|Jan. 23, 2003
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critical emails are posted at this link. Please contact me if you need
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Jan. 28, 2003
Good to meet you all and get started on our South Africa
adventure! Cal just sent an important email yesterday. Please answer
So far, a few students have sent me ideas for their Experiential
learning plus some questions. I thought that I'd relay my responses to
all of you.
1. Can I submit my experiential learning as I do it?
2. Do we have to read all the readings? I'D
LIKE YOU TO SCAN ALL OF THEM JUST AND WE'LL DISCUSS SOME IN CLASS AS TIME
PERMITS. FOR INSTANCE, LAST WEEK WE ACTUALLY WENT OVER SOME OF THE
MATERIAL FROM THE FIRST SET OF READINGS IN OUR DISCUSSIONS. I'D LIKE TO
POINT OUT A FEW OTHER ISSUES IN THOSE AND IN THE UPCOMING READINGS AS WELL.
3. What happens if I miss a class? LET ME KNOW
AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. AS YOU CAN SEE, TIME IS SHORT!
Here's what we'll do on Feb. 8th: February 8th:
10:00 to 2:00 pm with lunch break
1. We'll start right in with a few key points from the
history and current issues readings.
2. We'll move right away to your discussion leadership
of the Mathabane questions. Develop understanding of complex culture. We'll
finish these before lunch.
3. Lunch break
4. We'll look at some of the management style issues
in the readings listed below.
5. We'll start to brainstorm on the marketing strategy
issues that face a company doing business in South Africa.
6. We'll give you time to discuss your topics for your
Term Projects and possible ways to refine them. Remember, all term
project topics must be related to a Marketing question or problem that
Management Styles, Business Issues
Ghosh, Sudeshna (2001), “Ethnic Diversity and Managerial
Effectivenss in South Africa,” Academy of Management Executive, Vol. 15,
Mangaliso, Mzamo T. (2001), “Building Competitive Advantage
from ubuntu : Management Lessons from South Africa,” Academy of
Management Executive, Vol. 15, No. 3, 23-33.
How important are ethics and social responsibility? -
A multinational study of marketing professionals; Anusorn Singhapakdi and
Karande; European Journal of Marketing, Bradford; 2001;
Vol. 35, Iss. 1/2; pg. 133
Jan. 7, 2003
1. Readings are online! Go to Rutgers Camden
Library web site, go to Iris, click on "Reserve Desk", input "Scarborough"
and click on "Instructor", choose "Carol Scarborough", click on South Africa
readings.A listing of all readings will appear. Click on the desired reading
and a URL will appear, taking you to that specific article in pdf format.
2. NOTE: the articles are also available in hardcopy
at the Reserve Desk.
3. Meeting Dates are now set for Saturday January
25th, February 8th, March 1st, and April 12th, start time 10:00 am, lunch
break, continue discussions until 2 pm. Meet in BSB 336.
4. Books: We currently have 13 students going,
so it does not make sense to me to have separate assignments for UG and
MBAs with such a small group. Given the reasonable prices of Kaffir Boy
and The Lexus book, I will have you read both. Use the time before our
first meeting to obtain both books. The first assignment will work through
the discussion questions linked below.
The books are readily available on online booksellers
as described in my email. I also will have copies available for lending
Boy discussion questions - use these when you are reading Kaffir Boy.
Dec. 23, 2002
1. Initial contact: Please email the following
a. Name, preferred email and telephone contact information
b. Degree program and major
c. Tentative meeting dates will be set for Saturday
January 25th, February 8th, and March 1st, start time 10:00 am, lunch break,
continue discussions until 2 pm. Meet in BSB 336.