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16 Feb 2011

Resource management and technological innovation, sheet reading: The Netherlands C., Economics of Innovation (Chapter IV)

Book review - 3 pages - Management

For A. A Alchian, under uncertainty, profit maximization cannot be a rule of action for the firm. Success depends on results, not motivations: the decisions and criteria associated with them do not constitute a basis for understanding the behavior of firms. What is important are the decisions...

22 Feb 2011

Contrasting and comparing the ethics of the healthcare system in the Netherlands, Denmark and the United States of America by means of the different moral philosophies

Essay - 7 pages - International relations

I'll be going over 3 different health care systems in 3 different countries; the Netherlands, Denmark and the United States of America. For each country I will give a brief explanation of the current health care system and then I will go over the advantages and disadvantages keeping the...

30 Dec 2010

Managerial analysis of companies based in the Netherlands

Case study - 4 pages - Management

Firstly, what is striking in the Netherlands is the common company spirit, this belief is generalized in the capacities of man to act and progress. This cultural aspect then induced a direction of pluralism, mediation and even negotiation. The Netherlands are the crossroads, crossed...

21 Jun 2010

The army of Netherlands in the sixteenth century

Thesis - 4 pages - Medieval history

Netherlands is a sovereign state with its territories stretching from Northern France to the North Sea. Revolt against the Spanish led to the division of the country (Netherlands) distinguishing it into Southern Netherlands that remained under the Spanish rule. After a long...

13 Jan 2009

The revolt of the Netherlands: Spain's failure to regain control of the Netherlands

Thesis - 3 pages - Medieval history

The rebellion of the Netherlands against ruling Spain was, in the end, a success leading to complete independence in 1648, with the Treaties of Den Haag and of Westphalia. All the Northern provinces of the “Spanish Netherlands” became fully independent, forming the United...

31 May 2022

Sustainable remote work practices for progressive reductions of road traffic emissions

Dissertation - 68 pages - Ecology & environment

Although technology developments brought about possibilities for all work which could be done remotely to be done remotely within the Netherlands, limitations for additional and sustainable implementation of remote work practices remained. Secondary research sheds light on the extent to...

04 Oct 2021

Technical and Architectural Study - The Market Hall in Rotterdam, a Hybrid Market - The Mixing of Functions at a Building Scale

Case study - 6 pages - Architecture

After five years of work, the city of Rotterdam inaugurated in October 2014, the first covered market of the Netherlands which cost 175 million euros. Located in the city centre and close to Blaak Railway Station, the Market Hall is part of the renovation project of this historic district....

31 Jul 2022

The Possible Geopolitical Consequences of Further Enlargements of the EU

Course material - 6 pages - Political science

The big enlargement of the EU in 2004 and the last one in 2007 to Bulgaria and Romania have been greeted with skepticism or even hostile reactions in large sectors of European public opinion. This situation, which probably contributed to the failure of the Constitutional Treaty in France and the...

13 Sep 2022

Market study - The natural cosmetics

Market study - 12 pages - Green marketing

The personal care and beauty industry has recently undergone a revolution with fast-changing buyer perceptions toward specific products. Many consumers of beauty and cosmetic products have begun to show interest in knowing more about regularly used products, the benefits, and the ingredients used...

25 Apr 2022

What were the three main challenges in achieving your objectives in the multilateral negotiation exercise?

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - International relations

Multilateral negotiation occurs usually between three or more parties which debate on several subjects in the aim to reach an agreement which would be acceptable by everybody. As said Saadia Touval in his article titillated "Multilateral Negotiation", multilateral negotiation is most of the time...

11 May 2009

Marketing plan: Roquefort Papillon

Thesis - 18 pages - Business strategy

Roquefort Papillon cheese is very famous in France. Because of its reputation it can gain popularity in other countries very quickly. Roquefort Papillon wants to develop its image as a brand in different countries to increase its market along with its sales figures. This product will be a dairy...

28 May 2008

What were the causes of the Iconoclastic Movement in the Dutch Revolt (1559-1648)?

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Medieval history

In this essay I will be treating the iconoclastic movement in the Netherlands (1566 - 1567) as the beginning of the Dutch Revolt. I will begin by examining the historical context of the Dutch Revolt, that is to say, the political, economic and social aspects of the Netherlands in...

29 Sep 2010

A Dutch-French comparative corporate cultures survey through the study of the financing structures of two key-sectors multinational companies: KPN v. France Telecom; Royal Dutch Shell v. Total

Dissertation - 36 pages - Finance

The main cultural assumption in this research paper is about, the French corporate culture once being Latin-like and the Dutch one having been German-like, both the corporate culture of France and the Netherlands firms are converging towards the Anglo-Saxon model. In order to confirm or...

29 Sep 2010

Presentation of the IKEA international group

Case study - 34 pages - Services marketing

IKEA belongs to the Stichting Ingka foundation, which is based in the Netherlands. The management of the group belongs to Leiden in the Netherlands and the other offices to Helsingborg in Sweden. INGKA Holding BV is the parent company for all IKEA companies, including the industrial...

27 Jul 2006

Fair Value Implications for the Asset Mix of a Pension Fund

Essay - 86 pages - Finance

Pension funds serve to collect and manage an amount of capital, sufficient to make all payments to which participants of the fund are entitled based on the pension plan. The Akzo Nobel Pension Fund (APF) is responsible for the provision of pensions for all employees of Akzo Nobel in the...

15 Jan 2009

Barclays versus RBS, Santander and Fortis

Essay - 9 pages - Business strategy

ABN Amro bank comes from the merger between two Dutch banks Algermene Bank Netherlands N.V. and Amsterdam Rotterdam Bank N.V. in 1991. ABN Amro's strategic focus is on consumer and commercial clients in local markets and on corporations and financial institutions in the global market....

21 Jan 2009

Marketing communication: Nescafe

Essay - 8 pages - Services marketing

This paper is the result of a team project that is based on the Marketing Communication class at Inholland University. The project is aimed at designing and developing a marketing communication plan for promoting the brand Nescafe in the Netherlands. Developing a marketing plan forces the...

12 Jul 2010

Dutch health care system

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

Universal Health Care refers to access to affordable and high-quality health care to everyone who needs it. This system of health care is commonly known as a single payer system. The Dutch system provides “The dose of efficiency and equity that the current health care system in USA, so...

29 Sep 2010

Culture & advertisements: the case of the mobile phones

Case study - 5 pages - Management

The mobile phone market has proved to be a fast growing market all over the world. During the 90s, companies began an aggressive strategy to reach the whole society. Now in most developed countries the penetration rate (percentage of people that own a mobile phone divided the whole population) is...

03 Feb 2011

The reasons for the rejection of the Irish by the treaty of Lisbon

Essay - 8 pages - European union

A blow to Europe was delivered on June 12, 2008, with Ireland handing an emphatic "no" to the Lisbon Treaty which had won over 53.4% of voters. Ireland was the only member of the European Union to hold a referendum on this issue. A referendum is a procedure that allows all citizens of a country...

30 Dec 2005

How to create a homogeneous culture across boundaries?

Thesis - 18 pages - Management

We have decided to study the company Unilever for several reasons. Firstly, Unilever is a European company that is one of the biggest multinational in the world. Secondly, as we have chosen to study the corporate culture of multinationals, Unilever presents a quite particular corporate culture....

16 Jan 2009

The far-right in Europe

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

The far-right in Europe has been a permanent feature in the European countries since the fifties. But for some years the far-right movement, most of the time a mix of populism and nationalism, has an increasing audience among the European population. Earlier it was indeed seen as a marginalized...

29 Jun 2010

The most promising mobile markets in the world

Market study - 7 pages - Services marketing

The market of mobile telephony in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific is very important globally. The growth in this segment has been the lowest (between 1 and 5% in 2008) in these nations. On the other hand, the emerging markets of Africa, Middle East, and Latin America, are growing rather...

08 Oct 2010

Risk Management: Top 10 risks of a Koninklijke Philips Electronics

Course material - 8 pages - Management

Philips Presentation Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., well known as Philips, is one of the biggest groups of the world in terms of electronics, household, music edition and medical equipment. In 2004, its sales reached € 30.3 billion and employed 161 586 people in more than 60 countries...

21 Sep 2011

Air France-KLM in the US and worldwide

Market study - 10 pages - Business strategy

1919 witnessed the maiden flight of Koninklijke Luchtvaartmaatschappij for The Netherlands and Colonies or the KLM as it is popularly known. Years down the lane, in 1933, the civil aviation industry saw the merger of five French airlines, Air Union, Air Orient, Societe Generale de...

21 Sep 2011

Unilever UK

Market study - 10 pages - Business strategy

Boasting annual sales of nearly ?2.4 billion, after the US, the UK is the second largest Unilever country. Around the UK, it has annual sales of almost £900 million, employing 2,000 people at 11 locations. While there are 400 brands globally, UK has over 35 brands covering food, home and personal...

29 Sep 2010

Coca Cola - presentation of the company and its strategy

Case study - 12 pages - Services marketing

The Coca-Cola Company is one of the largest manufacturers, distributors and marketers of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the world. The Coca-Cola product was invented in May 1886 by pharmacist John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. The brands of the Coca-Cola Company represent...

25 Aug 2009

The ABN Amro bank

Thesis - 7 pages - Business strategy

On 29 March 1824 King Willem-I issued a royal decree creating the Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij with the aim of reviving trade between the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies. In 1964, NHM merged with De Twentsche Bank to form Alegeme Bank Nederland (ABN), while Amsterdamsche Bank...

27 Jan 2011

The extreme right parties in Western Europe

Essay - 5 pages - Political science

Europe is experiencing since the mid-1980s (west) and since the fall of the Berlin Wall (East) a radicalization that political observers describe by different names. This is called "rise of the extreme right" or "radical right". It evokes the irresistible rise of "populism" or...

23 Nov 2010

How can Unilever adapt its marketing policy to effectively counter price rise?

Thesis - 42 pages - Services marketing

My objective in pursuing a graduate course in a food company was to study the function of trade on a circuit outside home for a period of four months. Keen on studying a company policy different from those I has encountered during my previous experiences in the field of retail, my choice was...