Positive aspects of this taxonomy are the context it can provide and the way it is framed by time and space. However, this taxonomy has also received critique, or as Nassar Rabbat wrote: “...classifying Islamic architecture along the dynastic sequence of Islamic history – that is, to speak of Abbasid or Mamluk architecture- has led to the disregard for the architecture’s autonomous evolution, since artistic and architectural movements rarely correspond to political shifts.” (Rabbat, 2004, p. 20). Dynastic periodization gives a prominent, in some cases too prominent, place to the ruling dynasty as patron and tastemaker. Another point of criticism is that with this taxonomy small dynasties get less space and risk to be
During the 2015 fiscal year, Costco’s membership base grew by six percent and has more than 81 million members worldwide. 88% of their members from 2014 renewed their membership and the members’ average shopping frequency increased 4%. In addition, Costco continued to open new warehouses in different locations to attract more consumers and provides a greater availability for its members. At December 31, 2015, Costco has 698 warehouses worldwide. All these factors contributed to Costco’s
2. Weaknesses However, there are some limitations in the use of the project’s results. Our project is focusing on the Hong Kong banking industries. Therefore, the results cannot be used in other industries or areas, because of the different situations and environments. In addition, the regression results are built on the basic dividend theories.
Different countries will have different cultural perspectives, rituals and product usage. M&S may struggle with the understanding on how to operate a business in the emerging market, as M&S which origin from UK may not know the cultures of other countries, such as China. M&S will first need to understand the local cultural background of the countries, in order to sell the goods and services effectively (tutor2u, 2012). Thus, cultural differences will be faced when doing business in emerging markets. Furthermore, the disadvantage of emerging markets is the economic risk.
This was a result of an increase in cash generated by operating activities that increased 11.2% from last year’s same period. Moves to drive growth Armed with a strong fundamental and cash position, Chipotle is making moves to improve its financial performance going forward. In order to sustain its competitive edge, Chipotle has taken various measures. For instance, Chipotle’s has expanded its delivery partnership with Tapingo, which will allow it to deliver to 40 college campuses by this year and more than 100 colleges by the end of 2016. Additionally, the company also added 48 new restaurants in the quarter, bringing its total count to 1,878.
UPDATE TO PRESENT Lightwave Technology made profit from a part of illumination market worth $79 million. LED products constituted $2.3 billion of this. From 1997, capturing the strategic opportunities has led Lightwave Technology Inc. achieve success. The market conditions have been extremely favorable and has shown a tremendous growth of 500 percent in less than half a decade. The change in the usage of LEDs has also impacted a lot to the growth of the company.
As of April 2, 2016, the company had roughly $5 billion of cash on hand, and total debt was around 30% of capital. Disney has a Financial Strength rating of A++ in the most recent Value Line Investment Survey. All of these factors have allowed it to be able to consistently make acquisitions and pay a decent dividend. It has also provided the company with the ability to expand its presence throughout the world over the
To attract and retain foreign direct investments that the government of Bahrain should adopt; The government of Bahrain should adopt the Capital Control Policy What are capital controls? And why they are essential? Capital control refers to measures taken by a government or the central bank to enclose the inflow and outflow of foreign capital in and out of a country (OU, 2010). However, the global capital flows are critical for Bahrain because it is small nation; so in Bahrain the economy is open and no need to impose complex capital controls. The benefits of Capital Controls Policy is to control the inflow and outflow of foreign capital, the government and the central bank of Bahrain bring measures like imposition of taxes on the flows, restricting the quantity of foreign currency purchase, and bringing legitimate measures to limit foreign currency dealings.