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21 May 2009
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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....

15 May 2009
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Organizations: Behavior, structure and process - Gibson, Ivancevich, Donnelly and Konopaske: Employment opportunities in multinational firms

Thesis - 2 pages - Management

According to the Exhibit 3 which deals with the question of Japanese expatriates and American in executive positions in Japanese firms in the United States, 69.4% of employees in a top executive echelon or in a middle management branch are Americans. For example, 76.5% of employees from the...

14 May 2009
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Is it time to move away from the UK/American pattern of ownership shares in companies?

Thesis - 5 pages - Management

United Kingdom and USA have a system where private shareholders have ownership of their companies. Lots of companies in these countries are quoted in stock market. The way they can finance their companies is by opening their capital to private investors. As USA has a great influence in the world,...

14 May 2009
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Implementation of an IT system: Knowledge management perspectives

Thesis - 6 pages - Management

Managing information and knowledge have become the core activity for a number of companies. As Florida (2002) describes in books, the rise of the creative class, companies are now learning organization that need to innovate and create knowledge. Due to globalization companies have to handle more...

13 May 2009
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Are customer's management softwares and quality customer service key elements to gain customer's satisfaction and build loyalty?

Thesis - 24 pages - Management

Nowadays, companies possess lot of tools in order to gain customer's satisfaction and build loyalty. They understood that they have to focus on customers in order to increase profit more than before. Indeed, by focusing on customer's satisfaction they build loyalty and a long-term relationship....

13 May 2009
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The importance of total quality management

Thesis - 22 pages - Management

Total Quality Management is a management approach that originated in the 1950's and has steadily become more popular since the early 1980's. Total Quality is a description of the culture, attitude and organization of a company that strives to provide customers with products and services...

12 May 2009
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A detailed look at brand management

Dissertation - 53 pages - Management

Marketers are now finding it extremely difficult to create new brands. The brand building costs tend to be very high. At the same time the developments at the demand side are creating pressures on marketers to fine tune their offerings as per unique needs of target customs. In order to cope with...

12 May 2009
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A focus on Russia in terms of managerial practices versus France

Thesis - 7 pages - Management

Russia represents a good economic potential, investors and firms that are more and more attracted by the country as well as hydrocarbons, which are the first factor of export of the country. For both exports and imports; economic, social political and business relationships between France and...

12 May 2009
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Managing an integrated supply chain: report on site visit Lyon Terminal - published: 12/05/2009

Thesis - 7 pages - Management

Lyon Terminal is a public limited company and specializes in port handling and heavy lifts, which was created in 1993 and located at the port of Lyon, Edouard Herriot. It is a subsidiary of Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR) who owns 64.08% of the share capital. And it is also owned by the other...

12 May 2009
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Examine critically the advantages of a culturally diverse workplace in a global business world: Essay

Thesis - 7 pages - Management

Today the business world is becoming global. The interaction between countries and ventures, all around the world. Multinational companies have never been this important or powerful. Because of the augmentation of the interaction between different nationalities different cultures, people...

11 May 2009
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Inter cultural management

Thesis - 6 pages - Management

In the early 19th century, China was emerging as a new major economic power on the world stage. In 2006, her GDP made her the 4th largest economy in the world. Since the late 1970's, China has made the modernization of its economy the No.1 priority. She has gradually abandoned the plan for...

10 May 2009
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Impact of effective leadership in an organization

Thesis - 46 pages - Management

The success or failure of managers depends on their leadership qualities. They can be successful leaders by helping subordinates to find solutions to their problems. Managers are involved with bringing together resources, developing strategies, organizing and controlling activities in to order to...