The Study of Business and Globalisation@Limkokwing

WELCOME

Hi everybody and may I extend a very warm and sincere welcome, on behalf of the university and the President, to this, the first undergraduate business intake of Limkokwing Cambodia. We aim to deliver a first class and cutting-edge management education to the people of Cambodia which blends the essential aspects of creative design thinking with critical business method and theory. Its aims to equip you all with the ability to think about, create, plan and execute businesses relevant for the 21st century and the globalised marketplace.

NEW: Design and assignment guide HERE

NEW: Harvard Referencing Guidebook HERE

To use this web site to access your slides please click on the links for each day’s lecture below. You should then join slideshare.net and download the PowerPoint file. Then print the notes page. Each class will have about 50 slides, you can use the spare pace from the notes page print out for your own notes (see HERE for tips on study)

My name is Dr. Derek W. Nicoll and you can call me Dr. Derek.

My email is: dwnicoll@limkokwing.edu.my

I have a background in psychology and management of innovation, design and technology. I am interested in how people experience designs, innovations and technologies. I am particularly interested in how organizations can set up procedures and systems so they can learn better on how to design and innovate, how they can better cater for this experience. It is not only ‘end-users’ or ‘consumers’ that experience designs. Many other people experience them as well, including those who design and produce them in the first place, the inventors, innovators and developers, the entrepreneurs that finance projects and start-ups, and producers, the manufacturers, the distributors, advertising and PR, government regulators and public policy makers and so on. So I am interested in organizational learning, user research, consumer research and product development processes.

When Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat came out in 2005, it captured the minds of policy circles in Washington, D.C. Soon after, it quickly spread around the world because he so eloquently described today’s globalized world as being “flat.” Since then, one cannot begin the discussion of “innovation in the Asian context” without addressing the paradox of globalization. Innovation is certainly occurring globally. It is occurring in Silicon Valley, Shanghai, Bangalore, and Tel Aviv, and they are all connected. Business process outsourcing has transformed the US economy as well as places like Bangalore, India, or Dalian, China. Around the 1960s and on to today, the environment of today’s organizations has changed a great deal. A variety of driving forces provoke and continue to drive this change. As an example, increasing diffusion of information and communications technology (ICTs) has “shrunk” the world substantially. Increasing diversity and mobility of workers has also brought in a wide array of differing values, perspectives and expectations among workers. Public consciousness has become much more sensitive and demanding that organizations be more socially and environmentally responsible. Many developing nations have joined the global marketplace, creating a wider arena for sales and services, and potentially, also their provision. How has this affected Cambodia?

Organizations worldwide have become responsible not only to stockholders (those who owned stock) but to a wider community of “stakeholders.” In order for organisations to be more sensitive, flexible and adaptable to the demands and expectations of stakeholder demands. Many organizations have abandoned or are abandoning the traditional top-down, rigid and hierarchical structures to more “organic” and fluid forms. Contingency theory asserts that when managers make a decision, they must take into account all aspects of the current situation and act on those aspects that are key to the situation at hand. These aspects can be quite dynamic and appear chaotic.

Intro to management:

The course provides participants – that is you – with a complete, comprehensive review of management concepts in an understandable form. This course aims to:

COURSE MODULE DOWNLOAD
The course module can be downloaded here in Microsoft Word format.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

Dates of Classes

  • Day: 1 Thurs 2nd Oct. 1
    LECTURE 1: Introduction to main headlines and briefing
    Lecture Synopsis: Introduction to main headlines and briefing
    Handout: slides
  • Day: 2 Friday 3nd Oct. 1
    LECTURE 1: MANAGERS AND MANAGEMENT
    Lecture Synopsis: Introduction to main headlines and briefing
    Handout: slides
  • Day: 3 Wed 8th Oct. 2
    LECTURE 2: THE MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENT
    Lecture Synopsis: Management, Organisation
    Handout: slides
  • Day: 4 Thurs 9th Oct. 3
    LECTURE 3: FOUNDATIONS OF PLANNING
    Lecture Synopsis: the constraints
    Handout: slides
  • Day: 5 Fri 10th Oct. 4
    LECTURE 4: FOUNDATIONS OF DECISION MAKING
    Lecture Synopsis:
    Handout: Slides
    Tutorials The related case study
  • Day: 6 Wed. 15th Oct. 5
    LECTURE 5: BASIC ORGANIZATION DESIGN
    Lecture Synopsis:
    Handout: Slides
    Tutorials Related case study
  • Day: 7 Thurs 16th Oct. 6
    LECTURE 6: STAFFING AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    Lecture Synopsis:
    Handout: Slides
    Tutorials Related case study
  • Day: 8 Fri 17th Oct. 7
    MID-TERM EXAM
    Lecture Synopsis:
    Handout: slides
  • Day: 9 Wed 22nd Oct. 9
    LECTURE 7: MANAGING CHANGE, STRESS AND INNOVATION
    Lecture Synopsis:
    Handout: Slides
    Tutorials the related case study
  • Day: 10 Thurs 23th Oct. 10
    LECTURE 8:
    Lecture Synopsis: FOUNDATIONS OF INDIVIDUALS AND GROUP BEHAVIOUR
    Handout: Slides
    Tutorials The related case study
  • Day: 12 Fri 24th Oct. 11
    LECTURE 9:
    Lecture Synopsis: UNDERSTANDING WORK TEAMS
    Tutorials The related case study
  • Day: 13 Wed. 22th Oct. 12
    LECTURE 10: MOTIVATING AND REWARDING EMPLOYEES
    Lecture Synopsis:
    Handout: slides
  • Day:14 Thurs 23nd.Oct 13
    LECTURE 11: LEADERSHIP AND TRUST
    Lecture Synopsis:
    Handout: slides
  • Day: 15 Fri 24rd Oct. 14
    LECTURE 12: COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
    Lecture Synopsis:
    Handout: slides
  • Day: 16 Thurs. 30th Oct 15
    LECTURE 14: COORDINATION AND CONTROL
    Lecture Synopsis:
    Handout: slides
  • Day: 17 Mon. 3rd Nov. 16
    FINAL EXAMINATION
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