Comparison: Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

企业家 [qǐyèjiā] Entrepreneur

In the La Trobe GSM subject ‘Entrepreneurial Business Planning’, Kama Knudsen and I researched and presented and compared and contrasted the definitions of a Small Business Owner and an Entrepreneur.

Below is the summary of this research:

 

Defining The Small Business Owner

An individual who establishes, independently owns & manages a business . . . → Read More: Comparison: Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

My MBA experience

工商管理碩士 [gōngshāngguǎnlǐshuòshì] MBA David Petersson 潘德伟

It’s been a very busy but rewarding 15 months of full-time MBA studies in Melbourne. Little did I know how much work it would be complete the studies at pace that I have. Having said that, it is also awesome to have completed the program in the shortest time possible and be able to start . . . → Read More: My MBA experience

International HR: An essay on expatriate selection

工商管理碩士 [gōngshāngguǎnlǐshuòshì] MBA David Petersson 潘德伟

This is an essay I wrote for the subject International and Comparative Human Resource Management at La Trobe. The topic for the essay is:

It is argued that technical ability, cross cultural suitability, family requirements (including those of dual career couples) and host country language skills are critical criteria that must be considered in the . . . → Read More: International HR: An essay on expatriate selection

Developing People And High Performance Organisations: Individual Essay

工商管理碩士 [gōngshāngguǎnlǐshuòshì] MBA David Petersson 潘德伟

This posting is an Individual Essay that I wrote in the subject Developing People And High Performance Organisations at La Trobe’s Graduate School of Management (GSM) in October 2010.

The question was  “Discuss the ways in which a strategic approach to HRD can play a strategic role within an organisation” which proved to be a huge . . . → Read More: Developing People And High Performance Organisations: Individual Essay

How to be innovative

工商管理碩士 [gōngshāngguǎnlǐshuòshì] MBA David Petersson 潘德伟

A simple but brilliant recipe for how to be innovative:

AH = the aesthetic experience AHA = the intellectual experience HAHA = the humoristic experience

(Koestler, 1964)

From tacit to explicit knowledge

工商管理碩士 [gōngshāngguǎnlǐshuòshì] MBA David Petersson 潘德伟

By writing about things in this blog, I have practiced what Nonoka and others present as models based on tacit and explicit knowledge. The externalisation process of bringing tacit knowledge to explicit has allowed me to bring out ideas that otherwise would have been stuck in the subconscious mind and allowed the original conscious thoughts . . . → Read More: From tacit to explicit knowledge

The ‘good-enough’ market segment in China

足够好 [zúgòuhǎo] Good-enough

I wrote this essay for the subject Advanced and International Marketing in August 2010. For this assignment we were allowed to formulate our own topic and question so I wrote about something I found both interesting and important for marketers in China. Hopefully the recommendations can be helpful marketers in China.

Please feel free to leave a comment.

“The ‘good-enough’ . . . → Read More: The ‘good-enough’ market segment in China

International Business Environment: Essay

工商管理碩士 [gōngshāngguǎnlǐshuòshì] MBA David Petersson 潘德伟

This is an essay I wrote for the subject International Business Environment in July 2010. Although not directly China related, it outlines some of the elements necessary for success in an international business environment. The assignment was:

“Blunders made in international operations can be attributed to a lack of cultural sensitivity” (Deresky 2008: 90).

Discuss . . . → Read More: International Business Environment: Essay