Research Database

Great Lakes’ Fleets During the War of 1812

An 8 page paper which examines the making of the Lake Erie and Ontario Fleets, which were the origins of the war’s Great Lakes’ fleets. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Depreciation at Delta and Singapore Airlines

A 3 page paper addressing the questions posed in Harvard case 9-198-002. The case compares the airlines’ financial structure relative to their respective aircraft fleets in 1993. Nearly half of Delta’s fleet is leased and the company carries a high debt load, whereas Singapore Airlines owns all its aircraft and carries no long-term debt. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fleet Management

A 6 page overview of greenhouse gas emissions and how they relate to fleet management. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Shipping Fleet Management

This 5 page paper gives a general overview of some tasks and responsibilities present in fleet management within the shipping industry. Issues such as use of ships, costs, routes and schedules are all discussed. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

“When China Ruled the Seas”

The author uses the material presented in Louise Levathes’ “When China Ruled the Seas : The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433” to illustrate the factors which were at play in the fifteenth century in regard to naval expeditions. During this century China would undertake the chore of building one of the world’s most impressive naval fleets. This fleet of ships, and the men who sailed them, would bring China to the brink of a new world direction. Unfortunately, however, that direction would end abruptly as the leadership of China fell from one man’s hands to that of his son’s. No additional sources are listed.

Investigation Into Management Styles

A 28 page thesis paper examining the differences between Harari's "Darth Vader School of Management" and the principles behind Deming's 14 Points, which provided the foundation for the modern TQM (Total Quality Management) theories. The paper investigates the hypothesis that while many companies have attempted a change from old-school management styles, those changes often are only superficial and do not excise the underlying old-style attitudes. A survey of 20 questions was administered to 30 employees of NorTel, at a manufacturing facility employing more than 7,000 employees. Bibliography lists 27 sources.

Management By Objectives (MBO)

A 3 page paper that responds to this thesis: The Management by Objectives leadership style developed by Peter Drucker results in improved performance only among subordinates who are committed to goals. The writer reports that MBO is the most misunderstood and misapplied concept in management and comments on how MBO is meant to be used. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Category Management

A 20 page paper providing chapters 1 and 2 of an MBA thesis discussing category management from the retailer's perspective and hypothesizing that its use leads to greater customer satisfaction. Chapter 1 is the introduction and provides background on category management, its uses, history and development. Chapter 2 is the literature review for the project. Bibliography lists 31 sources.

Human Resource Management - Equitable People Management

This 6 page report discusses human resource management in terms of its role in the management of people and its obligations to assure equity throughout an organization. When human resource management is describes as a “systematic approach to managing people,” it must be kept in mind that “systematic” should serve as a synonym for “consistent” and “equitable.” Those two factors are essential to the success of any human resource management effort. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Influence on Gender on Effective Management- An Historical Perspective

This 14 page paper considers the impact of gender on effective management. The writer looks at both masculine and feminine styles along with the development of management styles, starting with scientific management up to more recent models from the humanist school and seeks to discover any relationship between gender influences in the development of the different management styles.The bibliography cites 30 sources.

Three Trends in Risk Management

This 6 page paper examines three trends in risk management; the growth of enterprise risk management (ERM), the recognition of culture has an influence on risk, and the management of strategic partnerships. The paper defines each of the trends and the way in which discusses each of the approaches, considering the way in which they may help with risk management, using examples to demonstrate their benefit. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

Youth In Adult Court

A 5 page paper. Should youth who commit violent crimes be tried in adult court rather than in juvenile court? This is a hotly debated topic but the tide is turning against this practice. Thesis: While there are many mitigating factors when considering trying youth in adult court, in general, the answer is no. This thesis is based on the neurological developmental stage of adolescents. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Vertical Integration in Health Care Systems

A 12 page proposal for a study on the impacts of vertical integration on administrations in health care systems. This proposal supports the thesis that effective administrative processes, including management philosophies and information systems are necessary for the cost effective use of vertical integration. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Mohammed, Charlemagne & Origins of Europe

A 7 page essay that analyzes Richard Hodges and David Whitehouse's 1983 text Mohammed, Charlemagne and the Origins of Europe: Archeology and the Pirenne Thesis, which is part of a continuing body of historical scholarship that addresses the nature and validity of Henri Pirenne's famous thesis concerning the origins of the medieval period. This examination demonstrates that, while the fringe elements of Pirenne's thesis can be disputed, the basic premise, which is that Rome did not disappear as a viable political entity quickly, but rather was a victim of gradual decline, is largely substantiated by recent research. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

BERGER AND THE INDIGENOUS NATIVES

This 5 page paper examines the thesis of Thomas Berger in his book The Long Shadow. The thesis is that indigenous people (i.e., natives) in the Americans are being as shabbily treated today by corporations and private concerns as they were hundreds of years ago as settlers began to infiltrate their lands. The paper names current examples of why Berger's thesis is correct. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Dehumanization: Why do we do it?

This five page paper explores why man is willing to inflict cruelty and death on other human beings. Focus is on the events during the Holocaust, but many other examples are given as well. Considers whether the new mechanical era is a cause. Argues a central thesis. Excellent paper showing the use of thesis and the support of that thesis. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Brands, Brand Management, & The Brand Manager System

A 4 page critique of the entitled article by Low and Fullerton. The article's authors investigated the viability of continuing the brand management system today and in the future. They reached five theses based on a comprehensive historical review of the literature. Their conclusions are discussed. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Kate Chopin/Story of an Hour

A 6 page essay that first of all describes to the student researching this subject (in one paragraph) why the student's proposed thesis that Louise Mallard in Kate Chopin's short story "The Story of an Hour" committed suicide and why the writer chose the alternate thesis that she was murdered. The writer then offers an argument that explains and supports this thesis, which relies on the idea that while the murder was inadvertent, it nevertheless was the sight of her husband alive that shocked Louse into a fatal heart attack. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Dirlik's The Origins of Chinese Communism

This 4 page paper examines the author's central thesis. Bibliography includes 4 sources.

Historiographical Study Of Leadership And Management Theory

This 67 page paper represents the first three chapters of a Master's thesis. Chapter 1 includes the statement of the problem, purpose, importance, rational and overview. Chapter 2 is a comprehensive Review of the Literature. The history of each leadership and management are covered separately. Leadership theories and practices are reported, including autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire, Theory Z, transformational and transactional. The history of management begins in the late 1800s and covers the major theories from Taylor through the present. The importance of human resource management and employee motivation management are also discussed. Chapter 3 is Methodology including a full discussion of the historiographical research approach. Table of Contents is included. 1 Table is included. Bibliography lists 46 sources.

Frances Burney's 'Cecilia' & Charlotte Lennox's 'The Female Quixote'

A 4 page, thesis-orientated essay in which the writer explores and compares the theme of inheritance in these two classic stories.

A COMPARISON OF REGULAR CLASSROOM TEACHERS TO SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS

This 6 page paper compares and contrasts the special educator with the regular classroom educator in the areas of classroom management, subjects taught, class size, and teaching methods. Quotes and examples given to support the thesis. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Leadership and the New Science

This 3 page paper provides an overview of the central elements presented in Margaret Wheatley's book Leadership and the New Science. This paper considers the thesis presented by Wheatley and then its implications for applied management theory. No additional sources cited.

Schor's The Overspent American

This 5 page paper provides a critical overview of the book. Alternatives to the author's thesis are provided. Many examples are given. The paper contends that Americans' spending habits are not necessarily attributable to image, but to poor money management. No additional sources cited.

Integrating Three Interrelated Business Articles

5 pages in length. The writer demonstrates how three interrelated articles on total quality management are integrated into one common thesis. No additional sources cited.

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