Environmental, Social or Economic Sustainability: – What Motivates Companies to Offset Their Emissions?

Did you know that in 2008 the largest publicly listed companies in the world caused environmental damage for a total estimated cost of $2.15 trillion, accounting for 35% of total global environmental costs caused by human activity? Or did you know that three million people die every year because of outdoor pollution made by vehicles and factories? Most companies have […]

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Biography as a “tree of Choices”: Discovering the Life Trajectories of Young Entrepreneurs in Russia (Management Project)

ABSTRACT: The article reveals the life trajectories of Russian entrepreneurs in the context of four modern institutions of socialization which determine individual career paths—family, education, social environment and professional experience. Our empirical data were 20 semi-structured narrative interviews with entrepreneurs analyzed based on grounded theory (open and axial coding). We analyzed individual life trajectories as “trees of choices,” where the […]

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An Active Learning Environment in an Integrated Industrial Engineering Curriculum (Management Project)

ABSTRACT: We are developing a  new learning environment that supports a suite of interrelated modules based on real-world scenarios. The primary goals of the project are to integrate industrial engineering courses, improve students’ information technology skills, and enhance students’ problem solving skills. In particular, metacognitive abilities will be strengthened as students apply domain knowledge, data, methods and software tools while […]

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Appraising Investment Property at Fair Value: Practice in Listed Swedish Property Companies (Management Project)

On January 1, 2005 a new accounting standard became the valid standard for all listed companies within the EU and among them the property companies. This means that the real estate business now appraise their property holdings at fair value, using the IAS 40 – Investment Property standard. The new IAS/IFRS standards opens up for a more subjective judgment, and […]

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Employee Retention: An integrative view of supportive human resource practices and perceived organizational support (Management Project)

With the intention to investigate the role of HR practices and the Perceived Organization Support (POS) in the process of key employee retention, this study developed a model that was empirically explored through the case studies of Secoroc and ABBCR in order to have such process examined in the managerial context of Swedish organizations. Results indicate that in these companies […]

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Ethiopia as a Tourist destination, An exploration of Swedish Tourist Market Demand (Case Study)

This study aimed at exploring Demand of Swedish Tourists towards Ethiopian tourist destinations. The author has tried his level best in identifying the demands discrepancies of Swedish tourists’ preferences if they are offered a visit tours as same time by Ethiopian Tourism Sector and others African countries namely; Tanzanian, Egyptian, South African and Kenyan Tourism Authority. In caring out this […]

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Measuring and analyzing the continued innovation capability in Guizhou Huagong Tools Company (Management Project)

Just  as  the  innovation  is  one  of  the  key  elements  in  organization,  therefore  the continued  innovation capacity will derive organization successful. Whilst, measuring and analyzing CI capacity  in organization  is an  important activity. The primary goal of this paper is to audit and analyze the continued innovation (CI) capacity in Guizhou Huagong  Tools  Company  with  the  innovation  model  developed  by  […]

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Importance of Green Service Offerings for French, Dutch, Swedish and UK Retailers in Their Selection of Transport Operators (Management Project)

Background: The selection of transport operators has become a complex decision making process with multi-criteria aspects. Deciding on which transport operator to use depends on various service offerings that can be different for each company. Retailers such as those from France, the Netherlands, Sweden and UK look to improve logistical performance in areas such as lead time, flexibility and reliability, […]

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Housing Investments and Economic Growth (Management Project)

This paper examines the relationship between housing investments and economic growth. Through a literature review five different hypotheses are analysed to examine the effects of housing investments on economic growth. The studied effects include; direct effects, counter-cyclical effects, price effects and productivity effects through reduced mismatch between housing and labour markets, and finally effects on the productivity of workers. The […]

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Green Marketing (MBA Project)

What is Green Marketing? All activities designed to generate and facilitate any exchanges intended to satisfy human needs or wants, such that the satisfaction of these needs and wants occurs, with minimal detrimental impact on the natural environment. Why is Green Marketing Important? Limited resources to satisfy world’s unlimited wants Looks at how marketing activities utilize these limited resources, while […]

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