Arab Open University
Faculty of Business Studies
Business Functions in Context I
B203A First Semester 2016-17
Tutor Marked Assessment
Dabbawalas hit 99.9999% dependability
Mumbai is Indias most densely populated city, and every working day its millions of
The Cyclic Aspect of Trust
Trust building must be a cyclic process. It builds upon
itself incrementally. The below describes the trust
Each time partners act together they take a risk and
form expectations about the intended outco
Our Ambivalence About Power
That we are ambivalent about power is undeniable.
The concepts of power and organizational politics are related.
Definition of power: power is defined as the potential ability to
influence behavior, to change the course of even
THE EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES
Why boards and managers find accountability relationships difficult
Board members when questioned said they felt
confident in their ability to question the CEO of
their organisation about matt
M A N A G I N G M U LT I C U LT U R A L
J E A N N E B R E TT, K R I S T I N B E H FA R
A N D M A RY K E R N
Teams whose members come from different nations
and backgrounds place special demands on
managers especially when a
II- WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE
Collaborative Advantage is when collaboration
agencies, governmental bodies, etc.) allow to
achieve efficiency, growth, progress, etc.
reference their alliance.
The Meaning of
The formation and implementation of collaborative
agendas is led by three media:
influence process designs and what
participants can do.
Examples of Superordinate Goal:
I have a dream Martin Luther King;
The just society Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau;
Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country John F.
Definition of Supply chain networks (SCN)
SNC embody collaboration of more than two firms. Their
members maintain highly-intensive and recurrent
interactions with each other based on formal and
Need for a focal actor:
To improve/boost the performance and powerfully drive behavior, we need to set specific and challenging goals.
So long as a person is committed to the goal, has the requisite ability to attain it, and does not have
conflicting goals, there is
T H E L E V E L S O F C U LT U R E
The purpose of this chapter is to show that
culture can be analyzed at several different
The term level refers to the degree to which the
cultural phenomenon is visible to t