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.

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.

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.

Cultural Anthropology / Religion & Art

A 7 page paper on how art and religion have been blended throughout known history and how this applies to cultural anthropology. The paper discusses how religion and art are means of expressing cultural beliefs, means of teaching societal norms, and means of progressing society. The writer argues that cultural variation/progression impacts the evolutionary scheme as imperatively as biological variation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Second Great Awakening

A 6 page paper. This paper explains what the Second Great Awakening was, when it occurred, its emphases, how it affected society, what it thought about capitalism and how it actually supported the capitalist, the outcomes for women, and some of the major persons during those years. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

How Radical was the American Revolution?

An 8 page paper looking at Gordon S. Wood's nonfiction book The Radicalization of the American Revolution in terms of its key issues. The paper illustrates Wood's belief that the American Revolution differed from other wars in that it not only replaced one ruler or ruling class with another, but it transformed a society based on heredity and patronage into one based on individuality and ambition.

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.

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.

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.

Conformity Through Non-Conformity in Herman Melville's Short Story, "Bartleby, the Scrivener"

A 5 page paper which examines how the protagonist in Herman Melville's short story, "Bartleby, the Scrivener," can only conform to the demands of society by non-conformity, not complying to the rules of the workplace, not abiding by the law, and completely removing himself from both life and society. Specifically considered will be how Bartleby's self-starvation reflects his retreat, and represents his social isolation.

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.

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.

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.

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