In this exercise, I was required to find a system that would ensure a safe passage of three animals across a river. These animals were a cat, a dog and a mouse. The catch was that the raft could only transport the man and just one animal for each trip time across the river. The problem was that if the cat and dog were left alone on the river bank, the dog would eat the cat. Similarly, if the cat was left alone with the mouse on the river bank, the cat would eat the mouse. This called for Continue reading...
Strategy Course Works Samples For Students
History Course Work
How to be a successful student in history class.
Any exercise that seeks for an honest and deep self evaluation can be challenging. Success strategies are an essential component of any academic discipline. However in the subject of history, the nature of the class requires a very organized and well maintained toolkit. I employ the skills that include reviewing course material before class, active engagement in class and a final recap when that lecture material is completed.
During class I like to be active and engage with the class. Contributing to class discussions allows me to express ideas Continue reading...
Risk Analysis Course Work
Mitigation Steps and Strategies for an Earthquake
Earthquakes are classified under the natural disasters. Proper mitigation strategies and steps should be put in place to have the possible risks under control.
The Mitigation strategies can be categorized into three; before the risk, during the incident, and after the risk. Before the risk, mitigation strategies include building strong constructions that are bolted to their foundations (Showalter, 2009). For this, professional masons are needed to ensure that the buildings that are constructed are strong enough to stand an earthquake. More to that, the buildings should be thoroughly checked for defects such Continue reading...
Course Work On Customer Support
Ownership strategies involve the practice of the whole team taking care of customer’s problems. Any customer should be served by anyone in the department. In fact effort should be put together so that an effective service is give to the customer.
If a customer requests a technician immediately at the office, the sense of ownership should come in and any technician should be able to handle the customer even if it is not his direct responsibility to do so. According to Rene (2010), delays in customer service can lead to disappointment. This can be avoided by Continue reading...
Education Course Work Reading Comprehension
What do you know now?
What do you expect next?
After reading or listening to a story, a student gets to know something in it. He or she can then combine what he or she already know outside the story, with the clues in the story and will be able to say what will happen next (Duke & Pearson 2001). This is called prediction.
Rational: Prediction makes the students to become better readers and writers (McNamara, 2007).
Prediction will support the assessment through getting the responses from students on where the predictions can be made Continue reading...
Course Work On Entrepreneurship Social Networking And Tracking
SOCIAL NETWORKING AND TRACKING
Social Networking and tracking is a new innovation in the market. There are companies that perform these functions but with different perspectives. As an entrepreneur, the steps taken to establish and enterprise contributes a lot to its success. For an innovation idea to grow and bear fruits, a market research has to be successfully done. Carrying out a market research in the social networking and tracking industry is very essential for any aspiring investor in this industry. Being one of the recent industries it is marked by stiff competition from the providers of similar Continue reading...
Teaching Strategies For Vocabulary Development Course Work
ELL/Special Needs Changes
Definition copying involves forcing students to list vocabulary and definitions of words as they are presented (Phillips et al, 2003).
Checking the answers of students to determine if they have the correct definition.
Words would likely be simpler for special needs students.
Context clues prompt students to learn words as a result of their specific usage (Phillips et al, 2003).
Interventions could be given to see if students pick up on context clues.
Understanding context would be more difficult for special needs; extra effort would be required to give Continue reading...
Course Work On The Writing Process And Applying Writing Strategies
Writing is an art that has got its process and strategies for it to be complete. The process and strategies are available to make writing much easier and organized. Notably, there are different types of writing but they all follow the standard process as well as strategies.
The writing process involves a number of stages. The stages are Prewriting, Writing, Revising, Editing, and Publishing. The Prewriting stage is all about coming up with an idea of what to write about, and building up on it. What follows is planning and structuring the ideas, so as to have Continue reading...
Leadership Course Work
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in October 1869. He is the chosen individual in this context considering his widely known and recognized name, character, and most vitally his undertaking (Gandhi, 2007, p. 14). His predominant existence and presence in the political arena in the last century and their relation and impact in the current era are factors that make this leader a strategic and ideal one for analysis. Mahatma was a pre-eminent leader in India during the Indian independence movement. He is mostly known from his political ideologies and undertakings.
Mahatma was Continue reading...
Course Work On Assessment Of Reading
Importance of using a variety of assessments in the teaching
Using a variety of assessments in teaching is noteworthy because it gives the assessors a chance to determine the best assessment method. It is crucial because it guides and provides instructions remarkably easily (Anderman & Anderman, 2009, 646). In addition, it allows the teacher to determine the most effective and efficient instructional strategies that need to be modified. This will help in improving classroom practice, planning the curriculum, and researching one’s teaching practice (Decker, 2003, 23).
Furthermore, using a variety of assessments Continue reading...
Marketing Planning Course Work
SWOT analysis is a process used in evaluating the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that occur in any business entity (Phla & Richter, 2009). It comprises of specific objectives of the business venture and identifies both the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieve the set targets and objectives of any given firm (Phla & Richter, 2009). Continue reading...
Outsourcing Course Work
Outsourcing is a situation where a company contracts another company to do a specific ob for them. A good example would be a shoe manufacturing company contracting a transporting company to transport and distribute their products for them (Reed 2005). Outsourcing is an activity that has been going on for some time and it is yet to end. Outsourcing takes a number of forms, the two common ones being: the Information Technology outsourcing and the Business Process outsourcing. Generally, outsourcing entails a process of four stages, namely; a) strategic thinking, b) evaluation and selection, c) contract Continue reading...
Strategic Importance Of Information Systems Course Work
Efficient manipulation of information is the key concept towards ensuring effectiveness in the organization operations and facilitating the organization to match up the present competitive nature of both local and global market. This therefore implies that the paradigm of strategic planning needs to change frequently in order support the new and emerging technologies in information technology and information systems. Strategic Information System planning (SISP) is always directed towards assisting the business enterprise or organization in the realization of its business goals and objectives through the identification of necessary portfolio Continue reading...
Course Work On Strategic And Competitive Analysis
Strategic and Competitive Analysis
1. Using Internet resources identify the product attributes customers seek when buying hot coffee. (10 marks)
A product is something, which can satisfy a need or want that can be offered to the market. Attributes are properties of a given product, service, brand, advertisement or anything of interest. Attributes are inherent in the product and can be either concrete or abstract. They can also be referred to as product features that attract buyers. They are the characteristics by which a product or service is identified or differentiated. They consist of features, benefits, uses Continue reading...
Operations Course Work
In his book Competitive Advantage Michael Porter introduced the concept of a value chain, as a basic tool for analysing firm’s competencies and exploring the potential of developing competitive advantage in a certain field. Since competitive advantage cannot be investigated when looking at the entire company, value chain helps to identify separate activities, which may form the basis of further differentiation strategy. Careful analysis of the cost and efficiency components of every process makes it easier to identify areas of competitive advantage and those for further improvement.
The situation in the microchip industry makes it very hard for Continue reading...
Family Theories Course Work
Developments of theories are guided and build on different principals. The principals include deducing family theories from more general theories. This implies that most current family theories are derived from the general theories in the field of social science .In addition the deriving perspective is possible without the use of deductive logic. Codification of partial theories is another strategy .Theories in most cases only points out one part of phenomena, making it incomplete. According to Hills (1971) different theories which are incomplete could be combined in order to form a more general theory (White & Klein, 2002).
Another strategy is Continue reading...
E-Business On SMEs In Nigeria Course Work
Technology has been in use for many years past, but its initial application was in technical and scientific fields. However, the business culture has so far changed everything. With investors seeking for means to increase their sales and marketing objectives, technology has emerged as one of the most effective tools for business growth. E-Business is the integration of internet with management in order to increase productivity, sell brand name, increase sales or perform any other business oriented task. Its adaptability and ease of application has Continue reading...
Course Work On Microeconomics
The differences undermines economists way of pricing. Another aspect apart from cost per product-that the social class of the consumers is incorporated in pricing.
The fixed costs are constant for a production period, say annually. The variable cost, which varies with number of units produced are distorted to reflect high amounts, which are intended to be high mark-ups for the vendor.
Cost of selling is very high, taking the case of perfume. This means that the perfume passes through very many stages, which will prompt each person to add Continue reading...
Human Resource Course Work
Performance appraisal is a process by which the job performance of certain employees is evaluated by the corresponding supervisor or managers. The evaluation is mostly based on the basis of quantity, quality, time and cost all in relation to the concerned occupation. This strategy is very vital in its application especially in the health sector. The fact that employees know what is expected of them by the management enhances impeccability in their respective undertakings (Fallon & McConell, 2007, p 33). The ripple effect of this undertaking is that the health sector will experience better results from the workforce. Continue reading...
Course Work On Strategic Management At Nike
Differentiation strategy by Nike is used to gain market share advantage in the broad foot ware market. Aside from foot wear, the company boasts of products such as clothing, equipment, and even accessories. The strategy is achieved by producing consumer goods and services that customers perceive to be of high quality or have added unique features. This has been achieved by the company innovating state of the art athletic shoes that are publicized through dramatic “guerrilla” marketing (Marca, 2001). Marketing of the different products is designed to coerce customers that Nike’s shoes are not Continue reading...
Changes In Management Over The Last Ten Years Course Work
Over the last ten years, changes in organizational culture and globalization have impacted greatly on management of manufacturing and service organizations. Organization culture is formed by the behaviors, beliefs, values and norms practiced by members of an organization so as to align their individual and collective expectations with the objectives of the organization. This paper seeks to explain how these changes in these factors have made current management practices different from those practiced ten years ago.
Globalization has had immense effects on management. It has resulted in changes in the firm’s market and customer base and Continue reading...
Promotion Strategies For The Rechargeable Ecigarette Course Work
The rechargeable e-cigarette is a new product which has better environmental benefits than the conventional e-cigarettes due to its long usage periods. The product is also beneficial medically since it can be used as an aid to quit smoking. This paper explores the various strategies which can be used to promote the new product in its introduction phase in the market.
Promotion strategy for a new product
The advertising and promotion strategy adopted should have the major goal of ensuring that the company best utilizes its available resources to create the largest market share for its Continue reading...
Booking Days Before Flight Course Work
1. The role of pricing in the marketing mix
Pricing is a very important element of the marketing mix. The process of setting the right price for a product plays an essential role in determining the overall success of not only the other elements of the marketing mix but also the overall success and profitability of the firm. It is thus very important that the pricing process of any product of a firm be undertaken carefully to ensure optimal results for the company.
Pricing is the most flexible of the marketing mix elements. This ability to change prices according Continue reading...
Course Work On Evaluating Ceoexpresscom
The website ceoexpress.com is a web portal designed to be a valuable tool for busy business executives. The website features numerous links that are useful to a business executive and which provide easy and quick access to business related websites. The links in the website range from daily news sites to research sites of major research and study institutions like Harvard University web publications and resources.
Evaluation of the website
As a source for of useful links to business executives, the website is efficient, effective and relevant. Business executives are involved in the making of Continue reading...
Course Work On Strategic Management
Government leaders and managers of public agencies and non-profit organization face various difficult challenges (Bryson, 2004). One of these challenges is the dizzying number of events and trends that has affect the United States for the last two decades. Also there are other several problems that affect the government and non-profit organizations (Farnum, 2004). The aging and diversification of population is also another example of challenges that has a lot of impacts. Most ominously, there has been a dramatic decline in social capital in the past few decades in the USA. Citizens of the affected countries are not happy Continue reading...
Strategic Management Course Work
Strategic management is an emerging issue in the field of management. It incorporates science into the management of the firm. It is essential in the contemporary dynamic environment of the organization. Failure to incorporate it in the management of the firm can adversely affect the firm. Globalization is rapidly affecting the environment in which businesses operate in. As such, due to the globalization, survival of the business organization is essential. This can effectively be achieved through strategic management. As such failure to incorporate strategic management in the organization will lead to a failure of the business.
Dynamism in the Continue reading...
Course Work on Global Strategy
Global organization is an international alliance which involves many different countries. The following elements are all affected by a company as it moves through evolutional phases for it to be a global organization. The first one is product. A global company creates a single product so that it can only have to pinch elements for different markets. The other key element is price. Price varies from market to market. Price is usually affected by many variables that are the cost of ingredients and cost of delivery. Continue reading...
Course Work on Financial Statements
Financial statements are essential documents for any business and it’s hence the obligation of the business owner to ensure that these statements are properly tracked. Record keeping of the financial statements has a lot of significance to the welfare of a business be it small or large.
Course Work On Dilemma
Increased social problems have led to many cases that need to be addressed by psychologists. For instance, in schools there are increased cases of students’ violence that have caused riots and other social problems in schools. Cases of sexual abuse have also drastically increased in modern society. Cases of rape are reported on a daily basis in the media just as reflection of moral corruption in the society. All these social problems are causing dilemmas among psychologists who are supposed to help in Continue reading...
Course Work On Fresh Lake Fast Foods Enterprise
List and describe the main areas of the business you will need to focus on in developing your operational plan giving examples of how each of these main areas will relate to the potential business outlined in the case study.
In formulating the operational plan, the following areas should be taken into consideration:
In the operational plan, the business description shows what the enterprise that is being set up is to venture in. In doing Continue reading...
Course Work On Generic Toolkit For Sony Company
Profile and Background of the Sony Company
Sony Company is one of the world most popular companies when it comes to electronic. This is for the main reason that it provides unique devices. For an exceptionally long period, Sony Company has produced different gadgets. The wide variety of the gadgets produced by the Sony Company has been of significant use to the society. This is because machines make the lifestyle of the human beings simpler. The Sony Company was established in Japan with extremely minimal amount of money (Flugge, 2008, p. 95). However, Continue reading...
Strategic Management Accounting Performance Measurement Course Work
Residual income (RI) is calculated as the difference between the operating income and the minimum return on the assets. RI = Accounting income – (min rate of return (%) × average operating assets). If RI > 0, then the company is earning more than the hurdle rate (minimum rate of return), thus the proposed project is desirable. Value Added (EVA) is a special case of RI, calculated as the difference between net income (operating income after tax) and the cost of capital per annum. Therefore, unlike RI, EVA calculates the actual cost of Continue reading...
Wal-Mart Challenges In Strategic Management - Course Work
How has Wal-Mart grown from a small region chain to the largest discount retailer in the world? How has its strategy contributed to the firm's growth?
The company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962. The first Wal-Mart store was opened in Rogers, Arkansas. Seventeen years later, annual sales were more than $ 1 billion. In January 2006, Wal-Mart was the largest retailer in the world, with a turnover of $ 218 billion (for the same period, Kmart’ turnover $ 37 billion, Sears’s $ 40,9 billion, Target’s $ 36,9 billion, Walgreen’s $ 21,2 billion). However, the biggest figure Continue reading...
Course Work On Management
The terminology business cycle is used to denote the fluctuations in the economy in production or any other economic activities over a given period of time. These fluctuations occur around a long-term expansion trend and often involve changes over time between periods of high and vigorous growth and periods of relative stagnation (Tvede, 2006, p 7). The components of a business cycle include boom, recession and recovery. Boom refers to the economic period where businesses are experiencing large sales which results in high profit margins. During this period, the levels of employment are relatively high (Freiber, J. & Continue reading...
Business Economics Course Work
1. “A firm would prefer to be a monopoly, rather than be involved in a perfectly competitive market.” Discuss.
Every student attending economics class knows that perfect competition is ideal for any market, while monopoly is the worst possible situation due to a number of reasons. But at the same time, it is a well-known fact that since ancient times firms have strived to gain the status of monopoly. Why is it so? The matter lies in people’s nature – monopoly offers to a firm great power and control over market and requires practically no effort to get considerable Continue reading...
Course Work On Understanding Leadership
Leadership is a role that is of high importance in any given organization. The leadership of an organization is charged with numerous activities and responsibilities related to goal achievement. The roles and obligations of any leadership position will vary in accordance to the provisions of respective organizations. Effective leadership has many definitions and understandings. However, the common factor regarding effective leadership involves the fact that goal realization is important in the organization in question. However, leadership is not the same as management. Rather, leadership and management are complementary but distinctive factors that influence organizational success.
Motivation as an attribute Continue reading...
Course Work On Environmental Science
Energy conservation entails the efforts that are being undertaken to reduce energy consumption. Energy conservation can be attained by enhanced, efficient energy use in relation to the minimized energy consumption and or minimum application from the conventional energy sources. The problem associated with this is the global energy crisis that has resulted in strong demand for the rare commodity. There has been great, rise in the global demand for energy in the past few years due to industrial growth and population increase. Supply of energy, thus, is in deficit than the Continue reading...
Shoes Nike Course Work
Advantages. An icon, rather than just shoes. Nike shoes are fashionable and technologically advanced, designed specifically for the particular sport activity: running, football etc. Give consumers the feeling of freedom and winning.
Benefits. Nike shoes facilitate sports activities and give the sense of Continue reading...
Corporate Governance Course Work
a) According to the National article, the “inextricable link” highlighted was the link that existed between the independence of the board and good corporate governance.
b) According to the National article, financial, legal and future mergers are the areas that really need independence even on a small executive board. The reason why it is very essential to have independence even on a small scale is because it would be quite expensive to bring in a person as a full employee in those areas.
c) In accordance with the 2010 UK Corporate Governance Code, except for Continue reading...
Course Work On Financial Analysis
1. Bevan Industries’ current cost of capital
Discussed hereunder is the step by step calculation of Bevan Industries’ current cost of capital (Barber, 2004).
Cost of Debt (Cd)
Cd = I (1 - TR) Continue reading...