Globalization Benefits

The world is fast changing into one big village. Cultural diversity, religion, race, and differences in ideology, which have created barriers among nations, are fast fading as people learn to accept and tolerate each other. The free flow of capital and labor among nations give evidence of this change. The political, economic, and socio-cultural turbulence […]

Reflective Thinking – Globalization

Introduction Hospitality industry is considered as one of the fastest expanding sectors globally. This is largely due to globalization. Most companies were traditionally fixed to national boundaries until recently when advancement in among others, infrastructure and technology enabled further expansion. This has brought about several changes in organizational structure of the industry. Moreover, the industry […]

Consumer and Decision Making Behavior: Contrast and Similarities Between the Two Companies

Qantas and virgin Australia share many similarities since they are in the same industry. Both companies make sure that services offered to their customers are paramount hence making them acquire individual market share. This is done by these companies making sure that their airlines have records of safety. Consumers prefer travelling with airlines with a […]

Change Management Approaches that Support the Learning Organization Philosophy

Learning organization is a term commonly used among corporations that facilitate knowledge gaining to their members. Such organizations endlessly transform themselves through acquisition, creation and transfer of knowledge by modifying the behavior of their members so as to reflect new knowledge and insights (Love, 2003). It develops as a result of the challenges facing contemporary […]

Solid 19th Century Classics with Modern Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Mountains at ETSU, September 28, 2013

The concert on September 28th by the Symphony of the Mountains, at East Tennessee State University, featured a solidly classical program of pieces by Ludwig von Beethoven, Pablo De Sarasate, and Schubert . The performance group, under the direction of Sean Claire, is from the region, although they have interesting and varied international backgrounds . […]

Cultural Intelligence by Earley, P. Christopher and Elaine Mosakowski

From the reading, there is compelling evidence demonstrating that cultural intelligence is defined as an individual’s capability to deal effectively in culturally diverse settings, that culturally intelligent individuals engaged in global assignments understand what constitutes intelligent behaviors in diverse cultures through their emotional, cognitive, motivational and behavioral cultural intelligence, and that a propensity to suspend […]

The philosophical approaches to ethics

Introduction The main point of the argument is that philosophical approaches to business ethics provide guidelines for making ethical business decisions, but some of these approaches are controversial and have no support from most moral scholars. The philosophical approaches to ethics are deontology, consequentalism, and virtue ethics (Hill 148). They help business people to make […]

Benchmarking Description on Apple iphone 4s vs. BlackBerry, Android and Samsung Galaxy

The BlackBerry OS is the most difficult smartphone technology to crack and this gives it competitive advantage over the iPhone 4s. Its data security system makes the BlackBerry smartphone the most ideal mobile operating system for enterprise use. The BlackBerry 7 OS is more user friendly when it comes to enterprise needs since it is […]

US-Venezuela Relations

Introduction The United States has had an eventful relationship with countries of Latin America. Latin America has historically been the US’s backyard as far as foreign policy is concerned (Cottam 4). Given its diversity and active politics, various US administrations since Kennedy have focused on different issues including military operations to achieve predetermined political and […]

Contract Types

Introduction A contract is an agreement between two or more parties and it can be oral, implied or written except where certain specific forms of contracts are required to be in writing. In order to be a valid contract, there must be the essential elements such as offer, acceptance, consideration present in it. These elements […]

Nestlé’s Outsourcing Issues

Contemporary global markets obligate companies seek the best available services to enable them retain and have competitive advantages through effective customer service. Organizations are nowadays forced to compete internationally with the severe competition in interlinked markets, which have resulted in a convergence of customer demands. Consequently, Nestle SA, a Swiss based intercontinental corporation, has managed […]

Globalisation and E-Commerce

Several Australian businesses have managed to achieve an edge in e-commerce. These businesses success has had an impact in the international market and affected other Australian businesses. Liquid animation, Long Tall Clothing, Hot Bods Creatures, and Computer design marine are some of the business entities that have managed a significant recognition in e-commerce, resulting to […]

Management and Strategy Making

Management refers to the organization required in resource allocation in order to attain goals. The task is a complex process involving vast risks, opportunities, along with resources that need to be efficient innovations. Mostly, effective management relies on the timeliness and accuracy of information for decision-making; this is because the process requires quality assessment of […]

Critical Thinking

Introduction Critical thinking develops the writer’s reflection techniques. Critical thinking is a skill we build towards perfection. The assessment of an original idea or theory is called critical thinking. Similarly, the idea cannot be paraphrased and it must be backed by evidence and research. The most significant element of critical thinking involves evaluating, interpreting, analyzing, […]

Case Brief: U.S. v. Duka

Facts The 2001 Patriot Act revised a provision of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), 50 U.S.C. Sec 1804 to require a law enforcement agent to confirm “a significant purpose” rather than “the purpose” of conducting the investigation in obtaining foreign surveillance data. Shnewer, Tatar, and the Duka brothers lived in New Jersey, though the Duka […]

Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching versus the ARCS Model

Available scholarship on educational instruction proves the existence of a multiplicity of theories and paradigms geared toward fostering class participation, enhancing the learning processes, and facilitating the transfer of knowledge right through a professional development program for all participants (Gegenfurtner & Vauras, 2012; Wlodkowski, 2011). This paper compares two such theories, namely Wlodkowski’s motivational framework […]

Cloud computing Summary

Cloud computing has been gaining popularity for the last few decades. In fact, small as well as large organizations have realized the potential of cloud in saving costs of procurement, installation and maintaining data storage systems. Synchronized sectors including banking have realized such benefits in utilizing cloud computing. It is imperative for organizations to make […]

Concerns of Being a Counselor

Introduction Counseling is a client-oriented practice that aims at solving patients’ problems or helping them live positively with the problems. For a beginner in this profession, several concerns may surface before a counselor gets the flow of things. While taking part in a self-inventory about the concerns of novices in counseling, I found it difficult […]

The Rwandan genocide

The Rwandan genocide caused the death of almost one million people, and the incidence will remain in history forever. The Rwandan population comprised of many Hutus and a few Tutsis. Since the Tutsis were more successful than the Hutus, there was enmity between the two groups. People have always believed that the ethnic hatred between […]

Obsessive Branding Disorder: The Business of Illusion and the Illusion of Business

Introduction The author began his writing career while working for The Atlantic Monthly. He has also worked as a consulting writer for Fast Company. His writing has been featured in various magazines such as The Boston Globe, SPIN, and ESPN Magazine among others. This is the first book he has written which was published by […]

Ford Motor Company

Country and US MNC Selection Many people consider Ford Motor Company (Ford) as an important American automobile company. The American Multinational Corporation (MNC) is headquartered in Michigan. Since 1903, the company has grown steadily to become a leading automobile brand in the world. This exercise digs deeper to analyse the strategic approach and performance of […]

Human rights violations in Chile

It is crucial to begin by exploring actions that have been taken by Chile in response to the human rights violations that took place between 1973 and 1990. In order to confront past abuses and human rights violations, both civilian collaborators and the past military officers who took part in the violations have been taken […]

South Africa vs Venezuela

The essay explores the major concerns for a South African FDI planning to invest in Venezuela. Despite the exciting potential investment in Venezuela, some of the concerns evident include varying financial systems, potential agency problems, and political risks. The essay will first compare South Africa’s and Venezuela’s corruption percentage index followed by an overall political […]

Migrant workers in Canada

The situation of foreign temporary workers in Canada is increasingly troublesome. Canadian law requires employers to provide most of the same rights to foreign workers as to resident workers . However, not every employer apparently implements these laws and regulations consistently, according to an article from the Vancouver webpage, Straight.com. Carlito Pablo points out that […]

Reflection on Statistics Learning Goals

Introduction Statistical knowledge is important to both statisticians and non-statisticians (Broers, 2006). It is, therefore, recommended that people from all disciplines are given basic skills in statistics. For this reason, I pursued this course to obtain quantitative skills to be applied and improved on in several ways. In this regard, I hoped to obtain knowledge […]

Modern Popular Culture

Introduction In the previous assignment concerning positive effects of modern popular culture, I discussed how it affects human behavior in a positive manner. However, the discussion focused on the general influence of modern popular culture. This paper aims at discussing the effects of modern popular culture on personal beliefs and values. Personal Reflections Undoubtedly, modern […]

Wal-Mart Case Study

Introduction This essay seeks to present a case study on Wal-mart. The company is faced with a marketing challenge. From a professional point of view, below are some of the marketing objectives derived out of the company’s situation. In addition, a solution is suggested to end the marketing stalemate in which the company finds itself. […]

Political Homophobia

What is political homophobia? The debates about homosexuality have been of interest and causes of conflicts in many cultures across the globe throughout history. The rise of the Nazi in Germany was instrumental to politicization of homophobia. Political homophobia can be described as the ways or strategies in which political figures, governments, religious and business […]

“The Counseling Profession’s Relationship to Jews and the Issues that Concern Them: More than A Case of Selective Awareness”

The insightful article by Weinrach (2002), titled The Counseling Profession’s Relationship to Jews and the Issues that Concern Them: More than a Case of Selective Awareness, sets out to not only illuminate the anti-Semitic issue among the Jews living in the United States and abroad, but also to demonstrate how the counseling profession continues to […]

Heroism of Vision

Photography does indeed provide a platform for seeing the world differently. Since photography largely focuses on the beautiful, it is in constant need to define beauty. Close up photography has altered world perceptions on beauty by challenging conventional wisdom on the same. Objects that the naked eye sees can very easily become generic. Therefore, photographers […]

Business Ethics

Ethics has diverse definitions depending on the field in which it is applied. From a general perspective, ethics encompasses well-established standards of wrong and right acts that humankind should avoid and do. The standards include instances of honesty, societal benefits, fairness, and particular virtues. Moreover, ethics revolves around the development of the above standards in […]

International Human Resource Management – Comparison between Australia and China

There are many differences between legal issues in china and Australia. For instance in China, the legal system is supplemented with local regulations. The local regulations are major challenges to international companies expanding their businesses in China. These local laws and regulations differ from provinces as well as in the major cities in China such […]

History of the Peloponnesian War. Book Review

This article focuses on the role played by inequality and morality in international politics based on Thucydides’ depictions of the Athenians Book Review Because of globalization, international politics has lost its potential for moral relationships and virtuous action. Many argue that the growth of self-consciousness with freedom has disintegrated into pure self-centeredness, objectification, and instrumentality […]

Education of Australian Aboriginals and the language barrier.

“Four Corners” introduces an important problem for Australia’s Aboriginal children and their difficulties with the English language. The new rule which requires the first four hours of school to be taught in English has proven completely disadvantaging and disastrous to students and their ability to learn (Whitmount, 2009). There are several, such as Aboriginal English, […]

An Analysis of Productivity of Major ApplichemCompany Plants.

ApplichemCompany was one of the leading manufacturers of specialty chemicals in the early 1982s. As a result of the increased demand for its products in the global market, the company’s top management was forced to establish additional branches in different places across the world. Four of its major plants were built in Gary, Mexico, Frankfurt, […]

Marketing Medicine and Advertising: Dreams in China

Sherman Cochran’s article, Marketing Medicine and Advertising: Dreams in China, 1900-1950, elucidates how Chinese business people had used varied marketing strategies in order to appeal to the locals. Chinese entrepreneurs as well as Westerners attempted to infiltrate into this giant Asian market by including cultural beliefs and western alternatives in their advertisements. For example, Huang […]