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Henry Ford & Automobile Production: This 8 page paper discusses Ford's implementation of mass production and the effect that change had on both Ford's company and the society. Topics discussed include an overview of Ford's Model A and Model T, Ford's use of an automatic conveyor belt and the assembly line process, dealer franchises and the Ford's increase in wages for the workers in his employ. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Fordauto.wps

Corporate Manager Selection : An 8 page paper discussing changing managerial qualifications in the corporate setting. There is an increasing trend of corporate focus on that individual best able to maintain balance between work and his personal life. The old workaholic syndrome is still rewarded by many, but leaders of corporations most successful in today’s changing and increasingly competitive business environment are coming to place a high value on those potential managers who are technically qualified, but also are able to understand the value of maintaining a non-work life. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Corpman.wps

The Role Of The Supervisor In The Twentieth Century : A 10 page paper in which the writer thoughtfully demonstrates how rapid advances in technology and tremendous social changes affecting the business world have changed the way the supervisor functions from the onset of the industrial revolution to the present. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Supervis.wps

Methods Of Effective Supervision In Current Industries : A 5 page paper illustrating some programs implemented by industries to better both the moral and success of the corporations. Bibliography lists several sources. Industrym.wps

The Role of Middle Management in Corporate America : A 12 page paper discussing middle managers in the corporate world – their role in the past as compared to the present and speculation about the future for middle managers. The concept of corporate culture and the impact of different types of culture on the typical middle manager is also examined. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Rolemid.wps

Management and Management Science / Features and Elements : This 7 page research paper explores different aspects of management in today's world. Included are discussions on TQM, Motivation, SWOT, and the need for Diversity Training. While these topics represent only a fraction of the whole of management science, information about each can increase the manager's knowledge and skill levels to be more effective in today's corporate world. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Mgtsci.wps

Improving Organizational Communications : A 6 page paper portraying a communications consultant’s report to the senior management at ABC Corporation of the state of communications he has discovered within their organization at their request. He has found the company to have effective measures in place and recommends alteration only of their method of conflict resolution. ABC Corporation has all the ingredients of maintaining effective communications throughout the organization, including the prime factor of being aware of how easily internal "disconnects" can occur and become solidified. The consultant uses the example of Xerox and Federal Express for application of Deming’s admonition to break down barriers between departments. One 3-part illustrative diagram. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Commorg2.wps

Interacting With Customers : A 4 page paper discussing today’s realities of customer relations. Today’s customers have myriad options and finally have regained their rightful position as the only reason for any business to exist. It is up to the organization to serve that customer in the best ways possible and to let the customer know that the business understands how important they are. The customer has known for a very long time. Bibliography lists 4 sources. CustRelations.wps

Employee Compensation : 5 pages in length. Employee compensation is a significant determinant when people decide where they are going to work. In 1996 alone, the percentage of total employee compensation was at twenty-eight point one, one and a half percent higher than in 1986. Without the benefit packages offered by virtually every large company in America, employers would find it difficult to effectively compete for the skilled workforce. The writer discusses how holding a job does not merely mean collecting a paycheck anymore; rather, the overall appeal of any position in the contemporary workplace must also include an attractive compensation arrangement as added incentive. Bibliography lists 4 sources. EmplComp.wps

Compensation & Employee Motivation : 11 pages in length. An in-depth discussion of employee needs and how to obtain a mutually-satisfactory working environment through more effective methods of compensation. The writer discusses the importance of motivation to employees, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, etc; Examples are applied to true job scenarios and a case study of the Walton Enterprises Company is discussed in which various compensation types (salary, commission, draw, etc;) are evaluated and then complemented with the writer's own conclusive recommendations. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Motivati.wps

Management & Motivation : A 5 page paper on different ways to motivate workers so that they want to be hired, stay with the company, or do a better job. Sometimes motivating the workers means changing things at the job site and sometimes it means that the management should give the workers more money. Offering the workers more money is sometimes helpful but there are also times when money will not change how a worker feels about his or her job. Sometimes the worker just wants more respect or maybe a chance to use his ideas. Bibliography lists 3 sources. motive.wps

Benchmarking / Base Salary To Base Plus : A 10 page research paper that looks at the question of how to change the compensation plan for sales people from salary to base plus commission. The benchmarking approach is taken to investigate what other companies are doing and then to make a recommendation on which plan to adopt. Included in the discussion are the implications involved in making this kind of change. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Benchmar.wps

Implementing Change In The Non Profit Organization : A 5 page paper discussing re-engineering as it applies to the non profit organization. "Change" has been refined over the past few years to first include Total Quality Management (TQM), then simply "re-engineering," then a refinement to a process with its own acronym: business process reengineering (BPR). The focus of each is to continually improve processes for the purpose of increasing productivity, quality of outcome and efficiency. The non profit does have an advantage in that there is no shareholder equity to protect. With all other aspects of re-engineering, the process remains the same Bibliography lists 8 sources. Nochange.doc

Applied Motivational Theory : An 11 page paper discussing the theory behind motivating employees. Following a decade of downsizing, cost cutting and merging, more and more businesses look for ways to give their employees what they want. Too many companies believe that employee motivation rests in monetary rewards, without either realizing or acknowledging individuals’ needs for recognition. Formal studies and informal surveys alike reveal that while managers often will list money as the top factor in motivating employees, the employees themselves are much more likely to list first their desire for recognition, for someone to let them know they truly have done a good job, a fact well known by some of the country’s most successful companies. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Appmoti.wps

Hotel Staff Motivation : A 20 page paper discussing employee motivation in the hotel industry. The hotel business, along with every other type of business in the country, has attempted for some time to implement industry-wide quality assurance programs in order to provide their customers with the best possible service and in a spirit of continual improvement. Hotels certainly want to retain their current customers while building new ones, but they also want to retain their current employees, too. It is the purpose of the hotel manager to provide what both the customers and the employees want as far as is practicable. Managers continue to search for the perfect motivational tool for use in their business, but it apparently so far has eluded most of them Bibliography lists 23 sources. Hotels.doc

Management Change / Case Study : A 5 page case study for management change. The problem: a new head teacher wants to establish a new management team structure while changing the perception of the head teacher from that of an autocrat to that of a team leader. The writer discusses the problem, objectives, constraints, options and implementation of most feasible option. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Manchang.wps

Hospitality Today : A 5 page research paper which examines how the hospitality-tourism industry in the U.S. is changing to meet the new demands of the technological age. The writer also addresses how this impacts institutions of higher hospitality learning. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Hospital.wps

Hotel Comparison – Marriott Senior Living, Hyatt’s Classic Residence, And The Residence Inn : This 10 page report discusses three hotel chains and the differences between them. Each has capitalized on a new form of hotel facility and management and each serves a unique sector of the market. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Hotelmar.wps

Current Issues Affecting Corporation Boards Of Directors : 5 pages in length. If there is one constant in the current issues affecting corporation boards of directors, it is that their duties are ever-changing. There was a time when the role of corporation boards of directors was primarily to oversee the company's overall business tactics and make sure that it was performing as expected for the stockholders. Today, however, represents an entirely new breed of directors who have become the ones responsible for assessing management performance, deciding upon issues as important as pensions, as well as addressing many other weighty issues. What is even more enlightening is that directors can now be just as accountable as the rest of the corporation when it comes to back taxes or environmental cleanup costs. The writer discusses current issues affecting corporate boards of directors. Bibliography lists 5 sources. TLCBrdDr.wps

Poor Management’s Effects on Employees : 7 pages in length. There are books written about it, and in great numbers. There are entire journals dedicated to it, dozens of seminars to talk about it and professional societies to support it. The truth that is undeniable, however, is that "despite all the books and seminars on leadership that are consumed annually, a lot of folks in management positions are simply rotten leaders." The lack of leadership or even standard managerial skills affects both the morale and productivity of the company’s employees, ultimately affecting the company’s potential. Bibliography lists five sources. PoorMgmt.wps

Assessment of Personal Leadership Qualities : A 5 page paper discussing leadership qualities and the best ways to determine and enhance an individual’s own leadership skills. The writer examines three of Sheila Murray Bethel’s 12 leadership qualities and uses them as a guide to evaluating individual leadership strengths and weaknesses. Bibliography lists 1 source. Perslead.wps

Organizational Behavior & Leadership / Attribution Theory : A 10 page paper discussing how attribution theory can be applied within the organization to enhance employees’ performance and the organization’s overall productivity as well as competitive advantage. The theory provides a means for both explaining and predicting individual behavior, and is based on the assumption that individuals will ascribe certain qualifications to either an employee’s or a manager’s behavior. The paper uses the negative management style of Peg Witte, CEO of Royal Oaks Mines as example throughout, and contrasts the resulting corporate culture with that of Merix Corporation under the leadership of Debi Coleman. The paper includes an illustrative chart. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Attorg.wps

Management Style in the Nineties : This 4 page paper talks about the shift in managerial ideologies, over the years, which has affected the nature and character of work in general. Examples of life in various decades lead up to an analysis of the working world of the nineties. No sources are used. Mang90.wps

How Managerial Ideologies Structure The Nature & Character Of Work :
3 pages in length. There exist a number of variables when one considers how managerial ideologies structure the nature and character of work. For instance, the differences between gendered conceptions of work demonstrate how one perspective can be completely altered from another; what men understand to be representative of managerial ideologies is not necessarily the same for women. The writer discusses how the nature and character of work is related to managerial ideologies and establishes the fundamental basis for effective productivity and distinguishing application. No additional sources cited. Manideol.wps

Leadership & Change in the Organization : This 5 page overview looks at the subject of organizational change and how management can ease transitions in the workplace. Solutions center around effective communication and bridging gaps between upper management and lower level employees. Free one page outline included. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Leadchan.wps

Minority Leadership in Corporate America : a 12 page research paper that attempts to evaluate where minority leadership in corporate America stands today. The writer points out that there are two basic slants on minority leadership in corporate America being espoused in the media today. The first point of view is that corporate America is seeking to diversify its work force at an exponential rate as it has been realized that diversity is a key element to successful globalization, and that minorities are entering management in record numbers. The second point of view, one that is predominant in African-American publications, is that twenty plus years of affirmative action have seen very little real gain in the percentages of minorities that are in the upper echelons of corporate management. Both views are well argued in the media--which is correct? Bibliography lists 10 sources. Minocorp.wps

Maslow as Motivator : A 5 page paper discussing Maslow’s hierarchy of needs as they apply to employee motivation. Maslow formulated his hierarchy of needs 30 years ago when he determined that people universally first ensured that they had the means of sustenance and safe shelter, and then organized themselves into groups as a result of a need for a feeling of belonging to another, larger unit. His theories were psychological curiosities for years, but except for fairly isolated instances were never really put to the test in the organization until only recently. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Maslow.wps

Employee Motivation / Concepts & Theories : 30 pages in length. Too many companies believe that employee motivation rests in monetary rewards, without either realizing or acknowledging individuals’ needs for recognition. Formal studies and informal surveys alike reveal that while managers often will list money as the top factor in motivating employees, the employees themselves are much more likely to list first their desire for recognition, for someone to let them know they truly have done a good job. Today’s most successful companies are ones in which employees have no question of the regard in which the company’s leadership holds them. Bibliography lists 20 sources. Motivate.wps

Contemporary Management Strategies : 7 pages in length. An in-depth discussion of how management strategy has changed in contemporary times. The writer cites some of the main contributors to change as : the development of information technology; a changing response to ethics and social responsibility; an awareness of gender and race issues in the workplace; increasing product sophistication and employee training, etc; The works of several key management theorists and their ideas are analyzed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.An excellent reference for anyone studying contemporary management ! Manastra.wps

System Theory in General Management : A 9 page overview of the importance of system theory to general business management. Describes the fast-paced changes the business world is experiencing and emphasizes the importance of definition, goals, and objectives in management. Each of these require effective communication and management structure. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Systheo.wps

"The Japanese Way Of Management" / Asian Capitalism : An 8 page paper in which the writer provides an overview of post-World War II capitalism in Japan and demonstrates how this relates to the concepts of Japanese-style managment systems (JSMS) using a number of relevant examples from Japanese theories of management. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Japanman.wps

Management Styles / Comparison Between The U.S. and Japan : A 5 page paper comparing management styles in Japan and the US. Not until the American public was tired of expensive inferior quality and started turning to the Japanese for increasing numbers of cars each year did American manufacturing take Japan seriously. The management style in the US had been that from the behavior school, with a fair amount of autocracy included. The chasm between labor and management was particularly wide in manufacturing operations, while a healthy labor-management attitude operated in Japan. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Mstyle.wps

Latin American Management Styles : A 5 page paper discussing the prevailing styles of management in Latin American countries. Chile built their businesses based on the latest management theories of democratic management styles insofar as they were able within the then-current limits of their culture. The new-style managers of these newly-profitable companies are investing in the latest equipment available. Coteminas, in Brazil, uses Japanese textile looms making the designs drawn on computers run by French software and Mexican GEO builds 19,000 houses each year. This new breed of Latin American manager with international MBAs insists on highest quality and lowest cost possible, and trains their own employees rather than bringing in outside expert help. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Mlatin.wps

Organizational Behavior -- Safeway, Inc. : A 15 page research paper that investigates organizational behaviors and dynamics. Social cognitive theory, self-efficacy theory and Maslow's hierarchy are discussed. One section focuses on maintenance models for grocery stores. One illustration included. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Safewy.wps

Commitment In Organizations : A 20 page paper discussing the determinants of commitment within an organization. How the organization measures commitment, what the antecedents of commitment are, and the levels of commitment based on individual characteristics of workers are also discussed. Bibliography lists 28 sources. Commorg.wps

The Importance Of Vision And Mission Statements In Corporations : 5 pages in length. Corporations are no different than any other entity of life where there must exist a distinct direction and method of operation. Instilling such components into the corporation's framework in the form of vision and mission statements is essential in the company's overall concept. Without a firm foundation upon which to stand, the corporation cannot expect its employees to maintain their own direction if the company is floundering to ascertain its own. By providing a secure and focused vision toward the corporation's ultimate scope of achievement, as well as a mission statement that defines the more detailed aspects of its vision, a corporation is better equipped to attain its goals. The writer discusses vision and mission statements as they pertain to corporations. Bibliography lists 6 sources. MissionSt.wps

Total Productive Maintenance : A 6 page paper discussing the holistic view of manufacturing plant maintenance. TPM as a strategic tool quite possibly could become the telling factor that separates the most successful companies from those whose overall performance is strong but never spectacular. In today’s increasingly competitive business climate, organizations must operate as efficiently as possible. While TPM alone likely will not yield that edge that has the potential of sending the organization to the top of its industry, it can nevertheless make important contribution to the overall success of the company and contribute to the organization’s sustained competitive advantage. Bibliography lists 8 sources. TPM.wps

Management Theory & Practice / Working In Teams : An 8 page paper discussing the evolution of work teams in business. J Edwards Deming was able to lead American manufacturing to quality and teamwork, but he had to do so through the Japanese. It was the Japanese who developed the concept of working in teams from Demings’ beginning theories, but it was the US influence and ability to implement creativity that has led to the development of today’s concept of teamwork. Businesses have found some problems with the teamwork approach, such as how to evaluate individual performance, but those problems are being resolved as the concept of true teamwork continues to evolve. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Teamwork.doc

Communication In Work Teams : A 25 page comprehensive research paper investigating the role of communication in work teams. A great many companies have instituted work teams during the last twenty or so years. Some are successful, others are dismal failures. What is the difference between these opposite ends of the success line? This paper discusses the results of numerous research studies as well as the opinions of experts in terms of effective versus ineffective teams. Communication is the key ingredient and as such the paper focuses on different aspects of the communication process. Conflict is also discussed. One illustration. Bibliography lists 23 sources. Comteam.wps

The Work Team Concept As A Alternative Management Style : This 8 page paper considers the benefits that can be derived from implementing work team approaches as an alternative management style and relates this in a number of areas of development for Federal Express, a company that focuses on the team approach in their human resources management. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Teamor.wps

Management Theory & Practice / Why Teams Don't Work : A 15 page paper on what is wrong with the teamwork approach to organizational management. The writer details common pitfalls and lists reasons why this method is not nearly as productive as so many believe it is. Problems with role identification in the corporate hierarchy, lack of cooperation among team members and barriers to effective management are among the many difficulties cited which result from the teamwork approach. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Teams.wps

Management Theory & Practice / Why Teams Do Work : This 15 page paper supports the position that work teams do improve efficiency, effectiveness, quality of performance and job satisfaction of the members of the team. Several elements in this paper will serve to help organizations when deciding to establish work teams, specifically, the steps for assuring success of teams are offered. Additionally, research clearly demonstrating the effectiveness of work teams is reported. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Teams2.wps

Organizational Structure & Team Theory / A Comparative Analsyis : A 10 page comparison of organizational structure between the military, business, sports and education. The writer concentrates the comparison on how these types of businesses compare in the area of several "team" environment theories. Bibliography lists 22 sources. Orgstyl.wps

Work Groups in American Business : 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. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Workgrup.wps

Work Groups / The Evolution Continues : A 12 page research paper which examines how work groups are changing the way that American business is conducted. This concept has been accepted as the U.S. industry’s best hope for keeping a competitive edge in today’s marketplace. The writer examines how this concept is being implemented by some U.S. companies and how current research points the ways in which the concept continues to evolve. Bibliography lists 17 sources. Workev.wps

Group Dynamics : A 10 page paper discussing that positive working relationships are critical to the success of any business, whether large or small. In order to achieve and maintain high employee morale and low turnover, many companies are looking to the concept of group dynamics. The writer explains the principles behind this program, as well as discusses the benefits and drawbacks. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Grpdynm.wps

Decision-Making And Group Dynamics : The process of decision-making within the scope of group dynamics requires an understanding of a number of different theoretical components of group behavior, including consensus, Groupthink and dissonance reduction. This 5 page paper considers the basic components of group dynamics as they relate to the process of decision-making and then evaluates the implications of group vs. individual choice. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Groupdec.wps

Teams in Small Business : 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. Smalteam.wps

The Origins Of Strategic Management Thinking (1875 - 1960) : A 9 page research paper on the history of the management process since the early dawn of the Industrial Revolution. The writer details how management science has evolved parallel to technology--mentioning many historic management theorists along the way. The approaches of Taylor, Fayol, Chester Barnard, the Gilbreths, and more are included in this discussion. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Stratmgt.wps

Rational Model Of Strategic Management : A 6 page research paper that discuses the history of strategic management, the arguments for and against the rational model of strategic management and final conclusions of the writer. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Rational.wps

The Evolution Of Management, 1900–1938 : A 5 page research paper examining two of the common theories behind the Behavior School of Management: progressivism and the birth of industrial psychology. Nearly all work of the time was in manufacturing, and the engineer was the man of the day as he promoted the idea of instituting "systems" to manufacturing. Workers had their fill of austerity and of being forced to stay with one employer in the height of the Great Depression, when there were plenty of things to validly complain about, but no other jobs to find as consequence. Bibliography lists eleven sources. Behave.wps

Evolution & Integration Of Management Schools Of Thought : 7 pages in length. Workers normally respond in kind to a corporate philosophy of doing the best they can within the limits of sound business practice for their employees. Rather than snatching all they can for the least amount of effort, they will respond within the proper corporate climate. TQM does not exist for the purpose of supplying middle managers with more raw material with which to lay out charts, graphs and flow sheets. It can be a valuable tool, if management will use it for its intended purposes and resist the urge to promote it merely as justification for their own continued employment as chart-makers. Bibliography lists even sources. Intevo.wps

Kurt Lewin & Organizational Development : An 8 page research paper on the life and subsequent work of German-American psychologist Kurt Lewin. It describes some of Lewin's theories, and discusses about how they relate in society today. Lewin is most commonly regarded as one of the founders of the Organizational Development (OD) movement He described organizations as existing in a state of "quasi stationary equilibrium", or rather he thought that they tended to be static and resist change. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Lewin.wps

Deborah Tannen's "Talking 9 to 5": A 5 page paper that provides an overview and analysis of Tannen's book. This paper supports Tannen's contention that gender specific communication styles have significantly impacted the roles that men and women play in business structures. Bibliography lists 3 sources. 9to5.wps

The Economic & Social Impacts of Women in the Workforce : A 5 page paper in which the writer provides an overview of the changing role of women in the American workforce and demonstrates their changing influence and the call for equality. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Ecsowom.wps

Why Women May Make Better Managers : In this 10 page research paper, the writer evaluates the hypocrisy that women are discriminated against in the workplace. Using relevant studies, it is argued that women are physiologically more capable of effectively handling common administrative tasks and situations for two main reasons : (1) their brains may be intrinsically more efficient with regard to verbal ability and (2) their social nurturing and inherent nature make them more able managers. Many examples are presented to illustrate points made -- all are properly documented. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Womenmgt.wps

"Glass Ceilings" / Management, Women, & The Workplace : A 9 page essay on the struggles that women still endure in the professional, corporate world. It is argued that while women have indeed enjoyed some advancements in business, they still are barred from achieving top-level management positions. Thus, they are looking through a "glass ceiling." In answer to this, many women are forming their own businesses. The role of downsizing and other relevant minority issues are brought into the discussion as well. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Womnwork.wps

Circumventing The "Glass Ceiling"/ Women As Entrepreneurs : 8 pages in length. There is really nothing any more remarkable in women entrepreneurs’ efforts than there are in the men counterparts’ work, at least not in the present. In the early years, women were at a distinct disadvantage if they intended to focus on any business that could be seen as untraditional. Since those first ground-breaking years, however, women-owned businesses are just businesses—sound management practices and tuned acumen truly is without gender. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Womenent.wps

Corporate Competitive Advantage and Strategic Commitment : This 3 page essay discusses the ides of strategic commitment in a company and the ways in which it adds to a larger corporate advantage. Strategic commitment is a separate and unique field of endeavor that is marked by the inclusion of ethics and the moral responsibilities of management as a part of a much larger strategic planning process. Follow-through on such a commitment is what allows any firm to enjoy a unique competitive advantage based on the relationship that it has established with its constituency. Bibliography lists 2 sources. BWcommit.rtf

The Possibilities Of The ‘Paperless Office’ : A 10 page paper looking at the progress of some companies that have attempted to shift their document storage and retrieval base from paper-oriented to electronically maintained. The hardware necessary for efficient electronic storage and retrieval has been available long enough to have become sophisticated enough for the most demanding of users, and its cost has declined to the point it is within the reach of most businesses, regardless of their storage needs. Those companies in at least partial paperless operation have seen real reductions in cost and increases in productivity. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Paper-No.wps

Cost-Effective Maintenance at a Coin-Operated Laundromat : 7 pages in length. A good look at what's involved in owning & operation a coin-operated Laundromat. Specifically examined is the problem of maintaining low costs for equipment maintenance & repair. The writer of this paper analyzes each available option with regard to their potential cost-effectiveness and determines that the hiring of outside contractors is the best choice for such a business. FREE sentence outline included. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Laundro2.wps

Effective Management of a Coin-Operated Laundromat : 7 pages in length. Similar to Laundro2.wps, only this paper illustrates more broadly,-- some key points to be known when managing a coin-operated Laundromat. Issues concerning human resources, maintenance, marketability, and more are discussed. FREE sentence outline included. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Landrom.wps

Downsizing & The Contemporary Corporation : A thorough, 20 page evaluative assessment of corporate downsizing, its potentially negative impact upon productivity, and it positive cost-benefit trends. Ultimately, the writer concludes that managers should be devising more universally-efficient methodologies for solving problems and not relying on downsizing to maximize dollar productivity. Paper is filled with statistics and case examples. Bibliography lists more than 15 sources. Downzsizi.wps

Effects of Downsizing in the Private Sector : A 29 page research paper on downsizing in American corporations and the problems associated with the layoffs of personnel. The writer details what downsizing is and its history and causes, the emotional and mental effects of job loss, outplacement services and the forms and issues in counseling fired workers, and the cooperation of the employee in the job seeking process. Bibliography lists 20 sources. Downpriv.wps

David Gordon’s "Fat and Mean: The Corporate Squeeze of Working Americans and the Myth of Managerial Downsizing" : A 5 page paper discussing David Gordon’s book and evaluating the views presented of the role corporations play in the U.S. economy. No additional sources cited. Meanfat.wps

Corporate Philosophy / Outsourcing & Insourcing : This 30 page report examines the corporate philosophy and practice behind outsourcing and insourcing in terms of the bottom line for a company. What are the benefits of each and what are the drawbacks? It appears to be the wave of the future in U.S. companies. How will that affect the American workforce? Inandout.wps

Lean Production Implementation In The Auto Industry : A 20 page paper that studies the impact of implementing lean production processes within auto industry plants. The paper presents a study of the effects on employees perceptions of success and individual opinions in regards to human resource development during the transition from mass to lean production styles. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Leanprod.wps

Production Management : In 5 pages the author discusses the general principles, and aspects of production management, while giving an overview of the topic. "…identifying production management strategies for planning environmentally sound manufacturing techniques involves several things. One must identify the basic requirements, define the operating techniques, and formulate a system of metrics. Orientation, economics, systems of implementations, compatibility with existing manufacturing architecture and identification of physical indicators must be considerations" Bibliography lists 8 sources. Prodman.wps

Defining Organizational Change : A 5 page paper discussing some of the reasons for and mechanisms of organizational change. America’s discovery of Japanese cars was the first real indication that American manufacturing would have to change in order to keep up, but it was discovered that accomplishing that change involved far more than just doing things differently than in the past. It was also necessary for management attitudes to change as well. Today, the principles described by Kurt Lewin in the 1940s are as true as they were then, and management at the most successful of companies has discovered that lasting and beneficial change occurs when management sets the stage, but employees lead the implementation of change. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Defofch.wps

Productivity / Where Is It Going & Why? : A 9 page paper examining not only the increased productivity levels at both individual and corporate levels, but also the reasons behind its growth. The term "productivity" applies to the national economy as well as to the individual and the corporation. That link is discussed in the paper, but the primary focus is the increased productivity that in many ways can be traced to the trend of management style shift from autocratic leadership to a more democratic one. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Tivity.wps

Operation Scheduling & Sequencing : A 6 page overview of focused operation and scheduling operation, including a general overview of the scheduling process, techniques for scheduling, lineflow and batch processing considerations and scheduling for continuous flow, assembly line, and job shop. Bibliography lists 5 sources. focop.wps

Entrepreneurship In Today’s Business Environment : 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 in coming years. There are nearly as many different types of entrepreneurs as there are ideas around which to form a business, but there are traits that are common among the most successful. Business has changed in recent years, too, as have options for funding. There is increased focus on electronic commerce and data transmission, and venture capital is a relatively new means of funding a business. But even with all the changes in how many aspects of business building is accomplished, the standards of focus, dedication and creativity remain. Bibliography lists 48 sources. Entrenv.wps

Development of the Successful Entrepreneurial Enterprise : A 60 page paper presenting a survey study of entrepreneurs in light of the emerging issues of today’s business. This study seeks to be a multi-faceted one in the types of information gained from a survey done of entrepreneurs in three diverse and rapidly-growing areas of the country. The literature combines evidence of empirical and anecdotal origin as well as incorporating basic knowledge issues with which the successful entrepreneur must be familiar, including the importance of planning, setting goals, producing an accurate and useable business plan and finding funding for the new venture. All of these issues are considered in the light of the special problems faced by the technical entrepreneur Data sought in the survey of entrepreneurs also focuses on attempts to assess any differences of "alertness" to opportunity in comparing entrepreneurs as a group to the more general population Bibliography lists 57 sources. Entrenv2.wps

Starting Your Own Business / Entrepreneurship & the Development of a Consultancy Firm : 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 in maintaining the business in varying economic conditions. In addition, this research study also evaluates issues like the use of technology, human resources management and budgeting as they impact new businesses. Bibliography lists 45 sources. Consult2.wps

An Overview of Entrepreneurship : A 15 page research paper which examines the recent history of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and elsewhere. The writer addresses such topics as the typical psychological profile of the entrepreneur, minority entrepreneurship and resources which are available on the Internet for aiding entrepreneurs. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Entrshp.wps entrepreneurialism

Entrepreneurship Today : A 9 page research report on the state of entrepreneurism near the turn of the 21st century. Entrepreneurship is as active as it has ever been. Regardless of the industry or beginning size of the business, there is opportunity still in good ideas. As the giant corporations continue their downsizing processes, many of their "victims" are going into business for themselves. The old principles still hold today: the good idea that fills a niche, backed with good solid planning if not as much cash as everyone would like. Today’s business climate is more competitive than ever, and is a factor today’s entrepreneur has to closely consider as in no other period. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Entrepr.wps

Today’s Retail Franchising : A 10 page paper examining an overview of retail franchising. From it’s A & W Root Beer beginnings in 1919, franchising has blossomed over the years and particularly since the late 1960s. Those purchasing franchises used to worry about the loss of total control over their own businesses and that still is an issue with many who otherwise would choose to place their fortunes into the hands of a national organization. But despite sizeable initial and ongoing franchising fees, there can be great advantage in purchasing a franchise in that the entrepreneur does not necessarily have to personally make all the mistakes from which he can learn. Franchising is in a boom state because it offers so many opportunities: the franchising company is allowed to grow using other people’s money, and the provider of that money receives support and advice from the company. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Retailf.wps

Minority Owned Businesses : 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. Mobus.wps

Budgeting for a Career : This 6 page paper discusses budgeting for business purposes. Several areas are included such as employment expenses, working while in college as well as entrepreneurial planning. Examples are provided such as how one can juggle a work and school schedule as well as how one can plan financially for a seasonal enterprises. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Budgcar.wps

Application Of Affirmative Action In Business & Military Settings : 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. Tailhook.wps

Diverse Management / A Profitable Business Necessity : A 6 page paper discussing the profitability of a diverse workforce for all types of industries and corporations. In today’s highly advancing technological world the employee cannot afford to remain in a sedentary position where there is no diversity. Age, sex, and race are issues that need to be addressed in the workplace. The more diverse and varied the employees the more successful and well run a company will become. It is quite advantageous, both economically and otherwise, to hire a wide range of individuals. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Divman.wps

Managing Workforce Diversity : An excellent, 9 page research paper on contemporary diversity issues in management. Included in the discussion are females in the workplace ("glass ceilings"), senior citizens in the workplace, the controversial role of Affirmative Action, and more. Important statistics and many examples are included. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Manadiv2.wps *Want More Affirmative Action papers to choose from ? Click Here for Other Sections !

Diversity in the Workplace : A 10 page paper which explores diversity in the workplace -- its importance, ways in which it can be encouraged, corporate America’s efforts to encourage diversity and future implications. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Impdiv.wps

Managing Diversity & The Department of State : 7 pages in length. After describing the important of workplace diversity today, the writer illustrates the concept by presenting diversity as it exists in the U.S. Department of State. Recommendations are made to produce more desirable results in this area. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Manadiv.wps

A Managerial Plan for Diversity : A fictitious, 8 page plan for a model company to incorporate an emphasis on diversity in its human resources. A detailed strategy, blueprint for implementation, etc; are all included in this well-structured presentation. Bibliography lists 2 helpful sources. Manadiv3.wps

Managing Workplace Diversity : A 5 page paper discussing the benefits of effective diversity management. The days of the myth of the homogenous workforce are as far past as is that of Total Quality Management (TQM) applying only to manufacturing environments. Too many complain that in today’s highly competitive business environment that there is no room for management approaches that are believed to be impossible to measure, but the business results of effectively managed and highly diverse organizations belie that objection. Diversity-conscious organizations are finding that diversity can be an asset rather than the drain that others insist it is. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Divermn.wps

Quantitative Diversity Measurements : A 5 page paper discussing quantitative diversity measurements as they apply in the corporate world. The writer examines what such measurements are and why are they of concern to business Bibliography lists five sources. Qdiverse.wps

Gender, Age, & Cultural Diversity in the Workplace of Hewlett-Packard :
In 5 pages the author discusses gender, age, and cultural diversity in the workplace of Hewlett-Packard. "Hewlett-Packard is a company that is implementing a cultural diversity program. The company is managing the diversity of race, sex, and culture in its workplace. This is very forward thinking on the part of HP. They realize the necessity for diversity and they are taking the steps to make HP on the cutting edge of human resources diversity in the workplace." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Hpdiv.wps

Corporate Wealth Maximization : A 5 page paper discussing the concentration on wealth, rather than profit, maximization. The typical approach of most businesses is to generate the highest levels of profit possible, both for increasing their own profitability and their shareholders’ equity. In recent years, however, some companies have begun holding onto more and more of the profits they do generate, choosing to reinvest in the company rather than to pay full dividends to their shareholders. Private companies gain even more benefit by positioning themselves to better withstand economic fluctuations. Bibliography lists five sources. Corpcash.wps

(The) Economics of Management : 8 pages containing a series of short essays which pertain to economics and its role in contemporary corporate management. Various advanced-level terms are thoroughly defined. Econtest.wps

Management of a Non-Profit Organization : An 8 page paper on the importance of studying nonprofit management today. The writer posits that non-profit organizations require many of the same administrative skills that their profitable counterparts do and stresses the influence of funding, financial analysis, computer knowledge, evaluation, etc; Bibliography lists 5 sources. Mananonp.wps

Communication Roles in Non-Profit Organizations : This 9 page paper discusses the various communication roles typically present in a non-profit organization. Many such roles parallel those of the private sector but there are also unique differences. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Commrole.wps

Implementing Change In The Non Profit Organization : A 5 page paper discussing re-engineering as it applies to the non profit organization. "Change" has been refined over the past few years to first include Total Quality Management (TQM), then simply "re-engineering," then a refinement to a process with its own acronym: business process reengineering (BPR). The focus of each is to continually improve processes for the purpose of increasing productivity, quality of outcome and efficiency. The non profit does have an advantage in that there is no shareholder equity to protect. With all other aspects of re-engineering, the process remains the same Bibliography lists 8 sources. Nochange.doc non-profit, nonprofit

Strategic Planning : This management process is discussed in a 6 page paper. The SWOT analysis technique is included, referencing GE and Finning as examples of companies to use the method successfully. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Stra.rtf

General Electric’s Portfolio of Businesses : 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. GEweb.wps

Strategic Supply Management: This 22 page paper provides an overview of the basic elements of strategic supply management, considers how it differs from purchasing and logistics, and relates strategic supply management to supply chain management. In addition, this study also evaluates the way in which e-commerce will impact these processes in the years to come. Bibliography lists 10 sources. MHStrat.wps

Y2k / Managing In The Year 2000 & Beyond : This 9 page paper investigates aspects of management in the 21st century. The writer begins by briefly explaining the very first challenge managers the world over will face - the Y2K problem and then discusses different issues of diversity that will be prevalent, general trends in the workplace and management and finally offers specific trends in purchasing and supply management. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Year2000.wps

Y2K / Project Management’s Role In Averting "The Millennium Bug" : 50 pages worth of in-depth research. The Millennium Bug is the Year 2000 glitch in nearly all large computer systems currently in operation. As a model of total logic, those computer systems that use only the last two digits of the year in their date fields will not be able to place "00" following "99" at the turn of the century when 1999 ends and the year 2000 begins. Though massive programming and testing efforts are underway worldwide, there are still some who refuse to believe that the glitch will present any real problem. The US government expects to spend nearly $2.3 billion on rectifying the problem within governmental systems; cost estimate to the private sector is between $300 billion and $600 billion before January 1, 2000. Bibliography lists 32 sources. Projmana.wps

Y2K / What Does It All Mean? : 21 pages in length. It has been the center of concern and conversation for years; the buzz it has created is unprecedented. For an outsider to assess the situation, one would have no doubt that the world was truly going to come to an end at precisely midnight, January 1, 2000. What is all the furor surrounding this particular date? In a word: Y2K. All throughout the 1990's -- and even earlier than that -- the world's businesses and governments have been focused upon the very possible shutdown of all computerized systems when the new millennium arrives. It seems quite illogical that the mere changing of a year can instigate such a momentous situation; however, as the century is finally coming to a close, people are beginning to realize that there is more than just a little bit of truth to the impending crash. The writer discusses a wide range of topics in relation to the Y2K bug, with particular emphasis upon the banking industry. Bibliography lists 20 sources. TLC_Y2K.wps

Y2K / Economic Impact of the Y2K [Year 2000 Problem] : An 11 page paper that provides a substantive overview of the background behind the problem of computer systems and the year 2000, and considers 3 possible solutions to calming the economic panic swelling and critiques these solutions. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Y2K.wps

Y2K / Year 2000 / Crisis & Management : A 10 page overview of the predicted computer/communications apocalypse and management techniques. The author concentrates on two areas of concern, date coding and the introduction of viruses based on the millenium and other biases. However, the larger view is taken of "mainstream" date coding problems, and considers audit cases and costs. Mitigation focuses on internal and global management of the problem. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Y2kcris.wps

Y2K / Can The Y2K Problem Be Solved In Time? : 10 pages in length. Time has run out. No longer can the world sit idly by in a false sense of security believing that the Y2K problem will be solved prior to reaching midnight on January 1, 2000. Despite intensive displays of technical modification, it can be argued that mankind waited just a bit too long before he truly realized the ramifications of not paying closer attention to the Year 2000 bug. Now that the new millennium is merely months away, the writer discusses the last ditch effort being made on behalf of all the computer systems still out there in circulation that have not been made Year 2000 compliant -- and how many of those are systems that control the very commodities people need to exist. Bibliography lists 9 sources. TLCY2K.wps

Y2K / The Millennium Bug’s Most Obvious Effects : An 8 page paper discussing the average person’s perception of the effects of the Year 2000 computer date problem. Though the problem can be postponed for 50 years with relative ease for most applications, it still remains likely that there will be short-term problems for the individual associated with the turn of the century. Some appliances may not work or not work properly; computer-controlled building maintenance systems may require manual overrides in order to be heated or to have functional elevators; small banks may find data either corrupted or completely gone; grocery stores may temporarily revert to individual pricing and may need to resort to calculators, rather than cash registers, at the checkout. There is no doubt that it will be a nightmare for those businesses and government agencies unprepared for it, but the individual should be affected to a much lesser degree. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Millbug.wps

Y2K / Problem Resolved by Supply & Demand : An 8 page research paper that looks at 3 economic views—laize faire, Keynesian, and supply and demand—and determines that from the evidence, the Year 2000 computer problem is and will continue to be resolved by supply and demand. The author looks at the problem in terms of governmental, corporate and small business costs, and determines that while all three economic views are treating the problem, supply and demand has offered the largest pool of solutions to all entities. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Y2ksuply.wps

Y2K : In 5 pages the author discusses the Y2K Millenium Bug, which affects computers everywhere. The year 2000 Millenium Bug is a big problem. Why? Because everyone's lives are intertwined with computers and computer usage. A person goes to the grocery store and the scanner is automated. Computers are built in to the cash registers. A person gets his or her phone or electric bill. Those bills are computerized. Automobiles are computerized. Large corporations and small businesses alike depend on computers for their daily functioning. Many items contain computer chips, which people don't even think of as computerized. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Bugmill.wps

Y2K / The Y2K Crisis : This 5 page paper discusses the year 2000 computer crisis. The problem as already resulted in computer shut-downs when merchants attempt to scan a credit card with an expiry date of 2000 or beyond. The problem is real and can result in possible mayhem. Why it is a problem and the possible repercussions are discussed from economical, safety, and everyday life perspectives. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Y2Kmore.wps

Y2K: The Year 2000 Problem : This 5 page paper explores the subject of the millennium bug by focusing on two particular articles on the topic. Both pieces address the scope of the concern as being global, and each in its own way present solutions to fix it. The paper also includes the subject of contingency plans. Bibliography lists 2 sources. 2000prob.wps

Y2K / Researching Year 2000 Preparedness : A 5 page paper discussing a proposal for addressing a variety of issues within the banking industry relating to readiness for the turn of the century. Consensus is that 1999 is far too late to begin any programming alterations. Possible hypotheses address issues of vendor compliance; Year 2000 software to prevent adulteration of data; considering typewriters and manual systems; the possible value of third-party testing; and evaluation of legal departments’ preparedness for any litigation resulting in issues arising beyond January 1, 2000. Bibliography lists 10 sources. KSY2K-2.wps

Y2k / Aviation Management & the Y2K Issue / The FAA and The Economic Impact: The Y2K problem has had widespread attention in business journals and the news media, but little has been said about the specific impacts for particular industries. Though speculators have asserted that the Y2K problem could have widespread impacts for transportation, especially in the aviation industry, arguments that these speculations are the perceptions of alarmists and don’t actually represent the scope of the issue has resulted in ineffectual or limited responses by financial managers in major airlines and aviation companies across the nation. This 25 page paper reflects the nature of this problem, provides a review of the current literature, and argues for the most successful plans to address this problem, especially for financial managers in the aviation industry. Bibliography lists 20 sources. Aviaman.wps

Project Management : A 10 page paper discussing different aspects of project management. Statistics are offered regarding level of success, which is considerably lower than one might expect. Reasons for project failures ar discussed as are tools and techniques to use in project management. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Projmgt.wps

Project Management : An 8 page overview of project management. Defines the phases in project management: the Definition Phase, the Analysis phase, the Design Phase, the Programming Phase, the System Test Phase, the Acceptance Phase, and the Operation phase. Stresses the importance of communication and effective project tracking on project and organizational success. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Projmng.wps

Project Management : 4 pages in length. The wave of downsizing in the late 1980s and early 1990s cut deeply into the realm of the middle manager, who typically served as manager for any project in which his department was involved. A high percentage of those middle managers are gone now, however. The project manager that has filled the niche is in the process of evolving to the level of the professional manager in much the same manner as quality engineers did several years ago. Bibliography lists six sources. Project.doc

The Accountant’s Role In Project Management : A 6 page paper on the role of accountants and an accounting department in project management. The paper describes the job that a project manager does, and why accountants are so important for the manager to have. Misp.wps

Project Management / Total Health Plan : A 12 page paper that describes project management for the development of a comprehensive health management program for a small company. Includes: work breakdown structure, task flow, project schedule and reporting, costs, and evaluation of project and performance. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Totalhel.wps

Principle Types of Manufacturing : This 5 page report discusses the basic types of manufacturing in the industrial environment. Most analysts will agree that there are certain primary types of production systems and a business that already has an established between manufacturing strategies and production systems are generally likely to perform better than their competitors who operate without such a fit. Bibliography lists 5 sources. BWman.rtf

The Mechanics Of The Budgeting Process In Industry : An 8 page paper that provides a concise overview of essential budgeting process mechanics and evaluates them for a warehouse delivery example. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Budgetp.wps

Manufacturing & Non-Manufacturing Budgeting : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the major components of manufacturing and non-manufacturing budgeting, including a look at the planning and controlling of purchasing and material usage. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Budgman.wps

An Overview Of Capital Budgeting : Techniques employed in the process of capital budgeting are demonstrated in this 10 page paper.The insurance industry is used as an example of how the capital budgeting process is integral to an overall financial management plan. Industry trends are noted along with the financial problems Oxford has experienced in the 1990’s. A detailed discussion on NPV and IRR is included. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Capbdgt.wps

Capital Budgeting for the Project Manager : A 6 page research paper on the use and contents of a capital budget in the context of managing a project. The writer details the development and uses of a capital budget, its contents, and its theory. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Capbudg.wps

Risk Management In Capital Budgeting : A 4 page essay investigating how managers assess risk when involved in capital budgeting. A longtitudinal study of Fortune 500 companies conducted between 1980 and 1991 is reported. Small businesses need to pay particular attention to risk analysis. Bibliography is included. Risk.wps

Competition Factors and Risk Management : A 14 page research paper evaluating two common, but fairly new, business risk factors: sustained slow economic growth and increased (intensive) competition. These two factors affect nearly every industry in the industrialized nations today, but the focus in this paper is only on their effects on the overall retail industry in the United States. Economic growth is only briefly discussed, and only in its relationship to increased competition. The paper tells the tale of two companies, Toys R Us and Specs Music Corporation, and the consequences they face today for not having performed their risk management duties well in the past, and for not evaluating the impact of changing external factors on their company’s performance. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Riskmgt.wps

Risk Management / Comparing Private & Public Sector : A 20 page paper that provides an overview of risk management in both public and private sector operations as it relates to budgeting and fiscal aspects. Bibliography lists 24 sources. Riskprof.wps

Disaster Recovery & Security Risk Management: A 5 page paper discussing risk management as a necessary business activity in today’s integrated business environment. Disaster recovery is an integral part of managing the risks businesses face. All management plans must define what losses the business could sustain and still remain operational, and all irreplaceable records must be protected from total loss. With today’s inexpensive electronic storage capabilities, there is little excuse for any organization losing information vital to its continued operation, but businesses must determine what information falls into that category. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Disrec.wps

Records Management in the Information Age : a 5 page research paper that examines how technological innovation is impacting the field of records management. The writer argues that while many in the profession view this trend with a somewhat ambivalent attitude, the tide of change that is sweeping over records management affords those in the profession with an excellent opportunity to increase the status and standing of records management through the use of their expertise. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Recman.wps

Leadership v. Management / A Corporate Perspective : A 20 page paper that compares leaders with managers as well as leadership and management techniques. This paper considers the significance of leadership as a primary tool in developing employees and creating better work place environments. Bibliography lists16 sources. Leadmgt.wps

Effective Leadership : An 8 page paper on value-based and contingency approaches to leadership. The writer discusses the relationship of power and followership within the organizational stucture, and cites how this works in an organization. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Leadersh.wps

Effective Leadership/Management in Business : A 14 page paper examining what makes an effective leader/manager in business. The writer discusses models of managerial leadership, what constitutes management and leadership, what differentiates the two, desirable personal qualities of business leaders, challenges for managers and leaders in the future and useful coping strategies. The writer posits, in the conclusion, that leadership is distinct from management and that leadership is more desirable for success in business. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Leader2.wps

What Creates The Successful Leader? : An 8 page paper presenting one example each of both the successful and the unsuccessful leader, with the question of whether each would be equally successful or unsuccessful under any circumstances and in any given time in history. The example of the successful is Herb Kelleher, CEO of Southwest Airlines. The unsuccessful channel is filled by William Casey, former director of the CIA Bibliography lists 6 sources. Suleader.wps

Effective Leaders & Leadership Theory : A 10 page paper discussing leadership traits as they are defined by leadership styles. There is no question that the face of the workplace has changed dramatically over the past few years. Looking backward, however, the traits that define a good manager and most of those that define a sound employee have really changed very little, even since Galton’s day. Since then, researchers have been working to provide insight into the general traits of the perennially successful leader, and have found that they have really changed very little over the years. The bottom line is that people produce more effectively and in a more sustained manner when they are treated as thinking, rational adults. Bibliography lists 9 sources. LdrThery.doc

The Privilege of Leadership : A 1 page essay examining aspects of "earning" leadership. The writer explores and gives examples of what definitively constitutes a good leader. Leaders.wps TOTAL PRICE FOR THIS ESSAY ONLY $ 9.95 !

Leadership As It Influences Processes : A 12 page paper that demonstrates the impact of leadership and the influence process on the structure of organizations. While discussing leadership and its primary role within different types of organizations, the writer also demonstrates the significance of individuals within organizations, the importance of organizations within society, and the interrelationship among all three. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Leaders2.wps

Leadership Techniques & Tradition : This 15 page paper looks at the marriage between tradition and new leadership methods. It asks questions on the dilemma posed by change in respect to upholding core values and traditions from the board room to the pulpit to the classroom. Peter Senge’s ground breaking work is referenced. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Techtrad.wps

The Traits of an Effective Manager : A 5 page review of Robert L. Katz's article entitled "Skills of an Effective Administrator" in which the author discusses the common traits of a good manager. The "three skills approach" is the focus of the argument which specifically examines the importance of technical skill, human skill (interpersonal communication), and conceptual skill. No Bibliography. Manaart.wps

Charismatic Leadership : This 5 page paper explains why leaders such as David Koresh and Charles Manson had so much power over their followers. Charismatic authority is defined and explored along with the motivation of such leaders. The propensity of ordinary people to join cults is also addressed. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Charlead.wps

The Effectiveness Of Participatory Management vs. Autocracy : An 11 page paper arguing that participatory management is superior to autocracy. The autocrats, the "dictators" of the corporate world, are certain without doubt that participatory management not only does not work, but that there is no possible way it can. Research and experience with participatory management shows that employees who are treated like thinking, functioning adults will respond in kind, enhancing their commitment to their company and increasing their company’s competitive advantage. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Autocrat.doc

The Leader vs. The Autocrat : A 9 page "Life Learning" paper, written to illustrate some of the advantages of a democratic management style, learned from practical experience. The paper is written in a specifically-prescribed style and includes sections headed "Concrete Experience," "Observations and Reflections," "Abstract Concepts and Generalizations," and "Applications to New Situations." A detailed literature review focuses on the shift away from what one author calls the "Darth Vader School of Management" to one that places customers and employees ahead of profits, letting the profits catch up later, using the success of Southwest Airlines as an example of management by principles. Bibliography lists 7 sources. LeadersL.wps

Investigation Into Management Styles : A 28 page thesis paper examining the differences between Harari’s "Darth Vader School of Management" and the principles behind Deming’s 14 Points, which provided the foundation for the modern TQM (Total Quality Management) theories. The paper investigates the hypothesis that while many companies have attempted a change from old-school management styles, those changes often are only superficial and do not excise the underlying old-style attitudes. A survey of 20 questions was administered to 30 employees of NorTel, at a manufacturing facility employing more than 7,000 employees. Bibliography lists 27 sources. Manstyle.wps

Research In Creative Management Styles : A 60 page research-oriented paper discussing creative management styles. There are organizations that have not been able to make the transition from the traditional autocratic or authoritarian (rather than the authoritative) style of management. Today, creative management styles come in a variety of names: situational contingency management, the transformational approach, the cultural contingency approach, and value-based leadership. All, however, have their roots in TQM. Organizations that could not be successful in implementing TQM generally are not successful in implementing any of these, either, because all, including TQM, require a corporate culture that supports creativity and a commitment to change, and values open communication between workers and departments to the point that they will defend it if necessary. This paper examines the underlying problems preventing the formation and nurturing of that corporate culture so necessary for sustaining any creative management style. Bibliography lists more than 50 sources. M-Creatv.doc

"The Myth of a Well-Educated Manager" : A 3 page review of J. Sterling Livingston's article with same title. The writer discusses Livingston's thesis that education is not at all an accurate predictor of one's potential for managerial achievement. Traits such as empathy and an inherent ability to solve problems are cited as the "real" characteristics needed in order to become a top administrator. No Bibliography. Manaeduc.wps

Leadership Theory Applied To The U.S. Army : A 6 page research paper which examines the ways that the American Management Association’s guidelines on supervisory leadership can be applied to the Army. The writer also discusses the differences between transformational and transactional leadership and the various implications of research in this area. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Leadus.wps

Mentoring As An Innovative Management System : A 12 page paper discussing the concept and usefulness of mentoring in management. Originally begun in business to pull new manager trainees into the position of being able to make a real difference in their organizations and to show them the bridge between academic theory and the reality of daily business, mentoring now extends to diverse areas of focus. Not only is it used in such non-business areas as education, it is also increasingly used with non-exempt administrative employees for building morale. The paper mentions these other uses, but its focus is on the use of mentoring programs for advancing African-Americans and women. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Mentorin.doc

Managing The Poor Performer : This 7 page paper discusses steps to take with the poor performer. Following a general introduction, the performance management system is discussed in terms of managing for improvement. Finally, there is a description of five mistakes to avoid when managing poor employees. Much of the discussion could apply to managing employees in general. Bibliography lists 5 sources. PGpoor.wps

Corporate Governance / The Past, Present & Future : A 10 page research paper that offers historical perspective into the arena of corporate governance. The writer posits that the type of governance currently employed is a patriarchy that finds shareholders, for the most part, a passive group of investors, despite the fact that they actually own the company. Different theorists have recommended specific types of reforms necessary to control what has become an uncontrollable situation with little or not accountability. What would happen, for instance, if Block's recommendations regarding stewardship and partnerships were to be widely implemented? Is this even possible? This writer makes concluding remarks suggesting some reforms that must, at the very least, be made. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Corpgov.doc

Corporate Responsibility : A 5 page paper outlining the economic, personnel, environmental, and community responsibilities facing corporations of today. Bibliography includes two sources. Corpresp.wps

Corporate Law / State and Federal Regulation : An 8 page paper that provides an overview of the issues related to differences between state and federal regulations and corporate law and considers the implications for corporate development. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Buslaw.wps

Duties Of The Corporate Vice-President : An 8 page paper on the role & responsibility of executive vice-presidents. The writer describes expected leadership styles, typical decision-making criteria, relationship to the C.E.O., and more. Mention is made of the various departmental vice-Presidents that usually comprise a large organizations. Some of the special qualities prerequisited by this time-demanding job are discussed as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Vicepres.wps

The Role Of The CEO : An 11 page research paper. The CEO is the company’s number one cheerleader, and to a variety of audiences: the company’s workers, the overall public, the community in which the business is located and the government agencies that might be involved in the operations of the business. The CEO is present to lead and to encourage, not to "run the company." The effective CEO must be a good manager, but he also must possess the wisdom to leave the daily operations to others while he fosters innovation and creativity in order for his company to more effectively compete in an increasingly competitive and global market. Southwest Airlines’ Herb Kelleher, Nike’s Philip Knight and Coke’s late Roberto Goizueta are examples included. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. CEO.wps

CEO Compensation / Are They Worth So Much ? : A 10 page research paper that investigates the salary compensation packages for CEO's, including the 1996 figures for several CEO's of major corporations. Topics discussed include: why compensation is so high, comparison to other employees, arguments for and against high compensation for chief executives and some suggested alternatives to the present system of paying CEO's. Ceocomp.wps

Theories Explaining Executive Compensation : A 5 page paper discussing from a sociological view the possible reasons for the wide discrepancies between worker salaries and CEO salaries of within the same large corporation. The average CEO salary in a large corporation can be as much as 180 times that of the same company’s production workers. Though the most liberal labor representatives decry the breadth of the discrepancy and while others claim that the CEO should be able to collect as much as he can command, many fail to understand that their are other forces at work. Bibliography lists 1 source. Execomp.wps

Product Liability & Middle Managers : This 11 page paper discusses the effect product liability lawsuits have on the middle manager. Statistics are reported regarding the number of lawsuits filed in the U.S. Steps the manager can take to avoid lawsuits or limit their damage are given. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Prodliab.wps

Negotiating Compensation Or Salary : 10 pages in length. Earning a standard salary and earning what you think you deserve are usually two different things. Having the right tools will help to negotiate your way out of an income rut. The writer discusses the necessary requirements for asking for -- and receiving -- the dollar amount you want. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Negsalar.wps

Larry Flynt's Philosophy of Management : A 6 page research paper on Hustler's publisher's philosophy and management style. The writer details his early business career and the lessons he learned, how he ran his businesses, and how he handled his publishing empire. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Hustler2.wps

Hugh Hefner's Philosophy of Management : A 6 page research paper on Hefner's philosophy and place in the creation of the Playboy business empire. The writer details his creation of the magazine, then the additions of the Mansion, the Clubs, the Bunnies, and other offshoots of the Playboy philosophy. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Playboy.wps

The Management Style of Lee Iacocca : This is a 6 page paper on the ways Lee Iacocca’s innovative management style during his years at both Ford and Chrysler changed the face of American business. The paper particularly deals with the issues of employee responsibility, quality, customer satisfaction, diversification, and learning from the competition. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Iacocca.wps

Management Skills Of Ford’s Alex Trotman : A 5 page paper evaluating the leadership and management abilities of Ford Motor Company’s CEO. Ford has always been a solid performer but never spectacular until Trotman’s programs took firm hold. The 1997 profits of $6.9 billion not only is the highest in Ford’s history, it also is the highest of any automaker ever. Trotman absolutely is proactive, as evidenced by the bold steps he has led Ford in making in his time there. Of course, Ford was successful before Trotman assumed his role of CEO, but much of the spectacular performance of recent times can be attributed directly to his leadership and his efficient and systematic direction of Ford’s current direction. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Trotman.wps

The Leadership Styles Of Thomas Jefferson, Benito Mussolini & Frank Lloyd Wright : This 6 page paper examines the individual leadership styles of the democratic U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, the autocracy of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and the laissez-faire style of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Leadstyle.wps

Learning From Custer : A 10 page paper that considers General George Armstrong Custer’s leadership skills in light of today’s business management standards. The writer examines Custer’s successes and failures in comparison to the requirements organizations have of their managers and supervisors. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Gcuster.wps

Henry Mintzberg & The Five Basic Parts Of The Organization : This 5 page paper briefly describes Mintzberg's five parts in an organization. The writer then offers an outline of his five coordinating mechanisms. Together they offer the manager a solid place to begin in improving management tasks. Mintzberg.wps

Management-Employee Conflict : A 5 page paper discussing the ways in which conflict between employees and their managers can lead to innovative techniques or advances in commercial product development. Bibliography lists six sources. Manemcom.wps

Simon-Modeled Corporate Decision Making : An 8 page paper discussing Herbert Simon’s Theory of Suboptimization and drawing correlations between it and the non-profit organization. The theory recognizes that managers work under conditions of "bounded rationality." Managers must make decisions at the time the decisions are required, and they may not have available all the information with which to arrive at the optimal decision. Also, they may not be fully aware of the meaning information that they do possess, and the resulting decision is one that is less than optimal. According to Simon, it is suboptimal: "good enough," but not the best possible. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Simon.wps

Managers & Decision Making : This 6 page research paper investigates some of the multitude of aspects involved in decision making. The writer's hypothesis is that managers can and should have confidence in their decision making abilities as well as in the decisions they make. By following certain principals and avoiding different perspectives in thinking, decisions can be made and implemented with full confidence. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Decmake.wps

Management Decisions and External Factors : This 5 page report discusses the ways in which external factors such as the economy, prices, socio-political atmosphere, competition, and much more, influence management decisions in business. Just as people do not operate independent of their peers, businesses and other organizations do not operate independently from the environment in which they exist. Bibliography lists 4 sources. BWextern.rtf

Managerial Excellence : A 5 page outline of a research proposal on managerial excellence. This research proposal outlines a specific case study. Bibliography lists 19 sources. Manexce.wps

Competitive Intelligence : A 12 page paper that provides an overview of the value and techniques in competitive intelligence in business. The writer demonstrates the significance of this system for corporate decision makers; suggests specific techniques used in gathering, analyzing and disseminating information; suggests companion technologies that improve the level of information; applies these techniques to current situations; and provides a list of definitive advantages and disadvantages within competitive intelligence systems. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Compint.wps

Sales Training / Observation & Analysis : An 8 page paper in which the writer reviews the training techniques, procedures, and overall style of a sales manager observed while teaching a new class of sales reps the 'ins and outs' of cold canvassing. Issues concerning sales pitching, handling common objections & rebuttals from customers, territory selection, and more are covered. The writer is particularly concerned with the way the sales manager appeals to the psychology of his team while offering colorful anecdotes and metaphors to maintain their interest throughout the entire class. The writer also accompanies this group on their first day in "the field" and outlines their progress and productivity in selling-- under the manager's guidance. No bibliography. Trianin.wps

Shoplifting & Loss Prevention In Retail : Loss due to theft is one of the greatest challenges faced by retail stores in our contemporary society. Despite an increased emphasis on preventive measures such as video surveillance and computerized alarm tags; many retail outlets still have not yet been able to effectively control shoplifting. This 12 page research paper analyzes security techniques used to combat shoplifting and theft in retail & other environments. Specific training & watch programs and high-risk products are used to illustrate points made. A section on loss prevention & employee theft is also included. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Shoplift.wps

Review of "How Management Teams Can Have a Good Fight": A 5 page paper reviewing the article named in the title. While conflict is not necessarily bad, there are ways of handling it that are. Psychologists say that without conflict, there is no reason to change and that conflict provides opportunities for making improvements in both processes and relationships. The key for conflict management is to ensure that everyone concerned "fight fair" and stay focused on the issue at hand rather than attack the individuals involved. This paper reveals some of the characteristics of the most successful executive conflict resolution management teams. Bibliography lists 1 source. Review5.doc

Government Contracting / The Contractor : This 10 page paper investigates the issues relative to contracting with governmental agencies. The writer presents a step-by-step procedure for locating opportunities, completing the forms, and administering the contract. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Govtcont.wps

Getting Things Done / The ABCs Of Time Management : A 5 page paper providing a basic overview of Edwin Bliss’ book of same title. The writer provides appropriate recommendations based on this overview. No additional sources cited. Bliss.wps

Hyrum W. Smith’s "Ten Natural Laws Of Successful Time & Life Management" : A 5 page paper discussing this book on time management written by the CEO and president of the Franklin/Covey Corporation. Bibliography lists two sources. Hyrum.doc

Time Management / Article Review : In an era where productivity and cost-cutting have come so largely into play, the variable of time can not be left out. Quicker speeds influence productivity and greater velocity improves delivery to the customer. This 4 page essay reviews two articles on the importance of time management and other issues relevant to the productivity of modern business organizations. No bibliography. Timearti.wps

Time Management : A 4 page research report on how students who are also employed in the workforce can learn to manage their difficult schedules. Specific suggestions are offered to take advantage of peak studying times, utilize "waiting" periods which are often wasted, and analyze one’s personal schedule as school/work patterns change. FREE Outline included. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Timema.wps

Time Management / Steps To Success : A 10 page research paper on time management and its importance to the individual in today's fast-paced, production-orientated society. Steps necessary in the effective management of one's time are discussed including : task prioritization, planning, setting of deadlines, etc; Problems and obstacles to accomplishing such goals are explained as are ways to overcome them. Decision-making is of primary importance to this discussion. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Timeman2.wps

Chester Barnard & Organizational Management :14 pages in length. Discusses the life, work, and philosophies of Chester I. Barnard; pioneer of Organizational Theory in Management in the early twentieth century. Barnard wrote several important books in early management theory including : "The Functions of the Executive." Bibliography lists 3 sources. Barnard.wps

The Scientific School Of Management : A 6 page study of the first management theory -- formulated by Frederick Taylor before the turn of the century. Always one wanting to "improve" standard, Taylor was the initiator of time studies and assessment of numbers of movements workers made in order to complete a task. The first major outgrowth of Taylor’s work was that of Walter A. Shewart, who introduced statistical analysis to Taylor’s model. Shewart’s protegé, W. Edwards Deming, is now known as the father of Total Quality Management (TQM). Taylor’s name is not well known today, but his theories, more than 80 years after his death, are the principles by which McDonald’s determines the desired flipping rate among their employees who are cooking hamburgers. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Scimgt.wps

The Contemporary School & The Rise of TQM : A 6 page paper on the attitudes underlying the contemporary school of management and the evolution of Total Quality Management (TQM) and its effects on American manufacturing. From the beginnings established by Frederick Taylor’s time studies and efficiency of movement in accomplishing a task evolved what became not merely a management theory, but a way of corporate life for those organizations that will allow it. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Tqmsk.wps

The Theorists Of Total Quality Management : A 15 page research paper on some of the most influential theorists behind the evolution of Total Quality Management (TQM). TQM by any name is the goal of nearly all businesses today: maximizing productivity and profitability while simultaneously reducing costs. Walter Shewhart originated the idea that quality control could be statistically measured and enhanced; W. Edwards Deming was his assistant and expanded Shewhart’s original theory into the concept we know today as TQM. Joseph M. Juran was a contemporary of Deming’s, and followed Deming’s presentations in Japan with ideas of his own. K. Ishikawa tailored the American ideas specifically for the Japanese, and his ideas were exported all over the world. Ishikawa’s work and the early indifference of American manufacturers to issues of quality are the primary reasons many believe that TQM is of Japanese origin. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Tqm2.wps

TQM / Is It Effective In Reaching Quality Goals? : A 50 page research paper that considers the topic of TQM and its implementation, provides and overview of the history and its principles, and then evaluates its application in terms of its effectiveness in quality goal outcomes. This writer examines TQM implementation in one company to illustrate case points. Bibliography lists 22 sources. Tqmeff.wps

TQM in a Manufacturing Environment : A 10 page research paper on Total Quality Management from a production perspective. The paper gives a brief history of TQM, a literature review and recommendations on implementing TQM. Bibliography lists 10 sources. TQM.wps

Total Quality Management & Organizational Climate / Journal Article Review : An 11 page critique of a journal article on TQM using other articles as a measure by which to critique it. There are several references available on the implementation of Total Quality Management (TQM), and dozens with reports of how it "fails" in two-thirds of the attempts to implement it. Those companies unsuccessful in making TQM a foundation of their business most often have selected only a few of the principles of the entire TQM philosophy, however, choosing to attend to the mechanics of the philosophy rather than the underlying principles of attention to customers and employees. The paper includes a short glossary of terms. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Tqmcrtic.wps

Deming and Senge / Management Theory Applied To Hotel Human Resources : A 17 page research paper that explores the basic tenets of both Edward Deming's Quality Management and Peter Senge's Learning Organization. The major points of each management approach are discussed in depth including how they interact with each other. Suggestions are also made in terms of how these approaches can be applied to service industries. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Demhotel.wps

TQM & The Business Of Education : 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. Tqmedu.wps

Implementing Total Quality ManagementImplications for Middle Managers :
A 65 page paper discussing reasons for failure of TQM implementation, particularly as it applies to middle managers. The paper gives an overview of the approaches to TQM of Deming, Juran and Crosby, and focuses on Deming's 14 Points as the basis for properly-applied TQM practice. Deming's philosophy of management within the framework of TQM leaves no room for authoritarianism or autocracy; participative management is required if TQM implementation is to be successful in any firm of any size. The paper includes discussion of a mail survey identifying three middle-management attitudes toward TQM's potential effects on their jobs, including detailed descriptions of both observed and potential limitations of the study. It concludes that middle managers have legitimate fears that can be overcome with Deming's admonishment to invest in training and education of all employees, including the middle managers of which Deming himself made no mention. Bibliography lists 31 sources. Toqumgt.wps

Management & Control of Quality : A 15 page paper discussing quality issues in both manufacturing and service industries. The paper gives a brief history of Total Quality Management (TQM), as well as the impetus of American manufacturing to adopt it. At the time that TQM became so popular, there were other factors involved in American buying decisions aside from only quality. Unemployment was high, inflation was nearly out of control and mortgage rates were the highest they had ever been. Consumerism was healthy, but buyers needed to believe that products would last and serve them well. Business and private customers alike have come to view perfection as a minimum standard, and customer desires now are as much of a quality issue as is zero defects. The paper explores continuous process improvement as a necessary business practice and management’s role in ensuring that it can flourish. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Mancont.wps

Pursuing the Customer Component of Total Quality Management : A 21 page paper discussing the customer satisfaction aspect of TQM, which has been characterized as the least painful way to achieve the levels of efficiency necessary to gain and keep competitive advantage in today's increasingly competitive business climate. Its focus often is that of internal operations only with little regard for the customer’s views of the organization’s efforts, with a common result that the organization accomplishes fine internal advances but fails to impress customers and therefore increase business. Customer surveys can provide invaluable information in ways the firm can better serve its customers, thereby more surely growing its business. In this paper, ABC Company surveys a sample of 100 customers and makes valuable discoveries that have the potential of being beneficial to the company. Bibliography lists 27 sources. KStqmcust.wps

Customer Value Management At Marks & Spencer : This 15 page paper investigates customer value management and customer value analysis and applies the concepts to the practices Marks and Spencer seem to implement and/or advocate. Examples of other businesses are also be offered for the purpose of demonstrating some of the concepts discussed. The essay concludes with recommendations for Marks and Spencer to further their competitive advantage through specific customer value management action steps. One graphic illustration is provided. Bibliography lists 9 sources. CVM.wps

The Importance of Networking in Modern Business : 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. Networki.wps

The Internet and Management Theories : A 5 page paper on the way the Internet effects management. The writer describes several traditional functions of management and how the Internet has now become an integral part of implementation of those theories. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Netmange.wps

The Internet’s Role In Business Operations : 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, etc.—more efficient than ever before. Use of the Internet in increasing productivity is not limited only to large businesses, either. One NY deli increased their lunch business by 30% when they began accepting take-out orders through their Web page. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Webrole.wps

ISO 9000 : A 5 page overview of the quality management system which serves as the international standard for businesses and industries around the world. Bibliography lists four sources. ISO9000.wps

Employee Participation vs. Performance : Approximately 11 pages worth of Introductory and Literature Review sections to a thesis on the relationship between Employee Participation and Performance. Bibliography lists approximately 51 sources. Emppart.wps

(The) Five Functions of Management : 6 pages in length. A general overview and discussion of management's five essential functions and their importance in the organization. Specifically, these five functions are : planning, leading, organizing, controlling, and implementing. No Bibliography. Funcmana.wps

Capital Budgeting for the Project Manager : A 6 page research paper on the use and contents of a capital budget in the context of managing a project. The writer details the development and uses of a capital budget, its contents, and its theory. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Capbudg.wps

Competition Factors and Risk Management : A 14 page research paper evaluating two common, but fairly new, business risk factors: sustained slow economic growth and increased (intensive) competition. These two factors affect nearly every industry in the industrialized nations today, but the focus in this paper is only on their effects on the overall retail industry in the United States. Economic growth is only briefly discussed, and only in its relationship to increased competition. The paper tells the tale of two companies, Toys R Us and Specs Music Corporation, and the consequences they face today for not having performed their risk management duties well in the past, and for not evaluating the impact of changing external factors on their company’s performance. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Riskmgt.wps

Strategic Management and Business Policies : A 15 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the elements that impact strategic business management and business policy determinations and implementation. This paper not only reflects on corporate structure, but also promotes an understanding of similar issues for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Stratman.wps

Inventory Managment & Inventory Shrinkage : A 15 page paper that provides an overview of inventory shrinkage in retail and demonstrates effective ways to reduce its negative impacts. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Invshrin.wps

Inventory Control Systems : A 10 page essay which looks at how such control systems as Just-In-Time has revolutionalized the way business is done. The writer takes a specific look at the inventory control system software that is available for a small busines such as a bookstore and how this new technology can be applied to help a small business stay competitive in today’s market. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Inventor.wps

Inventory Management Practices : A 12 page research paper on current inventory management practices as they apply to manufacturing. Topics covered include inventory control systems such as Just-In-Time and Quick Response, but the latest developments in actual warehousing and assembly line reengineering are also addressed in regards to their interaction with inventory control. Bibliography includes 10 sources. Manage.wps

Just In Time Inventory -- The Planner’s Scorecard : 12 pages in length. Just in Time (JIT) inventory control can appear on the surface to be barely-controlled chaos, but its widespread use in the manufacturing companies of the country has contributed to formerly unprecedented growth in worker productivity while simultaneously greatly reducing the operating capital needed to accomplish their manufacturing goals. Much of the responsibility of maintaining only the appearance, rather than the reality, of controlled JIT chaos lies with the management accountants who contribute to keeping the entire process moving. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. JIT.wps

Just In Time Inventory / A Review : A 5 page informative overview of the Just-In-Time inventory system including its definition, purpose, and strengths & weaknesses. The writer makes comparisons between JIT and JIT II with commentary on how the system has changed since its original inception by the Japanese. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Jitpaper.wps

360-Degree Feedback In Management : A 5 page paper that analyzes the benefits and problems of using the 360-degree feedback management method. The writer supports the process as an important tool in improving worker moral and organizational effectiveness. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Feedback.wps

Legal Aspects Of Purchasing Management : 8 pages in length. It used to be that purchasing was that basement department that was responsible for buying all the things the company needed in order to operate, from paper clips to mainframe computers. In those times, purchasing departments could freely buy from whomever they pleased and in the quantities required without fear of being called politically incorrect or breaching any kind of discrimination laws. Such is not the case now, however, as purchasing departments are popularly pressured to do increasing levels of business with woman-owned and minority vendors and since Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory systems have become popular and have been seen to be great money-savers for many businesses, particularly those in manufacturing. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Buyit.wps

Logistics Management : A 15 page paper analyzing logistics management; what it is, its importance to companies, its impact upon them. Logistics management requires that equipment, resources and labor are made available only in the amount required and at the time required to do the job. It is based on bringing product exactly in line with market demand. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Logmana.wps

Activity Based Costing : A 12 page research paper that investigates activity based costing. Following an introduction that includes the calculation formula for ABC, the writer provides specific examples of the use of activity based costing in public and private sector firms and in service and manufacturing environments. Cases in which the method has not been successful are also reported. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Actcost.wps

Activity Based Costing : This 5 page paper looks at the accounting technique particularly with respect to the merchandising industry. Drawbacks are also explored but the technique is looked upon as being favorable in conjunction with other methods. Bibliography lists 4 sources. ABcost.wps

South Dakota Microbrewery / Choosing A Signature Label : A 5 page paper that explores how the owners of this small brewery can determine which label costs less to produce, thus which to use as their signature label. Their accountant recommended one specific costing process to use; this writer suggests one that should yield more reliable information. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Sdmicro.wps

Franchising : An 8 page paper providing a general overview of franchising—how it works, how to finance it, why it can be a very good choice for the franchisee, and why it has grown so much in the last few years. Franchising is now responsible for 50 percent of all retail sales in the US. There are many items a would-be franchisee needs to consider before entering into such a long-term arrangement, but franchising carries far fewer risks now than in the past, and those contributing to its rapid growth say it is the only way to succeed in retailing in today’s economic climate. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Franchis.doc

Managing Growing Companies / How Not to Lose the Vision : This 9 page research paper investigates the challenges faced by fast growing companies and some symptoms of a company that is growing too fast and not managing the growth effectively. A literature review reveals consensus about the steps companies can take so as to manage growth without losing their vision. Scenarios to exemplify steps are offered. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Growco.wps

Small Businesses & Electronic Monitoring / A Growing Trend : 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

Book Review / Enlightened Leadership : Getting to the Heart of Change : 5 page analytical reviews of a comprehensive book on contemporary management, empathetic leadership, and the importance of change in the modern organization. Various theories such as Total Quality Management (TQM) and Just-In-Time (JIT) Inventory are Mentioned. No Bibliography (primary source is cited). Enlighle.wps

Book Review / Leadership Challenge : A 10 page page paper discussing the book "The Leadership Challenge: How to Get Things Done in a Organization" by Barry Z. Posner and James M. Kouzes. The paper outlines the fundamental practices that make up exemplary leadership. Bibliography lists three sources in addition to the actual book being discussed. Leadch.wps

Book Review / Eli Goldratt's "The Goal" : A 5 page paper on this novel by Eli Goldratt. The writer provides a complete overview of theories in the book and discusses the concepts of bottleneck resources and "throughput" in managerial systems. Thegoals.wps

Book Review / Eli Goldratt's "The Goal" # 2 : A 15 page paper reviewing The Goal, by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. Bibliography lists no sources. Goalgold.wps

Eliyahu M. Goldratt’s "It’s Not Luck" : A 4 page paper which provides a summary and basic overview of management consultant and business professor Eliyahu M. Goldratt’s 1994 book, It’s Not Luck. Notluck.wps

Book Review / "Jesus, CEO" : A 5 page research paper and analysis of a book by Laurie Beth Jones, Jesus, CEO: Using Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership. This is a business advice book with a difference. The writer demonstrates how Jones uses New Testament stories of the life of Christ to build an "Omega" management style based upon Jesus’ teachings. No additional sources cited. Jesusceo.wps

Review of "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" : A 5 page paper discussing Stephen R. Covey’s "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. No additional sources cited. Covey.doc

"The Power Of Ethical Management"/ Critical Review : A 5 page paper discussing the management/motivation book "The Power of Ethical Management" co-authored by Ken Blanchard ("The One Minute Manager" and "Gung Ho!") and Norman Vincent Peale ("The Power of Positive Thinking"). No additional sources cited. Ethmgmt.wps

"The Goose Chase" / Capturing The Energy Of Change In Logistics : A 6 page paper that offers an overview of the book by the same title by James Tompkins. Tompkins uses a fiction/novel format to discuss and explain numerous points in management and leadership, including the difference between the two, demand flow environment logistics, change, and compensation. No additional sources cited. Goose.wps

Management Theorist -- Dr. William G. Ouchi / His Life & Work : A 5 page research paper on William Ouchi, author of Theory Z: How American Management Can Meet the Japanese Challenge. Dr. Ouchi is a graduate school management professor at UCLA who is both academically and civilly active. His best known work, Theory Z, was published in 1981 when American business was still scratching their collective heads in trying to understand the Japanese advantage. Dr. Ouchi pointed out that advantage, which was revealed to be a Japanese commitment to democratic leadership that resulted in increased quality, increased productivity and decreased costs while making workers at all levels full partners in business. In short, the underlying management philosophies inherent in any successful Total Quality Management (TQM) application. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Ouchi.wps

William G. Ouchi's "Theory Z" / Review Of A Book On Japanese Mgt. Theory :
A 4 page review of Ouchi's book about Theory Z -- a Japanese organizational management principle that has been applied with great success to many American businesses. By definition, in a Type Z company, the explicit and the implicit seemingly exist in a state of balance. While decisions outweigh the complete analysis of facts, they are also shaped by serious attention to questions of whether or not this decision is even suitable, whether it "fits" the company. Much of the book presents comparison between Japanese & American business styles. A number of key concepts and terms are defined. No other sources are cited. Theoryz.wps

Growing A Business : 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 beginning a business. There are, however, excellent examples provided in the content which are discussed in this essay. Bibliography lists 1 source. Busgrow.wps

John D. Rockefeller: Industrial Genius Or Ruthless Capitalist? : 9 pages in length. The world has labeled John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil Company, a ruthless capitalist for his harsh business tactics and unpleasant disposition toward his workforce. This may be some people's interpretation of one of the nation's most influential magnets, but it is hardly the truth. Rockefeller was, indeed, high on the country's list of top industrial geniuses. This is quite evident not only in assessing his contributions but also in his savvy business practices, as well. The writer discusses the fact that while Rockefeller possessed a touch of imprudence when it came to matters of money, he was by and large a significant credit to society. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Jdrock.wps

John D. Rockefeller & Standard Oil Company : A 7 page paper on John D. Rockefeller’s life in America’s infant oil industry and his contributions to the rise of that industry. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company became Standard Oil Trust, and was the first amalgamation of its kind. Contemporary of Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan, Rockefeller developed from a 16-yr-old bookkeeper to the owner of the country’s oil monopoly before the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 made such things illegal. Still, Rockefeller and his contemporaries exemplified the American dream, though their methods were sometimes ruthless. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Rockfel.wps

Rockefeller, Duke, Vanderbilt, & Carnegie / Captains Of Industry : A 7 page paper on four men who helped shape the countries industrial revolution. Specifically, the paper tracks the management and business decisions of John Rockefeller, James Duke, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Andrew Carnegie. Captains.wps

Alfie Kohn's Demonizing of Competition In The Book "No Contest" : A 5 page opinion paper on the value of competition in life. The writer details arguments Kohn makes in his book "No Contest," and refutes them accordingly. Kohn feels that competition is an unavoidable evil and uses many examples to prove his point. No other sources cited. Nocontes.wps

Alfie Kohn’s "No Contest" : A 5 page paper on this book by Alfie Kohn. THe writer discusses Kohn's philosophy of the value of eliminating competition, and details his examples on why this would be advantageous in business and personal relationships. Noconte2.wps

The History of Business Management : A well-detailed 12 page discussion of the historic evolution of business management as a discipline since the onset the Industrial Revolution (thru today). The works of key innovators in the field of management are examined-- Included are : Owens, Mills, Adams, Neuman, Babbage, Gilbreth, Gantt, Sheldon, Mayo, Sloan, Drucker, and host of other historic greats. Human resource issues, production management techniques, and a number of classic management theories are cited. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Manahist.wps

Developing Managers : A 5 page paper that looks at turning doctors into managers through the process of TQM, a management strategy. The writer argues that this was a creative answer to a bundle of problems created by new federal regulations imposed on community hospitals and all hospitals. The paper focuses on one success story in a community hospital environment. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Busmgmt.wps

Will Bureaucracy Survive? : A 5 page paper discussing the likelihood of the survival of bureaucracy through the millennium. Warren Bennis predicted in Changing Organizations that the bureaucratic organizations as we have known them would disappear by the end of this century. Though Bennis’ timing appears to be incorrect, his theory gains more credibility with each passing day. Without question, bureaucracy will last at least until the millennium, and even well into it. Before another though? It is much more likely that Bennis’ prediction will be seen, even by this generation, to come to bear. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Willsurv.wps

Management Theory / Does the Present Build on the Past? : A 5 page paper discussing the ways in which current management theories build on those preceding them. While terms like the virtual organization, the networked organization, and the boundaryless organization are new, their underlying philosophies are not. Not only have these philosophies been used before, but they have been used before this current century. The "new" organization is gravitating to a structure very similar to that common more than a hundred years ago. Bibliography lists 1 source. Futurorg.doc

Business Consulting and Information Retrieval : 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 necessary in order to collect the most representative information. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Consult.wps

Statistical Process Control / The Effects Of Rationale Sub-Grouping for Sampling in Quality Control : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the rationale for sub-grouping for sampling in quality control and the impacts for developing control charts. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Statp.wps

Statistical Sampling : A 25 page paper discussing sampling theory and various sampling methods for statistical analysis, both random and nonrandom, and how such business application of statistical sampling can apply to the health care industry. Deming’s genius in simplicity was instrumental in returning the need for precision of design and method to business research and its associated statistical data manipulations. Deming has been the example and health care the illustrative point of the validity of the belief (and hypothesis) that the "basics" of statistical sampling not only still apply to business, but that it applies with even greater magnitude than at any other time preceding. Tight statistical control over processes is crucial in today’s business climate, but that tight control cannot exist in reality without proper sample design. Bibliography lists 21 sources. Statsamp.wps

CDI Training In The World Of Manufacturing : A 23 page dissertation proposal concerning a research project involving administrators of major corporations. The research proposed would serve to determine if CDi training is in fact the best method of training. Bibliography lists 21 sources. Cdi2.wps

Production Economics : A 12 page discussion of factors which relate to profit maximation. Includes economic formulas and a discussion of isoquant curves and their relationship to economic modeling. Bibliography lists six sources. Prodedo.wps

Management / Human Resource Model Thesis :"A Study of Home-Based Laser Assemble Employees Through Exit Interviews and Information Technology." 65 pages in length including all charts, graphs, and statistical diagrams. The purpose of this particular study was to determine (via analysis of exit interviews) if an increase in both the quantity and quality of training through the use of information technology would assist in retaining home-based laser assembly employees. APA guidelines are adhered to, points are well-made, and more than 20 references are listed in bibliography. Interview/survey blanks (Appendix) are included FREE of charge ! Manathes.wps

Interviewer And Interviewee Interactions / An Analytical Examination :
This 9 page paper considers the roles of both the interviewer and interviewee and techniques and social factors utilized by both in their interactions that impacts the outcomes of the interview process. This paper evaluates the differentiations in the roles, but also considers elements like gender, perceived truthfulness and the impact of the need for closure on the interview process. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Oninterv.wps

Businesses’ Pollution Control Costs : 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 EPA enforcement to begin just after the turn of the century promises to put another bite on U.S. businesses that may prove to be the last regulation they can bear. Though some industry leaders try to turn the regulations into advantages for their companies, many already have all they can do to simply compete in today’s business climate without additional, expensive regulations. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Pollute.wps

Environmental Ethics as Profitable : A 12 page paper discussing the feasibility of businesses making a profit while still maintaining environmental ethics. Hypothetical circumstances are detailed as well as actual companies. Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream is described in detail illustrating the fact that environmental issues need not be a financial loss to a company. The importance of having environmental ethics is also detailed throughout. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Ethprof.wps

Waste Minimization : This 20 page paper asserts that waste minimization is the most effective form of compliance for any corporation. The necessity for compliance, based on public health and environmental reasons, are explored. Also included is the history of industrial practices and the environmental movement as well as an explanation of how waste lowers the quality of life. Detailed methods of effecting minimization, along with easy to understand examples and the inclusion of the "waste management hierarchy", is a focal point of the paper. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Wastemin.wps

Business Liability Insurance : 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 larger business contracting work to the smaller one. Tiny companies cannot be lulled by the lower prices that have been available in the past, because even as numbers of policies increase, so do the number of court cases. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Insure.wps

OSHA : This 5 page paper looks at OSHA, its purpose, and services it offers to small business managers to help them comply with the multitude of regulations. General information is provided with specific examples of how one company working with hazardous materials is working with OSHA to maintain a safe environment. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Oshapurp.wps

Super Widget Project Plan : A 9 page project plan for the production of the Super Widget, a four-piece wonder which will require retooling of existing machinery but no new machinery purchases. An outside contractor will produce and heat treat one of the parts, returning them to the contractor for use in their assembly function. The plan includes a Gantt chart for task milestones and a per-unit cost analysis for up to 1000 Super Widgets each week, beyond which level outside assembly workers will be needed to maintain promised shipping schedules. The plan includes contingency plans and contractual issues. No outside sources are listed. Superwid.wps

"The Need for a Vision" : A 3 page paper describing the need for a company to state a vision. The writer profiles Apple Computer, Inc. and details how that company uses this successful business concept. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Apple.wps

Change of Fortune at Apple Computer : A 10 page paper discussing Apple’s continuing story of management shortcomings. "Working 90 hours a week and loving it" was a common employee attitude even in 1990, but the years have not been kind to Apple. Market share (and revenues) continues to drop, and the company that should be maturing well now seems to be perpetually stuck in organizational adolescence without any intention of growing up. After running through four CEOs in as many years, the board even asked cofounder Steve Jobs to return as interim CEO. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Applec.wps

Managerial Decision Making : An 8 page paper discussing the increasing importance of making sound management decisions. One of the key words of business today is "strategy." Not only are business conditions changing daily, but the very face of business is evolving with the growing emphasis on the global market, increasing competition on all fronts and decreasing allowable margin for error in decision making. Philip Morris made some strategically sound business-changing decisions in the 1980s; Apple Computer did not, and subsequent business results reveal now the soundness of their decisions then. Research reveals heuristics used in making decisions, as well as psychological traps that can affect the soundness of those decisions. The paper discusses some of those traps and ways managers can compensate for them. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Mgrdec.wps

Analysis Of The Skiing Industry : A 5 page paper on the Skiing Industry. The writer looks at the rising stock prices of specific companies and some of the causal factors involved. Pricing strategies, weather conditions, fees, services, and even issues concerning the "Federal rent" paid by ski resorts are all factored in. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Skiindus.wps

The Effects of Yield Management on the Fortunes of the U.S. Airline Industry :
A 9 page paper on the positive financial effects that yield management pricing has had on the major airlines of the U.S., exhibited by a $2.5 billion industry-wide profit after posting losses of over $13 billion over the previous four years combined. With the major airlines’ increased financial health, they are better able to compete not only with each other, but against the newer, smaller airlines that would like to create a secondary market in areas not well-served by the major carriers. The major airlines, however, are using all their new-found financial might to drive the smaller ones out of their markets and then follow with increased fares when the threat of competition is gone. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Yieldmgt.wps

Identifying & Sustaining Competitive Advantage in the International Airline Industry : A 15 page paper discussing marketing in a global context, particularly as it applies to the airline industry. Business theorists and writers have been saying for a while that the emergence of the global economy both is and will be such that business has never known before. Competition has increased to nearly cutthroat levels in all affected industries, but few as exemplified in the airline industry. Porter’s Five Forces Model is a relatively old approach to market analysis, but it lends structure to that analysis as no other model. That approach is fully discussed in this paper, as are specific issues of sustainable competitive advantage and the advisability of maintaining one global brand as opposed to tailoring brand qualities to specific populations. Bibliography lists 22 sources. Itnlair.wps

Organizational Dynamics and Development in Financial Institutions: A 20 page paper discussing the effects of and the need for change initiatives within finance, primarily within the banking industry. Changes in business and within the financial services industry dictate that financial institutions also change in order to remain significant within the changing of dollars between entities, but that change must be systematic and well-planned in order to result in benefit to the organization. Critical to the success of any such change initiative is that the organization clearly define what it is that needs to be changed, and then set about effecting change in that area. Bibliography lists 25 sources. KSbankDy.doc

Jack-in-the-Box / Who is Responsible for Consumer Protection ? : A 6 page paper positing that although Jack-in-the-Box seems to be altruistic in its considerations of the harm it caused its customers, the federal government has not been as conscientious--they have said that responsibility for consumer protection resides in at the state government level. According to Kant and consumer protection groups, there is an inherent danger in this, as despotism is alive at the state level, and that many states are governed arbitrarily by people with special interests. Given this situation, via Kant's advice, it behooves consumers to continue policing all levels of government in order to find the protection from harm to which they are entitled. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Jackbox.wps

The Global Market & The Year 2000 : A 5 page paper that points out a few of the problems presented to the governments and businesses in the global marketplace by the Year 2000 problem, and how those who are not compliant with the problem may cause long-standing problems to the global economy. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Year2000.wps

Globalization and Business : 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. Globiz.wps

Minorities In Management : 6 pages in length. Throughout America, African-American women are the most underrepresented of all corporate managerial positions. At a mere twelve percent of the entire female work force, black women make up only seven percent of all management positions. However, that represents only one minority who is overlooked in the management world; Hispanics, Asians and women in general are routinely omitted from management promotions. When they have managed to earn higher status within their companies, most often through considerably greater effort, they are not given the same amount of respect nor regarded as impartially by their subordinates as are their white male counterparts. The writer discusses the various difficulties that plague minorities in management. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Minorman.wps

Minority Set-Asides : A 5 page paper examining the usefulness of minority set-asides in government contracts. The federal government necessarily goes to the private sector for acquisition of goods and services needed. Government contracts are seen as a lucrative way of expanding almost any business. There has been much debate over the current relevance of maintaining certain contracts only for competition by minority-owned businesses, but nearly all the participants neglect to note that the set-asides are overseen by the Small Business Administration. The contracts are also limited to small businesses, a factor that needs to be considered more than it is. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Miset.wps

Building Supply & Game Theory : A 7 analysis of whether one company should go competitively head-to-head with a smaller competitor, using game theory for the analysis. Player 1 is contemplating a move against their prime competitor in the regional sales of building supplies by temporarily reducing their prices on Player 2’s best-selling product. Player 1 is certain they will gain a significant percentage of Player 2’s customers as a result of this move, but Player 1 cannot be certain that they will retain those customers once the price returns to higher levels. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Gamethe.wps

Game Theory & The Art of Office Politics : A 10 page research paper that looks at the book You Can Win at Office Politics by Dr. Robert Bell, which applies the theoretical framework of Game Theory to scenarios typical of life in corporate America. This theory asserts that the same sort of mathematical analysis that will reveal the best moves in games such as poker, chess and bridge will also reveal strategies that can be used in social situations. The writer looks at several recent news articles and applies Bell's theories before concluding that his strategies are applicable and helpful in business life. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Gametheo.wps

Porter’s Five Force Analysis / The Best Choice for Industry Analysis? : An 8 page paper discussing industry analyses of the commercial aircraft manufacturing industry. Issues specific to Boeing and Airbus Industry (AI) are discussed throughout. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Airboe.wps

Competitive Markets : When considering pricing strategies the components of cost, competitor considerations, strategic goals, and member usage patterns for all products, not just a single product, must be taken into account. This 3 page paper addresses competitive markets and proposes that competitive strategy rests on the theory of efficient markets. The microcompetitive model performs as the foundation of industry analysis, identifies factors in industry profit differences, and explores the analytical concepts underlying the opportunity costs of capital. Industry analysis stands as a cornerstone of competitive strategy. It incorporates the Five Forces Model of Industry: (1) intensity of competition or rivalry; (2) presence of substitute products; (3) buyer power; (4) power of suppliers; and (5) impediments to market entry. The theories and propositions of George Stigler are examined. Bibliography lists 5 sources. KTmarket2.wps

Supply Chain Management : This 5 page paper discusses supply chain management -- what it is and what it can do for a company. Initial start-up costs and potential savings are also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Supplych.wps

Nursing Home Management : A 20 page research paper on management practices, theories and ideologies that should be applied to astute nursing home management. The paper gives a general overview of current general management trends and discusses the changing face of the field of health care. All involved parties have come to the realization that health care costs must be contained, and health care in general is looking to the hard lessons learned by the country’s manufacturing sector in recent years of the necessity for increasing quality while simultaneously reducing costs, a form of Total Quality Management. The service sector is the fastest-growing of the nation’s economy, and the most successful companies have applied manufacturing’s lessons to emerge as leaders in their industries. Two examples are Southwest Airlines and Ritz-Carlton Hotels: training has been a key factor in their success. Bibliography lists 12+ sources. Nursmana.wps

Determining The Costs Of Patient Care In The Nursing Home Industry : A 6 page research paper that examines the factors that are involved in the pricing of patient care within the nursing home industry. As the population of the U.S. ages, this industry is receiving more and more attention and has been the object of a good deal of research in recent years. The writer gives a general overview of some of the research that relates to this topic. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Costnurs.wps

Negotiations Among Business Groups : 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 negotiations with which many corporations routinely have to deal. The most reasonable of negotiators will report that they attempt to achieve the win/win result that will be good for all parties involved, but there are others, notably labor/management negotiators, who maintain that only the victor/loser scenario is acceptable, with their side as the victor, of course. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Negobus.wps

The Retail Gasoline Industry in The United States / Focus on Maryland :
A 10 page paper presenting an overview of the retail gasoline market. Laws and regulations are examined, as are taxation, profitability, brand names and costs of a typical gas station. A special emphasis is directed on the petroleum industry and the issues affecting it in Maryland. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Gasoln.wps

Rubber Industry / Present & Future : An 8 page research paper that looks at the rubber industry, both the tire and nontire industry. Nine companies control the overwhelming proportion of the tire industry and ten companies control the nontire industry. There are two major challenges facing the tire industry: the disposal of discarded tires which poses an environmental threat and the fact that tires are lasting longer decreasing the demand for replacement tires. Still, the nontire and the tire industries as well as natural rubber and synthetic rubber are well positioned for the future. Demand will not decrease for these products. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Rubbind.wps industry analysis

The Travel Industry -- Today & Tomorrow : A 6 page paper on the travel industry and some contemporary trends affecting its growth. Issues concerning government regulation, group travel, and new costs involved in operations are discussed. Predictions are made for the future. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Travlind.wps

Law Enforcement Leadership : 5 pages in length. In the changing face of law enforcement, officers are more dependent than ever on the cooperation of the public for which they work. No longer able to be "all business," they, too, must employ the principles of good management and good public relations in order to foster partnership relations with the public. The management personnel charged with leading those with the most direct public contact are required to exhibit at least the same level of skill in dealing with those for whom they are responsible. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Lawlead.wps

Management At Three Major Airlines: A 9 page paper discussing the similarities and the management philosophies of American, United and Delta. All old, established companies, they are the three leaders of the US airline industry in terms of total revenues. Neither was profitable until the federal government authorized air mail by private carrier in 1925, and all three operate with only an uneasy peace with their pilots. The paper asks whether any of the three practices TQM, and concludes, based on the company-as-hostage stance of the pilots, that they do not. Bibliography lists 12 sources. 3Airline.wps

Coffee & Its Industry : A 5 page essay on the world-famous aromatic brew from the coffee bean which includes an analysis of the fluctuating coffee prices of 1997 and the history behind the beverage. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Coffee.rtf

"Management Of Meaning" : A 6 page essay discussing the statement : "Management of meaning is the heart of successful leadership." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Mmeanin.wps

One Approach To Management : A 6 page paper discussing and analyzing a specific and personal approach to management. Key issues relating to the changing world of management are also discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Mleader.wps

Public Relations For Solving Business Problems : 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 having to convince the public to continue to shop in pet stores after animals had been dying from a bacterial disease known as Psittacosis. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Psittaco.wps

The Digital Revolution & Public Relations : Public relations is evaluated in the light of the Digital Revolution in this 15 page paper. Each concept is clearly defined and the role digital technology plays in the life of the PR practitioner is evaluated. Several companies used as examples include McNeil, Jack In The Box and McDonald’s. McNeil’s handling of the several Tylenol scares is discussed extensively and many references to its Web site have been made. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources. Prelatio.wps

Public Relations & How They Relate to the Worlds of Technology and Science A 5 page paper discussing the strong influence public relations has in almost every arena of study. Although Science and Technology are the main focus, one story involving Kuwait is discussed to better illustrate how public relations is capable of strongly influencing the public in one direction or another. Generally speaking, the industries of science fall far behind the technology industries in terms of public relations. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Pubre.wps

Windows NT 4.0 v. UNIX – A Cost Comparison : An 8 page paper discussing a cost comparison between WindowsNT 4.0 and UNIX which shows UNIX to be a better value and less expensive to a company. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Ntvunix.doc

Unix Versus NT : 15 pages in length. Battles have long been waged and lost throughout history, but there is nothing quite like the technological competition that is being pursued between Microsoft Windows NT and Unix systems. At the very beginning of the server war nearly two and a half years ago, Microsoft Corp. introduced Windows NT as a direct competitor of the ever-popular Unix system. Vendors that distributed Unix were amused by the so-called competition, labeling it too immature to ever establish itself in the same category. The writer discusses whether or not NT has proven itself as a viable competitor to Unix. Bibliography lists 10 sources. UnixVsNt.wps

Harvard University As A Global Business : 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. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Harvardu.wps

Corporate Golf Tournament Sponsorship : An 8 page paper discussing corporate sponsorship of golf tournaments. In asking whether golf benefits the corporation or the consumer more, the answer is definitively for the corporation. Those proposing that golf is for everyone obviously have the budgets that will allow them to play the game, because its expense prohibits many from taking part. Its expense is one of the attractions of the millions of corporate dollars spent in sponsorship each year, however: the average income of the committed golfer is more than $60,000, making the community of amateur golfers a marketer’s dream come true. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Golfcorp.doc

Directors of Nursing / Responsibilities : A 5 page overview of the myriad responsibilities facing DONs today, including quality clinical gerontology, human resource responsibilities and business management responsibilities. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Dirnursg.wps

Reviewing "The Empowerment Gap / Hype vs. Reality" : A 5 page paper reviewing this article from a 1997 article appearing in Management Review. The author’s premise and reason for writing the article was to refute myths surrounding empowerment in the workplace. It has become one of the most common buzzwords of late, but like some other concepts, many businesses feel that they have to try the latest management concepts. The paper also presents suggestions for further study, based on points raised in the article. Bibliography lists 1 source. Empower.wps

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