Type of paper:
Essay (any type)
Business and Management : Business
Format or citation style:
APA (edition “APA 6”)
You will write a 4-6-page reflection paper (double spaced; 12pt font; 1-inch margins) on what you have learned about (i) the globalization of business innovation and entrepreneurship, (ii) being a global manager and (iii) about what you will need to do to further develop your competencies and comfort to become an effective global manager. In preparing your response to this assignment, you should draw from your personal experiences on the virtual international study tour, from the content of the speakers who present during the study tour, virtual company visits, and the assigned readings.
Connect the insights and lessons that you have derived from the assigned readings to what you actually saw in practice. Discuss both the consistencies and inconsistencies. Integrate all these into a personal reflection on the new knowledge and insights that you have gained about the globalization of business operations and effective global management.
Then, develop a “global manager personal development plan” on what you will need to do to further develop your competencies and comfort to become a “true” global manager. Since it is a personal reflection, the paper should be written in “the first person.”
I offer the questions below to assist you with your journaling and with the writing of your personal reflection and personal development plan paper. The list below is only a guide. You are encouraged to create and respond to your own set of personal reflection questions.
What are the key dynamics and underlying trends in globalization? How are these changing? How might they change in the future?
How is technology impacting global business strategy and operations?
What are the differences and similarities in dominant business norms and practices you have observed across the different countries, both overt and subtle?
What seems to be the personal attributes and managerial competencies necessary to be an effective and successful global manager?
How comfortable are you with the possibility of becoming a global manager? What are your strengths for such a role?
What things will you have to change/develop to become a more effective global manager?
What frameworks or ideas presented in the readings were most beneficial to you to identify strengths and areas of needed improvement for you to become a more effective global manager?
What are your career and life vision? How have the global management concepts/frameworks and the global managers that you met on this global business intensive course enhanced the clarity of your career and life vision?