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Industry Attractiveness the Athletic Footwear

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Nike, for example, operates in approximately 150 countries around the world. Also, there is room for brand and line extension. This leverages core brands and competencies to move into similar business. In recent years, Nike has built its Hurley and Cole Haan lines in recent years using their manufacturing and distribution competencies, and Reebok has expanded its core brand into ice hockey.

There are many threats to the industry, however. First, the slowing in the U.S. market has resulted in an increase in competition as growth prospects slow for the key firms. The industry is also subject to economic slowdown, especially the top firms, who generally operate with a premium pricing strategy. As most firms in the industry operate with a model featuring global procurement, they are at risk to increases in transportation costs, which cut into their margins.

Another risk is intellectual property rights violations. Two of the key…… [Read More]

Works Cited

No author. (2007). Porter's Five Forces. QuickMBA.com. Retrieved October 27, 2008 at  http://www.quickmba.com/strategy/porter.shtml 

Cohen, Marshal (2007). USA: Athletic footwear is significant portion of overall footwear market. Fibre 2 Fashion. Retrieved October 27, 2008 at  http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/company-news/npd-group/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=32512
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Industry Specific

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Industry Specific

My industry of choice is the auto industry, and I will analyze it using the PESTEL framework. The political environment is critical to the auto industry for a couple of reasons. In most countries, the auto industry is significant, and therefore becomes politicized. The bailouts of GM and Chrysler are just two examples -- albeit extreme ones -- of the intense government involvement in the shape and size of the automotive industry. Another good example is NAFTA, which has resulted in production shifts to Canada and Mexico, but also the opening of the Mexican market. The current climate holds that the governments of the U.S. And Canada are divesting some of their control over GM and Chrysler, but will remain heavily involved in the industry, with the objective of supporting the Big Three, as well as major foreign automakers. The political environment also shapes demand conditions. For example,…… [Read More]

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Industry Pattern Describe the Industry and Explain

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Industry Pattern

Describe the industry and explain the general pattern of change of the particular market model.

Since the 1990s, the electric utility industry has been going through tremendous amounts of deregulation. This is because the monopolistic model made them ineffective in delivering different services. When this happened, consumers began to experience dramatic increases in the costs for their utility bills. In general, this was considered to be a naturalistic monopoly, as the government regulatory agencies could protect the interests of consumers. However, after it became clear that this approach was ineffective, is when there was a transformation in these strategies. This occurred with many governments around the world opening the marketplace to foreign competitors or selling their assets to private individuals / entities. (Griffin, 2005, pp. 39 -- 110)

Moreover, the increasing demand from consumers meant that this model was simply unsustainable. Evidence of the can be seen with…… [Read More]

References

Griffin, J. (2005). Electricity Deregulation. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Grossman, P. (2003). The End of a Monopoly. Oxford: Ensliver

Kleit, A. (2007). Electric Choices. Lanham, MD: Rowen & Littlefield.
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Industry Structure Perfect Competition or Market Power

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Industry Structure: Perfect Competition or Market Power

Napster vs. The U.S. Recording Industry:

Analysis of the Economic Model of the U.S. Recording Industry

The article "When the Music Stops" by Nick Wingfield in the November 2002 issue of the Wall Street Journal, relates an interview with the founder of Napster, Shawn Fanning, after the death of his company at the hands of the recording industry. Not only does it discuss Napster's creator's future plans and what he thinks is the future of the online music industry, it also provides an insight into the economic principles at work in the recording industry. This paper endeavours to explore the economic principles concerning demand models and the practice of selective collusion among the big recording companies which are alluded to in the article, thereby generating more awareness and understanding in the legal ramifications that ensued from the birth of Napster.

Although the article…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Dowd, Timothy J. (April 2001). The Napster Episode.  http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/VOLUME04/Napster_episode.html 

Oligopoly. http://english.pbc.or.id/glos/o.html

Scott, John. (May 21, 2001). Who Will Make the Rules? Music Industry Faces Off at DC Conference.  http://www.openp2p.com/pub/a/p2p/2001/05/21/lawyers.html 

Wingfield, Nick. (November 2002). "When the Music Stops" in The Wall Street Journal, November 2002. http://www.wsjclassroom.com/archive/02nov/MEDI.htm
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Industry and Regulatory Strategy the Generic Drug

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Industry and egulatory Strategy

The generic drug industry provides the public with pharmaceutical alternatives to branded big name prescription drugs. "In 2010 alone, the use of FDA-approved generics saved $158 billion, an average of $3 billion every week."(Generic Pharmaceutical Association. 2011. P.1). With the continuing increase in health care expenditures and health insurance premiums for business and consumers; in 2011 premiums increased by nine percent (Abelson, eed. September 27, 2011. P.1), and "with so many people relying on prescriptions, the cost implications loom large for the American public, health insurers, and government payers" (Kaiser.edu.org. N.D.P.1). Generic drugs must play a more prominent role in the U.S. health care profile, as such as CEO of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPA), the organizations legislative push is toward patent reform which would call for generic drug competition within seven years of the name brand drug introduction. In so doing pharmaceutical prices would fall…… [Read More]

References

Abelson, Reed. (September 27, 2011). Health Insurance Costs Rising Sharply This Year,

Study Shows. The New York Times. Retrieved December, 12, 2011 from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/business/health-insurance-costs-rise-sharply-this-year-study-shows.html?pagewanted=all

Bio Job Blog.com. (February 1, 2010). Why Generic Drug Companies Will Dominate

Future Pharmaceutical Markets. Bio Job Blog.com. Retrieved December 12, 2011 from http://www.biojobblog.com/2010/02/articles/biobusiness/why-generic-drug-companies-will-dominate-future-pharmaceutical-markets/
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Industry Forecasting the Future of

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The best-known companies who are selling CM systems today on the SaaS platform include Salesforce.com, today a $1B company, ightNow Technologies and SugarCM both of which are growing at an average of 7% to 10% a year in revenue and new subscribers (Tsai, 2010).

How Trends Today Will eshape the Market Tomorrow

All of these trends of analytics, process-based application development, and SaaS platform development will accelerate the adoption and use of CM systems over time. In addition, the use of SaaS-based platforms is going to open up the use of customer information stored on social networks. In the next five years, social networks and CM applications will be tightly integrated together, providing more insights than ever before into customer needs, wants and preferences. The exponential growth of social networks and the wealth of customer data contained in them is also a dominant trend in the development of future generation…… [Read More]

References

Bernoff, J., & Li, C.. (2008). Harnessing the Power of the Oh-So-Social Web. MIT Sloan Management Review, 49(3), 36-42.

Lashar, J.. (2009, May). To SaaS or Not to SaaS? Customer Relationship Management, 13(5), 14-15.

Rapp, a., Trainor, K., & Agnihotri, R.. (2010). Performance implications of customer-linking capabilities: Examining the complementary role of customer orientation and CRM technology. Journal of Business Research, 63(11), 1229.

Jayanthi Ranjan, & Vishal Bhatnagar. (2008). Principles for successful aCRM in organizations. Direct Marketing, 2(4), 239-247.
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Industry With Which I Have

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I think that proper networking and research on who is making quality products, and finding a vendor with a good track record of customer satisfaction would be crucial in getting a positive consumer reaction.

Networking

Networking is invaluable when you do not miss opportunities that are available just from people talking about your product. Some of the smaller stores are involved in fairs and events where products can be introduced to the public without the burden of larger brand name competition.

Additionally, my variety of personal strengths will help me succeed when I launch my new business. I am not intimidated by the possibility that my business might fail. I know that I will work very hard to make my business successful, and if the business is not successful, I will know that I would have done everything possible to make the business succeed.

I am not afraid or intimidated…… [Read More]

Bibliography

The Body Shop. (2004) Where we come from. Retrieved October 2, 2004, from: http://bodyshopinternational.com/web/tbsgl/about_where.jsp

Bath & Body Works, Inc. (nd). Retrieved October 2, 2004, from: http://www.hoovers.com/bath-&-body-works/--ID__104462 -- /free-co- factsheet.xhtml

Biesada, a. (2004) Hoovers Online. The Body Shop International PLC.

Retrieved
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Industry Portfolio Bank Satander Ansoff Matrix the

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Industry Portfolio

ank Satander

Ansoff Matrix

The company that we are examining is Satander Group. This is a firm that is a subsidiary of Sovereign ank. To determine the strengths and opportunities facing the company we will look at the Ansoff Matrix. This is when a corporation is focusing on a number of different factors to include: market penetration, market development, product development and diversification. These elements are important, because they are identifying how quickly the firm is growing in various segments of the industry. elow is the table for the Ansoff Matrix of the firm.

Ansoff Matrix Satander

Market Penetration -- 80 million customer around the world

Product Development - Corporate usiness Center Solutions

Market Development -- 140 thousand branches / 35 thousand ATMs.

Diversification -- The purchase of RS.

(Ansoff Matrix 2011)

Market penetration is when you are looking at the company's ability to be able to maintain…… [Read More]

Bibliography

2011 Financial Report, 2011, Santander, Available from: [26 December 2011].

About Satander, 2011, Sovereign Bank, Available from: [26 December 2011].

About the Group, 2011, Satander, Available from: [26 December 2011].

Ansoff Matrix, 2011, Quick MBA, Available from:
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Industry Companies Historically Competed Maintain a Significant

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industry companies historically competed maintain a significant share marketplace. These include: Coca-Cola Pepsi-Cola, Apple Microsoft, GM Ford Motor Company, - pair competitors. rite a (3-4) page paper: 1.

Apple and Microsoft are currently two of the most successful corporations on earth and in spite of the fact that they tend to direct their attention toward similar products it is intriguing to observe that they use different strategies in order to achieve goals that are basically the same. One might be inclined to consider that the two companies are extremely different because one sells hardware while the other sells software. However, when considering that they are concerned about putting across the same message considering innovation and that both company are currently actively involved in playing an important role in helping people become mobile, it appears that they are actually very similar.

One of the biggest differences between Apple and Microsoft in…… [Read More]

Works cited:

Edson, J. (2012). Design Like Apple: Seven Principles For Creating Insanely Great Products, Services, and Experiences, (John Wiley & Sons)

GadChick, (2012). Apple Vs. Microsoft: The Innovation, the Power, the Epic Nerd Catfight!. BookCaps Study Guides.

Hill, C.W., and Jones, G.R. (2011). Essentials of Strategic Management. Cengage Learning.

Hughes, N. The One Thing That Separates Apple From Microsoft. Retrieved July 21, 2013, from the Business Insider Website:  http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-covered-in-37-posts-in-one-day-microsoft-3-heres-why-2011-6#ixzz2ZglB0lPT
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Industry Strategic Employment and Compensation Analysis

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Retail Grocery: Industry Strategic Employment and Compensation Analysis

An Analysis of Ukrop's Super Markets

Although Piggly iggly was the first self-service store opened in 1916, the first supermarket to open was King Kullen Grocery Company in New York in 1930 (Food Marketing Institute 2004). Today, though, there are over 69,461 supermarkets competing nationally for a share of the American consumer food dollar. In Central Virginia, Ukrop's Super Markets have achieved a degree of success by focusing on providing busy consumers with a wide range of prepared foods, in-store cafes, full-service pharmacies and a prohibition on alcohol sales. This paper will provide an overview of Ukrop's Super Markets and the sector within the North American Industry Classification System in which they compete. An analysis of the number of establishments within the sector, the average payroll and average number of employees will be followed by an assessment of the types of benefits…… [Read More]

Works Cited

About Ukrop's. (2003). Ukrop's Super Markets. Available: http://www.ukrops.com/about/about_ukrops.asp.

Byers, S. (October 10, 2000). Press Summary Of Competition Commission Report on Supermarkets. Department of Trade & Industry. Available: http://www.kamcity.com/Library/articles/ccreport.htm.

Economic Census: NAICS 445110. (1997). U.S. Census Bureau. Available:  http://www.census.gov/ epcd/ec97/industry/E445110.HTM.

Fisher, E. (October 26, 1998). Ukrop's Chain Plans Statewide Campaign. The Washington Times, 11.
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Industry- the Case of Microsoft

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The regulations are necessary to the extent they reduce externality likely to about from the merger. There is also concern that the government may incur a higher cost in paying for unemployment benefits which necessitates it regulations in mergers.

Provision of market activity

Other than the above two likely reasons for government involvement, the government may have non-economic reasons. Such activities include the national security which is a public good which is related to welfare. The government intervene in market activities so that they can provide welfare commodities and products that otherwise cannot be provided for under the market mechanism. The provision of public goods such as defense and security is only possible through government interventions. Government regulations and interventions ensure that society does not miss production of welfare commodities that the market cannot produce.

Cultural Identity Promotion

This includes aspects such as sustaining productive capacity, producing for the future…… [Read More]

References

Deardorff, Alan V., & Jackson, J.H. (1993). "Problems of Regulating Economic Activity in a World of Increasing Interdependence, . New York: Cambridge University Press.

Ginsburg, Martin D., & Levin, J.S. (1989). Mergers, Acquisitions and Leveraged Buyouts. Commerce Clearing House.

Marks, & Lee., M. (2003). Charging Back up the Hill: Workplace Recovery after Mergers, Acquisitions, and Down-sizings. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
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Industry Environment of Four Seasons Hotel

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Seasons

Analyze the industry environment of Four Seasons Hotel

Industry lifecycle: The state of the Four Seasons Hotels

The lifecycle of an industry takes the form of four distinct stages: the introduction of the product or service, growth, maturity, and decline (Product life cycle, 2012, Tutor2U). The Four Seasons is one of the most venerable hotels in the marketplace today. It made significant gains in the 1990s when egent International hotel sold its hotels to the chain, giving the Four Seasons "an instantly expanded position in Pacific Asia, and also created the basis for expansion of the Four Seasons brand in Europe and Asia" (Go 1996). Even before this international acquisition, the Four Seasons was an international brand, and was particularly famous for its New York incarnation, where its food was considered to rival that of four and five star free-standing restaurants, which is highly unusual for a hotel.

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References

Barnett, C. (2003). Traveling in style; what your money should buy at a deluxe hotel. Network Journal, 11(1), 58-58. Retrieved from  http://search.proquest.com/docview/222647916?accountid=10901 

Clifford, Stephanie. (2011). Sales of luxury goods are recovering strongly. The New York Times.

Retrieved: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/04/business/sales-of-luxury-goods-are-recovering-strongly.html

Four Seasons Hotels. (2012). Official website. Retrieved:  http://www.fourseasons.com/
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Industry the Drivers of Competition Are Largely

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industry, the drivers of competition are largely revealed by competitive forces. Hence the ability to detect and address a wide range of competitive threats is largely founded on the fact that competition is not in any way limited to existing rivals. After a comprehensive study of various corporations' competitive strategies, the author of "The Five Competitive Forces that Shape Strategy" attempts to demonstrate how a company can enhance its profitability while at the same time ensuring that it significantly decreases its vulnerability to attack by way of understanding its industry's structure using the five forces.

The Article's Key Concepts

From the onset, Porter states that understanding competition and formulating strategies to deal with it remains every strategist's main objective. However, it should be noted that in most cases, strategists define competition in chronically narrow terms by limiting their scope to industry rivals only. With that in mind, Porter's insistence on…… [Read More]

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Industry Has Perfected the Use

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Although the general public is not likely to know what semiotics is the concepts that have been used by the cultural study known as semiotics have been used by advertising and marketing professionals for a number of years. Through the use of semiotics such professionals have successfully used the information and techniques suggested through semiotics to manipulate the consumer culture so that certain products are now considered to represent style, success, and power in modern society. Semiotics, which is simply, the study of signs and their impact on life, is not a recognized science but incorporates many of the same techniques in defining its studies and recommendations. egardless of its acceptance as a legitimate educational discipline, semiotics has successfully transformed modern culture through its use by advertisers and marketers. It has allowed manufacturers such as Burberry and Gucci to become not only leading clothing manufacturers but also cultural icons. Cultural…… [Read More]

References

Ahuvia, A.C. (1998). Social criticism of advertising: on the role of literary theory and the use of data. Journal of Advertising .

Beasley, R. (2002). Persuasive Signs: The Semiotics of Advertising. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.

Fox, I. (2010, September 15). British fashion industry now worth nearly 21 Billion Dollars a year. Retrieved August 28, 2011, from Guardian.co.uk: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/sep/15/british-fashion-industry-report-business

Gers, D. (2009, October 14). Social Climbing: Luxury Fashion Brands Must Embrace Social Media. Forbes .
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Industry and Ideology in Germany

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Nation, Industrialization and Ideology

For the U.S., the idea of nationhood developed simultaneously with the rise of Industrialization. Industrialization enabled the concept of nationhood to be made possible. This concept in America was intertwined with the ideology of “Manifest Destiny” that was first promulgated by John L. O’Sullivan in 1845. Sullivan called it America’s “manifest design of Providence in regard to the occupation of this continent”[footnoteRef:2] and used this “manifest design” as justification for America to expand its borders as far as possible and assert its nationhood status even in the face of Native Americans who had claim to certain territories. Once America had reached the West Coast, it began to look overseas and used its doctrine of Manifest Destiny to spread its influence into Asia with the Spanish-American War. Industrialization gave the U.S. the means to ramp up its military, and the ideology of expansion being God’s will for…… [Read More]

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Industry in America Are a Varied Lot

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industry in America are a varied lot, ranging from self-righteous and mean-spirited individualists to community-minded altruists. The tensions among these capitalist types is as evident today as it was in the days when Ayn Rand first penned The Fountainhead. Since Rand was a Russian immigrant, it is not particularly surprising that her experiences with socialist and communist societies colored her perspective of capitalism, to a degree reminiscent of a defensive reaction formation. The protagonists in the film Atlas Shrugged engage in a capital strike that is intended to bring the economy to a standstill in order to emphasize the rightness and importance of laissez-faire capitalism. The decline of the transcontinental railway stands in for the future of America if it practices communism and upholds the values of moral relativism. The fundamental tenant of these industrialists was that they were entitled to function according to a natural order that encouraged individuals…… [Read More]

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Industry Analysis for Southwest Airlines

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Business Studies

Southwest Airlines with Porters Five Forces Analysis

Southwest Airlines is a major competitor in the U.S. air industry. The founders; ollin King and Herb Kelleher, developed the idea of a low cost carrier and the airline airlines gained the first mover advantage when the inaugural flight took place in 1971. The airline has been very successful and following the acquisition of AirTran in 2011, the company is now the largest domestic carrier and the world's largest low cost carrier (Southwest Airlines, 2014). The firm has 45,000 employees and flies to 96 different destinations with its fleet of 680 Boeing aircraft (Southwest Airlines, 2014). Competing in the airline industry the company has a number of challenges which can be examined through Porters Five Forces Model.

Threat of New Entrants

The airline industry has a number of barriers to entry and exit which may constrain the potential for new competition.…… [Read More]

References

Belobaba, P; Odoni, A; Bamhart, C, (2009), The Global Airline Industry, John Wiley & Sons

Southwest Airlines, (2014), Southwest Corporate Fact Sheet, accessed at  http://swamedia.com/channels/Corporate-Fact-Sheet/pages/corporate-fact-sheet 

The Economist, (2014), Why airlines make such meagre profits, accessed at  http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/02/economist-explains-5 

Transtats, (2014), accessed at  http://www.transtats.bts.gov/
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Industry-Specific Accounting and Finance

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nature of a firm's business and its environment are big factors in determining what the firm's financial statements look like."

Industries vary wildly in terms of how they account for profits, losses, depreciation of assets, and other critical components that affect the appearance of their financial statements. Some industries are more apt to operate on credit on a regular basis than others; some industries make the bulk of their profits on a seasonal basis (such as retailers which make most of their money at Christmas) or have profits which vary markedly from year to year. For example, a pharmaceutical company may experience a notable drop in revenue when one of its most popular drugs loses its patent; it may gain sharp windfall that lasts for a fixed period of time while it can exclusively profit from a new drug. Some industries are extremely risky to invest in because of innate…… [Read More]

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Industry Is Accused of Being

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In assessing which of these models of a market would be most beneficial to the interest of a business, the most obvious choice is a pure monopoly. Although this model does not necessarily provide the best option for operations in terms of many aspects regarding society as a whole, in terms of business sense, it is the most beneficial and profitable model for a firm to operate in. As a business owner, if the product or service provided by a firm does not face competition from any other firm, the costs of providing the product can be lowered, supply can be determined at the full discretion of the firm, and pricing can also be fully left up to the firm.

Additionally, in some industries, a pure monopoly serves the purpose of providing stability and uniform standards. The Microsoft case is one in which this is a strong argument, as…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Bloch, David (1996) "The Salt Monopoly in France," published online at  http://salt.org.il/frame_econ.html . Accessed 5/20/06.

Boardman, Anthony E., and Aidan R. Vining (1989) "Ownership and Performance in Competitive Environments." Journal of Law and Economics 32 (April 1989): 1-34.

Cusumano, Michael, and Richard W. Selby (1995). Microsoft Secrets: How the World's Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets and Manages People. Free Press.

Mankiw, Gregory (2003). Principles of Economics 3rd edition. Mason, OH: Thomson Higher Education.
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Industry Revolution

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industrialization Civil War influenced U.S. society

Industrialization after the Civil War paved the way for modernizing the United States and giving it the status that it enjoyed for the majority of the 21st century -- that of a global superpower. It did so through the development of a robust economy built on manufacturing, which gave it both political and social clout throughout the world.

Three Major Aspects of Industrialization during 1865-1920

The continued development and completion of the railroad.

The emergence of the factory system and manufacturing industries (particularly steel).

Five Specific Groups Affected by Industrialization

Chinese Immigrants

These workers were brought on to assist with the completion of the railroad.

Their perceived debauchery led to the Exclusion Act of 1882 (Harvard, 2014).

B. African-Americans

These peoples migrated from the South to the North due to the manufacturing industries.

They were frequently used as strike breakers in labor disputes.

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References

Dublin, T. (1986). Rural-urban migrants in Industrial New England. Journal of American History. 73(3), 623-644.

Galbi, D. (1996). Through eyes in the storm: Aspects of the personal history of women workers in the Industrial Revolution. Social History. 21(2), 142-159.

Harvard University Library Open Collection Program. (2014). Chinese Exclusion Act (1882).  http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ . Retrieved from
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Industry and Demographics of New Zealand

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New Zealand is an island nation in the South Pacific. It was settled around 500 years ago by Polynesians from aiatea in the Society Islands, and that group today is the Maori. A couple of hundred years after the Maori arrived, the British settled the country. There are around 4.5 million people in New Zealand. Of these, the ethnic distribution is around 74% European background (mostly British), 15% Maori, 11.8% Asian and 7.4% other Pacific groups. There is a trend towards increasing minority populations in New Zealand. Most New Zealanders live in urban areas, with nearly 3 million people living in the ten largest cities. Most live on the North Island, where most of the largest cities are located. North Island also has much of the nation's industry. South Island has more agricultural and tourism-based businesses, in part because of its remoteness.

New Zealand skews young compared with many other…… [Read More]

References

CIA World Factbook (2015) New Zealand. Retrieved October 1, 2015 from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/nz.html

Statistics New Zealand. (2013). Retrieved October 1, 2015 from http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/population/estimates_and_projections/subnational-pop-estimates-tables.aspx
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Analyzing Industry and Firm Analysis

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Industry and Firm Analysis

Bennett, J. (2016). Fiat Chrysler to Build Parts Distribution Center in Virginia. Wall Street Journal. etrieved 25 May 2016 from: http://www.wsj.com/articles/fiat-chrysler-to-build-parts-distribution-center-in-virginia-1463662804

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is investing $12.2 million to build a new distribution center in Virginia amid growing demand for parts used by its dealerships to both repair and customize its vehicles.

The 400,000-square-foot Mopar distribution center, located in Winchester, will employ about 70 people and ship more than 9.2 million parts and other items annually. This will be the 22nd center Fiat Chrysler has in operation in North America. It will primarily supply more than 200 dealers in the mid-Atlantic region after it opens sometime in the fourth quarter.

Mopar is the hidden gem of the Fiat Chrysler operation. Currently, the unit distributes more than 500,000 different parts and accessories to more than 150 markets around the world. That number is only expected to…… [Read More]

References

Flak, A. (2014). Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari, issue $2.5 billion convertible bond. Reuters. Retrieved 26 May 2016 from: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-fiatchrysler-ferrari-divestiture-idUSKBN0II1DB20141029

Weygandt, J. J., Kimmel, P. D., & Kieso, D. E. (2008). Financial Accounting, (6th Ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Bennett, J. (2016). Fiat Chrysler to Build Parts Distribution Center in Virginia. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 25 May 2016 from: http://www.wsj.com/articles/fiat-chrysler-to-build-parts-distribution-center-in-virginia-1463662804

Sylvers, E. (2016). Fiat Chrysler Finds New Boss for Alfa Romeo, Maserati. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 26 May 2016: http://www.wsj.com/articles/fiat-chrysler-finds-new-boss-for-alfa-romeo-maserati-1464088964
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Adult Day Care Industry

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Adult Day Care Industry

ABC Adult Day Care will be a mid-sized company, which will provide adult day care services to the residents of Boston. This mid-sized adult care facility will serve adults aged fifty years and above. It will provide community-based day health services for the elderly and disabled. Services offered include living assistance, nursing, therapy, meals, and social activities. Their services will be secure and safe, presenting the elderly with an excellent place where their caring services will be met. ABC Adult Day Care will be a privately held organization headed by its founder, Ben Stevenson. Mr. Stevenson has extensive experience in strategic business planning. His advanced knowledge and interest in business are the driving force behind his business. A few employees who have extensive experience in adult care fields will support the daily operations of the facility. With the rising rate of inflation, many American families struggle…… [Read More]

References

Bryan, C.J., & Rudd, M.D. (2011). Managing suicide risk in primary care. New York: Springer Pub. Co.

Cooper, P.D. (2010). Health care marketing: A foundation for managed quality. Gaithersburg, Md: Aspen Publishers.

Davis, C. & Lynn, J. (2010). Start your own senior services business: Adult day-care, relocation service, home-care, transportation service, concierge, travel service and more. Irvine, Calif.: Entrepreneur Press.

Fitzpatrick, J.J., Glasgow, A., & Young, J.N. (2013). Managing your practice: A guide for advanced practice nurses. New York: Springer Pub. Co.
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Equity Analysis the Industry That

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The firm's balance sheet, however, is very healthy, with great liquidity and no long-term debt.

The fourth largest company in the industry by market cap is Builders FirstSource. This company has a stock price of $5.31. It has no P/E, since it is losing money. The company is focused on products for residential construction in the southern and eastern states, so the housing recovery needs to be in those regions for this company to benefit. The consistent losing of money, however, makes this company a risky investment, as does the high level of long-term debt. The beta is 2.3, which is highly volatile.

The fifth-largest company by market cap is Orchard Supply Hardware Stores, which is a California-based competitor to Home Depot and Lowe's. Its stock is priced at $10.11. The company lost $8.08 per share last year and is on a downward trend in revenue, gross income, operating income…… [Read More]

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No author. (2012). How to value stocks. Motley Fool. Retrieved November 11, 2012 from  http://www.fool.com/investing/beginning/how-to-value-stocks.aspx 

No author. (2012). Stock-picking strategies: Introduction. Investopedia. Retrieved November 11, 2012 from  http://www.investopedia.com/university/stockpicking/#axzz2Btw9KNL9 

Skariachan, D. (2012). Permanent fix of U.S. housing to take time: Home Depot CEO. Reuters. Retrieved November 11, 2012 from http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/11/us-homedepot-ceo-plans-idUSBRE89A1M420121011

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Toy Industry in Hong Kong Hong Kong

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Toy Industry in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Toy Industry

The world toy industry in the world is growing tremendously and hence the need by many nations to invest in the sector. Among the nations, Hong Kong has been at the lime light, especially for being the leading economy in the industry. In conjunction with the Chinese mainland, the total accountability amount to 75% of the toys manufactured. The success of the operations have been credited to the ever developing market, constant customers, well-organized logistics, knowledge and a broad networking program for the marketing the end products. Famous brands developed for the industry include Playmates, May Cheong, Silverlit, Toy2R and Hot Toys.

Contextually, Silverlit is a family-oriented company but managed through the OEM, ODM and OBM bodies. It is situated in Dongguan but having no manufacturing operations in Hong Kong. Nevertheless, it has a large populous of employees and several branches…… [Read More]

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Federation of Hong Kong Industries. Hong Kong Manufacturing SMEs: Preparing for the Future. Industrial Situation Report. 2010.

Strange Roger, Wang Limin and Slater Jim. Trade and investment in China: the European experience. New York: Routledge. 1998.

Solomon, Michael, R. The Truth about what Customers want. Chicago; FT Press. 2009.
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Market Behavior One Industry That Has Seen

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Market Behavior

One industry that has seen a shift in the market model is the smartphone industry. During the mid-2000s, this industry was an oligopoly, populated basically by two firms that emerged from the old PDA market. Palm and RIM (Blackberry) operated as a duopoly, catering primarily to business customers with early smartphones. Apple joined the industry with the iPhone, and was quickly followed by a number of other players. The organization of the industry is somewhat unique, as some firms are vertically integrated providers with operating systems and hardware integrated (Blackberry, Apple) and other firms have a number of hardware manufacturers working in conjunction with operating systems makers. Thus in operating systems there remains almost an oligopoly with two or three major firms and a couple of other minor ones, whereas on the hardware side the industry is fully in a state of monopolistic competition.

Short Run and Long…… [Read More]

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Ha-aburda, H. & Yehezkel, Y. (2011). Platform competition under asymmetric information. NET Institute Working Paper. Retrieved May 9, 2012 from  http://archive.nyu.edu/bitstream/2451/31399/2/11_05.pdf 

Kokovin, S., Parenti, M., Thisse, J-F. & Zhelbodko, E. (2011). Monopolistic competition with big firms. Google Scholar. Retrieved May 9, 2012 from http://d852eff6-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/mathieuparenti/home/research/KPTZ.pdf?attachauth=ANoY7cpH5Fs5HfC7W-DaU_jYLfshpIWuFjGQCtwDfIlgmj8XZQjc6ooKbOToLXP9dRdEkSMqCS3FwU-WOisyNmvlPGWdewkrOq-OL-nY4y7rJEDKgYcUsXNwq7m3JMiSWKrhtM4Is8Y-uys6Gtdw6GUAnSX_Xs5P4Dk7UKBmzE9KRySQadZg8JhrIirYITG4tkbdGRW7B4m1KuzWLj1MU3t3s4aCiZn7Z3CgXyu5CyRzRvOHGirSCKg%3D&attredirects=0

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Bookselling Industry in Japan Individual Integrative Case

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Bookselling Industry in Japan

Individual Integrative Case Study: The Japanese Bookselling Industry

This paper focuses on the Japanese Bookselling industry. Under this, it analyzes two successful firms, Bookoff and Amazon. These firms overcome the implications of Saihan Systems using unique ways, making them to achieve a competitive advantage over other firms.

There is a reduction in the number of firms in the bookseller retailing industry in Japan. This is because of many reasons. First, the Saihan System, which makes it mandatory for publishers to fix prices of books before selling them to the retailers. The effect of this rule is that large retailers no longer push other firms out of the industry due to price.

Despite the imposition of Saihan System on the bookselling industry in Japan, both Bookoff and amazon have overcome its implications. The two are doing so through use of unique methods making them have competitive advantage…… [Read More]

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Amazon japan may sell other firms' goods. (2006, Jul 27). Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from  http://search.proquest.com/docview/399005127?accountid=35812 

By Yumiko Ono and, Masayoshi Kanabayashi. (2000, Jun 22). Focus on japan: A special background report on trends in industry and finance. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from  http://search.proquest.com/docview/398738784?accountid=35812 

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McClure, S. (2001). Japanese labels retain right to set prices. Billboard, 113(14), 3-3. Retrieved from  http://search.proquest.com/docview/227152099?accountid=35812
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Office Supply Equipment Industry an Office Supply

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Office Supply Equipment Industry

An office supply is sentimental to the existence and functionality of offices in the world. No office can operate without the services of an office supply industry. In most cases, the aspects of managing an office come with a serene use of the office equipment. The significance of these companies is replicated in the successes that are found within many offices in the world. Such significances are found in the effectiveness and efficiency of work done in many offices. Many office equipments are related to the services that are done in the offices. Moreover, the modern world office is transforming its mechanisms of operation. The products and services from the office supply equipment industries handle these changes and transformations.

SWOT analysis of Office Supplies and Equipment industry

Strengths

Programming

At the present, Office Supply Equipment Industry has strong programming system in its five national programming networks,…… [Read More]

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Ingram, Thomas N. Sales Management: Analysis and Decision Making. Armonk, NY:

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Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 2000. Internet resource.
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Economics in Construction Industry Data

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6.2%

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6.4%

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Source: Kelly, Herring (2012).

Fig 3: France Construction Growth ate (%)

Source: Kelly and Herring (2012)

Economic theory points out the factors leading to the decline in the construction output in France. Economic theory argues that the changes in demand for construction activities may be due to several economic factors such as changes in Gross National Product, and changes in interest rates. (Finkel, 1997). Akintola and Martin (1994) argue that the level of a national economy is a primary factor that could affect the construction demand in a given economy. Typically, "there is a relationship between construction demand and the growth in GNP, as a measure of the economic well being of a nation." (Akintola, and Martin 1994 P. 9). During the period of economic prosperity, there is a general increase in demand for consumer goods which triggers up the demand for construction activities.…… [Read More]

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Akintola, A. And Martin, S.R. (1994). Models of UK private sector quarterly construction demand. Construction Management and Economics 12(1):3-13.

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Finkel, G. (1997).The economics of the construction industry. Sharpe. UK.

Kelly, R. Herring, S. (2012). Opportunities and barriers to inbound construction. BDO.
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Market Patterns One Industry That Has Shifted

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Market Patterns

One industry that has shifted in the past few years in terms of its structure is the smartphone operating system market. A few years ago, most of the early smartphones were based around proprietary operating systems. Palm and Blackberry dominated the market. Apple joined the industry with the introduction of the iPhone, but more recently other firms have entered the market as well, including Google (Android), indows, Symbian and other systems. The market has moved from a stable oligopoly of four firms basically between two firms into a market that is much closer to monopolistic competition. However, there is the risk that as operating systems shake out, the market could return to an oligopoly of just three operating systems (est & Mace, 2007).

In the short-run, firms in this industry will seek to gain market share through differentiation. The products are slightly differentiated from each other -- they…… [Read More]

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West, J. & Mace, M. (2007). Appropriability, proximity, routines and innovation. Druid Summer Conference 2007. Retrieved February 4, 2012 from http://www2.druid.dk/conferences/viewpaper.php?id=1675&cf=9%20{^

Seppala, (no date). Monopolistic competition. University of Illinois. Retrieved February 4, 2012 from  http://www.econ.uiuc.edu/~seppala/econ102/lect15.pdf 

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Beverage Industry New Companies Entering the Market

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Beverage Industry

New Companies Entering the Market

The beverage industry is witnessing rapid evolution with constant flow of new market entrants. These entrants attempt to avail product or marketing tactics that set them apart from the existing firms.

Firstly, the beverage market is able to support a certain number of successful companies. With the crowding of the market, there is reduction of room for new entrants thereby giving the customers as many options as they want. Consequently, customers might either reject these new entrants failing to notice them the most obvious result is that competition becomes so fierce that new entrants find it challenging to compete financially with the existing firms. In addition, the market share of the existing companies is reduced leading to sustainability challenges. In this regard, it is recommended that existing beverage companies adopt creative marketing techniques to retain and capture more market share.

Secondly, these new…… [Read More]

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Building Industry The Building Industry Is a

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building industry. The building industry is a cyclical business based on residential and business construction. The industry has faced several years of constrained demand, despite low interest rates. Two firms within the industry are Eagle Materials (EXP) and Apogee Enterprises (APOG). These two firms will be compared with one another in terms of their finances and their recent news in this paper. First, Eagle will be studied including its key financial ratios and recent news, and then the same treatment will be given to Apogee. The conclusion of the paper will discuss the future of the industry and which of the two firms would make a better investment for someone looking to put money in the building industry today.

The Building Industry

The building industry is a cyclical business based on construction. Both construction firms and their suppliers are part of this industry. The two companies being studied are industry…… [Read More]

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Apogee Enterprises Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended 2012.

Eagle Materials Fiscal Year 2012 Form 10-K.

Eagle Materials. (2013). Eagle Materials Inc. reports continued growth in sales volumes and earnings in the third quarter. Eagle Materials Retrieved March 30, 2013 from http://ir.eaglematerials.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=738571

Forbes. (2013). Apogee Enterprises about to put more money in your pocket. Forbes Dividend Channel. Retrieved March 30, 2013 from http://www.forbes.com/sites/dividendchannel/2013/02/01/apogee-enterprises-about-to-put-more-money-in-your-pocket/
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Intra-Industry International Trade Case Study

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intra-industry international trade within the standard international trade classification SITC6, which represents manufactured foods classified chiefly by material. The scope of this paper is limited to processed foods, and includes analytical frameworks from the gravity model, and classic approaches to product differentiation, product commoditization, pricing, and market structure.

eferences to market structures in the literature typically oversimplify the dynamics influencing the development of market types -- perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, and monopoly -- and this tendency is exacerbated when the focus is on intra-industry trade. Further, the distinctions become considerably more obfuscated when companies that are in the same trade do business in both domestic and international markets. A global manufacturing strategy is the goal of most multinational companies, and rationalizing manufacturing strategies is an objective for nations, as well (Lee, 1984). For instance, assume that a country has the industrial infrastructure to produce canned beverages, but there are…… [Read More]

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Anderson, J.E. (2011). The gravity model. Annual Review of Economics, 3. Boston College.

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Baier, S.I., and Bergstrand, J.H., (2009). Bonus vetus OLS: A simple method for approximating international trade-cost effects using the gravity equation. Journal of International Economics. Retrieved http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0022199608001062

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Intra-Industry International Trade

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Intra-Industry International Trade: Benefits and Costs

Trade is brought about by specialization. People specialize in those goods and services that they can produce effectively, and since they cannot survive on only these, exchange their surplus production for other items that they need, but do not produce. There are mainly two types of trade in this regard; international and domestic. The domestic form of trade refers to the exchange of trade items (services and goods) within a country's borders. International trade, on the other hand, can be defined as "the exchange of goods and services among residents of different countries" (Chacholiades, 2006). International trade can take either of two forms; intra-industry or inter-industry forms of trade. Inter-industry trade is trade between industries, whereas intra-industry trade takes place within industries. Intra-industry trade, therefore, refers to the importation and exportation of same-industry items of trade (Gandolfo, 1998).

Background

International trade has been on…… [Read More]

References

Boyes, W.J. & Melvin, M. (2007). Microeconomics (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Chacholiades, M. (2006). The Pure Theory of International Trade. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers.

FAO. (2000). International Trade: Some Basic Theories and Concepts (Module 2). The Food and Agricultural Organization. Retrieved from  http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/x7352e/x7352e02.htm 

Gandolfo, G. (1998). International Trade Theory and Policy. Rome: Springer.
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Automative Industry and Computers Management Information How

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Automative Industry and Computers

Management Information

How computers (over the years) have affected and changed automotive industry and auto sales.

How computers (over the years) have affected and changed automotive industry and auto sales.

History of Automotive Industry

Time Line of Developing Technologies

Emergence of Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS)

Kaizen

The ole of Computers in Sale and Marketing

How computers (over the years) have affected and changed automotive industry and auto sales.

Current essay is a discussion of the role and impact of computer on manufacturing and sales of autos. To better understand how and why the automotive industry is where it is today, a brief historical background of the automotive industry is offered. The development of the automobile can be tracked back to 1769 when Nicolas Joseph Cugnot of France built the first vehicle, (Olsen 2002). Cugnot is recognized by the British Automobile Club and the Automobile Club de…… [Read More]

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Banham, R.(2002). The Ford century, Ford motor company and the innovations that shaped the world. New York: Artisan.

Erjavec, J. (2005) automotive technology, a systems approach (4th Ed.). New York, NY: Thomas Delmar Learning.

Kalpakjian, S. (1995). Manufacturing engineering and technology. Reading, MA:

Addison-Wesley Publishing Company Inc.
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Hotel Industry Is Currently in the Middle

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Hotel industry is currently in the middle of its economic cycle. The industry tends to be strongly affected by macroeconomic conditions. hen the U.S. slipped into recession in 2008-2009, the hotel industry slumped as well. As Turner (2010) notes, "trading volume fell sharply…lodging operating metrics of RevPAR and ADR deteriorated accordingly." hile the economy recovery somewhat over the past couple of years, there are signs now that growth is slowing again. In particular, RevPAR declined in September (De Lollis, 2012). After an optimistic start to the year, the slow pace of economic recovery appears to be weighing on the industry. That said, because the economy is at a key juncture where it could begin to improve rapidly or it could slip back into recession, the hotel industry finds itself in roughly the same position.

Choosing the right type of hotel is important to its success. If the brand is going…… [Read More]

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De Lollis, B. (2012). Signs show slowing of hotel growth. USA Today. Retrieved November 21, 2012 from http://travel.usatoday.com/hotels/post/2012/09/slight-signs-that-usas-hotel-market-recovery-is-slowing/70001237/1

Eggler, B. (2012). Even a booming tourism industry won't solve New Orleans' fiscal problems. The Times-Picayune. Retrieved November 21, 2012 from  http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/10/even_a_booming_tourism_industr.html 

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Auto Industry Competitive Environment and Government Policies

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Auto Industry

Competitive Environment and Government Policies Facing the Global Automobile Industry

New Entry Activity

The automobile market is always a hotbed for mergers and acquisitions. In the early part of last century, General Motors was at the head of those gaining market share through mergers and acquisitions when they absorbed such companies as Cadillac, Pontiac and Chevrolet. Ford followed suit, but made many of its agreements with companies later in the century with companies like Mercury, Mazda, Volvo, Land over, Jaguar and Aston Martin. However, the global financial crisis forced these large automakers to divest some of their holdings and to stop partnerships with other auto companies. Ford cut Jaguar and Land over, and cut ties with Volvos car division. Because these companies were available and there has been more money to invest lately in places like India and China, other companies were able to quickly add some of…… [Read More]

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IMAP. (2010). Automotive and components global report. Retrieved from http://www.imap.com/imap/media/resources/AutoIndustryReport_WEB_0E7D3D 1839347.pdf

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Remote Industry Description

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Starbucks

Coffee Industry:

Assessing Competitive Dynamics on the Future of Starbucks

The United States is one of the most profitable markets for coffee globally, generating $29B in sales in 2012, yet it is also one of the most volatile from an economic and supply chain perspective as well. The many challenges Starbucks faced in 2009 and the decision to lower prices was one driven by the mercurial nature of the U.S. coffee market consumption patterns specifically (Starbucks Investor elations, 2013). The purpose of this analysis is to analyze the current trends in the coffee industry and predict future trends based on economic and market analysis. The second objective of this analysis is to evaluate future trends in terms of their implications on the future of the U.S. coffee industry. The third objective is to complete an analysis of how these trends will evolve into threats or opportunities for Starbucks.

Analysis…… [Read More]

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External Analysis Motorcycle Industry External Analysis of

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External Analysis Motorcycle Industry

External Analysis of the Motorcycle Industry

Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson, the heavy-bike manufacturer holds the purpose of fulfilling dreams of personal freedom (Purpose: Harley Davidson, 2013). The company functions in segments of Motorcycles & elated Products and the Financial Services. It is however globally known for heavy bikes that have engine displacement of 651+cc (Harley-Davidson Inc. 2013). The company enjoys a unique position in the market yet it is exposed to many new market challenges in recent future. The demand for heavy bikes has increased among those that are not necessarily filthy rich and other companies are also entering the industry. Here is the PEST analysis of Harley Davidson to study what challenges it is facing in external environment.

PEST Analysis

The PEST analysis offers a detailed picture of how the macro environment factors affect the performance of Harley Davidson. The PEST stands for Political, Economic,…… [Read More]

References

Engel, J., (2013), "Polaris challenges Harley-Davidson with 3 Indian motorcycles," Retrieved

from: http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/2013/08/polaris-challenges-harley-davidson.html?page=all

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http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/busi ness/companies/harleydavidson_inc/index.html
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Servqual in Airline Industry

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SERVQUAL Method: Airline Industry Use

The objective of this study is to examine use of the SERVQUAL method in the airline industry. This work will examine five articles on use of SERVQUAL.

The work of ozorgi (2007) entitled "Measuring Service Quality in the Airline Using SERVQUAL Model (Case of IAA)" reports that competition in the airline industry is constantly growing and that airline companies should pay close "attention to their competitors." (p.1) ozorgi notes that it is important as well for airlines to "understand their customers." (2007, p.1) The work of Nyeck, Morales, Ladhari, and Pons (2002) entitled "10 Years of Service Quality Measurement: Reviewing the Use of the SERVQUAL Instrument" reports that research on service marketing has traditionally focused primarily on the "analysis of service quality." (p.101) Additionally stated is that there are researchers in this discipline that "emphasize the explanation of the perceived quality by using the SERVQUAL…… [Read More]

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Bozorgi, MM (2006) Measuring Service Quality in the Airline Using SERVQUAL Model (Case of IAA). Retrieved from:  http://epubl.ltu.se/1653-0187/2007/046/LTU-PB-EX-07046-SE.pdf 

Gilbert, D. And Wong, R. (2002) Passenger expectations and airline services: a Hong Kong-based study. Tourism Management 24 (2003) 519 -- 532. Retrieved from:  http://myweb.ncku.edu.tw/~cfchen99/2006-18-18passenger%20expectations%20and%20airline%20services-%20a%20Hong%20kong%20based%20study.pdf 

Huang, YK et al. (2009) The Effect of Airline Service Quality on Passengers' Behavioural Intentions Using SERVQUAL Scores: A TAIWAN Case Study. Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, Vol.8, 2009. Retrieved from:  http://www.easts.info/publications/journal_proceedings/journal2010/100133.pdf 

Nyeck, S.; Morales, M.; Ladhari, R.; and Pons, F. (2002) 10 YEARS OF SERVICE QUALITY MEASUREMENT: REVIEWING THE USE OF THE SERVQUAL INSTRUMENT* Ano 7, n." 13, diciembre de 2002. Retrieved from: http://www.esan.edu.pe/paginas/pdf/NyeckMorales.pdf