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HRM Change Management - Perrier Case Study

… Question 4

There is the need to develop a change management strategy, so that change can be implemented successfully. There are many change management models, but all have commonalities. The most simple is that of Lewin's three stage model. The three stages in this model are unfreezing, the change and then refreezing (Buchanan and Huczynski, 2010, p565). The first stage is to prepare the employees for the change; this involves communication to ensure that the employees understand why the change needs to occur. If employees to support the change they need to understand why it is occurring. In addition to this the employees also need to understand what is going to happen and how. Lewin notes that it is beneficial to have a champion the…. [read more]


Recycling, Reducing Term Paper

… It is for this reason that most manufacturers of plastic materials have embraced a coding system that is of great relevance when it comes to identifying the various kinds of plastics for recycling purposes. On being washed and inspected at the recycling plant, plastics are cut into small flakes which are then separated, dried, and later on melted. The resulting liquid is further cleaned by being fed through a screen, from where it is dispensed in the form of long strands. After being cooled, the said strands are chopped into small bits or pallets and then sent out to producers/manufacturers of new products.

Newspaper

In the words of McKinney and Schoch (2003, p. 455), "about 38% of America's municipal solid waste is composed of paper…. [read more]


Wine Fundamentals Essay

… Salinity is better covered in the literature and indeed is a factor in the ability of a soil to deliver water to the vine. Low salinity soils are desirable and viticulture has conducted extensive research on ways to manage soil salinity.

Other soil issues include drainage, gas exchange, and soil hardness, and each of these will have an effect on the quality of the berry. Drainage is another issue related to water. Gas exchange, however, is important because soils that better facilitate gas exchange will produce healthier plants. Hardness will affect the ability of the roots to access mineral and nutrients from the soil.

These different factors will tend to vary from year to year. Climate can vary, especially with the amount of sunlight received…. [read more]


How Dependent I've Become on Electricity the Day the Black Out Happened Term Paper

… ¶ … Electricity Died remember August 14, 2003, as the day I became enlightened. In case you do not remember, that is the day of the Great Blackout that hit New York City and many other areas of the Northeast and Canada. Today, it might not seem like such a problem, but it showed me that I was unprepared for an emergency and that I was totally and absolutely dependent on the electrical current that flows through the wires in our cities and towns. My whole life depends on this electrical charge, and that night in August 2003 really showed me what I had come to depend on was so important to all of us.

When the blackout first hit, it was daylight, and we…. [read more]


Pusser's Rum Term Paper

… Pusser's Rum is a fascinating product with a fascinating history. The association of Rum with a form of compensation on a naval ship has a long tradition and Pusser's Rum is the rum that fit this bill got the British Royal Navy from 1655 to 1970. The name comes from a slang pronunciation of Purser, the individual on the ship responsible for divvying out the daily rum ration for the individual sailors.

Prior to 1740, the men's daily tot of Pusser's Rum was a pint a day, which they drank neat, that is without water! Before battle, they were issued a double 'tot', and always after victory for a job well done! From 1655 to the 19th century, Pusser's Rum was one of the few…. [read more]


Starbucks Corporation Competing in a Global Market Term Paper

… Starbuck's Case Study

Briefly describe the history and evolution of Starbucks.

Seattle entrepreneurs Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, Gordon Bowker founded Starbucks in 1971, locating their coffee importing business in Seattle's Pike Place market. The founders were content to grow the coffee importer to five stores in the metro Seattle area, and were gradually becoming known in the coffee industry, and as a result of these associations met Howard Schultz, who would eventually buy the chain and transform its business model. Mr. Schultz was passionate about introducing retailing concepts he had originally discovered during a trip to Milan, Italy and immediately after coming back from Italy, launched what would become the prototypical Starbucks stores, combining meetings places with good ambience for friends catching up with each…. [read more]


Easy Way Company Assessment

… ¶ … 1992, Easy Way Tea from Taiwan has since expanded its presence worldwide. While they remain a small scale player, relative to the greater competitors, the company does a represent noteworthy presence within the industry. In terms of business model, the organization operates through both wholly owned stores, as well as franchises. Easy Way Tea promotes franchises as a way of supporting the development of the communities in which it operates. They promise their franchisees financial independence and the ability to work for themselves, and they guarantee success supported by the company's expertise (Easy Way Tea Australia Website).

In Australia, Easy Way Tea has been present since 2001 and has in the meantime opened 45 stores, 20 of which are wholly owned and the…. [read more]


Wearin' of the Green Term Paper

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The two girls smiled back at each other. It was a little joke they had. Margaret-Mary was really proud of her double-fisted first name. Ma said she was named after a saint who lived in France a long time ago. She was real holy and did a lot of good things. "An Irish Catholic girl should be just like a saint ... now ain't that the way the Good Lord planned it!"

Jacobs' was just coming into view as suddenly, a tall black man smacked into Margaret-Mary's side. Her schoolbooks went flying, and Margaret-Mary skidded headlong into the sidewalk. With no time to even realize what was happening, the tears came pouring down her cheeks, at the same time a she noticed the thin…. [read more]


Random Acts of Kindness Before Writing Methodology Chapter

… Random Acts of Kindness

Before writing about my impressions of this project, I feel as if I have to state that I believe it was not the best way to investigate the impact of altruistic behavior. I enjoyed my experiences committing acts of kindness, both acts of kindness for strangers and acts of kindness for my family. However, because these acts of kindness were motivated by the idea that I was keeping a journal and would need to write a paper about those experiences, I feel as if the experiences were not as genuine as they could have been. Therefore, I wonder whether my reactions to the things I did are the same as the reactions that I would have had if I had done…. [read more]


Organic Fruit Taste Test Comparative Study Term Paper

… Organic Fruit Taste Test

Comparative Study for Organic and Conventionally Grown Fruit

The question for this study is: Whether it is possible for someone to consistently tell the difference between organic and conventionally grown fruit.

This study is important for the improvement of the agricultural industry in general. Many studies have been conducted on the health benefits and taste benefits on organic produce (Fillion, 2002), but few come to precise statistical conclusions as to whether it is possible to entirely distinguish between the two (Weibel, 2000). In fact, many studies have instead focused on determining whether only certain populations prefer organically grown fruit (Padel, 2005).

The null hypothesis for this experiment is: There is no flavor distinction between organically grown and conventionally grown produce.

The…. [read more]


Close Reading Essay

… I was piqued; I was mortified. Still more of that wretched fish?...The afternoon passed quickly, and when, towards its close, the professor inquired, "Do you see it yet?" (Scudder, "Look at Your Fish")

Scudder discloses his inner horror and insecurity at looking stupid at Harvard in front of his class and a prominent professor in a field to which he has relative interest. The writing is calm, but describes so dryly or calmly at points that it is a bit silly and humorous. Scudder employs a linear, chronological timeline in his storytelling. It is partially in the narrative form and there are parts that are monologic within the piece, too. There is a lot of analysis because Scudder spends much of the story worrying, studying,…. [read more]


Marcellus Shale Term Paper

… Marcellus Shale is a black fine-grained laminated formation of sediments. It extends deep underground from Ohio and West Virginia into Pennsylvania and southern New York (Paterson 2011). In some locations, it is exposed at the ground surface. But in some locations, it is as deep as 7,000 feet below the ground surface along the Pennsylvania border in the Delaware River Valley. Drilling is focused in some locations of the shale, which are deeper than 2,000 feet. Geologists have been aware of the natural gas resources found in this shale for some time now. But exploring and extracting these resources have been quite difficult and expensive because of the depth of the shale. Recent developments in technology, however, have called new attention to the shale. Higher…. [read more]


Regulating Oil and Gas Drilling Research Paper

… The OPA also expanded the role and breadth of the "National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan" (NCP), establishing a multi-layered "planning and response system" in order to improve the preparedness and responses to any spill that occurs in a marine environment (Ramseur, 13). Moreover, the OPA in 1990 required that oil tankers (flying the U.S. flag), offshore facilities (like the Deepwater Horizon rig), and certain onshore facilities operated by oil companies "…prepare and submit oil spill response plans" to federal agencies that regulate oil drilling and transport (Ramseur, 13). Without those advanced response plans, any drilling or transporting of oil is illegal, according to the particulars of OPA.

In 2004, Congress passed an amendment to OPA that requires vessels carrying oil for their…. [read more]


Remote Sensing Can Be Utilized Term Paper

… Radiometric sensitivity: This is the sensors ability to differentiate the reflectance or the remittance of the spectral radiation from various predetermined targets. This however depend s on the various quantum levels that exists within a certain spectral band.

Problems with remotely sensed information

The major problem with remotely sensed information is that the path that exists between the object under study and the sensor is never clear.Therefore, the process of trying to derive quantitative information becomes almost impossible since in this case the underwater habitats are completely submerged and covered with various objects and particles. There also exists variable levels of reflectance at various water bottom depths (Ahmad,1994).In order to take care of this anomaly, an algorithm for water column correction has been derived and…. [read more]


Natural Gas Drilling Thesis

… Natural Gas Drilling

A Retrospect View on Natural Gas Drilling

Natural Gas Drilling in the United States

The United States of America possessed vast resources of natural gas and was as such able to support most of the demand from internal production. In 2007 for instance, the U.S. natural gas reserves produced an estimated 545.9 billion cubic meters of gas, in a context in which the average consumption per annum was of 652.9 billion cubic meters. Exports of natural gas accounted for 23.28 billion cubic meters and imports totaled 130.3 billion cubic meters; proven reserves of natural gas within the country reach a level of 5.977 trillion cubic meters (Central Intelligence Agency, 2009). The amount of natural gas exacted from the national territory is however…. [read more]


Ethics of Sustainable Design Essay

… The afternoon for me is usually a time for reading, research, catching up on correspondence and perhaps another treadmill work out if it feels right to do a second one. More electricity is used due to those activities. In the evening (after a light dinner which might consist of steamed vegetables -- which of course requires natural gas -- and small portions of seafood or chicken) I watch movies, news, or sports on television, using more electricity. The light and reasonably healthy diet I am utilizing is due to my recent weight-loss project. I do not take a shower every day that I'm home writing, but of course there is the need to flush the toilet and that means water usage.

The average person uses…. [read more]


Coca-Cola in India Term Paper

… Coca Cola in India

Coca Cola

Coca cola stands in the list of leading brands of the world. In the year 2006, it was listed in the global ranking of top hundred brands. Sprite, fanta, coca-cola and diet coke are the leading products of this brand. Cherry coke, Vanilla coke and Lemon coke are the other brand extensions of coca cola. During the last few years, the company for promotion made heavy investment, due to which it has acquired a recognized name in the market. According to a report, researchers found that after the term "ok? The most recognized term among the people is "Coca-Cola" (Bell, 2003, pg 23).

At present, different products of coca cola are available in over two-hundred countries around the whole…. [read more]


Correctly Identify Opportunities and Threats Essay

… Such alternatives can be emphasized so that a positive market image of soap or detergent, since allergies are complex and not always the cause of one irritant, whether chemical or otherwise. Also, one can direct attention to non-irritant products that the particular soap and detergent company produces that can also do the job ("Skin reactions," 2005).

While it is necessary to mollify public opinion and government regulation and law, one must know the problems that one has ownership over and make sure that the finger is getting pointed in the right direction for the right reason. In this way, we can use our knowledge of the physiological and psychological needs of customers to market and portray the product in a correct way and in the…. [read more]


Kaho Olawe Hawaii Destination Development Essay

… Hawaii

Support and maintain Hawaiian Culture

When considering the opening of the island of Kaho'olawe to more tourism, the Hawai'i Tourism Authority should first focus on the development of an educational center. This educational center will concentrate on the illustration of the culture, customs, beliefs, and norms of the natives of Hawai'i. Only from a firm foundation in cultural awareness and respect can a sustainable future for tourism development take place on the island of Kaho'olawe. The success of the educational center will lead to programs in sustainable tourism and sustainable development on Kaho'olawe.

Supporting and maintaining Hawaiian culture in tandem with developing the island reflects the traditional concept of the relationship between the human being and the environment. Hawaiian culture does not view people…. [read more]


Gender and Smell Recognition Research Paper

… The responses were found to be the result of many extractable volatile compounds from the female mouse's body fluid, especially urine. The olfactory system of many terrestrial animals appears to have evolved to detect pheromones rather than any other environmental odors (Bhutan).

This study seeks to confirm if women have sharper smell than men by detecting or distinguishing fragrances more strongly. It will evaluate this premise and further explore if female participants are better able to detect particular scents more acutely than male.

Participants/Materials/Method

Participants - 20 male and 20 female = grouped separately

Materials -- perfume and cologne, water

Method -- dilutions of cologne and perfume were grouped into 3. The first group is Number 1 with a dilution of 10 drops of water.…. [read more]


Desertification of Coral Reefs Essay

… Geography

Desertification of Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are under threat worldwide. An estimated 58% of reefs are classified as threatened and 11% of the original amount of coral reefs has already been lost. The makeup of remaining coral reefs is also rapidly changing. In regards to many of the reefs, the decline in coral has coincided with increased cover of macro algae, which has caused apparently stable community shifts to algal-dominated states. The reasons for the coral decline are thought to include a combination of direct anthropogenic factors, such as overfishing, pollution, and sedimentation as well as climate change and natural disturbances (Gardner, Cote, Gill, Grant and Watkinson, 2005).

The overall goal of coral reef management is to maintain the ability of tropical reefs to…. [read more]


Energy Supply Systems Infrastructure -- Identify Key Thesis

… Energy Supply Systems Infrastructure -- Identify Key Considerations When Assessing the Vulnerability of the Following Energy Supply Systems:

Electric power supply and distribution

The Bowling County EMT and its healthcare facilities do not specifically state in their manual that they have backup generators at the main hospital facility. Backup generators would be necessary to give assistance to patients that need constant, critical care in the form of electrically-powered devices such as ventilators. The EMT crew would need to know what nearby hospitals had generators to provide additional services in an emergency situation, should there be a power outage and the normal point-of-contact hospital was not operational.

For example, during Hurricane Katrina, flood waters rendered the city hospital's normal generators nonfunctional, causing excessively high indoor temperatures…. [read more]


Cola Wars Thesis

… Business

Cola Wars

The product that has given the world the most well-known taste was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 8, 1886. Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a local pharmacist, produced the syrup for Coca-Cola by accident. He then carried a jug of the new product down the street to Jacobs' Pharmacy, where it was sampled and pronounced excellent. It was placed on sale for five cents a glass as a soda fountain drink. Carbonated water was teamed with the new syrup to produce a drink that was at once known as delicious and refreshing. This theme continues to be heard today wherever Coca-Cola is enjoyed (the Chronicle of Coca-Cola, 2009).

Thinking that the two Cs would look good in advertisements, Dr. Pemberton's partner and…. [read more]


Russia Healthcare Russia- Healthcare Concerns Term Paper

… Russia Healthcare

Russia- Healthcare Concerns

The objective of this work is to review the healthcare concerns of Russia and specifically as related to AIDS/HIV, the blood supply and other major health concerns in the country.

Russia is located on the Northern Asian continent between Europe and the Pacific Ocean and spans an area of 17.075,200 square kilometers and is slightly larger (1.8 times) the size of the United States. Russia's climate is said to range from "steppes in the south through humid continental in European Russia" to subartic temperatures in Siberia and in the polar north to have a tundra climate. Winter weather is a variation from cool in the Black Sea coastal area to frigidly cold in Siberia with variation in the summer characterized…. [read more]


Nestle the Era of Nestle Food Empire Term Paper

… Nestle

The era of Nestle food Empire was initiated as an honest attempt to decline the infant mortality. With a view to providing a cost effective nutritious infant recipe for women who are unable to breast feed their babies, Henri Nestle, those had currently purchased a company that made rum and nut oils, stumbled onto a locate-laced gold mine in the 1860s. The Nestle Empire extended all over the Europe with the initiation of Farine Lactee Nestle an innovative mixture of milk of cow, wheat flour and sugar. Its growth becomes persistent with the marketing of condensed milk, milk chocolate and powdered soup companies. Nestle persistently assisted from its capability of adapting to the times: a shortage of milk during World War I compelling Nestle…. [read more]


Professional Accomplishments Admission Essay

… To further the scope of my professional accomplishment, I was able to successful craft legislations that was adopted into the Utah County Comprehensive Plan. Through one of my projects at Cannon Investments, I came across a significant barrier that would have made the project impossible. But, similar to Steve Jobs, I continued to try to find the next step that would facilitate a successful outcome. To that end, I helped alter zoning laws to make the project possible and wrote a new code which would enable the project to move forward. Ultimately, the language written for the new zoning code was implemented and it helped bring development to the county. Knowing that I was a part of something bigger than myself and seeing the development…. [read more]


Explosives Detect Me Essay

… New procedures less physically intrusive, such as Near Infrared (NIR) spectroscopy. NIR can ferret out hidden hazardous chemicals even when they are hidden behind clothing without body searches (Nolan-Neelan 2010). NIT technology is especially useful because it allows for detection at a remote distance. A light transmits through the passenger's clothing and signals are reflected by the chemical and back through the clothing to a NIR detector. "The signal was then passed into a spectrometer, which analyzed the intensity of the light at each wavelength. By comparing the intensities of light diffused by the clothing material and the hidden chemicals, the group was able to work out a 'fingerprint' for the chemical" (Nolan-Neelan 2010).

The TSA has also tested the use of bomb-detection equipment which…. [read more]


Innovation in a Single Day Essay

… OnStar is a similar innovation, providing services such as automatic crash response and roadside assistance. This could be categorized as service innovation. The GPS system is another service innovation, helping to make travel easier. One need only enter a destination and follow directions. GPS has nearly made maps a thing of the past.

While driving I can listen to my iPod, which is another example of product innovation. From records to cassettes to digitized music, sound recordings have seen one innovation after another, the iPod being the latest. The iPod allows me to carry my entire music collection with me wherever I go and has changed the way we listen to music -- just like the Nintendo Wii has changed the way we play video…. [read more]


Hurricane Katrina Revealed Term Paper

… As in other times, these basic comforts are denied them because they cannot afford to return and rebuild.

With the election of President Obama in 2008, many New Orleans natives had a renewed hope of returning to a rebuilt city and a new day in America where it concerned racism and class exclusion. That was four years ago and as stated above, many are still waiting. When Obama visited New Orleans on the 5th anniversary of Katrina, he gave an address where he stated that he 'would stand by you until it is done', referring to the rebuilding of New Orleans. However, there have still been no great strides in restoring the low income, predominantly African-American neighborhoods that were basically ignored prior to, during, and…. [read more]

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