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Case Study of Declining British Car Industry: Rover Group

Study about Declining British Car Industry: Rover Group

Abstract: The British car manufacturing industry was one with many international well-known automotive brands. However, its recent development seems to show the once shining star has lost some of its glory. British car manufacturers have experienced dramatic changes in recent years as global competitors have successfully produced superior products with beneficial external factors such as labour and economic conditions. They face severe challenges in all aspects of business operation, such as production, marketing, and management.

Introduction: Rover as a car producer initiated in 1904 and has managed to be a symbol to British society throughout the development of industrialization in the 20th century. Manufacturing has been an important factor in the United Kingdom, and the car industry has created a sense of pride to those involved right through all stages of building the product. Unfortunately, the industry succeeded in creating excellent brands based on previous recognitions, but not solid, independent organizations consistently able to deliver top class vehicles. Keep reading..

A Case Study on Economic Fluctuation and Dividend Policy in China

Case Study about Economic Fluctuation and Dividend Policy in China

 

Abstract: In contrast to Western economies, it has been decades since China experienced what could be described as a recession. Rather, China’s economy is subject to growth rate fluctuation, or yearly changes in a consistently positive growth rate. We investigate the impact of economic growth rate fluctuation on the dividend policy of Chinese listed firms.We find that both dividend payments and dividend likelihood in China generally rise and fall with economic activity. Our findings also suggest that dividend payments and dividend likelihood are both increasing in the largest shareholder’s percentage ownership, although both payment amount and likelihood are increasing at a lower rate when economic growth diminishes.

Introduction: Changes in economic conditions are often treated as extraneous variables in financial economics research. However, economic fluctuations have significant impact on management decision-making. When faced with changes in economic conditions, firms may modify financial policies, including those concerning dividends. In China, the role of the State in corporate decision-making must also be considered.1 We investigate how economic conditions and large-block shareholder ownership affect the dividend policies of Chinese firms. The decision to pay dividends, and the amount to be paid, are two different parts of dividend policy that we include in our analysis. Previous research has found that both dividend amount and dividend likelihood are increasing in State ownership. Keep reading..

Management Education in India – A case study

The globalization process is significantly affecting the economic and commercial life of nations. Changing economic conditions and intensification of global competition have given management education an increasingly central role in the success of individuals and corporations. Management education has spread in the last fifteen-twenty years in India. Management education, at this juncture, needs a critical examination as only developing talent can take India forward.

Global competition is changing the relationship between management education and business. The efforts for building leadership pipelines in organizations have intensified in the last five to six years. Continuous changes in both technology and economic systems, along with the speed of change, require executives to be engaged in a constant learning process. Management education has become a major profession that attracts considerable attention across the world. The purpose of this paper is to engage all concerned in a serious discussion with a view to revamping management education in India as a prelude to better participation and viability in the global economy. Click here to read more…


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A Case Study on Performance-Driven Compensation: The Corporate Talent Insurance Policy

A Case Study about Performance-Driven Compensation: The Corporate Talent Insurance Policy

Introduction: An average company’s biggest expense and biggest differentiator is its talent. As much as 70 percent of business expense is on people: hiring, salary, and benefits. Yet in the U.S. alone, the average churn of staff is a staggering 40 percent. More alarming: in 2009, half of that churn was voluntary—people deciding to leave their jobs to find something better.





As economic conditions improve and businesses worldwide look to regroup and even reinvent themselves, smart talent management has never been more crucial. Central to that strategy is managing risk through talent insurance policies that more accurately find and incent the best performers with differentiated compensation. More than 80 percent of companies around the world are offering variable-pay programs or performance-based awards that must be re-earned each year.

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Case Study on Bringing Sunlight to Rural India

Abstract: SELCO India is a Bangalore‐based social enterprise that makes solar lighting technology accessible to the economically impoverished people in India. SELCO’s mission is based on a simple but powerful idea that the economic conditions of the impoverished can be improved substantially if they are made productive. One of the biggest hurdles before is their inaccessibility to clean and cost effective sources of electricity. Most of India’s rural population does not have access to electricity. Instead, they are dependent on highly polluting and inefficient sources of energy such as kerosene or forest wood. Solar lights are free from pollution and provide greater illumination. Click here to read more…

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Case Study on Honeywell

We now have the ability to leverage roadmapping best practices across the entire enterprise so that we can quickly change course to match changes in market conditions. Sopheon’s Vision Strategist™gives us confidence that we can produce new products that are aligned with our long-term business objectives.Bob Rasmussen, Director, Strategic Technology Planning, Honeywell

The Business Challenge: Like many global corporations, Honeywell had grown into a diverse enterprise comprised of departments and business units. The decentralized make-up of the company had given rise to siloing that impeded cross-organizational communication and collaboration. When it came to product and technology planning, each business unit had its own road maps and the information was not easily shared. In addition, there was no common structure for the road mapping process.

Because of these factors, it was often difficult for senior executives and other decision makers to identify project redundancies or determine if proposed products were aligned with customer needs and the company’s growth strategies. Honeywell concluded that it needed a way to bring together and raise the visibility of market trends, economic conditions, competitor moves, internal resources and other things that might impact the company’s product development strategies and decisions. This would include leveraging existing road maps throughout the organization, using them to chart a clear path forward for the company’s innovation efforts. Click here to read more…

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Case Study of DAR Consulting

With the incredible improvements to speed and reliability, Windows 7 can help us accomplish our business goals faster.
Abdull Razack, Administrator, DAR Consult.



Situation: Due to volatile economic conditions, the overall demand for new construction has decreased. DAR saw this as a great opportunity to continue to outshine competitors with industry-leading solutions that were cost-effective. But legacy systems often impeded productivity by taking several minutes to start-up or resume from sleep mode. Even finding commonly used files was time-consuming and frustrating for employees who frequently referenced several documents during any given day…






Solution: As a result, DAR turned to Windows 7 Professional. This system works quickly and economically, helping to reduce costly downtime and increase mobile flexibility so employees can get more done both within and outside the company. According to Brad Brooks, Corporate Vice President of Windows Consumer Product Marketing, Microsoft® Corporation, this system has been engineered with these productivity-boosting improvements in mind. “With Windows 7, we are on track to have an improved user interface that should allow for faster boot and shutdown times; improved power management for enhanced battery life; and increased reliability, stability and security,” he says…
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White Paper: Boeing Management Planning

This paper will discuss management’s business planning at Boeing. Boeing is an aerospace company, a leading maker of commercial airplanes, military aircraft, satellites, and missiles. Business planning at Boeing is a very complicated process because it is influenced by internal and external factors that would involve legal ethical issues, and corporate social responsibility. Factors such as economic conditions, laws, and competition directly influence the strategic, tactical, operational, and contingency planning. Boeing has been able to maintain success for many years due to their strong ethics and planning abilities. Click here to read more…

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Management Education in India – A Case Study


Management Education in India

The globalization process is significantly affecting the economic and commercial life of nations. Changing economic conditions and intensification of global competition have given management education an increasingly central role in the success of individuals and corporations.

Management Education in India – A Case Study

Management education has spread in the last fifteen-twenty years in India. Management education, at this juncture, needs a critical examination as only developing talent can take India forward. Global competition is changing the relationship between management education and business.

The efforts for building leadership pipelines in organizations have intensified in the last five to six years. Continuous changes in both technology and economic systems, along with the speed of change, require executives to be engaged in a constant learning process. To refer this case study click here Management Education in India – A Case Study

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8 Steps to Immediately Reduce Workforce Costs

Current economic conditions are forcing many companies to significantly cut workforce operating costs. While this may be necessary to remain solvent during difficult times, if done poorly it is just as likely to exacerbate an already difficult situation.
To learn how to ensure that workforce cost reductions are done effectively. Read more to know how….

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