examines the company that occupies no. 310 on Fortune 500's list in an analysis of the airline's characteristics and operating strategies. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Carnival Cruise Lines (SWOT Analysis)

    This 4 page paper examines this cruise line. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • CSR and PR Public Relations: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

    In eight pages this paper examines public relations within the context of corporate social responsibility with Oxfam, Starbucks, The Cooperative Bank, The Body Shop, and Shell among the companies referenced. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Customer Satisfaction/Profitability v. Production & Quality

    A 12 page research paper that explores the topic of customer satisfaction and how it is related to both profitability and product/service quality. This relationship reveals why customer satisfaction has taken center-stage in the new economic paradigm. No longer is customer satisfaction a cursory consideration to profitability. Customer satisfaction, in many ways, is profitability. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Real Estate and IRS Customer Quality Control Survey

    In six pages this paper considers a quality control survey that compares the private real estate sector and the public IRS sector in terms of customer satisfaction and quality of service. Seven sources are cited 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.

  • Above the Glass Ceiling? A Comparison of Matched Samples of Female and Male Executives

    This 4 page paper provides an overview of an article on the glass ceiling in the workplace. This paper outlines the basic elements of the study. No additional sources cited.

  • Glass Ceiling

    This is a paper that looks at a case study of a woman and her experience with the glass ceiling. There are four sources in this three page paper.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cai Lan Oils and Fats Industries and Organizational Change

    In ten pages this paper discusses organizational management theory in a consideration of Cai Lans Oils and Fats Industries and how their future challenges can be met. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Technology/Hospitality Industry

    A 4 page research paper that discusses the many uses of technology in today's hospitality industry. Technology has changed the way in which the hospitality industry operates. It has gone from pen-and-paper accounting to utilization of the latest computer and automated technology. The writer discusses property management systems and other innovations. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Leadership of William Henry Gates

    This 6 page paper dissects the leadership style of Bill Gates. Various traits are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Corporate Governance

    This 58 page paper look at the issue of corporate governance, including what it is, how it can emerge, different models of corporate governance, the approaches regulation including mandatory compliance and legislation which includes consideration of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and self regulation. Also included in are discussions on ethics in terms of corporate governance and cases, including Enron, Parmalat and Johnson & Johnson that demonstrate good and poor corporate governance practices. The bibliography cites 37 sources.

  • Healthcare And Strategic Management

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

  • Nike Strategic Planning Theory Application

    In a paper consisting of fourteen pages strategic planning's Design School Theory is introduced and then a SWOT analysis is discussed before being practically applied to Nike and conclusions include analytical ideas and strategic planning suggestions. Eighteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WalMart Opportunities and Constraints

    In six pages the micro economic aspects that influence companies are considered in this consideration of WalMart in order to support the argument that micro aspects are every bit as important as macroeconomics. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Walmart Good or Bad?

    The writer examines the question of whether or not Walmart is good for America and argues that it is both. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • 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.

  • A Lack of Communication Resulting in a Rain of Fish

    This paper describes a workplace incident in which poor communication resulted in a cargo of fish mistakenly falling out of an airplace due to the fact taht the fish should not have been on the plane in the first place. The writer discusses issues such as chain of command and methods of communication. This three page paper cites no sources.

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

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

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Businesses Clustering

    The writer looks at what is meant by clustering and why it may provide advantages to firm that are part of the clusters. Different types of clusters are discussed with real world examples provided. The potential disadvantages or problems associated with clustering are also examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • S-D Logic - A New Paradigm for Value Creation

    The writer reviews an article entitled "On value and value co-creation: A service systems and service logic perspective", which advocates looking at production and value creation in a new light, reducing the barriers between buyers and suppliers and taking a longer view where value is created only when a product is used rather than when it is created. The model is explain, applied to different examples and assesses in terms f the impact it may have on strategic decision making by firms. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this ten papge paper.

  • Information Retrieval and Business Consulting

    In six pages the ways in which data can be effectively collected by business consultants in order to address individual company issues are discussed. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • McCann Erickson's Project Implementation and Corporate Culture

    In ten pages the corporate culture concept is defined and examined and then applied to an examination of the McCann Erickson advertising agency where its project implementation and management of corporate culture are considered. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of the Automobile Industry

    In eighteen pages the automobile industry is examined in an overview that includes industry changes, strategic growth, quality assurance policies and considers what the future holds in store. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Toyota 2004 - 2009 This 16 page paper is written in two parts and considers

    the position and changes within Toyota between 2004 and 2009. The changes and continuing aspects of strategy, competitive advantage and position are examined in the first part of the paper and strategies at functional and organizational levels are examined in the second part of the paper. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Training Program For McDonald's Franchisees

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

  • Overview of Public Sector Organizations

    In three pages this paper defines the public sector and its role in a consideration of various organizations.

  • Change and Geocast Network Systems

    In five pages this paper discusses the problems confronting Geocast Network Systems when it introduced a new product and concept for the transmission of information. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Aviation Management, the FAA, and Y2K Concerns

    In twenty five pages a literature review on the topic of how the Y2K issues could affect aviation industry management. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Balanced Scorecard; The IT Balanced Scorecard As An Extension of the Business Balanced Scorecard

    This 9 page paper looks at the concept and the use of balanced scorecards in business, considering their general use and potential benefits as well as costs and comparing the IT balanced scorecard proposed by Van Grembergen with the business balanced scorecard of Kaplan and Norton. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • The Application of Game Theory

    This 8 page paper is an explanation and an application of game theory, including a consideration of the normal form and the extended form with the use of a game tree, the Nash equilibrium, sub game perfect and the application of game theory in an extended game. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TQI and Its Implementation at Coca Cola

    The inauguration of the Total Quality Implementation program at the Coca Cola Company is addressed in this essay. The attempt of the company to implement this plan is addressed, centering on customer relations, employees and management.This paper has five pages and five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Co-Leadership

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

  • Assessing Five Coffee House Websites

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

  • Collaborative Communities by Twombly and Shuman

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

  • Communication in the Workplace

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

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

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

  • Forecasting

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

  • The Impact of Workplace Design on Productivity and Efficiency

    This 8 page paper discusses the impact workplace design can have on the productivity and efficiency of the people who work there. The writer first looks at the evolution of workplace design over time, a process aimed at increasing productivity and efficiency levels. The writer further argues that the psychological impact of design is the most important component in any type of improvements. There are 8 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • U.S. Steel Industry and Legacy Costs

    In three pages this paper discusses how the U.S. steel industry has been crippled by legacy costs in an assessment of their impact.

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken and Quality Management

    In five pages this paper discusses drive through window quality management objectives of Kentucky Fried Chicken as considered by the 1995 Institute for Operations Research case 'Quality Management at Kentucky Fried Chicken' by Uday M. Apte and Charles C. Reynolds.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Management Science Journal Articles Reviewed

    In seven pages this paper reviews 7 articles on business management as they relate to the insurance industry.

  • 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.

  • Positivity and Input Strengths

    Leadership strengths is a topic that has been written about for decades. Recently, two surveys to identify strengths and talents were published and both are being used frequently. This paper discusses how people with different strengths make decisions and it also discusses how managers can develop different strengths. Examples are included. There are three sources used in this three page paper.

  • Strengths Need to Complement Each Other

    This essay discuses the write identifies the preferred strengths for a partner. The write explains they must complement each other, identifies the writer's leadership strengths, preferred strengths for a partner and why. There are four sources used in this three page paper.

  • Approaches to Conflict Management

    In three pages this paper is based upon a student's problem solving method of conflict management with a win-win outcome supported that is a contradiction of her employer's direct conflict management preference of lose-lose or win-lose. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Quality and the Shop Floor Control System

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

  • Cable Telephony Services of Time Warner Cable

    In five pages this paper examines how Time Warner Cable has developed its cable telephone services with competition and VoIP services among the topics discussed. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

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

    In sixteen pages this paper discusses the process of capital budgeting in a consideration of evaluation approaches such as initial costs, cash flow, IRR, and NPV, company benefits, responsibilities, decision making, and the effects of investment and capital expenditure budgeting upon cash flow. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • MANAGING CHANGE AND CHAOS

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

  • Computers and the Y2K New Millennium Bug

    This paper examines the many computer problems that can result from the Y2K bug upon the year 2000 in five pages. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Customer Trust and Security of Information

    In a paper of four pages, the writer looks at information security. Building trust through security is demonstrated by appeal to strategic systems. Paper uses two sources.

  • UPS' 1997 Labor Strike and Management Lessons Learned

    In eight pages this paper examines the lessons learned from the labor standoff involving the UPS Corporation and the Teamsters Union. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Intercultural Communication In Organizations

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

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

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

  • Shrinking Inventory and Inventory Management Practices

    In fifteen pages this paper considers various practices of inventory management in a consideration of effective and positive inventory shrinkage. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Product Operations Management and Services Operations Management

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

  • Healthcare Industry Phase

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

  • Performance Appraisals and Management

    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.

  • Profit and Nonprofit Organizational Performance

    In three pages this paper discusses organizational change impacts on profit and nonprofit organizations in a comparison of the metrics used by each. Two 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.

  • How One Major Corporation Changed Directions

    This paper discusses the changes IBM's new CEO made to the focus on the organization. The writer uses the Tushman-O’Reilly congruence model and reports which facts in the case fit into which box. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Enterprise Wide Risk Management

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

  • QUESTIONS - AJAX MINERALS

    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.

  • Overview of the Tire and Nontire Rubber Industr

    In eight pages this paper examines the rubber industry in a consideration of the present, challenges, and where it is headed in the future. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

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

    In six pages this paper considers the successful change kaizen implementation can provide in this Critikon case study. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Automotive Industry and Management Theory's Evolution

    In ten pages this paper discusses commercial environmental changes and how they have impacted the automotive industry and influenced the evolution of management theory with Ford, GM's Alfred Sloan, and Japanese automakers among the topics examined. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Knowledge Management

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

  • Knowledge Management at Molnlycke Health Care

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

  • Issues Concerning Leadership

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

  • Final - Organizational Leadership

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

  • Leadership v. Management

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

  • Differences Between Leadership and Management

    This paper discusses the differences between leadership and management. The writer comments on leadership and management at the Bank of America. There are twelve sources listed in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • Personal Vision Of Leadership

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

  • Leadership at Top Specialty Coffee Company

    Howard Schultz used different leadership styles for different purposes. The essay demonstrates how effective leadership is observed at the company with data and comments. Schultz's primary leadership style was servant as was that of his top executives. There are thirtee sources listed in the bibliography of this nine page paper.

  • Historical and Economic Effects of Lean Manufacturing

    This paper addresses the concept of lean manufacturing as it relates to other manufacturing concepts such as the Just in Time (JIT) and Total Quality Management (TQM) concepts. This five page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • A Comparison of JIT and Lean Manufacturing

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

  • Bear Gram and the Vermont Teddy Bear Co.

    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.

  • Contemporary Management Style; Annotated Bibliography

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

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

    In sixteen pages this paper examines Marriott's post 1985 marketing management in a consideration of strategies that emphasizes customer satisfaction in a consideration of the marketing method described by Philip Kotler. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

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

    In eight pages these 2 companies' marketing strategies are contrasted and compared in topics such as Web sites, pricing, public relations, selling, distribution, promotion and strategies, product, marketing mix, relationship marketing, and target markets. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Strategic Decisions and Matrix Uses

    In nine pages this paper discusses the General Electric Matrix and Boston Consulting Group Matrix in this overview of the advantages of matrices in making strategic decisions. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Matrix Structures for Business

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

  • Organizations and Theories of Classical and Neo Classical

    In three pages this paper defines and contrasts organizations and cultures that are classical vs. neo classical. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Identifying a Suitable Organizational Diagnosis Model

    The writer looks at four different models which may be used to assess and organization and help with the determination of strategy. Using the example of Microsoft and their recent acquisition of internet communication company Skype, the models are discussed to identify which may provide the greatest value. The four models disused are Lewin's force field model, the congruence model of Nadler-Tushman, Weisbords 6 box model and McKensey's 7 S's model. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography of this seven page paper.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Microsoft's Organizational Design

    In seven pages this report discusses the organizational design and functional parameters that are in place within the Microsoft Company. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Management Approaches to Crisis

    Organization which face a need to change, stimulated by a crisis, may have an approach where they plan for change or where they plan to respond. The writer answers questions set by the students looking at different orientation towards change following a crisis, the roe of learning and the way perceptions of threat may impact on the degree to which an organization is prepared for a crisis. Six sources are cited in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • Company Mission and Strategy Management

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

  • The Development of an Organizational Structure

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

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

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

  • Nokia Corporation Analysis

    In a paper consisting of sixteen pags Nokia is briefly introduced and then a discussion of the company's growth from an historical perspective is presented followed by the challenges the corporation has faced, its response and the business strategies compared with Motorola are examined along with a market share data consideration. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Office Supply Stores

    Discount stores and e-commerce stores have created major challenges for specialty types of stores, like Office Depot, the second largest office supplies and services company in the company. They were once the largest in North America. This paper focuses on Office Depot's business strategies with examples. It comments on the acquisition of Office Max in 2013 and now, Staple's acquisition of Office Depot. There are six sources used in this four page paper.

  • Four Disciplines That Influence Organizational Behavior

    This 8 page paper begins with the identification and brief explanation of the four major other fields of study/disciplines influence organizational behavior. Following this introduction, a journal article is reviewed demonstrating how that discipline continues to influence the organizational behavior. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Organizational Behavior and Management

    In a paper of sixteen pages, the writer looks at organizational behavior. The most important aspects of organizational behavior are enumerated and discussed. Paper uses twenty sources.

  • Organizational Communication Theory and Downward Communications

    In five pages this paper discusses the theory of downward communications in an assessment of its pros and cons. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Organizational Culture

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

  • Change and Its Effects on Corporate Culture

    In ten pages organizational or corporate culture is describes in a consideration of the effects of the process of change, the organizational culture typology of Handy and Harrison, and leadership implications. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Changing the Culture of a Department

    This seven page paper is based on a scenario provided by the student in which a new COO has been hired. The paper describes the culture that exists and explains the four typical types of organizational culture. The writer makes recommendations for the COO, including adopting situational leadership and more directive behaviors and then, moving to transformational leadership. Six sources are cited on the bibliography page.

  • The Competitive Advantage of Organizational Culture

    In a paper of nine pages, the writer looks at organizational culture. Competitive advantage is emphasized as the primary value of a winning organizational culture. Paper uses three sources.

  • Wal-Mart Company Culture

    This eleven page paper investigates corporate culture theories and applies them to Wal-Mart. Following a brief introduction to Wal-Mart, the writer reports and discusses different theories about organizational culture integrating comments about Wal-Mart's culture. The corporate culture is analyzed and the link between corporate goals and culture is explored. There are eight sources cited on the bibliography page.

  • Aspects Of Outsourcing

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

  • Outsourcing at Wachovia and the Bank of America

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

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

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

  • IOM and the New Purchasing Operating Model

    This 10 page paper suggests resolution of Toyota's brake pedal within the realm of the New Purchasing Operating Model as part of a Strategic Importance and Criticality Matrix. This matrix joins the Cost model with the Learning model. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS, MANAGEMENT AND IMPROVEMENT

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

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

    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.

  • CPM and PERT Management Tools of Project Planning

    In twenty one pages this paper discusses how management utilizes Critical Path Management and Program Evaluation and Review Technique in project planning with risk management one of the topics considered. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • PERT ANALYSIS: EMPRESS SILKS

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

  • Servant Leadership

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

  • Consumer Cooperation for Rate Increase: BC Hydro

    This 3 page paper gives an overview of the company BC Hydro. This paper includes a discussion of the campaign by BC Hydro to convince the customers of how useful the rate increase will be for them. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Case Studies In Technology and Management

    This paper addresses five case studies of Smal Camera Technologies, Hewlett Packard, Kitty Hawk, Intel, and Microsoft. The studies are found in the book, Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation. This five page paper has one source listed in the bibliography.

  • Costs of Pollution Control to Businesses

    In five pages the impact of 1990's Clean Air Act relevant to business costs to conform to environmental regulations are examined. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Basic Principles of Production Management

    This paper consists of five pages and provides a production management overview as well as a discussion of its basic principles. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Total Health Plan Project Management Case Study

    In twelve pages a small company's comprehensive plan for health management is examined in a discussion of project management development and includes such topics as work breakdown, flow of tasks, project scheduling and reporting, costs, performance and project assessment. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Information Age and Records Management

    In five pages this research paper discusses records management and the effects of technological changes. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Analysis and Observation of Sales Training

    In eight pages this paper analyzes sales training techniques and considers a sales manager's observation of various styles. There is no bibliography included.

  • Quality Management System ISO 9000

    In five pages this paper examines the global business standard represented by the ISO 9000 system of quality management. There are 4 sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Subgrouping, Quality Control, and Statistical Process Control

    In five pages this paper discusses control charts and their effects in an overview of the rational behind quality control subgrouping sampling. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Microsoft Windows NT and UNIX

    This paper discusses whether or not the UNIX operating system is being competitively countered by Microsoft's NT system in fifteen pages. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Feasibility Study of a Texas Feed Mill

    This paper presents a study on the feasibility of opening an animal feed store in Texas. The author examines various aspects of the proposed business based on the current industry in Texas. This forty-five page paper has twenty-eight sources listed in the bibliography.

  • European Companies Vodafone and Infineon and Their Strategies

    In twelve pages the strategies of these 2 companies are contrasted and compared with diversification, strategic alliances, and first mover advantage acquisitions among the topics considered. Twenty two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

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

    In seven pages this paper considers the connection between TQM and reengineering in quality control. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Strategic Management Overview

    The background and theoretical approaches of strategic management are presented in a paper that consists of fifty five pages and includes case studies of documented processes in strategic management. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Manager Motivation, Goal and Expectancy Theories

    In six pages this paper examines the similarities and differences in motivational theories of expectancy and setting goals. Two 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.

  • 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.

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

    In three pages this paper examines TQM implementation and the importance of linking the interdependent quality management and performance measurement to its success. Four sources are listed 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.

  • 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.

  • The Relationship Between Risk Management And Project Management

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bureaucracy and IT Project Management

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

  • Do Management Theories Develop As Management Problems Arise?

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Management Concepts

    The writer examined four management concepts that have become popular over the last few decades. The ideas of kaizen, total quality management, customer care and just in time management are all discussed. Seven sources are cited in this nine page paper.

  • Steve Jobs as an Exemplary Leader

    The life and times of Steve jobs is examined. Leadership style is discussed along with the functions of leadership and management. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Modified Leadership Construct for Health Care

    This essay discussed leadership constructs and pointed out that the core areas and components of those constructs were constructs in themselves. The new model proposed brings the three core areas of the functional leadership model into the transformational model and demonstrates how these complement each other. The recommendation is to adopt transformational leadership behaviors. There are ten sources listed in the bibliography of this fifteen page paper.

  • APN Leadership

    The Advanced Practice Nurse is both an informal and formal leader. They are informal insofar as they have knowledge and influence where they are working. They are formal because they often occupy a formal leadership position. They usually posses many of the characteristics of a transformational leader. To further their leadership careers, APNs need to obtain training in the transformational leadership style. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Quantum Leader

    This essay is based primarily on a textbook about Quantum Leadership. The term is explained with comments about the innovative leaders and the innovative organization. There are two sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • The Specific Difficulties Associated with Implementing Organizational Changes during Recessions

    The writer looks at why implementing change during difficult economic conditions may present more challenges than traditional changes in normal situations. The complexities associated with change during a recession and the way that a recession may impact on changes all discussed. The final section of the paper justifies the benefit of studying this issue for individuals pursuing a career in leadership. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Charismatic Leadership and Steve Jobs

    In a paper of six pages, the writer looks at Steve Jobs. His role as a charismatic leader is emphasized. Paper uses four sources.

  • Creative Problem Solving

    This essay discusses individual versus team creativity and problem solving. The creative problem solving method is discussed. The writer comments on facilitating a team meeting. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • How is Strategy Developed

    How is strategy created in organizations? This question has led to numerous journal articles, research studies, and books. There are many theories about how strategy is created in an organization and to gain more insight, this essay briefly discusses four journal articles and one book chapter. The writer points out the similarities and differences and evaluates the state of literature based on these readings. There are five sources used in this three page paper.

  • WHY TQM AND ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT THEORY MIGHT BE UNEFFECTIVE

    Examines the TQM and Administrative Management theories, and why they might be ineffective when it comes to the establishment, leadership and growth of a university center dedicated to teaching meeting management skills to women. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 4-page paper.

 

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