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Business Managing the Small Business

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UltiPro is an industry leader in HCM, delivering more out-of-the-box functionality than any other provider. UltiPro's continuous H and talent management functionality includes recruitment, onboarding, payroll, worker and manager self-service, benefits administration, compensation management, performance management and reviews, succession management, talent retention tools, time and attendance, workforce scheduling, rich reporting and analytical decision-making tools, and more. UltiPro's Web portal can serve as a company's communications center and the fundamental gateway for business activities because it conveys functionality for everyone in the company, from H and financial departments as well as executives, staff managers, and individual staff. With the UltiPro portal, H/payroll staff, managers, and administrators can complete daily worker administration tasks, administer benefits, manage staff, and access reporting in real-time, all from one central location. Managers and executives can access frequently requested reports and analyze workforce statistics and trends on-demand. Employees can access pay and benefits information, get questions answered,…… [Read More]

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Business Requirements Document Miller Inc Looks Forward

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Business equirements Document

Miller Inc. looks forward to creating a data repository for all data collected that is beyond the current relational database it currently uses. The company has currently outgrown the relational database in Oracle that it currently uses. Though it enables data to be stored in different tables that can be linked together using record keys, the amount of keys and records makes it difficult to operate a standard relational database. The company thus needs to adapt database modeling in designing their data warehouse. This is the project. Data modeling extends the online transaction processing models that are common in relational database into data warehousing. The project goal is to develop an appropriate database schema to be designed alongside other components such as identifying metadata. The IT role is to model the data warehouse, implement and test it.

Scope

Scope of the project

The scope of the project…… [Read More]

References

Hughes, R. (2008). Agile Data Warehousing: Delivering World-Class Business Intelligence Systems Using Scrum and Xp. Chicago: iUniverse.com.

Humphries, M., Hawkins, M.W., & Dy, M.C. (1999). Data warehousing: architecture and implementation. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall.
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Business Ethics When the Truth Takes a

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Business Ethics

When the Truth Takes a Stretching Class

Maria Bailey clearly and blatantly misrepresented the size of her start-up business, but shrugged it off saying she knew what she was "capable of doing" and just wanted to show potential clients "what we were going to be," rather than tell them the truth about how fledgling her business actually was at that time.

Was it immoral for Mary Bailey to misrepresent her company?

Looking at the "consequential" side of her decision to fudge the truth about her company, moral decisions are made based upon what the consequences of the action will be. The results of her action actually could have several consequences. The one first and pivotal consequence Maria hopes will happen, of course, is that the fact of her deciding to embellish the truth about the size of her company will bring potential customers into her business start-up Web…… [Read More]

References

Australasian Business Intelligence. (2004, May 4). Guilty plea follows workplace death.

Bauman, Margaret. (2004). Alaska leads nation in workplace death rate, report says.

Alaska Journal of Commerce.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (1999). Improvements in workplace safety
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Business Use of Social Media Social Media

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Business Use of Social Media

Social Media Marketing

Social media refers to the countless Internet-based sites and tools that facilitate and promote social interaction and networking through digitized means (Bulik, 2008). Social media marketing includes sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, and should always be included in an organization's business plan in some capacity. Each platform leverages the power of the Internet to facilitate social interaction and allow people to keep up-to-date with hundreds of others instantaneously (Fredericks, 2012). Social media as a marketing genre has the power to bridge distances and communication obstacles in a highly personalized and direct way.

It is estimated that 75% of the global consumers who use the web regularly visit social media websites (Libert, 2011). Visitors are reported as spending anywhere from 3 to 6.5 hours a day on sites such as Facebook. Subscriptions for social media sites are growing by leaps and…… [Read More]

References

Bulik, B. (2008). Wait…Isn't This the Same as Social Networks?. Advertising Age, 79(11), 47.

Fredericks, R. (2012). We Facebook. Do You?. Journal of Housing & Community Development, 69(4), 20-21.

Libert, B. (2011). Go Beyond Facebook and Twitter. CRM Magazine, 15(2), 19-24.

McCafferty, D. (2011). Brave, New Social World. Communications of the ACM, 54(7), 19-21. doi:10.1145/1965724.1965732.
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Business - Consumer Behavior Customer

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The consequences of even a few dissatisfied customers can be enormous: "Dissatisfied customers turn to competitors; loyal customers spend more, refer new clients, and are less costly to do business with" (Arendt & Harris, 1998, p. 27). The authors point out that because it costs about five times more to gain a new customer than to keep an existing one, and since dissatisfied customers tell at least twice as many friends about bad experiences than they tell about good ones, it is clearly to the small business owner or manager's advantage to seek high levels of customer satisfaction and retention.

According to Gebhardt and Townsend (1990), although the notion that little things can add up to have an enormous positive effect has gained wide acceptance, many companies continue to remain sluggish in their response to the reality that little things can also have an immensely negative impact on a company's…… [Read More]

References

Arendt, L.A. & Harris, J.H. (1998). Stress Reduction and the Small Business: Increasing Employee and Customer Satisfaction. SAM Advanced Management Journal, 63(1), 27.

Benjamin, S. (1997). Words at work: Business writing in half the time with twice the power. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books.

Clarke, M.A. (1997). Policies and perceptions of insurance: An introduction to insurance law. Oxford: Oxford University.

Cummins, J.D. & Tennyson, S. (1992). Controlling Automobile Insurance Costs. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 6(2), 96.
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Business Consultant at Trade Show

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Uses of visualization in business analytics include market segmentation analysis and factor analysis to define new audience segments based on psychographics. Visualization is often also used for pricing analysis to determine how elasticity can vary by product and area being sold into.

6. What are the steps involved in effective decision making and how can business intelligence assist in helping executive and managers make better strategic and operational decisions?

Effective decision making inherently must take into account many factors that range from the highly quantifiable to the qualitative if risk is to be minimized and the best possible alternative chosen. BI-based applications, tools and technologies have been designed specifically with these needs in mind of business decision makers. The steps involved in effective decision making include problem rationalization or the defining of the problem parameters, the definition of boundary conditions of the decision, selection of the alternative, execution of the…… [Read More]

References

Baker, R. (2009). Pricing on Purpose: How to Implement Value Pricing in Your Firm. Journal of Accountancy, 207(6), 62-67,12

Jordan, J., & Ellen, C. (2009). Business need, data and business intelligence. Journal of Digital Asset Management, 5(1), 10-20.

Liker, J (2003). The Toyota Way. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill .

Soumendra Mohanty. (2008). Measuring the Value of Intelligence in Business Intelligence. DM Review, 18(12), 20.
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Business-To-Business Marketing Environment and Critically Analyse Them

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business-to-Business marketing environment and critically analyse them, with special reference the UK market in Europe

Identify the major trends in the business-to-business marketing environment and critically analyse them,

With special reference the UK market in Europe

Of the many trends in Business-to-Business (B2B) marketing, the most significant are social media, the continual growth of globalization, supply chains, outsourcing, green marketing and data driven marketing. Taken together these trends are completely redefining the platforms, programs and strategies of B2B marketers throughout the UK and Europe. The intent of this analysis is to provide insights into each of these trends and illustrate how B2B marketers can make the most of the opportunities they provide.

Social Media's apid Ascension and Its Impact on B2B Marketing

Social networks are redefining B2B marketing strategies faster than any other trend included in this analysis, as the collection of these applications are defining customer relationships. Instead of…… [Read More]

References

R. Anbanandam, D.K. Banwet, and Ravi Shankar. 2011. Evaluation of supply chain collaboration: a case of apparel retail industry in India. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management 60, no. 2, (February 15): 82-98.

Bernoff, J., and C. Li. 2008. Harnessing the Power of the Oh-So-Social Web. MIT Sloan Management Review 49, no. 3, (April 1): 36-42.

Bughin, J., M. Chui, and J. Manyika. 2010. Clouds, big data, and smart assets: Ten tech-enabled business trends to watch. The McKinsey Quarterly no. 4, (October 1): 26.

Chapple, K., C. Kroll, T. Lester, and S. Montero. 2011. Innovation in the Green Economy: An Extension of the Regional Innovation System Model? Economic Development Quarterly 25, no. 1, (February 1): 5.
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Intelligence Policing and Challenges it Faces

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police adopted intelligence-Led policing? What are the problems associated with its implementations?

Over time, policing methods have advanced, with the most recent strategy in improving response time of police being intelligence-led policing (or ILP). ILP is still in its initial developmental stages, is still not wholly understood, and has not yet been adopted by all agencies (Taylor, Kowalyk and Boba 2007). Studying police managers' views and attitudes can help recognize obstacles. Depending on findings of research, when initiating this strategy, top police officers obtain the information required for foreseeing problems and understanding supervisors' mind-set. Strategy transformations spring from shifts in objectives. For instance, London's Metropolitan police was organized by Sir obert Peel for focusing not on response, but on prevention of crime (Johnson 1988). Improvements were generated through technological advances like automobiles and telephones. These improvements served to lessen response time, as well as expand an officer's patrol coverage (Phillips…… [Read More]

References

Anderson, R 1994, "Intelligence-led policing: A British perspective," in A Smith(ed) Intelligence-led policing: International perspective on policing in the 21st Century, Lawrenceville, NJ: International Association of Law Enforcement intelligence Analyst.

Anderson, R 1997, "Intelligence-led policing: A British Perspective," In Intelligence-led policing: International Perspective on policing in the 21st Century: Lawrenceville, NJ: International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analyst.

Bennett, T 1994, 'Community policing on the ground: developments in Britain,' in D.P. Rosenbaum(ed) The challenge of community policing: Testing the promises, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage.

Carter, DL and Carter, JG 2009, "Intelligence-Led Policing: Conceptual and Functional Considerations for Public Policy," Criminal Justice Policy Review 20, no. 3: 310-325
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Multidimensional Scaling and Business Drivers

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Business Drivers

Multidimensional scaling and factor analysis are a couple of different statistical techniques that can be used to understand the drivers of a business. MDS is a technique that renders multiple data points in a relational manner -- data points that end up closer to one another are expressed visually as such, while those that are fairly far from each other in the key variable are expressed as being far. Factor analysis seeks to learn look at a set of different variables and identify the latent variable. This is the underlying variable that is driving the other variables, something that has a lot of value for a business.

Multidimensional Scaling

Multidimensional scaling is "a set of data analysis techniques that display the structure of distance-like data as a geometrical picture" (Young, 1985). There are a number of different techniques as part of multidimensional scaling, and this paper will outline…… [Read More]

References

Borgatti, S. (1997). Multidimensional scaling. Analytictech. Retrieved May 3, 2016 from http://www.analytictech.com/borgatti/mds.htm

Young, F. (1985). Multidimensional scaling. University of North Carolina Retrieved May 3, 2016 from http://forrest.psych.unc.edu/teaching/p208a/mds/mds.html
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Business Overview of Coke and

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As obesity became a hot top, outcry from parents, educators and government institutions began to criticize these arrangements. Coca-Cola has also been rebuked for its Harry Potter promotional advertising campaign, the costliest movie tie-in ever, that promotes children's literacy while simultaneously pushing Coke sales (aue, 2002).

In 2003, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said soft drinks sold by Coca-Cola and PepsiCo in India contained high levels of pesticides such as DDT and malathion (Coke, Pepsi India deny pesticides in soft drinks).

The independent environmental group said it had found no pesticides in tests of Coke and Pepsi soft drink brands sold in the United States and attributed India's high pesticide residues to the soft drink and bottled water industry's use of an enormous amount of ground water as the basic raw material. For their part, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo denied the reports and resisted efforts government efforts to display…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Baue, W. (2002, January 3). Harry Potter hawks Coke, inciting ire amongst fans and consumer advocates alike. Institutional Shareowner. Retrieved January 26, 2005 from Web site: http://www.institutionalshareowner.com/news/article.cgi?sfArticleId=746

Coca-Cola 2003 annual report. Coca-Cola. Retrieved January 25, 2005 from Web site:  http://media.corporate-ir.net/media_files/irol/94/94566/reports/ko_022704.pdf 

Coca-Cola Enterprises' profit falls, (2004, October 28). Associated Press. Retrieved January 25, 2005 from Web site: http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/041028/earns_coca_cola_enterprises_3.html

Coke announces plan to alter school vending program in bid to curb the commercialization of schools (2001, March 19). Ethics Newline. Retrieved January 24, 2004 from Web site: http://www.globalethics.org/newsline/members/issue.tmpl?articleid=03190113315321
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Business HR Human Resource

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Business and Human esources

Apple Company Inc.

Apple was founded by Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs and onald Wayne in 1976; however it was integrated in 1977. It is an American company which not only produces computer electronics, personal computers, portable devices and software but also sells them. Apple has been in this business since 30 years and in this time span, it has faced highs and lows in its economic activity. It is not only listed on the NASDAQ with the ticker of AAPL but it has a share in NASDAQ-100 and S&P 500 as well. In 2007, Apple gained extensive fame after the struggle of many years when it introduced the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in the market (Flippone et al., 2012).

The Organization Today

Flippone et al. (2012) mentioned that Apple has 393 retail stores located in 14 countries since August, 2012. Apple is recognized as the…… [Read More]

References

DataMonitor. (2011). Apple, Inc. Company Profile. Data Monitor, annual Report, Company Overview.

Economist Intelligence Unit: Fertile Ground: Cultivating a talent for innovation. February 2009

Flippone, T., Youden, D., Pennington, K. And Fersht, P. (2012). Human Resources Transformation: Is It Driving Business Performance? HfS Research, Ltd.

The Global Innovation 1000: How the top innovators keep winning. Booz & company, 2010
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Business Competitive Intelligence Proposal for

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First of all, the Internet, as well as local press and articles, will be important in defining the general characteristics of the market and consumers. Subsequently, specialty articles, edited by business organizations such as the local Chamber of Commerce will provide useful information on all the companies in a certain economic sector, namely the company's direct competitors. Relevant information in terms of the consumers can also be available from public information.

The off-site category will likely provide more in-depth perspectives on local issues. This will include a survey of the local consumers through interviews and questionnaire, as well as the development of a local network of information that could provide helpful information on companies active on the local market and their potential future moves.

Organizational structure and resources

The unit will be organized on the two separate on site/off site categories, each led by a director. The two directors will…… [Read More]

Bibliography

1. What is competitive intelligence? On the Internet at http://www.aurorawdc.com/whatisci.htm.Last retrieved on October 25, 2007

2. Competitor Analysis - the Basic Principles of Competitive Intelligence. On the Internet at http://www.marketing-intelligence.co.uk/resources/competitor-analysis.htm.Last retrieved on October 25, 2007

3. Competitive Intelligence Handbook. On the Internet at http://www.combsinc.com/handbook.htm.Last retrieved on October 25, 2007

4. Kahaner, Larry. Competitive Intelligence: How to Gather, Analyze, and Use Information to Move Your Business to the Top. Touchstone. 1998.
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Business Skills and Tactics in

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Having this traditional silo-structured environment makes it very difficult to properly develop a curriculum surrounding service management. Because of this there is a significant gap that exists between the education received by business school graduates and the skills that they need to succeed in today's service heavy environment.

Non-traditional Business Skills and Tactics

Nontraditional business skills are often referred to as soft skills or people skills. These consist of the ability to communicate and understand people on an emotional level. These are often the skills that can determine the success or failure of a career (Thilmany, 2009). The skills are all related to human interaction. This includes most forms of communication, negotiation and leadership. Soft skills can be distinguished by different types such as informative, negotiating, listening, and communicative. Informative soft skills are those that send a message that has to be conveyed accurately. Negotiating or convincing soft skills is…… [Read More]

References

21 Business Skills Needed to Succeed. (2009). Retrieved September 22, 2009, from New

Horizons Web site: http://www.nhmn.com/COMMUNITIES/softskills/news/08-03-

19/21_Business_Skills_Needed_To_Succeed.aspx

Davis, M.M. And Berdrow, I. (2008). Service science: Catalyst for change in business school curricula. IBM Systems Journal, 47(1), 29-39.
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Business Communications the Company Is

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A useful recommendation in this sense is represented by the contracting of a local law firm to ease the company's penetration into the region and to help us understand and overcome the initial barriers. But aside from understanding and complying with the regulations, it is also essential to understand and comply with the cultural features.

India is one of the oldest and most impressive global cultures. And its culture has also impacted the means in which business is conducted. One specific means is represented by the language barriers which are raised. And not only that the representatives of the two countries would speak different languages, it is highly possible that the representatives of India speak different languages among themselves. This is because the states of India have different official languages, and some states even have more than one official language (Kwintessential).

In terms of actual relationships between the Indians, these…… [Read More]

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Khanna, P., Mohan, C.R., 2006, Getting India right, Policy Review, No. 135, Questia http://www.questia.com

2011, Business laws and regulations in India, Amritt, http://www.amritt.com/business-laws-regulations-in-india.html last accessed on March 25, 2011

2011, the world factbook -- India, Central Intelligence Agency,   https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ geos/in.html  last accessed on March 25, 2011

India -- language, culture, customs and etiquette, Kwintessential,  http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/india-country-profile.html  last accessed on March 25, 2011
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Business Decisions Related to Trade

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Also in terms of trade, it would be recommended for the company to conduct several analyses in order to identify the countries with the highest demand for batteries. India for instance, with its numerous technological applications and in its quality of hosting most of the global mobile telephones -- would be expected to be a large consumer of batteries and could as such constitute a desirable trading destination for Larson Inc.

elative to specialization, this aspect is more delicate, but it would be advisable for the company to become more specialized in the type of batteries most popular within the regions in which it operated. Considering a situation in which Larson Inc. became a batteries supplier in India, it would be advisable for them to specialize in mobile telephone batteries.

3. Evidence and Potential Changes in the ecommendations

The recommendations previously made are all based on the features observable at…… [Read More]

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2010, the World Factbook -- China, Central Intelligence Agency,   https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ geos/ch.html  last accessed on May 21, 2010

The Outsourcing Institute, China Trends and Opportunities, http://www.outsourcing.com/china_trends/index.html last accessed on May 21, 2010
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Business Change What Do the

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Finally, Change in approach is a more tactical answer to Change Character. It is using specific techniques to engender change within and organization or population (Chapman, 2005).

Discuss the difference between business development based on problem solving vs. business development-based learning. Within any organization, individuals tend to see themselves as cogs in the wheel, not really making much of a difference to the success or failure of the organization as a whole. It is really at the micro level that change (learning, evolution, etc.) takes place. The enemy is not external; it is falling into an internal rut and seeing only the short-term, instead of broadening the picture. Learning is not easy; people, and therefore organizations, are sometimes resistant to movement. However, thinking about one's position within an organization as a critical part of the whole, dedicating oneself to team learning, "suspending assumptions and entering into genuine thinking together" allows…… [Read More]

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Annacchino, M. (2007). The Pursuit of New Product Development. Burlington, MA: Butterworth.

Bradley, F. (2003). Strategic Marketing In the Customer Driven Organization. New York: Wiley.

Chapman, A. (2005, January). Change Management. Retrieved September 2010, from Businessballs.com:  http://www.businessballs.com/changemanagement.htm 

Frappaolo, C. (2006). Knowledge Management. Mankato, MN: Capstone Press.
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Business School Admissions -- Appeal

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It is important that tomorrow's business leaders understand the good and bad science behind currently marketed drugs, and understand what constitutes ethical and unethical marketing practices.

Also, over the course of the past five months, while working in a research lab in genetics has given me invaluable knowledge, I have realized the importance of science to communicate in layperson's terms with the outside world. On an individual level, I often find it frustrating that my more scientifically oriented colleagues in my current place of employment exhibit so little interest in making their scientific work comprehensible, much less marketable to non-scientists and to industry. This contrast between their own orientation and my own desire to communicate effectively with a larger world confirms my decision to enter the business world.

In my own future, I seek to be a bridge between the worlds of science and industry. To better become such a…… [Read More]

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Business Statistics Are Vital to

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This distribution can be applied to multiple business situations even where data is distributed differently, because a normal distribution adopts the central limit theorem which suggests that no matter how a population is distributed, the distribution "of the means of random samples approaches a normal distribution for a large sample size" (ICMBA, 2002).

Business executives can use normal business distribution to create diversified asset portfolios, to calculate process variations within operations and even in human resources management to evaluate employee performance that is often considered normally distributed (ICMBA, 2002). Businesses benefits because normal distribution allows description of variables that would otherwise be considered random, and also allows a rough estimate of the actual distribution (ICMBA, 2002). Errors that usually arise using a bell curve are also often negligible and hence considered acceptable (ICMBA, 2002) thus executives can use normal distribution to solve problems with a high degree of accuracy in…… [Read More]

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Arsham, H. (1994). "Statistical thinking for managerial decisions." January 1994,

National Science Foundation. 1, October 2005:  http://home.ubalt.edu/ntsbarsh/Business-stat/opre504.htm 

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http://www.wunderground.com/
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Business Requirements Analysis for Long

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Where pricing integration typically fails however are in the handling of exceptions. Columbus (2003) makes the point that the use of automated approaches to managing special pricing requests can be one of the highest OI activities of any company. The focus for LOM then is in turning the one-off loan request specifically including a differing rate or structure into a competitive advantage by quickly being able to fulfill it. The use of automated special pricing requests applications and techniques as defined by Columbus (2003) are strong competitive tools that could be used as part of FlashQuote and BFOT overall.

FlashQuote Use Case Analysis

Identifier: FlashQuote Use Case Analysis

Name: BFOT System component that includes quoting, pricing, loan interest rates and the ability to electronically upload the loan, once approved, to the LOS.

Purpose: To more accurately and completely capture the quotes given to prospects over the telephone, the Web, and…… [Read More]

References

AMR Research (2003) - Configuration is the Heart of Customer Fulfillment for Complex Product Manufacturers. AMR Research Report. Monday March 31, 2003. Retreived from the Internet on July 21, 2006 at http://lwcresearch.com/filesfordownloads/ConfigurationIstheHeartofCustomerFulfillmentforComplexProductManufacturers.pdf

Askegar and Columbus (2002) - Channel Management Best Practices: It's All About Orders. AMR Research Report. Monday September 9, 2002. Retrieved from the Internet on July 21, 2006:

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Columbus (2002) - The Sell-Side E-Commerce Market: It's All About Integration. AMR Research Report. Monday April 1, 2002. Retreived from the Internet on July 21, 2006:
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Business Presentation When There Is

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One example in real life of such a presentation is the one that the author reportedly gave at a local SCIP Chapter meeting, on social networking tools and their applications in competitive intelligence. In essence, it would be best if there were to be very few words per slide, and graphics and other types of visual images could be used to a limited extent, to convey the concepts being preented, and not become the entire presentation. It would be an even better idea if slides were to be used, but with black text on a white background, with the font size no less than 24. The content could be broken up in small parts, with pictures layered in-between. This would make for a very good and effective business presentation. (Strategies for an effective business presentation)

eferences

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Strategies for an effective…… [Read More]

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Virtualbookworm Publishing.
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Business Report as Happened With Many Service

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Business Report

As happened with many service businesses during a recession, Jazz Event Productions experienced a drop in revenues in 2010. For a company that has grown steadily throughout its 15-year history, it was an unwelcome first. The decrease in sales occurred primarily because companies faced with tough economic choices because of the recession either cut back or eliminated entirely their budgets for special events. hereas many of our loyal customers continued to trust us to produce their special events just as in past years, others were operating with reduced budgets. As a result, Jazz experienced a period wherein sales dropped by about five percent.

ith the improved economy, sales have returned to pre-recession levels, however, because they are cautious and careful owners who want to perform their due diligence, Alex and Cindy are looking for ways to ensure that the company stays profitable. They believe that the best approach,…… [Read More]

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Bansal, P. & Roth, K. (2000). Why companies go green: A model of ecological responsiveness. Academy of Management Journal, 43(4), 717-736. Retrieved from  http://www.jstor.org/stable/1556363 

Cronin, J.J., Smith, J.S., Gleim, M.R., Ramirez, E., & Martinez, J.D. (2011). Green marketing strategies: an examination of stakeholders and the opportunities they present. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 39(1), 158-174. doi: 10.1007/s11747-010-0227-0

Hartmann, P., Ibanez, V.A., & Sainz, J.F. (2005). Green branding effects on attitude: Functional vs. emotional positioning strategies. Marketing Intelligence & Planning, 23(1), 9-29. doi: 10.1108/02634500510577447

Internal Revenue Service. (2011). Qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles (IRC 30D). Retrieved November 22, 2011 from: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/article/0,,id=214841,00.html
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Business Assess the Organisation in Terms of

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Business

Assess the organisation in terms of its organisational strategy, objectives, mission and values.

Analyse the environment in which the organisation operates with regards to industry, business life cycle, etc.

Evaluate the organisation's current reward and pay strategies on two criteria: for meeting its overall organisational strategy and for maintaining competitive advantage in the face of new challenges and changing conditions.

Reach a reasoned and evidence-based conclusion about the level of success achieved by the organisation in motivating employees to reach organisational objectives and propose a reward and pay strategy that may better serve this purpose.

tarbucks: The Company and its Compensation ystem.

tarbucks is the largest coffee producing industry in the world with 19,555 stores in 58 countries. This includes 12,811 in the United tates, 1,248 in Canada, 965 in Japan, 766 in Great Britain, 580 in China and 420 in outh Korea (Location xcelrated). tarbucks has succeeded to…… [Read More]

Starbucksgossip (Jan. 16, 2005)  http://starbucksgossip.typepad.com/_/2005/01/starbucks_is_th.html 

Workforce Starbucks is Pleasing Employees and Pouring Profits

http://www.workforce.com/article/20031003/NEWS02/310039973/starbucks-is-pleasing-employees-and-pouring-profits
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Business Strategies Why Is a

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The graphic shown in Figure 1 was also provided in the article (Porter, 2008).

Figure 1: Five Forces Model

(Porter, 2008)

This model's effectiveness does not however capture the increasingly critical role of tacit and explicit knowledge in businesses. The tacit knowledge, of the type that is learned from the continual streamlining of core processes, is not easily captured and communicated. It is often called tribal knowledge as this type if intelligence often stays within workgroups where it originates and seldom is captured for broader use. Specific knowledge, or the type of intelligence that can easily be captured and communicated, is often not used to its full potential as well. Studies in the auto industry suggest that knowledge, not products or pricing, is the new competitive advantage (Dyer, Nobeoka, 2000). The Five Forces Model does not recognize how important knowledge is as a competitive force in the definition of competitive…… [Read More]

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Core Competency or Unique Strength of the Business
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Business Ethics Personal Moral Intelligence Development the

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Business Ethics: Personal Moral Intelligence Development

The first question that I asked when I came into this class was "What is moral intelligence?" I knew because of the people I talked to about the class that the question would be answered, but I did not understand how thoroughly. I have now learned that the best definition I could find of the concept came in the first chapter of Moral Intelligence: Enhancing Business Performance and Leadership Success by Lennick and Kiel (2007). The statement was that, "moral intelligence directs our other forms of intelligence to do something worthwhile." This was significant because, although I have realized the benefits of having both what is generally regarded as intelligence and emotional intelligence, I have never seriously considered the benefits of moral intelligence. Through this class I have learned not only what it is in detail, but specifically what my strengths and weaknesses in…… [Read More]

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Doty, E. (2007). The Compromise Trap. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

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Business Strategic Management Corporate Governance

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Business Strategy a Popular Tool

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Conclusions

The five forces model is well-designed but it is far from perfect, especially for the manager not proficient in its use. The model is complex and is subject to a fairly steep learning curve. A tremendous amount of data must be collected to use the model effectively, and the analysis needs to be conducted in an objective manner. Many recent criticisms reflect the viewpoint that the model does not apply well to knowledge-based industries. hile this indicates a lack of understanding of the model, a manager attempting to analyze the computer game industry for example must be able to effectively translate the model's basic principles and terminology into that industry. This is a complex task, and the risk of relying on models such as five forces is that their surface simplicity leads managers to overestimate the model's usefulness or their own understanding of how the model works.

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Businesses Make Decisions on a Daily Basis

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Businesses make decisions on a daily basis. Some of these decisions affect man people in the organization, where other decisions are minor and only impact a few people. A decision-making procedure based on sound information and data leads to effective conclusions. Today's fast-paced business environment demands the making of informed decisions based on critical thinking skills. It is our thinking that determines the extent to which we think through the implications of the decisions we make. It is our thinking that determines whether we can identify the assumptions we are making, and whether we should questions those assumptions. A number of different decision-making processes have been suggested. Depending on the type of decision faced, some techniques are more appropriate than others. As a supervisor for United Parcel Service, overseeing 40 individuals who must process and drive thousands of packages to the San Diego airport each morning at 6:30am, organization is…… [Read More]

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Intelligence and Politics Origins and

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Franks (along with the Bush war cabinet, including Vice President Dick Chaney) "met repeatedly" to plan the attack on Iraq. It was groupthink through and through. At the same time Bush was saying publicly he was "pursuing a diplomatic solution" (Hamilton, 2004), "intensive war planning" was going on during the whole year 2002. It "created its own momentum" in the administration, Hamilton wrote.

In oodward's book, which was recognized as conveying authentic details about the Bush war planning and strategies, he covers much of the pre-war discussions Bush had with top members of his administration, along with decisions Bush made on his own and with help from people like his Foreign Policy Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. But according to an excerpt from oodward's book, Bush waited until the last minute (among his top staff) to brief Secretary of State Colin Powell, who had not been an advocate of going to war,…… [Read More]

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Intelligence Unit Memo

Police Chief I.B. Friendly

Incorporating Intelligence Unit into Department

In modern law enforcement, the sophistication of modern criminal activity, particularly post-September 11th, causes a necessary paradigm shift for 21st century police departments. This shift requires that departments rethink the power of information -- the manner in which it is collected, analyzed, and then used to fulfill the goals of the department. In fact, in 2007, the National Strategy for Information Sharing released by the hite House describes the need for fusion information centers as a vital way to succeed in modern law enforcement and critical to the safety of the local community as well as the nation (Porter, 2008).

Historical Background - Prior to 1960, even large, urban Police Departments did not have intelligence units. Resources were combined so that Detectives were at the hierarchy of information analysis; and every member of the department was open to…… [Read More]

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Intelligence

One recent study defined purpose as "an extraordinary achievement" (Moran, 2009, p. 143), yet the there are many individuals in the world who believe that the purpose of intelligence is to prevent surprise. Contemplating the contradiction, the question that could be asked is "how then does an extraordinary achievement translate into everyday intelligence?" This author believes that the purpose of intelligence is not to prevent surprise, instead that the purpose of intelligence is to determine a pathway for the life of the individual.

Measuring the successful pathway of an individual life can be a difficult venture, especially if such measurements are based on the person's intelligence. My belief is that preventing a surprise by showing intelligence can be applied to these type of scenarios with very limited success. There are a myriad of methods used to determine ones intelligence, including but certainly not limited to: measuring intelligent quotient as…… [Read More]

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Business Innovation and Enterprise

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Business innovation and enterprise -- Innovation in China

The buzzword of today is represented by the internationalized economic crisis which has commenced from within the American real estate sector and soon expanded to impact all sectors across the entire globe. Before the emergence of the crisis however, the buzzword was that of globalization, understood as the process by which boundaries between states are gradually eliminated and the values, beliefs, cultures and resources of one region can easily transcend to another region.

Globalization has impacted all aspects of life, from the means in which one spends their leisure time to the means in which one completes their professional tasks. Globalization has generated effects on all fields of life, from politics, to economics and culture.

Within the business community, globalization has translated into a myriad of impacts. For once, the phenomenon allowed economic agents to transcend boundaries and benefit from the comparative…… [Read More]

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Business Economics the Airline Industry

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A lower price enables an airline to remain well above the competition.

Economies of scale and scope are vital to the performance of an organization no matter the industry the organization is involved in. An organization can only remain competitive if driven to achieve economies of scale (Bronson & Morgan, 1998). Tactics an organization may adopt to achieve economies of scale and scope will include optimal market coverage, increasing sizes, superior "internal growth" and raised capital (Bronson & Morgan, 1998). Another important consideration for organizations include efficiency. One might define efficiency as "the ratio of inputs to outputs" (Bronson & Morgan, 1998).

Efficiency of an organization may be measured in various ways including by observation through accounting (Bronson & Morgan, 1998). An organization particularly a franchised business location will continually measure efficiency to ensure they are minimizing costs and saving time to help facilitate economies of scale and scope.

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Also in the U.S., the highest unemployment rate since 1983 was reached in August, and was rated at 9.7% (AP, 2009). Generally speaking, the demand has increased, based on the fact that many companies had to close, adding many jobless to the already existing unemployed persons, and decreasing supply.

Given the context, the cost of the workforce is likely to decrease on short-term and medium term. Many companies cannot afford to produce their goods at the same cost as before the crisis. Therefore, they can either reduce wages, or reduce personnel, if not both. In these conditions, employees will be willing to work for less. On long-term, once the economy starts to recover and new jobs are created, it is expected that the labor price will increase progressively.

For large companies producing soda drinks and related products, outsourcing production in egions like China or India, where the workforce is significantly…… [Read More]

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Intelligence vs Smart it Would

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And we are no stranger to the fact that smart people do very well in the practical world.

In practical world, no one really cares about your GPA. It doesn't matter how much you got in Statistics or Math but they sure do care about application. In businesses around the globe, every single employer would want an employee who is a quick learner but who doesn't simply learn from books. He is a learner in the true sense and learns from observations, experiences, and other stimuli. This is a gift that all smart people possess. Intelligent people may or may not have this kind of learning habit since they are limited to books.

I consider myself smart and intelligent both. And being smart is a gift that I cherish. it's a gift I thank God for because not everyone in my class could be called smart. I generally love to…… [Read More]

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Business Human Resources Human Resource Management

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Whether it is an accredited course or in house training seminars. Therefore, it is very beneficial, especially in today's competitive business world.

Co Worker One: I personally don't feel it is beneficial to me. My field is not related with any financial fields so the Credit Union will not pay to further my education.

Co Worker Two: The course of work for which I would like to attend is neither an approved college level course, nor towards any degree program. Therefore, the Credit

Union will not pay, so no, it is not beneficial to me.

Mary: How do you impact the Human Resources Policy?

Khema Kent, Operational Manager: As far as HR concerns, we have no impact since there is no suggestion box available.

Co Worker One: I don't feel I do.

Co Worker Two: I would like to try to persuade our HR Department to set up a suggestion…… [Read More]

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