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Table of ContentsTITLE:.............................................................................................................................................3CHAPTER1: INTRODUCTION.....................................................................................................3Project description.......................................................................................................................3Research Aims............................................................................................................................3Research Objectives...................................................................................................................3Research Questions....................................................................................................................4Reasons for choosing this project...............................................................................................4Activities and Time scales..........................................................................................................4CHAPTER2: LITERATURE REVIEW..........................................................................................6CHAPTER3: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY............................................................................10CHAPTER4: DATA ANALYSES................................................................................................12CHAPTER5: CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION......................................................22Conclusion.................................................................................................................................22Recommendation.......................................................................................................................23CHAPTER6: PERSONAL REFLECTIVE STATEMENT...........................................................23Reflection..................................................................................................................................23REFERENCE.................................................................................................................................25.......................................................................................................................................................26
TITLE:“To identify the impact of positive economic, cultural and ethical impact of globalizationon human resources”. A study on Marks and Spencer plc.CHAPTER1: INTRODUCTIONProject descriptionGlobalisation refers to the free movement of goods and services across boundaries. Thismovement can be managed in a united manner. Further, it can be seen as a scheme to open theglobal economy as well as associated growth in trade. Goods that were found in Westerncountries can now be found across the globe(Nayak, 2016). Thus, globalisation of economysimply indicates the interaction of country relating to production, trading and financialtransactions with developed industrialised countries of the world. Some factors of globalisationare:-Permitting free flow of goods and services by removing trade barriers between countries.Creating environment for flow of capital between the countries.Allowing free flow of technology transfer.Thus, the proponents of globalisation especially from the developed countries purposelylimit the definition of globalisation only in three components, i.e., unrestricted trade flows,capital flows and technology flows. They do not want to include the free flow of labour in thefactors of globalisation set by them.Research Aims“To identify the impact of positive economic, cultural and ethical impact of globalizationon human resources”. A study on Marks and Spencer plc.Research ObjectivesTo study the concept of globalisation.To determine the favourable economic, cultural and ethical impact of globalisation onMark and Spencer.To study the role of human resources in globalisation.To study the barriers of globalisation which leads to negative impact for Mark andSpencer.
Research QuestionsAre you aware about the concept of globalisation?What will be the impact of globalisation on economic, cultural and ethics of Mark andSpencer?What is the role of human resources in globalisation?What are the different obstacles of globalisation in Mark and Spencer?Reasons for choosing this projectThe rationale or reason behind choosing this project was that the concept of globalisationis growing and rising at rapid rate(Monshipouri, Welch and Kennedy, 2017). It is acting as anopportunity for the company to grow and expand the businesses into the global world for thepurpose of establishing global presence and earn higher amount of profitability and revenue. Theorganisation which will be considered for this research is Mark and Spencer which has initiatedits business operations from the year 1884 and it deals in retail industry. This company isoperating at global level and has strong goodwill and brand awareness. So this has put focus onidentifying and analysing the external opportunities for the business organisation such that thedesired research aims and objectives can be attained effectively and efficiently.Activities and Time scalesIn the research, there are combinations of different activities which takes place. Suchactivities are helps in meeting the research aims and objectives effectively and efficiently(Melluish, 2014). The following are the different activities discussed below:ActivitiesTime required to be taken by each activity(weeks)Introduction2Setting aims and objectives3Literature review3Research methodology5Collection of data4Analysis of data2Conclusionandrecommendations3Submission of final report2
Gantt chart:This chart is a type of bar chart that illustrates project schedule. This chartshows the start and finish dates of various elements of project that includes resources, tasks anddependencies(Lumby and Foskett, 2016). Henry Gantt, an American mechanical engineerdesigned the Gantt chart. This chart is widely used in project management. These charts areuseful in planning the projects and defining the sequence of tasks that require completion. Ganttchart identifies tasks that may be executed in parallel and those that cannot be started or finisheduntil other tasks are completed. This chart shows the slack time or additional time for completionof a task.
CHAPTER2: LITERATURE REVIEWConcept of GlobalisationAccording to Melina Kolb, 2019,Globalisation is the process of integration of economieswhich result in more social, political and economical interaction across cultural and nationalboundaries. It fosters free trade and spread of information, technology and job across boundarylines of a nation. This leads to more interdependence of nations and represent a trend towardscreation of single world culture(Tu, 2014).Advantages– globalisation helps in creating more employment by providing betteropportunities for innovation and creativity at international level. Encouragement to free flow ofgoods and services, reduces cost of production and providing better quality products at low
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