Effects of national culture on organizational culture

Effects of national culture on organizational culture

write a “critical analysis”
Writing your project report

• Not a presentation

• Not a cut-and-paste exercise

• State a thesis: (An idea you intend to prove and

support with evidence)

• Build your argument

Writing your project report
• Not a presentation
• Not a cut-and-paste exercise
• State a thesis: (An idea you intend to prove and
support with evidence)
• Build your argument
Thesis
• Debatable
• Turnover is bad for organizations.
• Employee retention should be the primary focus of Human Resource
Departments.
• Uncluttered (one main idea)
• Specific
• Employee retention should be allocated 30% of the budget of Human
Resource Departments that employ predominantly blue collar
employees.
• Supported
• As it is estimated that replacing a bluecollar employee costs about
60-100% of their annual salary (REFERENCE, 2009), HR departments
should spend 30% of their budget to retain the existing good employees
in order for hiring costs to remain managable.

Basic Structure of an argument
• Introduction establishes the writer’s claim.
• At least three sections citing three reasons to
back the writer’s claim. Each with in-depth
explanation as well as “proof” or evidence of what
the writer says. (field study: your data analysis
would be this proof)
• At least one section anywhere in the report where
the writer introduces an idea from the opposition
and finds a way to “disprove” it.
• A conclusion section that reaffirms the writer’s
claim and reasons for it.

References: Please only use articles from the list of appropriate academic references below:

Business Press:

• HBR

• Sloan Management Review

• California Management Review

• Economist

• Business Week

• WSJ

• Financial Times

• New York Times (Business Section)

• Newsweek

• Human Resource Management

Academic journals:

• Academy of Management series (journal, review, perspectives)

• Organization Science

• Strategic Management Journal

• Journal of Applied Psychology

• Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

• Journal of Organizational Behavior

• Leadership Quarterly

• OB and Human Decision Processes

• European Management Review

• Journal of Management

• Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

• Psychological Bulletin

• Psychological Review

• Research in Organizational Behavior

• British Journal of Industrial Relations

• European Management Journal

• Group and Organization Management

• Social Networks

• Cross cultural Management

• Gender, Work and Organization

• Journal of management Inquiry

• European Business Review

• Journal of General Management

• Competition and Change

• International Journal of Management

• Business Horizons

• Work, Employment and Society

• Work and Occupations

• Personnel Review

• Organization Studies

• Organizational Dynamics

• Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

• Negotiation Journal

• Leadership

• Leadership Quarterly

• Leadership and Organizational Development