Project #161467 - Contemporary issue in business management

Business Tutors

Subject Business
Due By (Pacific Time) 01/05/2017 12:00 am

- integrative essay focused on a question chosen from two options provided by the module leader in the assessment 2 briefing. Each question will require students to apply module theory to practical examples from research and current and contemporary examples from experience where appropriate to illustrate and critique theoretical debates from a range of module literature. You must include relevant articles from the reading list and additional referenced academic literature and examples from your research.

PART A

Choose only one of the 2 areas for research below:

 

1.     Exploring Jacobides ideas ‘industry architecture’ approaches for understanding evolving organisational strategy - using your research, practical examples,  and theory from the module to address the questions:

·       Making links to at least three of the discussion topics from the module discuss:

o   What is meant the by concept of ‘industry architecture’ and what are the underlying assumptions regarding stakeholders that are different to other industry based approaches?

o   Based on your research how might taking this approach influence the way that strategy is developed in global business environments? 

o   What examples are there of challenges and opportunities for managers working with approaches?

 

2.     Exploring  Corporate Governance Challenges for Leaders in the 21st century – using your research, practical examples,  and theory from the module to address the questions:

·       Making links to at least three of the discussion topics from the module discuss:

o   What are the main threats that organisations face that corporate governance tries to control?

o   What are the important board characteristics that can minimize the management misconduct and how are these explained and supported by the relevant theory?

o   What are the key factors and stakeholders involved with the organisation and how can all stakeholders’ needs be satisfied—if this is possible?

Your Specific Instructions :

It is essential that you use a clear report structure, with headings and subheadings to support the flow of your work, and to use Harvard referencing throughout, to give work a professional and authoritative presentation.

 

Approach/steps to follow:

 

Develop a professionally presented document to present your analysis discussion and conclusions using examples from your research, a range of theory including recommended readings and core text.

 

Approach to the assignment:

Introduction to area of research and questions to be addressed

Introduce different perspectives on the issue, why it is relevant, and how you will be structuring your analysis and discussion

Analysis bringing together theory and examples from your research

Use headings and subheadings that structure your work and give a cohesive flow.  Develop your discussion based on further research to develop a balanced discussion that brings in different perspectives on the topic

Use theory from the weekly topics (a minimum of 3 topics should be chosen from the six covered in tutorials) and using examples from your research analyse views on the specific contemporary issues identified, synthesise and communicate your views appropriately.

Conclusions

Conclude by bringing all key points together but add nothing new in this section. Ensure that you reflect your conclusions related to the questions posed and also how these connect to broader themes of business and management.

 

 

MAKE LINKS TO AT LEAST 3 OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS AS ASKED TO IN THE ASSIGNEMENT DESCRIPTION ABOVE.

Article list for Learning Set Discussions, Assignments and Tutorials:

 

Globalisation:

BREMMER, I. 2014. The new rules of globalization. Boston: Harvard Business Review.

GUTTAL, S. 2007. Globalisation. Development in Practice, 17, 523-531.

AGGARWAL, R. 2008, "Globalization of the world economy: implications for the business school", American Journal of Business, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 5

External Environment and Internal Culture

DAY, G. & MOORMAN, C. 2013. Regaining customer relevance: the outside-in turnaround. Strategy & Leadership, 41, 17-23.

JACOBIDES, M.G. 2010, Strategy tools for a shifting landscape, Harvard Business School Press, Boston.

NASH, K. S. 2011. Rx for Pfizer's Future: With its business model ailing, this pharmaceutical giant tries a new IT formula, including a loyalty discount card, mobile applications aimed at consumers, and a cloud-based tablet CRM system for physicians. Framingham: CXO Media, Inc.

Innovation and Change

GILBERT, C., EYRING, M. & FOSTER, R. N. 2012. Two routes to resilience. Harvard Business Review, 90, 65-73.

KURATKO, D. F., COVIN, J. G. & HORNSBY, J. S. 2014. Why implementing corporate innovation is so difficult. Greenwich: Elsevier Advanced Technology Publications.

POCZTER, S.L. & JANKOVIC, L.M. 2014, “The Google Car: Driving Toward A Better Future?”, Journal of Business Case Studies (Online), vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 7.

Diversity

ROSS, F. K., J. T. WELLS and A. T. CLARKE (2014). A pipeline for diversity: initiative spearheads profession wide effort to attract underrepresented minorities to accounting, American Institute of CPA's. 218: 48.

SENICHEV, V. (2013). "Human resource diversity and performance within the frame of organizations, teams and individuals." Business: Theory and Practice 14(4): 337-345.

PERRIN, S. 2007, Pale male stale, Incisive Financial Publishing Ltd, London.

SNYDER, N. 2014, Door Half Closed: Women And Minorities On Bank Boards, Bank Director, Brentwood.

 

Ethics and Social Responsibility

DE CREMER, D. D. B., HENRI‐CLAUDE 2013. PRAGMATIC BUSINESS ETHICS. Business Strategy Review, 24, 64-67.

HESS, M. F. & BROUGHTON, E. 2014. Fostering an ethical organization from the bottom up and the outside in. Greenwich: Elsevier Science Ltd.

VENKATESAN, R. 2014, "Confronting corruption", The McKinsey Quarterly, , no. 4, pp. 93.

Leadership and Followership

DEANGELIS, L., PENNEY, S. & SCULLY, M. 2014. LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM TEAMWORK. Leader to Leader, 2014, 19-25.

HOLLANDER, E. P. 1992. The Essential Interdependence of Leadership and Followership. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 1, 71-75.

SMITH, W. K., LEWIS, M. W. AND TUSHMAN, M. L., 2014, “Both/And” Leadership, Harvard Business Review, May 2016.

 

 

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