RESEARCH PAPER 2(HI6005: Management and Organisations in a Global Environment )Worth 30%
Listed below are points to bear in mind in regard to this Research Paper.
Topics and Presentation Schedule:
On following pages are listed a number of topics. Topics are allocated on a ‘first come – first served basis’ and can only be reserved in writing (e.g. by e-mail to your lecturer). Please nominate your preferred presentation time (see Lecture Schedule in the Subject Outline) at the time you bid for the topic. In the event of two different groups choosing the same topic, the group who nominates the earlier presentation time-slot will secure the topic. The other group will have to choose another topic. Research on the broad topic is a group activity and each student must contribute to that work. Each student in the group will then research, in depth, an individual component drawn from the broad research topic.
Topics are to be undertaken as group work in a group of three or four persons
Each topic has a general framework as well as individual components.
When researching the topic:
The work on the general framework is the responsibility of each team member
The work on the individual components is the responsibility of the individual choosing that component. However, that individual can be helped by other group members who in turn also can help other team members.
Suggested limits are as follows:
Management Summary: ideally one page but no more than two.
Sections 1: Introduction 400-600 words,
Section 2: Main body of the essay consisting of each of the individual components limit each
component to approximately 500 words each,
Sections 3: Conclusions 100-300 words,
Summary and Complete List of References (5-15 references- that depends on your topic).
There are two components of assessment adding to a total possible mark of 30% of the subject:
The Presentation which is worth 10 marks. Here we assess the quality of the presentation NOT the academic quality of the work.
The Opening Impact 3 marks
Overall Presentation Technique (incl. Quality of the Slides) 5 marks
Adherence to Time Limit 2 marks
The Report which is worth 20 marks. It is here that we assess the academic quality of your
work (including referencing) as well as your ability to correctly structure a business report.
The Management Summary 6 marks
Report Structure (TOC, Paragraphs, Sections and use of Diagrams) 5 marks
Academic Quality (incl. Referencing) 9 marks
TOPICS : HI6005: Management and Organisations in a Global Environment
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
- 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.
- Anthony Giddens’ ideas on globalisation.
- 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
2. Motivation: Process Theories
Provide a map of the various theories of work motivation and explain the map distinguishing the differences between content and process theories of work motivation.
- Discuss McClelland’s work and theories of work motivation
- Discuss Goal Setting and its role in work motivation: the ‘Review & Agree‘ Process
- Discuss Equity Theory using examples
- Discuss Expectancy Theory using examples