How the DOE Used the Acquisition Process to Demolish a Contaminated Building
Today, many organizations lack the resources to engage in a formal acquisition process while others rely on acquisitions processes that are specially designed for a specific project. In either case, these organizations may fail to achieve optimal outcomes due to these … for a specific project. In either case, these organizations may fail to achieve optimal outcomes due to these types of approaches to the acquisition process. One organization that has recognized the importance of using a formal, standardized acquisition process in the U.S. Department of Energy which oversees dozens of major projects each year. The purpose of this paper is to provide … each year. The purpose of this paper is to provide a detailed review of a major program that has been managed, via the acquisition process, over the past decade, by the Department of Energy……
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… the effectiveness of government. For that reason, it is best practice to have a code of ethics for managers who are involved in acquisitions, purchasing and contracts. Ethical lapses contribute to a wide array of issues, including waste, a decline in confidence in the institution of government, … corruption is a complex task, but one of the elements of this task is to develop an effective code of ethics to govern acquisitions. Managers who are involved in acquisitions would then need to adhere to this code of ethics, and their performance could be weighed against it. Yet, there is little research … it. Yet, there is little research that has been conducted to define the elements of an effective code of ethics for managers in acquisition. This research paper will examine this topic, and seek to identify some of the key elements of an effective code of ethics that……
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EU or not EU?
On the question of whether to expand into the European Union or not, there are a few different considerations … systems, the opportunity to employ a land and expand strategy, access to capital markets and financial institutions, along with plentiful potential partners or acquisitions in most fields. The member nations of the European Union are sufficiently sophisticated to handle any chosen market entry strategy for the American … was an American manufacturer that wanted to acquire a firm in another market, I would obviously have to consider that particular market’s potential. Acquisition is a common means of entering markets in Asia, where local knowledge requirements are high. Acquisition is less necessary in the NAFTA area, because those countries can typically be accessed without the need for an acquisition in the target country.
One of the considerations for acquisition in manufacturing specifically is the value……
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… bottom line they tend to “employ more unskilled, cheap labor, use less capital, pay lower interest rates on debt and initiate more profitable acquisitions” (Sraer & Thesmar, 2007, p. 3). Heirs and family run businesses are more cost-conscious in this manner.
Burkart, Panunzi and Shleifer (2003) argue … two criteria used to assess how well the Ambani family is managing Reliance Industries are: 1) use of labor, and 2) profitability of acquisitions.
With nearly 30,000 employees Reliance Industries is a major multinational company, the company still makes good use of temporary and contract workers, with … Retail…[break]…it is a point of pride for the family to build strong relationships with stakeholders, including employees and clients, and it makes strategic acquisitions that make sense from a vertical and horizontal standpoint. The company is guided by the Ambani brothers now—but the mother’s influence has been … 1) its ability to build……
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… there seemed to be a general understanding among interviewees that it would be difficult to simply impose the parent company’s culture on the acquisitions, at least it would be difficult to do so quickly. However, some interviewees did note tensions where some of the individual cultures within … and the younger workers who make up the bulk of the staff is the originator of these tensions,…[break]…issue within K culture. The multiple acquisitions and generational tensions leave the company with a muddled sense of what its organizational values really are, and that appears to be resulting ……
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Acquisitions and Technology
Drone technology is going to impact numerous industries and fronts in the coming years. Amazon is developing drones for last mile … long way from being a concept to a reality, and they will likely continue to develop and play a major role in the acquisition of goods in the future.
Currently, last minute deliveries and last mile deliveries require drivers who must navigate the roads and traffic, all … of the need for courier services.…[break]…The future of drone technology is thus quite appealing in terms of how it will be used in acquisitions. Regulation and legislation may curtail some of the grander ambitions, especially if drones are deemed a legitimate risk to safety. If drones are … that still must be considered before too much hope is placed on the role that drone technology will play in the future of acquisitions. Risks to the safety of……
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… vision and ideals needed for the organization to achieve its objectives.
Human capital influences the changing role of training from skill and knowledge acquisition to creating and sharing knowledge by enabling workers to instruct one another and benefit from the knowledge that each person brings in a ……
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Disney and Pixar
The acquisition of Pixar by Disney in 2006 is an example of vertical merger, which is best described as a merger that occurs between two ……
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Assessment is a critical element of education as it allows for the monitoring, learning, creation of educational programs, and the identification of pupils who require specific services. For deaf and hard hearing learners, participating in meaningful education tests is a multifaceted and complex process (Pizzo & Chilvers, 2019). Assessments that are done well will support growth and learning, while poorly and inaccurately designed assessments have the potential to cause wrong decision-making in schools for deaf and hard of hearing learners. This report, therefore, presents three language assessment instruments for deaf and hard of hearing learners, namely Arizona™-4: Arizona Articulation and Phonology Scale™ Fourth Revision, The American Sign Language Proficiency Assessment (ASL-PA), and Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language—Fourth Edition (TACL-4).
Report 1: Arizona Articulation and Phonology Scale™, Fourth Revision
? Name of Test: Arizona™-4: Arizona Articulation and Phonology Scale™, Fourth Revision
? Author(s): Fudala, Janet Barker, and Stegall, Sheri……
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… details. This paper will show how the scientific method is applied to forensic science.
The forensic scientific method consists of five steps:
1. Acquisition of primary witness and other anamnestic evidence
2. Anticipation of future questions
3. Acquisition of physical evidence
4. Comparison of consistency of alleged events (hypothesis) with physical findings, obtaining additional data as needed
5. Assessment only to … of scientific certainty, recognizing the limitations of science (Young, 2020).
Forensic science is used to facilitate crime scene investigation. That is why the acquisition of primary witnesses as well as anamnestic evidence is important at the outset. Eye witness testimony provides the investigator with a sense of ……
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