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Page 1 of 13HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment – Research Paper HOLMES INSTITUTEFACULTY OFHIGHER EDUCATIONAssessment Details and Submission GuidelinesTrimesterT3 2020Unit CodeHI6005Unit TitleManagement and Organisations in a Global EnvironmentAssessment TypeGroup AssignmentAssessment TitleGroup Research paperPurpose of theassessment (with ULOMapping)Students are required to research a topic from a list of topics provided based on topicsdiscussed in lectures.The research provided will provide more in-depth evidence of individual research onthe topic, not only material which is provided within the lecture content.Weight30% of the total assessmentsTotal Marks30 marks for group research paperWord limitNot more than 3,000 words for the group research paperDue DateFriday of Week 10 at 5pmSubmissionGuidelines• All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completedAssignment Cover Page.• The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cmmargins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and pagenumbers.• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriatelyat the end in a reference list using Harvard referencingstyle. Page 2 of 13HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment – Research PaperPurpose:Group assignment SpecificationsThis assignment aims at ensuring that students have familiarised themselves with a general frameworkof at least one management related topic. Students will be required to apply relevant theoreticalconcepts with the use of practical examples in most cases in a written research paper.Details:Topics and presentation schedule:Organise yourselves into groups of 4 students.Please choose from one of the following topics from the list (see below).Research on the broad topic is a group activity and each student must contribute to that work. Eachstudent in the group will then research, in depth an individual component drawn from the broadresearch topic.1. Group Research paper written report – worth 30% of your final grade and must be submittedon Friday of Week 10 at 5pm. The written report should begin with the broad research topicwhich is then followed by each individual component identified by the individual student whoprepared it.Your report is to be written as a business report. It must include:• Executive summary• Table of contents• Section headings• Paragraphing• Page numbers• ‘Who did what’ section (use below table as template)• Reference list at the end of the reportTo ensure that all students participate equitably in the group assignment and that students areresponsible for the academic integrity of all components of the assignment. You need to completethe following table which identifies which student/students are responsible for the various sectionsof the assignment.Page 3 of 13HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment – Research Paper Assignment SectionStudent/Students This table needs to be completed and submitted with the assignment as it is a compulsorycomponent required before any grading is undertaken.List of Topics (Choose one): TOPIC 1Globalisation General FrameworkIn this topic, you are to research globalisation. The business press bombards us with ideas about ‘Theshrinking world’, ‘the flat world’ and ‘the border-less world’ – all catchphrases to describe the impactof globalisation. But are the (trade) borders really collapsing or are we seeing, post GFC, a resurgencein them? What is behind the extreme demonstrations against globalisation at G7 andWTC conferences?Individual Components1. World 3.0: P Ghemawat’s questioning of whether the world really is as ‘global’ as we are beingtold it is and his ideas about how it could be globalised more effectively.2. Anthony Giddens’ ideas on globalisation.3. The “End of Poverty” movement and the contrary assertion that “Trade NOT aid” is the way to amore globalised world that mitigates against poverty. Page 4 of 13HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment – Research Paper TOPIC 2Corporate or Organisational Culture General FrameworkDiscuss why corporate culture is such an important determinant of organisational success. Outline thedimensions commonly used in describing a particular organisation’s culture.Individual ComponentsEach individual should focus on one (or two) of the dimensions and identify a specific organisationnoted for its emphasis of that dimension.Describe how that organisation stresses that particular component of organisation culture andcomment on whether they have been successful [Note: Individual team members must choosedifferent dimensions and thus outline different actual cases].TOPIC 3National Culture General FrameworkDiscuss why an understanding of national culture is important for multi-national or trans-nationalcorporations seeking to operate in a global business environment. Outline the dimensions commonlyused in describing national culture.Individual ComponentsEach individual should choose a different country classifying it in terms of the commonly-useddimensions 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 theclassification they have made.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 theclassification they have made. Page 5 of 13HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment – Research Paper TOPIC 4Management Decision Making: Social Model General FrameworkThere 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 thegeneral framework, a model of social influence on decision making.Individual ComponentsThe individual components of this topic introduce some classic studies as illustrative of the impact ofsocial influences on decision making.1. Solomon Asch’s classic study into the impact of social conformity on decision making.2. Stanley Milgram’s classic study of the influence that obedience to an authority figure can have ondecision making.3. Fred Luthans’ study on the influence of information presented in a computer printout incontrast to the same information presented from an ordinary typewriter.4. Groupthink examples. TOPIC 5Goal Setting and Planning General FrameworkOutline the importance of goal setting in planning and the characteristics of well-defined goals.Individual Components1. Discuss Miles & Vergen’s landmark study into goal setting and the three conditions theyidentified to be satisfied to ensure best practice in goal setting.2. Discuss Management by Objectives.3. Discuss contingency factors which influence a manager’s approach to planning.4. Discuss different types of plans.Page 6 of 13HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment – Research Paper TOPIC 7Stakeholder Relationship Management and its influence on Management Decision MakingGeneral FrameworkRelationship management is one of the highest-level managerial functions. Use an example toillustrate poor relationship management and the outcome that resulted from it. Outline the fourstep approach to stakeholder relationship management.Individual ComponentsConstruct an example to illustrate good stakeholder relationship management. Using your example:1. Define the general external environment of your example, identifying stakeholders within it.2. Define the specific external environment of your example, identifying stakeholders within it.3.Discuss how the multi-advocacy approach to stakeholder relationship management wouldassistmanagers in decision making which is sensitive to managing stakeholder relationships. TOPIC 6The Hawthorne Studies General FrameworkThe Hawthorne studies had their origins in the Scientific School of Management and constituted agenuine attempt at discovery through research. By today’s standards there were deficiencies in theresearch which will be highlighted in the individual components of this topic.In your introduction outline the overall context of the Hawthorne studies and in your conclusion,stress the significant outcomes from the studies notwithstanding the acknowledged defects in theresearch methodology.Individual Components1. The Illumination Studies: One member of the group chooses this phase of the studies.2. The Relay Room Experiments: Another member of the group chooses this phase of the studies.3. The Bank Wiring Experiments: The third member of the group choose this phase.Apart from describing the phase you have chosen, you must identify the specific researchmethodological weaknesses inherent in that phase. Page 7 of 13HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment – Research Paper TOPIC 8Organisational Structure General FrameworkOutline, six key elements commonly used to define the structure of an organisation identifying themanagement theorist who identified each of these elements. Then outline four factors(contingencies) that are commonly used to define the situation (the organisational environment).Individual ComponentsEach individual should select an example organisation – a real example – and suggest what youbelieve to be the structure of that organisation in terms of the six key elements that are used todefine organisational structure. For your example organisation, you should define theirorganisational environment in the terms of the four contingency factors and comment on the match(or mis-match) of the organisation to its organisational environment. TOPIC 9Cross Cultural Teams: People Issues in Global Business General FrameworkDiscuss the challenges in recruiting and effectively managing cross cultural teams.Individual Components1. From the work of Hofstede and others, identify issues likely to face the expatriate manager.2. Discuss the skills and abilities which have been identified in successful international managers.3. Demonstrate how multivariate analysis might be used in recruitment of international managers.4. Discuss acculturation issues in expatriation and repatriation of international managersPage 8 of 13HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment – Research Paper TOPIC 10Teams General FrameworkDiscuss the emergence of teams as a key feature of the modern workplace and trace its origins inthe context of the changes in thinking associated with the development of schools of managementthought.Individual Components1. Outline Tuckman’s stages in team development identifying the leader’s role at each stage(Useexamples).2. Apply insights from the study of managerial decision making to decision making inteams.3. Give examples of how the physical structures have been designed to facilitateteamwork.4. Outline the ways in which managers might promote teamwork. TOPIC 11Performance Management General FrameworkDiscuss Performance Management in the context of the identifying the relevant School ofManagement Theory. Identify positives and negatives in the approaches to performancemanagement.Individual Components1.2.MBO, Review and Agree, 360-degree Feedback.Compare and contrast strengths and weaknesses of cohesive versus non-cohesive teams andthe application to High Performance Organisations.3. Performance Management from a Control Theory Perspective.4. The Balanced Scorecard Approach. Page 9 of 13HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment – Research Paper TOPIC 12Motivation Overview General FrameworkOutline the meaning of motivation as it applies in the workplace.Individual Components1. Discuss this question: Can a manager instill motivation into employees or is motivation a processof drawing out something from employees? Discuss coaching.2. Provide a map of the various theories of work motivation and explain the map.3. Discuss John Holland theory of personality and job fit as an explanation of work motivation.4. Describe the difference between a content theory and a process theory of motivation.TOPIC 13Motivation: Content Theories General FrameworkDescribe the difference between a content theory and a process theory of motivation citingexamples of how some process theories, under criticism, have been reduced to content theories.Individual Components1. Discuss Maslow’s theory and detail the criticisms that have been levelled against it.2. Discuss Hertzberg’s theory and detail the criticism that have been levelled against it.3. Discuss McGregor’s theory of work motivation.4. Behavioural science research expects to be scrutinized and criticism levelled against it. Summarisewith examples from Hofstede’s work through to the theories of motivation. Page 10 of 13HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment – Research Paper TOPIC 14Motivation: Process Theories General FrameworkProvide a map of the various theories of work motivation and explain the map distinguishing thedifferences between content and process theories of work motivation.Individual Components1. Discuss McClelland’s work and theories of work motivation.2. Discuss Goal Setting and its role in work motivation: the ‘Review & Agree’ Process.3. Discuss Equity Theory using examples.4. Discuss Expectancy Theory using examples. TOPIC 15Change Management General FrameworkOutline the “Calm-waters” and the “White-water rapids” metaphors for Change Management.Individual Components1.2.3.Discuss Kotter’s theory of Change Management.Discuss Force-Field Analysis: giving examples.Changing an organisation’s culture may be necessary as part of change management. Whatcan a manager do to change an organisation’s culture? Page 11 of 13HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment – Research PaperDetailed rubric for the Group Research paper written report ExcellentVery goodGoodSatisfactoryUnsatisfactory81-100%71-80%61-70%50-60%0-49.99%ExecutiveSummary (4marks)Clear evidence ofa summary whichsummaries theentire reportClear evidence of asummary whichsummarises theentire reportSome evidenceof a summarywhichsummarises theentire reportLimited evidenceof a summary ofthe entire reportNo executivesummaryincludedDiscussionon allocatedgeneralframework(8 marks)Demonstration ofoutstandingknowledge of thechosen topic andhas includedsignificantresearch whichare beyond areascovered withinthe lectureDemonstration ofvery goodknowledge of thechosen topic andhas included someresearch beyondareas coveredwithin the lecturenotes.Demonstrationof goodknowledge of thechosen topic andhas includedminimal researchbeyond areascovered withinthe lecturenotes.Demonstration ofsatisfactoryknowledge of thechosen topic andhas included noresearch beyondareas coveredwithin the lecturenotes.Demonstrationof little or noknowledge ofthe chosentopic anddiscussion haslittle or norelevance to thetopic chosen.YourYourinterpretation ofinterpretation oftheory is accurateYour interpretationtheory isYourApplicationof theory onIndividualcomponentdiscussion (8marks)and insightful andhas includedsignificantresearch whichgoes beyondareas coveredwithin the lectureof theory isaccurate and hassome insight andincluded someresearch whichgoes beyond areascovered within thesomewhataccurate and hasincluded minimalresearch which isbeyond areascovered withinthe lectureinterpretation oftheory is verygeneral and hasincluded noresearch which isbeyond areascovered withinYourinterpretationof theory ismissing or notrelevant to thenotes.lecture notes.notes.the lecture notes.topic. NoIdentification ofIdentification of theIdentification ofIdentification ofidentification ofthe author hasauthor has beenthe author hasthe author hasthe author hadbeen identified.identified.been identified.been identified.been givenReport isexceptionallystructured withclarity, use ofparagraphs andsubheadings.PoorlyOverallpresentationand qualityof report (6marks)Report is wellstructured withclarity, use ofparagraphs andReport issomewhatstructured withclarity, use ofparagraphs andReport isstructured withsome clarity, anduse of someparagraphs andpresented.Report is notstructured withany clarity, anddoes not use ofparagraphs andsubheadings.subheadings.subheadings.subheadings. Page 12 of 13HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment – Research Paper Referencing(4 marks)Clear systematicreferencing usingHarvard style forall sources. Atleast 6 peerreviewedreferences wereused from goodsources. All in textreferencing donecorrectly andrelevant.Clear systematicreferencing usingHarvard style for allsources. At least 5peer-reviewedreferences wereused from goodsources. All in textreferencing donecorrectly andrelevantClear systematicreferencing usingHarvard style forall sources. Atleast 4 peerreviewedreferences wereused from goodsources. Most intext referencingdone correctlyand relevant.Limited attemptat formattingreferences.Referenceslargely unrelatedto the topic area.At least 3 peerreviewedreferences wereprovided. Most intext referencingdone correctlyand relevant.Poorlypresented, noapparentstructure. Nouse of Harvardreferencingstyle.Referenceswere unrelatedto the topicarea. Only 0 r 1relevantreference given


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