From Cravens to Intellectuals

From Cravens to Intellectuals

Автор: Therese Hjalmner and Fanny Stener

As the world is becoming increasingly integrated, many firms search for partners overseas with hope to find benefits. Internationalization is today the industrial norm, and in this new and ever-expanding environment, international purchasing has become a major challenge that firms have to face in their daily operations. Yet, despite the growing importance of international purchasing by retailers, previous studies have mainly focused on international purchasing by manufacturing firms, and as the authors have acknowledge the retailers» significance on the national markets, a gap has been identified. The purpose of this thesis is to examine and map out the current state of Swedish retailers» international purchasing activities. One common feature existed; regarding what risks that were connected with international purchasing. Almost everyone highlighted the loss of control, due to long distances, as being the main risk with international purchasing.

ФОРМИРОВАНИЕ ПОРТФЕЛЯ АГРОФЬЮЧЕРСОВ

ФОРМИРОВАНИЕ ПОРТФЕЛЯ АГРОФЬЮЧЕРСОВ

Автор: Андрей Анно und Елена Буянова

В работе были рассмотрены вопросы, связанные с изучением влияния рисков зернопроизводителя на эффективность агрофьючерсов. По результатам работы разработан инструментарий, применимый для анализа рынков агрофьючерсов на пшеницу. Проведено сравнение существующих методик анализа эффективности фьючерсных рынков и разработан общий подход к оценке степени влияния рисков зернопроизводителя на эффективность рынка агрофьючерсов. Предложен метод хеджирования финансовых рисков сельскохозяйственного производителя через построение фьючерсного портфеля.На основании регрессионного анализа волатильностей, выявлены основные факторы, воздействующие на рыночную эффективность агрофьючерсов: цены на нефть и валютный курс, что позволяет сформировать портфель фьючерсов для хеджирования данных рисков.Разработан способ регулирования рынка сельскохозяйственной продукции, направленный на снижение рисков зернопроизводителя, пользующегося портфелем фьючерсов. На основании тестовых значений…

World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling

World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling

Автор: Edward Frazelle

This title presents timeless insights for planning and managing 21st-century warehouse operations. Despite today’s just-in-time production mentality, with its efforts to eliminate warehouses and their inventory carrying costs, effective warehousing continues to play a critical bottom-line role for companies worldwide. «World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling» covers today’s state-of-the-art tools, metrics, and methodologies for dramatically increasing the effectiveness, accuracy, and overall productivity of warehousing operations. Written by one of today’s recognized logistics thought leaders, this comprehensive resource provides authoritative answers on such topics as: the seven principles of world-class warehousing; warehouse activity profiling; warehouse performance measures; warehouse automation and computerization; receiving and put away; storage and retrieval operations; picking and packing; and, humanizing warehouse operations. «World-Class Warehousing and…

Organizational Existentialism as a Paradigm for Studying Organizations

Organizational Existentialism as a Paradigm for Studying Organizations

Автор: Rana Zamin Abbas

A timely discourse on significance of organizational existentialism in raising bar of ehtical conciousness. The corresponding study has been undertaken in order to understand and explore the most significant, prime and important area of discussion in the perspective of prevailing corporate world as the corporate greed and sense of profit maximization has damaged and tarnished the integrity of human essence and man is being dealt as nothing more than a machine in an organization. In the wake of recent financial crisis, it has become necessary to explore ways and means reinforcing ethical consciousness as a deterrent to the intrinsic drivers such as interplay of greed damaging the interest of stakeholders and even threatening the very existence of the company as well jeopardizing the careers of executives and employees. This research study seeks to explain the relevance and usefulness of OE in reinforcing ethical awareness and moral foundations of decision-making in organizations in…

Управление стоимостью компании в условиях изменения конъюнктуры рынка

Управление стоимостью компании в условиях изменения конъюнктуры рынка

Автор: Ольга Шульгина und Марина Пешкова

Проанализированы финансовое состояние и денежные потоки крупнейших угольных компаний, в наибольшей степени определяющие стоимость и инвестиционную привлекательность угольной отрасли. Разработана экономико-математическая модель управления стоимостью угольных компаний, которая позволяет учитывать воздействие совокупности факторов, определяющих конъюнктуру рынка, рост их неопределенности по мере увеличения прогнозного периода, влияние выбора метода снижения финансового риска на отношение прироста стоимости компании к приросту неопределенности ее оценки. Разработаны методические рекомендации по обоснованию выбора метода снижения уровня риска, направленные на повышение стоимости угольных компаний, что положительным образом влияет на рост их инвестиционной привлекательности и конкурентоспособности, способствующих реализации Энергетической стратегией России в части развития угольной отрасли.

The Health Status of People Working on Computers

The Health Status of People Working on Computers

Автор: Shahnaz Sultana

As our planet is being taken over by computers, ergonomics is once again coming into limelight. New dimensions are added to this science, as ergonomics is spreading from factory floors to office spaces. Ergonomics with regard to human-computer interface was a burning issue in the west a few years ago. Studies were conducted and action was taken to mitigate the problems caused. Despite this, only now the issue is gaining significance in India. No doubt, computers are a fact of modern life. The migration towards expanding, career opportunities in information technology are happening with breathtaking speed in India, attracting unbelievably large number of people mostly bright young people. Its occupational environment, however, holds threat of opening or aggravating a basket of health problems, if needed preventive steps are not taken. Generally, occasional aches and pains go away in a day or two, especially when anything is overdone. But if one has the symptoms of «Repetitive Strain…

Brand Loyalty and its antecedents

Brand Loyalty and its antecedents

Автор: Sujatha Palleti

The Mobile market in India is very robust and is the second largest mobile telecom market in the world, adding nearly 20million subscribers every month.With up to 12 competing operators in a circle, the tariffs in India are the lowest as compared to global benchmarks. In such a hyper-competitive scenario service providers make an all out effort to attract and retain customers. There is an ongoing effort from the service providers to improve the service and enhance customer delight. Even though the literature on customer satisfaction is normally related to customer loyalty, a formal model explaining the steps between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty is missing. There are evidences that despite favorable customer satisfaction, companies are losing important buyers of their products and services everyday. If there is no straight forward relationship between customer satisfaction and customer loyalty, then what is there in the middle? The present study will address these primary…

Mastitis in East Shoa, Ethiopia

Mastitis in East Shoa, Ethiopia

Автор: Tesfaye Ali

Milk is a cash crop for smallholders to convert low value forages, crop residues and family labor in to valued market commodity. The optimal milk productivity of cattle in Ethiopia has not yet been realized due to several constraints such as high prevalence of diseases as a result of poor disease control. Mastitis is the most prevalent disease in Ethiopian small scale dairy farms that cause a great economic loss by decreasing the milk production potential of the animal. Identifying the magnitude for the occurrence of the disease and the major risk factors helps to take remedy measures to decrease the occurrence and the spread of the disease in and between the farms. Thus this study has done to determine the prevalence of mastitis and the major risk factors of mastitis in Nazareth, Ethiopia. The conclusion and recommendations of this study are forwarded for the small scale dairy farmers in which the study has done.

Yeha Heritage Conservation and Management

Yeha Heritage Conservation and Management

Автор: Teklebrhan Legese

Recently, Higher Educational Institutions (such as AkU) have been working in close relationships with industrial sectors and offices to know the current business trends and to supply them with the expected manpower demanded. In this context, Aksum University has designed its curriculum based on the demands of the market place, emphasizing the importance of a well trained work force. Aksum University is one among the newly established 13 Universities in the country. This year AkU will graduate the fifth batch of Tourism and Hotel Management (College of Business and Management)students . The University, having been ranked first among all the 13 new ones, would like to further improve its performance in the near future with regards to the quality of its education.

Determinants of the Size of a Monetary Policy Committee

Determinants of the Size of a Monetary Policy Committee

Автор: Jose L. Vasquez and Szilard Erhart

Theoretical studies and empirical evidence suggest that an optimal committee consists of roughly 5-9 members, although this result may vary somewhat under specific circumstances. This paper develops a conceptual model for the case of a monetary policy committee (MPC). The main conclusions are that (i) MPC size varies according to the size of the monetary zone and overall economic stability; (ii) for large monetary zones (EMU, USA, Japan), MPC size is close to the estimated optimal level; and (iii) in several countries, MPC size is considerably misaligned. Our model is backed by econometric evidence using a 2006 survey for 85 countries, which is available on the Web for further research.