Management & the Global Economy
Based on the World Economic Forum (WEF), you will be given a ‘Task’ at the beginning of the In-Class Test. For this ‘Task’, you will be expected to write full academic answers, using theory, examples, data, and references from the articles, web-sites, and textbook Chapters below.
Before the In-Class Test, you must read and study a variety of articles, web-sites, and textbook Chapters. They are all listed below and attached*:
1. WEF background
2. World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012
3. Session Summary: G20 Reality Check
4. Why Manufacturing Can’t Solve the Jobs Problem
5. Beyond the G20, by Mark Malloch-Brown
6. Quinn’s ‘Competing Values Framework’ in Boddy, D (2008) Management: An Introduction, FT Prentice Hall, especially Chapter 2, pages 42-44, and Chapter 3, pages 88-89 (*available FREE as an e:book via the Library at):
Once you have read and studied these articles, web-sites, and textbook Chapters, you should then discuss and answer the following as ‘revision’ and ‘preparation’ questions:
1. What is the remit of the WEF at Davos?
2. What are the issues of direct relevance to business managers, and what are the main challenges in the global economy?
3. Compare and contrast with the role of the G20 and the WTO (World Trade Organization) - http://www.g20.org/ and http://www.wto.org/
4. Select two or three videos or reports (try to identify interviews with CEOs, government ministers, non-governmental organisations) and give an outline summary of their concerns and their proposed approaches to deal with the global issues
5. Review the ‘models of management’ presented through the ‘Competing Values Framework’ from Boddy, D (2008) – introduction session (Weblearn). Which model (or models) of management seems (or seem) to be preferred by the various...