Branding and Social Responsibility

Businesses operate in dynamic environments comprising of both biotic and abiotic factors. These factors affect how businesses operate thereby affecting their profit margins. Since profit maximization is the single most objective of setting up a business, the integration of these abiotic and biotic factors must be considered at all levels...

Wal-Mart’s Approach to Information Systems

Wal-Mart is one of the largest retail companies in the world and has operations in 15 countries across the world (Johnson 2006, p. 1). Wal-Mart’s remarkable success is attributed to the adoption of information systems (IS) as early as 1966 when Walton (the founder) joined an IBM school in New...

Management Accounting for Decision-Making

Introduction The objective of accounting is to provide both financial and non-financial information which is necessary for decision making. Accounting is a very broad field covering fields such as cost accounting, management accounting and financial accounting. However, all these fields interact with one another so as to provide useful information...

Payback Period Is the Time It Takes to Recover the Money

Last Name The payback period is a simple calculation of the total time required by an investment to payback the initial outlay. The concept is simple, but it ignores several important factors, and any decision made on the basis of payback period can be harmful, if other factors are taken...

Doing Business in China JR Company

Introduction China is a country that is very lucrative for foreign investment. It is a country that receives huge foreign capital. China attracts foreign investment because of its strong economy and low transaction rates. It has a strong capital market and an environment that is easier for the transportation and...

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Introduction Chinese economy is characterized by the liquidity nature and good production environment which enhances business. Chinese government has been encouraging locals and international producers and service providers to locate in the country by providing good and conducive political and financial environment where all can freely trade. The working culture...

Job Order Costing Versus Process Costing

The most common accounting systems in the manufacturing process are job order costing and process costing. These two systems have some similarities and differences as well (Jamal, 2007). One similarity between the two systems is that they have the basic purpose of allocating labor, raw materials and overhead costs to...

Workforce Strategist Overview and Analysis

Introduction Organizations deploy employees as the most crucial tools for attaining organizational competitive advantage. To achieve organizational goals, objectives, and aims, businesses have to ensure that they recruit the most qualified staff to carry out their functions. Apart from recruitment, an organization sets appropriate remuneration packages and benefits, seeks mechanisms...

Accounting: Effects of Unethical Behavior

Identifying situations that might lead to unethical practices and behavior in accounting Various situations have been identified to lead to unethical practices and behavior in accounting. One situation which has been identified is undue pressure to meet unworkable objectives within a constrained time limit. This may make the accountant unaccountable...

The Role of Work Ethics Analysis

The concept of work ethics is traditionally discussed in connection with work commitment and moral principles and values shared by the employees in their everyday life and at work. From this point, the role of work ethics as a complex notion is significant in relation to creating a positive atmosphere...

Strategic Planning Development and Implementation

The global business environment is filled with dynamism and change with globalization and technological changes affecting many businesses. Due to these changes, it is necessary that firms establish the best strategies that can sustain their objectives to the future rather than making them quit the market. Following these challenges, firms...

Critique of the Capital Budgeting Models

Introduction Capital budgeting techniques refer to the methods used by a firm to appraise its projects. These capital budgeting decisions are essential to an organization’s success because they involve huge cash outlay; when committed, a project becomes sunk cost. Secondly, a firm must decide on the most viable project to...

The Meaning of Absorption, Variables and Throughput Costs in Accounting

Introduction This analysis seeks to discuss the meaning of absorption, variables and throughput costing, and when each of these would be applicable. The researcher will also provide concrete examples to enable the reader to have a good grasp of the three concepts. Presentation of Analysis It is worth mentioning about...

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Activity-Based Costing

Advantages of Activity-Based Systems Activity-Based Systems determine the real cost of overhead before assigning the costs to such activities. Therefore, a company allocates costs to those units that require the activity. The approach appreciates the fact that at any point, the company’s activities will occasion cost, which will vary with...

Economic Exposure: Rolls-Royce Case

Introduction Rolls-Royce Limited underwent extreme losses due to exposure. The exposure in consideration is the economic exposure. In general, exposure refers to the degree to which the company is affected by varying exchange rates. This case involved an international multinational company, which dealt in jet engines. These rates affected the...

Global Financial Crisis and Consequent Credit Crunch

Introduction The global financial crisis which occurred in 2008 was one of the greatest events in financial and economic history. It is very rare to find a crisis of that magnitude. It was the worst global financial crisis that the world has ever witnessed apart from the 1930s Great Depression....

Global Corporate Strategy FedEx Corporation

Introduction FedEx was founded in 1971 by Fredrick Smith in the little rock, Arkansas. After formation there are several events that have occurred in the company leading to the success. Initially, the company traded as FDX but later changed to FedEx. After two years of operation the company relocated to...

CustomInk’s Contemporary Compensation System

Company Background CustomInk has been operating in the apparel industry for quite a while, having gained a rather impressive reputation despite a seemingly simple set of services and a comparatively narrow range of products. Creating the feature that made the entrepreneurship stand out of a range of similar services in...

Demand and Supply Factors in Labor Market

History of the Topic Supply and demand of labor has been an issue for quite some time. In the early 1800s, economists tried to understand the shifts in the demand and supply of labor with the view of bringing long term stability and solutions in the event of a crisis...

Knowledge-Based Economy Becoming a Reality

Introduction Several millenniums ago, the world was dealing with the dynamics that resulted from the transition from a hunter-gatherer society to a farming one. Industrialization was the main economic phenomenon in the last century but the world is now headed towards a knowledge-based economy. A ‘knowledge-based economy’ refers to the...

Organization Culture at Company X

Research survey In order to understand the relationship between organizational culture and performance at company X, a research survey consisting of twelve questions was conducted. The survey was carried via the open ended and closed ended questionnaire. The survey targeted two employees of company X since they have an insight...

Analysis of Finance, Internal Competitive Resources, and Strategy

Credit Acceptance Corporation Network effect CACC specializes in offering diverse finance programs, products, and services to automobile dealers, which enable the dealers to market vehicles to their target customers irrespective of their credit history. CACC offers its financing services across a network of automobile dealers located throughout the US. Upon...

Comparing the Three Leadership Styles

Leadership styles fall within three general categories. Autocratic leaders make all the decisions on behalf of their teams. Democratic leaders follow the collective will of their team members. The team adopts ideas that have the support of most of its members. Laissez-faire leaders on the other hand do not exert...

The Bureaucracy as an Effective System of Organization

Introduction Organizations are some of the most important entities in the modern world. They make significant contributions to the society in terms of providing specific products, services, and employment. Through organizations, societies are able to develop and experience growth. Given this importance of organizations, scholars have carried out intensive research...

Wal-Mart Strategic and Financial Planning

The Strategic Planning Initiative of Wal-Mart Wal-Mart has put in place long-term plans aimed at increasing its competitiveness in the market and maintaining its industry leadership position. The strategic plans are aimed at improving the customer relationship with the firm that leads to the repeat business (Wal-Mart, 2014). The increased...

ALDI: Strategic Management

Introduction ALDI is an Australian-based business that offers a limited range of common household goods based on a low-price strategy. Its operations have continued for the last century since the establishment of its first store in 1913. The ALDI business has undergone numerous organizational changes that have enabled it to...

Kenya Soft Drinks Country Market: Marketing Plan

Executive Summary The Kenya’s soft drink market has been experiencing growth in the recent past. APMC is, therefore, coming into an industry that is well established and has players that have been in the industry for a long time. Although the size of the market is relatively big, entering this...

Global Strategic Management: Footwear Industry

The case study for Company B is a classic example of how companies can work in reconciling dichotomies. Dichotomies are non-overlapping two extremes of doing something; and Company B seems to have reconciled all methods to produce, promote and project the company to the right people in the right manner....

Supply-Chain Efficiency: Products and Services Delivery

Application of best practice principles in the supply chain helps in fostering collaboration and information sharing among stakeholders, which contributes to supply chain efficiency. Wal-Mart achieved supply chain efficiency through the major process of business namely purchasing, distribution, retail strategy and use of information systems. Overall implementation of supply chain...

Company B Footwear Strategic Management

The development of a strategic plan for any company is a very important exercise. The process requires an understanding of the internal environment of the business as well as its external environment. It also requires the involvement of all stakeholders to ensure that organization is moving toward a common goal....

Process Description – Manufacturing of Float Glass

Introduction Float glass refers to a sheet of glass produced through a process of floatation of glass in a molten state in a molten tin bed, a process that ensures that the glass achieves a perfectly flat surface and uniform thickness (Haldimann, Luible and Overend 1). The common name of...

Employment Issues in the United Arab Emirates

Introduction A global company based in US intends to open its first new branch in Middle East/GCC region at Sharjah. The plan is to employ more than 1,000 people from diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organizational operations. The selection of Sharjah as the city for the company to...

Global Reporting Initiative: A Sustainability Report

Introduction A sustainability report is a document that addresses the company’s performance in terms of economic, environmental, and social issues affecting the society within which operates. It goes beyond what a normal report provides. It improves an organization’s commitment to sustainable development through making recommendations that are relevant in achieving...

Staples, Inc.: Financial Management

Ratio analysis Profitability 2009 2010 2011 2012 Net Margin % 3.04 3.59 3.94 -0.86 Return on Assets % 5.53 6.38 7.2 -1.64 Gross Margin % 26.67 26.91 26.94 26.62 Turnover ratios Days Sales Outstanding 27.64 28 29.09 28.81 Days Inventory 47.83 47 47.83 48.42 Payables Period 43.45 43.95 44.21 41.99...

Risk Management in Financing Projects

Risk management is a very diverse field. This is because all human activities are inherently risky. This explains the large number of professional who handle various risk assessment tasks for their clients. Risks exist in business, as well as in sports, in music as well as in the military. In...

IT for Managers, Organizational Strategy and Is/ It Management at Hulhumalé Development

Introduction Hulhumalé Development Corporation (HDC), initially a government owned corporation, had the sole duty to develop and manage Hulhumalé since 2009 (Housing Development Corporation, 2011). Hulhumalé Development Corporation is tasked with handling the housing activities of the government in Maldives as a whole. To this effect, its name is now...

Financial Statement Analysis: Target and Walmart

Introduction The reported financial statements do not give an in-depth analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the company. Therefore, it is necessary to carry out a comprehensive analysis of the financial analysis of the financial statements so as to have a better view of the company. Further, analysis of...

Using Big Data and Other It Resources to Formulate Basic Strategy

Introduction Big data and other IT resources are increasingly being used by many organizations to enhance business efficiency. Organizations use the two resources for strategic functions. They also use them for competitive reasons. However, there is a minimal focus on how Databases and other IT resources can be utilized to...

International Organization Formulating a Strategic Plan

In terms of critical evaluation, there are several considerations any global organisation using real world examples should make when formulating a strategic plan. The research focuses on discussing the international strategy of competitive advantage. The research focuses on Porter’s four factors and Porter’s five factors. The research includes some real...

Agency Issues Relating to Multinational Companies

Introduction Shareholders consider establishment of a manager-shareholder relationship as the most important aspect in the success of their investment. This is arises from the fact that it is the managers who are charged with the obligation of day to day operation of the firm. Despite this, Clayman, Fridson and Troughton...

Analysis of Quality Assurance Method

Abstract The core objective of this research paper will be to examine quality standards as applied by Devon and Somerset Fire and rescue service. This research will gravitate towards a descriptive approach. Several quality assurance systems will be reviewed in this study and their application by the Devon and Somerset...

Analysis of the Riordan Manufacturing System

Introduction and Background Organizations need to keep very accurate records concerning their employees this is simply because the process of verifying pay rates, private employee information, exemptions, hire date, and vacation hours is very important to the smooth functioning of the organization (Satzinger, Jackson & Burd 2004). A good human...

Accounting Measures for Management Performance

Introduction With the current competitive pressures in the market, most companies considered updating of their performance measurement tools. To use the accounting information effectively, management departments need to extend the frames of the existing accounting practices and apply the innovative measures. Thus, using only the accounting measures is insufficient for...

Analysis of Penfold Company

Executive Summary The paper examines critical management issues and strategies which should be considered in the event of an organization planning to venture into international markets. Consideration should be made based on three strategic variables which includes; resource-based, industry-based and institution-based. The paper starts with introduction followed by analysis of...

Thematic Diary: Internationalisation, Trade and Markets

Introduction Internationalization, also known as globalization refers to the interdependence and connectivity of markets and businesses in the global arena. However, the terms can also have different meanings with internationalization taking a narrower meaning restricted to international relations that arise due to the immobility of certain factors of production such...

Features of Project Risk Management

Introduction One of the most fundamental issues to the success of any project is the risk management process. A vital undertaking by any project manager is to identify the project risks and assign the issues priority based on the likely impact resulting from their occurrence. The risks with a higher...

Financial Success: Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. Company The world is recovering from the financial crisis that started in 2007, the crisis affected businesses negatively: despite the crisis, some international companies recorded growth in profits over the years (Dewit & Mwyer, 2010). Apple Inc is an international electronic company that has recorded an increase in...

Capital Structure: Use of Debt

Introduction It should clearly be understood from the onset that no single business operation could be started without a source of fund. The fund required by any business in order to be established is usually referred to as the capital. In most instances, and mostly when dealing with small business,...

The Benefits Of The Use Of Debt And Its Implication To Equity Holders

Introduction Since 1958, when Modigliani and Miller showed that the capital structure that a firm follows is irrelevant if perfect market conditions could exist, studies have been done on the matter capital structures and their benefits. With the existence of a perfect market being hard to be realized, scholars have...

Auditing and Assurance Services

Introduction ASA315 requires the auditor to gain sufficient and appropriate knowledge about the audit client and its operating environment as part of risk assessment. This risk assessment will enable the auditor to set the level of materiality and performance materiality. It also aids in deciding the detection risk since the...

Marketing Case Study Analysis – The Virgin Group

The Use of Marketing by Virgin Group The term marketing is an exceptional tool applied with the help of which the consumers are contented with the products or services being provided by the company, and are highly appreciated more than the company’s competitors are offering so that they will be...

Etisalat: Information for Shareholders Analysis

Introduction Purpose The underlying purpose of this report is to discuss and evaluate different elements pertaining to the availability, presentation, disclosure, and verification of vital corporate and financial information by companies and their auditors. The outcome of the report is in the form of recommendations that are set forth as...

Risk Management in US Housing Construction Sector

Introduction The housing sector, as part of the construction industry, has a number of risks associated with it. Some of these risks are unique to the sector while others are common for most construction projects. The impact of risk is different across different sectors. There are three sections of risk....

Types of Business Organizations

Introduction There are many forms of business organizations. These include Sole proprietorship, partnerships, and corporations. Entrepreneurs are therefore faced with the challenge of determining what form of business organization best suits them. In making the decision on what form of business to start various factors have to be taken into...

Dell Company’s Marketing, Growth and Success

The strategy for achievement Dell has seen its growth and success in the market due to the implementation of appropriate strategies. The main strategies applied by the company combine several aspects put together. This involves mixing direct relationships with customers and ensuring efficient procedures in the manufacture and supply of...

Enterprise Risk Management in Financial Organizations

Introduction Enterprise risk management is a process that has been employed by various organizations to manage different risks. In addition, it also helps them to identify numerous opportunities that will be used to enhance the achievement of different organizational objectives (Mikes 2009, p. 12). This means that organizations will be...

The Franchise Decision Support System

The franchise decision support system is a computer-based decision-making system that provides an interface through which interactions with human beings are achieved. It utilizes data models in decision-making and provides methods of achieving decisions by offering support for human beings who work on them. By focusing on decision-making as an...

Enterprise Risk Management Process in Financial Institutions

Introduction Firms are faced with numerous risks in their daily course of operation. However, the complexity of risks has increased tremendously over the past few decades. Some of the main reasons for the increase include the high rate of globalization and technological innovation. Enterprise Risk Management is one of the...

Design of Ethics Program for Company

Introduction An ethical program is a system designed to raise and promote ethical issues among Company employees by way of instilling core desirable values which an organization thinks are most pertinent to its business processes, and which they are also legally bound to observe. An effective ethics program must have...

Moho Athman’s Products: Case Study

Negotiation is a discussion used for the resolving of disagreements, this also produces an accord on certain courses of action for the purposes of satisfying a range of interests. Using the right strategies in negotiation between two or more parties is important for an amicable outcome. Cultural differences are a...

Effects of Structure on Projects Within the Organization

Unilever international is a multinational corporation that is virtually in every country and owns many of the consumer products such as beverages and foods. They are also involved in personal care products and agents used in cleaning. It is a fast-moving international company and thus for it to do so...

“Enterprise Resource Planning”: Software Overview

Introduction ‘Enterprise Resource Planning’ is software used by companies in the management of operations. It mainly specializes in the management of resources inventory within an organization. The software integrates information, processes relating to business functions, and combines them into a structured flow of information that is easy to manage and...

Eastman Kodak and Nikon: Financial Statements

Introduction It is very important for any company to establish an understanding of its financial position in order to be able to make strategic short and long-term goals. The evaluation of the financial performance of a company can be done by comparing its financial statements for a trading period with...

Oil Investment Project

Introduction The case study is an analysis of an oil investment project between two companies that plan on sponsoring the project: Conoco Inc. (A US-based, highly experienced oil company) and PDVSA (a Venezuelan-based oil firm). These two organizations plan on starting the project Petrolera Zuata which will possibly result in...

Health Workforce Planning Analysis

Introduction Purpose of the report The introduction will look into the National Health Service with a view of understanding its human resource management and in particular the organisational workforce planning. Background information Human resource management mainly refers to the strategic and concrete approach towards the overall management of the human...

Word of Mouth Communication and Its Impact on Consumer Behavior

Merits and demerits of Word-of-Mouth (WOM) Communication The human voice is the most powerful form of communication. In the current world where people are bombarded with all kinds of messages from every sort of media, most get lost, but in most cases, people will listen to other people, especially those...

Mergers and Acquisitions

Gourevitch and Shinn (3) state “Corporate control is about power, accountability and responsibility”. It shapes the efficiency of the firm and the stability of its operations. Ownership and control highly inclines towards the stockholders with the largest block of shares in the company. Changes in corporate control may take place...

Hiring for a Specialized Position: Defining Goals

Introduction Hiring is only a part of the vital process in the Human Resource (HR) department’s match between job requirement and candidate qualities. The process involves (a) advertising (both internally and externally) for applications, (b) articulating a precise job description, (c) screening the applicant, (d) contacting candidates for interviews, (e)...

Business Innovation and Innovation Management

Innovation Management (IM) could be said to be the conception and development of new ideas that germinate from people, who, over a length of time, engage themselves in transactions with others within the organizational framework. “A Continuing behavior analysis of customers enables the Company to improve its current business and...

XYZ Company: Improving Innovation Management Performance

In the light of emerging need and value of maintaining a competitive advantage, it is of fundamental importance that everyone should be kept on the same page in view of the current condition of the project as well as the progress achieved so far and challenges encountered. In the past...

Employer-Employee Relation

Introduction In the working environment, the relationship between employers and their employee determines employee productivity. Cases of employment discrimination concerning race, gender and age are occasionally reported within organizations. This has led to the establishment of laws that governs the rights of both employer and employee. Different organizations have varied...

Cost Accounting: the Fair Value Model

Cost accounting all over the world is carried out by using the traditional method or the fair value model. There has been a lot of debate as to which model is better suited to businesses in the current world environment. Article on Cost Accounting The October 2007 issue of Entrepreneur...

Organization Orientation to Change Based on Seismic and Kaizen Concepts

Kaizen change and the work of Dr. Ashby In my organization, management has embraced the most sophisticated managerial skills available in the world market. In the aspect of change, the Kaizen method of dealing with change is most preferred. It implies the gradual improvement of managerial skills. This involves the...

What It Takes to Be a Test Pilot

From my childhood, I always loved challenges. Doing non-challenging activities always left me bored. I was always curious. I wanted to test and ascertain the reasons why things happened the way they do. This eventually developed in me a curiosity about airplanes. I wanted to become a pilot and understand...

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 resulted from the outrage that was experienced from the unethical behaviour of business organizations through financial frauds. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was enacted to prevent such unethical behaviour of business enterprises (Has Sarbanes-Oxley Made a Dent in Corporate America’s Armor?). Complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley...

Management Accounting: Functions and Responsibilities

Role of Management Accountants Management accounting, as distinct from financial accounting, focuses on the internal business building of the organization. Therefore, the management accountant has a vital role to play in the designing and evaluating business processes. In addition, the management accountants have an important part in the preparation of...

Emirates Airlines Company’s Brand Equity

Introduction Emirates Airlines, formed in 1985 by the Dubai government with an initial capital of $10 million and only two aircrafts, which were leased1. The Emirates Airlines is based in Dubai and is one of the major airlines in the Middle East. It provides services to over 100 destinations around...

Risk Management Process of Health

About four thousand years ago, the ‘Babylonian Code of Hammurabi’ prescribed severe punishment for medical practitioners who through malpractice caused injury or death. Thus, Risk Management history in health organizations dates back to this period. In the 1970s, health care providers faced an unprecedented crisis due to the escalation of...

Case Study Review: Mastercard International

The IT managers responsible for selling the data warehouse concept to upper management say that it would be much harder to make the case in today’s climate of shrinking IT budgets because most organizations are trying to cut costs rather than launch new initiatives. Discuss the approach that the IT...

The Art and Science of Leadership

Introduction Leadership as a method that can be described as a way of giving direction to the actions of other people (staff) with the hope of attaining or accomplishing a common objective. Leadership encircles more on influencing people to get things done to the required level and of quality above...

Alternative Dispute Resolution

The use and effectiveness of various dispute resolution techniques strongly depends on such factors as the severity of the conflict, its origins, the number of opposing sides, their willingness to collaborate with one another, and presence of common objectives (Mackie, 1991). The case of Carmen and Juanita is rather complicated:...

Organizational Governance Analysis

Introduction The quality of social and health services rendered to the public has become a major issue in most developed countries. The system mandated to provide these services have undoubtedly been put under increased strain given changing demographics, population growth, and adverse economic environment. However, experts in other management fields...

Advertising and Branding in Cities

While there is debate about the effectiveness of advertising in society, few can escape the reach of advertising in everyday life in cities. One morning on my way to work in New York City, I decided to observe the effects of advertising in the city. As I turned on my...

The Impact of Gender on Leadership Styles in the Workplace

Introduction The theme of leadership has always been an essential concern for human society. The ability to organize people and govern them to achieve a goal has been viewed as the critically important trait appreciated in individuals. However, because of the dominance of patriarchal values and the inferior position of...

Marketing Principles on Examples of One of the Most Popular Brands

Marketing is extremely important for companies with an established reputation as well as newly developing firms. One of the key parts of an organization’s marketing strategy is a mission statement. It is a short written sentence which describes the aims of a company, its competitive advantages and policies. Usually, it...

Critical Evaluation of Different Types of Performance Appraisals

Introduction There is an extended number of factors that are believed to influence the overall performance and success of a company. For example, they are the power of its leaders, competent management, supply and demand levels and even the country’s economic situation. Certainly, employees are also a crucial part of...

Management by Objectives

Management by objectives, simply referred to as MBO, is a strategic managerial framework popularized by business consultants in order to ensure the company operates in accordance to its needs and goals. The MBO model enables top management and individual employees to agree upon a clearly defined set of organizational objectives....

Gulf Countries Facing Oil Price Crisis

The economy of Gulf countries mostly depends on oil prices and ‘black gold’ sales volumes. That is why, after the region faced a price war declared by Saudi Arabia in response to Russia’s refusal to reduce oil production, the economies of the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iraq, and Iran...

Company Valuation Methods

Introduction A company valuation is defined as a process of determining the economic value of a business or a company unit. The motivation behind the need to value a company might stem from the intention to sell it or from the desire to understand where it stands on the market....

Organisations and People: Motivation & Management

Motivation in management is a process of invigorating employees, aimed at encouraging them to work by satisfying their needs. The basis of motivational management of modern organizations contains various theories of motivation. Over the course of studying issues of motivation in management, many different approaches have been developed to determine...

Analyzing Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange Markets and Dubai Financial Market

Analysis of the Abu Dhabi Stock Markets and Dubai Financial Market Since the UAE, with a federal system of government, follows an open economic strategy, the UAE financial markets have recently expanded to trade internationally with other financial institutions. The federal system is critical as it divides both political and...

An Overview of Strategic Management

Every organization aims to perform at its best and achieve the established goals and objectives. Developing a strategy within the company becomes a crucial tool to respond to the current situation and generate potential measures required to reach the desired performance indicators. The article offers numerous strategy definitions provided by...

General Fund Enterprise Business System Analysis

Introduction Business information systems handle information flow and maintenance that supports an enterprise or any other activity. Information-driven companies make evidence-based decisions which implies that they can be quite sure that their decisions would be successful since there is information to help them (Army worldwide, n.d.). Data consists of the...

Global Supply Chain Management

Introduction Modern global commodity chain (GCC) and logistics are characterized by a multitude of geographically scattered economic actors and outsourcing of the production function to low-cost countries by large multinational enterprises (MNEs). These generalized trends have roused the development of two analytical frameworks for interpreting these complex linkages and dynamics...

International Ban on Ivory Trade to Protect Elephants

Elephant ivory has been traded illegally for hundreds of years, causing many restrictions and bans. It was implemented to make piano keys, billiard balls and some other decorative elements due to its unique white color; however, it was substituted by plastic in the 1980s. Illegal commerce and hunting of elephants...

Volkswagen Group: Marketing Strategy of the Company

Introduction The Volkswagen Group is a Germany-based automobile manufacturer that has expanded its operation to the global market since its establishment in 1937. The company has a large brand portfolio consisting of twelve brands. Some of them are cars of the premium segment, such as Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and...

McDonald’s Corporation’s Decline in Sales

­­­­­­Problem Statement The main problem affecting the McDonald’s Corporation is the substantial decline in like-for-like sales and revenue, caused by the strengthening of the dollar as well as other international issues. The new CEO, Steve Easterbrook, has introduced strategic changes that managed to turn the company around. This report aims...

Global Diversity: Importance of Cultural Differences

In a globalized company, the workforce is diverse, coming from a wide range of backgrounds and countries. Companies have international subsidiaries which hire local populations for work as well as send expatriates for setting up and managing international subsidiaries. Geographically dispersed companies need to become familiar with local customs, consumers,...

Factors affecting copper demand, supply and equilibrium

Demand The economic condition affects the quantity of copper demanded. When there is a downturn in the economy then the demand for copper goes down. The markets that use copper for different activities such as housing and construction will reduce their consumption due to financial distress in the economy. Hence,...