An Analysis of the Criticism Surrounding Cable Companies in the United States

An Analysis of the Criticism Surrounding Cable Companies in the United States

Causal Analysis – Why, Cable? Americans pay an outrageous amount for their cable television bill, an amount that continues to increase year after year. It is difficult to justify paying upwards of a hundred dollars just for the luxury of television entertainment, but many Americans cannot bear the idea of letting it go. Th…

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The Problems Facing the Microsoft Mobile Market

Part I: Introduction Microsoft is one of the largest companies in the world, having dominated the software industry for decades. In 2013, Microsoft posted revenues of $78 billion and a net profit of $22 billion. It is currently ranked globally as the 41st most valuable company by Forbes and the fifth most valuable brand by…

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An Examination of the Business Strategies of Zara, a Fashion Retailer

One of the phenomena in Spain is the rise of Inditex, known for its ownership of Zara. It would seem odd that Inditex, an aggressively expanding, global company would be headquartered in La Coruña, a typical, quiet European city. Yet despite being based in a troubled country with over 50% unemployment for those under 30, it…

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An Analysis of the Impact of the Marriott-Starwood Hotels Merger

The Marriott-Starwood Hotels Merger One business event that caught my attention was the Marriott-Starwood Hotels merger. Marriott bought Starwood Hotels for $12.9 billion and added ten brands, including the Sheraton and W Hotels, to its pre-existing 19 hotel chains, such as the Ritz-Carlton. This deal makes Marriott the…

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A Case Study on the Issues Within the Team of MBA

There is a vast amount of issues within the team of MBA’s which inhibit them from working proficiently. They exhibit all of the five dysfunctions of a team, with the biggest issues stemming from trust, commitment and accountability. The first problem exhibited is when Onyealisi arrives and Delery is surprised to see him the…

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An Company Overview of Bloomberg

Physical Characteristics I recently toured the company Bloomberg in Hong Kong and it had a very unique company culture. The environment it was situated in was very clean, clear, and open. High ceilings, clean floors and décor, bright colors and lots of clear glass. People seemed to be happy, free, and innovative. There…

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The Life and Accomplishments of Alfred I. DuPont

Alfred I. DuPont was born in 1864 as one of five children (Alfred I. DuPont., para. 5). His father, Eleuthère Irénée DuPont II, was a partner in the family business of gunpowder (Alfred I. DuPont., para. 6). The father and son would often tour the family powder mills together where his father would explain the production pr…

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A Business Analysis of Zumiez Inc, a Niche Retailer

Zumiez, being a retailer amongst quite a few in a niche market, is losing a significant amount of stock value and sales. However, the company only just became publicly traded in 2005, and although it may be difficult to assure that Zumiez Inc. will recover viewing the currently available data, having been first incorporated…

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A Look at the Role and Importance of Consultants in the Human Resources Development

The Role of Consultants in Human Resources Development In the field of human resources, there is a growing trend toward the noncommittal relationship that is implied by contracting a consultant. In HRD, that trend has produced the need to study and to apply principles that go into making a productive and insightful consult…

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An Examination of Weight Discrimination in the Workplace

A Position on Employer Weight Discrimination In the United States, obesity is regularly classified as an epidemic with regard to the condition’s clear individual and epidemiological consequences. The number of obese Americans is expected to rise even further throughout the first half of the 21st century as a response to a…

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A Case Study of the Companies Workday and Oracle

Workday and Oracle, the owners of Taleo, have an interesting relationship. Workday was founded in 2005 by David Duffield, the founder and CEO of PeopleSoft, and his chief strategist Aneel Bhusri after Oracle launched a hostile takeover of their previous company. With that kind of upstart attitude, Workday has taken aim at e…

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The Cloud Computing and Employee Self Service Advantages of HRIS Products

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) in an HRIS context refers to a software delivery model in which a software suite and the associated data are hosted on the cloud. From a systems perspective, software-as-a-service solutions are increasing in use among human resources functions within companies both small and large, which is due…

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The Issue of Fairness in the Workplace and the Role of Human Resource Department in Providing Justice

Fairness is a key issue in the workplace. When employees feel they are not being treated fairly, employee satisfaction, engagement, and productivity are each negatively affected. As a result, workers are more likely to leave the organization, seek unionization, or create conflict. Aside from how fairness adversely affects e…

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A Case Study of Conflict Management in Valspar Corporation

Compensation: Communication Strategies based on Organizational Behavior Jason Vislosky stepped into Greg Niederst’s office on a Monday morning for his year-end performance review. Greg shut the door and asked Jason to take a seat. Greg looked across the table and began going through Jason’s performance throughout the past…

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The Issues of Doing Business in Brazil

Doing Business in Brazil: A Cultural Mishap A cultural mishap occurs when cultural differences during an interaction between two or more parties result in a negative outcome. In business, cultural mishaps are more likely to occur in firms that operate multi-nationally; that is especially true when such firms take a central…

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A Company Overview of Delta Airlines

Company History and Business Strategy Delta Airlines began as a pest control company. Huff-Daland Dusters was founded in 1924 in response to the rapid invasion of the Boll Weevil pest in the American southeast. The company, originally based in Louisiana, staked their claim as the world’s first aerial crop dusting organizat…

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A Company Overview of Valspar Corporation

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Valspar Corporation was founded in 1806 as a paint dealership called Paint and Color on Boston’s Broad Street. Two hundred years later, the Valspar Corporation employs around 10,000 people in 23 different countries. It manufactures and distributes coatings, paints, and related products w…

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The Role of Managers in Independent Recruiting Firm

Managing Successfully in an Independent Recruiting Firm While recruiting is a necessary facet of any organization, corporations are becoming dependent on the services of recruiting firms to find and introduce qualified candidates into their hiring process. A manager in this niche industry must meet the needs of both these…

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The Nike Company Should Be Held Responsible for the Working Conditions in Their Sweatshops in Foreign Countries

#1:I believe that Nike should be held responsible for working conditions in foreign countries that it does own but subcontracts to make products for Nike. A subcontractor is an individual or company that signs a contract to perform obligations for another company. The incentive to hiring subcontractor a subcontractor is to…

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A Discussion Regarding the Capital of the Marriott Company

Background for Marriott: In 1988, Dan Cohors who was a vice president of The Marriott Corporation was preparing his annual recommendations for the hurdle rates at each of the firms three divisions. Sales of Marriot grew in 1987 by 24% and the ROE stood at 22%. Marriot Corporation stated in 1927 with J Willard Marriott’s roo…

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An Analysis of the Loaning Programs of the Kiva Loans Company

1. Kiva loans is an organization that connects people by loaning them money to alleviate poverty. Sometimes people in poor countries need loans for things like inventory for their business. They connect people who need loans to people who are willing to loan the money. The mission of Kiva is to make it easier for the peopl…

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The Benefits of Mortgage-Backed Securities

Regulators put the first circuit breakers in place fallowing the market crash of October 19, 1987. The Dow Jones shed 508 points or 22.6 percent during that time. The crash began in Hong Kong and affected the markets all around the world and was known as Black Monday. The Second incident was the flash crash on May 6 2010. T…

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An Analysis of the Project of Expanding the Eastern Hills Shopping Center

The owner of the Eastern Hills shopping center wants to modernize and expand the 32 business shopping center complex. The project is planning on providing a room for 8 to 10 new businesses. The financing was already arranged. The only thing that is remaining for the owner of the shopping center is to plan, schedule, and…

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A Business Analysis of the Aqua Spiritus & Co. Hotel

1.0 Executive Summary Aqua Spiritus & Co. Hotel is Vancouver’s only 5 star eco-friendly and waterfront luxury boutique hotel. The hotel sets out to eventually become the leader in the luxury market, offering fully customizable rooms in every aspect that a client would dream of to engage their experiential i…

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An Analysis of Two Components of User Experience – Usability and Findability

This paper explores two components of user experience – usability and
findability – both of which are crucial to the success of knowledge portals
within organizations. Minimal attention is placed on customizing search
results to produce relevant information to aid the end user in finding what
they need to do their job more…

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