Research Database

The First Union-Wachovia Bank Merger

10 pages. The merger of First Union and Wachovia Banks is the topic of this paper. In any major merger such as this, there are many economic factors to consider. Some of the topics include the corporate culture and personnel integration that are involved in any merger, the market concentration, and employee morale when a merger takes place. There are economic market concentrations to consider as well as product expansion and scale economies. Funding costs and production costs are further considerations. This is a well-researched paper that includes many topics that are related to this and any other merger. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

School Leadership

A 3 page research paper that discusses the topic of school leadership and what research tells stakeholders about this topic. Leadership research and literature pertaining to school environments shows that educational leadership is a factor that is significant to the role of all stakeholders, not simply that of formal administrators, such as principals (Wallin, 2003). Successful school leaders require a complex blend of "knowledge, skill, theory, disposition and values" in order to achieve and sustain students learning goals (Halverson, 2004, p. 90). Literature on this topic shows that administrators, teachers, parents and even students must all contribute to the leadership equation for a school to enjoy success (Wallin, 2003). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Four Varied Psychological Topics

This 14 page paper addresses four diverse topics. The first is perceptual systems and how we might avoid misinterpretation. An example is provided. The second is a brief discussion of Freud's and Hobson's dream interpretation theories. A 'dream' is recounted with the writer discussing how each theorist might interpret it. The third topic is creativity and intelligence. Each is first briefly defined. The discussion then centers on how creative thinking and brainstorming might be used to solve a problem. The fourth topic is Maslow's Peak Experience. His hierarchy is identified with a longer description of the self-actualized person. An example of a peak experience is reported. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Pharmaceutical Industry/Business Law

This 15 page research paper begins by briefly summarizing a New York Times article that reports a massive layoff of pharmaceutical workers in New Jersey due to a merger. The information in this article relates to the information discussed in chapter 17 of Beatty and Samuelson's text on business law, Introduction to Business Law, in that it applies to the topic of employment security directly, and to other topics indirectly, such as at-will employment. The writer/tutor, first of all, summarizes information that is relevant to these topics and then offers conclusions regarding the political, social and ethical ramifications of employment security and at-will employment, with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical industry. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Introduction for Dissertation to Assess if there is a Correlation between Hedging and Airline Profitability

This 4 page paper is an introduction for a project to assess whether or not there is a positive correlation between airlines which undertake fuel hedging and profit levels. The introduction provides justification for the research to take place and identifies qualitative and quantitative research questions. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

A Relevant Curriculum - Survey Results

This 6 page paper reports the results of a hypothetical survey of middle school students, their parents and their teachers. The survey was to discover which topics in the curriculum each group considered relevant and which relevant topics had been left out of the curriculum. Topics are mostly broad categories. The results are presented first in narrative form and then with three bar graphs. Note that two of the graphs are presented alone on a page due to spacing. No Bibliography.

Listening Techniques

A 16 page research paper, which includes a 1-page abstract and an 1-item appendix, that addresses the topic of listening, which is a foundational skill to academic achievement at all levels. This literature review explores the topic of listening, both from the perspective of how teachers can improve on their listening skills and also how they can instruct their students in regards to listening skills. Topics covered include the importance of listening; approaches to improving listening; classroom management techniques, getting students to listen; listening in the early grades; listening to music; listening techniques, effective listening; the importance of teachers. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

How Can the Recycling of Concrete Waste be increased in the UK?

This 70 page paper is an examination of the potential to increase the level of concrete recycling in the UK. The full length dissertation includes an introduction, aims and rationale. An in-depth literature review is undertaken to assess the need for more recycling, how it may take place and the uses for recycled concrete. The case study of Japan is used as an example of high achievement in recycling of concrete, the approach is assessed for viability in the UK. The paper focuses on the issues from the perspective of the construction industry. The bibliography cites 46 sources.

10 Dissertation Proposals

This 11 page paper has brief outline suggestions for projects or papers suitable for international accounts students. Subjects include the future of Islamic banking in the west, international environmental accounting, terrorism and accounting, the impact of cartels on profits, the role of the internet for financial management, cultural differences in accounting of different countries, risk reduction for international financial transactions and different ways of managing pensions schemes. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Interdisciplinary Social Action: A Review of Four Dissertations

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of interdisciplinarity in social work. The particular example of Black churches responding to the AIDS epidemic is utilized. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Dissertation Summary

This 5 page paper provides a review of the idea, hypothesis and methodology that was used in research to assess whether or not outsourcing can reduce costs or increase the value to government services.

Four Dissertation Proposals

This 16 page paper outlines four potential dissertations that concern accounting issues between the UK and one or more Arabic nations. The proposals have an outline question, consideration of the theoretical basis, a short literature review and a suggested schedule. The subjects are; 1. Environmental accounting in two different areas, 2. Accounting and terrorism, 3. The impact of international accounting standards on two different regions and 4. The impact of trade organisations and cartels on profits. The bibliography cites 14 sources.


This 13-page paper provides a situational analysis of the Internet company Yahoo. Topics discussed include the macro environment in which the company operates, the company's services and organizational structure, its marketing efforts and revenues. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

General Electric As A Learning Organization

Conceptual and empirical analyses of personnel management focuses on topics such as organizational leadership, communication, work motivation, decision-making, group dynamics, organizational development/learning, and organizational culture. This 5 page paper argues that the General Electric management system incorporates the principles of Peter Senge's concept of organizational learning which also includes systems thinking. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Personal Views On Education - Tutorial

This is a 6 page paper that offers personal views about different aspects of education. The topics discussed include: the roles of parents and the community in education, including citations related to the effects of parent involvement; administration's impact on teaching; and the impact of the student population, specifically, the need to meet the needs of a diverse population. Tutorial comments and recommendations throughout the paper. Bibliography lists 4 sources.


This 6-page paper attempts to describe the long- and short-term causes of the English Civil War, also known as the English Revolution, which took place in the 17th century. Topics discussed include religion as well as the Scots and Irish Rebellions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Viewpoints in Political Science - Canada

5 pages. This paper examines two opposing viewpoints in the Canadian political system, with comments and explanations on each. Some of the topics include the Canadian economic hierarchy as well as socialist and capitalist viewpoints. Bibliography lists 4 sources.


This 12 page paper provides a comprehensive overview of emphysema, one of the two primary chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)/chronic obstructive lung diseases (COLD). This paper offers an beginning introduction to how the lung functions, focusing on how emphysema affects the functioning. Other topics include: incidence of the disease; symptoms; diagnosis; treatment and prognosis. Bibliography lists 7 sources. tf


This 26-page paper focuses on microeconomics pertaining ti Palm, Inc. Topics discussed include price taking vs. price making, market structure and elasticity. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Psychology Is The Key To Unlocking The Mind

This 5 page paper discusses the topic question by tracing the contributions psychology has made to understanding the memory, learning and behavior. The writer offers examples of the work done and the insight gained, including the most recent theories on intelligence and learning. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Employee Training - Expense Or Investment

An 11 page paper that presents a proposal for a study. Sections include introduction, literature review of the topic, research objectives and questions, research methodology and limitations. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

Predicting Employee Turnover - Article Review

A 4 page paper that reviews a journal article that reports an empirical study. The writer discusses whether or not each of the elements needed for publishing a research report are included and makes comments about those topics. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Tutorial: Shiseido - Marketing In China

An 8 page paper. This is a tutorial paper that interweaves suggestions to the student throughout the sections of the paper. Topics include: decision-making frameworks, Shiseido Company, marketing plan for Shiseido in China, competitive analysis, marketing strategy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Shelley's "Frankenstein"

A five page paper looking at Mary Shelley's novel in terms of its larger social significance. The paper concludes that Shelley hints at topics as far-ranging as the ethics of men playing God, to the importance of a father's role in the rearing of children, to the tragedy of imperialism -- all within the relatively simple story of a scientist who wished to replicate human life. Bibliography lists three sources.

Debates On The Abolition Of Slavery

An 8 page paper that defines the hottest event leading up to 1876 to be the debate over the abolition of slavery, not only on moral grounds, but also on the political grounds of retaining the union of states. Debate topics include writings and speeches made by Garnet, Douglass, Garrison, Grimske, Lowell and Walker. The paper concludes with comments around the Lincoln 'house divided' speech, and the Lincoln-Douglas debate of Oct 15 1858. Bibliography lists more than a dozen sources.

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