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Management

Managing Knowledge and Technology: Bajaj Auto and the Motorcycle Market

Bajaj Auto demonstrated its key strengths in the areas of product growth and development. Therefore, the organization sought to gain entrance into a competitive motorcycle market by using innovation and leadership to accomplish these objectives. Its collaborative efforts with Kawasaki emphasized its ability to work in conjunction with an experienced provider of motorcycles to achieve successful product development and results. The introduction of new models to the motorcycle market was a key indicator of the potential for success in expanding visibility and market share (Vallabhaneni and Krishnan 6).

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Management

Ethics Education and Theoretical Research Involving College Students

Introduction

College students should learn that theory is a basic fundamental element of research. The definition of the term theory and what it constitutes is debated by the world’s researchers (Gelso, 2006; Harlow, 2009; Henderikus, 2007).Most researchers and theorists use typologies and classifications systems in describing the types of theories, in the context of purpose, boundaries, functions, and goals (Gay & Weaver, 2011).  Gelso (2006) defined a theory using eight constructs.  These included: Descriptive ability, heuristic value, explanatory power, integration, clarity, testability, parsimony, comprehensiveness, and delimitation.  These eight constructs are based on the fact that theory produces research and research generates and refines theory (Gelso, 2006).  Harlow (2009) suggested that theory lacks a fixed and universal meaning although considering the competing research paradigms, theory might mean a determining law, or a system of laws according to the natural sciences.  He also argued that theory can mean a construct or set of constructs for ordering and enhancing the understanding of phenomena. Therefore, this section will focus on how students can utilize research and theory and how they are related.  First, students should be aware of the following reasons that show the importance of theory in research; these will provide the baseline for this study;

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Management

Microsoft Technology Plan

In recent years, technological developments have created new opportunities for companies to create a more effective operations management structure than ever before. The developments can increase overall productivity, reduce costs and improve the human resource policies. The below paper is designed to create an overview of the change processes that currently take place within Microsoft’s organizational structure due to the technological improvements.

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Management

Job Satisfaction and Organizational Socialization: A Review of the Literature, With Special Application to Higher Education

Introduction/Overview

The importance of organizational socialization and job satisfaction is well recognized in the literature. Organizational socialization is the process by which a new employee becomes a part of their organization. This necessarily means induction into the organization’s culture, including informal mores and behaviors as well as formal ones. An employee’s success in the organizational socialization process will determine much of their success in the organization as a whole. The construct is similar to, but distinct from, job satisfaction, a construct that describes attitudes about one’s workplace. Job satisfaction is in some ways a more difficult construct to define, and it has even been suggested that it is a different construct from job dissatisfaction, as will be seen.

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Management

Jackson Insurance and Title Company

Jackson Title and Insurance Company are having some difficulties with their data processing projects. These difficulties include poor project definition and poor participation on the part of the end user as well as poor programming quality of DP’s output. Mark Suturana introduced two ways to deal with these issues. First he wanted to implement a process in which the end user would be involved with the front end of the project, rather than a crash course in how to use the project after it was completed. The second idea was to create a position for a quality assurance manager who would approve the initial steps of the projects and also review each additional step.

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Management

Two ways to improve change management

Change management is the process of transitioning people, places, things, processes, inputs, outputs or an assortment of other variables that impact the business to a new and desired end state.  The change management process follows the process of creating a change, requesting change, approval of the change, communication of the change, implementation of the change and sustainment of the change.

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Management

The categories of performance measurement

Performance measurement provides the ability for individuals or groups holding the responsibility to leading projects or managing teams to understand how the efforts are working in regard to key metrics and milestones.  The ability to understand the performance of actions, teams, business units or other entities delivering upon requirements is critical in providing the information needed to make informed business decisions.  There are basically two different types of performance measurements.  There are result orientated performance metrics and input focused metrics.  The result or output performance based measurement focuses on the outcome of the specific activity or accumulation of multiple efforts.  Outcomes of these efforts include financial performance, increased market share, launch of a new product, acceptance of an idea or product or developing a competitive advantage.  Activities for the result orientated performance measurements include calculating profit margins, unit productivity, sales or cost reductions.  These are key metrics that are measured after activities are accomplished and measure the results.

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Management

United States Procurement Contract Terms

The executive agencies within the U.S. government spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year to purchase an incredible range of products, services and other goods from foreign countries.  The government’s ability to acquire said goods requires the governance of laws and regulations intended to promote fair and open trade before a contract is signed. The laws are also intended to ensure that all the products sold comply with the United States government’s specific requirements.  Unfortunately, many of the laws set up by the U.S. federal government regarding procurement contracts are complicated because they also seek to promote various societal, economic and international trade goals- these terms can become misinterpreted overseas.

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Management

Vendor Management

Abstract

Vendor management is the process of managing the relationship between suppliers of a good or service to fulfill a mutually beneficial existence.  The better the relationship is managed the more opportunity there is for successful interactions between the supplier of the good or service and the recipient.  There are multiple scenarios where a relationship can influence the decision making process.  The relationship that is built between the vendor and the customer could provide greater insight into the ability to meet the customer’s expectations and requirements for a particular project or need.  Vendor selection and negotiations are complicated processes and there are tools and techniques that are utilized to simplify the processes.  Negotiation skills are necessary to develop business opportunities and these skills can be honed over time through training and usage.  The improvement of these skills and the appropriate vendor selection for key projects of the organization can lead to multiple opportunities for the organization to grow and become prosperous in the future.

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Case study on Wal-Mart

Introduction

As one of the leading retailers in the Unites States, the Wal-Mart Corporation has dedicated itself to ‘saving people money in order to improve their lifestyle’, as the company’s mission suggests. However, with many competing stakeholder interests, and pressure to keep prices low, many company policies have come under criticism, and have faced many changes. Whether these policies are assisting in keeping Wal-Mart’s mission intact, or whether the company needs to follow a different company policy, is discussed herein.

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Management

An Ethical Good in For-Profit Corporations?

In the very terminology of the “for-profit” corporation, the primary aim of the latter is clearly stated: it is to generate profit for itself. That is to say, its decisions in the business realm are intended to generate capital for the company itself. Its teleology, to use a philosophical term, is therefore defined by its own well-being, which is primarily measured in terms of the quantity of profits it is to accrue. According to this definition, it would seem that “for-profit” corporations are in themselves incompatible with a greater ethical good within society: namely, their primary aim is not defined in terms of working for a greater society, but rather in terms of their own survival, a survival that is equated with profit.

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Management

Reflection (PPT)

261934 Reflection

Discuss EVM for Future Application

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Education Theories

Education Change Management

Education Process Changes

  1. Introduction

Introducing changes in the application process requires careful planning and effective ways of communication. The below paper is designed to highlight the importance of communicating and managing changes in higher education application processes.

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Management

Profiles and Competencies for Jobs A and B in Drilling and Measurements in Schlumberger Libya

Introduction

The profiles and competencies for jobs A and B in Schlumberger which is a drilling company relate technical issues that are important to ensure that a given piece of work is done effectively. The job profiles for jobs A and B in drilling and measurement would entail issues that that touch on experience, education background and skills. The purpose of the positions of Job A is to partake preventive maintenance and repair of tools and equipment in compliance to the standards, practices and procedures as provided by the SLB and D&M. the technician in the A job category is expected to gain experience and expertise through training while on job.