Research Database

Guajilote Case Study

This 4 page paper examines the case study of the Guajilote co-operative, a co-operative with a licence to collect and sell fallen timber in the Honduras. The paper is in five sections; giving an impression of the co-operative as a business venture, conducting a SWOT analysis of the company, looking at any competitive advantage or strategy. Describing the value chain and considering strategic alternatives open to the co-operative.

Conflict Resolution and Peace - The Peace Research Approach

This 8 page paper discusses the concept of conflict resolution form the aspect of the peace research approach developed by Johan Galtung and discusses the statement that “International conflicts should be handled in a co-operative spirit by all countries, big, small, on an equal basis”. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Jonathan Spence's "The Death of Woman Wang" As an Example of Seventeenth-Century Chinese Social History

A 5 page paper which examines how the book considers society from the bottom up in order to contribute to a better understanding of Chinese society during this time period, and also discusses what kinds of issues that social history addresses better than political and intellectual histories, to determine how the book presents Chinese society. No additional sources are used.

International Co-Operation;

This 5 page paper is in two parts. The first part of the paper considers whether international co-operation is every truly possible or if trust will not ever extend to anything more than trading issues. The second part of the paper considers the role of conflict and the resulting realisation that co-operation is more profitable than conflict. Throughout the paper the European Union is used as an example. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

SCRUBBING BUBBLES - A COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

This 4-page paper provides a competitive analysis about Scrubbing Bubbles, which is a cleaning product manufactured by SC Johnson Cos.

STARBUCKS - MISSION AND STRATEGY

This 4-page paper discusses strategies for Starbucks Co. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

J.M. SMUCKER - SWOT ANALYSIS

This 4-page paper provides a opportunities and threats analysis for J.M. Smucker Co. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

History of Computers and Their Impact

This 12 page research paper gives a detailed overview of the evolution of the computer and then discusses how computer technology has impacted society. This aspect of the paper focuses primarily on the Internet and its societal effects. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

HRM Module Questions

This 16 page paper looks at a range of HRM issues faced by a student during their HRM course, looking issues such as motivation, job enrichment, the role of mentors, the ethical issues of salaries and promotions, discrimination and diversity, the way unison can be dealt with and the ability to develop a co-operative relationship.

Cooperative /Collaborative Language Learning; PowerPoint Presentation

This 10 page paper is a presentation concerning the use of a collaborative/co-operative approach to language teaching. The presentation looks at the background to collaborative learning including the theory and principle and then considers teaching approaches applied to language lessons. A PowerPoint file is included with the paper. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Can Multi-National Enterprises Build Sustained Competitive Advantages On The Basis Of Co-Operative Structures And Strategies?

This 8 page paper looks at how multi-national corporations may use collaborations of co-operative strategies and the ways in which these might lead to competitive advantages. Different potential strategies are discussed and examples are used to assess if short and long term competitive advantages can be archived with these arrangements. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

Buyer Supplier Relationships

This 8 page paper looks at the different types of relationship that can exist between buyers and suppliers considering co-operative and adversarial approaches with examples. There is then a discussion on the best approach and the way the relationships may be seen to develop in the future.

HRM Practices and Culture in South Africa

This 10 page paper considers how human resource management is developing in South Africa in order to meet the commercial need to compete in the global economy. The paper argues that the patterns followed have many similarities with the main accepted theories, but that the way the move from personnel administration towards HRM is taking place is very different. These differences reflect the social and cultural history and values of the country and see human relations school of though emerging under a co-operative collectivism model. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Is South Africa Constructing A Unique Model Of Human Resource Management?

This 12 page paper considers how HRM practices are developing in South Africa. The paper argues that due to the different social conditions and cultural background the model which is emerging is unique, there are commonalities with HRM seen in other countries, the model relies on motivational theory and the human relations school of thought, but also encompasses a greater degree of co-operative collectivism. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

Team Zoo; Japanese Architects

This 10 page paper considers the formation, ideas and style that permeate though this Japanese co-operative of architect studios, all of which originated from students of the Waseda University. The paper gives a general background and then looks at the buildings, including a study of the Miyashiron community centre and the Nago City Hall the bibliography cites 4 sources.

Cornelius Castoriadis

A 12 page paper that reviews five articles about Castoriadis’s ideas the theories. Autonomy and democracy come up in every article. He discussed Ancient Greek politis, A society Adrift. Interviews and Debates; Eros of Inquiry: An Apercu of Castoriadis’ Life and Work, The Castoriadis Reader, and The imaginary Institution of Society. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Homosexuality in Modern Detective Fiction

In this 3 page paper, the writer traces the theme of homosexuality as it appears in Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, and Margaret Maron's The Bootlegger's Daughter. The paper concludes that during this century our society as a whole has matured toward a more compassionate and realistic view of homosexuality, growing from the perception of gays as perverts to a recognition of homosexuals as productive members of society, and popular fiction reflects this change. No sources except books.

Cooperative Learning / Bilingual & Multiculture Programs

An 8 page paper that explores the use of cooperative learning in bilingual and multicultural program classrooms. The writer offers a brief background of cooperative learning, then cites research revealing the benefit of the process in enhancing self-esteem and increasing academic achievement. Interspersed is how cooperative learning becomes a natural conduit for success in the bilingual and multicultural program. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Pluses and Minuses of Cooperative Learning

This 12-page-paper presents a detailed overview of the concept of cooperative learning. It opens with a concise definition of what cooperative learning is all about and moves into the various theories about its use and effectiveness. Research studies are discussed as well as some of the negative things that can occur. Suggestions on how to make a cooperative learning situation successful are also included. Bibliography lists seven sources.

Cooperative Discipline

An 8 page paper. The two most common approaches to cooperative discipline are from Albert and Freiberg. The writer discusses each, including the basic principles, components and goals of each. Freiberg's model is called Consistency Management & Cooperative Discipline. As is shown in the essay the two approaches as far as cooperative discipline is concerned have a number of similarities. Research supporting Freiberg's model is also included. bibliography lists 6 sources.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder And SAD

This 3 page paper explains what Body Dysmorphic Disorder is, including the criteria from the DSM-IV-TR. The paper comments on etiology and on the impact the society can have on developing this condition. The second part of the paper explains what Seasonal Affective Disorder is and how to treat it. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Athens and Greek Political Philosophy

A 5 page research paper exploring how Greek philosophy affected ancient Athens’ society. Issues explored include political debate and the philosophies behind it (Aristotle and predecessors), the laws established from the philosophy, and the treatment of enemies of the people (Socrates and Herodotes) and why they were considered to be enemies. Also addressed briefly is a composite of Athens society. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The COS Movement Analyzed

This 12 page research paper examines the COS (Charity Organization Society) movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which was particularly popular in Great Britain and America. Specifically discussed are the social Darwinism and laissez-faire attitude toward economics that created the need for "scientific charity," its Calvinist roots, its origin in Great Britain and America and subsequent impact on poverty, the efforts of such female reformers as Octavia Hill, and Josephine Shaw Lowell, and the settlement house movement popularized by Toynbee Hall in London and Jane Addams' Hull House in Chicago, and the COS legacy. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Decisions for Clipboard Tablet Co.

This 5 page paper looks at Clipboard Tablet Co. The firm has three products; the X5, the X6 and the X7, After several years there is a groundhog day, and several years can be repeated. The paper presents the results of a simulation with changes made to the price as well as the research and development for the three products with the aim of increasing the net profit for the firm. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

The Djembe

This 12 page research paper offers a comprehensive overview of the djembe, a drum that originated in West African societies. The writer discusses its construction, performance techniques and music, role within African society and the uses of the djembe within the context of Christian worship in Western culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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