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  1. General reading list 37 items
    1. Book list for extended critical book review 12 items
      You are expected to write an extended critical book review of one of the texts listed below. This review will be up to 2,000 words long and is due in Week 5.
      1. This changes everything: capitalism vs. the climate - Naomi Klein 2014

        Book  Additional copies at HC79.E5K6G15.

      2. What money can't buy: the moral limits of markets - Michael J. Sandel 2013

        Book  Additional copies at HB72.S2.

      3. - or alternative edition:

      4. The spirit level: why equality is better for everyone - Richard G. Wilkinson, Kathleen Gordon Pickett 2010

        Book 

    2. Other books that you may wish to read over the course of your studies 25 items
      1. The modern corporation and private property - Adolf A. Berle, Gardiner C. Means 1932

        Book 

      2. Guns, germs and steel - Jared M. Diamond 1998

        Book  An additional copy at GN360.D52.

      3. The Great Crash, 1929 - John Kenneth Galbraith 1961

        Book  This has been re-published since the 2008 crunch.

      4. Debt: the first 5,000 years - David Graeber 2011

        Book 

      5. The world we're in - Will Hutton 2002

        Book 

      6. Prosperity without growth: economics for a finite planet - Tim Jackson 2009

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      7. The invention of enterprise: entrepreneurship from ancient Mesopotamia to modern times - David S. Landes, Joel Mokyr, William J. Baumol 2010

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      8. Out of our minds: learning to be creative - Ken Robinson 2011

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      9. The Craftsman - Richard Sennett 2008

        Book 

      10. How much is enough?: money and the good life - Robert Jacob Alexander Skidelsky, Edward Skidelsky 2013

        Book 

      11. The price of inequality: [how today's divided society endangers our future] - Joseph E. Stiglitz 2012

        Book  Additional copy at HC110.I5S85.

      12. Nudge: improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness - Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein 2009

        Book  An additional copy at HB74.P8T5.

  2.  

    Weekly lecture readings

  3. Week 1: Introduction, module overview, context of module and the contemporary managerial environment, and housekeeping 2 items
    1. Key readings 2 items
  4. Week 2: The nation state and the policy discourse 2 items
    1. Key readings 2 items
      1. Prosperity without growth: economics for a finite planet - Tim Jackson 2009

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  5. Week 3: On wealth, health and wellbeing: securing health, policy and organisational responses to managing the nation’s ill health 6 items
    1. Key readings 4 items
      1. How much is enough?: money and the good life - Robert Jacob Alexander Skidelsky, Edward Skidelsky 2013

        Book 

      2. - or alternative edition:

      3. The spirit level: why equality is better for everyone - Richard G. Wilkinson, Kathleen Gordon Pickett 2010

        Book 

    2. Supplementary readings 2 items
  6. Week 4: The economic crisis 2 items
    1. Key readings 2 items
      1. A Primer on the Nature of Business Cycles - Gregory W. Huffman 1994

        Article  Scroll down page to 'First Quarter 1994'.

      2. Systemic Risk and the Financial Crisis: A Primer - J. Bullard, C. Neely, D. C. Wheelock 2009

        Article 

  7. Week 5: Diversity and justice 4 items
    1. Key readings 1 item
      1. Injustice: why social inequality persists - Daniel Dorling 2010

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    2. Supplementary readings 3 items
      1. Should Business Have Human Rights Obligations? - Nien-hê Hsieh 2015

        Article  International Business.

  8. Week 6: Independent Learning Week 1 item
    1. During this week you are expected to consolidate your reading and take the opportunity to reflect on the issues explored so far in the module.

  9. Week 7: Brexit panel debate - outcomes and impacts 1 item
    To be confirmed.
    1. In this week you will take part in a debate on the outcome and impact of Brexit on organisations and the context of management processes and tasks. Brexit will be used as an example of a very significant geo-political shift that impacts on organisations of all sizes, and on management work.

       

      Please ensure that you bring at least one question/comment from your study team to this session, so that you can address the panel, and join in the debate. The panel will include Prof Huw Davies, amongst others.  

  10. Week 8: National security and the private sector 3 items
    1. Key readings 3 items
      1. Working on the edge: remediation work in the UK travel sector - Kirstie Ball, Ana Canhoto, Elizabeth Daniel, Sally Dibb 2014

        Article 

  11. Week 9: Organisations and sustainability 6 items
    1. Key readings 3 items
    2. Supplementary readings 3 items
      1. Sustainable development: mapping different approaches - Bill Hopwood, Mary Mellor, Geoff O'Brien 2005

        Article 

      2. This changes everything: capitalism vs. the climate - Naomi Klein 2014

        Book  Additional copies at HC79.E5K6G15.

      3. Systems thinking: A review of sustainability management research - Amanda Williams, Steve Kennedy, Felix Philipp, Gail Whiteman 2017

        Article 

  12. Week 10: Environmental security 23 items
    1. Key reading 1 item
    2. Supplementary readings 17 items
      1. The global politics of the environment - Lorraine M. Elliott 2004

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    3. Useful links 5 items
      1. The Future of Water Conflict - Ken Conca 2010

        Audio-visual document 

  13. Week 11: Module wrap-up: re-cap and exam tips 1 item
    1. We will focus on the main topics and themes that have emerged during the module and will look forward to a range of possible futures.

       

      In this module, we have examined the complex world that surrounds us and explored how this will impact on organisations and the practice of management. This last lecture will re-cap the key issues explored in the module and focus on how we might think about possible futures and also the nature of the futures that various people think may come to pass. Of course, the future is unknowable but many of the big pressures and trends that shape the future are known and this is what this module has sought to illuminate for you. We will also cover how this module links forward to the issues and topics covered in MN5002 - Contemporary Cultural issues in Management in Semester 2. Finally, we will cover tips to help you prepare for the end of module exam.

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