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Thesis Research Proposal on The Implementation of a Japanese philosophy – Kaizen

Abstract
 Japanese are known for their dedication on work and profession. They really value their time and use it appropriately.  They have been engage in the philosophy which they called Kaizen. This particular philosophy focuses on the continuous improvement of almost all aspects of life. It was applied in their workplace to continually improve all the functions of the business. 

Historical Background
  The Total Quality Management is a management strategy which aims for a better quality of the organizational process. Usually, such businesses and firms rely on this tool to gain more growth within the organization. Apparently, the use of the Total Quality Management is also applicable to the everyday life of each individual who is engage in several activities everyday. This certain strategy will help them practice the right management of their daily task to avoid cramming and delays.
 According to W. Edwards Deming, who was considered as the Father of modern quality management, Kaizen…

A Comparative Study of Economical Impacts and Disaster Management of Tsunami in Indonesia and Sri Lanka – Research Proposal

1.0 Title The working title of this research is initially drafted as – A Comparative Study of Economical Impacts and Disaster Management of Tsunami in Indonesia and Sri Lanka 2.0 Abstract This qualitative study will investigate the differences between Indonesia and Sri Lanka with respect to the economical impacts and disaster management of tsunami. In this proposal, how the economy and the lives of the people are affected will be investigated. As well, how the international organisations such as the UN, World Bank and International Red Cross contributed in the fast recovery of both countries will be also addressed. 3.0 Introduction This paper discusses in detail the research proposal on the comparative study of Indonesia and Sri Lanka. In particular, the research will focus on the economical impacts and disaster management of tsunami. In this research proposal, the background, context and theme of the study are presented; the objectives of the study and the research statements are formulat…

Obstacles to Economic Growth: The Case of Indonesia Research Proposal

1.0Title The working title of this research initially drafted as Obstacles to Economic Growth: The Case of Indonesia 2.0Background of the Research Encyclopedia Britannica defines economic growth as the increase in the value of the goods and services produced by an economy which is conventionally measured by the real gross domestic product (real GDP). Growth is calculated in real terms for the purpose of netting out the effect of inflation on the price of the goods and services produced. Economic growth concerns long run as the increase in GDP is generally taken as an increase in the standard of living of the inhabitants. One of the several Asian nations that has seen positive economic growth is Indonesia. Indonesia has a market-based economy wherein the government plays a vital role. The Indonesian government controls more than 164 state-owned enterprises and administers basic goods prices such as fuel, rice and electricity. Indonesian economy is consists of agriculture, livestock forest…

Health Impacts of Air Pollution from Motor Vehicles: An Empirical Study of Sydney Research Proposal

1.0Background of the Study An average person inhales about 20, 000 liters of air everyday, exposing to risk of dangerous chemicals in air each time human breathe. Air pollution contains contaminants in the atmosphere and these dangerous substances could be either in the form of gases or particles. Air pollution has diverse and numerous effects. It can have serious consequences for the health as well as severely affect the natural ecosystems. Today, some areas suffer more than others from air pollution. Two of the main reasons are the large numbers of automobiles and/or the utilisation of coal in great quantities (Think Quest).Seemingly, motor vehicle-related air pollution is an inescapable reality for urban settlers. In Sydney, for instance, motor vehicles is one of major source of toxic and carcinogenic air pollutants as motor vehicles contribute approximately 80% of nitrogen oxide to the atmosphere. Further, the two prime pollution problems in Sydney are photochemical smog and parti…

Buyer Seller Relationship Research Proposal

2) Identify characteristics of buyer-seller relationship Buyer-seller relations operate within a highly complex organizational environment bordering on a partnership where trust and respect for each other prevails (Eckels, 1990).It is argued that companies and relationships in the business markets are inter-dependent and that the interaction is a series of short-term social interactions that are influenced by the long-term business process that bind the firms together.Ford (2002) also argues that it would not make sense of companies by looking at them in isolation, but only in relation to each other.The buyer-supplier relationship in Singapore home furnishing and customer electronics business markets can be analysed based on the general characteristics of buyer-seller relationships identified by Gadde & Hakansson (1993) as below: a) Complexity Gadde & Hakansson (1993) state that the complexity of the relationship depends on the number of people involved.In general, the buying pr…

Investigating the Impacts of Environmental Health on Ageing: An Empirical Research Proposal Study of Western Sydney

1.0Title The working title of this research is initially drafted as – Investigating the Impacts of Environmental Health on Ageing: An Empirical Study of Western Sydney 2.0Background of the Study According to Jackson and Kochtitzky, the 21st century understanding of factors that promote health and factors which damage health has grown significantly. The diseases that the 21st century will experience are mostly chronic diseases which 'steal vitality and productivity and will consume time and money.' Nonetheless, these diseases can be moderated by how we design and build our human environment. As such, human behaviours will play a critical role in determining and influencing human health. People's health-related decision-making will be evident on the connection between environment's deterioration and the deterioration of the physical and mental health of the people living in that environment. Jackson and Kochtitzky also noted that when people mull over the factors that affe…