Understanding the effectiveness of training is crucial. Companies need employees that can come into the organization and "Hit The Ground Running". This book explains how together; Academia, Industry and Associations that support both were able to make a significant contribution to the local industry demand for prepared talent. ERP skill sets learned by students in these classrooms mirror what's required in complex operations. This type of prepared employee allows the company to reduce waste, time, money and distractions from their production and organizational responsibilities. Together we can make a difference in preparing students with what industry needs in their new employees using ERP. Companies pay handsomely for their ERP, they need a workforce capable of using it correctly. Being competitive, efficient, and effective while providing the right product, at the right price, at the right time, enables a company to sustain a competitive advantage in this globally competitive environment today. Having this knowledge and skill as a student upon graduation has proven to be a distinct advantage when applying for and entering into the workforce.
This study attempts to examine the relationship between service quality and students’ satisfaction and determining the competitive advantage dimensions that contribute most to the students’ satisfaction in a private higher education institution in Malaysia. To determine the relationship between service quality and students’ satisfaction, Michael Porter’s theory of competitive advantage was used to analyse the research questions. Through this method, the service quality was examined through three generic strategies of the competitive advantage theory, such as cost leadership, differentiation and focus. The study reveals that there were correlations between service quality and students’ satisfaction. The students were satisfied with the environment and service differentiation strategy used by the institution to enhance its service quality.
This research paper was inspired by the rising popularity of the topic of sustainability. It is always interesting to analyze the various externalities resulting from the implementation of a corporate Green Strategy. One of those externalities is the possible direct effect of companies` green actions on their competitive performance. Usually, it is expected that being green is beneficial for the corporate image and, therefore, stimulates the demand for a companies` products. A fair amount of scientific efforts have been made in order to identify the drivers of firm performance. However, none of them focuses specifically on sustainability actions and competitiveness. This paper fills in the gap, by elaborating on the effect of Hybrid/EV car introductions, green technology developments, share of green vehicle sales, share of green product advertising and manufacturing resource efficiency (CO2, Water and Waste) on companies` market performance. The research is being executed within a specific environment - the U.S. automotive market.