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International Baccalaureate: Business Studies

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  1. Risk analysis and decision making

    However, you can't inquire for that grade of risk contingency budget. The only cause you would require that much money is if every risk occurred. Remember that the target of risk administration is to confirm that the dangers manage not influence your project. Therefore, you would anticipate that you will be adept to effectively organise most, if not all, of these risks. The risk contingency budget should contemplate the promise influence of the risk as well as the prospect that the risk will occur. This is echoed in the last column. Notice the total contingency demand for this project is $33,500, which could be supplemented to your budget as risk contingency.

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  2. Training in recession?

    In organisations with 251-1,000 workers and 1,001-5,000 workers, the percentage amounted to 32%. In organisations with 250 or less workers, the rate was only 26%. The review furthermore disclosed a assessed discrepancy in the allowance of money expended per employee on training in organisations of distinct sizes. GBP 417 (�457 as at 21 October 2009) was expended on training per employee in organisations with 250 or less workers, whilst just GBP 125 (�137) was expended on training per employee in organisations with more than 5,000 employees.

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  3. Apple: case sudy

    This is due to a convoluted and costly development stages. As for capital obligations, companies require to invest considerable financial assets before going into this competitive market. In supplement, one time a firm sets up itself in the industry, it may take several years before the company sees any profit. With such high charges and huge competitors, product differentiation, unconditional cost benefits, and finances of scale play a large part in the contestability of the market. Product differentiation encourages brand commitment by proposing distinct goods with distinct characteristics to the consumer.

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  4. saturn

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  5. Marketing. In my project, I am going to be looking at how Nestls Smarties are marketed. I will include my own research about the product marketing to get a good idea of how they market their product now.

    Marketing mix - the mix of what is needed to market a product and includes the product, price, the promotion involved, packaging and the place it is marketed. Market leader - the business that has a product that is the most successful product in market. Market research - using surveys, tests and statistics to find out what consumers want. It is done before products are launched to find out whether it will be successful and is used to make established products even better.

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  6. AVCE Unit-3 Marketing

    The questionnaire will be able to inform us that if it is a good idea to launch a healthy product that reduces health risks for the diabetic people and encourages children to buy more chocolates. Cadburys: It is one of the biggest international beverage and confectionery companies in the world with a market capitalisation of �9 billion. With a history stretching back over 200 years, today Cadbury Schweppes employs around 54,000 people its brands are enjoyed in almost every country around the world.

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  7. Advance Professional Development

    The management is looking for a comprehensive Personal Development Plan (PDP) in terms of personal, professional and career development and assist the company in progression. Personal Development Plan (PDP) helps individuals in identification of strengths, weaknesses and ways to overcome on those weaknesses. There are different methods available for personal and professional skills development, all good and well established organisations use different techniques, methods and activities to ensure their employees skills development. Organisations use the Continues Professional Development (CPD) in setting their employees objectives for development and then checking their process towards the achievement of their goals and objectives.

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  8. Human Resource Planning and Development

    As LVMH is a multi culture organisation so they develop their employees / managers skills to perform the company operations smoothly in a multi culture environment, they don't follow the procedure of intercultural training because most of LVMH expatriates have some international experience, or have their studies in this field. But they are accelerating the cross culture adjustment process but now they are investing much more on cross culture training of expatriates and their family (both pre departure and post arrival training).

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  9. New business plan

    Our restaurant will be affected by the political, economic, social and technological factors. In addition, the detailed location plan and sustainability analysis will also show that our restaurant is social responsible and we have considered a lot of environmental issues. Our restaurant will concern much about the quality of the food and make sure they are no good to the health of people. we should have a good management of the usage of water, waste disposable and other issuers to protect the environment.

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  10. Development of online customer service - the problems with Super Deal Electronics are mainly concerning its online shopping business. It current information system can not meet the e-commerce needs and the problems can be categorised into several groups s

    2.1 Major problems 2.1.1 Customers Customers are the important to the business organisation. To satisfy customers' needs is the propriety task for the organisation, so does the organisation in e-commerce. For the company, the customers' major problems are the convenience and security in using the company's system. Customers always re-enter their username and password every time they want to use the online shopping and they have to repeat their details of a problem or sales over and over tot the different customers contact points to get a correct response.

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  11. International trade management

    A second function of warehouse is the product mixing for customer order. An organisation will produce various products from separate plants and customer order will not only include one single product, therefore the warehouse can mix these products and efficiently meet the needs of various orders. Warehouse can also provide services. If the organisation has stored the very products that the customer wants, it will sure make them satisfied if the organisation can deliver the products immediately. At the same time, warehouse can also protect some contingencies such as transportation delays, supplier shortage or strikes.

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  12. Summary of "Leadership & Organizational Behavior" Chapter 10 Power and Influence in the Workplace & Chapter 12 Leadership in Organizational Settings

    - Absorption: People and work units also gain power by absorbing or neutralizing the impact of environmental shifts as they occur. Contingencies of Power * Substitutability: A contingency of power pertaining to the availability of alternatives. * Centrality: A contingency of power pertaining to the degree and nature of interdependence between the power holder and others. * Discretion: The freedom to exercise judgment, to make decisions without referring to a specific rule or receiving permission from someone else * Visibility: Symbols communicate your power sources (Educational diplomas, Clothing etc (stethoscope around neck).

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  13. Boutique Hotels

    Mostly preferred for this type of operations is personalized service which would really identify itself from other hotels. For this to materialize, the hotel as an organization has to develop the culture of excellence and quality service. Everyone in the organization, from top management to front desk officers to bellmen has to demonstrate this culture. * Lay-out - the managers for the boutique hotel must be able to identify its capacity depending on its goal of providing an intimate hotel experience. A boutique hotel which has lesser rooms (about 150) can provide a more personal experience to its customers as compared to those which have more rooms.

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  14. Natural Designs

    * Quality control should also be part of Jim's daily decisions or of the company. To ensure that customers receive high quality products, there should be a dedicated group assigned to check product quality. This group may be part of the production team or the task may be assigned by Jim to his production manager. Long-term Decisions (Structural) * An explicitly stated structural decision in the case is Jim's consideration of either a second facility or moving to a larger facility.

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  15. Presto Cleaners

    Shelton's order Perform ample testing of the new system before actually using it in operations Responsiveness It took a long time to identify that Mr. Shelton's order was picked up by another customer A back-up support system should have been utilized while the new system was still in its first days/weeks of implementation Competence The staff took 15 minutes to input 2 customers in the new system Enough time for training of the employees to ensure familiarization of the new system Access Mr.

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  16. Marketing plan

    on the land or property, to the borrower with certain terms and conditions and within certain time limits. Mortgage Industry has been one of the most profitable industries all over the world. With careful considerations of investments, profits are boundless, because of this almost every other firm (retail, finance, etc) within UK has mortgage schemes. There are around 4000 different products within Mortgages to chose from. Few types of mortgages are listed below: * Interest Only Mortgage * Repayment Mortgage * Endowment Mortgage * Commercial Mortgages * First Time Buyers * Buy To Let Mortgages * Spanish Mortgage (for holiday home)

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  17. Orgnizationl, Theory, Change & Culture

    Committees or juries These consist of a group of peers who decide as a group, perhaps by voting. The difference between a jury and a committee is that the members of the committee are usually assigned to perform or lead further actions after the group comes to a decision, whereas members of a jury come to a decision. In common law countries legal juries render decisions of guilt, liability and quantify damages; juries are also used in athletic contests, book awards and similar activities. Sometimes a selection committee functions like a jury. In the Middle Ages juries in continental Europe were used to determine the law according to consensus amongst local notables.

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  18. MG 204 Management Of Industrial Relations

    The employers' initiatives for the raise in part-time / casual employment are basically to: * Reduce operation costs of labor such as wage costs by eliminating the over time rates. * High productivity in operation. * Higher profitability of the firm. * Efficient workforce. * Reduce working hours to coincide with peak times. * Fewer disputes in the industry. * High retention of experienced and skilled worker. * No costs associated in training and development of part-timers / casuals. * Part-timers / casuals are non union members.

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  19. MG 302 Human Resource Management

    Apart from this it will also look at how the group would have responded differently to the influences from the external environmental factors had we been at the helm of Pacific Operations HRM. However before embarking on this journey it is important to fully understand the external environmental factors. External Environment When studying the external environment it is practical to understand that the external environment is composed of political/legal, environmental, technological, socio-cultural, demographic, business, economic and industrial relation factors. The political/legal factor deals with the influence politics can have on organizations based on political ideologies.

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  20. MG 309 Strategic Management

    The best customers can make the differences between success and failure of a product, brand or business. Without customers, an organization merely generates cost - yet many organizations spend little time and effort understanding and developing customers. Every sound business is built around a simple proposition that it makes or does something so well that customers will pay for the value being created; such that a business has to make money and gain loyal customers. It's not an either; the two are opposite faces of the same coin. If a business doesn't gain customers, it won't survive to make money.

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  21. World Trade Organization

    One of these arguments is that the international rules the WTO authors, consistently favour multinational corporations at the expense of workers and small farmers. Another argument is that by removing trade barriers as the WTO seeks to achieve, jobs are 'exported' to lower labour cost countries where the standards to which the labourers are subjected, are below what is internationally accepted. The final main argument against the WTO's aims that is raised, is that if countries cannot make their industries globally competitive, they will experience a decline in their people's standards of living.

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  22. Do newspapers have a future in the digital era? Drawing on examples, explain the strategies for change and survival adopted in different sectors of the British Press.

    This is suggestive of the way that news media in different countries target their audience. The issue must be relevant to the society to cause a reaction. A lot of American families are still suffering from the 9/11 attacks, and the proposed threat of terrorism is still considered a panic issue in the states. Likewise, Not all papers however, deal with news stories in the same way. Low-market tabloids are well renown for delivering news in a far more sensationalist way, than broadsheets. Studies suggest that people who read papers such as the Sun or Star are more likely to be affected by media-induced moral panics, than people who read the Independent or the Times.

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  23. Marketing Case study - Kim Do Yi Ltd. (KDY) established in 1995 by president and master instructor Rickie Chan Ka Ching is a martial arts firm based in Hong Kong.

    Outline why promotion is important to an organization such as KDY. (2 marks) Since KDY operates in a highly competitive market, it is important for them to promote their product and define their USP to their customer so they develop brand loyalty. Since they wish to target a younger audience, they must compete with other firms seeking to take up teenage time so their competition extends farther than just other martial arts firms, they must compete with other firms from gyms to any other option available to the teenage audience in Hong Kong.

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