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Managing local practices in global contexts
It is hard to think of a part of the world that has not been touched by globalisation. From 'Big Macs' in Moscow to Blockbuster video in Beijing, the world seems less distant, and 24-hour-a-day news makes foreign places more familiar. This free course, Managing local practices in global contexts, examines the dimensions of globalisation and the processes that connect people together.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- think critically about and be able to comment on processes by which local practices are situated within their wider contexts
- think critically about and be able to comment on dimensions of globalisation
- think critically about and be able to comment on the nature and significance of institutional rules of practice
- think critically about and be able to comment on some differences between managing knowledge-generating practices in Anglo-American, Japanese and Chinese contexts
- think critically about and be able to comment on implications of managing through multiple rationalities.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 The management of local knowledge-generating practices
- 2 The dimensions of globalisation
- 3 Institutional rules of practice
- 4 Rational solutions
- 5 Postmodern rationalities
- 6 Conclusion
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