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09 Sep 2008
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Multicultural management theory

Essay - 5 pages - Management

Cushner, McClelland, and Safford (1996) defined diversity as a notion needed to "to include differences based on gender, ethnicity, race, class, age, and handicapping conditions" (p. xvii). Diversity is not simply "a notion of "other" ... that all Americans are, to some degree,...

18 Aug 2008
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Could the tide be changing? Travel agency management

Essay - 5 pages - Management

Travel agencies play an important role within the UK travel and tourism industry. They are the retail arm of the industry selling holiday products and travel services to the public. Yet travel industry analysts have been predicting the death of the high street travel agent due to the ever...

01 Aug 2008
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A closer look at corporate productivity: Reducing occupational stress and enhancing team effectiveness at workplace

Essay - 5 pages - Management

Developing productive workplaces has long captured the attention of many organizations. Issues such as occupational stress and lack of teamwork can, however, hinder corporate development. Occupational stress has been researched extensively within the...

21 Jul 2008
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Marxist and Weberian lenses: GM layoffs

Essay - 6 pages - Management

DETROIT, MI - General Motors (GM) chief executives announced major restructuring plans aimed at reviving its corporate fortunes. The company's major difficulty has been its declining sales over the past year, which have racked up a total of two billion dollars of losses. Such a decline...

14 Jul 2008
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The evolution of ethics in management.

Essay - 6 pages - Management

Now it is common knowledge that ethics and management go hand in hand. Through ethics, management is made more human. Although in the advent of management during the time of this is truly not the mindset. The focus was on production and output. The main concern regarding people is how to make...

10 Jul 2008
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The positive effects of employee decision making

Essay - 7 pages - Management

The dynamism in work environments contribute to its growth. There are various changes taking place—in products, the types of customers, in organizational culture, and even in company policies. Employees are directly affected by these changes. A lack of participation in making these changes...

09 Jul 2008
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Scope verification and scope control: Integral in project management

Essay - 11 pages - Management

Project management is an emerging trend in businesses. The traditional hierarchical structure has been deemed obsolete and individuals find themselves belonging to project teams. Increasing emphasis on high-quality, speed-to-market, and outstanding customer satisfaction prompted managers to...

07 Jul 2008
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Bridging the gap between strategy formulation and strategy implementation

Essay - 10 pages - Management

Organizational Behaviour Theories hold that successful strategy implementation is a lot more than plain market facts, figures and competitive advantages. Those quantitative aspects are the outcome of a successful strategy implementation, yet the qualitative, i.e. the cognitive aspects are those...

17 Jun 2008
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The application of Knowledge Management to the larger context of information gathering

Essay - 4 pages - Management

Collecting tacit knowledge in the organization can be a notable challenge. While this information provides critical insights to the specific methods and procedures used by employees to accomplish goals, finding methods that can be used for collecting this type of information in the organization...

15 Jun 2008
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The Creative Problem Solving Model

Essay - 6 pages - Management

Introduction The challenges facing managers in the workplace today are, in many cases, overwhelming. As organizations become more complex and employees lives are shaped by both internal and external pressures, the ability of the manager to effectively understand and resolve critical...

11 Jun 2008
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Systems thinking and its role in the development of change management program

Essay - 4 pages - Management

Systems thinking is an integral component of managerial decision making. Although systems thinking does not always ensure that success will be garnered with respect to a specific project, it does ensure that managers and stakeholders are able to garner a comprehensive understanding of a problem...

04 Jun 2008
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The application of change theories in organizations

Essay - 3 pages - Management

Scholars examining the process of change have noted that regardless of the environment in which change takes place this process is often difficult to successfully navigate. With this in mind, researchers have begun examining the process of change and how it occurs in the organization. Through...

03 Jun 2008
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Public perception of the pay and benefits given to executives

Essay - 8 pages - Management

Research on executive compensation packages clearly demonstrates that the general public is incensed and outraged by, what they perceive to be, excessive pay and benefits for these professionals. Throughout the course of the twentieth century organizations have argued that executive pay and...

03 Jun 2008
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How does the organizational culture of General Electric affect organizational behavior?

Essay - 6 pages - Management

Competition among organizations in the same industry has promulgated the development of numerous strategies to facilitate the success of the organization. While some strategies focus on streamlining operations to reduce fixed costs of their strategies focused on the development of internal...

21 May 2008
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Construction Management

Essay - 5 pages - Management

The world of construction management has grown in a multi-billion dollar industry and a force that must be reckoned with for anyone that ever has to deal with a build project. Gone are the days of an elusive contractors that may or may not finish a build within the parameters of the project. The...

01 May 2008
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Employee Commitment: A comparison between theory and business reality

Essay - 3 pages - Management

This practicum field project is the result of an interview conducted with the Group Strategic Analyst of ING Group, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.* The goal of this project is to compare the views of a prominent executive with the theoretical approach provided by famous scholars about employee...

18 Apr 2008
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Military Efforts to Meet Soldiers Needs Faster

Essay - 5 pages - Management

The following essay compares the Lean Six Sigma and Uniformed Army Scientists and Engineers (UAS&E) transformation efforts of the United States military. This analysis will identify key factors which led to the transformation as well as, policies which were enacted in order to effect this...

17 Apr 2008
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Human Resource Development in the Law Enforcement Field

Essay - 6 pages - Management

Law enforcement is a unique field which is highly dependent on human resource development (HRD) but is often times lacking in individual training and support. Regardless of the type of law enforcement officer (LEO), individuals in this field take numerous risks and may witness disturbing actions...

12 Apr 2008
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Creative tension in learning organizations and the role of leadership

Essay - 5 pages - Management

Learning organizations develop and sustain an environment, which stimulates the power of learning in all organizational members, allowing organizational flexibility and adaptability. Successful organizations use the power of learning in order to produce the maximum benefit for the organization,...

11 Feb 2008
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Study of nursing management

Essay - 5 pages - Management

Nursing management remains a critical component in today's healthcare. Due to a wide array of factors, the number of nurse managers is diminishing, and the healthcare industry is scrambling to stop this trend from continuing. Research and surveys have shown that the nurses are...

10 Feb 2008
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Study about Administrative Bureaucratic Theory and Scientific Management View in Organizations

Essay - 5 pages - Management

It is first important to understand management in general in order to understand how it had developed through the years from the 17th century until presents. The basic concept behind management is that it is the field in human behavior wherein the manager needs to plan, organize, direct, and...

28 Sep 2007
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Cost-efficient Business Management

Essay - 5 pages - Management

Cost-efficient business management is on the tip of the mind for many business owners across the world. It does not matter whether the business in question is a corporation employing several thousand team members or a start-up in a local community with just a few over the counter employees;...

23 Aug 2007
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Problems with Am in UK Electricity

Essay - 3 pages - Management

The first chapter sets out the problems of AM within the electricity in UK. In fact the UK electricity companies have owned and operated the UK electricity distribution networks since privatisation took place within UK electricity industry in 1990. Presently the RECs are coming...

25 May 2007
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Experiencing Acquisition Through a Process of Culture Change in a Serbian Organization

Essay - 61 pages - Management

This study addresses the issue of culture, acquisition and change in Serbia. Specifically, the project focuses on a Serbian bank which has recently been taken over by a Greek bank and explores organisational culture in a Serbian bank. Culture can be an image created by its members. It is both a...

14 Dec 2006
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Credibility is a critical resource at start up and represents an important element of the entrepreneur's personal contact network

Essay - 6 pages - Management

Traditionally, entrepreneurs have been considered as individuals with a strong, often charismatic, leadership as well as a high drive for individualism and independence. However, a business unit does not exist in isolation since it is, or will be, in contact with a whole range of other...

30 Nov 2006
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Customer Loyalty

Essay - 6 pages - Management

With the globalisation of the world competition has become challenging. Competitors from emerging markets are entering into the developed markets. Attracting new customers has become a more expensive and exhausting business. Therefore the customer is one of the most valuable assets of a company;...

21 Nov 2006
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« EU loses a landmark sugar case at the WTO », by SAPA-AP & Blomberg, business Report, 29 April 2005

Essay - 9 pages - Management

The trade of agricultural products is increasing a lot all over the world. In many countries (mainly the poorest ones), agriculture is the dominant sector of the economy and plays a very important role. To control the trade of agricultural products and to limit unfair practices, international...