Management and Organisations in a Global Environment

TOPIC 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. World 3.0: P Ghemawat’s questioning of whether the world really is as ‘global’ as we are being
    told it is and his ideas about how it could be globalised more effectively

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  1. Anthony Giddens’ ideas on globalisation.
  2. 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
    TOPIC 2
    Corporate or Organisational Culture General Framework
    Discuss why corporate culture is such an important determinant of organisational success.
    Outline the dimensions commonly used in describing a particular organisation’s culture.
    Individual Components
    Each individual should focus on one (or two) of the dimensions and identify a specific organisation
    noted for its emphasis of that dimension. Describe how that organisation stresses that particular
    component of organisation culture and comment on whether they have been successful. [Note:
    Individual team members must choose different dimensions and thus outline different actual
    cases.]
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    TOPIC 3
    National Culture General Framework
    Discuss why an understanding of national culture is important for multi-national or trans-national
    corporations seeking to operate in a global business environment. Outline the dimensions
    commonly used in describing national culture.
    Individual Components
    Each individual should choose a different country classifying it in terms of the commonly-used
    dimensions for describing national culture. Choose the countries wisely so that differences can be
    highlighted. Each member should seek to find specific examples in their country of choice to
    illustrate the classification they have made.
    TOPIC 4
    Management Decision Making: Social Model General Framework
    There is little doubt that social influences have a significant impact on decision-making behaviour.
    Social pressures and influences may cause managers to make irrational decisions. Outline, in the
    general framework, a model of social influence on decision making.

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