This research paper is intended to be both fun and educational. Watch any one of the fictionalized Hollywood movies listed below.
Compare and contrast the business concepts, especially the international aspects, and themes portrayed with the material in our text or any ‘real’ organization you are familiar with or your personal experiences.
Discuss what you find similar, different, and surprising/interesting.
Use course concepts to defend your position for an ‘educated’ response. Be as creative as possible, while at the same time, weave together concepts related to major themes in the class such as leadership, employee selection and socialization, ethics, motivation and rewards, interpersonal influence, group dynamics, organizational change, innovation, and organizational culture.
Submit a 6-8 page paper discussing the primary theme(s) in different scenes and incorporating several key concepts from our discussions and text which are highlighted in the film.
1987 Wall Street
2006 Blood Diamond
2016 The Founder
2005 Thank You For Smoking
2019 American Factory
1998 Escape: Human Cargo
Watch any one of the movies provided and focus on at least 3 different major topics covered in our text. Select and analyze various scenes that are good representations of the concept. Use section heading throughout to separate key areas. Including various characters and their strategies, were their styles beneficial or detrimental, did their strategies change over the course of the movie, did they express different traits depending on the environment or with different characters.
Watch the film and important scenes multiple times, diagnose the situations, list various problems and variables, discuss various managerial issues, look for opportunities to apply concepts analytical tools, support opinions with well-reasoned arguments and numerical evidence from the film, include charts/graphs, have several recommendations regarding the situation/dilemma, establish an action plan based on your recommendations.
Do not submit a typical movie review. Assume the reader has already seen the film. Only include minimum background information to establish the scene/setting. The main focus of this paper are the managerial concepts, how applied, successful or not, etc… not the movie itself.