20 credits at level HE6
THIS MODULE IS A DUPLICATE OF BAM3011 FOR STUDENTS STUDYING THE INTERNATIONAL PRE-MASTERS IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
The aims of the module are:
• To evaluate a range of management theories and their impact on contemporary organisational settings.
• To critically appraise and explore interactions between different management standpoints.
• To develop a critical awareness of new management initiatives
1. Current management writers, eg. Porter, Drucker, Kotler, Deming.
2. The demographic challenges arising from an ageing workforce.
3. Business ethics and transnational organisations.
4. The challenges arising from cultural diversity: multiculturalism and “cultural empathy”.
5. “Globalisation” and “regionalisation”: complements or competitors?
6. 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.
7. Corporate governance: self-regulation or legislation?
8. Corporations and responding to the demands of “social responsibility”: from the “principal-agent” relationship to “stakeholding”. The future of market capitalism.
9. 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.
NB Where this module is offered online (via BoltOnline) lectures and seminars delivered by Elluminate.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Explain and apply critiques of a range of management theories and their impact on contemporary settings.||Critically apply management theories, in the appropriate context.|
|2.||Critically appraise 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-Evaluate the practical context in which different management ideas and practices have evolved.
4.2- Provide an assessment of contrasting ideas.
4.3- Establish a defensible position with regard to any given standpoint taken by the learner.
|5.||Identify and evaluate 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|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Bhagwati, J. (2004) In Defence of Globalisation, Oxford: Oxford University Press
Cartwright, R. (2004) Mastering)The Globalisation of Business, Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Cohn T. C. (2005) Global Political Economy: Theory & Practice. 3rd ed.
London : Pearson Longman
Dellaportas S, (2005) Ethics, Governance & Accountability, Milton, Qld. :
Desai, M. (2004) Marx’s Revenge, London: Verso
Dicken, P. (2003) Reshaping the Global Economy in the 21st Century, London: Sage
Dunning, J. H. ed. (2003) Making Globalisation Good. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Harris, P. and Mc Donald, F. (2004) European Business and Marketing. 2nd ed. London: SAGE Publications
Karan, P.P. (2004) The Non-western World. London: Routledge.
Mallin, C.A (2004) Corporate Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Morrison, J. (2006) The International Business Environment, 2nd ed. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan (Companion website: www.palgrave.com).
Parker, B. (2005) Introduction to Globalisation and Business. London: Sage
Porter, M. (1998) The Competitive Advantage of Nations, 2nd ed. Basingstoke : Palgrave
Rugman, A. M. and Hodgetts, R. M. (2006) International Business. 4th ed. Harlow: FT/Prentice–Hall
Shenkar, O. and Luo, Y. (2004) International Business. 2004. Wiley. Solomon J (2006) Corporate Governance and Accountability. 2nd ed. Chichester : John Wiley.
Stonehouse G, Campbell D, (2004) Global and Transnational Business: Strategy and Management, 2nd ed. Chichester : John Wiley.
Trevino, L. and Nelson, N. (2004) Managing Business Ethics. 3rd ed.Chichester : John Wiley.
Wall, S. and Rees, B. (2001) Introduction to Business. Harlow : Financial Times
Wallace, P. and Zimkin, J. (2005) Mastering Business in Corporate Governance, Singapore : Wiley,
Wearing, R. (2005) Cases in Corporate Governance. London: SAGE Publications.
Wild, J., Wild K. and Han, J (2008) International Business. 4th ed. NJ: Prentice Hall.
Shleifer, A. and Vishney, R. (1997) A Survey of Corporate Governance. Journal of Finance, Volume L11, No 2.
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