Tag Archives: Governments

A Case Study on Global Leadership Operational Plan: Boeing Company

Boeing has experienced operational problems due to lack of understanding of personnel issues and unethical conduct. As an international management consultant called in to advise the Boeing Company about issues affecting its ability to optimize operations in today’s economy, this author offers a prospectus on these unique issues facing Boeing; how these issues may affect optimizing key operational elements and changes needed to enhance operations management in the future.

The Boeing Company is a well established American icon of the aeronautical industry, having started business in 1916, not long after the Wright Brothers flew the first plane in 1903 (Boeing History, First Flight). Since those early beginnings, Boeing has expanded across the United States and the world, holding major contracts with many governments and as a primary builder of the International Space Station (Integrated Defense Systems). Click here to read more…

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Case Study on London School of Economics

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. One of the foremost universities in the world, its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the School has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. LSE claims 16 Nobel Prize winners. LSE has always put engagement with the wider world at the heart of its mission. From its location in the heart of London, the School links communities across the world, from formal academic partnerships to advisory work with governments and international organizations. Click here to read more…

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Case Studies on Ethnicity Counts

The Ethnicity Counts? (eCounts?) project is a collaborative university-based research project that tracks how governments around the world count and classify their populations by ethnicity. Ethnic counting is a hot topic in many countries, attested to by ongoing debates in the media, politics, international forums, and academic publications.

The main goal of eCounts? is to provide a solid understanding of how countries around the world engage in ethnic counting; how such practices have changed over time; and the key factors associated with change. This website has been designed and executed with a wide range of potential users in mind, including researchers, statistical agencies, policy-makers, journalists, students and advocates. Click here to read more…

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Case Studies on Investment Banking

An Investment Bank is a financial institution that deals with raising capital, trading in securities and managing corporate mergers and acquisitions. Investment banks profit from companies and governments by raising money through issuing and selling securities in the capital markets (both equity, bond) and insuring bonds (selling CDSes, or credit default swaps), as well as providing advice on transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.

To perform these services in the United States, an adviser must be a licensed broker-dealer, and is subject to SEC (FINRA) regulation. Until the late 1980s, the United States maintained a separation between investment banking and commercial banks. Click here to read more…

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Case Study on Liquor Control Board of Ontario

This thesis will explore the divergent fates of the Alberta Liquor Control Board (ALCB) and the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). It will focus on answering one question: why did the governments of Mike Harris and Ralph Klein do such drastically different things with their respective liquor boards? In 1993 Klein liquidated the ALCB and established a private market to distribute alcohol while Mike Harris not only retained the LCBO in public hands, but poured significant amounts of capital into it so that it could complete its modernization process. His government did more than any other Ontario government to solidify the public ownership of the LCBO. Click here to read more…

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Case Studies for Canadian oil sands

Oil production from bitumen is controversial on environmental grounds and the oil sands industry is under increasing pressure — from the public, governments, regulators and its primary export market, the United States — to further reduce its environmental impact.

In Statoil, we are highly aware of our environmental and social responsibility and from the outset of our involvement with oil sands, we have focused on taking a responsible approach to development. Our goal is to become an industry leader in responsible oil sands development. Click here to read more…

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Case Study Analysis: Union Carbide Corporation and Bhopal

A single slip in action may cause lasting sorrow. A slight mistake in operation at a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal of India causes a lot of deaths and injuries. What a tragedy it is. Undoubtedly, there must be something wrong with the management of the plant.

In addition to the plant, the governments related in India that issued permits and provided incentives for the plant, Bhopal community officials who permitted slum dwellers to move near the plant in illegal settlements, Indian environmental and safety inspectors should also be responsible for this. The governments related in India issued permits because people need jobs, or people would starve to death. Click here to read more…

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Case Study on Supply Chain Security

Today’s supply chains are vulnerable to security threats and the uncertainties associated with them. While governments and the private sector are working together to launch new initiatives to create more secure and reliable supply chains, industry is rapidly exploring the potential of new technologies such as RFID towards the same goals.

We conducted a study based on a panel of leading shippers to understand better the key problem areas faced by shippers in international shipping, the current capabilities of shippers in gaining control of their supply chain information, the potential of RFID in addressing these problems areas, and the investment plans in RFID of the shippers.

Our shippers’ biggest performance objectives are still the ultimate dual goal of reducing stockouts and inventory. These two objectives directly impact a company’s bottom line. In pursuing these objectives, our shippers found that the biggest pain points faced by them are uncertainties and lead time in customs and transit, as well as the visibility of their products en route from the origin ports to the destination ports. While some capabilities to give visibility in a supply chain exist today, they are still quite limited. Click here to read more…

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Fiscal Policy Case Study

Tax Competition Vs Tax Harmonisation

Since the tax policy of a country has become an important determinant in locating foreign capital and labour, countries around the world have started to compete with each other on the basis of the taxes they levy. This development has been a worry for tax collectors. Both the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) and the European Union have been quick to take steps to contain ‘harmful’ tax practices of member and non-member countries.

which according to them could lead to the erosion of tax revenues for governments around the world in a destructive ‘race to the bottom’. A strong case is being made for ‘tax harmonisation’ – standardisation of tax rates among nations. The case helps to discuss the developments and implications of this tug-of-war. Click here to read more…

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A Case Study on Greenpeace: Working for a “Green and Peaceful Future”

Greenpeace, a non-profit organization is dedicated to improving and preserving the environment and the ecology of planet Earth. In this task, it is helped by its thousands of members and volunteers. Most of its funding comes through donations from its supporters, but in this matter, the organization is very strict about not accepting any donations from any organizations, governments or political parties. Greenpeace has a fleet of ships to support it in its work. Greenpeace raises its voice against a lot of policies and actions that it feels will harm the environment.

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The issues Greenpeace deals with range from “stop wars” to “save the seas”. Greenpeace opposes any interest, whether a private or public business, an organization or a group of individuals, which undertake a policy or a project that is harmful to the environment. Greenpeace activists ensure that all their campaigns get a lot of media coverage and publicity, and its activists are well known for their publicity stunts. This generates negative publicity for the concerned business organization or government and generally forces it to withdraw its harmful policies and projects. Click here to read more…

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