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Those did not have much power on the manufacturer, however, the consumer were rather sophisticated, so maintaining the high quality standards was crucial.
Substitutes. After the trade liberalization, Phillips had an enormous pressure from Asian companies that managed to copycat its products and the price performance of the substitute products was net superior.
Supplier power. The suppliers did not have high bargaining power. The high tech industry in Europe and U.S. was quite developed and the number of suppliers was big.
Rivalry determinants. Those determinants refer to product differentiation, where Phillips was standing out in the industry and manufacturing costs, where Phillips was overrun by Asian counterparts. The fact that Phillips' products were easy to imitate, made its innovation advantage weaker than the Asians' cost advantage.
Political factors. The political context from home helped a lot the company's evolution. The Japanese government was in favor of intensifying business…… [Read More]
This means that even though the University deemed it necessary for a student like Helen to disclose her incident of victimization, she still opted to keep her privacy, preferring confidentiality and anonymity in order to protect herself from being involved in a sensitive issue such as sexual harassment. Helen's actions may be construed as her own way of avoiding the stigma that inevitably results out of her being a victim of sexual harassment.
Evidently, Helen had valued her privacy greater than following University rules concerning disclosure. Her action is understandable: in most of the extant organizations' Code of Ethics, the welfare of the patient/client is foremost than the issues of disclosure. Thus, the preferred course of action in Helen's case is to agree with her decision to seek student counseling. The University could try to convince Helen to disclose the details of her victimization, but the University must ensure…… [Read More]
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Case Study Analysis
The objective of this study is to conduct research and provide a case study of a human-made system and to report on that system. This work will cover technical and operational details and relate these case study specifics to the course content.
It was reported in April 2006 that the United Kingdom had established the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and that this agency had set out its strategy on how it would address historic nuclear installations in terms of the cleanup and decommissioning of those sites, which includes 20 civil nuclear sites. (Nuclear Engineering, 2006) The strategy was reported to state key principles that included the "accelerated decommissioning wherever feasible and a schedule to create a strong competitive market that aims to achieve value-for-money for the taxpayer." (Nuclear Engineering, 2006) The publication makes identification of increases that are significant in nature of…… [Read More]
SWOT of King Edward Hospital NHS Trust.
The trust had already developed benchmarking practices to evaluation of its hospital' systems, so that data germane to the new initiative was supported by an existing pilot, Hospital Emergency Care Collaborative (HECC), a target study of discharge procedure, and particularly informative to interpretation to the delineation of points where 'value' disappeared during the course of the patient journey. As a 'transfer initiative' modeled after Social Service program assessment, HECC was refocused as a Premier Project with risk reduction to finance and patients in mind. Incorporation of the SWOT and known assessment criterion from the HECC informs the PESTLE organizational analysis in Table 3.
PEST / PESTLE Analysis of King Edward Hospital NHS Trust, UK
Date of Analysis 10.11.2010 view
PESTLE Analysis factors
Implication and importance
eview of feasibility and implementation of the admission-to-discharge case at King Edward…… [Read More]
Talent Drycleaners: Case Study Analysis
The following contains an analysis and recommendations of problems facing a new entrepreneurial drycleaning business in Lagos. Despite years of experience working in the industry with a large and respected drycleaning concern, Patrick Eze is experiencing significant problems trying to establish and grow his business. Problems identified in the case include Eze's lack of experience organizing and running a large-scale operation, a lack of financial awareness and expertise that creates current operational problems and makes future growth highly unlikely, and environmental changes that increased competition and eliminated much of Eze's identified market. ecommendations for making the business and differentiating form competition, while also gaining more direct knowledge and control, are given.
Patrick Eze started his business, Talent Drycleaning, after fifteen years of experience working for one of Lagos' most experienced and successful drycleaners. Having developed a strong rapport with many of his…… [Read More]
Case Study Analysis on GE:
In this analysis we have used the strategy of Porters generic Model. This model assists us in critically analyzing the performance of General Electric's. This model gives an in depth analysis of the internal performance of the organization. The generic Model of Michael Porter consists of focusing on three main areas; Cost leadership, Differentiation, focused differentiation. It analysis competitive advantage an organization possess. Every organization is unique in its way and adopts different strategies according to their requirement. Similarly GE has adopted a strategy that best fits the organization. Competition plays a vital role in an industry especially for GE. The main issue that is being faced by GE is that of competition. If competition is handled in a positive way it can result in ample amount of success and GE can capture the market share.
Generic Competitive Analysis
General Electric is a…… [Read More]
BIDDY'S BAKEY CAPACITY NEEDS
Case Study Analysis: Biddy's Bakery Capacity Needs
The challenge facing the Biddy's Bakery is excess capacity caused by a low production capacity than what is optimal for the bakery and its resources. This implies that the demand for Biddy's products in the market is below what the bakery can potentially supply to the market. The excess capacity arises from management's decision to buy a larger production capacity to accommodate its growing production needs. However, the new production facility is in excess than the bakery's current production rate and market demand for goods. This excess capacity is causing inefficiencies and making the bakery incur extra costs and loses in its market share.
This problem arose from Elizabeth's decision to move the bakery and its operations to a larger facility following the bakery's outgrowth of its previous capacity. The management made this decision from the presumption that the…… [Read More]
Google Case Study Analysis
Google Inc. is one of the major internet companies worldwide. The multinational firm is predominantly involved in providing online advertising and search engine services. Other products and services provided by the firm include cloud computing services, enterprise services, mobile payment services, as well as consumer services and electronics. The provision of consumer electronics under the Nexus brand represents one of the firm's latest expansions of its product portfolio, largely seen as a move to reduce its reliance on online advertising revenue. With reference to the relevant tools and frameworks, this paper provides a strategic analysis of Google, particularly in relation to its consumer electronics segment. First, an analysis of the internal and external environment is provided. Next, attention is paid to the firm's current strategy diamond. Finally, strategic recommendations based on the analysis are provided.
The VINE model provides an ideal framework for examining…… [Read More]
Espresso Maker Case Study Analysis
How would you describe the target segment? What do you think were their needs? (the WHO)
Having successfully segmented the lucrative coffee and specialty drink market during the early 1980's, through the perfection of "instant" -- or soluble -- Nescafe-brand coffee, the Nestle company achieved a dominant position in terms of market share. Despite this accomplishment, however, members of Nestle's executive management structure soon recognized that the market was poised to undergo a significant shift in terms of demographic expansion. According to the case study, "cafes and coffee bars were growing in popularity across Europe and the U.S., beyond their traditional geographies (Italy, Spain and France) & #8230; (and) high-end consumers required a foamier coffee, achievable only with the use of pressurized water" suggested that inexpensive "instant" coffee drinks were being replaced by the growing Espresso trend. With expanded economic standards becoming the norm as…… [Read More]
Yes - Salesforce.com in the area of CM; NPDI by SAP on their OnDemand platform
Group communications and the ability to have a conference meeting anytime, anywhere; critical in new project development
Low-end: Web Conferencing)(High End: Product development team globally)
Yes - Many vendors have SaaS-based solutions in this arena.
Analyzing data from website traffic, including trending on click-through data and visitor's unique attributes
Analytics (Google has a trial version of this today; yet could go up-market with this into web traffic analytics)
Yes - Several; yet no one has perfected optimization of Google AdWords yet or AdSense; these will be the most likely services Google will launch in Analytics first on a fee basis.
Security of websites, data storage and Internet traffic
Security and Enterprise Scalability
Google has extensive internal knowledge in these areas and can easily create new services based on their lessons learned. Google is considered…… [Read More]
Frito-Lay/SunChips Case Study Analysis
Introducing a new product of any kind is risky at best. However, introducing a new snack product to a finicky public could be considered crazy. Frito-Lay, a leader in the snacking industry, was not afraid of that risk. In late October 1989, a team lead by Dr. Dwight R. Riskey, VP of Marketing Research and New Business at Frito-Lay, introduced SunChips to a test market in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota for ten months. Following is an analysis of the case study describing SunChips performance and potential actions that team could take in moving forward with the product.
Characterizing the snack chip category and Frito-Lay's competitive position
The snack industry recorded sales of $37 billion in 1990 which was a five percent increase over the previous year. Of those sales, $9.8 billion are attributed to snack chips which also show a five percent increase. The industry is obviously…… [Read More]
intersection of ESL learners and ESL teachers, both of whom have specific needs that have to be met in order for a positive and productive interaction to take place.
Educators of a high percentage of English Language Learners (ELLs) students are faced with financial concerns as the cost of training has increased significantly in recent years (PS, 2015) while students are impacted by the pressure of needing to become proficient in academic English in order to be prepared and to excel at secondary studies. Furthermore, neither of these situations is static but rather is dynamic and affects each other, as needs change on an individual basis. Moreover, the new ESL curriculum places new demands on both, further affecting the issue. The problem is how to measure the effect that the two (student and teacher) have on one another in terms of impacting preparation and effectiveness.
The research question is two-fold…… [Read More]
Google in China Case Study Analysis
When Google detected an extremely high level of attempted hacking on its computer systems, it issued an online memo that indicated its possible exit from the Chinese market. The Wall Street Journal captured this adequately in its headline for its edition on 13th January 2010 as, "Google warns of China Exit after Hacking." Based on proof gathered from the same, it seemed that the attacks had been directed at gaining access to the email accounts of human rights agitators from China. According to Google, the attacks had been unsuccessful. The company, however, indicated the balancing act that they had to engage in ever since coming into the Chinese market. The Chinese market had required a lot of thought being put into the information availed to the Chinese people, as there was a lot of censorship and limitations on the information that they could access.…… [Read More]
Product Management and SWOT Analysis
In her 1998 article titled, Consumers and Their Brands: Developing elationship Theory in Consumer esearch, Susan Fournier demonstrates that consumers commit themselves to a particular brand because a purposive, consumer-brand relationship exists between them and the brand. This consumer-brand relationship, the author posits, is maintained as long as the brand's characteristics align with the customer's living experiences. Towards this end, the author expresses that there exists a strong, direct relationship between emotions and brand loyalty. Positive emotions lead consumers to maintain their purchase behavior and even recommend their preferred brand to others; whereas negative emotions produce the opposite effect. This text uses Fournier's (1998) perspective to evaluate the effectiveness of the product management, positioning, and branding strategies of Apple and Philips.
Branding and Positioning Strategies
The Apple brand has evolved, expanding its range of products over the years, to compete in some of today's…… [Read More]
Hospital Operations Management
The Park Plaza Hospital is a privately owned facility that contains a surgical suite of nine operating rooms. These are booked in advance by the physicians with surgery privileges at the hospital. Therefore, the comprehensive schedule of the next seven days is known with some certainty. The process is significant because it permits the assignment of staff as well as the preparation of the relevant supplies and equipment for the process. The purpose of this study is to analyze the Park Plaza Hospital case study. The comparison between the elements of this resource planning system and traditional manufacturing resource planning system are well discussed (Phillips & Kohn 2004).
Manufacturing resource planning developed from the initial materials requirement planning, by involving the integration of additional data. The Park Plaza implements this form of resource planning. It is pertinent to identify the existence of analogies between the…… [Read More]
Fitl vs. Strek Law Case Study
The plaintiff -- Mr. James G. Fitl -- attended a sports card and memorabilia show in San Francisco, California, where the defendant -- Mr. Mark Strek -- was operating a sales exhibit. The plaintiff elected to purchase a 1952 Mickey Mantle Topps baseball card from the defendant for a total price of $17,750, which is commensurate with the card's rarity and market value. According to the plaintiff, the defendant had represented the card to be in what is considered "near-mint condition" within the sports card industry. Upon having the card delivered to him in Omaha, Nebraska, the plaintiff secured the item in a safe-deposit box for a period of two years, upon which the plaintiff decided to send the card to Professional Sports Authenticators (PSA). ecognized as the leading authentication and grading service for sports cards, PSA is used by collectors and vendors…… [Read More]
theory make it the most appropriate for the client in the case study?
Ana lost her job and fears that she would soon have to be homeless because there is no money to support herself. Moreover her husband has been deployed in the war zone and she has to raise their son alone which overwhelms her. She also worries about her husband all the time resulting in stress and anxiety. Ana, is a determined and strong-willed woman who refuses to seek help from her rich family. Her main stress is the lack of support which has resulted in her losing ten pounds and loss of sleep. The Rational Emotive ehavior Therapy theory (RET) is appropriate for the client because it comprises of four factors that helps in the therapy of clients. The four elements ascribed in the RET theory: a) rational, b) emotive, c) behavior and d) therapy cover all…… [Read More]
Toyota has a number of key business drivers that contribute to its longstanding global success. One of those key drivers is its supply-chain management. Developed by Taiichi Ohno and Shigeo Shingo in the 1940's, its lean manufacturing style gained the interest of competitors worldwide. The main components that make such a supply-chain management successful for Toyota was interlocking structures, compatible capabilities, joint improvement activities, mutual trust and understanding, learning and Kaizen. When Toyota expanded to international waters, some of this process weakened as seen in their 2009 recalls (Takeuchi, 2008, p. 1). egardless of their setbacks, their efficient using the JIT system, led to customers and competitors remarking on their efficiency and ability to produce quickly. By using parts until they are gone and then ordering more, it helps to eliminate unnecessary inventory and allows Toyota develop capacity planning, leading to continuous improvement.
Toyota is an automotive manufacturer or…… [Read More]
Josie's case represents the complexities of youth and family advocacy. Being biracial presents additional advocacy issues. Moreover, Josie has admitted to suicidal ideation. It is important to take into account the situational, environmental, and structural variables that are at the root of Josie's behavioral problems in school, focusing advocacy on not just the family but also the school and community. It is also important to recognize that Josie's behavioral problems might have evolved from multiple factors, inviting a multidisciplinary advocacy team.
The key risk factors impacting this case include Josie's suicidal ideation, potential parental neglect, and the "peculiar difficulties in the developmental tasks of adolescence" that biracial children experience (Gibbs, 1987, p. 265). Advocacy also needs to focus on the home environment. Josie's mother may not be home a lot given the financial pressures of raising a child as a single parent. In addition to difficulties forming a cohesive social…… [Read More]
e. The conative effect) wouldn't have been possible. Therefore, the company chose a soft version over a hard one thus appealing to consumers' feelings for determining a major change of attitude.
For producing the desired effects, the objectives of a campaign must obey several rules. First of all, they have to be strictly correlated with the impasse that a company tries to solve. Secondly, they have to be established according to reality and they must also be achievable. Thirdly, they have to allow an easy measurement of the outcomes obtained (Newsom, Turk & Kruckeberg, 2004).
In the TM's case, the three objectives corresponding to the informational, attitudinal and behavioral levels of Hendrix's hierarchy were: building awareness, changing the negative attitude and generating visits to dealers (and, implicitly, purchases). All of them were closely related to the significant decline in sales and looked realistic and achievable, at the same time. Moreover,…… [Read More]
The employees of both organizations also need to have assurance of their roles being there in general, meaning no lay-offs or their pay not being impacted by the merger. While the case does not allude to this, a mechanistic organizational structure will make it easier for the leadership team to make these decisions and quickly, clearly and convincingly communicate them to the workers companywide. Taking a more mechanistic organization structure approach to the merged organizations will also ensure that the management teams and leaders of Indigo have an opportunity to iteratively refine and perfect core process areas as well (Tata, Prasad, 1992). The many benefits of organic structures in terms of openness of communication and egalitarian mindset would be better suited for the merged organization after the roles and responsibilities have been well-defined and the new organizational culture has solidified. Trust needs to pervade the new organizational structure for it…… [Read More]
The more that your questions are descriptive or explanatory the more that the case study method will be relevant;
How should I select the case to be studied?": According to Yin: "you need sufficient access to the potential data, whether involving people to be interviewed documents or records to be reviewed, or observations to be made in the 'field'. Given such access to more than a single candidate, you should choose the one(s) that best illuminate(s) your research questions. Absent such access, you should consider changing your research questions, hopefully leading to new candidates to which you do have access."
I am studying a school. What is my case: Is it the teachers? The reading program? The whole school?: Yin states: "The specific definition of your case again depends upon your research question(s). The least desirable question is to want to know "everything that happened." Your literature review should help…… [Read More]
It has been working well, and is large enough and high-quality enough to be upgraded at a later date. Because that is the case, MPCC can simply continue to add to its technology as needed, instead of spending a significant amount of money on a new database or other technology that would really not be needed or warranted at this time. It is possible that MPCC may eventually have to upgrade and get new technology, but there is no reason to do so when what it has is working well and still has room for expansion. Rather than assume all forays into new countries require new technology, MPCC would be better off exploring what its current technology can do, first. That way it will also have some idea of when an upgrade may be needed in the future, so it can be prepared for the switch over at a later…… [Read More]
enchmarking should not include sensitive data or negative advertising using sensitive data to put down the other company. Confidential information must not be shared without the proper confidentiality contract in place, and confidential information should not be illegally obtained from competitors.
After internal cost disadvantages are found, steps should be made to correct them by revamping the value chain system, moving high cost activities to lower cost areas, implementing cost-saving technology, or simplifying some aspects of the product design. Competitive advantage can be worked into the value chain by utilizing employee knowledge more effectively, coordinating related activities, and building dominating expertise that is essential to customer satisfaction or market success. Competitive strength against competitors must be assessed to determine the overall competitive position of the company, and a new strategy must be based on the company's current position. This strategy should include every issue listed in the industry and competitive…… [Read More]
individual child help you to better understand some problems of the struggling reader? How will this understanding influence your future practices as a teacher?
The work involved in studying a single child brought a lot of understanding about the different issues prevailing in the struggling reader. Some related to comprehension, some related to difficulties with certain words, some related to the problems of the individual. As well, working with a single child provided new information about interests and difficulties of one specific struggling reader, which then can potentially be generalized to issues other struggling readers might have. One possibility would be to incorporate information gained into the teaching techniques as well as into the materials chosen for the students. For instance, a child who likes outer space will definitely be more interested in reading a book on astronauts than a book on flowers. Similarly, a child who likes sports might…… [Read More]
IT Projects: Findings and Opinions
According to Hopkins (2007), in the case of most IT projects and the case of most business projects in general, justifying an investment requires the demonstration of a mixture of immediate "savings, efficiency gains or the reuse of existing resources" and "simple forecasting methodology can then be used to calculate a potential return on investment (OI) to determine a course of action." Forecasting methodology can often be extremely difficult to use in an accurate fashion regarding IT versus other types of projects. The environment is constantly changing and a major investment in one project which seems to be valuable might be rapidly undercut by the revelation of another type of technology which presents an even better cost saving. No matter how great the potential financial savings in theory, "calculating the potential value of unknown information is similar to a prospector digging for gold" (Hopkins 2007).…… [Read More]
Advance Nursing Practice
In order to sustain life, the human body has to have oxygen. When a person cannot breathe, or there is not enough oxygen coming into the body through the act of breathing, it is not possible for life to continue. The respiratory system is what provides the person with the opportunity to breathe and take in oxygen. Carbon dioxide is also expelled that same way. If oxygen is not received, the brain cells will start dying, followed by other cells, organs, and tissues. Addressed here is a case study dealing with the respiratory system, conditions it may face, and how those issues can be treated.
Patient Initials: Unknown Age: 65 yo Sex: Female
Client Complaints: The patient complains of a dry cough that is rarely productive. She has had the cough for two weeks, and for the last two days has also been running a…… [Read More]
Copper Coil Case Study Student Name University Name Copper Coil Case Study Abstract Copper Coil is a successful corporation that specializes with distinct metal components. The company has seen progressive sales in the past five years and such growth is projected to continue in the forthcoming periods. This analysis sought to ascertain three key aspects comprising of employee engagement, employee turnover and perceptions of organizational support. The analysis of the data comprised of the gender category, which included of three different groups including males, females, and individuals who failed to state their gender. For starters, the outcomes of the study demonstrated that there was no statistical significant difference between males and females and employee engagement. 60 percent of the workforce comprises of females, indicating that Copper Coil is distinct from other male dominated manufacturing companies. It is recommended that the company continues to recruit and sustain female employees. In addition,…… [Read More]
Polaris & Victory: Entering & Growing the Motorcycle Business
Strategic Profile and Case Analysis Purpose
This is a case study of Polaris Industries and how they managed to enter the motorcycle market in 1998 with the Victory brand of motorcycles. The charge was led by Matt Parks who joined the company in 1987, by being asked to conduct research on the viability of Polaris entering the motorcycle market (Hitt, Ireland, & Hoskisson, 2016). The name Victory was coined when the company was still pursuing the possibility of starting motorcycle production. Victory was a confidential codename for the project, and it is Parks who came up with the name. esearch indicated that there was room for another competitor to enter the market especially in the cruiser business that was currently dominated by the Japanese producers and Harley-Davidson. Leveraging on its manufacturing capabilities, Polaris was able to begin developing a prototype for…… [Read More]
school known as St. Martin de Porras. There were two portions to the case study…a part "A" and a part "B." The two parts were very much a "before" and "after" of a school that was in very rough shape and in every measurable way. This report will have a brief literature view, a methodology section, a study section and an analysis section. The literature review and methodology section are fairly self-explanatory. The study section asks the author of this report to identify the problems, goals and concerns of the stakeholders as well as the problems or critical issues that existed prior to the revolution that later occurred at the school. The analysis section asks the author of this report to compare the findings of the study to the findings in the literature review as well as some identification and analysis of alternative solutions. While some may shy away from…… [Read More]
Yachts Australia is a small size company owned and operated by a family, and offering charter yacht services in the heart of the Great Barrier eef; this is an easily navigable area, implying a reduced need for specialized skills.
Yachts Australia is currently being run by Alice and Paul, and it has been passed on by Paul's parents, who retired. After taking over the business, the young couple expanded its operations to complete more trips, to deliver more services -- such as catering while on the boat trip -- and they also increased the size of the YA fleet. Today, this is formed from 6 sailing yachts, 4 catamarans and 6 skippered touring boats.
In order to capitalize on the success the company was registering, Alice and Paul engaged in franchise operations, through which similar products are offered by partners along the coast. While the business model implemented generates positive…… [Read More]
Working with the individual child in my case study was definitely enlightening in terms of understanding the struggling reader more generally. I think probably the most salient fact I learned about Jake -- the one which really occasioned the most generalized breakthrough in terms of my own understanding about this sort of educational difficulty -- was to observe specifically and intimately the differences in Jake's experience.
Vlach and Bursie (2010) emphasize the importance of "narrative" in for students in Jake's position -- my close observation really brought their conclusions home to me in an unexpected way, as it revealed the importance of narrative for educators as well. To clarify, "narrative" in this sense refers to the individual student's narrative, the way in which the story of the student's own process of learning to overcome reading difficulty is described and indeed internalized by the student himself or herself. The importance of…… [Read More]
Wal-Mart is an American-based multinational discount store, currently operating more than 11,000 retail outlets in 27 different countries, and serving approximately 140 million customers weekly. Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, Wal-Mart grew from a small family-managed retailer in 1945 to the world's largest retailer, and was named the world's largest company by revenues in the 2014 Fortune 500 list. The company operates its retail stores in two forms: i) Sam's clubs, which deal in assorted product lines including jewelry, electronics, hardware, to name but a few; and ii) Wal-Mart stores, dealing in similar product lines in addition to groceries, household appliances, apparel and clothing, beauty and heath products, and so on. In fiscal 2014, Wal-Mart reported a massive $473 billion in sales, more than $80 billion more than Costco, its closest competitor. It is widely believed that the company's corporate governance strategy, codes of conduct, values, mission statements and…… [Read More]
Mobile Loyalty ackground
The mobile telephone system is part of a global communication sector that has a number of distinct but interlinked elements. Whether one talks on a telephone, searches the net, emails, sends texts or downloads and participates in web-generated data sharing, one is using the mobile telephone network more and more, to the point where it and some of the competing companies appear to be reaching their service capacities. Or at least this seems to be the case when it comes to doing what these large providers should be best at: adding and keeping customers. Maintaining a loyal buyer base -- one that truly likes and advocates for the provider -- or at least happily retaining one beyond a small contract period is critical for any company that wants to be able to serve the global marketplace (Sharpley, 2009).
Underlying many of the customer service practices and promises…… [Read More]
Total ewards Program Evaluation: Case Study of Geico
Total rewards are all available tools that employers can use to motivate, attract and retain employees. In other words, rewards are the compensations that organizations provide to employees for the services rendered to the company. However, rewards are not simply to offer payments or direct currencies for employees; however, rewards are the other form of non-financial benefits that can be converted to currencies, which include comfortable offices and favorable interpersonal relationships for employees. Typically, rewards are the compensatory benefits to exchange for the services that employees offer an organization. Total rewards are also defined as everything that an employee perceives as a great value. In a contemporary competitive business environment, organizations are increasingly attracting best talents to achieve business success. Implementation of total rewards for employees is one of the critical business strategies that can enhance competitive market advantages.
Objective of this…… [Read More]
Child development- A case study
One of the popular ideas of child development and learning in the early childhood educational setting is engaging children in play activities. Play stimulates and improves cognitive, motor and socio-emotional skills of children. Children practice as well as gain mastery over their behaviors, through play. Play theories are broadly categorized into two groups: classical and modern play theories; the former group focuses on human energy, evolution, and instincts (Does play matter, 2013).
Observed levels of play
"Ted" in the striped shirt: Ted is involved in a cooperative form of play, and has cultivated the skills for interacting with others in order to play. He has well-developed communication skills (listening and speaking) and conveys ideas effectively, telling others what must be done. Play-related communication is the key skill in cooperative play.
"Adam" in the Celtic shirt: Adam also exhibits cooperative play, and aims to engaging in…… [Read More]
Case Study Part II: Genetics
Describe if chromosomal analysis is/was indicated.
Huntington disease, also known as HD [MIM 143100] is dominantly inherited gradually neurodegenerative disorder. It is caused by a mutation; which leads to the expansion of the CAG or polymorphic trinucleotide HTT tract. Normatively, the size of the control CAG among ordinary people should be between 17 and 20 repeats. In HD patients, 1-2 duplicate genes have an expanded GAC tract to at least 36 repeats (Kremer, et al., 1994).The polymorphic trinucleotide tract size can be uneven and is more likely to expand, especially if it is passed on by a male germline. At first, the new rate of mutation for Huntington disease was estimated to be extremely low. The illness only affected those families that had history with HD. Current estimates have discovered that the expansion of CAG into the illness range has become more rampant than…… [Read More]
easters, Springfield's new Class A minor league baseball team had to solve the common issue of earning sufficient revenues from concession and ticket sales that would help fund their jobs in Springfield. The issue was aggravated by knowing that the Falcons, the only other professional sports team in Springfield, would have to leave because they failed to gain enough revenue from ticket and concession sales. The limitations were that only the budget of players' salaries as well as ball and bat expenses were funded by major league teams. Any and all other expenses, the minor league teams were accountable for and had to pay. Therefore, Nor'easters had to figure out a pricing policy that will them to break-even or make profit in order to raise revenues for their other expenses. If they failed to do so, they would have to follow the Falcons and move out of Springfield.
While Buckingham's…… [Read More]
Netspionage, which is basically network-enabled espionage. The case entails a high-technology corporation that is situated in California which became a victim of trade secret theft to the ussians. The instance started when authorized users realized when they opened their offices on the next working day, that their computers, that they had switched off the previous day were powered on and also files as well as folders reorganized and some open. However, this matter was brushed off with the excuse that the accessed files had no significant value in addition to the fact that the accessed systems were deemed not to have any sensitive or important information. The following weekend, a desktop unit was stolen from the company and this unit had in it stored data and files consisting of valuable information in the form of quality control measures and practices for numerous of the major products of the company. The…… [Read More]
David Gates' arrest as a consequence of him being in possession of a significant quantity of illegal substances is intriguing when considering the context of the plant that he was working for deciding to suspend him. The fact that Gates was charged with a serious felony makes it less likely to consider that his suspension was unfair. Gates was working under a contract at the time when the company's management became acquainted with his situation and this makes it difficult for the company to go through with simply firing him. This is why the management decided to suspend him as an alternative.
Even with the fact that Gates was found in possession of a quantity of drugs that made him very likely to be a drug dealer, his grievance was primarily owed to the fact that he had a written contract with the company. The overall issues associated with engaging…… [Read More]
In relationship of his reading comprehension -- Manuel knows how to read at grade level. He really does get the plain indication and can figure out the connotation of a lot of words in the course of context clues. He can effortlessly recapitulate what he has just read and grabbed some of the main ideas as well as extrapolations. His writing needs a lot of work. A lot of the time he leaves out things like prepositions and over uses the imperative regarding creating the words so that they could be plural. For instance -- take the word "children." Manuel will normally just adds an "s" on it so that it can be plural. During other times he does not make certain terms plural. Homonyms are a big issue for Manuel. His language appears to emphasis needs to be on structuring a basis of appropriate sentence structure and sentence syntax.…… [Read More]
The issues, problems and recommendations
The subject matter of the case study itself highlights a number of issues, factors and problems that existed at the Mermon Correctional Institution, which is located outside the Washington D.C. One of the most significant problems that the Mermon Correctional Facility faces in the case study is of the existing staff levels employed by the prison administration. According to many prison staff members, which also included the victim Correctional Officer Marsha Willis, the number of staff enrolled by the prison administration was less than the numbers that should have been present in an average correctional facility in the country. According to the classification of prisons made by the Federal ureau of Prisons, a correctional institution requires to have a high staff member to inmate ratio. Such a policy was in place to ensure that the prison security measures were up to the mark required for…… [Read More]
This approach is highly congruent with the guidance of marketing experts such as Wheaton (2004) who advises, "There are synergies between different lifestyle sports industries and their media. Corporations make equipment for several lifestyle sports, sometimes under different brand names. Clothing companies like Quiksilver sell to a range of lifestyle sport markets including skating, surfing, windsurfing, snowboarding and have been quick to exploit the potential of emergent and rapidly growing activities like kite-surfing" (2004, p. 10). Because the company also designs and manufactures the core sporting needs for these sporting enthusiasts, it is important to identify defining characteristics of this market. These sports are characterized by a number of features of interest to Quiksilver's and its competitors' marketers with respect to their various core product and accessory lines, including those set forth in Table 2 below.
Defining features of the surf and sports industries
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Blue idge Coffee Case Study
Sales Strategy for the Flavored Coffee
Following the introduction of the new flavored coffee, there is need for coming up with a sales strategy for increasing the sales of the new product. The strategy gives details on how the product will reach the customers, and in the end, making them aware of the difference between the new product-line with the other products from the company. These strategies are necessary for improving the total company sales, consequently increasing the profitability of the company. The strategy is also necessary for the coming up with sales activities that position the flavored coffee to a state where it can gain a competitive advantage in the market. The most appropriate sales strategy of choice for meeting the sales objective of the company is the triple-tiered sales strategy (Frain, 2009).
Justification of the recommendation
The strategy is necessary for the establishment…… [Read More]
Dyson Case Study
Dyson has created a highly profitable business through the use of a series of processes, systems and practices that increase the probability of innovative new products being produced. It is insightful that the founder and CEO concentrates on finding those household items that aren't working well and dramatically improving their ergonomics, performance and value. This takes a unique approach to innovation that is not easily replicated or imitated by competitors, and further ensures the long-term success of the enterprise. His decision to employ engineers directly out of university further exemplifies the mindset of an innovator as he is deliberately creating a culture that seeks to challenge the status quo and how the majority of design and engineering professionals see the world. Speaking of this dynamic, Sir James Dyson commented that he seeks out those that don't see the world linearly, but rather are free thinkers. What's impressive…… [Read More]
This case study presents a strong and nuanced presentation of one European beer brand that appears to have a strong level of self-awareness regarding its image, demographic and how to present itself to the public. One of the issues that Stella Artois appears to need work with is an overall level of brand consistency. Tim Lindsay, president of TBWA, an ad agency in the UK and Ireland, explained the problems that Stella Artois experience -- problems that it largely brought on itself. "Stella built its name on the 'reassuringly expensive' campaign. Unfortunately, it then discounted the product vigorously through both on and off trade, failing to deliver on the brand promise. 'This has led to ubiquity and by becoming a plentiful cheap, strong lager; it unwittingly became 'wifebeater' the beer of choice for angry men in white vests" (brandstrategy, 2008). This is a classic example of just how…… [Read More]
Louise oodward, 2008).
oodward's legal team filed motions after her conviction to the trial court for which a hearing began on November 4th. In the days following the verdict it came out that the jury had been split about the murder charge, but those who had favored an acquittal were persuaded to accept a conviction. This fact was of no legal consequence, however. On November 10th, at a post-conviction relief hearing, Judge Hiller B. Zobel reduced the conviction to involuntary manslaughter, saying that the circumstances in which the defendant acted were characterized by confusion, inexperience, frustration, immaturity and some anger, but not malice in the legal sense supporting a conviction for second-degree murder. He also said that he thought that allowing this defendant on this evidence to remain convicted of second-degree murder would be a miscarriage of justice (Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Louise oodward, 2008).
oodward's sentence was reduced to…… [Read More]
He has received little personal affirmation for 'who he is' in all of the social settings in which he finds himself. He has had more success in school, but the challenges of his ADHD have resulted in disciplinary problems at time.
The first step is to find some form of social intervention to result in a more stabilized situation at home, either offering Jacob's mother support if she is at risk of violence at the hands of her husband, or attempting to offer some conflict or anger management for the couple. In school, Jacob would benefit from additional resource room support to help him deal with his ADHD, along with academic enrichment to enhance his sense of self. Jacob may also be referred to a school therapist to help him engage in more effective social interactions with peers. The school nurse may wish to discuss with Jacob's parents different medications…… [Read More]
Organizational Behavior Case Study
esidential care facility's staff plays an important role in the daily lives of residents; unfortunately these facilities are usually faced with organizational obstacles and lack of information that prevents them from taking proper care of residents (Smith, 1998). This organizational behavioral case study is about a residential care facility which is part of a parent company that runs six different residential care facilities. The management of the company observed, this residential care facility facing serious problems. Turnover rate was high, performance was poor and economic losses were high.
In order to diagnose and solve the problem; parent company conducted a culture survey in all of its residential care facilities in which each member was bound to participate. The results were satisfactory for all residential care facilities except this care facility which showed totally negative results.
Looking at this serious situation; management hired a new…… [Read More]
Fast food case study: Jollibee Foods Corporation
Define the problem
The Philippine-based hamburger chain Jollibee Foods Corporation is currently contemplating international expansion. The first question it must answer is where: should it expand into America, Hong Kong, or the developing world market of Papua New Guinea? If it decides to expand into America it faces another choice: should it focus on mainstream America consumers or recent immigrants and Philippine expatriates? (Bartlett & O'Connell 2001: 34)
Outside concepts that can be applied: The challenges of globalization
egionalization was vital in Jollibee's original success: it offered larger spicy hamburger patties more attuned to local diners' palates vs. McDonald's more generic offerings. Political instability in the region resulted in reluctance for foreign companies to make incursions into the fast food landscape and enabled Jollibee to establish a secure foothold in its home nation. However, poor initial selection of partners abroad, poor quality…… [Read More]
Tiffany: Case Study
The jewelry and luxury goods company Tiffany and Co. is one of the world's most famous companies, immortalized in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's. It has shown robust growth in recent months, rebounding nicely after the recent credit crisis. Tiffany's and the luxury, high-end market also recovered quickly after the recession of 2001. Luxury consumers tend to be less impacted by economic downturns than middle and lower-class consumers (Blackburn 2004). More of high-end consumers' income is derived from diversified investments and they are less dependent upon a weekly paycheck. While high-end consumers may curtail their spending if their investment income has decreased, few are so negatively impacted by the economy that they feel forced to cut out all luxuries from their budget. Furthermore, jewelry is viewed as an investment, rather than as a frivolity. And, in Tiffany's favor, the upper echelon of the market has grown wealthier…… [Read More]
The teacher was understanding of the student's disability, but knew he could overcome it and was simply being lazy. I gave the teacher a copy of the student's reading level test results and this sparked an idea and a solution that proved most effective. The teacher mentioned that there were abridged and simplified versions of the books, most of which were at a 4th grade or slightly above reading level. The plan was to use an abridged book for the first novel in order to help the student gain confidence and then allow him to tackle the regular novel for the second book of the year. Additionally, the student would not be made aware of the switch in texts to prevent any additional laziness or excuses from being utilized.
Over the next few weeks I worked with the student using the book. It was a battle getting him to focus…… [Read More]
This case study examines the decision making process from a collective viewpoint. It attempts to resolve issues within a community hospital that have arisen due to failed organizational management, ethical considerations and a poorly established communication system.
Framing the Problem:
Identify the Problem-
The primary problems that exist within Faith community hospital center around the following as outlined by the CEO: (1) a lack of organizational processes that ensure uniformity, (2) a lack of standardized procedures with regard to ethical considerations working in a medical environment, and (3) lack of appropriate communication systems to ensure that everyone is thinking alone the same lines.
At this point in time Faith Community Hospital has developed a mission statement that clearly identifies the organizations mission which is among other things to provide a quality continuum of service to community members.
However variant interpretations of the mission have led to a chaotic…… [Read More]
Nursing elated Case Study
Tom's vitals, in the emergency department, revealed an elevated respiratory rate, heart rate and blood pressure. His oxygen saturation was also considerably low. Tom's Body Mass Index (BMI) falls in the overweight category. He was also a-febrile, at presentation, indicating that infection was not a precipitating cause.
Initially the ABGs were normal, indicating an acute severe exacerbation or life threatening asthma. Later, when the ABGs were repeated, carbon dioxide levels were above normal. A raised carbon dioxide level is the differentiating bench mark between life threatening and near fatal asthma. The ABG analysis also reveals acidemia which cannot be solely attributed to a respiratory or metabolic cause alone, and hence can be safely classified as a mixed disorder.
Tom's history is typical of atopic asthma which usually begins in childhood and is triggered by antigens from the environment, such as pollen, animal dander or dust. Upper…… [Read More]
The chosen case studies are those of Pfizer and Intel. The two case studies are much similar because they are founded on the basis of organizational capability being improved through better H practices. They show that H practices are important in ensuring success in organizations and ensuring better performance. As stated by Ulrich et al. (2009)
, the case studies show that it is important to think about organizational capability and H practices and how they impact performance and not the other way around. Organizational capability as a source of competitive advantage is also highlighted in the case studies which show that by looking at the organization from an inside-out perspective, rather than an outside-in perspective is important in ensuring sustainability of change and that the change is based on effective reasoning Zhang, 2010()
In the case of Pfizer, the organization's capabilities are seen in how it organizes…… [Read More]
Nortel Case Study
Nortel Networks Corporation, more commonly referred to as Nortel, was a global company of Canadian origin that at its peak in the early 2000's had comprised of one-third of the total valuation of the companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Nortel was founded in 1895 in Montreal, Quebec, with its manufacturing headquarters currently located in Mississauga, Ontario. The company manufactured data networking equipment along with offering telecommunication services. It employed over 94,500 employees worldwide.
Nortel's troubles began in the 1990's when under CEO John Roth, the company expanded into the internet technology market. Roth used media to alter public perception of the company. The sale of the optic fibre networking gear by the company from then on was hyped up by the speculators in the market, driving the share price of the company up, even though the company failed to produce overall annual profits. This…… [Read More]
Geico Case Study
Facets of the Geico total rewards program align with the five (5) top advantages of total rewards
GEICO is the largest automobile insurance corporation operating in over fifty American states. As a government owned insurance firm, it is registered on the New York Stock Exchange. It operates in numerous areas of the automobile business operations. The company is managed by a semi-private firm, Berkshire Hathaway, which manages the activities of the numerous subsidiary companies.
The management has designed new strategies and policies. It also ensures the implementation in order to compete against competitors and to maintain its market share. The organization's prime objective was to maintain its reward system as employee performance is directly linked to appraisal they get from the organization. After a thorough review of GEICO's website, the first facet, which stood out was that with the economic issues in the United States, the company…… [Read More]
Naturally, it is the new person's job to assist the CEO, but this does not mean that all of the workload for something so important as this should be dumped on this individual on his first day. The CEO appears to still not want to take much responsibility for looking at the problem and the solutions that may be needed, and this indicates a lack of desire to really manage the staff.
However, it must also be considered that the CEO has been in his job for 10 years, so he must be doing something right. If he were not performing up to the expectations of the Board of Directors, he likely would have been replaced. Despite this, though, there are clearly problems at the hospital that have to be dealt with and should have been dealt with some time ago. The media has caused some problems by relating stories…… [Read More]
Utah Symphony Case Study #1
Like many artistic endeavors, opera and symphonic organizations are facing increased budgetary pressures. Consumer spending on the arts has decreased, some say because of access to the Internet and other media, others a decline in public and foundational support coupled with increased costs. Such has been the case for the Utah Symphony and Opera, both of whom have been hindered drastically since 2001. One solution would be to merge both organizations and reach an economy of scale for musicians, audience, human and other resources, advertising, and thus would result in an economy of scale that might help save both organizations (Delong & Ager, 2005).
Baily and Motivation: Bill Bailey was Chairman of the Operatic Board and had some initial concerns about the merger. The Opera was actually financially stronger than the symphony and had its own identity. Bailey was concerned that this identity might be…… [Read More]
Searching and Understanding a Case Study
Building Information Modeling (BIM) signifies the entire process of creation and usage of the computer produced design to imitate the planning, layout, building as well as functioning of the facility as displayed in Figure 1. The ensuing unit, a Building Information Model, is really a data-powered, object-oriented, smart as well as parametric electronic portrayal involving the premises, from where ideas and information suitable to numerous users' demands could be pulled and assessed to create info which can end up being utilized to make choices and also to enhance the entire process of presenting the center (AGC, 2005).
The main distinction between 2D CAD and BIM has been that the former explains a construction by separate 2D viewpoints like plans, portions as well as elevations. Modifying anyone of those views necessitates that all the other views should be examined and up-to-date, a mistake-prone procedure that…… [Read More]