Problem 1 [10 pts.]
While globalization at times is an overwhelming concept, it can be readily grasped in our daily lives. This course itself is a great example as we come together from all over the world to learn and share ideas together! Prepare a table listing of various products that you use or consumer in your daily life and countries of their origin. Group these products into categories, such as, for example (you may also include another category of your own making):
Food Technology Media
Clothing Furniture Cleaning supplies
In each category include at least 12 items; whenever possible include an image of the original label of the product and its country of origin. How do you think these product got here, to you?Problem 2 [10 pts.]
Apply the Blue Ocean Strategy approach to assess the content and format of the 91201 course. Identify a few general course characteristics which you think all courses of value should have. You may start with a list of a few things which you think have worked well in this class, and other that perhaps did not. Was there anything that has surprised you (either positively or negatively)? Is there anything that needs to be changed in the course? Either because there should be MORE of something or LESS of something else, or something should be ADDED because it was not covered at all? Compare this course with 23 courses of your choice that you may have taken this term or in the past.
Use the Strategy Canvas we have used in class (T10) for your comparison and provide summary of your analysis.Problem 3 [10 pts.]
A lay summary is a brief summary of a research project or a research proposal that has been written for members of the public, rather than researchers or professionals. It should be written in plain English, avoid the use of jargon and explain any technical terms that have to be included. The lay summary should address the essential questions: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How? It should also give the reader a reason to care about what you do (e.g., address the so what? question) by explaining the works relevance to the general community.
The summary should not exceed 120 words, and not be shorter than 95.
Note: The first draft of your summary will be used in the T10 tutorial (Mon., Nov. 26), where you will be required to revise it according to the ABT rules. In your submission include both your initial draft and the final, revised version.
Problem 4 [20 pts.]
Answer the following questions:
1. [5 pts.] What did you learn in this course (about the subject matters, yourself and your teammates)?
2. [2.5 pts.] How do you know that you learned what you claim you learned?
3. [2.5 pts] How do you plan to use/apply what you have learned? Is anything you learned of immediate value (e.g.,
you can start using it right away)?
4. [10 pts.] Write a short essay (up to 250 words, but no less than 220). The essay should take a form of a letter
addressed to the future student(s) of the Engineering Management & Globalization class. In a letter to a future fellow student, who may follow in your footsteps next time the course is offered, explain briefly what you are studying, and what you value most of things you have learned in this class that may be useful in pursuing your studies (be specific). Provide also any useful tips in terms of studying strategies, work on assignments, etc. Anything you wish had known before taking the class (e.g., things to do or to avoid).
Hint: Use the rephrased questions as the headings of the corresponding subsections.