The country paper will have SEVEN major sections:
- (1) Introduction â€“ This section should identify your country, its geographic location, and provide a thesis statement that frames the mainarguments of your paper.
- (2) Economic Dimension â€“ This section should describe your countryâ€™s economy and economic institutions. For example, how effective are economic institutions such as the countryâ€™s stock market? How big is the economy? What does it produce? How wealthy is it (in quantitative terms)? How equal/unequal are incomes among the population? How much money does the country receive from foreign sources in the form of foreign aid, foreign direct investment, remittances from the diaspora, etc.? How globally connected is your countryâ€™s economy to other countries, and what factors have encouraged/discouraged that global integration? Would you conclude that the country has relatively high or relatively low transaction costs, and why? [In this section, and in most of the other sections, please compare your country to relevant other countries to make these numbers more tangible.]
- (3) Political/Regulatory Dimension â€“ This section should describe the countryâ€™s political and regulatory system, including its political institutions. For example, how â€œfreeâ€ is it? Is it considered a fragile or failed state (and on what basis)? How would you describe the strength of its regulatory system for doing business? How strong is the countryâ€™s Rule of Law? How much corruption is present? What are some of the factors that have shaped the political and regulatory system in this country?
- (4) Cultural/Communication Dimension â€“ This section should describe the countryâ€™s national cultural norms andvalues. For example, what do the Hofstede measures tell us about culture and communication in this country? (Note that some countries may not have been studied using Hofstedeâ€™s dimensions; in this case, substitute other observations about the countryâ€™s culture.) How do people communicate in this culture? Are there particular ideologies that predominate? What factors have shaped the culture and communication environment in this country?
- (5) Ecology Dimension â€“ This section should describe your countryâ€™s ecological strengths and challenges. Forexample, what factors have shaped the ecological assets in this country? Has globalization threatened these assets? If yes, why â€“ and if not, why not?
- (6) Impact of Globalization on Workforce Demographics â€“ This section should describe the age structure and migration experience of your assigned country. For example, how have the population pyramids changed for your assigned country between 1990, 2000, 2018? What is predicted for the countryâ€™s population pyramid for 2025? 2050? How many people are coming into this country versus migrating out of the country?
- (7) Globalizationâ€™s Future Impact â€“ Based on your outside research about your country, how do you think globalization will continue to
impact your country in the next 5-10 years? What will be some of the major trends to follow? How will this impact the world of work in your country? Use your creativity and critical thinking here, and provide at least four specific conclusions about the impact of globalization on your countryâ€”now and in the future.
Text. The country paper should comprise 20 pages. You may embed tables/figures/charts/photos in your paper, but the total text (minus these visuals) should equate to the 15-20 pages of text (Times New Roman 12-point font double spaced, 1â€ margins).
Cover Sheet. A cover sheet (that does not count toward the page limit) should be used and should include the studentâ€™s name, assigned discussion section number, assigned country, and the studentâ€™s own title for the paper.
Citation. All work that you use directly or paraphrase must be cited explicitly. I care greatly that you reference your sources explicitly, but am flexible about which format you use, as long as you are consistent throughout the paper.