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31 May 2009

Toyota Motors Corporation: A plan for organizational performance Improvement

Thesis - 8 pages - Management

Change is pervasive not only in people's individual lives but also in business organizations. Change is inevitable; it is also one of the constants in this world. Change will happen. Management theories emerged as a result of change - from the scientific management to centralized...

31 May 2009

Supply Chain Management: Its role in improving the value of the product or service to customers

Thesis - 6 pages - Management

With growing competition among companies in the different industries, an efficient operation is essential for firms to offer quality goods and services at competitive prices. This can be made possible through the adoption of appropriate production technology, having a customer-oriented...

31 May 2009

Contribution of strategic management to organizational performance

Thesis - 8 pages - Management

Truly, business is a high-stakes game (Brandenburger & Nalebuff 1995, p. 57): the wrong strategic move could mean millions of dollars lost, or thousands of jobs jeopardized, or even the bankruptcy of a firm. Strategy setting, to be successful, must consider the organization as a whole and...

30 May 2009

Leading and organizing high-performance teams: Luis Burgos

Thesis - 5 pages - Management

One of the reasons that teamwork is such a popular topic is because it is a crucial element of success. Another is that, while the issues stay the same (in many ways) the best practices and guiding principles are still under debate. Two topics that are personally important to me and are elements...

30 May 2009

Issues of governance and management in formulating and implementing distribution strategies

Thesis - 8 pages - Management

We are living in a world more and more concerned with corporate governance and corporate social responsibility which is an off shoot of what has happened in the past - corporations filing for bankruptcy and seeking protection under Chapter 11 as a result of questionable corporate activities, some...

28 May 2009

A study on various recruitment sources and their effectiveness

Thesis - 9 pages - Management

Recruitment is the process of soliciting, screening, and selecting qualified people for a job at an organization or firm, and therefore the process by which organizations fulfill their human resource requirements. Small and Medium scale industries are relatively small enterprises employing far...

28 May 2009

Basic concepts of CRM

Thesis - 23 pages - Management

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) refers to the methodologies and tools that help businesses manage customer relationships in an organized way. CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management. It is a process or methodology used to learn more about customers' needs and behaviors in order...

26 May 2009

Corporate gifting: An overview

Thesis - 7 pages - Management

The complexity of management decision-making has greatly increased during recent years throughout the world. This is especially true with respect to the marketing activity is located at the interface between the firm and every changing environment, dynamic factor such as rapidly changing...

26 May 2009

A study on the aircraft design center

Tutorials/exercises - 54 pages - Management

It is the employees who have to take up the challenging assignments and help the company march forward. Thus it is very essential to have good Industrial Relations. Participative Management is one such system that helps in preserving amity and good relations between the management and the...

23 May 2009

Knowledge management in organizations

Thesis - 7 pages - Management

Knowledge management refers to the conscious, systematic, and organized activity of an enterprise in comprehensively gathering, organizing, analyzing, and sharing knowledge to further its goals. It comprises a range of practices that identifies, creates, represent, distribute, and enables...

22 May 2009

A study on security analysis for selecting appropriate security

Case study - 79 pages - Management

An investment refers to the commitment of funds at present, in anticipation of some positive rate of return in future. Today the spectrum of investment is indeed wide. An investor is confronted with array of investment avenues. Among all investment, investment in equity is best high proportion....

21 May 2009

A study on the balanced scorecard as an effective performance management system

Thesis - 9 pages - Management

The balanced scorecard is a strategic planning and management system used to align business activities to the vision and strategy of the organization. In other words, it translates the vague statements and undefined aspirations of a company's vision or mission statement into practical...

18 May 2009

Operations and supply chain management: The case of Fermob, outdoor lounge

Thesis - 6 pages - Management

We chose to study the supply chain of Fermob whose headquarters and factory are located in Thoissey near Belleville in Ain (half an hour North from Lyon). Fermob's mission is to design and make outdoor furniture which decorates the garden in a relaxed and convivial way. Fermob furniture has an...

17 May 2009

Cross cultural management (2006)

Thesis - 7 pages - Management

Thanks to the new communication technologies of the 20th century, big firms have moved from local or national market to international markets. Most of the important national firms have perceived foreign markets as new opportunities to increase their turnover. A firm wants to...

17 May 2009

Managing people in a cross-cultural context

Thesis - 7 pages - Management

My company, REN, is a small company headquartered in Copenhagen. It is a new Japanese owned event company. It employs 50 people. The company has experienced problems with team building during its previous events because of the multinational nature of the teams. The cultural factor had not been...

17 May 2009

Knowledge management at Siemens Spain

Thesis - 4 pages - Management

In this case of Siemens Spain, we can discover how a global company set up a knowledge management strategy to increase their benefits. This case is based on real information and explains how Siemens tried to find the best solution to share knowledge between all departments and also with...

17 May 2009

The features of management processes and structures in terms of Fordism and Taylorism: Why did these models come under pressure during the late 20th Century? Has there been a definitive break from them?

Thesis - 7 pages - Management

Between 1893 and 1911, F.W Taylor published a series of books about management that defines the basis of a new science: The scientific organization of work . On the one hand, he notes “the dawdling” of workers, who are at the same time influenced by their natural way to be lazy...

17 May 2009

"In any larger business organization, team work is the ultimate key to success": Discuss this statement

Thesis - 2 pages - Management

Today, there are a variety of organizations and they evolve in a very competitive environment. The competition is played in every single field of the business: productivity, number of customers, human resources management, etc. One could argue that only the measurable factors are valuable....

17 May 2009

Starbucks France governance: Competitive environment analysis

Thesis - 2 pages - Management

“Corporate governance is the set of processes, customs, policies, laws and institutions affecting the way a corporation is directed, administered or controlled.” It is made to control the decision-making power of executives so they do not have as a matter of...

17 May 2009

Corporate governance and business ethics: Air France-KLM

Thesis - 8 pages - Management

Businesses have to publish their yearly Corporate Social Responsibility Report (CSRR) for their stakeholders. CSRR is “the business contribution to the sustainable development goals. Essentially it is about how business takes account of its economic, social and environmental impacts in the...

17 May 2009

Politics in an enterprise

Thesis - 15 pages - Management

linked with scheming plots and conspiracies. Like in all organizations, irrespective of the size of the business or the kind of business conducted, one would always have to deal with organizational politics. Organizational politics are a primary component in contemporary business...

17 May 2009

Acquisition of Puma by the PPR Group

Thesis - 3 pages - Management

The merger acquisition process will have very few impacts for PPR. We decided to explain it in this way. We will attempt to explain PPR's acquisition in the following sequences. In the beginning, the company started a wood industry known as Gautier SA. Several years later in 1962, the...

17 May 2009

Gibson, Ivancevich, Donnelly, and Konopaske. Organizations: Behavior, Structure, Process, 13th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2009, Chapter 5 Case for Analysis: What Motivates Entrepreneurs?

Book review - 3 pages - Management

The 13th edition of Organizations: Behavior, Structure, Processes is based on the proposition that managing people, structure, and processes in organizations is a challenging, compelling, and crucial set of tasks. There is nothing boring about managing organizational behavior. Traditional...

17 May 2009

A study on competency mapping in the individual and organizational context

Thesis - 7 pages - Management

Competency is the collection of success factors necessary for achieving important results in a specific job or work role in a particular organization. Until a decade ago, a combination of knowledge, skills were the determining factors for the success of an individual in an organization....

17 May 2009

TCP/IP - published: 17/05/2009

Presentation - 26 pages - Management

This presentation is based on the internet and in particular TCP/IP. The presentation will start with a definition of what TCP/IP is and then move onto the history and goals of TCP/IP. it will then shift its focus to the four layes that constitute the transmission control protocol/ Internet...

17 May 2009

Industry Analysis: The Lincoln Electric case

Thesis - 8 pages - Management

The Lincoln Electric Company is a monument in its own right; the company started in 1895 and currently holds 40 percent of the U.S. welding market. Brothers John and James were Partners throughout most of the company's history. John designed and engineered while James managed...

16 May 2009

Ethics: A study of moral issues

Thesis - 12 pages - Management

Nike exploited children to make their products: this is an unethical behavior. Nowadays, the business environment is extremely competitive and companies want to be more and more profitable. Employees in both small and large business can face difficult ethical dilemmas in South Africa as well as...

16 May 2009

Rumors in Grundfos

Thesis - 8 pages - Management

Grundfos is a well-established company on both the Danish and the Global market. The Group is one of the world's leading pump manufacturers. According to one of the handed out fictive situation, there are rumors about the closing the financial department of the French subsidiary. ...

15 May 2009

Oticon case study

Case study - 8 pages - Management

The Human Resources course we had taken enabled us to wonder about the best way to deal with employees, how to improve their efficiency, how to increase their motivation and provide them with the best work environment possible. We also saw that the answers to these questions depended on the type...

15 May 2009

Gibson, Ivancevich, Donnelly, and Konopaske - Organizations: Behavior, structure, process (chapter 11): A new leadership position

Thesis - 2 pages - Management

The profile prepared by Management Analysis Corporation is the first step in the process of finding a potentially successful of general managers, but it is not the only step. Actually, after MAC has understood very clearly the needs of Dancey Electronics, they could picture the perfect leader....