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30 Jun 2008
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How six sigma impacts the development of operations in organizations

Essay - 7 pages - Business strategy

A precursory overview of the modern organization demonstrates that there are a host of inefficiencies in various departments and areas. Although most organizations accept some degree of inefficiency as part of the operational process, the reality is that there are notable steps that can be taken...

30 Jun 2008
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The Hybrid Car

Essay - 4 pages - Business strategy

The hybrid auto, a concept introduced to the U.S. market in 1999, now accounts for 10.6 percent of the 8 million cars sold every year. Consumers and manufacturers alike have great incentive to buy and make hybrids because the perceived benefits of this auto—lower CO2 emissions and fuel...

26 Jun 2008
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Doing international business in Asia

Essay - 11 pages - Business strategy

It is important to know the different cultures, economies and the different business procedures of different countries if we would want to do business with them. Just the understanding of the financial situations of each country is not enough if we want to successfully do business with...

23 Jun 2008
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A review of the gas station/convenience store industry

Essay - 4 pages - Business strategy

Consumers who purchase gasoline often choose suppliers based on both location and cost. While this combination ensures that many gas stations/convenience stores remain profitable over the long-term, some organizations operating in this industry have significant difficulty maintaining profit...

15 Jun 2008
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Google as an organization and evaluating its strategic management

Essay - 8 pages - Business strategy

Executive Summary Google is perhaps one of the most successful dot.com companies of the new millennium. Although the company was developed during a time when the popularity search engines had not yet peaked, Google managed to find innovative and creative methods not only to make search...

15 Jun 2008
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Corporations in Texas

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

When the Founding Fathers drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, they included a provision that would allow states to dictate laws for issues that would not be directly dealt with by the federal government. The tenth amendment to the Constitution allows states to have some control over...

15 Jun 2008
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Evaluating the Performance of Saturn Car Company

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

Over the course of the last two decades, changes in the competitive environment of business have prompted some organizations to develop new business models intended to boost innovation and provide a competitive edge. While many of these business models have succeeded, many have failed...

15 Jun 2008
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Summary of Ethical and Business Issues

Essay - 3 pages - Business strategy

Wal-mart, the world's biggest retailer owning 48,000 stores worldwide, is famous for its low-price products and strong, distinctive corporate culture. All employees are made sure to know Sam Walton's personal values, beliefs and culture. These values are passed on from managers to their...

12 Jun 2008
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Examination of the Application of Change Models on the case of Marriott

Essay - 3 pages - Business strategy

Introduction The proposed project for the Marriott organization involves the development and implementation of virtual private networks as a central means for the organization to integrate all of the technological advances that have been put in place in the organization in the past...

11 Jun 2008
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The development and implementation of a project office function to support a multi-release program within the project management office at Abbott Laboratories

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

Researchers examining the development of project office function note that early efforts to support these constructs have failed. Despite this failure however, the recent streamlining of information technology in the organization has created a situation in which organizations are now looking to...

13 May 2008
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International trade theories - An overview from Mercantilism to Porter's Diamond

Essay - 7 pages - Business strategy

International trade among nations is an old practice that can be traced back to early Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Phoenician civilizations. These and other ancient civilizations acknowledged that trade can be tied directly to a superior quality of life for the citizens of all the...

03 May 2008
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Ethical Considerations of the Ford Pinto Case

Essay - 3 pages - Business strategy

In the 1970's, the question about the Ford Pinto arose and became a very large issue about whether or not it was safe in a rear end collision. The problem in this case is whether or not Ford conducted business morally and ethically in regards to recalling the Pinto. There are many factors...

03 May 2008
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The Contrarian Investor

Essay - 4 pages - Business strategy

Investing The average every day investor is likely to follow the trend of investor's market-wide. Most investors look at what the market is doing and will follow the trend. If everyone is buying a stock and the price is rising, people buy. If everyone is selling a stock and the price is...

28 Apr 2008
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Starting a Flower Shop : A business Strategy

Essay - 10 pages - Business strategy

Opening any type of business is a challenging and monumental task that requires dedication and perseverance. Starting a flower shop brings its own unique set of challenges to the fore. No matter what type of business you are opening, careful planning is essential to your success. When to...

17 Dec 2007
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The French Wine Industry

Essay - 2 pages - Business strategy

France has historically been one of the oldest and most prolific wine producing regions in the world. Statistically, France produces the most wine by value, though it is rivaled in other ways by Italy (most wine by volume) and Spain (most land under cultivation). The four major red grapes...

12 Sep 2007
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Co-Op Reflection

Essay - 2 pages - Business strategy

The tools and skills that I needed to complete the job I had already acquired through independent study. There were some software packages that I had become very fluent in the last Co-op that I did, and I kept using them this time, as well. The job required that I have a supreme knowledge of...

30 Aug 2007
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Punk Rock: Nonconformists, Idealists, and Shameless Sellouts

Essay - 5 pages - Business strategy

Perhaps one of the most controversial genres or sub-genres of music, punk rock has been flowing fresh, hot blood through the veins of teenagers and young adults since its inception in the late 60's and early 70's. Punk rock's “anybody can do this” attitude strikes a resounding chord...

27 Aug 2007
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Case Study: Issue of building good relationships with workers, creating good work environments, and threat of job lost

Essay - 3 pages - Business strategy

Healthy relationships and healthy work environments are just two components of a productive work place. This case deals with workers who felt in danger of losing their jobs because co-ops were doing almost the same job and gaining more responsibilities. Instead of trying to find...

21 Nov 2006
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Impact of Internet Channel on Auto Insurance Industry

Essay - 22 pages - Business strategy

The influence of the internet on insurance industry is increasing in accordance with the spread of internet retailing. Quotes submitted and policies purchased through internet channel grew 23% and 29% respectively from 2004 to 2005. The proper adoption of a strategy in line with the changing...

21 Nov 2006
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What skills does it take to "manage" cross-cultural M&A?

Essay - 13 pages - Business strategy

Comment réussir des fusions-acquisitions "cross-culturelles"? Mergers and acquisitions continue apace in spite of an alarming failure rate and evidence that they rarely manage to benefit shareholders. Most completed takeovers damage one party: the company making the acquisition. Many...

11 Oct 2006
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"Networking within tourism destinations hinders innovation and freedom of choice." Critically discuss this statement

Essay - 8 pages - Business strategy

Tourism, like so many modern industries, is essentially an assembly process. In few situations does one organisation or company control all the components, or all the stages and decision-making processes in the creation and delivery of the tourism product. That is why in most industrial sectors...

27 Jul 2006
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How do companies maximize the return on corporate philanthropy?

Essay - 36 pages - Business strategy

Corporate philanthropy has been common for the last 50 years. After the mid 1990's companies started to align their philanthropy programs with the business interests. This results in a convergence of social and economic objectives: strategic corporate philanthropy. But what is the return on the...