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Research in Practice

| December 14, 2016

Introduction  Population growth and issues such as globalisation are the main drivers behind an increase in demand in the food sector. According to the USDA (2012), “Processed soybeans are the world’s largest source of animal protein feed and the second largest source of vegetable oil”.

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Knowledge Management: PETRONAS

Knowledge Management: PETRONAS

| November 26, 2016

Introduction Today, oil and gas companies around the world are not just professional organizations who specialize in mechanical drilling and extraction processes. Increased oil demands and the need for improved productivity have forced these organizations into new methods and knowledge intensive approaches. For instance information technology has now become very much an integral part of […]

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Information Strategy and Strategic Management

| November 15, 2016

Block 1 Organizational development requires the use of information available to develop knowledge which can be used to enhance success and attainment of organizational objectives. Waggoner stresses the primacy of information in knowledge development in his assertion that, “One can have information without knowledge, but it is impossible to have knowledge without information.”

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Strategic Analysis of HMV

| November 14, 2016

Introduction UK’s record industry is led by HMV records which had been suffering from slow growth and stagnant and declining profits for the last couple of years. HMV has for long earned its name in the record retail industry and has to continue to reap more profits in this industry and continue to lead but […]

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How can strategic management be used as a means of achieving greater sales levels?

| November 7, 2016

Introduction There was an era when there were only a few companies selling similar products within a particular market or globally, and the demands of the customers were relatively simple and less sophisticated. At that time, the phenomenon of strategic management was neither popular nor deemed a critical element for business success. Such was the […]

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Business Simulation Game

| October 20, 2016

Introduction This report details the strategies that I employed in my five-year tenure as a Business Development Manager at Eco-Resource Biotech, an organic waste management company dealing in the remediation of organic agricultural and animal wastes from industrial farms and their repurposing into saleable commodities such as soil enhancers and fertilizer alternatives.

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Strategic Management; McLaren group

Strategic Management; McLaren group

| October 14, 2016

Executive Summary The McLaren Group was founded in 1963 and entered Formula One racing in 1966 achieving its first victory at the Belgium Grand prix in 1968. Today, after 181 Grand Prix victories, the group owns one of the world’s leading Formula One teams and has also expanded to include six separate companies in a […]

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Strategic Evaluation of South West Airlines

| October 12, 2016

Introduction Southwest Airlines has been a strong growth company over the last 4 decades. Using its low-cost, no-frill, customer friendly, point-to-point operational strategy, Southwest has been able to sustain considerable growth over the years and reported straight profits since its incumbent. Southwest Airlines now has a market capitalization of $9.1 billion and is positioned as […]

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McLaren Group of Companies

| October 11, 2016

Executive Summary The McLaren Group of Companies is often regarded as a “small conglomerate” as the company has several subsidiaries in related areas related to car business such as McLaren Applied Technologies, McLaren Electronics, and McLaren Marketing. However, one of the subsidiaries of the company is Absolute Taste which is a catering company and is […]

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Strategic Analysis of Zara

| October 1, 2016

Executive Summary Zara is an international fashion retailer which has gained considerable acclaim, being one of the leaders of the high-street fashion industry, and regularly producing new products for the market, at a rate that is quicker than its competitors can achieve, due to the strong supply chain in place. Despite this, the organisation is […]

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Organisational Change Management

| September 24, 2016

Definition The only thing consistent in the recorded history of mankind is change (Paton and McCalman 2008). Heffron  (1968) argues that “change is inevitable for individuals, organizations, and society, such as technology changes, values and attitudes change, goals and needs change, resource availability changes, laws change, political control of government changes” (p:152). 

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Strategic Thinking And Change Management

| September 23, 2016

Abstract In the last two years, the high street has been in crisis as well-known retailers such as Blockbusters, Jessops, JJB sport, and Comet among many others collapse into receivership. It seems to have been hit by the triple whammy of the double dip recession, digital competition and the emergence of mega shopping centres. Given […]

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Ethics, CSR and Leadership Report – “Business Must Act Ethically”

| August 31, 2016

1.Introduction Given the impact businesses have on society it is integral that they act ethically in order to ensure that the needs of society are continuously being met. If businesses do not act ethically they risk losing shareholders, stakeholders and customers (The Times, 2013, p. 1).

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Critical evaluation of impact of stress on employee performance and productivity

| August 18, 2016

Introduction Today businesses are more focused on quicker and cheaper ways of achieving output than on any other business aspect (Hammer & Hershman, 2010). This is one of the leading causes of stress in the workplace.  Health and Safety Executive (2006) outlines six substantive factors as potential causes of  stress at work. Working conditions that include; […]

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European Automotive Industry Simulation

| August 16, 2016

Part 1 Initial strategic position and intentions Detailed analysis of the overall external and internal initial situation All companies are often exposed to some factors that influence their operations irrespective of the nature of the industry that they are operating in. Pride (2011, p. 33) says that these factors both internal and external have direct […]

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Change management in McDonalds

| December 22, 2012

  Introduction Change management can be defined as ‘the process of continually renewing an organisation’s direction, structure, and capabilities to serve the ever changing needs to external and internal customers’ (Moran and Brightman, 2001).  As per Burnes (2004) change is a feature which is always present in the life of organisation. It exist both at […]

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Leadership, power, influence, director- it can defined in many ways

| December 22, 2012

Introduction Leadership, power, influence, director- it can defined in many ways, but most commonly Leader is a person who influences the thoughts and behaviors of others; a leader is one who establishes the direction for others to willingly follow. One person can serve as a leader or several persons might share leadership. A person may […]

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Knowledge Management (KM) in Healthcare Systems

Knowledge Management (KM) in Healthcare Systems

| December 20, 2012

INTRODUCTION KM is a discipline that promotes an integrated approach to identifying, managing, and sharing all of an enterprise’s information assets, including database, documents, policies and procedures, as well as unarticulated expertise and experience resident in individual workers (Wickramasinghe, 2003). There are many dimensions around which knowledge can be characterized such as storage media, accessibility, […]

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Evaluation of revenue management application in Nigerian hotels.

| December 20, 2012

Abstract This thesis has provided a structured literature review which gives a broader definitions of the major concepts in revenue management in terms of the applications and the long term relationship with customers. It then explores the extent to which revenue management is been applied in the Nigerian hospitality sector.

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Reflective essay on education and training

| December 19, 2012

Introduction Through this course I have learnt reflect on my strengths and weaknesses in relation to education and training. I now recognize that there are different learning styles which are Activist, Reflector, Theorist and Pragmatist (Honey and Mumford, 1982). Online questionnaires have shown that I am between an activist and a pragmatist. I now understand […]

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