Company Insights on BP, Microsoft, and Western Digital

On August 30, we all chose 5 stocks to evaluate before purchasing. At this time I chose BP AMOCO, Microsoft, Western Digital, Toys-R-Us, and Fortune Financial Incorporated. After a few weeks of tracking these stocks, I chose to keep BP AMOCO, Microsoft, and Western Digital, because the stocks were relatively stable and most of them … Read more

Sony By Honorary Chairman

Sony has four products categories as gateways to the networked world: digital TV’s and set-top boxes, VAIO home-use PCs, mobile devices and the best selling of them all is the Playstation 2 (PS2). With all of the new products like the PS2 and Sony. com, released their sale were still low. Sony consolidated net sales … Read more

The Ethical Imperative

Todays businesses are entrenched in a great conflict. The interests of the stockholders and the interests of the populace at large seem to be in constant turmoil. On one hand, stockholders desire profit for themselves, and on the other, the general population does not care to be exploited by those whose sole motive is profit. … Read more

Drugs And Their Effects On Business

Drugs are used heavily for recreational purposes. It is becoming more common for addicts to get high at work. Stoned workers are inefficient and are costing companies millions in accidents and los t productivity. Searches to catch users have raised questions of the right to privacy. The problem has become so big that companies have … Read more

Amazoncom Case Analysis

This case analysis serves the purpose to provide an analytical framework to evaluate Amazon. com from an internal and external perspective, and to provide strategic direction based upon the internal and external evaluation. The case will begin with an introduction to Amazon. com. Jeffrey Bezos, formerly a senior vice president for D. E. Shaw & … Read more

E-commerce solution for a business

An e-commerce solution for a business is the incorporation of all aspects of the business operation into an electronic format. Many well-established businesses have been selling on-line for years. For example, Dell Computers Corp. , has been selling computers directly to end-users for years. Currently, Dell is selling excessive of 1 million dollars worth of … Read more

Looking For A Reason

Is where you are in your working career where you want to be for the rest of your life? The answer to that question is simple for Sammy in the story “A&P” by John Updike. Sammy, like many others in this world, is a young man trying to make some money in a small town. … Read more

5 Modes of Transportation

In order to have easy mobility of persons and goods, it is necessary to have a sophisticated and widespread transportation system. This system is made up of five primary areas of transportation, which are: – Motor vehicles – Railroad transportation – Air transportation – Water transportation – Pipelines Each of these five modes consists of … Read more

Business Management

Task: Choose a company and identify all motivational (employee-centered) programs that the company has in place. Then ascertain the significance and objectives of these programs. Next provide a critique of these programs. Finally, recommend changes that will improve on the programs and/or new programs that will better meet the objectives articulated above. Overview: The company … Read more

Evolution of Business Ethics in today

Despite the factors contributing to the evolution of the business environment, Aristoles politike is still relevant and applicable today. Business ethics in a legal environment have evolved over the years because of the way we do business. As the times change, people and their morals change. When peoples morals change, so do the way they … Read more

Doing business in Germany

Like many other northern Europeans, Germans tend to take a deal-focused, low-context and monochronic approach to doing business. North Americans and Australians find Germans relatively formal, southern Europeans often describe them as reserved and most Asians consider them very direct. Of course there are important north/south and east/west differences in German business customs, not to … Read more

The Office of Tomorrow

In an increasing number of companies, traditional office space is giving way to community areas and empty chairs as employees work from home, from their cars or from virtually anywhere. Advanced technologies and progressive HR strategies make these alternative offices possible. Imagine it’s 2 o’clock on a Wednesday afternoon. Inside the dining room of many … Read more

“A Supermarket in California” and “Constantly Risking Absurdity”

Allen Ginsberg’s poem “A Supermarket in California” and Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s poem “Constantly Risking Absurdity” describe the struggle within to find beauty and self worth. Where Allen Ginsberg is lost in the market, desperately trying to find inspiration from Walt Whitman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti portrays the image of the poet frantically trying to balance on a high … Read more

NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement

The North America market is one of the richest in the world. Measured in terms of GDP, it is the equivalent of Western Europe. But with a somewhat smaller population, GDP per capita in North America, Canada, Mexico and the U. S. , is around 12 percent higher than in Western Europe. The North American … Read more

Business Law

International arbitration, like domestic arbitration, is a means by which a dispute can be definitively resolved, pursuant to the parties’ voluntary agreement, by a disinterested, non-governmental decision-maker. Or, in the words of the U. S. Supreme Court, “an agreement to arbitrate before a specified tribunal [is], in effect, a specialized kind of forum-selection clause that … Read more

1929 Stock Market Crash

In early 1928 the Dow Jones Average went from a low of 191 early in the year, to a high of 300 in December of 1928 and peaked at 381 in September of 1929. (1929) It was anticipated that the increases in earnings and dividends would continue. (1929) The price to earnings ratings rose from … Read more

Wal-Mart – History/Development/Growth

Sam Walton founded wal-Mart in 1962. Much of Wal-Mart’s success can be attributed to him. He was very simple and ran his company that way. He emphasized hard work and ambition. When the company was in its earlier stages he made it a point to visit every Wal-Mart once a year. He didn’t just visit … Read more

A breif HIstroy of ATMs

ATMs have been around for almost a quarter of a century, but fees, especially double fees, for using them are a more recent phenomenon. When ATMs were introduced in the 1970s, they were set up only inside or immediately outside their banks’ branch offices. They were seen by banks largely as a way of saving … Read more

SlugAir, a small regional airline, aspires to become a much larger airline. They pride themselves on being an efficient, single-class, on-time and reliable airline. This airline appeals to those who want reliable, get me where I wanna go service whether the passengers be the everyday traveler or a cost-conscious business traveler. Currently, SlugAir serves small … Read more

Managing Diversity

Thirty years ago discrimination was a part of normal business activity. Work place diversity meant hire outside of your family not outside of your race. As a result, the federal government felt impelled to create employment laws. These new laws were implemented to eliminate discrimination and provide the means for advancement. As a consequence of … Read more