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ABB is a global leader in automation and power sector. The company has over one hundred thousand employees working in more than 110 countries. ABB was in an acquisition spree in the 1990s to add up to its strength. …
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In the 1990s, ABB was to consolidate its market space by going for major acquisitions. The company's sales that was at about USD 15 billion in 1988 and 1989, went to over USD 30 billion in the mid 1990s. But the acquisitions did not yield the results that were expected by the company and the company went into a spin. By 1997 and later in 1998, there was a steep fall in the sales turnover of the company.The turnover fell to USD 20 billion in 1999 and the company started its divestitures. Though a higher profit was indicated in the years 1999 and 2000, it was primarily out of these divestitures. Now under this background a new strategy was worked out for the company and the strategy has to be viewed under this perception.2. Solid foundation and operating profitability is more critical than the number of businesses the company does. The company moved into a number of new areas of business that were not really contributing to the profitability of the company.2. A corporate culture for excellence and perfection in execution has to be stressed by the company. This would help the company capitalize on the man power and on the efficiency of operation of the company.These formed the core of the strategy adopted by the company. The implementation of every one of these issues was brought about in both the structure of the organization and in the spirit of the organization.... 'At home everywhere' was made the slogan of the company. 5. Innovation will be core of the growth in all areas of business. More research establishments were positioned and more patents registered during the next five years. These formed the core of the strategy adopted by the company. The implementation of every one of these issues was brought about in both the structure of the organization and in the spirit of the organization. Question 2 Organization Structure Figure 2: Interlinked business structure The company would essentially work on a business structure that is interlinked and would produce the required result. The organization will have two major product groups; one, the process automation and two, the power systems. And derivatives of these products will also interlink the businesses and strengthen them as well. In either of the cases, this will help in customer sharing as well as in strengthening the technology in addition to cost sharing. 1. This strategy will help in strengthening the basic strategy of concentrating on the core business strengths of the company, namely, the automation and power sector. 2. This will also help in identifying the major revenue sources or customers who would provide better margins to the company's operations. 3. By providing this kind of product organization and support, the customer will get supporting products and services that complement one another. This will increase the overall margins of the company which is also the major thrust for their operation. 4. The company visualizes this to provide an effective cost leadership in the market place. By concentrating on specific product lines, the economies of scale could be leveraged to their advantage. This would help the
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Many companies have been coming up while others are closing down or being declared bankrupt across the globe. The successes and downfalls are attributed to the different managing strategies that global organizations have adapted into. On these bases, the current paper handles a case study of Asean Brown Boveri (ABB) organization which strengthened itself by merging Asea with Brown Boveri (De Wit and Meyer 2010). Managing strategies are considered as a two way process. Thus, it is determined by who and how the strategies are applied and to who they are applied to.
Identify the key strategic issues that the company is facing
In today’s world, global organizations and companies are changing day after day due to the ever...
S G Cowen already has with them associates who had joined the firm as interns when they were in their first or second year in a business school. These associates had joined the firm in the break between their first and second years in their business schools and were offered full time employment as they completed their internship that started the following summer. Some other associates had never been to a business school but had served as interns in the firm for three years and were promoted as first year associates after they completed their internship. Very often officials of S G Cowen conduct ‘informational interviews’ prior to the actual formal process to gauge the level of seriousness and intent of the prospective candidates....
...Assignment (Answers in Bold) Part A The following questions were answered based on the case of: Peter Smythe v Vincent Thomas  NSWSC844 (3 August 2007)
Available at: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/supreme_ct/2007/844.html.
In what court was the case heard (1 mark)
The case was heard in the New South Wales Supreme Court.
Name the judge and explain his title. (2 marks)
The judge is named Rein, and Rein is an administrative judge as evidenced by the title AJ.
Name the plaintiff and defendant and their counsel. (4 marks)
The plaintiff is Peter Smythe and the defendant is Vincent Thomas. The plaintiff's counsel is B. Kasep, and the defendant's counsel is D.M. Loewenstein.
... Paper Question In Roth, the Court refuses to find a protected liberty interest because the plaintiff was "simply not rehired." Does the Court mean to suggest that the plaintiff was not injured by the non-renewal What are the implications of non-renewal for a faculty member's career path P.242
In Board of Regents of State Colleges v. Roth, the Supreme Court held that a non tenured teacher does not have a property interest in his or her teaching position. Likewise, the Supreme Court also found that a public college professor dismissed from an office held under tenure provisions, and college professors and staff members dismissed during the terms of their contracts, have property interests in continued employment. Thus because... Paper...
...), who argued that local businesses turned to multinational companies to cut off their competitors. This theory is commonly known as the Internalization theory.
Hymer viewed multinational enterprises as “internalizers of pecuniary externalities due to market imperfections” (Horaguchi & Toyne, 1990). However, ABB was not outsourcing its IT services to IBM to cut off competition. According to (ABB Press Release, 2003), the main reason ABB sought to outsource some of its services was s that it could improve on its power and automation.
There were no market imperfections in the case of ABB, however, from the IBM point of view; one could say that it was able to get the contract due to its established name. People were more likely to associate...
... Minding the Store: Case Analysis Question What guidelines related to empowerment were violated by Ken Hoffman? By Ruth Cummings?
From the nine prescriptions for fostering empowerment, it was evident that Ken Hoffman violated the following: (1) articulating clarity in vision and goals; (2) providing support; (3) enhancing emotional arousal; (4) providing information; and (5) creating confidence. It was apparent that the only goal that Ken Hoffman provided to Ruth Cummings when she was promoted as branch manager for the Saks Fifth Avenue store was that he was putting her in charge of the store and that “your job would be to run it so that it becomes one of the best stores in the system” (Author 459). The goal was not consistent... Minding...
This project undertakes a case analysis of the ABB PBS Joint Venture Operation. The project would conduct a critical review of the value chain of the joint venture after taking time to document and examine it critically. The paper would examine the pointers within the value chain of the venture and also try to identify the issues and problems in the value chain as identified by the study. Finally, the research would conclude on formulating recommendations on how to improve the value chain of AAB PBS.
The value chain analysis would involve documentation of the current position of the company's value chain. This would include drawing up the value chain. The critique would involve the issues and downsides of the value chain...
...Case Study Did the candi act in an appropriate manner? The candi did not act appropriately. 2. What should the candi have done?
The candidate should have either signed the contract and accept the job offered by company X instead of accepting verbally only to retract later. On the other hand, The Candidate should have ignored the job offered by X and go for Y (Catano 2009, p. 283).
3. What would you have done if you had been in the candidates position?
What I would have done in such a situation is to evaluate the job offered and look at the profile of each company, and what they offer it terms of development of my career. After a critical analysis, I would make a decision. I would not accept a job offer either verbally or through...
... an upward trend. The audits fees increase by $1.0 while the audit-related fees and the tax fees increased by $1.9 and $3.4 respectively. As in the case General Electric, after the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley, the figures still increased (amazon.com). The increase here is more uniform and consistent unlike the case of General Electric. The audit fees and the audit related fees rose consistently between 2004 and 2010.
From the report quoted in the press, it is clear that there is significant cost increment for General Electric and Fortune 100 companies. In the GE exhibits given (1 and 2), there is a considerable increment, both in the audit fees and the audit related fees, incurred by both companies to the auditors. The increment...
... Contents Contents Case Studies 2 Case Operations Forecast Tools 2 Case 2: ERP in Mergers and Acquisitions 3
Case 1: Operations Forecast Tools
There are different software products for forecasting. Each company uses a particular tool so as to predict the future of its sales. The analysis is done based on the current trend of sales. Sales forecasting helps the organization to estimate the expected income, the required expenses, as well as the volume of products to produce. This essay highlights two companies and the operations forecast software tools used.
The Delphi is an automotive production company that manufactures and supplies automotive products to various markets. As a result, it requires a forecast...
In 1801, Lemuel Shaw started studying law and was admitted to the bar in September 1804; after which he started practicing in Boston. Slowly his practice became large, however, he also served as the adviser of several commercial enterprises. Not only that, he held many public positions, from 1811 – 1814, as well as in 1820 and 1829, he was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, during 1820 he also was a member of the constitutional convention, while in 1821 –1822, he served as a state senator. He was offered the position of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court; after being so appointed in 1830, he served there for 30 years, till August 21, 1860, when he resigned. He had four children from t...
Once the court is satisfied that the “declarant had the requisite intention it will strive to validate it.”3 Certainty of intention will therefore be the most important element for determining whether or not the letter constitutes an enforcable trust.
Assuming that the trust held by the trustees under the father’s will trust in favor of Sally and the trust agreement in respect of the horse are valid trusts the question of cetainties are not valid except to the extent that a new trust is created in favor of Sally’s children and thereby extinguishing the previous trusts. This is particularly so with respect to the will trust. The trust agreement over the horse only involves the disposition of a ben...
There were several basic legal provisions that gave direction to the formation of a company in the United Kingdom. It has its original foundation in 1844 when the Joint Stock Companies Act1 1844 was formulated. It has given regulations for facilitating the formation of companies by "deed of settlement". Gradually, the shareholder concept was initiated in 1855 by the general incorporation procedure in the name of Limited Liability Act2 1855. This has offered limited liability to shareholders and provided identification to the company as a separate legal persona. The doctrine of limited liability postulates that a company shall be liable for the debts that it incurs, and even if it undergoes closure for any grounds, creditors cannot...
On the other hand, it would be required that the firms interested to operate globally can meet the demands of the market in which they plan to enter.
In the case of India, the operation of foreign firms across the country is related to a series of problems. More specifically, private – driven commercial activities cannot be expanded further from a pre-defined framework: there are commercial activities in the country that belong to the exclusive administration of the government and they are conducted by state-owned enterprises. India is a country of low income (referring to the income of the vast majority of its population which is estimated to be approximately 1,165,577,000 in accordance with a recent report publishe...
The defendants planned to rob a bank’s customer deposits in the bank’s safe by posting a notice diverting the dropbox to another location, which they planned to burgle. Several customers did, in fact, drop their wallets loaded with money into the dropbox, however, one customer was suspicious and alerted the police. The strength of the prosecution’s case rested on the visual recognition provided by a police constable who clearly saw one of the defendants removing a sign from the bank premises and recognized him. On this basis, the court of appeal concluded that the appeal of the defendants could not stand. It was held that if visual identification had been the only evidence, the outcome would not have been definit...
... Sam Slime This could certainly be the case of the rich get richer and the poor go to jail, especially in a country that is trying to serve many masters. The government of the United States is certainly a political and governmental entity, but at it heart it has almost always been a voice of corporate business and expansion of wealth for the few. It operates seemingly under the principle guise of what is good for business is good for the people. One could say that the state of the economy today is the fallout of this mindset. In the “Sam Slime” case study we see the idea of liberty as applied by several masters. The first, when Sam Slime mugs you outright is a matter for governmental law and order. Cleary there is a criminal (Sam...
The purpose of this study is to focus on the ethical considerations and dilemmas faced by the organization Timberland in terms of its coalition to City-Year and the steps that are taken and should be taken for the solution of those ethical issues.
In the merger of the two organizations, Timberland and City Year, there are many ethical considerations. To develop legal business relationships between Timberland and City Year and to consider the stipulations of the required business laws, the following ethical considerations should be deemed:
None of City Year’s earnings should be incurred to any private shareholder or an individual.
City Year cannot participate in any political campaign or...
Judicial review is a concept which is constitutionally undecided as it on one side, it shores up the rule of law, democracy, and pre-eminence of parliament by facilitating the courts to check the boundaries of government authority and on another side, the courts are open to the decision on the plants based on the fact of separation of authorities that are intimating with the verdicts of democratically elected institutions. Judicial review is not apprehended with the virtues of government assessment but deals with whether the deciding authority has remained within the legal boundaries and whether broad principles of rationality and fairness adhere. The constitutional basis of judicial review is debated as one view holds that it is...
The main issue that needs to be tackled first is whether there is a valid contract between Richard Brat, carrying on trade as Brighton Greens, (buyer) and Molly and Kelly trading in First Grade Granny Smith apples as Holy Farm.
Apparently, there was, when considering their verbal and written mail sent by Richard to Holy Farm on August 1 reading as follows –“Please deliver 20 boxes –Granny Smith ‘Brighton Greens’. Cheque mailed.“
It may be seen that the mail order does not specify the category or grade of apples to be supplied, but one of the implied conditions of sale could be that the goods ordered need to correspond with the goods inspected and tested.
Fisher first filed his claim in 1993, some of the laws applicable to this case have undergone considerable amendments. However, based on the shreds of evidence presented under this case, we can clearly see that the House of Lords dealt with this case properly and that the judges made extensive analysis and thorough evaluation of the issues at hand. To get a clear picture of how the House of Lords decided this case, let us take a look at the different issues involved in this case and how these issues were resolved.
There are at least seven issues raised by the parties in this case. These issues were as follows: (1) whether or not a fair trial is possible in this case considering the time between the composition of the wo...
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