Portugal Bans Bosses Texting Staff After Hours Discussion
The discussion is intended to bring GPE/RBE-Europe alive, and make it less esoteric.
Read and react to one of the following contemporaneous events/developments:
<CURRENT EVENT ARTICLE TO BE POSTED>
Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Europe’s Covid Culture War (Links to an external site.) [NYT]
Bulgaria’s new anti-graft party holds narrow lead in parliamentary vote (Links to an external site.) [France-24]
Europe and Russia battle a new wave of COVID-19 (Links to an external site.) [NPR]
Shell ditches the Dutch, moves to London in share structure overhaul (Links to an external site.) [Reuters]
Portugal bans bosses texting staff after-hours (Links to an external site.) [BBC]
China Bought Italian Military-Drone Maker Without Authorities’ Knowledge (Links to an external site.) [WSJ]
Post (1): provide a 200-300-word thoughtful reaction to (one of) the featured article(s) posted by the instructor. For a superb/quality post, the analysis must endeavor to connect the contemporaneous event/development to salient course concepts, applicable lectures/lecture slides, pertinent assigned readings (preferably, but not necessarily, for the module/week), “personal” experience (vicarious or otherwise, where applicable), GPE and/or business implications, and build rather than repeat previous posts for the selected featured article. Endeavor to place the title of your selected featured contemporaneous article atop your primary post/analysis, because you are allowed to post commentaries on the any/some/all of the remaining articles. The post should provide your own thoughtful and informed “so what?” analysis of the event/development. Be sure to reflect on at least their implications for the European business environment (manager, entrepreneur, enterprise, market, customer, client, supplier, investment, etc.) and the GPE. Besides the first reaction/analysis on a featured article, subsequent reactions should endeavor to reference (i.e., build on) earlier reactions to the selected article.