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  • Closer To Retirement Age
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    Zimmer Holdings, Inc. INTRODUCTION As the baby boom generation in the United States draws ever closer to retirement age, many business sectors are positioning themselves to serve this aging demographic. The financial services sector is busily preparing itself for aging consumers to require less risk in their personal portfolios. The real estate industry continues to see movement of aging consumers to milder climates such as Arizona and South Florida. Likewise, the orthopedics industry is develop...
  • Industry Age Companies
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    Cisco 1. The ERP implementation process provides several examples as to why Cisco is Information Age company as opposed to an Industrial Age company. Although Cisco's ERP vendor selection was driven by the manufacturing groups needs, this does not qualify them as an Industrial Age company proving that even a manufacturing focused company can still categorize itself as an information age company because of factors such as structure, resource allocation, and communication across functional groups....
  • Voest Alpine Ag
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    V"OEST - Vereinigte "Osterreichische Eisen- und Stahlwerke AG (United Austrian Iron and Steel Works) The letters "V"OEST" mean Vereinigte "Osterreichische Eisen- und Stahlwerke AG. If you translate these words literally it is United Austrian Iron and Steel Works Inc. The listed voestalpine AG based in Linz (Upper Austria) is the Group holding. The voestalpine Group is one of the largest industrial undertakings in Austria and employs a work force of around 17,000. Sales in the past financial year...
  • Richard Hofstadter
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    The book The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter describes the last quarter of the nineteenth century known as the Gilded Age and Progressive eras, which exerted strong influence on American politics until the onset of World War I. It introduced Hofstadter!'s own ideas about the politics, which was that the people act less from pure economic self-interest than from a desire to preserve their social standing. He also showed the agrarian myth, and the dark side of the Populists in the late ninetee...
  • Politics In The Gilded Age
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    Gilded Age Politics: Even as post-Civil War America expanded and industrialized, political life in the Gilded Age was marked by ineptitude, stalemate, and corruption. Despite their similarity at the national level, the two parties competed fiercely for offices and spoils, while doling out "pork-barrel" benefits to veterans and other special interest groups. A. The serious issues of monetary and agrarian reform, labor, race, and economic fairness were largely swept under the rug by the political ...

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