International Organizations are formal institutional structures transcending national boundaries that are created by multilateral agreement among nation-states. Their purpose is to foster international cooperation in areas such as security, law, economic and social matters and diplomacy. The world system has many factors that effect what happens in world Politics. One major explanation of this is the State-Centric approach where state-actors and the world system work together. This makes it so that everyone is accountable for their actions since all of the state-actors are on a world stage. Many events that happen in the world can also have other factors that can directly or indirectly be influenced by Non Governmental organizations.
One issue in the United States is controlling the U.S.-Mexico border and trying to contain the drug cartels out of America. One major problem that the U.S. is facing is that these drug cartels are not part of Mexican authority. They have no direct connection with the government of Mexico. Therefore they are not sponsored by the Mexican Government. On the other hand they are indirectly very involved with the Mexican Government. For example when someone in a Drug-Cartel run area tries to run for a political position and is not approved by the cartel they will not end up winning that position and if they do he or she will be forced out of office. Not, only will they not win the election, they can also be killed or harassed by the Drug Cartel. Recently I had read an article about how the Mexican Youth is being forced to join the drug cartels. It is very easy for the kids because the minimum wage in Mexico is so low only around 5 dollars a day. On the other hand the cartel can afford to give them around $100 to $150 a day. When they start getting kills they can make thousands a day. Another problem with this situation is that 35,000 people...
...AMD : A Customer-CentricApproach to Innovation
ISEG – ISM MBA Program
September 30, 2010
Professional Management Skills Assessment
Word Count: 2600
This case analyzes the strategy of AMD, a microprocessor manufacturer which is a direct competitor of another microprocessor company, Intel. Between the two companies the competition has never been really balanced because of Intel’s much more Important Size and budget. AMD has found itself in a bad shape several times but has always success in overcoming difficulties resulting from its far smaller market shares and – over the years – has built a strategy to survive and strengthen its position against its giant competitor Intel.
What would it take for AMD to see significant increase in its market share in processors used in corporate desktops and notebooks? How can the success of Opteron in the server segment be leveraged to other segments?
It would take a lot for AMD to catch up with Intel as the gap in terms of market share between the two companies is huge. Except in very specialized niche markets, Intel has kept a significant leadership in every segments, including the server microprocessor market where AMD best performed. Still in the second quarter of 2010, the domination of Intel over the market was undeniable with 86.1% market share against 13.7% for AMD on the pc processor segment, 72.2% against 27.5% on the desktop microprocessor market and a 93.5% market share against 6.5% on...
JANUARY 31, 2007
ELIE OFEK LAUREN BARLEY
AMD: A Customer-CentricApproach to Innovation
Hector Ruiz, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), slowly hung up the phone as he reached for a piece of paper in his top-desk drawer. Quietly studying the handwritten word “MAID” on it, Ruiz scratched out the letter “D” for Dell. It was mid 2006, and Ruiz had just talked with Michael Dell, the founder and chairman of Dell Inc (Dell). He had called Ruiz with the news that Dell would purchase Opteron, AMD’s server microprocessor, for its highest-end server line. Dell had long been an Intel-only shop. Landing Dell as a customer was the culmination of a four-year effort that AMD had codenamed Project MAID. Sunnyvale, California-based AMD designed and manufactured microprocessors for the computing, communications, and consumer electronics markets. With roughly 10,000 employees, the semiconductor company had 2005 revenues of $5.8 billion, a 17% increase over 2004. The 2003 launch of Opteron and the company’s AMD64 technology ushered in a new chapter in AMD’s history. Traditionally, AMD had been a distant follower to Intel, which had a dominant position in microprocessors for the server and personal computer (PC) markets. However, Intel’s dominance was eroding as Opteron gained acceptance and AMD focused on “customer-centric innovation” under Ruiz, who was appointed CEO in 2002. Driven by Opteron’s success, AMD’s unit share in servers...
Ethics In Criminal Justice
“Indictment: The McMartin Trial”
Movie Critique “Indictment: The Mcmartin Trial”
The movie we viewed in class showed a perfect example of how the legal system and court system could be unfair and unjust to the offender and the victim. The McMartin Preschool Abuse trial is one of the longest and most expensive criminal trials in American history, and should serve as a cautionary tale to other big trials such as this one. The Mcmartin trial left many children damaged, as well as ruined many careers of the preschool staff and changed their lives forever.
I think the main victim in this trial was Ray Buckey, who was the principal defendant in the trial and spent many years in jail awaiting trial due to the accusations of the children and the media that he sexualy molested the children in the preschool. I believe this trial was blown way out of proportion by the media and jurors at the trial. i think the jury and the media should of been more cautious. Every accusation of the children on the staff was misinterpreted and blown way out of proportion.
I think the expert testimony about the children showed how the expert could be biased and unprofessional at his job. I think it is the testimonies that made the trial blow way out of proportion and caused the accused to suffer. The experts at these testimonies would pressure the children into giving in and answering the questions...
...Drug Trafficking and terrorism In the United States 1
Drug trafficking is financing terrorism in our nation, drug trafficking is no longer a social and criminal ill but a trade that funds organized crime, terrorism and other security threats. . Some might find it to be a long shot, how drug trafficking and embassy bombings ( or even 9/11 ) are related .Money serves as the largest contributor to the advancement of terror organizations .Unlike other crime, however, drug trafficking often has a twofold purpose for some terrorists .Most of the illicit drugs consumed in the United States come through or from Mexico. Another issue with terrorism and drug trafficking is domestic terrorism .The correlation of drug trafficking and terrorism is called, narco terrorism which is a subset of terrorism in which terrorist groups participate directly in the cultivation, manufacture, transportation, or distribution of controlled substances and the monies derived from these activities. DEA Definition: A narco-terrorist organization is an organized group that is complicit in the activities of drug trafficking in order to further or fund premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets with the intention to influence a government or group of people. According to the DEA “The links between terrorism and narcotrafficking are real and growing, according to current...
Scientific and human relations management
in the 21ST century
Name: Doan Thi Thu Hoai
Class: FB 5A
There are no fixed definication of management, but differences authorities has the differences views about it. About the 21st century, there are the emergence of knowledge management which started with the first pioneers were called classical approach. Some theories longer exist because they are no longer relevant in today's environment, but some theories are still implemented like Scientific Management and Human Relations.- follow two difference schools of managament: one follow to the classical theories, while the other belongs to Neo-classical theories . The problem is that there are different debates which focused on the application or suitability of there two approaches in the current organizational enviroment.
Scientific management can be seen as an important evolutionary stage in the historical development of management studies. Although Scientific Management-according to my personal opinion and many others, does play an important part in the 21st century,it is necessary to relized that this method of management weaknesses limit the take effect of it in the current working environment, and therefore not all his tenants can apply to organizations modern. This part to emphasize both the strengths and weaknesses of Scientific Management in context of the 21st century through...
After several years as an Intel’s follower, AMD had finally achieved the market recognition of a superior product for the Server and Workstation Segment and, as a consequence, is gaining market share at Intel’s expenses. Faced with the need of increasing volume, AMD considers essential to leverage the success obtained with Opteron to increase market share in other segments. The analysis of the data presented in the case indicates that there is still volume to make in the Server Segment and important issues to address in this same segment. We can also conclude that there is a high probability of failure in succeeding in other segments. For these reasons, AMD should focus in its key segment in the short-term and, only after consolidating its market position in this particular segment and establishing the value of AMD’s Brand, consider a major strategy to expand to other segments.
AMD is present in the B2B market with little interaction with the final consumer. Its costumer basis is composed by the OEMs, according to the following segmentation: Segment
Server And Workstations Desktop Higher-end Business Mid-range Business Lower-end Business Higher-end Business and Consumer Mid-range Business and consumer Lower-end consumer Higher-end Business and Consumer...
...7. An investor is evaluating the use of the bottom-up approach and the top-down approach to fundamental analysis. The investor wants to use the approach that will best enable them to structure a diversified share portfolio that will achieve specified income returns and capital gains. Which approach do you recommend the investor adopt?
We can use bottom-up approach to make a comparison of the performance indicators with other similar firms in the same industry and thus mixes a wide variety of investments within a portfolio. If the investor wants to achieve specified return on the stock. The bottom-up approach provides a series of information like earning per share and liquidity to investors for constructing a well-diversified share portfolio which minimise unsystematic risk and provide a specific return.
13. A tutor of a university financial markets class has been asked by a student to explain the random walk hypothesis.
a) Explain the main propositions of the random walk hypothesis.
The random walk hypothesis is the theory that stock price changes have the same distribution and are independent of each other, so the past movement or trend of a stock price or market cannot be used to predict its future movement. Each share is assumed to have an intrinsic value that is based on expectations of investors about the present value of the firm’s future net cash flow. The price of the share...
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