International Business Environment Adidas Case Study

Executive Summary This study was commissioned foster understanding of the international business environment. To realize this goal, the international business environment was broken down into the social-cultural environment, political-legal environment, economic environment, and economic environment. Each segment was examined to show the opportunities and risks associated with international business. The opportunities and risks affecting international business are discussed and strategies applied by international businesses to address…

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International Business Environment: Samsung Case Study

Executive Summary This study analyzes Samsung to understand the opportunities and threats facing international businesses.  Forces affecting international businesses are evaluated to foster understanding of the international business environment. Opportunities and threats confronting international businesses are also discussed in detail showing how they affect Samsung.  Strategies used by international businesses to address environmental forces and opportunities are also discussed.  In line with these strategies, Samsung’s operations…

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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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The Strategies That 21st Century Businesses Could Use To Effectively Manage Work-Related Stressors

  Executive Summary This study investigates the workplace stressors that confront today’s businesses. A comprehensive literature review is conducted showing the main causes of stress in today’s work environment. After the review on workplace stressors, some of the stress management strategies applied to address stress in the work environment are discussed. The literature review is followed by a review and analysis that breaks down the key…

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Globalization and International Business: Walmart Case Study

Executive Summary This report focuses on the benefits and threats of the globalization of markets and production. Factors that influence business internationalization strategies are brought to light explaining the specific impacts of each factor.  Benefits of this trend are discussed using Walmart to back the study.  The challenges of globalization are also discussed in detail. Having discussed the benefits and challenges, strategies implemented by multinational companies…

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Financial Performance Analysis Marks and Spencer PLC

Executive Summary This report focuses on Analysis Marks and Spencer’s financial performance analysis. A brief explanation why the company was selected for this analysis is given. The report focuses on five major categories of ratios that include profitability ratios, liquidity ratios, working capital management ratios, capital structure ratios, and stock market performance ratios. After a thorough analysis, shortcomings of financial performance analysis are discussed to show…

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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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The Benefits and Threats of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning

Executive Summary This research seeks to explore the benefits and threats of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. A deep literature review is carried out bring to light the current status of AI.  AI is defined, and the two main types of AI discussed. The myths and facts about AI are discussed to clear the misconceptions surrounding AI.  Technological singularity is then explored to show the…

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How Small Businesses Can Overcome the Lack of Capital Problem

Lack of capital is a common problem facing most small enterprises. The ability of a small business to grow into a large company depends on the availability of capital. Saving capital is therefore vital in these enterprises to make them realise organisational goals using minimal capital. Protecting the working capital is imperative to ensure the business continues operating despite the low capital injection. Working capital refers…

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Human resource management in a small business

Human resource management in a small business is concerned with ensuring the enterprise benefits maximally from its workers. People are the most critical resource due to their massive contribution to the realisation of organisational goals. Below is a list of six areas that can help small businesses to effectively manage their workers to be on the path of growth and profitability. Hire the Right People Small…

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Why Small Businesses Fail

Small business fails due to many reasons, and it is necessary to evaluate some of the main reasons to guide entrepreneurs. Evidence shows that over 90% of start-ups fail which warrants investigating the forces driving the high level of failures among small businesses. Below are some of the main reasons why small businesses fail. 1.Poor management Management is concerned with using people and other resources to…

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Engaging in Profitable Macadamia Farming in Kenya

In the past one decade, farmers of traditional cash crops such as coffee, tea, sugarcane, and cotton have remained a disappointed lot due to the dwindling prices. The collapse of these cash crops has led to farmers exploiting other farming ventures to fill the financial gap. One of the best ways of fixing this mess is macadamia farming which has proved to be a lucrative business.…

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Business/Company Profile

   A company profile is a document that gives information about an organisation.  Providing organisational information is vital as it helps external stakeholders to understand the company.  It plays an essential role in bringing crucial stakeholders on board by providing positive information about the firm. A company profile varies in size as organisations differ regarding age, size, product portfolio, and geographic dispersion among other factors.  A…

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Exploiting the Blue Ocean Strategy

Blue ocean strategy was advanced by Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne  in the year 2004. This strategy emphasises on creating and exploiting uncontested market spaces. In other words, it makes competition irrelevant since a firm moves into new market segments that never existed before that are characterised with zero competition.  Applying this strategy requires a firm to not only create new products but also differentiate the…

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8 Key Sources of Competitive Advantage for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

The world’s largest companies started as small businesses and exploited different sources of competitive advantage leading to sustainable growth. The ability of a micro-enterprise to grow into a medium enterprise and eventually a large company depends on how best sources of competitive advantage are utilised.  There are many sources of competitiveness, and it is the manager’s responsibility to monitor the environment to identify these sources.  The…

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The Importance of Internal Audit

Internal audit is the process of evaluating the organisation’s internal controls, risk management, and governance to give an independent opinion whether the organisation is operating effectively.  It, therefore, provides a basis for improving processes and system that supports organisational growth and sustainability. It involves a detailed examination of a business process to identify innovation opportunities that make an organisation competitive.  Internal audit is essential in both…

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