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  1. Buisness Strategy- Case study of Airtel and reliance in India

    Game theory helps the firm or individuals in determining the best course of action in the view of the expected countermoves from the competitors. The most controversial, assumption of game theory is that individuals or firms are rational. Prisoner's Dilemma The prisoner's dilemma is the prominent example of a game with a unique Pareto-inefficient Nash equilibrium. The main characteristics of this game is that there are substantial gains that could be attained through co-operation, non cooperation is dominant for every player in the game.

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  2. Service Management

    The first style will be 1) Service Factory: This service style consists of service processes that have relatively low labour intensity and a low degree of customer interaction and customization. A bus company that supplies buses and bus drivers for sightseeing tours is a good example. A bus can accommodate more than 40 people, but it requires only one bus driver to drive. The ratio between employees and customers is quite low. In addition, customers do not normally interact with the bus company directly, as they would contact travel agencies to make their booking.

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  3. MNEs Enterprises - as a managing-director of manufacturing Multinational Corporation in Japan which produces electrical and electronic equipments, commissioned the research department to analyse the trends and impacts of globalization as well as MNCs acti

    The following analysis of MNEs activities in UK including number of MNEs companies, number of employee, wages and salaries, R&D expenditure and gross output will help the Company to consider whether should invest in the United Kingdom. Number of enterprises/establishments YEARS 1995 1996 1995 1996 All countries 100% 100% 2,397 2,686 United States 36.4% 39.7% 873 1,067 Canada 4.9% 3.0% 118 80 Japan 5.8% 5.2% 138 139 European Union (15) 33.3% 38.9% 798 1,044 Belgium 0.0% 1.0% - 27 France 6.3% 5.8% 151 155 Germany 10.7% 9.9% 256 265 Italy 0.0% 0.9% - 25 Netherlands 6.7% 6.6% 161 177 Sweden 5.3% 4.4% 127 118 Switzerland 6.4% 5.8% 153 157 Australia and New Zealand 2.3% 2.3% 56 63 Asia (non-OECD)

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  4. Project Management Overview. The introduction of PM into corporate organisation as change the concepts of structure, decision taking, distribution of power, roles and responsibilities within various company which as lead to profitability.

    1.1) History of project management PM has been in existence over thousands of years ago priory to the Egyptian epoch, organisation began to implement a formal PM in the 1950's as tools and techniques to complex tasks. Origin of modern PM tools is of two parallel with various difficulty of planning and control in USA. The American Navy is associated with the first problem. Then time is concerned with the control of contracts in the Polaris Missile project which constitute research development work and production of parts that are unique, which has never been implemented before.

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  5. PEST analysis. We are a German Pharmaceutical company (XYZ-MNC Co.) which is fictitious; we have shortlisted USA and China for manufacturing purposes.

    It has also made progress in fighting with diseases including HIV-AIDS, Cancer, Nervous disorders, ulcers, hypertension, stomach and Asthma. We are a German Pharmaceutical company (XYZ-MNC Co.) which is fictitious; we have shortlisted USA and China for manufacturing purposes. Total assets dynamics 2002 2003 2004 German company-xyz 12.6% -10.2% 1.0% Source: calculations, data used from Annual Reports of the companies Recent acquisitions by major non-US pharmaceutical companies Company Company acquired* Core business of target Purchase price German company-XYZ Roche's over-the-counter business Over-the-counter medicines 206 mln EUR Gustafson Seed treatment 100 mln EUR Source: Annual Reports of the companies *Acquisition of patents is not included in this table CHINA PEST Analysis of China Government regulations * All pharmaceutical companies require a GMP certificate from State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA)

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  6. Strategic planning is an important aspect of strategic thinking and management which is important for project planning and management.

    The resulting document from this process is called the "strategic plan." It is also true that strategic planning may be defined as a tool for effectively plotting the direction of a an enterprise; however, strategic planning itself cannot foretell exactly how the market and other future events will evolve and what issues will surface in the coming days in order to plan your enterprise all strategy. Therefore, strategic innovation and tinkering with the 'strategic plan' have to be a cornerstone strategy for an enterprise to survive the turbulent uncertainties in business climate.

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  7. Mitsubishi Report

    In 2003 the company was reborn as the new Mitsubishi Motors - a manufacturer focused in passenger cars. According to Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. Mitsubishi cars provide a unique blend of spirited performance, inspired design, and durability. It continues to build cars for those seeking a driving experience that's all too rare in today's world. For those confident individuals who refuse to settle and who are searching for a car so responsive it goes beyond transportation to become an extension of themselves.

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  8. Operations Management

    This hall has got the seating facility for around 120 persons. Although this is not the cafeteria, but it's also used as a place where kids get their meals when they visit the museum, because of the size of the cafeteria. On the right hand side of the hall is Gallery 1, which is about Archaeology and Gallery 2, which is having different Minerals and Rocks samples in it. Now on the left side of the main hall are 2 pathways. First one takes you to the shop and other galleries.

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  9. Section Exam I of business ethics

    conducts because they realize the link between ethics and financial performance, between business conduct and profits thus they will have a higher chance of returns. The highest benefit could ethical organizations bring about is their ability to give back to the community, the society in which the organization is operating. Once the organization is running at decent profit, they are obliged to paying something back to the society by granting scholarship, relief fund or improving infrastructure, carrying out environmental protection programs etc.

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  10. Section II of MIS

    They can held online classes, discuss and grade online too. Students don't need to go to their school to pay tuition fee but by bank account. School will give each student a personal account with their own password to study and submit their assignments. It's the same CSU now; all information is confirmed or discussed through email. With online programs, learners have more opportunities to improve their knowledge, they can learn many things around the word, and they can obtain valuable degrees from foreign countries but don't need go abroad.

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  11. Treating Customers Fairly

    But when it comes to meeting broader TCF requirements, responsibility has to lie with authorised firms." With the introduction of these principles it can be identified within the reports outlined that the bad reputation the industry has gained over the last few years involving high interest rates & fees has become wide spread contributing to these principles being introduced. This viewpoint can be seen within the report as it has highlighted the "importance of building consumer confidence in the Financial Services Industry".

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  12. Economic and political environment of Coco-cola

    The model of multinational organization was developed during the 1930s. A grouping of economic, political and social factors forced firms to distribution their operations in response to national market differences. The highly significant element in global economy is the companies growth in terms of size, organization difficulty and the regional differences. To handle these issues multinational organization has to plan there strategies well. The production network is developed through highly influenced interrelated issues.(Dicken,2007) The addition of globalization means globalism, complex connectivity, cultural and economic globalization , marketing or strategy term, corporate globalization, spread of capitalism and market oriented economic system.

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  13. Second Life

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  14. Basic Probability, Central Limit Theorem, Sampling and Indexes

    Topic 18 - Basics of Probability Exploration 3. (Continued). C. In what age category does the median age fall? There were 4,486,508 people in the survey. The median observation is: (4,486,508 + 1) / 2= 2,243,254.5. 2,243,254.5 is the average of the 2,243,254 and 2,243,255 people surveyed. This survey is in the 25-44 year old category. This number listed in the cumulative count column. The median is in the 25 to 44 years old category. Emery, Finnerty & Stowe Chapter 6 - Risk and Return: Stocks A6. (Expected portfolio return) Musumeci Capital Management has invested its portfolio as shown here. What is Musumeci's expected portfolio return? rp = (10 * 4) + (20 * 8) + (70 * 12)

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  15. The implications of the global financial crisis of 2007 2009 for the management of banks.

    And finally, the third phase of this crisis (started from October 2008 to present) is the most severe phase. This phase begins with the bankruptcy at Lehman Brothers. During this phase, all investment banks were seen as vulnerable and took step to merge with stronger partners or became bank holding companies. Besides, inter bank spreads widened much further as LIBOR spiked and official rates were cut very sharply. Banks' shares have drastically lost market value (Wehinger, 2008). Banks' losses in Market Value Source: Thomson Financial, OECD. 2. CAUSES OF FINANCIAL CRISIS Evolution of the crisis: Sources: Thomson Financial DataStream, OECD.

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    The concept and scope of entrepreneurship is constantly evolving and more research is conducted into the study of entrepreneurship. According to Bygrave and Zacharakis (2004), some entrepreneurs will have similar attributes or characteristics while other will not. So, what makes an entrepreneur? This essay will focus on two successful entrepreneurs and attempt to analyse their entrepreneurial path with the use of relevant frameworks. The essay will start off with a short background about the entrepreneurs and proceed to comparing and analysing the two of them attempting to use frameworks to identify their motivation and trigger into entrepreneurship, factors that helped or hindered their progress, how successful they were in implementation of their ideas and how they were able to grow their organisations.

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  17. Low Motivated employees due to the Taylorist Management Style

    But what fuels these employees is the financial reward waiting for them by doing their job. However, this is not sufficient for them to unlock their maximum potential and work very productively. Hence, a human and organisational problem of 'Zenith Staybrite' is the poorly motivated telesales employees created by their Taylorist management style. This style involves 'workers working to standard operation guidelines', (Bradley, 2000). There are various things that their managers do and forbid employees from doing which contribute to the low motivation of these employees. On the other hand, there are various things that managers do and allow employees to do at the organisation 'TK Maxx', witnessed through personal experience of working for the latter.

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    As exhibit 16.1 illustrates, beliefs, values, and assumptions are the main factors defining organizational cultures. These three factors impact all areas of organizations. However, the factors operate beneath the surface and their effects are not directly observed. From Canadian Organizational Behavior (5th ed.) by S.L. McShane, 1998, p.456. Generally, culture affects team performance through serving three important functions in organizations: First, organizational culture deeply influences employee decisions and actions by defining standards of behavior within the firm. Second, culture encompasses employees' needs for social identity and increases performance through generating commitment among people and the organization.

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  19. SWOT Analysis: Strategic Planning or Strategic Folly?

    is a common tool used to consider these forces with the basis of its use to bring a systematic approach for analysing both environments. SWOT requires a formulation and categorisation of factors through considering the internal qualities i.e. the company's strengths (S) and weaknesses (W) and attempts to understand how those elements could 'fit' with external opportunities (O) and threats (T) hence the acronym. Theoretically a SWOT analysis would seem a reasonable approach to understand the path to future aspirations by matching strengths to opportunities, attempting to reduce / eliminate weaknesses and reducing / eliminate the treats.

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  20. Porters five forces of vodafone, O2 and T-mobile

    O2 recently rolled-out three new products to target the family segment of the UK market35. The products are; O2 Joggler, O2 Calendar and Your Family Bolt-on all designed to help family life run more smoothly and save families money. The roll-out will re-position O2's brand as family oriented41. VODAFONE; Vodafone, currently the world's largest phone company by market capitalisation was the first network operator to operate in the UK. On 1st January 1985, the first UK mobile call was made on Vodafone's network.

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  21. Motivation and Culture

    Overview: Living and working in UK has become a major concern for the international students who come for higher education to UK. They have lot of aspirations before arriving UK and the expectation meter seems to be very high. This makes them bit concerned about their stay, work, adaptability to a vibrant culture, moving with an international community, different language and accent, economic climate, bank services, driving, immigration and nationality, challenging discrimination, important contacts, etc., The information would serve as a supporting guidance to my friend Alex as well as for all the international students.

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  22. Motivation. Overview of the Situation: Indian students are less motivated when they come to UK The Indian students whom Mr Stephens had interacted in India were bright and brilliant and they were eager to study in UK. The same students after facing the B

    Terms of Reference This briefing paper is written by Medallion Corporate Solutions, India which provides solutions for corporate. Under the consultation of Mr. Chowdary Krishna Bhargav this paper is directed. He is a Post graduate student at University of Bedfordshire, UK comes from Vijayawada region located in South India. Since, Mr. Chowdary has experienced with both the British culture and Indian culture hence his consultation is more vital. This paper is written for Mr. Steve Stephens who is the Regional director and Head of International Marketing, 'University of Bedfordshire'. He is currently handling South East Asia. University of Bedfordshire is focusing on this region as this a prime area where there are lots of prospective students especially India.

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  23. Strategic management

    For example, European Market has positive and negative sides for Tesco. It has allowed Tesco to move abroad, but it also gave opportunity for foreign companies to come to the UK market; ALDI German discounted store moved to the UK in the early 1990s recession and gained market share through low prices. In present situation of a credit crunch we also can see that Tesco trying to compete with a discounted stores (new discounted brands introduced) rather that with high quality supermarkets.

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  24. Mc Donalds internal and external anlysis

    Within countries McDonalds operates on a functional structure, which is beneficial as it's suited to a small scale. Specialise and technical expertise through personnel can be divided between departments, so McDonalds is able to facilitate the development of their business. This develops a clear pathway for career development. However, the downside to using this structure is it's simplicity, as it's been argued that the structure is more appropriate to single product organisations. In relation to McDonalds, due to the diversity and product range they may have to consider restructuring their organisation. Appendix 7.2 is an example of McDonald's UK functioning structure.

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