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Critical Business Thinking – Comm 210 CLASS 2: Organizations and Global  Success WHY MEXICANS DON’T DRINK CHANDLER: THE ENDURING LOGIC OF INDUSTRIAL SUCCESS DYER: CLAIMS
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Critical Business Thinking – Comm 210
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Critical Business Thinking – Comm 210 Objectives for today Understand why growth is a primary objective for many organizations Identify Chandler’s claims & discuss their validity Differentiate between contestable and unproblematic claims Understand and practice the uses of concept maps
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Critical Business Thinking – Comm 210 GLOBALIZATION What does the term mean to you?
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Critical Business Thinking – Comm 210 Globalization Competing with everyone from everywhere for everything Lenovo, Haier, Cemex, Embraer, Infosys, Ranbaxy, Tata Fortune 500 world’s biggest firms 2003 - 31 firms from developing economies 2008 - 62 firms from developing economies (23 in China) 2013 – estimate 1/3 firms from developing economies IBM has 73K people working in India (2K in 2000) Acquisition of rich world businesses and brands – e.g., Budweiser, Lenovo, FI bailouts by sovereign-wealth funds (e.g., ADIA) Size of emerging economies consumer markets (esp. China and India) will create fundamental shifts in business
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Critical Business Thinking – Comm 210 Globalization Opportunities Shift from labour productivity to resource productivity Competitive battle grounds – the new consumer for lower prices and more basic forms (e.g., smaller sizes). ..who’s better placed to serve? Emerging or developed world firms? E.g., Lenovo and its cheap customized PC for farmers with ‘express repair’ New business models that deliver more conveniently and cheaper Threats Economies exposure (e.g., cautious US consumers with China) Commodity price fluctuations and inflation pressures– food, oil Pollution and water shortages Lack of seasoned managers Protectionism ‘Bad’ capitalism Vs ‘good’ capitalism. ...state intervention in business . ..unfair playing field?
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Critical Business Thinking – Comm 210 Critical Thinking Analyzing the validity of arguments presented in a text Identify the author’s major conclusions Determine soundness of causal logic Deconstruct use of persuasive language
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Critical Business Thinking – Comm 210 Identify the author’s claims Claim = Main thesis or conclusion of a text Finding claims Explicitly or implicitly stated? Likely locations Describing claims Effective writing
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Critical Business Thinking – Comm 210 Why Mexicans don’t  drink Molson In your view, what were the most memorable
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