Case Study on Management Functions: UCB Pharma Research Paper

UCB Pharma is one of the leading global biopharmaceutical companies. Basically, the company focuses on the research, development, and commercialization of innovative pharmaceutical and biotechnological products. The implementation of innovation is one of the essential conditions of the company’s commercial success since innovations put the company in the advantageous position compared to its competitors. Continue reading

Project Management Research Paper

The development of new technologies has brought considerable changes in the traditional concept of project management. In fact, due to the development of new technologies the notion of project management in its traditional interpretation has been broadened substantially. At the same time, it is also obvious that project management is growing to be more and more important in the modern society since even the most advanced and sophisticated technologies are, in actuality, based on project management which is the major tool for planning, scheduling and realization of various programs. Nowadays, it is hardly possible to underestimate the role of project management because even such a widely known company as Microsoft pays a particular attention to the development of its project management. Continue reading

Research Paper on the Perceptual Biases in the Cases of “Affirmative Action at the University of Selkirk” and “Portrait of a Canadian Advisor”

Historically, perceptual biases played an extremely important role in the complicated relationship of human beings. In fact, perceptual biases are typical for practically all organizations and social structures and often they affect the functioning of such organizations and structures dramatically, Nowadays, in modern organizations, it is getting to be particularly important to cope with such biases since they produce the negative impact on the internal atmosphere within the organization, its public imaged and decreases the effectiveness of its work. However, often it is quite difficult to clearly define perceptual biases an organization can potentially face since, as a rule, they are hidden and may be clearly perceived only on the profound analysis of the current situation within the organization. What is meant here is the necessity to analyze the situation from internal and external viewpoints since it will provide the possibility to make a really objective judgment and take essential steps to ameliorate the situation. In this respect, the analysis of two case studies, namely the Affirmative Action at the University of Selkirk and the Portrait of a Canadian Advisor, can be really helpful in a deep understanding of the significance of perceptual biases and the necessity to cope with them. Continue reading

Research Paper on Public Management in an International Context: Marketing Services in Healthcare and Policing

Nowadays, it is possible to observe a trend to increasing marketing services in such services as healthcare and policing in the US. Traditionally, the US healthcare and policing were public services that were under a severe public and state control. At the same time, the recent trends have revealed the fact that traditionally marketing services have started to be amply used in these very sensitive fields. It should be pointed out that such ‘marketization’ of policing and healthcare provoked numerous debates concerning the consequences of the wide implementation of marketing services in healthcare and policing. Continue reading

Book Report Paper: “The Nature of Management and Organizations: Challenges in the Canadian Context” written by Len Karakowsky

Question 1: The intention was that the People Insurance Company of Canada would have an organic organizational structure. Using the six elements of organizational structure, would you classify its present structure as organic or mechanistic?

On analyzing the intention of the administration of the People Insurance Company of Canada in the development of the company and its current position, it is necessary to agree that initially the intentions were focused on the development of an organic organizational structure. In fact, what was initially proposed implied an organic integration of all units of the company and its employees into one solid organization and a team of people working for one and the same goal. Continue reading

Research Paper on Management Issues in Sanmina Sci: Redundancy

This paper is focused on the problem of redundancy in Sanmina-SCI. First of all, the company’s position and development are discussed. Than, the main reasons leading to the redundancy are analysed. It should be pointed out that the reasons of redundancy are discussed both in the economy in general and in the company, in particular. Furthermore, the process of the redundancy in Sanmina-SCI that is particularly significant in the US and partially Western Europe is discussed and the emphasis is made on the fact that the plants situated in these areas suffer the most while the plants and employees in developing countries are in quite a good, if not to say privileged position because they are a cheaper alternative to those in developed countries. This fact reveals the general trend in the economic development of developed and developing countries and is typical for large multinational corporations. Finally, the consequences of the redundancy are briefly analysed. Continue reading

Research Paper on International Business AT&T

The distinguishing and integral feature of modern international business is globalization, which has a dramatic effect on domestic economies of all countries as well as the world market. Being a general term to describe the denationalization of markets and rising of the global economy, the process of globalization has obviously larger impact on the modern world than just unification of national markets into single international one. Globalization has an enormous influence upon all spheres of people’s lives, including economic, political and cultural spheres. Continue reading