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Udb Independent Studies Proposal &

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The previous studies that have been taken into account are the ones that have highlighted the concept of corporate social responsibility in its broad terms. How it can affect the behavior of the consumers in the society in an overall manner. In contrast, this study will focus on the effects that the corporate social responsibility has on the consumer behaviors specifically in the hospitality industry.

9. Outline of study design and methods

One of the main facts that need to be highlighted in this case is that the methodology will define the outcomes and the conclusions that are drawn from the study carried out. Thereby, it is realized that the choice of methodology is more objective so that better and more concise outcomes can be obtained.

For this purpose, interview and questionnaire will be chosen as the main methodology for this study. One other main technique that can be used…… [Read More]

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Knowledge Management Tarsam Knowledge Management

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Tarsam needs to make this a very high priority to gain the trust of their customers, and the credibility to win new prospects over to purchasing from then. There are three approaches the company can take to accomplish this.

The first option is to create a self-managed Web content management system that Tarsam completely creates on their own. Defining a system administrator for it, the it aspects of the system would be managed internally. A marketing manager or supervisor would be given responsibility for keeping the content from consumer products manufacturers current. The data from manufacturers would be sent via Federal Express or comparable courier. This approach would be well-suited for the remote locations of the chain. The design and implementation of a Web content management system designed to educate and inform must be agile enough to respond to many departments' needs while having a consistent approach for integrating the…… [Read More]

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SWOT Analysis Zillow SWOT Analysis

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At one point the quality problems with data management and cloud-based virtualization strategies at Zillow were so significant the company had to completely redefine their it architecture (McDonald, 2006).

Another significant weakness the company has had to contend with is the continual churn of customers across free and fee-based services (Zillow Investor Relations, 2012). Churn continues to drop Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) and eventually reduces the company's tock price over time as well. This weakness is one that continually has challenged the company to grow in previous years (Zillow Investor Relations, 2012). The company confronted this weakness and invested heavily in analytics and advanced Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications to better track and understand the overall value of their customers (Zillow Investor Relations, 2012).

A third weakness is the pricing model of the various business units is their reliance on access and fee-based pricing instead of value-based pricing (Zillow Investor…… [Read More]

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Oganization Complex Organization in the

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In the case of Leadership and the new science…the second edition has brought about more business clarifications and applications, making the initial ideas more easily to understand in business practice.

Margaret J. Wheatley is the author of several books in fields of business, her most popular books being a simpler way, Leadership and the new science: discovering order in a chaotic world, Turning to one another: simple conversations to restore hope to the future and Finding our way: leadership for an uncertain time. Wheatley is a writer and a management consultant, focusing her attention on means to "organize and accomplish work in chaotic times, sustain our relationships, and willingly step forward to serve" (Amazon, 2012). Peter M. Senge is another management expert, with the difference that his expertise is more theoretical. Senge is a scientist and has the merit of influencing the business community. He currently occupies the position of…… [Read More]

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Mountain Dew

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Mountain Dew

Is Mountain Dew's advertising campaign directed at the right market segment, does it differentiate the product from the competition, and does it communicate effectively the product benefits? Explain your answer.

Mountain Dew's latest advertising campaign as defined in the recent BusinessWeek article Mountain Dew Wants Some Street Cred (Stanford, 2012) is directed to the right market segment, who are young adults in the 18- to 24-year-olds. The advertising strategy is attempting to reach multiple new audiences while staying solidified on its primary core target market. This strategy will be challenging to accomplish with only Mountain Dew itself, hence the decision to launch Code Red and LiveWire, two new beverages. With these two new beverages, Mountain Dew has a better chance of accomplishing the goals as defined in their advertising campaign.

The foundation of any effective marketing strategy must begin with the actual product and the value it delivers…… [Read More]

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Slavery in the New World

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Slavery in the New World

Characters who are always in need of discrediting the United State and to oppose its role as pre-eminent and most powerful force for goodness, human dignity and freedom focus on bloody past of America as a slave holding nation. Apart from mistreatment and displacing native Americans, they enslaved millions of Africans, which is one of the worst mistake which has ever happens in the history of America. When this republic was found, slavery had already taken other forms in most section of the World, and was an accepted aspect of human history as from the start of the societies. It is believed that human being moved to an important leap towards civilization almost 10,000 years ago, in form of submission, domestication as well as training some of the important animals, and at this time they also started ownership and domestication of fellow human being that…… [Read More]

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Standard for Performance Appraisals Performance

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Personnel record

Personnel records are data pertaining to employees which consist of factual and comprehensive information of employee. All employee information is kept in systematic order which assists human resources manager to make an effective decision about employee. Typically, personnel records consist of employee past records, medical report and employee progress. Personnel record also consist of payroll records, leave records, and benefit record and turnover record. Training and development record contains training schedule, transfer cases, and appraisal reports. Health and safety record contains medical history, safety provisions, sickness reports, and insurance reports. The service record contains essential records that consist of bio-data, family information, residential information, and marital status, academic qualifications, past address and employment records. While some critics argue that personnel records is a waste of time and money, however, Yoder (1942) provides several benefits that organization could derive from personnel record:

Personnel record assists managers to identify crucial…… [Read More]

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International Business and Politics in

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The combination of the factors is showing how the Ukraine is the ideal environment for GE to construct this kind of plant. ("Ukraine's Solar Energy Industry")

Evidence of this can be seen with Activ Solar. This Australian-based firm; is the owner of one of the largest solar power plants in all of Europe. At the same time, they have tremendous operations producing components for the facility. This is allowing the firm to reduce their costs and become one of the largest players (for alternative energy). In the case of GE, this is an ideal location that will help the company to establish itself inside the sector. ("Ukraine's Solar Energy Industry")

The Ukraine vs. The Philippines Political Situation

In contrast to the Philippines, the government has been slow to respond in dealing with challenges such as improving infrastructure. At the same time, they are ineffective in collecting tax revenues and using…… [Read More]

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Manager's Likeability on Leadership Success

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The most successful training programs are concentrating on the cognitive side of emotions, specifically evaluating how leaders can provide individualized attention and support to help subordinates prioritize tasks, focus their efforts, organize their time and resources and attain a higher level of performance. The transition of managers into leaders is also determined by the level of trust the latter is able to create and sustain through greater authenticity and genuineness of interaction with subordinates. No longer directing activities in the short-term, a leader with a sufficiently high level of EI interprets acts on and promotes the vision the organization is attempting to accomplish by taking a much focused path to their fulfillment. This can only happen when a leader has a strong focus on the needs of the team while also underscoring the urgency to focus on and achieve goals. Transactionally-oriented leaders struggle with this trade-off of task orientation to…… [Read More]

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Steroids -- Cause and Effect

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What causes women to risk their health? Clearly the hoped-for effect is to improve their performances. Sutton explains that a woman on anabolic steroids will have less body fat and her body muscle mass will offer her more strength. "She may also develop euphoria and a heightened self-esteem… and have much more energy" (Sutton, 4). Moreover, women on steroids may experience "…heightened sexual arousal" and athletically inclined men are apt to be more attracted to her. She will have negative effects too, such as being irritable, experiencing dramatic mood swings, and she may even go into a "roid rage" -- or become depressed -- when she sees a woman that looks better than she does (Sutton, 5).

It should also be explained that women on anabolic steroids may begin to develop a body that is more like a man's body (after all, anabolic steroids increase testosterone production). Her breasts may…… [Read More]

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FedEx Founded in 1971 Fedex

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Local networks in Poland and in the United Kingdom have also been built up and an utter focus has been laid on Asia.

By reinvesting the funds generated, the company sustains growth through acquisitions, the development of new products and the improvement of the services provided. A result of the reinvesting process is the Package Flow Technology. This is a multi-year re-engineering of their pickup and delivery of packages. It has proved very efficient.

Types of Costs Involved

As in the case of FedEx, UPS is basically confronted with the same types of cost. The variable costs are the wages of the employees; these are strongly related to the number of hours they spend working. Others are the ones which depend on the distance of transportation, or on the weight of the package. As for the fixed costs, they consist of the amortization, the salaries paid to the employees in…… [Read More]

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Secondary Market Information - A

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At the same time, though facilities were not growing at the same rate as the demand for these products was, the semiconductor industry association believes that there is still production capacity and the overall utilization of the capacity is not maximal.

7) Distribution methods

The main distribution methods within the industry include retailing, business to consumer model, and business to business model also. As the business is so big, it is impossible to say in which ways it is the best to optimize the supply chain, especially considering the fact that often the products are sold to the final purchasers through different local dealers, who increase the final purchase price, but at the same time expand the total market presence of the products in different regions.

8) Price level

The industry has products in different price ranges to reach the clients of different income groups and to expand the market…… [Read More]

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Risk Management the Field of

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In terms of the management of the risk, this can be completed through either one or more of the following techniques: (1) mitigation of the risks; (2) transfer of the risk from one unit to the other, one project to the other and so on; (3) the acceptance of the risk; (4) the avoidance of the risks; (5) the communication of the risks and the search for risk management strategies, and last, (6) the implementation of the risk management strategies (Elky, 2006).

Once the company has decided to accept and mitigate the risk, it has several solutions to managing the risk. Steve Elky at the SANS Institute points out that there are at least five methods for risk management, namely the NIST methodology (National Institute of Standards and Technology), the OCTAVE methodology, the FRAP methodology, the COBRA methodology and the Risk Watch methodology. The challenge at this level is for…… [Read More]

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Market Audit

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Market Audit

The first point that has to be looked into is the health of the company, Colorado Australia. The company is passing through a bad phase and this is not the time for a product launch as generally no new introduction can make money for a period of time after launch. When the company launching the product is itself in a relatively poor condition of finances, then it is less likely to take risks that will be required for the successful development of the new product. Here the situation is likely to be of a new brand in a new market, rather than a totally fresh launch. The company is already exporting substantial quantities and it is possible even the same item is being exported for sale by another organization under a different brand name. It may be possible that expansion of sale of quantities under that arrangement may…… [Read More]

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Censorship in the U S Media

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Censorship in the U.S. media

Increasing competition for survival and pressures for making profit led the media to resort to lower quality content which seems harmful to the society, which necessitated the authorities to censor the media.

Censorship refers to the regulation of speech and other types of human expression, sometimes with reference to the government regulations. It normally prevails upon the actions that take place in public settings and normally relates to repression of them by culminating their expression. The censorship extends from particular words to complete concepts and the purported aim of censorship is to normalize or develop the society over which government has regulation. The origin of censorship is seen in England with introduction of the copyright laws that entailed the crown the authority of license publishing. It forbade printing without government sanction. It is sometimes referred to as prior restraint when a court or other governmental…… [Read More]

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Autobiography Was Born Cameron Jon

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We lived in Qatar for four and a half years, and vacationed in Oman, Dubai, Singapore, the United States, and the United Kingdom. I had some very interesting experiences wandering around the souks of Oman and Dubai and the various areas of Singapore and meeting people from all over the world. These experiences gave me a better understanding of different cultures.

My father was transferred to Houston in 1999 and we moved to the Woodlands, where I have attended school since the end of the 5th grade. While here, I played tennis for a local sports club for several years and took part in several competitions. I have been playing football since the 7th grade, mostly defensive end, and was on the JV team during my sophomore year, and played varsity during the 11th and 12th grades. Although I enjoyed playing football and made many friends while playing, it required…… [Read More]

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Marketing Channels and Methods

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Marketing Channels and Methods -- the New Svelte Shape of McDonald's

Objectives & Mission Statement

Although McDonald's latest advertising slogan, as proclaimed on its 2005 website, is "I'm lovin' it," (McDonald's Official Website, 2005), shareholders in the fast food company have not be equally enamored of its current stock performance and plummeting sales. (The Rogue Investor, 2005) Thus, the objectives of the new McDonald's marketing campaign must be to undo some of the economic and public relations damage done to the company by the negative press generated by the success of Morgan Spurlock's film 'Supersize Me.' Over the course of the year, McDonald's wishes to gain a greater percentage of the revenue of the current fast food market than its most prominent burger-oriented competitors Wendy's and Burger King. McDonald's also wishes to gain some of the type of positive media as generated by the sandwich chain Subway. The Subway Diet…… [Read More]

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Kentucky Fried Chicken

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Kentucky Fried Chicken

Col. Harland Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, had a lasting impact on fast food, a segment he helped create. The Colonel, who became known throughout the world for his white suit, string tie and Kentucky-colonel goatee, is credited by industry leaders today with being a brilliant marketer and a man of exacting standards who understood food and the ways to whet the nation's appetite. One of the most compelling facts about the Colonel, who inspired many entrepreneurs during his life and since his death in 1980, is that he did not start the business that made him a legend until he was 66. At that age, and as a newcomer to the multiunit-restaurant business, he had new ideas that remain fresh today. His innovations included selling busy moms buckets of chicken to take home so they could put a complete dinner on the table with…… [Read More]

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Travels it Stays Stuck in

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Mohammad said that the true wealth of the person is measured not only in dreams but action, which I supported publishing an environmental column in the newspaper El Vocero. The column dealt with the importance of coral preservation and education, an issue critical to the survival of a tropical island, and something I knew I could share not only through words but also through image.

My dreams get bigger by the day, as does my determination to see them through. I have come to understand, even in my early years, the important balance that exists between man and earth; if one understands the need for environmental protection, it is a matter of responsibility to share that knowledge. While I set in motion the banner I know I must carry for the preservation of the environment, I also spur others on to hold and remember the causes close to their heart,…… [Read More]

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Frankie Manning the Father of

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Well, I kind of introduced that into Lindy Hopping. And we call it an air step because that's the way that we envisioned it -- as a step. We said, This has to be done in time with the music. it's not a lift -- it's a step -- so you gotta do it as a step (Editors).

Many people would add innovations and other moves to the basic Lindy, and it would spread out to create an entire form of swing dancing that included air-steps, synchronized dancing, and jitterbugging, all popular forms of swing dance. However, Manning was a true innovator in swing dance, and has been honored with several documentaries. He also was interviewed for the Ken Burns documentary "Jazz," and HBO plans to make a full-length feature film about his remarkable life.

In conclusion, Frankie Manning is the true father of the Lindy Hop, and with his…… [Read More]

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Discovery of a Cure for AIDS Is

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discovery of a cure for AIDS is a very significant breakthrough in the world of medicine. U.S. Triple Z Corporation is proud to be a part of this discovery. In keeping with the strategic goals of the company, a decision has been made to offer this medication to every country and to all its citizens in the world. Basically, all who need of this drug to help manage and control their sickness will be provided it. It is important to recognize however, that in the interest of offering this benefit uniformly to all citizens of the world, some critical decisions will have to be made. The first and most significant one is the segmentation of the population to which this drug can be provided. This is based on each nation's GDP and the ability of the population to afford this drug. It is advantageous if the company markets this product…… [Read More]

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Activities to Reduce Inappropriate Behaviors Displayed by

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Activities to Reduce Inappropriate Behaviors Displayed by Children With Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

The purpose of this dissertation study is to test the effectiveness of an everyday activities-based protocol (Holm, Santangelo, Fromuth, Brown & Walter, 2000) for managing challenging and disruptive behaviors of 13- to 23-year-old residential students (male and female) with Autism who live at Melmark Homes, Inc., of southeastern Pennsylvania, and attend school or adult day programs. Applied behavior analysis and a focus on everyday occupations (activities) will be combined during the intervention phase. Reinforcement will be for subtask completion and duration of participation, NOT for absence of target maladaptive or disruptive behaviors. Behavior analysts, however, will document the frequency/duration of the target behaviors during each condition. Interventions will occur daily, Monday through Friday. A single-subject, multiple-baseline, across-subjects design with nine subjects will be used to evaluate change in behaviors under alternating conditions. Data will be analyzed…… [Read More]

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Toyota Corporation Industry Facts the

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According to Leuilette the only way of accomplishing this is if the, "auto industry flexes its lobbying muscle and pushes Congress to enact a gas tax to pay for research and development. Otherwise, according to Leuliette, the United States will become even more dependent on shrinking foreign oil supplies. Toyota is the second-largest carmaker worldwide and reported that it intends to increase its' lead over Ford. Toyota is expected to remain the worlds most profitable carmaker after making a net profit last year of double its' nearest competitor. Further stated is that, "Japanese manufacturers have been able to steal market share from the American producers in their home market, recently starting to compete against U.S. pick-up trucks and large offroaders, the most profitable vehicles.

Toyota is also rapidly gaining share in Europe and is building new factories there as well as in China and the U.S. On Tuesday the scale…… [Read More]

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Information Technology and the Strategic

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At any given point, we should be able to say whether the implemented decision has had positive consequences or if things need to be changed.

This means that the monitoring phase also has an important control and feedback component. Monitoring is not enough unless you are able to change some of the factors that have produced unwanted consequences for the company. Again, as previously mentioned, being able to react quickly and correct any of the problems that have appeared is essential, because otherwise the consequences that the company will face are incalculable.

This presentation of the relationship between information technology and the strategic decision making process, as presented previously, can gives us the necessary elements in order to be able to evaluate the advantages of using information technology in the process.

First of all, the basis of competition is determined by the way a company needs how to use information.…… [Read More]

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Business Strategy and Operations This

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The generation of new products in it which can support product delivery at a faster rate. For example the it Organization that creates software, provides technical support and training, processes payments as and finally enters into an agreement that is nonexclusive in nature with the manufacturers who then authorize the organization in marketing of those products provides the suppliers/manufactures with a great deal of power in terms of the value chain as well as lower costing products. Emerging technologies are one of the threats in the it business. It is possible that a competitor might advance quickly through offering of a new technology and this is always a possibility in the Information Technology Business.

Bibliography

Clarke, Roger (1994) the Path of Development of Strategic Information Systems Theory. Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd., 1992, 1993, 1994 http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/SOS/StratISTh.html

Mitchell, Bridger M. (nd) Economic Issues www.rand.org/publica tions/MR/MR650/mr650.ch4/ch4.html

Frank, Ulrich, & Lange, Carola (2004) a…… [Read More]

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Soda Industry

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Business Management: The Soda Industry

Business Management

The Soda Industry

The purpose of this work is to describe the Five Forces in the soda industry which are Rivalry, Buyers, Entry Barriers, Suppliers and Substitutes and keeping in mind that The Coca Cola Company and the Pepsi Company are the leaders in the industry to state what the effect of generic brands have on the soda industry marketplace.

The Pepsi Company and the Coca Cola Company have been rivals in the soda industry for many long years. Recently Coca-Cola reorganized their company and achieved new efficiencies and productivity during the restructuring that has been lucrative to the bottom line of Coca Cola's ledger. The globalization of the world at large has created new aspects to a very old industry and as well the soda sector of the marketplace.

The Five Forces:

Coca Cola Company and Pepsi Company are both international producers…… [Read More]

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Global Outsourcing Is the Strategic

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To be sure, serious obstacles still remain in Europe -- most notably, the rigid labor laws that make relocating jobs a long and costly process. For example, while it's relatively easy for companies in the U.S. To fire employees whose jobs they want to outsource, to lay off an employee in Germany, a company first has to justify its decision to the union and then give its worker a notice period of four weeks to seven months.

The difference in attitudes goes back to the way both regions developed, says Richard Hill, an intercultural consultant with Europublic, a Brussels-based agency that advises companies in international business. "America was based on a can-do mentality, which is a reflection of the first Europeans who got to a huge, open, immensely rich country and were able to exploit it without any inhibitions," Mr. Hill says. On the other hand, Germany became a nation…… [Read More]

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Religion the Role of Religion

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In contrast, there are some symbols of Christmas that remain strongly religious in connotation. Nativity scenes, certain carols that mentioned figures that are specifically Christian, and also gift-giving that is described as being for Christmas itself rather than just "for the holidays." In general, these things are frowned upon except when they occur exclusively among members of the Christian Community. Many find public displays of these sorts to be particularly offensive because public - and most especially government - endorsement of these things implies the favoring of one religion over another, or even appears as an attempt on the government's part to preach or dictate an individual faith. Non-Christian parents do not want their children to be forced to give presents for Christmas because Christmas is not their holiday. Members of various Protestant denominations may not like to see representations of the Birth of Jesus Christ because they do not…… [Read More]

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Anticipatory Logistics in the Corporate

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Many people think only of weapons when they think of military supplies, but these individuals have all of the same basic needs as everyone else, and these needs must be met or these soldiers will not be able to defend the country to the highest degree possible (Taylor, 2004). Anticipatory logistics, therefore, helps not only the soldiers that get what they need when they need it, but also makes the whole country less vulnerable.

Because supply chain management, in its modified form, works so well for the military, it is only logical that the anticipatory logistics, in a modified form, would work well for the corporate world. The similarities between the anticipatory logistics and the supply chain management are already very strong, and therefore they can both be adjusted to suit the needs of the opposite groups. With some small changes to focus on profit instead of mission completion, anticipatory…… [Read More]

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Lucent-Swot Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats

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80%). (Yahoo-Finance, 2004) the telecommunications equipment segment faces constant fluctuation in demand and this fluctuation can cause serious financial drains on the company. Lucent, for example, was hit hard when the technology bubble burst a few years ago. It was left holding the bag for a host of bankrupt customers. Holding on to outdated technology and the reticence to switch to newer technology also harmed the company during this stage. The management styles and ability of the company to make operational cost cutting decisions in 2001 also cost the company its bottom line.

Lucent however, has been able to survive in such a competitive environment due to its long history of commitment to innovation and providing cutting edge technology. Its market image is one of reliability and dependability. An educated and trained staff of over 34,500 also allows the company to move in a direction that can over the long-term…… [Read More]

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Bank Profitability in the Previous

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(Warnings to be ignored)

The market for interest-rate change is another privileged playground. Banks just pay a low, short-term floating rate and get a high, fixed one. Most of the top 20 American banks receive at least 10% of their profits from this increase, and for J.P. Morgan Chase, it was an astounding 33% last year. (Warnings to be ignored) as well as civilizing their interpretation of the economic tealeaves, banks have become skillful at dispersing the risk of their loans. There has been a pace change in risk management. The expansion over the past decade of markets for dispersing risk among institutions has been extraordinary. For instance, most mortgages are securitized taking them off the books of the originating banks. In the syndicated-loan market, in which one bank or a small group gets together a large number of lenders, which might include pension funds and insurers as well as…… [Read More]

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Motorola Corporate Strategy This Report

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" Managers are responsible for promoting open and honest two-way communications. Managers must be positive activists and role models who show respect and consideration for each of our associates. Managers must diligently look for indications that unethical or illegal conduct has occurred and report it. If you ever have a concern about unethical or illegal activities, you are expected to take appropriate and consistent action, and inform your manager, the Law Department or the EthicsLine." (Motorola)

Conclusion

In conclusion, this report aimed to find the greatest hazard for a corporation to not realize its strategic goals or not meeting the expectations of its stakeholders and investors. The report is designed to explain corporate decisions that are aligned with the corporate goals and objectives and also support the process to and the judgmental calls to a Board of Directors. The company this report focused on was Motorola. The overall objective was…… [Read More]

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Globalization and Democracy Some Argue

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That said, Goodhart believes that global governance, if pushed too far into sovereign nations' doings, can in fact undermine popular sovereignty as "a viable conception of democracy" but it is not doing that and in fact, in a globalized world that is increasingly interdependence needs a new kind of democracy. The new sovereigntists' views are normative while Goodhart's are more along the lines o positivism. Basically, Goodhart argues that in a globalized world, global governance arrangements (such as certain actions and components of the United Nations) can strengthen constitutional democracy, and it can do this by "…limiting the power of special interest, securing individual rights, enhancing the quality of democratic deliberation, and increasing capacities to achieve important public purposes" (1051).

In concluding, Goodhart explains that while globalization is not easy to define in simple terms, at a "minimum it connotes increasing global interdependence," which, when aimed towards a more democratic…… [Read More]

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Neural Network

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Artificial Intelligence

What is AI?

Future of AI

The Expert System

What is an Expert System?

Three Major Components of an Expert System

Structure of an Expert System

Neural network

Fuzzy Logic

Chaos Engineering

Field and Benefit

Debate on Comparison

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Expert System Defined

Consulting applies a knowledge-based system to commercial loan officers using multimedia (Hedburg 121). Their system requires a fast IBM desktop computer. Other systems may require even more horsepower by using exotic computers or workstations. The software used is even more exotic. Considering there are very few applications that are pre-written using AI, each company has to write it's own software to determine the solution to their specific problem.

An easier way around this obstacle is to design an add-on. The company FuziWare has developed several applications which act as additions to larger applications. FuziCalc, FuziQuote, FuziCell, FuziChoice, and FuziCost are all products…… [Read More]

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Continental Airline

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Continental

When we are discussing the airline industry and the companies involved here, we need to differentiate between two periods: before the attacks of 11th of September 2001 and after the attacks, because the changes in the economic, social and political environment were so tremendous that they have changed everything radically, both in perceptions and in actions.

Before September 2001, Continental had had a troubled period during the 80s and at the beginning of the 90s, characterized by heavy losses, periods of economic default and bankruptcy. The coming of Gordon Bethune, president and COO, later elected CEO, changes began to take place within the company. These changes generally acted on four different plans: financial, marketing, product and people/employees. The success was almost immediate, with increasing value added for the customer, a better atmosphere in the work place and a different attitude from the employees, stimulated by subsequent bonuses and prizes.…… [Read More]

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Ecommerce in Developing Countries What

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The ability to create a more effective knowledge management and learning system is more important than just creating an online store and populating it with products, which is a key lessons learned through much of the analysis for this report (Molla, Heeks, 2007). The internationalization of e-commerce then is the antithesis of one-size-fits all; it is rather the ability to tailor e-commerce strategies with accuracy and precision to the specific needs, preferences and perceptions of specific markets (Callaway, 2008). This is especially evident in how the Hofstede Cultural Dimensions Model shows immediate insights into hwo highly collectivist-based societies including Korea rely on an abundance of data and information to assuage or increase trust in e-commerce, which is low in this nation (Hwang, Jung, Salvendy, 2006). Conversely the finding that countries with a high level of Individualist (IDV) scores including the United States, the level of trust in e-commerce is significantly…… [Read More]

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Passyn K Diriker M &

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"As in the pre-testing, Amazon.com (M= 6.87) and Barnes & Noble (M= 7.18) brands were found to be significantly more familiar than Maximo.com (M= 4.44) and Suprema (M= 5.26; ps < .001).5 Lastly, 92.3% of respondents correctly classified the seller into the appropriate physical presence category. A 4 (consensus) x 2 (physical presence) x 2 (brand familiarity) ANOVA was computed for all dependent variables."(Benedicktus, Brady, Drake & Voorhees 2010)

For further clarification, an ANOVA is an analysis of the variation present in the experiment. This is a means for testing a hypothesis that implies the variation in an experiment is no greater than that due to normal variation of individuals'characterstics and error in their measurment. The ANOVAs performed in the study indicated significant main effects of the consensus manipulation on each measure which I found significantly important to the discovery of amount of trustworthiness in consumer population. The comparisons made…… [Read More]

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Cross-Border Alliances Are Defined as

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Research also helps in planning marketing programs through helping to identify new opportunities and thus to evaluate the potential for a new idea and also to identify the areas where the marketing efforts will be concentrated KnowThis LLC, 2012()

Research also helps to minimize risks. By the marketing managers being able to plan the marketing efforts effectively and they can then identify what is required and to ensure that the development of the programs is highly focused towards the demand in the market. Market research also helps to create benchmarks and to measure progress. Early research helps to highlight any major gaps in the marketing plan which need to be bridged and regular market research helps to show if there are any improvements in sales being brought about by the marketing efforts.

Segmentation and the marketing mix

Segmentation helps greatly in customer retention and acquisition of new clientele. This is…… [Read More]

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African Athena Everyone Who Has

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Therefore, the beliefs of ancient writers cannot be taken as evidence in the same way as the finding of archaeological evidence can. If Egyptians or Phoenicians had permanently colonized Greece, it is likely that someone would have found the remnants of Egyptian or Phoenician buildings, as well as Egyptian writing, tombs, and other physical evidence of their colonization activities. One would expect that if there was an Egyptian influence in the origins of Greek civilization, the Greeks may have built in the Egyptian style, instead of creating a completely unique style of architecture. There has been no evidence discovered that would indicate a large scale, permanent Egyptian or Phoenician colonization.

Martin Bernal does a very good job of analyzing the sociological forces that influenced the creation of the "Aryan" model, however, the fact that the Aryan model has been misused is not evidence that disputes the idea that Greek civilization…… [Read More]

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Online Auction Company Called Ebay The Information

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online auction company called eBay. The information gathered on eBay was gathered through various techniques including the Ten Commandments of case analysis, ESP-TE, PETR-PEC and AM-FAMUS. The report tries to therefore present eBay's strategic and long-term plans, criteria objectives, and other key data facts through statistical information and models and other indicators of key success factors. The report is presented in a SWOT analysis format so as to simplify the presentation but the detailed insights into factors like organizational strategies, strategic and partnership alliances have also been incorporated.

Company Past

Pierre Omidyar founded the Internet auction site called eBay in 1995 and named it after the San Francisco Bay Area. Omidyar's fiancee had complained to him that she was not able to find people interested in collecting or trading Pez dispensers online so he intervened and created an online auction service. Prior to eBay, online auctions were either business-to-business or…… [Read More]