International management

International management In groups of three to four students, prepare a report and present a 10-minute summary of a comprehensive case study (from the recommended textbook) to other members of the tutorial group and to highlight the insights and issues pertinent to the particular topic area within international management. Objective: The objective is to highlight the key issues in relation to a case organisation your group has chosen. Instructions: Each team will need to select a case study [a Comprehensive Case study in Deresky H (2011), International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures, Text & Cases, 7th ed., Pearson, NJ] from the list below and prepare a case report on the issues identified within the chosen case study supported by a review of the academic literature on the relevant topic area from where the case study is placed within the textbook. Depending on the number of students in semester 2 class, the number of case might be less and case presentations will be limited to cover cases 1-9. List of comprehensive case studies: Topic area chapter 2: Managing Interdependence-Social Responsibility and Ethics Case 1: Siemens pp. 73-84 Case 2: Microsoft pp. 85-93 Case 3: Nokia pp. 94-99 Topic area chapter 5: Cross cultural Negotiation and Decision making Case 4: MTV Networks pp. 191-199 Case 5: Google pp. 200-204 Topic area chapter 8: Organisation Structure and Control Systems Case 6: eBay pp. 293-299 Case 7: Chrysler-Fiat pp. 300-309 Case 8: Alibaba pp.310-323 Case 9: ABB pp. 324-336 Topic area chapter 11: Motivating and leading Case 10: Ratan Tata pp. 417-431 Case 11: Carlos Ghosn pp. 432-443 Report Your report will broadly follow a case analysis report format and include the following structure: 1. Executive Summary (200 words) 2. Introduction and case overview (500 words) 3. Case Analysis and (1000 words)* 4. Conclusion (300 words) *The case analysis section requires a critical discussion of the case study including additional critical discussion of the topic through use of recent scholarly research. More details will be communicated in the tutorial/workshop. Criteria for Grading Group Report: ¢ Follows a correct report writing structure ¢ Includes an Executive Summary (an accurate one page summary of the main points addressed within the report) ¢ Body (Covers all the required areas, is well planned and written, demonstrates a sound grasp of the background knowledge, demonstrated the ability to collect and articulate information in accordance with relevant theoretical concepts). ¢ Conclusion ¢ Shows critical thinking and analytical ability. ¢ Substantiates all arguments or findings presented. ¢ Is adequately documented where appropriate. ¢ Presentation (Well written, presented professionally, grammar, expression and sentence structure). ¢ References (Range, quality and number of references) ¢ Complies with the Harvard System of notation or citation(e.g. use of surname and year in paragraph) ¢ Uses paraphrasing and avoids direct quotes Presentation The aim of the presentation is to present the relevant points from your research in a visual engaging manner. The emphasis must be on preparing a balanced, effective and relevant report using, PowerPoint slides, Multimedia and/or hand-outs. The presentation can use the case Questions as a base for structuring your presentation and use questions as headers on slides but do not feel restricted by these. Some cases will have more questions than others such as Chrysler-Fiat case. Groups can be selective here with use. A high level presentation will not just be descriptive but also entail a critical commentary. Sources need to be acknowledged on the slides through citation conventions. Criteria for Grading Presentation: 1. Content of Presentation(additional theoretical frameworks or recent views from academic literature ) 2. Organisation of Material (including aids) 3. Delivery (voice, body language, dress etc.) 4. Overall presentation effect( e.g. engagement of audience, demonstration of team collaboration)

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