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The Influence of Performance Appraisal on Organizational Commitment - Introduction, Literature Review and Methodology

This 31 page paper is the introduction, literature review and methodology section of a dissertation to examine the impact of performance appraisals on an employee's commitment to their organization. The literature review includes an examination of the concept of organizational commitment, how commitment may be gained and measured as well as different types of appraisals and how they impact on employees. The methodology proposed a mixed methodology approach, using quantitative and qualitative research. The bibliography cites 33 sources.

Introduction a Methodology for a Research Project Examining the Implementation of TQM in Nigerian Firms

This 16 page paper is the first part of a dissertation to examine the barriers and challenges for implementing TQM in Nigerian firms. The introduction provide information about TQM and the project aims and objectives, along with justification for the research. The second section is the methodology, proposes the use of qualitative research with a case study approach. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

Dissertation Defense - Alignment of Learning Organization Characteristics and Readiness for Change in Kuwaiti Distribution Firms

This 9 page paper is a 24 slide PowerPoint presentation regarding a dissertation undertaken to assess the alignment of learning organization characteristics with readiness for change characteristics in distribution firms located in Kuwait. The aim of the study, research questions, important literature, methodology and results are all presented.

Motivating Employees in Organizations That Have Downsized

This 28 page is written in the style of a dissertation. The paper investigates the way in which downsizing will impact on employees that survive in order to assess strategies which may be used to maintain or increase employee motivation levels. The paper presents an introduction, justification for the study, methodology, literature review and simulated primary research results. The primary research in the paper focuses on downsizing in the UK. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

Re-Hospitalization/African American Women with Hypertension

A 15 page research paper that outlines the first chapter on a study dissertation that addresses the influence of affordability on medication adherence among hypertensive African American women. The paper describe the nature of the problem, purpose of the study, the conceptual framework, operational definitions, assumptions, limitations, scope and delimitations. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Research Proposal to Assess the Causes of Employee Theft

This 22 page paper is a research proposal for a full-length dissertation in the causes of employee theft. The problem is considered from the context of security risk management, looking at a number of different theoretical approaches to causes of crime, with an in-depth literature review, and a proposal for a suitable research methodology utilizing quantitative and qualitative research approaches. The bibliography cites 22 sources.

Investigating the Reasons for the High Level of Unemployment among Graduates in Nigeria

This 38 page paper is an in-depth look at the potential reasons for the high level of unemployment in university graduates in Nigeria. The paper is written in the style of a dissertation, including an introduction, aims and methods and a lengthy literature review, examining the economic theories as well as the trends and patterns of unemployment seen in Nigeria. The paper also presents a detailed methodology for primary research. The bibliography cites 36 sources.

Information System Evaluation for Customer Relationship Management in the Banking Sector

This 5 page paper is a dissertation proposal with the aim of undertaking a study to develop an evaluation system to predict the value that CRM may add to a banking organisation when looking at any specific organisation and the specific CRM system. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

Nursing Leadership as a Key Staff Retention Tool

This 100 page dissertation relates the issue of nursing leadership, including leadership qualifications, training and communication, as the basis for retaining staffing in the nursing profession. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

How Can Employers Reduce Unnecessary Absenteeism in their Employee Base?

This 75 page paper is a dissertation style paper investigating the ways in which employers may be able to reduce unnecessary absenteeism in the employees. The paper starts by giving a comprehensive introduction and justifying the reason for the research. A comprehensive literature review is then presented, looking at influences on absenteeism including motivational theories and the concept of employee equity. Primary research using self completed questionnaires is emulated and results along with recommendations are presented. The bibliography cites 39 sources.

Career Anchors; A Discussion of Findings

This 21 page paper is written as a discussion section in a dissertation that examines the presence and type of career anchors seen in the Nigerian IT industry. The paper examines the students results form quantitative and qualitative research and compares these to the empirical research and current models.

Can EVA or CVA be a Superior Method of Share Valuation

This 7 page paper is a proposal for a project or dissertation to investigate is the use of economic value-added or cash value added may be a less volatile and more reliable method of assessing the performance of a company rather than only the performance of a share. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

A Dissertation Plan and Statistics Questions

This 12 page paper is written in two parts. The first part is a proposal for a dissertation or project examining how implementation of e-Commerce for Singapore Stockbroking Firms could take place. The proposal includes a literature review and a methodology as well as an outline of why this is a valuable subject. The second part of the paper answers specific questions regarding the use of statistics and statistical testing methods. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

World Religions

This 200 page paper is a dissertation on the world religions, and promotes a comparative view on the major religions. Bibliography lists 100 sources.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Special Education

This 30 page paper provides an overview of a dissertation study on ADHD. This paper integrates a review of literature and a methodology and shows how a study could be conducted. Bibliography lists 15 sources

Treatment and Management of Sexual Offenders

This 60 page paper is a dissertation study of the treatment and management of sexual offenders. This paper relates the existing studies on this subject and makes some distinct conclusions on beneficial approaches. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

SMEís In Portugal; Research Suggestions

This 4 page paper looks at how a project or dissertation on small to medium sized enterprises in Portugal may be approached. The paper outlines the background research, modes that may be used, how primary research may be undertaken and the different ways that this broad subject may be refined. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

Four Dissertation Topics For International Finance And Accounting

8 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses NAFTA, Thai baht collapse, Canadian bank merger and reinsurance as potential topics for dissertation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

E-Commerce; A Dissertation Proposal

This 5 page paper is the outline for a dissertation looking at the implementation of e-commerce by a large company. The outline includes security issues, advantages and disadvantages, the trade offs that may need to be undertaken to gain the most value, legal issues and how e-commerce should be approached and used strategically. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

Images of Women in Advertising

This 6 page paper considers the different theories regarding how women are portrayed in advertising. Written as the first chapter of a dissertation, the paper outlines different theoretical approaches and then applies these to the way that three magazines, all aimed at different age groups, portray women. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

IP Telephony; A Project Proposal

This 4 page paper is an outline for a dissertation looking at the current status of IP telephony and the future potential in order to project the way in which this technology may be used in the future. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Determining a Future Strategy for Ryanair; Concept Paper

This 40 page paper is a dissertation proposal to examine the position of the Irish low cost airline Ryanair and to develop a future strategy for the way it can increase market share and revenue in the long term. The paper gives an introduction, outlines the problem, presents a literature overview and a methodology with a length section on the way sampling will take place focusing on the use of the internet for the sample population. The paper is then followed by an annotated bibliography. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

The Use of Computer programs in Teaching English

This 4 page paper is a dissertation plan to examine how and why computer teaching is able to help students learning English. The paper presents the reasons for the research, the research question, undertakes a brief literature review and states how the research will be useful for others in the future. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

Determining a Future Strategy for Ryanair; Concept Paper

This 19 page paper is a dissertation proposal to examine the position of the Irish low cost airline Ryanair and to develop a future strategy for the way it can increase market share and revenue in the long term. The paper gives an introduction, outlines the problem, presents a literature overview and a methodology followed by an annotated bibliography. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

Dissertation Proposal; Critical Evaluation of UK Welfare Benefits and/or Support System for Asylum Seekers and itsí Implications for Women Asylum Seekers and Refugees with Particular Focus on Somali Asylum Seekers and Refugees

This 22 page paper is the proposal for a dissertation to examine the impact of the UK welfare state on asylum seekers and how this impacts particularly on Somali woman and children who may be mire vulnerable and need more support than other asylum seekers groups. The paper outlines research questions, presents an outline literature review that includes consideration of the role of the welfare state and the way in which asylum seekers and refuges are treated and a methodology for primary research with the use of interviews. The bibliography cites 45 sources.

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Chapter One:  Hypothesis

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Chapter Two:  Literature Review

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Chapter Three:  Methodology

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Chapter Four:  Discussion

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Chapter Five:  Conclusions

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Bibliography

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