Sustaining Employee Performance: Walmart Case Study

Walmart is the world’s leading retailer and has a large workforce.  Cashier and supervisor position are common positions in all Walmart’s outlets. The responsibility of a cashier is to enable the company to exchange value with the customers. Cashiers compute the value of products the customer wishes to buy from the outlet and give an invoice. Cash equivalent to the value of the goods is retained…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Genetically Modified Foods

  American economist Jeremy Rifkin once said, “May; of the genetically modified foods will be safe, I’m sure. Will most of them be safe? Nobody knows”. This quote can be connected with the age-old debate about GM foods. GM foods are basically formed from organisms which have altered DNA in order to form a desirable trait according to the needs of the people. There have already…

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How Important Are Leaders In Influencing Organizational Performance?

The ability of an organization to realize its goals is pegged on its leadership. Leadership is one of the principal responsibilities of a manager and is also a key determinant of organizational success.   Leadership is a sub-function of the directing function of management that is concerned with channeling the employees’ efforts towards realization of organizational goals (Avolio, Walumbwa, & Weber 2009, 421).  Leadership is the process…

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Ryanair Customer Service

Ryanair Customer Service The success of a company is to a great extent influence by the level of customer service.  Ryanair has been facing problems regarding customer service as a study revealed that it is one of the brands with least satisfied customers.  The company has been offering low-cost flights to cost conscious customers (Malighetti, Paleari & Redondi 2009,p.96). The relatively low prices have enabled the…

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Theories of entrepreneurship. Traits of an entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs play an important role in the society. They establish businesses that employ thousands of people and earn their owners profit.  They also pay taxes and other revenues to the government that enhances the government’s ability to provide essential services.  These are among the many other roles played by the entrepreneurs in the society. Due to the importance of entrepreneurs, many scholars have made attempts to…

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Importance of financial information.

1.0 Introduction The accuracy of decisions in the business environment is dependent on the availability of accurate data on a timely basis. Financial information is an important proponent of information needed in decision making. This information is found in financial statements prepared by businesses for different classes of stakeholders. These statements include the statement of financial position also referred to as the balance sheet, comprehensive income…

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External Sources of Finance Shoe Zone and Sports Direct International PLC Case Study

1.0 Introduction Financing decisions are crucial thus making it necessary for managers to assess sources of finance carefully and understand the ramifications of implementing a specific source. Financing can be external or internal and businesses usually exploit the internal financing fully before turning to external financing. Internal financing involves reinvesting profits or contributions from the shareholders.  Internal financing is limited and this necessitates the exploitation of…

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Amazon Internal and External Analysis and Strategic Options

Case Study-Amazon Internal Analysis Analyzing Amazon’s internal environment reveals some strategic capabilities and weaknesses. Some of the strategic capabilities are under threat while others are immutable thus giving the company a sustainable competitive advantage. The company’s future depends on how best the Amazon’s management implements measures aimed at fully exploiting the strategic capabilities and at the same time ensuring the weaknesses do not prevent the company…

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Types and Characteristics/ of Entrepreneurs

1.0 Introduction The statement by Thompson shows the broadness and complexity of entrepreneurship that warrants deep research. Entrepreneurship is a complex area that has attracted many definitions and studies. Equally, it has attracted many studies seeking to clear the myths about entrepreneurship and bring to light facts that people who are seeking to understand entrepreneurship should know.   Focus has also been put on defining an entrepreneur…

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Entrepreneurship :Mo Bros Case study

1.0 Ideas and the Strategies Adopted The success of a start-up is pegged on the strategies and ideas implemented by the founders. Creative founders and those who implement effective strategies position their businesses on the path to success. On the other hand, founders with skills shortage fail to create the right environment to enable the business to have a good take off leading to losses. Dattanis’…

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International Business Environment Adidas Case Study

Globalization has caused far-reaching changes in the business environment. It is easier than ever for businesses to conduct business activities beyond their mother country. The scope of internationalization of business activities varies from one company to the other. Some companies get raw materials from other countries, sell their products in international markets, while others take production activities in the global environment (Ghemawat 2003). The diversity in…

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International Business Environment: Samsung Case Study

Introduction International business has been on the rise in line with globalization trends. It has become easier than ever for businesses and economic systems to interact in the global economy due to the ever reducing interaction barriers. Some businesses are taking their production activities in the international environment with the aim of exploiting the vast opportunities created by international markets. Other businesses are exploiting the global…

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Importance of Information Systems to Tesco

Importance of Information Systems to Tesco PLC Utilization technology for collaboration has enabled Tesco to build good relationships with its stakeholders that has contributed to persistent growth.  The company has elaborate information systems that are used for processing useful information resources for supporting decision making.  These information systems are aligned with information requirements at different decision making levels.  There are specific benefits of information systems in…

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Tesco Information Systems

Executive Summary This report is about the application of information systems to collaborate with different stakeholders. Tesco is used as a case study to visualize how retailers apply information systems to enhance performance. A detailed profile of Tesco is given to present a clear picture of the company’s position in the global retail sector. Facts and figures about the retail sector are given to foster comprehension.…

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Globalization and International Business: Walmart Case Study

Introduction International commerce provides vast opportunities to businesses. The number of multinational companies continues to rise in line with economic globalization. This type of globalization involves the interlinking of economic systems and markets to form a global economy and a global market respectively. As a result, businesses are seeking to exploit the opportunities presented by globalization. Supply chains of multinational companies go the boundaries of their…

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Financial Performance Analysis Marks and Spencer PLC

Introduction Businesses are created to enable the owners to make a profit. The path to profitability is characterized by difficulties, and this compromises the ability to create optimum profit for the owners. It is, therefore, necessary to evaluate business performance to determine the extent to which specific goals have been realized. The agency problem necessitates business analysis. The current business environment is characterized by a separation…

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Easy Jet PLC Financial Analysis

Introduction Evaluating business performance is crucial in order to ascertain whether a business is moving towards accomplishing its purpose.  Financial analysis is one of the most appropriate tools for evaluating business performance. It involves using the financial statements to assess relevant performance trends. Financial analysis is carried out to accomplish specific goals and to meet the interests of specific stakeholders.  The shareholders rely on financial analysis…

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Managing Work Related Stress

Executive Summary This study seeks to provide knowledge about workplace stress management.   Literature is reviewed to provide an overview of the existing studies regarding stress management in the work environment.  Specific stressors are identified describing how they affect workers.  The impact of stress on decision making is also examined showing how stress among managers and workers affect impede effective decision making. Strategies that can be used…

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