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  • Activity Based Costing - 1,231 words
    Activity Based Costing The Use of Activity Based Costing By Joseph P. Milazzo Masters of Business Administration Hawaii Pacific University Fall 2000 Activity based costing (ABC) is a relative new way to allocate costs to specific processes and services. This system assures that the costs are accurately distributed to the products or services that generated them. ABC illustrates costs more accurately, giving management insight to the cost associated with certain business activities. ABC extends the decision-making skills of management by expanding on traditional costing (job order costing/process order costing) techniques. However, since ABC's introduction in the 1980's, many corporations are ...
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  • Artificial Intelligence - 1,247 words
    Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence (AI) conjures up visions of robots that can mix dry martinis while beating a grand master at chess; and to some, will one day be able to look, act, think and react just like a real person. I would like to explore the concept of AI as it relates to the business world, and its possible many other applications. I believe that true AI is a dream worth pursuing. Like me, there are many who, just like those of the early 1960's, thought that putting a man on the moon seemed to be an extremely difficult, but not an impossible task, believing the achievement of true AI to come is just a matter of time. To remain competitive, companies must continue to i ...
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  • Challenger Disaster - 1,444 words
    Challenger Disaster The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster was a preventable disaster that NASA tried to cover up by calling it a mysterious accident. However, two men had the courage to bring the real true story to the eyes of the public and it is to Richard Cook and Roger Boisjoly to whom we are thankful. Many lessons can be learned from this disaster to help prevent further disasters and to improve on organizations ethics. One of the many key topics behind the Challenger disaster is the organizational culture. One of the aspects of an organizational culture is the observable culture of an organization that is what one sees and hears when walking around an organization. There are four parts ...
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  • Collective Bargaining In The Workplace - 2,202 words
    Collective Bargaining In The Workplace Britain has one of the most developed systems of collective bargaining in the world, especially amongst manual workers. Its sophistication is one of the main reasons why British workers traditionally pressed less for the statutory provision of basic rights in the work place than their Continental colleagues. Most trade unionists prefer to put a grievance through procedure' rather than go to an industrial tribunal. Dubin has described collective bargaining as the great social invention that has institutionalised industrial conflict' and by the Donovan Commission as right which is or should be the prerogative of every worker in a democratic society'. It c ...
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  • Hewlettpackard Strategy - 4,037 words
    Hewlett-Packard Strategy Strategy Paper Hewlett Packard, Inc. (NYSE: HWP) TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION 1 2 BACKGROUND 2 SECTION 2 2 MISSION, GOALS, AND STRATEGIES 2 Company Mission 2 Company Goals 2 Company Strategies 2 Management By Wandering Around. 2 Management By Objective. 2 Open-Door-Policy 2 Open Communication 2 SECTION 3 2 STAKEHOLDERS 2 Stockholders: 2 Employees: 2 Competition: 2 Major suppliers: 2 SECTION 4 2 EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT 2 Industry Environment 2 Differentiation versus Commodity 2 Capacity versus Demand 2 Entry and Exit Barriers 2 Economic Conditions and Forces 2 Importance of Product 2 Proprietary Knowledge 2 Government Forces 2 Social-Demographic Forces 2 Technology 2 SECTIO ...
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