Essays Tagged: "business units"

Issues that a HR director of a MNE would need to consider before the company tries to establish itself in Asia.

An MNE is a system interacting internally in an organisational network among different business units i.e. headquarters and national subsidiaries though it is also concerned with the exte ... Japanese culture and will be analysing the critical issues, which have an impact while establishing business units in the country.One of the most dominant aspects of Japanese society, which should be ... n dealing with Japanese it is important to pay attention to formality and rituals, such as specific business codes for receiving business cards. Exchanging a meishi or business card has to be done in ...

(12 pages) 365 0 3.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Markets & Exchanges

The role of information systems in Supply Chain Management.

lly needs in the attainment of its strategic objectives." The essence is a shift of focus away from business units such as warehouses or factories to a more holistic view of a supply chain. For a give ... ange request from a customer, giving more added value.InventoryCarrying unsold inventory costs U.S. businesses about $332 billion per year.As can be seen from the above statistic there is huge scope f ...

(7 pages) 1264 2 4.9 Jul/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Pfizer, Inc. Case.

tures, and markets medicines for humans and animals. The company consists of three SBU's (Strategic Business Units):·Health Care·Animal Health·Consumer Health CareThe company prod ... mer division produces the consumer drugs Listerine, Certs, Dentyne. Pfizer engages in international business both through their subsidiaries and distributors. The company's headquarters are located in ...

(10 pages) 621 0 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Short financial essay about the drugs company Ciba Geicy.

ect contribution and littleeffort was made to allocate centralservices costs to the various lines ofbusiness. This organization structure provided limited line-of-businessinformation.In 1983, Ciba-Gei ... rganization. Oneside of the matrix wasseven product divisions (divided into a total of 41 strategic business units).The other side of the matrix was 120 group companies responsible for aspecific geogr ...

(2 pages) 61 0 3.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

"space planner", "personal stylist" and "gift selector".3.Use separate strategies for the different business units making "in-store-auction services" available online. Provide customers with incentive ... ovide customers with incentives to do business online. Establish profit centers for the different e-businesses.4.List auctions and set prices adequately.2. Rationales2.1. Technically suitable websiteE ...

(6 pages) 143 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > E-commerce

Why Did Enron Collapse?

intent was to become the blue-chip energy and communication company of the 21st century through its business efforts in four core areas: Enron Wholesale Services, Enron Broadband Services, Enron Energ ... ron Energy Services, and Enron Transportation Services. Enron management claimed that each of these business units supported the company's vision of "offering a wide range of physical, transportation, ...

(5 pages) 284 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Staffing Practices and Selection Tools

one many changes in response to the ever-changing trends in globalization, technology, diversity, e-business and ethics. These trends maximize the effectiveness of these staffing practices and selecti ... tion tools to better meet current and future employment needs.E-HR (Globalization, Technology and e-business)ACME Rocket continues to capitalize on global market strategies by taking advantage of toda ...

(3 pages) 740 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Organisations do not have to fully utilise Empowerment to achieve successful results.

tions will be discussed and their successful application of empowerment will be shown.Change in the business world has led to a number of companies examining their organisational structure. In order t ... companies examining their organisational structure. In order to remain competitive in the changing business world companies must change on an internal and external scale.In order to compete and reduc ...

(11 pages) 181 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

The Body shop

s.The company uses differentiation strategy with regional self-contained structure for its existing business units in the four markets. The company has come out of bad performance it had showed during ... Pricing 16No Specific Product Lines in Asia 16Difficulties in Managing and Controlling the Regional Business and Suppliers 16Opportunities 16Increasing Global Presence 17Expanding Product Lines 17Expa ...

(62 pages) 1982 2 3.9 Jun/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Clothing, Footwear and Cosmetics

'Freedom Furniture Group Limited' Produce a report that is to identify and analyse four issues.

Competitive advantage has been gained here through Freedom's ability to constantly restructure its business units in order to maintain profitability. This is assisted through use of technology and un ... reedom Group, but is also a reflection of their desire to extend their product range and grow their business (Walker, K., (200!), p32).2.2 Brand BuildingBrand building has been an issue of great impor ...

(20 pages) 78 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Michelin Tire. Business Strategy Case Study

Michelin case studyENVIRONMENT ANALYSISStrategic Business UnitsCommercial vehicles Passenger vehicles OthersOriginal equipment Segment 1 Segment 2 Se ... s to avoid customers that deliver volume but little profit and to concentrate on premium end of the business.Product differentiationEven though within the segment it is rather hard for an average cons ... stone-Firestone: Company was focusing on cost reductions in its worldwide operations. Bridgestone's business was mostly centered on Asia (73% in Japan). The company's strategy was to compete on price ...

(6 pages) 184 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

FedEx: Organizational Change

perations in 1984. The company operates in 211 countries around the world and is divided into seven business units: FedEx Corporation, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Customs.Exp ... und, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Customs.Express is the reliable express delivery that delivers in 1-2 business days in 211 countries. Ground is what we are the most familiar with, specializing in door t ...

(4 pages) 215 0 2.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Case 3-5 Digital Equipment Corporation

Case SummaryDigital Semiconductor was a business unit of Digital Equipment Corporation. John Gavin, the DS group controller, wanted the fina ... ted the finance department to find ways to add value and better support the division because the DS business strategy had many changes over the past five years and the division was still operating at ... rough 1994. In 1997 Digital returned to profitability because of the reorganization of Digital into business units and product lines.Digital Semiconductor:Chip designers start to consider cost along w ...

(3 pages) 81 0 4.5 Jun/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Girl Scouts Case Analysis

ctors, national president, and national executive director. The local councils are considered small business units (SBUs) and are directed by a board and an executive director. There are over 300 coun ...

(5 pages) 44 0 4.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

ZARA: Fast Fashion

gh Zara and other five chains around the world. The six retailing chains were organized as separate business units within an overall structure that also included six business support areas and nine co ... line in its stock prices and the departure of Its CEO in 2002.Although Gap and Zara follow the same business model, Zara's business model improved over time, through the incorporation of technology as ...

(8 pages) 663 0 4.7 Jul/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Clothing, Footwear and Cosmetics

Project Management

publisher of newspapers. The company is analyzed in detail on all levels-corporate, SBU (strategic business units) and functional. This analysis is performed on 26 specific tasks. Our group consists ... management for the company, analyze current situation of the company, identify all SBUs (Strategic Business Unit), and suggest a corporate strategy, strategies for all identified SBUs and functional ...

(18 pages) 1429 0 4.5 Aug/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Strategic Management in Siemens

mens is a huge 155 year old multinational $77 billion German based company operating through 16 big business units with one of the world's largest communications, electronic and engineering company an ... onsolidated subsidiaries in more than 190 countries, which are run by 484,000 employees.All Siemens businesses are part of a matrix organization that combines a centralized strategic orientation with ...

(6 pages) 248 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

HR toles and responsibilities: Technicolor Home Entertainment Services.

ole in the organization has had to change with the current demands of diversity in the workplace, e-business, and ethics.Technicolor Home Entertainment Services is a leader in the optical disc manufac ... tainment Services is a leader in the optical disc manufacturing industry. Technicolor operates four business units with worldwide facilities, which include U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, and Poland. Headquar ...

(3 pages) 92 2 4.9 Sep/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Marketing Essay: How to do a SWOT Analysis

Threats. It's a four-part approach to analyzing a company's overall strategy or the strategy of its business units. All four aspects must be considered to implement a long-range plan of action.In orde ... petitors. The goal is to identify all the major factors affecting competitiveness before crafting a business strategy.SWOT BreakdownSWOT identifies the internal and external factors that affect an org ...

(3 pages) 583 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

General Electric - A Fortune 500 Company: why they continue to be one of the top 15 Fortune 500 Companies.

o be one of the top 15 Fortune 500 Companies.GE describes itself as composed of a number of primary business units or "businesses." Each "business" is itself a vast enterprise, any of which would, eve ... terprise, any of which would, even as a standalone company, rank in the Fortune 500. The Company's "business" is divided into the following segments: Aircraft Engines, Commercial Finance, Consumer Fin ...

(2 pages) 190 2 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Computer and Electronics Companies