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20 Apr 2009

The importance and advantages of improving the quality of worklife

Tutorials/exercises - 36 pages - Management

It was around 1900 that F.W. Taylor developed what are commonly known as the Principles of Scientific Management which till today form the basis for designing jobs in most organizations. The traditional job design of scientific management focuses mostly on division of labor, hierarchy,...

19 Apr 2009

Performance appraisal at an inflatables company

Dissertation - 44 pages - Management

Different terms are use to denote human resource management. They are labor management, labor administration, labor management relations, employee employer relations, industrial relations, personnel administration, personnel management, human asset management, human resource management and other....

16 Apr 2009

Information technology and strategic management

Thesis - 23 pages - Management

Strategic management is defined as “the set of decisions and actions resulting in formulation and implementation of strategies designed to achieve the objectives of an organization”. The formality of strategic Management systems vary widely among companies. Formality refers to the...

16 Apr 2009

Kaizen: The key to Japan's competitive success

Thesis - 9 pages - Management

The term "Kaizen" is a combination of two Japanese words "Kai" meaning "change" and "zen" meaning "good," and evolves from the ancient Japanese philosophy of actions that lead to sustainable benefits for the society as a whole rather than one particular individual, or actions that benefit...

16 Apr 2009

Telecommuting: The future of work

Thesis - 9 pages - Management

Telecommuting is synonymous with the Work-from-Home concept, wherein the employee, instead of physically commuting between home and the workplace rather works from home and connects with the office via channels of communication such as telephone, internet, Voice over IP, videoconferencing,...

15 Apr 2009

Sales and channel management at Larsen and Toubro Limited

Thesis - 23 pages - Management

Larsen & Toubro Limited is India's largest engineering and construction conglomerate with additional interests in electrical, electronics and IT. A strong customer-focus approach and constant quest for top-class quality have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership position over 6...

15 Apr 2009

Job satisfaction at the Indian Oil Corporation Limited's refineries division

Thesis - 25 pages - Management

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (Indian Oil) was formed in 1964 through the merger of Indian Oil Company Ltd. (Estd. 1959) and Indian Refineries Ltd. (Estd. 1958). It is currently India's largest company by sales with a turnover of Rs. 1, 83,204 crore (US $ 41 billion) and profits of Rs. 4,915...

13 Apr 2009

Customer relationship management in banks

Thesis - 25 pages - Management

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is at the core of any customer-focused business strategy and includes the people, processes and technology questions associated with marketing, sales and service. Simply stated, CRM is about finding, getting and retaining customers. The aim of these systems...

13 Apr 2009

The management of change in midwifery practice

Thesis - 7 pages - Management

From relatively small initiatives in midwifery care, such as changes in shift rotas or new systems in record keeping, to major changes such as the introduction of midwifery-led beds or the “Team approach” continuous change has become an inherent part of professional lives. Whether it is...

13 Apr 2009

Management of change: Water births

Thesis - 6 pages - Management

This assignment will aim to discuss the implementation of water births as an area of change within the midwifery profession. The subject of water births as been chosen for this assignment, following discussion within local practice and the controversial views of birthing pools that midwives seem...

08 Apr 2009

A business plan outlining an idea for the creation and running of a catering firm

Thesis - 9 pages - Management

This plans main aim is to provide a strategy, which enables the start up and running of a successful catering firm. The value proposition for this project is customers will use this catering firm because all the food used to make meals will be organic offering the customer a healthy way of...

08 Apr 2009

Risk management when dealing with foreign exchange (forex)

Dissertation - 77 pages - Management

Risk can be explained as an uncertainty and is usually associated with the unpredictability of an investment performance. All investments are subject to risk, but some have a greater degree of risk than others. Risk is often viewed as the potential for an investment to decrease in value. Though...

08 Apr 2009

Critical evaluation concerning the belief that Japanese forms of operations management are inappropriate to Western organizations

Thesis - 5 pages - Management

I would like to start by pointing out that I strongly disagree with the statement above. In this essay, I am going to give evidence to support my view. I will define some major Japanese forms of operations management and discuss their advantages and disadvantages to organizations in order to give...

08 Apr 2009

How relevant are Fayol's ideas on managing groups and individuals in today's business world?

Thesis - 5 pages - Management

Almost 90 years after Fayol published his most studied work, Administration Industrielle et Generale, the field of management appears to be undecided on its relevance. The great advances in all aspects of commercial enterprise, which have occurred since 1916, have taught us many things. Just how...

08 Apr 2009

For what reasons might MNEs cooperate with each other? What barriers are there to successful cooperation?

Thesis - 5 pages - Management

‘In a complex, uncertain world filled with dangerous opponents, it is best not to go it alone', (Ohmae, 1989). As globalization leads the world forward, national boundaries diminish and competition increases from less industrialized nations it becomes more and more difficult for firms to...

08 Apr 2009

Porter and Tapscott Polemics - Are there new business objectives and methods to achieve them?

Thesis - 6 pages - Management

The tremendous growth of the information and communications technologies (ICT) and its deep penetration in all areas of human activities, is profoundly reshaping the economic, societal and private life landscape of the world of today. The issue of the Internet was actually the...

08 Apr 2009

Conceptual framework of CRM in hotels

Thesis - 19 pages - Management

Until recent years, relationship management has been largely ignored by most industries outside the service sector. Classical marketing theory and practice has focused on customer acquisition rather than customer retention. However, due to the intrinsic nature of the service...

08 Apr 2009

An assessment of the importance of cultural diversity within global organizations

Thesis - 8 pages - Management

In order to counter the arguments put forward by Palich and Gomez-Mejia regarding cultural diversity it is important to define the main issues in the debate. In order to address the issues, it is essential to begin by defining what is meant by culture in this context. On establishing what is...

07 Apr 2009

A presentation on sales management

Presentation - 145 pages - Management

Modern sales executives are professionals. They plan, build and maintain an effective and efficient organization and design and utilize appropriate control procedure. The professional approach requires careful analysis of market situations, intelligent setting of personnel selling objectives,...

06 Apr 2009

Are mergers and acquisitions the preferred option for businesses seeking rapid growth and success?

Thesis - 5 pages - Management

In today's complex and dynamic corporate world, there is a tremendous allure towards mergers and acquisitions. Companies, in the pursuit of rapid growth and gaining competitive advantage over the other market players, opt for mergers and acquisitions as a key to corporate success....

06 Apr 2009

Management by objectives

Thesis - 8 pages - Management

Management by Objectives or MBO is a widely embraced management concept that aims at articulating the company's goals into clear and measurable targets and breaking such targets into specific objectives for each individual in the company. Though MBO was initially a tool to facilitate performance...

03 Apr 2009

Disintermediation: Elimination of intermediaries in the supply chain

Thesis - 7 pages - Management

The world today is witness to intelligent customers and consumers. People who no longer take the marketer's claim as sacrosanct and are thinking people. These are the new takers of products and services that today's business folk have to offer. For the action of consumption to be effective and...

02 Apr 2009

Distribution structure of Nestle

Thesis - 10 pages - Management

Properly planed distribution is always the quintessential factor when a company needs to reach its customers in all parts of the world therefore this paper will take a look at how the company Nestle distributes its products and where all does it face challenges and, finally, how it can counter...

02 Apr 2009

Customer Relationship Management and the call centers

Tutorials/exercises - 60 pages - Management

Before we begin to examine the conceptual foundations of CRM, it will be useful to define what CRM is. CRM stands for "Customer Relationship Management." CRM is a business strategy and a collection of technologies that enable seamless coordination between sales, marketing, customer service, field...

01 Apr 2009

Overview of supply chain management

Thesis - 7 pages - Management

Supply chain management (SCM) refers to the management of activities that procure raw materials, transform those materials into intermediate goods and final products, and deliver the products through a distribution system to the end-user. There are numerous key factors that play an important role...

01 Apr 2009

Managing the global supply chain: A risk measurement perspective

Dissertation - 43 pages - Management

The end of the last millennium and the beginning of the new millennium has seen supply chain management emerge as a new management paradigm and a source of competitive advantage. This is especially true in a global marketplace where "getting the right goods at the right place at the right time...

01 Apr 2009

A detailed project on bakeries and associated products

Thesis - 40 pages - Management

The catering industry is a combination of production and service, which must be fully coordinated to attain degree of efficiency. While amicable relations in a factory are of no small importance, in the catering industry they are vital. The demands of the consumer are much more immediate and...

01 Apr 2009

A closer look at Covansys with special reference to ITES sector in India

Dissertation - 100 pages - Management

Incorporated in 1985, Covansys Corporation is a global technology services company with a focus on industry-specific solutions, strategic outsourcing and integration services. It addresses the most challenging technology issues companies are facing through an onsite, offsite, offshore delivery...

31 Mar 2009

Responsibility accounting and evaluation of divisional performance

Presentation - 36 pages - Management

This presentation will start with a comparison between centralization and decentralization. From there it will go into a look at the benefits and costs of a decentralized organization before moving onto responsibility accounting along with control and performance evaluations. it will then examine...

23 Mar 2009

An overview of distribution management

Presentation - 275 pages - Management

Distribution management is a factor of the channels of distribution which is also known as marketing channels. A marketing channel is a set of interdependent organizations involved in the process of making a product or service available for consumption. It is a strategic asset of any organization...