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2007 Economic Crisis on American Thesis

… S.

One of the main factors which incremented this crisis even more was the expensive cost of automobile fuel, this was linked to the global oil crisis which occurred before the automobile crisis. The rise in fuel prices caused the general consumer to shift in their demand and they now opted to buy except for the large vehicles such as pickup trucks or SUV's as compared to the other vehicles available in the market since the larger vehicles tend to use more fuel.

Another major factor which aggravated the crisis was the considerably high cost of labor which was greater as compared to the labor's counterparts in non-unions, this included salaries, healthcare benefits, pensions and other related job benefits. The management while demanding labor peace…. [read more]


Countries, the Citizens of the United States Term Paper

… ¶ … countries, the citizens of the United States enjoy a wide range of amateur and professional sports, with golf consistently ranking among the top five sports in terms of participation and spectatorship in national surveys. Since its introduction to the United States in the late 19th century, golf has experienced a number of boosts in its popularity, including most recently the superior and unprecedented play of Tiger Woods. The scandal surrounding Woods, though, and his recent announcement that he was temporarily retired from the sport, have some observers concerned that golf's halcyon days are over. Moreover, golf courses require enormous amounts of prime land, as well as water and pesticides to keep them in the pristine condition that players prefer. Some critics suggest that…. [read more]


Modern Rhetoric Essay

… ¶ … Hate Begets Hate," http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/05/opinion/05tue2.html

A piece of writing cannot be rhetorically analyzed in isolation but must be considered within the context in which it was written. This editorial is an excellent example of well-timed rhetoric in that it meets the criterion of exigency. The topic -- currently proposed legislation in Uganda that would impose the death sentence for homosexuality -- is of immediate concern since international criticism may be able to derail the proposed law.

I believe that the editorial writers have properly gauged the nature of their audience in that they have correctly assessed both the emotional and psychological make-up of their readers, who are likely to be both liberal (and so agree with the editorial's criticism of the abridgement of the…. [read more]


Why Are Companies Losing Working Moms and What Can They Do to Retain Them? Term Paper

… Working Mothers and Their Needs

An in-depth examination of why working mothers are leaving their fields and what can be done about it

Flow of Information

Future Considerations

The 1960's saw an explosion with regard to the women's movement in America. Historically in the United States, women had stayed home to raise the children while men went out and climbed the career ladder. Only during times of war did women feel the need to go into the workforce and then it was only long enough to hold the job open until their men could come home from overseas and start working again.

It was during the 1960's that the women's movement took off and by the 1970's women were entering the workforce and colleges in…. [read more]


Terrorism and Drug Trafficking Capstone Project

… In particular, heroin from Mexico poses a formidable threat throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware, as evidenced by the increasing availability of high purity, low priced heroin and the resulting escalation in abuse, drug treatment admissions, and overdose deaths. This threat is exacerbated by the widely-reported trend of prescription drugs abusers migrating to heroin, seeking a cheaper and more available high. The DEA Philadelphia Division routinely assesses and ranks the drug threats to Philadelphia and the Delaware area as determined by availability, threat to public health, community impact, attendant crime, enforcement activity, seizures, drug abuse and treatment statistics, as well as propensity for abuse. Analysis of these factors, supplemented by investigative reporting, human intelligence, liaison, and open source data, allows for a comprehensive overview of each drug…. [read more]


Innovation in History Impact and Change Youtube Creation of a New World Community Thesis

… Innovation in History -- Impact and Change: YouTube - Creation of a New World Community

YouTube is to video browsing what a Wal-Mart Supercenter is to shopping: everything is there, and all you have to do is walk in the door. -- John Cloud, Time Magazine, December 16, 2006

The epigraph above is reflective of the positive commentary being published about YouTube in recent years. Although YouTube is only a few years old, it has already over 100 million video clips viewed and 65,000 new videos are uploaded on the site every 24 hours by people all over the world. YouTube has created instant groups of like-minded people around the world who share ideas, political views as well as being a rallying point for people…. [read more]


South This Report Is About the Automobile Term Paper

… South

This report is about the automobile industry migrating south and thus leaving northern and eastern states reeling. Corporate America and especially the automobile industry have become very competitive as the world has become more of a global economy. Companies are constantly on the lookout for new ways to strategically reduce overhead and still increase market share and profitability. In the past, Northern states like New Jersey, Detroit and New York offered the automobile industry high salary and unionized employees often forcing the manufactures to consider moving abroad.

When moving was not an option, the automobile industry was constantly closing plants and laying off employees to help balance the books. As recently as 1990's, companies needed to use solutions like labor force reduction to cut…. [read more]


Online Auction Company Called Ebay Term Paper

… References

Business Editors (2003). From the North Pole to the Net: eBay Makes Better Gift-Giving Possible This Holiday. Business Wire, 11/20/2003, 5155.

Business Editors (2003). Logitech Brings the Power of Video to eBay. Business Wire, 12/2/2003, 5504.

Griffith, Jim G. (2003). The Official EBay Bible (1st Ed.). Gotham Books.

Rubash, Mark (2003). eBay Analyst Meeting - Final. Fair Disclosure Wire, 10/29/2003.

Yahoo Finance. (n.d.). EBay. Retrieved October 25, 2004, from http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=EBAY

Appendix A

Five year stock history

(Yahoo Finance, 2004)

Symbol = EBAY

Key Statistics c/o (Yahoo Finance, 2004)

VALUATION MEASURES

Market Cap (intraday):

62.75B

Enterprise Value (26-Oct-04)3:

55.91B

Trailing P/E (ttm, intraday):

99.51

Forward P/E (fye 31-Dec-05)1:

59.33

PEG Ratio (5 yr expected) 1:

1.92

Price/Sales (ttm):

21.25

Price/Book (mrq):

10.42

Enterprise Value/Revenue (ttm)3:…. [read more]


Antigua Guatemala Coffee Business Plan

… Any well-funded and large company, where capital is not an issue might be potential entrants because they have a solid brand image in the business sector (Blackwell, 2011).

Rivalry: in this market segment, there are many big players. With the high number of small-scale coffee shops, big players must battle with small players across the market segments. With customers increasingly taking coffee home, it provides the convenience, which is the main factor for players. There is an intense competition in this industry, as companies must battle each other to increase their customer base.

Bargaining power of suppliers: there is a high bargaining power for suppliers. The developments in technological innovations like the automated coffee machines and espresso machines have made them bargain over the industry.…. [read more]


Industrial Disputes Law Employers and Unions Term Paper

… Union Labor Disputes Canada

Wal-Mart Canada

This report is an evaluative report and summary about the international retail giant Wal-Mart. There is no better presentation than one that presents the varying opinions in legal philosophy between unions and employers. As of late, Wal-Mart has been trying to fend off multiple attacks by organized labor over the past decade in an attempt to maintain its union free managerial style. "Union leaders say their chances for organizing Wal-Mart workers shot up this week when a federal judge in San Francisco said 1.6 million current and former employees could sue the retailer for sex discrimination in a class-action lawsuit." (Ramstack, 2004)

The Wal-Mart situation covers a full spectrum of legal concerns such as the acquisition and termination of…. [read more]


Winter Dreams the Tension Essay

… The themes of "Winter Dreams" are relevant today because striving and social climbing remains part of American life. The contradictions between the values of being a 'self-made person' on one hand, and desiring to mimic the lifestyle of old money can be seen on every college campus today. Many wealthier students who do not have to take out student loans have the luxury of studying subjects that do not automatically prepare them for a career. Poorer students must worry about employment after college, and getting a marketable degree. Many of them study similar subjects as their richer friends, such as English and Art History, and find themselves upon graduating with little hope of a job in an anemic market.

The idea of being able to…. [read more]


Media on the U.S. Society Research Paper

… A person's looks may mean nothing if the morals, values and beliefs of that person are not intact or if the person is a failure at leading life to benefit others and be sincere in what he or she does.

In the same way, the TV shows are promoting a culture which surrounds the freedom of these younger generations, giving them the power to do what they want and not be questioned for any of their actions. This reckless kind of life is increasingly becoming the subject of the TV commercials, serials and movies and this creates an urge in the young generations especially the teenagers to go ahead leading an adventurous life where everything seems like a mystery to them and they fail to…. [read more]


Salary Cap Term Paper

… "HGH has been used by competitors in sports since the 1970s, and it has been banned by the IOC and NCAA. Traditional urine analysis could not detect doping with HGH, so the ban was unenforceable until the early 2000s when blood tests that could distinguish between natural and artificial hGH were starting to be developed. Blood tests conducted by WADA at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece primarily targeted HGH." (Wikipedia) These relatively new tests have been available for years and yet in the most recent round of collective bargaining, after all of the public outcry and congressional hearings surrounding performance enhancing drugs, ownership was still unwilling to demand every test available. Prove to the public, we made a mistake, it won't happen again.…. [read more]


Organizational Behavior - Analysis Term Paper

… Lucy should sit back and also allow Jane work with the top leaders to direct the company as they best see fit. Though she has appointed Jane in charge, she is still to much involved in the daily activities and preventing Jane from truly taking on the role of leader. She should also take the time to encourage her top leaders and speak with Patrick candidly regarding his strengths and weaknesses, and offer him opportunities for rising above his dissent to a useful spot within the top leader and management team.

One last comment, regarding Patrick's dissatisfaction. Jane should acknowledge his disappointment at not being appointed to the head position of the company, and then work with Patrick to develop a job description that is…. [read more]


No-Fault Compensation in UK Medical Malpractice Thesis

… 2 The survey tried to quantify the frequency and/or severity of adverse effects through a population sampling experienced as a result of their medical treatment. The respondent sample consisted of 3638 men and 4568 women, or a total population of 8,206.



395, or 4.8% (4.8 in every 100) patients felt that they had suffered some illness, injury or impairment, which directly resulted from their medical treatment or care. This figure is slightly higher than the estimates derived using the methodology from the Harvard Medical Malpractice Study, which estimated that 3.7 in every 100 patients suffered "adverse effect." The report noted that the proportion responding "positively declined with increasing age and was inversely associated with social grade." Further, the report stated, "there was…. [read more]


Impact of Human Resources Information Systems Peer-Reviewed Journal

… While efficient HRM processes have assumed the shape of a crucial element of some Middle Eastern nations’ progress, several experts criticize their HRM, particularly in terms of their implementation efficacy. Until a few years ago, Saudi Arabia possessed a scant number of HRM practice-related policies (YanXia and Saeed, 2015). Since the realization hit that its natural resources (especially oil) won’t help it sustain forever, Saudi Arabia has grasped the need to focus on the growth and development of its other economic sectors, including human capital utilization.

The uniqueness of the HRM growth context within Saudi Arabia was limited by policies between the late 60s and the start of the new millennium; only recently has there been a shift in approaches and attitudes towards modernization…. [read more]


Communications -- Personal Statement Term Paper

… Thus communications, including corporate communication is an ongoing process of education, spanning the philosophical theories behind persuasion to crisis management in corporate negotiations. I hope to study all such aspects of corporate communications in graduate school, and to supplement the education of my fellow students by sharing my own bicultural perspective within and without of the classroom. The mesh of academic and practical is critical I seek to further my education with a master's in education. I have seen my education stretch and morph from work as Associate Business Analyst for the Random House Trade Group, back to my studies in finance, literature and business and management communications at Baruch College, and back even to my devotion to books as a young child. Through reading…. [read more]


Acculturative Stress of African Catholic Literature Review

… In this regard, Akomolafe reports that, "The bewildered immigrant who had a spacious apartment in his native land is forced to make do with sleeping in other people's living rooms or 'box' rooms in which a single bed hardly fits. Money in the pocket also happens to dry up fast, especially when it is not being replenished" (2011, p. 95).

There are also some differences in the degree of religiosity between African immigrants and immigrant missionaries to the United States. The latter are motivated by a personal commitment to serve based on their religious beliefs while the former will likely be more motivated by economic or political reasons rather than any particular religious motivation for immigrating to the United States. This assertion is supported by…. [read more]


Technology -- Blessing or Curse? Building Term Paper

… Technology -- blessing or curse?

Building a better mousetrap, or using technology to solve the world's problems has become reduced to even a more absurd exercise through what Siva Vaidhyanathan calls in his 2007 introduction to Rewiring the Nation: The Place of Technology in American Studies "techno-fundamentalism." This is the idea the problems created by past machines can be fixed by future machines. For example, the lack of world security generated by nuclear technology can be solved by Star Wars rather than a conscientious effort to reduce nuclear proliferation. This belief in progress as inevitable and good is misguided, says the author. Technology is only as great as the morality and spirit of the society that wields the technology.

Video technology, when put into the…. [read more]


Compare the Holocaust to Two Other State Sponsored Persecution of a Group of People Term Paper

… Genocide

Despite the fact that humans have been violently killing off humans since the beginning of civilization, the word "genocide," which encompasses that of "holocaust," did not exist before 1944. Raphael Lemkin, a Polish-Jewish attorney, who wanted to describe the Nazi policies of systematic murder, including the destruction of the European Jews, combined geno-, from the Greek word for race or tribe, with -cide, from the Latin word for killing. Lemkin saw it as "a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves." On December 9, 1948, following the end of World War II and the horrors of the holocaust, the United Nations established the Convention on…. [read more]


Air Tran Airways Is a High-Growth, High-Leverage Term Paper

… Air Tran Airways is a high-growth, high-leverage company operating in the discount airline industry. They offer an attractive investment proposition in terms of a growth stock portfolio, but their high level of fixed obligations exposes them to significant financial risk, which makes them unsuitable for a debt portfolio.

Company Background

AirTran Airways is a discount airline based in Orlando, Florida. The current incarnation of AirTran was created in 1997 when ValuJet bought what was then a much smaller AirTran and adopted the brand. The company operates its main hub from the former ValuJet hub of Atlanta-Hartfield. The company today also has sizeable operations in two other airports, Orlando and Baltimore-Washington. AirTran services 52 markets (all but one in the U.S.), and operates over 700 flights…. [read more]


Cholesterol & Hypercholesterolemia Treatment Thesis

… Those with abnormal levels (total cholesterol more than 200 mg/dL or HDL less than 40 mg/dL), will go on to have a test called fasting lipid profile (in which the person being tested refrains from eating for 8 to 12 hours, usually overnight, prior to the test) (Anderson et al., 2001). The fasting test will indicate whether or not total cholesterol levels fall within the normal range (between 140 and 200 mg/dL), are moderately high (between 200 and 240 mg/dL), or if they are in the very high range (240 mg/dL or greater) (Anderson et al., 2001). This blood test also reveals the levels of LDL, HDL, and triglycerides; according to guidelines released by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP), the optimal level for LDL…. [read more]


Catholic Church in Spain Term Paper

… On the flip side however, rising attitudes of liberalism, republicanism, socialism, anarchism, and intellectual pluralism ensured a direct and stiff challenge to the once accepted view of the clergy that Spain was always a catholic nation and would be one always.

The author has divided the book into twenty-four chapters. There is an introduction that surveys the Church from 1808 to 1873, followed by which there is a critical examination of the Church and politics from the year 1874 which signals the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy until the year 1930 which brought about the fall of the Primo de Rivera dictatorship. There is also a brief description and analysis of a host of topics that comprise the religious organization, clerical demography, the size, positioning…. [read more]


Application of Solar Thermal Systems in the UK Dissertation

… ¶ … economic and environmental benefits of using a solar water heating system for hot water applications in a typical British commercial building. Of particular interest was to initially estimate the energy use for heating of water. The most relevant variables were the horizontal solar irradiance, the sky clearness index, the solar declination angle and the ambient air temperature. Since the incident energy is a function of the solar collector tilt angle, an optimum angle which fortunately is equal to the average UK household roof pitch was determined. The Solar Savings calculation was used to calculate the amount of the total conventional hot water heating load (delivered energy and tank standby losses) provided by solar energy less any associated parasitic energy use. These figures were…. [read more]


Anthropology Review and Critique: Gender Term Paper

… This again is the value of a book like this, giving worldly cultural perspective and knowledge to the student who lives in America.

NUMBER THREE: Articles dealing with male gender roles.

The essay by Gilbert H. Herdt discusses the role of males in the fascinating Third World culture of the Sambia mountain people in Papua New Guinea ("Rituals of Manhood: Male Initiation in Paupa New Guinea). Boys are removed from the nuclear family in the Sambia culture at seven to ten years of age, and kept in a "men's clubhouse" until marriage - because, as Herdt writes, "strict taboos based on beliefs about menstrual pollution" still keep boys and girls separate.

The uninitiated Westerner might, upon reading about "menstrual pollution," say well, don't these primitive…. [read more]


Origins, History of the IMF Term Paper

… SRF: Supplemental Reserve Facility loans are to be repaid within a year and a half, and there is a substantial surcharge of 3-5 percentage points.

CCL: This is under the same repayment criteria as SRF, but the surcharge is less (1.5 to 3.5 percentage points).

CFF: This type of loan was designed to help a country experiencing a very sudden "shortfall" in export earnings (caused by world commodity fluctuations), and the financial terms match those of the SBA (except CCF loans have no surcharge).

In the event of a nation suffering a natural disaster like an earthquake, flood, typhoon, or other calamities, or for a country just emerging from war, the IMF provides "Emergency Assistance" loans. They are subject to the basic rate of charge,…. [read more]


Managing Across Culture in Doing Business Oversea Term Paper

… Natl Preferences

Assessing Current Models of Cultural Dimensions and Practical Implications for the Workplace

Business used to be conducted at the local marketplace -- a specific centralized area or single street within a town or village where crops and crafts were traded or bought and sold in currency transactions. No matter what it was one produced in order to obtain their livelihood, this was the area where everyone brought their goods and offered their services, and it was a given that whatever was to be found would be found here. This centralization also led to the marketplace's development as the center of village communication and gossip; people were already gathered in a centralized location out of economic necessity, so the emergence of the marketplace as…. [read more]


Computers Internet Computer Technology Term Paper

… Internet

Business

Proposal & Implementation Plan

For Refurbishment of Former Factory Building

Proposal & Implementation Plan

For Refurbishment of Former Factory Building

As part of the proposed refurbishment of the former factory building, this proposal addresses the potential networking and Voice over Internet (VoIP) requirements for up to 50 apartments, 30 small retail stores, 2 or more full-service restaurants, a breakfast cafe, and office space. The business environment of the twenty-first century has become a more technologically advanced global spectrum that will remain extremely dependent on real time capabilities and seamless streams of information. The fact of the matter is that even small to midsized companies of today require the ability to fully utilize an available global communications infrastructure.

Historically, advantages were actually cost prohibitive…. [read more]


Pepsi Cola Beverages Term Paper

… PepsiCo

Roger Enrico is facing a huge business decision as part of his responsibilities at Pepsi Company. His duties as President and CEO of Pepsico Worldwide Beverages includes making decisions with the importance that this one has, but in doing so, he must carefully consider all the factors and all the possible scenarios stemming from those factors. This specific situation could have worldwide implications for the future of Pepsico, and of course, Roger Enrico.

The problem is that Pepsico, which at the time, was showing strong profits and sales, while at the same time the company was also facing increasing competition. If the company was to continue to grow, and prosper, a complete reorganization might be necessary. That decision was facing Enrico.

The reason for…. [read more]


Medical Management the Primary Goal Term Paper

… This paper examines the opinions of all three of these authors on the issue of leadership and its relationship to management.

One of the most important thing that managers must consider as we proceed into our still-new century is the importance of recognizing and nurturing change: One of the most important characteristics that sets leaders apart from managers is the ability to welcome change. One of the most difficult aspects of management is the fact that even when people want to make and succeed in making changes, they have difficulties in making those changes last. Even most desired significant changes fail to be last even when people want them to because there is an ingrained bias against change in the very ways that people think.…. [read more]

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