- Strategies for riding the petrochemical boom. Morris, Gregory DL; Coeyman, Marjorie // Chemical Week;3/22/1995, Vol. 156 Issue 11, p43
Focuses on strategies to take advantage of the growth of the petrochemical industry. Emphasis on good correlation between real demand growth and gross national product (GNP) to make expansion worthwhile; Farsightedness and restriction in the American styrene position; Pitfalls to avoid;...
- Iran's economy needs the West to bolster flagging oil production. // Geo-Strategy Direct;3/22/2006, p3
This article focuses on the importance of Western region to Iran to boost its weakening oil production, based on a report from the Begin-Sedat Center for Strategic Studies. The report stated that Iran, despite its threats, remains independent on the West. The West help increase crude oil...
- WHEN DOES DECISION AUTONOMY INCREASE EXPATRIATE MANAGERS' ADJUSTMENT? AN EMPIRICAL TEST. Takeuchi, Riki; Shay, Jeffrey P.; Li, Jiatao // Academy of Management Journal;Feb2008, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p45
To enhance understanding of expatriate adjustment, we examine the effect of the decision autonomy afforded to expatriate managers on their own adjustment as well as the moderating effect of global integration pressure. We further investigate the mitigating effect of a parent company's...
- æ±‰å—çš„é…åŠ›. 文 晏格文 // China Economic Review (13506390);Jun2013, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p70
The article discusses Chinese writing system, the oldest writing system in the world. Topics discussed include richness of Chinese writing system over Western alphabet, how Chinese characters provide a link to the distant past, and calligraphy of Chinese characters. It mentions how lack of rigid...
- Salamah: Sabic must rationalize. // Chemical Week;4/15/1998, Vol. 160 Issue 14, p8
Focuses on the need of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) to rationalize several aspects of its management in response to the Asian economic crisis. Management aspects that needs to be rationalized; Effect of the increased competition and capacity expansions in petrochemicals in the...
- Take a closer look. Penning, Ralph // NZ Business;Mar2001, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p41
Advises business managers on how to increase the number of skilled immigrants in New Zealand. Strong demand for reskilling and reorientation of immigrants; Financial resource complaints of entrepreneurial migrants; Importance of teaching business ethics.
- The real financials of expat assignments. Doerr, John E. // Management Review;May96, Vol. 85 Issue 5, p5
Focuses on the financial aspects of managing expatriate assignments. High cost of expatriate assignments; Reasons why companies are reconsidering the idea of having expatriates; Benefits gained by companies from their expatriate assignments.
- Building Relationships in Cultures That Don't Do Small Talk. Molinsky, Andy; Hahn, Melissa // Harvard Business Review Digital Articles;4/8/2015, p2
The article discusses the topic of cross-cultural management in business, particularly on how foreign workers can develop relationships in cultures that are not too engaged in small talk, suggesting that said workers should take a longer-term perspective in developing relationships.
- Plugging the skills gap. Milmo, Sean // ICIS Chemical Business;11/17/2008, Vol. 274 Issue 19, p28
The article focuses on the long-term shortage of qualified personnel in petrochemical companies in the Middle East. It states that there is a large number of petrochemical, refining and upstream oil, and gas schemes that are planned under construction yet there is still scarcity of qualified...