You will have chosen an organisation to study one that will sustain your interest through the semester. Suggestions to bear in mind in making that selection were sketched in the Subject Outline. Please follow the instructions and advice of your tutors.
1. Applying the Org-Social Theories presented in this subject to this same organisation will be part of your ongoing weekly Org Theory Journal (OTJ). You may however also choose to switch or add your OTJ focus to the organisation your group selects for the second assignment. Have those discussions firstly with your study group members and your tutor if required.
2. We are expecting you to access data that is broadly speaking already available through media, websites, personal connections. You are NOT expected to undertake detailed contact surveys in this first assignment. Some contact will be expected however in the group assignment but that will be discussed later in the semester.
AIMS of this first Assignment:
1.Develop an understanding of the complex nature of organisations and related management issues ie as seen from multiple but often contested perspectives for example, from the views of executives, middle and front-line management, shareholders, employees, and broader community.
2.Recognise that diverse and contested complexity in practical context, ie through one organisation (irrespective of size, location or sector).
3.Develop an appreciation of the value (together with limitations) of major Organisation Theories to illustrate these multiple perspectives.
4.Understand the need for personal discernment and judgement in evaluating those perspectives.
5.Recognise the need for self-awareness (reflexivity) in arriving at and defending your insights into management and organisation issues.
6.Demonstrate a critical capacity (ie identifying and questioning taken-for-granted assumptions) in assessing the merits and limitations of social theories in organisation.
7.Prepare you for a major contribution in the group assignment.
2500 word Individual Assignment:
1.Introduce the topic of your essay, your case organisation (very briefly) and outline the major themes you will be discussing (150 words)
2.Briefly describe your chosen organisation via available facts (250 words):
a.Industry (eg service, manufacturing) and location(s) (local; international)
b.Sector (business, not for profit enterprise, government agency)
c.Number of employees
d.Ownership and Management structure (eg. family based, publicly owned – shares)
e.How long this organisation has existed/current level of success or failure.
3.Select two Organisation Theory frames/lens discussed in the subject to date (eg Agency Theory/Contingency Theory/Economics/Sensemaking/ Critical Management Studies). Why did you choose these lens? (250 words)
4.Summarise the relevance of TWO seminal papers within EACH of the Organisational Theories you have nominated (400 words). That is, in 400 words summarise key points of four major papers that have helped shape your views about these Organisation Theories (START with the seminal papers presented by Miles, 2012 for each of your chosen lens/frames). That will take you into the UTS library data bases and or (but ideally) a conversation with a librarian about how to source specific reference works.
5.NOW: What management and/or organisation issues do these two theories (youve selected) now help you to see? Please describe some of those issues. (500 words)
6.What are the limitations of each of the Organisation/Social theories youve selected in illuminating key organisation issues? (200 words)
7.Very briefly anticipate differences in perspectives associated with those selected theories? In other words, can you identify/of if not, imagine, how other stakeholders might describe the management and/or organisation issues they see with this same organisation? (200 words)
8.As a manager/leader (in development) what kinds of personal knowledge and capability do you imagine will be needed to address these differences? This is an open ended invitation to explore there are no set texts for this question (200 words). Conclude your essay with a brief overview of how the theories you selected apply to your case organisation, and the lessons that can be taken from this for managers, and for yourself (150 words)
Your employer, like many people, is concerned by the rising cost of healthcare premiums. (Note: healthcare is spelled as one word as an adjective, and as two wordshealth careas a noun.) Even with the reforms enacted by Congress, premiums are ever more costly for some companies, even as more and more workers require extensive and expensive medical care.
Many workers require additional care because of illnesses and chronic conditions that are considered to be lifestyle-related, the product of smoking, drinking alcohol in excess, being overweight or obese, and the like. This added care results in added costs for your employer, who pays half of the premiums as part of an employees benefits package.
Your employer is considering instituting a policy requiring employees who incur extra costs because of those lifestyle-related causes to pay them. To accomplish this, he plans to charge those workers an additional 10 percent over the premiums that other workers pay.
Your employer asks you, as an economist, to justify this differential, and he wants to be able to argue from the basis of an economic principle or concept. What is that governing idea? If the differential is wrong somehow from that economic point of view, then he wants to know that, too.
Your employer will deliver his decision in a speech before stockholders and employees. You are to write the speech for him. It must be 500 wordsno more than 525, no fewer than 475to accommodate the time he has reserved for it.
In the course of this speech, he will need to inform the audience of the course of action he believes it best to take: The company should charge workers more for engaging in costly behavior, or it should not.
Identifying problems within the case that deal with working conditions and Show critical analysis; provide direct evidence from the case; links the issues to HRM terminology and concepts from the course.
Defends your problem statements using both facts given in the case, and relevant course concepts
Health effect of Roundup Ready Crops
APA sixth edition citations and bibliography, resources need to be mostly peer reviewed some for and against the argumentative thesis statement. “Roundup ready crop cause negative health effects” a lot of focus is centered around the Seralini et al published in Food and Chemical Toxicology journal that was retracted in 2012
Design a Comparison Table of Curriculum Design Approaches. In the Table, you indicate any five Curriculum Design approaches that we have learned so far and conduct a comparison according to these aspects of each approach: definition, major characteristics, applicable level(s) of proficiency and context of language teaching (ESL/EFL), critique, and one example of implementation (e.g. a typical class activity of this approach)
This question is cumulative and has two parts: (make sure you understand the instructions)
1.For each of the four ESL/EFL courses listed below, identify three syllabus-design approaches that you think are appropriate for each one of them based on what you have learned in this Course and Syllabus Design class so far (no word limit here).
2.Analyze thoroughly the advantages and limitations of each three approaches (you have just assigned in Step One of this question) for any two courses of the four listed below. Your analysis should focus on how the integration of three particular types of syllabus design approaches within one particular type of course reveals the approaches advantages and limitations (Cite literature to support your analysis). In other words, dont discuss advantages and limitations of each approach respectively, instead discuss them in an integrated fashion when they are applied to one particular type of course design, for example, a reading course design. Dont forget to look at approaches you have chosen not to design syllabus for when you were completing assignments
Here is a revised version of an ESL syllabus designed by Van Ek and Trim (1998). Analyze and compare each part carefully and thoroughly by using the knowledge and application experience you have had so far to respond to two questions: a) to assign a theme statement/phrase for each of the four parts based on the content provided in each part; b) to identify possible target students, students needs, course goals and objectives, syllabus design approaches, content sequencing, lessons connection, and second language learning theories that all could be embedded in the subsequent lists of content. Note: Treat Part One Through Part Four as one complete course when you respond to the questions asked in this section. Your responses need to be built upon the evidence you identify (e.g. through analysis) from each part
1.Reporting (describing and narrating)
1.Expressing agreement with a statement
2.Expressing disagreement with a statement
3.Enquiring about agreement and disagreement
5.Stating whether one knows or does not know a person, thing or fact
6.Enquiring whether someone knows or does not know a person, thing or fact
7.Expressing degrees of probability
8.Enquiring as to degrees of probability
9.Expressing or denying necessity
10.Enquiring as to necessity
11.Expressing degrees of certainty
12.Enquiring about degrees of certainty
13.Expressing ability/inability to do something
14.Enquiring about ability/inability to do something
17.Expressing like /dislike
18.Expressing surprise and lack of surprise
22.Expressing regret, sympathy
3.Replying to a greeting from a friend or acquaintance
4.Addressing a friend or acquaintance
5.Addressing a stranger
6.Addressing a customer or a member of the general public
7.Introducing someone to someone else
9.Proposing a toast
4.Introducing a theme
5.Expressing an opinion
9.Changing the theme
10.Asking someones opinion
11.Showing that one is followed a persons discourse
13.Asking someone to be silent
14.Giving over the floor
15.Encouraging someone to continue
16.Indicating that one is coming to an end
Quantitative and analytical techniques for managers
Test the following hypothesis using data on exports / imports provided by UNCTAD (see http://unctad.org) and GDP data provided by the World Bank (see http://data.worldbank.org/country/china): GDP growth in China can be mainly explained by an increase in exports confirming an export-led growth strategy.
two types of assignments:
(1) collect your own data using sources indicated
(2) empirical analysis based on an existing dataset.
Your task is to create your own dataset. This gives you more flexibility. The focus is more on research design (e.g. definition of variables, construction of dataset).
The empirical analysis should provide the following: data sources, description of variables used, descriptive analysis and a regression analysis. You have to use SPSS for your analysis.
There is less focus on the theoretical background of your topic.
I do not expect a literature review, as the focus is on analysing data.
Your assignment should demonstrate a good understanding of the relevant concepts, analytical methods and their interpretation. The assignment should demonstrate a good ability to interpret the statistical method, relevant data and facts in an analytical manner. The assignment should provide data sources and bibliographic references as in a published article. The essay must be in your own words. References must be given to any explicit or implicit citations.