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Starbucks Humana and Ethics
Starbucks Humana and Ethics
Starbucks Humana and Ethics Executive Summary This paper examines the ethical foundations of two companies operating in very different markets. Starbucks is a chain of coffeehouses specializing in gourmet coffee lines. Starbucks is based on sound ethical principals permeated through the central core of its business operations. The result of several probes leads to a conclusion that Starbucks does business in a profitable and morally sound manner. Humana Inc. is a large Health Maintenance Organ
Strategic management
Strategic management
Strategic management What is Strategic Management? Strategic planning is a process to provide direction and meaning to day-to-day activities. It examines an organization\'s values, current status, and environment, and relates those factors to the organization\'s desired future state, usually expressed in five- to ten-year time periods. The organization may be a program, school, school district, public or private agency, or any other institution that wishes to control its future. If the organiza
Strategic management
Strategic management
Strategic management What is Strategic Management? Strategic planning is a process to provide direction and meaning to day-to-day activities. It examines an organization\'s values, current status, and environment, and relates those factors to the organization\'s desired future state, usually expressed in five- to ten-year time periods. The organization may be a program, school, school district, public or private agency, or any other institution that wishes to control its future. If the organiza
TapNet Business Plan
TapNet Business Plan
TapNet Business Plan TAPNET.COM Business Plan December 11, 2000 Peter Bankuti Table of Contents ______________________________________________________________________ 1. TapNet Executive Summary 4 1.1 The Opportunity 4 1.2 The Application 4 1.3 The Need for Additional Capital 5 2. The Industry and TapNets Product(s) or Service(s) 5 2.1 The Trade Association Industry 5 2.2 TapNet Company and the Concept 7 2.2.1 Networking 7 2.2.2 News & Information 8 2.2.3 Ecommerce 8 2.2.4 Meetings 8 2.3 TapNe
The current oil crisis and how it is affecting the
The current oil crisis and how it is affecting the
The current oil crisis and how it is affecting the economy Report on the Current Oil Crisis, How it is Affecting the Economy, and Some Possible Outcomes November 14, 2000 With the current spike in oil prices, many American consumers have asked, what is going on? In order to fully understand the current situation and how it is affecting the economy one must look at a variety of factors including: the history of oil crisis in the United States, causes of the current situation, and possible outc
Tosco Marketing Company Quality Control
Tosco Marketing Company Quality Control
Tosco Marketing Company Quality Control TOSCO MARKETING COMPANY Quality control comes in many forms. For some it is following a specific philosophy, such as those developed by Demming or Juran. For others it is achieving a specific degree of merit as that established by the Malcolm Baldridge Awards, or International Standard Organizations (ISO). However, the petroleum industry as a whole has compromised, shifted, and remained adaptable to an ever-changing world filled with government regulation
Total Quality Management1
Total Quality Management1
Total Quality Management1 The emergence of the global marketplace demands that a company act on a global scale to be competitive. Competing on this level requires that a company provide a superior product and superior service. Companies desiring to achieve international quality status now have a manufacturing, quality control, and documentation standard in which to strive. ISO 9000 is the implemented international process management baseline for which all participating organizations will adhere
Whirlpool
Whirlpool
Whirlpool The world is experiencing a third wave in the economy and many changes are taking place. One of these changes is the growing corporation that decides to go global. Most U.S. companies, both large and small, are rapidly acknowledging the necessity of global marketing. The demand for foreign products in the fast-growing economies of Europe, South America, Asia, and Pacific Rim nations offer one example of the benefits of global thinking. One company that has adapted to this new economy
Business Plan
Business Plan
Business Plan TAPNET.COM Business Plan December 11, 2000 Peter Bankuti Table of Contents ______________________________________________________________________ 1. TapNet Executive Summary 4 1.1 The Opportunity 4 1.2 The Application 4 1.3 The Need for Additional Capital 5 2. The Industry and TapNetˇ¦s Product(s) or Service(s) 5 2.1 The Trade Association Industry 5 2.2 TapNet Company and the Concept 7 2.2.1 Networking 7 2.2.2 News & Information 8 2.2.3 Ecommerce 8 2.2.4 Meetings 8 2.3 TapNet Prod
Future of computers
Future of computers
future of computers Future of Computers The computers of the future are expected to be smaller, faster and smarter. For the past 20 years, CPU performance has doubled about every 18 months. The PowerPC will stay close to this pace for the next 10 years--a nearly 100-fold improvement in that time. The storage capacities of hard drives will continue to expand, they are currently growing at a rate of about 60 percent per year. Today, Intel\'s Pentium II has 7.5 million transistors. If the trend co
The Internet
The Internet
The Internet The Internet is, literally, a network of networks. It is made of thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to humble PCs in people\'s homes and offices. Despite the recent publicity, the Internet is not a new thing. Its roots lie in a collection of computers that were linked together in the 1970s to form the US Department of Defense\'s communications systems. Fearing the conseq
The Internet Its Effects And Its Future
The Internet Its Effects And Its Future
The Internet Its Effects And Its Future The Internet is, quite literally, a network of networks. It is comprised of ten thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to modest PCs in people\'s homes and offices. Despite the recent hype, the Internet is not a new phenomenon. Its roots lie in a collection of computers that were linked together in the 1970s to form the US Department of Defense\'s
The Net
The Net
The Net The Internet is, literally, a network of networks. It is made of thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to humble PCs in people\'s homes and offices. Despite the recent publicity, the Internet is not a new thing. Its roots lie in a collection of computers that were linked together in the 1970s to form the US Department of Defense\'s communications systems. Fearing the consequence
Web Design
Web Design
Web Design Introduction When the Internet and World Wide Web were first created, they were designed a research tools and for the distribution of information through information systems networks. But as the use of the Web has become increasingly more complex, the focus on Web pages and their design has initiated a number of major changes. Initially, static Web pages were common, but the focus in recent years has been on the development of dynamic Web pages which are linked to databases and allow
Bioethics and genetic engineering
Bioethics and genetic engineering
bioethics and genetic engineering Bioethics Outline: Thesis: It is my belief that genetic engineering has promise to better mankind, and it is our ethical obligation to research it but not exploit it. There is a need to have a morally correct legislation that guides the way science develops this. Outline: I. Social a) Personal Privacy i. Individual rights b) Society i. Implication on society II. Religious a) Religious concerns b) Different religion views III. Medical Benefits a) What are they b
Sexual Harrassment
Sexual Harrassment
Sexual Harrassment Sexual Harassment in the Work Place I. Definition Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individuals employment, unreasonably interferes with an individuals work performance or creates
AfricanAmerican Entrepreneurship
AfricanAmerican Entrepreneurship
AfricanAmerican Entrepreneurship In a comparative light there seems to be significant problems, or obstacles, for African-American entrepreneurs. These problems are categorized by environmental factors, opportunity factors, and issues related to capital. The purpose of this paper is to provide sociological, and economical insight to the plight of African-American entrepreneurs. There is an effort to trace the development of African-American entrepreneurship throughout American history, in the p
Antidumping and the WTO
Antidumping and the WTO
Antidumping and the WTO While antidumping doesn\'t get a lot of press, it is certainly one of the biggest issues that the WTO is dealing with today. During the recent WTO Ministerial Conference in Seattle, much was mage about protesters who were demanding higher environmental standards or international labor standards. Little was mentioned about antidumping. However, In the midst of the many demonstrators there were steel workers and members of other union organizations like the AFL-CIO who wer
Chinas growing economy
Chinas growing economy
Chinas growing economy After North America, Europe, and Japan, the area of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong is a fourth growth pole in the world economy (Jue 108) which in 1994 was expected to double in size by 2002. Today, the growth rate is still on track to fulfill that prediction. Recent Chinese economic policies have shot the country into the world economy at full speed. As testimony of this, China’s gross domestic product has risen to seventh in the world, and its economy is growing at over
Economics and the environment
Economics and the environment
Economics and the environment Mainstream economic thought of the 20th has been dominated by the principle of more is better , this thinking is dangerously misguided. Concentrating on maximizing real GNP has been brought about by economists who are working on the assumption that growth is always justified, because of the infinite wants of the population. These economists also see growth as a solution to the problems of the world today. Even those who propose sustainable growth are false in t
Environmental Economics
Environmental Economics
Environmental Economics Environmental Economic Impact of Pollution in the Chesapeake Bay The Chesapeake Bay is the nation’s largest estuary with six major tributaries, the James, the Potomac, the Susquehanna, the Patuxent, the York, and the Rappahannock Rivers, feeding into the bay from various locations in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia (Chemical Contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay – Workshop Discussion 1). These areas depend on the Bay as both an environmental a
Evaluating the WTO
Evaluating the WTO
Evaluating the WTO As civil as human society has seemingly become in today’s day in age, even the most developed countries of the world still behave and interact towards each other in such an unconstructive manner that undermines the economic interests of people around the world. Mercantilism, which has long before industrialization characterized the behavior of Western nations, is the prevailing behavior of modern state interaction. Political interests, which can range from anywhere between te
Free Trade vs Protectionism
Free Trade vs Protectionism
Free Trade vs Protectionism One of the greatest international economic debates of all time has been the issue of free trade versus protectionism. Proponents of free trade believe in opening the global market, with as few restrictions on trade as possible. Proponents of protectionism believe in concentrating on the welfare of the domestic economy by limiting the open-market policy of the United States. However, what effects does this policy have for the international market and the other respect
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade ELECTRONIC COMMERCE Washington in duty-free move The US is seeking to extend the duty-free status of international online transactions to protect the development of global electronic commerce, the Clinton administration said yesterday. Susan Esserman, deputy US trade representative, said the US wanted the World Trade Organization to agree at the earliest possible date to extend the current moratorium on customs duties for electronic trade. In testimony t
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None Provided15 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Electronic commerce industries that make e-commerce possible are growing at breakneck speed, altering not only how Americans, but also the global marketplace produces, markets, and acquires goods and services. In the e-commerce industry, it is generally agreed that Amazon.com provides one of the best business model benchmarks today. Amazon.com came online in the summer of 1995 with a mission to use the Internet to transform book buying into the fastest, eas
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Portrait of the Death of an Economy
Portrait of the Death of an Economy
Portrait of the Death of an Economy A Portrait of the Death of an Economy My topic deals with Pakistan, its relationship with the IMF and World Bank, and its internal problems that are causing unemployment, poverty, economic crisis and hunger. I shall be analyzing the situation using the neo-classical theory, as it is what the economists of the Pakistan government and the IMF are using to alleviate the economic instability of the country. Situated in the sub-continent, Pakistan is a low-income
US election
US election
US election - American Election 2000 - - Economic Look at Democrats and Republicans - -Cole Loughery- Overview of the American Economy The American economy has been skyrocketing during the past decade. Growth in fields such as output, price stability, consumer demand, labor markets, and productivity have been increasing at an alarming rate. This over flow of growth occurring within the country has brought a sense of safety to the American people and with increased spending based on the wealth
WalMart
WalMart
WalMart Sam Walton, a leader with an innovative vision, started his own company and made it into the leader in discount retailing that it is today. Through his savvy, and sometimes unusual, business practices, he and his associates led the company forward for thirty years. Today, four years after his death, the company is still growing steadily. Wal-Mart executives continue to rely on many of the traditional goals and philosophies that Sam\'s legacy left behind, while simultaneously keeping one
What is the FTAA
What is the FTAA
What is the FTAA What is the FTAA? In 1994, the leaders of the thirty-four democratic countries of the Western Hemisphere launched the process of creating a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). The FTAA will be established by 2010 with the aim of gradually eradicating barriers to trade and investment in the region. The final characteristics of the FTAA will be determined through negotiations by government officials from the thirty-four participating countries. The trade issues that are prese
Introduction
Introduction
ADD Introduction The current and proper role the school system plays and should play, in dealing with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) will be discussed. My Brother’s Experiences with ADD and my Critiques of the following articles, are used in the discussion. The very one sided, sarcastic article “Immunize Your Child Against Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)” by Fred A.Baughman Jr., M.D. found at http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/8568/Baughman_MD_Immunize_against_ADD.htm, denies the existence
Disparities in Health of Children
Disparities in Health of Children
Disparities in Health of Children HEALTH DISPARITIES Disparities in the Health of Children Shannon Baker National University Abstract There has been much research that verifies the existence of health disparities among different socioeconomic groups and different racial and ethnic groups. I will take a look at this research to determine why these disparities exist and how these effect the education among those who experience it. When we consider the education of our children in the United State
Media Violence in Childrens Lives
Media Violence in Childrens Lives
Media Violence in Childrens Lives Media Violence in Children\'s Lives During the past decade, America has witnessed an alarming increase in the incidence of violence in the lives of children. On a daily basis, children in America are victims of violence, as witnesses to violent acts in their homes or communities, or as victims of abuse, neglect, or personal assault. The causes of violent behavior in society are complex and interrelated. Among the significant contributors are poverty, racism, un
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Values in conflict
Values in conflict
Values in conflict VALUES IN CONFLICT Introduction Each day as young people attend school they are bombarded with various moral messages. These messages come in many forms. These differing forms may be categorized in either of two different areas, moral instruction or moral practice (Jackson, Boostrom, and Hansen, 1993). Moral instruction refers to both formal and informal methods. Formal instruction as part of the classroom curriculum is directed and intentional. Sometimes formal moral instruc
A civil action
A civil action
a civil action A Civil Action A Civil Action is a story about a personal injury case involving the people of Woburn, Massachusetts. This book is based on a true story told from the plaintiff lawyer’s perspective. This book dramatizes a complex environmental trial in 1986 in Woburn, Massachusetts. This was a lawsuit against two corporate companies located in Woburn. The companies were accused of contaminating municipal water wells, which was thought to have contributed to a series of tragic deat
Critical Prespective Native Son
Critical Prespective Native Son
Critical Prespective Native Son Richard Wright marked the beginning of a new era in black fiction. He was one of the first American writers of his time to confront his readers with the effects of racism. Wright had a way of telling his reader about his own life through his writing. He is best known for his novel, Native Son, which is deeply rooted in his personal life and the times in which he lived. This paper will discuss this outstanding American writer, his highly acclaimed novel, Native So
Dr seuss
Dr seuss
dr seuss Dr. Seuss I took an unconventional approach in the topic I chose for my reading assignment  whereas most groups selected single novels, my partner and I opted to read a collection of short stories by none other than the notorious Dr. Seuss. Were I writing this essay on a normal book, I would be able to pose a question about the book itself and answer it in an ordinary sort of way. However, given the subject matter I have chosen, an essay on an individual book, though possible, would
Environmental Implications of NAFTA on North Ameri
Environmental Implications of NAFTA on North Ameri
Environmental Implications of NAFTA on North America The Environmental Implications of The NAFTA on North America By Jonathan Eidse Political Science 101, s02 Prof. G. McDougal November 18, 1998 Eidse 1 Introduction Prior to 1994, trade and the environment were two entirely separate issues. There were no environmental regulations found in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) or in the Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Upon the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) en
Homophobia in America
Homophobia in America
Homophobia in America Homophobia in America Homophobia continues in our society, urban and rural, which is apparent in Michael Lassells poem How to Watch Your Brother Die and in Neil Millers essay In Search of Gay America: Ogilvie, Minnesota. What are homophobic people afraid of? Do they know? Knowledge and awareness of homosexuality is the best way to prevent homophobia. According to Religioustolerance.com Homophobia has a variety of meanings, including hatred of homosexuality, hatred o
Intlligence
Intlligence
Intlligence Intelligence In society, people base their life on intelligence. They do everything possible to get ahead in life. To get ahead, they cheat each other, back stab, and commit many sinful acts. Also, they educate themselves so they are capable of doing whatever is required of them. Society is trying to always make themselves smarter. Are they trying to change something that they have no control over though? Intelligence is something that everybody has, but is something that is develop
Overpopulation
Overpopulation
overpopulation OVERPOPULATION At the dawn of a new age where technology and money rule, a disaster which threatens these, as well as the way we live, has quickly and seemingly unstoppably gained ascendancy and has somehow gone unnoticed. During the first 2 million or so years of its history the human population was a minor element in the world ecosystem, with at most 10 million members. In the New Stone Age, less than 10,000 years ago, the number of humans began to increase more rapidly. The ro
Alarming Information
Alarming Information
Alarming Information Alarming Information It is scary but true. Water, one hydrogen and two oxygen, is a compound that life on Earth is completely dependent upon. An infinite water supply is imperative if life is going to continue on at the present status quo. If something happened to earth’s water supply, life would cease to exist. A majority of Earth’s water is contaminated with lethal chemicals and more and more water is being polluted everyday. The sad fact is that the pollutants are being
Chemials
Chemials
chemials The way, we the humans, treat our own environment can be devastating. This is where the respective role of governments can make decisions that shape environmental policy and responsibilities. These governments can be broken up into four different levels: local, state, federal and international. Air chemical pollution and biodiversity are two current issues that can be related to the role of governments. Global warming is also another implication that has a devastating effect on the env
Deforestation
Deforestation
Deforestation Thesis: Deforestation is one of the most significant issues of our time; considerable measures must be taken to prevent further pillaging of our unique forest resource. Ninety percent of the earth’s trees between three and four hundred years old have been cut down. The remaining ten percent is all we will ever have (Gallant, 97). The definition of deforestation by the Random House Dictionary of the English Language is to divest or clear of forests or trees.” Deforestation is one
Environmental Facts
Environmental Facts
Environmental Facts The impact of people on their environment can be devastating. This is where the respective role of governments can make decisions that shape environmental policy and responsibilities. These governments can be broken up into four different levels: local, state, federal and international. Air quality and biodiversity are two current issues that can be related to the role of governments. Global warming is also another implication that has a devastating effect on the environment
Environmental impact of tourism on Antarctica
Environmental impact of tourism on Antarctica
Environmental impact of tourism on Antarctica Introduction This essay discusses the environmental impact of tourism on Antarctica. The subheading Description will give an overview of the continent, highlight the unique landscape, weather patterns and research stations making up some of the tourist attractions of this continent. The subheading Tourism in Antarctica gives an account of the type of tourist Antarctica attracts and their primary motive identifying scientific research staff as touris
Environmental Issues
Environmental Issues
Environmental Issues 1. The large mainstream environmentalism groups started to compromise too much with regulatory agencies and bureaus, starting with the Glen Canyon Dam project. This began an estrangement with the mainstreams that culminated in the rise of more militant groups like Earth First! Glen Canyon represented what was fundamentally wrong with the country\'s conservation policies: arrogant government officials motivated by a quasireligious zeal to industrialize the natural world, and
Environmental issus with highway expansion
Environmental issus with highway expansion
Environmental issus with highway expansion Gloria Stovall November 13, 2000 Sect: John Gulick Expansion of Highway 101 Since Highway 101 was completed in the early 1960s, no improvements or changes have been made and the highway has not been touched. Recently California transportation planners gave the final approval to the first expansion of Highway 101 in Santa Rosa. This raises some serious issues within the community. Although the planners have agreed to this change, members in the communit
Environmental management system
Environmental management system
environmental management system . ISO 14001 is a management standard, it is not a performance or product standard. The underlying purpose of ISO 14001 is that companies will improve their environmental performance by implementing ISO 14001, but there are no standards for performance or the level of improvement. It is a process for managing company activities that impact the environment. The Environmental Management System contains the following elements: · An environmental policy supported by t