The 21st century offers many challenges to every one of us. As more firms go global, as more economies interconnect, and as the Web blasts away boundaries to communication, we….
How have particular globalisation forces affected/influenced the issue you are studying.
The goal is to promote the development of critical reflective skills in order to analyse specific global issues, considering diverse perspectives andheterogeneous stakeholders in cross-national contexts that are shaped by global forces. The maximum length of assignment: 2000 words excludingreference list and cover page.The unit of analysis of the major research essay combines the main topics covered from week 1 to week 7 with specific issues developed inparticular industries, companies and/or organisations in which global forces have created controversies, contradictions or competing views.In order to facilitate the selection of themes, the students must combine any two themes; one from column one and one from column two (see Tablebelow).
|Column 1||Column 2|
|TNCs & Globalisation||Agro-food industry and Fair Trade|
|The State in a global world||Bio-fuels|
|Global variations in State economic policies||Exploration of Natural resources|
|Civil Society, NGOs and globalisation||Low-cost manufacturing and Services|
|Corporate Social Responsibility and Globalisation||Global pharmaceutical industry|
|Business ethics in the global arena||Global electronics industry|
|Sustainability and globalisation||Specific developing/developed country case|
A minimum of10 academic journal articles &/or scholarly monographs (books) are required in this item.
Web information and textbooks can be used but are not considered to be academic journal articles. In your analysis you must consider at least one of the two following questions:
- How have particular globalisation forces affected/influenced the issue you are studying.
- What are the ethical, CSR and/or sustainability implications of the issue you are studying?