This is an essay exam. As such, I expect you to be thorough in your answers. I also encourage you to be creative and to turn in well-synthesized essays. Given that the topics in our course are interrelated, you should integrate multiple topics, readings, videos, and discussions into your responses. The better you are able to demonstrate your ability to synthesize the various topics and to grasp the complexity of the issues, the better you are likely to do in this exam.
Be sure to answer all parts of each question. Also, be sure you make specific reference to our course themes, topics, readings, frameworks, and/or theories. This is an “open-book” exam, so you may reference our course materials and any other materials freely. All work must be original. Be sure you cite your sources using APA format and to include a “works cited” section at the end of each essay. Again, all work must be your own original work.
Remember, I am not grading you on your opinions or positions. I am grading you on your ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of our course concepts and your ability to express, explain, and provide logical support for your positions in professionally written analyses. Therefore, when you express your opinion, do not simply state “I agree” or “I disagree”. As in our discussion board, this type of simplistic response will not merit credit. You must use course readings and/or other credible outside sources to argue your points and to convince me of the validity of your opinions and analyses as well as your understanding of the topic(s).
Finally, proof read and spell check your final document before submitting it. You have a number of days to complete this exam. Spelling, grammar, and style count! Temple University’s Writing Center is an excellent resource. I encourage you to consider making an appointment with them for assistance in crafting your essays.
Please upload the completed exam to our BB course. Take your time and relax. Feel comfortable with what you are submitting. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at any time.
Answer the following two questions. Be sure to answer all parts of each question thoroughly and to cite your sources.
- We recently examined The Global Village as Stakeholder. During our study of this topic we read about and discussed some of the arguments for and against globalization.
- Summarize the arguments for and against globalization (pro-globalization, anti-globalization). Be sure to integrate course concepts, theories, readings, and discussions.
- With which side (pro-globalization or anti-globalization) do you agree more and why? If you don’t agree with either, be sure to explain this and to explain why you don’t agree with either. As always, use course concepts and theories to support your answer.
- Support the conclusion you reached above (part B) with a real-world example (not one we’ve already discussed or read about in the course). Specifically, integrate an outside source(s) (e.g., news story, journal article(s), documentary) that supports your opinion of contemporary globalization (e.g., overall, globalization is good; overall, the harms of globalization outweigh the benefits; or somewhere in between). Be sure to discuss your example and to explain the ways in which it supports your view of globalization using multiple course concepts and theories (e.g., ethical theories, stakeholder theory, etc.).
- a. Making reference to specific course topics, materials, and discussions explain how your overall knowledge and intentions as both an individual and as a business professional have changed or stayed the same as a result of engaging in the various topics we have discussed throughout the semester. If they have not changed, be sure to elaborate.
- As a result of taking this course, has your view of the role/necessity/relevance/importance of stakeholder management in the contemporary corporate world changed? Why or why not? Be sure to support your responses with quality elements including the integration of readings, videos, and/or real-world examples.
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!!!
May use reading:
- http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2007/0416/064.html ”Why globalization is good”
- http://www.globalpolicy.org/globaliz/special/2006/0308india.htm ”Meet the losers of globalization”
3. http://www.globalpolicy.org/globaliz/econ/2009/0203perils.htm ”The Perils of More Globalization”
“The Pros and Cons of Globalization”
Topic: The natural environment as a stakeholder
May use reading:
- The Market and Mother Nature
3. http://www.alternet.org/envirohealth/46335/ ”Can we create a world without waste?”
Stakeholder: the natural environment, the global village, consumer, and employee, and so on.
May use reading:
Attach on web.