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Unformatted text preview: Department of Applied Economics and Management CORNELL UNIVERSITY AEM 220 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Pedro David Prez Spring 2008 People Course Support Specialist Ms. Victoria Parker / 107 Warren Hall / 254-6761 [email protected] Teaching Assistants (46 Warren Hall) Jenny Song - [email protected] (Head TA) Fazeel Khan - [email protected] (Admin TA) W to Z Sanjit Anilesh - [email protected] A - Bo Jill Barthelemy - [email protected] Br - Cu Michelle Bitman - [email protected] D Fu Michelle Gonzlez - [email protected] G - Hw Patrick Jennings - [email protected] I - La Inna Kuvich - [email protected] Li - Me Kerry Motelson - [email protected] Mk - Pu Arjunjit Singh - [email protected] Q - Sk Sarah Watterson - [email protected] Sl - Vo Activities Prof. Perez lectures Guest lectures Distinguished CU faculty; Alumni with relevant business experience; Resources (CALS Career Services Center, Mann Library) TA office hours Exams Optional Project Evaluation 1st Prelim: Tuesday February 26th, evening; 100 pts 2nd Prelim: Tuesday April 1st, evening; 100 pts Final exam: ???, 100 pts Optional Group Project; 100 pts Groups of three Deadline for commitment: Wednesday, April 11th Deadline for delivery: Monday May 5th, before noon CALS Career Services Office; 3 pts Possible participation in research projects; 2 pts Participation in Guest Speaker luncheons; 1 pts Participation and attendance viewpoints, 1pt each Extra Credit Max. 15 pts Grading Options 1. Three exams 1. 1st and 2nd prelim + optional project 1. Three exams + optional project 1. NOTE: Drops lowest grade. Social Changes: 1750 - 1914 Increase in population Better nutrition Medicine and hygiene Potential mass markets Scientific Revolution Industrial Revolution Global trade Increase in money circulation Consolidation of the nation-state Periods of relative peace Increase in knowledge Political changes Changes in the Organization of Production: 1750 - 1914 From Self-employment Put-out system Master apprentice relationship To Subsistence standard of living; Expropriation of surplus; International competitive pressure; Coercion; Destruction of the family and community relationship as known. Wage Slavery "Modern bureaucracy depends on a particular social structure: a citizen must not be able to survive on his or her own, but has to work for someone else." (Charles Perrow, "Complex Organizations", NY:Random House, 1986, p. 49) 85% of U.S. working people work for someone else; Principles of bureaucratic organization Specialization Formalization Hierarchy Changes? Society Mass consumption Mass education Individualism The routinization of technology and innovation The Information Revolution Constant increase in resources dedicated to science and discovery. Relative decline of the nation-state. Acceptance of liberal politics and market economics. Globalization. Increase in knowledge Political changes The New Paradigm Everyone is an entrepreneur The organization as a project team Network organization Dynamic organization Temporary organization Employment as option Citizen work, NGOs, etc. Activism We are all capitalists. Objective of the Course AEM220 strives to empower students by exposing and explaining a wide range of business management concepts, skills and activities. Behaving Professionally Create and manage your own filing system (pg. P-5 P-9) Making a good first impression Focusing on good grooming Being on time Practicing considerate behavior Practicing good "netiquette" Practicing good cell phone manners Being prepared Computer based Hardcopies Personal documents: Building your resume and C.V. Read and otherwise collect information Business press: WSJ, Business Week, Financial Times, NYT, your own local newspaper; Business programming: Nightly Business Report, Wall $treet Week, etc. Attend lectures and seminars in your university and community. Network, network, network Time Management (pg. P-12) Know what you have to do Keep a "to do" list Prepare a daily schedule Prepare weekly and monthly schedules Space out your work Defend you study time Never let a day pass without some achievement Write weekly goals for yourself Prepare for the next day the night before Take time for fun Patiently accumulate successes Motivate yourself The skills that make a person employable are not so much the ones needed on the job as the ones needed to get the job, skills like the ability to find a job opening, complete an application, prepare the resume, and survive and interview. Occupational Outlook Quarterly U.S. Department of Labor Take-Aways After an era of bureaucratic organizations and corporate employment (wage slavery) we are approaching a new time characterized by: Entrepreneurship Network and dynamic organizations Flex-work Business knowledge is a critical tool in this new work environment; Business knowledge can be divided into: Knowledge of business concepts and activities; Knowledge of business culture, appropriate behavior and appropriate personal management skills; Knowledge of job searching, job getting and job keeping techniques. ...
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