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10 Sep 2008
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Business analysis & recommendations report:Southwest Airlines Co.

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

Southwest Airlines Co. was founded in 1967, but its first scheduled flight was delayed until 1971 due to lawsuits from competitors. The company began as a small, regional carrier with three routes. In its initial public offering in June of 1971, the company reported that...

09 Sep 2008
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The California wine industry

Essay - 8 pages - Business strategy

Wine is an industry built on status and reputation. As a relative latecomer, the California wine industry has had to fight an uphill battle in the world marketplace for wine. In the US, of course, California wine consumes the overwhelming majority of acreage and consumption, due...

06 Aug 2008
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Nordstrom Inc

Case study - 4 pages - Business strategy

John W. Nordstrom was only 16 years old in 1887 when he left his home country of Sweden to fulfill the American Dream in New York City. With no English speaking ability and only five dollars in his pocket, Nordstrom had a hard time making ends meet by laboring in mining and logging camps as he...

20 Jul 2008
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Marketing channel analysis of Hewlett-Packard

Essay - 7 pages - Business strategy

Hewlett-Packard (HP) was founded on January 1, 1939 by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard. The decision to create this partnership was made in the now historic HP Garage in Palo Alto, California. This garage is now considered the birthplace of the Silicon Valley (About HP). HP has since grown...

20 Jul 2008
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Apple computers

Essay - 3 pages - Business strategy

The PC market is one of the largest in the world. It has essentially become a part of everyday life for almost anyone living in an industrialized nation. Among the corporations that dominate this market, none has greater name recognition than Apple. Apple's computers,...

10 Jul 2008
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Lowe's companies inc.

Essay - 10 pages - Business strategy

Lowe's Companies, Inc. is the second largest home improvement retailer in the United States. It offers specific products and services in line with decorating, renovating, remodelling, repair of home and commercial buildings. As of February 2, 2007, Lowe's has opened 1,534 stores in all 50 states...

10 Jul 2008
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A descriptive study of international business potentials: From China to Asia pacific rim countries and vice versa ( Data and graphs included )

Tutorials/exercises - 32 pages - Business strategy

The present study is an exploration of the international business potential of China with other countries in the Asia Pacific Rim and vice versa. Moreover, the study employed a descriptive design in order to thoroughly explain all factors that account for economic conditions of the country. The...

08 Jul 2008
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Is it possible for a construction project to be delivered on time and within budget when the customer is unsure of his or her needs?

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

Project management for construction is a complex process that must combine the efforts of a number of individuals in order to be successful. According to Hendrickson (2000) “Like the five blind men encountering different parts of an elephant, each of the numerous participants in the process...

07 Jul 2008
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Two different types of retirement benefits that have been developed by private organizations: Defined benefit and defined contribution

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

In recent years concern over the financial solvency of Social Security has lead to considerable controversy over when the fund will be exhausted. This issue has become a pervasive concern in light of the fact that the 78 million baby boomers currently living in the United States will soon reach...

07 Jul 2008
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Broad review of interface, its micro-and macro-environment, issues for development and potential mechanisms for improving outcomes

Essay - 7 pages - Business strategy

In recent years advancements in technology have revolutionized a number of industries, even those that have been widely established for a number decades. Interface, Inc. has been no exception to this reality. The largest soft floor covering manufacturer and marketer for more than 30 years,...

07 Jul 2008
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Overview of the Dell organization and how it can improve its stability in future

Essay - 8 pages - Business strategy

Over the course of the last two decades a number of new companies have made their mark on the business world. In many cases, these organizations have been successful because they have made the choice to utilize unique business models or organizational cultures that set them apart from more...

07 Jul 2008
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An overview of the AT&T and Cingular merger and its potential future outcomes for both companies

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

Mergers between organizations often take place when it is financially or strategically advantageous for one or both organizations. While the ideal merger occurs when both organizations see the value of combining, even when the situation is ideal the end result can have a detrimental impact on the...

07 Jul 2008
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The benefits and risks associated with the implementation of 3G technologies at Vodafone

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

Mobile phone technology has evolved rapidly in recent years. In particular the mobile phone industry is now witnessing the development of third generation or 3G mobile technologies. While these 3G technologies appear to provide a number of market and financial benefits for the mobile phone...

07 Jul 2008
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A proposal for improving the existing strategic quality management framework that is already in place in GE

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

The central goal of this investigation is to provide a strategic quality management (SQM) implementation plan for an organization. General Electric has been selected as the organization most in need of this type of program. Although the organization has a long history of implementing Six Sigma as...

07 Jul 2008
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A comprehensive assessment of the viability of operating an online gaming business in China

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

Introduction Researchers examining the overall variables that can impact the success of new businesses note that there are a host of variables that can impact overall success (Daniels, Radebaugh & Sullivan, 2004). In particular, market size, resources, regulations and procedures and risks...

07 Jul 2008
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Bank of America

Essay - 17 pages - Business strategy

Background Information History of the Company Bank of America is one of the oldest and largest banks in the United States. With its home office in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bank of America is the third-largest commercial bank in terms of assets. Additionally, the bank originated under the Bank...

07 Jul 2008
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Business development plan for cleaning service company

Business plan - 7 pages - Business strategy

For the purposes of this investigation a comprehensive review of a new cleaning company will be provided. The company, named “Next Best to Mom” seeks to provide college students and young professionals with all of the home-based and cleaning-based services provided by “mom.”...

07 Jul 2008
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The impact of technological development on mobile phone companies living in a virtual world

Essay - 6 pages - Business strategy

Introduction Over the course of the last two decades, telecommunications organizations have made notable innovations for consumers. While these technologies appear to be quite popular overall, the reality is that innovation in the telecommunication's industry carries with it a...

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...

29 Jun 2008
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Combating a Coffee crisis: Starbucks strengthens its semblance

Market study - 4 pages - Business strategy

Coffee is an essential part of the morning for many people in America and all around the world. For some people, not having that morning cup of coffee can mean the difference between a productive day at the office, and a miserable day filled with sleepiness and aggravation. As...

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...

26 Jun 2008
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Microsoft's Pursuit of Yahoo!

Thesis - 3 pages - Business strategy

Founded by Harvard dropout Bill Gates in 1975, Microsoft began as a software program that allowed others to write programs. In 1980, the modern PC era, IMB chose Microsoft to develop its operating system. Gates purchased QDOS and renamed it the now famous Microsoft Disk Operating System (MS-DOS)....

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...