Research Database

Procurement Issues

This 10 page paper responds to four questions. The first discuses economies of scale and centralized procurement procedures. The second discusses change and the procurement process, emphasizing overcoming resistance. The next discusses how information technology affects supply management. The last section comments on a person moving from a job in local authority procurement to FMCG procurement. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

The Nigerian Conflicts

This 5 page paper looks at conflicts in Nigeria with a hypothetical situation regarding potential U.S. involvement that has been presented by a student. Several aspects of the nation are discussed as well as public relations as it concerns the U.S. and Nigeria. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Personality Studies: “Mary Barton” and “Lady Audley's Secret”

A 5 page paper which discusses the book “Mary Barton” by Elizabeth Gaskell and “Lady Audley's Secret” by Mary Elizabeth Braddon and discusses how each one implements characters whose public image is far different than their internal personality. This is taken a step further and the conditions of hiding one’s self from the public world is discussed in respect to all aspects of our society. Issues and people discussed include presidential images, actors’ images, and public images in general. Bibliography lists 10 additional sources.

Importance Of Accountability

A 5 page paper. Accountability and transparency seem to be lacking in governments and the public sector across the world. This is a huge problem because its effects are far-reaching. This paper begins with definitions and then discusses accountability and transparency in the public sector. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

'Star Wars' & the Concept of the ‘Hero's Journey' Analyzed

This 8 page research paper examines the 1977 film Star Wars in terms of the literary application of the so-called ‘hero's journey.' Specifically discussed are the origins of the hero's journey, originally defined by Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, and further explored in Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces, and determines how George Lucas employed this theme through the character of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Bibliography lists 1 source.


This 4 page paper provides an overview of an interview with "John", an upper level procurement officer with a public organization. This paper relates the issues that John faced in his role, and then considered his educational background and continued professional development as they informed his career choices. There are no additional sources cited.

Online Banking’s Influence on Nigerian Banking

A 3 page paper discussing Nigeria’s efforts to repair the effects of years of governmental neglect, and the current civilian government is having difficulty in pointing the country in a workable direction. The purpose here is to assess the threats that Internet banking poses to the traditional banking system of Nigeria. Local and national economies rely heavily on depositors’ funds held in banks. Without access to this capital, Nigerian banks have far less money to lend, thereby further retarding the economy’s ability to grow. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

African Slavery

7 pages. The African Slave trade encompasses a large part of our history that should never be forgotten; not to be remembered for the atrocities in order to re-live them again and again, but to remember how far we have come from those days, and how far we have yet to go. This paper reflects upon how African slavery began, the journey to the new land, how it impacted the colonies and what life was like as a slave. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Public Relations & How They Relate to the Worlds of Technology and Science

A 5 page paper discussing the strong influence public relations has in almost every arena of study. Although Science and Technology are the main focus, one story involving Kuwait is discussed to better illustrate how public relations is capable of strongly influencing the public in one direction or another. Generally speaking, the industries of science fall far behind the technology industries in terms of public relations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Communications at Global Corp.

A 5 page paper discussing the performance and communications skills of Doug Lee, a procurement manager who has been promoted to fill the new position of vice president of procurement. Global has ten plants scattered throughout the world, each lacking any cohesive sense of membership with the others. Lee's first act in his new position was to commit a communications faux pas demonstrating his lack of leadership ability. The paper discusses communications alternatives available to him that he chose to ignore. No sources.

Strategic Procurement in the Construction Industry

This 20 page paper considers a simulated scenario presented by the student; the construction of a new hospital either as a new build on a derelict site, or as a refurbishment an existing facility. The paper focuses on the issues of strategic procurement to add value to the construction project looking at issues such as partnering, the use of adversarial negotiations or contracts, supply chain management and a five stage procurement process. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

Procurement Objectives

A 3 page paper that discusses procurement objectives in the real world. The paper reports two large surveys of procurement professionals for insight into what they believe their top objectives were as well as trends. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Supply Chain and Strategic Procurement

A 10 page overview of the emergence of strategic procurement and supply chain management in their ability to enhance the organization's competitive advantage. The paper uses Dell Computer as its example of the integration of electronic operation, strategic procurement, supply chain management and JIT manufacturing. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

The Role of Family in the Culture of Mexico, Russia, and Nigeria

In 5 pages, the author discusses the role of family in the culture of Mexico, Russia, and Nigeria. The countries of Mexico, Russia, and Nigeria each have their own cultures. The role of family plays an important part in each of those countries. Each country has its own traditions, its holidays, and its sense of community. Each country is steeped in tradition. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Balancing Environmental Concerns with the Rights to Develop: Nigeria

An 11 page discussion of the conflicts which emerge when balancing development with environmental protection. Provides an overview of Nigeria's developmental pressure and the environmental problems which have resulted. Suggests that viewing environmental protection as an economically feasible alternative and utilizing an ethical approach in resolving the conflicts between development and environment is the basis for solution of Nigeria's current problems. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The Role of Family in the Culture of Mexico, Russia, and Nigeria

In 5 pages, the author discusses the role of family in the culture of Mexico, Russia, and Nigeria. The countries of Mexico, Russia, and Nigeria each have their own cultures. The role of family plays an important part in each of those countries. Each country has its own traditions, its holidays, and its sense of community. Each country is steeped in tradition. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Marketing Survey: Nigeria

An 8 page review of the demographics of Nigeria as well as business, travel and investment information that can be considered in planning investment in Nigeria. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Investigating the Reasons for the High Level of Unemployment among Graduates in Nigeria

This 38 page paper is an in-depth look at the potential reasons for the high level of unemployment in university graduates in Nigeria. The paper is written in the style of a dissertation, including an introduction, aims and methods and a lengthy literature review, examining the economic theories as well as the trends and patterns of unemployment seen in Nigeria. The paper also presents a detailed methodology for primary research. The bibliography cites 36 sources.

Colonialism in Canada and Nigeria

In seven pages this paper examines the effects of colonialism in this comparison and contrast of Canada and Nigeria, and discusses how developed countries like Canada were less affected by colonialism than lesser developed Third World countries like Nigeria. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

Nigerian Economics

5 pages. In light of a NY Times article from 10/29/99, economic situations of Nigeria are examined. Reference is made to Clinton’s proposed African Growth and Opportunity Act. Devaluations of the naira (Nigeria's currency] are discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Rich Land, Poor Land - Nigeria's Unfriendly Skies

A 5 page paper that discusses the political and economical chaos that has surrounded the African country of Nigeria for the past century and left this oil-rich land in a situation of ruin. Highlighted is the serious lack of proper air traffic control over this country and the problem this presents to Nigeria's floundering economy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

ATC in US and Nigeria

A 5 page research paper that examines and compares the air traffic control systems of the US and Nigeria, in that Nigeria is part of the overall problem of insufficient ATC systems for African airspace. Bibliography lists 6 sources.


This 11-page paper discusses the potential of implementing an AIDS awareness education plan in Nigeria. This focuses on a literature review about AIDS in Nigeria, leading to the idea that the right educational program might be effective in preventing the spread of AIDS. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A View of the Impacts of Imperialism

A 5 page overview of this book based on a tale from 1958 Nigeria, a tale revolving around a multitude of social and political issues which consume modern-day Africa. The roots of these issues, however, reach well back into the history of Africa, or more specifically into the history of Nigeria and the colonial powers who overtook her. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Dante's 'Inferno' / Applications to Life

This 8 page paper discusses how Dante's The Inferno depicts real life specific to the recovering alcoholic. It compares the process of admitting to alcoholism, deciding to journey outside the boundaries of the familiar, confronting the beasts of a previous lifestyle, choosing a guide, giving their life and will over to a power greater then themselves and making the journey of honest and fearless self-examination with the story of Dante's journey through the Inferno with the help and guidance of Virgil.Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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