Drawing on relevant academic and professional literature on culture and management, write a report on how Events Managers from two different national or ethnic backgrounds might plan, execute and manage a Local City Film Festival. Make recommendations on how the two managers could work better together.
Managers of international business corporations and institutions agree that understanding the nuances and subtleties associated with foreign cultures is an essential aspect of successful operations there. What has come to be termed as “culture intelligence” is an important ingredient for running a trans-national enterprises and events. This is applicable to the case of conducting a local city film festival as well. Several studies and research projects done on this subject have also inferred the same. The rest of this essay will explore this topic in detail, by reviewing relevant academic sources.
To begin with, modern theories of . . . Read More
The severe decline in the state of world economy in the last two years is a culmination of several factors. But the bursting of the housing bubble in the United States alongside a precarious credit crunch situation have played major roles in precipitating the latest episode of economic recession in many countries. While the advanced nations in North America and Western Europe have borne the brunt of the recession, lesser developed economies and several emerging markets are simultaneously experiencing a slowdown in economic activity. Financial analysts and political commentators point out that the unregulated financial markets of Western democracies make such crises inevitable. The proponents of free market capitalism, on the other hand, do not concede this point. This essay will foray into the conditions that led to the present crisis in the housing market and try to assess the merits of remedial policy measures in this regard. The evaluation of the stimulus and bailout packages is . . . Read More
34 year old Mary White is in your care. She has limited mobility which means that she is unable to walk without assistance. Her chronic and life limiting condition has recently led to a problem with eating and drinking and now Mary is unable to feed herself (although she can take food from a spoon and drink from a beaker) and requires total assistance in this activity. Whilst her body has deteriorated and her speech is limited Mary White’s cognitive function is intact although she is tearful and depressed. It is meal time and you are preparing to attend to Mary White’s nutritional needs.
• Define the concept of dignity and discuss the importance of dignity in nursing care
• Discuss how the Code of Professional Conduct (NMC 2008) will guide your actions
• What are the issues that need to be considered when helping a patient to eat and drink
• What skills would you need to use to encourage Mary to eat . . . Read More
As the world enters a new millennium, urban planners are grappling with new ways of building sustainable urban spaces. Presently, most cities across the world are too congested for its inhabitants. On top of this, urban dwellers’ preference for owning cars contributes to the growing volumes of toxic waste. This directly leads to the phenomenon of global warming and its attendant environmental catastrophes. It is in this context that we need to study the model design of the Cliff City project, off the coast of Portland, Dorset. Conceived and designed by Hannah Chalmer-Stevens, the objective of the project is to build a sustainable and environmentally friendly wave and wind farm.
The central theme of the Cliff City project is ‘green’ architecture, meaning that it firmly lays emphasis on sustainability and preservation of surrounding ecology. Apart from the usual urban provisions for a library, pub and café, the project features such innovations as roof-top gardens and . . . Read More
Jeffry Frieden’s book Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth century is a highly relevant topic today. Consistent with Frieden’s hypothesis, global economic integration has grown to new levels during the last century. Several arguments could be forwarded supporting the merits and demerits of this new economic order and its overall value as a politico-economic theory. But this essay will confine itself to the task of verifying the claims made by Frieden’s in his book. The rest of the essay will argue that ‘economic globalization’ has indeed seen a spectacular growth in the second half of the twentieth century; and while its ascendancy is beyond dispute its usefulness and compatibility with the newly evolving twentieth century global political situation remains a point of debate.
Frieden is right in his assessment that globalization has become ubiquitous in the new neo-liberal world order of the last few decades. However, all too often, the flaws . . . Read More
(Background: On 1st July 2008 Bill Gates resigned as CEO of the Microsoft Corporation to pursue his work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is currently Chairman of the Microsoft Corporation. Bill Gates is a well known philanthropist and whilst CEO of Microsoft his pledges of money to fight many of the world’s diseases were media headline grabbers. In 2005 he gave £145 million ($258 million) to fight malaria, and in 2006 he pledged £507 million ($900 million) to cut deaths by tuberculosis. Yet corporate and personal philanthropy did little to avert negative headlines about Microsoft’s questionable business practices. Since 1999 Microsoft has been at the centre of a number of legal disputes with both the US Government and the European Commission. At the heart of the disagreements have been accusations that Microsoft had been exploiting its monopoly power in order to reduce competition, and consequently choice, in the marketplace. Microsoft was accused of anti . . . Read More
The Multinational Enterprise has become ubiquitous in the new neo-liberal world order of the early twenty first century. However, all too often, these enterprises’ activities have lacked prudence and foresight in terms of the consequences for the local populations. Moreover, the loopholes of international business law allow these companies to go scot-free and evade accountability toward the citizens of the countries in which they operate on. The activities of Multinational Enterprises in developing countries can either be beneficial or disadvantageous to the country. Recent evidence suggests that there are more cases of the latte than the former. This essay tries to find out how far true the criticisms directed at multinational enterprises (MNEs) as a result of their activities in lesser developed parts of the world. This is done by citing examples from particular developing nations.
The primary criticism leveled against MNEs is their lack of responsibility . . . Read More
How well a business corporation performs in financial terms is significant for a broad group of people that includes potential/existing investors, creditors, employees or managers. With differing information needs and purposes, each category of stakeholders should be provided with data that is comprehensive, relevant and reliable, so as to allow an informed opinion to be reached on the corporation’s financial performance. However, all too often, the general public is left out of this equation. A corporation’s operations have direct and indirect effect on the general public, who don’t have a “stake” in the company in the conventional use of the term. Yet, business corporations are purely economic structures, whose sole purpose is profits and whose foresight stops with the next quarter. This essay tries to discuss the existing norms of accountability, its deficiencies and areas that need improvement.
The only document that a company in the UK . . . Read More
The United States of America, in spite of being an economic superpower also carries the notoriety for exorbitant healthcare costs and disproportionately poor health outcomes for patients. Moreover, the present healthcare system is so structured that the world wide economic recession in progress is bound to have serious consequences for the healthcare industry as well. The new healthcare system being proposed will attempt to tackle these obvious problems while also suggesting improvements for making healthcare delivery more efficient. The other centerpiece of the proposal is to make health insurance affordable for all Americans so that it serves as an extension of social security in times of distress.
At present health insurance coverage of American citizens is covered by their employers, which puts them in danger of losing insurance along with their jobs. With the global economic recession more acute here in theU.S., the country has seen unprecedented numbers of job . . . Read More
The VLR on Declining Fishing Stock presents arguments from both sides of the depleting fish populations across the world. The video clip also explains how unsustainable fishing resulting from poor management of fisheries and inefficient fishing practices is eating away on the existing fisheries as well as putting to extinction entire marine habitats. On top of this, many unwanted fish and other marine animals get caught in the nets and get killed.
The primary reason for the present situation is commercial greed. Fishermen at all levels depend solely on the profit they earn out of their catch. The equipment required for fishing including the boats and nets are expensive to maintain. So, the last thing in their mind is the conservation of the marine environment. Also, the nature of marine life is such that it is difficult to estimate the existing population levels at various marine habitats. This means that the problem of over-fishing comes to light when it’s too late to . . . Read More