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Elon Musk Leadership Analysis

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This paper will discuss the leadership style of Elon Musk, and make an assessment of the pros and cons of this leadership style.
Introduction
The leader that I will analyze is Elon Musk, who runs a number of different companies. Musk makes an interesting case study for leadership principles in part because of the number of different companies he is trying to lead a the same time, but also because his companies are aiming to be innovation leaders, have tight frameworks for a large amount of work, and generally are subject to Musk’s hard-driving style. Yet, he must maintain the ability for his managers and his investors to buy into his vision, or his companies (most of which aren’t profitable) will have difficulty obtaining the financing that they need.
Foundations of Individual and Group Behavior
This chapter lays the foundation for understanding behavior. Most of leadership is about motivation, and…… [Read More]

References

Larcker, D. & Tayan, B. (2011) Tesla Motors: The evolution of governance from inception to IPO. Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University No. CGRP-15.

Marques, J. (2017) A mindful moral compass for twenty-first century leadership: The noble eightfold path. The Journal of Values-Based Leadership Vol. 10 (1) 1-19.

Muhlberg, Elon Musk and patent soul-searching: Intellectual property. Without Prejudice Vol. 14 (7) 28-29.

Paterson, T., Luthans, F. & Milosevic, I. (2014) A proposed orthogonal relationship between psychological capital and ethical leadership. Advances in Authentic and Ethical Leadership. Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, NC.

Robbins, S. & DeCenzo, D. (2008) Fundamentals of Management: Essential Concepts and Applications. Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ


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Marketing and Promotion of Electric Vehices

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Tesla Marketing Plan

For over a decade, Tesla Motors has emerged as one of market leaders in designing, manufacturing, and selling luxurious electric cars, battery components, and powertrain components. ith its establishment in 2003, the company has established an innovative niche in the electric car business. Tesla has developed a market strategy that embodies the company's core values in the luxury electronic vehicle business. ith this strategy, the company establishes a competitive niche that surpasses other players in the market.

ith this strategy, Tesla can benefit from gaining a significant market share, brand loyalty and awareness, and realization of profits through the adoption of new strategies. In this paper, we look into the market success plan for Tesla Motors (Damodaran 40).

In this case, we develop a fully electric, brand new, and entry-level car named Tesla Z. The car will possess core components of a Tesla vehicle. However, the creation…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Ayre, James (2015, March 28). "Electric Car Demand Growing, Global Market Hits 740,000 Units." Clean Technica, 28 March 2015.

Damodaran, Aswath. Investment Valuation: Tools and Techniques for Determining the Value of any Asset, University Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2012. Print.

Kalla, Susan. "Demand For Tesla Is Not The Problem, Switching The World To Electric Cars Is" Forbes. 30 November 2014. Web.
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The Five Forces That Shape Competitive Strategy

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Five Forces

The concept of the five forces is rooted in the idea that these are the five forces that influence whether an industry or company can be profitable. A company, when formulating its strategy, will seek to find ways to shift these forces and manipulate them in ways that allow the company to be profitable, preferably sustainably profitable. As Porter (2008) elaborates, the five forces that shape competitive strategy are the bargaining power of buyers, the bargaining power of suppliers, the threat of new entrants, the threat of substitutes and the intensity of rivalry within the industry.

About the Company

The company to which the five forces will be applied is Tesla Motors, the electric car maker. Tesla is a relatively new player in the industry, has a tremendous reputation with respect to product quality, but has yet to turn a profit, has a tremendous bleed rate, but it…… [Read More]

References

Bershidsky, L. (2016). Millennials are buying cars after all. Bloomberg. Retrieved May 14, 2016 from http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-01-04/millennials-are-buying-cars-after-all

Hard, A. (2016). Apple car rumor roundup: Here's everything you need to know about Project Titan. Digital Trends. Retrieved May 14, 2016 from http://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/apple-car-news/

MSN Moneycentral: Tesla Motors. Retrieved May 14, 2016 from http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/stockdetails/financials/fi-126.1.TSLA.NAS?ocid=qbeb

Porter, M. (2008). The five forces that shape competitive strategy. Harvard Business Review. January 2008, 79-93.
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Merger Acquisition and International Strategies Mergers Acquisitions

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Merger, Acquisition and International Strategies

Mergers, Acquisitions and International Strategies

A merger is a combination of two or more business entities with the aim of consolidating the resources that they have and creating a single entity with that. The process of merging is done through acquisition or direct pooling together of the resources available. Acquisition occurs when a firm buys a stake in another firm and assumes control of it. Acquisitions are part of growth strategies paid for in cash, payment through stock of the acquiring company or both. Mergers and Acquisitions commonly denoted by M & A work hand in hand and are in recent times seen as one. M & A is a strategy of finance and management dealing with the selling, buying, combination of, firms and entities to help grow a firm rapidly. M & A occur to help a firm create a new strategy, joint venture…… [Read More]

References

GM:New York Stock Quote - General Motors Co - Bloomberg. (n.d.). Bloomberg - Business, Financial & Economic News, Stock Quotes. Retrieved December 1, 2012, from http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/GM:U.S.

General Motors | GM.com. (n.d.). General Motors | GM.com. Retrieved December 1, 2012, from http://www.gm.com/

Tesla Motors | Premium Electric Vehicles. (n.d.). Tesla Motors | Premium Electric Vehicles. Retrieved December 1, 2012, from http://www.teslamotors.com/
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Organizational Behavior Terminology and Concepts American Companies

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Organizational Behavior

Terminology and Concepts

American companies have suffered in recent years. In their efforts to reduce cost, restructuring and downsizing have affected almost every organization either directly or indirectly. These attempts to 'right the ship' so to speak will cause problems for these organizations in the terms of their ability to perform in the long-term. Organizational behavior has been cast aside in too many areas which entails that these companies have shown poor leadership by trying to capitalize on technological breakthroughs as opposed to building the human resource aspects of their businesses. This paper is a summary of some organizational behavior concepts and terminologies that are affected by the quest for profits. Through readings, articles, and my personal experiences, I have summarized what I feel can be construed as organizational behavior, culture, diversity, communication, effectiveness, efficiency and learning. I have been blessed by the fact that I hold a…… [Read More]

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Entry Strategy Into the German Market

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Stategic Planning fo Maket Enty

Baies to Enty

Maket Challenges

Tade Baies

Standads

EU Regulations

Confomity Assessment

Poduct Cetification

Acceditation

Maket Enty Stategy Selection

Fanchising

Joint Ventues/Licensing

Licensing

Agents, Distibutos and Tading Houses Agents

Distibution and Sales Channels

E-Commece

Gemany

EU Regulations

Stategic Alliances, Licensing and Fanchising

Joint Ventues

Foeign Diect Investment

Finding the Right Patne

Negotiating a Patneship Ageement

The Ageement Checklist

Have the salient points of the ageement been ageed upon in pinciple?

Paticipants and thei Roles

Negotiation Baselines

Section 10: Managing Intenational Business Opeations

Exit Stategies

Conclusion

Intoduction

In this wok, the case study of Tesla Motos has been taken as an example to undestand the stategies of intenational businesses with paticula attention to Gemany. The wok begins with exploation of stategies pevasive in intenational makets with close attention to enty issues. The vaious foms of foeign investments and business like Geenfield, acquisitions, meges, and Joint Ventues…… [Read More]

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Alon, I. (2012). Global franchising operations management: cases in international and emerging markets operations. Upper Saddle River, N.J, Financial Times.

Aswathappa, K. (2010). International business. New Delhi, Tata McGraw Hill Education.

Baron, R.A., & Shane, S.A. (2008). Entrepreneurship: a process perspective. Mason (OH), Thomson/South-Western.

Benjamin Levi, K.J. (2006). Market entry strategies of foreign Telecom companies in India. Wiesbaden, Dt. Univ.-Verl. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-8350-9453-6.
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Role of Financial Markets

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Financial Markets and Institutions

ole of Financial Markets

Financial markets play a significant role in creating wealth in the United States. At the heart of this role is that financial markets facilitate the economically efficient allocation of capital. The holders of capital need places to invest that capital in a way that earns them a return, but they do not always have the best ideas with respect to how to use that capital, nor the skills to do so. There are others who have ideas and skills, but lack the capital to maximize those. Financial markets allow for those with capital to allocate their money to those who need it, and those who need it to acquire it. With opportunities to invest, and opportunities for ideas to come to life, the economy benefits significant. The more efficiently the financial markets can allocate capital, the more they will help the economy…… [Read More]

References

Duisenberg, W. (2001). The role of financial markets for economic growth. European Central Bank. Retrieved May 19, 2016 from https://www.ecb.europa.eu/press/key/date/2001/html/sp010531.en.html

Federal Reserve. (2016). Monetary policy basics. Federal Reserve Education.org. Retrieved May 19, 2016 from https://www.federalreserveeducation.org/about-the-fed/structure-and-functions/monetary-policy

Investopedia (2016). Efficient market hypothesis. Investopedia. Retrieved May 19, 2016 from http://www.investopedia.com/terms/e/efficientmarkethypothesis.asp

McClure, B. (2016). Beta: Know the risk. Investopedia. Retrieved May 19, 2016 from http://www.investopedia.com/articles/stocks/04/113004.asp
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Prestige Where Theatrical Conventions Meet

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The only connection between the two worlds of Tesla and Robert, electricity and old-fashioned staged magic, is the sense of hyper-reality: of magic and stagecraft in one realm, and electricity and the 'real world' of science that makes the depiction of magic on film possible. Tesla's mad scientist hair, the bags beneath his eyes, make him look more mentally unbalanced than a rationalist -- a mad inventor of film, not a trusted authority to the eye. The viewer's apprehensiveness is dependent upon this awareness of cinematic conventions, just like the audience of a magical illusion is dependant upon their awareness that it is, in fact, an illusion.

Further unsettling the viewer's sense of Tesla's trustworthiness are the buzzing electric generators that hum like tiny bees in the background, sparking with fire. Tesla seems purely a creation of the cinema, of electricity itself. Electricity unlike staged magic is real but close-ups…… [Read More]

Works Cited

The Prestige. Directed by Christopher Nolan. 2007.
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History of MRI

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History of Magnetic esonance Imaging (MI)

Getting an MI scan may someday become as common as getting an X-ray. - Davis Meltzer, 1987

According to Gould (2004), on July 3, 1977, an event took place that would forever alter the landscape of modern medicine, although outside the scientific research community, this event hardly attracted any notice at all. The event in question was the first MI exam ever performed on a human being. The procedure required almost five hours to produce one image, and the images were, by today's standards, very primitive (this first MI machine now occupies a special niche in the Smithsonian); however, its successors number if the thousands today (Gould, 2004). The advent of the MI clearly represented the beginnings of a new standard in noninvasive radio imaging that continues to be refined. This paper provides the background and history of magnetic resonance imaging, including its discovery…… [Read More]

References

Albertine, K. (2001). Anatomica. Willoughby, NSW, Australia: Global Book Publishing.

Gould, T.A. (2004). How MRI Works. (2004). How Stuff Works. Available: http://www.howstuffworks.com/mri.htm/printable.

Hornak, J.P. (2002). The Basics of MRI. Available:  http://www.cis.rit.edu/htbooks/mri/inside.htm .

Ioannidis, J.P. & Lau, J. (April 5, 2002). FDG-PET for the diagnosis and management of soft tissue sarcoma. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Available: http://www.cms.gov/coverage/8b3-iii2.asp.
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Marketing Public Relations and Segmentation

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Marketing

Mass marketing is differentiated from target marketing, in that the target customer is pretty much everybody. A firm that has a target market will either have all of its sales, or a significant portion of them, in an specific identifiable group. Thus, the product should span across race, gender, age and geography. Such a product's target market would be better understood in terms of who doesn't buy it than who does. Wal-Mart would be a good example of a mass market retailer, based on their size, their geographic spread, the wide variety of products that they sell and the ubiquitous nature of many of those products -- many mass market retailers target very broad groups (Investopedia, 2015).

A mass market product, therefore, would be a product that broadly appeals. I will go with Charmin. The target market for Charmin is almost everybody. There are only a few groups that…… [Read More]

References

Coca Cola Company (2015). The Coca-Cola system. Coca Cola. Retrieved June 13, 2015 from http://www.coca-colacompany.com/our-company/the-coca-cola-system

Investopedia (2015). Definition of derived demand. Investopedia. Retrieved June 13, 2015 from http://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/derived_demand.asp

Investopedia (2015). Mass market retailer. Investopedia. Retrieved June 13, 2015 from http://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/mass-market-retailer.asp

New Zealand Transportation Association (2013) Blazed -- drug driving in Aotearoa. YouTube Retrieved June 13, 2015 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8KAaf45g5U
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Selling Into Enterprise Corporate Marketing

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positioning affect segmentation and targeting strategies when entering a market?

Positioning strategies serve as the foundational framework for strategic marketing plans and planning, execution, management and evaluation of marketing strategies. Positioning is also used for defining how a company's products or services are differentiated within a customer segment. For example, Apple uses positioning very effectively selling its high-end iPads. his specific positioning strategy by Apple concentrates on only those consumers willing to pay for premium performance, reliability and convenience the iPad offers. Apple does this to position themselves above the myriad of Google Android-based tablets who are competing primarily on price. Apple also uses positioning successfully to sell more on value and less on price. Positioning not only defines the competitiveness of a given product or service relative to competitors, it also communicates the unique value and differentiated features as well (Perreault, Cannon, 2012). Apple excels at this type of…… [Read More]

The maturity of any business has a direct and long-lasting effect on the positioning strategy any company uses to market its products. For start-ups, their positioning strategy will often focus on innovation and how their new products are completely redefining existing markets and leading to entirely new ones being created. Startup companies must continually innovate to stay alive, and their positioning strategies reflect a more focused message on replacing substitute products and services that may have grown obsolete and less useful to customers. The success of the new electric car models from Tesla are a case in point. The positioning being used by Elon Musk who runs Tesla is showing the value of having an all-electric vehicle that doesn't pollute, is cheaper to maintain than an internal combustion engine-based vehicle and is sleek, stylish and very quiet to travel in. All of these product features and benefits of the Tesla are used for defining its positioning as a disruptive innovation in automobile design. Conversely, General Motors' (GM) many variations of car brands all show how a company much more mature uses product line repositioning and product line extensions to continually differentiate their vehicles. GM concentrates on making slight variations to their positioning so they can support marketing and selling strategies from a product perspective. GM is also very focused on cost reduction, while Tesla is obsessed with building market share right now. Given the youth of Tesla and their focus on disruptive innovation as a positioning statement relative to the staid, conservative approach of GM, these positioning directions make sense. This examples shows how positioning varies by startups vs. very mature companies. Positioning will also vary by the stage of the product lifecycle of a given product or service, and in broader terms, entire industries (Perreault, Cannon, 2012).

Explain how the product life cycle can influence the choices available?

The product life cycle is the most rigid constraint there is to defining positioning strategies, as product features and benefits must support, accentuate and deliver on the promises made in market positioning statements and strategies by marketers. The specific product lifecycle phase of a given product often dictates the type of positioning strategy used (Perreault, Cannon, 2012). For new products that deliver exceptional levels of disruptive innovation, as the Tesla, iPad,
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Ferrari Create Premium Eco-Car Ferrari

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emotional positioning stategies. Maketing Intelligence & Planning, 23(1), 9-29.

Philip Kotle, & David Getne. (2002). County as band, poduct, and beyond: A place maketing and band management pespective. Jounal of Band Management, 9(4/5), 249-261.

Matin, Bidget, & Simintias, Antonis C. (1995). The impact of geen poduct lines on the envionment: Does what they know affect how they feel? Maketing Intelligence & Planning, 13(4), 16.

Keith Naughton. (2007, Octobe). An Electic Deam: THE $98,000 Tesla Roadste aims to be the ultimate geen ca. Will it succeed?. Newsweek, 150(18), E6.

Jason D. Olive, & Seung-Hee Lee. (2010). Hybid ca puchase intentions: a coss-cultual analysis. The Jounal of Consume Maketing, 27(2), 96-103.

Potheo, A., McDonagh, P., & Dobscha, S.. (2010). Is Geen the New Black? Reflections on a Geen Commodity Discouse. Jounal of Macomaketing, 30(2), 147.

Sangkapichai, M., & Saphoes, J.. (2009). Why ae Califonians inteested in hybid cas? Jounal of Envionmental Planning…… [Read More]

references. Public Finance Review, 38(1), 120.

Jack Ewing. (2008, October). Greener Luxury Cars, and Not Just Hybrids. Business Week (Online)

Furlow, N.. (2010). Greenwashing in the New Millennium. The Journal of Applied Business and Economics: Special Issue, 10(6), 22-25.

Patrick Hartmann, Vanessa Apoalaza Ibanez, & F. Javier Forcada Sainz. (2005). Green branding effects on attitude: functional vs. emotional positioning strategies. Marketing Intelligence & Planning, 23(1), 9-29.

Philip Kotler, & David Gertner. (2002). Country as brand, product, and beyond: A place marketing and brand management perspective. Journal of Brand Management, 9(4/5), 249-261.
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Pathology and Medical Imaging MRI

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Overall sensitivity for whole-body and PET/CT was 96% and 93% respectively, while specificity was 87% and 88% respectively.

Conclusions

The study showed that both methods are relevant for detecting metastases in breast cancer patients, but also showed that the method chosen should be appropriate to the type of tumor which may be suspected based upon the laboratory and clinical findings. While the study found that both 1.5- and 3-tesla MI scanning were feasible for the purpose of finding metastases, the team discovered that there is still much work to be done on refining the methods used for 3-tesla scanning. This could lead to further improvements in the results yielded by this method.

Breast gamma imaging spots DCIS better than mammo, M

Introduction

Breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) is a functional study which is unaffected by dense tissue, implants or architectural distortion in the breast. The aim of the study was to…… [Read More]

References

Jeong-Sik Yu et al. (2007) Fat containing nodules in the cirrhotic liver: Chemical shift MRI features and clinical implications. AJR, 188: 1009-1016.

Pal, S. (2007) Breast gamma imaging spots DCIS better than mammo, MR. Retrieved September 5, 2007, at http://AuntMinnie.com.

Tilke, B. (2007) PET/CT, whole-body MRI each have merits in metastatic breast disease. Retrieved September 5, 2007, at http://AuntMinnie.com.
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Patent and Intellectual Property Law

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egulation of Technology

Many people have active disdain for governmental and other regulation when it comes to aspects of life. Whether it be speech, movement, where one can live, how one can travel and so forth, there are many regulations that just annoy and inconvenience a lot of people. One of those things would be technology. Many might pose the question as to whether technology should be regulated and to what degree. Many hold that the free market should get most of the sway when it comes to what happens and why. Other still say that intellectual property and patent rights when it comes to technology are just a boon for the rich and hurt the less advantaged. Even if there is some disagreement about the subject, the regulation of technology needs to be done on at least some levels and not having that regulation present would be a complete…… [Read More]

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Falksen, G. (2010). The Tesla Tragedy. Tor.com. Retrieved 9 November 2015, from http://www.tor.com/2010/11/01/the-tesla-tragedy/

Hirschauge, O. (2015). Are Driverless Cars Safer Cars?. WSJ. Retrieved 9 November 2015, from http://www.wsj.com/articles/are-driverless-cars-safer-cars-1439544601

Jansen, B. (2015). FAA approves Amazon drone research again. USA TODAY. Retrieved 9 November 2015, from http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2015/04/09/faa-amazon-drone-approval-prime-air/25534485/

Morrow, S. (2009). legalzoom.com. legalzoom.com. Retrieved 9 November 2015, from https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/patent-squatters-is-it-possible-to-patent-an-invention-that-everyones-been-using-for-years
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High Frequency Active Auroral Research

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If a butterfly's wings beating in Tibet can cause el Nino, then a gigawatt of electromagnetic radiation ought to be good for something.

* HAARP is an earthquake machine. Also based on a bunch of weird stuff Tesla discovered. Somewhat offset by the fact the HAARP array is clearly pointed at the sky.

* HAARP is a doomsday machine ripping a hole in the earth's atmosphere. Colorful, but scienfitically questionable. How do you rip a hole in air?

* HAARP has something to do with UFOs. Either signalling them, blasting them from the skies, or feeding babies to them.

* HAARP is a giant Mind Control broadcasting machine. Appealing, but if it works, why are people still such assholes? (clarky003)

Though an anonymous blogger is hardly likely to be considered a credible source the reality is that the full implications of this research device are unknown and real scientists who…… [Read More]

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Standard Construction of Modern High Field Magnets

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Standard Construction of Modern High Field Magnets Used in Modern Nuclear Magnetic esonance Devices

Nuclear magnetic resonance devices are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare and research today. As the term implies, magnets, specifically high field magnets, are an essential part of these sophisticated devices with important implications for a wide range of valuable healthcare and research applications. To gain additional insights into how these devices operate, this paper provides a discussion concerning the standard construction of modern high field magnets used in nuclear magnetic resonance devices, including a detailed graphic illustrated the different components of a representative magnet. An examination of the effects of transitions to higher magnet strengths on cooling systems is followed by an analysis of the superconducting materials used and a brief description of magnet construction. A discussion concerning the differences between shielded magnets and non-shielded magnets and innovations in technology that may allow room…… [Read More]

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Offshoring Gordon and Rutt 2008 Attribute the

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Offshoring

Gordon and Rutt (2008) attribute the rise of globalization to cheap gas, but that is only part of the story. Cheap gas makes shipping around the world competitive, but does the high cost of doing business in the U.S. relative to other countries. For simple tasks like manufacturing, many countries around the world are capable of leveraging their cheap land and/or cheap labor to produce at a level of quality similar to that of the U.S., but with much lower costs. The cost differential is so great that even the goods are cheaper, even with the additional shipping cost.

Bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. depends on understanding why it left in the first place. The tasks that were offshored, and to a large extent this is still true today, are routine tasks. Grossman (2006) notes that there is a fundamental difference between tasks that are routine and those…… [Read More]

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Gordon, B. & Rutt, K. (2008). The short tale. World Trade 100. Retrieved April 7, 2012 from http://www.worldtradewt100.com/articles/the-short-tale

Grossman, G. & Rossi-Hansberg, E. (2006). The rise of offshoring: It's not wine for cloth anymore. Princeton University. Retrieved April 7, 2012 from  http://www.princeton.edu/~grossman/TheRiseofOffshoring.pdf
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Distribution Transformers Transformer Is a

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The first hazard is that the primary and secondary windings are close together, which creates the potential for a primary to secondary short in the event of insulation failure. In addition, there is a possibility that the transformer will explode because of the hermetically sealed tank of flammable oil.

There are several steps that line workers can take in order to prevent injuries from distribution transformers. First and foremost, line workers should wear the following protective equipment: hard hats, rubber gloves, safety glasses, and fire retardant clothing. A line worker should always connect the neutral first before connecting the transformer and remove it last before disconnecting the transformer. To avoid the possibility of backfeed, there should not be any paralleling of transformers across any point that could be used to isolate a line section. A line worker should always wear rubber gloves if working on the secondary coil of a…… [Read More]

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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MRI's

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is based on the fact that atoms contain both positive and negative charges. MRI's use magnetism to use the electrical charges of atoms to create images of materials. he most common use for MRI's is in medical diagnosis. MRI's were available for patients starting in 1984 (Nordenberg, 1999).

One of the MRI's greatest advantages is its relative safety compared to some other imaging techniques. he first method for imaging the body, x-rays, which use radiation to create its images. Another advantage is that MRI's can image less dense tissues than x-rays can (Nordenberg, 1999). But where the MRI has a tremendous advantage over x-rays is in its ability to create 3-dimensional images. It also does a better job of showing contrast between dense parts of the body, such as bones, and softer tissue, than other imaging techniques (Nordenberg, 1999).

How hey Work

In medical…… [Read More]

Tro, Nivaldo J. Introductory Chemistry Essentials, Sec. Ed. Upper Saddle Creek, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall: 2006.

Wendling, Patrice. 2005. "Stand-up MRI can make pathology stand out: applications range from the musculoskeletal to the cardiovascular, but interpreting images is tough." Internal Medicine News, February.

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Marketing Defining Marketing Having Progressed From the

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Marketing

Defining Marketing

Having progressed from the foundational four elements of product, price, promotion and place or distribution, marketing today is more multifaceted in its dependence on other departments, functions and stakeholders to succeed. These dependencies have been made more complex by the immediate, instantly visible aspects of every marketing campaign in social media (Bernoff, Li, 2008). No longer can a marketing strategy be executed in a vacuum; today every aspects of a campaign is immediately visible to the public, often immediately communicated through social media on a global scale. The challenge for marketers is to move beyond the four foundational elements of what marketing had been in the 20th century into what it has become today. The intent of this analysis is to compare two definitions of marketing, in addition to a personal definition as well. The importance of marketing to organizational success is also discussed, in addition to…… [Read More]

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Bernoff, J., & Li, C. (2008). Harnessing the power of the oh-so-social web. MIT Sloan Management Review, 49(3), 36-42.

Gronroos, C. (1989). Defining marketing: A market-oriented approach. European Journal of Marketing, 23(1), 52.

Lusch, R.F. (2007). Marketing's evolving identity: Defining our future. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 26(2), 261.

Webster, Frederick E.,,Jr. (1994). Defining the new marketing concept (part 1). Marketing Management, 2(4), 22.
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Good or Bad Aviation Project Management

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Aviation Project - SpaceX

The current aerospace technologies being built and flown by the private commercial company known as SpaceX (from California) have a remarkable record of success thus far. The "Dragon," which is the cargo capsule built by SpaceX, put into orbit by the Falcon 9 launch rocket, delivered its second load of supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, March 3 (Segal, 2013). The SpaceX contract with NASA is for a total of twelve cargo missions to the ISS over the coming years; the first Dragon cargo ship was launched and delivered supplies to the International Space Station in October, 2012. The un-manned Dragon is designed to carry supplies to and from the ISS, and it is the first privately built commercial spacecraft to handle those chores -- or conduct any space-related activities per se. NASA contracted with SpaceX in 2008 after NASA had retired its…… [Read More]

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Accurately Plotting the S-Curve

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Hybrid Consumer Vehicles: Where on the S-Curve?

For this case study, I have selected the hybrid car as the technology of interest. Hybrid cars have been a steady presence in the consumer auto market since the early 2000s. Toyota's Prius is the best-known example and has the largest market share, which is set to expand into other market niches with the development of subcompact and hatch/crossover versions of the Prius. Although Toyota has made sweeping claims about the amount of research money they spend (specifically, safety research) they do not report specifically how much of their &D budget is devoted to innovation and how much to safety and design refinements. A thorough analysis by Booz Allen & Hamilton on the relationship between &D spending and market performance shows that gross measures of research spending have no predictive power over market share or sales (Jaruzelski, Dehoff, & Bordia, 2004). Especially in…… [Read More]

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Emissions Trading a Basic Principle Economics Comparative

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Emissions Trading

"A basic principle Economics comparative advantage: a country produces goods producing, bad. The traditional story includes relative endowments capital labor, capital intensity goods matters. Now add environmental externalities.

Comparative advantage in emissions trading: The environment and economics

Although it was not signed by the United States, at the time of its drafting, the Kyoto Protocol was considered a major advancement in attempts to curb global warming by limiting emissions. However, the international agreement also brought the controversial practice of emissions trading of pollutions credits to the forefront of the concerns of the world environmental movement. "Emissions trading, as set out in Article 17 of the Kyoto Protocol, allows countries that have emission units to spare - emissions permitted them but not 'used' - to sell this excess capacity to countries that are over their targets" (International emissions trading, 2013, Kyoto). In other words, 'cleaner' nations could sell their…… [Read More]

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What Determines Stock Prices

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determinants of stock prices, to explain why stock prices fluctuate. There are a number of models that seek to explain stock valuation, including the dividend growth model and the efficient market hypothesis. For many investors, capital gains are the key to a company's value, and EMH would thus apply. Stock prices reflect the aggregate sentiment about the future prospects of a company. These sentiments constantly change, based on new information being released and applied to what is already known about the company, its industry, its competitors and the economy at large. The constant stock price adjustments reflect this collective analysis of all information regarding a stock and the interpretation of its future prospects.

Introduction

A stock is a share in ownership of a company. In theory, a share entitles the holder to a proportional share of future income. There are different schools of thought as to what exactly this entails…… [Read More]

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Management Economies of Scale Reflects a Situation

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Management

Economies of scale reflects a situation where the cost of something declines when more is produced. With larger quantities, bargaining power increase, and there are opportunities for greater systems efficiency. Economies of scope reflects a cost saving when a company produces two or more goods (The Economist, 2008). For example, if McDonalds only produced Big Macs, it would be inefficient because there is not enough demand for those to keep the restaurant busy. By adding other products, the restaurant can become more efficient because it is working closer to capacity and there are always customers.

Transaction costs are the costs associated with a transaction. In some cases, there are fees and commissions that have to be paid in order to do something. Those costs do not add any value in themselves, but they are costs that are necessary to doing the transaction.

Economic Value Added (EVA) is basically the…… [Read More]

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Magnetism Our Understanding Being Science

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On Earth gravity is the force that sticks you to the floor and not magnesium We'd notice Earth's magnetism much extra if its gravity weren't so very strong.

History

Magnesium has a good number of reasons that makes it interesting talking of for instance the invention of electricity and many more. A number of doctors during the time of Queen Elizabeth I of England that is late 16th century were interested in magnetism. They contemplated that magnets might have healing powers for the human body this led to William Gilbert invention of a lightweight tool called a versorium that looked like a compass but didn't use a magnetized needle. The pointer was reasonable and would spin in reaction to manetic attraction even if there wasn't enough force to lift a light object. these days we use a modern version of the versorium so called the electroscope to study atomic particles.…… [Read More]

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Lee, E.W.: Magnetism, An Introductory Survey, Dover Publications Inc. (1970)

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High Gas Prices on the

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The former might be, 'What specific...' [while] Less structure might be exemplified by: "Please respond to the following in your own words: I....'" (Dereshiwsky, 1999) in addition:

adding some open-ended items such as these to a more traditionally scaled quantifiable survey, such as one with Likert-scaled attitudinal items, and/or "check/off" questions on demographic background variables, is a good way to make the survey "multimethod" in nature. This is because you'd be using that "single" data collection vehicle (survey instrument) to collect your data (responses) in more than one form: quantitative and qualitative! You could ask the same general questions in both forms and then compare the two alternative forms of responses to see if they 'converged,' or agreed, regarding the phenomenon that you are trying to measure via the survey (e.g., attitudes towards school climate). If they do, you can have greater assurance that "there's something real being captured/measured" regarding…… [Read More]

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Carr-Ruffino, N., & Acheson, J. (2007, July/August). The Hybrid Phenomenon: High Gas Prices and Shifting Consumer Sentiment Point to Bright Prospects for Hybrid Cars. The Futurist, 41, 16+. Retrieved April 24, 2008, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5021427859
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Developing Space Vehicles for Future Space Tourism

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Space Vehicles for Future Space Tourism

Developing Space Vehicles for Future Space Tourism

Today, certain individuals in the developing countries could be viewing "space tourism" as vocabulary. Nonetheless, in the developed countries, this term is turning to be more familiar and gradually becoming a holiday experience for world Forbes. This is an expensive venture that is exciting, stunning, adventurous, and relatively remains the least exploited phenomena in the world history. Since the first "space tour" in 2001, the rich stamps their foot on a fact that wherever they can go, the poor cannot manage to go, and what the poor can do, they can do best. Over the past few decades, the general perception about space tourism has been changing yearly. History reveals that this perception considered space tourism as a "science fiction." However, this term currently gains recognition and is becoming the most important grand target for the growing…… [Read More]

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Global Business Leadership

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Global Business Leadership

When I first registered for the global leadership class, I thought "isn't all business the same?" In the sense that I really wasn't sure what distinguished global leadership from any other type of leadership. Having never held a management position in the workplace, I was perhaps at a disadvantage to understand the nuances of the question of global business leadership. The course has broadened my understanding of leadership on a global scale.

I see leadership as the process of leading people. The latter point is specific to understanding what leadership is -- people. A manager is someone who manages resources, and directs them to tasks, but these resources are not necessarily people -- they can be capital, or equipment. Thus, a manager is someone who determines who and what will perform the different tasks that will bring the organization closer to its stated objectives. Leadership is somewhat…… [Read More]

References

Rost, J. (1998). Leadership and management. From Leading organizations: Perspectives for a new era. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA
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10 K Report Summary and Analysis

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Ford is a car company that has endured many challenges and travails over the years. Indeed, they are not unlike General Motors and Chrysler in this regard. While they have generally been unscathed as compared to the other two "American" car companies and they are only one of two of the original Big 3 that is still entirely American-controlled, Ford is not dominating the market by any means. Their overall sales figures are going up in terms of volume but their market share and a lot of their important financial metrics reflect flatness or falling rather than rising. Ford has certainly learned some lessons since the Ford Pinto scandal in the 1970's and some other companies are suffering recall problems in more modern days while Ford is doing quite well. Even so, Ford is not keeping up with the market and they need to address that right away (Ford Motor…… [Read More]

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Differnet Acquisition Ideas Apple

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Apple Inc.

An Analysis of Apple's Operations and Acquisition Potential

Apple is one of the world's premier manufactures of a product mix consisting of electronics goods, and related software applications, in a broad range of different industry segments. The organization is known for producing first-class products that are uniquely designed within a quality niche and this strategy has garnered a loyal customer base over the years of the company's development. The company also provides services, such as software and software updates, that are regularly applied to existing products, and Apple also offers a range of service programs that are focused on the physical maintenance and service of the products that it sells as well. The company has a global supply chain that spans the globe and markets its products in a number of different international markets.

Apple's current mission statement is "Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the…… [Read More]

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Pessimists Believe That Nothing Will

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This writer intends to have children and a family life and to keep abreast of technology and scientific advancements that occur over the next 25 years. Furthermore, sustainable living is an interest of this writer and therefore the writer will be committed to participating in such initiatives that serve to bring about more sustainable and healthier living.

The houses of the future are much more likely to be more practicable than are today's houses and are likely to have features that are if not unheard of in the present, are at least presently not viable features due to the constraints of the cost of such features. However, over the next 25 years, just as the computer and other technological advances have become affordable the new products of the future will also become more affordable as time goes on.

V. Ecosystem

The ecosystem 25 years from now will likely have undergone…… [Read More]

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Mobile Adhoc Networks Manet the

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Much work remains to enable a seamless

Integration, for example that can extend IP to support mobile network devices. (Chlamtac, Conti, and Liu, 2003)

4G is stated to begin with the assumption "that future networks will be entirely packet-switched, using protocols evolved from those in use in today's Internet." (Chlamtac, Conti, and Liu, 2003) It is reported that a 4G wireless network that is all IP-based "has intrinsic advantages over its predecessors." (Chlamtac, Conti, and Liu, 2003)

IP is stated to be both compatible with and independent of "the actual radio access technology" meaning that 'the core 4G network can be designed and evolves independently from access networks. Using IP-based core network also means the immediate tapping of the rich protocol suites and services already available, for example, voice and data convergence, can be supported by using readily available VoIP set of protocols such as MEGACOP, MGCP, SIP, H.323, SCTP.…… [Read More]

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Edna and Adele Opposites in

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She is not asking Adele for permission and Adele does not try to force her to do or not do anything. She does kindly ask her to think of her children but she does not attack her. Adele does not understand Edna when she tells her that she would give her money and her life for her children but not herself. Her belief system is too different from Edna's but the woman can still connect on a female level. ithout this bond, Edna would have never been able to reach out to other people in hopes of forming a connection.

Adele is necessary for us to see how Edna has evolved over the course of time. This is easily demonstrated in her relationship and her feelings toward Adele. Edna's development can be seen in stages throughout the story. One way in which her change manifests itself is how she begins…… [Read More]

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Niagara Falls When Most People Hear the

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Niagara Falls

When most people hear the name Niagara Falls, they often think about the waterfalls which are between the United States and Canada, but it is actually the famous falls as well as the community that surrounds them. Niagara Falls, in upstate New York, is the location of three massive waterfalls which are a national landmark. In fact, it was the first place in the United States to be declared a national landmark. It is falsely believed that Niagara Falls is a single large waterfall, but it is actually made up of three waterfalls: the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and the Horseshoe Falls. Since its discovery Niagara Falls has been a tourist attraction and a source of fascination and interest for generations of people who come from all over the world to see them.

The most famous part of this area is Niagara Falls and the waterfalls…… [Read More]

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Transportation and Sustainability in Los Angeles

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LA Pollution

Transportation and Sustainability in Los Angeles

Increase utilization of green technology for vehicles

Funding

Tax incentives

Employment issues

The horrific traffic situation in Los Angeles is not only detrimental to society in the sense that its immense levels of congestion cost commuters millions of dollars in lost time daily, but also because it can cause physical harm. One study has identified several risk factors that are significantly increased by freeway pollution levels such as cardiovascular problems, respiratory disease, cancer, heart attacks and flat-out premature death (Cronan). It further finds that some brain cells in mice showed inflammation consistent with Alzheimer's disease when exposed to these pollutants.

It would be one thing if the levels of pollutants in the city were consistent with the levels found in other cities; however the levels of air pollution found in Los Angeles are among the highest in the country. In fact, Forbes…… [Read More]

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Science and Astronautics

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Space Travel Proposal

Developing Space Vehicles for Future Space Tourism.

The New Demand For Space Travel

The Rise of the Leisure Class

Conspicuous Consumption

A New Manifest Destiny

Available Technology

Existing Space Tourism Companies

Space X

Virgin

Other rising companies

Space Elevators

Research and Development

The independent inventor's role

Nuclear technology.

Tesla technology.

Alien intervention and other sources of data

Leadership and Guidance.

Who will lead?

A case for government to lead.

NASA

International governmental cooperation.

Business Implications

Compounding effect.

Space manufacturing.

Better to build in space?

Better build on Earth and launch?

Conclusions/Summary

References.

Proposal

This essay will examine the idea of developing space vehicles for the new and demanding space travel and tourism industry. The purpose of the essay will be to highlight the key and important information regarding this topic and present the many differing options that this may be accomplished and ultimately achieved with purpose and…… [Read More]

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Surge Is Unlikely for Prices of U S

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Surge Is Unlikely for Prices of U.S. Gas," by Clifford Krauss (Krass, 2013). There were four main points of distinction embedded within the article. The first and arguable most important element within the article was in reference to the growing conflict in Syria. The article was written in late August when unrest in the Middle East was near its height. During this period, Americans were concerned with the subsequent rising oil prices that might occur due in part to the civil unrest occurring in Syria. The article first explains how gas prices are unlikely to increase due to a litany of factors. First, Syria is a very small oil exporter. It exports roughly 1% of the world's oil. As such, even if the entire country were to be engaged in war, the resulting damage in regards to oil exports would be minimal. Many pundits believe that the rippling effect of…… [Read More]

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1) Kay, Jane Holtz, Asphalt nation: how the automobile took over America, an how we can take it back, New York, Crown, 1997. ISBN 0-517-58702-5

2) Krass, Clifford. "Major Surge Is Unlikely for Prices of U.S. Gas." New York Times. N.p., 30 Aug. 2013. Web. 20 Oct. 2013.

3) Seale, Patrick (1987). The Struggle for Syria. ISBN 978-0-300-03944-3

4) "New Billions In Oil" Popular Mechanics, March 1933. article on invention of water injection and detergents for oil recovery
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Transportation Improvement Plan

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Toyota Transportation

Toyota Beginning and Emergence

The Market for the Company

The Major Partners and Suppliers

Toyota Supply Chain

Dedicated Transport Service

The Green Supply Chain

Transportation Planning

Freight Flow of Toyota

Speed

eliability

The Transport Improvement Plan

Dedicated Transport Service

oute Mapping

Environmental Concerns

Integration of services

Packaging

Division of Duties at the Plant Level for Better Accountability

Mapping logistics flows

The Future of the Transport Improvement Plan

Production by region

Sales by region

Toyota is the biggest single producer and the second biggest producer of cars in the world, after General Motors.

The Toyota Motor Corporation was founded in 1937 by Kiichiro Toyoda. It is headquartered in Toyota city in Japan with regional offices and factories all around the globe. The company primarily manufactures automobiles but also has business interests in robotics, financial services and biotechnology. It employs a huge number of people and is among the top…… [Read More]

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Capacity Management and Its Impact on Business

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Capacity planning has seen an increased emphasis due to the financial benefits of the efficient use of capacity plans within material requirements. This is particularly true as international competitors are using more efficient and productive means of managing their own capacity. Toyota is prime example of how short-term capacity management can be used to help improve profitability, shareholder return and costs. Insufficient capacity can quickly lead to deteriorating delivery performance, unnecessarily increase work-in-process, and frustrate sales personnel and those in manufacturing. Frustrated customers often quickly elect to purchase a competitor's product when other products are not available. This is also true as Americans elected to purchase Japanese cars as oppose to America cars due to their high quality and high profitability. However, excess capacity can be costly and unnecessary. We have realized this concept with housing production. Excess production has created a large amount of inventory which needs to be…… [Read More]

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Cochran, Jeffery K., and Alberto Marquez Uribe. "A Set Covering Formulation for Agile Capacity Planning Within Supply Chains." International Journal of Production Economics 95, no. 2 (2005): 139 -- 149.

Jonsson, Patrik, and Stig-Arne Mattsson. "Use and Applicability of Capacity Planning Methods." Production and Inventory Management Journal 43, no. 3-4 (2002): 89 -- 95.

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Sustainability Science

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Food security is a critical issue for any food & beverage company. It is self-evident that food is the business for such a company, so any macro-level issue regarding food is inherently important, but there are specific considerations that drive the relevance of food security.

First, food security reflects on the long-run sustainability of the business. It may sound silly to say it, but food companies need food in order to survive. They need to grow it, process it, package it and sell it. So at the supply chain level, threats to food security need to be taken seriously. The world today is just now starting to legitimately look like a zero sum game with respect to many resources, food being one. If the world needs to produce much more food than what has been produced in the past, but as much as a quarter of agriculture land is already…… [Read More]

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Lost Book The Idea Is to Have

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lost book. The idea is to have a sticker that contains a code, by which an item can be located. If you are looking for an item, it will be equipped with a signal that, when you ask for it, will respond.

A variation on this technology already exists in the logistics field, where the FID concept was adapted to use Bluetooth and smartphone apps. Bluetooth Low Energy technology that sits dormant is utilized. Apple has its iBeacon, and commercial uses for this are in development stages already (Swedberg, 2013). If a model can be developed that will support some sort of signal that can ping back to the phone when the app calls it, this will allow people to locate any strip. They can then put the strip on anything they don't want to lose, be in a book or a laptop, or a wallet or car keys. The…… [Read More]

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Ford Motor Company SWOT and Strategy

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Ford Motor Company is facing the challenge of a changing external environment in the long-run. In the short-run, business will continue more or less as usual, but in the medium to long run the company faces technological changes that will make electric cars mainstream, and will introduce driverless cars to the roadways, which will be a transformative development for society, one that might only be a couple of years away (Hars, 2016). Further, the costs associated with burning fossil fuels are likely to escalate, in particular the potential for carbon taxes, consumer rejection of burning carbon and a gradual shift in the first half of the 21st century towards different models of transportation. Ford will need to examine the long-run impacts of these trends to its business, and seek to find the right long-run strategy to build around for the future.

Scenario

Ford Motor Company is a leading producer of…… [Read More]

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Leadership Case Study Mo Abudu

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Leadership is difficult to quantify; studying it empirically is not a simple task, because so many different variables can be considered as the potential result of leadership. If we want to evaluate the leadership of a given CEO -- for example, to assess the leadership achievements of Mo Abudu, founder and CEO of EbonyLive TV and its various affiliated ventures (Inspire Africa, VLA) -- what statistics should we be measuring? The most popular measurement, of course, is purely financial, and regards a CEO as the sole motivating factor behind any company's economic performance -- most studies that examine Steve Jobs's leadership at Apple are quick to mention that, at the moment of Jobs's death, Apple actually had more money in the bank than the United States government (Isaacson 2012). But it is naive to assume that merely counting cash is a good way to measure leadership, just as rapid growth…… [Read More]

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Strategy Summary of Paypal

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Pay Pal Analysis

Paypal has taken the payment processing world by storm since its inception. Just as the shift from many isolated banks to a centralized banking system with centralized payment frameworks changed the way that people exchanged money and conducted commerce, PayPal has done much the same thing. Rather than requiring people to always extend their checking and/or credit card information to customers or buyers, they are instead able to use companies like PayPal as an intermediary so as to ensure that payment is delivered but no banking information is compromised. It is not foolproof as there is still fraud and such but it is a much better option than the financial payment frameworks of yesteryear. hile the model PayPal is using is not nearly perfected and while Android, Apple and others are joining the payment facilitation fray, PayPal is very well positioned.

Analysis

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Strategy to Beat Competitors Using Supply Chain and Operations Case of Ford

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Ford Motors: Strategy to Beat Competitors Using Operations and Supply Chain

Company Overview

Ford Motor Company is the second largest automobile manufacturer in the United States apart from General Motors. The Ford Company is credited for the production of trucks and cars for mass markets. The company also produces car accessories such as cars' electronic components, vehicles' plastic, and replacement parts. Moreover, Ford Motor owns approximately 8% stakes in Aston Martin, a 2.1% stake in Mazda, and 49% stake in Jiangling. Ford Motor also develops joint ventures with several companies around the world. The company has also diversified their business operations into financial services such as American oad Insurance and Ford Motor Credit. However, Lincoln and Ford's models accounted for the approximately 10.5% of the company sales in the United States. A rise in prosperity of emerging markets has made Ford focusing their business attention in China. At the end…… [Read More]

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The Consumer Decision Making Process

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Consumer Decision-Making Processes

The holiday season is upon us again, and it is the biggest season of the year for retailers. American consumers will buy an average of around $700 on goods and services related to the holidays, which equates to the range of $224 billion. Analysts further break down the market between those who are of relatively limited financial means and just try to survive the holidays, and those who spend $978 on average (PWC, 2014). But how do consumers go about making their purchase decisions? Whether rich or poor, or what holidays a person might celebrate, there are some basic fundamental principles in the consumer buying decision making process that can help marketers to make the best decisions possible.

The Consumer Decision-Making Process

There are five basic elements to the consumer decision-making process: problem recognition, information search, alternative evaluation, purchase decision, and post-purchase behavior (Consumer Factor, 2015). Each…… [Read More]

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Innovation at Google

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Innovation at Google

The significance of innovation in creating and maintaining a competitive advantage in today's increasingly aggressive business environment cannot be overemphasized. Businesses that survive in such an environment are those that constantly deliver innovative offerings and/or reengineer their structures and processes amidst ever more changing market and industry conditions (Andriopoulos & Dawson, 2009). Google is one such organization that embodies innovation. With an innovation-oriented culture, the organization has, in a little more than a decade grown to be one of the most innovative organizations in the internet realm. From its adword online advertising service and search engine, to its cloud computing service, browser, productivity software, social networking service, desktop applications, operating system, mobile applications, as well as a host of other internet products, the organization provides a perfect example of how innovation can be an engine for rapid growth.

Based on responses obtained from an interview with one…… [Read More]

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Andriopoulos, C., & Dawson, P. (2009). Managing change, creativity and innovation. London: Sage.

Chen, Y. (2015). The role of reward systems in product innovations: an examination of new product development projects. Project Management Journal, 46(3), 36-48.

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Cost Effectiveness of Renewable Sources of Energy

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enewable Energy

Global energy and climate objectives have contributed to the increased development and use of renewable sources of energy that focus on lessening the environment impact of generating energy. The conventional sources of energy have contributed to significant environmental impacts, especially climate change. The environmental impacts that are brought by emission of greenhouse gases from conventional energy sources are endangering the world's ecosystems and human life. As a result, renewable energy sources are considered as suitable alternatives to help lessen environmental impacts while meeting energy needs. There are various renewable energy sources that are regarded as suitable alternatives to conventional sources including solar, wind, and electric energy. Even though these sources have minimal environmental impacts compared to conventional sources of energy, they are not cost-effective yet.

Solar, Electric and Wind Energy

Wind energy has been considered as one of the cheaper energy generation methods unlike conventional sources of energy…… [Read More]

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Immigration versus class

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Immigration Versus Class

Today, immigrants comprise a significant proportion of the population of the U.S. and other developed countries. Factors such as globalization and technological advancements have played a crucial role in accelerating this trend. For developed countries, immigration has historically made substantial contributions to economic growth and development -- right from the era of slavery to modern times. Nonetheless, immigration has led to class struggles, creating an ever-widening divide between citizens and immigrants.

According to Buruma (2014), grievances against immigrants have been on the rise over the years in most developed countries. For example, in 2014, epublicans in the U.S. showed immense displeasure with President Obama's offer to allow undocumented immigrants who had lived in the U.S. for several years to apply for citizenship. The discomfort with immigrants in the U.S. has gained further momentum in the wake of President Donald Trump's entry to the White House a few…… [Read More]

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Buruma, I. (2014). Immigration and the new class divide. Retrieved from https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/anti-immigration-anxiety-by-ian- buruma-2014-12

Galston, W. (2016). On immigration, the White working class is fearful. Retrieved from https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2016/06/24/on-immigration-the-white- working-class-is-fearful/

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