Strategic Management at General Motors

General Motors (GM) is of the largest automakers in the world having been found way back in 1908. The company’s global headquarters are situated in Detroit and operates across more than 120 countries. It has a large pool of human resources, entailing more than 209,000 individuals in major areas of the world. General Motors and its strategic partners manufacture trucks and cars within over 31 countries. They also sell and service the produced vehicles whose brands include but not limited to: Daewoo, FAW, Chevrolet, Vauxhall, Cadillac, Opel, GMC, Isuzu and Wuling (Shamsie, 1). China is the comp ...

The Future of Ferrari and Tod’s Brands

Ferrari and Tod’s are companies which specialize in production and distribution of luxury goods such as clothing, shoes, jewellery and other accessories. These companies started humbly in the late 1920s. Their workshops developed into factories and attracted wealthy clients from the United States of America. The growth of these products depended on innovative selling strategies, growing from handmade products to luxury goods (Doctoroff, 2007). Collaboration with other stakeholders at the turn of the century made Ferrari and Tod’s some of the strongest brands in the world. It has been hypothes ...

Iraq: Economic Structure

The economy of Iraq has depended on oil production and export for a very long period, and the oil sector provides 90% of the foreign exchange revenue. The Iran-Iraq war has depleted foreign exchange reserve and devastated the economy, which caused the foreign debt to grow to 40 billion USD. The end of 1980, however, marked the period of new oil pipeline construction, restoration of the old ones, and consequent oil export increase. The Kuwait invasion and international sanctions against the country led to the economy decline again (Iraq: Economy, n. d.). The United Nations Organization initiat ...

Leadership and Strategy

Critically evaluate the GE system of leadership development (GE’s Talent Machine: The Making of a CEO). What lessons can you and your organization take from this approach? Overview of General Electricity General Electricity Company is a company involved in the manufacturing of products targeting the fields of energy, capital finance, and health sector and technology infrastructure. According to a report by Fortune 500, the company was ranked the sixth among the largest companies and the fourteenth among the companies generating the largest revenue in the USA. The company enjoys a significant c ...

Terrorism in the 21st Century

Terrorism in the 21st century is very different than terrorism in the 20th century. In the past, acts of terrorism, which can be defined as attacks on civilian targets rather than military targets, were often committed as part of a campaign of independence or to achieve a nationalist goal. They were often geographically limited and did not cause large-scale civilian casualties. Today, terrorism is a global threat motivated by a very different ideology and is much more deadly. It truly is a scourge—one that haunts leaders and policymakers around the world. In the course of this essay I will ex ...

Luxury Fashion Industry

In marketing, it pays to be creative. Marketers utilize creativity in marketing to move their products and brands high in the market. One of the industries which have experienced a lot of growth in recent time is the fashion industry. Bohdanowicz puts it that technology is to be credited for the rise of the fashion industry in the world. Given that changes in fashion are occurring on a daily basis or regularly, the credit is on the kinds of creativity people are employing. Essentially, technology is at the heart of creativity, it helps assist the repertoire of knowledge in individuals in comin ...

The Athenian Constitution

After the Bronze Age, Mycenaean people populated Greece and had an advanced, elaborate, and complex culture ruled by kings from 3000 BC to 1000 BC. This age was referred to as the age of the famous Trojan War that erupted after the capture of Helen of Troy prompting fight by Achilles, Ulysses and other warriors that were God-like (Mitchell & Caspari, 2001). As a result of the war, Mycenaean culture collapsed inviting another war from the North by the primitive Dorian people. Following the consequent wars, Greece went through a dark age lasting for three hundred years. This reduced all the ...

Managing IS Change in Supply Chain Framework

In order to find out the relationships between the business intelligence application and the supply management system improvement, it is important to outline the general terms of the research work. First, it is essential to consider the informational system (IS). It is a widely used term that may be applied in the interactions between people, technology processing, data treatment etc. It is very important to put an emphasis on the fact that IS is applied not only in the communication technologies or information treatment, it is also used in the business and management processes outlining (Kro ...

Marketing Public Relations

This paper considers proactive, reactive marketing public relations, and the categories of on- premises signage as well as their roles or relevancies. This topic is on the subject of marketing. This involves the exercise of informing the market about the availability of a good or service and the particulars of the product. The aim is no doubt to increase the sales of a firm. With such a goal realized, the income accruing to the firm would have increased and hence realization of the set objectives. Reactive marketing reflects a response to the activities being undertaken by competitors. An exe ...

The Diplomatic Disasters

British fortunes declined during the period of imperialism from 1897- 1907. The Boer war between 1899 and 1902 turned longer and costlier than the Britain had anticipated. Despite its victory in this war, various events during the war served to change the other nation’s perception about Britain (Mulligan, 2010). The war, initiated Anglophobia due to the nature with which it was fought. The series of military loses during the Black Week demonstrated to other nations that Britain was not indomitable. Germany’s support for the Boers outraged the British, who perceived that Germany was challenging ...