Unit Code: HC3031
Unit Name: Trends in the Global Business Environment
Assignment: Tutorial Questions
Purpose: This assignment is designed to assess your level of knowledge of the key topics covered in this unit
Unit Learning Outcomes Assessed:
Description: Each week students were provided with three tutorial questions of varying degrees of difficulty. These tutorial questions are available in the Tutorial Folder for each week on Blackboard. The Interactive Tutorials are designed to assist students with the process, skills and knowledge to answer the provided tutorial questions. Your task is to answer a selection of tutorial questions covered over Week 2 to Week 11 inclusive. The assessment contains 6 questions. Answer all 6 questions.
Students who cite a minimum of 12 peer-reviewed academic articles (in total) in the text to support their assertions, and list all references appropriately at the end of the report using Harvard referencing style may receive higher marks than those who do not cite relevant materials.
The questions to be answered are:
Question 1(7 marks)
How do Gannon’s cultural metaphors differ from how Hofstede uses culture to classify countries? (Support your arguments with key research findings on diversity management). Answer this question in 300 words.
Question 2:(7 marks)
Which do you think would be more effective for shaping long-term ethical behaviour in an organisation: a written code of ethics combined with ethics training or strong ethical leadership? Which would have more impact on you? Why? (Support your arguments with key research findings on organisational ethics). Answer this question in 300 words.
Question 3: (11 marks)
A business executive once said, ‘A company’s first obligation is to be profitable. Unprofitable enterprises can’t afford to be socially responsible’. Define the concept of ‘corporate social responsibility’ and how to evaluate it along with economic, legal, ethical and discretionary criteria. In your opinion, what are some difficulties in understanding social responsibility in today’s organisations? (Support your arguments with key research findings on CSR in contemporary organisations). Answer this question in 300 words.
Question 4:(11 marks)
Identify a multinational enterprise (MNE) that has operating facilities in your neighborhood or state. Determine the national origin of that company and its motive for choosing your state. (Support your arguments with key research findings). Answer this question in 300 words.
Question 5:(7 marks)
Today’s companies are rewiring their organisations for creativity and innovation. Businesses must develop improved production technologies, create new products and services desired in the marketplace, implement new administrative systems and upgrade employees’ skills. How can organisations establish a climate and culture for creative thinking and what are some leadership practices that enhance innovation? (Support your arguments with key research findings). Answer this question in 300 words).
Question 6:(7 marks)
Compare and contrast the following organisational structures: functional structure, product structure, market structure, and geographical region structure. Which type of company often adopts hybrid structures? (Support your arguments with key research findings). Answer this question in 300 words).Academic Integrity
Academic honesty is highly valued at Holmes Institute. Students must always submit work that represents their original words or ideas. If any words or ideas used in a class posting or assignment submission do not represent the student’s original words or ideas, the student must cite all relevant sources and make clear the extent to which such sources were used. Written assignments that include materials similar to course reading materials or other sources should include a citation including source, author, and page number.
In addition, written assignments that are similar or identical to those of another student in the class is also a violation of the Holmes Institute’s Academic Conduct and Integrity Policy. The consequence for a violation of this policy can incur a range of penalties varying from a 50% penalty through to suspension of enrolment. The penalty would be dependent on the extent of academic misconduct and the student’s history of academic misconduct issues.
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