RESTABLISHMENT OF THE CALIPHATE AND ITS PREDOMINANT IMPACT ON THE WORLD
The word ‘caliphate’ refers to the early Islamic empires which existed in the Arabian Peninsula region. It was the earliest system of Islamic governance after the death of Muhammad Prophet (the messenger/messiah of Allah). Muhammad Prophet was the accepted supreme leader of the Muslims as he had unified the Arabs under the vast umbrella of what is now professed as Islam. There is however different aspects, which exist amongst different communities and religions. While the non-Muslims think that Muhammad Prophet was the founder of Islam; a majority of the Muslims believe that he was the man who revived the monotheistic faith after people like Adam, Moses, Abraham, etc. It has been many centuries since that era; and for the past few centuries the concept of the Caliph has been abolished completely. Now, the question here arises, why am I talking about a dead and decayed issue? The reason is simple, with the rapid rise of the ISIS (Islamic state of Iraq and Al-Sham) which is a Sunni fundamentalist group the concept of Jihad has been misinterpreted by the majority of the Muslim population. This has also led to the spread of rumors of the revival of the Caliphate in the Arab, the North African region and parts of Europe and Asia. A caliphate dominated and run by the ISIS. Seeing the circumstances and situations in countries like Iraq and Syria coupled with the fall of the USA as a superpower; would encourage this group to spread their culture far and wide. This would affect the world adversely. In my opinion this expansion in the name of Islam has begun. One incident which explains it all is that of a young Indian Muslim who after going to Mecca was never found. The preface to his loss is that he had stopped using all Americanized goods such as his TV, Mobile Phone, Computer, etc. Rumor has it that he has now gone and joined the ISIS’s revolution against America. Let us be reminded that he is...
One biological explanation for the cause of phobic disorders suggests that we can relate it back to our genetics. This theory values the ‘nature’ side in the nature vs nurture debate. This theory uses twin studies to try and separate geneticfactors from environmentalfactors in order to draw a causal conclusion between genetics and phobias. If a closer concordance rate was found between MZ and DZ twins we could suggest a genetic inheritance for the phobia. Kindler predicted a 67% heritability rate for agoraphobia, 59% for blood injury, 51% for social phobia and 47% for animal phobia. This suggests that there are geneticfactors which influence the development of a phobic disorder and those with a phobic relative are greater predisposed to develop a phobia.
This theory suggests that phobics may have developed an oversensitive fear response which could explain why they are so anxious in the presence of their feared stimuli, called the adrenergic theory. This can be explained through the functioning of the ANS which controls organs stimulated in arousal, such as the heart. Individuals who inherit abnormally high levels of arousal in the ANS would exhibit higher levels of adrenaline which may result in panic attacks and increased anxiety that the same will happen again when exposed to the...
Amy S. Rivera
Mr. Jim Severnak
October 19, 2008
This paper will discuss Coca-Cola’s organization as this company conducts both domestic and global marketing. The high-level domestic and global environmentalfactors that will impact the organization’s marketing decision will be discussed, as well as how technology impacts the organization’s marketing decisions. The author will also analyze the importance of social responsibility and ethics as related to the organization’s marketing.
Coca-Cola is a globally marketed company that has enjoyed international success. By having the ability to find the right balance between worldwide standardization and domestic adaptation, Coke has become the number one brand in the industry (Armstrong, 2005). However, popularity does not mean instant success in the international market. Companies need to understand the international marketing environment before deciding to operate on a global basis (Armstrong, 2005). Companies today face a bigger challenge with this understanding as new opportunities and problems have arisen over the past two decades, due to the massive changes in the international marketing environment (Armstrong, 2005).
Many domestic and global environmentalfactors are involved that have either a positive or negative impact on a company's...
MKT 461 - Marketing
March 11, 2007
In any company, external factors exist that have an effect on the firms operations. Much of the time, these factors are largely uncontrollable and can only be managed and influenced to the best of the firm's ability. These factors are what make up the marketing environment. In this paper, we will explore some of the domestic and global environmentalfactors that may impact Dell Computer Corporation's marketing decisions, how technology impacts Dell's marketing decisions, and we will also take a look at the importance of social responsibility and ethics as related to Dell's marketing ventures.
Dell Computer Corporation is the world's leading direct computer systems company. From the company's very modest start in 1984 to the present day, Dell has had many different environmentalfactors to work with and overcome. Like most companies, Dell must consider each of the major elements of the marketing environment, which include the social, economic, political and legally, technological, competitive, and institutional environments. These elements have are usually uncontrollable, yet they have an impact on the decisions a company can control. So, a company's marketing team must recognize...
...“Some days, optimism can be hard to come by.
The world is facing unprecedented challenges.”
When it comes to promoting a product or service, one size does not fit all. Certain aspects of the marketing plan need to change depending on whether the company is marketing domestically or globally. Coca-Cola, Inc. is a successful organization with both global and domestic operations. An organization of this magnitude has external factors that can affect the complete operations of the company. These factors can range from social, economic, technological, competitive, and authoritarian, which in many foreign countries, if not well managed can become problematic. These factors are the marketing environment in which the company has to make decisions that will affect the operations of the company.
Domestic and environmentalfactors that could affect Coca-Cola range from social, economic, technological, competition from both foreign governments and companies and regulatory hurdles that must be overcome. Despite the challenges, the changes in climate, global warming, changes to land and water, there are three issues critical to the company, and they state the following:
“We at The Coca-Cola Company are working hard to help. We are bringing the hearts and know-how of...
January 14, 2013
One can make little argument that the current economic state of the world is largely dependant upon the whole ratherthan the one. The old days of a country being able to completely sustain itself are coming to a rapid conclusion. Information technology and global shipping and receiving abilities have really created a global link from one country to the next. The United States was at one time one of the world’s most productive producers. We sold products to nearly every part of globe. Fast forward to today and we see that the United States is the world’s leading consumer. Purchasing became cheaper that producing and the trend held, now production is at an all time low leading to some of the most crucial economic concerns in our history. Global dependence while necessary to some degree is crippling without proper balance. A successful economy can’t thrive solely as a consumer. The money to purchase will only last so long. Economic independence of any kind requires production. The world has to need your products as much as you need theirs in order for global economics to pay off in a balanced fashion. This is the big issue facing leadership today.
The oil and gas industry has long been an area where dependence on foreign oil has been the subject of...
...Environmentalfactors can play a major part in a company's marketing plan. Environmentalfactors can include social, ecological, political, cultural, technological, and ethical issues. PepsiCo can face all these issues because they are a global company. Many of these issues can affect PepsiCo's marketing plan even in different areas of the United States. Larger environmentalfactors affect the way they market globally with different factors having to be considered in each area of the world.
A company operates within a larger framework of the external environment that shapes the opportunities and threat to an organization. The external environment for global and domestic marketing decisions is comprised of forces that are part of a company's marketing process but is external to the organization. Those forces include the organization's market, its producer's suppliers, and intermediaries. It would be necessary for companies to understand that the environmental conditions because the conditions interact with marketing strategy decisions. The external environmental has a huge impact on the determination of marketing decisions. Any successful company will scan the external environment that affects them so they would be able to respond profitably to the unmet needs and trends in targeted markets.
PepsiCo is a large company that conducts...
March 8, 2011
Nike is an organization that conducts both domestic and global marketing. The environmentalfactors will be identified that will affect the global and domestic marketing decisions. The following will be addressed as they relate to the organization’s marketing decisions: Analyze the influence of global economic interdependence and the effect of trade practices and agreements. Examine the importance of demographics and physical infrastructure. Analyze the influence of cultural differences. Examine the importance of social responsibility and ethics versus legal obligations. Explain the effect of technology.
Nike’s influence on global economic interdependence is very great. Nike has several countries that they not only market to but outsource work to such as a company called Silver Star in the country Pakistan who has been producing their soccer balls since mid 2007 (Nike Biz, 2010). Because Nike does a great amount of global production business they have a very influential effect on trade practices and agreements as it pertains to their business deals. For example Nike has created the Workers in Factories “Freedom Association” (Nike Biz, 2010). This association is committed to bringing all trade practices and agreements up...
...EnvironmentalFactorsEnvironmentalfactors can be political, social, ecological, cultural, technological and ethical in nature. Any organization that develops a product or service that they want to market domestically or globally must consider what the impact each of these factors may have for them. Not considering these factors can result in the failed attempt to market a product, which may be successful domestically, in other countries where there is a significant market potential.
PepsiCo is a large company which conducts both domestic and global marketing and is very well known. One of the main products and one that I use everyday is Pepsi. PepsiCo also produces Quaker Oats, Lays chips, Gatorade, and Tropicana orange juice.
With the world so focused on ecological factors in today's environment it is only wise for PepsiCo to align itself with the majority. 2005 has seen PepsiCo immersed in ecological environmentalfactors. Domestically PepsiCo has pledged themselves to the Greenhouse Gas Cuts, hoping to reduce gas emissions enough to equal the use of 5 million automobiles (PepsiCo.com). In June 2005 PepsiCo opened a new state-of-the-art Frito-Lay plant in Texas which is environmentally friendly and will serve as a model of resource conservation through innovations in renewable energy, alternative lighting, energy...