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It is widely acknowledged that pay plays only a small part in the motivation of employees.

| March 7, 2015

Background Motivation is the process that initiates, guides and maintains goal-oriented behaviours (Price, 2000).Motivation is the inner drive that plays a vital role in employee satisfaction. Different source of motivation in workplace are pay, monetary or non-monetary reward such as verbal or non-verbal appreciation, promotion, rewards etc. Motivated employees deliver superior performance where as de-motivation […]

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Impact of Globalization Trends on Education Structures and Policies

| March 7, 2015

Introduction Globalization is a widely discussed and contested topic. The process of globalization has profound impacts on the capacity of a nation to formulate its policies. It is accompanied by a seemingly endless process of change within education (Peters, 1992). Globalization is one main issue that is increasingly attracting the attention of most academicians, researchers […]

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Prevention of Teenage Pregnancy Policy in the UK

| March 7, 2015

This essay will discuss the current policies in place to prevent teenage pregnancy in the United Kingdom. Firstly, it will introduce the key concept of teenage pregnancy and discuss it against the context of the problems it creates. The current teenage pregnancy policy will then be presented and critiqued. Finally, a number of recommendations and […]

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Case Study – Global Social Policies: Older People and Employment

| March 7, 2015

The case study examines the domain of workless, looking at the prejudices faced by older people looking for work or within work, in order to address issues of social policy. The context of the issue is first examined, looking at the overall political, economic, social and technical background. Next, the multiple opinions of the various […]

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Economic interdependence as a driver of Regional integration in east Asia

| March 7, 2015

Introduction Regional integration has become the focus globally, and East Asia features prominently with its efforts to formalize cooperation in the region into a workable arrangement for the promotion of trade, investment and security. This cooperation is gaining much attention as the world shifts from a U.S-centered system to a new system in which China […]

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Examine the causes of the Rwandan genocide.

| March 7, 2015

Introduction This paper aims to discuss and examine the causes of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. This ideologically driven genocide is a clear example of state sponsored mass-murder. In an attempt by the Hutu regime to annihilate each and every Tutsi, between 500,000 to 800,000 or even 1,000,000 Tutsis were killed at the hands of Hutus […]

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Discuss the main issues in defining and measuring intelligence.

| March 5, 2015

Abstract The study of intelligence began in the late 1800’s, and despite rigorous investigation, the scientific community remain divided over its exact definition and appropriate measurement (Weinberg, 1989). In its most popular sense, intelligence has been defined as the ability to learn new information, and apply such information to manipulate one’s environment. Other definitions include […]

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“Capital Structure Irrelevance Theorem and Asymmetric Information”

| March 5, 2015

1. Introduction According to Miller and Modigliani (1958) the capital structure of a firm is irrelevant to the firm’s current investment and financing decisions. The theory is based on the assumption that markets are efficient. This means that investors neither incur transaction costs nor pay taxes when buying and selling securities. In addition, there are […]

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“Financial Crises and Corporate Finance: Causes, Context and Consequences”

| March 5, 2015

1.0 Introduction – background to financial crash of 2007-8 This essay will examine the background and unfolding of the 2007-2008 financial crisis and its impact on the theory and practice of corporate finance. I will analyse whether changes to the way the financial and non-financial corporate sector operated over recent years contributed to the depth […]

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Momentum trading and Business Cycle Risk: Evidence from BRIC Countries

| March 5, 2015

1. Introduction. BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries are growing at an alarming rate. This growth can be attributed to a number of factors including globalisation, financial liberalisation which has led to an increase in cross-border capital flows, technological developments and the internet. These countries are forecast to witness tremendous growth in the years […]

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Slum Development in the 20th Century

Slum Development in the 20th Century

| March 5, 2015

1. Introduction 1.1 Introduction to the Study Across the world it has been estimated that over 400 million people live in slums, with many of the larger cities in the developing nations having up to 1/3 of the population located in substandard slum housing without basic facilities (United Nations 2003) Slums, continue to be a […]

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UK Slum Clearance Programme

| March 5, 2015

1. Introduction 1.1 Introduction to the Study Following the 1930’s Housing Act (the Greenwood Act) and the recognition that not enough was being done to alleviate the poor housing conditions of the working classes, the UK carried out a programme of slum clearance which lasted until the 1970’s (Pacione 2009). Huge amounts of sub-standard housing […]

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Grain Traceability in Supply Chain Research Proposal

| March 5, 2015

Research Design Aims and Objectives: 1. Critically examine the current state of traceability in the Nigerian grain sector 2. Conduct a need assessment on the Nigerian grain sector with regards to its traceability: quality and information visibility. 3. Critically explore the benefits of applicability of traceability systems in the Nigerian grain supply chain 4. Develop […]

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Application of Management Information Systems

| March 5, 2015

Introduction In an organizational setting, the main application of information is in making sound decisions and finding the best remedies to a problem. These practices are closely related, and form foundations of all successful companies (Oz, 2008: p.8). In order to achieve this, most organizations have embraced different information systems. By definition, an information system […]

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Workforce Diversity Report

| March 5, 2015

Introduction Diversity within the workforce is one among the significant objectives of LOCOG. This broad objective of acknowledges differences among people in a number of ways with factors which include age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, disability, social status, personality, culture and ethnicity (Foot 2008). Managing of diversity is significant for the successful attainment […]

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To what extent do The World Trade Organization (WTO) rules prevent the use of trade sanctions against countries that produce in unsustainable ways? Problems and implications for International Environmental Governance.

| March 5, 2015

Intoduction The World Trade Organization, (WTO), is a renowned international organization with a primary agenda to initiate and promote “free trade” (Montgomery 2008). In order to attain this objective, the trade system tries to eradicate various barriers against the liberalisation of trade or any other existing trade barriers, irrespective of their cause being against unsustainable […]

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Company Law and Class Rights

| March 5, 2015

Part 1 The courts have been notoriously strict in their interpretation of “variation” of class rights both under s.630 of the Companies Act 2006 and under its predecessor, s.125 of the 1985 Act . Case law under s.630 is yet to develop so it is to the historical interpretation of “variation” which must be examined […]

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Assessment and Care Planning

| March 5, 2015

Introduction This essay deals with the holistic assessment of a patient who was admitted onto the medical ward where I undertook my placement. Firstly, the relevant life history of the patient will be briefly explained. Secondly, the Roper, Logan and Tierney model of nursing that was used to assess the care needs of the patient […]

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The Impact of Trading Volumes on Stock Market Volatility and Returns: A Case of the Swiss Stock Market

| March 5, 2015

1.      Introduction 1.1.  Background to the Study There is a general consensus among financial economists that the distribution of stock returns can be completely described by two moments: (i) the conditional mean; and (ii) the conditional variance (volatility). The conditional mean is the lower moment, which is difficult to predict. In contrast, the conditional variance […]

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Teaching for Creativity

| March 5, 2015

Introduction The lack of creativity in teaching has been a significant issue in recent years. In All Our Futures: Creativity, Cultures and Education, a report by the National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education (NACCE) in May 1999, there are proposals suggested to implement a wider nationwide scheme for creative education. The report highlighted […]

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