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Subject Title Management and Organisations in a Global Environment
Subject Code HI6005
Lecturer Lecturer Name
Assignment Title Research Paper 1
Due Date Friday Week 6
Contact Details Student ID YourStudentID
Student Name YourName
Student e-mail address
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3. This assignment is identical with the work submitted via Self-Check on Blackboard.

Table of Contents
Executive Summary 3
E-learning Activities 3
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Conclusion 3
References 3

Executive Summary
Summarise your discussion of each e-learning activity. About 50 words per activity. Deleted all highlighted text.
E-learning Activities
Week ?? – Activity ?? – Activity Title
Insert here your discussion of the e-learning activity. Either answer the two questions at the top of every e-learning activity (summarise the activity and discuss an application or your experience of what the activity is about) OR answer the questions contained within the activity. Between 400 and 450 words in total. Delete all highlighted text.
Week ?? – Activity ?? – Activity Title
Insert here your discussion of the e-learning activity. Either answer the two questions at the top of every e-learning activity (summarise the activity and discuss an application or your experience of what the activity is about OR answer the questions contained within the activity. Between 400 and 450 words in total. Delete all highlighted text.
Conclusion
Summarise and draw conclusions from your two e-learning activities. About 50 words per activity. Delete all highlighted text.
References
Use Harvard style referencing. Less than five references per activity. Don’t forget to include the URL from the activity as one of your references. Delete all highlighted text.
This is compulsory question
In your blog, you should address the following two sections:
(1) Section 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.
(2) Section 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject.
Visit the following URLs, and use 'Questions to consider' to guide your thinking.
Activity 1: Ford and Taylorism
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PdmNbqtDdI
Questions to consider:
1. Would workers in Australia, America or Europe accept the Taylorism in this form today?
2. Consider the design of scripts for use in Call Centres, can you see Taylorism in that? Explain.
3. This ‘clip’ is showing history from 100 years ago. Some would say that ‘the world has moved on’ and these ideas are out of date. However, could there be parts of the world today for which these ideas might be just what they need? Explain.
Any one out of this five
In your blog, you should address the following two sections:
(1) Section 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.
(2) Section 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject.

Visit the following URLs, and use 'Questions to consider' to guide your thinking.

Activity 1: Thomas Friedman on Globalisation; 3 Eras of Globalisation; World is flat
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp4znWHvsjU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM2BguxRSyY
Questions to consider:
1. What would be some of the key drawbacks or risks of living in the flat world of Globalisation 3.0 as Friedman describes it?
2. Do you agree with Friedman’s iron rule of the flat world? Explain.
3. Is the level of globalisation uniform across the world? Explain.

Activity 2: Pankaj Ghemawat on Globalisation
URL: http://www.ted.com/talks/pankaj_ghemawat_actually_the_world_isn_t_flat.html
Questions to consider:
1. Has your view on globalisation changed after listening to Professor Ghemawat? Explain.
2. Consider where you have seen the fears that people have about globalisation. Do you think these fears may subside with some data points that may suggest otherwise?

Activity 3: Online tool to explore different countries' 5 dimensions by Hofstede
URL: http://geert-hofstede.com/countries.html
Questions to consider:
1. How does the Australian culture compare to other world cultures (eg. Your home country or other countries that you have visited)?
2. Do you agree with the survey results for the Australian culture? Why or why not?

Activity 4: 'The myth of national culture' - Counter argument to Hofstede’s work by Professor Brendan McSweeney at Royal Holloway, University of London
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_l84Dj2eXY
Questions to consider:
1. Do you agree with Professor McSweeney’s view on national cultures? Why or why not? After viewing the survey result done by Hofstede on your home country, who do you think offers a more compelling argument on national cultures? Can a single culture be used to determine the actions of entire population?

Activity 5: 'Riding the waves of culture’ - Talk given by Fons Trompenaars at TEDxAmsterdam
URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmyfjKjcbm0
Questions to consider:
1. Consider your experience with cultural conflict or culture shock. What were the different viewpoints that you had to reconcile? And how did you overcome the differences?
2. What would be the benefits of connecting different viewpoints as Trompenaar suggests?

Activity 6: ‘Building a cross-cultural web design for a wider audience’ (Christian Arno in Design on 22nd Jun 2010)
URL: http://www.onextrapixel.com/2010/06/22/building-a-cross-cultural-web-design-for-a-wider-audience/
Questions to consider:
1. Can the concept of High and Low Context cultures be applied to other areas of business? – marketing and advertising, PR, customer and supplier relationship management, etc.

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