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Referencing Styles : Harvard 4. Globalisation General Framework In this topic, you are to research globalisation. The business press bombards us with ideas about ‘the shrinking world’, ‘the flat world’ and ‘the border-less world’ – all catchphrases to describe the impact of globalisation. But are the (trade) borders really collapsing or are we seeing, post GFC, a resurgence in them? What is behind the extreme demonstrations against globalisation at G7 and WTC conferences?1. Globalisation General Framework In this topic, you are to research globalisation. The business press bombards us with ideas about ‘the shrinking world’, ‘the flat world’ and ‘the border-less world’ – all catchphrases to describe the impact of globalisation. But are the (trade) borders really collapsing or are we seeing, post GFC, a resurgence in them? What is behind the extreme demonstrations against globalisation at G7 and WTC conferences? Individual Components 1. The “End of Poverty” movement and the contrary assertion that “Trade NOT aid” is the way to a more globalised world that mitigates against poverty This subject provides students with an introduction at the graduate level to the concepts of management and organisations in a global context and explores contemporary approaches to management, human resources and organisational behaviour in complex and diverse business settings, with a particular focus on relationships and responsibilities. Students examine the challenges and issues of managing both individuals, groups, and examine applications of management methods and techniques to managerial and organisational problems in a global context. The subject examines how global issues impact on businesses, society and organisations. In addition, broad issues related to the economic, legal, social, technological and ethical environments are integrated into understanding the effects of global trends (e.g. new technologies, new markets and cultural and political change) on management and organisations. The subject aims to provide students with an understanding of the wider implications of globalization and apply this knowledge to work as managers. Knowledge  Graduates will be able to, integrate theoretical and practical knowledge of Management and Organisations Assessment 1, 2 and 3 Skills  Graduates will be able to, analyse complex problems relating to Management and Organisations and develop confidence in working with others to develop strategic options within rapidly changing business environments Assessment 2 Application of Knowledge and skills  Graduates will be able to, apply theoretical and practical knowledge of Management and Organisations in the diagnosis of organisational issues and the formulation of appropriate strategies.  Consider social and psychological factors that influence the management of groups and individuals in work settings, such as communication, leadership, decision-making, power, politics, and job design and apply these to strategic management  Articulate the impact of globalisation for countries and their populations at different stages of development  Contextualise the changing roles and responsibilities of business towards stakeholders, and the sustainability of production systems and economic paradigms and synthesize change management processes  Implement systems for managing diversity in a global operational setting  Describe operational processes in both manufacturing and service industries, taking into account quantitative and technological aspects of operations management, systems, supply chain and quality considerations  Interpret and communicate issues in management and organizations in a global context within an organisation to develop innovative approaches for their integration in management strategies  Research and apply various leadership theories, the practice of leadership and motivational techniques as factors of organisational management and change  Develop a critical awareness of the policy tools used by governments and central banks in their efforts to manage the economy including: fiscal policy, monetary policy, exchange-rate and trade policies, as well as supply-side policies  Discuss current research associated with the consequences of global economic integration and its influences on business management and strategic development Weighting: Length/Limit: 25% Maximum of 10 pages (5,000 words) and 10 minutes (presentation) 2 This is a group assignment with specific individual components. Groups choose from the list of topics that are based on the lectures. However, in this assignment you must do better than recycle the lecture. You are to research your topic in more depth providing evidence of independent research. The set of topics will be provided from which your group must choose on a ‘first-come, first-served basis’. Note that each topic has a group component to which each group member must contribute. However there are also specific individual components which have been defined. You will deliver your research topic findings in a presentation at any time during the trimester. The presentation is primarily assessed on presentation technique. Your tutor will make suggestions on improving the academic quality of your assignment. You may improve the quality of the assignment for the written report at any time up until submission date at the end of the semester. It is at this point that the academic quality of your research is assessed. 10 15

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