Five Benefits/ Advantages of a Business Plan

1.Give direction A business plan outlines organizational goals and what needs to be done to realize these goals.  Its principal use is to show stakeholders their roles in supporting the organisation’s course.  Managers use the plan to direct their subordinates by explaining the responsibilities of departments and individuals in line with the set goals.   In other words, a plan ensures that all efforts in the organisation…

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The Issue of International Students in Higher Education in the United States

American education system is considered superior to other systems across the world that is leading to an influx of international students in the United States. The new learning environment poses a challenge to many international students due to the substantial difference between the American learning environment and their home country.   The American learning institutions embrace international students and try to create a learning environment aimed at…

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The role of CSR in the context of Corporate Governance, Firm Performance and Accountability

Corporate social responsibility remains a contentious issue in the contemporary business environment despite being practiced for centuries.  A clear framework for governing CSR is absent that leads to confusion when managers are making CSR decisions (Hildebrand,Sen,& Bhattacharya 2011,p.1353).   There are two main views of CSR and they provide substantially different perspectives. The classical view holds that the principle responsibility of a business is to deliver value…

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Information Communication Technology(ICT) as a Material Culture

Technology is a material culture that has vast impacts on people’s lives.   It is defined as a deliberate application of scientific know-how in the use of goods and services, production, and human activities. Technology for production purposes is viewed in terms of the techniques and tools used in converting inputs into the desired outputs. Researchers have been focusing on improving the efficiency of converting inputs into…

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Labor Issues among Samsung Suppliers in China and Korea

In the past Samsung has faced serious ethical issues emanating from its Chinese and Korea suppliers.   The world’s leading Smartphone manufacturer can only build a reputable image in the global business environment by addressing the labor issues emanating from the suppliers.  Stakeholders in the contemporary business environment are reluctant to engage firms whose practices are raising ethical concerns.  The fierce competition among producers in the global…

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Understanding the Cyber Space

Cyberspace refers to the virtual environment that is created by computer and other information communication technology (ICT) networks (Nye,2010). It contains many resources that are shared among   computer users. The complexity of the cyberspace increases as more inventions in the field of information technology (IT) are made.   Access to internet connectivity has increased substantially that is allowing many stakeholders to interact with the cyberspace.   Cyberspace contains…

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The Cultivation Theory

Cultivation theory seeks to examine the long-term impacts of the television on people’s lives. It came up after the television media developed immense popularity becoming the most preferred leisure tools.  People spend a substantial amount of their time glued on the television that makes it necessary to investigate the impacts the television has on people’s lives.   Young people spend a substantial portion of their time   consuming…

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Mitigating Poverty Disaster through Effective Emergency Planning

Mitigating Poverty Disaster through Effective Emergency Planning Effective emergency planning ensures the society is well equipped to confront disasters once they occur. The planning identifies potential risks and measures needed to mitigate the risks. It also specifies the procedures and resources required to prevent and mitigate disasters .  Poverty is itself a disaster and it is highly related to other disasters. It can be caused by…

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Understanding the Court Process

Bail System A bail system is whereby a property is pledged or deposited in a court to secure the release of a suspect. The practice is aimed at ensuring the accused returns to the court during the court process.   Failure to return to the court leads to the forfeiture of a bail.  Bails receive criticism since they serve the interests of the rich as poor people…

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An act Of Terror: Factors Motivating Engagement in Terrorism

Terrorism is a global problem and stakeholders in the global security have been cooperating in addressing the problem.  In the past, terrorists have caused untold suffering to innocent people necessitating the implementation of sound antiterrorism policies and systems.  The United States have in the past faced many terrorist attacks that have led to the establishment of a sound antiterrorism mechanism aimed at preventing and mitigating terrorist…

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How Can the Educational System Effectively Promote Student Success in College?

College education plays a crucial role in individual’s life since college education enables students to define their career path. It is, therefore, necessary the education system be structured in a way that supports student’s success in college. Failure to adequately prepare students joining college compromises their ability to achieve academic goals. Evidence shows that 40% of college students take remedial courses to enable them to fit…

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Relationship between Social Media and Self-esteem

The social media has gained immense popularity in the contemporary society.   It refers to virtual communities that are established in the internet platforms where people who are physically away interact and exchange ideas (Mehdizadeh, 2010).  The popularity of the social media is directly linked to the advancement in information communication technology.  Internet connectivity continues to increase where more and more people are gaining access to fast…

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Cosmetic Surgery: Causes and Outcomes

People make sacrifices to improve their physical appearance but cosmetic surgery takes the desire to look good to another level. Today I want to shed some light on cosmetic surgery that is a surgery carried out to improve individual’s physical appearance. Types of cosmetic surgeries include breast augmentation, breast reduction, eyelid surgery, liposuction, and ear reshaping (Gimlin, 2000).  The breast augmentation is aimed at increases the…

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Ethical Dilemma Surrounding Gender Issues in Management Environment

Ethical dilemmas are common when making crucial decisions. Managerial decisions raise ethical issues making it necessary to have an understanding of the consequences of different alternatives during decisions making. Ethical dilemma in organizations refers to a situation where the decision maker is confronted by many viable solutions to a problem. Most of the dilemmas that occur emanate from the fact that organizations have many stakeholders with…

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Addressing the Climate Change Problem

Climate change refers to a shift in weather patterns that is observed in the long run. These shifts have negative considering that people are not conversant with the current weather patterns. New weather trends have negative impacts on the people since they are characterized by extreme conditions. Some parts of the world have been experiencing draught that has crippled the agricultural sector. In other areas, storms…

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Scenario Planning and its Role in Risk and Crisis Management

The contemporary business environment is characterized by changes. Survival purely depends on the extent to which organizations are able to adapt to the changes. The traditional strategic planning has elements of rigidity where an organization is unable to respond to environmental changes. As a result, business performance declines when environmental changes make it difficult to realize set goals (Enzmann, Beauchamp & Norbash 2011, p.178). Scenario planning…

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Unlimited Partnerships Versus Private Limited Company

Starting a new business requires the investors to decide on business type in legal perspective.  The United Kingdom business law recognizes different types that include sole proprietors, Partnerships, limited private companies, public companies, and cooperatives (Fleming 2000, p.17).  These types have unique characteristics giving them strengths and weaknesses.  It is essential for investors to make the necessary assessment to identify the specific business type that best…

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Gender Inequality in Middle East Communities

Gender issues have been raising serious concerns in my community.  The Middle East communities living in the United States are faced by serious gender issues that are yet to be addressed. The issues are also fuelled by the gender discrimination that faces the  larger American society.  The issue of gender discrimination is therefore not a problem with the Middle East communities only but also in the…

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