Bill Gates - 1,257 words
Bill Gates? When most people hear that name they think of money, power, and computers. These thoughts arent necessarily incorrect, but rather insufficient. Sure, Bill Gates has money, thirty-two billion and growing to be exact, and yes he has power, being the CEO of Microsoft as well as the wealthiest man in the country. But people cant look through their jealousy and envy to see what Mr. Gates actually stands for. He has influences the way businesses, schools, and organizations operate, with the creations his programs, and operating systems (Windows). As well Bill along with his wife, Melinda; have spent numerous hours in press conferences and funding campaigns. Together they have founded e ...
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Management Policy - 1,157 words
... l along the Chain of Customers. This and the next two principles are closely associated with just-in-time operations, which shorten throughput time and improve responsiveness to customers. A change in the demand patterns takes considerable time to run through, and the customer often will not wait. This allows each job or customer to be processed without delay. Often it is possible to get the desired results by moving process stages closer together-shortening the flow path-which at the same time reduces in-process inventories and cuts flow time. Cut Setup. Changeover, Get-Ready, and startup Times. This principle deals with preparation-to-service delays of all kind. As just-in-time equipme ...
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Privatization - 2,101 words
... opriate techniques to use, whether in the wealthier countries of Latin America or the poorest countries of Africa. In this section our group briefly reviews recent privatization developments in each major region of the developing world, Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Latin America. International and International Privatization Group estimates. Latin America has led the developing world in terms of the pace of its privatization, although central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have recently begun to implement massive programs. In 1992, transactions in Latin America accounted for about one-third of the developing world's total, up from less than 10% in 1988. Latin A ...
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Advanced Micro Devices - 1,358 words
International Production Facilities 6 Problematic Issues & Their Solutions 9 Appendix C Foreign Subsidiaries 13 Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), founded May 1st, 1969 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is one of the largest manufacturers of integrated circuits in the world. Founded originally by Jerry Sanders and seven others in a single room in 1969 with only $100,000, AMD now employs approximately 13,000 people worldwide and has annual revenues in excess of $2.4 billion. In 1978, AMD opened up international assembly facilities in Manila, Philippines, and expanded the Penang, Malaysia factory that they originally opened in 1973 as their first overseas manufacturing base. By the end o ...
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Advanced Micro Devices - 1,168 words
... each balance sheet date for assets and liabilities and a weighted-average exchange rate for each period for income statement items. Translation adjustments are recorded as a separate component of stockholders' equity in the U.S. dollar financial statements. AMD uses foreign exchange forward and option contracts to reduce their exposure to currency fluctuations on net monetary assets position in their foreign subsidiaries, liabilities for products purchased from FASL, fixed asset purchase commitments and obligations for future investments in AMD Saxony. They had $13 million (notional amount) of short-term foreign currency forward contracts denominated in the Japanese yen, German mark and ...
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Nafta - 1,666 words
Introduction to International Business Negative Effects on NAFTA 5 On the Mexican Side 5 NAFTA and the Free Trade Area of the Americans 8 The Future of Rules of Origin in NAFTA Trade 8 The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which built on the 1989 U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), is the most comprehensive regional free trade agreement ever negotiated. It created the world's largest free trade area: 380 million people producing nearly $8 trillion dollars worth of goods and services. On January 1, 1994 the North American Free Trade Agreement entered into force. One of the main objectives of the Agreement is the elimination of tariffs between Canada, Mexico and the United Stat ...
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Foreign Hightech Workers - 418 words
HIGH TECH COMPANIES SEEK TO HIRE MORE FOREIGN WORKERS Milwaukee Journal Business Section February 13, 2000 High technology companies that are asking congress to allow more foreigners to fill the labor shortage of skilled labor. Every year approximately 100,000 jobs for educated workers in the high-tech. industry are created. Currently there are 115,000 foreigners working in the United States with 6-year visas. These workers are college educated and some are paid over $60,000 per year. One of external forces of high-tech companies would be the limiting of number of visas by the government. In the last six months, the technology industry contributed $4 million dollars to federal candidates. Th ...
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Investment In Russia - 1,894 words
In 1991 Boris Yeltsin became the first elected leader of Russia. This was the end of Michael Gorbachevs policy of perestroika ( radical changes in the economy) and glasnost ( the possibility of free expression) ( Gunn, 1995). The new elected president wanted some more radical changes; decentralisation, democracy and a market economy. For Russia, transition to a market economy has been difficult because the government has been trying simultaneously to change the economic and the political system of the country. This resulted in a lot problems, but the Russian market is emerging. This brings me to the following problem statement; Is it Interesting for a multinational enterprise to invest in Ru ...
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Goodyear Swot Analysis - 1,172 words
Generally increasing sales revenue since 1991 Dealer contracts that my be inhibiting Internet sales Sales declines in Europe, Asia, Latin America New international markets: China, India, Russia New international markets: Internet sales Size still matters and Goodyear has size. Its 1999 sales were $12,881,000,000 representing a one-year sales growth of 2%. Its net income was $241,000,000, a lot of money but a decrease of 64.7% from one year earlier. Despite that drop in net income, Goodyear paid a $.30 dividend. Its net income also beat Wall Streets expectations. It has become the world leader in tire sales as a result of its alliance with Japans Sumitomo Rubber Industries. Goodyear ranks No. ...
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International Law Ireland - 1,449 words
INTERNATIONAL LAW IRELAND Ireland is the fastest growing economy in Europe today. It is amazing to think That this is true after so many years of being a struggling nation and people Forced to pay high taxes in order to keep the economy from collapsing. All that has changed since we joined the EC. A lot of people can now enjoy the high standards of living and many overseas company are now coming over to invest here because of our superior workforce and education system among others. We will look at what Ireland has to offer, some facts about the country, what makes companies come over to invest and what regulations and laws are applicable. Also we will look at the other information that is n ...
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Vietnam - 1,678 words
Introduction. Vietnam is a unique civilization with highly cultured people. It is a country filled with natural beauty, tranquil rural settings, and bustling urban centers. In this period of renovation, Vietnam is emerging as an economic powerhouse in South East Asia. From the bustling commercial center of Ho Chi Minh City to the gracious capital of Ha Noi, local business is flourishing and international companies are lining up to invest in new projects. The nation, strangled by years of war, is now flexing its muscles. To succeed in international business is to understand the uniqueness of the culture you will encounter. The purpose of this report is to inform you of some of the business cu ...
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Financial Analysis - 1,135 words
1.0 INVESTMENT RATIOS MEASURES OF EFFICIENCY. 1.2 P/E Ratio or Price / Earnings Ratio 2.0 PRIMARY OPERATING RATIOS MEASURES OF EFFICIENCY. 3.0 PRIMARY FINANCIAL RATIOS GEARING AND LIQUITY. It can be suggested that accounting consists of identifying, measuring and communicating business information to facilitate judgements and decision making for the further future. This specific report is pointed at investigate National Grid Group Plcs report and accounts in order to decide whether someone should invest or not in this company. Someone, who is able to analyse this company, must have its Annual Report for at least two years, which will help the person, because it contains basic components l ...
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Goodyear Executive Summary - 1,213 words
The following is an executive summary of The Goodyear Tire Corporation. This case analysis will include a company background followed by a five forces model of the industry competition and SWOT analysis. The summary will also include a financial analysis of the corporation along with Goodyears corporate level strategies and objectives. Finally, alternatives will be addressed, recommendations will be made, and implementation and control will be discussed. By 1986, Goodyear had a debt of $3.7 billion dollars. From 1982-1986 Goodyears principal business was development, distribution, and sales of times for most applications. Gooyear was a multi-product, diversified conglomerate. Goodyears appro ...
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Genesis, Your Vision For The Future - 2,179 words
... ows based programs sitting unsold on the shelf; sales seemed to be concentrated in a handful of hit software. Moreover, it was the practice of many retailers to sell newly stocked programs for fully set price only for 30 to 60 days, after which they were sold at a discount. With retailers holding excess inventory, it was not uncommon to see titles that originally listed for $60 discounted to the $15 to $20 range. DFC Intelligence Research identified that retailers were most concerned with the difficulty of deciding what to buy and heavy price discounting due to increased competition. In 1994, retailers as well as direct marketers had become very careful in what they would stock. Buyers l ...
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Target Corporation - 2,007 words
... rice to revenue ratio more than doubled since 1995 when it was only .23. Target Corporation has been very efficient, which reflects a return on equity of 20.2% in 1999 compared to 9.9% in 1996. Inventory turnover was relatively low at 6.3 in 1999. It is one of Targets main areas of concentration. Profitability can be seen by comparing net profit after taxes to net sales resulting in a net profit margin of 3.5%. In 1999 Target Corporation also displayed a gross profit margin of 31.7%. The liquidity is displayed using the current ratio and the quick ratio. The current ratio of 1.1 has decreased since 1996 when it was more favorable at 1.4. The quick ratio also decreased by only one tenth o ...
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Investment Philosophy - 791 words
The Care And Feeding Of Your Investment Philosophy If you are making a list of tasks you should accomplish in 1988, here's one to add to the list: Establish a well-balanced investment plan that suits your personal financial needs and goals. Every investor from the newest to the most experienced needs to develop or redefine an investment philosophy. The cornerstone of that philosophy should be a realistic attitude toward risk and return, especially in today's volatile financial markets. What is your personal comfort level with risk, emotionally and financially? The first step is to acknowledge your investment objective. Are you investing capital to earn income on which you will live? If so, y ...
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Foreign Exchange Market - 1,607 words
The foreign exchange market is one of the most important financial markets. It affects the relative price of goods between countries and so can affect trade. It means that it affects the price of imports and so affects a countrys price level (inflation rate). It also affects the international investment and financing decision. In this project, we will try to find why exchange rate would give many risks to a company and how a company can hedge itself. The price of one currency expressed in terms of another currency is called an exchange rate. With the price it is normal to quote them as the price for one unit of the good. The price of a jacket is how much you have to pay to get 1 jacket. The ...
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Models For Predicting Corporate Financial Distress - 2,293 words
FACTORS AFFECTING FINANCIAL HEALTH 3 Capital Structure and Capital Adequacy 3 Operating Cash Flows and Cost Structure 4 Asset Conversions Growing Broke 5 Asset Utilisation Efficiency/Turnover 5 Other Statistical Failure Prediction Models 10 Alternative Models - Artificial Neural Networks 12 A company trying to achieve its business plan faces problems similar to those faced by a driver embarking on a long trip. The likelihood that car and driver will reach their destination is dependent on: 1) how much fuel is in the car's tank upon starting out, 3) how many service stations will be available to refill the car's fuel tank along the way and 4) whether the car's fuel tank is large enough to co ...
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Social Responsibilities Of Business - 1,699 words
... leges and universities and one member independent state college fund. These awards mark the AT&T Foundation's second consecutive year of support through this program, with a total of $494,000 in contributions now reaching 48 colleges in 11 states. According to the BSR Education Fund's Global Business Responsibility Resource Center, research shows that a company's role in its community is a factor in increasing profitability, promoting company image, reducing costs and elevating employee morale and customer loyalty. For example, a 1997 Walker Information survey found that employees involved in community activities were 30 percent more likely to want to continue working for a company and t ...
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Changing Job Roles - 3,095 words
This paper is the result of research into and reflection on the roles carried out by those who are responsible for managing the 'people' function within organisations. Whether these incumbents are called personnel or HR managers is not necessarily important; it is however critical to give recognition to the complexity of the task that faces those who have to take responsibility for this function. This paper raises two inter-related issues. First, in what sorts of activities do personnel managers decide to invest time and energy? Are the old reliables of recruitment, training and employee relations the key tasks of the 1990s or are other issues more important? Second, does the hard, often uns ...
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