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Globalization

Introduction: We are observing two changes. The extension of democratic governance, and the reformation of economic life through globalization in step with the spread of new technologies. These two trends have aroused reluctance and hindrance. But it is also likely that they can strengthen each other in definite ways. The extension of democracy can encourage economic . . . .

The Benefits of Telecommuting

The concept of telecommuting existed much before the real technology boom, which brought it into the spotlight especially in the US. Today, telecommuting is second only to "casual days" as the fastest-growing shift in traditional working patterns.

Telecommuting is broadly defined, and includes any method for working productively outside the . . . .

Videoconferencing in Business & Education

Introduction

In recent months the interest in videoconferencing has grown dramatically because of the terrorist attacks on America. Businesses and business travelers have embraced this form of distributed multimedia as a means of avoiding air travel. It is also a popular technology with educational institutions. The advent of . . . .

Day of the Locust

This is an essay on Nathanael West's Day of the Locust, a novel that criticizes Hollywood for creating movies that promise impossible dreams. How do Todd Hackett's and Homer Simpson's relationship with Faye Greener contribute to the novel's project of criticizing the Hollywood film industry? Does the novel offer any hope for an art form (aside from film) that can . . . .

The Awakening is written by Kate Chopin. The book is about a young woman, Edna Pontellier, who is restrained by her marriage and the responsibilities of being a woman in the 1800s. She has two young sons, but she doesn't feel maternal in her heart. She loves her sons, but she won't give up her soul for them as expected in her time. Her husband is concerned about finances and keeping up . . . .

Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis of October 1962 is widely regarded as the most dangerous moment of the Cold War, and one which, "brought the world to the brink of the unthinkable" (Blight & Welch, 315). Although the successful resolution of the crisis led to an immediate improvement in relationship between the superpowers, and focussed the world's attention on the . . . .

pros and cons of a company in New Zealand creating a call center in India

The purpose of this report is to shed light on the issue of call center outsourcing, specifically, the pros and cons of a company in New Zealand creating a call center in India to expand its client roster among companies from English Speaking countries. In this report, I will go over the good points as well as the . . . .

Article Response: "Slaves of Celebrity"

PART I: AUTHOR'S THINKING

PURPOSES:

The purposes of the article include: to inform readers of the terms of the contract 'American Idol' entrants entered into; to persuade readers that the terms of the contract were unfair and that the production company 19 Group is exploiting the contestants; to persuade readers and 'American Idol' . . . .

The Life of John the Baptist

John the Baptist was the son of a Jewish couple by the names of Elizabeth and Zachariah; they were both associate of the Jewish priesthood division. Both where well on in years and they still had no children because Elizabeth was barren. All of his life, Zachariah had prayed to the Lord God to give him a son. Then, one day, an angel of the Lord appeared to . . . .

Public Education in Canada

Two of the major goals of education are to provide society with the skills and knowledge required for growth, and to give each individual the opportunity for personal development and achievement. The pursuit of these two aims can sometimes conflict, so the Canadian approach to the public education system is founded on coordination, in an attempt to provide . . . .

Problems of a hypothetical company

Introduction and Terms of Reference

This paper examines the problems faced by Megabyte, a hypothetical company that is facing increasing business problems in some measure because of its reliance on a shrinking segment of the traditional communications business and in some measure because of its own internal structural problems. This case study, . . . .

The Right to Listen for Free

One of the most controversial issues in the music business today is the issue of selling music through the Internet. The ongoing and evolving process of selling and disseminating music through the Internet has provoked a number of economic as well as artistic debates for the music business and for the computer and technology businesses that allow such . . . .

European Distance Learning College

Assessment of Current Strategy

Recommendations for Future Strategies

The European distance learning college consists of five strategic business units (SBUs). Using the Boston Consulting Group's "Product Portfolio" method of categorizing products, each of the five SBUs will be categorized as stars, question marks, cash cows, or dogs. This . . . .

Gang Violence and Drugs

This is a paper about gang violence, focusing on drug-related violence committed by gangs. It attempts to analyze the major causes behind such violence and whether the trend the trend of gang violence is on the increase. The communities and demographic population in which such violence is most likely to occur is also discussed besides looking at certain possible . . . .

Hispanic Population in the United States

Researchers in demographics have persistently foretold that the rapidly growing Hispanic population would inevitably develop into the leading minority group in the United States. Updated data released from the 2000 census reveal that this belief is fast approaching actualisation. The data indicates that America's Hispanic population grew by 58% . . . .

Reflections of Us All

Meridel's novel, The Girl is a story that strikes many chords. A story that makes a statement that can be heard just as loudly today as it was yesterday in 1978 when first written. Clara is a woman that represents all women, the weaker side in a society that preys on just that. The Girl is a woman who represents all us all, too; she is the stronger, more proactive . . . .

Compare and Contrast Enron Corporation and The American Fur Company

To construct a comparison between Enron and American Fur, it is useful to ask some questions. Were the executives at Enron more unethical than John Jacob Astor? Or was Astor more unethical than they were? Were there any indications that Astor or the Enron executives felt any social responsibility for their actions? . . . .

When one thinks of great warrior civilizations of antiquity the name "Spartan" invariably arises. Stephen Pressfield in the impressive novel "Gates of Fire" stirringly resurrects these ancient warriors and their society.

Describe the General Storyline of this book.

As the book begins, a captured Spartan squire named Xeones (the sole survivor of the last stand at Thermopylae) is . . . .

Ethics in Scientists' Search for Knowledge through Research

This paper deals with the ethical and moral dilemmas of researchers and scientists when conducting their research on their fellow man. Discussed are certain issues such as blame and responsibility, using key cases such as the Tuskegee Syphilis experiments and the Milgram study: Bibliography cites 11 sources

Ethics in the . . . .

Beer & Liquor Sales

Alcoholic drink is generally divided in three different categories: beer, wine and liquor (or hard liquor). While beer and wine are produced by a "fermentation" process, liquor is produced by distillation. Beer and wine contain less alcohol (3 to 6 % in most beers, and 7 to 14% in most wines) while the alcohol content in liquor such as whiskey, vodka, brandy and . . . .

Family is very important in life because sometimes that is all a person has in their life to make it through the good and bad times. Each moment with someone in the family is extremely precious and should be cherish until the end of man and time. Therefore, when a family member needs love and support, they should receive those things from other family members. And, of course, when it is time . . . .

Is Microsoft Really a Monoply?

We at Microsoft are confident about our legal position. We believe that at the end of the judicial process, through whatever trial procedures or appellate procedures may be appropriate, we will have shown that Microsoft's creation and its broad distribution of an enormous amount of very innovative software has provided great benefit for the consumers . . . .

Anniversary of NASDAQ

We are looking to this next phase with great excitement as we recently celebrated the 30th

Anniversary of NASDAQ's commencement of operations on February 8, 1971. We are now proceeding with our plans to develop an integrated order display facility - SuperMontage - that will form the backbone of our market as we transform NASDAQ into a national securities . . . .

Beyond the darkness of the clouds lies the brightness of the sunlight.

I can't even remember the first time he said it, but I can remember about two hundred times that he did. It was one of those expressions you hear, but you don't think about, like pennywisepoundfoolish, as if it were one word.

My dad is an idealist, a romanticist, and a platitude purveyor. He is a less-nerdy . . . .

Kenya: A Case Study in Reform

From its rough beginnings, Kenya has instituted a series of economic reforms in an attempt to raise the condition of the Kenyan people. They are an attempt to bring the Kenyan people out of a state of poverty and repression to one of stability and security about their ability to sustain themselves. Each reform has been better than the last, but they are . . . .

I am an extremely industrious and motivated individual, with a strong belief in achieving my goals through hard work, application and self-development. My ultimate aim is to become a Chartered Public Accountant (CPA), for which I require to successfully achieve the MBA in Accountancy in order to qualify for the CPA examination.

There are several reasons for choosing to pursue my studies . . . .

Arms Sales to the Third World

Introduction

Basic details

Outcome

Interesting facts

Conclusion

This is a paper on Arms Sales to the Third World. Discussing the top seven arms sellers to the Third World and who the major buyers are. France and Russia follow the U.S.; but China's sales was around US$2.7 billions in 1999 dropped to $400 millions last year . . . .

Total Quality Management

The term Total Quality Management or TQM is defined as a mutual type of doing business that focuses on relying on the skills and abilities of the labor as well as the management in order to bring a continuous improvement in the quality and productivity of the organization by working in the form of teams. However, this concept of quality has not emerged overnight . . . .

Recently, the business strategy commonly refereed to as Just-In-Time has become more and more dominant in many aspects of business. Corporations like Hewlett-Packard have begun to use the system to improve efficiency and customer service. Although the system has been criticized as a lofty idea or a theory rather than an attainable business practice, the company that have implemented the idea . . . .

Women in the American Revolution

Introduction - Social Status of Women in the Revolution

Molly Pitcher - the real story

Evidence supporting her existence

Evidence denying her existence

An American Icon

Other Women who took up Arms

Women as Spies

Ann Bates

Miss Jenny

Life as a Camp Follower

Women in Supporting Roles . . . .

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