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Here, Hilton's locations not just in mainland China but in various locations throughout the globe have joined forces in creating a distinctly Chinese hospitality experience for visitors. Accordingly, the Hilton Huanying program is designed to demonstrate Hilton's recognition of Chinese cultural predilections when traveling at home or abroad. The program promotes "a tailored experience for Chinese travelers to welcome them to Hilton orldwide properties, and expanded the program to over 60 properties in 16 countries." (Radelet, p. 1)
The Emergent Chinese Market:
Evidence emergent from this program suggests the tactic has been successful thus far in promoting the goal of achieving greater cultural compatibility with this important emergent marketplace. According to Radelet, the program's first five months produced a single year spike of 30% bookings in its Chinese locations. This is paired with efforts to promote its embrace of the Chinese market throughout the global franchise. Prominent evidence of this…… [Read More]
One final possible advantage offered by Chile would be another new development in the travel industry, which is community-service oriented travel. The Hilton Corporation could work with the Chilean government to create programs whereby travelers could help provide assistance to certain needy populations and areas of the region, possibly even in areas not traditionally known of by tourists. This would satisfy a potential desire for adventure in the hearts of many tourists, but combine it with a spirit of learning and community service.
Given the Chilean government's new desire to address historical inequities in the nation, and its relatively strong economy and currency which would mitigate some of the risks in embarking upon these new ventures, Chile offers itself as a nation not simply of scenic beauty, but of attractive investment opportunities. The nation and the region are changing, and so is the hospitality industry. Because of its varied…… [Read More]
However, the foreign investment climate has improved significantly in recent years, especially with respect to hotel development, including in Phnom Penh. A new system for lease registration has been developed that effectively allows for registering land titles, allowing foreign entities to take out 99-year leases on property, which otherwise would be subject to foreign ownership restrictions. Those restrictions on foreign ownership of land have stifled foreign direct investment in the past. As these rules change, Hilton's ability to build out a strong Cambodian asset base will improve. It is recommended that in order to obtain early mover advantages that Hilton get in front of this curve by taking out 99-year leases on properties, something other hoteliers have done already.
The hotel business in Phnom Penh is currently underdeveloped. There are few international players; most hotels are small operations owned by domestic firms either wholly or in partnership with firms from…… [Read More]
The previous managers of the Westward Hilton modeled their belief statement after the credo of another hotel, the itz-Carlton. Unfortunately, that credo did not work well for the Westward Hilton, and was not a good fit. One company is not the same as another, even though they may provide the same basic services (Belch & Belch, 2006). The itz-Carlton has brand name recognition, for example, where the Westward Hilton did not have the popularity and reputation. Because of that, the Westward Hilton struggled to portray itself in the same way that the itz-Carlton portrays itself, and that portrayal fell flat. It was also believed by Green that the credo that was adopted by the Westward Hilton was unoriginal and that it lacked a sense of genuineness that would have been seen had the hotel come up with its own credo. Of course, at that time the hotel has…… [Read More]
The contortions she was seen performing were not those of the newest fitness trends in hot yoga, but with a hot physique of a different kind.
To pick at Hilton's unfortunate sexual performance as seen online by so many pimply-faced web surfers barely out of middle school may seem cruel. Yes, one could say, no one forced her to make it -- make the film that brought her such ill fame, that is. But few of us, public figures or not, would look particularly admirable if our intimate life was displayed for all to see across the Internet. This was, after all, not the public face Hilton wished to show to the world, but a supposedly private moment that got out into the world's eye, unbeknownst to her, in the worst possible fashion and through the worst, most easily disseminated popular media. She was taken advantage of the celebrity seeking…… [Read More]
Together, these two hotels would highlight a shift that was occurring, as an increasing number of people began to travel more, for a variety of reasons.
What accounting firm audited its financial statements?
oth companies are currently using KPMG to audit their financial statements. ("Sonic, Hilton Hotels and Sbarro ax Anderson Firm," 2002) This is important, because it shows how both organizations are trying to provide as much transparency as possible, by having an accounting firm that can respond to their needs. In many ways, the selection of them as their auditor is a testament to this commitment. Evidence of this can be seen back in 2002, when Host Marriot hired KPMG as their auditor. At the time they were using Arthur Anderson. Given the transparency issues of the accounting firm, meant that the company would have to find one that could provide increased transparency. This is significant, because the…… [Read More]
This seems quite vague, as it could be up to each person to define how to protect and ensure the assets are used efficiently. It seems as if the company is simply attempting to protect itself legally in some areas of this Code, and that the Code is deliberately vague to help cover employees who might abuse the Code.
In everyday life, many of these codes just seem to be common sense. It is a given that most people will act with honesty and integrity in their everyday lives in most areas, and that they will put their own interests first, and use their assets efficiently. So, much of the Code apply to everyday life, any rely on common sense to create and define them. There will always be dishonesty in the workplace and in everyday life, but for most people these types of codes simply define ideas they already…… [Read More]
Policies and procedures for the Hilton include corporate responsibility, community involvement, support of the arts, and a variety of public service policies that enhance the company's public persona. The company mission stresses accountability, profitability, and corporate responsibility.
The 2005 Annual eport indicates profitability at 7% from last year, with Net Income up 93%. It was one of the best years for Hilton in quite a while, and the company continues to look quite successful and profitable.
I hope to work for the Hilton Hotels Corporation because they are a respected and long-term name in the hospitality industry, they are successful, and my educational goals have been geared toward a successful hospitality purveyor such as the Hilton. I respect their brands, including the Waldorf-Astoria, feel I would be a good fit because of my hospitality experience, education, and desire to do well with the company.
Editors. "Hilton Hotels Information." Hoovers.com.…… [Read More]
There are some cases where there can be a guest service agent who might be handling japans guests but may not understand what the guest exactly needs and hence will need to ask for help and may lead to a long period of waiting. This leads to decrease in the efficiency of the services the resort offers since there can be a time when there is no one available for translating and the guest has to wait until someone is available this leads to the guests getting impatient and hence it was discourage the guest from visiting the resort some other time. This is an eventual decline in international guests since there is no efficiency in handling them. The communication barrier between the staff and guests is something very bad and if not taken care of well can lead to serious negative implication to both the image of which will…… [Read More]
The stand-alone value of ITT is $1,878 (6,000+877-999-4,000). The relevancy of the break-even point is that if stock is performing less than the stockholders' full value, they may call for the company to split apart, with proceeds returned to investors in cash, stock in spun off companies, or a combination of both. It is a possible entry point for a prospective buyer. The stand-alone value is subjective and includes expected rates of return where the historical value is objective and includes actual rates of return. ITT's value to Hilton was: 1) it was cheaper to acquire than to build, 2) acquiring ITT would make Hilton the sixth largest lodging and gaming corporation in the world, being twice as large as any lodging competitor and four times as large as any gaming competitor, and 3) the acquisition tied into Hilton's strategic plan for global expansion.
The $55 was a…… [Read More]
These two techniques of reflexive and logic-reasoning are very effective in creating consensus and insight form multiple decision makers over time (Muller, Turner, 2010). In the long-term, this technique of decision making and the involvement of the leaders on Kava can potentially reduce their resistance to the development as well.
After Nik and his team have defined their common vision, mission and objectives, they need to also define the strategies and alternatives to attain them. The strategies must be done at as little cost and risk as possible as Mr. Morales' comments in the case study indicate only a small budget is available. The team also needs to concentrate on the socially responsible nature of the decisions as well, as Mr. Morales has stated that he wants any project done on Kava to be consistent with show great respect for the citizens of the island nation, be highly ethical, and…… [Read More]
Exposure to Sex in Commercials
The adage, "sex sells," is nothing new, in fact, more than a century ago advertisers were using women in advertising campaigns for tobacco and soaps (Erotic pp). During the 1940's, George Petty became famous with his Petty girls, who were so popular in advertising for bathing attire and cigarettes that students at Princeton University selected Petty as their favorite artist in 1947, while Rembrandt came in second (Erotic pp). The sexual revolution of the 1960's became a catalyst for the use of sexual and erotic ads for just about anything and everything (Erotic pp). In 1966, Swedish model and former Miss Sweden, Gunilla Knutson, appearing in a television commercial for shaving cream encouraged men to "take it all off" to the tune of David Rose's popular hit "The Stripper" (Erotic pp). This ad created enormous attention and heralded in a new era for sex in…… [Read More]
34 billion = 1.02). The ratio for 2009 was calculated by: dividing $2.851 billion into $1.142 billion ($2.851 billion / $1.142 billion = 2.09). ("Marriot 2009 Annual Report," 2010) The lackstone Group has a debt ratio for: 2008 of 2.81 and 2009 of 1.50. The number for 2008 was calculated by dividing $9.489 billion into $3.37 billion ($9.489 billion / $3.37 billion = 2.81). The ratio for 2009 was determined by dividing $9.049 billion into $6.017 billion ($9.049 billion / $6.017 billion = 1.50. ("The lackstone Group 2009 Annual Report," 2010)
When you compare the debt ratio of Marriot with that of the lackstone Group, they both have a debt ratio above 1.0, indicating that they have more assets than debt. With Marriot this number increased between 2008 and 2009, highlighting that the company has been taking aggressive steps to reduce the underlying amounts of debt. Evidence of this can…… [Read More]
J. Heinz Company
Strengths: it is short and concise; it is constructed in a formal means which also uses specialized language to promote the company's commitment to customers and employees.
Shortcomings: it lacks an introduction and it does not mention the well-being of other categories of stakeholders aside customers and employees
Strengths: offers detailed input on the company's visionary goals; includes several categories of stakeholders
Shortcomings: it is rather long and too detailer, creating as such the possibility for the reader to lose interest and not remember what he read; seems explicative and responsive to the criticism of environmental threats to which the company has been subjected.
ank of vision statements from best to worst: I (4); II (1); III (2); IV (5); V (3)
ed Hat 2009 Annual eport, http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/HAT/763006950x0x304106/3145E646-AE56-4FE1-9C59-B79F4491C4C5/FY09_Annual_eport_on_Form_10-K.pdf last accessed on November 2, 2009
2009, ed…… [Read More]
The interview already revealed different technology, such as pay-per-click advertising, being used in order to maximize the outreach of the message at the lowest possible cost.
Second, technology is also important in reducing the cost in the hotel and making the business more efficient and effective in the way it is using its resources. For example, Scott has mentioned that the email is the preferred form of communication. This makes sense both in terms of the human resources effectiveness in the workplace and in terms of the overall costs for the organization. It is much simpler to keep track of a communication thread via email and this also increases the work productivity of the different employees at the hotel.
The political and social aspects from the PEST analysis have a smaller impact on the activity of the business. Scott has mentioned that he tries to steer the business as much…… [Read More]
families are living in poverty. Many of these families are living in such extreme conditions that they cannot afford even such basic needs as food for every meal. Living and growing up in such conditions affects every area of life and ultimately the country as a whole. The escalation of poverty among families create tremendous challenges for children. It can negatively impact a growing child's mental and physical health, for example. Such conditions also affect education. A child suffering from chronic mental or physical conditions related to poverty cannot receive optimal educational opportunities. Ultimately, such a child will not be able to contribute to the economy of the country or arrange his or her own well-being in the world. This, in turn, creates further burdens for the country's welfare system. For this reason, it is important to study the contributing factors to poverty in the country in order to find…… [Read More]
Value of Personal Selling
The Ideal Sales Professional
Personal selling can play a critical role in driving hotel sales. The industry has reached new levels competition than ever before. Having a competent sales force representing the organization on the front lines is more important than ever before. Potential clients are being constantly bombarded by media in various forms in today's hectic lives. Therefore the value of face-to-face communications is at an all-time high. Personal selling is valuable because it allows organizations to break through the noise as well as tailor a personalized message for potential clients. Although personalized selling can be more costly, it is also more effective than other forms of marketing in most cases.
The hotel and tourism industry typically makes use of personal selling to promote their business. However, this is not common in all industries. Much of it depends on the complexity of the product…… [Read More]
long-term success in your specific area of interest. How have your previous experiences prepared you for this professional career? What areas of specialization within the Carroll School of Management do you believe will be most valuable in achieving your goals? What specific short-term career objectives have you set to assist you in achieving your long-term career plans?
I will never feel successful if success means putting up my feet and feeling satisfied. I don't work that way. I will only feel successful for small moments, like when I solve a huge problem in my company or when we avert trouble: when we can turn around a failing operation or stay afloat in spite of falling stock prices. Personally, I could be working in a behind-the-scenes managerial position in a company that I cared about and even if my salary was not great I would be successful because every day I…… [Read More]
Detail Five-Year Plan for Career, Including Jobs You Want, How Leverage Education and How Prepare Yourself for This Path.
Experience has taught me that despite one's best intentions sometimes the unexpected evolves. Taking this into consideration I gladly outline my five-year goals understanding that unexpected events or circumstances may change my path slightly, but ultimately not interfere with my primary purpose, which is to develop and manage my own company.
In the next five years I plan to acquire the professional skills and experience needed to start my own information-systems business in the global economic market. To facilitate this dream I intend on seeking employment with Wall Street in a position that will endow me with practical knowledge in product development within the international finance market. I plan to acquire a position that will teach me how to market products successfully so I can translate these skills into solid business…… [Read More]
Searching and Understanding a Case Study
Building Information Modeling (BIM) signifies the entire process of creation and usage of the computer produced design to imitate the planning, layout, building as well as functioning of the facility as displayed in Figure 1. The ensuing unit, a Building Information Model, is really a data-powered, object-oriented, smart as well as parametric electronic portrayal involving the premises, from where ideas and information suitable to numerous users' demands could be pulled and assessed to create info which can end up being utilized to make choices and also to enhance the entire process of presenting the center (AGC, 2005).
The main distinction between 2D CAD and BIM has been that the former explains a construction by separate 2D viewpoints like plans, portions as well as elevations. Modifying anyone of those views necessitates that all the other views should be examined and up-to-date, a mistake-prone procedure that…… [Read More]
The tourism activity requires clear quality standards that Hilton must meet. This business sector is more stable from this point-of-view than advertising. In other words, Hilton has an easier job than Interpublic Group in developing and implementing its strategy. Their strategies are based on different strategic objectives.
Interpublic Group must counteract the effects of various changes determined by the business environment. In order to reach this objective, the company must hire employees that are able to identify these effects and to develop strategies that the company can use in increasing its market share. Such situations are not frequent in the business sector of Hilton.
Another difference between the human resources strategy of these companies is represented by the motivational strategies that these companies use. These business sectors require different types of motivational strategy. The activity of Hilton requires employees that are able to follow the rules established by Hilton or…… [Read More]
Pedagogic Model for Teaching of Technology to Special Education Students
Almost thirty years ago, the American federal government passed an act mandating the availability of a free and appropriate public education for all handicapped children. In 1990, this act was updated and reformed as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which itself was reformed in 1997. At each step, the goal was to make education more equitable and more accessible to those with special educational needs. During the last presidential term, the "No Child Left Behind" Act attempted to assure that individuals with disabilities were increasingly mainstreamed and assured of high educational results. All of these legislative mandates were aimed at insuring that children with disabilities were not defrauded of the public education which has become the birthright of all American children. The latest reforms to IDEA, for example, provided sweeping reforms which not only expanded the classification of special…… [Read More]
aging gracefully. There are eight references used for this paper.
Introduction number of people are obsessed with fighting the affects of aging on the skin and finding ways to age gracefully. It is important to look at methods such as antioxidants, wrinkle fighters and nutritional supplements, as well as aging and tissue/muscle loss and interventions for slowing the aging process in order to gain a better understanding of treatments available.
Free radicals are "highly reactive molecules with an unsatisfied electron valence pair. Free radicals are produced in normal and pathological processes, and are proven or suspected agents of tissue damage in a wide variety of circumstances including radiation, damage from environment chemicals, and aging (http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/omd?query=free+radicals)."
One of the main defenses against free radicals is the proper use of antioxidants.
Researchers theorize that an "increase in some antioxidants - especially those applied to the skin - helps protect…… [Read More]
The balancing of costs and customer loyalty are being mediated by the service supply chain considerations as well in each of these companies. As the major limitation is intelligence of how self-efficacy changes over time as customers are routed to new avenues of participation, much work needs to be done in this area as it is critical for the growth of these strategies across all lines of services offered. The critical link of customer identification with the services needs to stay intact despite the challenge of keeping these roles in sync with supply chain visibility and planning.
Anderson, G., Morrice, D., Lundeen, G. (2005). The "physics" of capacity and backlog management in service and custom manufacturing supply chains. System Dynamics Review, 21(3), 217-247. Retrieved April 1, 2008, from AI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 970922231).
Hartline, M.D, Ferrell, OC. (1996). The management of customer-contact service employees: An empirical investigation. Journal…… [Read More]
But in instances where the TV does not provide good moral and role models for the teenagers then it is just to say that the TV programs are the major contributing factor towards homophobic tendencies among the society members. The lack of positive role modeling is also being viewed on the side of lesbians, gays and bisexual youth Kielwasser AP and olf MA ( 378)
. Most gays and lesbians in the society are brought up in a straight community with few gays and lesbians role models; thus they are specifically vulnerable to the portrayals of gay people in the mass media (Ryan & Futterman, 124).
The mainstream media has treated the sexual minorities as if they are not part of the human race, as if they do not exist. In addition, it was observed that the gay people of whichever age are rarely portrayed, and mostly the little portrayal…… [Read More]
This allows the client to place their level of behavior on the continuum and assess the levels of risk associated with their behaviors. The continuum also allows the client to assess the ways in which their behaviors over time, by examining the ways in which their behaviors are now different to past behaviors. This may allow clients to recognize that they have already made some progress toward less harmful behaviors, or may allow them to identify specific events which led to developing more risky behaviors. The harm reduction model allows the client to assess their current situation and plan the actions which they wish to take to change their future behaviors.
Applications of the model
The harm reduction model has been applied predominantly to drug misuse issues, however it is also appropriate to apply the model for a wide range of social and health behavior changes. The model has been…… [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]
Rising Poverty and Homelessness
NOT TO E IGNORED
Rising Poverty in the Nation's Young Families, Children and Homelessness
Census ureau (2010) reported that, for the three consecutive years, the number of people living in poverty has been increasing and reached 46.2 million or 15% of the total population. Overall poverty rate for all U.S. families went up from 9.8% in 2007 to 11.7% in 2010. Recession in the late 2007 has strongly cut through all ages, both genders and all race-ethnic groups. ut the most severely affected are young families, headed by adults under 30, with one or more children. This condition is seen to assert long-lasting negative effects of children's cognitive achievement, education, nutrition and physical and mental health as well as social behavior. These developments are likely to have long-term consequences on the nation's economy and social future U.S. Census ureau). ut professionals and parents can buffer these…… [Read More]
Idyllic, Idolizing, Late Victorian Tears
The poem by the Victorian poet laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson entitled "Tears, idle tears," has the unfortunate status of having its become such a common phrase in modern parlance, that the reader finds him or herself bracing his or her ear for more and more cliches as the poem progresses. In other words, one hears that tears are idle so often, one can easily forget, not only that Tennyson said, "I know not what they mean," but that the poem attempts to express the seriousness of futility of grief, or outward displays of affection by calling tears idle, in that they do no real work in the world. The use of 'idle' in multiple variances of meaning, from impractical and lazy, to idyllic, to idolizing is in fact quite profound and sophisticated, yielding a poem with a compact linguistic and stylistic structure.
It is also…… [Read More]
Diversity and Nursing
According to the Administration's National Sample Survey of 2000, there are 2,696,540 registered nurses in the United States (Hilton 2001). Of these only 5.9% are male, but that's the highest percentage since the 1900s. Clearly, the nursing profession is not keep up with other professions in equal gender participation. This paper explores the possible reasons why the male nurse is still a taboo career choice and finds that stereotyping and prejudice abound, negatively impacting the ability to both attract and retain male nurses.
Shuhaiber (Industry calls for more male nurses) believes that the primary reason men feel discourage to enter nursing is that nursing has traditionally been seen as a woman's job. This is reinforced by advertising for nursing positions which uses mostly women. And, studies show that men are more concerned with the low pay situation in nursing than are women. A survey of 310 male…… [Read More]
The different "isms" such as sexism, heterosexism, and racism are creating very real schisms -- in our minds, and between people. The chasms of communication that are created by hatred and misunderstanding are socially constructed. They can be socially deconstructed too. Such rifts occur between groups of people and between whole cultures. In some pockets of the United States, social conservatism threatens to erase the social progress made since the Civil ights movements of the 1960s. There are still people in the United States that believe that homosexuality is unnatural, even immoral. The idea that heterosexual marriage is in some way superior to homosexual marriage is rooted in outmoded religious doctrine and not in positive social progress. Within these "isms" are the chasms of misunderstanding that create social strife and inequality. Income disparity, for example, is closely linked with race as well as gender. Women still get paid less than…… [Read More]
Countertrading then is gaining in sophistication throughout developing nations' economies and becoming the foundation for procurement needs. The disadvantages of countertrading include the assigning of liability for the product on resale, interference between the countertrade contract and sales contract, in addition to currency fluctuation risks and pricing risks (Angelidis, Ibrahim, 2001). There are also the risks of non-performance the actual countertrade and the potential for fraud if these transactions are completed from long distances with relatively unknown trading partners.
Angelidis, J., Ibrahim, N (2001) Countertrading between United States and Western European firms: An empirical analysis of the benefits and pitfalls. International Journal of Management, 18(2), 252-259. etrieved February 5, 2008, from ABI/INFOM Global database. (Document ID: 76660806).
Kim, J., Choi, C., Millar, C., Hilton, B., Cheng, P (2006). Global sourcing partnerships and emerging MNC markets: a conceptual framework. International Journal of Services Technology and…… [Read More]
What is similar between the Bolivian revolution and the Cuban revolution is the fact that many revolutionaries in Cuba and different groups including the militia, miners and peasants in Bolivia were fighting against each other and for different causes. There lacked consistency of purpose which ultimately affected the economy of each land and resulted in lack of a dedicated leader all could approve of.
The Cuban and Bolivian revolutions also had in common many primary figures of authority that, despite their wrongs or rights, were charismatic enough to capture the support of a great number of people. The Cuban military, much like the revolutionaries in Bolivia, were for the most part ineffective. The United States opposed the leadership of the Cuban government however, during the Cuban war, which separates it from the Bolivian revolution where the United States supplied much in the way of assistance and capital in an attempt…… [Read More]
High-road competition focuses on service quality (Working for America Institute 2004), which means developing property in prime locations and the regular upkeep and upgrade of property. Hotels using high-road competition charge high room rates but provide top-class amenities, satisfying customer service and on-site attractions, such as restaurants, lounges, conference sites, gift shops and concierge service to attract customers and incline them to spend. Upper segments are likelier to engage in high-road competition and lower segments, in low-road competition. Hotels in the limited-service segments must differentiate themselves from low-cost providers by offering better service, while upper-upscale and upscale hotels must reduce costs to increase or maximize profit (Working for America Institute). The amount and quality of service in the upper segments allow them to charge higher prices and to directly reward investment.
The high-road strategy may, however, not be conducive to the level of productivity that owners and managers would want,…… [Read More]
estin Arlington Gateway
The company being researched is the estin Arlington Gateway, located at 801 North Glebe Road in Arlington, Virginia. The estin Arlington Gateway is one of more than 200 hotels and resorts located worldwide owned by Starwood Hotels and Resorts orldwide, and the company boasts in its corporate website that "everything we do is designed to help you feel your best." In fact, in 2016 the company has launched the "estin ell-Being Movement," a smart marketing strategy for guests weary from the stress of traveling in a world where social and political conflicts are very real. The well-being movement pitches this to travelers that they will "Sleep ell, Eat ell, Move ell, Feel ell, ork ell, and Play ell" (estin).
The estin Arlington Gateway is just a few minutes from ashington, D.C., and access to the nation's capitol is available by train at the Ballston Metro Station (just…… [Read More]
Accounting -- Financial Statement Analysis
Comparison of gaming industry leader Ladbrokes PLC to William Hill PLC and then comparison of both those companies to the rest of the gaming industry reveals the burgeoning market of online/digital gaming. Comparison of the companies' histories, markets and ratios, shows a still-impressive industry titan Ladbrokes PLC being increasingly outgained by another market giant, William Hill PLC, and varying degrees of success among industry also-rans. It appears that the degrees of success or failure are intimately tied to the provision of online/digital gaming experiences to consumers.
Histories and Markets:
In 1886 Messrs. Schwind and Pennington formed a partnership as commission agents primarily backing horses trained by Pennington at Ladbroke Hall in Worcestershire. In 1902 they were joined by Arthur Bendir, who named the venture "Ladbrokes" and shifted the focus from backing horses to betting against them, acting as bookmaker and punter (bet placer).…… [Read More]
S. were Protestant and that 18% of them mostly converted from Catholicism (Weiss and Solis 2007). The Hispanic population increased by 28% from 2000 to 2005. The survey identified the reasons why Hispanics would not assimilate and integrate easily or smoothly into the non-Hispanic religious culture in the U.S. Many Hispanics have a different approach to religion. They are generally more devout than non-Hispanics. This attitude derives from a mystical experience and understanding of their faith. This faith, in turn, connects powerfully to their language and original customs. Their identity links more with the community than that of the Anglo-Saxon church of the U.S. The Pew study interviewed approximately 4,000 Hispanics nationwide. The broad differences between Hispanics and non-Hispanics in the practice of their religious faith in the U.S. included denominations, faith experience, choice of place of worship, and the use of the Spanish language. About 68% of Hispanic adults…… [Read More]
These figures dwarfed what other big businesses paid for discriminatory practices. These businesses included Texaco, Inc.; Shoney's, Inc., Winn-Dixie, Stores, Inc.; and CSX Transportation, Inc. Critics saw Coca-Cola's settlement as signaling a major breakthrough among big businesses as coming to terms with diversity in the workplace (King). ecause the company has been a leader in many areas, these critics regarded it as setting an example of greater openness to promotions across races of employees (King).
Settlement terms included $23.7 million as back pay; $58.7 million as compensatory damages; and $10 million as promotional achievement award fund distributed to the complainants. A remaining $20 million went to attorney's fees and $36 million to the implementation of internal program reforms. Coca-Cola would also create an external, seven-member task force to insure that the terms were complied with and to oversee the company's diversity efforts (King).
According to Social Networks. - Connections in…… [Read More]
Clay and materials similar are more readily subject to the environmental and atmospheric meteorological conditions that can impact the sustainability of a clay-based foundation.
Another problem that can cause problems for a foundation subject to weak soil characteristics is "subsidence" (Shabha, Kuhwald, 1995). According to Shabha & Kuhwald (1995), "Subsidence can be defined as a downward movement or a soil on which buildings stand from causes unconnected with loading from the building. Examples are underground mining, clay shrinkage (especially due to the action of tree roots) and erosion due to water passing through the subsoil, but excluding the compaction of made-up ground or infill
." (Shabha, Kuhwald, 1995)
Subsidence is in part a natural process but yet is also in part a man-made process. Throughout millennia, the process of water creating soil erosion has changed the landscape of particles that comprise the rocky granular landscape, such as silica and including…… [Read More]
The third is "queue time" ("the time the part spends in line for a resource while the resource is busy working on something else ahead of it"); and four is "wait time" (the time any part waits "for another part so they can be assembled together).
hat Jonah also made clear to Alex is that the old formula ("economical batch quantity" - EBQ) has "a number of flawed assumptions underlying it (232). And therefore, by using the newer strategy - of reducing batch sizes by 50 per cent - it has meant (233) faster delivery, more sales, shorter lead times, and the ability to increase bonuses because sales are up.
The good news too is that (235) by making the adjustments - changing from the old way of doing things to more efficient strategies - Alex's plant is now ale to predict "to within twenty-four hours one way or the…… [Read More]
Pizza Hut Business Assessment
A Marketing Plan for Pizza Hut (Australia)
Marketing Objectives (Assessment Part 2)
This marketing objective is a statement of what is to be accomplished through marketing activities. Marketing objectives for Pizza Hut (Australia) are:
To maintain the number one market position
To increase the percentage of pizza sales by increasing the number of franchisee delivery units with carryout facilities.
The marketing objectives can be achieved through different ways. One of them can be creating internal campaigns or contests with attractive prizes to achieve the established objectives. In July 1997, Pizza Hut organized a " Serving Up a Million" contest. It was an eight-week long contest among all Company-owned Pizza Hut stores across the country and the Odessa restaurant outperformed more than 4,000 company-owned Pizza Huts in U.S.A. The Pizza Hut manager and his staff received a check for U.S. dollar 100.000. Pizza Hut Website (1998).
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Carroll School of Management, Boston College
What are my career goals upon graduating from the Carroll School of Management? And, what steps do I plan to take before, during, and after my degree program to achieve career success in this field?
My career goal after graduation is to secure a position with a respected, visionary and upwardly mobile financial institution, or with any category of leading edge investment / development firm that is recognized as high caliber. In any case, I wish to be an important part of a financial group that specializes in international markets and global transactions.
The reason that I emphasize my enduring passion to be part of an international organization is because I was born and raised in Taiwan, and I saw Western world societies (Europe, the United States) and Third World countries (Africa, Asia, South America) from the perspective of a my well educated and…… [Read More]
educator to be properly responsive to other cultures, he or she must understand his or her own culture, and the beliefs and attitudes held about that culture and others. Without a good understanding of culture, the educator can develop inappropriate stereotypes about other cultures. Stereotypes are attitudes and beliefs about other people based on their race, culture, or some other characteristic, and they are often inaccurate (Hilton & von Hippel, 1996). In some cases, these stereotypes and other ways of typecasting people can be harmful because it makes entire groups of people appear unequal (Ewen & Ewen, 2006). There are, however, ways in which educators can let go of these kinds of biases and stereotypes and handle their jobs better by avoiding preconceived notions of their students. For me, the preconceived ideas I hold are mostly about race and culture. These are a product of the way I was raised.…… [Read More]
To intimidate striking workers or escort strike breakers, workers who would replace the individuals striking, across picket lines some employers contracted private companies like the Pinkerton Detective Agency.
The United States Department of Labor reports that the Coal Strike of 1902 proved to be a turning point in U.S. policy. On October 3, 1902, to address the strike in the Pennsylvania anthracite coal fields that he perceived to threaten a coal famine, President Theodore oosevelt resolved to end the strike by setting a precedent for the Federal Government's interventions. After a bitter battle, with President oosevelt's intervention, both sides of the coal labor dispute agreed to the findings of the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission. As a result, labor and industry accepted that the public possessed overriding rights as well as vital interests. President oosevelt's voice and negotiation skills returned peace to the coalfields (the Coal Strike of 1902…, 2010).
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As tourism would surpass rice exports, in being the number one product or service that the nation provides. This has helped the industry to grow, with various tourists from around the globe going to these destinations and then talking about their trips when they return home. Over the course of time, this has caused many of these new travel destinations to increase dramatically in popularity. The information from this source is useful, because it highlights how globalization has been allowing more people, to be able to travel farther and to exotic places. As a result, this can be used to identify how the industry has changed and why a variety of hotels have taken more of an international focus. This helps to discover how globalization has changed the industry, as consumers are seeking out a more unique travel experience. In the case of the survey that is being conducted, this…… [Read More]
Some Chinese researchers assert that Chinese flutes may have evolved from of Indian provenance.
In fact, the kind of side-blon, or transverse, flutes musicians play in Southeast Asia have also been discovered in Africa, India, Saudi Arabia, and Central Asia, as ell as throughout the Europe of the Roman Empire. This suggests that rather than originating in China or even in India, the transverse flute might have been adopted through the trade route of the Silk Road to Asia. In addition to these transverse flutes, Southeast Asians possessed the kind of long vertical flutes; similar to those found in Central Asia and Middle East.
A considerable amount of similarities exist beteen the vertical flutes of Southeast Asia and flutes from Muslim countries. This type of flute possibly came from Persians during the ninth century; during the religious migration to SEA. Likeise, the nose-blon flute culture, common to a number of…… [Read More]
608). Hence, Spears is seen as transcending from teen pop star to "vamp." Some of her fans refer to her as "slore" (the combined words "slut" and "whore") because of her move from teen cuteness to adult soft core pornography.
Although it is possible, it doesn't seem likely that Spears suffers from schizophrenia. In his book, Dr. David Barlow lists the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, and while Spears has shown "grossly disorganized…" behavior, to our knowledge she does not have disorganized speech, delusions or hallucinations. There is nothing in the literature about Spears that indicates she has had autistic issues or psychotic lapses, but again, schizophrenia is a remote possibility (Barlow, et al., 2008).
hat interventions may be appropriate for Spears, given the widespread believe among those close to her and professionals that she has psychological problems?
Does Spears suffer from a bipolar condition? According to Medline Plus (part of…… [Read More]
Dibsa should turn towards the market-based pricing strategy, which sees the implementation of competitive prices for the 3-in-1 Lawnmower. The selection of this combination of strategies would generate several impacts upon the company, but most of them would be obvious at product lifecycle level. In this order of ideas:
The sales revenues would be significantly high throughout the first six months and they would allow the company to cover for the large costs incurred in the manufacturing of the product as well as register profits; they would however decrease with the implementation of the market pricing strategy and the 3-in-1 Lawnmower would metamorphose from a star product into a cash cow
The costs incurred in the manufacturing of the new lawnmower have already begun to decrease and will continue to do so; the actual impact of the pricing strategy is limited, with the specification however that these costs will not…… [Read More]
Second, by partnering with airlines, the hospitality providers can also increase lifetime customer value and also work to attain customer loyalty. Third, the integration of systems and processes that makes kiosks possible help legacy hospitality systems to be much more transaction-oriented. This is critical as it gives hospitality providers the opportunity to serve customers in real-time through an automated interface supported by the airlines. The level of adoption and trust from kiosks and their integration, roll-out and services strategy are critical for driving up customer lifetime value over the long-term for both airlines and hospitality providers.
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This is one of the telling effects of the settlement which is good for business and overall governance.
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The most successful of these hybrid strategies is David Beckham and his approach to making sure his personality pervades the messages over and above the positioning points in any IMC campaign. The undercurrents of social networking require a very high level of interactivity, transparency that leads to trust. In the case of athletes and celebrities who battle gossip media, the best defense is a good offense. Taking the initiates as Derek Jeter has done to stop rumors of conflict with Alex odriguez, Carmelo Anthony discussing his DUI in blogs, and the hybrid strategy of Beckham all show how critical it is for celebrities to keep these broader Web 2.0 dynamics in mind when communicating with their fans. Table 1 in the Appendix provides an overview of Web 2.0 applications.
Josh Bernoff, Charlene Li. 2008. Harnessing the Power of the Oh-So-Social Web. MIT Sloan Management eview 49, no. 3 (April…… [Read More]
Sunmee Choi & Anna S. Mattila (Cornell Hotel & Restaurant Administration Quarterly): The impact that a hotel can have on customers by sharing a frank and specific list of pricing practices ("revenue management" [RM]) is significant, according to a peer-reviewed journal article published in 2005. Choi & Mattila conducted a study of 120 travelers (all waiting for flights from Reagan National Airport in ashington, D.C.), providing them with three distinctly different scenarios regarding a hotel's rate-management policies. The result of the research determined that the scenario with the most detailed information on hotel pricing was preferred by far more customers than the other two. Looking deeper into these results, the authors report that while merely providing information on the varying rates offered by the hotel improved customer perceptions of the hotel, which alone did not "...improve customers' perceptions of fairness." hat did improve perceptions of fairness in the minds of…… [Read More]
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Why Soft Competencies Are Important to Software Development
Makasiranondh, Maj, and Veal (2011) recently investigated the apparent disconnect between student opinions on soft skills and the general requirements in the software industry. As the results have shown, the students in their sample had a generally low opinion on the importance of soft skills for their future careers -- they just don't see the point of learning people-oriented competencies when there are other, more 'practical' technical skills to be underscored. Of course, there is a disparity between these very same opinions and what's needed in the IT industry; you can't survive in the field without getting along with others (Levasseur, 2010). So the general challenge, as of this point, is in establishing how to argue the benefits of people skills given the asymmetrical importance given to the more technical skills. This is the subject of this paper.
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technology has evolved a great deal, thus resulting in an increase in media freedom and globalization. Moreover, human life in the post information technology has become much faster paced than ever before. Ever since the human civilizations had established, man is looking for ways to relax oneself physically and mentally. Over a period of time the market for leisure and tourism had gain much strength due to increasing demand of travel and tourism. The primary reason for this increasing trend of travelling, both international and domestic, originates to the increase in globalization. People are now becoming more and more interested in exploring new places. For this reason the market for services pertaining to travel and tourism has become extremely competitive. The tourism market covers an extensive array of services including restaurants and eateries, tour guides, theme parks, shopping malls and museums.
esearches have shown an interesting trend that while some…… [Read More]
Director Can Collaborate With the Local Community;
Create a program that gets the local community involved
Include the parents in the planning of the curriculum of the children
Develop curriculum that ensure the students participate in community-based programs like planting of tree, giving to the poor and charity events
he director can involve the leaders of the community in the curriculum of the school that will make the community feel part of the program.
he example below shows a live account of how the community and an early education center collaborated and my advice to the director.
My first piece of advice to the director would be to use the local schools. he director in my view would be a director for early childhood education. Valeska Hilton acts as an example of an early childhood center for education. he director used the local school district in order to create a…… [Read More]
The following Table labeled Table 1.0 shows the Direct Competition Comparison in the industry sector of Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International is known for being creative and especially so in relation to the IT dollar. In a report entitled "The Keys to Marriott's Success" stated is that "Marriott and its IT department have documents and system, policies and procedures and even history and philosophy to guide their decisions frees them to focus on real resourcefulness creatively combined with the commitment to wring the most value from every IT dollar." (International Data Group)
The Courtyard by Marriott was found to be the "Champion in Best Practice" which is evidence in the Intranet System which replaced manuals and printed materials. Siguaw, et al. (2004) The Courtyard by Marriott also recently claimed the award as the Corporate-level Overall Best-practice Champion in the mid-scale segment. The Cornell Hotel School along with the…… [Read More]
adults have an episode or two from their youth of which they are not extremely proud. Perhaps it involved sneaking a beer (or several beers) at a social function, or lying about one's plans for the evening to get permission to attend a questionable event. Most kids have learned the hard way on at least a few experiences -- speeding, missing curfew, or cheating on a test. Younger children are taught that taking a pack of gum from the store without paying for it is wrong, and that there are certain words on television that they shouldn't repeat in school. e accept these facts of life fairly easily; minors aren't mentally or socially equipped to know how they should behave all of the time. Children have to be taught about social mores, and teenagers test authority without considering the consequences in a way that most adults would. Lawbreaking -- whether…… [Read More]
Further arguments that gay marriages do not contribute to the greater good are debatable, based largely on faith-based belief rather than empirical research.
In the 1930s, sociologist Edwin Schur wrote extensively about the idea of victimless crimes. For Schur, victimless crimes involve an exchange of commodities or services that are socially-disapproved. These exchanges are voluntary and do not cause anyone harm (Schur, 3).
Schur himself cited consensual homosexual unions as an example of victimless crimes. Schur writes that society has enacted laws against such deviant behavior based not on any harm these crimes cause, but because these crimes violate prevailing standards of socially acceptable behavior. These standards, however, are fluid and subject to change. Given this, Schur argues that laws against homosexuality, for example, penalize people who should not be labeled as criminals in the first place. Their actions meet the criteria of non-coercion and no harm. Therefore, no one…… [Read More]
Despite these constraints, it is reasonable to assume that anyone able to invest $100,000+ in a five-minute space flight will be able to afford the trip.
Given NASA's historic lack of enthusiasm for commercial space travel, it is reasonable to conclude that private initiatives such as SpaceShipOne are going to remain at the forefront of private space travel in the near future. In fact, NASA's Strategic Plan only contains a minor reference to the importance of the commercialization of space in the section entitled "Administrator's Strategic Outlook," wherein the NASA administrator references six areas of interest as NASA priorities with commercial space ventures being only briefly mentioned at the end of the last area of interest (Hudgins, 2002). According to this author, "Barriers to space enterprise result from the way these important space policies treat space commerce. One can readily conclude that commercializing space is not a high…… [Read More]