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  1. Factors affecting International Business

    For example the recent downturn in the economic growth and the steep fall in the interest rates in the developed countries such as United Kingdom and United States has had a myriad of knock-on effects in the other developing countries such as India and China at large - from the international investor, to the business which exports or imports, or which has subsidiaries aboard. This essay will further examine the internal as well as the external factors that are affecting the growth of international business.

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  2. Research Proposal. This qualitative study will investigate the differences between Indonesia and Sri Lanka with respect to the economical impacts and disaster management of tsunami. In this proposal, how the economy and the lives of the people are affecte

    Why the tsunami affects that much number of the people and communities are blamed on the inefficiency and the lacking disaster preparedness of both countries. There is also a vast of worldwide humanitarian responses but it also not known the rationale and for what specific purpose the aids are intended. Finally, the functions and responsibilities of the international organisations should be recognized and how they contribute t the recovery of Indonesia and Sri Lanka. 5.0 Background to the problem An undersea earthquake which occurred on December 26, 2004 known as the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was perceived to be the primary reason that triggered the series of tsunamis.

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  3. Allworlds Foods Case Report

    The human resources department in most organisations handles high quantities of data and this data and the updating of it can be managed better by using effective knowledge management. Suresh (2002) claims that effective KM requires a combination of many organisational elements such as technology, human resource practices, organisational structure and culture. KM can influence the way an organisation's HRM go about the way of recruitment, retention, reward systems, performance management systems, training and organisational learning to foster knowledge retention and hence its competitive advantage.

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  4. Voice Over Internet Protocol

    The internet connection should be fast and reliable as the quality of the VoIP service provider depends on it. Regarding businesses, it is a good way to cut down the cost of their phone bill and accommodate the employees to be more productive and also offer better customer service. It can also allow you to use VoIP when you go travelling if there is of course a high speed internet connection available. VoIP includes mobile, local as well as long-distance call, and offers some great features like video-conferencing for example which are not available with a traditional phone.

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  5. Motivation Theories used in Organisations

    and physical safety (safety equipment), love and belonging which involves a feeling of being part of the organisation and knowing that you are appreciated in the organisation, esteem needs such as job perks such as company cars and self actualisation where the individual thinks only of the needs of the organisation on not of oneself. From the above mentioned manner in which Linn products operates it can be seen that the safety needs both psychological and physical have been met as the organisation provides workers with aces to proper healthcare as well as providing them with the necessary safety at work.

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  6. Linn Products and McDonald's Motivation Theories

    McDonalds is known worldwide for its fast food services and specially its delicious and most famous burgers such as the ''Big Mac 'and ''Royal cheese''. Furthermore, McDonalds offers an array of privileges for all of its employees such as educational assistance and training - which can lead to employees starting up their own business (restaurant); flexible hours - to suit individuals that may not be able to work typical Monday to Friday (9 to 5) such as university students, parents etc...; also providing with free uniforms and discounted meals as at McDonalds, managers are aware that some of the employees

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  7. Mitsbushi SWOT

    and Business Innovation Group (0.2%). In Japan, the company's operating transactions increased to �18,150.6 billion, as increase of 12.0% over prenious year, resulted from higher metals and machinery-related transactions at the parent company as well as increased transactions at Metal One and the effect of new consolidations. The company's United States operating transactions increased to �1,600.8 billion, an increase of 16.0%, by converting some food-related companies into subsidiaries. * Strong Financial Performance The company's net income rose to �462.8 billion for the fifth year running, as an increase of 11% over the previous year.

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  8. Case - Analyzing Casino Money-Handling Processes

    These tallies are verified against the previous count and dually recorded on the weigh/wrap verification report. Variances that exceed plus or minus 2 percent are investigated. If no significant variance exists, then all team members of the hard count team sign the weigh/wrap verification report. The drop is then processed into cage accountability. The cage cashier performs and independent count and if everything balances, the main bank cashier signs the weigh/wrap verification report. Once the drop is accepted into cage accountability, it is at this point that the actual slot gross gaming revenue is recognized.

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  9. SWOT PETRONAS

    The net profit was $20,002 million in the fiscal year 2008, an increase of 38.4% over 2007. Petronas also had a stronger balance sheet with assets totaling $106,039 million in the fiscal year 2008, an increase of 24.4% over 2007. The long term debt burden of the company decreased to $9,314 million in 2008, as compared to $9,418 million in 2007 and $9,860 million in 2006. Robust revenue growth will allow the company to pursue strategic capital investment opportunities in the future. * Diversified Operations The company has vertically integrated operations along the energy value chain, both locally and globally.

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  10. Corporate Social Responsibility. This report includes 3 parts, review of current academic thinking of CSR, CSR of gambling company and recommendations and conclusion.

    Milton Friedman introduced the traditional view of the corporate social responsibility. Pava and Krausz (1996) summarized Friedman's concept that the managers of company have the responsibility to maximize firm value for the shareholders, have no obligation to engage in the socially-responsibility projects which are not able to increase company's profit. These papers of Anderson and Frankle (1980) as wellas Aupperle, Caroll and Hatfield(1985) find no significant relationship between corporate social responsibility and corporate performance. However, McWilliams and Siegel (2000) mentioned that customers, community groups as well as some shareholders encouraged firms to invest in corporate social responsibility.

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  11. Airtel resource audit

    * Focus on rural penetration and customer affordability has led to mobile tariffs of 1.2 cents/minute, one of the lowest in the world. * Expanded its international footprint by launching mobile operations in Sri Lanka on a state-of-the-art 3.5G network * Made its television debut by launching Airtel Digital TV, its Direct-to- Home (DTH) satellite TV service. High quality service Intangible Goodwill Brand Customer loyalty Leadership OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS: Opportunities: The rural landscape: The Indian telecommunication industry is now the 2nd largest wireless market in the world after China and is poised to deliver solid growth forward.

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  12. Corporate citizenship

    "It expresses the conviction that companies not only must be engaged with their stakeholders but are themselves stakeholders alongside governments and civil society. Because global citizenship is in a corporation's enlightened self-interest, it is sustainable. Addressing global issues can be good both for the corporation and for society at a time of increasing globalization and diminishing state influence." This corporate engagement in society happens due a number of factors. The limits of political power are increasingly evident, the role of the nation-state has diminished, the limits of political power are increasingly evident, also, as state power has shrunk, the sphere

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  13. Compare and Contrast the Four Theories of Leadership

    to the performance of platoons operating in near-combat conditions (Bass, Avolio, Jung & Berson, in press) (p.35). Avolio and Yammarino (2002) propose that the behaviors transformational leaders exhibit include four components: insprirational motivation, idealized influence, individualized considerations and intellectual stimulation (p.69). Transformational leaders are seen as having special gifts or talents that make them able to influence people who are in need of leadership. It is their personality, their skills and their presence that affect those who follow. Transformational leaders have a vision and create a compelling picture of the future that fosters commitment and a common goal in which achievement of that goal is a way to feel successful.

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  14. Fisher & Paykel is a New Zealand based company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of innovative household appliances. This report aims to display the primary activities, management structure, locations of offices, mission statement, corpo

    1.2 Primary Activities and Role of the Organisation Fisher & Paykel Appliances Holdings Limited is a New Zealand based company which is listed on the New Zealand and Australian Stock Exchange and operates within the consumer durables and apparel industry group. Fisher & Paykel designs, manufactures and distributes a range of household appliances, including clothes washers, clothes dryers, refrigerators, freezers, dish washers and cooking products. 1.3 Management Structure The chairman of the company is the head of the Board of Directors, and is responsible for chairing board meetings.

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  15. Strategic Management Accounting

    This report will discuss the environmental and strategic changes that occurred over the life of Andersen in 1990s and early 2000s. It will also discuss and explain the managing partner would do differently to the actual management by using organisation architecture framework to in early 1990s. 2.0 Environmental and Strategic changes 2.1 Business Environment change 2.1.1 Regulation change In order to limit the consulting work at accounting firms the SEC proposed new regulations in 2000s. The SEC proposal was named "fatally flawed" before the Senate Banking Committee in July 2000.

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    Tiny Tots Toymakers Case Analysis

    All above issues could be serious obstructions on Tiny Tots further expansions and sustainability in future. 3.0 TINY TOTS TOYMAKERS ANALYSIS The SWOT analysis is a common tool to examine a company's internal and external environment, which includes four parts, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (Griffin & Pustay, 2010). Tiny Tots Toymakers SWOT analysis * Strengths * Owner has 25 years experience with strong skills and knowledge on whole production processes * All products meet high safety standards for kids' toys; all finished goods which have no splinters or cracks and only non-toxic paints used with well-designed set of product

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  17. Outsourcing methods and key attributes for success- review of 5 articles.

    Corporations can buy technology from a vendor that would be too expensive for them to replicate internally. On the other hand disadvantages of outsourcing include; the fear of losing control and wrongfully matching needs to what supplier can provide. * The ten outsourcing traps to avoid This article is key in relation to setting up a Framework for the successful implementation of outsourcing as it identifies ten major pitfalls in outsourcing and gives clear ideas as to how overcome these barriers. Power et al. (2004) highlights the following ten points as being key reasons for failure, as shown in the table below.

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  18. Leadership - Skill and Style

    As evidence, this work uses the 'skills inventory' and 'style questionnaire' to confirm and also provide a basis for me to identify the areas of improvement. In order to get a fair result of the same I have also circulated the same questionnaire among certain colleagues that I have had the pleasure to work closely with. A Reflection The term Leadership has almost as many varied definitions as there would be the number of times anyone has attempted to define it.

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  19. SWOT & PEST LOCKHEED MARTIN

    The company's focuses primarily an advance technology manufacture, R&D & produces various products & services worldwide." [Lockheed Martin Corporation1] Lockheed Martin is currently commanded by Robert J. Stevens, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer & is ranked 54th on top 500 fortune company list of largest industrial corporations. [Lockheed Martin Corporation1] Business Range of Lockheed Martin * Aeronautics, * Electronics, * Information and Technology Services, * Space & Strategic Missiles, * Tactical Systems. "Financial Performance:" [Lockheed Martin Corporation1] For the Fiscal 2009, the company reported a sales of $45.2bullion, with a surplus of $78 billion, creating a positive liquidity of $3.2 billion.

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  20. Business Policy

    The model was later refined on the basis of research that they the authors published in peer-reviewed journals and books. By 2007, the model consisted of five "core constructs": "stages of change," "processes of change," "decisional balance," "self-efficacy," and "temptation" (Hutchison et.al 2008) Factors which mediate the change process are as follows: Stages of change In the transtheoretical model as of 2007, change is a "process involving progress through a series of six stages" (Prochaska and DiClemente, 2008) * Precontemplation - "people are not intending to take action in the foreseeable future, usually measured as the next 6 months" *

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  21. This paper discusses how Operations Research is used in the supply chain and activity process for a Refinery run of an oil Company.

    Therefore, the breadth of application is unusually wide. This paper discusses how OR is used in the supply chain and activity process for a Refinery run of an oil Company. Company Overview Shell products have been at the service of the Filipino consumer for more than a century. Shell kerosene first reached the country in 1897. Shell's corporate presence in the Philippines dates back to 1914 when Shell organized a trading office in the Philippines. Business then largely involved the importation and sale of kerosene mainly for household use in Manila and outlying areas.

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  22. Using examples,why should companies act responsibly?

    it is not voluntary for the company to try and do some damage control as they caused it and by paying compensation but a compulsory act failure to do this damage their reputation. In discussing Csr, it should be taken into consideration whom these companies should be responsible to before tackling why they should act responsibly in the first place. Responsibility is targeted at the stakeholders whom according to Freeman 1984:49 are groups that can affect or be affected by the achievement of a company hence, my inclusion of Hopkins (2007)

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  23. Global Business Environment - Globalization

    Modern globalization only started in the 1960's when the third world countries of Africa and the developing countries of Asia started to welcome big multi-national companies and wanted them to invest in their country. The MNC gladly welcomed this and started to move in these countries and introduced these countries with new technologies and products. Moreover the MNC also brought with them the culture of their home countries which was later merged with that of the host country. An example of this is IBM and Coca Cola.

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  24. Analysis of Peer To Peer

    The application survived for two years until the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) shut it down for copyright infringements. After the success and failure of Napster, a slew of other peer-to-peer applications soon made way to the internet. Programs such as Kazaa, LimeWire, Bearshare and Bit Torrent were soon used to share illegal copies of music as well as other copyright forms of media like software, games and movies. In 2007 alone, there was an estimated 700 million who were willing to say that they have used peer-to-peer software to get music.

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  25. Using an extended example critically examine whether the sector matrix framework gives a better strategic understanding of product markets than the concepts of product or commodity chains.

    and provides a framework to understand the shifts in corporate strategy. Sector matrix is applied to complex products which require complicated infrastructure and complementary services before they can be used, such as, motoring (cars) and pharmaceutical, products which absorb nearly 1/3 of people�s disposable income. Also, it can be applied to product markets that have reached their maturity stage, where there is too much competition and thus needs to analyse how to develop a product that will survive in a competitive global market. When using the sector matrix analysis, both demand and supply side is taken into consideration.The demand side is basically the household expenditure and disposable income a consumer has

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