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05 Mar 2009
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Identifying the role played by an organization's culture on the leadership in reinventing an organization: Case study on JC Penny Inc

Case study - 6 pages - Management

Strategy according to For de Wit and Meyer (1998), is an intelligent treatment of the subject, strategy is any course of action for achieving an organizations purpose. (Strategic management 2004 Palgrave McMillan, Colin White, pg 5). Strategy exists at a number of levels in an organisation. There...

21 Jan 2009
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Changing organizational culture: A Case Study

Case study - 6 pages - Management

The leadership challenge to the organizational culture that is being examined is the transition from one store manager to another in a retail operation (bookstore) that is a store that is part of a larger corporate entity. A long-time leader of this particular store of the world's largest...

16 Jan 2009
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A recursive correlation between economy and psychology: A specific focus on the new corporate governance theory

Case study - 12 pages - Management

It has always been an intrinsic issue of economy: accused of being disconnected from individuals' reality, this science has been attacked for long times, by various researchers and experts, such as psychologists. And effectively, a plethora of arguments have been provided for integrating greater...

15 Jan 2009
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Valuating transformation through net interest margin and asset-liability matching: The case of CFM

Case study - 3 pages - Management

Our thesis, entitled “Valuating transformation through net interest margin and asset-liability matching: the case of CFM”, proposes the optimization of the risk-adjusted performance of transformation thanks to interest risk management. The goal of our thesis is to evaluate the...

22 May 2008
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It is unethical to use politics within a business organizational setting

Case study - 4 pages - Management

The notion that it is unethical to use politics within a business organizational setting is not one that is without validity. In this context, the word 'unethical' refers to peoples' ability to behave in unacceptable or immoral ways within a business environment. The...

12 May 2008
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Can the development of online business activity weaken the influence of organizational culture?

Case study - 4 pages - Management

Organizational cultures have been a popular topic since the advent of the 1980s. At that time, the management literature began to popularise the claim that the ‘excellence' of an organization is seen in the ways by which its members have learned to act and behave. Using the...

09 May 2008
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How firms use efficiency wages to raise employee productivity and how it explains wage stickiness in the labour market

Case study - 4 pages - Management

Some firms will attempt to increase their profits by improving their worker productivity by paying a wage that is above the wage paid by other competing firms. A well known example of the gains from this sort of wage setting is found in third world economies. At the market level wage, workers may...

09 May 2008
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Why do firms alter labour hours just before employment?

Case study - 4 pages - Management

The model of labour demand in terms of hours worked by employees assumes that firms instantly adjust their employment when the economic environment or business cycle changes. A firm looking to change the size of its work force will always find that it is costly to make spontaneous changes...

03 May 2008
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Narcissist Leadership: Its traits and their impact on strategy implementation

Case study - 5 pages - Management

The mistakes that leaders make in the context of strategy implementation are often the result of a narcissistic behavior which denies the participation of subordinates in the strategic decision making. Narcissistic leadership refuses updating obsolete organizational knowledge, participating to...

30 Apr 2008
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The roles of a manager: A comparison between theory and business reality

Case study - 4 pages - Management

This practicum field project is the result of an interview conducted with the Investor Relations & Strategic Development Director of Citigroup in Athens, Greece.* The goal of this project is to compare the views of a prominent executive with the theoretical approach provided by famous...

29 Apr 2008
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Characteristics of effective leadership A comparison between theory and business reality

Case study - 4 pages - Management

This practicum field project is the result of an interview conducted with the VP Corporate Communications in Alcatel-Lucent, Paris, France.* The goal of this project is to compare the views of a successful executive with the theoretical approach provided by several scholars about the...

06 Mar 2007
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The transformation of Hoechst into Aventis - published: 06/03/2007

Case study - 18 pages - Management

THE COMPANY Hoechst was a chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in 1863 Hoechst internationalizes its production after WWII AVENTIS 1999: Hoechst and Rhône-Poulenc decide to create a subsidiary company, Aventis THE FUSION 1999 : Hoechst + Rhône-Poulenc = Aventis THE MAN Jürgen...

22 Nov 2006
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Volvo's Modern Management

Case study - 9 pages - Management

Volvo Group is a manufacturer that develops trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services. It also provides solutions for financing and services. This international company is not only present in Western...

08 May 2002
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Cross cultural differences: Indonesia

Case study - 7 pages - Management

With a population of almost 200 million people on 13,667 islands, Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago located between the continents of Asia and Australia, and between the Pacific and the Indian Oceans. Only 35% of the population live in urban areas, but there are more than 30 cities...