POLT06005 2021 Irish Business Environment

General Details

Full Title
Irish Business Environment
Transcript Title
Irish Business Environment
Code
POLT06005
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
POLT - Politics
Department
MRKT - Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2021 - Full Academic Year 2021-22
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Joan Morrison, Gillian ODonovan
Programme Membership
SG_BMKTG_B07 202000 Bachelor of Business in Marketing SG_BMARK_H08 202000 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing SG_BACCO_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Business in Accounting L6 SG_BADMN_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BBUSI_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies L6 SG_BBUSI_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Ab-initio) SG_BBUSS_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business L7 SG_BFINA_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Finance and Investment SG_BOFFI_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Office Administration SG_BSALE_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business in Marketing and Sales SG_BTOUR_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOUR_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business in Tourism with Event Management
Description

This is an introduction to the Irish business environment and the nature of the relationship between politics, business and society in 21st century Ireland. What responsibility has business to society and vice-versa? Do right or left wing governments impact business and society differently?Key approaches / models to examining business and society will be outlined. The  'connections' and 'tensions' between politics, business and society will be appraised via case- study which will feature themes of governance, regulation and justice, partnership and participation in Contemporary Ireland   Active learning is  via group work, debate and observing and analysing Year 2 and 3 simulation. Current issues will feature prominently to encourage engagement with present day problems. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Describe the nature and characteristics of the Irish business environment using the PESTELE framework

2.

Identify key approaches to business and society along the political spectrum

3.

Give practical examples of connections and tensions that arise between business and poltics in Irish society that impacts the daily lives of the learners of this module. 

4.

Engage in discussion on how competing interests and values emerge and their subsequent impact on the political and business environment:

5.

Source and interpret information relevant to the syllabus content

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures will be used to cover the analysis of characteristics of the Irish business environment and the models outlined above.

DEBATE/ Simulation Business Meeting: Tutorial will allow students to prepare and participate in a debate on  issues linked to the case- study.

OBSERVER - at year 2  Simulation meeting, students will do this as part of 'formative' assessment

SHORT  Quizzes via VLE - Moodle

FIELDTRIP   

 

 

 

Module Assessment Strategies

DEBATE linked to CASE-STUDY in small groups to give student maximum time for learning and understanding

Attendance at Year 2/3 SIMULATION meeting; Short Quizzes; FINAL Examination: Multiple-choice and long essay question

 

 

Repeat Assessments

Written Assignment/Report and EXAM

Indicative Syllabus

Describe the nature and characteristic of the Irish Business Environment (LO1)

Examine political, economic, social, technological, ethical, legal and environmental  to appraise the macro-environmental factors that have a profound impact on the performance of business.
 

Identify key approaches to business and society along the political spectrum (LO2)
Introduction to Approaches to examining Business and Society along the Left-Right Spectrum  
Dominance Model,
Regulatory Pluralism;
Stakeholder Model,
Market Capitalism along the Left-Right spectrum

Give practical examples of connections and tensions that arise between business and politics in Irish society that impacts the daily lives of the learners of this module (LO3)

CASE-STUDY -  link the approaches above  around a theme  of  one of the following: Governance, Regulation, Social Justice and Participation
 

Engage in discussion on how competing interests and values emerge and their subsequent impact on the political and business environment (LO4, LO5) 

 

DEBATE: Interests and concerns in contemporary Ireland - topical matters and the intersection of politics, business and society - e.g. environmental regulation, social movements, the 'triple bottom line'; minimum wage/living wage. The 'debate'  weaves the key topics in this syllabus together. 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Short Multiple-Choice Quiz via Moodle Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Week 6 1,2,3
2 Debate Project Assignment 30 % Week 9 1,2,3,4,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Group Learning Flat Classroom Group Work 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
20/10/2020 Irish Business & Society Governing, Participating & Transforming in the 21st Century Gill Education

Required Reading
2011 Business, Government, and Society Asia Higher Education Business & Economics Management and Organization
ISBN 1259009459 ISBN-13 9781259009457

The thirteenth edition of Business, Government and Society by John F. Steiner and George A. Steiner continues a long effort to tell the story of how forces in business, government, and society shape our world. In addition, an emphasis on management issues and processes allows students to apply the principles they learn to real-world situations.

Required Reading
2012-06-15 Irish Governance in Crisis Manchester University Press
ISBN 0719082234 ISBN-13 9780719082238

Ireland's international reputation changed rapidly from global success story to European problem-case. How did this happen? What are the implications for our view of good governance? This book argues that there is a crisis in the way the Irish state is structured and in the manner in which it relates to the main organized interests in the society. Through a set of linked policy studies, it shows how sectional benefits can be prioritized where public interest considerations are weakly articulated and debated. Policy choices may entail unintended perverse consequences that, once embedded, can be difficult to alter. The book traces these weaknesses to the dominance of parties, the permeability of the political system to sectional interests, and the weakness of democratic accountability. A powerful concluding chapter sets out an agenda for future research on institutional design and political reform. This book sets out a compelling argument that institutional design matters, especially in an increasingly global and interdependent world.

Required Reading
2020 Business and Society
ISBN 1260043665 ISBN-13 9781260043662

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Harvard Style
, H., , D., , O., (2020). Irish Business & Society Governing, Participating & Transforming in the 21st Century. 1st Edition. Gill Education.
Hogan, Donnelly, O'Rourke 20/10/2020 Irish Business & Society Governing, Participating & Transforming in the 21st Century Gill Education

Journal Resources

Van Perijs, P (2004) Basic Income: A Simple and Powerful Ideas for the Twenty-First Century. Politics and Society, 32, 1, p.7- 39.

Social Science and Medicine  ( how are frames generated? Insights from the industry lobby against the sugar tax in Ireland  By Campbell, Norah; Mialon, Melissa; Reilly, Kathryn; Browne, Sarah; Finucane, Francis M.. In Social Science & Medicine. November 2020 264 Language: English. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113215, Database: ScienceDirect

URL Resources

 

Irish Government and Departments - www.gov.ie
The Economic and Research Institute - www.esri.ie
The National Economic and Social Council - www.nesc.ie
IBEC - https://www.ibec.ie/
Stop Climate Chaos - https://www.stopclimatechaos.ie/

European Union - www.europa.eu
OECG - 
 

Other Resources

UNWCED, United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (1987) Our Common Future (The Brundtland Report), Oxford:Oxford University Press

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