Strategic Management, by N. Ritson, pages 90-97. Available for reading online at http://www.bookboon/ , or free download directly from the course homepage.
Leadership Skills, by MTD Training, pages 39-46. Available for reading online at http://www.bookboon/ , or free download directly from the course homepage.
Pakistan: A Story of Technology, Entrepreneurs and Global Networks, a case study by Sabir, S., Aidrus, T., & Bird, S., pages 1-13. Available as a free download directly from the course homepage.
After studying the Pakistan case study (the ePlanet Ventures fund company), describe the company’s strategic choices. What perceived cultural and political dynamics of Pakistan impact ePlanet’s strategic choice? How has your country’s experience been similar to Pakistan’s experience? Minimum of 150 words and cite references.
After reading the case study and other available information carefully, prepare a two page (double-spaced) essay addressing the following questions. When composing your essay, do not simply list the question and provide an answer, but rather compose a narrative essay that responds to the questions.
- What are the strategic choices available?
- What are the advantages to investing in businesses operating in Pakistan?
- What are the disadvantages to investing in businesses operating in Pakistan?
- What cultural dynamics impact the decision?
- How is this similar to and different from the political and cultural environment of your home country?
Cite references to material that you use in preparing the essay.
For this week’s reflection, please write an essay of complete and well composed paragraphs (200 word minimum for the entire essay) where you identify a workplace or social organization you are familiar with and describe the organization’s culture. How does the culture of the organization affect the way it makes decisions? Cite references used in apa format.