ECON 120: Economy questions
2) What is scarcity? Why is scarcity central to the study of economics? Please give a real world example of scarcity.
Choose ONE of the following three questions:
You may use either a report or an essay style format. It is important that you define all key terms in your assignment both technical and philosophical. You should use one or more relevant examples grounded in contemporary global issues (e.g. Privacy, Information Control Technology, Corporate Governance, The Labour Market, Poverty, Climate Change, Population Growth, Pollution, Habitat Depletion, Emergent Technologies etc.) that impact on Knowledge Management, Innovation, Organisation, Society and the Individual in a context that is relevant to your choice of question.
Advice and Guidance：
How to reference your assignments sources
You must use the University model of referencing based on the Harvard system. It is most important that your references to sources cover all items in your list of references. The citations in the text are included in the word count.Your list of references do not count to the total number of words.
Do not use Appendices.
Total Word limit3000 +/- 10%
We expect you to engage with a range of literatures in your essay / report. We have provided you with the following list to select from and get you started. This is by no means an exhaustive list of resources and those looking to achieve high grades should include literature and resources beyond those listed. These literatures are designed to stimulate your thinking and give you an overview of the breadth of the debate with which youare engaging.
Alvesson, M., & Kärreman, D. (2001). Odd couple: Making sense of the curious concept of knowledge management. Journal of Management Studies, 38(7), 995-1018
Alvesson, M. (2007) Unravelling HRM: identity, ceremony and control in a management consulting firm. Organization Science, 18(4), 711-723.
Bell, Daniel. (1974) The Coming of Post-Industrial Society. Harper Colophon Books, New York.
Bengt‐Åke Lundvall (2007) National Innovation Systems—Analytical Concept and Development Tool Published online: 05 Feb, pages 95-119 https://doi.org/10.1080/13662710601130863
Burrell, G., & Morgan, G. (1979). Sociological paradigms and organizational analysis: Elements of the sociology of corporate life. England: Ashgate publishing Limited, cph 1-2-3
Conway, S and Steward, F (2009) Managing and Shaping Innovation, OUP, Oxford.
Dahlander, L, and D M Gann. 2010. “How Open Is Innovation?” Research Policy 39 (6). Elsevier: 699 – 709. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2010.01.013.
Davis, P, Natale, S. M., Libertella, A.F. (2017) The Role of Truth in Moral Reasoning, in International Journal of Decision Ethics, Vol. X, Spring 2017,pp139 -156
Driver, M., 2002, The learning organization: Foucauldian gloom or Utopian sunshine? Human Relations, 55(1), pp. 33-53
Gourlay, S. (2006). Conceptualizing knowledge creation: A critique of nonaka’s theory*. Journal of Management Studies, 43(7), 1415-1436
Hassard, J., & Kelemen, M. (2002). Production and consumption in organizational knowledge: The case of the paradigms debate’. Organization, 9(2), 331-355
Hislop, D. (2018). Knowledge Management in Organizations: A Critical Introduction (fourth edition). Oxford University Press. Donald Hislop (2003) The Complex Relations Between Communities of Practice and the Implementation of Technological Innovations, International Journal of Innovation Management Vol. 07, No. 02, pp. 163-188 https://doi.org/10.1142/S1363919603000775
Jashapara, A. (2007). Moving beyond tacit and explicit distinctions: A realist theory of organizational knowledge. Journal of Information Science, 33(6), 752-766
Mazzucato, M. (2013) The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public v Private Sector Myths, Anthem Press, London
Spender, J-C. and Kessler, E.M. (1995) Managing the uncertainties of innovation: extending Thompson (1967). Human Relations, 48(1), 35-56.
Srivastava, A., Bartol, K. and Locke, E. (2006) Empowering leadership in management teams: effects on knowledge sharing, efficacy and performance. Academy of Management Journal, 49(6), 1239-1251.
Quinn, M. & Courtney, R. (2014) The Public Sector as an Entrepreneur. In Liddle, J. (2016) Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research Vol 6, Emerald, London
Infographic Assignment Part II RubricYou will need to turn in two parts. You can turn them in together or as two attachments. If you have any problems uploading more than one attachment, just email me the second part right away (via Canvas). If you are using video software for your infographic, include the link where I can view it in an attachment. Please do not paste it into the comments box for the assignment; I do not get notified about comments and so it looks like you have turned nothing in.
|Criteria||Max Points||Points Earned|
|Infographic (image or video)|
|Contains at least 5 separate facts, and has been spellchecked.||15|
|Each fact is matched with a simple, related image||10|
|Infographic focuses on a single, relevant topic||5|
|Paper does not contain direct quotes or bulleted lists||If you use these, the parts where you do will be discounted from assessment of other criteria below. In other words, I will count your paper length, sources used, APA formatting, etc. after all the lists and direct quotes are deleted. Just paraphrase, please.|
|When double-spaced, with 1” margins, in standard size 11 or 12 pt font, & excluding quotes and bulleted lists, paper is at least 3 pages of text, with a separate page for references (for a total of at least 4 pages).||10|
|Paper describes, in different words than the infographic, each fact contained in the infographic.(In other words, don’t just paste the same text into the paper.)||10|
|Paper attributes the facts in the infographic (via citations/references) to at least 3 different sources.||3|
|All sources cited/referenced for the facts in the infographic are scholarly.||5|
|In-text citation and reference list are in APA format, and are an exact match (everything cited in-text is included in the reference list, and every reference is cited in-text).||5|
|Paper has been spellchecked in English.||2|
After completing the first part of the paper, in two complete paragraphs discuss how these excuses or defenses affect victims in a particular situation.
Compile your summary report, including all information researched, and prepare a submission paper in accordance with the following guidelines:
Berk, L. E. (2018). Development through the lifespan (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
The central purpose of this course is to offer in a broad and an interdisciplinary framework for
understanding of business and trade exchanges in the Global South. The following questions
guide the course:
1) Are business practices in the Global South done differently? If so, in what way are they done
2) In what way does social exclusion in the Global South impede the development of socially
3) What are the consequences of the rapidly changing and globalizing market economy for social
inclusion and exclusion in the Global South?
4) Currently, the Global South is experiencing a problem of large scale human displacement that
is generating migrants and refugees. How are these migrants and refugees included and excluded
In order to address these questions, we will focus on selected examples from different Global
South countries. Throughout the course we will examine how ordinary people in the Global South
mediate the intersecting relations of gender, race, class, ethnicity, caste, ability and age in
i) To think creatively and critically on finding solutions to reduce social exclusion locally and
ii) To expand awareness of social inequality and related issues;
iii) To gain familiarity with a broad range of explanations of business and social exclusion;
iv) To think through the future challenges of business and social inclusivity in the rapidly
v) To learn about some of the challenges encountering business in the Global South countries;
vi) To appreciate the diversity of socio-economic and cultural forms found in the Global South
and to discuss how they shape social interaction in business.
For this assignment,
a) You will select one Global South country or a region in one of the Global South
country of your choice.
b) You will develop a title for your research proposal.
c) You will choose three course readings
Your research proposal will be the basis for your research project.
The suggested themes will help you focus and narrow your proposal and research topic
dealing with issues that will be covered in the course. This is done on first come first
Make sure to select your title and start working on your projects and essay early before
the term gets busy.
You will submit, 1) a two-page double spaced project proposal with a working title and
discussion of what your project plan is; and 2) an annotated bibliography listing three
references from the course readings. Your annotated bibliography will be a short
summary of each article with a brief statement showing its relevance to your project
written in a single spaced format, between 250-300 words for each article.
Research Project (20% of your final grade).
This assignment will be based on your Project Proposal. You will develop social justice
oriented, creative and practical research work of 5-pages. It is due in class on November
20. Your research work must list all references cited in an appropriate scholarly format,
and typed, double-space and stapled.
CLASS SCHEDULE OF TOPICS AND READINGS
Week 2 Land exclusion
Hall, D., Hirsch, P., & Li, T. M. (2011). Introduction to powers of exclusion:
land dilemmas in Southeast Asia.
Week 3 Race, Gender and Informal Banking
Hossein, C. S. (2013). The Black social economy: Perseverance of banker
ladies in the slums. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 84(4),
Week 4 Entrepreneurship, Social and Cultural Capital at the Margins
Meagher, K. (2009). Trading on faith: religious movements and informal
economic governance in Nigeria. The Journal of Modern African
Studies, 47(3), 397-423.
Barnes, S. (2009). Religion, Social Capital and Development in the Sahel:
The Niass Tijaniyya in Niger. Journal of International Affairs, 62(2), 209-
Week 5 Moral Economy of Inclusion and Exclusion
Kabeer, N. (2002). Citizenship, affiliation and exclusion: perspectives from
Shiva, V. (2001). Special Report: Golden Rice and Neem: Biopatents and
the Appropriation of Women’s Environmental Knowledge. Women’s
Studies Quarterly, 29(1/2), 12-23.
Week 6 Social exclusion and Everyday Work
Hossein, C. S. (2015). Black women in the marketplace: everyday genderbased risks against Haiti’s madan saras (women traders). Work
Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, 9(2), 36-50.
Thorat, S., & Attewell, P. (2007). The legacy of social exclusion: A
correspondence study of job discrimination in India. Economic and political
Week 7 Race, Social Exclusion in Everyday Work and Micro-Banking
Hossein, C. S. (2014). The exclusion of Afro-Guyanese Hucksters in
micro-banking. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean
Studies/Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe, 75-
Week 8 Financial Exclusion
Johnson, S., & Nino-Zarazua, M. (2011). Financial access and exclusion in
Kenya and Uganda. The Journal of Development Studies, 47(3), 475-496.
Week 9 Some Alternative Ways of Dealing with Financial Exclusion
Fasoranti, M. M. (2013). Rural savings mobilization among women: a
pancea for poverty reduction. Abstract of Economic, Finance and
Management Outlook, 1(1), 1-40.
Nwabughuogu, A. I. (1984). The isusu: an institution for capital 1 formation
among the Ngwa Igbo; its origin and development to 1951. Africa, 54(4),
Week 10 Local Culture, Fashion and Business
Ajani, O. A. (2012). Aso ebi: the dynamics of fashion and cultural
commodification in Nigeria. The Journal of Pan African Studies, 5(6), 108-
Langlois, T. (1998). The Gnawa of Oujda: Music at the margins in
Morocco. The world of music, 135-156.
Week 11 Women in Informal Textile Business
Prag, E. (2013). Mama Benz in trouble: networks, the state, and fashion
wars in the Beninese textile market. African Studies Review, 101-121.
Week 12 Gender Intersecting with Many Factors of Social Exclusion
Mander, H. (2008). Living with Hunger: Deprivation among the aged,
Single Women and people with Disability. Economic and Political Weekly,
Bolles, A. L. (2002). Michael manley in the vanguard towards gender
equality. Caribbean quarterly, 48(1), 45-56.
Option 2: Slavery vs. Indentured Servitude
Option 3: Women in Colonial America
Make sure to use your course text and incorporate an additional scholarly source from the Chamberlain Library in your response.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
One scholarly in text citation required
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