Balanced Scorecard and Performance Measures

The current global knowledge economies dictate innovation, upholding and use of information to establish the rate of success within firms. Organisation enrichment is inevitably enhanced through performance measurements as firms strive to improve their production systems which necessitate application of quantifiable scientific methodology (Irala, 2007). Consequently, the balanced Scorecard (BSC) has been established as one […]

Policy Development

Federalism and policy development The federal government has some powers over the States in the United States (Dye, 2010). In this regard, it makes choices on a range of aspects. The idea that the federal government has far-reaching powers over a number of issues raises questions regarding the extent to which the government should interfere […]

Heriot Watts University Globalization Strategy

The recent wave of globalization has encouraged world wide interconnectedness leading to increased competition among businesses. This situation has compelled organizations to adjust their policies in order to address these new challenges. Apparently, no organization is invulnerable to globalization challenges, and higher learning institutions are no exception. Although most higher learning institutions are yet to […]

Patient Classification System

Applying to Patient Classification System in a Practical Setting Managing and controlling costs is indispensible to regulating profits and expenses at the healthcare organization. Therefore, it is crucial to select an appropriate model for handling input and output operations within the hospital. Having a rich experience in monitoring the flow of patients, along with the […]

Current Trends in the Global Hospitality Industry

Introduction Hospitality has to do with the art of being human. It is the ability and willingness to provide care and receive care. The hospitality industry got established several decades ago to offer relaxation and care – spiritual, social, emotional and physical to those who needed it. Hospitality focuses on the interrelationship between individuals and […]

Direct and Indirect Costs

Costs are incurred in the process of producing goods and services. The costs incurred can be classified into direct and indirect costs. This essay briefly discusses direct and indirect costs in regard to the process of production. Direct costs are the expenses which can be attributed directly to a specific project. For instance, the cost […]

The Newest Gadget in Action: Anything Locator Application for iPhone

Concerning the Design: It’s not What It Seems Introducing a gadget with an original design is one of the keys to the success of the given technological novelty. Therefore, the peculiarities of the Locator Application for iPhone are of crucial importance for the public’s perception. Taking into consideration the elements that add to the stylishness […]

Globalization and Gay Tourism: Learning to Be Tolerant

According to the existing evidence, globalization has triggered a number of changes in the modern world, convincing people to be tolerant towards the representatives of the other nations, races, political ideas, religious beliefs and sexual orientation. Comprising the experience of different nations and creating a peculiar fusion of traditions and customs, globalization has touched upon […]

Public Policy Problems

Dye (2010 p.4) explains policy analysis as the process of getting to know the activities of governments, why they have to undertake such activities and the difference they realize from the activities. Policy analysis is primarily concerned with explanation as opposed to prescription of policy matters. It involves a rigorous investigation into the causes of […]

The Camper Showroom in Shanghai

Introduction Nowadays there are a plenty of materials and technologies allowing making design a masterpiece of art. However, modern design goes beyond the frameworks of the art value. It is also aimed at making the premises useful and appropriate for the modern activities. The Camper Showroom in Shanghai is one of the best examples of […]

Victor Lipman, a Forbes Magazine contributor talks about the management practices

Victor Lipman, a Forbes Magazine contributor talks about the management practices that help enhance productivity in organizations. The article outlines the activities that managers can engage in to improve productivity in an organization. This review will compare, synthesize, and evaluate the effects of these practices. The article states that all managers expect their employees to […]

The Meaning of Management: The Great Awakening

Article Summary The article “Meaning of Management: The Great Awakening” by Steve Denning seeks to explore the need for business firms and organizations to implement organizational development programs on a permanent basis in order to be at par with the ever changing business environment. The author describes the process of learning within organizations as employee […]

Sport Obermeyer, Ltd.

Sport Obermeyer, Ltd. is a winter, high performance skiwear fashion company established in 1947. The company offers a “broad line of fashion ski apparel, including parkas, vests, ski suits, shells, ski pants, sweaters, turtlenecks, and accessories.” (Hammond and Raman 1). In recent years, the founder’s son has taken over major management responsibilities as the company’s […]

Impacts of Rapid Economic Development in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The rapid rates of economic development and urbanization in Dubai and Abu Dhabi have attracted international attention in the last two decades. The two cities have attained recognition as major hubs for tourism, investment and market for various goods and services. Their growth in industry and real estate sectors has attracted foreign populations from various […]

Where Kittyhawk Failed: The Case of Disruptive Technologies

Disruptive technologies have always been a very dubious concept, clearly promoting further evolution of technological thought, on the one hand, and blocking the development of the current technological advances, on the other hand. Perhaps, one of the most notorious cases of disruptive technologies affecting the current market and ruining the opportunities of promising technologies to […]

Strategic Management for Small and Medium Enterprises – “Navigating in Turbulent Times“

Background of the Study Small and medium enterprise is a very sensitive and vulnerable sector affected by change in economic climate. Most small and medium enterprises are affected by financial crisis by reducing their development rate. Currently most SMEs are bracing themselves for changes in their socio-economic landscape and operating environment in order to survive. […]

The Factor Influence on On-Line Purchase Behavior

Introduction In online shopping condition, social, culture, personal, and psychological factors still have an influence to play in determining on-line purchase behavior. The internet is full of disadvantages and advantages for customers. Perceptions of various aspects of online shopping or buying vary among consumers, and when these variations are correlated with demographic characteristics, it has […]

Training and Development

Olaniyan and Ojom (2008) opine that growth in organizations can be achieved by training and developing the skills of employees. They continue to explain that training provides employees with skills which are necessary to perform their duties. This is achieved by improving the skills of employees, and shaping the skills of new recruits to match […]

Securing Wireless Networks

This shift from paper based on electronic record keeping is very well informed. Adopting wireless and mobile technology will improve the doctors and nurses’ efficiency and lessen their workload. However, this technology comes with a number of challenges and risks (Kim, 2010). Some of these risks affect the patients’ wellbeing. This makes mitigation of these […]

China-Certain Measures Affecting Electronic Payment Services

Introduction The UnionPay systems requirements granted the service suppliers to offer payment services using electronic cards to carry out transactions in foreign currencies. Under this system, the Chinese authority categorically stated that the devices used in payment card processes must conform to the entity systems requirements. In addition, it was required that all the cards […]

Transfer of New Capabilities in the Workplace

Introduction Employee training is one of the most effective strategies for human resource planning and management in an organization. Ability by employees to reliably, apply new capabilities they learn training to their jobs is very important. Employees transfer knowledge they acquire in training directly into their workplaces and ensure its availability for use by others. […]

Theory Integration in Intelligence

Methodology Understanding research approach is important in determining the level of accuracy that can be attained in gathering information on intelligence. Any research methodology should reflect the objectives of a study. Grounded theory is a research methodology which begins with a question that guides a researcher especially when collecting data. In intelligence studies, this theory […]

Pandemic Flu Planning

Recommended epidemic control steps A flu pandemic can be controlled through four steps that would be aimed at reducing the rate of spread of the disease and reducing its impact on the community. The steps are useful if an outbreak is detected early before it could have explosive growth (Interim Pre-pandemic Planning Guidance, 2007). If […]

Online and Face-to-face Counselling

This paper dwells upon the attitude towards online counselling services compared to face-to-face services. Rochlen, Beretvas and Zack (2004) note that the use of the Internet for various healthcare purposes (including counselling) have been a matter of wide-scale discussion. More so, numerous online resources are being created and the market of online counselling services is […]

Managing Risks

Value at risk analysis Value at risk analysis approach is one of the techniques that have been widely used to quantify and measure financial risks with a given period in an organization, a financial institution or even an investment portfolio. Risk managers utilize Value at risk (VaR) to counter risk levels through the application of […]

Low-income African-American Сaregivers

The article in question dwells upon attitudes of African-American caregivers whose children and grandchildren were diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders towards school counselors. It is necessary to note that this matter has not received sufficient attention from researchers. The aim of the research is to reveal attitudes of African-American caregivers with low income whose […]

Executive Summary on the Wounded Warriors Project

What Is Our Business? Wounded Warriors Project is a non-profit organization that is preoccupied with issues wounded American veterans face every day (To honor and empower wounded warriors, 2015). The organization provides a wide range of services to those who sign up. These services include counselling, psychological help, assistance in landing jobs, communication with other […]

Dual Career Systems

Introduction Dual career systems are organizational regimes that enable employees to advance their careers without mandatory supervisory or managerial undertakings that could undermine their progress with regard to career advancement. These systems serve interests of employees who bear specific skills and competencies but have no desire to serve as managers or supervisors. Such systems offer […]

Compare and Contrast Job Analysis and Competency Models

The daily deadlines experienced in business organizations ensure their managers pay attention to pressing issues. This may include issues which provide relatively immediate financial gains. As a consequence, human resource managers usually find it hard to allocate the required time needed to formulate new job descriptions or competency models specific to a vacancy. Instead, they […]

Coaching Relationships and Characteristics

Today, in the 21st century, the practice of coaching has increasingly gained currency in organizational settings, with the two most predominant types of coaching being executive coaching and employee-oriented coaching. The current paper seeks to promote our understanding of coaching in the organizational context not only by exploring what current research says about coaching relationships, […]