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Strategic Management: What’s Brewing at Whitbread?

Strategic Management: What’s Brewing at Whitbread?

| April 6, 2015

Introduction At the beginning of the 21st century Whitbread, decided to leave its 250 year history of brewing and beer sales behind by divesting of its brewing interest and pubs and refocusing on the hotel sector among other interests (Whitbread 2011a [online]). Among a number of strategic and circumstantial considerations was an increasingly favourable competitive […]

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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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Change Management Principles in the Privatization of the Public Sector in Saudi Arabia and the impact on the employee: A Case Study of Saudi Telecom Company (STC) in the Mobile Sector

| March 14, 2015

Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Introduction This study will look at the nature of change management in the privatization of the public sector in Saudi Arabia. It is important to understand the nature of change management, but also to understand something about the process of privatization. Understood as the break up of state-run monopolies, privatization is […]

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OUTSOURCING: BENEFITS AND RISKS-A CASE STUDY ON UNILEVER

| March 14, 2015

INTRODUCTION 1.  THE EVOLUTION OF OUTSOURCING Businesses have evolved consistently over the years driven by different factors. First it was to build market share and market dominance, especially in the 1960s with the invention of new technologies and the evolution of the service industry. Then in the 1980s, it was on competition for market dominance […]

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Total Quality Management

Total Quality Management

| March 14, 2015

1. INTRODUCTION This report has been divided into two sections. The first section consists of defining TQM in the context of product and service and applying TQM methodology to the development of product. The second section would consider five objectives of operations management against a budget airline (i.e. Ryanair). 2. Total Quality Management It is […]

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Global Marketing: An Analysis of IKEA and Ashley Furniture Industries’ Marketing Activities in the Furniture Market

| March 12, 2015

Introduction For most ambitious companies in today’s complex business environment, gaining competitive advantage and achieving expansion in capacity often requires internationalizing operations and entering new markets with the goal of building a broader and more diversified customer base. However, internationalization typically presents the problem of how to establish the company’s business or brand in a […]

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Consumers are highly involved in the brands they buy and purchase brands that are highly salient to their own personality. Discuss the evidence for and against this statement.

| March 12, 2015

Introduction Since the publication of Marketing Behaviour and Executive Action in the 1950s (Alderson, 1957) the importance of consumers as individually motivated decision makers has been recognised. This assertion gives rise to debates about the motivation for consumer decisions: Does a consumer choose to buy a brand simply because they have heard a lot of […]

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The importance of performance management as a human resource tool

The importance of performance management as a human resource tool

| March 12, 2015

1. INTRODUCTION There has been a phenomenal change in the world of business over the last few decades. Globalization and the influx of technology have not only created new markets but also intense competition for businesses. Performance management has developed into an important organizational process and since the 1990’s there has been increasing stress on […]

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Organizational Entrepreneurship

| March 12, 2015

Introduction There was a time when only a few companies use to sell either similar or same products or services in any particular market. The demands of potential customers were rarely sophisticated and the product life cycles were relatively long. This was true for most of the 20th century, throughout which, businesses usually operated as […]

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By reference to academic literature, explore and critically evaluate the concept of core benefit. Make recommendations to management from the conclusions arising from that evaluation.

| March 12, 2015

1. Introduction Kotler and Keller (2009) suggest that marketing is generally organised at five different levels, the most basic of which is the “core benefit”, that is, the key factor about the product or service that customers buy (Kotler et al 2009). At each level, more value is added to the product. This concept will […]

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Retail Supply Chain Management

| March 12, 2015

Introduction Literature review Extensive research papers on supply chain management have been published in various journals. Supply chain management has gained centre stage in most research studies and is considered one of the most powerful business improvement tool. Companies around the globe are pursuing supply chain as the best methodology of increasing customer satisfaction, building […]

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The influence of performance measurement strategies in organizations

The influence of performance measurement strategies in organizations

| March 12, 2015

1. INTRODUCTION ________________________________________________________________________ 1.1Background The Co-operative Group, or “Co-op” as it is commonly known, is a leading international consumer co-operative that, in 2005, boasted more than £1 billion in assets and £7 billion in revenue. While a strong world-wide presence, the company’s headquarters are situated in Manchester, UK. The Co-op primarily operates within the food […]

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OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

| March 12, 2015

ABSTRACT The ultimate objective of most business to customer (B2C) organizations today is to increase on their productivity and revenues through system simplification, organizational potential and incremental improvements. Customer satisfaction is key to achieving this objective. With the continuously tighter global market competition, it has become a necessity for most organizations to focus on their […]

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Dell & Competitive Advantage Dissertation

Dell & Competitive Advantage Dissertation

| March 12, 2015

1. INTRODUCTION 1.1. Background The personal computing industry is one that is constantly evolving and fiercely competitive. Few players have been able to achieve long-term success and this is reflected in hugely changeable industry market shares. The lucrative exceptions to this rule have emerged to lead and define the market through marketing innovation as much […]

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HR Management: Lufthansa Group

| March 7, 2015

Human resource Management: Lufthansa Group Human resource management practices are central to organizational growth and productivity. Particularly, in the airline industry which has been in a state of constant flux, effective HR practices are critical to the organization. Lufthansa, the German airline, is currently one of the leading airlines of the world with a total […]

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Critically Evaluate and Discuss the Contribution of Clusters Theory in International Business Management

| March 7, 2015

Introduction International trade is not a novel phenomenon. For centuries, traders and merchants have wandered across national and regional boundaries to conduct international trade. However, it has never been conducted with such an enormity or with such an impact on national economies, firms and individuals, like it has been done in the past few years […]

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International Business And Mergers And Acquisitions

| March 7, 2015

Introduction   Many activities of mergers and acquisitions involve companies that are relatively small- those that are inexistent on the mainstream business radar (James, 2007). There is a particular theory among executives that expansion is the best way to approach globalization. The idea has been shared for more than 100 years as illustrated by Karl […]

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: The Role of Vocational Education and Training in Skill Development

| March 5, 2015

Introduction This study is aimed at exploring the role of vocational education and training (VET) in developing a skilled workforce and meeting the requirements of an efficient and well-functioning modern economy. The discussion will focus on vocational education and training being one of the crucial responsibilities of employers and employees and on the part to […]

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