Knowledge Management

Introduction This essay shall assess knowledge management (KM) in relation to the formation and development of ‘communities of practice’. In this context, KM strives to include any deliberate and systematic process or practice of gaining, capturing, sharing and using valuable knowledge to improve learning and output in organisations. KM aims at developing capabilities in an […]

Dairy Crest Company

Appendicies Balanced Scorecard The balanced scorecard refers to the strategic planning and management system that is deployed widely in business institutions, as well as governments with the aim of aligning business operations to the vision as well as strategy of the organization, enhance internal and external communications, and examine organization performance in terms of attainment […]

The Impact of Marketing Innovation and Creativity on Service Firms

Abstract Marketing has experienced a dramatic shift from what it used to be in the past years when production was the center of concern to many firms. The service industry has experienced growth in the United Kingdom and currently there are several firms offering various services, from entertainment banking services, hospitality, transport, healthcare, to education, […]

Saudi Dairy & Foodstuff Company Supply Chain Management

Introduction The purpose of this report is to recommend a selected company “Saudi Dairy & Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO)” to develop supply chain considering collaborative planning forecasting and replenishment (CPFR), green supply chain, vendor managed inventory (VMI), free zones in the UAE, disaster management using supply chain, cold chain logistics, third party logistics, cloud computing applications […]

Managing the Future

Introduction Apple Inc. is one of the most prosperous electronic firms in the world. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started this firm on April 1, 1976. The two were electronic enthusiasts who were interested in developing their ideas into business ventures. They were keen on turning their skills in electronics into a large business unit. […]

Sustainability in Slums

Introduction Sustainable development is one of the core strategies of development adopted by many countries across the world. Although this awareness has reached to that level currently, sustainability was not considered profoundly in the past. In the past, people focused on development without considering other crucial aspects such as environmental awareness, sociology and humanity. The […]

Google in 2008

Abstract Google has been a successful company for more than a decade now. The company conducts millions of searches daily that come up with relevant results that satisfy the needs of its users. Therefore, this paper critically analyses its operations and success. To achieve this, the paper focuses on the growth of search engines, the […]

Organisational Development and Change

Introduction Proper organizational management is a critical provision in various corporations. It helps in attaining organizational efficiency, expertise, viability, and developmental desires. Contextually, this paper critically analyses organisational development and change with respect to King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), a leading referral hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Evidently, the hospital has enacted […]

Significance of social media in business operations

Introduction Background to the study Contemporarily, change is one of the most constant elements that businesses have to take into account in the course of their operations. This assertion highlights why the past few decades have been characterised by profound social, economic, and technological transformations emanating from external market forces such as political, economic, technological, […]

Apple Inc

Executive Summary Apple Inc has a long history in terms of changes in products and management team. The company has grown to be the most valuable brand in the world today. Apple has created halo effect through its brand. Today, it has a community of brand loyalists who would rather line up to get their […]

Reflection of Consultancy Project

This document has been created to acknowledge the completion of the project, which focused on brand development opportunities and alternative market strategies for the national banjo manufacturing company. The project specifically targeted its subsidiary. It is a premium quality British manufacturer. Its brand name is known as the ‘The Shackleton Brand. Following a brief summary […]

Training programs for semiliterate and illiterate populations in Swaziland

Introduction Health communication focuses on the solution of health issues through the dissemination of selected messages to communities [1]. Most organisations apply various means to spread health messages including the use of social media and personal interactions with target audiences. Although communication plays a central role in th the study of health communication as an […]

Gifted Education

Gifted education has helped educators to improve learning in their schools, especially, among the gifted students. Students in regular classes have also benefited from gifted education. The success of gifted education is attributed to the use of modern teaching methods that have been developed in the last few years. Some of the teaching methods used […]

United States of America v. Apple, Inc. and seven other publishers

Summary of facts The plaintiffs, the government of the United States of America, and thirteen states jointly filed a suit against Apple Inc. The Antitrust suit alleged that the defendant and other e-publishing companies had conspired to destabilize the retail prices of e-books. This was based on the significant rise in the prices of books […]

Marketing Plan for Astra Agro Lestari Tbk PT’s Palm Plantation

Abstract Astra Agra Lestari Terbuka is a multinational company that owns palm tree and rubber plantations, which are found in the tropical regions of Indonesia. Its head offices are located in the capital city of Jakarta. According to Reuters, the land occupied by the company’s plantations is said to be around 266,704 hectares. The company […]

User Satisfaction and Service Quality in Academic Libraries: Use of LibQUAL+

Abstract This research assessed the quality of service offered by the Clayton State University Library from the viewpoint of the customers of the facility. The research evaluated the customers’ views regarding the library services and examined the degree of customer contentment at the Clayton State University Library. The aim of the research was that of […]

North by Northwest is an Oedipal Wish Fulfillment Fantasy

Even though that during the course of recent decades, the conceptual soundness of the Psychoanalytical Theory by Sigmund Freud has been increasingly criticized, on the account of its presumed ‘unscientificalness’, there can only be a few doubts that it continues to denote a high utilitarian value. After all, even today it represents a thoroughly legitimate […]

Activity-based management

ABM is a management technique employed in an organization in order to streamline an organization’s production activities towards meeting the objectives and goals of the organizations. This technique incorporates activity based costing system, which provides valuable cost information. This information enables managers make sound and informed decisions in the course of managing of the operation […]

Managing Human Capital

Introduction Organisations are shifting towards the strategic management of their human resources to keep pace with the highly dynamic business environment. The traditional human resource management practices, including personnel management, are ineffective in the face of current speed, magnitude of change, and frequency that the organisational and business environment poses. Thus, organisations are finding it […]

Family Owned Business in the United Arab Emirates

Introduction Companies owned by families are believed to be the current forms of business activities. Family companies dominate the economic background of various key global economies especially in developed economies. For instance, across the globe, two thirds of the currently existing commercial businesses appear to be managed and owned by families. The success of these […]

Can HPWPs be implemented in any organizations?

Introduction The concept of globalization can increase market competition among businesses. The current financial crisis affecting most world economies today can complicate market globalization for organizations. Organizations may shift their focus to productivity maximization by developing means of improving their quality of products and services. Productivity maximization can be achieved through human resource management (HRM) […]

Product Engineering and Design Review: Coke Bottles, Running Shoes, Air Conditioner, Dishwasher, and iPhones

Introduction Product engineering and design is important because it allows consumers and manufacturers to interact through several ways. Adequately designed products are better selling, with certain designs also improving on the quality of some of the products. Some of the factors considered in product design and engineering include the use of the product, the target […]

The American Cowboy Meaning

Introduction The American cowboy came from a popular uprising of the vaquero (in North Mexico), which referred to an animal herder who looked after cattle in Northern America with the use of Horses (Pryor 33). Currently, the cowboy movement is a popular and legendary hallmark of American history. In other parts of the world, the […]

Population Growth Impacts on the Environment

Introduction Problem Statement The environment plays a significant role in life. Meanwhile, humans influence natural environment they live in through pollution, and greenhouse effect which has become part and parcel of our everyday life. It goes without saying that our growing populations does not only indicate that people use more and more resources, but also […]

Identifying and Assessing the Economic Costs and Benefits of WTO Negotiations Failure

Introduction Doha Development Round (DDR) also referred to as Doha Development Agenda (DDA), is recognized as the world trade organization (WTO). This organization had organized a trade negotiation round that took place in the year 2001 at a place called Doha. The major objectives of this negotiation were to try and set up lower trade […]

Perceptions of Teachers about the Challenges of Integrating Hearing Impaired Children

Introduction Saudi Arabia is a country that has been in the forefront trying to portray its care and concern for its citizens. Its government has formulated comprehensive and realistic policies and strategies aimed at complying with the basic and special needs of its citizens. This has mainly been aimed at ensuring all citizens’ access to […]

Company Analysis: Aviva Life Insurance Company

Executive summary The main purpose of this report is to relay its two parts. Part one contains financial performance analysis of Aviva Life Insurance Company for the financial years 2006 and 2007. The analysis was conducted using financial ratios. The following are the applied ratios in the analysis: current ratio, quick ratio, interest cover ratio, […]

Hewlett-Packard – Strategic Successes and Failures

Introduction Famously known as HP, Hewlett Packard is one of the biggest multinationals in the world. The company deals with information and technology (IT) in addition to other related products. It focuses on developing and producing computer software and hardware. In addition, it designs and develops software and delivers services to customers. William Hewlett and […]

Critical Analysis of the Role of Leadership in Improving Performance in Public Sector Organisations

Introduction Distributed leadership is a post-heroic understanding of leadership that advocates the liberation from bureaucracy and strengthening of stakeholder involvement (Jackson 2000, p. 70). It has traits that make it relevant for public firms that are in need of a turnaround in performance (Harris, 2005, p. 82). Integrity or openness to criticism, delegation of duties […]

How Public Participation, as a New Governance Practice, Is Affecting Service Delivery

Introduction New forms of governance are constantly emerging. In the UK, the notion of public participation has gained favour owing to its ability to effect democracy and flexibility in the delivery of public services. It represents a third way in public sector service provision because it differs from market systems or state-controlled initiatives. Literature illustrates […]

Management Strategy in the Public Sector

Introduction Local authorities are embracing the use of strategic management in their daily processes. Many have recognised the usefulness of the approach but few are yet to optimize its potential. Internal and external environments in public organisations make strategic management a challenging task for many. These firms require a comprehensive analysis of strategy use in […]

Project Management Case Study: GenRays

Project management knowledge areas Projects refer to temporary endeavors that are undertaken with the objective of attaining unique purpose. To develop long term competitiveness, organizations in different economic sectors are increasingly integrating projects in their strategic management practices. To attain their desired goals, project managers must ensure that projects are effectively managed. In view of […]