Management: a global perspective Session 2 (Class 2). Dr Robert Shaw Graduate School of Business Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. 6 March 2013. RE-VISION. You have to learn two things. About management globally. You must know and understand:
Dr Robert Shaw
Graduate School of Business
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
6 March 2013
Two lectures today!
1. the members of the executive or administration of an organization or business See also line management, middle management, top management
2. managers or employers collectively
3. the technique, practice, or science of managing, controlling or dealing with ⇒ "anger management"
4. the skilful or resourceful use of materials, time, etc
5. the specific treatment of a disease, disorder, etc
A process ?
The organisation / running / operation of something ?
A requirement / need of organisations ?
Our course argues that the best account of management (for our purposes) is that management is a set of skills.
Which skills ?
Competencies probably just another name for skill but has a jargon of its own (the competency approach to management)
Kinds of skills
Intellectual – thinking – cognitive - mind
Analysis of those who manage suggests that the key to management is the skill of decision-making. Managers make decisions! This is the best generalisation we can give.
Your course focuses on management as decision-making. It is, thus, about the cognitive skills that relate to practical situations.
In what activities do managers practice the skills of decision-making?
What are the concerns of practical managers?
This is an “organisational” perspective.
How do you relate this to the skills of decision-making?
Any of the skills of management (decision-making) can involve the factors in the business environment?
There are two kinds of things to learn
What to say
How to present your ideas
This session is about how you present ideas when you produce them in business or management subjects and workplaces.
This website is your guide to writing your paper.
There are three types of papers written by business and management students. They are also the kinds of papers written by people in business and government.
3. Scientific papers (a special kind of report).
For business decision-making
Standards not derived from the discipline
The banner of science
This is research as a tool – as technology
(This is not scientific research or essay writing.)
How to structure your paper
How to reference correctly
To be able to format your paper.
To be able to use APA referencing correctly.
Access APA viawww.gdufs.biz/WRITING.html
To write an academic paper you need to know what has been said before about your topic. Your paper must show how your work builds upon the work of others.
Students seldom appreciate how long it takes to "read up" on a topic. You have to prepare yourself before you can even begin to write.
You must make use of published academic materials - this means books and journals, historical material and recent publications.
You are expected to use the library – this is an academic library.
There are specific skills that you need to develop that relate to library use. These include:
How to search academic databases
How to keep track of the relevant materials you find
How to create a bibliography
How to gain some understanding of an article without reading every word.
The most important part of the library is the academic databases which the library provides online.
CNKI Journals http://en.cnki.com.cn/