MKIB160--The Development of International Business A 2,500 word report –
(30% of the final mark). Student Support Office by 4 p.m. on Friday, November 18. You can do this individually or in a pair.
The brief for the report is as follows:
You should use Michael Porter’s ‘Diamond’ Model of International Competitiveness to analyse the business structures and competitiveness ofone of the following countries:
1. New Zealand
6. South Africa
If you are a student who is not normally resident in the United Kingdom or China, you may also write this report on your own country with the permission of the module tutor (the reason for the exclusion of these two countriesis to avoid possible overlap with the exam paper). You are advised to follow Michael Porter’s procedure in dealing with individual countries in his book, The Competitive Advantage of Nations, namely to identify the key business sectors which have given rise to internationally competitive industries and companies in the country concerned, and explain their growth in terms of the four points ofPorter’s Diamond, not forgetting also to consider the roles played by government and by chance.
It is also expected that you reflect upon the Porter’s approach and offer a critique of the model as it is applied to the country of choice. Are there any deficiencies? What doesn’t it tell you? While you may use the Internet for your research, you should only use credible and reliable sources.These might include government publications; reports of international organisations and inter-governmental bodies like the IMF, World Bank, WTO, and OECD; think-tanks such as the World Economic Forum or international and national research institutes; NGOs such as Transparency International; the serious and specialist business press; and academic articles. You are not permitted to use Wikipedia.
ULMS151--Organisations and Management
Group Assignment (25%)-Group members: 3-4---Word count: 2,000 words (please state the word count at the end of your assignment)
Date: Monday 5th December 2011 by 4pm
‘Do organisations need managers?’
Your answer should consider the theories and practice within contemporary organisations of managers, as well as possible alternatives to managers.
* Consider traditional notions of ‘managers’ – their purpose and role within organisations, along with ‘alternatives’ to managers.
* Use the theory discussed in lectures/tutorials, along with wider reading (see reading list and library-based research methods)
* Search on e-sources for examples of current academic discussions in this area.
* Formulated an informed decisionabout how you collectively feel about the purpose and role of managers, culminating in a concise conclusion.
ULMS 157: Introduction to Human Resource Management
The mode of assessed for this module is: one individual 2000 word assignment, which is worth 25% of the overall available module mark, and one two-hour examination, which is worth 75% of the overall available module mark.
Theexamination requires students to answer any two questions from a choice of five.
Assignment submission date: You are required to submit your assignment to the ULMS Undergraduate administration Office by 4pm on Monday 21st of November.
1) The ‘Unitarist’ Theory of the employment relationship sees workplace tensions and conflict between management and workers as beingunnecessary and unnatural. How and why do ‘Pluralist’, ‘Conflict’ and ‘Feminist’ theorists contest this claim?
2) What did the Hawthorne Studies that were conducted in the 1920’s teach us about the concept of organizational culture?
3) Why do work organizations need human resource management?
Assignment word count: 1500 - 2000 words, not counting references and a bibliography. This...