The Calloway Golf website states that their aim is pure in that they are "always looking to raise" their game and as well stated is that each day the company searches for "Pure innovation and performance." (2011) The Calloway Golf Company offers a 'wide range of products, each with advanced technology nd a variety of options suited to every type of player. Callaway Golf's specific 'Mission Statement' is as follows:
"Callaway Golf Company is driven to be a world class organization that designs, develops, makes, and delivers demonstrably superior and pleasingly different golf products that incorporate breakthrough technologies, and backs those products with noticeably superior customer service. We share every golfer's passion for the game, and commit our talents and our technology to increasing the satisfaction and enjoyment all golfers derive from pursuing that passion." (CallawayGolf.com, 2011)
Callaway Golf's vision statement is as follows:
'One good shot…… [Read More]
The fact that the development of golf courses is included in large real estate projects is an important factor that companies must take into consideration. This is because this factor influences the costs of the companies that develop such projects, but also the prices of properties of homeowners in such regions. The costs of developing these large real; estate projects are also reflected in the value of subscriptions to these golf courses. This influences the purchasing behavior of customers interested in this activity. Therefore, it is important to understand the fact that golf courses have numerous implications in sport management.
In addition to this, it is important to identify the influence of gold courses in different types of such projects. Specialists in the field have determined that the types of real estate projects that include golf courses are represented by residential subdivisions built along existing golf courses, residential…… [Read More]
This further reduced to $549 million in 2012. The reason behind this decrease is was a subsequent decrease in revenues and reduced nerd sales. The cost of selling goods is proportional to the revenues and an increase in latter directly impact the former. No direct inference could be made from COSG statistics.
Gross profit: Gross profit of Callaway Golf Company peaked in FY 2009 when it was recorded to be $365.5 million whereas in 2008, it was reported to be $349 million. In FY 2010, the gross profit of the company was $312 million that dropped to $284 million in FY 2012. This indicates that in FY 2013, the gross profit of the firm may remain equaling to the 2012 mark. eduction in net sales of the company during these years impacted other aspects of company's financial performance. The company has gradually got its gross profitability reduced due to reasons…… [Read More]
Yet the fundamental skills of the game require strictly hands-on learning. Merely learning the rules does not prepare one to actually play the game. The game is learned through repetition of physical movements, for example on the driving range or the putting green. Golf swings are learned by training muscles to behave in a certain way consistently - the book element of that is minimal.
The soft skills that one must learn to play business golf are another problem. This is represented in the concept of interpersonal intelligence. I understand that I can read about selling and developing strong business relationships, but the execution of the theories requires making strong interpersonal connections, and that is not something that can be learned from a book.
There is another aspect to achieving success at business golf, one that is not directly related to specific skill sets that I need to acquire, but…… [Read More]
A Statement and Analysis of the Major Options for solving the Problem:
Is the MPT program effective enough to make the Company operate with the most competitive standing in the industry or not? The financial and human resource requirements for this program will decide how much focus the Management should give on it.
The main problem for the Company's Management is to know the effectiveness of this program. According to Hitt, Ireland, & Hoskisson, (2007); the effectiveness of some business strategy is best evaluated from its results. The only way to get the desired outcomes is to provide the best quality products complemented by the best customer services. Callaway Golf Canada wants to provide the best possible value-added services to it every customer. The best option to solve the aforesaid issue and to ensure the success of this program is to arrange the relevant training and development sessions for the…… [Read More]
New Golf Ball Tracker
Differentiation Analysis: Tracker
Product. Tracker fits with the new technological footprint of multiple applications on a single mobile device. The performance of chip-fitted golf balls has been defined and accepted in the marketplace. Tracker effectively eclipses previously dedicated ball-tracking devices employing DIF and digital scanning/tracking.
Placement. SkyCaddie SG5 GPS, which was once available as a dedicated GPS device, is now available as an application for Androids. Placement of Tracker will be congruent with this trend; however, threat of substitution is great. This is evident given the constellation of golf-related applications, such as range finding, driving distance, and score-keeping, tracking pro-tours, GPS course maps, and pro-advice. Integration of applications is standard, and barriers to entry are roughly equivalent across applications.
Price. Tracker's affluent target market is unlikely to prefer low-end glasses to locate their lost golf balls. Tracker requires purchase of chip-fitted balls, with pricing points in…… [Read More]
Science of Revenue Management fo Golf Envionment
The Science of Revenue Management:
Revenue Management -- RM is the appopiate application of infomation systems and picing stategies to assign the pecise capacity to the befitting custome at the ight location and at the ight time. Its use has spanned a wide ange of industies and is outinely applied to the ailine and hotel industy. Its use is cuently being extended to golf couses as the ultimate objective of RM is ensuing that the entepise geneates the maximum possible pofits taking into account the pesent custome demand and pice sensitivities. Application of RM techniques would ensue that cetain businesses equipped with sales foce ae able to augment evenue and pofitability as it offes an innovative pocedue to calculate maketing pefomance in a fesh and ceative manne. The technique also gives a baseline fo measuing the specific asset value of Sales Executive's time.…… [Read More]
Ethnology of Golf
Golf makes an interesting topic for an ethnology study because it brings people together who may belong to different subgroups and joins them in a new group, that of "golfers." Playing golf has rules for the game, but there are also social rules about how to behave while playing the game. Sometimes those who belong to the group called "golfers" assume a common background among all the players, and sometimes that assumption is misplaced.
For my study interviewed two men who play golf at a local golf club. The two men are friends and often play together. One man is 34 and a graduate of Washington University. He is married with one child. He has played golf since he was 12, and is Caucasian. The other man is named George. He is 32 and a graduate of Stanford University. He was on the Stanford golf team and…… [Read More]
he start-up is a disaster for a boutique firm which has an "investment process that develops ideas and concepts" (Katz, L. et al., 2005). Beta would play a huge role in the marketing, distribution, and branding of this new firm, and even with "the recruitment of a management team with significant experience in the golf industry" (Katz, L. et al., 2005) the risk of misdirection and misallocation of capital are too great. Additionally, the competition in the industry would prove troublesome to advance a fledgling company, despite the models of Callaway and Odyssey. he acquisition also has a similar problem, notably that Beta would be entering the industry as a competitor to existing club companies, and would have responsibility to "try to revitalize the brand by introducing a new product line which incorporated Beta's HXL technology" (Katz, L. et al., 2005). his option presents too much financial commitment, some 60…… [Read More]
resort our group chose is named "Sandals St. Lucia La Toc."
Market structure of the main hotels and amenities - What sort of competition is there within the resort?
Hotels of all different categories? Or mainly 3 * hotels causing quite a lot of competition at this level? Is it mainly international hotel chains or privately owned hotels? What effect would you expect this competition to have on prices in the resort?
The Sandals La TOC Golf esort & Spa - Luxury All Inclusive is set on the beach and possesses hundreds of acres of the beautiful Caribbean sand. It is also not too far from the George F.L. Charles Airport, sitting as it does on the northwest tip of St. Lucia. It has been rated highly (between four to five stars -- by many content tourists.
The resort offers a 9-hole golf course, 9 restaurants, three pools, unlimited land…… [Read More]
Building social skills and character in young children of all ages, genders and socioeconomic backgrounds through junior golf programs.
Underserved youth have a difficult time finding themselves, discovering what they want to do in life. They may come from a bad neighborhood, live in a problematic household, and often endure large amount of stress on a daily basis. Some can handle it just fine, while others cannot. One thing that is noted at least in America, is the growing obesity epidemic hitting impoverished areas.
Children and teens are growing up not going outside, not participating in any kind of physical activity, and developing health problems, mental problems frequently related to low self-esteem and lack of socialization skills. It is difficult at times for any youth to engage in something meaningful. This is especially true for children coming from a low socioeconomic status household. They may not find they can go…… [Read More]
Junior golf programs provide a level of learning that instills confidence, ability, and aptitude to those who participate. Social cognitive theory provides a framework from which to advance a deeper understanding of learning and development. From communication and observation, youth who participate in junior golf programs formulate a sense of fairness, competitive spirit, and confidence that transcends the sport and continues on to school and other aspects of participants' lives. Along with learning, improving physical health via exercise can lead to positive changes both mentally and physically as seen in the Health Belief Model. This literature review aims to connect both social learning theory and the health belief model to the efficacy of junior golf programs and provide examples from previous studies that show the benefits of providing at-risk youth a positive outlet like sports.
Effect of Sports Programs on Children/Teens Health
Perceived Barriers of Physical Activity
The health belief…… [Read More]
Further, getting the e-mail addresses of everyone that attended in the previous years and sending them invitations is also critical. A full PR plan that relies on social networking technologies is also critical (Bernoff, Li, 2008). Appendix I: Web 2.0 Technologies provides an overview of the social networking applications that can be used as part of the marketing strategy. As part of the social networking marketing strategy, a Facebook page will be created, blogs created by touring golf professionals who will be playing, and a Twitter account to update those following the event online.
Marketing Strategy Component
Website and Facebook Development
Series of advertisements in Columbus. OH newspaper
Production of 60 second commercial for public television
Champion for Children Program Sponsorship Strategy
Banner Advertising on Local Columbus, OH Sites
Marketing Strategy Component
Website and Facebook Development - Using local web…… [Read More]
usiness Plan for Main Golfing Outlet
Keys to Success
Products and Services
Golf is a game that can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of size, shape, or age. For this reason, it has become one of the most popular sports and leisure activities in the United States. Main Golfing Outlet aims to target audiences of all ages, groups, skills and genders. Main Golfing Outlet chooses only the most technologically advanced golf clubs to sell to our valued customers.
We are aware that there are many stores and websites that sell golfing merchandise. However, they do not cater to golfers of all skill levels and backgrounds. At Main Golfing Outlet, improving customers' games is our only business. We are dedicated to selling our customers the best products for their individual needs. With many years of experience, and a gentle…… [Read More]
Clay Carpenter, a 48-year-old golfer in Fort Worth, Texas, was stabbed in the leg with a golf club during a brawl over whether one group could play ahead of another one on the course. He suffered a life-threatening injury when his femoral artery was punctured and sustained massive blood loss, and is in danger of losing his leg. The police were investigating the incident and criminal charges may be filed, although collecting for civil damages could be difficult since no insurance claims are involved. If a car accident had occurred then automobile insurance would have covered damage and injuries, while property insurance would have been in factor if the owners of the golf course had been responsible. In this case, though, the only legal remedy is through the law of torts related to assault and battery. A plaintiff will be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit, but…… [Read More]
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The Birdie Golf – Hybrid Golf Merger
Hybrid Golf and Birdie Golf are two companies that have been engaging in talks of merging their company in the past 6 months or so. It is imperative to note that both of these companies are in good position on their own and have niche markets. Moreover, the contemplations of proceeding with the merger is encouraged owing to the fact that it is deemed a beneficial transaction for both of them if the merger actually takes place. In addition, both Birdie and Hybrid will enjoy economies of scale that come along with the transaction. At the present moment, the price at the table is $68.75 for every share of Hybrid’s stock. The purpose of this paper is to conduct a comprehensive analysis regarding the expected value of Hybrid so as to determine whether the price given ought to be accepted by Birdie or…… [Read More]
Using values found in a table of factors for calculating the present value of a dollar; the periods one through four have the following present value factors:
Year One= .9259
Year Two= .8573
Year Three= .7938
Year Four= .7350
Next these factors are multiplied individually by the net cash flow generated by the investment in each period.
Year One= $500,000
Year Two= $450,000
Year Three= $350,000
Year Four= $320,000
The multiplication calculation reveals the discounted cash flow values:
Year One= $500,000*.9259= $462,950
Year Two= $450,000* .8573= $385,785
Year Three= $350,000* .7938= $277,830
Year Four= $320,000*.7350= $235,200
The total sum of the cash flows net present value is $1,361,765; as such the net present value as compared to the overall investment of $1,200,000 is positive $161,765, and therefore the projected rate of return on this investment is greater than the eight percent cost of capital, and the investment…… [Read More]
Golf Course Designer
Golf has grown to be one of the most recreational and enjoyed activities in the United States. Even with all of the golf courses out there, new ones are designed, created and sculpted every day. Indeed, all of the populated continents and most of the countries in the world have at least one golf course. Even plain and average-looking golf courses require a lot of planning, pre-design and preparation. This is where an adept gold course designer comes in and that is what Acme Golf Course Consulting Services is looking for.
Acme Golf Course Consulting Services is in need of a golf course designer that is forward thinking, able to design the golf courses that our clients dream of and desire and at a price point that is agreeable to everyone involved. Of course, no single golf course is going to be easy to design…… [Read More]
Leadership Case Study
Callaway Golf Changes Leadership
Loosing a company CEO can be like a large family loosing a father. The driving force of the entire organization is suddenly gone, and the group is faced with discovering just how much they all relied on, and looked to the departed leader for guidance. Passing away in 2001, Ely Callaway left behind a legacy which described him as irascible, amusing, loquacious, entirely innovative, and as smart a businessman as ever swung a seven iron. Soon after his death, it became clear how big a divot his departure will make in the world of golf. Testimonials flowed from archrivals in the golf-equipment biz and star players who swung Callaway's classy clubs. Many remembered him as a friend, a mentor, and -- most of all -- a maverick.
While learned business skills can be replaced, the attitudes which infuse a company with drive to…… [Read More]
Advances in Nanomaterials and Their Applications
Nanomaterials, including carbon nanofibers and nanotubes, are being explored extensively for their use and application in multiple manufacturing domains. One of the most eager manufacturing sectors to incorporate nanomaterials into their midst is the athletics gear and sporting industries. Tennis rackets, surf, skate, and snow boards, skis, ski poles, boats, bicycles, hockey sticks, baseball bats, golf clubs and balls are all potentially transformed by the use of nanomaterials. Other athletics applications of nanomaterials include sports stadium materials, artificial turf, running track surfaces, clothing, and gymnasium equipment (Chunyan, 2011). While nanomaterials are proving promising from design, implementation, and development perspectives, there are also significant safety issues that need to be taken into consideration by engineers, manufacturers, and industry regulators.
The root word "nano" comes from the Greek meaning dwarf because the particles are extremely small and require special technologies for visualization as well as…… [Read More]
New home construction in the community also alters water usage issues. Bob Wilbert is the head of maintenance of the facility and oversees all internal and subcontracted maintenance and upkeep of the grounds and facilities.
The administrative structure of the facility includes:
Successful criteria employment
General Manger oversees all staff, including temporary and permanent employees in catering and facilities management
Controller facilitates all accounting and financial needs and maintains records.
The facility does not offer a box office or ticketing, but reservations for golf and tennis are suggested. The facility has 550 golf members and over 1000 sport and social members. So use of the tennis and golf facilities are in high demand. The golf shop schedules tee times every 10 minutes and the tennis facility has 30 minute to 3 hours reservations for tennis courts. Availability for walk in is always a possibility but does not take priority over…… [Read More]
" Johnny Miller, famous golfer and tournament champion in the 1970s and early 1980s. (Dulac, Oakmont Country Club: Awakening the Beast, 2007)
"You can hit 72 greens in regulation in the Open at Oakmont and not come close to winning." Arnold Palmer, famous golfer. (Dulac).
"The golf course is going to be one of the toughest tests we've ever played in a U.S. Open, especially if it's dry, it will be unreal because those greens are so severe." American icon Tiger Woods. (Oakmont: ock & oll ( & roll & roll & roll) nightmare, 2007)
Video and Pictures -- there are a number of graphic and video sources for the course, but some interesting additions might be:
Oakmont: ock & oll ( & roll & roll & roll) nightmare. (2007, June 9). etrieved from Pittsburg Post-Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/golf-us-open/oakmont-rock-roll-roll-roll-roll-nightmare-488737/
Oakmont Country Club. (2010, June). etrieved from National Parks Department: http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?esourceId=1880&esourceType=District
Olympia…… [Read More]
Larry Tee, for instance, an inhabitant who started the Berliniamsburg club in Williamsburg, which is credited with popularizing Electroclash, one of the neighborhood's best-known cultural exports explained that: "Six months ago, Williamsburg was terminally hip. Now it's become designated as a safe space for nice people who have boring 9 to 5 jobs." 11
Urban Golf can redo some of that mustiness whilst fusing Bohemianism with funkiness. Artists used to love the grittiness of Williamsburg. Youth used to revel in its charm and trendy flavor. Now deep-pocketed developers are starting to develop the city and Williamsburg, as it was then, is starting to close aside from the fact that the different communities are moving further apart rather than closer together. Urban Golf could be sustainable by attracting diverse people into the area and turning the residence into a useful place. The Urban Golf concept has helped diverse social groups meet…… [Read More]
Building social skills and character in young children of all socioeconomic backgrounds, race and genders through junior golf programs.
Golf is a game of learned behavior and learned skills. When youths are taught golf, it enables the weaving of junior golf and character building activities into lessons that help prepare kids and teens to perform better in the real world. This is due in part to the core values instructors teach and develop in junior golfers that are incorporated throughout junior golf programs. Parents are encouraged to reinforce these behaviors through reflection and discussion, covering the topics and lessons learned in the program. Junior golf programs like The First Tee teaches participants integrity, teamwork, communication, and a handful of other valuable skills via hands-on activities and reflects Albert Bandura's social learning theory in that through observation or direct instruction can help children learn. (Thesis Statement)
Games that require…… [Read More]
This also means that the prices must be reasonable. The resort also has an opportunity to make substantial revenue from this asset because it is open to the general public.
Entertainment- entertainment also has the capacity to generate revenue for the resort. The resort has banquet facilities that can accommodate bands and other types of entertainment. These banquet facilities were added on as part of the restoration of the resort and have proven to be a valuable revenue generating asset.
Gift Shop/Souvenir Items- ecause the resort is located so close to Disney land and designed to accommodate families the resort sells souvenirs and other products in its gift shop. Therefore the gift shop is a revenue generating asset. Once again the resort has to be careful to sell the memorabilia and other items at a discounted price because these items are available throughout the city.
Rentals/services-there are several things that…… [Read More]
The overall economy is growing slowly, and those within our target market have not experienced the steep decline in employment that other demographics have suffered. Income levels in our target demographic have changed little as the result of the recession, so there is little cause for concern about the economic macroenvironment when launching this product. Golf continues to be a popular sport, despite flatlining interest in the United States (Nohcud, 2008). There is strong growth in golf overseas, in Asia in particular, and this provides encouragement for the long-term growth prospects of the Tracker.
One marketing issue that needs to be researched is with respect to the culture of golf, in particular the target market of the Tracker. This is important because the tone of the advertising message will be in part dictated by the culture of our golfing target market -- it could be jocular or it could be…… [Read More]
Our patrons pay a decent fee to play and become members in our course, and they deserve to be treated with principles and integrity, in fact, I am sure many of them expect it. People are at the heart of our concern and without them none of us would survive, and so, they should be at the forefront of our management philosophy.
Perhaps the most important aspect of these Seven Habits is integrity, and Covey refers to it consistently throughout the book. He writes, "People can seek to understand, remember the little things, keep their promises, clarify and fulfill expectations, and still fail to build reserves of trust if they are inwardly duplicitous" (Covey 195). This is a vital concept for the staff and management to remember at Woodmont. Why? Because how we deal with each other eventually trickles down to the patrons, and if we treat each other with…… [Read More]
Personal Statement -- Oct.
My life story thus far has not been the kind of existence most people my age have had to experience. From a very young age, I had to be the man of the family, supportive to those around me and a rock that others could rest their emotions on. When I was little, everyone who knew my father would remark how much I reminded them of him, particularly because of the blue eyes that I inherited from him. When I was eight years old, my father passed away and often it would hurt the people around me to look into my eyes. They would too often see him reflected on my face. So not only was I put into a difficult position by having lost my father, in a way I had to make up for his absence.
This taught me to be strong and to…… [Read More]
Other elements of a training program include on-the-job training, which is highly valuable in a manufacturing environment. During on-the-job training employees are able to acquire specific learning of tasks and integrate that learning into a particular job function. They are able to 'try things out' and learn as they go. on-the-job training allows ample opportunity for employees to practice the skills they are learning in the training program in a safe and encouraging environment.
A training program must not simply teach employees how to carry out a job function, it must also assess their knowledge acquisition after training and subsequent mastery of the subject or job that was taught during training. Continuing training is also a key aspect of any training and placement program.
A quality training program will be documented with regard to who attends and the exact material covered. From this list, plans for future training or continuing…… [Read More]
Life is ephemeral in nature. In life, occurrences, situations, and circumstances are constantly changing. It is through these changing circumstances that opportunities arise. These opportunities provide life with excitement and wonder. To better enjoy life, a plan of activities is often needed to ensure that an individual doesn't become entrapped by the natural progressions of life. Negative aspects such as complacency, boredom, or animosity towards others can quickly turn life into a struggle. To avoid and alleviate many of these pitfalls, the creation of a personal bucket list is helpful. My list for instance, includes many aspects in which I am personally passionate about. This list, although incomplete, will provide ample excitement and reprieve from the daily rigors of life. Below are my bucket list and the reasoning behind each activity.
Travel to all seven continents volunteer / help out and make a difference.
The world is a…… [Read More]
university is, as Fr. Lawton believes, a sacred place where you find "your imagination, develop your skills, and enrich your compassion," then it has an enormous task in the world as we know it today. In the world as we know it today, the very term sacred is on the endangered species list. And yet, sacred is perhaps the underpinning of it all.
There are any number of vaguely similar definitions of sacred in any number of dictionaries. The one that I think applies best here is this one:
regarded with the same respect and reverence accorded holy things; venerated; hallowed. (Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language)
Universities were, in the early days, almost monastic in that there was total dedication of the professors and those being professed to -- the students -- to what they were learning. And what they were learning was, first and foremost, how…… [Read More]
One of the common issues that all major sports are dealing with is effectively promoting themselves. In the case of NASCA, Horse acing and Professional Golf; there are specific strategies that are utilized to reach out to the target audience. To understand how this is achieved requires looking at the audience profile for each sport. This will be accomplished by: examining demographic, promotional strategies, the promotional mix and how to apply these tools. Together, these elements will provide specific insights as to how each sport has been able to effectively reach out to their core audience.
NASCA is focused on males and females who are between the ages of 15 to 60 years old. In general, the audience is from a middle class background and is located in suburban areas. The kind of promotional strategy that is being utilized in a pull-based philosophy. This is when advertisers will…… [Read More]
Junior golf is a sport that teaches skills and lessons kids and teens keep learning from, for the rest of their lives. Through observation and communication, youth understand the value of fairness, good sportsmanship, competitive spirit, teamwork, and several other key lessons. This is due to the core values taught by instructors and junior golfers in the sport. Some like Bandura and otter observe such phenomenon as a product of social learning theory.
Social learning theory or as Bandura relabeled, social cognitive theory, posits that behavior is determined from expectancies as well as incentives. Expectancies are divided into three types. The first is expectancies about environmental cues or beliefs on what leads to what. The second is expectancies about the consequences of an individual's actions meaning outcome expectation. The third is expectancies over competence to perform a necessary behavior in order to influence outcomes, termed efficacy expectation.
These expectancies are…… [Read More]
The culture is fantastic, and very distinctive. The county has a blend of Portuguese and African influences. Cape Verdean music is well-known in world music circles and we feel there is tremendous opportunity to capitalize on the richness of Cape Verdean culture. There is a large Cape Verdean diaspora that lends additional nuance to the culture.
The infrastructure is still relatively poor, but has been improving in recent years. There is not much paved road, although the roads to our location from the capital and its airport will be paved. The airport at Praia is brand new, having just been opened five years ago, overcoming a major infrastructure hurdle. The main problem we have now is that most of the flights are domestic -- the only international ones are from Lisbon, Boston and some African cities. e need to see more European flights to that airport if we are to…… [Read More]
Department Members (My Minions): I just received the return figures from financing and development, and unfortunately there are some changes I need you all to make. First, I need you to insert all design specifications into the first of the two spreadsheets I've attached to this message. The function of this spreadsheet is to correlate data so that I can compare our product performance figures more easily. I'm tired of that process taking as long as it does. Second, I need you to record your time spent on each design project on the second spreadsheet attached to this message. This will enable me to compare how much time you spend on certain projects with the importance of that project towards meeting our quarterly goals. I want you all to spend more time on projects that actually further our quarterly goal, and I'd like for us to spend less time on…… [Read More]
Given the extensive demands put upon the military, which is currently fighting two wars on two different fronts, prioritization of resources, even regarding recreational services, is essential.
The men and women served must believe that the organization has a strong sense of integrity, and truly believes that it has their best interests at heart: this is true of the military in terms of how it secures the safety of personnel, but also on a much smaller level in terms of the comforts enjoyed by them on base. When people trust their leaders, they are more apt to accept changes (Maxwell 2000, p.67). Being flexible to the ever-shifting social needs of the armed services is demanded in a world characterized by change. AAFES has begun offering discounts on laptops, for example, and other electronic services that are needed when members of the military take classes or use computers to stay in…… [Read More]
Today, in my profession, my education and my recreational pursuits, I am a picture of diligence and determination. As I have begun to succeed in many of the same areas where I had once found achievement so difficult, I began to note the connection between my enthusiasm for that which I was doing and the positive results yielded there from.
I would be able to channel this newfound positive attitude into the discovery of an academic area that resonates with me. Since my accident, I have taken up a new and refreshing direction, learning the beautiful natural science that is economics. It is here within that a direction has emerged. This combined with the positive experiences which I have gained working both at Wal-Mart Korea and at the Lotte Department Store to suggest a clear and attainable path for me. My working experiences have opened up a bevy of personal…… [Read More]
Certainly, Moore correctly points out the importance of structure and dialogue. Many educators today accept that notion that when learners are allowed to discuss course content with a personal connection to their lives, the connection between information to knowledge is strengthened and critical thinking skills are sharpened. However, Moore undervalues the value of communication technology to the active learner, likening it to buying a set of new golf clubs in hopes that just one more change of equipment would reduce his handicap. For a variety of reasons, communication technology is just as important as structure and dialogue.
Moore seems to forget that the merging of technologies and knowledge management alongside the rise of 'collaborative projects' within educational circles is what has made the switch to community-centered learning a predetermined reality. As online communication rapidly links our personal and work life, a new community is emerging so new venues…… [Read More]
For example, Walker and Hennig add that, "It has frequently been found that children (particularly boys) in divorced, mother-custody families exhibit lower levels of well-being than children in intact families, with more externalizing and internalizing behavior problems and lower levels of cognitive and social competence" (p. 64). My son is also currently at a formative period that has special significance for single-parents families. For instance, Walker and Hennig also point out that, "Single-mother families are often affectively charged, with high instrumental affection combined with high negativity and conflict, particularly in the transition to adolescence" (1997, p. 64).
The "transition to adolescence" can be a rocky period in anyone's life, of course, and it is reasonable to expect my son to experience some problems in general and with me in particular during this transitional period. Fortunately, this challenging developmental period is eased somewhat as children grow into mid-adolescence. As Walker and…… [Read More]
Roger and Me: Automobile Industry
Like All the President's Men, this work is a departure from fiction in film and in novels. Rather than portraying fictional characters in a contrived plot, "Roger and Me" takes us into the lives of actual men and women dealing with the all-too-real problems of the decline of the United States as a world industrial power.
The focus is on the automobile industry, in particular, on one of the early centers of that industry, Flint, Michigan. Major automakers like General Motors have for years been cutting back on production and employment. Now, many of the older plants that have been running at reduced capacity are being closed for good and their workers let go permanently.
Because Flint was heavily dependent on auto making, the effects on the local economy are disastrous. Flint seems to be in the process of turning into a postindustrial ghost town,…… [Read More]
Few hotels in the world can rival the majesty, grandeur, and service of The Fairmont Green Ridge. A blend of charming New England tradition and classic opulence, the resort has become a symbol of all that Vermont offers at its very best. Hike or ski a majestic mountain, explore the local breweries, enjoy a wine tasting in one of our world-renown restaurants; whatever you do at Green Ridge, you will enjoy the quiet pampering of a world-class resort.
The resort is replete with top of the line recreational activities to suit the enthusiast in anyone. The golf course, a Stanley Thompson 18, is frequented by the masters but offers special learning seminars for even the youngest golfer in your midst. In the winter wonderland that is Burlington, ski resorts abound, and our own private stretch will make you feel at home regardless of your ability. Let our…… [Read More]
Molnar feels that the president of the United States is using his son's life, and the lives of many other soldiers, as a tool to further his own political career. He feels that the United States had a shoddy foreign policy for more than a decade and, just as the pressure cooker began to explode, began to try to remedy the situation with a bandage. Molnar contends that the United States is not behaving in the best interest of the people, but is only acting to secure cheap oil and continue using 25 to 30% of this natural resource. The alternative view is that the president had the welfare of the people in mind when he sent soldiers off to the Persian Gulf, and that it was necessary to send troops to the Gulf in order to avoid the possibility of an oil shortage in the United States. In his…… [Read More]
Coca-Cola in dispensers located on a golf course sells for $1.25 a can, and golfers buy
1,000 cans. Assume the course raises the price to $1.26 (assume a penny raise is possible) and sales fall to 992 cans.
Using the midpoint formula, what is the price elasticity of demand for Coke at these prices?
Assume the demand for Coke is a linear line. Would the elasticity of demand be elastic or inelastic at 75 cents a can?
At $2.00 a can?
It would be far too narrow and incorrect to think of the concept of price elasticity as something which is connected solely to a mathematical formula. Pricing is a strategy which is an aspect of marketing which should not be based on guesswork as it is something which communicate the value of a product. "Price elasticity is the measurement of how quantity demanded of a good will…… [Read More]
Discuss the basic types of homeowners policies that are used today. When is each type most appropriate?
Homeowners insurance policies are for people who own or are buying their own home and for people who rent a home or apartment. A homeowners policy can also include a personal liability policy, often referred to as an umbrella policy, that extends the liability limits of other policies in case a court awards higher amounts than a policyholder's limits. Personal property riders for expensive property can be added to a homeowners policy to cover items and belongings that are higher risk for damage or theft. Special riders can also be purchased to cover natural disasters that may be excluded from homeowners policies, such as earthquake, flood, or tornado; minimally, a homeowner should be sure that their property is not underinsured.
Discuss the pros and cons of purchasing the rental car damage…… [Read More]
Corporate Social esponsibility
Ethics and Corporate esponsibility in the Workplace and the World
Key stakeholders within the PharmaCare scenario
Stakeholders play a significant role in influencing the performance and the realization of goals and objectives of the organization. They make corporate decisions about the ways in which the organization should carry out its operations meeting the demands of the customers and the legal requirements. The stakeholders of the PharmaCare Company are varied and have varying characteristics. Among the stakeholders, include the employees, customers, investors, and the creditors of the company. The performance of the PharmaCare Company relies largely on the hard work of the employees, the managers, and the members of its board. As such, it implies that the company should provide a variety of services to its employees such as compensation packages to retain and ensure their satisfaction with their job. In addition, the company provides regular training opportunities…… [Read More]
hypothetical firm -- Pharmacare -- and address the issues of corporate responsibility and ethics.
Background Information on Case
New Jersey-based company, Pharmacare (We CARE about YOUR health®) counts among the leading pharmaceutical firms across the globe. It is reputed for being an ethical, well-managed and caring corporation that manufactures superior-quality products aimed at saving the lives of millions and enhancing the QOL (quality of life) of millions of other people. Its offering constitutes discounted and free medicines to people with low income. Furthermore, the company has a charity sponsoring scholarships and health education programs. Pharmacare's Chief Executive is a Phrma (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America) board member (Background Information). A short while ago, the organization commenced a novel program "We CARE about YOUR world®" in which it vows to adopt green practices such as recycling and packaging changes to demonstrate its responsibility to safeguard the environment. This step has…… [Read More]
The activities of businesses affect different stakeholders within the communities they operate in. They affect customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers, financiers, regulatory authorities, and communities. Accordingly, in their pursuit of economic objectives, business organizations have a responsibility to satisfy the concerns of stakeholders affected by their operations. This is the core of corporate social responsibility (CSR). CSR theory asserts that business organizations exist for not only profit motives, but also social and environmental objectives (Schwartz, 2011). Indeed, CSR has become so that important governments in most countries around the world have enacted laws and regulations that businesses must adhere to so as to foster community wellbeing and environmental sustainability. Inattention to social and environmental concerns may harm an organization's public reputation or have serious legal ramifications on the organization.
WECAREHealth (WCH), a New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company, is facing serious human rights issues and environmental concerns due to its activities in the…… [Read More]
WET & DRY COUNTIES IN KENTUCKY as of 10/22/09
Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control www.abc.ky.gov
Virginia Vanaman Davis
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001 ADAIR DRY 041 GRANT 3 -- LIMITED 081 MASON WET
002 ALLEN DRY 042 GRAVES LIMITED & GOLF 082 MEADE WET
003 ANDERSON WET 043 GRAYSON DRY 083 MENIFEE DRY
004 BALLARD DRY 044 GREEN DRY 084 MERCER LIMITED & QHS
005 BARREN 2-LIMITED 045 GREENUP LIMITED 085 METCALFE DRY
006 BATH DRY 046 HANCOCK DRY 086 MONROE DRY
007 BELL LIMITED 047 HARDIN 2- LIM &
GOLF 087 MONTGOMERY MOIST
008 BOONE WET 048 HARLAN MOIST 088 MORGAN DRY
009 BOURBON WET 049 HARRISON WET 089 MUHLENBERG MOIST
010 BOYD M & LIMITED 050 HART DRY 090 NELSON WET
011 BOYLE LIM & W & G -2 051 HENDERSON WET 091…… [Read More]
As Goulian (2013) makes clear, the purple people are women—and they are a potential growth target for the numerous golf courses around the country. Women make up half the world’s population and half the world’s workforce. Through Education and Training, Marketing and Communications, Programming and Events, and Alliance Relationships, Goulian (2013) shows that the purple people (aka women) can be made into the “new constituency of the gold industry” (p. 2). The article argues that women as a target audience for golf offer a chance for the game to grow. Goulian’s main argument is that women are looking to have fun on the links, not to compete: they want something laid back that they can do with their female friends—and golf clubs need to embrace that desire and use it in their marketing plans.
The article points out that industries have to reconsider women as targets because women have…… [Read More]
Paragraph 1 (Summary of my Learning from Essential Criminology and two Journal Articles)
Globalization has many aspects of interpretations, depending on the way it pertains to one's position in life. From my readings in the textbook, Essential Criminology, and the journal articles, I have come to realize that globalization has positive and negative effects to everyone in today's world. Positively speaking, globalization is great as far as communicating through the internet technology is concerned, from anywhere in the world and at any time, with little or no expense. Getting 24/7 news coverage is beneficial in keeping up with happenings throughout the world. Transportation is more efficient when it comes to importing and exporting goods and moving people across the world. There are many negative sides to globalization as well. The financial and commodities markets are affected by the economies of other countries more readily now than in the past.…… [Read More]
Nor would sexual saturation without challenge be the Heavenly solution to sexual frustration in life. In principle Heaven would provide the precise mix of success and failure that corresponded to maximum happiness; it would not provide unlimited success if that would detract from its value. In Heaven, one would have the opportunity to play only as much golf as would be maximally enjoyable; one would be precisely as proficient at the game as to reinforce rather than detract from its enjoyment. Likewise, if sexual encounters without any prospect of rejection would be unfulfilling, Heaven would provide the precise mix of success and failure to avoid reducing the subjective pleasure involved. Therefore, it is Barnes's lack of imagination rather than the limitations of Heaven that account for his conclusions.
The counterargument is that anything would become boring if one lived eternally, including even the perfect mix of success and failure,…… [Read More]
The treatment of the undocumented workers has legal and economic implications, but is only an issue in the political arena.
Companies that hire illegal immigrants are being socially responsible. The argument that illegals suppress wages is not based on sound evidence - the jobs illegals do would otherwise be unfilled. If anything, hiring illegals is socially responsible because it gives those people an opportunity to better themselves, something they otherwise would not have had. The notion is especially absurd given that 99% of Americans received this same opportunity at some point in their own family's history. Furthermore, mankind has an obligation to look out for our fellow man. This duty transcends any sense of duty to a state or that state's rule of law.
The only small issue with regards to illegal immigrants is that with regard to legal immigrants, those who play by the rules, sometimes to their detriment.…… [Read More]
In addition, it will be necessary for the company to continue to use technology to stay on the cutting edge of shoe innovation.
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Ellis, K. "Global Competition Intensifies Industry Lobbying." Women's Wear Daily 191(86) 2006 April 24: 14-15. Business Source Complete. EBSCOHost.…… [Read More]
At any rate, this approach would be highly congruent with Heineken's existing approach to branding given its current repertoire of 170 international brands and strategic partnering with local beer manufacturers. Such a partnership might be the best way for Singha to avoid being acquired outright by Heineken in the future as it continues to juggernaut-like march to global domination of the beer market.
Finally, because it is well established that bright sunlight can harm the taste of beer, it would appear reasonable to conclude that the brown-glassed Singha bottles protect their contents better than the clearer green glass used by Heineken. For tropical markets such as Thailand where product can be exposed to the harsh rays of the sun during transport or otherwise, the marketers at Heineken would be well advised to either darken the color of their glass containers or incorporate some ultraviolet protection in their bottles to avoid…… [Read More]
Ar-yuwat, S., Clark, Hunter, & James, (2013). Determinants of physical activity in primary school students using the health belief model. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 119. http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/jmdh.s40876
Thailand experiences a large amount of children that demonstrate inadequate levels of physical activity. Obesity risk increases due to lack of physical activity. The article seeks to understand how primary school aged children observe causes of physical activity. By investigating the impact of perceived barriers, benefits, and cues on levels of physical activity among students of primary school age, the researchers can understand the link between physical inactivity and lack of motivation and other hurdles towards good health. The results suggested participants were significantly influenced by barriers/obstacles such as bad weather, playing outdoors near strangers, and too much coursework/homework. Gender had no impact on physical activity.
The study was a cross-sectional study that had several strengths. The first was using a large sample of…… [Read More]
The gist of the argument that Hundley (2004) makes is that men still spend much of their time in this 'gentlemen's game' of golf making derogatory comments to other (male) players in ways that are inappropriate and actually derogatory to females. These include comments such as suggesting that men who do not hit the ball well 'hit it with their purse,' and requesting that they 'put on a skirt and hit from the forward tees' (Hundley, 2004). While many believe that these forward tees are designed for golfers who are not yet as skilled, most scorecards and course information mark them as the 'ladies' tees.' It could be argued that this is done as a courtesy to women, to treat them fairly because they are typically not as strong as men. However, Hundley (2004) clearly feels that this is one more example of the way that Semiotics are used by…… [Read More]
The development activities are always difficult to be hampered for the sake of environmental protection; therefore the organizations including Green Vision should provide possible alternatives to the authorities so that the development activities can continue, recreational parks should be created (Mayer, 2002).
The ultimate beneficiary and the victim of the advantages and concerns associated with any of the project is neither the authority, the developers nor the non-governmental organizations, but it is the public that benefits and suffers the most either ways, therefore keeping in view the concerns of the people in mind, there is need to adopt a moderate approach, which provide the benefits of the development plans to the public, and also provide environmental safeguard to them and the generation to come, because the environmental impact are never serious instant, the impact buildup gradually, and then take a strong trajectory towards environmental outburst, which will cause economic…… [Read More]
For any strategic planning activity to be effective there must be the ability to quickly define process-level changes to increase competitive advantage. Mintzberg's critique of the strategic planning process is illustrated in the shortcomings of the Ashoff Matrix in this regard.
Lack of strategic prioritization of projects within the context of the Ansoff Matrix - the Ansoff Matrix does not provide for strategic criteria to be applied to specific projects. The portfolio management approach to strategic planning specifically has been developed to respond to the shortcomings of the Ansoff Matrix and other analytical constructs like it. Portfolio management is in fact the basis for Boston Consulting Groups' Growth/Share Matrix, or as it is commonly referred to, the BCG Matrix.
Lack of quantification of cash generation and modeling of future financial performance - the shortcomings of the Ansoff Matrix as a strategic tool relative to the needs of strategists, specifically at…… [Read More]
National corporations own many chains, even though several others are independently owned but affiliated with a chain through a franchise agreement.
Types of Hotels
The U.S. Department of Labour (2004) denotes five basic types of hotels:
Commercial - These hotels operate year round and are primarily located in cities or suburban places. The larger properties offer an assortment of services for their guests, such as coffee shops, restaurants, cocktail lounges, gift shops, newsstands, theatre, health spas, swimming pools, etc.. Even larger hotels offer banquet rooms, ballrooms to accommodate wedding receptions; business meetings. Convention and business meetings provide major sources of revenue for larger hotels
esort - These hotels are primarily located in vacation destinations near mountains, the seashore, or other attractions. Nowadays, some resorts provide additional convention and conference facilities to stimulate their customers to combine business with pleasure. (U.S. Department of Labour, 2004)
esidential - These establishments provide a…… [Read More]