Research Papers on Personal Finance

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  • U.S. Economy and Illegal Immigration Issue

    In five pages this paper examines the U.S. illegal immigration issue in terms of its numbers, associated costs, and effects upon the American economy. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Illegal Immigration and U.S. Economy

    In four pages the economy of the United States is examined in terms of illegal immigrations impact with statistics and costs among the issues considered. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Coca Cola's Liquidity Analysis

    In five pages the acid test and current ration are used to analyze Coca Cola's liquidity. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Free Market Forces of Capitalism and Socialism

    In five pages this paper discusses how socialist nations such as Communist China profit from capitalist free market utilization. Three sources are cited 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.

  • Mekong Bottled Mineral Water Report Assessment

    This 3 page paper looks at some financial reports and assesses the performance and issues of the firm and suggests ways to enhance performance.

  • BERNIE MADOFF: ILLEGALITIES AND IMMORALITIES

    Discusses the illegal and unethical actions perpetrated by Bernard Madoff and his Ponzi scheme. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • Gift Taxation, Estate, Partnership, and Corporate Legal Issues

    In twelve pages the laws pertaining to these legal issues are discussed along with an examination of corporate taxation and the impact of 1997's Taxpayer Relief Act. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Valuation of Gold

    In ten pages this paper examines gold's valuation in an investment recomendation that takes into consideration such important economic factors as the euro introduction. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Financial Markets Analysis

    In a paper consisting of eighteen pages the emerging new financial markets that are developing are analyzed in terms of behaviors, patterns, trends and a three primary approach in terms of behavior finance, technical and fundamental analyses are also examined. Twenty one sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Costa Rica and Chile Success Rates in Export Promotion

    In four pages this essay compares failures and successes of promoting exports in Costa Rica and Chile. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Health Economy and Credit Cards

    In five pages the effects of credit cards on the economy are examined and contrary to popular belief North Carolina State University economist Mike Walden claims that massive credit card debts are not necessarily indicative of an ailing economy. In fact it may actually be quite the contrary. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Australian Tax Questions

    In twelve pages this paper answers student posed Australian tax questions that include changes to the Capital Gains Tax, Goods and Sales Tax record keeping and noncommercial income and losses. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Females With Dependents and Government Assistance vs. Job Opportunities

    In two pages this paper presents 2 hypothetical alternatives focusing on females of lower income who have dependents and how their economic status may be improved either through employment opportunities or government assistance. There are no sources cited.

  • Shareholder and Business Imposition of Government Regulations

    In five pages this paper examines how businesses are regulated by the government in matters considering the wealth of shareholders in a consideration of hiring people with disabilities, sexual harassment, and the corporate environment. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Inflation and Gold as a Hedging Tool

    In twenty three pages this paper assesses the hedging tool suitability of gold to combat contemporary inflation with gold prices, the gold standard, and the Bretton Woods agreement among the topics of discussion. Eleven sources are listed in the bibliography with five graphs also included.

  • Cash Management Functions and Their Impacts Upon Business

    In seven pages this paper examines working capital management and how it affects strategic decision making in business. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Banking Policy Adjustment

    Answering five questions on how a German bank can adapt to changing a US economy and policies are the focus of this six page paper that includes management of new corporate governance SEC rules and other corporate lending deductions and also advocates banks increasing other revenues while reducing costs at the same time. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • Cost of Capital and a Marriott Case Study

    In five pages this paper examines how Marriott can best increase the wealth of its shareholders in this cost of capital case study.

  • Overview of International Derivative Markets

    In twelve pages derivative markets are defined and then examined in terms of various types such as credit linked notes, credit default and return swaps, implications, and the International Monetary Fund's role. Nine sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Hedge Fund Problems

    In fifteen pages this paper examines how the English bank was nearly broken by George Soros in this consideration of problems with hedge funds. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Use of Cash Flow Statements and the Significance of Assessments

    10 pages. This paper provides an overview of the nature of cash flow statements, including a view of how they should be used. This paper also relates the specific issues relative to compliance with cash flow statements and the use of an assessment process following their completion.

  • Xerox Capital Costs

    In seven pages a company's cost capital is discussed with a case study of Xerox and how the models of the capital asset pricing model and weighted average cost of capital can be applied in an evaluation of the weaknesses and differences of each. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Gold as an Investment Real Value Assessment

    In fifty pages gold is examined in terms of its use and investment value and encompasses several different views in its assessment. Thirty five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Sheil Oil and Cost of Capital

    In three pages this paper analyzes the cost of capital report of Shell Oil and includes the capital asset pricing model and the weighted average cost of capital along with each method's strengths and weaknesses. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Corporate Bonds and Logitech

    In ten pages this paper examines the investment and company potential of corporate bonds in a case study of Logitech. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Case Study on Personal Finance

    In eleven pages this student supplied case study discusses general insurance, medical insurance, disability coverages, and life insurance in terms of risks for a couple and advice is provided. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Interest Rates and Credit Cards

    In three pages credit cards and their 4 types are examined with a comparison of 5 credit cards regarding fees, periods of grace, and interest rates in a consideration of their cost. Other issues discussed are different MasterCard and Visa costs and a virtual bank costs. Five sources are cited in the bibliography with the inclusion of one table.

  • Hawaii Natives, Loss of Identity and Politicsi

    In seven pages this paper discusses the politics of Hawaii in a consideration of the cultural and economic issues that affect the natives of the state. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Concepts of the Gross Taxation and Modified Gross Taxation Systems

    In four pages these 2 taxation systems are discussed with their corporate and individual taxation impacts assessed along with an explanation of the flat tax also included. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Gold Commodity and Market

    In eight pages gold is examines as a commodity and how it functions within the market in a consideration of performance, gold standard history, and the Bretton Woods Agreement. Seventeen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Australian Tax Law and Supplies That Are Taxable

    In eighteen pages this paper presents a definition of taxable supply, considers when goods and service taxes must be paid, supply and its meaning, monetary and nonmonetary factors as each relates to the tax law of Australia. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Central Banking in England

    The author presents a 38 page examanitation of central banding in England. This paper centers around a case study of the bank of England, a case study that illuminates the bank's purpose and responsibilities and the benefits that resulted. 59 sources are cited.

  • Accounting and Tax Based Questions and Issues

    In this paper consisting of five pages property transfer, income transfer, and gifting are some of the issues discussed. There is one source cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Fair Value Accounting Uses

    In four pages this paper examines fair accounting uses in accordance with IFRS and IAS regulations along with an annual company account's impact as revealed through and IAS 39 example. Five sources are listed 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.

  • Taxation of Corporate Income

    In three pages the benefits of a value added tax to U.S. corporations are discussed along with the merits of the country's current taxation of corporate income approach. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting

    This 5 page paper discusses the difference between financial and managerial accounting and the types of reports prepared by financial and managerial accountants; the types of business decisions that might be made using the two types of accounting; and it outlines the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) ethical standards and describes what sort of actions might constitute violations of these standards in the healthcare setting. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Are Payday Loans Legalized Loan-Sharking?

    A 3 page paper discussing the operation and ethics of payday loan companies. The need for the existence of payday loan companies is regrettable, but the business can be expected to grow as the economy continues to favor greater numbers of low-paying service jobs. They are not legal loan sharks, but their success certainly indicates a need for general financial education in public schools. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Economics of Gas Prices

    A 7 page paper discussing the rise and fall of gasoline prices in 2005 and 2006. Gas prices experienced an intense price spike such as that which followed Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Even more curiously, world oil prices spiraled upward at about the same time, eventually reaching more than $78 a barrel in July 2006. That price for crude translated to prices of more than $3 a gallon at the pump, but in recent weeks the price of crude has been falling and so have the retail prices at the pump. The purpose here is to investigate why that might be. The paper discusses supply and demand, as well as price elasticity. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Commercial Banking Loan and Guarantee Facilities and Credit Risk Management

    This 6 page paper is a research project or dissertation proposal to examine the way in which loan and guarantee facilities are managed in terms of their risk. The aim of the project is to identify the best risk management practices and adjust existing models where necessary. The proposal includes the aims and objectives, a brief literary review, methodology, required resources and a short research plan. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • The Role of Credit Card in Creating Money and Raising Living Standards due to the Impact on National Economies

    This 34 page paper argues that credit cards in the mass market will have a positive benefit on that economy, playing an important role in terms of credit creation which will increase the living standards in the country, directly due to the multiplier effect of the credit creation leading to more money in an economy indirectly as a result of the spending increasing the aggregate demand in an economy. The paper looks at the way credit creation takes place, considers the underlying economic theory, the development and use of credit cards and then examines 2 major credit card companies; VISA and American Express and the regional retail sales value figures in order to assess the level of credit creation that may be taking place. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Derivatives

    This 5 page paper is a comprehensive introduction to derivatives. The paper explains what they are, what give rise to derivative markets, gives examples of derivatives and the way they reduce or transfer risk, what they do with that risk, and the benefits and problems associated with derivatives. The paper includes discussions on forward contracts, futures, options and swaps. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Are Accounting Reforms And Legislation Are The Only Means By Which The Accounting Profession Will be Able To Regain Public Trust And Re-Establish Its’ Credibility?

    This 8 page paper considers the issues in terms of trust and credibility in the accounting profession. The writer argues that historically public trust has been regained as loop holes and standards have been bettered. Using the example of Enron and comparing US and UK accounting and auditing standards the case is made for increasing levels of regulations to overcome the fears and difficulties associated with the causes of mistrust. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • De Beers Control of the Diamond Market

    This 4 page paper considers the dominance of De Beers compnay on the diamond industry from an economic perspective. The paper shows how the compnay has sought to manage the process of diamonds by managing and manipulating the supply and demand factors. This is discussed with examples of De Beers strategies and practices. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Hedge Funds

    This 6 page paper looks at hedging funds. The fist part of the paper discusses the role and problems associated with hedge funds, the second part of the paper considers the regulation of the market. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Hedge Funds

    This 6 page paper examines hedging funds and the insurance market. The first part of the paper discusses the role and problems associated with hedge funds, the second part of the paper considers the general problems wit the regulation of the insurance markets in the US. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Rondo; Foreign Loan

    This 5 page paper looks at a case study provided by the student. A company is considering taking a loan in a foreign currency, the repayments are calculated and a comparison made with a home currency loan. The potential of hedging is then discussed. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Tax on Goods

    This 5 page paper discusses the local, state and federal taxes on goods; in this case, cars. It answers questions as to whether the tax is levied on consumers or producers; how it affects supply and demand; and how changes in tax can affect equilibrium price and quantity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Responsibility Accounting; The Concept, Its’ Advantages and Disadvantages

    This 5 page paper examines the idea of responsibility accounting looking at the underlying concepts, the use of responsibility centres and the associated advantages and disadvantages of the responsibility accounting system. The bibliography cites two sources.

  • Islamic Banking

    This 12 page paper gives an in-depth overview of Islamic banking. The paper looks at the history and development of Islamic banking in recent times, the major characteristics of Islamic banking, gives a description of the different financial products and financial instruments which are utilised, considers the banking regulations, the strategic and competitive issues faced by Islamic banks and finishes with recommendations for an existing or new international Islamic bank. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Price Discrimination

    This 4 page paper looks at price discrimination, explains the concept and outlines a number of ways price discrimination can take place. The second part of the paper presents Apple's iTunes as an example of price discrimination. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Relationship Between the Value of the US Dollar and the Price of Gold

    This 8 page paper investigates the relationship between the value of the US dollar and the price of gold. The underlying hypothesis is that there is a direct inverse relationship between the performance of the US dollar and the price of gold with the US dollar as the independent variable and the price of gold responding directly to the movements in the value of the dollar. Data is collected over a period of two years and analyzed in order to ascertain if there is such a relationship and the extent of that relationship. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • 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.

  • CREDIT DERIVATIVES AND DISCLOSURES

    This 5-page paper examines the FASB's proposed amendment to its No. 133, and describes why the amendment is necessary. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Financial Questions; The Four Financial Statement, The Use of Ratios and Problems with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

    This 3 page paper is written in three parts. The first looks at each of the four financial statements, identifies what they are, what information they contain and looks at how they link together. The second part of the paper discusses which ratios are the most important ratios to use in a ratio analysis. The last part of the paper discusses some of the problems and potential problems with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Disney Corp.; Current Assets And Liabilities And Cash Management

    This 7 page paper looks at the Disney Corporation between the years 2005 and 2007. The changes in the levels of the current assets and current liabilities are considered in terms of cash management and a projection is made regarding impacts that a 20% increase in revenue will have on the cash management. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • GAAP Pension Accounting

    A 3 page paper agreeing with the perspective that GAAP should rule how pension funds are reported. GAAP provides greater benefit to the organization relying on stock price, and it also reduces the volatility of the market-based approach. Bibliography lists 5 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.

  • TAXATION AND PRICE CONTROLS ON THE ECONOMY

    This 4-page paper examines the impact of taxation on cigarettes. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Is Having a Credit Card Good?

    A 3 page paper which examines whether owning a credit card is good or not. The paper argues that it is likely important and good to own a credit card. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING IN ORGANIZATIONS

    This 3-page paper examines the concept of management accounting and explains its role in organizations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • ACCOUNTING FRAUD

    This 12-page paper examines the financials fraud perpetrated by WorldCom, Tyco, Adelphia and ZZZZ Best. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Calculating Cost of Capital for Banks

    The ability to be able to assess the cost of capital for any organization is important, however for banks there are some particular issues concerning the cost of capital, and particularly the cost of equity. This 16 page paper looks at the issues and considers the way that the cost of capital, made up of the cost of equity and the cost of debt, can be assessed. Models considered include CAPM and discounted cash flow models. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Henry Ford and His Impact on Economics

    This 3 page paper discusses Henry Ford and the way in which his policies impacted American economics. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Bank Problems in the Credit Crunch; Poor Performing Loans

    In 2009 the banks are suffering as a result of the credit crunch. The cause is not only the result of events within the house market; there are also defaults on small businesses and personal loans. This 6 page paper considers how and why the banks are now suffering these defaults, looking at issues such as the way bank became less risk adverse, the management of risk assessment, asymmetrical information and the role of governments and central banks. The paper focuses ion the US and the UK. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • THE PURPOSE OF STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

    This 7-page paper focuses on the purpose of a statement of cash flows (cash flow statement) and what it is. Also discussed are cash flow ratios. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Economic Growth And Inflation

    A 4 page paper. The writer responds to this question: Should a country's economic growth rate be higher than its inflation rate? The essay discusses ideal growth rates, reports growth rates and inflation rates in the U.S. for 2006 and 2007 and discusses the growth and inflation rates in Vietnam. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • PHAR-MOR, FRAUD AND ACCOUNTING

    This 5-page paper discusses how Phar-Mor used fraudulent inventory reporting, among other things, to show incorrect profits and margins. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Valuation and Cash Flows at Garmin

    In 4 pages this paper looks at a fictitious scenario presented by the student. The FBI want to buy a 4.9% stake in Garmin, the first part of the paper considers the way that the price may be calculated with reference to share values, the next part of the paper discusses the way a device to track villains may be designed, this leads into cash flow forecasts and the paper ends with a present value calculation for the firms cash flow over a period of five years. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • The Role of Derivatives in Financial Crisis

    In 2007 there were the beginnings of the financial crisis that started out as a credit crunch and resulted in the nationalization and failures of different banks. This 5 page paper looks at the reasons why derivatives are seen as a contributory factor, examining the way that the derivatives market operates. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • CREDIT DERIVATIVES AND THE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

    Discusses how credit derivatives contributed to AIG, Bear Stearns' and Lehman Brothers' collapse. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • Achieving Equity in the Taxation System

    Using the concept of taxation equity, utilizing both horizontal and vertical equity, potential changes to the taxation system are considered to assess the way in which they may provide equity in the context of ability to pay and benefit. The paper references the ideas of Adam Smith. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography of this twelve page paper

  • AUNT CONNIE'S COOKIES AND COST ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS

    Explains what cost accounting systems are and how they can be used to determine costs of producing a product. There is 1 source listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • Modern Economic Growth - Europe as the Engine Driving Such Growth

    The writer discusses why it is Europe that drove early economic growth. In particular, the Industrial Revolution is chosen as the single most important factor in development. There are five sources listed in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Different Investor Reactions to Acquisition Announcements

    There have been different reactions by investors located in Europe and the US following the announcement of a banks attention to make an acquisition. The writer summarizes the contents of a research paper investigates this phenomena, comparing the different reactions and looking for the causes to explain the different reactions. One source is cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Should Citibank Launch a Credit Card?

    The case study is based on a hard case study looking at Citibank in 1988, and their position regarding the potential launch of a credit card. The writer considers whether or not the organization should launch a credit card, and then considers issues such as the target market, market positioning as well as organizational issues. Three sources are cited in the bibliography this eight 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.

  • Cash Flow Analysis of Kodak

    The writer uses the cash flow statements in the 10-k’s from 2005 – 2007 to assess the performance of the company in cash flow management and discusses areas where investors may have concern. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Background to Google

    Google, the well-known search has become a multimillion dollar corporation. The writer looks at the background of the organization, starting with its founding. The paper then looks at the services offered by the company and its financial performance. The final part of the paper looks at the way in which the company undertook their initial public offering (IPO). Seven sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Can Sustainable Banking Help Stimulate Economic Growth in Sub Sahara Africa - A Literature Review

    The writer examines a range of literature to create a paper that looks at the idea of sustainable banking and the way in which it may be used to aid development in developing counties. The paper includes definitions of sustainable banking, frameworks which may be used by banks to aid with the process and examples of the way that it has been practiced in developing areas. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography of this nineteen page paper.

  • Explaining Economic Growth In China

    Following ascension to the World Trade organization China has displayed impressive economic growth. The writer looks at the strategies used by the Chinese government and the way it differs from mainstream economic strategies. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography of this ten page paper.

  • What is Fair Pricing?

    The writer looks at the idea of fair pricing explaining what it is and how the perception of fair pricing will vary depending on different factors. The writer uses examples to explain the way the prevention of fair pricing varies and how it will impact on the firm and the consumers. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography of this twelve page paper.

  • FINANCIAL INDUSTRY'S USE OF BIG DATA

    Discusses the concept of Big Data, and how it is being used in by banks and other financial institutions. Also included is a discussion about fintech. There are 4 sources in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • Internal Auditing and Fraud Detection

    In thirteen pages the ways an organization can use internal auditing in fraud detection are analyzed in a discussion of internal auditor participation in fraud reporting, detection, investigation, and deterrence. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Importance of Forensic Accounting

    This paper addresses the vital occupation of forensic accounting. The author describes duties, responsibilities, and why forensic accountants are vital to criminal investigations. This five page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Strategies for Stock Market Investments

    In eight pages this paper discusses stock market investment strategies with the emphasis upon options, stocks, and bonds with technology stocks and market trend analyses also provided. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Investment Banking

    In seven pages investment banking is examined in an overview of what it is, its history, and issues related to the current status of investment banking. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Internet Banking

    In a paper consisting of ten pages Internet banking is examined from customer and banking perspectives and also considers how one becomes a customer of an Internet bank and the advantages and disadvantages of this banking alternative. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Anticipating Inflation Advantages

    In fifteen pages this paper discusses anticipating inflation advantages in a macroeconomic consideration of Brazil and the U.S. with such issues as unemployment, supply side shock panics, and inflation rate controlling. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • How Growth is Promoted by Increasing Minimum Wage

    This argumentative paper consisting of eight pages discusses how raising the minimum wage makes sound economic sense by refuting counter arguments and offering supporting historical and statistical analysis. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Economy of Chile

    In nine pages Chile's economy is assessed in terms of its history, basis, and present trends. Six sources are cited in the bibliography

  • Organizations and Internal Control

    In five pages this research paper examines organizations within the context of internal operational control in a consideration of accounting systems and internal checks. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • China's Accounting Practices

    In this paper consisting of six pages accounting problems as they relate to government intervention and cultural influences are discussed as they pertain to corruption and account falsification. Also included are ways in which the Ministry of Finance desires to improve and change existing standards. There are six bibliographic sources listed.

  • Globalization, Banking, and Mergers

    In eight pages this paper examines the increasing practice of global banking mergers in a consideration of the successful 1996 Chemical Bank and Chase Manhattan merger and the failed Deutsche and Dresder Banks of Germany merger. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Unemployment and Minimum Wage Connection

    In nine pages this paper examines the linkage that exists between increased unemployment and an increased minimum wage. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • An Analysis of John Bresnan's From Dominoes to Dynamos

    This paper analyzes Bresnan's work about the transformation of Southeast Asaia. This five page paper has no additional sources listed.

  • S and P 500 Price to Earnings' Ratio History

    In five pages this paper discusses earnings yield and price to earnings ratio for S and P 500 in a consideration of its trends and history. Three sources are cited in the bibliography with the inclusion of 2 charts.

  • Bank Consolidation Editorial

    In five pages this report is presented as an editorial that addresses the impact of the merger or consolidation of large banks on their much smaller community bank counterparts. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Property Investment Decisions

    In five pages property management and its relevant issues are considered pertaining to investment and includes investment term, property type, and comparison of investment returns. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Examination of the Investment Banking Industry

    In nine pages this paper examines the investment banking industry in a consideration of employment, risks, and outlook. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Iceland

    In twelve pages this paper presents a global trade overview of Iceland in a consideration of its society and economy. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography and an appendix of 1 page is also included.

  • How To Invest Wisely

    Investing one's money wisely is a tricky proposition in today's society.This paper examines the risks and considerations for a person wanting to invest, including return and short-term vs. long-term investments. This paper has six pages and five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Pension Business and Insurance Companies

    In ten pages this paper examines insurance companies in a consideration of types of pension and retirement programs. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Small and Medium Business Accounting Information Systems

    In this five page paper the impact of accounting systems on small and medium sized businesses are assessed with such issues as the advantages of using a variety of computer systems and networks, possible operational problems security, and information availability discussed. There are nine bibliographic sources listed.

  • Low Unemployment and the Objectives of Macroeconomics

    In seven pages this paper discusses aggregate demand in a macroeconomic consideration that includes low inflation, low unemployment economic growth that is rapid and can be sustained, and deficits in current account balance payments. There is the inclusion of a graph.

  • The Onset of the Depression

    11 page and 4 sources cited. This paper considers the underlying reasons for the onset of the Great Depression. This paper takes a look at specific questions about the events and factors that led to the onset of the Great Depression. In conjunction, this paper also considers the factors that further defined the Depression and the implications relative to the needs of the growing number of poor. This paper suggests governmental responses to the Depression were responsible for the creation of the Social Security system in the United States.

  • New Building Financing and Malaysia Construction

    A South Malaysia Industries Bhd case study is the focus of this paper containing twenty pages that discusses Malaysia construction financing and the increasing trend of utilizing completed buildings' value to satisfy debts and pay subcontracts. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Career Opportunities in Accounting and Auditing

    This five paper examines careers in accounting, while comparing current trends in the field as well as salaries. This paper has seven sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Seeking a Job in Investment Banking

    5 pages and 2 sources used. This paper provides an overview of the elements required for a career in investment banking. This paper relates to everything from job expectations to specific educational requirements and skill sets.

  • Causes and Conditions of Homelessness

    In six pages this paper examines homelessness and the homeless in a consideration of socioeconomic, environmental health issues, and the conditions that result in homelessness. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Direct and Indirect Foreign Investment Advantages and Disadvantages

    In nine pages DFI or direct foreign investment is defined and then the advantages and disadvantages of direct an indirect approaches to foreign investment are considered. Four sources are listed 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.

  • Market Value Add and Economic Value Add

    In five pages these 2 economic aspects and how they factor into a complex accounting equation are examined. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Definition and National Economic Objectives of Monetary Policy

    In five pages monetary policy is defined and monetary policy's national economy objectives are considered with such topics as the U.S. Federal Reserve, contractionary and expansionary policy types discussed. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'Consumption Insurance An Evaluation of Risk Bearing Systems in Low Income Economies' Journal of Economic Perspectives' Article Reviewed

    In sixteen pages this paper examines various areas in the Ivory Coast, Thailand, and India as featured in this article on consumption insurance and its trends in these regions. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Aspects of International Financing

    In fifteen pages Harley Davidson is featured in a consideration of international financing and topics including international banking, purchasing power parity and interest parity, balance of payment, domestic and global financial management differences, and financial management's role in a multinational company are discussed. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography and there is also the inclusion of one table.

  • Franchise Costs Discussion

    In five pages franchising costs are discussed in an examination of parent company financial statements and include such subjects as franchising costs, the financial statement impacts of franchising, and the investment opportunities represented by franchising rather than a subsidiary that is wholly owned. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Investment Banking and VAR

    In five pages this paper discusses investment banking in an overview of the management and assessment tool known as value at risk. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Trade Patterns of the United States

    In five pages this paper discusses the trade history of the United States in an overview of trade patterns, the US trade relationship with China, and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cost Distribution and Production Costs

    In five pages this management accounting paper discusses how a firm's cost distribution is influence by the relationship between production and costs in a consideration that also includes references to activity based costing, standard costing, variable or marginal costing, and absorption or overhead costing. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Comparing the Economic Depressions Between the US and Japan

    In nine pages this paper compares the current economic depression in Japan with the Great Depression in 1930s' America with failed banks, spending of consumers, monetary and fiscal policies among the topics discussed. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Definitions of Inflation and Unemployment

    This paper defines inflation and unemployment and considers how each effects the other in four pages. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • Ireland's Circular Income Flow Examination

    In seven pages Ireland's national income is considered along with a measurement of the circular flow of income along with fallacies explored.

  • Questions on Fiscal and Monetary Policy Answered

    In five pages this paper presents the answers to 4 questions regarding issues of fiscal and monetary policy with U.S. money supply control, T account calculations, monetary demand variables, and fiscal and expansionary monetary policies with the effects illustrated by the IS LM model. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Internal Auditing and Use of Technology

    In seven pages this paper discusses how greater organizational value can be achieved through internal auditing's use of technology. Six 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.

  • Likelihood of Impulse Buying Assessed

    In eleven pages this paper employs student submitted data along with purchase models consideration to examine the ways in which impulse purchases are made with survey results and a regression equation included. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Post 2000 Effects of Foreign Rates of Exchange on Foreign Direct Investment

    In three pages this paper examines a research proposal on how the United States' capital has been affected by foreign direct investment and the impact of foreign exchange rates. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Aspects of Environmental Accounting

    In thirty pages this paper considers issues that are relevant to 'green' accounting in the UK with direct as well as indirect benefits among the topics of discussion. Twenty eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • IAS 39 Problems

    In three pages this paper examines hedging in a consideration of European business impact of IAS 39 with problematic situations similar to those in the United States as a result of FAS 133 compared. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Problems of Accounting and Finance

    In four pages this paper considers two issues related to finance and accounting and include Dylan investment by Ms. Sack's and the Luttrell Co. acquisition by Banbury Corporation. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Insurance Industry and Testing for Adverse Selection

    In a paper consisting of nine pages the insurance industry and adverse selection testing along with the difficulties of information symmetries are examined. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Accounting and Financials As They Involve Islamic Banking

    In twenty six pages this paper discusses the Islamic system of economics in a consideration of accounting processes along with bank and financial operations. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • European Union's Partial Endorsing of the International Accounting Standard 39 and its Impact

    In five pages this paper examines the possible effects of the EU's partial endorsement of IAS 39 in 2004. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Developing Countries and Foreign Direct Investment

    This paper examines the effects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has on developing countries. The author addresses FDI theory as well as reasons foreign countries would want to implement FDI. This eleven page paper has nine sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Global Accounting and International Standards

    In eight pages this paper examines what the standards of international accounting are as defined by the International Accounting Standards Committee. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Bank of England, Inflation, Unemployment, and the Rational Expectations Theory

    In three pages this paper refers to the monetary policies of the Bank of England in a consideration of the rational expectations theory and the tradeoff that occurs between inflation and unemployment. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Depression in the United States and Roosevelt's Efforts at Relief

    3 pages and 1 source. This paper provides an overview of the factors that led to the onset of the Great Depression. In addition, this paper also considers the impacts of the Depression and Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal" system, which focused on necessary economic change in the U.S.

  • Questions on Monetary Economic Policy Answered

    In eleven pages and two parts this paper answers monetary policy economic questions.

  • 3 Questions on International Tax Issues

    In three pages this paper examines international tax questions with a discussion of an American company with an Ireland subsidiary, incorporation benefits in Bermuda, the impact of calculating tax's exchanges rates of contract, and Turkey taxation of an American company Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • International Accounting Standards Implementation Benefits and Costs

    In nine pages the costs and benefits achieved from harmonizing international accounting standards are examined along with an assessment of the this statement, 'Implementing international accounting standards will require considerable time and resources but the end results will be beneficial for all UK companies.' Nine sources are listed in the bibliography

  • Overview of Risk Based Auditing

    In three pages the corporate value of risk based audits is examined in an overview of its uses and its relationship with internal auditing. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • UK Standard Setting and Accounting Standards

    In nine pages this paper examines the UK accounting standard setting process, the pressures for making changes to the Accounting Standards Board and the advantages and disadvantages of shifting toward international accounting practices. There are eight bibliographic sources listed.

  • 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.

  • Monetary Policies their Impact on the GDP Unemployment, Inflation and Interest Rates

    This 10 page paper considers how monetary policies and the tools that implement them can impact on an economy. The paper looks first at the meaning of monetary policies and how money is created in an economy. The paper then considers the impact on the gross domestic product, inflation, unemployment and interest rate, looking at how the policies are implemented. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Accounting: Internal Controls

    A 4 page paper identifying internal control activities and discussing how the concepts of internal control affect the development GAAP accounting standards and how GAAP accounting standards affect the internal controls implemented. The paper begins with the COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) definition of control activities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Investment Assessment Questions

    This 12 page paper examines two case studies provided by the student and assesses investment opportunities. The first case considers two mining investment opportunities and performs a risk adjusted NPN and a NPV using sensitivity analysis techniques. The second case looks at the way an investor may choose shares, the role that the beta and risk and reward play and compares the results of some shares to the expected results using CAPM. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Microeconomic Concepts - Telecommunications

    This 6 page paper begins with an introduction to the telecommunications industry. The writer explains supply and demand, price, choice, scarcity and equilibrium with some examples from the telecommunications industry. The paper concludes with a brief analysis using Porter's five forces. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • United States Economy 2000 - 2003

    This 7 page paper looks at the United States economy from 2000 – 2003. In this period the economy suffered a recession. The paper looks at the different macro economic industries including GDP, inflations, interest rates and money supply. The paper then looks at how the economy was behaving and uses aggregate demand to assess this. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Monetary Policies And Airlines

    A 3 page paper that begins by explaining what monetary policy is, what it does and who administers the policies. The writer discusses airlines and comments on hiring at and growth of airlines when the monetary policies to spur growth are in place. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Investment Concepts, Tools and Theories

    This 36 page paper examines a number of issues that are important to investors and portfolio management. Te paper looks at asset allocation, the section of investment with tools such as capital asset pricing model (CAPM) and efficient market hypothesis (EMH), multifactor models of risk and return, including Fama and French’s Three Factor mode, bonds and bond management, derivative analysis and the different types of swap contracts. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Factors One Should Consider When Establishing A Useful Management Accounting Information System

    This 5 page paper considers what factors need to be looked at before a company decides upon, and implements a new management accounting information system. Factors discussed include functionality, current and future information needs, the decision whether to buy or lease and influence and impact on employees. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Investment Appraisal Techniques

    This 25 page paper looks at different ways in which investments may be appraised, with special attention paid to risk free investors. The paper starts with the consideration of risk and reward and then looks at modes which deal with the time value of money, such as net present value. Internal rate of return and the dividend discount model. The paper then looks at tools that have a greater measure of risk, including the capital asset pricing model and the Edwards-Bell-Ohlson model. The conclusions looks at the value these provide for an investor in the decision rewarding capital investments. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Accounting Questions

    This 5 page paper answers questions concerning the way account takes place. The first looks at a case study to examine the way the practices fit in with the hierarchy of accounting qualities. The paper then considers the way in which accounting standards are set within the US and discusses whether the standards should be the same for all types of organization.

  • Banking; Products and Relationship with Customers

    This 6 page paper examines services available with from an on shore bank, explaining what they are, how they work. After this the paper then explains how the bank manages the relationship with the customers balancing the needs of savers and borrowers. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • US Economy 200 - 2003

    This 6 page paper is written in 3 parts. The first part examines the performance of the US economy between the years of 2000 and 2003, looking at annual figures for the GDP, real GDP growth, inflation, unemployment, interest rates and M1 growth. The second part of the paper discusses the patterns seen in the economy during this period and the impact of monetary policy. The last part of the paper looks at aggregate supply and demand during the same period. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Pure Play Internet Banks; Can they Create Value?

    This 30 page paper considers whether or not pure play internet banks are able to create value. The paper starts with an in-depth literature review considering how internet banks may create value and the challenges they face along with the limited existing research. The paper then presents a methodology and some fictitious results to a survey of customers using the UK bank First Direct to assess the value the bank creates. The bibliography cites 23 sources.

  • Do Pure Play Internet Banks Create Value?

    This 58 page paper looks at the way in which pure play internet banks, such as First Direct and Egg, may be able to create value. The paper presents a full dissertation style paper, with an introduction and objectives followed by an in-depth literature review. The literature review examines the role of the banks, examines the way that they compete and the importance and place of internet banking in the banking industry. The potential ways that pure play internet banks may add value studied from a theoretical perspective. After a section on methodology primary research using questionnaires is then simulated; assessing the perspective of internet banking using a sample made up of customers of the HBSC subsidiary; First Direct. The results are presented and then discussed. The bibliography cites 43 sources.

  • Public Finance

    A 4 page paper that discusses specific issues. The paper begins with comments related to what the philosophy of public finance seems to be today (spend, spend, spend), then discusses the differences between governmental accounting and non-governmental accounting and lastly, comments on government budgeting and financial reporting. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • International Accounting Convergence; IFRS and US GAAP

    This 6 page paper examines the potential of international accounting standards considering the advantages and disadvantages of harmonisation and the specific challenges and barriers that exist preventing the US from adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The paper start of a general overview of the implications for harmonisation and then considers the specific difficulties the US would face moving from a rules-based system to a principles-based system. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Absolute Advantage, Comparative Advantage and Opportunity Cost

    This 3 page paper looks at the concepts of absolute advantage in comparative advantage comparing and contrasting the two. The paper then defines and discusses opportunity cost and considers the way in which this is seen with in international trade theory. The bibliography cites for sources.

  • Economics and Football: A Look at the Jacksonville Jaguars

    This 7 page paper focuses on the Jacksonville Jaguars and applies economic principles to the analysis. Ticket pricing is the focus of this inquiry but other things are discussed. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Circular Flow of Goods; A Case Study

    This 4 page paper summarizes an article that illustrates c case which demonstrates the circular flow of goods and services, focusing on the creation of income flow thought the development of a prison industry system. The paper looks at the way this leads to a circular flow and considers a contradictory opinion. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Currency Swaps and the Swap Network

    This 4 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at currency swaps, why and how they are used and why a company may choose to use a currency swap instead of issuing bonds in a different currency. The second part of the paper looks at the swap network which takes place between central banks and discusses how the failure of a major commercial bank could result in a swap crisis. The bibliography cites 4 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.

  • Economic Forecast 2009

    A 5 page paper assessing current (12/08) economic conditions and making forecasts for 2009. The paper addresses inflation, GDP growth, unemployment, prime rate, housing starts, existing home sales, trade balance and producer price index. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • GAP INC. CSR, AND ACCOUNTING/ACCOUNTABILITY

    This 13-page paper discusses the way in which Gap Inc. can report its CSR activities in a measureable manner. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Debt ratios at Lockheed Martin

    This 3 page paper examines the debt position of Lockheed Martin using the debt ratio and the debt to equity ratios for 2008, assesses the position of the firm and then contrasts the firm with two competitors in the same market.

  • Will Margin Trading in Russia Increasing Volatility and Instability of the Russian Stock Markets?

    This 47 page paper assesses the potential impact of margin trading on the Russian stock markets. The paper gives an introduction with aims and objectives and the research methodology based on examining existing literature and models and applying them to modern Russia. An in-depth literature review examines the concept of margin trading and the different theories regarding its impact on the volatility of stock markets. The paper goes on to examine the development of the investment environment within Russia in order to determine the types of investors which at present within the market to facilitate the application of margin trading theories to this developing market. The paper finishes with a conclusion arguing that margin trading is likely to have a negative effect on the Russian stock markets due to the investment culture, stock market pressures and general trading patterns which are already present with in the stock market. The bibliography cites 34 sources.

  • Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Internal Audit in the Public Sector

    This 10 page paper considers different influences which will impact on the effectiveness of an internal audit in the public sector; factors discussed include the general accounting system in the public sector, internal controls, relationship with external audit, relationship with management and management support, regulations and standards, the qualifications and expertise of auditors, the way audit recommendations are implemented and the audit committee. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • eBanking and its' Influence on Accounting Information Systems

    This 32 page paper looks at the use accounting information systems (AIS) in banks, and considers what impacts ebanking, or internet banking, has had on the AIS within banks. The paper starts with an introduction and discusses why and how this research is valuable. The use of AIS is then discusses before an in-depth look at the model of internet banks and the requirements that are made of any AIS within internet banking systems. This is examined to identify the areas of different which may have impacted on the evolution of AIS within banking. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • Devaluation and Inflation in Zimbabwe

    This 3 page paper answers questions regarding Zimbabwe, including speculation on why the government is refusing to devalue the currency, why there is inflation and how hyper inflation is cause the supply of essential goods to dry up. The last per of the paper considers whether or not trying to outlaw inflation by making price increases illegal is likely to be an effective way of controlling inflation in the country. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • International Accounting Standards

    This 10 page paper looks at the benefits and difficulties for the adoption of international accounting standards where there is already a strong accounting regime in place. The paper discusses the way general changes may be needed and considers the reasons for international accounting standards. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • International Financial Reporting Standards

    This 12 page paper considers how and why it was determined by the AASB that international financial reporting standards should be adopted in Australia. The paper considers the development of A-IFRS and looks at the benefits and the potential problems of the adoption of international standards. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • An Evaluation Of Training And Development And Its' Impact On Staff Performance; A Case Study Of HSBC Bank

    This 82 page paper looks at the role of training and development and the impact that it can have on staff. The paper starts with an introduction and then moves to an in-depth literature review which looks at the value of training and development to staff, the way training can be delivered and the links between training, development and motivation. The background to HSBC is considered along with its strategies and the current training and development practices. The paper then simulates primary research with HSBC employees to assess the way that the training and development is impacting on them. The paper ends with a discussion and conclusion. The bibliography cites 90 sources.

  • Factors that Impact on the Level of Economic Prosperity

    This 4 page paper is written in 3 parts. The first part of the paper discusses the factors which may help to influence economic prosperity such as low interest rates economic stability and an educated workforce, the second part of the paper looks at the factors which may be associated with decline, such as unemployment, inflation and poor social conditions. The last part of the paper considers the best approach for a government that wants to stimulate growth. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The History of the Financial Markets

    This 8 page paper looks at the history of the financial markets. Starting with Ancient Rome and the etairia the paper looks at the development of investments in shares, the emergence of stock brokers and the stock markets as well as the way bubbles have developed as a result of economic and investor influences. The paper focuses on the period up to and including the nineteenth century. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Fair Value Accounting in Australia after the Financial Crisis

    Australia has adopted international accounting standards. These standards are under review with changes occurring following the financial crisis of 2008/9. This 10 page paper assesses how these changes are taking place and the way that the Australian system one of the worlds more transparent and robust accounting systems. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Measures to Reduce the Risk of Terrorism in the Finance and Accounting Sector

    Terrorism is a phenomenon that has the potential to impact on all individuals businesses and industries. The accounting and finance industry may not appear to be involved, but terrorists require funds. The writer assesses the way that the accounting and finance industry are dealing with the threat of terrorism and discussing the effectiveness of any measures that are in place. A contrast is made between Great Britain and Saudi Arabia. Twenty-three sources are cited in this fifteen page paper.

  • Modern and Traditional Costing

    The way costing takes place has changed as a result of technological advances in processes for production and costing. This paper is written in three parts, the first assesses how value based costing approaches can provide advantages. The second part of the paper assesses scenarios where new costing may be appropriate and scenarios were traditional costing may be better used. The last part fop the paper considers the cost profit volume model and argues it is still useful.

  • Assessment of the UK Supermarket Industry

    In 2009 the supermarket industry in the UK was under pressure due to the poor economic conditions. The writer looks at the structure of the industry and the performance of the main competitors. Eight sources are cited in this four page paper.

  • Inflation in Different Economic Conditions

    Inflation is an important subject in economics, but it is one that is often overlooked,. The writer considers the concept of inflation, defining it and the considering the way it may manifest in different economic conditions. Correlation between growth and inflation may be seen and the way that stagflation may emerge is also discussed. Seven sources are cited in this 11 page paper.

  • The Concept of an Efficient Market

    Over the years many theorists have argued that the stock markets operate in a rational manner, and have sought to develop models to explain the movement of share prices on the stock market. The writer examines the concept of an efficient market, including efficient market hypothesis, and other models such as APT and CAPM in order to determine whether or not there is a strong argument that the stock market is efficient, or whether it is inherently inefficient and as such is likely to produce abnormal returns. Nineteen sources are cited in the bibliography this fourteen page paper.

  • Definition and Manifestation of Inflation

    The writer starts by defining inflation, looking at definitions that deal with the symptoms and the causes. The causes are then examined and the potential strategies utilized by government in order to reduice or control inflation are considered. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • The Control and Management of Inflation

    Inflation is generally seen as a negative influence on an economy. The writer looks at the definition of inflation, the causes and symptoms and then considers the policies which can be used by governments when they are trying to reduce or control inflation. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography of the seven page paper.

  • Economic Problems of Greece and Spain in the 2008/9

    Recession both Spain and Greece have faced severe problems, including large debts and deficits which meant they had breached the convergence criteria for the single currency. The writer considers the problems that have been placed in the position in 2010, and discusses strategies that the governments are utilizing to bring the economies back into line with the required criteria. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper

  • An Economic Perspective in the Reduction of Child Labor

    There is general agreement that child labor is wrong, but it is still widely practiced. The writer looks at this with the use of economic concepts, first describing the problem and then using the same concepts, such as supply and demand and elasticity to determine potential strategies that may reduce the occurrence of child labor. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Barriers to Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam

    The government of Vietnam are seeking to increase the level of foreign direct investment (FDI) that takes place into the country, the writer considers some of the barriers that are in place that may deter foreign direct investment from taking place. One source is cited in the bibliography this three page paper.

  • The Performance of the Economy in Brazil during the 2008/9 Global Recession and Impact on the Retail Industry

    During the first part of 21st-century Brazil was seen as an economy with a strong potential. The writer considers position of the economy 2008 - 2010 and the condition of the retail industry in 2010 in order to assess the way in which the economy is impacting return industry. Six sources are cited in the bibliography this four page paper.

  • ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS IN INDIA - AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE

    Discusses accounting issues that will be faced by an Australian firm wishing to enter India to do business. There are 10 sources listed in the bibliography of this 10-page paper.

  • The Causes and Impact of the Financial Crisis in Greece

    The writer gives an in-depth review of the influencing factors which converged to create the financial crisis in Greece in 2010, examining the background and the impact of debts, budget controls, government spending and the global financial crisis. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography of this twenty-four page paper.

  • Financial Questions - the Four Accounting Statements and Use of Accounting Information

    The writer looks at two issues concerning the use of accounting information. The first part of the paper describes and explains the different financial statements that are found in a set of audited annual accounts. The second part of the paper looks at the value of accounting information in running a successful operation. Two sources are cited in the bibliography this three page paper.

  • Issues Concerning Internal Controls

    Issues Concerning Internal Controls The writer looks at issues dealing with internal controls on accounting systems. The paper starts by looking at constraints within internal control systems, then looks at the way procedures to support controls may be out into place, identified indicators that there are weak controls and discusses the potential complications a missing accounts entry. Three sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Investment Decisions and Calculations

    The paper is written in 4 parts answering questions set by the student. The first demonstrates the way an investment portfolio may be determined with reference to the investor profile, considers the future investment outlook for 2011 and beyond. The last two parts calculate the rate of return for two different investments. Three sources are cited in the bibliography of this twelve page paper.

  • Kraft Annual Accounts - Hedging

    The writer looks at the 2009 annual accounts for Kraft and discusses the way in which they account for the commodities hedging that takes place under SFAS 133 before assessing the impact it has in the presented accounts. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • The Influence of Macro Economic on Stock Market Prices

    The paper presents theories regarding the way stocks or shares are priced and the way that the market reacts in order to assess the impact of macro economic factors on the markets and then applied these to the stock market in Nigeria. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography of this twenty page paper.

  • SUZE ORMAN AND BOOK REVIEW

    A book review about Suze Orman's "The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke." There are 2 sources listed in the bibliography of this 4-page paper.

  • Three International Finance Risks

    The writer considers the position of firms undertaking financial transactions within the international environment and discusses three different types of risk they may face in the way in which risks may be managed. The first risky discussed is exchange rate volatility, the second is the potential for interest rate changes and the last is the threat of changing taxation rates. Three sources are cited in the bibliography this three page paper.

  • COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND GREAT RECESSION

    Offers comparisons between the Great Recession and Great Depression. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography of this 6-page paper.

  • How do Changes in an Economy Impact on Businesses?

    The writer considers the impact that changes in an economy may have of firms and the way they react. This is considered by looking at the changes in the economies of the United States and the United Kingdom and the way that Nike and McDonalds have been impacted and the way they have responded. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography of this seven page paper.

  • The Diminishing Importance of the iPod in Apples Product Portfolio

    The iPod is a product approaching maturity. The writer looks at the relevant importance of this product to Apple with a focus on the financial results. The paper start by tracking the level of revenue which iPod sales create as a proportion of Apples total sales, assesses the potential level of contribution they make toward profit, and finishes with consideration of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats faced by the product. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Economic Policies of the UK and their Failure to Prevent a Double Dip Recession in 2012

    In 2012 the UK entered a second recession making it a 'double dip'. The writer looks at the different influences and policy drivers to assess the degree to which government financial policies and the pursuit of the budget reduction may have facilitated the double dip recession. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography of this twelve page paper.

  • The Pension Funds of Coca Cola and PepsiCo in 2009 and the Impact of IFRS on Reporting of Pension Funds

    The paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at the way IFRS and IAS 19 in particular impact on the way financial reporting of pension funds takes place comparing the standards to US GAAP. The second part of the paper examines the conditions of two Coca Cola and PepsiCo to compare and contrast their fund performance and fund liabilities. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this six page paper.

  • Assessment of Microsoft and Google for Investment

    The writer presents an assessment of these two high tech firms as a potential target for investment. The financial performance, operations and ability to weather a recession are all considered in the way the investment decision is assessed. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography of this nine page paper.

  • The Influence of Unemployment on the US Economy

    Using statistics for the Unemployment rate in the US between the years of 2007 and 2012, the writer assesses the way in which unemployment has impacted on the performance of the US economy and consider actions taken to reduce the unemployment rate. Different types of unemployment are discussed and the problems associated with unemployment are discussed including the emergence of sticky wages. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography of this nine page paper.

  • Why Invest in International Markets?

    The writer explains how and why investors may gain from investing in international markets. The concept of diversification is explained, along with other potential advantages. The potential risk that international investors face is also outlined. Three sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Questions on Currency Exchange Rates

    The writer answers questions set by the student concerning currency exchange rates. The writer starts by looking at the potential for the Chinese currency to become a dominant international currency used by central banks reserves. The exchange-rate mechanism used by Mexico for the peso and India for the rupee is discussed. Risks and rewards associated with currency trading in emerging markets and discussed and the paper ends by looking at advice international investors and a brief discussion on the learning objective is achieved by completing the assignment. Six sources are cited in the bibliography this six page paper.

  • Time Warp 2 - Results and Plans for Time Warp 3

    The writer presets a paper based on a case study provided by the student. The Clipboard Tablet Company keeps reliving the same four years. The results if plans created using CVP are assessed. These results are then used to make plans to better the performance in the third time warp. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Performance and Risk Associated with the London Stock Market

    This five page paper examines the performance of the UK stock market between December 2007 and December 2012, using the FTSE 100 index as an indicator. The movements in the stock market are discussed, along with the potential risk associated with this particular stock market and a consideration regarding the benefits of US investors using the London stock market. Three sources are cited in the bibliography this five page paper.

  • Status of the Pension Funds of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola

    The conditions of pension funds for these two firms in 2009 is assessed using data from the annual accounts. The growth, contributions and liabilities of the funds are examined. The data, along with consideration of the different accounting approaches, are then used to assess which of the funds appears to be most secure. The writer finishes by assessing the way risk may be considered in the context for the pension funds. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Investment Choices

    The paper looks at three potential investments which may be undertaken by CADIM. The firm has a framework for assessing risk. The benefits f the risk assessment protocols and approaches to assessing the potential investments is discussed. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography of this eight page paper.

  • Using Capital Structure Ratios and Activity Ratios

    The writer looks at the different types of ratios which exist to look at capital structure and liquidity, consider how they may be used. The writer then looks at some activity ratios, assessing how an increase in activity may be reflected in an apparent decreased performance when measured by a ratio. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • An Example of Investment Appraisal Using NPV

    Net present value is a method used to compare and contrast different potential investments. The process discount future net cash flows in order to provide a figure representing today's value. The writer using a case study supplied by the student, demonstrates NPV calculations, and compares to potential investments using two different discount rates. Four sources are cited in the bibliography this three page paper.

  • Finance 101

    The paper is presented as an introduction to for a student studying finance. A number of different terms and concepts are defined and explained, including, but not limited to, the different types of financial statements in the annual account, efficient market hypothesizes, issues related to capital structure, types of stock and sources of financing. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography of this twenty page paper.

  • Tax Rates and Investment Assessments

    Business should consider a number of factors before making strategic and investment decisions. The first part of the paper considers the way corporate tax rates can influence a firms strategy, with an example of Starbucks in the UK. The second part of the paper considers why it is important for potential business investments to be considered looking not only at the projected return, but also cash flow and risk. Three sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • MACRS DEPRECIATION METHOD FOR CPR SUPPORT MACHINE

    Discusses the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System employed by the Pearland Medical Center for a CPR support machine it recently purchased. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • Accounting as a Career Path

    The writer discusses the accounting field, and considers such things as eduction and training necessary to become an accountant, types of accountants, career outlook and salary potential. The paper is six pages long and there are four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Cost Accounting by V. Daniel Hunt

    This 5 page paper discusses Hunt's book and provides an overview of basic cost accounting procedures and considers the importance of cost accounting to corporate decision making.

  • H. Thomas Johnson's Relevance Regained

    In five pages this text review considers business practice and education in three sections that include history and accounting management problems, alternatives, and business management education in the future.

  • Individual Federal Income Tax Return Preparation

    In ten pages this paper concentrates on four specific components relating to an income tax return preparation with the first being task preparation, information organization, tax booklet study, and performance of the actual task of 1040 tax return completion. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Tax Laws Governing Reorganizing a Corporation

    One of the most important considerations for a company undergoing reorganization is what the tax laws say. This paper examines some of the most important provisions of tax laws, including assuming liabilities, operating loss carryover and valuation. Focuses on Macy's buyout by Federated Department Stores in 1994. This paper has seven pages and six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Environmental Accounting

    In twelve pages the importance of efficient environmental accounting as a result of policies on environmental accountability is discussed. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Retirement and Baby Boomers

    In a report consisting of seventeen pages the retirement issues baby boomers and women will face are discussed and a hypothetical survey along with its methodology and findings are also included. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Estate Planning and Personal Finance

    In twenty two pages this consideration of personal finance emphasizes the importance of writing a will and estate planning with taxes and legal issues among the topics discussed. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Decreasing Term Insurance versus Whole Life Insurance

    In twelve pages this paper on personal finance compares and contrasts decreasing term insurance ans whole life insurance policy types. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Trend Towards More Load Funds

    In five pages a Wall Street Journal article on the disappearance of no load funds from the investment market is reviewed.

  • 'Non-Linear Specification of the 91-Day T-Bill' Table

    This table's information is examined in a report consisting of two pages.

  • Project Management and Capital Budgeting

    In a paper consisting of six pages project management is considered in terms of a capital budget and includes the ways in which a capital budget is used and developed as well as its theory and contents. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Essays on the Lack of World Capital Market Integration

    In ten pages this paper discusses how security markets and reward to risk ratios are not coinciding because the world capital market is not integrated according to various essays. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Pros and Cons of the US Falling Dollar

    In five pages foreign investment is the primary focus in this assessment of the declining US dollar's pros and cons.

  • Banking Industry and IT

    In five pages this paper considers commercial banking and the contributions of information technology with a discussion of such topics as home banking, truncation, ATM usage, and industry pioneers Citicorp and Michigan National Bank. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Biography and Economic Theories of John Maynard Keynes

    In six pages this paper discusses the life of John Maynard Keynes and his Keynesian economic theory with post Keynesian perspectives also considered. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'Feel Good' Economics and Keynesian Economics

    In six pages this paper discusses twenty first century globalization and why Keynesian economics is needed more now than ever before. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Social Journey of Economic Theory

    In six pages the influence of society upon economic theory is considered in a discussion of theories by J.M. Keynes, Karl Marx, Thorstein Veblen, Alfred Marshall, J.S. Mill, Jeremy Bentham, and Adam Smith. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Experimental Economics

    In five pages the contemporary world's utilization of experimental economics is examined in this overview of its history and variety of uses.

  • Minimum Wage Abolishment

    In eight pages both sides of the minimum wage argument is presented and trickle down economics is disccussed before the position against minimum wage is taken. There are six bibliographic sources cited.

  • Politics and Economies of Russia and China

    In six pages the changes that have resulted since Communism's collapse are considered in terms of the economies and politics of Russia nd China with the present discussed along with a future outlook with Russia clearly in decline while China is soaring toward a 'superpower' position. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Jordan Business and Joint Ventures

    6 pages, 6 sources. This paper considers the nature of Jordanian business and the impacts of joint ventures with American companies. This paper integrates an example of a speech that would outline a proposal for joint venture businesses between American and Jordanian businesses. This paper also includes a number of business models, including those by Hall, Kluckhohn and Hofstede, among others.

  • Business Climate of Cambodia

    In nine pages this paper discusses the Cambodian business climate and economy and what it would take to enter the international business market and gain ASEAN membership. Twenty one sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • United States' Continuing Investment in India

    In six pages this paper discusses the Indian resource investment by the United States and what India must do in terms of infrastructural improvements as well as what lessons the U.S. might learn regarding the rapidly paced economic growth of India. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Controversy Surrounding Proposals for a Flat Tax

    This nine page paper explores the potential for a flat tax. The history of proposals for such a tax and the variation that exists as to its proposed terms is highlighted. Both sides of the argument for and against the flat tax are explored and synthesized. A workable option is proposed. Eight sources are included.

  • Types of Investments

    In three pages this paper examines types of investments such as money markets, certificates of deposit, mutual funds, stocks, and bonds and considers the influence of the economy on investment decisions. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Aging Baby Boomers and Social Security

    In seven pages this report discusses the 77 million American baby boomers and the burdens this will place upon the Social Security system in the future. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Consumer Credit

    In fifteen pages this report discusses the function, purpose, uses, and availability of consumer credit and considers such related issues as personal money management, consumer debt, issuance of credit cards and their terms. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Taxation and Ethics

    In five pages this paper considers ethics and accounting in a discussion of Certified Public Accountants and issues involving client tax preparations with the Professional Code of Conduct for Accountants also examined. Five sources are citd in the bibliography.

  • Past, Present, and Future of the Brokerage and Banking Industry

    In thirty pages this paper examines the importance of brokerage firms in a consideration of how banks are no longer the only 'financial game in town' in a consideration of such issues as the effects of the Internet, competition, deregulation, pricing, and banking industry products. Sixteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Post Reunification Economy of Germany

    In sixty pages the post reunification economy of Germany is examined in a discussion of the redefinition of trade issues between Germany and the U.S. since 1990. Fifty sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Real Estate and the Internet's Impact

    In seven pages this paper examines the commercial and residential real estate industry in terms of how each has been affected by the Internet's 'cyber real estate.' Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Impacts of Increasing the Minimum Wage

    In seven pages this paper examines the effects of minimum wage increases in a consideration of the article 'What Goes Down when Minimum Wages go up' by Jennifer Laabs. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Washington Mutual and Banking Sector Changes

    In five pages the U.S. banking sector is examined in terms of recent changes with the focus of how this has impacted Washington Mutual with a SWOT analysis and acquisition discussion included. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Baby Boomers and the Economy

    In seven pages this paper examines how baby boomers are influenced by the economy and the upcoming economic influence they will have. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Funds Investment

    In five pages this paper discusses the investment of funds in a discussion of close ended funds and funds that are open ended with such topics as an American Depository Receipt, ratios including price to equity and price earnings ratios, and portfolios. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Economic Table Calculations Example

    In seven pages student posed questions regarding economic table calculations are answered.

  • Determining Monopsony in the Salaries of NonContracted and Contracted Baseball Players

    In three pages Andrew and Victor Brajer's research into this topic as detailed in 1994's 'Baseball Stars and Baseball Cards: A New Look at Monopsony in Major League Baseball' is considered through an evaluation of a statistical model and offers the suggestion that the utilization of baseball cards is a superior determinant because this reflects a player's worth to the team. There are no other bibliographic sources cited.

  • Solving the Problems of Poverty in Brazil

    The writer considers ways in which the economic inequality in Brazil may be addressed. The writer argues that applying economic theories such as the trickle down effect may help Brazil solve its difficulties. The paper is five pages long and there are eight sources listed in the bibliography.

  • The Use of a Variety of Accounting Elements in Business Operations, including Financial Statements and Cash Flow Statements

    5 pages and 3 sources used. This paper provides an overview of the process of financial management in the corporate setting, with a focus on the use of a variety of accounting elements. This paper relates the connection between business management and the creation of financial statements and business management and the analysis of cash flow statements.

  • 'Asian Tigers' Rise and Fall

    This paper examines the detrimental impact of foreign investment in southeast Asia in this chronicle of the 'Asian Tigers' rise and fall in 13 pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Stock Exchange of Europe and its Interdependence

    In thirty two pages the interdependence of Europe's stock exchange are examined with globalization and the Euro currency among the topics discussed. Thirty sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Electrolux Financial Analysis

    In ten pages an overall financial analysis of this company is presented and includes economics and current industry placement. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Progress and the Byproduct of Global Governance

    In five pages this paper discusses global governance as necessitated by progressive globalization in an assessment of whether or not it is beneficial or merely a necessary evil of such a trend. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Case Study Involving Bank of America

    In seven pages changes in risk management, assessment of risk, management strategies, and measurement along with Internet and e-banking developments are examined in this case study of Bank of America. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Regulating Financial Services in E-Commerce.

    This research paper addresses problems that can arise in the regulation of the on-line financial services industry. The author focuses on issues occurring in Australia, but the argument can apply wherever deregulated financial services exist. This six page paper has three sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Future Currency Projections in Canada, Mexico, and India

    This paper addresses the future of the Canadian Dollar, The Indian Rupee, and the Mexican Peso. The author discusses what events or policies may have an impact on these currencies. This six page paper has five sources in the bibliography.

  • Economics Issues

    This research paper examines five questions, offering answers that pertain to the topic of economics. Topcis include the role played by commerical bnks, the manner in which the global economy functions, the ramifications of regulation on consumers, among other topics. This sixteen page paper has six sources in the bibliography.

  • Bank Comparison Analysis

    In ten pages Charter One Bank and Bank of America are examined in a comparative analysis that considers their focal points and differing market positions with such issues as regulation, profitability, and liquidity discussed. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Lifelong Education and Globalization

    In nine pages this paper discusses the changes that globalization represents and the necessity for lifelong learning in order to keep pace. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction

    In eight pages this paper assesses whether or not economic growth is responsible for poverty reduction or if it is when poverty is reduced that economic growth is stimulated. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Code of Ethics and Accounting Standards of the State of Texas

    In five pages Texas's ethical accounting standards are examined in a consideration of such topics as accountant and client privilege, accounting work product, and violating codes. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Northwest United Kingdom's Economic Development

    In five pages this paper examines the economic development Northwest of England in a consideration of regional economic theory, trends, and growth. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Economic Approach to Socialized Medicine and an Aging Population

    In six pages this paper discusses how to approach the aging population and justification for socialized medicine from an economic perspective. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Analysis of Corporate Annual Account Finances

    In eight pages this financial analysis of a company's annual accounts includes margin calculation, ratio requirements, indicators of the stock market, capital structure, liquidity, working capital, and profitability. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Changing Status of Coca Cola

    In ten pages the Coca Cola company's changes in status is examined in terms of the impacts of cola sales, poor decisions, and corporate rigidity with lack of consumer consideration also discussed. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Charter One Bank's and Bank of America's Online Banking

    In eight pages this paper examines how these 2 banks engage in electronic commerce in terms of customer satisfaction, success, and end user value among other relevant topics. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Questions on Bond Yields

    In eight pages the information bond yields provide in terms of choosing investment strategies and how they are calcuated are provided.

  • The Employment Situations in California and in America as a Whole

    5 pages and 10 sources used. This paper provides an overview of the employment situation, unemployment rates and the economics of the state of California in 2002. This paper also looks at the problems that occured in California's Silicon Valley, the declining conditions and problems with Internet company failure and their impacts on unemployment rates. This paper considers the problems in the economic health of the country as a whole in order to give some insight into the problems in California.

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

    In twenty seven pages this paper applies Argenti's Failure Model and Altman's Z Score Model to the business failures of WorldCom and Enron. Twenty two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Agricultural Subsidies and Economic Factors

    This paper examines the economic theory of supply and demand. The author addresses how the theory relates to agricultural price supports from the US government. The author also addresses the FAIR Act of 1996. This five page paper has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Soccer Club Performance and the Effects of Economic Factors

    In ten pages this paper examines how soccer club commercial performances are affected by sales levels of goods and tickets, disposable income, and price variables. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Renting an Apartment or Buying a House

    In a paper consisting of five pages the advantages and disadvantages of apartment rental and home buying are examined. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Michael Porter's Model and Bank of America

    The banking industry and the Bank of America are examined within the context of Porter's model of generic competition in this paper that consists of five pages. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of 'Fannie Mae'

    In fourteen pages the Federal National Mortgage Association is presented in a comprehensive overview that examines its purpose, operations, history, impact of technology, SWOT analysis, exeuctive summary, and recommendations. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography and there is also the inclusion of one table.

  • Economic Forces and the Fast Food Industry

    This paper discusses how economic factors affect businesses in the fast food industry. The author includes data pertinent to the fast food industry. This six page paper has five sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Commercial Banking and Tools for Risk Assessment

    In three pages this paper examines such risk assessment tools as value at risk, maturity gap, and simulation and scenario analyses as they apply to the banking industry. Five source are listed in the bibliography.

  • Factors in International Finance and Trade Development

    In eight pages the ways in which international finance and trade developed are examined in a discussion of such issues as financial equilibrium, financing for international trade, foreign risk management, and international currency transactions. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 4 Types of Accounting Dissertation Proposals

    In sixteen pages this paper examines 4 possible dissertation approaches regarding UK and an Arab nation's accounting issues with subjects including two areas of environmental accounting, terrorism and accounting, international accounting standards' impact on 2 regions, cartels and trade organizations' profit impact. A literature review and suggested schedule are also included. Fourteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Toys 'R Us Financial Analysis

    In four pages such ratios as current and EPS are utilized in a financial analysis of Toys 'R Us.

  • Economic Models' Application

    In twenty pages this paper discusses how to apply various economic model in a consideration of employment level determination, economic growth and aggregate demand, government spending, how taxes are used, inflation and growth control, Keynesian and classical theories. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Ghana's Economy

    In six pages this paper examines globalization and its impact on Third World economies such as Ghana. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Process of Financial Statement Analysis

    In two and a half pages the performance of such an analysis and its justification are discussed. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Positive Accounting Theory and Environmental Accounting

    In five pages environmental accounting is examined in an assessment of the statement that positive environmental accounting explains financial account disclosure greening. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Financial Performance of Delta Airlines from 1998 through 2002

    In four pages Delta's financial performance during this period is examined with the inclusion of a leverage, liquidity, efficiency, and profitability ratios table. Two sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Risk Management and Construction Information Sharing on the Internet

    In ten pages this paper discusses the importance of information sharing on the WWW in the construction industry in this risk management overview. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Globalization, Inequality, and Poverty

    In three pages this paper evaluates the observation 'We live in a world where poverty and inequality are increasing and increasing globalization has not benefited the poor countries.' Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Printing Company's Complex Financial Decisions

    In ten pages various calculations are considered in this examination of how a printing company makes various complicated financial decisions.

  • Bubbles in Asset Pricing

    In ten pages the history of price bubbles are considered in terms of the Dutch bulb, 1711 and the South Sea Company, and 1920s real estate in South Florida with several questions answered in terms of asset valuation particularly pertaining to the March 2000 tech sector fallout. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Activity Based Accounting and its Uses

    Profitability through activity based accounting is examined in this furniture store case study on how costs can be calculated consisting of four pages.

  • 2003 and 2004 Anheuser Busch and Intel Shares Statistically Analyzed

    In eleven pages this paper discusses these 2 major shares in terms of share price summary over this time period, with regression analysis, graphs, frequency tables, and scatter graphs contrasting share price and volumes traded examined.

  • Student Supplied Case Study on PRODEM FFP Banking Services in Bolivia

    In four pages this paper examines the competitive advantage strategies and their effectiveness as they pertain to this Bolivia banking services institution with a SWOT analysis also included regarding its future.

  • 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.

  • Financial Analysis of Haverty Furniture

    In seventeen pages this paper priovides a financial ratio analysis of Haverty Furniture with the use of the Du Pont System in determining leverage, efficiency, liquidity, and profitability and also calculates the weighted average cost of capital. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • A Shopping Mall Observational Study

    A tutorial on conducting a shopping mall observational study is presented.

  • Internet Banking and Traditional Banking

    This 10 page paper discusses the ways in which the role of the traditional bank is changing, and in particular, the fact that banks now need to provide Internet banking services. The writer considers how banks can supply these services and also considers such issues as security, risk and problems caused by a lack of personal contact. There are 9 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Indian Banks and Corporate Governance

    In thirteen pages Indian bank governance is considered in an examination of two state and two privately owned banks - Global Trust Bank, State Bank of India, HDFC Bank Ltd., and ICICI Bank Ltd. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography, with five tables and two figures also provided.

  • Offering a New University Course Risk and Benefit Assessment

    In fourteen pages risk assessment tools such as NPV, cost benefit analysis, Monte Carlo, HAZIM, and HAZOP are discussed and then models that could assist an institution of higher learning to determine rewards and risk are analyzed with the last part of this paper discussing progress monitoring. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The IMF and the Financial Crisis in Asia

    In four pages this paper considers the 1997 and '98 financial crisis in Asia and the IMF's mistakes in crisis management.

  • The Truth In Lending Act

    This 17 page paper examines the 1969 Truth in Lending Act, which is Title I of the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The writer explains the background of the act, its main provisions; and penalties for violating it. There are 6 sources 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.

  • Banks, Risk Measurement and Risk Management

    In twenty two pages this paper discusses models including maturity, repricing, and duration in a consideration of the banking industry's management of risk with the Basel Accords II changes and Barings Bank also examined. Twenty three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Financial Analysis of Buckeye Partners

    Income and financial statements are examined in this Buckeye Partners' financial analysis consisting of three pages.

  • Global Financial Risk Management

    In twenty pages this paper discusses hedging and other tools associated with the management of international financial risks. Fifteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • UK Banking Services, Compliance, and Vulnerabilities

    In fifteen pages this paper examines how a UK banking services compliance officer is able to determine and address various vulnerabilities. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • International Business and Bank Selection

    In five pages an international business scenario is considered with a possible corporate international expansion and the benefits of either Bank of America or Citicorp are assessed in terms of which would best meet the company's needs with Citigroup choice recommended. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Economic Value Added EVA Assessing Pepsi vs. Coke

    4 pages. This paper provides an overview of methods for calculating the EVA economic value added for both Coke and Pepsi. This paper integrates a view of case study material that include projected economic figures. Using these supplied figures, this paper demonstrates how to calculate EVA and the application of these calculations.

  • Personal Finance and the Impact of Technology and Computers

    In six pages this paper discusses how personal finance has been affected by technology and computers. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Choice, Scarcity, Supply and Demand

    In three pages this paper discusses concepts of choice, scarcity, and the law of supply and demand as it influences choice and scarcity. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Case Study of Different Corporate Growth Models

    This paper addresses corporate growth models and share price. The author discusses the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and the Dividend Discount Model (DDM). This six page paper has two sources listed in the bibliography.

  • China and India Level of Trade

    In five pages this paper discusses how the trade relationship level between India and China is influenced by both economics and politics. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Demand and Supply Economic Concepts

    In three pages such concepts as inferior good, normal good, movement versus shift in supply and demand curves, nondeterminant supply and demand changes, and equilibrium price are explained with examples provided. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Nonprofit Organizations and 2002's Sarbanes-Oxley Act

    In five pages this paper discusses the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act in an overview of its impact upon nonprofit organizations. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 3 Student Questions on Supply and Demand

    In five pages this paper examines three student posed questions pertaining to issues of supply and demand.

  • 2004 Annual Report of Cooper Tire and Rubber

    This company's online annual report for 2004 is critiqued in three pages that discusses how company stock purchases may not be the best way to use investment resources that are clearly limited. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mock Results of Report on Capital Risk Assessment

    In five pages a research report that considers the link between risk assessment tools usage, assessment returns, and medium sized companies' equity are considered with mock results used illustrate how they would be presented. Five sources are cited 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.

  • Fraudulent Financial Statements and Detection Through Techniques of Data Mining

    In seventeen pages the ways in which data mining can detect fraudulent financial statements in auditing and accounting businesses are examined in a proposed study that includes methodology, literature review, and timetable. Sixteen sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Economy and the Real Estate Bubble

    In seven pages this essay discusses whether or not there is a 'real estate bubble' in a consideration of economic cycles. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Economic Bubbles

    Economic or speculative bubbles have been seen over many centuries where investors seek to make a profit and assets become over valued. This 16 page paper looks at some of the bubbles that have impacted on the United States of America, starting wit the Mississippi Bubble looking at a range of bubbles through to the dot com bubble which collapsed in 2000 the paper discuses different types of bubbles and the boom and bust cycle many have created and considers the underlying economic theories that explain the occurrence and patterns associated with bubbles. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • The Idea of Exchange According to Marx and Smith

    This 7 page paper examines ideas from Adam Smith and Karl Marx related to the value of things. Within the context of this paper it is suggested that the principle of exchange for Smith and Marx's critiques on the exchange value, provide a new way to look at money and work. Several creative examples are provided. Bibliography lists 3 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.

  • Currency Risk Management at McDonald's

    A 5 page paper discussing McDonald's approach to currency risk management for its international operations. McDonald's finances in local currencies, hedges some cash flows and purchases supplies in local currency. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Economy of the Cayman Islands

    Set in the Caribbean the Cayman Islands are the most economically successful of the Caribbean Islands, known as a tax haven and home to many corporate bodies this is only a part of the Cayman Islands economic development. This 20 page paper examines the development of the Cayman economy and the role of tourism as well as financial services and then applies economic theories to explain the development and interaction of the various policies that have resulted in such strong growth for the area. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Identity Theft

    A 5 page paper which examines identity theft. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Opportunity Costs of College

    A 3 page paper discussing the costs and benefits of taking the time to gain a college degree. Those with college degrees currently earn nearly twice over their entire working lives as those with only a high school education, but there is less opportunity now for high school graduates than in the past. In the future there will be decreasing demand for those without a college degree and the lifetime earning potential between those with and without college degrees is likely to become even more disparate. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Capital Structure of Ohio Casualty Corp

    This 6 page paper looks at the capital structure of Ohio Casualty Corp (OCAS), calculates the cost of capital for the company and considers what changes may or may not occur if the capital structure was changed. The paper then looks at what impact a change may have on market share and assesses the level of the cost of capital against the industry and competition. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Accrual and Accounting and the Historical Cost Approach; Do They Lead to Increased Reliability?

    This 7 page paper looks at the accounting practices using accruals accounting and historical costing and considers to what extent they are able to add clarity and accuracy to accounts and in which ways they may increase confusion. The paper looks at accruals accounting first, considering its use in the public and private sector, before looking at historical costs and the alternative use of fair market value. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Costco and Best Buy

    This 4 page paper compares the financial performance of Costco and Best Buy, between 2004 and 2006. The paper looks at operating performance and profitability using gross, operating and net profit as well as return or assets and return on equity. Activity ratios are presented in the form of accounts receivable and payable turnover, inventory turnover and growth in revenue and inventory. The paper also looks at cash flow, share price, market capitalization and P/E ratio. The bibliography cites 4 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.

  • Automotive Robotics Venture

    A 6 page paper providing pro forma statements and a marketing focus for a company offering generic robotic applications to the auto maker industry in the US. When a single unskilled worker costs upwards of $100,000 annually, the cost of robotic applications is not so daunting. Generic applications that can be customized to the needs of an individual manufacturing site further increase the overall economic benefit, and it will be that point on which Applied Auto Robotics focuses in marketing its products to the entire industry, beginning with Ford and GM. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • SMEs and Banking in Saudi Arabia

    This 5 page paper is an outline proposal for a study on the way the banking sector serves the small and medium sized enterprise (SME) sector in Saudi Arabia. The paper provides an introduction, aims ad objectives section, a literature review and a methodology. The bibliography cites 6 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.

  • 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.

  • The Economy of Bangladesh

    This 8 page paper examines the economy of Bangladesh. The paper is written n 2 parts. The first, and largest part of the paper part looks at the overall economic performance and international trade patterns for Bangladesh. The second part of the paper the paper presents information on the business environment from the prospective of a business person in the country. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Welfare Benefits for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the UK

    This 6 page paper looks at the welfare benefits that are available to asylum seekers and refugees in the United Kingdom and how these have changed since the 1990’s limiting the rights and potential benefits that can be claimed by asylum seekers. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Oman; Accounting and Financing Considerations

    This 4 page paper looks at Oman from the perspective of a potential company thinking of setting up a factory in the country. The first part of the paper considers the accounting issues that they will face and the second part looks at the financing issues and risks. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Investments; Risk Types, CAPM, the Beta and the Use of NPV and IRR

    The 12 page paper answers two questions. The looks at the different types of risk; undiversifiable and diversifiable risk, the role of beta within CAPM (capital asset pricing model), its limitations and the way it may be used. The second part of the paper looks at the time value of money, why discounting models are used to assess investments along with the use and comparison of net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR). The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The Big Mac Index

    A 4 page paper exploring the usefulness of the Big Mac Index, how it is used in global financing and how it can be used in managing risks, using the February 2007 edition. Britain's The Economist introduced the Big Mac Index in 1986 as a comparison of the relative value of world currencies from the perspective of unique British humor. The index proved to be highly useful and popular, however, and The Economist has published an updated version every year since its 1986 debut. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Issues of Capital Structure

    The debate regarding the potential for the existence of an optimal capital structure is one that is ongoing. The writer looks at a number of different theories regarding capital structure staring with equity arbitrage theorem and looking at pecking order and trade off theory. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography of this twelve page paper.

  • Financial Management of Domestic and Multinational Business

    This 8 page paper looks at three different issues concerning financial management. The first part of the paper considers the similarities in financial accounting between domestic and multinational companies. The second part of the paper considers the differences in financial management between these two company types and the last part of the part examined the methods that may be used to deal with the difficulties faced by international companies when undertaking capital budgeting exercises. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Financial Management of Domestic and Multinational Business

    This 8 page paper looks at 3 different aspects of financial management; the similarities in financial accounting between domestic and multinational companies; the differences in financial management between these two company types and the last part of the part examined the methods that may be used to deal with the difficulties faced by international companies when undertaking capital budgeting exercises. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Ethics, Corporate Governance and Financial Management

    This 13 page paper, including a 1 page executive summary, looks at the way in which ethics will impact on corporate governance and financial management. The paper shows how the different ethical approaches will influence the financial management decision making process and reflect in the results companies report. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • India and China; International Finance Decisions

    This 5 page paper looks at India and China as a potential destination for a direct foreign investment; it assesses the risks such as politic and exchange rate risk before making a recommendation. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Economic Impacts of Sports Stadiums

    This 8 page paper looks at the potential economic impact that a new sports stadium may have on an area. The paper considers the way that stadiums have been used as tools to help regenerate areas and stimulate local economic development. Research is reviewed and discussed to asses whether stadiums can create a net economic benefit or are more likely to result in a loss. The discussion includes how and why the advantages and disadvantages occur. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Supply and Demand Questions

    This 4 page paper answers two of questions on supply and demand. The first considers a news article and explains the movement of airline prices in relationship to supply and demand. The second takes data supplied by the student concerning the demand for canned drinks compared to factors such as weather and income levels, undertaking a regression analysis using the data recommendations for strategy are made based on analytical findings. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Ethics in Accounting Practice: Rules Based Accounting versus the Conceptual Framework

    This 4 page paper asks: will liberalizing the rules, while relying on a conceptual framework, result in an improved situation? Both sides of the issue are considered. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Economics of the Airline Industry

    This 7 page paper presents an economic profile of the airline industry, discussing how different factors impact on the airline industry. The factors discussed include shifts and price elasticity of supply and demand, positive and negative externalities, wage inequality as well as monetary and fiscal policies. The bibliography cites 5 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.

  • Apollo Group Inc.; Statistical Analysis of the Share Price Performance 2005 - 2007

    This 4 page paper examines the performance of Apollo Group Inc. stock using statistical analysis to assess whether there should be a buy, hold or sell recommendation. The analysis is based purely on the analysis of the share price and not other factors are taken into account. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Why Should the Fund Management Industry Welcome the Use of Hedge Funds?

    This 9 page paper looks at the way in which fund managers might welcome the use of hedge funds. The paper defines hedge funds and discusses the potential benefits for both fund managers and investors that may result from the correct use of his investment vehicle. Included in the paper is a discussion of the ways that hedge funds differ from any other investment type and how this may be utilised. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Apollo Group Inc; Statistical Test the Share Price Data

    This 4 page paper is based on data supplied by the student. Using closing share price information from historical data a statistical test is undertaken comparing recent performance to the historical mean. The result is used to determine whether or not the share should be held or sold based purely on statistical information. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Dow Chemical; Ratio Analysis 2005 - 2006

    This 10 page paper presents a financial analysis of the Dow Chemical Company from a range of stakeholder perspectives. After a brief introduction to the company ratios of interest to a shareholder are presented including the net profit, earnings per share and the price earnings ratio. Ratios of interest to the creditor then discussed including interest-rate coverage and the current ratio was the last section looking at ratios of value to management including gross profit, stock turnover and debtor days. The bibliography cites seven sources.

  • Government Economic Policy and Economic Growth

    This 7 page paper looks at the argument that governmental economic policies have the main objective of promoting sustained economic growth. The paper considers the way in which this may or may not be correct and how the policies undertaken in terms of structure, monetary and fiscal policy support growth. The paper uses the UK and Europe as illustrative examples. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Use of the Balanced Scorecard

    This 6 page paper answers questions regarding the use of the balanced scorecard. The first part of the paper considers the problems of assessing performance of a business using only financial measures. The second part of the paper outlines the basic principles of the balanced scorecard. The third part of the paper considers the ways in which it is better than the use of financial measures only. The forth part of the paper discusses the shortfalls and problems that remain with balanced scorecards. The last part of the paper reviews an article on Balanced Scorecards. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Portfolio Balance Model

    This 8 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper looks at purchase power parity theory and portfolio balance model, explaining what they are and the way they may help to explain exchange-rate movements. The second part of the paper looks at portfolio balance model in more detail considering the relevance of portfolio balance model for foreign exchange dealers. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Accounting; Definition, Impacts on Business and Its Ability to Help Businesses Improve Results

    This 13 page paper is written in three parts. The first part looks at what is meant by accounting discussing different types of accounting and why is undertaken. The second part of the paper looks at the way accounting is able to impact on a business. The last part of the paper examines the way that accounting may be used by business in order to produce positive results, such as increasing office. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Should the Bank Adopt a Strategy Providing Mobile Banking?

    Mobile banking is becoming a viable option for many banks. This 22 page paper looks at the potential of mobile banking and considers whether it is a strategy that should be adopted. The paper starts with an introduction, aims and objectives and gives a methodology based on a literature review. The literature defines mobile banking, considers the role of banks and looks at how mobile banking fits in with the traditional role of banks. The paper also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of mobile banking from the perspective of customer and the bank before reaching a conclusion. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Economics and Nursing

    This 4 page paper looks at issues of economics and nursing. The first part of the paper defines the terms economics, supply and demand, macroeconomics, microeconomics, elasticity and inelasticity. The second part of the paper summarizes three articles concerning supply and demand of nurses. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Derivatives Questions

    This 10 page paper answers questions concerning the use of derivatives. The paper starts by explaining the difference between long and short hedging, the use of circuit breakers, whether investors will want to buy or sell Treasury Bond Futures if interest rates will raise, index arbitrage, and when options and futures will be bought and sold. The bibliography cites 190 sources.

  • Islamic Banking and Finance

    This 12 page paper looks at Islamic banking and finance. This 12 page paper looks at the history and development of Islamic banking and finance, the characteristics of the Islamic banking, the different types of products that are available as well as the regulation of the industry in the UAE and the challenges and potential within the industry. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Accrual Accounting in the Public Sector

    This 9 page paper examines the use and potential use of accrual accounting for governments and the public sector. The writer considers the take up of accrual counting by non commercial organizations, the way it compares with cash accounting, how the accounting approach is seen internationally and looks at examples of governments adopting accrual accounting. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Effectiveness of Internal Audit in the Public Sector

    This 8 page paper looks at the concept and practice of internal audit in the public sector, discussing why internal audits are undertaken, what they measure, who performs them, the approaches which can be adopted and the direct and indirect impacts that internal audits can have on an organization operations and performance. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Fuel Cells

    An 8 page paper discussing the economics and problems of hydrogen fuel cells as power plants for cars. Jay Leno praises the BMW Hydrogen 7, but the chief engineer of the Chevrolet Volt notes that the hydrogen infrastructure will be easier to implement in China or India, where there is not an extensive gasoline infrastructure. The status of hydrogen fuel cells in 2008 is promising for the future, but they cannot yet provide less dependence on carbon because of the consumption required to produce hydrogen fuel. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Arguing about the Minimum Wage

    This 4 page paper discusses three issues with regard to the Minimum Wage: probable consequences of raising it; the differential aspects of the Minimum Wage and whether or not it’s effective in fighting poverty. Bibliography lists 3 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.

  • Measuring Brand Equity

    This 8 page paper looks at issues concerning the way brand equity is measured and why it is important. The first part of the paper considers the measurement of brand equity including looking at brand assets and liabilities. The second part of the paper looks at what it meant by hard equity and why it is different to brand equity. The third part of the paper looks at the work of Interbrand in measuring brand equity. The last part of the paper discuses how brands can act as signals and looks at the link between brand and hard equity. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Houses Prices in the UK 2003 - 2008

    This 7 page paper looks at the pattern in the average house price in the UK from 2003 to 2008. The paper discusses the movement in prices and considers the different economic factors that may have been impacting on the way supply and demand of housing was taking place and reflected in the housing process. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Cost Accounting

    A 5 page paper discussing cost accounting, specifically absorption costing and variable costing. Activity-based costing also is included, as is a section on accounting ethics. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Supply And Demand - Law Of Diminishing Returns

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

  • The Economics of Oil

    This 8 page paper looks at the influences on the price of oil during the 1970's oil crisis and the 2007/8 oil price crisis. The paper explains the reason why oil prices increased and presents supply and demand graphs to explain the movement. Following this the impact that oil price changes can have on the rest of the economy is discussed along with the presentation of policy recommendations for government. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Steel Industry

    This five-page paper is preparatory work for a study into the performance of steel the industry in the United States, focusing on three steel companies; The United States Steel Corporation, China Precision Steel Inc. and Acrelor Mittal. The paper presents an executive summary which will be used as the basis for the larger paper, a proposed table of contents and justification regarding the reasons behind the choice of three steel companies selected for an in depth analysis. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Using a Balanced Scorecard in a Bank

    The use of balanced scorecards is increasing; the writer assesses the way that a balanced scorecard (BSC) may be used in a bank. Looking at potential measures for each of the dimensions, the way it may be used and the potential inclusion in an incentive scheme for the bank executives. Three sources are cited in this six page paper.

  • The Steel Industry

    This 28 page paper is an examination of the global steel industry. The first part of the paper looks at the historical and the current performance and structure of the steel industry. The paper then looks at the performance of three international steel companies representative of different segments of the steel industry; The United States Steel Corporation, China Precision Steel Inc. and Acrelor Mittal. The background of each company is outlines and the financial performance is assessed with ratio analysis before an assessment of the stock performance and the stock price. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Capital Budgeting at Entergry Corp

    This 4 page paper examines capital budgeting at Entergry Corp., looking at general capital budgeting issues including risk management, capital requirements, valuation of innovatory and presents a sample NPV calculation. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Chinese Banking System

    This 9 page paper examines the structure, regulation and operations of the Chinese banking system, including the types of bank that operate. The banking system is compared to developed western systems and Africa. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Supply and Demand for Coca-Cola Products

    This 3 page paper looks at the concept of supply and demand as it applies to the Coca-Cola Company. Answering questions set by the student the paper discusses equilibrium level of supply and demand, what would happen if government out price constraints on the company, what has impacted on the quantity demanded and how the firm has adjusted supply. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • The Impact Of Economic Change On The Capital Markets With Reference To Bull And Bears

    This 7 page paper investigates stock market indices such as the Dow Jones and the way history is littered with instances of volatility in the capital markets. The author discusses what impact economic change has on the capital markets with reference to Bull and Bears, and considers whether they continue to provide good investment opportunities. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Elasticity of Demand

    This 8 page paper looks at the influences on elasticity of demand. The concepts and practical use of price elasticity of demand, income elasticity of demand and cross elasticity of demand are all explained. The paper includes 2 graphs. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The Purposes And Natures Of Financial Statements And Managerial Reports

    This 3 page paper looks at the role and purposes of financial statement and management account statements or reports, considering who they are designed for and the way that they are used. The paper then considers how financial statements may help with the making of informed decision regarding the firm and how they may reflect ethics. The bibliographic cites 3 sources.

  • GLOBAL RECESSION AND IMPACT ON NIGERIA

    This 3-page paper discusses the impact of the current global economic meltdown on Nigeria. Bibliography lists 3 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.

  • The Main Strengths And Weaknesses Of Tourism As A Means Of Economic Development

    Tourism is a growing industry and has a great deal of potential to aid with the economic development of developing countries. This 4 page paper considers the potential strengths and weaknesses of a developing country using a tourism strategy to increase revenue. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Time Value of Money, Sources of Finance, Bonds and Share and Influences on Inventory

    This 4 page paper answers 4 questions, the first defines rime value of money, future value of money and present value of money. The second part considers long term sources of finance for corporation. The third part of the paper discusses the differences between bonds, common shares and preference shares and the last part of the paper looks at the influence o the economy, business expansion plans and investments on inventory levels. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Currency Hedging

    This 7 page paper discusses at currency hedging, defining what it is and looking at how it is used and the way that currency hedging can reduce exposure to risk of currency exchange rates. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • The Rationale for Stock Buybacks

    This 12 page paper examines the topic. Terms are explained. Microsoft is used as an example and historic trends are revealed. A one page abstract is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Nationalizing Banks; The Fall out of the Credit Crunch

    The credit crunch and the collapse of Northern Rock clearly point towards the merits of nationalizing the banking sector, or at least parts of it. This 6 page paper critically examines this notion. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • A Comparative Analysis Of Saudi Arabia And US Banks Before And After The 2008 Crisis

    This 22 page paper looks at the banks and banking system of the US and Saudi Arabia, to examine the similarities and the differences. The paper starts by looking at the banking environment inn general including issues such as bank management, supervision, and social and economic condition. The paper then goes on to assess the assets and liabilities in the banking sector before and after June 2008, looking at the similarities and differences. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • 2009; The UK Economy and Scottish Commercial Real Estate

    This 12 page paper looks at the economy of the UK between 2004 and 2009 and compares Scotland to the UK as a whole. The real estate market for commercial property in Scotland is then considered, looking at industry in Aberdeen, Offices in Edinburgh and offices and retail space in Glasgow. Predictions are then made regarding the potential movement of real estate prices and the economies as a whole, with reference existing patterns and economic theory. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • The Ethical Problems Related to the Global Recession

    This 3 page paper focuses on problems in 2009 and what caused them. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Development Economics

    This 3 page paper is a response to three articles that ;look at the issue of development economics and why development economies is, or should be seen, as separated from mainstream, economics. The response supports this proposition. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Global Recession 2009; The Causes and Subsequent Government Policies

    This 11 page paper examines the global recession and credit crunch of 2008/9 and explores some of the potential causes, including a lack of regulation, irresponsible and imprudent lending, borrowers attitudes and exacerbation by other environmental factors. The policies and potential solutions that are being pursued, to assess how they are projected and working and whether or not they are likely to have any impact. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Financial Issues; Market Efficiency, Sources of Capital and Dividend

    This 12 page paper looks at three different financial issues that are important for management to understand. The first issue is the assessment and concept of efficiency in capital market, looking at Efficient Market Hypothesis. The second issue considers potential sources of capital and the advantages and the disadvantages associated with each source. The last section considers the role and importance of dividends. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Friedman: “The World Is Flat” (Sort of). Or Maybe It’s Spiky.

    This 12 page paper discusses Thomas Friedman’s popular book “The World Is Flat” and in particular, considers his thinking with regard to faith and its intersection with technology. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • 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.

  • Approaches to Property Portfolio Management

    This 9 page paper looks at the different approaches that a fund management for an investment portfolio manager may adopt where the investments are 100% in property. The general investment approaches of passive, active and post modern portfolio manager are considered along with their viability for a property fund manager. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • HOLES IN MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY

    This 7-page paper provides criticism of Markowitz's Modern Portfolio Theory. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Budgets, Ethics and Accounting Information in the Case of Guillermo Furniture

    This 3 page paper answers 3 questions set by the student concerning the fictitious case of Guillermo Furniture. The first answer identifies how budgeting and performance reports can help with decision making. The second answers identities the way ethics may impact on the decision making process and the last answer considers what accounting data would be useful for the decision making process. . The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Vietnam Economic Development Questions

    Vietnam has undergone economic changes that have impacted in its development. This paper considers three issues, the impact of MNC’s and entrepreneurs, the development stage of the state according to Dunnings’ IDP framework and the way the government can learn from the economic development of other nearby states such as China. This is a three page paper.

  • Guillermo Assessment and 3 NPV Calculations

    The writer uses data supplied by the student to assess three investment opportunities, considering different assessment tools and using the net present value method. Three sources are cited in this ten page paper.

  • Financial Education in Australian Schools

    It is increasingly recognized that school age children should be taught financial management skills. Australia has adopted a strategy to improve financial literacy through education. The writer looks a the way that this can be achieved in schools with the provision of educational programs and support by a number of commercial and non commercial organizations. Seven sources are cited in this five page paper.

  • The Importance of Statistics to the Insurance Industry

    The insurance industry relies on statistics to assess risk and help with the setting of insurance premiums. The writer looks at the different types of statistics that may be needed for various types of policy and the way that the statistics are used as well as the reasons why interpretation and statistical accuracy is important to the survival of the firm. Two sources are cited in this five page paper.

  • Does the Voluntary Sector Subsidize Government Spending?

    The voluntary sector, also known as the third sector, is an important element in a modern economy. The writer assesses how important it is, and discusses the government interest in the sector, looking at issues of control and considers if the voluntary sector can be seen as supporting society or subsidizing government and allowing then to avoid responsibility. Eight sources are cited in this eight 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.

  • Financial Analysis of the Chipotle Mexican Grill

    For a firm founded in 1993, the ability to have more than 800 stores in 2009 indicates that the firm has grown at a rapid rate. The writer undertakes a financial analysis of this firm, documenting this growth by looking at the years 2004 to 2009. A financial ratio analysis is used to asses the firm and bench mark the performance against the industry.

  • Explaining the Phenomena of Increasing Protectionist Policies During a Global Recession

    In 2009 there has been an increase in the level of protectionist policies seen across the globe. The paper is a presentation explaining how and why this occurs, looking at the reasons that international trade takes place and the issues associated with recession and advantages as well as disadvantages associated with protectionism. The paper is a presentaion including slides and speaker notes. Seven sources are cited in this ten page paper.

  • A PowerPoint Presentation on Models of Investment

    Over the years investors have sought models that they can use to identify good investment opportunities. This presentation looks at different approaches that have been adopted by investment gurus such as Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger of Berkshire Hathaway as well as models such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). The presentation is made up of 17 slides. Six sources are cited in this six page paper.

  • The Issue of Capital Structure

    Different issues concerning the make up of capital structure for a firm is discussed, including the benefits and problems of debt, the level of return expected by investors and the concept of an optimal capital structure. The firms; Adobe, T-Mobile and FedEx are all considered and the theories applied to assess their potential optimum capital structures. Six sources are cited in this five page paper.

  • Hyper-rationality in the Capital Markets

    There have been many studies of the capital markets, and few have found rational exemption to describe the way that they behave in an accurate manner. The writer assesses the concept of hyper-rational behavior when even rationality is unseal and discusses its potential presence in the capital markets. Two sources are cited in this three page paper.

  • Two Attitudes Towards Money

    The writer looks at two different attitudes towards money those how prefer to gain tangible possessions and those who use money to gain experience. The two attitudes are compared contrasted. Six sources are cited in this five page paper.

  • Raising Capital For Renewable Energy Investments

    The concept of renewable energy is widely supported, but the lack of commercial success and limited returns make it difficult for energy firms to raise finance in an effective manner, The writer looks at the use of project finance and discusses why it is so difficult for renewable energy projects to raise this type of finance. The sources are cited in this seven page paper.

  • Capital Budgeting Case Study

    The writer discusses and then demonstrates capital budgeting techniques to assess the potential of two different projects with the same term but different investment amounts, returns and risk profiles and then looks at the potential influence that capital budgeting and different sources of capital may have on the project and the firm. Ten sources are cited in this eighteen page paper.

  • The Oil Industry

    The writer looks that the general condition in the crude oil market between the years 2005 and 2009, outlining the general trends and patterns, looking at the main producers and exporters as well as the main consumers and importers. Oil prices and trade routes are also discussed. Five sources are cited in this seven page paper.

  • Using CAPM to Value Boeing

    There are many models that can be used to value firm, the writer uses the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) to help assess a potential value for Boeing. All states of the calculation are explained and shown. Four sources are cited in this three page paper.

  • Does Intel Have an Optimal Capital Structure?

    The writer bases the paper on the theories of Modigliani and Miller, looking at the way in which the capital structure of Intel may be interpreted with the application of Equity Arbitrage theorem. The paper also considers the problems with Equity Arbitrage theorem looks at other aspects that may impact on the way optimum capital structure is assessed. Six sources are cited in the bibliography this seven page paper.

  • Comparison of British and Libyan Corporate Governance

    Good corporate governance is seen as needed for the development of an economy and attracting investors. The writer looks at cooperate governance, and how good corporate governance may be identified and then compares Libya with the UK. Sixteen sources are cited in this twenty page paper.

  • The Importance of FDI to Economic Development in China

    China has an increasing level of involvement in the world economy and has benefited from a significant increase in the level of inward foreign direct investment; the writer assesses the extent to which FDI has been important in the Chinese economic development looking at the benefits that FDI may help a country to realize and the way in which China has managed its’ own development. Sixteen sources are cited in the bibliography of this eleven page paper.

  • The Concept and Tools of Corporate Finance

    The writer outlines the concept and goals of corporate finance and then looks at some tools and approaches that are used in corporate finance management. Three sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Market Regulation under the Saudi Arabia Capital Market Authority and the US Securities and Exchange Commission

    Capital markets require regulation in order to provide a framework as investors will trust, the writer looks at two regulatory bodies is been set up to regulate the securities markets, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Saudi Arabia Capital Market Authority (CMA). The regulation of each of the bodies is considered and contrasted. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography this fifteen page paper.

  • The Regulatory Framework for Internet Banking in the United States

    Traditional banking regulations have not been sufficient to cope with the challenges presented by the online environment and the increased level of Internet banking take place. The writer examines the way in which the traditional banking regulations cover Internet banking and then at the way specific issues for Internet banking are being tackled, including issues such as identity theft and security. The regulatory and legislative tools are discussed and challenges are considered. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography this eleven page paper.

  • DECISION TO PURCHASE A HOUSE

    Discusses the economics of buying a house. There are 4 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • HERSHEY COMPANY - FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

    Provides a financial analysis of Hershey Company and recommendations about its worth as an investment vehicle. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography of this 6-page paper.

  • PURCHASING A HOUSE: A DECISION IN ECONOMICS

    Offers the economics that go into buying a house. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 10-page paper.

  • Creating Sustainability in Developing Countries Healthcare Provisions - a Proposal for Research

    The writer presents an outline proposal to examine the way that a developing country may for the healthcare system, creating financial sustainability future. The proposal utilizes the case of Zambia as subject matter, and presents an in-depth examination of the problems faced in the universal healthcare system is under-funded and reliant on donations from foreign governments. The writer presents a methodology utilizing an in-depth literature review followed by qualitative and quantitative primary research. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography of this twenty page paper.

  • Elasticity and Supply and Demand

    The writer answers two questions set by the student, the first looks at how elasticity is calculated and how it can be used to assess the impact that a price change will have ion the demand for a product, The second questions explains the way price is determined by supply and demand and how changes to other of these will impact on price. The answers uses supply and demand graphs to enrich the answer. Six sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • ECONOMIC MODELS AND RICE

    Discusses the impact of government-sanctioned price ceilings on Sri Lankan rice. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • Creating Financial Sustainability Poor Nations

    It is generally agreed that poor nations have trouble in maintaining a financially sustainable healthcare system, and the by low levels of taxation in general poverty. The paper looks at the way governments have sought to create sustainability is the utilization of financial support in the community or through user fees, and assesses the impact of these policies. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography this fourteen page paper.

  • Economics and Political Influences in Sport

    The paper is written into sections, the first section looks at the way in which there is an "impossible conflict" in sports, where ticket and television may be shared by all teams within the league, undermining competition. The second section examines the way in which the relationship between politics and sports has developed, and considers the reason for political influence on sport. Four sources are cited in the bibliography this four page paper.

  • A Comparison of Supply and Demand Factors between the Healthcare Sector and Other Commercial Sectors

    The writer looks at different influences on supply and demand to emerge within the healthcare industry, and compares them to other commercial industries that are more sensitive to supply and demand. One source is cited in the bibliography this three page paper

  • Vanguard Case Study - Exchange Rate Exposure

    Using a case study provided by the student different exchange rate risk issues are discussed. The paper starts by looking there is influences may impact on exchange rates, such as inflation, interest rates and balance of payments. Potential risks associated with international transactions and currency exchange rate volatility are then identified, including transaction, translation and strategic risks. Utilization of financial options is then discussed before recommendations are made. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography this sixteen page paper.

  • Processes in Operating and Capital Budgeting

    Budgeting is important function within organizations, required for both planning and control. The writer looks at the way the budgeting may take place, examining the stages and processes that may be involved in operational budgeting and then moving onto a consideration of budgeting for capital items. Six sources are cited in the bibliography this eight page paper.

  • The Economy of India - Developments between 2000 and 2011

    The writer looks at India and the way in which the economy has developed. After looking at some background to give the paper context the economic policies and strategies followed are discussed, the impact of multinational corporations and the way that results of economic development are reflected n social conditions are all discussed. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography of this sixteen page paper.

  • Making A Business Case with the Support of Spreadsheet Data and Graphs

    The writer shows the ways in which spreadsheets and graphs can be used to support a case for investment into a business. The case is made for an investment to increase the capacity of a restaurant, with the use of spreadsheet forecasts and graphs to show the break even point and revenue generation. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this seven page paper.

  • Do Developing Countries benefit from Capital Generation in the Developed World?

    The writer considers if and how less developed countries and emerging countries may benefit from the capital created in the developed countries. The writer also defines the terms less developed countries/economies and emerging economies. Six sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Customer Satisfaction and Online Banking

    In a paper of three pages, the writer looks at online banking. A literature review helps to look at the link between customer satisfaction and the availability of online banking services. Paper uses twenty sources.

  • The Financial Performance of Bramble Ltd and The Toll Group 2008 - 2011

    The writer presents a financial analysis of these two Australian companies, utilizing ratio analysis and assessing trends over the four year period between 2008 and 2011. The financial analysis looks at the profitability of companies, the use of assets and that their liquidity. Nine calculations are presented in the paper. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography this ten page paper.

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of an Online IPO

    The use of online IPOs is increasing. Companies such as Google and MorningStar have already successfully utilized online processes for their initial public offerings. The paper considers the benefits and challenges associated with an online IPO and then assesses its potential use in the context of Avaya. Five sources are cited in the bibliography this four page paper.

  • Medical Economics - Creating Budgets for Clinical Trials

    The writer looks at the way in which budgets for clinical trials may be formulated. The different inputs and stages to budget creation are presented and the different categories of costs that need to be included are examined. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography of this ten page paper.

  • AN EXPLANATION OF AN IN-DEPTH BUDGET FOR A FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM

    Examines an in-depth budget for a non-profit financial literacy program. Topics discussed include salaries and fringe expenses, OTPS, grants and donations. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • BUDGETING FOR A FICTITIOUS FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM

    Presents a detailed budget for a fictitious financial literacy program. There are 3 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • Why is South Africa an Attractive FDI Target?

    This eight page paper considers the attractiveness of South Africa as a destination for foreign direct investment. The paper starts by considering how South Africa is aligned with some general criteria that motivate companies choose particular countries for FDI. The paper then looks at the inflows of FDI, considering the amounts received and the spread of FDI across different industries as well as the sources of FDI. The paper then considers the way in which foreign direct investment may be impacting on growth within the South African economy, and ends by discussing the pattern of FDI outflows and whether or not this is advisable in a country that is seeking to attract inward FDI. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography of this eight page paper

  • A Proposal for the Development of a Micro-Financing Strategy for Egypt Which Is Compliant with Islamic Laws

    Egypt is a poor nation, which may benefit significantly from an expansion of micro-financing provision. The writer examines the way in which Islamic micro-financing may be developed and utilized in the country. The paper starts by examining the concept of micro-financing, and the requirements which would be necessary to satisfy Shariah law. The writer then undertakes an assessment of micro-financing strategies in Jordan then examined in order to identify transferable lessons. The paper ends with a proposal for an implementation strategy. Twenty four sources are cited in the bibliography of this 27 page paper.

  • Discussion Questions for Literature and Economics

    In a paper of five pages, the writer looks at economics and literature. Discussion questions on both topics are answered in-depth. Paper uses three sources.

  • Questions on Business Economics and Finance

    The paper is written in two parts. The first looks at different forms of competition, discusses an example of perfect competition and examines some of the government controls that are put in place within each model. The second part looks at the way to average variable and the total cost and considers how firms may determine which goods continue producing and which to discontinue. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this ten page paper.

  • Sutherland's Theory of Executive Crimes

    This paper begins with a discussion of Sociologist Edwin Sutherland's thoughts on 'White collar crimes". The paper discusses different types of crimes such as White collar deviance, mortgage fraud, and corporate fraud. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • Macroeconomic Issues

    The paper is presented in two sections. The first section looks at the U budget arguing it has moved from a expansionary to a contractionary between 2008 and 2012. The second section is a presentation made up of seven slides explaining the differences between the microeconomics and macroeconomics, providing a number of examples. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Working Capital Management

    The writer examines what is meant by the term capital management and why it is important for the financial management of a firm. This is followed by an explanation of the way different firms will manage their working capital along with the associated benefits and risk of the different strategies. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this ten page paper.

  • Transportation As an Acquisition Cost Impacting on Demand

    The writer explains how and why costs of transportation will impact on the demand levels of demand justice the team within consumer markets. The different sources of transportation costs, including direct costs such as fuel and indirect costs such as time, and their potential impact on demand are explored. Three sources are cited in the bibliography this five page paper.

  • Oil Prices

    The writer looks at the different events or influences that could result in oil prices increasing. Events such as war, natural disasters, terrorism s well as the depletion of oil reserves all have the potential to decrease the supply. The potential for external influences is also discussed. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography of this five page paper.

  • Life Goals in Finance

    This paper lists the resources and obstacles that might confront a nontraditional student seeking a degree and a career in finance.

  • Macroeconomic Issues

    Three answers are supplied for questions asked by the student. The first answer explains how the economy is affected by the financial markets. The role and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve Bank and the Chairman are in the second answer. The final answer explains the way interest rates may influence both the financial markets and the economy. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • A BUDGET OVERVIEW FOR A FICTITIOUS FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM

    Offers an example of a summary budget, and explanation, for a fictitious financial literacy program. There are 2 sources listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • ANALYZING ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL ISSUES

    Focuses on economic and financial issues including market structure, supply and demand and fiscal and monetary policies. Also included are calculations concerning ratios, time value of money, and net present value. There are 8 sources listed in the bibliography of this 11-page paper.

  • PROPOSED PAPER OVERVIEW OF BLOCKCHAIN AND BANKING

    Provides an overview of a proposed paper centering around how blockchain technology can be used in the financial and banking industry. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 5-page paper.

  • EXAMINING THE TECHNOLOGY LIFECYCLE/ACCEPTANCE CYCLE OF BLOCKCHAIN

    Discusses the technology lifecycle, the technology acceptance cycle, and how it might pertain to blockchain technology and banking. There are 5 sources listed in the bibliography of this 3-page paper.

  • Investment Choices Between Money Market, Precious Metals, Index Funds, Real Estate and Treasury Bonds

    In five pages these five investment possibilities are assessed for the investor with $100,000 along with positive and negative features of each and a presentation of recommendations includes. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mutual Fund Selection

    In five pages what an investor needs to consider when choosing a mutual fund is examined in terms of such aspects as performance, company beta, who manages the fund, and investor goals. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Portfolio Management and Mutual Funds

    In fifteen pages this paper considers the duties of a fund manager through the creation of a mock mutual fund with the selection of several stocks and risk assessments through the uses of beta coefficients. Nineteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • An Article Technically Analyzing the Stock Market Reviewed

    In three pages the article 'Technical Analysis Successfully Tests Old Resistance Level of Fundamentalists' that appeared in The Wall Street Journal is reviewed in terms how to successfully use technical analysis with opposing views also included.

  • Causes of the Great Depression of the Thirties

    In ten pages this paper discusses the Great Depression in an overview that includes the 1929 stock market crash and many other causes and contributing factors. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Great Depression and Deception by the Media

    In eight pages this essay examines the 1930s Great Depression and the optimist deception engaged in by the motion picture industry and the press before and during this time period. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Economic Relations Between Thailand and Japan

    In twenty pages the economic relationships between these two nations are discussed in a consideration of such topics as Thailand's mid 1980s' growth, balance of payments experimented with by Thailand, Thailand's low cost manufacturing and Japan, and Japan's capital investment flow into Thailand. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Flat Tax Proposal Benefits

    In six pages this paper assesses the value added tax's pros and cons in this flat tax proposal overview. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sanitation Issues on Staten Island

    In five pages this paper considers Staten Island, New York's sanitation issues and the closing of the landfill known as Fresh Kills with recycling and similar such environmentally friendly alternatives examined. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Performance Analysis of the Babson Value Fund

    In nine pages this paper discusses economic indicators in this performance analysis of Babson Value Fund low risk mutual fund. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • PepsiCo's Cost of Capital

    In five pages PepsiCo's capital structure is examined in terms of weighted average cost of capital and the various types of weights are considered with market values weights recommended.

  • Overview of Real Estate Investment Trusts

    In twelve pages the investment potentials represented by REITs are examined. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Nike, Inc. Financial Analysis

    In six pages this financial analysis of Nike includes an evaluation of its strengths and weaknesses, CAPM, financials, and stock prices. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Scrip Issues and Stock Splits

    In five pages this paper considers the reasons for stock splits and how investors and companies alike are affected. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Venture Capital Financing Options

    Venture capital financing is examined in an industry overview that compares groups and the venture capital funds that are provided. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Banking Sector and Technology's Impact

    In eight pages the impact of technology on banking is examined in an overview of talking teller machines, biometrics, and issues including customers service and employee effects. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Great Depression Causes and its Significance

    In eight pages this paper discusses the 1929 stock market crash in a consideration of the Great Depression, its causes and its impact. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Economy of Singapore and the Impact of Recession

    In eighteen pages the Singapore tiger economy is examined in terms of the effects of the 2 recessions of the 1980s and 1990s. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mutual Investment Funds That Are Open and Closed Ended

    In twenty pages open and close ended types of mutual investment funds are contrasted and compared in terms of their similarities and differences. Six sources are listed in the bibliography and one graph is also included.

  • Soft Drink Industry Importance of PepsiCo

    In eleven pages this paper assesses PepsiCo's position in the soft drink industry with the uses of various strategic models including the Five Forces of competition and also discusses best cost provider, focused differentiation, focused low cost, broad differentiation, and low cost leadership. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Real Estate Investment and Factors to Consider

    In five pages this paper examines real estate property investment and various factors to consider when making investing decisions. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • United States Economy and Effects of Monetary and Fiscal Policy

    In five pages this paper discusses how the United States economy is affected by monetary and fiscal policy as established by the Federal Reserve. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Investing in Mutual Funds

    In five pages this paper presents a hypothetical scenario on what to consider when investing in mutual funds in terms of client goals and strategies to achieve them. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'Plastic Money' Known as Credit Cards

    In five pages this paper discusses how credit cards are regarded as plastic money that can be frequently used by individuals with little thought as to the debt these cards are generating. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Tutorial on Senior Citizens and Poverty

    In eighteen pages this tutorial provides a sample summary and economic theory analysis of 6 articles dealing with poverty as it pertains to senior citizens. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Information on Managing a Portfolio

    In six pages this paper discusses how successful portfolio management can be undertaken. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Forecasting and its Problems

    In five pages this paper examines the problem inaccuracies associated with forecasting as Sheaffer, a Bic subsidiary, discovered.

  • Background and Financial Overview of Motorola

    In eight pages Motorola is examines in a consideration of background, how the corporation performs financially, and how hedging is used in global market competition. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Social Effects of Unemployment Compensation

    In nine pages this paper discusses how society was affected by the introduction of unemployment insurance, later known as unemployment compensation with the economic impacts of unemployment rates also addressed. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparative Analysis of Bank Based Systems and Dividend Signaling in Market Based Systems

    In eight pages this comparison argues that bank based systems is less influential on the market than dividend signaling. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Case Study on Financial Liability

    In ten pages a complex student supplied case study regarding financial liability involving a stockbroker and client trading are examined with UK law providing the legal foundation. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Theory of Human Capital and Student Loans

    In five pages this paper examines the theory of human capital and how it applies to university student scheming for student loans. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Tutorial on Motivation, Marketing, Decision Making, and Accountancy

    In sixty two pages five essays are presented that over insightful tutorials on forecasting, strategic marketing management, personnel and organizational management, accountacy, and decision making. There are forty four sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Securities Portfolios in Russian Banks/A Research Proposal

    This research paper offers a study proposal that would investigate the risks inherent in the development and management of securities portfolios in the setting of Russian commercial banks. The writer considers the research methodologies and then designs a proposal based on this information. This five page paper has eleven sources in the bibliography.

  • Robert Solow Growth Model and Economic Growth

    In four pages the growth model of Robert Solow and the ways in which it emphasizes all types of social economic growth is examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Explaining the Recession of 2001

    In this paper consisting of eleven pages recession theories are explored along with 1990s data and an examination of global factors to determine the cause of the 2001 economic recession. Ten 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.

  • Employee Benefits Package Sample

    In eight pages this paper presents a management and nonmanagement employee benefits package in a sample that includes employee distinctions, benefit descriptions, and the reasons organizations should present attractive benefits packages. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Real Estate Investment

    In three pages this paper examines the trials and tribulations of real estate investment with reference to the text Investing in Real Estate. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • McDonalds and 2001 and 2002 Financial Performance

    In four pages the fast food industry is considered in an examination of McDonalds' financial performance during this time period with a discussion of Wendy's competition also included. One source is listed in the bibliography.

  • Great Britain's Great Depression of 1873 to 1896

    In three pages the 'winners' and 'losers' of this Great Britain depression are discussed. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Trademark Abuse and Economic Competition in Europe

    In twenty five pages this paper considers how the Euro and the EU have contributed to economic competition that has resulted in such issues as trademark abuse. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The War in Iraq and Economic Ramifications

    A paper examining economic effects of the war in Iraq. The author argues that while war almost always provides a boost in the economy, the war in Iraq has not done so to the same extent. This four page paper has three sources listed 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.

  • Investment Portfolio Development

    In five pages thw ways in which to develop an investment portfolio with the use of international securities, equities, and bond are discussed in an analysis of performance over the previous six months with such models and their impact assessed as term, risk profile, and the necessity for liquidity. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • History and Financial Performance of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.

    In six pages a company overview of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company includes its history and a ratio analysis of its recent lackluster financial performance with investment risks duly noted. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Case Study of Hyatt Petroleum

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

  • What Can be Done About UK Money Laundering

    In fifty pages this paper examines the financial institutions and regulations of the United Kingdom in a consideration of how best to combat money laundering criminal practices. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography and this paper also provides a table of contents.

  • Internet Tax Resources

    In five pages this paper examines various online tax sources for the purposes of researching U.S. tax laws and codes.

  • Comparative Analysis of Ask Jeeves and Yahoo Internet Search Engines

    This paper examines which represents the best stock investment in a comparative analysis of stockholder equity and prices for Ask Jeeves and Yahoo search engine stocks in three pages.

  • Next Capital Structure Compared with Other Retailers

    In eight pages Next's capital structure is compared to Marks and Spencer and UK's Asda, which is Wal Mart with weighted average cost of capital, earnings per share impact, debt to equitdy and debt to asset ratios considered. Four sources are listed 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.

  • Working Capital Management at Federal Express

    This paper examines working capital management at Federal Express. This four page paper has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Tsunami of December 2004 and Its Economic Consequences

    In five pages the third world is examined in a discussion of the tsunami's economic impact. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Wall Street Theories Considered in A Random Walk by Burton Malkiel

    In this review consisting of eight pages a summary of each of the text's four parts as well as a discussion of the investment theories supportive of the Modern Portfolio Management are discussed.

  • Impact of Terrorism on Pakistan's Economy

    In eight pages this paper examines the connection between terrorism and the economy of Pakistan. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Terrorism and the Laundering of Money

    In six pages the observation 'Lack of controls on money laundering is one of the most important contributory factors behind the growth of 21st century terrorism' is evaluated. Seven 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.

  • Case Study on Metal Works

    In three pages this student submitted case study discusses metal works and the impact of a cost curve. One source is listed in the bibliography.

  • Investment Capital Issues

    This research paper offers discussion of several questions pertianing to issues associated with venture capital. One topic described the experiences of an entrepreneur tryng to locate venture capital; another topic discussed decribes standard venture capital advice, contrasting this topic in the US with companies in Southeast Asia. This four page paper has two sources in the bibliography.

  • Investment Terminology and Capital Budgeting

    In three pages capital budgeting is examined in terms of various factors and applicable terminology such as internal return rate, payback period, working capital, and opportunity and sunk costs. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • New Durable Medical Equipment Company in Maryland and Business Form

    In four pages the choice of new company business form LLC along with senior manager liability positions at RiteAid and HealthSourth are assessed in terms of senior management fraud actions with the structure of LLC protecting owners from lawsuits that are frivolous along with no fear regarding those that are legitimate. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Pecos Printers Pricing

    In five pages and two parts this paper examines printer sales and pricing in the first part with Air Force Exchange Service and Army's marketing alliances the focus of the second part. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Mutual Funds

    In five pages these three areas are examined in terms of how each regulates, structures, and develops mutual funds with market sizes also compared. Seven sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Money Demand Determinants

    In six pages the reasons for money demand are considered in terms of motivation and through an examination of money as not a flow item but rather as a stock that is influenced by demand. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Investment Assessment Paper

    This 10 page paper looks at a music company that is going to invest in one of three albums. The paper assesses the investment, starting by looking at the returns of the different investments, creating a profit and loss account for each and assessing several ratios, such as return on capital employed. The paper then looks at the break even point, the margin of safety, the accounting rate of return and the return on investment. The last part of the paper considers the way a questionnaire may be out together to assess the potential market for each album. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Time Value of Money

    This 4 page paper looks at different aspects concerning the time vlaue of money. The paper explains interest rates and compounding, present value and future value of investments, opportunities costs, annuities and the rule of ’72. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Asset Allocation and Stochastic Optimization

    This 36 page paper considers the use of stochastic modelling in the determination of asset allocation. The paper considers multi-stage stochastic programming and stochastic dynamic programming by comparing this to other models that may be used in assessing the contents of investment portfolios. Other models considered include models with their origins in mean variance theory leading to CAPM, efficient market hypothesis and the Warren Buffet method. The bibliography cites 29 sources.

  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

    3 pages in length. The ability to maintain accurate and ever-evolving statistics of - and trends for - global economies is both grand and far-reaching; that the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is instrumental in reaching this objective speaks to the manner by which North America's ever-changing economy must be closely monitored by the most up-to-date and technologically sophisticated system. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Time Value of Money and Other Concepts Defined

    This 4 page paper provides definitions and examples for the following items: The Time Value of Money, Interest Rates and Compounding, Present Value of a Future Payment Received, Opportunity Cost, Annuities and the Rule of 72. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Impact of Money Laundering on Society

    This 3 page paper examines the technique of money laundering and explains the three phase process. Most of the paper examined the impact of money laundering on society. ibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Banking Finance Questions

    This 7 page paper looks at questions supplied by the student, working out the net interest, net interest margin, net profit, return on assets and return on equity and equity multiplier for a bank. The paper then consider the interest rate exposure and the type of swap needed, capital requirements, the issues between management and regulator and comments on actions the bank should take. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • A Paper Looking at Risk, CAPM, Beta, Time Value of Money, NPV and IRR

    This 16 page paper examines different issues concerned investment. The paper outlines the use and value of different concepts, including different types of risk, the Capital Asset Pricing Model, what is meant by the beta, the importance of the time value of money, the use of net present vlaue and internal rate of return calculations and how they compare. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Proctor and Gamble; The Acquisition of Wella AG

    This 14 page paper examined the acquisition of Wella by proctor and Gamble. The paper looks at the different reasons that may have motivated the acquisitions and the reaction of the investors and the share prices before and after the acquisition took place. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Unemployment in the US

    This 8 page paper looks at the problem of unemployment in the United States. The paper first established the problem looking at the level of unemployment in general and specific terms and then considers the way that fiscal policies could be used to tackle the unemployment problems. The bibliography cites 6 sources. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Industrial Psychology; Explaining Enron

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

  • Allied Food Lemon Juice Case Study

    This 11 page paper looks at a case study supplied by the student. A company is looking at making an investment to expand and needs to assess the potential returns. The paper assesses the cash flows and looks at the NPV, IRR and payback period of the project and considers some potential influences such as changes in the terminal value and the cash flow. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • About Mutual Funds

    This 3 page paper is basic research about mutual funds. Bibliography lists 7 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.

  • Using Statistical Analysis and Explaining Probability

    This 3 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at the way a stock price was analysed with the use of past prices only and regression analysis. The second part of the paper looks at the way a student wants to describe probability of a series events, where individual probabilities of each event are already known and considers the way that the explanation may be improved. The bibliography cites one source.

  • Security Analysis Questions

    A 3 page paper answering 3 questions about security analysis. The paper includes a comparison of technical vs fundamental analysis, and comments on the effects of "what if" questions. Some of the topics are ROE; DuPont Identity; and effects of stock splits. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Triple Bottom Line Accounting And Organisational Profit Accounting

    This 3 page paper compares and contrasts triple bottom line accounting with organisational profit accounting and considers the different views and perspectives concerning the approaches. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Call and Put Options

    This 5 page paper is written in three parts. The first part looks at the use of call options, and how call options and call options on futures are different. The second part of the paper looks at why put options may be sold and the risks associated with selling put options. The third part of the paper examines different influences on the premiums gained on the sale of call options. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • IPO AND WEIGHT WATCHERS

    This 3-page paper reviews some of the steps of an IPO, and examines the balance sheet and public offering for Weight Watchers Inc. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Weight Watchers IPO

    This 3 page paper examines the initial public offering of Weight Watchers International. The paper looks at the number of shares offered, the share price, the use of funds raised, the reaction of the market and the impact on control of the company. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Online Tax Payment Systems

    This 25 page paper looks at the setting up of online tax filing and tax payment systems. The paper starts by outlines the way that this takes place, the process of developing the systems, which usually takes place within an e-government strategy. The paper discusses the advantages and the disadvantages, examines a number of risks associated with setting up and running online tax filling and tax payment systems and makes recommendation for minimizing these risks. The last part looks at four countries that have successfully introduced online tax payment systems. The bibliography cites 26 sources.

  • Overview of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

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

  • The Adoption of IFRS in Australia

    This 5 page paper looks at the adoption of the International Financial Reporting Standards in Australia, known as the A-IFRS. Adopted in 2005 the move was controversial, this paper looks at the historical move towards their adoption as well as the challenges, advantages and disadvantages seen in their adoption. The bibliography cites 4 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.

  • Autocorrelations and Abnormal Returns Prior to Stock Splits Considered in the Context of EMH

    This 5 page paper is written in two parts. The first part of the paper considers the implications for the weak-form Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) concerning the findings of certain authors that have recently found evidence of positive autocorrelation in short-term stock returns and negative autocorrelation in longer horizon returns. The second part of the paper looks at the idea positive abnormal returns prior to stock splits, discusses why this may occur and looks at whether or not this is consistent with semi-strong form efficiency. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The 2008-2009 Economic Crisis vs. The Great Depression

    This 3 page paper compares and contrasts the economic crisis of 2008-2009 with the Great Depression of the 1930s. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Perfect Competition and Unemployment

    This 7 page paper is written in two parts. The first part looks at the concept of perfect competition, also referred to a pure competition, defines what it is and the market conditions needed for it to emerge, the way a firm will determine the quantity to supply and what is meant by the term 'normal profit'. The second part of the paper looks at unemployment, how it is defined, the different types of unemployment that exist and some policies that might help to reduce unemployment. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • CEMEX AND INVESTMENT IN INDONESIA

    This 5-page paper covers a case study concerning Cemex's investment in developing a cement plant in Indonesia. Questions such as return on investment and weighted cost of capital are discussed.

  • Starbucks Financial Analysis 2006 - 2008

    In 5 pages the paper examines the financial performance of Starbucks for the period 2006 – 2008 using a ratio analysis, including profit margins, liquidity ratios, inventory and asset turnover and debt ratios. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Calculating Return in Investment

    This 3 page paper calculates the return on investment for a given project and compares the use return ion investment with economic added value. The paper then looks at the potential influences in the way that the project is assessed in the context of the firm going public. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • STOCK DISCUSSIONS

    Explains what stocks are and discusses other terms such as dividends, stock splits and reverse splits. The bibliography lists 3 sources in this 4-page paper.

  • McDonalds Financial Performance 2006 - 2008

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  • WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: AN OVERVIEW

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  • Capital Raising in an Entrepreneurial Business

    Capital may be accessed from a number of sources. The writer presents a PowerPoint presentation looking at sources which may be suited to an entrepreneur, at which stages of business development different sources of finance may be most useful as well as the benefits and the drawbacks associates with the different options, including angels, venture capital, equity and debt. The paper is made up of nine PowerPoint slides and accompanying speaker notes. Four sources are cited in the bibliography of this eleven page paper.

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  • NIKE INC. ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS

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  • The Airline Industry - Effects of Deregulation from WW2 to Today

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  • Tax Reduction and Economic Systems

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  • Risks Associated with the Funding of Foreign Trade with Companies in Bangladesh

    The writer looks at the potential problems or risks that may face an American firm looking at financing commercial transactions with companies located in Bangladesh. The paper starts with an assessment of the different types of risk may be present, including political and economic, and then discusses tactics American firms may use to reduce that risk. Five sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

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