International joint ventures have become growth strategy options, used by most multi-The recent globalization trends have encompassed firms to enter the international market to develop and maintain their competitive advantage. As markets, local and world economies, technology, and communications change, firms look for new ways to work together to maximize profit. With this growing integration of the global market, firms have engaged in strategic alliances with other firms, mostly in the form of...
This case is about Regent Bakery Company limited based in Accra, with four bakeries and total of 132 retail distribution or deliveries. Delivery of bread and additional sales of other expertise such as cakes and confectionery are operated by a van salesperson. These sales persons accrue their private cash and have to be accountable for every business engagement each week permitting returns of unsold bread and confectionery. Indeed their target customers are private households, door-to-door...
Abstract The occurrence of large magnitude accidents are consequences of events leading from an initial event of neglect. The initiating event or primary cause may be due to human, organizational and technological faults. The worst industrial disaster which impacted the environment severely occurred on the 24th of March 1989; when the oil tanker Exxon Valdez, owned by Exxon, a leading oil exploration and production company in the world ran aground on Bligh Reef, Prince William Sounds. Exxon...
The notion that business has duties to society is firmly well-established, despite the fact that in the past there has been a revolution in the way people view the relationship between business and society. Numerous researchers suggest that companies which indulge in corporate social responsibility obtain consumers' positive product and brand evaluations, brand choice, brand recommendations, good attitude to firm, good image of the firm, purchase intention and even enjoy a premium price....
The extent to which the organization is actively and deliberately engaged in shaping the organizations culture. Are there expressive events, ceremonies or rituals that are designed specifically to reinforce in a powerful and incontrovertible way the organization's values and philosophies? Are there an understanding and belief in those core values and performance standards? Do employees understand and share a vision which unites the energies of the organization's membership? Customer orientation...
Conflict Resolution in teams No man in the world is said to be the all rounder. All rounder is a man who can perform any kind of task or work which is assigned to him. It is an almost impossible thing but one must need someone else for his/her help. This will be easier for him to perform and the task will be done more perfectly. If one performs some task while working together, then it is called a team work. In a team work different responsibilities are divided among those members of the team...
As Kretiner (1998) defined: "the term motivation derived from the Latin work movere, meaning to move." (Ramlall, pg 53, 2004) Motivation has been examined widely and in-depth for a great number of years and it has been in the centre of interest for various fields. There are numerous definitions of motivation, both broad and specific, depending on the aspect which is being viewed from. As per Meyer et al. (2004), Kleinginna and Kleinginna (1981) after "an extensive...
Talent management has been a prevalent concept in the administration of organisations since many decades. However, in the recent past this concept has changed its dimension from being merely observed from the point of recruitment, to an array of areas like organisational capability, business success, individual development, performance enhancement, succession planning, leadership accountability and more. In many organisations Talent management has become the top priority for the management and...
Sigvard Rubenowitz, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 19 (1997) 271-275 Many ergonomic experts believe that musculoskeletal symptoms in the workplace can be prevented by technical measures. But to assure that these measures will be successful at the execution level, managers and legislators should consider psychosocial work environment factors by involving workers and operators in the procedure of change. Generally, all kinds of analyses, surveys and interventions, aimed at...
This bаchelor thesis is conducted in the field of International Business and Human Resource Management. The focus of my rеseаrch is expatriation, repatriation and knowledge transfer within Multinational Corporations (MNCs). Thеrefore this chаpter is organized in the following way: it starts with the problem indication, followed by the problem statement and research questions and the research design. Moreover the data collection method is explained. The chapter concludes with an...