Research Database

Literature Review of 25 Articles on Hotel Revenue Management Systems

This is an 8 page literature review on hotel revenue management systems. A literature review on hotel revenue management systems covers not only the recently developed technological systems which handle different revenue management concerns such as forecasting, demand, competition and hospitality networks but also covers many traditional avenues used to increase revenue such as customer satisfaction, environmentally efficient programs, introduction of innovative and unique facilities and catering to specific target groups among other factors. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

Pain Management Literature Review

An 8 page literature review of self-management and therapeutic touch approaches to the management of chronic pain. The purpose of the paper is to provide a literature review; theoretical framework (Neuman Systems Model); problem statement; and research question. The question is, "Is TT an effective drug-free approach to the management of chronic pain in elderly nursing home residents?" Bibliography lists 11 sources, most from 2007 and 2008.

The Influence of Performance Appraisal on Organizational Commitment - Introduction, Literature Review and Methodology

This 31 page paper is the introduction, literature review and methodology section of a dissertation to examine the impact of performance appraisals on an employee's commitment to their organization. The literature review includes an examination of the concept of organizational commitment, how commitment may be gained and measured as well as different types of appraisals and how they impact on employees. The methodology proposed a mixed methodology approach, using quantitative and qualitative research. The bibliography cites 33 sources.

Research Proposal: Airline Industry Profitability and Risk Management

A 73 page paper discussing risk management and its effects on profitability in the airline industry. The paper is a dissertation proposal, providing a brief literature review; discussion of the literature review method of study; qualitative analysis; and a plan for assessment of the information gained from the literature review-based study. Bibliography lists 45 sources.

Employee Involvement In The UK

A 9 page paper that begins with a literature review of employee engagement and involvement. This includes the costs for disengaged employees and benefits of engaged employees. Involvement is the key to engagement. A number of activities to involve employees are reported. Two case studies are briefly presented, each company had to make changes to involve employees. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Pediatric Perioperative/Adolescents

A 6 page research paper that offers a literature review on perioperative nursing interventions for adolescent surgical patients. Many nurses have the impression that dealing with an adolescent should be similar to dealing with an adult. However, research literature concerning perioperative experience with adolescents indicates that there are solid reasons for including adolescent care in the realm of pediatric medicine. This literature review addresses data concerning perioperative management of adolescents and the implication of research data for nursing practice in this area. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Pain Management

A 7 page research paper that examines relevant nursing literature regarding the topic of pain relief/management. The hypothesis for this investigation posits that relevant nursing literature on pain relief/management offers viable options that can be investigated regarding alternatives to traditional analgesic pain remedies. A survey of studies published within the last five years in various nursing journals was conducted and this produced a literature review that verified this hypothesis. Implications for nursing practice and further research are discussed. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Managing Resistance to Change in Employees

This 5 page report discusses the management challenge and frustration of dealing with employees who resist change. Most managers, regardless of their level in the organizational structure are likely to report that one of the most frustrating aspects of their role is managing employees who are adamantly opposed to change. This paper looks at some of the literature on the topic and Makes suggestions as to processes that may be utilized in any circumstance for a positive management of change. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Literature Review on Work Groups and Job Satisfaction

A 15 page research paper that focuses on the relationship between work groups and job satisfaction. This paper offers an extensive literature review that substantiates the positive correlation between work group participation, job satisfaction and increased productivity. This literature review reveals that when the job satisfaction of employees is high, it can result in substantial earnings for business through increased productivity and efficiency. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Leadership and Organizational Change

This 16 page paper provides a hypothetical case study for analysis. When a section head must fire one of six employees, she vies for a safe political option, but not one that helps the organization. The case study is presented and analyzed after a review of the literature on the subject of management, leadership and change in organizations is conducted. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Organizational Changes; Analysis and Implementation

This 16 page paper looks at the way the need for organizational change can be assessed in order to determine the approaches which may be used to manage change and then considers some of the change models. The paper undertakes a in-depth review of change management literature identifying a number of models and approaches and then realistic simulated primary research to assess the way theory relates to the real world. The simulated reseach is interviews with two employees that have faced change in the workplace. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

Research Proposal to Assess the Causes of Employee Theft

This 22 page paper is a research proposal for a full-length dissertation in the causes of employee theft. The problem is considered from the context of security risk management, looking at a number of different theoretical approaches to causes of crime, with an in-depth literature review, and a proposal for a suitable research methodology utilizing quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

Performance Management Literature Review - Performance Measurement and Performance Appraisal

This 10 page paper is a literature review looking at the way in which employees’ performance may be managed with the use of performance management. The paper focuses on performance measurements and performance appraisal. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

Strategic Human Resource Planning

A 12 page paper that reports a literature review on the differences and similarities of human resources management between small and large companies. Included are discussions of human resource responsibilities, planning, laws, technology, employees as a competitive advantage, and strategic planning. Table of Contents and one-page abstract are included in page count. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Developing a Customer Orientated Services through the Implementation of HRM Strategies

This 21 page paper is a literature review looking at the areas of HRM strategy that will impact on the way a firm provides high levels of service quality. The paper discusses issues such as recruitment, retention, the development of employees’ skills and access to resources and employee engagement and how these may influence the level of service employees provide to customers. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

Employee Incentives

A 5 page paper discussing the most effective means of employee incentives in relationship to pay incentives or employee benefits. A literature review is included, illustrating both sides of the situation. The position taken in this paper is that if no benefits are previously offered by a company, the chances that employees will desire benefits over pay incentives is very great. Examples of situation, and ideas for the student researching such a subject are also addressed and discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Human Resource Management

A Review of Literature: 6 pages. This paper will review eight articles on the subject of human resource management. The focus herein is the implication of the increasing globalization of business and the impact on human resource management. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The Use of Effective Training for Administrative Employees in the Educational Institution

This 20 page paper considers the necessity for affective training provided for administrative employees in an educational institution and recommends effective training methods and approaches. This paper provides an overview of the issue, a review of literature and a methodology for the study of training programs for administrative employees. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

Employee Lateness

This 14 page paper examines employee lateness in the context of a fictitious case study. Literature on the subject is reviewed and applied to the case. The focus of the case is an insurance company where one employee is in danger of being fired for chronic lateness. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Motivating Employees in Organizations That Have Downsized

This 28 page is written in the style of a dissertation. The paper investigates the way in which downsizing will impact on employees that survive in order to assess strategies which may be used to maintain or increase employee motivation levels. The paper presents an introduction, justification for the study, methodology, literature review and simulated primary research results. The primary research in the paper focuses on downsizing in the UK. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

How Can Employers Reduce Unnecessary Absenteeism in their Employee Base?

This 75 page paper is a dissertation style paper investigating the ways in which employers may be able to reduce unnecessary absenteeism in the employees. The paper starts by giving a comprehensive introduction and justifying the reason for the research. A comprehensive literature review is then presented, looking at influences on absenteeism including motivational theories and the concept of employee equity. Primary research using self completed questionnaires is emulated and results along with recommendations are presented. The bibliography cites 39 sources.

Employee Commitment at Starbucks

This 22 page paper examines the concept of employee commitment, what it is and how it is achieved, and supplies the theoretical basis of the first page of the paper, which is an in-depth literature review, to a case study. The case study is Starbucks, with examination of the different types of rewards and motivation factors that are in place for the staff, and a consideration of the way in which these HRM strategies may result in committed employees. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

Human Resources / Retaining Employees

This 8 page paper discusses employee turnover and how to reduce it. Using a real company, the writer explains their turnover rate, then provides a review of the literature and its limitations, and finally offers a critical analysis of what the company really did compared to the ideas found in the literature. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Curriculum Mapping: Literature Review

A 20 page paper. This research paper provides an abstract, an outline of the literature review with suggestions for further searching, a literature review focusing on curriculum mapping. The body of the paper discusses what mapping is, why it is used, the benefits of mapping, the phases of mapping and the strengths and limitations of the literature review. The writer concludes with what was learned from the project. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

Literature Review/Leadership

A 20 page literature review that is designed to be used with a study on leadership that employs the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), developed by Kouzes and Posner in the late 1980s. While this review of pertinent literature does not solely address studies that have employed the LPI, this point is occasionally stressed, as this is the study instrument to be employed by the student researching this topic. In the following literature review, research studies are examined in which leadership was addressed in reference to gender, age, ethnicity and education. Bibliography lists 32 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

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Bibliography

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