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08 Apr 2009
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

06 Apr 2009
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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
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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
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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
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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...

01 Apr 2009
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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
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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...

21 Mar 2009
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The A to Z of retail trade: Retail management

Thesis - 28 pages - Management

When man started to cultivate and harvest the land, he would occasionally find himself with a surplus of goods. Once the needs of his family and local community were met, he would attempt to trade his goods for different goods produced elsewhere. Thus markets were formed. These early...

20 Mar 2009
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A project on ERP implementation proposal for Implementation of SAP R/3

Thesis - 12 pages - Management

The company has decided to implement state-of-the-art integrated business solution SAP R/3 within the enterprise to meet their current needs in terms of information availability and functional integration. The company is now assessing various ERP consultants, for implementing SAP R/3 at...

19 Mar 2009
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The importance of soft skills in the service sector: An analysis

Thesis - 6 pages - Management

Soft Skills are a set of skills that influence how we interact with each other. It includes such abilities as effective communication, creativity, analytical thinking, diplomacy, flexibility, change-readiness, and problem solving, leadership, team building, and listening skills. The goal of soft...

18 Mar 2009
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The role organizational culture plays in shaping the strategy of an organization: A look at the leader South West Airlines and Hewlett Packard

Thesis - 4 pages - Management

To analyze and answer the above question, the author of the assignment has divided the assignment into different sections. The first section will deal with the important role that a culture of an organization plays during strategy planning and execution stage. The second section will talk about...

18 Mar 2009
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Is Taylorism an outmoded form of technical control?

Thesis - 4 pages - Management

This discussion will attempt to address whether or not Taylorism can be considered an outmoded form of technical control. I will give a brief introduction to Taylorism, its objectives and methods, together with examples of it in action both today and historically. Having then presented the...

12 Mar 2009
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Leadership: Toward a visionary approach

Thesis - 20 pages - Management

Leadership is an important part of the human condition. It has been an indispensable and necessary factor in defining civilization through the ages. To understand the past, one studies the leaders who have shaped history. The present is comprehended by looking backwards at great and small...

12 Mar 2009
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Risk management in a multinational corporation

Thesis - 18 pages - Management

MNCs are coming up in huge numbers nowadays. To earn the profits with minimal amount of risk has been a matter of concern for the investors. For this purpose management of risk is a very crucial factor. Pertaining to this context, this project has been undertaken with an objective to study the...

05 Mar 2009
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Management in Semco

Thesis - 6 pages - Management

Semco is one of the most interesting companies of the modern century, where there are no time clocks, job titles, security check and receptionists. It is one company where people unanimously decide who their bosses will be, their salary etc. Semco as argued by many management articles is an...

05 Mar 2009
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Study and analysis of the impact of implementing ERP solutions on large industries

Thesis - 38 pages - Management

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are the most ambitious, sophisticated use of information technology (IT) by businesses to date. Managers must compare the massive investments of resources and time to be committed to an ERP implementation against the significant benefits that may be...

05 Mar 2009
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Interventions typically used to manage 'stress' at work and their effectiveness

Thesis - 10 pages - Management

In addition to defining a number of relevant terms (e.g., the notion of stress management and those of intervention-typicality, -goals and -effectiveness), Part 1 of this essay sets the ground for a discussion of the relative usefulness of typical interventions amidst the plethora of...

05 Mar 2009
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Strategic decision making and its importance in the corporate world

Thesis - 9 pages - Management

According to Prasad (2001) every organization is involved in a complicated pattern of decisions from board of directors to specific decisions about the day to day processes. Some of these decisions have a long- term effect while others have only short- term effect. The emphasis of making these...

05 Mar 2009
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Customer relationship management's approach to create, adopt and redefine the marketing strategies

Thesis - 17 pages - Management

The intensity and the traffic in competition is on the rise ever since the idea of globalization was adopted. One cannot deny the fact that the ever changing customers attitude, behavior, shift in needs, tastes and other variants are making life more challenging for a marketing manager. In this...

26 Feb 2009
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Corporate compliance report: Sarbanes-Oxley and the COSO initiative

Thesis - 5 pages - Management

With recent incidents of fraud and inside trading, the business world has gained renewed interest and emphasis on corporate governance and regulatory compliance. Organizations have taken more serious measures to establish enterprise risk management plans to avert, identify, and manage...

26 Feb 2009
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Global supply chain management control: Czech Republic

Thesis - 4 pages - Management

The elements of global supply chain management include manufacturing compatibility, manufacturing configuration, coordination and control, quality control, inventory management and the process of making or buying decisions. In this context, compatibility refers to the consistency between...

26 Feb 2009
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Management and operations of Metro Cleaners Rubbish Collection Company

Thesis - 5 pages - Management

Metro Cleaners has been sanctioned to offer rubbish collection services under a new government initiative aimed at procurement of the most efficient and affordable rubbish collection services for Washington D.C. The management of the company is seeking to base the pursuit of its daily tasks and...

26 Feb 2009
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The key international management issues of present day global business environment

Thesis - 6 pages - Management

The management of international organizations is definitely different from the management of domestic organizations because an ‘organizations conducting business across borders must deal with the complexities of three different types of environment: domestic environment, foreign environment...

16 Jan 2009
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Corporate social responsibility: The example of Air France-KLM

Thesis - 8 pages - Management

This group was created in 2004 through the merger of Air France and KLM and is now the world leader in terms of international passenger traffic. In addition, the financial results have been improved considerably over the last few years. But how is the airline group actually dealing with its...

13 Jan 2009
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The New organisation of Auchan France

Thesis - 8 pages - Management

Most of the biggest French firms are doing new organisations in order to save operating cost. It is directly linked with the fact that the growth of yearly turnover is very low (less than 2%). Indeed, there is a structural decline of the purchasing power. The companies have to find solutions to...