General Motors - 464 words
"The company's main competitors in cars and trucks in the United States and Canada are the Ford Motor Company, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Toyota Corporation, Nissan Motor Corporation, Ltd., Honda Motor Company, Ltd., Mazda Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Volkswagen A.G., Hyundai Motor Company, Ltd., Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), Volvo AB, and Kia Motors Corporation."(www.gm.com) John Smith, Jr., has been the overseer of GM's operations since he came to the company in January 1996. Smith deals with business relationships with GM's associates. G Wagoner Jr. became president and CEO of GM in June of 2000. He is currently on the board of directors. Wagoner so far has bee ...
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Analyzing Government Tax Cuts For General Motors - 1,754 words
Flint, Michigan, the birthplace of General Motors and the United Auto Workers Union (UAW), is facing the devastating affects of the closing of 11 General Motors plants which results in approximately 30,000+ jobs lost. The people of Flint made up the largest majority of workers for GM and they enjoyed much prosperity and publicity at the hands of their wealthy employers. General Motors chairman, Roger Smith, claims that this [closing of the plants] is something it has to do to stay competitive in the auto industry. The plan is for General Motors to close the 11 plants in Flint and to relocate to Mexico where they will build new foreign factories and can pay the workers a lower wage. Michael M ...
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Entrepreneurial Adventure - 2,294 words
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Tqm - 1,479 words
A new type of structure is being used in many organizations today. That structure is labeled Total Quality Management (TQM). This approach involves guaranteeing that an organization functions with a commitment to quality and continuous improvement in meeting its consumers needs. With any type of change there will always be a number of bumps in the road which slow down the process that can help a company increase the workers morale, production, profits and over all positive environment to conduct business. The pressures of the cutthroat market place has pushed companies backs against a wall and to compete on a global scale new ideas have to be explored. The purpose of a TQM program is to ampl ...
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Daewoo - 1,369 words
... tors and banks are meant to help out these ailing firms by lowering the interest rates on their loans or rolling them over completely. In return, the companies are supposed to reform themselves; although many have simply cooked the books in order to make their balance sheets look better. When the company failed to win agreement from its labor unions for a cost-cutting program, it found no fresh money was available. The firm then defaulted on loan repayments to its major creditor, the Korea Development Bank. The pressure to keep propping up busted firms is partly political: the South Korean government deeply fears an increase in unemployment. The banks are also concerned about having to m ...
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Exchange Value - 1,149 words
Money is Power in "Exchange Value" by Charles Johnson Author Charles Johnson provides us with a brief look into human nature and the profound affect money has on people in his short story "Exchange Value". The plot of the story is simple a basic rags to riches story with a 1990s twist. It centers around two brothers who live in a poverty ridden apartment. These brothers, Loftis and Cooter decided to break into an old eccentric woman's' apartment. She has lived down the hall from them their entire lives and when they do not see her begging for food on a daily basis as she normally would, they correctly deduce that perhaps she may have died. After gaining entry into her filthy, smelly, booby t ...
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Automobiles Of The 50s - 1,353 words
The purpose of this paper is to provide a clear picture of automobiles in the 1950s and the impact the automobile had on American society. The 1950s were a time of economic growth for America, where income exceeded car prices and vision was limited only by ones imagination. This was a time when you are what you drive. President Eisenhower and his administration were friendly to big business for the first time since Herbert Hoover. For example, new highways were built by Eisenhower administration in 1956. The automotive industry in general was determined to make up for lost time. Immediately after the war, America began switching from coal to oil in a big way. In 1949 consumption was 5.8 mill ...
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Automobiles Of The 50s - 1,419 words
... that publication, which is the longest any motoring journalist has worked for the same paper. The 1000cc Toyota Corona was launched in May of 1957. The year of 1958 was the year of the Ford Edsel, a V8 engine of 5.9 or 6.7 liters. The Lincoln-Mercury Division of Ford in Detroit launched it. Their appearance was quite strange with a wrap around windshield, prolific fins, lots of flashy chromium plating and a radiator reminiscent of a horses neckwear. Only 35,000 were sold in the first six months, and the Edsel was out of production by 1960. The car was named after Henry Fords son, Edsel, who had died in 1943. By the time it was officially launched, the U.S. auto industry was in a slump, ...
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Henry Ford - 2,056 words
... cycled into cardboard at the factory's own paper mill. River Rouge was built to produce Model T Fords for decades to come, by the time it was capable of full production later in the decade, a factory a tenth its size could have handled the demand for Model Ts. On June 4, 1924, the ten millionth Model T Ford left the Highland Park factory, which would remain the main facility for T production. While the flivver outsold its nearest competitor by a six-to-one margin that year, its unbridled run was nearing an unforeseen conclusion. After years of conceding the low end of the market to Ford, another automaker was setting its sights on that very sector. At the beginning of the decade, General ...
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Analysis Of A Firm - 2,282 words
The Twentieth Century was profoundly affected by the innovations of Henry Ford. The invention of the automobile gave opportunities to multitudes of people. These opportunities were not just in transportation, but in occupation as well. Today, no matter where a Ford is produced, the consumer knows that they are receiving a high quality product. The reason for this is that the majority of Ford vehicle parts are designed by Ford engineers, manufactured in Ford plants and assembled in Ford product lines. When you purchase a Ford product, you are truly purchasing Ford quality. Ford is the number two manufacturer of automobiles, second only to the General Motors Corporation. This paper will analyz ...
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Analysis Of A Firm - 2,342 words
... he Edsel, the importance of a target market is extremely high. "Loss of a targeted marketing focus usually means a loss in sales" (Gallagher). Ford has a different car targeted towards different age groups, personalities, genders and economic standing and more. The Ford Mustang, for example, is targeted mainly at the middle aged. This is exhibited by its slogan of "it is what it was and more" This implies that the targeted consumer would be old enough to remember what the mustang was when it first came out in the 1960's. Another example is Ford Trucks. Their slogan is built Ford Tough The toughness implies a target towards rugged men. Because of the fact that the word tough is used, it s ...
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Volkswagen - 890 words
VW should pursue its quality improvement Production strategy only five platforms similitude between different brands products Communication with shareholders too high cost of capital The first VW Beetle was created by Pichs father at Hitlers request. In 1972, Pich went to VWs Audi unit, where despite his rottweiler reputation, he oversaw enough innovation to win the Audi chairmanship in 1988. He managed to transform Audi into a credible competitor of BMW and then moved to the top spot at VW. In 1993, when Pich took the helm, VW lost $1.1 billion; in 1998, profits rose by 63%, to $3.6 billion before taxes Porsche and VW have an agreement to jointly develop an SUV platform. Porsche Holdi ...
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Likerts Managemnt Styles - 1,019 words
Management has many different approaches within the organization. At the institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, Renis Likert and colleagues proposed that Management styles could be classified into one of four different systems: System 1 - "Exploitive Authoritative" System 2 - "Benevolent Authoritative" System 4 - "Participative Group" I learned different management styles, while taking a management course and was highly interested in them. I decided to do my research on Likert's systems of management because of my previous knowledge and interest on the subject. I was interested in learning, in further detail, the different ways that companies can be managed. Likert's fi ...
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Ralph Nader - 1,409 words
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Sex - 410 words
Advertising is a very profitable and precise business. Every person involved with the advertising business must be in touch with all of the publics likes and dislikes. That one aspect of advertising makes the profession so extremely difficult. Advertising was originally intended to inform the public of what was available to them by creating a more educated society. It was discovered that the more knowledge possessed by people, the more they shop and purchase products. Therefore advertising became one of the most powerful links between the producers and the consumers. Many magazines use advertorials to entice readers to purchase their magazines. An adertorial is an advertisement created to co ...
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Our Tax System Needs Changing - 5,212 words
Our current tax system is complex, costly, and unfair. Surely, America can do better for our children than redistribution and regulation. Our nation is over four trillion dollars in debt. It is time to act instead of letting lawyers and politicians play with our money. A flat tax plan is a simple solution to remedy the stagnant apathy our nation has been so accustomed to for the last seventy years. A flat tax would make calculating and collecting tax simple. According to 1996 studies, Americans devote 5.4 billion dollars a year to Federal Tax related paperwork. The IRS estimates that that it takes about 27 hours for the average family to keep records and prepare an itemized form 1040 with a ...
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Jit Manufacturing - 1,086 words
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Tank Paper - 1,529 words
Tanks have been very influential in warfare ever since the first Great War. They started out as a way to cross the muck filled trenches of the first World War to one of the most powerful ways to attack the enemy. The United States Armed Forces tanks have been some of the greatest of the wide variety of tanks. The most interesting and powerful of these giants in the United States arsenal are: the Abrams, the M60, the Sheridan, the Patton, the Sherman, and the Chaffee models. Some of these tanks are small and some of them are large but all of these tanks have managed to strike fear into any country who have dared to oppose the United States at The Abrams was created in the 1970's to counter th ...
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Modern Technology - 644 words
Nobody likes to get lost going to an important place. Last year I had an interview with the Mc-Graw Hill Company in San Francisco, and the night before the interview I made sure of the directions to the company. However, the next day when I drove out to the Company, the construction workers blocked off the exit ramp and I had to use the next exit. Not knowing my way around the city, I made a wrong turn and ended up near the pier. That day I wish I had a navigator in my car; I would have wasted no time getting to my interview. Like the navigator, several modern technologies have been successful in improving the quality of life around the world. Many recent improvements in the quality of life ...
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