20 credits at level HE6
• To understand and appreciate the critiques of a range of management theories and their impact on contemporary organisational settings.
• To analyse and explore interactions between different management standpoints.
• To develop a critical awareness of new management initiatives
This module examines the changes to the external envirionment facing contemporary managers and their responses to them both internal and external.
1. Current management writers, eg. M. Porter, P. Drucker, P. Kotler, Johnson G & Scholes K, etc.
2. The demographic challenges arising from an ageing workforce.
3 The challenges arising from cultural diversity: multiculturalism and “cultural
4. “Globalisation” and “regionalisation”: complements or competitors?
5. International, political, legal, technological and social challenges facing managers, eg. the need to maintain competitive advantage, the importance of assuring quality, NGOs, the emergence of new markets, equality in the workplace, diversity, maintaining the security and integrity of organisational knowledge.
6. Corporate governance: self-regulation or legislation?
7. Corporations and responding to the demands of “social responsibility”: from the “principal-agent” relationship to “stakeholding”. The future of market capitalism.
8. Exploring the inter-relationships between the topics 1 to 8 noted above in order to help students appreciate the increasingly complex challenges facing managers today.
This outcome will be assessed by an assignment and an end of module open book exam. The articulation of the learner’s ideas, and their interpretation within class discussions and seminars relating both to established theory and relevant contemporary issues will provide the learner with the time and opportunity to reflect and internalise these skills. Both assessments will permit the construction of carefully considered and detailed arguments, well founded in both established works, recent journal articles and a full range of relevant, contemporary practical examples from appropriate fields.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Analyse and apply critiques of a range of management theories and their impact on contemporary settings.||Critically apply management theories, in the appropriate context.|
|2.||Compare and contrast the interactions between different management standpoints||Compare and contrast a range of ideas|
|3.||Differentiate between a range of theories, models and methodologies.||Research a range of secondary data necessary for the acquisition of the requisite subject knowledge.|
|4.||Evaluate the contribution that a range of ideas have imparted on management practice.||
4.1- Analyse the practical context in which different management ideas and practices have evolved.
4.2- Compose an assessment of contrasting ideas.
4.3- Establish a defensible position with regard to any given standpoint taken by the learner.
|5.||Formulate a range of practices from within a variety of contexts which are exemplars of management theory||
Critically interpret the conduct and practices of managers, and relate management to a range of theoretical models, and be able to derive a practical and appropriate response.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Essay of 2500 words||Three hours - open book|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Bhagwati J. In defence of globalisation. 2004. Oxford.
Cartwright R. (Mastering)The Globalisation of Business. 2004. Palgrave.
Cohn T C. Global Political Economy: theory & c. 2nd edition, 2003. Longman.
Dellaportas S, et al, Ethics, governance& accountability. 2005. J. Wiley and Sons Australia, Ltd.
Desai M. Marx’s revenge. 2004. Verson.
Dicken P. Reshaping the global economy in the 21st century. 2003, reprinted 2004. Sage.
Dunning J H, ed. Making globalisation work. 2003. Oxford. (See especially, Ch. 6 by Hans Kung: An ethical framework for the Global Market Economy).
Harris P and Mc Donald F, European Business and Marketing. Second edition, 2004. SAGE Publications
Karan P.P. The Non-western World. First edition, 2004. Routledge.
Mallin C.A, Corporate governance. 2004. Oxford University Press.
Morrison J, The International Business Environment, second edition, 2006, Palgrave, Chs 1, 5, 6, 9,12,13, 14. (Companion website: www.palgrave.com).
Parker B, Introduction to Globalisation and Business. First edition, 2005. Sage Publications. See especially chapters 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14.
Porter M. The Competitive Advantage of Nations. First edition. 1990.
Rugman A. M and Hodgetts R. M. International Business. Third edition, 2003. Prentice–Hall. Ch. 4.
Shenkar O and Luo Y, International Business. 2004. Wiley. Ch. 6.
Solomon J and Solomon A, Corporate Governance and Accountability. 2005. J.Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
Stonehouse G, Campbell D, et al. Global and Transnational Business: Strategy and management, Second edition, 2004. Wiley. See chapter 14 on global M&A and “Alliances” (Q.V).
Trevino LK and Nelson NA. Managing business ethics. Third edition, 2004.Wiley.
Wall S and Rees B. Introduction to Business. 2001. Pearson Education Limited. Chs 1, 6, 7.
Wallace P and Zimkin J. Mastering Business in Corporate Governance. 2005. John Wiley and Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd.
Wearing R, Cases in Corporate Governance. 2005. SAGE Publications. (See Chapter 9 on Parmalat, especially).
Wild J. J, Wild K. L, et al. International Business. 2003. Prentice Hall. Ch.
Johnso G, Scholes K & Whittington R. Exploring Corporate Strategy: Text and Cases. Sevnth Edition. 2005. Prentice Hall.
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Shleifer A and Vishney R. A Survey of Corporate Governance. 1997. Journal of Finance, Volume L11, No 2.
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