Business Essays and Research Papers

Google's 10th Birthday
Googol to Google Just how did the company get to be named as Google? The search engine used the Stanford website bore a domain called google.stanford.edu and they registered google.com domain in September1997 only to incorporate the company, Google, in September 1998. “Google” was derives from a misspelt “googol” (1 followed by one-hundred zeros) (Hanley, 2003). This was the beginning of an entrepreneurial epic that no one would have ever conceived at that time. The progress of Google…
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Strategic Business Analysis (Strategic Business Analysis Assignment (2009-DEC Cycle))(3)
TABLE OF CONTENTS Page LIST OF FIGURES 1.2. Manager’s/Leader’s competency-based framework or model……………… 16 2.1. Porter’s five forces…………………………………………………………… 18 3.1. Google’s SWOT…
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Growth and Expansion of Greed Field Ventures Limited
The paper "Growth and Expansion of Greed Field Ventures" is a perfect example of a case study on business. Limited In 2000, new windows of opportunities were opened as a result of new agricultural policies implemented by the government. The Cassava Enterprise Development Programme was more promising.…
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Kaizen Costing and Target Costing
Daimler Chrysler had been operating under five cross functional teams. These were focused on large cars, small cars, mini-vans, trucks and jeeps. The team involved was cross functional and included people from various genres such as design engineering, manufacturing engineering, purchasing, finance, marketing, production and procurement. The applied target cost method system had to determine had to determine cost objectives of each time. Daimler Chrysler used a tool box which focused on…
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Discussion of Rule v. Fort Dodge Animal Health, Inc., and Wyeth Corp Cases
 In 2004, Wyeth recalled ProHeart 6 upon the request of FDA due to the concerns regarding the initial test results of the product. The results indicated ProHeart 6 was actually harmful to dogs, caused reactions and even deaths upon repeat usage. This fact Wyeth did not disclose to its consumers but did recall the product for safety measures  …
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Restaurant Business Plan
There is little doubt that the restaurant business is highly profitable though it has to face a lot of challenges. But there lies an opportunity in the global market and with proper business plans, it can lead to success. The mission, vision, and objectives should be clearly stated and communicated for success. The marketing mix plays an important role in this industry.…
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Developing Professionals in Design Entrepreneurship
The basic techniques employed are a combination of understanding the process of creating designs while moving into the development of shapes, colors and specific types of construction. The design is required to move through a process of idea, process and innovation, which is followed by analysis and drafting of new designs (Friedman 507: 2003). Becoming a design entrepreneur is one which is known to continue to grow, specifically because those who are in the field are able to monitor and…
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EPL
It is found that during 1999-2000 season of football in Italy, there were 33 percent of the series-A players that belong to foreign countries. Similarly, the teams of Spain and Germany also comprised of almost 40 percent of foreign players during the season of 1999-2000, whereas in France, the ratio of foreign players reached the level of 23 percent. It shows that the trend of international players hiring in the national teams has become a common practice for many of the European teams where…
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The Recent and Current Global Financial Crisis
Eventually supply overtook demand while banks and financiers overtook market safeguards in favor of speculative profit. The US housing bubble that occurred in 1983 with the savings-and-loan debacle was amplified to multiple effects in 2008, producing the financial crisis that spread to the UK and the world. The 2011 US Congressional Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report identified "widespread failures in financial regulation and supervision" producing instability that undermined world…
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International Business Strategies in Action
The company is looking at launching toothpaste in early 2011 at aggressive price points 3. What do they bring? P&G has bought its customer understanding capabilities, market intelligence and leveraged the strength of its R&D to grow its business in international markets. The company focuses on adding more and more consumers. In FY2010, the company reached an additional 200 million consumers, bringing the total customers served to 4.2 billion. It plans to reach 5 billion consumers by FY2015. In…
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What is sustainability And can it be considered a new approach to transnational business ethics Discuss with the help of examples
The book comprehensively enumerates on business ethics, from the point of view of globalization. Using some real instances as the basis, the authors argue that the modern-day business ethics do have sustainability as their integral feature. By highlighting things such as Middle East military companies and the UK’s sector of Islamic Finance, the authors stress that present-day business ethics are strongly linked with globalization. In fact, this book provides details of several key topics like…
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Fundamentals of Finance
Liquidity Ratios Formulae 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Current Ratio Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.27 0.30 0.32 0.30 0.28 Quick Ratio Current Assets - Inventory/Current Liabilities 0.27 0.30 0.32 0.30 0.28 Since banks do not have any inventory therefore, current ratio will be the same as quick ratio. Profitability Ratios: Net profit margin has increased in 2010 since 2007; however it is understandable because of the financial…
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Strategic Analysis of Apple Inc
1Comparative Financial performance of Apple Inc for 5 years 2010      2009      2008      2007      2006   Net sales    $ 65,225       $ 42,905       $ 37,491       $ 24,578       $ 19,315    Net income    $ 14,013       $ 8,235       $ 6,119       $ 3,495       $ 1,989    Earnings per common share:   …
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Economics for Business: Individual Portfolio
Question A) Calculate average and marginal cost, average and marginal revenue (Fundamentalfinance). Sales Volume Total Costs Total revenues Marginal Cost Avg. Cost Marginal Revenue Avg. Revenue 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 13 27 13 13 27 27 2 24 53…
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Strategic Management of Google
This is combined with the need to have a different approach to the expansion that is occurring so it fits with the needs of Google. The strategic management is based on a sense of consolidation with both the products and the internal management structure that is a part of the corporation. The management designation is one which needs to create a sense of control over the growth of Google and the approach which has been taken with the organization’s values and mission. If there isn’t an…
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Individual portfolio - Strategic Decision Making
Value Proposition: Full stream service from VIP Clientele Executive summary The business design model examines the logics of a business in its operations. The airline industry is targeted with the aim of improving service deliver to clientele. Service gaps have been identified in the existing airline that has opened an array for a model to be designed. The model operations are integrated as a whole to provide full stream service for VIP clientele. A systematic approach is adopted to analyse the…
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Strategic Issues in Financial Services
Formerly, people did not consider the extent of global integration. However, the multiple collapse of many institutions in the global scene presented a picture of how much integrated the world really is. Governments intervened with massive bailouts and other monetary regulations that were aimed at stabilizing the financial situation. As if to worsen matters, the effects were further strained by the recession that followed. It is in this background that the best strategies for survival and…
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Discuss how service operations are different from manufacturing operations and explain how service operations can benefit from implementing manufacturing approaches and systems
Discuss how service operations are different from manufacturing operations and explain how service operations can benefit from implementing manufacturing approaches and system I. Introduction Operations in the service industry are different from manufacturing operations because service oriented company produce goods that are intangible compared to manufacturing companies whose products can easily be described by its specifications (Wienclaw 2008). Such instituting mechanisms and methodologies…
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Eastern food restaurant
Industry Analysis The restaurant industry business is quite competitive, with lifestyle changes that have been created by modern culture fuelling the industry’s steady growth continuously. Increasingly more people possess less cooking ability, resources, and time. The importance of trends cannot be overstated, and Eastern Food restaurant UK aims to be well positioned for this interest in healthier and lighter foods going for moderate to low prices. The Restaurant Industry as it is today The…
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How does Japan benefit from the export of its media products
The targeted market for the animation market is mostly the children. Therefore, among animation movies, animated video games have been amongst the popular sales category. Statistics reveal that overseas sales of Japan’s anime products are one tenth of the total domestic sales, whereas the amount is the second largest in terms to sale of video games (Japan External Trade Organisation, 2012). Thus, Japan’s overall anime products are recognised as a unique feature of the country’s…
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Select a technology that emerged within the last five years and consider its impact on your business. Make a decision on whether to adopt this technology
Module Executive Summary The essence of any business is to provide the most efficient services to its through their mostappropriate technology and business policies. Technology is of great importance when dealing with clients, as well as production means. Each of these important aspects requires that a company understands its preferences and to what lengths the business is willing to go to meet its goals. The company is required to manage its computer resources and its storage of important…
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Your Choice
The size distribution of the firms is important from the business as well as the public point of view. If the size of the participating firms is small compared with the size of the industry, then the industry is said to be fragmented and otherwise consolidated (Jain, 2002). A form of market where the industry is dominated by small number of sellers is called oligopoly. Each oligopolist is aware of the market conditions as few sellers are present in the market. The decision of one firm can…
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Business ethics case analysis
These victims have died within hours after taking Tylenol due to the cyanide content of the capsules, which was stronger by 10,000 times to the cyanide dose the human body can take (Kaplan, 2005). Johnson & Johnson acted promptly. At that time, nobody thought of such tragedy. These murders became the first of its kind. It was revealed in the investigations, that the capsules were tainted by cyanide through the act of an intent person because no specific evidence can link that the Tylenol…
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Human Resources Managment challenges in Middle East
Whilst it is arguably true that unique similarities and differences exist between the Middle East Countries subject to the fact that they have unique opportunities and challenges, reflected in the HRM challenges in each country. The study on managing Human Resources in the Middle East generates an understanding on the dynamics and variables that dictate HRM policies and practices in this region. This paper will address human resource management in the Middle East countries and the challenges…
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Greenhouse Business Challenge and Carbon Footprint
European Union The European Union agreed to reduce the Greenhouse gases emission of its 15 member states by 8 percent within the time period of 2008-2012. The EU was successful in reducing its emission level by 7 percent. So for the next step they have projected that they would try to reduce green house gases emission level by 13 percent in the time frame of 2008-2015. After the Kyoto Protocol period the EU has taken a 20-20-20 policy. It signifies 20 percent reduction of greenhouse gases,…
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