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29 Sep 2010
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How to negotiate with French companies?

Essay - 4 pages - Management

French people often seem unnervingly cool and worldly, sometimes even aloof, especially to Britons and Americans. This is not surprising as they are great thinkers, and they value intelligence and eloquence. Philosophy is part of a French child's education. Logical thinking and a passion for...

29 Sep 2010
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British Petroleum - Transformational Leadership in a Transnational Organization

Case study - 10 pages - Management

The company BP, in the past named British Petroleum is a British company, of research, extraction and oil refining founded in 1909. After its merger with Amoco, Atlantic Richfield (Arco) and Burmah Castrol, it became the largest company of The United Kingdom and the third largest oil...

29 Sep 2010
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Doing Business and Living in India

Case study - 13 pages - Management

This report is designed for companies or people who currently do business with India (ns) or intend to do so in the future. It will benefit managers who plan to work in an intercultural context. This work promises "to develop new skills for working in India" and "to appreciate the role of...

29 Sep 2010
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EADS and Intercultural Management

Case study - 7 pages - Management

Since the 1980s, the number of Merger & Acquisition operations has surged on the European and international markets. During the year 2000, the value of the international Merger & Acquisition (M&A) ventures was greater than $1000 billion and more than half were carried out by...

29 Sep 2010
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L'Oreal case study: Strategic Management

Case study - 12 pages - Management

L'Oreal is a French-based company specialized in the development, manufacture and marketing of cosmetics and dermatological products. Created in 1907 by Eugene Schueller, the brand has considerably developed itself in a highly competitive market with constant change. L'Oreal has...

29 Sep 2010
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Consultant-client relationship and the consequences of the role change during the consulting process

Essay - 10 pages - Management

The client-consultant relationship is usually treated as central to the nature of a management consultancy work. Though it is true that consultants need to have a clear conceptual picture of their definition of consultation, and they need to understand how the operational model they choose helps...

29 Sep 2010
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The application of the flexible production system to high-tech industries and services

Essay - 5 pages - Management

More than 20 years ago, Toyota revolutionized the production methods in the car industry due to its flexible production system called Toyota Production System. Originally called 'Just in Time Production', this system was built on the approach created by Sakichi & Kiichiro Toyoda...

29 Sep 2010
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Innocent Drinks or how a non-corporate attitude can be an exemplary corporate culture

Case study - 3 pages - Management

My company being a small one (4 people, me included), I couldn't really write a whole essay about corporate culture. I decided to base my paper on the company that motivated me i.e, Fresh Marketing. Founded in 1998, after a very original market survey , it's main objective is to...

29 Sep 2010
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Glaxo Smithkline : inter-cultural overview

Case study - 10 pages - Management

In today's markets, international trends represent a large part of exchanges. In most cases, companies act on an international level: they try to sell their products all over the world in order to find new opportunity markets. They expect to find competition-advantaged resource providers on...

29 Sep 2010
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Strategic management assignment: Marks & Spencer case study

Case study - 3 pages - Management

Marks & Spencer is a British clothing and food retailer created in 1884 at Leeds (www.marksandspencer.com). It is the largest retailer in the United Kingdom and the firm is listed on the London stock exchange. The company was in a terrible crisis of growth in the early 2000s. Competition...

29 Sep 2010
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Business research and professional development

Essay - 7 pages - Management

Is knowledge management a key factor in performance and sustainability in the management of organizations in the modern times global competitive market place? What are the issues of this concept and what does it provide organizations? How do managers perceive knowledge management? The objectives...

29 Sep 2010
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Organizational development Daimler Chrysler: a failed merger

Case study - 14 pages - Management

When Daimler and Chrysler announced that they would merge, it was seen as the main industrial merger seen since a very long time. This merger was expected to give birth to a new industrial giant which was supposed to become the fifth largest automobile manufacturer worldwide. The merger between...

29 Sep 2010
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Revolution at Oticon : the spaghetti organization (1994)

Case study - 11 pages - Management

Oticon is a famous Danish manufacturer of high-quality hearing aids, which is based in Hellrup in Denmark. It is a niche company which was born in 1904. At that time hearing aids were not available in Denmark. Hans Demant decided to import hearing aids there as his wife was hard of hearing....

29 Sep 2010
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Intercultural management : EADS's merger

Case study - 12 pages - Management

Intercultural management is born from the process of expansion of business areas, or globalization. To expand business activities, companies can not only develop their industry on their own market, they also have to make strategic choices like joint venture, merger, acquisitions, alliances, and...

29 Sep 2010
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Interview with Mr Steeven Mallet, financial director of the USA subsidiary of the Clarins group

Case study - 6 pages - Management

For this assessment, I decided to interview Mr Steeven Mallet, the financial director of the American subsidiary of Clarins Group, situated in Miami. As part of our course, our classmates were supposed to go to study in New York but I have never been there before. So I thought that it...

29 Sep 2010
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Cross Cultural Management : Expatriate Interview

Case study - 3 pages - Management

Jean Claude T is a 51 years old Frenchman who works and lives in Shanghai, China. He is married and has two children who study at the university. He was an expatriate for a French automobile company, Citroën, for many years. He has spent three years in Hungary and six years in Kuala Lumpur,...

29 Sep 2010
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Intercultural management: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS)

Case study - 13 pages - Management

During the beginning of the 90's, the European industries of aeronautics and space already cooperate in many partnerships and common programs. Soon the need for gathering seems to be essential to the concentration movements on the US market. Indeed, Northrop and Grumman merged in 1993, as...

29 Sep 2010
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Knowledge management and innovation: Celtic linen's case

Case study - 8 pages - Management

Knowledge management has been identified as one of the most important resources that contribute to the competitive advantage of an organization. This is due to the fact that knowledge management helps the organization to create, acquire, share and use knowledge in order to enhance learning and...

29 Sep 2010
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Amy's Ice Cream

Case study - 5 pages - Management

The case study we examined and presented on was entitled Amy's Ice Cream and came from the chapter on service encounter. This report will outline how we as a group organized and managed our presentation and detail what we would do differently if given a second chance. The planning for...

29 Sep 2010
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Cross-Cultural Management - Culture Portrayed in Popular Media: Bend It Like Beckham

Essay - 5 pages - Management

The movie shows us two major cultures; on the one hand, the Indian culture and on the other hand the British culture. We also see a little of the Irish culture portray itself through the coach. Even though the coach is Irish and the soccer team goes to Germany, these two different cultures are...

29 Sep 2010
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British Petroleum and the BTC pipeline

Case study - 7 pages - Management

The BTC (Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan) project is a 1,770 km long pipeline which will transport up to one million barrels of oil per day from the Sangachal terminal next to Baku in Azerbaijan, then through Tblisi in Georgia, and finally to a new marine terminal at Ceyhan in Turkey. Eleven large oil...

29 Sep 2010
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India, Welcoming Land for the IT Enterpriser

Dissertation - 45 pages - Management

This thesis entitled "India Welcoming Land for IT Enterpriser" has been written with the idea of creating a concrete and practical tool for an entrepreneur who is eager to try the adventure of entering the IT market in India. We will explore various fields like the culture of the country and its...

29 Sep 2010
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Cross Cultural issues: Airbus moving to China

Case study - 8 pages - Management

This paper will talk about Airbus and what kind of cultural issues it would face if the company decided to move its manufacturing unit to China. Firstly, I will describe the French way of doing business to establish the points where the company needs to make efforts to...

29 Sep 2010
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Intercultural management: cultural differences in IKEA's business

Case study - 7 pages - Management

Globalization is today part of most companies. If they want to become more influent, they have to enter new markets and open new subsidiaries. But for this, they have to study the market well that they want to enter because there can be some economical, political and cultural differences. This...

29 Sep 2010
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Supply chain management assignment

Essay - 8 pages - Management

Identifying order winners and order qualifiers is a way to better integrate a company in its market allowing full potential and optimization of the way a product is built and delivered. In the case of Manufacturer of seats, we can see, as order winners, the quality and security the seats offer,...

29 Sep 2010
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Research methods for managers - published: 29/09/2010

Worksheets - 12 pages - Management

Dr. Don Roberts, a research consultant, has received a government research grant to examine how aspects of a college student's experiences relate to his or her job performance. The research was also interested in the impact of gender on salary and promotions of the employee. This is why...

29 Sep 2010
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"Cracking the weasel code of politicians"- Newspeak as a form of political language manipulation

Essay - 59 pages - Management

In this thesis the phenomenon under examination is newspeak -a highly manipulative form of political language. The proposed research, conducted from the perspective of political language, attempts to account for mechanisms that govern the use of newspeak in Anglo-Saxon countries, including...

29 Sep 2010
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Daimler-Benz and Chrysler merger

Case study - 6 pages - Management

In 1998 Daimler-Benz and Chrysler merged to become DaimlerChrysler, a leading carmaker group that was supposed to benefit from significant synergies between the two companies. Actually this industrial combination aimed at preserving, strengthening and expanding the different brands of the former...

29 Sep 2010
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International management: Grupo Bimbo

Case study - 6 pages - Management

Since the end of the Second World War, the international exchanges took an increasing scale and continued to develop in all the domains: goods, capital, knowledge, technology and culture. All the continents became interdependent and the ecological problems which touch the whole planet contribute...

29 Sep 2010
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How do the French and Chinese negotiators process their thoughts in negotiation? Do different thought processes result in different opinions and solutions?

Essay - 13 pages - Management

In the context of globalization, models of businesses and management tend to be similar across the globe. Import-export is increasing everyday; for business purpose, people are flying from western to eastern countries and eastern to western countries all the time. However, some cross cultural...