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  • IKEA Code Of Conduct

    IKEA is one of the world’s top furniture manufacturing companies. The Swedish company has 381 stores in 47 countries, with more opening. The company designs and sells Scandinavian modern style furniture and accessories. To save money for itself and its customers, the company sells its furniture unassembled in flat packs, and has customers assemble their own furniture at home. IKEA has partnered with WWF, FSC, UNICEF ,and Save the Children, to protect the environment and help victims of poverty and natural disasters. IKEA is a company founded by Ingvar Kamprad, that sells affordable, high-quality furniture, while keeping the environment and unfortunate people in mind. IKEA was founded by Ingvar Feodor Kamprad. Kamprad was born on March 30 1926, on a small farm called Elmtaryd near Agunnaryd, in the Swedish province of Småland. Småland was one of the country’s poorest regions at that time. Kamprad began his career at six, when he bought pencils and matches in bulk, which he then resold to his classmates. When he was just ten, Kamprad went around the neighbourhood selling Christmas decorations, fish ,and pencils. The future entrepreneur set money aside, unlike his peers. At 17, Kamprad was rewarded a small sum of money from his father, who thought that the money would be used on education oriented matters. With the money Kamprad saved, he opened IKEA, at the age of 17 in 1943. IKEA is an abbreviation for Ingvar Kamprad from Elmtaryd, Agunnaryd. IKEA’s early years were slow. In…

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  • A Case Study Of Ikea's Global Marketing Strategy

    IKEA has created a global marketing strategy based upon its original business model developed in Sweden over 70 years ago, which focused on offering quality, low price products to the mass population. When entering developed markets, such as the U.S. and western nations, IKEA applies this globalized marketing strategy with very similar products, branding, positioning, and minor customizations made to appeal to consumers in each region. More recently, IKEA has started entering emerging markets…

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  • Indonesia Case Analysis

    Indonesia is one of the countries with abundance of natural resources with large populations. According to World Bank (2013) Indonesia is lower middle income country with GDP around 868.3 billion US dollar and the population is 249.9 million, while poverty headcount ration at national poverty line is 11.3% on 2014. The contention appear that this wealth resources country get the benefit or even get worse with the plenty of their natural resources. The economic growth in Indonesia in period…

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  • Fracking Environmental Effects

    their claims. Proponents argue that fracking has lifted the current economy by increasing jobs. Extraction jobs may provide short term growth, but eventually this growth will plummet. This loss happens as extraction sites gain attention from other investors. Once invested, a site develops an overabundance in resources, thus sinking firm costs. Overabundance will cause job loss in the process as firms can’t recover (Twomey et.al.). Jobs are also temporary since extraction only provides cash flow…

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  • John Smith's Struggle In Jamestown

    including conquering the land, battling natives tribes in a bid to secure settlements, while at the same time trying to stay true to their religious, entrepreneurial, and socio-ethical roots acquired in their former lands back in Europe. Through their writings, the soldier, administrator and adventurer John Smith, Poet Anne Bradstreet and Governor William Bradford depict an America whose lands were initially hard to subdue and inhabited by a people wary of the settlers who kept coming in droves…

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  • Victor Hugo's Les Misérabless By Thomas C. Foster

    Throughout his book, Thomas C. Foster makes many statements in his various chapters that leave readers with mixed emotions. Because of this, it is challenging to give a solid single response. On one hand, several chapters present ideas that, when tested against previously read literary works, are thought-provoking and provide a successful framework for accurately analyzing literature. On the other hand, Foster makes some claims that are broad generalizations that don’t always hold up to…

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  • Morality In Black Beauty

    throughout the entire novel always does his best even when it is hard and his spirits are broken. By doing so in his hard times, he gets help when he needs it the most by strangers. Dorothy goes on a journey through the Land of Oz where she must find her own way back home to Kansas. When she first lands in Oz, Dorothy meets the good Witch of the North who gives her the Wicked Witch of the East’s silver shoes and tells her to go to the Emerald city to ask Oz to send her home (Baum 13). The Witch…

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  • Drought In Kenya Essay

    2015). Who. int (2015) describes drought as a period in the climate cycle caused by lack of rainfall that result in lack of water that then leads to food shortages. The populations mostly affected by this climate induced disaster are; people of low social economic back ground, the elderly, children and the disabled. This assay looks at some of the adaptation taken in Kenya in response to drought. In 2014 the Government of Kenya estimated 1.6 million people were affected by drought due to lack…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Life After Vietnam

    I named my journey to the USA as Rose Harbor because my mother’s name was Rose, and the promised land of America that she offered me was a harbor. Since her death, one day at a time, I have taken her words to heart. I remember a walk with my mother that taught me the most important lesson about having resilience in one’s life. Even the little wood duck with its broken wings must fly again. On leaving her, I promised to her that I would live a good life for both of us. I vowed to overcome the…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Aid In Life

    My Aid in Life January 6th , 2011 felt like the end but it was a new beginning. This was the day that my parents divorced, and my mother and myself took a flight to Orlando, Florida, from Boston. The previous months were filled of heartbreak, addiction, sorrow, and secrets. Truly, I find it amazing how things can change so fast in just a short amount of time. The things I went through at that time were almost unbearable; but I can deeply thank Alex, my counselor, for all the motivation and…

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