Section A: Short essay Question (maximum 3 pages) Total: 30 marks Answer the below questions. Your answer will be graded out of 30 marks. You must write in standard essay format (thesis statement, intro, body, conclusion). Please cite properly (preferably APA style). Maximum 3 pages, double space, Times New Roman, size 12. “Over the last century, management has been involved in bringing better benefits to workers globally”. Do you agree with this statement? Why and why not? Draw on lectures AND course materials (from Trickker’s chapters, Braveman’s paper, additional readings, documentaries, and debate) in your responses. Additional references from outside class are
Section B: Maximum 3 pages Total: 30 marks Analyze and discuss the attached podcast The role of ESG and purpose by Sean Brown and Robin Nuttall (McKinsey &Company), using at least two of the theses explained in class (for example, shareholder model, stakeholder model, firm regulation, director primacy model, the governance partnership, etc.). Be sure to explain the thesis, justify why you chose the thesis you did; explain how it relates to the podcast. You are encouraged to reference similar/different readings we have read and reference certain theories that might inform your approach to
analyzing the podcast. A PDF version of the podcast transcription is posted on the lecture eClass under December right below the exam questions. You must write in standard essay format (thesis statement, intro, body, conclusion) and draw on lectures and course materials in your response. Maximum 3 pages, double space, Times New Roman, size 12. Please cite all sources properly. Additional references from outside class are welcome.
Section C: Case study Total: 40 marks Case study: Joyful International Holdings Ltd Questions: Mr Alan Lau Man Seung, managing director and chairman of the JIH Group of companies, knows that you have recently been studying corporate governance, and has sought your advice as a consultant. He has no experience of joint ventures with overseas companies and is concerned about the way the proposed joint venture board might work in practice. Write a report for Mr Lau explaining the corporate governance matters that you feel he should consider in negotiating the joint venture
with Nortel. In your report to Mr Lau describe any other governance issues in the JIH Group that you feel he should consider and explain what might be done about them.