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17259. SOUTHWEST AIRLINES: STRATEGY.

This paper provides a strategic audit of Southwest Airlines. The discount airline’s historical and current strategies are identified, examined and assessed. The analysis evaluates the effectiveness of Southwest’s strategies to date, noting any strategy-related problems, and makes recommendations on how Southwest can improve its strategic position in the future, setting forth a plan of implementation. The audit begins with an overview of Southwest’s history, recent events and strategies. This is followed by a summary of current operations and a concise description of Southwest’s strategies. The next section presents a competitor analysis, including a summary of key strengths and weaknesses for two key competitors, American Airlines and Jet Blue. This is followed by a summary SWOT for Southwest along with a concise summary of the strategy and strategy-related problems identified through the strategic audit. The concluding section presents recommendations for future adjustments to Southwest’s strategy, along with a brief implementation plan. APA Style. 25 pages; 89 footnotes; 34 bibliographic references. 8,469 words.

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17258. A STRATEGIC AUDIT OF WAL-MART.

This paper provides a strategic audit of Wal-Mart. The retail giant’s historical and current strategies are identified, examined and assessed. The analysis evaluates the effectiveness of Wal-Mart’s strategies to date, noting any strategy-related problems, and makes recommendations on how Wal-Mart can improve its strategic position in the future, setting forth a plan of implementation. The audit begins with an overview of Wal-Mart’s history, operations, customers and key market segments, and strategies. The next section presents a competitor analysis, including a SWOT for two key competitors, Costco and Target. This is followed by a summary SWOT for Wal-Mart along with a concise summary of the strategy and strategy-related problems identified through the strategic audit. The concluding section presents recommendations for future adjustments to Wal-Mart’s strategy, along with a brief implementation plan. KEYWORDS: Wal-Mart Walmart SAM’S discount retailers strategy marketing competition SWOT Target Costco public relations corporate image big box. Written 2005. 25 pages; 156 footnotes; 62 bibliographic sources. 7,650 words.
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17254. WAL-MART STORES, INC.: STRATEGIC AUDIT.

This paper provides an audit of strategy at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Following a summary profile of Wal-Mart’s organization and operations, the retail giant’s strategy is assessed and analyzed through a five forces analysis and concluding summary SWOT (strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threat) analysis. It is argued that Wal-Mart has achieved unprecedented retail success through its combination price-and expense-cutting strategy and that its current level of bargaining power over suppliers, capacity to crush smaller competitors, and strong appeal to price-conscious consumers will continue to feed future growth. At the same time, it is noted that Wal-Mart is not invulnerable to competitors. Wal-Mart faces two major competitive threats: 1) a price-threat from dollar-based discounters, and 2) a product differentiation threat from upscale discount retailer Target. Ultimately, however, the biggest threat to Wal-Mart’s continued success comes not from competitors or suppliers but from consumers, employees, and its increasingly tarnished public image. Keywords: discount retailer Wal-Mart strategic analysis SWOT Five Forces competition strategies. Written 2005. 12 pages; 53 footnotes; 39 bibliographic sources. 3,547 words.
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17253. TARGET CORP STRATEGY.

This paper provides an overview and analysis of strategic issues at Target Corp. Begins with a brief overview of the discount retailer’s operations and its strategic operating environment. Following this, a summary SWOT analysis provides the necessary background for identification and discussion of Target’s distinctive competencies, its primary competitive advantage, and its biggest or most central strategic issue today and in the immediate future. Keywords: discount retailer Target strategic analysis SWOT environmental analysis. 8 pages, 21 footnotes in text, 19 bibliographic sources.
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17252. A GROWTH STRATEGY FOR TARGET CORP.

This paper presents and describes a number of recommendations on how Target Corp. Might best reach its goal of achieving an average 15% annual growth in revenues over the next five years. It is argued that in order to achieve and sustain this impressive growth rate, Target will need to streamline operations and focus on its core competencies; capture market share from both traditional discount rivals and from mid-tier department stores; broaden its expansion plans; increase comparable store sales; expand Internet-based sales; and increase net revenues from credit card sales. Specific recommendations include the disposal of non-performing assets and operations; improvements to the supply chain; aggressive expansion; the launch of a new “rewards program” for regular customers; a credit card promotion; and expansion of Target’s web-based store. Keywords: discount retailer strategic planning marketing Target. Written 2004. 12 pages; 14 footnotes; 21 bilbiographic sources. 2,692 words.
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17250. GAP MARKETING.

The paper provides a marketing profile of Gap Inc., the country’s largest specialty retailer and owners of the Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy brands. Following an introductory overview of the company’s 2002-2004 turnaround, marketing strategy and practices at Gap are profiled. After a brief summary corporate history, the analysis considers Gap’s segment strategy, profiles its brands and products, outlines its system of distribution, and discusses its pricing, advertising, and promotion policies. The analysis concludes with an evaluation of Gap’s current position and planned marketing strategies. Keywords: specialty retailer Gap casual clothier marketing strategy competition. Written 2004. 12 pages; 49 footnotes; 25 bibliographic sources. 4,236 words.
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17249. CIRCUIT CITY STORES: STRATEGY.

This paper provides an overview and analysis of competitive strategy at Circuit City Stores. Following a problem diagnosis and situation assessment, alternative strategies are identified and discussed. Considers the electronic retailer’s major strengths and weaknesses and makes an assessment of major competitors including Best Buy and Wal-Mart. The concluding section makes recommendations on the adoption of a specific strategy and outlines a plan for implementing this strategy. Keywords: marketing strategic analysis competition electronic retailer. Written 2004. 9 pages; 22 footnotes; 25 bibliographic sources. 2,333 words.
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17246. BLOCKBUSTER MARKETING.

This paper presents a marketing profile of Blockbuster Inc., the nation’s largest video rental chain. Following an overview of the company’s history and current operations, the paper profiles Blockbuster’s marketing objectives, strategies and tactics as it struggles to respond to changes in the marketing environment and meet its ambitious goal of becoming the complete source for movies and games. Examines Blockbuster’s new initiatives such as in-store subscriptions (“Movie Pass”), gaming expansion, DVD trading, and its new online subscription service. Keywords: strategic analysis marketing video stores gaming movies. Written 2004. 8 pages; 35 footnotes; 20 bibliographic sources. 2,076 words.
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17245. AMERICAN AIRLINES STRATEGY.

This paper provides a strategic analysis of American Airlines (AA), examining the world’s largest air carrier’s existing strategy and strategic options within the context of a turbulent operating environment.. The main part of the paper presents a profile of American’s history, operations and existing strategies. Another section briefly examines AA’s strategic operating environment through a summary PEST analysis of the external environment and a summary industry analysis. The concluding section considers American’s strategic options based on a the previous analysis and a summary S.W.O.T. (strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats) analysis. Keywords: international airlines strategic marketing management SWOT competitive strategy american southwest airlines united. Written 2004. 15 pages; 84 footnotes; 41 bibliographic sources. 4,731 words.
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17218. LEADERSHIP: MANAGEMENT REPACKAGED?

This paper provides an overview and analysis of the contemporary notions of business leadership and makes the argument that in some ways, leadership is really just management repackaged. Argues that leadership is not superior to management. Rather, leadership is really just one aspect of the much broader construct of management. Furthermore, it is argued that many of the characteristics which are today put forth as being the earmarks of a “good leader” are fundamentally no different form the characteristics which identified the “good manager” in an earlier era. Keywords: management theory leadership business managers organizational leaders. Written 2004. 10 pages; 25 footnotes; 16 bibliographic sources. 2,414 words.
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17198. THE CRASH OF TWA FLIGHT 800.

This paper provides an overview and analysis of the midair explosion and crash of TWA Flight 800 on July 17, 1996. Drawing on information from the National Transportation Safety Board investigation and other reports, the paper describes the accident and the resulting damages and fatalities; analyzes the causes behind the accident; and reports on the remedies and changes that were put into place as a result of the accident and subsequent investigation. The first part of the paper dissects the accident and its causes. The next section looks at the lawsuits that arose as a result of the crash. Another section details the remedies and regulations that have been put into place in response to the crash and its likely causes. A concluding section discusses how the accident could have been avoided and briefly considers some of the unresolved issues related to the crash. Keywords: Flight 800 commercial aviation accidents investigation airplane crash lawsuits air safety prevention. Written 2004. 15 pages; 54 footnotes; 31 bibliographic sources. 4,882 words.
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17190. BOEING COMPANY & ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE.

This paper provides a prescriptive overview of organizational change at troubled Boeing Company. Following a description of the company’s operations, structure, and micro and macro environment, an organizational change and development approach is used to diagnose problems at Boeing. Based on the diagnosis, a plan for intervention and implementation of organizational change is outline. Another section considers the evaluation of the recommended change program. The concluding discussion considers the organizational change implications of this case for managers in general and public administrators in particular. Keywords: organizational change Boeing aerospace management development administration. Written 2004. 15 pages; 35 footnotes; 26 bibliographic sources. 4,123 words.
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17188. MICROSOFT ANTITRUST LAWSUIT.

This paper provides a summary overview and analysis of the Microsoft antitrust case (United States v. Microsoft), Civil Action No. 98-1232, U.S. District Court, D.C.). The claims and positions of both parties to the case are identified and explained. The precise charges the government raised against Microsoft are identified, and the legal basis for these charges explained. Microsoft’s responses to the charges are discussed and explained. The procedural (litigation) history of the case is summarized and the terms of the final settlement are reviewed and analyzed. The concluding section offers a personal assessment of the major issues in the case. Keywords: antitrust litigation Microsoft software windows anti-competitive bundling tie-ins. Written 2004. 12 pages; 32 footnotes; 20 bibliographic sources. 3,653 words.
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17179. AVIATION & AIR CARGO SECURITY.

This paper provides an overview and analysis of current security concerns and issues in the airline and aviation air cargo industry. Following a brief overview of the history of air cargo security, the analysis focuses on the post-September 11th aviation security environment. Security measures implemented in the aftermath of the attacks, including the ‘known shipper’ program and restrictions on some air cargo in passenger planes are described and discussed in terms of their strengths and limitations. Proposals for additional security measures (e.g., arming air cargo pilots, bomb-proofing cargo compartments, advanced notification, more sophisticated tracking and identification of cargo, x-raying all cargo, etc.) and their implications for the aviation cargo industry are considered. Keywords: aviation security airline security air cargo security terrorist threat technology known shipper. Written 2004. 18 pages; 34 footnotes; 20 bibliographic sources. 4,661 words.
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17178. PORTUGUESE SOLID WASTE RECYCLING: MARKET ENTRY STRATEGY.

Taking the perspective of an American firm considering investment prospects in Portugal, this paper presents a S.W.O.T. (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats) analysis of Portugal. Part 1 provides a general overview of the Portuguese market and business climate, focusing on general strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats from the perspective of the American investor. Specific high-potential areas for investment are identified and one area – solid waste recycling – is selected for further investigation. Part 2 provides a brief overview of the solid waste recycling market in Portugal. Drawing on the analysis from Parts 1 and 2, Part 3 presents a summary SWOT analysis for an American solid waste recycling firm planning on entering the Portuguese market. Keywords: Portugal country risk assessment investment solid waste industry recycling SWOT. Written 2004. 12 pages; 35 footnotes; 13 bibliographic sources. 3,261 words.
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17176. US MILITARY ACQUISITION SYSTEM.

This paper critically analyzes the organizations, concepts and processes that comprise the defense (military) acquisition machine in the United States. The main part of this paper provides a general overview of the key components, organizations and concepts of the U.S. military acquisition system, including a definition of defense acquisition and its components; a discussion of the role of the key players in the acquisition process (Congress, the Executive Branch, the defense industry) and the special role of DOD (Department of Defense) acquisition program managers and the Defense Acquisition University; a description of the acquisition authority chain; and an overview of the acquisition environment. The concluding part of the paper focuses more closely on military acquisition processes, looking especially at acquisition reform and the move to “evolutionary, knowledge-based” acquisition processes. Keywords: DOD defense military procurement budget. Written 2004. 12 pages; 31 footnotes; 28 bibliographic sources. 3,184 words.
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17173. COMPARISON OF FOUR NORTH AMERICAN SHOPPING MALLS.

This paper explores the meaning and importance of shopping malls through a comparison of four North American malls: 1) Mall of America (Bloomington, Minnesota); 2) West Edmonton Mall (Edmonton, Alberta); 3) Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets (Central Valley, New York); and 4) Westfarms Mall (West Hartford, Connecticut). Following a general discussion on the development of shopping malls and their importance, the paper compares and contrasts the four shopping malls in terms of their respective marketing strategies, consumer behavior, social class, and psychographics. Keywords: shopping malls consumerism marketing consumer behavior. Written 2004. 15 pages; 59 footnotes; 23 bibliographic sources. 4,340 words.
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17172. GLOBALIZATION OF NATIONAL DEFENSE INDUSTRIES.

Focusing on the defense industries in the United States and the United Kingdom, this paper explores and critically evaluates some of the policy issues and challenges posed by defense globalization. The essay beings with a brief overview of globalization in general and of defense globalization in particular. Following this, the analysis focuses on four major challenges and policy issues in defense globalization: 1) technology and technology transfers; 2) procurement policy; 3) export controls; and 4) offsets. Keywords: defense military procurement globalization policy technology transfer trade. Written 2004. 10 pages; 52 footnotes; 18 bibliographic sources. 2,914 words.
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17159. NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN AVIATION SAFETY.

This paper provides an overview and analysis of new and emerging technologies in aviation for crash avoidance and survival. The investigation focuses on emerging technologies which reduce crash risk and improve the odds of crash survival by improving the flight crew’s level of situation and positional awareness and thus enabling better decision-making. The analysis looks at crash avoidance technologies in two major accident categories – CFIT and runway incursions – and shows how the application of combination technologies and systems can dramatically reduce crash risk. Specific technologies discussed include GPS (global positioning systems); Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS) and second-generation Terrain Avoidance Warning Systems (TAWS); combination terrain and traffic collision avoidance system (T2CAS); Runway Incursion Prevention System (RIPS); Ground Marker; Dreadle; and Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS). Written 2003. 15 pages; 45 footnotes; 33 bibliographic sources. 4,371 words.
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17158. THE HIGH COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

This paper provides an overview and analysis of the problem of prescription drug costs as well as consideration of the steps that might be taken to address the problem. Following an overview of the scope and components of the problem, the analysis looks at some fo the major reasons behind the high costs of prescription drugs, including the traditional reasons offered by the drug industry and the reasons suggested by consumer advocates and analysts outside of the pharmaceutical industry. Various ideas for controlling prescription drug costs and/or for solving the problem are considered and discussed. The concluding section makes recommendations on the adoption of specific measures aimed at addressing the problem. Written 2003. 11 pages; 34 footnotes; 28 bibliographic sources. 3,450 words.
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17147. COMMERCE BANCORP: SWOT & STRATEGIC ANALYSIS.

This paper presents a S.W.O.T. (strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats) analysis of fast-growing Commerce Bancorp of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Based on this SWOT analysis, the soundness of Commerce Bancorp’s existing strategy is assessed. Alternative strategies are considered and the concluding section makes recommendations on Commerce’s future strategy. Keywords: banking strategy banks SWOT. Written 2003. 12 pages; 49 footnotes; 23 bibliographic sources. 3,575 words.
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17146. BIG LOTS! STRATEGY.

This paper provides a strategic analysis of Big Lots!, the number one closeout retailer. Following an overview of the company, its history, and its operations, a S.W.O.T. (strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats) analysis of Big Lots is presented. Strategic alternative for Big Lots are identified and assessed. The concluding section makes recommendations on strategy and consider the future prospects for the company. Keywords: discount closeout retail strategy. Written 2003. 12 pages; 51 footnotes; 24 bibliographic sources. 4,596 words.
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17120. INSIDER TRADING REGULATION: THE US & EU.

This paper provides a comparative analysis of insider trading regulations in the United States and the European Union (EU). The United States was selected for analysis because it was the first country to enact significant insider trading laws and today continues to lead the world ion enforcement of insider trading violations. The first part of the paper describes insider trading regulation and enforcement in the U.S. The second part of the paper compares insider trading regulation and enforcement in the EU (both in the EU as a whole and in representative Member States, including the U.K., Germany, Sweden, and Italy) with the system found in the U.S. Written 2003. 12 pages; 61 footnotes; 32 bibliographic sources. 5,076 words.
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17113. GENERAL MOTORS STRATEGY.

This paper provides an overview and analysis of strategy at General Motors, with a close focus on new product strategy, suing the Chevy Avalanche as a primary example. The analysis begins with a strategic profile of General Motors and identification of the company’s strategic intent and mission. Following this, a SWOT (strengths-weakness-opportunities-threats) identifies the company’s critical internal strengths and weaknesses as well as the threats and opportunities in the external environment. Other sections summarize GM’s e-marketing activities, profile key financial information, and provide a summary overview of the Chevy Avalanche product. The final sections focus on strategy formulation (identification and evaluation of strategic alternatives) and the provision of specific strategic recommendations with action plans and likely competitor responses. Written 2002. 37 pages; 84 footnotes; 47 bibliographic sources. 8909 words.
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17108. A HISTORY OF THE CHRYSLER CORPORATION.

This paper provides a history of Chrysler Corporation. The analysis examines the events leading to the founding of the company; traces the early history and accomplishments of the company through the 1920s and 1930s; considers Chrysler’s contributions to the war effort in WWII and the Korea; reflects on Chrysler’s activities and difficulties in the 1950s-1990s; profiles the history and importance of the company’s major automobile divisions (Dodge, Plymouth, Jeep/Eagle, etc.); looks briefly at labor relations at Chrysler; considers Chrysler’s activities outside of the automotive sector (aerospace, real estate, marine, etc.); and comments on the Chrysler legacy. KEYWORDS: Chrysler company history automobile industry. Written 2002. 26 pages; 54 footnotes; 31 bibliographic sources. 6,827 words.
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17056. SHOULD E-COMMERCE BE SELF-REGULATED OR REGULATED BY GOVERNMENTS?

This paper addresses the question of whether or not Internet businesses should be self-regulated in accordance with the free market and “invisible hand” concepts of Adam Smith. It is argued that with limited exceptions (e.g., to protect consumers and children), the free market approach is more appropriate than its alternatives. Keywords: Internet regulation commerce. 5 pages, 12 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.
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17029. RISK ASSESSMENT FOR WENDY'S INTERNATIONAL, INC.

This paper discusses Wendy’s corporate objectives, strategy, brand image, and the role of founder/spokesman Dave Thomas, and the impact of his death in 2002. Examining such factors as marketing, competition and expansion through acquisitions, the company’s potential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats are identified. Keywords: Wendy’s International strategy corporate profile. 10 pages; 19 footnotes; 8 bibliographic sources.
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15963. "HAMMER-PROOF: A POSITIVE GUIDE TO VALUES-BASED LEADERSHIP" BY JEFFREY A. ZINK (BOOK REVIEW).

Zink’s book is concerned with the importance of ethics in leadership and provides a practical guide for leaders who want to attain an ethical stance. In addition to describing Zink’s basic ideas, this review praises his use of a straightforward writing style and explanatory examples, and notes that the works of other writers are supportive of his views. Keywords: business ethics values leaders. Written 2003. 15 pages; 34 footnotes; 9 bibliographic sources. 4,168 words.
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15946. CELLULAR PHONES.

This paper argues that cellular phones were the most successful product of the 1990s. The paper covers the development of the technology prior to the 1990s, and the growth in the use of cell phones since that time. It also discusses the reasons for the product’s popularity, problems and controversies, and the ongoing search for improvements and new features. KEYWORDS: cell mobile phones history product innovation. Written 2003. 16 pages; 51 footnotes; 15 bibliographic sources. 3,724 words.
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15943. AMAZON.COM.

This paper discusses both the successes and weaknesses of the Internet bookstore, including Amazon.com’s growth strategies, product development, and partnerships. Argues that Amazon may have spread itself too thin by pursuing so many different side interests (besides its main business of book selling). Written 2003. 6 pages; 23 footnotes; 5 bibliographic sources. 1,378 words.
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15939. MCDONALD'S AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

This paper discusses the ways that McDonald’s has striven to be an ethical corporation and to thereby attain greater profitability and other positive consequences from its emphasis on social responsibility. Topics discussed include recycling, animal rights, sweepstakes promotions, and the offering of more healthful menu items. KEYWORDS: business ethics corporate social responsibility mcdonalds. 6 pages; 23 footnotes; 8 bibliographic sources. 1,465 words.
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15910. ROLLERBLADE, INC.

This paper discusses Rollerblade Inc.'s growth during the late 1980s and early 1990s (in response to the inline skating fad), and the struggle to hold its share of the market since that time. The reasons for the company’s success are also discussed (such as product quality, diversity of product line, and use of innovative marketing techniques). 5 pages; 19 footnotes; 8 bibliographic sources.
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15909. DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA AND INDIA.

This paper discusses the advantages of investing in India and the People’s Republic of China, despite existing structural, economic, political, and social problems and barriers to investment found in both countries. 11 pages; 41 footnotes; 12 bibliographic sources.
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15758. MANAGING DISASTER: USAIR FLIGHT 427.

This paper provides a case analysis of USAir's (now US Airways) response to the crash of USAir Flight 427. Following a synopsis of the accident and a summary of the major facts of the case, the analysis examines USAir's initial and longer-term strategic approach to dealing with the disaster, considering the company's plans for minimizing future risks, organizational goals, and the influence of external factors. Problems in the company's approach to managing this disaster are highlighted and discussed. Recommendations, including a plan of action, are presented. The financial impact of the disaster is considered, both in terms of the direct financial impact from the 1994 crash and the projected costs for implementing the recommended controls. 13 pages, 38 footnotes, 30 bibliographic sources.
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15740. THE AUTOMOBILE PRE-INSURANCE INSPECTION MARKET.

This paper analyzes this "niche" market and its potential for growth. Pre-insurance inspections, which are meant to reduce insurance fraud, are only required in a few states and the market is currently dominated by one major provider. The paper also covers such topics as the role of state legislation, used-car sales, and the impact of the efforts of anti-fraud organizations. 11 pages, 32 footnotes, 20 bibliographic sources.
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15702. GENERAL MOTORS OF MEXICO: STRATEGY.

This paper provides an overview and analysis of General Motors Corp.'s (GM) strategy and operations in Mexico. Following a brief history of GM in Mexico, the analysis profiles the auto giant's current operations and strategy in Mexico, including labor, financial and distribution issues, and plans for expansion. The analysis considers both the opportunities and obstacles GM confronts in Mexico. The concluding section assesses GM's Mexican strategy to-date and makes recommendations for the future. 12 pages, 36 footnotes, 25 bibliographic sources.
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15691. NOVELL VS. MICROSOFT: THE BATTLE FOR THE NETWORK REDUX.

Taking the perspective of a consultant-advisor to Novell, this paper provides an overview and analysis of Novell's efforts to comeback and challenge Microsoft's competitive position in network operating systems and directories. The analysis begins with a review of Novell's first effort to challenge Microsoft. Following this, the analysis examines Novell's strategy and tactics in its current challenge to Microsoft. Written 2002. 10 pages, 36 footnotes, 20 bibliographic sources.
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15688. RUSSIAN TEXTILES/APPAREL INDUSTRY AND TRADE IN THE POST-SOVIET ERA.

Using a case analysis of the textile and woven apparel industry, this paper examines changes and trends in the Russian trade structure following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the onset of Russia's political and economic transition. The paper begins with a brief historical overview of the post-Soviet Russian economic transition, a discussion of the impact of the transition on Russia's trade structure, and a profile of current economic and trade conditions. The analysis then turns to a close focus on the Russian textiles and woven apparel industry and the trade in textiles/apparel. A concluding section examines the prognosis for the future development of the Russian textiles/apparel industry and makes predictions for future trends in textile trade patterns. 12 pages, 49 footnotes, 36 bibliographic sources.
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15674. JOHNSON & JOHNSON COMPANY: STRATEGY.

Drawing on Robert's (1988, 1998) model of strategic thinking and taking the perspective of a consultant making recommendations to J&J's CEO, this paper provides a strategic analysis of J&J. The analysis begins with a brief overview of the company and a brief industry and competitive analysis. The next segment focuses on J&J's ethical policies, values and social responsibilities. A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis is then followed by a summary of J&J's current position and strategy. Based on the analysis and in particular the evaluation of opportunities, a new strategic profile for J&J is selected. The report to the CEO concludes with an extensive list of recommendations (accompanied by a rationale with each recommendation) the consultant believes the CEO should implement in order to make the strategic profile a reality and to achieve competitive advantage in the future. KEYWORDS: consumer products pharmaceutical J&J strategy competitive analysis marketing strategies. 24 pages, 41 footnotes, 36 bibliographic sources. 7,374 words.
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15672. CASINO GAMBLING: GROWTH AND IMPACT.

Focusing closely on Indian casinos and to a lesser extent riverboat casinos, this paper provides an overview and analysis of the growth and impact of the recent rapid expansion of the non-traditional casino legal gambling sector, with consideration of the implications for hospitality operators. The role of state budgetary shortfalls and the 1988 Indian Gambling Regulatory Act (IGRA) in driving casino growth is discussed and the general scope and pace of the casino development pattern is considered. The empirical and anecdotal literature examining the economic and social impact of casino expansion is reviewed and analyzed. The implications of rapid casino development - both in terms of threats and in terms of opportunities - for the hospitality industry are discussed. KEYWORDS: casinos gambling social impact indian casino gamblers compulsive. 14 pages, 34 footnotes, 22 bibliographic sources. 3,972 words.
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15662. A NURSE PRACTITIONER BASED WORKSITE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

This paper describes the theoretical framework and design of a weight management (weight loss) program to be designed and implemented by a staff Nurse Practitioner at the target facility's (a large long-term nursing care facility with 1,200 employees) in-house employees clinic. Provides an overview of current theories and techniques in weight management; discusses current definitions of obesity; considers the importance of designing the program to suit the individual needs of a multi-cultural employee population; and provides a rationale for the use of the Nurse Practitioner (versus physician or paraprofessional) as the program director. KEYWORDS: nursing intervention program weight loss employees. APA Style. 19 pages, 70 footnotes, 25 bibliographic sources. 5,041 words.
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15630. WIND POWER: TODAY'S MOST PROMISING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE.

This paper provides an overview and analysis of the current state and future potential of wind power as a source of energy throughout the world, with particular focus on the use of wind power in the United States. The investigation includes a review of the current state of the art in wind power technology, an overview of the size and scope of the current and potential wind power market, both globally and specifically in the U.S., and an examination of existing and potential barriers to wind power expansions. KEYWORDS: alternative energy wind power markets. 18 pages, 47 footnotes, 21 bibliographic sources.
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15628. SMALL BUSINESS PC PURCHASING.

This paper presents a critical review of four brands of value-priced PC's appropriate for a small business buyer. The four brands under consideration are Dell, Compaq, Gateway and IBM. Since each of these brands encompasses considerable variation in computer power and design, for the purpose of this evaluation four value-priced Pentium-4 based PC's with comparable configurations are examined. The analysis compares the four representative models in terms of basic configuration, options, performance ratings, pricing, technical support, and purchase options, and then makes recommendation on purchase or lease. Information on each of the brands was gathered from each company's website, business PC reviews in computer magazines and e-zines, and a general search of the business literature. The paper also presents a brief review and recommendation the purchase/lease of a color printer and scanner. 8 pages, 14 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources.
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15622. MARKETING HEALTH INSURANCE ONLINE.

This paper presents an Internet business plan for a fictional (a composite profile was formed based on a survey of the literature on insurance industry trends and composition) established brick-and-mortar health and life insurance broker. This presentation begins with a brief summary of the company and its mission (prior to the implementation of the Internet strategy). This is followed by an industry'/market analysis and description of the marketplace. The Internet business plan includes a company-specific products/services analysis; identification of the target market audience; a profile of the competition; plans for brand name development; articulation of the marketing, sales and promotion strategies; an outline of the customer service support plan; marketing budget and business profitability projections. During the course of the business plan, the presentation articulates a new mission statement for the Internet plan and specifically how the Internet plan dovetails with the existing company business model and mission. Written 2002. 15 pages, 41 footnotes, 25 bibliographic sources.
  $105
 

15616. FOREIGN BIOTECH MARKETING IN MALAYSIA.

This paper provides a comparative analysis of the various possible entry modes: export (indirect, direct); contractual (licensing, franchising, management contracts); and investment (sole venture, Greenfield or acquisition; joint venture - Greenfield or acquisition) - for a U.K.-based biotechnology firm planning to enter the Malaysian market. The purpose is to determine the most appropriate entry strategy for the designated company within the context of industry and foreign market considerations. The analysis begins with an overview of the company and its operating industry and a brief outline of the feasible alternative entry modes (as configured for the firm and the market). Next, the paper presents an analysis of relevant factors in the Malaysian external environment, looking at economic, sociocultural, and political/regulatory factors. In addition, the analysis looks closely at factors in the Malaysian foreign investment climate having particular relevance to biotechnology. The next section provides a summary comparative analysis of entry mode alternatives, based on the relevant external and internal factors previously identified. The conclusion makes recommendations on the specific entry mode for the Malaysian market. KEYWORDS: market entry strategy malaysian market biotechnology industry fdi marketing malayasia. 30 pages, 78 footnotes, 33 bibliographic sources. 7,221 words.
  $133
 

15562. PROCTER & GAMBLE GROWTH STRATEGIES.

This paper examines such things as advertising pricing strategies and diversification strategies in the company's growth since its founding in 1837. In addition, it is noted that recent changes have caused the company to shift from its traditional strategy of new product development to a strategy based more on the effort to attract customer loyalty. 12 pages, 35 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources.
  $84
 

15558. THE PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY.

This paper provides a brief history of the industry, up through the period of booming growth in the late 20th Century and the continuing growth in the aftermath of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. In addition, the controversies over the use of "rent-a-cops" are discussed, and it is concluded that private security fulfills a need that is not met by public police. 7 pages, 25 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.
  $49
 

15537. PC SYSTEM FOR A SMALL BUSINESS OFFICE.

Discusses the minimum specifications for a system, with emphasis on the need for reliability (e.g., adequate warranty and tech support services). The Gateway lease program is recommended; in addition, a Hewlett-Packard multifunction device is recommended for meeting the business' printing, scanning, faxing and photocopying needs. 7 pages, 15 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.
  $49
 

15536. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A SMALL BUSINESS OFFICE'S COMPUTER SYSTEM.

Compares brands and concludes with a recommendation of a Dell PC system with Epson printer and scanner. Also argues for purchasing the equipment outright rather than leasing. 6 pages, 17 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.
  $42
 

15492. THE IMPACT OF COMPUTER HACKERS ON ONLINE BUSINESSES.

Discussed various types of attacks, including denial of service attacks and attacks that have been made on Microsoft Corporation. It is argued that small businesses as well as large ones are vulnerable to hackers; it is also argued that hacking is a serious and ongoing problem, and therefore businesses need to keep up with the latest technologies, just as hackers do. 11 pages, 36 footnotes, 17 bibliographic references.
  $77
 

15453. TURNAROUND AT IBM.

Drawing principally on Doug Garr's profile, IBM REDUX: Lou Gerstner and the Business Turnaround of the Decade, but also utilizing information and opinions from other sources in the management literature and business press, this research paper presents a case study analysis of the recent turnaround at IBM as orchestrated by CEO Lou Gerstner. Following an overview of the organization to establish a context for the discussion, the essay first describes the circumstances which led to the hiring of Lou Gerstner (a brief background discussion of Gerstner is also included) and then focuses on the specifics of the Gerstner-engineered turnaround at IBM. APA Style. 16 pages, 34 footnotes, 16 bibliographic sources.
  $112
 

15445. PG&E: MEDIA SPIN AND THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY CRISIS.

This term paper examines media coverage of Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s (PG&E) role in the California energy crisis of 2000-2001, looking both at PG&E’s efforts to spin the cover in its favor, and biases (for and against PG&E) demonstrated in the media coverage. The central thesis of the essay is that while PG&E has attempted to use the media to portray itself as a blameless ‘victim’ in the energy crisis, strong editorial biases in the press (especially in California) have contributed to the overall failure of this strategy. It is also argued that the company’s reputation, its historical relationship with its customers, and its recent efforts to protect its assets by shifting billions of dollars to its parent companies have also poisoned PG&E’s reputation and its relations with the public. Keywords: utility companies blackouts energy shortage cost shifting media strategy public relations news bias. APA Style. 12 pages; 32 footnotes; 21 bibliographic sources.
  $84
 

15302. STARBUCKS CORPORATION: STILL PERKING? CORNELL UNIVERSITY CASE STUDY.

This paper provides an analysis and solution to a Cornell University School of Hotel Administration strategic management case study on Starbucks Corporation in the mid-1990s. The paper assesses the impact of Starbucks’ organizational purpose upon the strategic position of the company at the end of the case period (August 1996). The main part of the analysis assesses the impact of the company’s organization purpose through a step-by-step analysis of Starbucks’ mission statement and its “five guiding principles”. Following the discussion and analysis of how these five guiding principles have shaped the company’s strategic vision and current (August 1996) strategic position, the essay considers the company’s strategic options for the future, given the expected environmental threats previously outlined. A concluding section makes recommendations on future action. KEYWORDS: starbucks gourmet coffee strategic management corporate strategy case study corporate values mission globalization competitive strategy term paper case studies case solution. 11 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 3,435 words.
  $77
 

15182. THE TRANSCONTINENTAL TELEGRAPH AND TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD.

These two technologies, arising in the 1860s, had an important impact on business and the nation by increasing the flow of information, goods and people. This paper discusses how the telegraph and railroad developed during the late nineteenth century. 7 pages, 18 footnotes, 5 bibliographic references.
  $49
 

15134. TWA: BANKRUPTCY AND REORGANIZATION

This paper provides a case study analysis of bankruptcy and reorganization at Trans World Airways (TWA). Following a brief history of the airline, the analysis considers both the 1992 bankruptcy/reorganization and the 1995 bankruptcy/reorganization and their aftermath. A final section examines current conditions at TWA and speculates on its future survival. KEYWORDS: case studies bankrupt airlines twa bankruptcy chapter 11 case solution term paper. APA Style. 13 pages, 26 footnotes, 19 bibliographic sources. 3,465 words.
  $91
 

15101. THE ETHICS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED FROM NATURE.

This paper explores the ethical problems of biotechnology and use of natural resources, mainly in less developed nations, by scientists and business of the developed world. Among the issues reviewed are ethical conflicts posed by research, development and marketing of new drugs from exotic sources, creation and marketing of new flora and fauna, and the exploitation of tribal areas for profit. KEYWORDS: biotechnology ethics exploitation natural resources less developed countries. Turabian Parenthetical Style. 6 pages, 14 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources. 1,445 words.
  $42
 

15061. CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL START-UPS.

Drawing on a broad spectrum of empirical studies, anecdotal reports, and business case studies, this paper describes and analyzes the key characteristics of highly successful start-ups. The basic prerequisites of success are identified – solid management, adequate financing, a marketable idea – and the business and personal characteristics which discriminate the "successful" from the "highly successful" start-up are discussed. Persistence, drive for success, willingness to take calculated risks, a high level of flexibility and a willingness to accept the help and advice of more experienced and competent associates/backers are found to be key components in start-up success. KEYWORDS: business start up success failure factors entrepreneurs risks new ventures. APA Style. 12 pages, 43 footnotes, 25 bibliographic references. 3,823 words.
  $84
 

15054. AMAZON.COM: ONLINE RETAILER PROFILE.

A profile of the world's largest online retailer. Examines Amazon.com's history, current operations, general strategy, marketing strategy, financial position, organizational culture and employee relations. A concluding section considers the dot-com's long-term chances of success. The outlook is not optimistic. KEYWORDS: amazon term paper online retailer strategy company marketing profile internet. APA Style. 21 pages, 56 footnotes, 31 bibliographic sources.
  $133
 

15048. CHEATING IN CASINOS.

The methods used by cheaters in various games; the use of teams and employee collaborators; and the counter measures of casinos to stop cheating, including the use of surveillance cameras and computer databases. 11 pages, 49 footnotes, 8 bibliographic references.
  $77
 

15014. INTERNET GAMBLING.

This paper provides an overview and analysis of Internet gambling. Following an overview and profile of the history and current scope of the Internet gambling and a discussion of the reasons why the U.S. is likely to continue to maintain a strong position against Internet gambling, the research paper reviews the various legal and regulatory approaches to curtailing Internet gambling. Included is a discussion of the varied approaches of non-U.S. jurisdictions and the treatment of Internet gambling under international law; existing and proposed federal law concerning Internet gambling; and state laws on Internet gambling and a review of recent federal and state court cases concerning Internet gambling. The concluding section speculates on the future of Internet gambling and makes recommendations on federal/state action in this arena. KEYWORDS: internet gambling online gaming term paper. 27 pages, 105 footnotes, 41 bibliographic sources. 9,123 words.
  $133
 

14904. CORNING GLASS WORKS: THE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS DIVISION (A) & (B) HARVARD CASE STUDIES 477024, 477073.

This paper provides a case analysis of two related Harvard Business School case studies (477024 and 477073) by Michael Beer on organizational development at the Electronic Products Division (EPD) of Corning Glass Works. The new divisional head calls in assistance from the Organizational Development department to address problems of inter- and intragroup conflict in the functionally structured organization. The OD change program calls for a shift from a functional to a project team structure and makes controversial changes in management and authority lines. The case analysis includes a comprehensive situation analysis (covering both A & B), problem definition, problem analysis, identification and evaluation of alternatives, recommendations, and action plan. KEYWORDS: case study harvard case studies organizational development organizational change intergroup conflict restructuring corning glass case solution. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources. 1901 words.
  $56
 

14903. APPEX CORPORATION HARVARD CASE STUDY 491082.

This paper provides a case analysis and solution to a popular Harvard Business School case study (491082) by Nitin Nohria and Julie Gladstone on Appex Corporation, a technology firm providing management information systems and intercarrier network services to cellular telephone companies. The analysis considers the challenges that the new COO and soon-to-be CEO Ghosh faced when he joined Appex in May of 1988. The analysis then discusses the multiple changes in organizational structure Ghosh implemented at Appex from 1988 to 1991 after Appex’s acquisition by Electronic Data Systems (EDS). KEYWORDS: case study analysis harvard business case studies appex corporation cell phone industry organizational restructuring organizational change functional team product matrix structure term papers entrepreneurial management case solution.11 pages, 9 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source. 2,635 Words.
  $77
 

14813. THE DEPICTION OF JULIUS CAESAR IN ROMAN HISTORIOGRAPHY: THE BIOGRAPHIES BY PLUTARCH AND SUETONIUS COMPARED.

This paper compares and contrasts Plutarch’s and Suetonius’ treatment of the life of Julius Caesar based on the two biographic accounts in Plutarch’s Bio Paralleli (Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans) and Suetonius’ The Twelve Caesars. Concludes that modern historians would consider Suetonius to be the superior political analyst and judge of character, even if Plutarch is more truthful, literal and reliable in the small events that make up the biographical narrative. KEYWORDS: roman history biography Plutarch suetonius. Written 2003. 11 pages, 1 footnote, 2 bibliographic sources. 2,616 words.
  $77
 

14255. HURRICANE ISLAND OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL HARVARD CASE STUDY 588019

This paper provides an analysis and case solution to a Harvard Business School case study (588019) by Thomas V. Bonoma and Bruce H. Clark. Although the Hurricane Island school is still number one in the Outward Bound national network of youth oriented wilderness expedition programs, an adjustment in strategy may be needed to maintain that position. Based on a comprehensive strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats (SWOT) analysis, a marketing action plan which attempts to balance the often conflicting philosophies of the commercialist and idealist factions in the group is presented. KEYWORDS: swot marketing Harvard business case corporate sponsorship professional development pricing strategy case solution non-profit. 13 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.
  $91
 

14249. THE BOEING 767: FROM CONCEPT TO PRODUCTION (A) & (B) HARVARD CASE STUDY 9-688-040.

This paper presents an analysis and solution to a Harvard Business School case study (9-688-040) and related supplement (9-688-041) by David A. Garvin , Lee C. Field, and Janet Simpson on leading global aircraft manufacturer Boeing. This case concerns a manufacturing dilemma faced by Boeing as it approached the final production stage on its 767 family of aircraft. Based on an analysis of market conditions, trends in federal regulation, company strengths and weaknesses, and risks and benefits of viable alternatives, it is recommended that Boeing undertake to modify cockpits of thirty planes already in production during the course of inline production, rather than retrofitting planes after-the-fact. Based on the analysis, it is further recommended that Boeing manage its future 7J7 project differently than its predecessor, the 767 and shorten its program development timeframe by combining its program definition and cost definition phases and through the rigorous utilization of flexible design and manufacturing techniques. KEYWORDS: Harvard case studies manufacturing production strategy flexible design aircraft case solution project management operations management. 11 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 2,475 words.
  $77
 

14245. CULTURE & MANAGEMENT IN SWEDEN.

This paper explores how culture influences management, looking at the case of Sweden, with comparisons to the United States. The paper begins with an overview of the cultural and historical influences on management in Sweden, stressing the role of Sweden’s agricultural (versus urban) heritage. Drawing on the work of Geert Hofstede and others, a profile of the Swedish/Scandinavian management style, with direct comparisons to American management style, is presented. Keywords: comparative management Hofstede feminine culture. Written 1996. 11 pages, 15 footnotes, 61 bibliographic sources. 2,715 words.
  $77
 

14241. WESTON FINISHING CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and a solution to a case study of a furniture manufacturer (Weston Finishing) facing a major Carpenter’s Union strike. The case study was published in Managing the Small to Mid-Sized Company: Concepts and Cases by James Collins and William Lazier. The analysis considers the advantages and disadvantages of settling with the union; examines the long- and short-term consequences of Weston’s strike preparations; possible steps Weston could take to prevent the strike; and the long-term costs of the strike. Concludes with recommendations for action. KEYWORDS: case study solution unions labor dispute strike labor relations case studies. 7 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,792 words. 12, 5A1, 5D
  $49
 

14240. THE U.S. BREWING INDUSTRY CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and case solution to a case study of the American beer industry circa 1980s. Within the past few years the market complacency of the top producers has been challenged by new marketing strategies introduced by Phillip Morris' Miller. Thanks primarily to Miller, there is now a new focus on market segmentation in the industry. The industry evaluation and analysis concludes with recommendations on strategy for some of the inspiring smaller players. KEYWORDS: marketing case study beer industry competitors strategy case studies market segmentation case solution. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,279 words.
  $35
 

14239. TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEMS,1988 CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and case solution to a case study of Ted Turner’s visionary cable broadcasting system (TBS, Turner Communications) in 1988. After identifying the existing grand, corporate, and business strategies, Turner Broadcasting’s internal (mission, financial analysis, segment analysis, management) and external (competition, industry trends, economy) environments are analyzed. It is recommended that the overall strategy be one of measured retrenchment following what has been perhaps a too-eager period of diversification. KEYWORDS: strategic management case study diversification broadcasting marketing strategy case studies solution. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,534 words.
  $42
 

14238. TISSOT AND THE SWISS WATCH INDUSTRY CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and case solution to a case study of a major competitor in the Swiss watch industry. Tissot’s major problem is its almost total lack of brand image — a weakness which has eroded Tissot’s sales volume and margins, left it vulnerable to competitors, prevented the development of customer loyalty, and precluded the company from taking advantage of existing market opportunities. Tissot’s fuzzy brand image problem has been further exacerbated by the prolonged failure to establish and implement a coherent marketing program. The paper includes a situation analysis, competitor analysis, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis, identification and evaluation of alternatives, recommendations and rationale, and implementation plan. KEYWORDS: marketing strategy case study brand image international competition watches case studies case solution. 13 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 3,713 words.
  $91
 

14237. SOLA CHEMICAL COMPANY CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and case solution to a case study of a US-based global manufacturer and distributor of industrial chemicals. Set in the year 1970, the case focuses on Sola’s global expansion. The problem confronting Sola in its international division is not merely one of improving efficiencies in the finance and control function, but also one of organizational structure, and of human relations management. The case analysis defines the problem in each of these three areas, identifies and evaluates strategic alternatives, and presents recommendations with a brief action plan for implementation. KEYWORDS: strategic management case studies financial management controls human resources management organizational structure strategy globalization international expansion case solution. 9 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 2,207 words. Section 5A, 5A1,5C,5D,7C
  $63
 

14236. SIGNETICS CORPORATION CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and a case solution to a case study of an automotive equipment manufacturer (Signetics Corporation) in the early 1980s. Evaluates and analyzes Signetic’s effort to complete a major shift in its competitive strategy from one which had focused on production (i.e., volume, delivery, profit) to one which focused on product (specifically product quality) and makes recommendations on how the company can achieve its strategic objectives. Considers three possible strategic alternatives and presents an implementation one for the recommended alternative. KEYWORDS: case studies strategic management quality management case study vendor relations product strategy case solution. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic references. 1,334 words.
  $35
 

14235. PLAYBOY ENTERPRISES, INC., 1992 CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and a solution to a case study of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI), the parent company of leading men’s magazine, Playboy. The paper provides a strategic audit of Playboy in 1992. The company’s mission, objectives and existing strategy are defined. A summary company analysis, including a financial analysis and a business segment analysis, is presented, along with an analysis of the external business environment in 1992. A summary SWOT analysis provides the background for identification of three strategic alternatives. It is recommended that Playboy embark on a strategy which will essentially rebuild the Playboy image at home, while expanding in traditional, male-dominated product lines abroad. To implement the new strategy, it is recommended that PEI launch a new subsidiary company to be called Vanguard. The basic theme underlying Vanguard's products, which should include a monthly magazine, couple-oriented videos and sexual-aid products, should be "new-age sexuality: the 21st century and beyond." KEYWORDS: strategic management marketing case studies men’s magazines sex entertainment industry case study strategy case solution. 11 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 2,453 words. Sections 5A, 5B, 5D, 22B
  $77
 

14234. PEOPLE’S TRUST COMPANY CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and case solution to an organizational change and human resources management case study of a trust company (People's Trust) in the 1980s. After a shift in organizational strategy and a change in CEO, there is now a growing schism between the new employees and the older, more established employees in terms of job goals, education, motivation, supervisory capacity and general usefulness to the company. Includes a problem analysis, discussion of alternatives, and recommendations. KEYWORDS: case studies HRM strategy organizational conflict case study personnel management corporate culture case solution. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 964 words. 5A1, 5D, 5A
  $28
 

14233. NORTHERN TELECOM, INC. CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and case solution to a case study of Canadian telecommunications giant, Northern Telecom. The case is set in the late 1980s, a time when Northern Telecom faces two related main problems: the maturation of the digital centrex market and the rapid evolution and growth in the ISDN market. Presents an audit of the company’s current strategy, an assessment of internal strengths and weaknesses, and an analysis of the strategic environment related to competition and technological factors. KEYWORDS: case studies strategy telecommunications marketing strategic management case study SWOT case solution. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,386 words.
  $42
 

14232. KINDER CARE CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and a case solution to a case study of a daycare center in the 1980s facing a shrinking target market as a result of demographic changes. Presents a diagnosis and statement of the problem, identifies four potential alternative strategies, evaluates each alternative, and presents recommendations on the implementation of a new marketing and management strategy to address the problem. The paper concludes with a five-step implementation plan. KEYWORDS: case studies marketing strategy management case study market segmentation target marketing strategic positioning case solution. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,211 words.
  $35
 

14231. ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AT IC ASSEMBLERS CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and a solution to an organizational change case study. Taking the perspective of an organizational development consultant and written as a report to the company CEO, the analysis diagnoses the problem (related to an entrenched bureaucratic culture and an obsolete organizational structure) at the company and makes recommendations for change, following Kurt Lewin’s model of “unfreezing”, change, and “refreezing”. KEYWORDS: case study organizational change case studies changing organizational culture Lewin management case solution OD. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 2,178 words.
  $56
 

14230. HENRY F. ORTLIEB BREWING COMPANY CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and case solution to a marketing case study of a Philadelphia-based small brewery (Henry F. Ortlieb) in the late 1980s. Defines and describes Ortlieb’s marketing niche among the local area’s blue-collar, hard-drinking older males. Considers how Ortlieb might reposition the brand to have a broader appeal. Makes recommendation on a new marketing strategy. KEYWORDS: case studies beer industry micro-brewery marketing strategy market niche brand management market segmentation beer drinkers case solution. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,243 words.
  $35
 

14229. AMERICAN GREETINGS CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and solution to a case study on greeting cards maker American Greetings (AG), the chief rival of Hallmark. Analyzes AG’s external operating environment (including competition and consumer tastes), internal strengths and weaknesses (including financial position), and provides a concise statement of the problem and the major sub-issues in the case. Identifies and evaluates alternatives. Concludes with recommendations and a proposed implementation plan for a new marketing strategy. KEYWORDS: case studies marketing strategy strategic management case study greeting cards competition case solution swot. 7 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,694 words.
  $49
 

14228. GM’S TAKEOVER OF EDS CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and solution to a case study of General Motor’s (GM) difficult takeover of Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Considers how GM could have better handled the takeover and offers specific recommendations on steps GM could have taken to mitigate problems related to culture clash and employee morale. Explores possible reasons why some employees were more upset about the takeover than others. Speculates on whether or not GM would embark on such a takeover in the future. KEYWORDS: case studies mergers & acquisitions hostile takeover organizational culture clash employee morale job satisfaction case study case solution. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,194 words.
  $35
 

14227. GENERAL FOODS CORPORATION: ADOPTING TO THE NEW ELECTRONIC MEDIA CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and a case solution to a case study on General Foods Corporation’s struggle to adopt its marketing and advertising strategies to the reality of new electronic media in the 1990s. Considers why the new electronic media are affecting advertisers generally and General Foods brands specifically. Assesses the views of the GF marketing manager on changes in media planning resulting from cable TV. Examples of commercials run only on cable and of companies with different commercials on broadcast TV and cable TV are provided and discussed. KEYWORDS: case studies consumer packaged foods General Foods marketing advertising strategy case study digital electronic media internet case solution. 15 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 3,560 words.
  $105
 

14226. THE ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY IN 1992 CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and a case solution to a case study on the U.S. electric utility industry in 1992, a time when the U.S. Electric Utility Industry was plagued by sub-par profitability, high costs of construction, regulatory stalemates, decreasing consumer demand, increasing competition from alternative energy sources, and a poor public image. After problem identification, the problem analysis focuses on how the industry should cope with a new marketing environment; internal restructuring within the industry (mergers and acquisitions) and external penetration (from competitors such as AT&T) of the industry; and the new environmental/government regulatory environment. It is recommended that the industry reaffirm its single-business concentration strategy as an energy provider but that it also embark on horizontal expansion within the energy field. To control its overcapacity problem, intensification of load-management efforts and reductions in new plant construction are recommended. KEYWORDS: case study electric power industry case studies management strategy marketing alternative energy case solution. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,353 words.
  $42
 

14225. CASE STUDY: THE ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY IN 1992.

This paper presents an analysis of a case study on the U.S. electric utility industry in 1992, a time when the U.S. Electric Utility Industry was plagued by sub-par profitability, high costs of construction, regulatory stalemates, decreasing consumer demand, increasing competition from alternative energy sources, and a poor public image. After problem identification, the problem analysis focuses on how the industry should cope with a new marketing environment; internal restructuring within the industry (mergers and acquisitions) and external penetration (from competitors such as AT&T) of the industry; and the new environmental/government regulatory environment. It is recommended that the industry reaffirm its single-business concentration strategy as an energy provider but that it also embark on horizontal expansion within the energy field. To control its overcapacity problem, intensification of load-management efforts and reductions in new plant construction are recommended. KEYWORDS: case study electric power industry case studies management strategy marketing. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,353 words.
  $42
 

14224. MANAGEMENT AT CONVAIR CASE STUDY.

This paper provides an analysis and a case solution to a management case study concerning aircraft manufacturer, Convair, a division of General Dynamics. Convair has suffered from cost overruns, poor planning, and top management arrogance. The analysis focuses on the setting and implementation of controls and setting new, realistic objectives. KEYWORDS: case studies financial controls management case study aircraft manufacturer strategic objectives corporate culture case solution. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 2,146 words. Section 5A, 5D
  $56
 

14223. SUBURBAN CABLEVISION CASE STUDY.

This paper provides a case analysis and a case solution to a marketing case study concerning a cable television company. Kim Harrison, the new marketing manager for Suburban CableVision, must develop a new marketing plan for Suburban CableVision for 1987. Following an overview of the components of the marketing plan, this paper analyzes critical factors in Suburban CableVision's internal (company) environment as well as critical factors in the external environment of the industry and market. An analysis of the existing marketing mix is followed by a S.W.O.T. analysis. Recommendations for action are then made. KEYWORDS: case study marketing strategy case studies SWOT marketing plan case solution. 17 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 3,805 words.
  $119
 

14222. CASE STUDY: BURGER KING’S BATTLE FOR THE BURGER.

This paper provides an analysis and a case solution to a case study focusing on strategic challenges for Burger King in the mid-1980s. In a market increasingly approaching saturation, in a climate of changing consumer tastes, and in an industry facing rising costs and serious labor shortages, Burger King must define a strategy which will enable it if not to best, at least to gain some ground on, its chief burger competitor and the industry leader, McDonald's. Analyzes significant factors in the external environment (economy, market saturation, labor, consumer tastes, competition) as well as in Burger King’s internal environment (product positioning, strengths and weaknesses, organizational factors). The concluding section presents recommendations on shifts in Burger King’s marketing strategy. KEYWORDS: marketing fast food market competition Burger King McDonalds strategy case studies case study burgers restaurant chains case solution. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic references. 1,781 words.
  $56
 

14221. THE EUROPEAN BREWING INDUSTRY 1992 CASE STUDY.

This paper provides a strategic management case analysis and case solution to a case study on the European brewing industry in 1992. Following a brief situation overview and discussion of the main objectives of the industry in 1992 and beyond, the state of the industry and its internal and external environment are analyzed using a PESTL (Political, Economic, Social, Technical, and Legal influences in the external environment) and SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis. Based on this analysis, a strategic appraisal of the industry is conducted, considering key themes, directions, and effectiveness of current strategy, and making recommendations for the European brewing industry’s future strategy. KEYWORDS: strategic management marketing strategy swot pest europe breweries beer industry case studies case solution. 18 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 4,807 words.
  $126
 

14220. ARMCO STEEL CORPORATION CASE STUDY.

This paper provides a case solution and analysis of a crisis management case study on Armco Steel. Armco Steel Corporation, a multinational company and America’s third largest steel manufacturer, is at risk for losing the production capacity of one of its most important coke plants. Armco’s request to the EPA for a variance to operate its New Miami plant beyond the July 1, 1975 deadline established by the federal Clean Air Act of 1970 has been denied. This case study is analyzed from the perspective of John Barker, the company’s director of Environmental Engineering. Three potential alternative responses (shut down the coke plant, fight the EPA in court, or apply for another variance and build a new plant) are identified and analyzed. It is recommended that Armco build a new plant designed to meet the new air quality standards. KEYWORDS: case studies case study pollution steel industry EPA regulation crisis management regulations swot case solution. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,388 words.
  $35
 

14219. AFTERGLOW LIGHTING COMPANY CASE STUDY.

This paper provides financially-focused analysis and case solution to a case study on Afterglow Lighting Company, a Southern California-based manufacturer of lighting equipment and products (the time is 1983). The analysis begins with a 1-page, quantitative, bullet-format assessment of the company’s current financial position (liquidity and financial trends) and five year financial performance. Following this, the analysis considers five-year funding and cash flow, underlying rationale for building a new manufacturing facility, and financial prospects for the company, including an evaluation of a potential sale of the firm. KEYWORDS: case studies case study financial analysis manufacturing building costs case solution. 7 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,903 words.
  $49
 

14217. YELLOWTAIL MARINE, INC. HARVARD BUSINESS CASE STUDY 376235.

This paper provides an analysis and a case solution to a Harvard Business School case study (376235) by Kenneth Hatten on Yellowtail Marine, Inc., a major manufacturer of inboard and outboard motor working and recreation boats. The analysis focuses on the company’s declining share in key markets and need for a shift in the strategic marketing strategy. The analysis is conducted from the perspective of a new executive manager at Yellowtail. The paper includes an initial bullet-format summary of the company’s financial position and market position (focusing on quantitative data); problem analysis; and summary evaluation and recommendations. KEYWORDS: Yellowtail Marine case study Harvard Business boat marketing strategy management market share general management leadership case solution. 9 pages; 0 footnotes; 0 bibliographic sources. 2,053 words.
  $63
 

14216. ST. LUKE'S HOPSITAL(A) & (B) CASE STUDY.

This paper provides an analysis of a Harvard Business School case study on St. Luke’s Hospital (an academic medical center), focusing on a problem of human resources management and leadership in the Nursing Department. Following an executive summary, the paper includes an analysis of the problem; problem statement; identification and analysis of four potential alternatives; and summary recommendations with implementation plan. KEYWORDS: hospital management case study Harvard Business personnel human resources management leadership. 10 pages; 0 footnotes; 0 bibliographic sources. 2,498 words.
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14215. THE SOUTHLAND CORPORATION HARVARD CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and case solution to a classic Harvard Business School case study of Southland Corporation, parent company of the 7-11 convenience store chain. It is argued that Southland's management must assess their current strategy and perhaps formulate a new strategy which will better address future market and environmental needs. Includes problem identification; an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of Southland’s existing strategy and operations against the perspective of a changing marketing environment; identification and discussion of potential alternative strategies; and recommendations (with implementation plan) on the adoption of a new strategic direction. KEYWORDS: Southland 7-11 Seven Eleven convenience stores case study Harvard Business strategic marketing management strategy case solution. 5 pages; 0 footnotes; 0 bibliographic sources. 1,138 words.
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14214. SINGAPORE AIRLINES CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and solution to a case study of Singapore Airlines focusing on SIA’s struggle to adjust to changing market conditions in the early to mid-1990s. Provides an executive summary, problem statement and analysis, exploration of alternatives, and recommendations. Identifies the most crucial strategic issue for SIA as being to expand and consolidate its position as the service quality leader while at the same time increasing profitability and controlling costs within a rapidly changing market environment. KEYWORDS: Singapore Airlines case study case solution strategic analysis international marketing airline industry. 6 pages; 0 footnotes; 0 bibliographic sources. 1,287 words.
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14213. HAS SIEMENS LOST ITS WAY: THE FUTURE HARVARD CASE STUDY.

This paper presents a summary analysis to a classic Harvard Business School case study of Siemens AG, a major competitor in the global telecommunications, power generation and electronics industries, and one of Germany’s leading companies. After defining Siemen’s strategic choices and main strategic considerations, the analysis considers four primary alternative strategic options and then evaluates each of these. The concluding section recommends the adoption of one alternative and presents an Action Plan for its implementation. KEYWORDS: Siemens AG case study Harvard Business strategic management marketing globalization MNC case solution. 6 pages; 0 footnotes; 0 bibliographic sources. 1,562 words.
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14212. HAS SIEMENS LOST ITS WAY? HARVARD CASE STUDY.

This paper presents an analysis and a case solution to a classic Harvard Business School case study of Siemens AG, a major competitor in the global telecommunications, power generation and electronics industries, and one of Germany’s leading companies. The setting is the mid-1990s. The analysis considers the extent to which Siemens has “lost its way” in the contemporary competitive environment and evaluates whether Chairman von Pierer’s loosely-formulated plans are likely to turn the company around. The first part of the analysis provides background information on Siemens’ declining performance and at the efforts made to date to put the company back on track. The next two parts of the analysis consider Siemens’ situation from the perspective of a P.E.S.T. (Political, Economic, Social, and Technical) analysis (which looks at factors in the external operating environment critical to the company’s success or failure) and from the perspective of a S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis (a strategic factor analysis which seeks to capitalize on the company’s internal strengths and reduce or minimize its internal weaknesses as part of an effort to take best advantage of opportunities in the external environment). A concluding section summarizes the findings and makes recommendations on the steps that Siemens should take in order to again “find its way” and prosper through the next century. KEYWORDS: Siemens case study Harvard Business strategic analysis globalization MNCs telecommunications strategy case solution. 22 pages; 0 footnotes; 0 bibliographic sources. 5,710 words.
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14211. PROCTER & GAMBLE EUROPE: VIZIR LAUNCH HARVARD CASE STUDY 384139.

This paper presents an analysis and case solution to a classic Harvard Business School case study (384139) by Christopher Bartlett on a new product launch by P&G’s European division. Confronting the decision of when, where, and how to launch a new liquid laundry detergent in Procter & Gamble’s European division revealed a broad spectrum of challenges related to the capacity of the division’s current organizational structure to confront changing market conditions and operate with coordinated efficiency. Includes Executive Summary, problem definition, strategic analysis, identification and comprehensive analysis/evaluation of four possible alternative launch strategies, and then recommendations with detailed action plan on the implementation of the alternative of launching Vizir as a standardized product throughout the region, but differentiating the marketing, distribution, and advertising strategies according to local requirements. 16 pages; 0 footnotes; 0 bibliographic sources. 3,857 words.

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14210. NUCOR AT A CROSSROADS HARVARD CASE STUDY 9-793-039.

This paper presents an analysis and case solution to a Harvard Business School case study (9-793-039) by Pankaj Ghemawat and Henricus J. Stander III on Nucor, one of the country's leading steel mini-mill companies. The central problem is that changing environmental conditions demand that Nucor formulate a coherent strategic plan. The case analysis includes a summary overview and problem definition; a strategic analysis which looks at Nucor’s internal strengths and weaknesses (including finances, human resources, portfolio, etc.) in the context of external opportunities and threats; a discussion of alternatives strategies; and recommendations with a brief action plan for implementation. KEYWORDS: Nucor Corporation steel industry case study Harvard Business strategic analysis strategy SWOT case solution. 7 pages; 0 footnotes; 0 bibliographic sources. 1,581 words.
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14209. NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD. MARKETING STRATEGY FOR THE EUROPEAN MARKET HARVARD CASE STUDY 590018.

This paper presents an analysis and a case solution to a Harvard Business School case study (590018) by John A. Quelch and Kyoichi Ikeo on Nissan Motor Company. Top management at the European sales group of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. must decide on an appropriate strategy for taking full advantage of the potential increased marketing opportunities in light of the changes brought about by impending European Economic unification. The paper presents a problem statement, identifies key decision factors, summarizes key industry and organizational characteristics, identifies and evaluates three potential alternative solutions, and then makes recommendations and outlines a strategy for the implementation of the proposed solution. KEYWORDS: Nissan Motor case study Europe strategy Harvard Business automobile marketing strategic analysis management case solution. 10 pages; 0 footnotes; 0 bibliographic sources. 2,291 words.
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14208. MINNETONKA, INC. HARVARD CASE STUDY

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14207. LOST ARROW CORPORATION/PATAGONIA (A) HARVARD BUSINESS CASE STUDY.

This paper provides an analysis and case solution to the classic Harvard Business School case study on Lost Arrow Corporation (best known for its outdoor clothing subsidiary, Patagonia). The case focuses on the company’s faltering strategy and its organizational troubles. Includes an executive summary, problem identification and analysis, presentation of alternative solutions, and recommendations with a brief action plan. Argues that Lost Arrow must either commit to rapid transformation or resign itself to imminent failure. Recommends that the company embark on a radical restructuring and downsizing to bring its operations and strategies in line with its founding corporate culture and philosophies. KEYWORDS: Lost Arrow Patagonia case study Harvard Business School strategic analysis management corporate culture marketing case solution. 8 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources. 1,893 words.
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