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Banks and the Global Economy

Banks and the Global Economy Banks, like most businesses in today's "global economy" are faced with a customer community that has before it many choices with respect to how it can choose to conduct its banking business and relationships. Technology leverage is utilized by the banking industry to help in the achievement of competitive advantage. As such, banks invest heavily in information technology such that their customers can enjoy a "value-added" experience as well as "cutting-edge" service ("DBS and virtual banking," 2003). Customers whether individuals or businesses, view banks as providers of a unique service. As such, creating an environment that incorporates and practices a "sense of caring" will always…
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BankAmerica Corporation

BankAmerica Corporation Case 14: BankAmerica Corporation. In Cravens, D. W. Strategic Marketing, 3rd ed. Homewood, Illinois: Richard D. Irwin, Inc., 1991, pp. 116123. Question number 1. The generic product type for BankAmerica's consumer loans in California is the widest range of consumer financing. With respect to product type product markets for consumer loans in California, BankAmerica offers installment loans for major appliance purchases, automobile finance loans, credit card accounts, student education loans, overdraft loans, mortgage finance for house purchases, and home equity loans. In the context of brand product markets for consumer loans in California, BankAmerica markets only a few of its loan product types under brand names. Among these…
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Bank of America

Bank of America a. The institution selected as the "object" of this researcher's investigation is a branch of the Bank of America (BofA) in Los Angeles, California. Since financial management is one of the most critical concerns for many seniors, the analysis of a financial institution is highly relevant to the older population. In addition, as the third largest banking corporation in the country (Music Entertainment Marketing, p. 1), the BofA is a prominent organization that can be considered to be representative of banking organizations in the country. Moreover, it has launched numerous campaigns and provided various types of services that target specific market segments based on age and race…
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BANCO POPULAR: A COMPANY OVERVIEW

BANCO POPULAR: A COMPANY OVERVIEW Banco Popular is the third largest commercial banking company in Spain. While Spain is the base and the largest market for Banco Popular, the institution has operating facilities in several other European countries, as well as joint operating agreements to provide banking services in Mexico and some South American countries (Banco Popular, 2004). This overview of Banco Popular includes the history of the banking institution and a description of the markets in which the bank participates. The opportunities available to Banco Popular in the markets in which it participates are discussed. The effects of government regulations on the operation of the bank are considered. The…
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Bally Manufacturing Establishments

Bally Manufacturing Establishments EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, AND RECOMMENDATIONS In mid1988, Bally Manufacturing owned four casinohotels. The establisments were located in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and in both Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada. Bally also manufactured slot machines, lottery ticket machines, German wall machines, and exercise equipment. Bally also owned and operated a nationwide chain of fitness centers (under the names Jack LaLanne, Health & Tennis Center, and Scandanavian Health Spa), and the Six Flags theme park chain. By self definition (according to the case), Bally Manufacturing was in the gaming business. This business, for Bally, included both the operation of gambling establishments, and the manufacture of gaming equipment. In spite of…
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Bajaj Motorcycles

Bajaj Motorcycles According to the official Bajaj Auto Limited website online, Bajaj is a leading manufacturer of motorcycles, scooters or ungeared two wheelers, and three wheelers in India. The three wheeler is considered both as a passenger carrier and as an economical and reliable delivery vehicle. Bajaj is one of India's ten largest companies in terms of market capitalization and as among the top five in terms of annual sales revenues. The company was founded in 1945. From 1948 to 1959, Bajaj imported scooters and three-wheelers from Italy but in 1959 the company obtained a production license. Bajaj started producing scooters in 1961 and three wheeler products in 1962. Today,…
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Bahamas Tourism

Bahamas Tourism Internet Versus Traditional Advertising Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Casino Internet Versus Traditional Advertising The Bahamas have suffered in the recent past because of declining tourism due to a host of factors, including pollution and a decaying infrastructure. However, those problems have been eliminated during the 1980s and once again the Bahamas is seeing record numbers of tourists arrive. In 1995, “3.23 million foreign tourists visited the 700 islands that make up the Bahamas” (Bergsman, 1996: 1). One of the biggest problems causing the decline in tourism was the outdated hotels, many in disrepair. The government owned many of the hotels but sold them to private developers during…
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Babbitt Brothers Trading Company

Babbitt Brothers Trading Company Babbitt Brothers Trading Company operates in Arizona and are part of a family-owned and controlled diversified business. Bill Galis came to the company less than one year ago as president and chief operating officer, but he has spent the bulk of his time with the Department Store Division where he has instituted a number of reforms, including downsizing the buying department, replacing the general merchandise manager, implementing MIS systems designed to give more accurate and more timely information to key personnel, and where he now faces the challenges of more management changes and entry into the market of a major competitor from the south. The most…
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B2C vs. B2B

B2C vs. B2B B2C, or business-to-consumer e-commerce, is the selling of products or services to individual consumers over the Internet. B2B, or business-to-business e-commerce, is the selling of products or services to other businesses over the Internet. Since both types of business are e-commerce, ostensibly they should operate similarly; however, there is a significant difference in the supply chains of the two types of businesses. The fundamental distinction between the B2B and B2C supply chains is in their handling of fulfillment. Fulfillment is a bulwark of customer satisfaction in e-commerce, particularly in B2C. A customer who orders a book from Amazon.com tonight expects to receive shipment of it within a…
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B.F. Goodrich A7D Break Case
THE B. F. GOODRICH A7D BREAK CASE
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B.F. Goodrich A7D Break Case THE B. F. GOODRICH A7D BREAK CASE Why Should MY In 1967, B. F. Goodrich won a bid to produce break assemblies for a new Air Force plane. The initial design had serious flaws, which almost immediately became apparent. Instead of making the necessary revisions in design, various people involved persisted in trying to force the original design to work. When it became obvious that it wouldn't, they began falsifying test data. When engineers went to supervisors and managers with the dilemma, they were virtually told to mind their own business and to continue with what they were doing. Ultimately, Goodrich delivered a phony qualification…
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