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5C. FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING

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10051. Brazil: Accounting Practices and Procedures. Explains Brazilian accounting regulations and practices, comparing and contrasting them with methods used in the United States. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
10044. Emerging Capital Markets in Developing Nations. Examines the history and present status of stock exchanges and other capital markets in LDCs, particularly in the Far East and the Middle East. Effects of inflation and interest rates. how they are regulated; problems with oversubscription; the future. 16 pages, 52 footnotes, 35 bibliographic sources.   $112
 
10029. Foreign Direct Investment and Privatization in New Zealand. A look at the factors affecting prospects for foreign direct investment in New Zealand: economic deregulation, privatization, and areas of competition are considered, and the sluggish New Zealand economy assessed. 10 pages, 18 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
09933. International Linkages in Interest Rate Variability. Considers the question of whether if when interest rates go up in one country they must do so in other countries. Examines variables in these apparent linkages, taking examples from the recent rise of West German, Japanese and U.S. interest rate. 6 pages, 10 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
09932. Two Money Banks Enter the 1990s: Citicorp and Bankamerica Corp. Profiles the number one and number three money banks, looking at their financial position over the past 10 years, their market strategies, the quality of their loan portfolios, and their response to continued deregulation in the banking industry. Considers the role of LDC exposure, foreign competition, and changes in interstate banking laws. 11 pages, 47 footnotes in text, 35 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
09931. International Airport Financing. Compares and contrasts sources of funding, approaches to financing, revenues and expenses at King Abdulaziz International in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with Boston's Logan International Airport. The advantages of the compensatory approach over the residual-cost approach to airport financing are discussed as are the economic inefficiencies of weight-based landing fee pricing. 22 pages, 59 footnotes, 36 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09930. American Investment Banking in Japan. An analysis of the role of American investment banking in the Japanese financial markets. Reviews the history of foreign banking in Japan, the process of deregualtion that took place in the 1980s, and the success story of Citibank, the largest foreign bank in Japan. Citibank's growth in foreign exchange, securities, private services and branch banking is noted. 20 pages, 555 footnotes, 23 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09929. Merrill Lynch: Wall Street's Bull Struggles in a Bear Market. An analysis of Merrill Lynch, the nation's largest securities firm. Takes an historical perspective, considering the company's long-term strategy, major strengths and weaknesses, role of leadership, and effects of a changing operating environment. Examines the major factors behind Merrill Lynch's 1989 operating loss and makes recommendations on future strategic moves. 17 pages, 73 footnotes, 34 bibliographic sources.   $119
 
09928. Eurobonds: A Good Investment in Today's World. An investment analysis of the Eurobond market. Traces the history of Eurobonds from the first issue in 1963 to the temporary collapse of the market in 1987. Examines the current strengths and weaknesses of the Eurobond market, concluding that Eurobonds currently offer good -- albeit speculative -- investment potential. 10 pages, 16 footnotes, 23 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
09927. Critical Path Method Schedules in Construction Industry Insurance Claims. Examines the problem of construction claims and the uses of Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules in their resolution through negotiation, arbitration and/or formal legal proceedings. 12 pages, 25 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
09845. The Tokyo Stock Exchange. A comprehensive look at the history, structure and foreign trading activities of the Tokyo Stock Exchange; recent reforms and the introduction of futures and options trading are examined in the world's largest equity market. 15 pages, 27 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $105
 
09842. The Federal Income Tax. A brief look at the history and dedvelopment of the federal income tax, with a focus on the 1981 and 1986 tax codes and their changes in rates, brackets, deductions and exemptions. 5 pages, 16 footnotes in text, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
09715. Risk Management in the Public Sector. Discusses the growth of risk management practices in public and not-for-profit organizations since 1978. Defines risk management, describes its early development in the private sector (mainly in insurance), and the risks of its application in the public sector. 10 pages, 12 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
09712. Holding Companies: Their Structure and Management. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of holding company structure and management since the passage of the 1935 Public Utility Holding Company Act. Describes holding company history, objectives, management principles and practices. KEYWORDS: holding company laws public utility holding company act. 11 pages, 24 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
09702. Hong Kong Banking. A survey of the banking industry in Hong Kong. Focuses on the emergence of deposit-taking companies, the growth in overseas interests of Hong Kong incorporated banks and the increasing prominence of foreign banks in local lending. 7 pages, 9 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $49
 
09699. Federal Budget Deficits: Causes and Corrections. Considers in turn the causes driving the recurring annual budget deficits since the 1960s, the shortcomings and merits of Gramm-Rudman-Hollings, and the arguments for and against a constitutional amendment prescribing that total government expenditures not exceed annual receipts in the projected fiscal year. 10 pages, 11 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
09671. International Equity Markets. Examines the largest foreign stock markets (Tokyo Stock Exchange, London, Zurich and Paris exchanges) in terms of their history, structure, regulatory bodies and trading methods in an effort to see why America has lost its central place in world equity trading. 16 pages, 29 footnotes, 18 bibliographic sources.   $112
 
09663. Foreign Capital in Mexico. The role of foreign capital in Mexico is analyzed in terms of the financing of public debt, direct foreign investment, and the shift to private capital from "official" or multilateral capital. The rise of maquiladoras, restrictions on foreign ownership, and the liberalization of economic policies are reviewed. 14 pages, 26 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $98
 
09634. The Monetary System and the Role of the Government. Presents a definition of money in terms of its four functions, explains the role and function of central banks such as the Federal Reserve System, details the potential impact of government spending on monetary controls, and discusses a a change in one country's tax policy can create a stock market crash in another country. 12 pages, 17 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
09631. Denmark and the Single European Market. Examines the impact of the 1992 Euroepan economic integration on the people of Denmark, in terms of trade, taxes, fiscal policy, labor force, and free market access to goods and services of the other members of the Common Market. 6 pages, 9 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
09629. Leveraged Buyouts. Defines and describes leverage buyouts, taking into account their current popularity, and the various advantages and disadvantages they offer to business. 7 pages, 11 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $49
 
09625. Investment in Thailand. Analysis of the prospects for foreign investment and offshore manufacturing startups in Thailand. Includes a sector analysis of Thailand's economy, a profile of balance of payments position, and an outlook for import/export investment. Factors such as political and social stability and economic competition from regional neighbors are noted. 11 pages, 18 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
09591. Risks in Long-Term Investment in Indonesia. Considers historical, cultural, economic and political factors affecting long-term foreign investment risk in Indonesia. Profiles Indonesia's balance of payments position and discusses the government's plans for economic development. 10 pages, 20 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
09564. International Banking Secrecy. Overview of the current status of banking secrecy as practiced by foreign banks. Following an evaluation of U.S. banking secrecy laws, examines banking secrecy in the Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. 11 pages, 32 footnotes, 29 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
09563. Mis in the Manufacturing Environment. Describes the development of a MIS for a denim apparel manufacturer. Describes the distinct process control function of the manufacturing MIS, analyzes the design stages for its development, and presents hardware requirements and software applications included in the proposed system. The concluding analysis focuses on the roles of executive-level knowledge and decision-making in the MIS applications process. 20 pages, 16 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09511. The Tax Reform Act of 1986. Analyzes the impact of the 1986 Tax Reform Act on individual investors and small businesses. After a brief review of the history of tax reform since 1913, the analysis considers four major categories of impact: 1) elimination of tax advantages; 2) increased cost of capital; 3) increased cost of forming C corporations; and 4) the repeal of the General Utilities doctrine. 14 pages, 29 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $98
 
09496. Michael Milken and the Junk Bond Market. An analysis of the origins and operations of the junk bond market, using Drexel's Michael Milken as a case example. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
09495. Insider Trading and Market Efficiency. Two separate analyses: The first defines and describes insider trading; the second defines market efficiency and describes its central characteristics. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
09490. Ford Motor Company. Profile of Ford Motor Co. History, products, business segments, and position in the industry are considered in detail. Major trends in the industry are analyzed. The financial analysis focuses on Ford's improvements in profitability and debt positions over the past ten years. 10 pages, 29 footnotes, 20 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
09487. The Imf, the World Bank and Africa: Austerity Measures and the Problem of Excess Debt. Examines the development of debt problems in Africa and the economic effects of World Bank and IMF policies. Noting the human cost of IMF banker's austerity measures in Africa, makes suggestions for alternative relief programs. 9 pages, 23 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
09485. Bankamerica Corporation: Economic Threat and Opportunity Profile. Comprehensive analysis of BofA's financial position relative to competitors and the banking market in general. Includes an examination of foreign debt and an assessment of the impact of a potential domestic economic recession. 15 pages, 17 footnotes, 19 bibliographic sources.   $105
 
09476. The Savings and Loan Crisis. Analysis of the current S&L crisis, including background to the problem, role of inflation and deregulation in the development of the problem, estimates of the magnitude of the problem, and a discussion of potential solutions. 8 pages, 10 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
09474. Crisis in the Savings and Loan Industry and Proposals for Reform. Explores the causes of the S&L crisis, especially deregulation and financial mismanagement, and then reviews the major proposals for reforming the industry. 8 pages, 9 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
09452. Asian Business in America: Sumitomo Bank of California. Drawing upon information gained in an interview with a manager of a Sumitomo bank in San Francisco, as well as background business literature, the analysis examines differences and similarities that exist between American and Asian business cultures. 8 pages, 8 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
09447. Campbell Soup Company: Strategic Analysis. Strategic portfolio analysis of the canned soup maker. Recommends vertical integration, a return to a "back to basics" strategy, and an update of the company's antiquated production facilities. 6 pages, 13 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
09443. Foreign Banking in Indonesia. Comprehensive overview of foriegn banking in Indonesia, including an analysis of the October, 1988 reforms within Indonesian financial markets. Analyzes environmental factors effecting banking operations, structure of the banking system, competition within the industry, and regulations governing foreign banking activities. Concludes with an assessment of the future composition (in terms of country of origin) of foreign banking in Indonesia. 26 pages, 56 footnotes, 37 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09438. Macroeconomic Effects of the Savings and Loan Crisis. Thoughtful and well documented investigation of the S&L crisis, focusing on the macroeconomic effects of the problem. After considering the history and origins of the problem, provides an analysis of the FHLBB's Southwest Plan and Bush's plan to save the thrift industry. 15 pages, 28 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $105
 
09422. Deregulation and Financial Institutions. Traces the progressive deregulation of financial institutions from the period of heavy regulation in the wake of the 1929 crash to the "free market" philosophy of the 1970s-1980s. Discusses the specific components of deregulation, as well as their effects on specific financial institutions. Concludes with an analysis of the current problems in the thrift industry and speculates on possible solutions. 19 pages, 20 footnotes, 26 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09296. Forecasting Interest Rates. 9 pages, 17 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources. See Section 5C, 7D.   $63
 
09296. Forecasting Interest Rates. An analysis of interest rate forecasts. The influence of federal debt, Federal Reserve monetary policies, the sinking dollar, and the trade deficit are taken into account. Includes background on interest rate forecasting and a history of recent interest rate trends. 16 pages, 22 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources. See Section 7D.   $112
 
09295. Foreign Investment in the United States. A comprehensive look at foreign investment in America. Details the size and distribution of foreign direct, portfolio, banking and real estate investment; plots trends and growth of foreign ownership, and describes the legal restrictions on that ownership and proposals for new regulations. 20 pages, 39 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09294. The Eurodollar Market. The organization, significance and trends of the Eurodollar/Eurocurrency capital market are analyzed in this paper. A brief history of Eurodollars, and the impact of recent changes in world capital markets, interest rates and exchange rates are noted. 21 pages, 34 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09293. The u.s. Savings Rate. Argues that the relatively low U.S. consumer savings rate, coupled with its high spending rate, is causing long-term shortages of capital and will eventually lead to national financial disaster. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
09292. Computer Analysis of Financial Statements. Presents a model for computer spreadsheet analysis of income statements and balance sheets, using data from the Ford Motor Company. 5 pages, 1 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.   $35
 
09285. Kuwait's Foreign Investment. The highly successful foreign investment program for Kuwait's excess oil revenues is examined. The "upstream" and "downstream" buying of oil-related ventures is noted. 11 pages, 18 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
09284. Bar Coding in the Delivery Industry. Review of bar coding: its components, auxilliary equipment, and general applications. Particular attention is devoted to bar coding applications within the delivery (transportation and distribution industry) with specific examples drawn from Federal Express, United Parcel Services, and specific trucking companies. 18 pages, 34 footnotes, 21 bibliographic sources.   $126
 
09283. The Options Market. A description of the options market (including a consideration of how it is differentiated from the futures market) and the risks involved in playing the market. 5 pages, 4 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
09274. A Game Store Marketing Database. A proposal for a marketing and management information system for a retail game store. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
09106. Job Description of a Stockbroker. A comprehensive descriptive of job requirements (education, social) and duties of the typical stockbroker. 6 pages, 7 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
09105. Tax Consequences of S Corporation Election. Reviews the components of a Subchapter S corporation and analyzes the various tax advantages and disadvantages of adopting this status. Compares the S corporation with partnerships and regular C corporations. 22 pages, 12 footnotes, 18 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09104. The American and Indonesian Banking Systems: A Comparison. Discusses the major dimensions of the U.S. banking system, the important role of the Federal Reserve in maintaining financial stability, and recent upheavals and changes brought about by deregulation and globalization. Following this, the analysis examines the Indonesian banking system, comparing it with the American system. 10 pages, 15 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
09103. u.s. Economic Outlook, 1988-1993. Analyzes the U.S. economic outlook for the next few years. Based on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, employment trends, the Consumer Price Index, and trends in interest and inflation rates, the essayist presents a cautiously optimistic outlook through 1993. 8 pages, 8 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
09102. Investment Portfolio Management. Presents a model for sound investment portfolio management, outlining the objectives of such management, and the recent economic trends which may mitigate portfolio management strategy. 8 pages, 7 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
09101. The Small Business Administration and the Financing of Small Business. Considers the status of small business in the U.S. economy today, and how it has changed over the past few decades. The analysis then focuses on the SBA, describing its structure and the services it provides to small business. 15 pages, 16 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $105
 
09100. Exxon Corp: Product and Financial Overview. A brief profile of Exxon Corporation, including a description of the company and its main products, its current financial status, and the main markets it serves. 5 pages, 8 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
09099. Exxon Corporation. A profile of the world's largest oil company and the industry which supports it. The analysis concentrates on Exxon's financial position and discusses likely future financial strategies. 10 pages, 15 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
09098. Singapore Banking. A comprehensive profile of Singapore's commercial banking sector, with an analysis of the government's recent focus on the financial sector as a key source of growth. includes charts and an annotated bibliography. 12 pages, 14 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
09097. Bank of America. A profile of BofA's standing in the newly deregulated banking industry. Explains how BofA has relied upon consumer marketing techniques to reverse recent declines in the Bank's overall profitability. 16 pages, 14 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $112
 
09096. An Analysis of Economic Factors Affecting the Condominium Market in the San Francisco Bay Area. Examines the thesis that any significant future increase in credit availability will lead immediately to a market "boom' because of pentup demand for owner occupied housing of all types. Emphasizes consumer tastes and credit availability. 5 pages, 3 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
09072. Profit Sharing as a Vehicle for Employee Motivation and Corporate Turnaround. Explores the potential of profit sharing programs to motivate employees and generate greater profits for the company as a whole. History, rationale, and theoretical basis for profit sharing are taken into consideration and specific types of programs and the companies in which they have been implemented are also analyzed. Concludes with a set of summary recommendations covering the implementation of a profit sharing program aimed specifically at improving employee motivation. 22 pages, 34 footnotes, 32 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09030. Eurodollars. The nature and function of Eurodollars in the international capital markets is analyzed in this paper. Various forms Eurodollars in different financial instruments are noted. 10 pages, 13 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
09029. The Eurobond Market: Past Performance and Future Prospects. The origins of the Eurobond market in pos-war dollar surpluses in Europe are examined, and the history of the market from 1963 to present is disucssed. Issuing mechanisms, types of Eurobonds, and current controversies over screen trading are all detailed. 26 pages, 44 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09026. The Ethics of Insider Trading. Analyzes the ethical implications for business in general and Wall Street in particular in the wake of insider trading scandals. Historical background, rationale behind prohibitions against insider trading, and economic implications of such practices are all taken into account. 11 pages, 33 footnotes in text, 55 bibliographic sources.   $77
 
09019. Foreign Direct Investment in the u.s. Trends and particulars of foreign direct investment in the U.S. from World War II on. Gives a breakdown on what companies are doing the investments and recent trends in investment strategies. Includes a discussion of the balance of payments effect. Principal source companies and geographic distribution are also analyzed. 19 pages, 45 footnotes, 32 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
09018. The Future of Foreign Investments in the United States. An essay on the future of both portfolio and direct foreign investment in the U.S. Takes the position that the global economy is here to stay and that the U.S. will have to content itself with playing the role of the investee, rather than the investor. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 32 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
08886. Islamic Banking. Traces the development of Islamic banking over the past forty years and compares it with American banking systems. Argues that the strength of the Islamic banking system lies in the underlying traditional relationship of lender and borrower, and of contract law, as interpreted in the Sharia'ah. 12 pages, 18 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
08885. Microsoft Corporation. Profiles the world's leading manufacturer of computer software and attributes the company's extraordinary growth to its close association with IBM and Apple Computer companies. Three market segments -- operating systems, language development, and applications software are discussed in detail. The report also profiles the business and portfolio strategies of the company, considering alternatives and making recommendations for change. 18 pages, 21 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $126
 
08884. Echo Bay Mining Company -- Background and Investment Analysis. An investment portfolio analysis and favorable appraisal of Echo Bay Mining Company stock. Prior to discussing Echo Bay in particular, the researcher considers the near term outlook for gold and gold futures in general. While the general assessment is favorable, the need to invest in the near term is stressed. 10 pages, 7 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
08883. The Intel Corporation -- Industry and Company Background & Stock Analysis. While the outlook for the semiconductor industry is generally favorable, the possibility of recession and the competitive threat from Japan are cautionary factors for investors to consider. Following the industry analysis, the investigation presents a favorable stock profile of Intel. 10P. 10f. 8t.   $70
 
08882. A Systems Study of a Furniture Retailer. Takes a system approach to the analysis of a retail chain, moving from an analysis of the macro-environment to a study of an individual store's subsystems. Detailed description of the sales and operations subsystems. Includes diagrams. 13 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $91
 
08864. Cyberphobia: The Problem and Its Solutions. Following a brief discussion of the components and potential causes of computer phobia, this investigation addresses a number of possible solutions to the problem including training and education, user support, management action, system design, and psychological support. 14 pages, 26 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $98
 
08819. Translation Risk Under Fas-52. Considers the mechanisms for the evaluation of foreign currency assets under FAS-52 as opposed to FAS-8. 5 pages, 10 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
08818. Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems as Capital Investments. Presents an explanation of computer-integrated factory systems. A partial list of their benefits and some suggestions for quantifying those benefits. 10 pages, 13 footnotes, 13 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
08738. Compensation Levels for School Administrators. This paper explores the general question of administrative compensation in public school systems (including principals, superintendents, and other staff involved in school administration). Considers merit pay for supervisors, the tradeoffs involved in payroll cutbacks for teachers versus administrators, and the problems involved in viewing school administrators as executives. 14 pages, 19 footnotes in text, 11 bibliographic sources.   $98
 
08718. The Banking Industry. Assesses the obstacles and opportunities involved in Wells Fargo expanding its interstate banking services. Competition from regional banks and from national nonbank banks is considered. 5 pages, 5 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
08716. Competition in the Commercial Banking Industry. Investigates and analyzes the increasingly fragmented banking market and considers how commercial banks can compete with nonbank banks by offering discount brokerage services. 9 pages, 5 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
08696. Banking Deregulation. Argues that banking deregulation measures which have occurred thus far have been very inadequate. Contends that commercial banks are unfairly hampered by existing regulations and unable to effectively compete with nonbank banks. 5 pages, 6 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
08685. Leadership at Citicorp: The New Conservatism. Following a brief overview of Citicorp's current financial position, the investigation analyzes the leadership strategy of new CEO John B. Reed. The tendency toward streamlined management, increase loan-loss reserve, and focus on consumer banking are all considered. 5 pages, 13 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
08680. Ibm: A Financial and Investment Appraisal. An assessment of IBM's market position, financial condition, and management structure. Concludes that even though IBM faces strong competitive challenges from Japanese producers, its common stock should still appreciate significantly in the next 3-5 years. 10 pages, 13 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
08679. Homestake Mining Company: Background and Investment Analysis. An investment analysis of the oldest continuously operating gold mining company in the nation. The influence of new production techniques, competition, and financing are all considered. Concludes that an outright purchase of Homestake stock would not be a good investment. 10 pages, 17 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
08650. Ford Motor Company. After a brief company history and industry profile, this investigation presents an extensive financial analysis of Ford Motor Company. Sales, price-earnings ratios, dividends, and income are considered. Comparative industry financial statistics included. 13 pages, 6 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $91
 
08646. Classifying Fixed Costs. Covers the approaches used to identify items and amounts to be classified as fixed costs. Compares methods which provide for low fixed costs with those which provide for high fixed costs. 4 pages, 7 footnotes + charts, 5 bibliographic sources.   $28
 
08633. Financial Innovation. Discusses recent financial innovations in terms of international financial instruments: perpetual floating rate notes, foreign investment payment security, and other innovative bonds. 5 pages, 4 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
08599. Bankamerica Corporation. An analysis of the competitive, organizational, and financial challenges that currently confront BankAmerica. Presents two strategic options for dealing with these problems and discusses the relative advantages and disadvantages of each. 12 pages, 5 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
08587. Compaq Computer Corporation, Inc. Presents an investment profile of the nation's number two supplier of personal computers. Management and organizational structure, market profile, product line, and a detailed financial analysis are included. Also includes a ratio analysis. 8 pages, 15 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $56
 
08583. The Brokerage Industry. A concise profile of the brokerage industry. Includes an analysis of the services provided, sources of funds, loans and investments, regulation, and various firms in the industry. 9 pages, 13 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
08539. Pert: A Valuable Tool for Planning and Control. Gives a descriptive analysis of the concept of program evaluation and review technique (PERT). Includes a specific example, and considers both limitations and advantages of the technique. 7 pages, 5 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $49
 
08538. Governmental Accounting. Explains the concept of governmental accounting, comparing and contrasting it with commercial accounting, and using the near bankruptcy of New York City as an example. Details accounting for the general fund, capital projects, debt service funds, and general fixed assets. Concludes with a discussion of government auditing. 17 pages, 37 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $119
 
08520. An Analysis of the Problems at Bankamerica Corporation. Following background information about the organization of BankAmerica and the banking industry in general, this investigation presents three possible courses of action that are feasible for the corporation to take at this time. After assessing financial, organizational, and industry factors, the author recommends that BofA accept the First Interstate Bank merger offer or negotiate with another institution for sale. 36 pages, 24 footnotes, 20 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
08473. Entrepreneurial Stress. Investigates the entrepreneur as a victim of work-related stress. Analyzes the stressors and stress responses particular to entrepreneurs and presents a potential stress management program directed at this group. 10 pages, 14 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
08469. Mortgage Back Securities. Analyzes the performance of Mortgage Back Securities during the first half of 1986 and effect of changing interest rates upon MBS yields and prices. The performance of MBS yields is compared to long Treasury bonds yields. 22 pages, 22 footnotes, 21 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
08459. Middle East Direct Investment in the u.s. Analyzes three main areas of Middle Eastern investment in the U.S.: the acquisition of U.S. financial institutions, investment in real estate, and the acquisition of equity stakes in American companies. Examines the role of private financiers from the Middle East. 10 pages, 10 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
08449. The Just-in-Time Inventory System. Explains the rationale behind the steps involved in implementing a Kanban system of inventory control. Considers advantageous and disadvantageous situations for the implementation of this system. 5 pages, 12 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
08448. The Just-in-Time Inventory and Production Process. Explains the just-in-time inventory process, a derivative of the Japanese Kanban system, in terms of its implementation, its benefits, and its drawbacks. 6 pages, 6 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
08407. Cost-Benefit Analysis: Its Purpose and Limitations. An examination of how cost-benefit analysis relates to public finance and expenditures. Analyzes the technique's theoretical foundations as well as its benefits and limitations. 10 pages, 31 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
08360. International Banking in Eastern Europe: Problems and Prospects. The analysis focuses on the problems and prospects for the international banking community in Poland and Hungary. Debt problems in these countries and proposed solutions to the problems are considered. 17 pages, 16 footnotes, 10 bibliographic sources.   $119
 
08359. Effect of Internationalization of the Yen on the Japanese and Us Balances of Payments. After isolating and evaluating the consequences of the dollar-yen agreement on the Japanese economy, this investigation analyzes the effects that these deregulation and liberalization measures will exert on the Japanese and the US balance of payments. 20 pages, 17 footnotes, 18 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
08353. Falling Oil Prices and Third World Debt. Analyzes the effect of falling oil prices on both non-oil producing and oil-producing less developed countries. Considers major changes in the world oil market since 1973 and the mounting foreign debt among less-developed oil-producing countries. Brazil and Mexico are analyzed extensively. Suggested actions to be taken by multinationals and the World Bank are offered. 23 pages, 24 footnotes, 15 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
08351. Capital Flight From Less Developed Countries. Examines the reasons behind the domestic and foreign consequences of the phenomenon of capital flight. The investigation focuses on the movement of capital from Latin American countries to the U.S., particularly Southern Florida. 10 pages, 19 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
08348. Effects of an Increase in Corporation Taxes Upon American Business. Reviews the effects of present U.S. corporate tax system on government revenues and analyzes three popular reform proposals and their domestic and international consequences. 12 pages, 24 footnotes, 12 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
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