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What does Entrepreneur Means

- The word entrepreneur is derived from the French word “Entreprendre”, which is loosely translated to English as, to mean, to do something or to undertake. Therefore, entrepreneur defined as someone who undertakes a business venture. The first academic to use the word was the economist Richard Cantillon in 1730; Cantillon adds a risk taker element into the definition. The basic definition of an entrepreneur is a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk (dictionary.com, 2014)....   [tags: opportunity recognitoin,risk ,business venture]

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Business Planning and Structures

- Business Planning and Structures The main structures that shall be examined in the context of this venture are: partnerships, joint ventures, companies, trusts and sole partnerships. For the purposes of the investments under consideration, there could be a number of structures that might be applicable for each but not all will be necessarily as efficient. The most probable structure that might be utilised to facilitate each investment is as follows - implement the retail business as a sole trader, farm as a partnership or joint venture, joint venture or company for the speculative mining venture and set up a trust or company for the long term investment portfolio....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework]

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The Business Development Director : India 's Largest Exporter Of Milk

- INTRODUCTION Milk is widely consumed in Australia with the average Australian drinking 105 litres a milk every year (Dairy Australia, 2015). In many Asian countries and specifically China, milk is currently reserved for; babies, elderly and the wealthy and is not a staple food item like it is in Australia (Hubble, 2013). Benson Murray Goulburn is an Australian milk producer who is Australia’s largest exporter of milk. The business development director is considering expanding the company by entering into a joint venture with a local Chinese milk producer....   [tags: Milk, Dairy products, Dairy product, Dairy]

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Market Entry Into India

- GLOBAL HOTEL INDUSTRY STRATEGY AND LOCATION DETERMINANTS The Porter’s Five Forces analysis and the assessment of the general environment of the Indian hotel industry suggest that opportunities clearly outweigh threats in this marketplace. The major competition in the hotel industry in India contains the ‘two-star’ and ‘three-star’ hotels. We plan to compete in the ‘five-star’ and ‘five-star deluxe’ market and therefore, avoiding a vast amount of competition in this regard. High-level business executives represent the business luxury segment, which is a niche market....   [tags: Hotel Management]

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The Exploitative Money Making Venture: Prostitution

- Over years, prostitution has become such a profession around the world that people have completely forgotten about mankind. The beautiful bodies of women and young girls which were supposed to be cared as gifts have now turned out to be objects for business. Mostly, women from poor families work as prostitutes. In general, not all of them work at their own will. Some circumstances forcefully cause them to enter the business. Although, prostitution has been legalized in some countries, still there have been strong discussions going on whether it should be considered legal or illegal....   [tags: sex, violence, trafficking]

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The Dar Es Salaam Water Supply And Sanitation Project ( P059073 ) Funded By The World Bank

- As an East African, I will analyses projects in East Africa, a region am familiar with. Below is are my findings on the DAR ES SALAAM WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION PROJECT (P059073) funded by the World Bank. Overview of the Project: In the later part of the twentieth century and the earlier part of the twenty first century the Government of Tanzania got into negotiations with a number of international funding agencies and European water companies to lease the Dar Es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority infrastructure to a Joint Venture Company known as the “CITY WATER SERVICES.” CITY WATER SERVICES was a joint venture between Dar Es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority and a consortium of Brit...   [tags: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Finance]

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The Strategic Team : An Effective Strategy For Global Expansion For The Company

- The strategic team continues to work harder to design an effective strategy for global expansion for the company, more ideas, opinions, and suggestions from management to enhance and foster effective strategy (Winters, 2015). The easy will identify some considerations that needs to be aware for the business to remain competitive in China market, explain based on research and evaluation conducted if there is a chance for the business to be able to compete in China market, explain primary factor that led to the decision, analyze to someone who will dispute the position with position, and explain future modality and plans on evaluating the global marketplace respectively (Winters, 2015)....   [tags: Culture, Marketing, Strategic management]

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Marketing Strategy to Expand LIDS into Foreign Market

- Although LIDS can use all the four exporting strategies, the one that best suits it is merger and acquisition. LIDS can successfully export its products to markets in foreign countries through forming a merger, which should be followed by an acquisition. It can begin by entering the target market through mergers with domestic companies to create new entities. Once the merger process is successful, LIDS should then strike deals with the target domestic companies to allow it to run them. That should see the firm take over the operations of the relevant domestic companies in its target foreign market....   [tags: merger, acquistion, franchising]

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Richard Jun, A Partner Of Jump Investors

- Richard Jun is a Partner at BAM Ventures, a leading firm who has invested in the Honest Company along with many other successful startups. However, like many people in Venture Capital, he didn’t know he wanted to do that job until after his first entry level position. Like the Managing Partner of JUMP Investors, he started as a lawyer. He graduated from Columbia Law School and went into Corporate Law for a Korean Entertainment Company. However, he was quickly bored of his legal job, and left his position to become the General Counsel of ShoeDazzle, a startup created by Brian Lee and Kim Kardashian....   [tags: Venture capital, Startup company, Dot-com bubble]

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Physical And Alternative Therapy For Sports Injuries And Musculoskeletal Disorders

- In 1973, Dr. Kenso Kase created Kinesiology Tape (KT-Tape) in order to reduce physiology effects such as pain, joint misalignment, and to further support the range of motion in muscles (Kase et al., 1998). Since then the fields of physical and alternative therapy have been using it to complement their patient’s exercise programs. This form of treatment has been found promising for sport injuries and musculoskeletal disorders, but also as treatment for side effects of cancer (Smykla, 2013). In addition, the tape’s popularity comes from the fact that it can be worn from one to four days before reapplication is needed....   [tags: Knee, Anterior cruciate ligament, Joint, Joints]

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Accreditation Is Important For Any Hospital

- Accreditation is very important for any hospital because it helps hospitals to identify where they are not in compliance. The Joint Commission is an organization that accredits health care organizations. Nightingale Community hospital is preparing for Joint Commission inspection coming and they are also preparing for the audit. Through this audit, the hospital will determine whether they are in compliant with Joint Commission inspection. The hospital use periodic performance review to monitor the hospital throughout the year....   [tags: Hospital, Patient, Shift work, Joint Commission]

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External Financing Need For Amazon 's Continued Expansion For Development

- Step 5 – External Financing Need Amazon’s continued expansion for development will require external financing for continued growth for the company. From the 2015 annual balance sheet and reports, the reports reflect financing through long-term credit which reported at $8.235 million. The capital lease obligation has slightly lowered from the previous year at $5.95 billion. Furthermore, the external factor of finance for 2015 was $11.35 million for Amazon. The overall external finance increased at a rate of 12.25% from 2014 to 2015....   [tags: Debt, Finance, Corporate finance, Venture capital]

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Why Do Money Or Startup Capital?

- If it 's for your business financing, there are hundreds of ways on how to raise that money or startup capital. The challenge however is that as the amount of money you need tends to increase, the degree of difficulty in raising that money tends to increase as well. Raising money for your business is a combination of strategy, timing, and luck. You can collect the amount of capital you need in no time but in return, you have to deal with the conditions and uncertainties involve in repaying it. So however big or small the amount of money you target to raise, what 's important is that you completely understand how these sources of capital work....   [tags: Venture capital, Angel investor, Private equity]

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Notes On Sources Of Finance

- Sources of finance There are different sources of finance such as debt, retained earnings, term loans, working capital loans, equity, letter of credit, debentures, euro issue, venture funding etc. These sources are useful in different situations. They are classified based on time period, ownership and control, and their source of generation. -Debt Factoring Debt factoring is a financial arrangement by which a business sells its invoices to a third party at a discount. Businesses use debt factoring to improve their cashflow....   [tags: Finance, Debt, Venture capital, Corporate finance]

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The Anatomical And Neuromuscular Predispositions

- The Problem with Knees: A Review of the Anatomical and Neuromuscular Predispositions for Knee Problems in Female Athletes My interest in knee problems comes from my own knee problems. As a female athlete, I have fought a disease called patellar tracking disorder. This is where an imbalanced muscular development in my quadriceps caused my patella to run further lateral rather than in the middle. I have also suffered several partial dislocations of both knees and one complete dislocation. A partial dislocation is different than a complete dislocation in that even though the joint still completely moved from its correct position it can return itself to a normal position....   [tags: Knee, Anterior cruciate ligament, Joint, Flexion]

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Overivew of China's Business Law and Environment

- Introduction Since 1979, China has opened up its purely socialist, state-run economy to include elements of the free-market system. By doing so, China is paving the way towards becoming an economic superpower. Nowadays, an increasing number of foreign investors are conducting business either with or in China. To do this successfully, foreign businessmen and professionals must prepare themselves by learning about the business environment in China. In addition, business regulations affect accounting work directly....   [tags: Business Environment, Private Sector Regulation]

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Sports Is Beneficial For Health

- “Participation in sports is beneficial for health, however, it may be accompanied by unwanted side effects in the form of sports injuries.” In many contact and non-contact sports the most common location of injury in the ankle and knee joints. The use of sports braces for joints such as ankles and knees has become very popular since the 1960s. Wearing sports braces is important for athletes in order to avoid new or further injuries, and to help improve their performance. Most research that has been done came to the conclusion that athletes who wore ankle or knee braces after a previous injury, will be less likely to re-injure that same joint....   [tags: Knee, Anterior cruciate ligament, Joint, Injuries]

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Ventura County Climate Action Plan

- Sea levels have been on the rise since 1880, steadily increasing every year, as seen in figure 1 provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Globally, sea levels have risen 10-25cm (3.9 - 9.8inches) in the past century due to water input from melting ice caps (Hopkinson et al.). Sea level rise is most prominent on the east and west coast. On the east coast, sea levels have risen anywhere from six inches to over eight inches. Over on the west coast, specifically in the Southern California region, sea levels have risen 0.01 inches up to two inches according to the web article, Climate Indicators in the United States, published by the EPA....   [tags: California King Tides Initiative]

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COFCO and its Acquisition of Shares in Smithfield and Maverick

- China’s large population and untapped market potential has made it an ideal paradise for investors and multinational corporations to invest into by trying to break into the market in different ways, mostly through joint ventures or research and development centers. Now, China has become the largest foreign direct investor for the past ten years as encouraged by the Chinese government. China has expanded into other markets, most notably in Sudan in which China has built oil refineries while helping to indirectly start an economic boom in the politically unstable country for which China has been called out for....   [tags: Business Management]

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The Impact Of Volkswagen On Cultural And Educational Exchanges Between China And Germany

- 6. The Impact of Volkswagen on Cultural and Educational Exchanges between China and Germany Chinese Ambassador to Germany Mr. Shi Mingde once indicates that educational and cultural exchanges between China and German have become one of the most important parts in the bilateral relations. They are the social and cultural foundation for promoting the sustainable development for bilateral relations and also the most efficiency way to enhance the mutual understanding between Germany and Chinese (Hein, 2012)....   [tags: Olympic Games, 2008 Summer Olympics]

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Namaste International Hotel’s Market Entry Into India

- Strengths One of the Namaste International Hotel’s main strengths lies in its position as a joint venture with The Leela, an already established luxury brand hotel in India. The Leela is one of the country’s most well respected luxury hotels and it aims “to sustain and surpass excellence in service, ambience and performance hall marks that distinguishes The Leela Group. The strategic locations, individuality, architectural aesthetics, lush greens and the intrinsic Indian culture holds true for every Leela property....   [tags: Hotel Management]

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Consequences of Osteoarthritis

- Consequences of Osteoarthritis Aim and objectives The aim of this essay was to undertake a literature review of osteoarthritis. The topics that were covered are: what osteoarthritis actually is, the causes, symptoms, treatments, how a form of treatment works, side effects of this treatment and other treatments. There were two objectives for this SSA. The first objective was to find out what osteoarthritis is and how it affects the body and the second objective was to find out what treatment is available in the UK....   [tags: joint disorder affecting people over 65]

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Indian Multinational Automobile Manufacturing Corporation

- ... 2.2 Product and services The initial products were mainly focused on utility vehicles and tractors but by 2005, it focused on midsized sedan in India called Logan which was a joint venture with Renault to manufacture and market. Mahindra Bolero, Mahindra e20, Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra thar, Mahindra Verito, Mahindra Xylo, Actyon, Mahindra Actyon Sports, Mahindra Chairman W, Mahindra Korando, Mahindra Kyron, Ssanyong Mahindra Rexton, Mahindra Xuv 500, Mahindra Quanto. Mahindra Alfa, Gio, Mahindra Bolero Pickup, Mahindra Genio, Mahindra loadking, Mahindra Maxximo plus, Mahindra tourister Buses, Mahindra trucks....   [tags: Mahindra & Mahindra, case study]

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Questions On Exchange Rate Fluctuations

- (c) A consideration of the key risk factors that are relevant to the decision whether to undertake the investment, with suggestions on how these risks might be managed. 1. Exchange rate fluctuation risk Exchange rate fluctuations come in three forms, which is economic exposure, transaction exposure and translation exposure. Exchange rate movements will lead the cash flows become more volatility. First, “Economic exposure – This is lesser known than the previous two, but is a significant risk nevertheless....   [tags: Management, Risk, Exchange rate]

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Marketing Analysis : Business Strategy

- SWATCH A plateau in sales coupled with increasing competition in the watch industry has forced Swatch’s hand to restructure the company’s current business strategy in order for its future success. This new perspective of the current and future global markets has led to the conclusion that a plan in necessary to break stagnate growth and increase profit. Swatch are not trying to cut manufacturing costs. Swatch are not attempting to emerge in new market; they are not globalising but are focusing on very competitive markets with plateaued growth....   [tags: Time, Marketing, Economics, Term]

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How The Crossing National Boundaries Is Essential For Gaining Competitiveness

- Crossing national boundaries is essential for gaining competitiveness in the present era. So companies are expanding and for this purpose, joint ventures are increasingly becoming common these days. The concept is also called internationalization (Beamish and Lupton, 2009) which is the result of the shift to more customized demands, core competency focus and desire to achieve economies of scale. There are many underlying reasons and benefits for such joint ventures. In some countries, this is the only way to engross in foreign business, for example, Maxico has requirement that all foreign investments in the country must undergo joint venture with Maxican firms....   [tags: Corporation, Multinational corporation]

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The Huawei Company and International Business

- Introduction Multinational enterprise (MNE) is “a company that is headquartered in one country but has operations in one or more other countries” (Rugman and Collinson 2012, p.38) that has at least one office in different countries but centralised home office. These offices coordinate global management in the context of international business. MNEs have increasingly essential influence on the development of the global economy and coordinate with other companies in different business environments....   [tags: entrepreneurial analysis]

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The Airline Industry : The Market Performance Of Qantas Airlines

- The airline Industry in Australia is struggling to make profits, and this is seen by the market performance of Qantas Airlines. In fact, for a number of years, Qantas Airlines is struggling to make profits, and it faces a decline in the share of its market. Certainly, the airline industry in Australia is struggling to be profitable as a whole. On average, the airline companies in Australia are making about 1-3% in terms of profit. Of course, it is not only ion Australia that the airline industry is on a decline....   [tags: Airline, Qantas, Southwest Airlines]

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Sainsbury 's Business Activities.

- Appendix 9. Sainsbury’s business activities 1971–2013 Sainsbury’s entered a joint venture with British Home Stores in 1971 to create hypermarket style stores under the brand SavaCentre. These stores reverted to the standard Sainsbury’s brand and superstore format in 1999. It went public very successfully in 1973 and in 1979 developed a further joint venture with Belgian retailer, GB-Inno-BM, setting up a successful chain of DIY stores with a supermarket-style layout under the brand ‘Homebase’. Hombase grew into a very profitable concern and in 1995 acquired ‘Texas Homecare’ tripling in size overnight....   [tags: Sainsbury's, Tesco, Asda, Nectar loyalty card]

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International New Ventures

- Introduction The article ‘A Theory of International New Ventures: A Decade of Research’ by Zahra (2005) is based on findings based on research sparked by the work of Oviatt and McDougall (1994) ‘Toward a Theory of International New Ventures’. In this article, Zahra (2005) builds on the authors’ research framework, highlighting aspects which expand on the original article and pointing out those which require re-examination in the light of accumulating empirical findings. The term ‘international entrepreneurship’ as developed by Oviatt and McDougall (1994) brings international business theory into an integrated model of International New Ventures (INVs) with an approach based on unique resourc...   [tags: International Business ]

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Venturi house vs the Villa Mairea

- Venturi house vs the Villa Mairea Comparing the Venturi house vs. the Villa Mairea’s relationship to Orthodox Modernism, both Aalto and Venturi rejected the perceived sterility of Orthodox Modern buildings. This rejection led to the development of Post-Modernism in architecture. Both of these architects believed that Orthodox Modernist ultimately produced designs consisting of glass or white boxes and a desensitization for the human scale and form. The idea of Modernism, that form follows function, is defied by Venturi....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Analysis for MHM Business Strategies using Management Tools

- Analysis for MHM business Strategies using Management Tools TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 Introduction Companies use market entry strategies to expand their business in new markets. This research paper aims at analyzing the market entry strategies. External environment and internal environment analysis plays a key role in developing a market entry strategy. Mergers and acquisitions, establishing a wholly owned subsidiary, joint venture, strategic alliance, franchising etc. form the common forms of market entry....   [tags: Firefighting, Market]

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Export Strategies

- Introduction Export goods or services are provided to foreign consumers by domestic producers. Export of commercial quantities of goods normally requires involvement of the Customs authorities in both the country of export and the country of import. (Mancha Navarro, 2001) The advent of small trades over the internet such as through Amazon, e-Bay and the like, have largely by-passed the involvement of Customs in many countries due to the low individual values of these trades. Nonetheless these small exports are still subject to legal restrictions applied by the country of export, particularly in respect of strategic export limitations.(Ferrer Trullols, 1993) There are many market...   [tags: Business Market Export]

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Analysis Of Alex 's Lemonade Stand Foundation

- Part Four – Recommendations and Letter Throughout the research conducted on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, it was difficult to find eight recommendations for the organization; having been established over 10 years ago, the nonprofit appears to have everything figured out and under control. However, there are some areas that may seem to step outside the box, but worthy of consideration. Promotion Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, although familiar to many, I had never heard of it. Actually, when I searched for nonprofit organizations on the web to see what populated, this organization was located on a list of the top 100 nonprofits on the web and listed in the number 83rd spot....   [tags: Non-profit organization, Fundraising, Lemonade]

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Globalization Of Starbucks : Starbucks

- Key Summary and Problems: The purpose of this case study is to understand the globalization of Starbucks. Is Starbucks just a cup of coffee or is it more. Starbucks has taken a basic item and transformed it into a way of life. Individuals are no longer drawn out to savor coffee in the morning just to get the caffeine they require for the day; they can drink coffee any day of the year for entertainment purposes. Coffee is currently an agreeable affair that anybody can have whenever they please. What caused this intense change....   [tags: Starbucks, Coffee, Coffeehouse, Espresso]

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The Differences Between Foreign Trade and Foreign Direct Investment

- Foreign trade Foreign trade is exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories. In most countries, it represents a significant share of gross domestic product (GDP). (http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com) It is a trade between two or more countries and we can separate into three parts. • Import- Affluent countries import resources and commodities when they find comparative advantages in sourcing from foreign locations. (Holt, Wigginton, 2002) • Export – involves selling domestically produced products in foreign market through brokers or overseas distribution centres....   [tags: foreign trade, direct investment, global economy]

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Business Level Strategy : Hertz

- Business-level Strategy Hertz operates its car rental business through various brands in 145 different countries. Hertz was named, for the thirteenth time, by Travel + Leisure readers as the Best Car Rental Agency (Hertz Annual Report, 2013). Hertz is one of the top companies in the car rental industry by obtaining 18.6% of the market share (IBISWorld, 2014). In addition to the leading position that Hertz has built within its industry, the focus was to add more value offerings while recreating the experience in car rentals across the globe....   [tags: Car rental, Car rental companies]

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Case Analysis : Shania 's Business

- Summary Shania is interested in starting her own Christian coffeehouse that she wants to call The Gathering Place in Colorado. Her Husband is onboard with the idea and want to be involved in the capital of the business but not the operation and management. Her sister, who is a homemaker wanting to escape home, and Carlos, Shania’s neighbor that want to make extra income, are interested in working with her in her new business venture. Shania has researched some franchising opportunities and other business opportunities that would fit her vision such as sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, LLC and joint venture....   [tags: Corporation, Business law]

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Dunkin’ Donuts in South Korea

- POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES AND RESOLUTIONS South Korea has a strong $1-trillion economy; it is the third largest market in Asia, behind Japan and China. It also has the 13th largest economy in the world. It is expected that the economy’s current upward trajectory will continue for some time to come. This makes South Korea an attractive market for foreign investment, especially as the world economy, as a whole, continues to improve. Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., a global player in the fast food business, while targeting Asia for its global expansion, concluded that South Korea’s economy was stronger than those of other Asian countries....   [tags: political and economic issues, market]

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Pepsi In Cuba

- How attractive to PepsiCo is the proposal to buy 30% of Deltex for 1.1B pesos (US$360M). Based on the information in the case, Pepsi could invest US$360 million in exchange for 30% equity of Deltex. So we have to calculate the value of 30% equity of Deltex. First, we calculated the discount factor by using average unlevered beta of US independent bottlers, US 10 year Treasury bond as risk free rate and assuming market risk premium 10%. We came up with 9.83% of WACC. Next, we calculated Deltex free cash flow and terminal value and then converted them into US dollar value....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Market Entry Strategy: Avon

- ... Most Swiss citizens speak German, but the influence is primarily language-based. Switzerland’s main influences are Alpine: France and Italy. As for Luxembourg, surrounded by France, Germany, and Belgium, influences are mostly Germanic and Latin. Using the influences in Luxembourg and Switzerland, there are many ways to go about adapting Avon’s marketing. For example, the Germanic influence created a frugal buyer that desires products for everyday use, ease of use, and cause marketing. The Italian/Alpine influence suggested marketing children’s products and marketing for a cause....   [tags: business and promotional adaptation]

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Strategy Formulation

- A primary goal of every privately owned business is profit. The development of marketing strategy for any product proceeds on the basis of domino effects obtained from the study of industry and competition. By the revelation of business strengths and weaknesses, for the growth of a wide range of strategic plans for the successful administration of environmental openings and threats is called the Strategy Formulation. It comprises exploratory or redefining the corporate or project mission by indicating attainable goals, emergent strategies, and setting execution procedure....   [tags: Business Management ]

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The Idea Of Global Business

- Choi Yei Eun (Jade) Ms. Anita Paul BMO1102 3 April 2015 The idea of global business started fairly long time ago. When one speaks of Global Business, the simple term would be the buying and selling of goods and services by people from other countries. Goods can be manufactured in another country but can be purchased elsewhere. In this way, products are easily available for the consumer. All the necessary taxes or duties have been included in the price making it a straightforward transaction. On the other hand, there is more than sending goods to another country to sell, in order for this to take place without problems, companies have trade rules and trade agreements to follow (Williams McWi...   [tags: Corporation, Globalization, International trade]

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The World 's Second Largest Fastest Growing Economy

- INTRODUCTION The development of the emerging economies is way faster than it was intended to be, emerging economies like Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) are the major economies for entrepreneurs or MNCs in which they plan to invest due to huge consumer base. These economies are the so-called “virgin markets” they are untouched which attracts the companies to go for developmental projects; It creates a new paradigm for the business world. But sometimes in these developing economies big multinationals corporations (MNCs) fail to achieve their fair share....   [tags: Wal-Mart, Retailing, India, Investment]

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The Role Of Innovative Human Resource Management

- Ashok Som (2008) , the study examined that the role of innovative Human Resource Management (HRM) practices and specifically questions how HRM practices, such as the role of HR department, recruitment, retraining and redeployment, performance appraisal and compensation, enhance corporate performance during the change process. A multiple-respondent survey of 69 Indian organizations was undertaken to study the impact of innovative HRM practices on firm performance. The study found that the innovative recruitment and compensation practices have a positive significant relationship with firm performance....   [tags: Human resource management, Human resources]

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Scope of International Operations of Bally's Total Fitness and Wal-Mart

- Scope of International Operations of Bally's Total Fitness and Wal-Mart International operations for Bally's Total Fitness and Wal-Mart are responsible for a significant amount of growth as well as profitability. Bally's is the largest, and only nationwide, commercial operator of fitness centers, with approximately four million members and nearly 430 facilities located in 29 states, Canada, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. As of June 30, 2005, Bally's opened fitness centers in over 45 major metropolitan areas representing 63 percent of the United States population and over 16 percent of the Canadian population....   [tags: International Business Analysis]

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Newmont Mining's Rich History in Gold

- Newmont Mining is one of the largest producers of gold in the world, with a significant international presence. Newmont has a rich history, dating to its founding in 1921, and has been publicly traded since 1925. In its early years Newmont rapidly grew through acquisition and diversification, including several joint ventures with well-established companies. It now operates in eight countries on five continents: North America, South America, Asia, Australia, and Africa (Newmont, 2011). These operations encompass a wide variety of governments, populations, and cultures....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Analysis of Wal-Mart in Japan

- Executive Summary The case study focuses on the hurdles and strategic failures that Wal-Mart faced during its expansion and entry into Japan and its hugely attractive Retail Market. The study throws light on the rise of the world’s major Retailers “Wal-Mart”. In course of their expansion with the time they benefitted from success as well as disastrous results in their journey to “Go Global” Wal-Mart got in to Japan’s smart retail market as a joint venture with “Seiyu” which was a very mistaken step at first....   [tags: Wal-Mart in Japan Case Study]

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Ventura Cinemas

- Jill has been doing research on whether or not a movie theatre would be a viable business for her and her husband to pursue. The question is has she gathered enough information to prepare an adequate business plan. The first section of the business plan focuses on background and purpose. I believe that Jill has enough information to talk about the history and the current situation. When addressing the resource-based concept, one must describe the key resources that will contribute to the firm’s success....   [tags: Business Plan Analysis]

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The Matrix Is Designed By Igor Ansoff

- The Ansoff Matrix was designed by Igor Ansoff. It is a growth based matrix with can increase market share and sales. The Ansoff Matrix classifies strategies whether they are new or existing markets or new or existing products. It includes 4 quadrants which are the Market penetration, Product development, Market development, and Diversification. The Market Penetration Strategy is aiming to achieve more sales in the existing market. There is no modification of the product but the organisation is seeking to increase revenue by either repositioning its products or promoting....   [tags: Marketing, Market penetration, Markets]

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What Makes A Successful Global Combination?

- Introduction The intensive competition will lead companies to move in a global direction to increase revenue. However, every company strives to initiate and or create a competitive advantage in regards to their goods and services or whatever the company is offering. Core competencies are what lead companies to form a joint venture, partnerships, alliance, and cooperative strategies. Per (Michael & Hitt, 2017) “because firms reallocated and have similar needs, it’s easier for them to jointly work together, for example, United States alliance between Ford and General Motors in developing upgraded nine and ten-speed transmission.” By combining the companies, it turns out to be a complementary...   [tags: Strategic management, Corporation]

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Discussion about the Growth Strategies Available to Entrepreneurial Ventures

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Camar Automotive Hoist

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Critique La Ventura

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Success Of A Strategic Alliance And The Business

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Global Partnerships : The World Markets Today Are Full Of International Partnerships

- Global Partnerships The world markets today are full of international partnerships. Notably, businesses need an overseas partner to help navigate foreign policies, business, and customs. Moreover, cross-cultural partnerships succeed because human resources (HR) have a hand in providing relative information to corporate management in candidate selection. All in all, organizations must analyze the factors that drive companies to international alliances, HR contributes sound advice to the executive management team before joining with potential partners, and HR is making a move toward decision-making process in partner collaboration....   [tags: Management, Corporation, Partnership]

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Onset Ventures Business Evaluation

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Starbucks International - Foreign Market Entry Strategy

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Domestic Competition: Helped or Hindered by Foreign Firm Entry

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Strategic Analysis Of Pfizer 's Strategic Analysis

- 1. INTRODUCTION This is the second of three reports I will complete as part of the strategic analysis of Pfizer. This report focuses on strategy analysis and includes the following sections. First, the major concepts related to generic, corporate and international strategies analysis will be defined. Second, those concepts will be applied to the case of Pfizer in order to analyze its strategies. The analysis of Pfizer will be followed by its evaluation to identify the major problem the company is facing and propose a solution that Pfizer can adopt....   [tags: Strategic management, Strategic planning]

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Journal for Entrepreneurial Ventures

- Journal for Entrepreneurial Ventures Having been absent for several lessons due to the pending status of the interview, I missed the main planning and deciding of the business plan. Before meeting my group mates, I was briefed about the business plan. I found out that the business plan is to set up an airbrush company specializing in mural paintings, and other services like airbrushing designs on helmets and cars. Initial Stage The first time that I heard about the business plan, I was rather lost as I was not exactly sure what the business was about, and I had even lesser understanding about the way airbrush works....   [tags: Papers]

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Joint Selective Encryption of CAVLC and Signs of Motion vectors for H.264/AVC

- Currently, researchers are orienting their effort to selective encryption in order to protect video sequences against attacks during their transmission over a public channel. The reasons for this trend are of great importance. The encryption module is inserted into the video compression chain to reduce the computation time, ensure the security and reduce the video data amount. This paper presents a chaos based encryption method inserted in the H.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC). The selective encryption was applied on Context Adaptive Variable Length Coding (CAVLC) and on the signs of motion vectors....   [tags: video transmission over a public channel]

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A Brief Note On The Vietnam 's Distribution Of Goods

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Modes of Foreign Entry

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Swot Analysis : Air Canada

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Odyssey Systems Integrators Limited (OSIL) and SinoSecurities

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Growth of a Gold Jewelry Manufacturer, Rajesh Exports in India

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Medical Services At St. Mary 's Medical Center

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Disadvantages Associated With Starting Their Own

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Latin American Hydroelectricity Research

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Analizing Transportation in Supply Chain

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Questions On American Business Schools

- 1. Discuss the merits and potential problems of American business schools offering their graduate programs in a foreign land. Many avenues are available for American business schools to offer their graduate programs to students who reside in other countries. Institutions may establish branch campuses or rent space in other facilities. Another option is to offer validated or franchise degree programs, which are provided by local, independent establishments (1). Business schools can also provide online programs for students to access around the world (1)....   [tags: College, Graduate school, Business school]

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Heineken out of Burma

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Xerox Is The World 's Leading Enterprise For Business Process And Document Management

- Xerox is the world 's leading enterprise for business process and document management solutions. They give administrations, innovation and skill to empower our customers from little organizations to extensive worldwide ventures to concentrate on their center business and work all the more successfully. Xerox has changed extraordinarily in size and extension since the creation of the copier. Nonetheless, the organization 's fundamental standards have continued as before. From printers and multifunction gadgets, to business administrations and answers for transportation, training and health awareness our architects, researchers and specialists keep on developing ways that make work, and life,...   [tags: Xerox, Fujifilm, Fuji Xerox, Photocopier]

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Understanding and critically Evaluating Entry Modes of Businesses in International Market

- ... This model was mainly reliable for manufacturing industries; a paper with contrary arguments was published in 2008, providing two variables; environment-related and service specific, to question whether Uppsala model can be used for service firms. (Jorge Carneiro, da Rocha and da Silva, 2008) Psychic distance and uncertainty in environment, need for quality, face-to-face contact with clients in service delivery, capital intensity are some of the arguments that contradicts Uppsala Model. The results from this study stated that services mainly would choose a mode to internationalize that has higher control like licensing....   [tags: Nike, Microsoft, Sony, Shell Group]

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Strategic Fit Between Competitive Strategy And Supply Chain Risk Management

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Recommendations To Start a Business in a Foreign Country

- Singapore as a country selection holds some disadvantages as well. First, Sysco will face the challenge as a food distributor some resistance to exporting their goods for Food safety concerns. The Singapore government holds “strict public policies of food safety’ (MacLaren, 2006), which is a good regulation to have, but also as a new company entering the country, the rigorous initial inspection may elongate the exporting into Singapore. There also exist the issues of strict legal liabilities, if they were ever to arise, and the lack of rules and regulations to an unknown jurisdiction....   [tags: International Business]

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Coke and Pepsi Learn to Compete in India

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Recruting Human Resources: The Case of Nestlé Company

- ... The ability to create product in a strategic and creative way is one of the key requirements. Other responsibilities of an applicant for this job are generating new innovations, screening and assessing customers viability and feasibility. Finalizing proposals, putting them into winning concept is also a part of the work. Experience plays a significant role in Nestlé, and therefore there is a requirement of 15 years of marketing experience with strong management, international business skills....   [tags: coffee production and merchandises]

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