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Comparison of Management Control Systems between Texas Instruments and Hewlett-Packard

Management Control Systems of Texas Instruments and Hewlett-Packard

Texas Instruments (TI) and Hewlett-Packard (HP) were two electronics firms that developed, manufactured, and sold electronic products. Although the two firms operated in similar industries, they chose very different management control systems and strategies. While TI’s competitive advantage was mainly based on high volume and low price, HP’s competitive advantage was to manufacture high-value and […]

Corporate Governance of Costco Wholesale Corporation

Corporate Governance of Costco Wholesale Corporation

I. Board of Directors a. Corporate Governance: Board Overview 1. Corporate Governance: Board Elections According to the firm’s corporate governance guideline, Costco Wholesale Corporation (the “Company”) adopts the staggered board. Directors are divided into three classes; each class is elected to a three-year term. The staggered board prevents any board member from gaining majority control […]

How Metrics Are Used to Evaluate Management Performance and Award Bonuses

Performance Metrics And Management Evaluation

In publicly-traded companies, there is a separation between the ownership and their management. Executives may take actions that benefit them, with shareholders bearing the cost of their behaviors. These costs are generally known as agency costs. To prevent executives from making decisions that better themselves at the expense of stakeholders, companies, and boards of directors […]

Leadership Styles: Autocratic and Democratic Leadership

Leadership Style: Autocratic and Democratic Leadership

There are different leadership styles. Each style can have a unique influence on a company’s performance and effectiveness. It is because leadership styles can influence employees’ satisfaction and trust. In general, leadership styles can be divided into three major categories. They are autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire leadership. There is no best leadership style. They all […]

Change Management: Resistance to Change

Change Management: Resistance to Change

Symptoms of Resistance to Change in change management, resistance to change can be visible or invisible. Higher gossip around the coffee points about the changes, lower morale, and productivity can be the signs of invisible resistance. In contrast, open debates are one obvious sign of visible resistance. A visible resistance is more beneficial to organizational […]

Cisco's Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility of Cisco

There are a large number of interpretations of corporate social responsibility (CSR). One popular definition is that CSR as business practices that aim at social and environmental issues, including pollution, inequality, public health, etc. Companies that adopt CSR practices have higher operational performance and a greater level of sustainability. Similarly, another definition views CSR as […]