Contemporary Developments in Business and Management

Task 1 (30% weighting)
Give a brief overview of the primary external influences to which the organization is subject and briefly explain the particular importance of each to the organization.
This first task should contribute no more than one third of your overall report.

Task 2 (70% weighting)
Choose one of the following themes:
1. Technological disruption and disruptive innovation
2. Globalization and Guarded Globalization
3. Knowledge management
4. Cultural Change and Organisational Culture
In relation to your chosen theme:
i. analyse its relevance to your chosen organization and how it influences policies and decision-making within your chosen organization or industry-sector.
ii. critically evaluate the effectiveness of the organizations response.
iii. (if possible and appropriate) demonstrate some areas for improvement in the response
of the organization.