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IBM company
IBM company
IBM company I. Current Situation (1991-1993) 1. History of IBM: IBM is a multinational corporation that started its activities in 1911. But its origins can be traced back to 1890, during the height of the Industrial Revolution. It was first known as the Computing-Recording Company, then in 1924, it took the name of International Business Machines. Nowadays, this multinational company is known as the « Big Blue ». 2. Mission statement IBM main activity is to find solutions to its wide range of cl
Illegal Insider Trading
Illegal Insider Trading
Illegal Insider Trading Consider this: Imagine a boardroom of corporate executives, along with their lawyers, accountants, and investment bankers, plotting to take over a public company. The date is set; an announcement is due within weeks. Meeting adjourned, many of them phone their brokers and load up on the stock of the target company. When the takeover is announced, the share price zooms up and the lucky \'investors\' dump their holdings for millions in profits. First things first - inside
International trade
International trade
international trade Introductuion Hong Kong, the pearl of Asia has been the center of trade and finance in Asia since the early 20th century. In a short history of about 150 years, Hong Kong has become the source of growth for many nearby economies. In a certain sense, it can be even said that it is a merchant city founded and managed by businessmen. Traditional hongs or trade houses of Hong Kong were the pillar of the economy. Jardine Matheson and Hutchison were major hongs that led the econo
ISO 9000
ISO 9000
ISO 9000 Introduction In order to stay competitive, businesses have to be the best at what they do. Company’s must be efficient and presise in all aspects of the job. (Metcalfe 1). ISO 9000 is made up of management’s responsibility, the producers involved in the Quality Management System, the contract review, the design control, document and data control, purchasing, process control, inspection and testing, control of non-conforming product, corrective action, handling, storage, packaging and de
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
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
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
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
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
NAFTA
NAFTA
NAFTA Introduction to International Business Professor Natalie M. Leonard NAFTA’s Today & Tommorow By Sema Kaya Richard Hushion Chuck Lundy Vui Loong Tsui Joab Magara Abdul Jahadhmy Table of Contents Page NAFTA Background and History 2 Positive Effects on NAFTA 2 Growth in Trade 2 Growth in U.S. Exports 2 U.S Compliance with NAFTA 4 U.S.-Mexico Trade Relations 4 Reform Process in Mexico 4 Negative Effects on NAFTA 5 On the Mexican Side 5 On the American Side 6 Environmental Issues 7 Future of NA
NAFTA1
NAFTA1
NAFTA1 North American Free Trade Agreement In December of 1992, President Salinas of the Government of the United Mexican States, President Bush of the Government of the United States of America, and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of the Government of Canada signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); however, it was not ratified and fully effective until 1 January 1994. NAFTA, which established a free trade area among the aforementioned nations, consistent with the previously institu
Nike
Nike
Nike SHORT CASE SUMMARY Nike, Inc. (503-671-6453, www.nike.com) is the worlds #1 athletic shoe and apparel seller. Nike currently employs 20,700 employees, with total sales of $8.78 billion. Nike and the athletic shoe industry have evolved into one of the most competitive market in recent years. But, analysts believe that athletic shoe sales will slow down over the next few years. The slowdown will come with the change in consumer trends. For instance, the younger market is beginning to buy more
Nike2
Nike2
Nike2 The Nike Foundation, formerly the Nike P.L.A.Y. Foundation, is reflection of the Nike Cultures. Nike is committed to assisting youth to achieve both their personal goals as well as to contribute to the overall betterment of our society. The focus of Nike\'s resources will be applied to your empowerment, sports, after-school programs, and community and environmental learning to develop skills, build confidence, and to apply critical thinking to solutions to individuals, community and global
None Provided
None Provided
None Provided MARKETING PLAN OUTLINE Company: “Youth Outdoor Adventures”: Our mission is to provide educational outdoor experiences for underprivileged youth. Strengths: Unique opportunity Not a lot of competition Free to kids School support Weaknesses: Cliental is not traditionally familiar with product We currently cannot accommodate all who apply Starts up costs are high Large staffing needs Opportunities and Threats: The average child who grows up in a large urban area stays there for most o
Oral communication
Oral communication
oral communication Once viewed as two separate disciplines, business and communication, have now meshed together to produce a hybrid business environment in which the everyday functions of business are intimately tied to communication (Pincus, 1997). Communication in the business world is imperative for success. This holds true for interpersonal communication, communication between management and staff, and for practically every other contact a business has, both within its own establishment and
Payment Methods for an International Transaction
Payment Methods for an International Transaction
Payment Methods for an International Transaction One of the subjects of international business that I have a particular interest in concerns the different payment tools that importers and exporters use when selling goods. There is an added level of risk present when conducting transactions internationally. This risk is in the form of theft, fraud, non-payment, complications of multiple governing agencies, and the inability to meet time deadlines. There are many financial payment tools that are c
Purchasing A Small Business
Purchasing A Small Business
Purchasing A Small Business Purchasing a Small Business Financial Management for the Small Business Purchasing a Small Business Outline I. Deciding to buy A. Why buy a small business? B. Starting out-the nine steps C. Initial details to consider 1. Are partners needed? 2. Economic factors 3. Is the location acceptable? 4. Tax strategy II. Where to start A. How much income is needed? B. The Thirteen Steps to acquiring a business III. Locating a potential purchase A. The Acquisition Plan B. Begi
Rice
Rice
Rice Business and economic conditions Slide: ** Akia Rice Company is specialty food retailer The Akai Rice Company‘―s primary source of revenue comes from selling its only product to Chinese Speaking individuals in the Los Angeles area. In fact, Akai Rice Company has three primary business functions: importer, packaging, and retailer. Since no revenue is realized from importing its product, nor from packaging its own product, the Akia company for purposes here will be classified as a ‘°Specialty
Sabre
Sabre
Sabre Sabre is a complex company that is difficult to fit into a specific industry. Although they were once a division of American Airlines, and remain closely tied to the airline industry, they are not direct competitors of other airline companies. Sabre has several business lines, therefore determining true competitors change with each business unit. Because the core competency is its computer reservation system, the competitive focus will be on other computer reservation system\'s companies.
Strategic Plan for GNC
Strategic Plan for GNC
Strategic Plan for GNC Company Background General Nutrition Companies Inc., was founded 65 years ago in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the premise that Americans wanted to maintain control over their health. David Shakirian founded the company. In 1935 he launched a dream of his by establishing a little health food store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He called it Lackzoom. The products that were offered at his store included yogurt and healthy foods such as honey, grains and healthy sandwiches. The
Strategic plan GNC
Strategic plan GNC
strategic plan GNC Company Background General Nutrition Companies Inc., was founded 65 years ago in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the premise that Americans wanted to maintain control over their health. David Shakirian founded the company. In 1935 he launched a dream of his by establishing a little health food store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He called it Lackzoom. The products that were offered at his store included yogurt and healthy foods such as honey, grains and healthy sandwiches. The conc
Techniques
Techniques
Techniques Meditations is a discussion of metaphysics, or what is really real. In these writings, he ultimately hopes to achieve absolute certainty about the nature of everything including God, the physical world, and himself. It is only with a clear and distinct knowledge of such things that he can then begin understand his true reality. In order to acquire absolutely certainty, Descartes must first lay a complete foundation of integrity on which to build up his knowledge. The technique he uses
The euro
The euro
The euro In Europe, the debut of the euro is widely hailed as the most important event affecting the international monetary landscape since the breakup of the Bretton Woods System in 1971 to 1973, or since the Bretton Woods Agreement in 1944, or maybe even since the founding of the Federal Reserve System in 1913. It has become a contest for European officials and commentators to see who can push the analogy back furthest in time. Eminences elsewhere in the world have similarly greeted the euro w
The federal reserve system
The federal reserve system
The federal reserve system The Federal Reserve System I would like to start this paper by giving a clear definition of the federal reserve system: The Federal Reserve System most well known as “the Fed” is the central banking system and monetary authority of the United States. The Fed is made up of regional Federal Reserve banks and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, which their main responsibility is to supervise and to examine the state-chartered member banks, also to regulate banks holdi
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 regulations
Wal Mart Turnaroud
Wal Mart Turnaroud
Wal Mart Turnaroud 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 k
Why the Wall Street Bubble Must Burst
Why the Wall Street Bubble Must Burst
Why the Wall Street Bubble Must Burst Why the Wall Street Bubble Must Burst? In 1938, and in the teeth of the longest and fiercest depression that the United States had ever known, capital spending hit an all time high. Thats right! In 1938 the men who owned America began to pour millions of Dollars into new plant and equipment as if there was no tomorrow. We dont think much about it today, because it has been a long time since the United States has experienced a real bone jolting economic slo
Zero Inflation
Zero Inflation
Zero Inflation Introduction Hyper inflation has plagued most of the world’s developing countries over the past decades. Countries in the industrialised world, too, have at times duelled with dangerously high inflation rates in the post WWII era. With varying degrees of success, all have employed great efforts to bring their inflation rates within acceptable limits. Generally, a moderate rate of inflation has been the ultimate goal. More recently, however, a few countries have pursued policies th
Internet Rating Systems Censors by Default
Internet Rating Systems Censors by Default
Internet Rating Systems Censors by Default Internet Rating Systems: Censors by Default The Internet, first designed for the military and the scientific community, has grown larger and faster than anyone could have ever expected. Now being a potpourri of information, from business to entertainment, the Internet is quickly gaining respect as a useful and important tool in thousands of applications, both globally and domestically. But, the growth that the Internet has seen in the last few years
A Brief History Of The Internet
A Brief History Of The Internet
A Brief History Of The Internet By default, any definitive history of the Internet must be short, since the Internet (in one form or another) has only been in existence for less than 30 years. The first iteration of the Internet was launched in 1971 with a public showing in early 1972. This first network, known as ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency NETwork) was very primitive by today\'s standards, but a milestone in computer communications. ARPANET was based upon the design concepts of
Advancements in Peripherals1
Advancements in Peripherals1
Advancements in Peripherals1 Recent Developments in Computer Peripherals Including an in-depth look at Multimedia Input Devices A Report by Mr Matthew James Smith HNC BIT Year One Contents Title Page Number Introduction Two Section One - Development in Peripherals Three Section Two - Multimedia Input Devices Five Section Three - An in-depth look Digital Cameras Six The History of the Digital Camera Six How Digital Cameras Work Seven Conclusion Nine Appendix / References Ten Glossary Eleven Intro
Career As a Webmaster
Career As a Webmaster
Career As a Webmaster Webmaster I. Introduction II. History of Occupation A. Beginning B. Future III. Earnings IV. Education and Training A. College B. Tech School V. Machines and Tools A. Hardware B. Software VI. Work Duties VII. Extra Benefits VIII. Attractive Features IX. Unattractive Features X. Conclusion Webmaster The Webmaster career is new and getting very exciting for the years to come. There are constant changes in the technology used to create web pages, and the Webmasters job is to s
Censoring the Internet
Censoring the Internet
Censoring the Internet Censoring the Internet The internet offers a huge wealth of information both good and bad, unfortunately the vary nature of the internet makes policing this new domain practically impossible. The internet began as a small university network in the United States and has blossomed into a vast telecommunications network spanning the globe. Today the internet is ruled by no governing body and it is an open society for ideas to be developed and shared in. Unfortunately every so
Censorship
Censorship
Censorship The Internet is a wonderful place of entertainment and education but like all places used by millions of people, it has some murky corners people would prefer children not to explore. In the physical world society as a whole conspires to protect children, but there are no social or physical constraints to Internet surfing. The Internet Censorship Bill of 1995, also known as the Exon/Coats Communications Decency Act, has been introduced in the U.S. Congress. It would make it a criminal
Computer Viruses1
Computer Viruses1
Computer Viruses1 Computer Viruses Essay written by Jeramiah Billings Introduction In the past decade, computer and networking technology has seen enormous growth. This growth however, has not come without a price. With the advent of the Information Highway, as it\'s coined, a new methodology in crime has been created. Electronic crime has been responsible for some of the most financially devastating victimizations in society. In the recent past, society has seen malicious editing of the Justi
Computers
Computers
Computers COMPUTERS Could one imagine what the world would be like today without computers? For one, I would not be typing this paper right now. Computers were actually developed in early history. The first major use for a computer in the U.S. was during the 1890 census. Two men, Herman Hollerith and James Powers, developed a new punched-card system that could automatically read information on cards without human intervention (Chaney 52). This caused many other people to develop computers for va
Computers
Computers
Computers COMPUTERS Could one imagine what the world would be like today without computers? For one, I would not be typing this paper right now. Computers were actually developed in early history. The first major use for a computer in the U.S. was during the 1890 census. Two men, Herman Hollerith and James Powers, developed a new punched-card system that could automatically read information on cards without human intervention (Chaney 52). This caused many other people to develop computers for va
Computersinternet privacy
Computersinternet privacy
computersinternet privacy Computer, Internet, Privacy INTERNET REGULATION: POLICING CYBERSPACE The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with this much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Legislat
Contrast DOS to Unix
Contrast DOS to Unix
Contrast DOS to Unix Compare and Contrast Microsoft DOS with UNIX Arthur Bennis Microcomputer Operating Systems CGS 1560 INTRODUCTION As is suggestive of its name, an operating system (OS) is a collection of programs that operate the personal computer (PC). Its primary purpose is to support programs that actually do the work one is interested in, and to allow competing programs to share the resources of the computer. However, the OS also controls the inner workings of the computer, acting as a t
Electronic Commerce
Electronic Commerce
Electronic Commerce Table of Contents Introduction…………………………………………………………………2 History of E-commerce……………………………………………………..4 Economic Impact……………………………………………………………5 Advantages of E-commerce…………………………………………………5 Disadvantages of E-commerce……………………………………………...7 The Future of E-commerce………………………………………………….9 Summary…………………………………………………………………...11 References………………………………………………………………….12 Electronic Commerce Electronic commerce, or e-commerce has developed very rapidly in the last few years and has left some
Emily DickinsonWhy she is an american poet
Emily DickinsonWhy she is an american poet
Emily DickinsonWhy she is an american poet Emily Dickinson, a creative poet during the mid-nineteenth century, wrote what many consider to be truly American poetry. To understand why Dickinson is considered a brilliant writer of American poetry, one must know about the time period in which she wrote her poetry. Dickinson wrote during the era of American literature known as the Age of Expansion (Perkins 869). This was during the first half-century after the Civil War to the First World War which
Getting paid to hack
Getting paid to hack
Getting paid to hack Many of the products we buy today are no more than large collections of zeroes and ones. High-priced software, high-quality music, and valuable reference material such as computerized databases or CD-Rom encyclopedias are commercial products like any other, but the media of their transmission makes them different in at least one aspect: it is possible to copy them freely, or at least extremely cheaply. A compact disc of Elvis Costello and the Attractions is different from, s
Government Censorship
Government Censorship
Government Censorship Thesis: Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedom to express ideas on the Internet; therefore, government should not encourage censorship. Introduction I. In the Internet community, there is a large volume of technical terms. For this reason, it is first necessary to examine the terminology specific to Internet. 1.The internet is a world wide computer network. 1.Electronic mail (email), which is one component of the Internet, approximates person to pe
Government censorship on the internet
Government censorship on the internet
government censorship on the internet Government Censorship on the Internet Thesis: Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedom to express ideas on the Internet; therefore, government should not encourage censorship. Introduction I. In the Internet community, there is a large volume of technical terms. For this reason, it is first necessary to examine the terminology specific to Internet. 1.The internet is a world wide computer network. 1.Electronic mail (email), which is on
Government Control of the Internet
Government Control of the Internet
Government Control of the Internet During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone\'s life. The natural evolution of computers and this need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second and enables to access informati
Government Intervention on the Internet
Government Intervention on the Internet
Government Intervention on the Internet Introduction During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to move large amounts of information across great distances in a very short amount of time and at very low costs. The evolution of the computer era and our growing need for ultra-fast communications has caused a global network of interconnected computers to develop, commonly referred to as the Internet or the world wide web. The Internet has influenced practically every
Hacking a Art
Hacking a Art
Hacking a Art In today\'s fast-paced world, the high-tech computer industry offers a unique opportunity for high-paying jobs. Many people start their careers much younger than I have, so consequently I have to search for a career in a field that will offer me adequate financial rewards in a limited amount of time. I started working with computers four years ago, upgrading systems, and increasing modem speeds to enable me access to the World Wide Web. I find programming to be the most interesting
History of Computer Industry
History of Computer Industry
History of Computer Industry History of the Computer Industry in America America and the Computer Industry Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the U.S. and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been a