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Knowledge Area Module 1
Economic Influences in International Societal Development
Steven R. Van Hook
Ph.D. in Education Program
Specialization: Transcultural Distance Learning
Iris Yob, First Year Advisor
KAM 1, abiding by the guiding theme of societal development, I will for breadth
examine and contrast theoretical foundations of socioeconomic development, and
how those developments evolved from and/or have impacted cultural values. For
depth, I will then contrast the theoretical foundations with the current-day
environment of evolving and revolving economic systems (e.g., the transition
from centralized states to more decentralized, free-market systems), and the
impact of those changes on social interaction. Finally, for application, I will
integrate the breadth and depth findings with the development of a course in
Global Economics for
SBSF 8110: Theories of Societal Development
Analyze and contrast the theoretical foundations of socioeconomic development; criticize these theories within the context of how revolutionary changes in operational economic models may actually influence empirical changes in social interaction. Among other theorists, I will integrate within the breadth analysis socioeconomic and cultural development theories of Bauman, Gilpin, Marx, Huntington, and Hofstede.
Breadth Reference List
Bauman, Z. (2000). Globalization (European perspectives: A series in
social thought and cultural criticism).
Gilpin, R. (2001 ). Global political economy.
Harrison, L. E., & Huntington,
S. P. (2000). Culture matters: How values shape human progress.
Heilbroner, R., & Thurow, L.
(1998). Economics explained: Everything you
need to know about how the economy works and where it's going.
Hofstede, G. (1980). Culture's consequences: International
differences in work-related values.
Marx, K. (1969). The
Skelton, T., & Allen, T. (Eds.). (1999). Culture and global change.
& Hampden-Turner, C. (1998). Riding the waves of culture:
Understanding diversity in global business.
SBSF 8120: Current Research in International Societal Development
critique, and contrast the theoretical social and economic foundations from the
breadth component with contemporary realities of social development as
socioeconomic models change, particularly in
Depth Reference List
Applebaum, A. (2001, October 1). The
new new world order. Slate. Retrieved
Berrell, M., Gloet, M., & Wright, P. (2002). Organizational learning in
international joint ventures. The Journal
of Management Development. 21 (2), 83-100. Retrieved
Brown, L. R., & Flavin, C.
(1999, May/June). A new economy for a new century. The Humanist. Retrieved
Elashmawi, F. (1998). Overcoming
multicultural clashes in global joint ventures. European Business Review. 98 (4), 211-216. Retrieved
Inglehart, R., & Baker, W. E.
(2001, March/April). Modernization’s challenge to traditional values: Who’s
afraid of Ronald McDonald? The Futurist.
Kahn, J. (2002, March 21).
Globalization proves disappointing. New
York Times. Retrieved
Low, S.P. (2001). Chinese business principles from the
eastern Zhou dynasty (770-221 BC): are they still relevant today? Marketing Intelligence & Planning.
19 (3), 200-208. Retrieved
Luna, D., & Gupta, S. F. (2001).
An integrative framework for cross-cultural consumer behavior. International Marketing Review. 18 (1),
Michailova, S. (1999).
Exploring subcultural specificity in socialist and postsocialist organizations:
The case of
Mavondo, F. T. (2000). Marketing as
a form of adaptation: Empirical evidence from a developing economy. Marketing
Intelligence & Planning. 18 (5), 256-272. Retrieved
Mueller, S. L., & Clarke, L. D.
(1998). Political-economic context and sensitivity to equity: Differences
Rundh, B. (2001). International
market development: New patterns in SME’s international market behaviour? Marketing Intelligence & Planning.
19 (5), 310-329. Retrieved
Samary, C. (1999,
November). Former communist countries braced for change:
Sen, A. (2001, November 23). A world
not neatly divided. New York Times.
Singhapakdi, A., Rawwas, M. Y. A., Marta, J. K.,
& Ahmed, M. I. (1999). A cross-cultural study of consumer perceptions about
marketing ethics. Journal of Consumer
Marketing. 16 (3), 275-272.
Uchitelle, L. (2002, February 9).
Challenging the dogmas of free trade. New
York Times. Retrieved
SBSF 8130: Professional Practice and International Societal Development
Apply the breadth and depth analysis of international socioeconomic development’s relationship to current realities in transitioning economies, and design an online curriculum component integrating the issues within a course in global economics.
Application Reference Materials
Coates, D., & Humphreys, B. R.
(2001). Evaluation of computer-assisted instruction in principles of economics.
Educational Technology & Society.
4 (2). Retrieved
Lockwood, F., & Gooley, A. (Eds.). (2001). Innovation in open & distance learning: Successful development of online and web-based learning. London: Kogan Page Limited.
Muirhead, B. (2001). Practical
strategies for teaching computer-mediated classes. Educational Technology & Society. 4 (2). Retrieved
Rossett, A. (2002). The ASTD e-learning handbook.
the research and findings from breadth and depth in the development of an
online component for a course design in Global Economics for
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