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5 pages in length. Benjamin Franklin held many accomplishments throughout his life; having entered this world at a significant disadvantage, he mustered the internal fortitude to rise above his deficits to become one of the nation's most influential leaders. Penning his autobiography was not initially meant to reflect any specific pathway toward leadership ...

A 10 page paper that begins with a biography of Branson as an entrepreneur, thus, the focus is on the growth of his businesses and leadership. Northouse's schemas of leadership are applied to Branson as are Kotter's errors. The writer also comments on the leadership- followership concept in terms of Branson. Lessons learned from ...

A 6 page paper. Porter's competitive advantage strategies and his 5 Forces analysis are reported and discussed. The criticisms against his generic strategies are reported and discussed. the writer reports some alternatives offered in the literature as well as a way to reformulate Porter's generic strategies to update them for today's competitive market. Biography lists ...

Kaoru Ishikawa

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper gives a brief biography of Kaoru Ishikawa and discusses his Total Quality Management theories. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 8 page research paper which examines how this management technique is changing the way the U.S. does business. This concept blurs the lines between management and employees, empowers employees, and involves them in the success and productivity of the company. Many U.S. companies regard it as their best means for keeping a competitive edge. ...

Teams in Small Business

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper examines the use of teams, particularly in small business. The concept of the team in business is thoroughly defined. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 70 page paper discussing methods of starting a business. Small business is responsible for more than two-thirds of the jobs in this country, and as the big corporations continue to streamline their operations and shift from a purely national to a global focus, the economic contribution of the entrepreneur is expected only to increase ...

There are many steps that must be taken to effectively create, plan and implement a new business plan, and the mistakes made by new business entrepreneurs often result in business failures within the first year of operation. This 40 page research study considers the steps necessary in planning for and implementing a new business and ...

This 10 page paper addresses the plight of the minority owned business. The psychological and social ramifications of being an entrepreneur, and a member of a minority group, are explored. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 4 page paper on Affirmative Action. The writer compares its application in the modern business settings with that of the U.S. military. It is argued that some companies who have achieved success with affirmative action programs can be used as models to replicate such in the U.S. Army. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 8 page report discusses General Electric Corporation, number five in the Fortune 500. Four specific questions are answered relating to the company's portfolio of major businesses. Bibliography lists the GE web site as a source.

In this 18 page research paper, the writer discusses the possibility of implementing principles of TQM (Total Quality Management) in higher education. Case examples of schools that have already adapted TQM policies are included to illustrate key points that are made. Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources.

A 4 page report on business networking (not to be confused with PC to PC networking). The writer elaborates upon the usefulness of corporate networks the various ways that companies and sub-divisions can help one another out through effective networking systems. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page glance at some of the applications of the Internet in conducting daily business. The most obvious applications of sales and marketing are mentioned, but the paper concentrates more on data management, communications and intranet applications. The growth of the Internet has made communication with remote locations—district offices, outside sales staff, favored vendors, ...

A 6 page paper that provides an overview of this issues surrounding the implementation of electronic monitoring systems in small businesses and the ethical issues related to this choice. Bibliography lists 3 sources. E-mon.rtf

Growing A Business

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page essay is a review of the book Growing a Business by Paul Hawken. Written in 1st person, narrative style, this classic approaches advice regarding starting a business very differently than the typical business book. It takes a more philosophical approach stressing the need for the would-be business owner to know "thyself" before ...

A 6 page paper that discusses the number of ways business consultants can collect data to most effectively address the issues of individual companies. This paper examines the four most commonly used formats for collecting information and determines the two most effective. It should also be noted that combining more than one style may be ...

A 5 page essay on some of the costs faced by businesses in bringing themselves into compliance with existing and ever-expanding environmental regulations. The Clean Air Act of 1990 was in itself expected to become the costliest set of regulations ever to have been imposed on America's companies, but its expansion, announced last year with ...

An 8 page paper discussing liability insurance for business. Many businesses have chosen to forego liability coverage in the past, increasing numbers are now seeking insurance to help protect their businesses and themselves. Few states require any business liability insurance—when any requirements for liability coverage are present at all, they most frequently originate with the ...

An 8 page paper that uses the hypothetical BIGCO company to demonstrate the concerns and impacts of globalization on developing countries. The writer considers common concerns and addresses them from a corporate stand point. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 10 page paper discussing business negotiations. They come in all shapes and sizes, from arranging delivery terms with a single supplier to negotiating multi-million dollar labor contracts. Increased merger activity among corporations has led to greatly increased negotiations of the terms that those mergers will require, and there are those ever-present labor union contract ...

A 9 page paper on public relations. Seemingly only for political parties, very big business or very big Hollywood-style bank accounts, small businesses also stand to gain meaningful benefits from the services of public relations consultants. The writer of this paper presents a case study in public relations in which a business is confronted with ...

This 10 page research paper examines Harvard University and the way in which it markets and manages itself as a global business, attracting students from all over the world. Specifically discussed are Harvard's student life, housing staff, education costs, availability of loans, financial aid and scholarships, individual schools of study, and job prospects after college. ...

A 10 page paper discussing five of the several ways that organizations can become international enterprises: export, startup, acquisition, joint ventures and franchising, and briefly examines the choice of approach made by Nortel when it expanded into the US from Canada two decades ago. The route chosen by Nortel was that of startup, ...

A 5 page analysis of five articles included in this fascinating and informative text on leadership. The writer argues that articles reveal some of the ways in which these authors are challenging many of the traditional paradigms regarding the topic of leadership and how leadership provides a crucial factor towards success in today's marketplace. No ...

This 8 page paper talks about what a company should be cognizant of in respect to downtime. Tangible and intangible costs are just some concerns of any company which is likely to experience computer problems from time to time. The use of logs and questionnaires are tools which are recommended in coming up with a ...

6 pages in length. Effective business communication is an essential component in today's commerce. Without it, there can be little if any cohesion among employees, management and consumers. In order to establish this basis of communication within the workplace, employers have to abandon their supervisory egos in exchange for an atmosphere of ...

(5 pp). Emotions, used appropriately have a valid place in the business organizational scheme. It is acceptance and management of emotions in a healthy way that provides the key to a stable workforce in a viable workplace. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page outline of one corporate manager's views of the new business perspective emerging in management philosophy which recognizes the importance of social contract for the greater good of society. Emphasizes the importance of managing corporate lands for public use and ecological integrity as well as for company profitability. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 10 page paper that presents an overview of business administration and its primary functions. Discussed are the four major areas of skill required to build the framework of an effective and integrated business administration, which are the skills of overall management, business marketing, management accounting, and business statistics. Bibliography lists 7 sources. ...

This 70 page paper provides an overview of the issue of leadership in the modern business structure, and then outlines a study of perspectives on leadership, leadership qualities and the integration of business ethics into the management of the modern business. This paper considers the reflections of leaders on certain characteristics outlined within the ...

This 7 page paper considers the use of less common business models demonstrating their use by applying them to K-Mart. Models considered are Weisbord's Six-Box Model, Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model, Hornstein and Tichy's Emergent Pragmatic Model, Lawrence and Lorsch's Contingency Theory and Likerts Profiles. The biblography cites 5 sources.

This 10 page report discusses the fact that any student pursuing a study of public relations and its goals and objectives must understand that for all the energy and effort any organization puts into its management efforts, those efforts will be useless unless external elements, most notably communicating with and supporting the various publics that are essential to the success of ...

5 pages in length. The writer demonstrates how three interrelated articles on total quality management are integrated into one common thesis. No additional sources cited.

This 6 page paper considers the position of Drugstore.com. Using Porters Five Forces model and then looking at the organisational structure and strategies, the company is examined in terms of accepted business models. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

A paper which looks at Henri Fayol’s bureaucratic model of business organisation and considers the reasons for its success at the time it was developed and whether it is still appropriate today given the many ways in which industry has changed and developed since Fayol’s day.

This 7 page report discusses an organization’s obligation to carefully examine the ethics of their decisions in business. Most moral philosophy and ethical behaviors begin with the proposition that there are certain responsibilities that individuals must adhere to simply by virtue of their own humanity. Obviously, such a proposition also applies to the workplace. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page research paper that examines how Robert Brawer's book, "Fictions of Business," uses the examples in great literature to illustrate management principles. The writer also addresses how this relates to Christopher Vogler's ideas pertaining to the "hero's journey," as outlined by Joseph Campbell, in his book "The Writer's Journey." No additional sources cited. ...

This 6 page paper provides an overview of several HR paradigms inclusive of models created by Jackson & Schuler and Miles & Snow. High commitment management is also discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A sixteen page paper which looks at the way in which information technology is used in business, both in terms of company software systems and the Internet. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Business Mentoring

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper considers the current trend of mentoring in business. The writer looks at how this is not a new phenomenon and can be traced back to former practices. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

5 pages. This paper will support the claim that McDonald's exemplifies everything that is good about the American approach to business. By exploring the different methods that this massive restaurant chain uses to keep the corporation healthy, one can learn much about the American approach to successful business tactics. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...

This 72 page paper boasts scads of data and five tables, which serve to emphasize the comprehensive discussions regarding small businesses in the U.S. and the U.K. The essay begins with a general introduction that includes the importance of small businesses to the economy and their contribution to the GDP and their growth in the ...

This 8 page paper considers whether or not a stagy is necessary to the success of a business. The writer begins by defining what is meant by stagy before looking a real businesses that have succeeded with traditional strategies and those that have developed successfully by departing from their traditional strategies. The bibliography cites 17 ...

This 5 page report discusses the creation of a business plan and why it is important. There is an odd sort of beauty to a well-crafted business plan in that it is an encapsulation of how a business is supposed to work under the best of circumstance and with the greatest degree of managerial control. When an individual or ...

15 pages. This competitive action plan for the hospitality business will focus on the hotel and tourist trade. The plan will analyze the existing competitive environment and discuss a program designed to secure improvements to better compete in the industry. A cost analysis will also be provided concerning these cost implications. ...

International Business

  • 6 page paper

This 6 page paper considers examples of barrier of trade, using the entrance of Vodafone into China, the potential macro influences that may be felt by any entrant into the US, including cultural, political and economic factors, and then looks at Porter’s strategic groups, giving examples. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Strategic Management

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper identifying three lessons in each of six areas of strategic planning. Those areas are strategic thinking, grand strategies, strategic road map, strategic plan, planners' challenges and practical examples of those challenges. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 10 page paper examines the development of management theory using the automotive industry to illustrate how the changes have emerged and impacted on the commercial environment. The paper starts with the development of scientific management and its application at Ford, the influence of Alfred Sloan at General Motors and the changes seen as a ...

This 14 page paper looks at the way the commercial environment has changed with increased use of IS/IT and the role of knowledge management. The paper considers the argument that with these development models such as Porters Five Forces and the Four Facets model have become obsolete. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

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