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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 became...

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. The...

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 could be a...

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, Citro├źn, 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 change. I will then...

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...

29 Sep 2010
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Are we born with Charisma or can we learn it?

Essay - 15 pages - Management

For generations, the representation of the charisma concept has been characterized by leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr, Gandhi, John F Kennedy, or more recently Barrack Obama. Although these leaders engaged in completely different things in their life to be recognized as charismatic, they...

29 Sep 2010
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Intercultural management: case of Sony

Case study - 7 pages - Management

Sony Corporation is one of the leaders and main manufacturers in several industries including communications, information technology, electronics, and entertainment. This Japanese company has faced a huge number of challenges since its foundation in 1946. Being a major actor in motion pictures,...

29 Sep 2010
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Intercultural management: An introduction to the Russian culture

Case study - 7 pages - Management

Russia has inherited the powerful heavy industry of the USSR, especially steel mills, refineries and chemical plants. The sectors of weapons and the Aerospace are still well developed. Since the beginning of the 1990's, the planned economy turned to a market economy. The economic and...

29 Sep 2010
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Cross-cultural management: Female expatriates

Essay - 5 pages - Management

This essay analyzes the evolution of female expatriates in Western multinational corporations in the recent years and confronts the issues of gender stereotyping, discrimination and family responsibility. The small number of women on global assignments is disconcerting, given that the...

29 Sep 2010
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Crisis Management: a Report on Pfizer and the Trovan Crisis

Case study - 14 pages - Management

We decided to study the Trovan crisis that affected Pfizer as we found it particularly interesting. If one delves into the circumstances which contributed to provoke the Trovan crisis, it is indeed an intriguing story. We also thought that it would be quite enriching to analyze how a...

29 Sep 2010
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Cultural Profiles for Effective Workplace Communication in New Zealand

Case study - 6 pages - Management

Since time immemorial, human beings have been communicating through a multitude of channels, expressing themselves in different languages, sharing ideas and discovering faraway foreign cultures. However it seems that, despite all these new developments and technologies wherein, communication is...

29 Sep 2010
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Managing international teams

Essay - 22 pages - Management

With an ongoing globalization of activities and companies, heterogeneity in companies' workforce has become a reality. Managing diversity has turned into a major challenge for companies' survival. As a matter of fact, large companies can no longer boast their national affiliation as the workplace...

29 Sep 2010
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Supply chain management

Dissertation - 26 pages - Management

Every organization with a service or manufacturing entity needs a robust supply chain management in order to gain and maintain a competitive advantage within supply chain alliances and partnerships. An independent firm on its own may not have all the resources to match its competitors. But by...