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Hospital Corporation of America - Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Staff Analysis Statement of Problem HCA, after following a conservative financial policy since its establishment, has entered the new decade preparing to make some changes in order to realign their financial strategy and capital structure. Since establishment, HCA has often been used as a measure for the entire proprietary hospital industry. Is it now time for the market to realign their expectations for the industry as a whole. HCA has target goals which need to be met in order to accomplish milestones in the future....   [tags: Economics Case Study] 1494 words
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Heineken HOPS - Operational Planning System - Heineken HOPS (Operational Planning System) Case Analysis 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This case describes how Heineken USA's in order to gain market share, it needed to achieve a better responsive to the market demand utilizing an internet-based system called HOPS (Heineken Operational Planning System) to allow the parent company to produce the beer closer to the time when they need to deliver it, so the customer receives a fresher product. The implantation of this new system enables Heineken USA to achieve 50% reduction in the lead-time from order to delivery and 10% increase in sales, part of the major success was the good use of IS, which can dramatically improve customer relationships and cut costs....   [tags: Business, Case Study, solution] 1219 words
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Your Choice Furniture - Executive Summary “Your Choice Furniture” established in 1992 was a family business with long history, which has been handed down from generation to generation. As like most of the tradition businesses, the method of management for the shop was usually used manually. According to this situation, we found out the various essential elements of “Your Choice Furniture”. 1 The Brief main issues : 1.1 “The book-keeping, invoicing, stocktaking, payroll functions and customers’ details, weekly wage bill employee’s details are kept manually.” 1.2 “The manual system is extremely time-consuming” and difficult to manage the track of inventory....   [tags: Business Case Study ]
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The Lindbergh Kidnapping - ... Even though he was an average citizen, he was an enormous help to the case. The New Jersey and New York police united when they received one of the notes from the state of New York. When they saw the address they called the officials in New York and asked if they could help monitor any suspicious activities in the city. The New York police agreed to work with them in order to catch the culprit, as well as return the baby back to his parents. These two police forces worked together until the end and did not once, bicker or fight over the case; instead they worked together in order to bring this horrible crime to the light....   [tags: Case Study, solution]
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Riverbend Telephone Company - Riverbend Telephone Company The Riverbend Telephone Company is experiencing growth and had previously tried outsourcing some of its installation work to handle the overflow above its capacity. This was unsatisfactory, and so to accommodate the new customers, RTC needs to obtain a new maintenance truck and crew. It is considering whether leasing or buying the new truck necessary to their operations is the preferable method of investment. Question 1& 2 Without considering financing the purchase through debt, the cash costs for buying the truck for years 0- 4 are: The cash costs for leasing the truck are: The cash flows discounted by the risk-free rate of 9% allows us to compare the present values....   [tags: Case Study, solution] 556 words
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CD Pricing in the Recorded Music Industry - CD Pricing in the Recorded Music Industry Case Analysis Strategic Marketing Management EMI music group was formed in 1931 when Gramophone Company merges with Columbia Graphophone to form Electric and Musical Industries (EMI 2007). EMI started with operations in nineteen countries and has eventually grown to operations in over fifty countries. EMI has the rights to over one musical composition. Of the five major music companies, EMI has the least market share in the Unites States. This market share may now be in jeopardy as Universal Records has decided to decrease the price of its CD's in an effort to generate sales....   [tags: Business Case Study] 1903 words
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Enclean: Malcolm Waddell's Story - EnClean: Malcolm Waddell's Story (A) The end of this case is very interesting. A secret meeting, and a board decision that was against who I actually thought they would end up getting rid of. Getting rid of Tim doesn't really solve the problem, as a matter of fact I think it weakens the company. Malcolm's strong point is not running the everyday company, and that what Tim was fairly good at. Malcolm creating this new operating plan is going to be a strain on him, and possibly will not solve any of the problems currently facing the company, and more then likely he'll find himself out of a job, much like his friend Tim....   [tags: Business Model Case Study] 1513 words
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Enterprise Risk Assessment - United Mortgage is a mortgage company locates in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Primary objective is to offer mortgage financing to the community., 80% percent of United Mortgage loans are Government loans extent to soldier station in Fort Bragg North Carolina. United Mortgage is a small mortgage company. Concentrate in offer VA financing to soldier in Fort Bragg, first time homebuyer, second home, and investment mortgage loan. . Pine Valley Mortgage offers different programs to please the customer needs....   [tags: Business Analysis Case Study] 801 words
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Nucor In 2005 - Strategic Profile and Case Analysis Purpose Nucor in 2005 deals with a leading steel manufacturer, the steel industry, and the trends that face each. Steel manufacturing is an old business, but is currently facing the fast changes associated with new technologies and the rise of globalization. The cyclical economic effect in the industry has proved challenging for many steel businesses. Nucor has unequivocally maneuvered this business cycle to maintain a positive profit margin in every quarter since 1966....   [tags: Business Case Study] 1963 words
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Legal Issues In Reduction Of Workforce - For the last decade, employer practices and the laws enacted by Congress have established guidelines that address employee/employer relationships. As a result, employment regulations and compliance laws, at times, make it difficult for a business to operate. However, on the bright side, employees are protected in every aspect of employment and employers have some guidance to help them administer employment. The simulation is about the workforce reduction or downsizing of Fast Serve, Inc. Whatever the trend may be, it still means that employees are being relieved of their jobs....   [tags: Case Study, solution] 1207 words
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Critical Thinking and Computer Logic - With the PCLM solution came another set of problems, the largest being that of what to do with the existing personal computers. We had just assumed we could dispose of the outdated computers as you would any other item, by placing it in the trash. That turned out to not be the case, we had to obey all local, State, and Federal regulations regarding the proper disposal of personal computers and CRT monitors. The other unforeseen circumstance was compiling with Federal laws associated to properly destroying all sensitive customer information off the PC hard drives....   [tags: Case Study, solution] 1502 words
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Zara: Information Technology For Fast Fashion - Problem Statement: In 2003, Zara's CIO must decide whether to upgrade the retailer's IT infrastructure and capabilities. At the time of the case, the company relies on an out-of-date operating system for its store terminals and has no full-time network in place across stores. Despite these limitations, however, Zara's parent company, Inditex, has built an extraordinarily well-performing value chain that is by far the most responsive in the industry. Therefore the major problem to the company is to decide whether it has to upgrade the present system and by doing so, risking the reliability they have with the current system or to continue with the present DOS based system which will not be compatible for future changes or improvements....   [tags: Problem, Solution, Case Study] 863 words
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Implementing Innovative Manufacturing Techniques - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd has unveiled a new and possibly controversial strategy that involves more collaboration in the early stages of the IC design process. TSMC's program is aimed to reduce development cycles and manufacturing costs, according to analysts. But it could also possibly cause a major stir in the industry, as the silicon foundry giant wants more of the IC pie and appears to be encroaching on the turf in the third-party EDA, IP, packaging and test communities. Open innovation As part of its strategy, TSMC is quietly pushing a concept called the Open Innovation Platform (OIP), according to Gartner Inc....   [tags: Business, Case Study, solution] 1102 words
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Examination of the Leadership Ability of Bono - Examination of the Leadership Ability of Bono INTRODUCTION Nearly since the formation of the band U2 in 1976, their vocalist Paul Hewson, better known as Bono, has set out to make a difference in the world. Bono first started with performing his band's music at benefit concerts, and contributing to songs that raised money for charity. Since then, he has broadened his prospective of world issues, and has greatly increased his charitable and humanitarian work. This paper will reflect on Bono's abilities to aid underdeveloped nations with debt cancellation and AIDS, for organizations such as Drop the Debt, which erased $100 billion in Third World debt, and DATA (Debt AIDS Trade Africa), which not only assists with debt relief, but also helps with the AIDS epidemic in Africa....   [tags: Case Study, Analysis, solution] 1714 words
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Alderwoods Company Analysis - Company Report – Alderwoods Group, Inc. Introduction The funeral industry is comprised of thousands of independent operators and a few large corporations that each own and manage hundreds of funeral homes, cemeteries and crematoriums. Alderwoods Group, Inc. is a company that came into the funeral service industry in 2002 after the restructuring of the now bankrupt Loewen Group, Inc. (Financial Post). The price earnings ratio as of October, 2005 is seventeen times its earnings per share (Yahoo. Finance)....   [tags: Business, Case Study, solution] 1760 words
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Organizational Behavior Analysis - Organizational Behavior Analysis Norman Brinker has become known as an entrepreneur, pioneer, visionary and mentor in the restaurant industry. He has been involved in the industry for over 40 years. In the 1950’s Norman Brinker started his career in restaurants as partner in the Jack-in-the-Box restaurant chain. Here Brinker found a new love for the restaurant business. Norman Brinker was a manager who became a leader. As manager he was involved in planning and budgeting his restaurants, organizing and staffing them, as well as, controlling and problem solving with in the restaurant....   [tags: Business, Case Study, solution] 914 words
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Robin Hood - Introduction and Mission Robin Hood and his Band of Merry Men had a successful first year. With new recruits pouring in from the furthest outreaches of England, Robin had met his objective of strengthening in number. Although he was satisfied with the size of the organization, he has realized necessary preparations had not been made to accommodate the now over abundance of members of his organization. Many challenges now face Robin such as a lack of provisions and lack of funds to support the band, but he cannot lose focus of their original foundation of "Robbing from the rich and giving to the poor"....   [tags: Case Study Analysis] 2409 words
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Rebuilding A Company - Porters Five Forces Model As strategy consultants of McCormick & Associates, we use Porters Five Forces Model as a framework when making a qualitative evaluation of a firm's strategic position (Appendix 1.2). These five forces determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of a market. These forces affect the ability of a company to serve its customers and make a profit. A change in any of the forces normally requires a company to re-assess the market place. Bargaining Power of Customers Is high when buyers have many choices of whom to buy from and low when the choices are few....   [tags: Business Case Study] 1950 words
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Comparing Companies Management Of Ability - Introduction There are a few differences that exist between FMC green River and FMC Aberdeen. I will first explain the background for both of these facilities. Then I will describe my analysis of the situation in regards to the management of ability, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and organizational ethics. Following that I will explain some alternatives and recommendations that I have for them. After all that is said and done I will explain how the implementation process should work....   [tags: Business Case Study] 1456 words
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Walmart Competitive Analysis - Wal-mart case analysis Competitive advantage and competitive dynamics What might explain Wal-Mart’s performance over time in discount retailing. Is it the industry or company specific factors. Post Second World War, the style of style of retailing in the US evolved into discount merchandizing. At the time, Wal-Mart was quick enough to ride the tide and develop an overall cost leadership model that allowed it to emerge as a leader in the market in the discount retailing space. Wal-Mart’s performance driven by overall cost leadership Wal-Mart’s strategy over time helped it establish leadership position in discount retailing....   [tags: Business Case Study] 1093 words
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The Success of KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is a very well known restaurant in the world. It is rated at number 60 as the world most well known brand by BusinessWeek (McDonalds at number 9 and Nescafe, 23). Its history spans almost 80 years when it started at Corbin (Kentucky-USA), in the 1930s. During this period the United States was under The Great Depression with almost 25% unemployment rate. The hard time was probably one of the biggest factor in forcing Harland Sanders ("The Colonel") to start experimenting with various mix of spices and herbs, trying to get the best formula for his recipe....   [tags: KFC Business Analysis Case Study] 1242 words
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Birch Paper Company (Dutch) - Vraag 1: Het beste bod voor Birch Paper Company als geheel is dat van hun eigen divisie Thompson. Bij deze optie zijn de ‘out-of-pocket’-kosten het laagst voor Birch zoals getoond in onderstaande opstelling: West Paper Company – kosten voor Birch: $ 430 Eire Papers Ltd. – kosten voor Birch: $ 432 Winst Southern divisie ($90*40%1): $ 36 -/- Winst Thompson divisie ($30-$25): $ 5 -/- $ 391 1Winstopslag voor Southern is 40% aangezien de case vermeldt dat hun ‘out-of-pocket’-kosten 60% van de verkoopprijs bedragen....   [tags: Case Study, Analysis, Foreign, solution] 1312 words
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Balancing Compassion for Employees and Operational Constraints - Balancing Compassion for Employees and Operational Constraints How should managers show support for their employees in a values-based public service. A range of values may be relevant – the question is how to balance the values. B. manages a small work unit. One employee, N., often arrives late and disappears for lengthy stretches of time. Friendly approaches to fix the problem have not worked. N. happens to be a single mother. She feels that she's doing her job, and occasionally gets permission to take some work home to make up required hours of work....   [tags: Human, Case Study, manage, solution] 1810 words
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Breaking The Wedge: Church and State - Breaking the Wedge Justice Felix Frankfurter stated in his opinion in McCollum v. Board of Education, "We have staked the very existence of our country on the faith that complete separation between the state and religion is best for the state and best for religion. If nowhere else, in the relation between Church and State, good fences make good neighbors." (Moore 1) For the last century in America and ideological war has been fought in our legislatures, courts, and schools. Some parts of the fundamentalist Christian movement have tried repeatedly to prevent the teaching of the Darwinian theory of evolution in public schools because they see it as a threat to their religious beliefs....   [tags: American, Constitution, Case Study, solution] 1879 words
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Bead Bar - The Bead Bar is a company that specializes in providing beads to customers so they can create their own unique jewelry. They have been in business for 10 years and continue to expand. They currently have locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Washington D.C. They recently started Bead Bar on Board, designed especially for cruise lines. The Bead Bar currently employs 15 full-time employees and close to 20 part-time employees. (Malaga) The Bead Bar has experienced lost orders, incorrect invoicing, and delays in shipments due to their paper-based system of retaining data....   [tags: Business Development, Case Study, solution] 1357 words
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The Bead Bar Network - The Bead Bar is a 1.5 million dollar company, that employee 15 full-time employees and 20 part-time employees. The company has three divisions that consist of studios, franchises, and Bead Bar on Board. The studio division oversees the company owned six studios across the Eastern part of the United States. The franchise division is in charge of managing the supply requirements of the five franchises. The last division is Bead Bar on Board, which designs the portable studios that are located on crew ships....   [tags: Case Study, Company Profile, solution] 1273 words
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Bead Bar Network Paper - In this paper I will outline the development of a high-level computer network design for The Bead Bar. The paper will explain the IT recommendations of a network topology I think should be used, the network architecture, and the advantages and drawbacks that the recommended network would provide to the company. The Bead Bar is a business founded in 1998 by Meredith S., which provides both a service of teaching people how to create their own jewelry with beads, and products by selling customers beads and accessories....   [tags: Case Study, Information Technology, solution] 1386 words
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Evergreen Investment - Q1. Describe the competitive environment of Evergreen Evergreen Investment is a Mutual Fund company that is a part of the financial services industry often referred to as “Wall Street”. Many of the best and brightest minds are employed by the top companies in the financial services industry. Some of the companies are Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and JPMorgan each having Trillions of dollars of assets under management. Also with the new emergences of banks and insurance companies vying for the same clients, the financial services industry is not for the fragile firm....   [tags: Case Study, Trading, Stock, solution] 1085 words
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AirTran Airways - Mission Statement: Innovative people dedicated to delivering the best flying experience to smart travelers. Every day. Suggested Mission Statement: Innovative, vital, impervious, and customer oriented firm striving to service smart travelers. Every day. Case statement: Our mission is to maintain our profitability in face of rising competition and fuel cost. Background: “AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings (NYSE: AAI), is a low-fare airline designed for business travelers, offering Business class, new planes with XM Satellite Radio and EasyFit Overhead Bins, assigned seats, and our accommodating frequent flier program A+ Rewards....   [tags: Airline, Industry, Case Study, solution] 1563 words
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Carvel Corporation - The Carvel Corporation is an American success story. Through hard work and luck its founder and President Tom Carvel turned a dream into a million dollar success. Thomas Andreas Carvelas was born July 14, 1906, in Athanassos Greece in 1910 his family immigrated to Danbury, Connecticut and finally settled in New York City in 1920. Ever since he was a child he has always dreamed of owning his own frozen custard shop. His first break came Memorial Day 1934 when he borrowed $15 dollars from his future wife Agnes Stewart, and bought a trailer load of custard to sell to vacationers in Westchester County, New York....   [tags: Business, Analysis, Case Study, solution] 1163 words
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Real Estate Calculations - Case Analysis: Real Estate Calculations This paper will perform an analysis using the Real Estate data found in Appendix J from the course material. It will include measures of central tendency and measures of variability. The variables selected are home selling price and home square footage. For both of the selected variables, calculations will be completed on the mean, mode, median, interquartile range and standard deviation....   [tags: Business, Finance, Case Study, solution] 1746 words
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Embraer: The Global Leader in Regional Jets - Embraer: The Global Leader in Regional Jets Home Country Features Below are some of the competitive advantages (or factors which led to competitive advantages) I identified in the case: - History of the company; founded and supported by the Brazilian government. Also, probably a well-known brand in the Brazilian market - given its market presence in both the military and commercial spaces, and its neighboring markets. The three aviation business units (passenger, defense and special purpose aircrafts) the company entered must also led to, in one or another way, synergies and value-added know-how across businesses....   [tags: Case Study Embraer Airline Industry] 1241 words
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Infosys Consulting - Infosys Consulting Case Analysis The market for IT industry was huge and expanding at a fast pace. However the market leaders were Accenture and IBM which had a negligent market share and rest was captured by small enterprises. Indian companies also ventured in the industry and due to their competition, IT multinational giants had to increase their base in India. Due to high opportunities, attrition rate was also high in this industry. As a result Indian companies like Wipro, Infosys increased their base level salaries....   [tags: Information Technology Case Study Analysis] 1150 words
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Marketing Plan For IT Consulting Company - Introduction: The Mimosa Agency is made up of creative young minds that put a twist on the every-day appeal. Mimosa is dedicated to helping our clients accomplish their goals. The promotional tactics that we use put a spin on the ordinary while presenting them in a professional manner. The Mimosa Agency, consisting of Caroline Birgmann, Elizabeth Maglio, Meaghan Patoux, and Nancy Powell, specifically caters to each of their clients needs in order to successfully guide them to reach their goals. The goal of Mimosa’s campaign is to increase awareness of Ironworks Consulting among healthcare insurance corporations by acquiring two new clients in the next year....   [tags: Case Study Information Technology Marketing] 1751 words
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Netflix - Netflix 1. Blockbuster was able to create a strong position in the traditional video rental industry due to a couple of factors. It was initially based on the idea that “movie rentals were largely impulse decisions.” With this being the case, the assumption was that consumers would want the newest releases. In order to cater to this, Blockbuster grew quickly in order to expand geographically and to increase share in existing markets. The size of Blockbuster became its major source of advantage....   [tags: Case Study Business Model Netflix] 1105 words
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Character study on Inspecter Calls by J.B Priestly - AT THE END OF MOST PLAY, SOME CHARACTERS HAVE CHANGED AND SOME HAVE NOT. DISCUSS TWO CHARCTERS: ONE WHO CHANGES, AND ONE WHO DOESN’T IN THE PLAY CALLED “AN INSPECTOR CALLS” – BY J.B. PRIESTLY The play ‘An Inspector Calls” by J.B Priestly, is set on an April evening in 1912. The play concerns the Birling family and Gerald Croft quietly celebrating over Gerald and (Mr. Birling’s daughter) Sheila Birling’s engagement, when an Inspector arrives unexpectedly amidst their family celebration to enquire about a suicide of a young pregnant girl called, Eva Smith....   [tags: essays research papers] 1545 words
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Reviewing Sullivan?s Study of America?s Wine - For many years, wine dictionaries and encyclopedias have unknowingly been misleading consumers on the history of “America’s wine,” Zinfandel. In Zinfandel, A History of a Grape and Its Wine, Charles Sullivan, an accomplished viticulture researcher, challenges the popular belief that the grape was originally brought to America by a Hungarian immigrant. Sullivan explores the history of wine to bring forth intriguing facts that prove the popular belief to be wrong. With the help of University of California’s (UC’s) Carole Meredith, a new idea is thoroughly explained describing the true ancestry of Zinfandel....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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A Study of the Healing Process from Slavery and Racism - ... Slavery brought on many tears, tears that never ended, and tears that were big enough to create a natural flow of water. It also brought on a thinking process that left a mother without a child, and a child without a mother. Her thoughts and images determined how she felt; they transmitted directly to others, and gave her the confirmation she needed to heal through such a tragic decision. Her resolution was a means of conquering slavery itself. Strikingly, Beloved, Sethe’s deceased descendant later came back to haunt her family, most notably her mom....   [tags: Racial Relations, Slavery, Racism] 2560 words
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Film Distrubution Channels in Indonesia - Choosing A Good Channel for Film Industries in Indonesia INTRODUCTION This paper is trying to seek the possibilities of developing commercial distribution links for alternative film in Indonesia for present and future. Although in big scale alternative film is within the area of non-commercial terms and obviously need external support (because its characteristic as an important avant-garde in culture development and film expression), but if we try to see on commercial distribution side from these films, they can be one supporting factor to the alternative film development world in Indonesia, it also open the possibility of alternative film makers development them selves....   [tags: Case Study] 1180 words
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HP at a Crossroads - Hewlett-Packard finds that making itself over is hard to do May 18, 1999 was a banner day for Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ). Six months after a major internal reorganization, media and analysts were stuffed into an auditorium on its campus in Palo Alto, Calif. The crowd was so large there wasn't a seat even for Bill Russell, then COO and executive vice president of HP's enterprise systems and software group. He was reduced to leaning against a wall alongside the other latecomers. This standing-room-only crowd was there to hear HP's plans for redefining itself for the future....   [tags: Case Study] 1924 words
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Kudler Fine Foods - Organizational Behavior Introduction Kudler Fine Foods is ready for a change. In this proposal, we will outline the corporate culture and analyze the organizational structure. We will go on to examine the leadership style of Kudler based on the organizational performance and include evidence of employee motivation. We will conclude by evaluating external and internal drivers of change. Culture It is difficult to “define” an organization’s culture. The culture consists of the attitudes and personality of the collective group of employees and is often directed by leadership....   [tags: Case Study] 1966 words
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The Fed's Macroeconomic Impact On Business Operations - The Federal Reserve, or “The Fed is best known for it’s making and carrying out the country’s monetary policy – that is, for influencing money and credit conditions in the economy to promote the goals of high employment, sustainable growth and stable prices,” (FED101, ¶ 1). A number of tools are used by the Federal Reserve to control the supply of money in the economy, which has a direct impact on macroeconomic factors such as Gross Domestic Product, inflation and the unemployment rate. Below is a brief description of a simulation based on how those macroeconomic factors are influenced by changes in the Fed’s tactics, how money is created and which combinations of the monetary policy help to achieve a balance between those factors....   [tags: Case Study] 1213 words
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Mission, Vision & Values - Alameda County Community Food Bank - Introduction The mission, vision, and values contribute to an organization’s ability to reach its desired end state by clearly stating the fundamental principals that will guide the firm’s actions and defines a clear set of values that encourages staff to work towards accomplishing the desired end state. The Alameda County Community Food Bank was chosen for completing a strategic plan. This paper will discuss the strategic plan for the Alameda Community Food Bank, components of the strategic management process that will be analyzed, and how the outcomes will affect the leadership and culture of the organization....   [tags: Case Study] 949 words
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Awaiting Parenthood - ... Jason also is active in the local chapter of Big Bothers, which is an organization providing positive role models to many young boys in his local community. Jason and Kaden participate with their “little brother” by including him on their family outings and including him on holidays and special occasions throughout the year. Having Kaden being involved with Jason and this organization will instill lifelong values in Kaden, encouraging him to become involved with volunteering as an adult. Furthermore, Jason has already provided a stable and loving home for Kaden over the past year by being his foster parent....   [tags: Case Study]
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Negotiations Analysis - ... Furthermore, The State of California was currently leasing the property / buildings to various non-profit groups that provided services such as food and shelter for the homeless. These groups were refusing to move, and wanted assurances that they would receive replacement spaces at the same little to no cost, if the state hospital property were to be sold. As the process proceeded, Sun Microsystem’s real estate department, represented by the attorney, drafted a sales agreement with the State of California for the purchase of the property....   [tags: Case Study]
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Saxonville Sausages - Saxonville Sausage companies entered the market 70 years ago and found themselves struggling to position and segment one of their Italian sausages in the market. They recently decided to find a new positioning and segmentation plan where they are able to identify and profile distinct groups of buyers who might require varying product mixes by examining their information such as demographics, psychographics and behavioral difference. Through quantitative research such as focus groups. Their objective was to find a new concept to apply to their Italian sausage ‘Vivio’ and appeal to a new market as well as to create a new marketing plan, in order to achieve its profit objectives for the next fiscal year....   [tags: Saxonville Sausages Case Study Brand Marketing] 1706 words
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Implementation Plan - Implementation Plan for Friar Tucker Galleria The one thing all successful projects have in common is a good plan. This has been repeated over and over again during classroom study and benchmarking. Friar Tucker International understands the concept of a successful implementation plan lending itself to a wonderful project outcome. During this paper, Friar Tucker will show different aspects that must be addressed to complete a project successfully. To Begin, Friar Tucker will first have to look at the makeup of their company before an implementation process can be put into place....   [tags: Case Study Friar Tucker Galleria Implementation] 1992 words
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Disneyland Hong Kong - In this case analysis I will first show the requirements the company had for its financing. Then I will provide an analysis of the main pros and cons for Chase in connection with the deal. Lastly I will show how both affected the pricing as well as the execution of the deal. In order to build the new Disneyland in Hong Kong a new non-recourse entity, Hong Kong International Theme Parks Ltd (HKITP) was formed. While the owners supported the project with substantial amounts of equity (Disney and Government) as well as with subordinated debt (Government), Disney had significant requirements for the financing portion of the remaining needed amount....   [tags: Case Study Analysis Disneyland Hong Kong] 1681 words
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General Motors, Poletown, MI And The Executive Compass - In 1980, General Motors’ executives were faced with a dilemma regarding new plant construction in Detroit, Michigan. GM intended to close two of its aging facilities and rebuild new assembly plants at a different site location although still in the Detroit metro area. The only land site matching the construction specifications was a settlement called Poletown, Michigan. This township was home to more than 3,500 residents, all of whom would have to be relocated if construction were approved. The following is an analysis of this dilemma according to the four quadrants of The Executive’s Compass: Liberty, Equality, Community, and Efficiency....   [tags: Automobile Industry Case Study Plant Analysis] 1754 words
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Barco Projection System - Case Analysis of Barco Projection System: Worldwide Niche Marketing Introduction Barco N.V. was established in 1934 as a producer of radio broadcast receivers. At the end of 1970's, facing the economic recession owing to oil supply shock, the company altered its market strategy from consumer market to industrial niche market of projectors. This decision was based on firm and clear vision that Barco knew which market it had to serve. Pursuing top-of-the-line in the high-end niche market, Barco focused on R&D to retain the top quality and launched series of international expansion activities....   [tags: Case Study, Analysis, Niche, Marketing, solution] 1251 words
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