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  1. Corporate Government & Accountability in the Non-profit sector.

    No doubt those publics are more willing to donate their money to charity agencies and nonprofit sector if they are more accountable (Gottlieb, 2003). Recent the Senate Finance Committee has raised questions improving corporate governance and accountability within the nonprofit sector. The emerging corporate governance reforms are aimed at improving corporate governance, accountability, and responsibility in Non-for-profit organizations. Therefore, it advices that nonprofit sector should move towards a corporate governance model rather stay with the philanthropic governance model (Alexander & Weiner, 1998).

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  2. Business Problem-solving Case: HSBC`s Mortgage Lending Decisions: What went wrong?

    With the coinciding rise of the interest rate, many borrowers were not able to pay their interest payments and defaulted on their loans. And furthermore the number of delinquent and defaulted accounts grows but they were unable to find the level accurately. * HSBC participated in a complicated business that involved more than a simple lender-borrower relationship. One unit of HSBC mortgage services originated mortgages, often of the subprime variety. HSBC flipped some of these loans to other companies, but kept others as investments.

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  3. Research Proposal - Research Problem: The problem is to analyze the corporate strategy of Tata communications ltd. Problem analysis: Tata Communications Ltd has changed its position from the year 2002 after acquiring the company from the Govt. of Indi

    Introduction: Tata Communications Ltd (formerly known as VSNL ltd), a part of $67.4 billion Tata companies, was formed in 1986 and is the chief global provider of networks with a preeminent leadership position in the emerging markets and with the market capitalization of $1.79 billion. After taking over Vsnl in 2002, the company is targeting to make global foot prints by takeovers, acquisition, strategic alliances etc along with the advancement of technology. Since 2002, TCL has acquired many companies such as Tyco global networks, Teleglobe International, Neotel, strategic alliance with BT, Transtel telecoms, Gemplex, Dishnet DSL's ISP division, etc (Source: 1: http://www.tatacommunications.com/about/overview.asp 2: http://www.tata.com/htm/Group_MnA_CompanyWise.htm)

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  4. Analysis of Zara's market position. ZARA is the main success factor of Inditex's growth and plays the leading role of the group's sales and profit. For this reason, we will go into details with the regard to ZARAs success factors or rather its strategic

    The figure below shows the financial differences between the companies in 2008. Vertical integration The company�s business model is characterized by a high level of vertical integration over all aspects of the fashion process as design, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and distribution by managing its own stores, too. It is the ZARA�s most powerful strategic advantage and helped the company to develop a fast fashion system. Zara produces 60% of its own merchandise in-house what enables the company to be flexible in the diversity, amount and frequency of the new merchandise. Furthermore, 85% of the production is done within the season.

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  5. Leadership Theories - this review seeks to determine which theoretical perspectives, theories and schools of thought have thus far underpin our understanding about leadership development. Recognizing the origins that form our current knowledge on leadersh

    94 Contribution 95 Adding Something New to the Field of Leadership Development 95 Strengthening Arguments Within the Field 96 Implications for Theory and Research 96 Implications for Practice 97 Implications for My Future Research 98 Limitations 99 Personal Learning 100 CHAPTER VII: CONCLUSION 101 REFERENCES 103 TABLE OF FIGURES Figure 1- Mapping the Field Diagram 15 Figure 2 - Evolution of Leadership Theories 20 Figure 3 - Levels of Analysis Used by Leadership Theories 22 Figure 4 - Elements of the Tripod and DAC Ontologies 24 Figure 5 - Classification Scheme of Three Typologies of Leadership 27 Figure 6- Elements

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  6. This report would examine how Procter and Gamble initiated change to become the most reputable product producers in the world. To show this, the candidate would reflect on the analysis of the current state of the organisation which would be explored throu

    Changes in the organisation are provoked by external forces of the organisation, usually an organisation undergoes organisational change in order to evolve to a higher level of entrepreneurial activity. Change may be reactive or proactive in nature. When change takes place due to external forces, it is called reactive change. However, proactive change is initiated by the management on its own to enhance the organisational effectiveness. Due to the fact that the candidate has no experience in the working environment an analysis of this report would be challenging.

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  7. Analysis of Aalsmeer Flower Auction and its Information Systems.

    The IS strategy is affected by changes in a firm's business and its organisational strategy. The IS strategy must be compatible with the business strategy and also with the overall corporate strategy and other functional areas of the organisation. It is essential for a company to have IT/IS strategy for a number of important reasons: * IT/IS involves high costs and is critical to the success of many organisations. * IT/IS is now used as part of the business strategy in the battle for competitive advantage. * IT affects all levels of management as it span many or all functional areas of a business.

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  8. This paper will show an analysis of organisational change, experienced at the Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Limited (Tatil).

    Tatil is committed to providing the highest level of quality service to their clients; providing a range of insurance-based financial solutions; building loyalty amongst the clients by being the first to recognise their needs and offer products and services that meet and exceed their expectations. Tatil's clients have been the heart of the organisation, many of whom have been with the company since inception. This is evident in the company's tag line "Tatil...where people are people." 1.2 Current Situation The Client Services (CS)

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  9. Leadership and Management - Donald trump case study.

    This has proved useful in his investment decisions in the current business world. Trump attended Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as well as Fordham University (Trump & Zimmerman, 1987). His academic interest was in economics. It is after school that he got straight into his father's real estate business. Initiation into the Business World: Donald Trump was introduced into the real world of business by his father, Fred Trump. Fred was a fairly successful real estate investor who had a considerable level of respect from the business community because of the investment decisions he made.

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  10. You are required to provide a strategic analysis of a key supply chain issue facing your retail client over the next five years. Your submission needs to include a brief outline of the clients retail offer and the key features of their existing supply

    It is therefore clear that changes in one function of the supply chain will directly affect other functions and the supply chain as a whole. Argos is the UK's leading general merchandise retailer with annual sales of 5 billion pounds. The company sells a wide range of competitively priced, quality branded consumer merchandise through its catalogue, website and over 700 shops in the UK and Ireland. In fact, a recent survey has shown that there is an Argos catalogue in two-thirds of UK households and an Argos store within 10 miles of 98% of the population.

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  11. Management of innovation. Innovation means implementing new ideas for making new things, so it might be different in different organization . For banking it might be best customer service and new online tools for customers to access their accounts

    So they made new innovative product to attract more customers. According to Flanagan (2008), "There are many different models of innovation. Operationally, innovation management concerns the application of various tools and techniques. AT a more strategic level innovation models aim to predict the behaviour of organizations within industries so that more effective innovation decisions can be made". (Flanagan, 2008) Best practices of Innovation Management There are different kind of processes in innovation, but because of the writing limitation given by my tutor, I will discuss some of them. Process Innovations The changing in the transformation process to get the new and improved product is a part of process innovation.

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  12. This business research applications paper will be used to discuss the marketing tools that are used by Kmart, Target, and Wal-Mart. In addition, it will evaluate the three organizations Web sites customer service.

    Each of these sites uses customer surveys to find out what is important to their customers. These surveys enable the organization to design Web sites that will attract consumers to the sites to increase the organization's sales. Marketing Tools of Kmart To ensure the attraction of added traffic to the Web site, Kmart uses the marketing tools of banners, brand names, and email. Kmart.com (n.d.) stated, "The main points of marketing for Kmart are names like Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, and Martha Stewart products that are offered for sale." These product lines are the ones that Kmart has relied upon to provide credibility to their online Web sites.

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  13. The aim of this document is to discuss Risk and Value Management, the linkages between them and then apply the theory to the scenario in order to supply a report detailing the best approach to the project and an initial view of risks. This document will p

    after Larry Miles created Value Analysis at General Electricity the concept had become more widespread, with the US Navy Bureau of Ships setting up a formal value analysis programme in 1954. However, the US department of Defence didn't advertise vacancies for value analysts, but for value engineers and therefore the term Value Engineering (VE) was born and in 1958 the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE) was established. Although the use of value analysis was becoming very popular in the United States it was not to be seen in the UK for another 30 years when the American company Xerox

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  14. Research Methodology paper. In this paper we aim to investigate the extent to which there are alternative ways for responding to ethical issues, other than moral silence and whistle-blowing.

    Firstly, the paper will contribute in filling the gap in the literature about alternatives to moral silence and whistle-blowing. Secondly, the findings may help the organizations to implement less extreme and risky alternatives to whistle-blowing, and hence lay a foundation for a firm culture that encourages the employees to address and prevent ethical misconduct. Introduction Ethical dilemmas can occur in professional settings due to numerous reasons. Due to close relational ties among business actors, addressing moral issues become difficult. The choice of either blowing the whistle or keeping silent has been considered as two opposite reaction-mechanisms toward ethical wrongdoings.

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  15. Global Aluminum Industry. The world production of bauxite dropped by 7% in 2009 compared to 2008, alumina decreased with 6% from 2008 to 2009, and aluminum fell by almost 7% in the same period, due to the global financial crisis and global recession.

    Aluminum is produced from two sources: ore (primary), also called bauxite, and scrap (recycled aluminum / secondary). Due to high energy requirements, the primary producers locate in areas with access to low energy costs sources, e.g. hydroelectric power, and the secondary near industrial centersv. Alumina, the main source of aluminum, is sold on both spot and contract terms, and the price is quoted on London Metal Exchange. Asia is the largest region of aluminum production with 43% market share, followed by Europe (24%) and America (22%)vi. Transportation (26% market share), packaging (22%)

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  16. This paper will briefly analyze Hydros acquisition of Vale in Brazil by using relevant theory. First, the OLI-paradigm will show why they chose a FDI, then we will focus on the type of strategy they follow, and lastly, why they chose an acquisition.

    Location-advantages, such as low-cost factors in Brazil, are essential, whilst internalization advantages implies a cost-benefit analysis of different entry-methods by trading off savings in transactions, hold-up and monitoring costs of a wholly-owned subsidiary, compared to other methods. Thus Hydro found acquisition most appropriate when pursuing a vertical FDI, a resource-seeking investment (Reinert et. al 2009). Hydro pursues a global strategy, with a high level of globalization and focus on national markets with economies of scale (Harzing 2002:212). Ghemawat (2007) highlights the importance of managing large differences that arises when pursuing a global strategy.

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  17. Describe The Internal Environment of Starbucks Using the COSO ERM Framework model

    It teaches partners how to personalize relationship with customers by connecting and elevating customer interactions. Ultimately, partners at every level of the company are taught to place customer service as top priority and work towards creating a unique and memorable customer experience for anyone they meet. At the store level, Starbucks empowers all partners to make decisions that impact the reputation2. Partners are encouraged to be innovative and do whatever they can to create the Starbucks Experience. For instance, Timothy Jones, a store manager at the Seattle's University Village Section played his own music there so as to provide a unique, warm and consistent enrichment to the customer experience 3.

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  18. This paper is going to look beyond the price tag of products by analyzing the ethical issues shown in the documentary Darwins Nightmare which was filmed in Mwanza, Tanzania where a great amount of fish is processed in order to export it to first

    In the course of globalization production is going to cheap labor countries to increase profit margins. Therefore low wages are paid, long working hours are required, the equipment is not the best available and safety issues are not as strict as in the developed countries. Exactly those issues are seen in the documentary. The employees of the fish factory, including the fishers are not benefiting from the factory as much as the factory is benefiting from its' workers since low wages are paid which is not enough to raise the standard of living and supply a roof and enough food for the whole family.

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  19. Teams are increasingly popular as an approach to organizing and managing work. Identify and discuss the motivational benefits and disadvantages of using teams in organizations.

    McKinsey consultants Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith describe a team as: "A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable." (Katzenback & Smith 1993). The important elements of this definition are complementary skills, common purpose and mutual accountability. Without these elements, a team may be little more than a loose collection of individuals with nothing more in common than employment by the same company.

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  20. The impact of organizational structure and culture on management and business performance at Paramount Pictures Corporation and Burger King.

    In other words, it is a functional organization. There are four subordinates within the company's organizational structure, which are theatrical distribution, home entertainment, television distribution and the studio for filmmaking. From these subordinates, it can be figured out that the work for each department is specific. Theatrical distribution department is mainly focused on the supply of raw film strips to the cinemas for the playing of new films; home entertainment department is responsible for the release of DVD and Blu-ray discs of home entertainment, after theatrical release films, television distribution department is to deliver the recordings of shows or films

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  21. A Case Analysis: Starbucks Growth Destroyed Brand Value?

    To an extent, the brand culture of Starbucks was at the bottleneck, as customers cite that the company is focused on maximum profit earning instead of brand value. Reasons to these problems can be analyzed as following. First, the buildup of infrastructure which supports Starbuck's growth resulted in bureaucracy. (media.corporate-ir.net) This could be the reason why Starbucks found that it is hard to maintain the glory as old times. Information can be found through the type of quantitative information such as Starbucks' annual financial reports which issued to Starbucks Official Website on the Internet as formal information source.

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  22. Laura Ashley Case Study - ROCE Ratio analysis and Laure Ashley's American market.

    the last two years is not only a clear indication of the company's capital investments are inefficient and unprofitable but also company is having a very poor financial performance and it is bleeding so much. To upside-down the current poor financial problems, Laura Ashley appointed Ann Iverson and David Hoare June respectively between June 1995 and February 1999, however both could not be a remedy for the company to stop the financial losses. In April 1998, 40% of Laura Ashley's equity sold to MUI Group for �43.5million and �7.9million was raised from the sale of shares in Laura Ashley Japan.

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  23. Assignment Statement: The opportunities in Asia (South East and South Asia) are huge and so are the challenges

    Finally, the specific opportunities and challenges will be discussing in the second parts. It will introduce more detail about what western investors will have and face in the potential market like Asia. STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE ASIAN ECONOMIES The structural transformation of the State: At the time we called "East Asian Miracle", development state has been played an important role in the rapid development of the East Asian economies. For instance, it provides access to loans, allocates the resources, introduce the high entry barriers for foreign companies and so on.

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  24. Strategic Management. The purpose of this report is to provide a strategic analysis of Woolworths in its Australian retailing and grocery industry.

    Finally, analyzing the financial performance and stakeholder analysis by using graphs and quantitative data have been used to support the report. The major finding this analysis is proving the stable financial conditions of Woolworths as well as the interests of stakeholders. , It means that Woolworths have a good economy condition based on its financial position, so it caused to the benefits for its stakeholders. 2. Introduction The purpose of this report is to define how successful is Woolworths in the their current respective industry sector - Consumer Goods Retail in Australia; and to predict and analyze how Woolworths will perform in the future.

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