Michael Bell November 16, 2014 Management Seminar Phase II/Action Plan Office Depot Action Plan Executive Summary Below is an analysis of the strategic and competitive market position of Office Depot. My hope is that after reviewing this report you will have a better understanding of where Office Depot stands in the U.S. Domestic, and Foreign markets and are able take note of what factors contribute to their position as one of the leaders in the office supply industry, and recognize the things that can be improved or that may hinder Office Depot from further growth and expansion. Office Depot is undoubtedly one of the major players in the office supply industry but due to recent declining sales, the closing of retail stores, increasing competition, and stagnant or inexistent growth there are some issues that need to be addressed and fixed in order for them to get back on track with successful profit margins and reclaim their position as an industry leader. I believe Office Depot has made a wise decision by merging with their subsidiary OfficeMax in hopes of creating the largest U.S. office supply chain which can create a competitive advantage.
American Colonial Heritage (ACH): Business Opportunities in High Potential Developing Countries Memo 3rd November 2006 TO: David Sullivan - Vice President, Sales FROM: Alexandra Jones SUBJECT: Report on How to meet the U.S. Government contract Enclosed herewith is the analysis of different possibilities to meet the U.S Government contract for American style office furniture. The report analyses three different international markets for expansion as opposed to each other and the interests of ACH. Executive Summary American Colonial Heritage, a renowned furniture manufacturer, has the opportunity of supplying American style furniture to the U.S. Government. Even though this proposition has the potential to increase sales and exposure considerably, there are apprehensions if ACH can fulfil the given requirements. The drawbacks identified are unavailability of spare capacity and facilities.
Introduction Leasing is a global business and differences in accounting standards can lead to significant problems in comparability. A universal standard would be needed to provide the consistency required. The joint IASB-FASB project added the topic of lease accounting to the project list in July 2006 as part of the convergence to IFRS. The goal of this project was to create an approach to improve accounting for leases using the conceptual framework definitions of assets and liabilities. Both U.S. GAAP and IFRS currently have standards for lease accounting, which have many similarities, and also some differences.
ICT acceptation : The case of CRM project Mouna JEGHAM Phd student, INT Evry, France Jean-Michel SAHUT Professor of finance Professor, Geneva School of Business Administration & Cerege EA 1722 - University of Poitier depended upon acceptance by organizational member targets as its end-users. Thus, having the Technology available is simply not enough; it must be accepted and used appropriately by its target user group in order to realize anticipated productivity gains. In fact, the implementation of an Information Technology project constitutes a major change for any organization, the actual implementation appears to be very heavily biased toward the technological aspects while paying little attention to managing the changes in process, structure and culture. Since the seventies, research has concentrated its efforts on identifying the conditions or factors that could facilitate the integration of IS into business. This search has produced a long list of factors that seem to influence the use of technology (Bailey & Pearson; 1983).
Disrupting Higher Education at Olin Business School Innovation Theme Project Professor Panos Kouvelis “What is the problem?” – Prof. Sam Chun June 12, 2010. Prof. Panos Kouvelis had a nagging problem. It was a problem he had been acutely aware of during his tenure as the Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management at Olin Business School at the Washington University in St. Louis. But now as the Director of Executive Programs the problem had become a direct challenge for him to solve. The business school was always trying to find ways to increase enrollment in the EMBA.
However, Lord (1996) pointed that SMA was “a figment of the academic imagination” while the importance of the existence and the actual role of a management accountant has continue being a controversial issue over time. This paper, the term of SMA will be defined based on previous literature to investigate different views of SMA commentators. From definitions, it will show the development of SMA over the past two decades. Moreover, it is important to discuss the role of management accountants today whether re-focus the effectiveness in strategic management process in the organisations. Additionally, the paper will to explain the relationship between MA and SMA.
When it comes to international business and investment it is important to take into account all aspects of business when moving into a new nation. Both business practices as well as business culture are of significant influence regarding the success or failure of an organization’s endeavors. One such company to experience a clash in international corporate culture recently was that of Wal-Mart. In an attempt at improving upon their capacity to earn a profit, they made the decision to attempt to move into the German market. Their attempt at doing so however would not be entirely successful, in that they failed to take into account the atmosphere and culture in which business is done in Germany.
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT MASTER’S THESIS STUDY PROGRAM: THESIS IS WRITTEN IN THE FOLLOWING SPECIALIZATION/SUBJECT: Festival and Event Management IS THE ASSIGNMENT CONFIDENTIAL? MSc in International Hotel and Tourism Leadership No TITLE: Benefits of multi-stakeholder groups for participating in Gladmat festival AUTHOR ADVISOR: Prof. Reidar Johan Mykletun Student number: 215519 ………………… 214504 ………………… Name: Ambassador Rezene Meretse ……………………………………. Muhammad Yahya ……………………………………. ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF 2 BOUND COPIES OF THESIS Stavanger, ……/…… 2013 Signature administration:…………………………… 2 Abstract This paper investigates the benefits of multi-stakeholders from participating in the Gladmat festival in Stavanger. The findings of this study can help festival and event managers to understand which major factors can attract group of stakeholders to the festival.
GLOBALIZATION IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY Dominic Frink This research paper provides an overview of globalization in general and the challenges of globalization. Globalization and those factors that cause globalization and how globalization applies to the hospitality industry are also addressed. How globalization will affect the hospitality industry is a major concern of this paper as there are advantages and disadvantages pertaining to globalization. This overview also takes a look at the economic component of globalization in the hospitality industry. When focusing on globalization in the hospitality industry you have to focus on the cost of globalization and how the hospitality industry will adapt to these and other aspects of globalization.
Because of these differences, it was difficult for management to instill values like the golden rule and to teach employees to deal with internal problems outside of the Human Resources department. Four Seasons’ standard North American monochronic culture, which values scheduling and promptness, had to be abandoned for a more polychronic French culture, which is scheduled around human relationships and interactions. These differences did not just exist in managing employees; things such as etiquette and norms, like leaving coffee pots on tables and hiring an executive chef became concerns for pleasing guests. These sorts of cultural problems mixed with differences in French law, like the maximum 35-hour work week and an extensive documentation process needed to terminate any employee. These stringent legal restrictions led to a need for almost 2.5 staff per room, far above the average throughout the rest of Four Seasons’ locations.