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Information systems in Amazon.com

Essay - 11 pages - Management

Business managers are moving from a tradition where they could avoid, delegate, or ignore decisions about IT to one where they cannot create a marketing, product, international, organizational, or financial plan that does not involve such decisions. There are as many ways to use information...

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US management and leadership: Steve Jobs

Essay - 9 pages - Management

The aim of this assignment is to consider the leadership style of the Apple's CEO Steve Jobs through the analysis of the articles and works connected with his business activity. Steve Jobs is the current CEO and co-founder of Apple, Inc. Steve Jobs also was the CEO and majority shareholder of...

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Conceptual models in strategic management: The Boston Consulting Group growth / share matrix

Essay - 9 pages - Management

Nowadays, in a stronger context of globalisation, companies have to face more and more complex challenges such as a higher international competition, emerging markets, many economic changes or new technological progresses etc. Strategic management decisions have to be completely successful in...

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The core-satellite model revisited, tracking error control, ETF's and satellites possibilities

Essay - 10 pages - Management

A core-satellite management consist in having a core portfolio made up of passive management vehicles (index funds, ETFs, etc.) with low management fees, and separately one, or several, very active satellites that are made up of funds with a strong tracking error, or even funds with no constraint...

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A recursive correlation between economy and psychology: A specific focus on the new corporate governance theory

Case study - 12 pages - Management

It has always been an intrinsic issue of economy: accused of being disconnected from individuals' reality, this science has been attacked for long times, by various researchers and experts, such as psychologists. And effectively, a plethora of arguments have been provided for integrating greater...

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Analysis of SNCF's information system management

Essay - 8 pages - Management

The first interest of analyzing SNCF 's ISM is that SNCF is, above all, a production business. Moreover, what interests me is the Customer Relationship Management concerning the travelers part of SNCF (not the commercial one). Although in France it is difficult to imagine that a production...

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Analysis of the main organizational changes in Carrefour and the role of Informational Technology in this organizational change process

Essay - 6 pages - Management

Contrary to their considerable growth in terms of number and value, the operations of mergers and acquisitions reveals, for more than one operation out of two, a failure from the economic and organizational point of view (McKinsey 2000; Mercer Consulting 2001, 2003). The insufficiency of the...

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Daimler Chrysler: Lessons in post-merger integration

Essay - 19 pages - Management

Professor Herbert Paul and student Myriam Tamim prepared this case, solely to provide material for class discussion. The authors do not intend to illustrate either the effective or ineffective handling of a management situation. The case was compiled from public sources. Abstract: The merger of...

16 Jan 2009
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The corporate culture

Essay - 9 pages - Management

Today, companies need to create and develop their corporate culture to transmit an image and identity. It permits to build a stimulant and attractive environment in the company and the employees feel the affiliation to a group. In this way, firms are more effective, productive, efficient and...

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How can organizations tackle environmental constraints to reach an eco-efficient supply chain?

Essay - 10 pages - Management

For many years, being ecologically and environmentally friendly was not a concern for companies; they mostly focused on costs no matter how harmful their practices and processes might be for the environment. However, today, environmental issues are growing and becoming a real threat....

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A multi-lateral approach to the subject

Essay - 13 pages - Management

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been a highly debated topic during the last recent years in most developed and developing countries. We can today distinguish among three main general views on the role that CSR could play in shaping companies' policies. The first view on CSR, which has...

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Risk management: Risk analysis of the company Gaudin Systemes

Essay - 10 pages - Management

I have decided to focus my risk analysis on the company Gaudin Systèmes. The core of this analysis is to launch a new line of production in a foreign country, in Algeria. The best thing to do is to analyze the risk of failure in order to sue it. Moreover, the field of this activity is very risky...

15 Jan 2009
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Knowledge management according to Castells

Essay - 4 pages - Management

In this report you will find things that I learned about Manuel Castells. First I would like to introduce this author. I think it is important to know who he is. After that it should be easy to understand his thought about knowledge. Manuel Castells was born in Spain in 1942. At school, he...

15 Jan 2009
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Working time management

Essay - 12 pages - Management

The evolution of the working time is seen as a key indicator of the improvement of living and working conditions. Although the quantity is easy to calculate, we mustn't forget that time management depend on personal factors like the speed at work, the difficulty of achieving the tasks and the...

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Learning and innovation: What is a learning organization?

Essay - 5 pages - Management

In this report I will try to explain what I know and understand about this topic: learning organization. After research about this subject, I am going to show you my personal idea with some examples from my work experience. I planned to start this essay by a definition of the learning...

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Supply chain security in the United States

Essay - 10 pages - Management

A global supply chain links the United States and the rest of the world. Across the time, the focus has been put on reducing the costs of transport, and therefore resulted in a decrease of the ship crew, customs duty and requirements. However, Sept 11 posed a clear threat on global exchange, and...

15 Jan 2009
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Organizational behavior and change management at engineering contracting company LLC

Essay - 13 pages - Management

This report discusses the organisational behaviour and change management issues of Engineering Contracting Company LLC (ECC); a Dubai based civil works Construction Company. It is a large company with a good success record and handsome profits. The report undertakes the analysis of the...

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Motivation in work management

Essay - 4 pages - Management

In 1966, Leavitt said: “Motivation is so much in the spotlight these days that some of us have come to believe motivation is management.” This quotation proves that motivation has been a very important notion and has been taken into account by firms for a long time. What does motivation...

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How culture affects the style of management in Mexico?

Essay - 11 pages - Management

How to deal with our new intercultural world? Is it possible to act in the same way with everybody? Should we try to adapt to each country to be successful? What would it involve for companies if it's not done? All these questions are current issues in the globalisation world. To do business with...

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What is the role of the Mission in strategic management?

Essay - 5 pages - Management

In the business world, one that is becoming evermore difficult to be competitive, organisations strive to find other ways of gaining a competitive advantage over one another. Organisations need to think about processes that allow them to find back a correct level of competitiveness amongst the...

15 Jan 2009
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Cross-cultural management

Essay - 8 pages - Management

In times of Globalization the role of foreign countries is more and more increasing. To be more competitive in the global market it is necessary to research international markets i.e. in order to increase growth opportunities, to reduce costs for production and distribution or to find new sales...

15 Jan 2009
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Emotional intelligence and leadership

Essay - 5 pages - Management

For a very long time, in common sense, the only intelligence was measured by the intelligence quotient. Indeed, in each company, intellectual intelligence took precedence over the other kinds of intelligence. People who showed their emotions were seen as weak persons. This period is...

15 Jan 2009
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Valuating transformation through net interest margin and asset-liability matching: The case of CFM

Case study - 3 pages - Management

Our thesis, entitled “Valuating transformation through net interest margin and asset-liability matching: the case of CFM”, proposes the optimization of the risk-adjusted performance of transformation thanks to interest risk management. The goal of our thesis is to evaluate the...

15 Jan 2009
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Discuss the link between procurement, sourcing, suppliers, and production strategies in supply chains

Essay - 8 pages - Management

The mission of supply chain management is to have processes integrated between the functions of the firm. Consequently, procurement, production, distribution, and marketing are members of a network. The vision of the supply chain management is to deliver value to customers. Moreover, the...

15 Jan 2009
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Political governance and corporate governance

Essay - 15 pages - Management

The 20th century was viewed as the age of management; the early 21st century is predicted to be more focused on governance. There is a distinction between politics and governance, where the former is regarded as cooperation between people with different points of view in order to improve the...

15 Jan 2009
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Taylor and scientific management

Essay - 10 pages - Management

Even if Taylor's main researches date from the end of the XIXth century, these still exert an important influence on nowadays' industries, such as the car industry. Indeed, Taylor's works remain an important basis in the organizational structure of many fields of activities. Obviously, many...

15 Jan 2009
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Management of a terroir company: The example of the Burgundian cheese producer Berthaut

Essay - 15 pages - Management

The Fromagerie Berthaut is one of the four AOC Epoisses producers. It is located in Côte d'Or, in Burgundy. Since 1956, this cheese dairy has produced the “Epoisses”, a terroir soft dough cheese made with raw milk. Over the last ten years, the company's sales have regularly increased in...

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A number of assumptions are typically made on preferences to give so-called "well-behaved indifference curves"

Essay - 5 pages - Management

The consumer choice theory aims, among other things, at modeling preferences that will guide the consumer in his choices. To do this, an assumption will be made: the consumer is able to rank any two consumption bundles as to their desirability, that is, the consumer is aware of his own tastes and...

15 Jan 2009
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An analysis of the structure of the canadian retail industry - published: 15/01/2009

Essay - 9 pages - Management

A common theme of the Canadian retail industry is that it is evolving at a rapid pace. External factors, such as the growth in the relative purchasing power of the Canadian dollar; increasing competition from discount rivals such as Wal-Mart; shifting consumer trends; and the emergence of the...

15 Jan 2009
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Impacts of RFID on the supply chain

Essay - 6 pages - Management

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Technologies) has become very popular and is considered as a major advanced in supply chain management. In fact, RFID is the fastest growing segment of the automatic data capture and identification market. RFID is a technique for electronic labeling and...