Paid by performance – A study about factors of motivation and risk acceptance

To make a person work for the same goals as the corporation, the management has to appeal to the individual worker’s needs and factors of motivation. To overbuild current differences between individual and company aims, incentive systems are created. These may have different formulations, and rewards given can take many forms according to individuals’ motivating …

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THE EX-DIVIDEND DAY STOCK PRICE BEHAVIOR: FTSE 100 of the London Stock Exchange

This report evaluates the ex-dividend stock price behavior in the London Stock Exchange to find out if the share prices really drop by the same amount as the dividend on the ex-dividend day. The test data covers Eighty FTSE100 corporations of the London stock exchange for the period 2001 to 2006. Research question: Do returns …

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The Real Option Approach applied on Foreign Direct Investment Scenarios

The Real Option Approach (ROA) has been put forth as the answer to the problem of valuing manager flexibility and project risk within the framework of capital budgeting. Within this dissertation the ROA is used on one of the riskiest of corporate ventures particularly foreign direct investment. The 1st two problems presented by the author …

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Foreign market entry mode – Developing the Industry Internationalisation model

The study on internationalisation dates back a long time. Regardless of this, there exist no theories regarding how various industries enter new markets, and by which mode of entry. This report tries to build a model with the intent to describe the differences in foreign market entry mode decision between industries. To be able to …

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CSR – here to stay or a fad that will fade away?

The subject of CSR has to a large degree divided most of the Swedish business community because of the strong opinions in regards to this topic. The objective of this dissertation is to check out how the notion of CSR is perceived by Swedish corporations and what significance it yields. This is completed by comparing …

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What is the manager expected to do?

Managerial activities can change as the organizations and their environment change. The organization at Volvo Trucks has gone through several transformations the past years, and that has affected the role of the managers within the organization. The managers responsibilities have increased as more tasks have been outsourced on them, at the same time they have been stripped of some of their support functions and assistants.

BMW A Company Analysis

The automotive industry is distinguished by a highly competitive market. Thus, the actors on the market struggle with increasing cost of production, development and mature markets. With the aim to increase profit margins and reduce costs, Volkswagen, GM and Ford are some companies, which use the same components in different car models and car brands.

Motivation Mechanism for Chinese Public Departments

The problem is that there is a lack of an academically reliable motivation theory originating from public organizations. However, there are motivation theories that have been tested on a variety of organizations. The fact that many public organizations have performance problems indicates that there is a need for a motivation theory which is applicable to public organization.

Knowledge transfer and learning: A case study conducted in Company X in UK

Project management has become a natural way of conducting activities in companies. The aim is continuous improvement in project performance. The way knowledge is managed in the company is crucial for gaining competitive advantage. Knowledge management and learning, has been recognized by academics and practitioners as important to achieving success and improvement in projects.