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Faculty of Business Studies Arab Open University Managing Across Organizational & Cultural Boundaries B325 Tutor Monitoring Assignment Spring 2021 TMA introduction Corona virus has been our only concern lately given its effect on life as we know it at all levels. The mixed patchwork of achievements and mis-steps in responding to covid-19 show powerful nations are not living up to their commitment to solidarity and equity. The covid-19 pandemic painfully shows the reasons why nations are better off when they cooperate and collaborate in health, and also reveals the hazards of their incomplete commitment to doing so. The following link/article discusses WHO efforts when it comes to collaborate and cooperate with nations to deal with covid-19 pandemic. What needs to be done? So what are you supposed to do in this TMA? You are to consider the following link and article to answer the question below in approximately 2000 words. Your answer has to be in essay format with an introduction, and a conclusion for each question. N.B. Before starting your TMA, make sure to do your own research and ensure that the information needed for this TMA is available. This is very important since this TMA does not only rely on course material but on external resources that you will be choosing and referring to answer the question. QUESTIONS Power and trust are important bases in collaborations. However, when power transforms into struggle and when trust is not well established, this lead to collaboration inertia rather than collaborative advantage. Considering the article in the link provided, and your country’s case, discuss how power and trust are materialized between WHO and your country and the effect on covid-19 pandemic in general and specifically in the administration of the vaccine (word limit: 2000 words). Hint: in your essay, you need to consider the following: Different types of power: power over, power for and power to and what was mainly dominant in your case.Trust and how trust is elaborated and built.Discuss to which extent trust is predominant when it comes to covid-19 vaccine and its administration in your country and how power struggle affected the process.When discussing the case of your country, you need to discuss mainly the relationship between WHO and ministry of health.You have a plus or minus 10% with regard to word count. Guidance Pay attention: do not to copy information as is whether from the course material or the case. You are to provide a discussion and demonstrate understanding of various concepts and not just list and describe.YOU MUST REFER TO B325 COURSE MATERIAL AND TO EXTERNAL RESOURCES. External resources include the article provided in the link, additional resources related.Remember to cite your sources in the text and to prepare a table of references at the end.Referring to course material alone is not enough. Referring to external resources alone is not enough. You need to use the course material as the base to explore and explain the information in the chosen external resources. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS Cut-off date: Specific date to be specified later by deanship. If you feel that you are unable to meet the cut-off date of the TMA because of unusual circumstances, please contact your tutor as soon as possible to discuss a possible extension to the cut-off date. The exact cut-off date will be assigned in due course. TMA weight: 20% of total course grade. (To be decided by the deanship). Course material: Chapters 9 and 10. Format: Write your answers in essay format. Failing to do so could result in grade deduction from presentation marks up to 5 marks. You may, however, use bullet points, diagrams, tables, or any graphs to support your arguments.Plagiarism: Write your answers using your own words. Plagiarism will be penalized depending on its severity and according to AOU plagiarism policy (Enclosed after these instructions you will find the Arab Open University Rules of Cheating and Plagiarism).Word count: Answers are expected to be within +/- 10% of the word limit. Answers that fall below or above this range can lose up to 5 marks.Referencing: Use Harvard referencing style for in-text citation and make a table of references at the end. Failing to do so could result grade deduction of referencing marks up to 5 marks.Research: Use a minimum of two additional sources of information. It is strongly recommended that you use scholarly articles found in the E-library at LMS. You can lose up to 5 marks if you do not use at least two external sources. In addition, although text books assigned in the course may be used freely as references,you are required to use a minimum of 2 external sources. It is recommended that you use scholarly studies found in the E-library link at the LMS. Failing to do so could result in grade deduction of referencing marks up to 5 marks. If you do not find required additional information at the e-library, you can always refer to Google scholar. The Arab Open University Rules about Plagiarism The Arab Open University Definitions of cheating and plagiarism According to the Arab Open University By-laws, “The following acts represent studies of cheating and plagiarism: Verbatim copying of printed material and submitting them as part of TMAs without proper academic acknowledgement and documentation.Verbatim copying of material from the Internet, including tables and graphics.Copying other students’ notes or reports.Using paid or unpaid material prepared for the student by individuals or firms.Utilization of, or proceeding to utilize, contraband materials or devices in examinations.” Examples of Plagiarism Copying from a single or multiple sources, this is where the student uses one or more of the following as the basis for the whole, or a good part, of the assignment: Published or unpublished books, studies or reportsThe InternetThe media (e.g.TV programmes, radio programmes or newspaper studies)An essay from an essay bankA piece of work previously submitted by another studentCopying from a text which is about to be submitted for the same assignment


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