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Harvard Business School Case Study: Parker's Biscuits
China is quickly becoming just as much of a consumer as it is a major international manufacturer. This has led many foreign companies to begin working in China, not just to manufacture and export goods, but to sell to Chinese consumers as well. The food industry had slowly begun bringing in foreign snacks and goods to serve this growing Chinese consumer base, showing that there was a great opportunity within China. Parker's Biscuits was looking to expand its empire by possibly entering into a joint venture with China to manufacture and produce their cookies and biscuits. Although the company does need to build some of its core competencies to succeed, it already has experience working with joint ventures in Asia and therefore has a competitive advantage over other foreign companies with less knowledge and resources in terms of working within the Asian nation.
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The history of sustainable development and environmentally sound policies is long and complex. It can, however, be broken down into five major components, all a reflection of the culture of the time: 1960-70 as Industrial Environmentalism. Industries resisted pressures for regulations and environmentalists were not viewed as credible sources; 1970-1982 as Regulatory Environmentalism. The EPA becomes mediator between industry and science; environmental protection was considered at best a necessary evil, at worst a temporary nuisance; 1982-1988 as Environmentalism as a Social Responsibility. By 1982 the EPA had lost credibility, but activism was up; industry finally became aware that cooperation was cheaper than adversarial legal suits; 1988-1993 as Strategic Environmentalism. Industry progressed into a proactive stance, still wary on spending to protect the environment; 1993 to Present Day as Environmental Management as an Opportunity. Business schools are now teaching that environmental protection is not a threat, but an opportunity to increase competitive advantage. Going green can save money and glean customers. See: Hoffman, 2001; Senge, 2010.
"Copenhagen Pork," in Global Warming Hoax, (December 18, 2009), Globalwarming hoax.com. Cited in: http://www.globalwarminghoax.com/comment.php?comment.news.128
There was no underlying structure for streamlining data transferrable and storage that helped keep control in a situation with little human involvement. The network that was created did not allow strong manipulation and control by the individuals in charge of it governance. Unable to make adjustments to the network configuration, the problem only continued to persist until it caused the ultimate collapse of the system.
John Halmaka learned a number of crucial lessons from the horrifying experience. First, I was crucial to keep experts involved in the maintenance of the network. Secondly, it was crucial for the organization to not allow a single piece of the it strategy be the "sole point of failure," (McFarlan & Austin 2005 p 10). Then, the it department had to learn to keep up-to-date with everything and to beware of potential internal threats in the form of users who know to much about the….
Shouldice Hospital: A Case Study in Expansion
The Shouldice Hospital, as it is described in the case analysis serving this discussion, is a highly progressive hernia treatment facility which not only specialized in this particular surgical procedure but which also provides a unique setting for convalescence. Through the promotion of ambulatory recovery and the creation of a context which is both clinically excellent and highly social, Shouldice offers a positive healing environment. The hospital experiences good results, positive patient feedback and a successful business model. Indeed, as confirmed by the Navjeevan Hospital (2011) sponsored Hernia Help Center, "Ambulatory Hernia surgery allows patients to walk as much as possible, which helps in faster recovery." (Navjeevan Hospital, p. 1) The positive outcomes and glowing reputation associated with the mode of surgery and the Shouldice Hospital respectively are central to this discussion. As the account hereafter will demonstrate, the greatest challenges before Shouldice….
Dhumale, R.; Tisdale, J. & Barwell, N. (2010). Over a thousand ambulatory hernia repairs in a primary care setting. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 92(2), 127-130.
Heskett, J. (2003). Shouldice Hospital Limited. Harvard Business School.
Lambert, V. (2009). Why Are Men Being Refused Surgery For Their Hernias? Daily Mail Online.
Landro, L. (2012). A Secret for Patients Undergoing Hernia Repair. Wall Street Journal.
Harvard Business eview
Assessment task: strategic planning
Over the past decades, the strategic plan has become an important human resource management tool. Several researchers have written and published a lot in this field of strategy, and subsequently, on the subject of strategic planning. In the year 1970-80, planning was the core activities of modern firms because the management believed it would enable them achieve a competitive merit. Many of the studies during this time reveal the thoughts of managers towards strategic plans. Into the bargain, research from the past two decades has managed to identify the "pitfalls" of strategic planning. For example, the link between strategic planning and organizational performance has not produced conclusive findings, which has further made a synthesized stream of research difficult to achieve (Grant 2003).
From a planning point-of-view, strategic planning primary objective should achieve long-term survival. In a company's endeavors to achieve a competitive advantage, challenges such….
Reeves, M., Love, C., & Tillmanns, P. 2012. "Your Strategy Needs a Strategy," Harvard
Business Review 90, pp.76-83.
Nauheimer, M. 2007. "On Studying Strategic Planning Process in Large companies: Theoretical
Perspectives and Evidence." Doctorate Diss, University of St. Gallen.
Harvard Business School case - "Zara: Fast Fashion," due a hard copy submitted Oct. 7. In write-, address question: Q: Assess adding potential arbitrage Zara. Should Zara increase arbitrage considers expansion prospects U.S. I concise write- exceed single spaced pages.
Zara: 'Fast Fashion' case study
Zara: 'Fast Fashion' case study
Assess the value adding potential of arbitrage for Zara. Should Zara increase its use of arbitrage as it considers expansion prospects in the U.S.
Arbitrage is defined as the practice of capitalizing upon a price differential that exists within two markets (Arbitrage, 2010, Business Dictionary). The Spanish-based clothing store Zara has based its business model upon volume-based trade in inexpensive clothing. Zara only stocks a few in-demand items and its inventory levels thus exhibit a high rate of turnover. Zara uses couture designs made from inexpensive fabrics and produces the items as cheaply as possible, with young, largely unknown Spanish designers. It also….
Arbitrage. (2010). Business Dictionary. Retrieved October 6, 2010 at http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/arbitrage.html
Ferdows, Kasra, Michael A. Lewis & Jose Machuca. (2005). Zara's secret for fast fashion.
Harvard Business Case Study. Retrieved October 5, 2010 at http://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive/4652.html
Lessard, Donald. (2008, March). Integrating global supply and marketing chains. Global Strategy and Organization Sloan Fellows Program. MIT Sloan School of Management.
Harvard Business School Case Study: "TW's Information Services Division: Strategic Human esource Management
The Strategic human resource management process initiated by Will Sproule was a very smart initiative for the purpose of increasing the organizational effectiveness of the company. However, there were some issues that need to be addressed. As discussed in the case, when this change process was initiated, it faced several hurdles which made the achievement of objectives more difficult. There were several reasons because of which Sproule found it difficult to initiate the change process. The primary reason that creates barriers to the effective execution of the change process is that those who are going to be affected by the change are usually unwilling to cooperate because they fear that any such change may decrease their importance in the organization or they will eventually loose their jobs. Some other causes may be that the management might not….
. Indian elevator market growth is very promising in the 1995 timeframe,
which is when this case study takes place. The low-end of the Indian
elevator market is experiencing 27% increases in unit shipments, and
17% unit increases overall.
. The market itself is highly fragmented for elevators in India. 70% of
the demand for elevators is at the low-end of the market; 20% at the
middle-end, and 10% at the top-end.
. High levels of recurring revenue are possible in the Indian elevator
market due to the large installed base of elevators and the high
maintenance fees Otis Elevator and other competitors have been able to
. As the Schindler Elevator learned in their strategies to enter the
Indian market with elevators (Columbus, 2005) the capricious and very
damaging effects of fluctuating tariffs can put a halt to any light
manufacturing or assembly in addition to the more intensive operations
of building subassemblies for consumption in other areas of the world.
. Otis elevator….
Harvard Business School (2003) - Silvio Napoli at Schindler India (A).
De Geus, Arie. (2002). The Living Company. Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing.
Instead of being a typical management book on what should and should not be done to perpetuate the status quo, author Arie de Geus drew on his experiences within Royal Dutch/Shell, research from biologists and psychologists, and the study of multinational corporations or companies with a great deal of longevity. Instead, De Geus believes that companies that want to succeed commit to develop all their employees at all career stages to their maximum potential. The four major principles to this are:
Sensitivity to the corporate environment -- Long-lived companies pay attention, learn, adapt, and evolve as circumstances require.
Persona -- Successful organizations are cohesive and have a strong sense of identity that helps them build a shared community.
Tolerance -- These successes are patient, typically more decentralized, less hierarchical, and give a wider spread of decision making authority, but are tolerant….
John Hamm in the Harvard Business Review. This will be followed up by a two page analytical report comparing and contrasting the content of the Hamm article to selected principles, concepts or theories in chapters 10 through 13 in the our text book, Management of Organizational Behavior.
In "The Five Messages He holds that any leader has just one job. This is inspiring his followers to make a difference and a better future for the organization. Effective communication skills are a critical tool that is needed for the accomplishment of this task. In Hamm's summation, business need to employ leadership in the way a SAT team or an emergency staff organizes itself. Everyone knows what to do and time is analyzed efficiently to its fullest potential.
For a leader to inspire your their workforce followers, Hamm to greatness, suggests absolutely clear communication regarding the following five topics:
A. Organizational Hierarchy: hen an….
The company's objective is to develop capabilities in the Reseach and Development aeas as well as ensuing poducts that can be sold and distibuted in the Euopean and Ameican makets. It should be noted, howeve, that such a move must be taken with caution and cae; appoaching the Euopean business maketplace may not wok in the same manne as othe business envionments. As one expet ecently wote "appoaching the Euopean makets without ecognizing the impotance of national languages and cultues in daily life is a cucial mistake" (Robet, 2010, pg. 31). It would be wise fo the company to emembe Robet's wods due to the unique natue of the Euopean makets and Gemany in paticula; since that is the county this pape ecommends the company conducts its business.
It is impotant to note that choosing a county to base the company's opeations is a delicate and time-consuming matte that must be….
references of political actors, German Politics, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 281-300
Dickman, M.; (2003) Implementing German HRM abroad: Desired, feasible, successful? International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 265 -- 283
Dunning, J.H. & Lundan, S.M.; (2008) Multinational Enterprises and the Global Economy, London: Edward Elgar Publishing
Federal Republic of Germany (2003) Background Notes on Countries of the World 2003, pp. 1 -15
Grewal, R.; Chandrashekaran, M.; Dwyer, F.R.; (2008) Navigating local environments with global strategies: A contingency model of multinational subsidiary performance, Marketing Science, Vol. 27, Issue 5, pp. 886 -- 902
The existence and specialization of these three competitors materializes in the need for Creativity Sure to excel in the offering of the three types of products and services offered by challengers Karina Advertising, Falling Agency and Dorna PLC.
4.2 PEST Analysis
Political forces: The development of a full legislation within the advertising field has yet to become a complete process. ecent efforts have however limited the operations of advertising campaigns in the meaning of having eliminated all features that are not compatible with the product or which promise unrealistic outcomes, such as the tremendous loss of weight. Other issues regulated by the new laws refer to truth-in-advertising, product labeling requirements, online advertising and marketing, the advertising of specific products, telemarketing and direct marketing, and finally, regulations relative to environmental marketing (The Official Business Link to the U.S. Government, 2009). The new Obama administration has yet to take a new stand on….
Chesbrough, H.W., 2003, Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology, Harvard Business Press School, ISBN 1578518377
Fabozzi, F.J., Peterson, P.P., 2003, Financial Management and Analysis, 2nd Edition, John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 0471234842
Kellner, H., Heuberger, F.W., 1994, Hidden Technocrats: The New Class and New Capitalism, Transaction Publishers, ISBN 1560007877
LeClaire, J., 2000, Benefits of Advertising in Any Economy, Sign Industry, http://www.signindustry.com/management/articles/2002-10-31-JL-AdvertInDownEconomy.php3 last accessed on May 5, 2009
For a product configuration system to be effective it must be able to submit orders directly into production while at the same time being able to determine what the Available-To-Promise (ATP) ship dates are (Mendelson, Parlakturk, 2008). Instead of just giving the standard four to six weeks I'd also integrate the product configuration systems to supply chain systems to ensure that accurate Available-To-Promise (ATP) dates (Gunasekaran, Ngai, 2009). I'd use this as a competitive differentiator to ensure that customers could be very well informed as to when their sofa or furniture was going to arrive. All of these systems would also be integrated to an analytics system so it would be possible to know what the status of orders and shipments were on a continual basis.
Gunasekaran, A., & Ngai, E.. (2009). Modeling and analysis of build-to-order supply chains. European Journal of Operational esearch, 195(2), 319.
Johansson, Johny K., & Nonaka,….
Gunasekaran, A., & Ngai, E.. (2009). Modeling and analysis of build-to-order supply chains. European Journal of Operational Research, 195(2), 319.
Johansson, Johny K., & Nonaka, Ikujiro. (1987, May). Market Research the Japanese Way. Harvard Business Review, 65(3), 16.
Kate Maddox. (2006, April). Microsoft research paves way for 'People Ready'. B to B, 91(4), 62.
Lorne McMillan & Brenda Ng. (2007). Ethnography within consumer research -- a critical case study of Consumer Film Festivals. International Journal of Market Research, 49(6), 707-714.
For example, someone interested in green technology from a cost perspective might value operational excellence in a company -- seeking the lowest price replacement windows in the least amount of time with the least amount of disruption to their family. Someone interested in the greenest home possible may be interested in innovation, and still others might be attracted to the idea of a custom-built home. Just as there is no one housing market, even within the market of green housing consumers, many different segments and demographics exist, along with conceptions of what conveys value.
Treacy, Michael, iersema, Fred. (1993, January). Customer intimacy and other value disciplines. Harvard Business Review, 71(1), 84. Retrieved April 3, 2009, from ABI/INFORM….
Proposed Plan for Improvement
The above assessment of the current personnel management challenges facing the organization indicates that there are a number of pertinent issues that must be addressed if the organization is to effectively optimize its human resource capabilities and help facilitate the development of change in the organization. With this in mind, the proposed plan for organizational development focuses on two specific areas for improvement. First, the proposed plan considers the need for the strategic development of human resource practice in the organization. Strategic human resource management will enable the organization to embed human resource function into the process of facilitating organizational objectives. Second, the proposed plan considers the need for a comprehensive change management program which will facilitate H integration while building the necessary organizational infrastructure to help improve change outcomes.
Strategic Human esource Management
Strategic human resource management or SHM is the process by which human resource activities are….
Acquaah, M., 2004. "Human factor theory, organizational citizenship behaviors and human resources management practices: An integration of theoretical constructs and suggestions for measuring the human factor," Review of Human Factor Studies, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 118-151.
Boswell, W., 2006. "Aligning employees with the organization's strategic objectives: Out of line of sight, out of mind," International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 19, no. 9, pp. 1489-1511.
Breen, V., Fetzer, R. & Howard, L., 2005. "Consensus problem-solving increases perceived communication openness in organizations," Employee Responsibilities & Rights Journal, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 215-229.
Change management: The HR strategic imperative as a business partner," 2007. HR Magazine, vol. 52, no. 12, pp. 1-9.
Harvard Business School Case Study: Parker's Biscuits China is quickly becoming just as much of a consumer as it is a major international manufacturer. This has led many foreign companies…Read Full Paper ❯
Transportation - Environmental Issues
By te same token, an American citizen, say of Iranian decent as very little coice in self-defining teir "etnicity" since tere is not a category for Arab-American --…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
There was no underlying structure for streamlining data transferrable and storage that helped keep control in a situation with little human involvement. The network that was created did…Read Full Paper ❯
Harvard Case Shouldice Hospital: A Case Study in Expansion The Shouldice Hospital, as it is described in the case analysis serving this discussion, is a highly progressive hernia treatment facility which…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
Harvard Business eview Assessment task: strategic planning Over the past decades, the strategic plan has become an important human resource management tool. Several researchers have written and published a lot…Read Full Paper ❯
Harvard Business School case - "Zara: Fast Fashion," due a hard copy submitted Oct. 7. In write-, address question: Q: Assess adding potential arbitrage Zara. Should Zara increase…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
Harvard Business School Case Study: "TW's Information Services Division: Strategic Human esource Management The Strategic human resource management process initiated by Will Sproule was a very smart initiative for…Read Full Paper ❯
Opportunities . Indian elevator market growth is very promising in the 1995 timeframe, which is when this case study takes place. The low-end of the Indian elevator market is experiencing 27% increases…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
Living Company De Geus, Arie. (2002). The Living Company. Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing. Instead of being a typical management book on what should and should not be done to perpetuate…Read Full Paper ❯
John Hamm in the Harvard Business Review. This will be followed up by a two page analytical report comparing and contrasting the content of the Hamm article to…Read Full Paper ❯
Business The company's objective is to develop capabilities in the Reseach and Development aeas as well as ensuing poducts that can be sold and distibuted in the Euopean and Ameican…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Advertising
The existence and specialization of these three competitors materializes in the need for Creativity Sure to excel in the offering of the three types of products and services…Read Full Paper ❯
For a product configuration system to be effective it must be able to submit orders directly into production while at the same time being able to determine what…Read Full Paper ❯
For example, someone interested in green technology from a cost perspective might value operational excellence in a company -- seeking the lowest price replacement windows in the least…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
Proposed Plan for Improvement The above assessment of the current personnel management challenges facing the organization indicates that there are a number of pertinent issues that must be addressed if…Read Full Paper ❯