American Apparel has lost its appeal from a financial standpoint. Investors will get cold feet in investing for a company whose share prices have gone rock-bottom. The company can only attract an investor who is willing to buy the company out and use its features for its own use. The company however, hasn’t lost its appeal when the general public is concerned. The revenues have been increasing every year, although marginally.
Over the past decades, mergers and acquisitions is regarded as a strategic option to enhance organizational performance for many companies. Culture is a major cause of the failure to many M&A but its influences are usually being underestimated. Cultural change is inevitable in any M&A. However, two companies with different culture merge together is not necessary lead to an adverse result. This essay is going to analyze a case of cross-border M&A of Sweden’s Volvo and South Korea’s Samsung in 1998.
James J. Tucker says that one may get locked in unless specifically spelled out in the contract; a firm may lose the pliability of shifting to new computing platforms. Many outsourced companies require employees to sign a year to year contract which limits flexibility. Employee morale may be affected which is particularly true if the firm will be suspending employees to substitute their job functions with an outsourced
INTRO TO LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT LCA introduction and definition INTRODUCTION Life cycle assessment helps to quantify and compare the environmental impacts of providing goods and services (“products”) to the societies. Therefore, it is one of the important methods to achieve “sustainable development”. These products go through a cycle as shown below. Figure 1: LCA cycle During the product cycle, there would be a stage where it can be harmful to the environment due to emissions of substances into the natural environment, consumption of resources and other environmental exchanges. In the LCA, the design/development phase is usually out of importance as it is assumed not to contribute significantly.
Some employers create a non-compete agreement which is much more restrictive to the worker. In some cases, the agreement prevents the workers from working with similar company in the industry, even if that company was not a direct competitor or even if the employee would be in a different role. Most employers also include creating a new competing business. • The employee usually has to wait for one year before they can work with other similar company after their employment with the current company ends, and it may be longer for some special position. • The geographic area covered would differ in every state.
Environmental auditing is performed when a progress is already in place. It is mostly employed to examine the existing practices and to determine the environmental effects of present activities. All kinds of organizations now recognize the importance of environmental matters. They accept the fact that their environmental performance will be examined by a wide range of parties and personnel. Environmental audit is widely used to investigate, understand and identify.
It involves procurement and placement of right people on the right jobs. It is one of the most important functions of management. Staffing of workers has been specifically mentioned for both the organisations. For Blocks Ltd. , the staffing process has been neglected because majority of the workers have been a part of the organization since twenty years so they are not well acquainted with the new and scientific methods of production. And the rest of the workers are young, inexperienced and unskilled.
Strong leadership principles are to be inherited in a joint venture if they are looking to become a strong force in the market. The joint ventures haven’t been that effective since research indicates 40% of joint ventures have split up within few years of their inception. The reasons for their failure could be the difference in their ideologies, skills and target audience of the two companies. They do not focus on the joint venture since it is mainly prioritized by the company only if they are looking to enter into a domain in which are relatively new. The main focus still remains in their primary business in which are the sole owners of that particular business which leads to the slow progression of the joint ventures.
As mentioned in the lecture notes, Pfeffer and Sutton (2006) claim the high pay may not lead to high work performance. In the context of PIDSCA, company HR has conducted market survey regularly to review its pay scale setting. Job security Job security is a key strategy for all companies. Traditionally, Panasonic has the “no retrenchment” HR policy. It had been abolished during the financial crisis in 2012.
Sometimes the word marketing has become a burden for the marketing function. Managers and their subordinates in various departments and functions were not interested to take part in the marketing function. But according to the relationship marketing approach they do undoubtedly related to this function. Long-term relationships where both parties learn to interact with each other lead to reducing relationship costs for the customer as well as for the supplier or service