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Today, all the numerous discussions and discourses on the issue of human rights no longer refers to the traditional belief in an 'ordained chain' of being, wherein the idea of there being a 'natural hierarchy' was widely accepted everywhere in the world. This was probably the main reason why there were some people considered 'inferior' to others, on the hierarchical scale. These inferior people would more often than not be accorded inhumane treatment, and this would be accepted as being the right way, by everyone concerned. However, today, it is no longer the same. Today, as a matter of fact, people are in the process of attempting to learn from their society's past mistakes, by identifying them and then educating others about their society's past immoralities and mistakes. The medium that is frequently used for the purpose is either literature, or in the form of movies, and one…
Crime against Humanity. Retrieved From
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David Hume, 1711 to 1776, and Moral Theory. Retrieved From
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Hitler's anti-Semitism was an integral compound of German nationalist ideology in its radical form and his ideas of Holocaust and expropriations from Jews were met with enthusiasm of Nazi fanatics. Such practices led to the feudalist brutalism, as a majority of German military enterprises were using slave labor of Jews and Slavs, turning on of the most democratic European economies, into a totalitarian one, which practiced slave labor.
Besides mercantilism of Germans in the years of WW2, which was stimulated by anti-Semitic policies of Nazi government, an integral component of Nazi administration became corruption, which quickly spread all over state and army hierarchy. Corruption is an integral component of any dictatorship or authoritarian regime, it may be masked but it's always present. Schindler's manipulations with German officials, his bribes and "presents" to different Nazi officials help him to save his workers from being killed or sent to concentration camps. In…
film "Schindler's List," directed by Stephen Spielberg, in 1993.
This film is much more than just a movie to entertain. It is a film that enlightens the viewer, and tells a true story of great strength and courage. The camera work is jerky at times, reminiscent of "cinema verite," and at other times it is almost stark, with alternating shadow and light, expressing the starkness of the Jews lives as they came under Nazi rule. The use of camera angles, dark lighting, and the eerie musical score all set the somber mood for the film, and add to its overall impact. Spielberg understands how all the components of a film, from writing to lighting, come together to create the whole.
The film is memorable for several reasons. First, it tells the story of an ordinary man, who rises to greatness when it is necessary. Schindler is an unlikely…
Critics, foundations, and a long list of professionals highly acclaim this film. They believe the film is a masterpiece of direction, storytelling, and filming. Spielberg uses black and white to give the feeling of a documentary, except at the beginning and the end. I believe these sections of color let us know what we are going to see really happened, and then let us know we are back in "reality." He also uses tiny bits of added color to reflect horror and fear. He used bright red on the child in the red coat to make her stand out, and demonstrate how inhuman it was for a child to watch the even more inhuman executions in the streets.
The film received numerous awards, including these 1993 Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Spielberg), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Score. It is truly a difficult film to watch, but a film that should be seen by everyone, to help understand the horrors of World War II Jewish persecution.
As with any production coming from Hollywood, the audience expects Schindler's list to present numerous false facts only because the director wants to add continuity to the film's plot. There are several cliches meant to captivate the audience and reach their hearts. The scene where Schindler watches the little girl dressed in red running through the crowd is clearly an act of fiction. Also, the episode in which the German soldier plays the piano while all the hiding Jewish people are being murdered is invented. In spite of the fact that historians might not enjoy the movie, and, believe that it has a sugary script, they would have to consider the fact that it a movie in its essence. Movies are meant to have fiction involved in them so that the audience would not be fed up with the boring historical facts.
Oskar Schindler certainly deserves to be remembered through…
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Schindler's "essential workers," as the film shows, are not just strong, able-bodied men and women, but also (and this shows Schindler's compassion in addition to his business sense) people missing arms; children, and elderly men and women. After the Krakow Ghetto itself is next destroyed, Schindler bribes the Nazis to let him keep his workers, although some of them actually have few or no skills, which puts the factory itself at risk. Still, Schindler absorbs this risk in order to save these Jews from deportation with all the rest. hen Schindler's workforce once again risks deportation, Schindler arranges, again through bribery, to have them shipped to a factory outside Poland, in his old hometown in Moravia, outside Poland in what is now part of Czechoslovakia.
Ultimately, Oskar Schindler, whose compassion for his Jewish workers continually evolves throughout the film, loses the entire fortune that he has amassed during the war…
Fischel, Jack R. The Holocaust. San Diego, CA: Greenwood Press, January 30,
Schindler's List. With Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley. Dir. Steven Spielberg.
Schindler's List." Wikipedia. May 22, 2006. Retrieved May 22, 2006, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schindler 's_List.html.
Schindler's List is a 1993 film by Steven Spielberg that focuses on the "contributions" that Oskar Schindler made to the war effort during orld ar II and the Jewish people that he saved through his business endeavors. hile Schindler allies himself with the Nazi Party and several high ranking Nazi officials, he uses these connections to hire specific Jews to work in his various businesses, first of which is an enamelware factory and the second of which is a munitions factory. Throughout the entire film, Spielberg manages to dramatically capture the plight that Jews underwent in Poland during orld ar II, specifically how they were dehumanized by the Nazis and forced first to give up their possessions and live in the ghettos and then forced from the ghettos to labor, concentration, or death camps. However, despite the fact that all, or most, material objects were forcefully ripped from Jews, the…
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Becher, Rabbi Mordechai. "The Jewish Wedding Ceremony." Ohr Somayach International. Web.
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When considering costume design, Schindler's clothes are meant to put across his dignified stature and the fact that he was especially concerned in regard to his looks. The fact that he is wearing a Nazi Golden Party badge shows that he wanted to look like a distinguished member of the Nazi community. The Jewish people on the set contrast Schindler through their simple and ragged clothing, their garments being a reminder of everything that they have been through.
Schindler's tidy appearance, the way that his hair is carefully combed, and his clean face demonstrate that he was focused on the way that he appeared even in critical conditions such as the one that he was experiencing in those moments. Viewers continue to be presented with the image of a person whose physical appearance differentiated him from other individuals and who managed to keep his attributes in difficult moments. The Jewish…
Overall, the elements in the motion picture work well together and they succeed in sending a message that the filmmaker was most probably interested in conveying. Ranging from the environment meant to relate to Moravia in 1945 and until the expression on Schindler's face at the moment when he realizes what he had just done, everything seems to fall into place. However, it is somewhat surprising that an individual in his position took the time to continue his typical behavior through maintaining a clean look in the last moments that he spent in the working camp. One can motivate this factor through considering that Schindler wanted to look his best at his last encounter with the people that he saved, as he apparently wanted both him and them to remember each-other as individuals who were not desperate. There is a sort of peacefulness in his character, even with the fact that he is obviously scared regarding his future and regretful regarding his past.
Dir. Steven Spielberg. Schindler's List, Universal Pictures 1993.
This section has incredible sound editing with the camera bobbing up and down out of the water and the sound going from muffled to vibrant. Spielberg then gets to the beach and goes back and forth between individual shots of one or two men, and then wider shots of the full scope of the battle. This gives the view the sense of the personal and the large-scale event. Hanks' character finally gets to shelter on the beach and the sound goes quiet as he is shell shocked; this technique of low sound and slow motion creates the feeling of disorientation for the audience. Moving up the beach, the camera is hand-held so the shots are tight and shaky with the people cut off at the sides of the frame. This technique makes the action seem more intimate and gives a real sense of what the action was like on the…
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, 2006). The ongoing investigation is being conducted by a "National Interagency Serious Accident Investigation Team," with the purpose of "determining fact surrounding the incident, identify lessons learned," and with the end result a set of "...recommendations for accident prevention purposes."
The investigation will no doubt look into the fire shelter issue, although since the firefighters are gone, the question of why shelters were not used cannot be answered. If all five men had fire shelters on board the engine, it will seem sadly ironic that those protective units were not deployed. For wildland firefighters, it is not only important for escape routes and other safety procedures to be established, but it is imperative that firefighters are in possession of the very newest, safest fire shelters; and with this in mind, the USDA / USFS "Fire & Aviation Management" eb site offers some conflicting and confusing information.
On one page…
Golway, Terry. (2005). Firefighters. American Heritage Magazine. Retrieved 1 Nov. 2006 at http://www.americanheritage.com .
Fire Chief. (2006). Near-Miss Report Total Reaches 1,000. Retrieved 1 Nov. 2006 at http://www.firechief.com/news/1000_near_miss10242006/index.html .
Firehouse.com. (2005) VFIS's Operation Safe Arrival: Don't
Become a Statistic. Retrieved 29 Oct. 2006 at http://cms.firehouse.com/content/article/printer/jsp?id=50236.
Verification of Interpretation -- Trustworthiness
Dependability and Confirmability
Advanced Qualitative esearch Methods
The role of research methods knowledge and its benefits for social research is an area of debate and confusion since the beginning of the profession's inception (Austin, 1983). Central to this understanding is the broader context of social research as new found study areas. In social research, the knowledge of research methods helps in selecting appropriate method for a particular area of research as well the knowledge of strengths and weaknesses of particular methods can lead a researcher to choose combine methods and adopt strategies to address the weaknesses of a particular method. In this research report the author intends to describe advanced qualitative research method, theory, practical implications, ethical consideration as well as types of advances research methods, the importance and significance of employing qualitative research methods, the sampling procedures and data collection and analysis…
Bates, R.A. (2005). Mulivariate research methods. In R.A. Swanson, & F.H. Elwood (Eds.), Research in organizations: Foundations and methods of inquiry (pp. 115-142). San Francisco, CA: Berrstt-Koehler.
Borg, W., & Gall, M. (1989). Educational research: An introduction. White Plains, NY: Longman.
Carspecken, P.F. (1996). Critical ethnography in educational research: A theoretical and practical guide. NY: Routledge.
Churchill, Jr., & Gilbert A. (1998). Basic Marketing Research, Second Edition. The Dryden Press, Orlando.
e. managerial, social, political, economic benefits are linked to the study's results) the proposed helpful outcomes are realistic (i.e. dealing with questions that can actually be answered through the type of data gathering and analysis you're proposing. The suggested helpful outcomes do not go beyond the data that's to be collected).
The increase in teen smoking may be abating, or may be taking a pause before it continues the climb seen in the past 10 years, from 1996 to 2005. In either case, reducing smoking at an early age has a lifelong effect on individuals' health, and can lead to better quality of life for millions of people who might otherwise take up smoking. A secondary benefit is that lessons learned may help to reduce the current 3.1 million teen smokers, many of whom try smoking and quit -- it would be useful to know why they started in the…
Bobo, J.H. (2000). Sociocultural Influences on Smoking and Drinking. Alcohol Research & Health, 225-234.
Cooper, T.K. (2003). A prospective evaluation of the relationships between smoking dosage and body mass index in an adolescent, biracial cohort. Addictive Behaviors, 501-512.
Falba, T. (2005). Health events and the smoking cessation of middle aged Americans. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, n.p.
Gies, C.B. (2007). Effect of an Inpatient Nurse-Directed Smoking Cessation Program. Western Journal of Nursing Research, n.p.
Alberta Tar Sands Issues
The tar sands oil reserves in Alberta, Canada, represent the second largest proven petroleum reserve in the world -- right behind the reserves in Saudi Arabia. The Alberta tar sands are located in the vast boreal forest of Canada, just north of Montana, and it is estimated that nearly 179 billion barrels of oil are in the tar sands, according to Bridget Mintz Testa, writing in the peer-reviewed journal Mechanical Engineering (Testa, 2008). The great volume of crude oil is seen as a positive, reliable source of energy for Canada and other countries that will be importing this oil. The extraction, production, and transportation of tar sands oil also represents a number of serious environmental impacts, which will be reviewed in this paper.
The Science Involved in Tar Sands Oil Production
Notwithstanding the fact that tar sands oil is in plentiful supply, one of the down…
American Petroleum Institute "Keystone XL Pipeline." Retrieved February 26, 2013, from http://www.api.org.
Austen, Ian. "Oil Sands Industry in Canada Tied to Higher Carcinogen Level." The New York
Times. Retrieved February 26, 2013, from http://www.nytimes.com .
Chemical Engineering. "Solvent extraction method shows promise for recovering bitumen from tar sands." 118.9 (2011): p. 12.
Another major competitor in the Hong Kong market is COFCO (China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs), which competes in the canned ready meal market and holds a 51% share there. All ready meals can be considered competitors for Tassal. COFCO is a Chinese brand with a major Hong Kong subsidiary. Another major competitor is Kraft, which markets a wide variety of all food products, including some ready meals (Market Research Centre, 2006).
The fragmented nature of the industry and the multiple distribution channels gives rise to an interesting industry dynamic. Firms can be intensely competitive, but for the most part they compete against one their own merits, rather than against one another. This allows new entrants to gain access to the market without significant backlash. ith multiple distribution channels available, there are many ways for firms to enter the Hong Kong market. Competition is based on a wide range of…
Tassal website, various pages. (2009). Retrieved December 28, 2009 from http://www.tassal.com.au
Tassal 2009 Annual Report. (2009). Retrieved December 28, 2009 from http://tassal.republicast.com/ar2009/Tassal%20Group%202009%20Annual%20Report.pdf
Government of Hong Kong. (2009). Medium-term outlook for the Hong Kong economy. Government of Hong Kong. Retrieved December 28, 2009 from http://www.hkeconomy.gov.hk/en/pdf/08q4_mt-outlook.pdf
CIA World Factbook: Hong Kong. (2009). Hong Kong. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved December 28, 2009 from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/hk.html
filmmakers have quite a few options. They may choose to place a character in a realistic spaceship; they may choose to shoot their film from dynamic angles which push the limits of filmmaking; they may choose to have a dinosaur wander through the city or they may choose to shoot the movements of micro-bacteria. They may also make the choice as to whether they wish to shoot their film in black and white, in color, or in a combination of the mediums.
Films such as Schindler's List and Pleasantville are excellent examples of films wherein the filmmakers understood that the juxtaposition of color and black and white have an effect on the audience. In Schindler's List, the audience watches a small girl in a bright red jacket flee Nazis during a raid. She draws the eye and as a result has a profound effect on the audience.
In Pleasantville, black…
Taradji, Nima. Colorization and the "Moral Rights" of the Artist. 1998. http://www.taradji.com/color.html
Creative Rights Statement. 1987. Cinema Studies. http://www.cinemastudies.org/creat.htm
Management Action and Productivity
usinesses in developed countries tend to think of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a characteristic that is centered in their own businesses or, failing that, situated in the industries of wealthier nations. The CSR movement is substantively skewed in the direction of the developed world where the motivation for adopting a CSR initiative is driven more by altruism -- or "enlightened self-interest" (Vogel 2006: 18) -- than profit margins. It is unusual to find a perspective that considers CSR from the perspective of a sourcing company. In the centrically-oriented corporate arena of the developed world, CSR is seen as originating with the company that establishes a supply chain with a multinational company -- not the other way around. In order to manage and control ethical issues arising from doing business with overseas markets, many corporations rely on a social compliance model (PricewaterhouseCoopers 2007).
The social compliance…
Buying your way into trouble? The challenge of responsible supply chain management. 2004. Insight Investment, HBOS. London, UK: Acona Investment Consulting. Retrieved http://www.acona.co.uk/reports/Buying+your+way+into+trouble.pdf
Cooper, D.R. And Schindler, P.S. 2008. Business Research Methods, 10th Ed. Edition, McGraw-Hill.
Environics International 3rd Annual CSR Monitor. 2002. (In November of 2003, Environics became GlobeScan Incorporated. [Press release] Retrieved http://www.globescan.com/news_archives/csr02_press_release.html
Eslenshade, J. 2004. Monitoring Sweatshops: Workers, Consumers, & the Global Apparel Industry. Temple University Press.
love biking but have, unfotunately, gone though seveal diffeent bikes in my life. Some of them have been stolen, othes have been lost, othes have just boken down and the cost of epaiing them has been too geat. Usually, I go fo the cheapest bikes that I can busy, staight out fom some supemaket package, but this time I am intending to spend my had-eaned money in a beatific model, something like Tek o Raleigh. I have been peusing consumeist's magazines fo months ahead of time and am finally eady to make my puchase. I am intending to use pobability concepts to help me.
This is what I will do:
I only have a limited amount of places to choose fom.
The fist place is a second-hand stoe. Thee is 'subjective' pobability' and thee is 'objective' pobability; likely, my judgment will be made fom a combination of both: the objective…
references or procrastinate with buying until the recession is over.
I can break down the above further in a longer version called Bayes Theorem.
To help me make the correct business decision (since all these different places are trying to persuade me to buy their bike), I can use a tabular approach. Here I detail the situation by comparing bikes from the 2nd hand store (A) to the bikes that I saw on Craig's List (B, as see fig.1.:
Fig. 1: Assessment of Bikes.
They angered God, and as God has done throughout the ages, He punished the Jews. Many of them retain their faith and hope in God, and retained it even during their time in the concentration camps - it was the only thing that helped them to survive when all other hope had died. On the other hand, many Jews saw the camps as a place where they lost their belief in God. They questioned how He would allow such a thing to happen, and felt He had turned His back on them when they needed Him the most. Neither of these reactions is surprising. Another historian believes this gap between acceptance and denial of God will continue. He writes, "I believe that Jewish religious thought will continue to demonstrate this tension between mixed intentions, innovation, and conservation well into the future" (Braiterman 164). Faith is a tenuous thing for many.…
Braiterman, Zachary. (God) after Auschwitz: Tradition and Change in Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1998.
Mandel, Naomi. "Ethics after Auschwitz: The Holocaust in History and Representation." Criticism 45.4 (2003): 509+.
Mathis, Andrew E. "General Semantics and Holocaust Denial." ETC.: A Review of General Semantics 63.1 (2006): 52+.
Raphael, Melissa. The Female Face of God in Auschwitz: A Jewish Feminist Theology of the Holocaust. New York: Routledge, 2003.
There are a number of words that can best describe (and are currently being used) how operations management is causing a renaissance in the business community. Words such as flexibility, agility and responsiveness have found their way into the business jargon commonly used throughout the new global business environment. The reason behind the use of such lexicons seems to be to make it simpler for management to explain what it is they are striving to achieve; this holds true in almost all types of business operations including IT, mining and manufacturing. The literature concerning operations management is replete with the use of such terms and oftentimes the words are used in conjunction with one another or in the place of other less attention grabbing language.
One recent study is a prime example when it states that the "evaluation of flexibility in a manufacturing system development in operations management…
Buckingham, L.; (2009) Priority list, EWeek, Vol. 26, Issue 14, p. 43
Cardin, M.A.; de Neufville, R.; Kazakidis, V.; (2008) Process to improve expected value of mining operations, Mining Technology: Transactions of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Section A, Vol. 117, Issue 2, pp. 65 -- 70
De Koster, R.; (2003) Distribution strategies for online retailers, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 50, Issue 4, pp. 448-457
Gong, Y. & De Koster, R.; (2008) A polling-based dynamic order picking system for online retailers, IIE Transactions, Vol. 40, Issue 11, pp. 1070-1082
One typically does not consider the floral designs required by Barnsdall to be a good match for the harsh lines and square angles used in house.
In order to accommodate the needs of the design and those of the owner, right used hollyhocks and floral designs to help soften the harsh lines created by the concrete. This allowed the work to flow, rather than to bring out the contrast created by these two opposing elements. Contrast is the key to right's work. However, this is difficult ground from a design perspective, as one must be careful not to make the building seem out of place in the natural landscape. Consider the following photo and the contrast between the concrete walls set against the rolling green hills in the background.
Photo Credit: Christy Rogers, 1998
This is an excellent example of how lines were used to contrast and draw attention to…
Friends of Hollyhock House. Hollyhock House (1921). http://www.hollyhockhouse.net/hhhistory.html . Accessed December 11, 2007.
Galinsky. Hollyhock House: Los Angeles. www.galinsky.com/buildings/hollyhock/index.htm. Accessed December 11.
Lockley, W. California Romanza. Hollyhock House, Hollywood, California. Historic Buildings Survey. 2004. http://www.waltlockley.com/hollyhock/hollyhock.htm. Accessed December 11, 2007
National Historic Landmarks Program. Barnsdall Complex, Aline. http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=853494857&ResourceType=Building. Accessed December 11, 2007.
The Search for the Truth in Rwanda, an argumentative essay
There are those who claim that elgium is the perpetrator in the extermination methods used in Rwanda however, there are those who claim that the Rwandan government itself may be to blame with ties to a loan from the IMF World ank. Among all the arguments leveled the most likely perpetrator of these crimes can be traced back to the Roman Catholic Church, who was the entity to first set a seal upon the Hutus and Tutsi people. This paper will explore the many arguments set forth in the Rwandan genocide event as to who is to blame for the atrocities that occurred.
A rief History of the HUTU & TUTSI of Rwanda:
The genocide, which occurred in Rwanda, has been and still is a hotly debated issue. Over 100 years ago Catholic missionaries created a bogus "pedigree"…
DeSouza, Leo J. (1997) Washington Monthly: Assigning blame in Rwanda: how to break the cycle of revenge in ethnic conflict Washington Monthly [Online] located at: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1316/is_n9_v29/ai_19757663/pg_2
Toussaint, Eric (2004) "Rwanda: The Financiers of the Genocide" [Online] available at: http://www.cadtm.org/article.php3?id_article=611
TOUSSAINT, Eric. 1996. -- Nouvelles revelations sur les ventes d'armes --, 2
p., CADTM 19, Bruxelles, 1996
Main characters in Schindler's List
During the Holocaust, Oskar Schindler who is a womanizer, war profiteer, and a Nazi member becomes the unexpected savior and hero of approximately 1,100 Polish Jews. He is a swindler and a moderately successful businessman who takes advantage of wartime to gain financial success. His business includes buying an enamelware factory previously owned by a Jew and using ingratiation and bribery to get contracts to make war supplies. At first, he was apathetic to the Jews, thinking that their situation was just a result of the war. He is a playboy who habitually cheats on his wife. He joined the Nazi party because he believes that it will help him make more money, and not for any ideological reason. According to the movie Schindler's List (2016), even though Oscar Schindler buys the factory that has been confiscated from Jewish owners and…
Keneally, T. (1993). Schindler's List. New York: Serpentine Publishing Company.
Raven, G. (1994). 'Schindler's List:' A review. Retrieved from The Journal of Historical Review: http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v14/v14n3p-7_raven.html
Schindler's List. (2016 ). Retrieved from Spark Notes: http://www.sparknotes.com/film/schindlerslist/canalysis.html
SLE. (2013). Accuracies. Retrieved from SCHINDLER'S LIST: https://schindlerslisteight.wordpress.com/historical-accuracy/truths/
movie elements power, vengeance freedom. Explain chose movie specific references Mill / Norton's arguments.
Finding parallels between Steven Spielberg's 1993 motion picture Schindler's List and John Stuart Mill's theory of utilitarianism.
This proposal's goal is to determine whether or not the film's protagonist was guided by moral principles in his struggle to free a large number of individuals from Nazi authority. It is very probable that Schindler acted on account of his moral thinking, as he acknowledged the fact that he was among the only individuals who could actually have a say in the critical conditions in Nazi-dominated Europe.
y looking at how the character of Oskar Schindler manages to abandon his previous convictions with the purpose of helping others viewers are likely to observe his moral attitude. The fact that he is no longer interested in physical forms of pleasure demonstrates that he virtually reached a whole new level…
Mill, John Stuart. "Utilitarianism," (Forgotten Books, 1939)
Dir. Steven Spielberg. Schindler's List. Universal Pictures, 1993.
If you don't do them well, you can't compete, but doing them better than anyone else provides limited benefit. Companies should carefully examine these tasks for outsourcing opportunities, keeping in mind that they may require the outsourced resources to have specialized or more developed skills.
Activities that are necessary, but a commodity level of service is sufficient - Commodity tasks are necessary for keeping a company functioning, but they do not require specialized skills. Performing these tasks at a level higher than the industry norm provides the company no value.
According to industry estimates that for most companies, only 20% of their activities provide strategic advantage, 50% of their activities are critical, and 30% are at the commodity level. However, most companies outsource few critical tasks, though outsourcing critical tasks represents a large opportunity. Several Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) that have outsourced development have found that about 20% of their…
What information was expected to be found and was not there expected to find much more on this site than is present today. To begin with, the SMS is a highly academically focused organization, and as a result its members are continually working on research projects, presenting papers, and also working through many academic calendars and teaching schedules. As a result of the richness of this research one would expect to find at least a trace of these materials on the site, and in fact there are none. This is disturbing. Further, the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Strategic Management Journal aren't offered on a trial basis, and content is not even available from them. Instead there are links to subscribe to these publications. This makes the entire site look like an organization of academicians also promoting these two journals.
Links from the site that are helpful
The site does include…
Silvio Napoli at Schindler India (a) (2003). - Accessible after purchase from the Harvard Business Review Website: http://harvardbusinessonline.hbsp.harvard.edu/b01/en/common/item_detail.jhtml;jsessionid=3XHOCFKZZ3NGQAKRGWDSELQ?id=303086
The World Is Flat (2005) - Thomas R. Friedman, author. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. New York, NY. Published 2005
Four of his movies are still amongst the top 20 earners of all time. Making of Schindler's list and setting up Shoah foundation; which filmed disturbing tales from Holocaust survivors portrayed Spielberg as an ultra Zionist by most. The view after Munich has somewhat changed and most American and Israeli Jews criticized the movie and labeled it as portraying Israeli's as murderers while popular belief amongst Jews is that of retaliation. There is the hit squad, Bombs used in beds, in cars and even in phones with gruesome gun fights and cold blood executions by Mossad operatives representing Jews as killers.
A neutral viewer may argue that the movie lacked details on Palestinian terrorists portrayed only as targets rather than human beings with feelings.
Spielberg managed to deliver what the news media missed. No spice but reality, mistakes and regrets by both sides. He managed to explain what impact this…
"The Art of the Kill." Manila Bulletin, 4 March 2006, NA. Database online. Available from Questia, http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5014088880 . Internet. Accessed 21 March 2012.
FAIR, "In U.S. Media, Palestinians Attack, Israel Retaliates,"
http://www.fair.org/activism/network-retaliation.html (Accssed on 22 March 2012)
"Predators and Prey: The Mind Games of Terrorism." The Daily Mail (London, England), 27 January 2006, 58. Database online. Available from Questia, http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5013505260 . Internet. Accessed 21 March 2012.
Even five years ago, this was not the case. Moore uses his own brand of investigative, and sometimes highly charged and emotionally biased journalism to make his points. He causes people to violently disagree with his determinations, but he causes people to think, something that many filmmakers simply avoid. Moore's documentaries are more than entertainment, they get people talking about and investigating issues on their own. His message may not appeal to everyone, but his methods are some of the best in filmmaking. He creates films that people remember, and this is an important aspect of the process. He uses emotional, controversial, social, and meaningful themes to "stir the pot," and will certainly be one of the 21st centuries most remembered filmmakers.
Steven Spielberg is probably the most influential and important filmmaker today. His films are much more than entertainment, they are thought provoking, artistic, and stunningly memorable. From "The…
School African-American Males Who Are Attending a Community-Based After-School Program
ANTICIPATED ESEACH METHODOLOGY
A qualitative case study would be conducted by the researcher. As described by Gay, Mills, and Airasian (2009), a case study explores and analyzes the behavioral patterns of an exclusive group over an extended period of time. In this approach the researcher analyzes the behavior of the participants while they participate in the intended activities and their response to the outside stimuli. (Gay, Mills, & Airasian, 2009) Case studies are bounded in an approach that connects time (existence) with a place (environment) (Stake, 2005). The case study approach provides the researcher with a stage to examine the patterns of behavior that the individuals portray.
PUPOSE OF THE ESEACH
The purpose of the study is to explore the behaviors of middle-school African-American males who are attending a community-based after-school program. In addition to that, the study will explore…
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Therefore, the setup necessarily involves a description/understanding of the characters and their relationships to each other, themselves, and their environment. This is the basis for the entire story, or the "setup."
5. Talk about the need for "concrete action" -- be sure to refer to internal and external actions.
Without concrete action, there is no story -- just people thinking and talking, if that. Concrete action provides compelling reasons for more action, and is the driving force behind the story and the story itself. Internal action can be an important decision made by a character, or actions that occurred before the time of the screenplay that influence decisions/actions within. Internal action almost always leads to external action; physical interaction with the environment/other characters that moves the plot forward.
6. "Beats" are units of action in a screenplay. In class, we've used a system of beats called plusses minuses. Explain plusses…
Accepting Client Assignments
Outstanding client service begins with a full understanding of the client organization, its business needs and the position to be filled. An AESC member should:
Accept only those assignments that a member is qualified to undertake on the basis of the member's knowledge of the client's needs and the member's ability to perform the specific assignment.
Disclose promptly conflicts of interest known to the AESC member and accept assignments only if all affected parties have expressly agreed to waive any conflict.
Develop an understanding with the client that, among other things, makes clear the organizational entity that is defined as the client organization, the fees and expenses to be charged, and any ongoing assurances or guarantees relating to fulfillment of the assignment.
Agree with the client concerning any "off-limits" restrictions or other related policies that govern when and how the member may recruit from the defined client…
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Large number of respondents will require large number of questionnaires to be given to the individuals and this would have high financial implications.
Due to the problem of fear of the information that if the Facebook members disclose will be used against them in future, I intend to guarantee them anonymity on any information given and confidentiality by ensuring no names or sensitive information is required in the questionnaires. On the time constraint, the questionnaires will be designed so that it takes small amount of time with few open ended questions. On the financial, the samples taken will be done randomly so that even if it's quite small compared to the whole Facebook membership, it will be representative.
Social networking is considered the as the manner of communication in the 21st century. It refers to the individuals grouping into groups…
The corporation or seller could benefit by developing marketing strategies prior to consumer reviews being available online.
Seller Response to Novice and Expert Consumers
efore allowing consumers to post product reviews on a corporations or sellers website, the seller should consider the size of the segments of expert consumers and novice consumers. For example, the seller may benefit from selling certain products if a significant number of expert consumers exist, especially for technology driven products. On the other hand, the seller may damage sales if the expert consumers' segment overshadows that of the novice consumers.
Unknown or Less Popular Stores Online Seller Response
Relatively unknown corporations should be overly cautious when allowing consumers to post comments on their websites. If brand marketers fail to attract enough consumers to post reviews, the corporation may damage its reputation. these corporations might consider hiring a well-known, popular third-party source to handle consumer reviews.…
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The interaction between the two is also symbolic of the innocence of the prewar state. Before the war, interactions and romantic interludes between Jew and Caucasian were no problem. During the war, however, Jews were marginalized to the point where they were no longer recognized as human beings. This is symbolized by the harsh treatment of an old Jewish man by a Nazi soldier, also during the beginning scenes. The man is ordered to walk away from the sidewalk and into the gutter, where he steps into water. This contrasts with the pleasure that zpilman and the blonde derives from their interaction. Visually, the contrast between the Jews and Germans is symbolically depicted by the physical differences between zpilman and the girl, which would become symbolic not only of ethnic differences, but also of the way in which these differences are used to justify the death of hundreds of thousands…
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This shows that media outlets have an extremely strong influence on individuals in their belief of global warming. The lack of knowledge in the real application of global warming is startling considering the real earnestness in which each of these individuals expressed their beliefs on global warming.
For the second group of individuals who do not believe in global warming, the results are just as mixed as previously. Although they all seem to very intelligent individuals, none of the three could provide a definition of exactly what global warming was. Although two of them pointed out that greenhouse gases plays a factor. They explained that their understanding or knowledge of global warming has come from multiple sources, and all professed a strong distrust of traditional media outlets as viable and truthful information. One of them interestingly cited the novel "State of Fear" as a strong impetus for why he does…
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The modern 21st century has posed new challenges for the organizations to survive and grow (Smith et al. 2010). As they are operated and managed by human beings, the challenges are ultimately faced by the individuals who are responsible for making decisions and implementing them (Nieuwenhuizen, Weiss and Rossouw, 2009). As challenges are multifaceted, and human lives are divided into various aspects, it is difficult to excel in every field. The gap between desired and actual state of mind leads to stress and has a high impact on employee performance and productivity.
The concept of supervision is not new in business settings. It may be rooted right in the main essence of organizational structure from where delegation of authority and chain of command were introduced. In lieu of human psychology to stay conscious when being observed and monitored, it is more likely that they are not in normal…
Taking Jeanine Basinger at her word would leave us with far fewer war films than we think we have. Basinger is a 'strict constructionist,' accepting as war films only those that have actual scenes of warfare (Curley and etta, 1992. p. 8; Kinney, 2001, p. 21). That means that the four films that will be considered here, and especially the two orld ar II films, are not war films. By Basinger's yardstick, neither Casablanca nor Notorious, neither Born on the Fourth of July nor Coming Home would qualify as war films.
On the other hand, films such as hite Christmas, a lightweight Bing Crosby-Danny Kaye-Rosemary Clooney-Vera Ellen comedy about the aftermath of war for an old soldier might well be a 'war' movie. The opening scene is one in which the old soldier, Dean Jagger, is reviewing his troops when, somewhere in Italy during the Christmas lull, bombs…
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Statistics in the World of Stocks
Many students at various levels in mathematics at times find themselves asking the question, why do I need to learn this? It is admittedly true that many people will never really use algebra in their daily lives, and the complex world of statistics and probability also goes unutilized by many. Algebra, probability, and statistics can all be useful to everyone, in actuality, and more importantly there are specific instances where these areas of mathematics prove absolutely invaluable. When it comes to the stock market, many people try to use statistical models to predict when certain stocks are good values, or when they are poised to skyrocket investors to new fortunes, but there are also more sensible applications of certain probability and statistics concepts that are reasonable means of influencing stock-buying decisions. Applying a few basic methods of analysis to some elements of…
Lobotomy is a popular medical procedure introduced in curing mentally ill individuals, which requires the removal of the prefrontal lobes of the cortex of the brain, the part of the brain wherein aggressive and violent behavior is triggered. However, in the movie, lobotomy is shown to have disastrous results: McMurphy's violent behavior is indeed abated, but as illustrated in the movie, the lobotomy had turned him into a 'vegetable' neither responding to his ward mates' call for attention nor displaying his usual rowdy, obnoxious, McMurphy self.
This instance in the movie is considered as patterned after the medical model of abnormal psychology, wherein "mental disorders are described as medical diseases with a biological origin" (450). ecause this is the prevalent thinking in medical science during the time the movie (and novel) was made, Nurse Ratched decided, in order to "treat" McMurphy, to let him undergo lobotomy. Subsistence to the medical…
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What would have been effective in this situation was a third party business mediator. That individual would balance the expectations and demands of the Japanese firm with the expectations and demands of the American workers.
In the softball game, the workers take out their aggression on the Japanese management team. In Japan such behavior is unconscionable. However, because American workers had never been exposed to Japanese customs they are unaware that such things will have serious negative consequences for their position within the company. In this instance as with it can be said all others a cultural interpreter as well as a greater degree of honestly and disclosure from Hunt would have been ideal.
Ultimately this film demonstrates the dangers and pitfalls of cross cultural relations when neither is particularly educated or interested in the customs of the other culture. The Japanese approached the situation of the American factory workers…
Premeaux's investigation into ethics and business behavior resulted in four categories that can lead to ethical problems: a) coercion and control (the use of threats or extortion to force a manager to make a certain decision); b) conflict of interest (a manager has more than one interest and if he pursues both, harm may come to the company); c) physical environment (this relates to conflict of interest that can harm the environment); and d) personal integrity (making a decision based on one's own needs can raise a red flag in terms of right and wrong even if the law doesn't specifically spell out a guideline to follow) (16).
In a survey of managers, Premeaux received 413 questionnaires to test ethical responses. The results of those surveys (there is not enough room in this paper to report appropriate data) showed that managers have "…a heightened sense of ethical awareness with most…
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