Alibaba.com Summary Alibaba.com is recognized as the largest and most successful business-to-business (B2B) web site in the world. On November 6, 2007, Alibaba.com’s stock began trading on the Hong Kong exchange. By the end of the day the company had raised $1.7 billion, resulting in the biggest initial stock offering ever for a Chinese Internet company. Investors sought more than 180 times the number of shares offered. In spite of the economic downturn globally during the fourth quarter of 2008, Alibaba.com announced that total revenue for the company increased 39 percent over 2007, and registered users jumped by 80 percent.
NARRATIO Background of the controversy: Tell the story behind the argument. Give any necessary background information. Illuminate the situational context. Clarify the issue. Characterize and define the issue in terms that are favorable to your point of view.
With increase in market competition by Dell, HP etc several changes in business strategy took place with three CEO changes starting with Ted Waitt himself, Jeff Weitzen in 1998 and Wayne Inoyue in 2004. Within this eight years of tenure mentioned in the case, Gateway was merged with eMachines, which relied heavily on advertising in Sunday circulars from consumer electronics
In the following 12 years, Apple experienced three different CEO’s and still could not be brought back to life. Under John Sculley, Apple worked to drive down costs by switching much of its manufacturing to subcontractors. But these efforts were not enough to sustain Apple’s profitability. During the Michael Spindler years, international growth became a key objective for Apple. Yet despite Spindler’s efforts, Apple lost momentum.
Change Process Sequence MBA 6240 Facilitating Change Introduction Change is an inevitable component of any organization. It is also a primary task of leaders. To evolve in the global, technical marketplace of modern times…organizational change demands engaged employees that have bought into the process… if the changes are to become institutionalized. In his book, Good to Great, Jim Collins professes that “Good is the enemy of great” (Collins, 2001, p. 1). Collins and his team of experts focused on those attributes that good-to-great companies have in common that distinguished them from those companies that failed to transform.
The stakeholders’ needs to meet the project objectives are to be defined and documented. A project scope statement is developed as the basis for future project decisions. This is very important as it defines the limitations and constraints to the p project scope. Following these 2 processes, a work breakdown structure (WBS) needs to be created. The WBS indicates the project deliverables but allocates them into smaller, more manageable, components into a hierarchal formation which defines the total scope of the project.
Inside Job is a documentary that uses charts, interviews, and recordings to explain the global financial crisis of 2008. The movie begins with a bit of history and how the situation started. The eighties in particular were very good to the financial industry. In 1972 Morgan Stanley had about 110 personal, one local office, and working capital of 12 million dollars. By 2008, it had 50,000 workers, offices in many nations, and capital of several billion dollars.
They are directly link to the choice of PCNs TCNs and HCNs. For example, ethnocentric decisions drive a PCNs management. This staffing choice take in account witch kind of international assignment will the most appropriate depending on the purpose of the transfer, the time of the assignment and the nature of the task. In this case, the challenge for IHRM in international staffing is to apply the theory on real activities of the company with this own resources. Generally, HR department made a mix between this approaches in order to provide the better way of evolution.
Timing is important and it is essential to correctly shape the decision making issues. It is required to evaluate the impact of the action. Community development work uses evaluation to learn if current organisations/ activities contribute to the set goals and how to improve the effectivness and well being of the community. Evaluation allows members to know what resourses are required and can monitor progress made. All of these key purposes challenge oppressions and ackle inequalities.
It was said to be a source of its phenomenal growth and tremendous increase in money earnings. Over the years, Enron employed over 20,000 employees and claimed revenue of $101Billion in 2000. Due to very questionable financial statements and various creative accounting practices used by Enron, an investigation into its complex network of off-shore partnerships and accounting practices took place. Enron’s main motivations for its blunders were due to the preservation of its high stock prices and good credit ratings in order to maintain and attract more traders. It used several accounting techniques (SPEs, Mark to Market, FAS 140 transactions, Tax transactions, Share trust transactions, Minority Interests and Pre-pays) that although, not all are in conflict with accepted accounting rules and practice, provided ways to overstep the limits of ethical and proper accounting standards.