Cultural Entry Barriers for SMES

Purpose:The purpose of this paper is to study the cultural barriers faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in entering Japanese market and to see how the successful companies have overcome the barriers. Design/methodology/approach:An exploratory case study with qualitative research through semi-structured interviews (telephonic and Skype) with foreign SMEs in Japan. 17 interviews could be conducted in 12 companies out […]

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Scaling-up Impact: Knowledge-based Organizations Working Toward Sustainability

Human society faces serious environmental and social threats as a result of systemic unsustainable actions and values. This is a time of cultural self-evaluation and profound change. This study examines how 13 social and environmental change-based organizations, through network partnerships and a robust organizational knowledge-base, are responding to these challenges. A systems perspective was used as a guide to promote […]

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Transformational Leadership in Chinese Context

In this thesis, we are studying the issue of transformational leadership in Chinese context, which is subjected to social science category. The reason why we concentrate on this research issue is based on the limited available references of Chinese transformational leadership, on our personal interests of transformational leadership and on the rather interesting and mysterious Chinese context covering the influence […]

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Succession Planning for Senior Staff Positions

The problem was the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department did not have a policy for rotating senior level managers through critical staff positions to provide professional development as part of a succession plan. The purpose of this applied research project was to develop a draft policy for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, that addresses the rotation of […]

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A Study On Attrition Level In Pondicherry Polymers Private Ltd

Attrition is a critical issue and pretty high in the industry these days. It’s the major problem which highlights in all the organizations. Though the term ‘ATTRITION’ is common, many would be at a loss to define what actually Attrition is, “Attrition is said to be the gradual reduction in the number of employees through retirement, resignation or death”. It […]

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Customers’ Preferences of Insurance Services: How Could Insurance Companies Enhance Their Ability of Meeting the Const Changes in Customers’ Preferences in an Increasingly Competitive Environment?

With the presumption of change as an inevitable phenomenon, the aim of this study is to explore ways in which insurance companies can enhance their ability of meeting the constant changes in customers’ preferences in an increasingly competitive environment. In order to conduct this study, we have used a qualitative research strategy to gain a better understanding of young customers’ […]

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Empowerment, Contextual Performance & Job Satisfaction – A Case Study of the Scandic Hotels in Jönköping

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between job satisfaction among hotel employees as well as the relationship between employee empowerment and contextual performance behaviours. Most managers and scholars emphasize that an organization’s most important tool for gaining a competitive advantage is its people and; in order for the firm to attain success employees must be involved […]

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Talent Retention: A Case Study of Two Companies’ Trainee Programmes

Talent Management is a topic gaining more attention among businesses and it is one of the most important challenges faced by companies worldwide; therefore it should be a top priority for managers. Literature states that many organisations are not aware of the issue of Talent Retention and that it is the high performers who are the ones end up leaving. […]

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Can Intangibles lead to Superior Returns?: Global evidence on the relationship between Employee Satisfaction and abnormal Equity Returns

Subject background and discussion: In recent decades, issues of human rights, labor and environmental change has been hot topics world wide, which also has influenced the financial market. More and more investors use socially responsible investing (SRI) screens when constructing their portfolios. One form of SRI screen is to choose companies that have satisfied employees. Existing theory says that employee […]

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How to Introduce and Manage Organizational Changes

When performing an organizational change, it is important to be aware of the culture within the company. The organization at Saab Aerosystems has a huge technical focus, which can of course be beneficial when awakening interest for a change. Another characteristic of Saab Aerosystems is that its employees are interested in being involved in change processes and have the ability […]

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