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A Note on International Trade Theory
This note describes international trade theories, beginning with country-based international trade theories, followed by firm-based international trade theories, and concluding with a single company-based international trade theory. The theories discussed…
Publication Date: 12/18/2014 Product ID: 1-429-407
A Note on the Toyota Production System
What is the Toyota Production System (TPS), and why do so many organizations study and put into practice the principles of the system?This note introduces business students to the TPS…
Publication Date: 09/24/2013 Product ID: 1-429-245
A Taxonomy of Process Types
This note describes the spectrum of process types, focusing on two pure cases in detail, flow shops, and job shops. Specifically it describes characteristics, operations, and opportunities for competitive advantage,…
Publication Date: 05/24/2010 Product ID: 1-429-083
Bilateral and Multilateral Organizations and Agreements
This conceptual note defines bilateral and multilateral organizations and discusses how each play important roles in global health and international development. The note also analyzes how the conceptual and structural…
Publication Date: 09/28/2017 Product ID: 6-548-356
Brand Anthropomorphism and Personification: Designing Brand Mascots
This conceptual note presents examples of brand symbols and mascots that have proven effective at enhancing branding recognition, recall, and meaningful differentiation. The note touches on academic disciplines that provide…
Publication Date: 07/11/2024 Product ID: 3-824-448
Eye in the Sky: A Study of the Commercial Drone Ecosystem
With military drones on one end of the spectrum and consumer drones on the other, a sector is evolving in the middle as drones are increasingly adopted for commercial use.…
Publication Date: 06/17/2021 Product ID: 4-585-136
Foreign Direct Investment
This technical note briefly introduces the reader to various Foreign Direct Investment related concepts and firm-level considerations. As discussed throughout the paper, a decision to participate in FDI can occur…
Publication Date: 12/22/2009 Product ID: 1-428-827
Managing Inventories: Concepts, Questions, and Tools
This reference note introduces inventory concepts, tradeoffs involved in their management, and tools for effective inventory decision-making. Students of business operations will find these concepts, tradeoffs, and tools useful as…
Publication Date: 11/26/2012 Product ID: 1-429-246
Maritime Transportation: The Global System of Shipping and Ports
This conceptual note is focused on one of the most important aspects of international trade and commerce – maritime transportation. The majority of global trade, in fact more than 90…
Publication Date: 01/26/2009 Product ID: 1-428-712
Note on Building a Successful Startup Management Team: 12 Keys
This note provides a series of practical coaching tips for building successful management teams within a startup business. Students will learn what works and what does not. The note is…
Publication Date: 02/15/2009 Product ID: 1-428-785
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