Organizing your dissertation

Photo by Anastasiya Gepp on Pexels.com General Information Your dissertation will normally include the following sections, in the order listed. Pleaseconsult with your supervisor regarding which sections could be excluded from your specific dissertation. Title/Cover pageAcknowledgementsAbstract*Contents pageList of tablesList of figuresList of abbreviationsThe introduction*Method section*Results section*Discussion and conclusions section*Reference listAppendices*=Included in word count Word limit … Continue reading Organizing your dissertation

Understanding an organization’s competitiveness

man drawing schedule of business growth The first topic in this lecture is the theory of competitive advantage (also found in lecture 2). Two theories are found about the creation of competitive advantages: market-based “outside-in” models (Porter’s five forces, found in the book) and resource-based “inside-out” models. The second one is more unique, where resources are VRIN; valuable, … Continue reading Understanding an organization’s competitiveness

Firms Structure and Control

The global firm wins in terms of cost, timing, learning and arbitrage benefits. The local firm wins in terms of flexibility, proximity and quick response time à customer-orientated benefits. So, the firm is shaped by both the forces of globalization and localization. The theory of integration-responsiveness is one of understanding industries, where both the pressures for global … Continue reading Firms Structure and Control

ARE WHISTLEBLOWERS TRULY PROTECTED, MOTIVATED AND REWARDED BY EXISTING LEGAL SYSTEMS?

1. Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic exposed governments to waves of fraud. As the unscrupulous profiteers in Britain and America remorselessly exploit the crisis for illegal gains thereby worsening taxpayers’ woes fraud, everyone in both public and private sectors are morally obligated to blow the whistle under the False Claims Act and similar programs. This action … Continue reading ARE WHISTLEBLOWERS TRULY PROTECTED, MOTIVATED AND REWARDED BY EXISTING LEGAL SYSTEMS?

Key non-financial performance measures for business organizations

man drawing schedule of business growth Examples Of Non-Financial Performance Measures Taking the Balanced Scorecard approach, there are four perspectives involved in strategy management: customer, internal processes (operations), learning and growth (HR), and financial. Below are 15 examples of performance KPIs, organized by the three non-financial perspectives: Customer Conversion Rate: The percentage of interactions that result … Continue reading Key non-financial performance measures for business organizations

An analysis of NIKE’s business environment

Photo by Ray Piedra on Pexels.com 1. Background of Nike Nike is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services. The company is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, in the Portland metropolitan area. It is the world's largest supplier of athletic … Continue reading An analysis of NIKE’s business environment

Strategic management in multinational corporations

USE DIAGRAMS and TABLES – with references and APPENDIX WITH A TITLE – each appendix should be relevant with paragraph narrative explaining images. USE free Grammarly – set to UK English dictionary Cover Page – student number, title, date, word count Executive summary – paragraph for each question +/- half a page – to a … Continue reading Strategic management in multinational corporations

What is Strategic Leadership?

British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, France's President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wait for U.S. President Donald Trump to join them for a family photo at the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, June 8. REUTERS/Leah Millis Businesses often set ambitious goals but … Continue reading What is Strategic Leadership?

Circular economy is not the panacea many had hoped for

Photo by Miguel Á. Padriñán on Pexels.com In recent years, the circular economy has become a guiding principle in industrial and environmental policies. But how good is it really? The definition of a circular economy is unclear and lacks substance, according to a team of researchers from Lund University and the Royal Institute of Technology … Continue reading Circular economy is not the panacea many had hoped for

What is personality testing?

What Does Personality Testing Mean? Personality testing, within the context of employee evaluation and pre-employment screening, is a type of psychological testing used by employers to evaluate prospective and current employees. Common types of psychological testing used by employers include cognitive ability tests and personality tests. While cognitive ability tests most often evaluate the test … Continue reading What is personality testing?

Module outline for academic essay

Faculty of Business and Law Department of Accounting and Finance ACFI5070/Research Methods Academic Year: 2021-22 Credit value: 15 credits Module coordinator:                       Email:                                                    Advice and Feedback hours: Assessment Overview  All Students (Campus and Distance Learning)   TypeIndividualIndividualLength2,000 words +/- 10% excluding references and appendices1,000 words +/- 10% excluding references and appendicesWeighting60%40%DeadlineThursday 18th November 2021Thursday 6th January … Continue reading Module outline for academic essay

Healthcare workforce crisis: The challenges and way forward

Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Case Study for Projects MBA Healthcare Management, XYZ University Around the world there is a known and exacerbating healthcare workforce crisis, estimating a shortfall of nearly 18 million staff by 2030 (WHO 2020). This is highly likely to have a direct impact on patient care, staff wellbeing, and therefore … Continue reading Healthcare workforce crisis: The challenges and way forward