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Japanese Economy
Japanese Economy
Japanese Economy How has Japan fared with it’s economies booms and slumps? This investigation is based on stage 4 unit 1 of the Business and Economics A-level course, “What happens in booms and slumps?”. The unit focuses how people and businesses are affected by booms and slumps, why they continuously appear and the governments role in helping to control these two events. The investigation will therefore focus on Japan and the way booms and slumps affect the Japanese businesses and people. To de
Japanese Work Ethics vs American Work Ethics
Japanese Work Ethics vs American Work Ethics
Japanese Work Ethics vs American Work Ethics Japanese Work Ethics vs American Ethics For an American to consider the Japanese from any viewpoint for any reason, it is important for us to remember that they are products of a unique civilization, that their standards and values are the results of several thousand years of powerful religious and metaphysical conditioning that were entirely different from those that molded the character, personality and habits of Westerners ( De Mente, p.19). To u
Keynes friedman
Keynes friedman
keynes friedman Keynes, John Maynard, Baron Keynes of Tilton 1883-1946, English economist and monetary expert. His theories, known as Keynesian economics, are the most influential economic formulation of the 20th cent. In 1919 he represented the British treasury at the peace conference ending WORLD WAR I, but he resigned in protest over the VERSAILLES Treaty\'s economic provisions. He gained world fame with Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919). His departure from the classical concepts of a
KFC in China
KFC in China
KFC in China KFC in China In 1986, Tony Wang was Vice President of the Southeast Asia division of KFC. He had an opportunity of bringing the world\'s largest chicken restaurant company into the world\'s largest populated country. Wang was an experienced entrepreneur and had been working for KFC for seven years. No other fast food companies were currently operating in the People\'s Republic, so Wang did not have anything to go by and nothing to help him evaluate the attractiveness of the Chinese
Labor Unions and Nursing
Labor Unions and Nursing
Labor Unions and Nursing The American Labor movement in the United States has a history dating back to the beginnings of the industrial revolution. Its existence is due to poor working conditions and exploitation during the beginning of that time. Labor unions have had a long history of using their most powerful weapon, strikes, to fight their battles. Even today, with the diminishing numbers of union members, strikes appear in the news sporadically. History of Labor Unions The first strike is t
Lance Inc 1995 Analysis
Lance Inc 1995 Analysis
Lance Inc 1995 Analysis Lance Inc. There are some trouble spots for Lance Inc., which is the bad news. The good news is that all of them can be fixed with some time and effort. Lance, once referred to as the “largest snack food manufacturer in the U.S.” bye Forbes saw some decreases in many areas of the company in fiscal year 1994. The company has shown might in the past. The might that is speak of is seen when looking at the competition that Lance goes to war with everyday in the supermarket an
Lessons of Business
Lessons of Business
Lessons of Business Mr. Joe Hall, who is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Food Lion, spoke about various lessons which he learned while dealing with different businesses throughout his life. He spoke about nine lessons in particular that he had discovered. These lessons were about character in the workplace, relationships, trust, relying on rules, understanding business, mentors, patience, initiative, and learning from mistakes. Mr. Hall stated that “every business is a people
Location of Industries
Location of Industries
Location of Industries BUSINESS COURSE ASSIGNMENT FACTORS AFFECTING LOCATION OF A CAR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY Location: Sao Paulo in Brazil Sao Paulo is a perfect location for a car manufacturing industry. It is situated on the coast of Brazil, and is near by to local resources. The many reasons to why I have chosen Sao Paulo and why it is suitable for a car Manufacturing site are: 1. There is good access to large amounts of cheap land 2. There is access to cheap labour; Mexican immigrants and lo
Lowes
Lowes
Lowes As an electrical associate at Lowe\'s Home Improvement Warehouse, I have been able to observe Lowe\'s product line and the relationship Lowe\'s has with their vendors. Understanding these attributes is an important aspect of customer service. When a customer comes into the store they expect the associate to have knowledge of each brand that Lowe\'s carries, so it is important that there is open communication between the vendor and the associate. The branding strategies of Lowe\'s are impor
Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies BACKGROUND: In 1996, AT&T decided to split into three different companies. These new companies were the new AT&T, NCR, and Lucent Technologies. Lucent Technologies is one of the leading designers, developers, and manufacturers of telecommunications systems, software, and products. They are beginning to emerge as a Fortune 40 company. Lucent Technologies builds local networks, business telephone systems, and consumer telephones that access the global networks. Lucent Technolog
Luxury car websites
Luxury car websites
luxury car websites Intro To Business Oliff November 8, 2000 Luxury Car Web Sites Out of all the luxury car web sites that I visited (mercedes-benz, lexus, bmw, and cadillac), the one web site that helps the most in finding a car that you would want would be www.mercedez-benz.com. It is a very detailed site that lists each car in great detail, including price, how to own one, parts, etc. They provide you with anything you would want to know about your car. The other web sites do this also, but n
Luxury car websites1
Luxury car websites1
luxury car websites1 Intro To Business Oliff November 8, 2000 Luxury Car Web Sites Out of all the luxury car web sites that I visited (mercedes-benz, lexus, bmw, and cadillac), the one web site that helps the most in finding a car that you would want would be www.mercedez-benz.com. It is a very detailed site that lists each car in great detail, including price, how to own one, parts, etc. They provide you with anything you would want to know about your car. The other web sites do this also, but
Maintaining good Client Relations
Maintaining good Client Relations
Maintaining good Client Relations Establishing and Maintaining Good Client Relations by Scott Hunter Total Quality Management, customer satisfaction index, zero defects, client service - all are buzzwords of management in the 1990s. Yet what is all this about anyway? After all, lawyers and law firms successfully made it through the \'80s without all the commotion about quality and service. Why all the fuss now? Is this just another fad, some passing fancy that will come and go like Hula-Hoops, d
Management 201
Management 201
management 201 Task: Choose a company and identify all motivational (employee-centered) programs that the company has in place. Then ascertain the significance and objectives of these programs. Next provide a critique of these programs. Finally, recommend changes that will improve on the programs and/or new programs that will better meet the objectives articulated above. Overview: The company that I have chosen as the subject of my research is the AAA Travel Agency. More specifically, I have int
MANAGEMENT POLICY
MANAGEMENT POLICY
MANAGEMENT POLICY OPERATION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT All organizations have operations.” A manufacturing company may conduct operations in a foundry, mill, or factory. Our interest is in the management of operations, or operations management (OM), including the usual management cycle of planning, implementing, and monitoring/controlling. The driving force for OM must be an overriding goal of continually improving service to customers, where customer means the next process as well as the final,
Management practices
Management practices
management practices 1.) Managers must have great personal skills so that they can effectively communicate goals of the manager to his or her workers. Managers must also be great motivators. If workers are motivated to perform at their best and want to do the best job they can, the results of their work will be better. Managers also must have an excellent and thorough understanding of the job at hand and all of its technical aspects. If managers don’t have the skills needed how can he or she eff
Managers vs leaders
Managers vs leaders
managers vs leaders The business sector in today’s society is increasing rapidly, and with this increase comes the need for more people to manage and lead the growing companies, but this growing need also raises some potential questions: Can anyone become a leader or a manager? Is there a difference between the two? Can people be trained to become leaders or a managers? Just like many other questions that might be asked in business; these questions have no one, definite answer. Let’s begin first
Managing Diversity
Managing Diversity
Managing Diversity Managing diversity in the workplace is a subject that has gained increased attention among managers during the last two decades. After all, the impact of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity programs on the nation\'s work force is undeniable. Women and minorities were the first to dramatically alter the face of the economic mainstream, while gays, persons with disabilities and senior citizens followed not far behind. The result is a diverse American labor force
Managing People with AIDS
Managing People with AIDS
Managing People with AIDS Today, AIDS is the second leading cause of death among adults between the ages of 25 and 44. With more than half of the nation’s 126 million workers in this age group, managers cannot afford to ignore this deadly disease. As more effective drug therapies, such as protease inhibitors, are extending the lives of HIV positive people, an increased number are able to return to the workforce and stay productive. One in six large companies has had an employee with HIV/AIDS and
MAQUILADORAS AND THE NAFTAS IMPACT
MAQUILADORAS AND THE NAFTAS IMPACT
MAQUILADORAS AND THE NAFTAS IMPACT Introduction In this paper I will discuss the history and practices of the Maquiladora industry. I will discuss its background, its problems, the benefits it offers to United States companies, and the impact the NAFTA has and will have on the industry. In addition, I will make a suggestion on a possible strategy the Maquiladoras can adopt in order to address the challenges brought on by the NAFTA, to ensure it remains a strong force in the future. Background Me
Marketing Cyberlaw
Marketing Cyberlaw
Marketing Cyberlaw Introduction Marketers must confront many legal issues in today’s society in order to create a successful business. Many marketing elements are within their control however they must also deal with the competitions marketing strategies or new technologies. Marketers are quickly leaving their television, print, and radio ads to the way of the future, the Internet. Businesses local, regional, and national have quickly embraced the Internet as an inexpensive means of advertising
Marketing Essay
Marketing Essay
Marketing Essay ˙NAME: Article Applying to Marketing The article I am writing the essay on “Is The Tech Out Of Steam”, it can be found on pages 30 - 32 in the March 15, 1999 issue of Business Week. The article was about how the demand and profits for the computer industry might be slipping. This opinion began being felt on Feb. 16th when Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Computer Corp. announced quarterly results were down. That disappointed Wall Street and their stock prices were punished. Many rese
Marketing Interview
Marketing Interview
Marketing Interview Many small businesses don’t realize how important their company image really is. The following is a formula for low cost marketing for a small business to create or better their image. To find this formula I interviewed Evan Paull, the owner of a small sign making company based in Annapolis Maryland called ‘Independent Sign Consortium’ or ‘ISC.’ ‘ISC’ was started in 1996 and has had a steady growth ever since. I also interviewed Allison Green, the marketing director of ‘Revis
Marketing is marketing
Marketing is marketing
Marketing is marketing ntroduction: Marketing is marketing, irrespective of the product or marketplace. This is a theme common to many introductory marketing texts and degree courses. The two most common exceptions cited to this proposition are buying behavior models between consumers and business buyers and the extended ingredients of the services marketing mix. While the overall sentiments of marketing hold true across product and market boundaries, perhaps the differences are in fact more m
Marketing paper on Burger King
Marketing paper on Burger King
Marketing paper on Burger King TWO COMPETITIVE TOOLS THAT I FEEL WOULD HELP BURGER KING ARE QUALITY AND VARIETY. WE ARE ALL FAMILIAR WITH THEIR PRODUCTS THEREFORE, WE ALL SHOULD AGREE THAT SOMETIMES THE FOOD SEEMS LIKE IT HAS BEEN SITTING ON THE SHELF A WHILE. ALSO, THEY SHOULD INCORPORATE MORE VARIETY INTO THEIR MENU. BURGER KING, (ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS) HAS SUCH A LIMITED VARIETY OF ITEMS TO CHOSE FROM. SPECIAL ITEM SALE DAYS , AND GIFT DAYS ARE SOME PROMOTIONAL TOOLS
Marketing Plan
Marketing Plan
Marketing Plan Marketing plan for ice dreams, an icecream shop Ice Dreams will sell shave ice as its primary product in addition to soft drinks and frosty Latin drinks called licuados. Shave ice is the hottest new dessert since frozen yogurt! Shave ice is heating up rapidly and shows no sign of cooling (Crystal Fresh, Inc., 1995). Shave ice has been around for many years, beginning in Asia, then becoming popular in Hawaii. People would shave ice by hand, creating a cold, flaky snow. Then they\'d
Marketing Plan Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Marketing Plan Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Marketing Plan Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Marketing Plan Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. I. Executive Summary Green Mountain Coffee Roasters currently has a revenue growth rate of 35.5% over the last 5 years. This company is growing right along side the fastest growing portion of the of the coffee industry, the high-end specialty coffee market. Green Mountain is a product leader in this category, they emphasize quality and enjoyment of their product. Green Mountain\'s target market is n
Marketing strategies
Marketing strategies
marketing strategies Main Competitors- Casa Molina, Mesquite Wood Grilled, Creative Catering. There are three main strengths that our competitors have over Catering Creations. The first one is that these catering business have been around for a while. The second advantage they have over us is that they have experienced in running the business and the third reason will be that our competitors have a comfortable amount of capital to work with and they have already established set routines in finan
Marketing Tools at Work
Marketing Tools at Work
Marketing Tools at Work Juice Stop : Marketing Tools at Work The Juice Stop is a small local franchise of a large national network of stores. Juice Stop specializes in twenty four ounce, custom made frozen smoothies, fresh juices and healthy snacks . Juice Stop customizes their blends exactly to the customers\' tastes. The Juice Stop is a quality driven place. The quality of the product is what makes the Juice Stop experience memorable. The non-fat yogurts and sherberts are made especially for t
Matrix
Matrix
matrix Lucent Technologies Bell Labs Innovations is a Matrix managed corporation that has tall management that has many layers, which makes it difficult to communicate face to face with everyone in the company. There are instances where there needs to be communication between many employees simultaneously. Top executives need to hand down new policies and procedures, sales managers need to be in touch with the production warehouse and the sales team is required to relay the progress of their sal
Maxwell
Maxwell
Maxwell INTRODUCTION Robert Maxwell, the infamous tycoon who is remembered as much for his personality and ethics in his business dealings as he is for his accomplishments. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Soldier, publisher and patriot, a man who spoke 9 languages; in 1923 Robert Maxwell was born in Czechoslovakia. He was and is a mystery in many respects. Even his birth name is questionable.. Maxwell had many reasons to rebel against the norms of the world. One of these was the Holocaust. Although Max
McDonalds
McDonalds
McDonalds INTRODUCTION: McDonald\'s Corporation is the world\'s leading food service organization. The corporation started out as a small drive-through in 1948 by two brothers, Dick and Mac McDonald. Raymond Albert Kroc, a salesman, saw a great opportunity in this market and advised Dick and Mac to expand their operation and open new restaurants. In 1961 Kroc bought out the McDonald brothers. By 1967 McDonalds expanded its operations to countries outside the U.S.A. This unyielding expansion led
McDonalds corporation
McDonalds corporation
McDonalds corporation 1. Why has McDonald’s sustained its prosperity for so long? McDonald’s has built its success on a legendary operating system. McDonald’s designed its operating system to ensure consistency and uniformity across all outlets. Operating procedures guaranteed customers the same quality of food and service. I analyze the key factors of McDonald’s operation system as a five P’s of operation management. 1. Part- Improving Product McDonald’s was more concerned with getting quality.
McDonalds corporation
McDonalds corporation
McDonalds corporation 1. Why has McDonald’s sustained its prosperity for so long? McDonald’s has built its success on a legendary operating system. McDonald’s designed its operating system to ensure consistency and uniformity across all outlets. Operating procedures guaranteed customers the same quality of food and service. I analyze the key factors of McDonald’s operation system as a five P’s of operation management. 1. Part- Improving Product McDonald’s was more concerned with getting quality.
McDonalds1
McDonalds1
McDonalds1 Mcdonald\'s and you By: M. Pelle E-mail: [email protected] McDonaldization of Society In today\'s\' complicated and ever changing society, we often try to achieve a sense of stability and familiarity around us. One way our culture has tried to make life a little easier is by implementing a function now know as McDonaldization. McDonaldization is defined as the process by which the principles of the fast food restaurant are coming to dominate more and more sectors of American socie
MCI worldcom
MCI worldcom
MCI worldcom Introduction MCI Worldcom new CEO Bernard Ebbers is changing MCI\'s old ways. The problem is that MCI before merging spent too much money on accommodations for senior management. The second problem is that MCI Worldcom is ignoring the wireless industry boom. Recommendation I recommend that MCI Worldcom should try to acquire a wireless company like Nextel or Airtouch to gain entry to the booming market. The company would become a better telecommunications business and establish signi
Mercosur
Mercosur
mercosur Introduction The Sectoral Commission for MERCOSUR (COMISEC) was created on April 1, 1991 by Executive Decree No. 176/991. It is made up of: · Government Representatives and Delegates from the Office of Planning and Budget · Chamber of Industry of Uruguay · National Chamber of Commerce · Mercantile Chamber of Uruguay · Unions (PIT/CNT) · Rural Association of Uruguay · Rural Federation of Uruguay · Agrarian Cooperatives Association · State-owned Enterprises This decree entrusts COMISEC wi
Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions Mergers and Acquisitions Since the 1980\'s, and even more now in the late nineties, it has become a growing trend for companies, both large and small, domestic and foreign, to form strategic alliances within their particular industries. There are many specific goals that companies may be looking to achieve by dong this, but the main underlying reason is to guarantee the long-term sustained achievement of fast profitable growth for their business. They have to keep up w
Mergers and Acquistions
Mergers and Acquistions
Mergers and Acquistions Mergers and Acquisitions Since the 1980\'s, and even more now in the late nineties, it has become a growing trend for companies, both large and small, domestic and foreign, to form strategic alliances within their particular industries. There are many specific goals that companies may be looking to achieve by dong this, but the main underlying reason is to guarantee the long-term sustained achievement of fast profitable growth for their business. They have to keep up wi
Miami
Miami
Miami Miami at a Glance Known as the major international trading hub of the Americas, Greater Miami\'s business community, people, neighborhoods, schools and architecture all exhibit a cosmopolitan character. The proximity of the Caribbean, Central and South America plus superior seaport and airport capabilities provide this area with a distinct advantage as a global trading center. Long acclaimed for its physical beauty and advantageous climate, Greater Miami also continues as a prime tourist d
Microsoft
Microsoft
Microsoft MICROSOFT By: Joe McBride Briarcliffe College Microsoft Corporation, leading American computer software company. Microsoft develops and sells a wide variety of computer software products in more than fifty countries. Microsoft\'s Windows operating systems for personal computers are the most widely use operating systems in the world. Microsoft had revenues of $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ending June 1998, and employs more than 27,000 people in 60 countries. Microsoft has it\'s head
Microsoft's Success
Microsoft's Success
Microsoft\'s Success In 1975 Bill Gates and Paul Allen created a company called Microsoft. A little more than twenty years later, Microsoft is a leader in the field of computer programming. Gates and Allen both had big plans for their fledgling company and came up with different ways of managing people and products in order to create possibly the most effective and versatile workforce of any corporation in existence. To study Microsoft\'s way of doing business is to look at the company from man
Middle Managers
Middle Managers
Middle Managers As the manufacturing industry of the economy began to decline in the 1970s and 1980s, the service type companies springing up everywhere. The ranks of white-collar middle managers made strides up the corporate ladders, and filled thousands of positions. The stock market crash of October 1987 brought industries to a spiraling halt. Businesses, such as, airlines, financial services, and manufacturing were all descending. Suddenly all those things that organizations had counted on i
Military Organizational Structure
Military Organizational Structure
Military Organizational Structure The Toad Military Organizational Structure Organization involves a intentional formalized structure of roles. People working together towards a common goal, but in specialized areas. The overall effectiveness of any particular association is directly proportional to the functioning of its members. As a firm increases in size the participants lose sight of the concept of teamwork. To maintain the competitive edge a corporation must remain flexible. To this end, v
Minivans
Minivans
minivans The minivan today falls roughly within the $30000 - $40000 price range. As a result, not everyone who could benefit from this automobile can afford it. Minivans target young families (parents between the ages of 25-34) with 2-3 children or more residing in rural and suburban areas in which transportation needs are involved. Despite the minivan\'s convenience, studies from show its target group has been decreasing and has been forecasted to continue decreasing in the years to come. Many
MIS Development
MIS Development
MIS Development MIS Development The term Management Information Systems (MIS) has come to refer to a wide range of applications of computers to data processing and analysis problems in the private and public sectors. The pace of developments in computing in general, and MIS in particular, is breathtaking. Traditional concepts of how computers can and should be integrated into businesses are being challenged by worldwide telecommunications and transmission of sound, graphics, and video alongside
Models for Predicting Corporate Financial Distress
Models for Predicting Corporate Financial Distress
Models for Predicting Corporate Financial Distress INTRODUCTION 2 MEASURING FINANCIAL HEALTH 2 FINANCIAL DISTRESS 2 FACTORS AFFECTING FINANCIAL HEALTH 3 Capital Structure and Capital Adequacy 3 Operating Cash Flows and Cost Structure 4 Earnings Capacity 4 Liquidity 4 Asset Conversions – “Growing Broke” 5 Asset Utilisation Efficiency/Turnover 5 Strategic Position 5 PREDICTING FINANCIAL DISTRESS 6 FAILURE PREDICTION MODELS 7 Altman’s Z Score 8 Logit Analysis: The Model 9 Other Statistical Failure
Motivation
Motivation
Motivation People want to be led, not managed. And,contrary to popular belief, powerful leadership skills arerarely genetic endowments, but rather systematic techniques that can be learned and used by almost anyone. Master Mental Math Of all the things we ever learn to do, math can be one of the easiest. Once you know these exciting, yet simple, secrets, you\'ll discover your own natural ability to do seemingly impossible calculations mentally...in a flash. The Contrarian Perspectives Successful
Motivation Theory in Business
Motivation Theory in Business
Motivation Theory in Business B-12, G-47, I-24, O-51, I-5, N-36&&&&.BINGO!!!!!! A simple game of bingo, if analyzed closely, can be shown to be a tedious task consisting of a repetitive action that occurs after being prompted by a repetitive stimulus. The skill level needed to make that action is low, and the variability in the rules of the game rarely changes. This game is not unlike many of the jobs that can be classified as having low motivational potential scores (Hackman, et al). So why
Motivational Techniques
Motivational Techniques
Motivational Techniques There are people out there in the workforce that believe they are obligated to do their best at their job simply because that is what is expected from all of us as humans. On the other hand there are those out there that want to only do as much as they can get away with doing. No matter which one of these employees you are or are working with companies and employer’s need to understand the concept of motivation. Motivation comes in many forms such as money, benefits, or s