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Rodrigo works with WritePass as an Editor. He assists in posting and editing articles on WritePass Journal.

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Nigerian Politics and Oil: The Impact of the ‘Resource Curse’ on Governance in Nigeria

| April 2, 2015

1. Introduction 1.1 Overview and Research Question Since the 1980’s consumption of oil and gas (‘non-renewable natural resources, or NRNR) has increased, with prices also increasing steadily. The world demand for energy is predicted to rise by up to 50% over the next 25 years, with the bulk of demand coming from emerging economies. Most […]

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The Resource Curse and Democracy in Nigeria

| April 2, 2015

A. How has oil affected democracy in Nigeria? Nigeria’s nascent democracy has been relatively stable since the onset of the country’s Fourth Republic in 1999. Although there have been several trying moments in the form of political upheavals, inter-ethnic hostility, and social unrest at several critical moments, the country’s democracy has managed to survive and […]

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Review of Higgins, R. “Problems and Process: International Law and How We Use It”

Review of Higgins, R. “Problems and Process: International Law and How We Use It”

| April 2, 2015

In Chapter Seven “Self-Determination” (1994), international law expert Rosalyn Higgins presents a comprehensive notion of how the concept of self-determination evolved historically and politically. Higgins provides a well argued view of how self-determination was transformed from a legal concept into historical and political notion in the 1950s and 1960s. Higgins tackles the main notions related […]

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Critical assessment of self

| April 2, 2015

Introduction Without a critical assessment of self, there can be no true understanding and a deep sense of self awareness. It is only true such self awareness that one can determine his strengths and reflect upon his weaknesses while making the necessary improvements for a better future. The aim of this paper is to critically […]

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A comparative evaluation of Twitter’s current revenue model

A comparative evaluation of Twitter’s current revenue model

| March 31, 2015

1. Introduction 1.1 Background The social network is a medium which can be considered to have taken off quickly by any estimation. The first vague concepts are traced back only to 1997 (Boyd & Ellison, 2007), yet only 14 years later there is a situation where companies are valued in the tens of billions, with […]

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The benefits of promoting diversity and equal opportunity

| March 31, 2015

As Gary Hammel said in his Keynote address at the CIPD Annual Conference in October 2004: ‘the one certainty in business today is that change is the only thing that is constant but he warned is itself changing’. 1. Write a full synopsis highlighting the benefits of promoting diversity and equal opportunity. Society within the […]

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Trade Union in the UK

| March 31, 2015

Introduction This paper focuses on the evaluation of trade union activities in the UK with a view to establishing key facts about its operations, past, collective bargaining process, objectives as well as successive government policies that has influenced its existence over the past several decades. Accordingly, the paper is divided into several sections each focusing […]

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Report showing a Business is Viable

| March 31, 2015

Introduction As an innovative and profit oriented enterprise operating in an increasingly challenging globalised market, the viability of our business plan matters to our future outlook because it would help to understand and plan breaking-through complex marketing and operational issues. This section of the entire report clarifies some of our business plans and strategies employed […]

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Critical Analysis of Job Design, Recruitment Methods, and Selection Processes in Employee Resourcing

| March 31, 2015

Introduction With the increasingly competitive business environment, many organizations realize that the way employment resourcing is handled may significantly affect their capacity to perform optimally, compete favourably, and achieve their business objectives. It is for this reason that employee resourcing, an aspect of the broader human resource management, is concerned with not only helping the […]

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The Ansoff Matrix

The Ansoff Matrix

| March 31, 2015

1. INTRODUCTION Corporate strategic decisions are usually based on the methods through which an organization could leverage its existing competitive advantage in promoting value and ensuring growth (Lynch, 2009), while sustainable competitive advantage depends largely on how well a company performs these actions (Porter, 2008). The need for companies to grow and expand has been […]

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The Ansoff Matrix

The Ansoff Matrix

| March 31, 2015

What is the Ansoff Matrix? The Ansoff Matrix is a tool used by businesses to aid in decision-making surrounding product offerings and market growth strategies. Often referred to as the product/market growth matrix, the output of the matrix suggests whether businesses should offer new or existing products in new or existing markets (Tutor2u, 2010). Using […]

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Graduate recruitment and selection practices

Graduate recruitment and selection practices

| March 31, 2015

Introduction The selection procedure of HAL is arduous and outdated, specifically with regards to the initial application process which is poorly run through expensive advertising mechanisms. The initial application is done by way of an initial application form assessed by junior personnel, which may not represent the most effective means of screening initial phase applicants. […]

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Analyze and identify the motives that encouraged Jordan and Israel to conclude a peace treaty in 1994

Analyze and identify the motives that encouraged Jordan and Israel to conclude a peace treaty in 1994

| March 31, 2015

Research question and aims: The intention of this research is to analyze and identify the motives which encouraged both Jordan and Israel to conclude a peace treaty in 1994 and the challenges which they faced in doing so. A key objective will be to identify the personal motivations of King Hussein, Yitzhak Rabin and their […]

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Retour Aux Origines: A business plan

Retour Aux Origines: A business plan

| March 31, 2015

1. INTRODUCTION A. BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Retour Aux Origines is a clothing range and label which will be conceptualized and developed by a collection of London based fashion designers that are concerned about the environmental issues facing the world today. The textile industry, according to Dr Dorothy Maxwell, has a detrimental effect on the environment. She […]

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Business Plan Template

| March 31, 2015

Think of a business idea, then create a business plan so that potential financiers will be interested in providing you (the new entrepreneur) with money for your new venture. Be guided by The Business Plan Template- below. You must help a potential financier understand why they should put money into your business. Overall, you should […]

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Research proposal: Fashion retailer that sells ethical clothes

| March 28, 2015

Introduction: People had become concerned about chemicals in fabrics. In response to worries about toxics fabrics, labels began to appear on clothes to show they were natural or chemical- free. But some committed pioneers began to understand what a raw deal producers and workers in developing countries were getting. “Fashion is not something that exists […]

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BP Case Study of Leadership During Criss

BP Case Study of Leadership During Criss

| March 28, 2015

1. Introduction Background to the Research Although effective leadership is essential in order for organizations to achieve their objectives and vision, it may be argued that such leadership is most important during periods of crisis and turmoil. Indeed, it is often during such periods of organizational turmoil that true leadership is best exercised – in […]

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The effects of different warm up times on performance of 400 metre sprint

The effects of different warm up times on performance of 400 metre sprint

| March 28, 2015

1. Introduction The following is a proposal for a research study looking at the effects of different warm up times on performance of 400 metre sprint. Warming up, it is popularly thought, is beneficial for athletic performance, although there is a need for more empirical evidence to support this, as well as more research into […]

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Crisis management and leadership as related to BP’s most recent organisational crisis

Crisis management and leadership as related to BP’s most recent organisational crisis

| March 28, 2015

Literature Review This section briefly discusses crisis management and leadership, the two key areas of literature that will help to examine Tony Hayward’s leadership during BP’s most recent organisational crisis. Crisis and Crisis Management There is no one definition of the term ‘crisis’ (Keown-McMullan, 1997), however, a guiding definition is that a crisis is an […]

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Crisis management, with specific emphasis on leadership during organisational crises: A Dissertation proposal

| March 28, 2015

Introduction Unlike the stable conditions of the past, risk has become a key aspect of every area of life as the way in which modern society has been constructed has led to a series of striking changes in the conditions of risk management (Borodzicz, 2000, Smith, 1990). For example, Rasmussen (1997) highlights three key things […]

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