Analyses The biggest question is what should Morgan do with all the takeover bids? Being that Morgan is a retired dean of Boston University business school, he is well versed in the business world. From this, he should consider Odak’s comment about doing what is best for the shareholders of Ben & Jerry’s. If we simply look at the P/E ratio of B&J in Exhibit 6 of the case, which is 19.8, and compare that to the offers being presented by the four bidders here’s what we have: • Dreyer’s Grand - $31 / $1.06 = 29.24 (stock) • Unilever - $36 / $1.06 = 33.96 (cash) • Meadowbrook Lane - $32 / $1.06 = 30.18 (cash) • Chartwell – minority investment of $30 - $50 million The P/E numbers above show that Unilever would bring in a large investment and also be right for shareholders of B&J. Unilever would be paying a $15 premium over the pre-offer announcement share price of $21.
Managerial Communication 510 Name – Anis S Ravuthar Student ID – ARAVUT9503 Assignment – Harvard Business review cases Topic – R. L. Wolfe Professor – Dr. Shawn Schwaner Introduction Change is inevitable however some people don’t like changes. It’s been argued every time that change is the only factor which takes you to the sky of success and prosperity. Development of the nations in the world is witnessed only because they accepted the change in their operation and function. This paper is designed to evaluate the negative growth of the Roaring Dragon Hotel (RDH) due to the change in the management and operation. It will further discuss the solution and options which can be used to overcome the issues faced by the Hotel.
Herein, includes identifying the areas of purchasing the business in which negotiating with the seller, and an overview of the Gentlemen’s Top Option business explaining the advantages and disadvantages associated with purchasing the business rather than starting a new business within the same industry. Business Model and Necessary Training Gentlemen’s Top Option was established in 1996 and incorporated in Vermont, providing the finest in men salon services; which happens to be a part of their business model. In order for a business to achieve such services, the entrepreneur must understand the importance of a mission statement along with setting a healthy foundation of core values. As a growing business, GTO understands the importance of fostering customer loyalty and earning customer respect through exceptional communication, attention and customer service. GTO has also promised the customers their own uniquely run salon, with
October 25, 2014 Mr. Larry Lancaster, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board Apollo Shoes Inc. 100 Shoe Plaza Shoetown, ME 00001 Thank you for the opportunity of being in-charge of the upcoming audit of your company Apollo Shoes, Inc. I want to reassure you I will be a great asset to you and your team, and you can depend on Anderson, Olds, and Watershed, CPA (AOW). I understand you are going through some possible legal issues with the previous auditing firm and neither I nor my firm will contact them. This purpose of this letter is to confirm and understand what Apollo Shoes, Inc can expect from me throughout the audit. The service you will receive will objective and independent with a respect to keep responsibilities functions
According to SNC-Lavalin's Gadhafi disaster: The inside story, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has committed to ethical behaviour and good corporate governance as it awaits the outcome of investigations involving former employees, including its previous chief executive officer. With regard to the school of ethical universalism, the same standards of what's ethical and what's unethical resonate with peoples of most societies regardless of local traditions and cultural norms; hence, common ethical standards can be used to judge the conduct of personnel at companies operating in a variety of country markets and cultural circumstances. Ben Aissa had negotiated an unusual deal with his old bosses at Lavalin: he, with at least one of his new wife's relatives, would together earn a 2% commission on any SNC contracts in Saudi Arabia, regardless of whether they performed any work, and this arrangement is considered unethical and conflicted. This constitutes unethical business behaviour regardless of the country or culture in which a company’s personnel are conducting activities. In terms of school of ethical relativism, different societal cultures and customs have divergent values and standards of right and wrong and thus, what is ethical or unethical must be judged in the light of local customs and social mores and can vary from culture or nation to another.
Management of Corporate Resources; Group Project Paper; Course Instructor: Musa Abdul Malek | Ethical is a way forward for Organisation to face the challenges of the future: Case study on Chevron Scandals in Niger Delta and Firestone & Ford Tyre Controversy | * Mohammad Syafiq Bin Samsudin: G1238737 | * Muhanned Hussein Obeidat: G1221663 | Table of Contents THE INTRODUCTION 2 THE IMPORTANT OF BEING ETHICAL IN AN ORGANISATION 5 FACTORS THAT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO UNETHICAL PRACTISES 8 OUTCOME FOR BEING UNETHICAL TO THE VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS 10 THE MANAGERS’ ROLES IN ENSURING ETHICAL MANAGEMENT 12 ROLES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN OVERSEEING THE ORGANISATION TO BE ETHICAL 16 ETHICS FROM ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE 18 CONCLUSION 20 REFFERENCE 21 THE INTRODUCTION This case study seeks to draw lessons in the social responsibility and ethics point of view of which we based our study on two real cases which are the conflict in the onshore oil exploration in Niger Delta and the case of Firestone and Ford tire controversy. Around 65,000 square kilometers of flat wetlands where the Niger River splintered into hundreds of creeks and swamps before emptying into the Gulf of Guinea was one of the richest lands of earth. Multiple clans and ethnicities lived there harvesting the likes of crabs, mussels, shrimp and other ocean creatures and they used the fresh water from the Niger’s river for drinks. They also benefited from the mangrove forests which provide them with fruits, medicines and materials for rope and carvings. By the time oil was found in the delta, and for the following centuries, this place had been exploited by colonies for slaves’ trade, and other various extraction of natural wealth.
Personal Values Ethics in business practice is critical to the longevity and livelihood of an organization. Without a true understanding of the ethics and values by which a company abides, one can never be successful within the organization. Kudler Fine Foods (KFF) has a distinct understanding of what is important to their organization and the people who run the organization. In this paper I will discuss my personal thoughts on ethics based on the Williams Institute Ethics Awareness Inventory (EAI) (2006) and relate how my ethics and values align with a managerial position at Kudler Fine Foods. Recently, I had the opportunity to use a tool to test one’s perspective on ethics.
Amazingly an author can really engage his/her audience, but that really takes a lot. Thurston Clarke was convincing his audience on how and why Kennedy’s speech succeeded, but at the same time giving the reader a model for a well worded and put together writing. All he provided were quotes from JFK’s Inaugural Address, descriptive background information on the actual speech and also on Kennedy’s life, and lastly by illustrating Kennedy’s presentation as a whole. Never have I been so convinced by an author, but Clarke will defiantly go down as the first
Workplace Diversity Jazmine Thomas Post University Workplace Diversity 1. Describe an approach to a business diversity program that would be pragmatic and ethical. Most business people would want to be both pragmatic and ethical. Pragmatic ethics is a theory of normative philosophical ethics. Ethical pragmatists think that norms, principles, and moral criteria are likely to be improved as a result of inquiry.
Thank you for speaking to me this morning about the situation at Cyanamid. Our conversation clearly indicates your support of the American Home Products (AHP) takeover bid, hence, I strongly advise the following course of action: a) Assess the source of your motivation or strong feelings about the takeover b) Avoid the media c) Analyze the takeover option relative to other alternatives d) Obtain board members and shareholders perspective e) Have a constructive conversation with the CEO f) Call a special meeting with the board of directors Assess the source of your motivation or strong feelings about the takeover First, you need to evaluate and analyze your personal motivation or strong feelings about the takeover. Are you doing this for a personal agenda or for the shareholders interest? One of the most surprising criticisms I have heard about board members is that they often put self-interest and self preservation ahead of shareholders interest. In this case, it appears that you are supportive of the takeover bid despite the potential of losing your board seat within the newly merged company.