extented essay please help?

extented essay please help?
Dear readers,

I am have asked to write a 6000 words of extended essay, the topic has to be choosed from ( GENERAL MANAGEMENT). can anyone give me possible ideas of topic in general management? that I can write about……and also websites that i can get helpfull informations during the essay writing.

Thanks in anticipation.

Role of Managers under Different Styles of Management

A short summary of the role of managers under authoritarian and participative styles of management. Also covers decision taking and the basic characteristics of each style.


Authoritarian Participative

Manager’s Job Managers do as they are told, transmit orders. Work (responsibility) is delegated.

Manager co-ordinates own group’s work with that of the group in which he is a subordinate.

Manager clears difficulties out of path of subordinate.

Work can be a source of satisfaction (voluntarily performed) or punishment (avoided) dependent on controllable conditions (manager and management).

Decision Making Decisions are made at the top.

Military type of organisation.
‘Line and staff’.
‘Chain of command’.
Participation in decision making at all levels.

View of people Assumes that people hate work, have to be forced to do it, have to be forced to achieve company’s objectives. People learn not only to accept, but to seek greater responsibility (work at a higher level).

In modern industrial life, most people’s intellectual potential is only partially utilised.

Motivation Fear motivation.

We need ‘a certain level’ or ‘more’ unemployment.
Reward motivation.

Relevant Current and Associated Works
Other relevant current and associated reports by Manfred Davidmann on leadership and management:

Style of Management and Leadership Major review and analysis of the style of management and its effect on management effectiveness, decision taking and standard of living. Measures of style of management and government. Overcoming problems of size. Management effectiveness can be increased by 20-30 percent.

Directing and Managing Change How to plan ahead, find best strategies, decide and implement, agree targets and objectives, monitor and control progress, evaluate performance, carry out appraisal and target-setting interviews. Describes proved, practical and effective techniques.

Motivation Summary Reviews and summarises past work in Motivation. Provides a clear definition of ‘motivation’, of the factors which motivate and of what people are striving to achieve.

The Will to Work: What People Struggle to Achieve Major review, analysis and report about motivation and motivating. Covers remuneration and job satisfaction as well as the factors which motivate. Develops a clear definition of ‘motivation’. Lists what people are striving and struggling to achieve, and progress made, in corporations, communities, countries.

Organising Comprehensive review. Outstanding is the section on functional relationships. Shows how to improve co-ordination, teamwork and co-operation. Discusses the role and responsibilities of managers in different circumstances.

Work and Pay Major review and analysis of work and pay in relation to employer, employee and community. Provides the underlying knowledge and understanding for scientific determination and prediction of rates of pay, remuneration and differentials, of National Remuneration Scales and of the National Remuneration Pattern of pay and differentials.

Work and Pay: Summary Concise summary review of whole subject of work and pay, in clear language. Covers pay, incomes and differentials and the interests and requirements of owners and employers, of the individual and his family, and of the community.

Exporting and Importing of Employment and Unemployment Discusses exporting and importing of employment and unemployment, underlying principles, effect of trade, how to reduce unemployment, social costs of unemployment, community objectives, support for enterprises, socially irresponsible enterprise behaviour.

Transfer Pricing and Taxation One of the most controversial operations of multinationals, transfer pricing, is clearly described and defined. An easily-followed illustration shows how transfer pricing can be used by multinationals to maximise their profits by tax avoidance and by obtaining tax rebates. Also discussed is the effect of transfer pricing on the tax burden carried by other tax payers.

Inflation, Balance of Payments and Currency Exchange Rates Reviews the relationships, how inflation affects currency exchange rates and trade, the effect of changing interest rates on share prices and pensions. Discusses multinational operations such as transfer pricing, inflation’s burdens and worldwide inequality.

Social Responsibility, Profits and Social Accountability Incidents, disasters and catastrophes are here put together as individual case studies and reviewed as a whole. We are facing a sequence of events which are increasing in frequency, severity and extent. There are sections about what can be done about this, on community aims and community leadership, on the world-wide struggle for social accountability.

Social Responsibility and Accountability: Summary Outlines basic causes of socially irresponsible behaviour and ways of solving the problem. Statement of aims. Public demonstrations and protests as essential survival mechanisms. Whistle-blowing. Worldwide struggle to achieve social accountability.

Co-operatives and Co-operation: Causes of Failure, Guidelines for Success Based on eight studies of co-operatives and mutual societies, the report’s conclusions and recommendations cover fundamental and practical problems of co-ops and mutual societies, of members, of direction, of management and control. There are extensive sections on Style of Management, decision-taking, management motivation and performance, on General Management principles and their application in practice.

Using Words to Communicate Effectively Shows how to communicate more effectively, covering aspects of thinking, writing, speaking and listening as well as formal and informal communications. Consists of guidelines found useful by university students and practising middle and senior managers.

Community and Public Ownership This report objectively evaluates community ownership and reviews the reasons both for nationalising and for privatising. Performance, control and accountability of community-owned enterprises and industries are discussed. Points made are illustrated by a number of striking case-studies.

Ownership and Limited Liability Discusses different types of enterprises and the extent to which owners are responsible for repaying the debts of their enterprise. Also discussed are disadvantages, difficulties and abuses associated with the system of Limited Liability, and their implications for customers, suppliers and employees.

Ownership and Deciding Policy: Companies, Shareholders, Directors and Community A short statement which describes the system by which a company’s majority shareholders decide policy and control the company.

Creating, Patenting and Marketing of New Forms of Life Evaluates problems in genetic manipulation, and consequences of private ownership of new life-forms by multinationals. Lists conclusions and recommendations about man-made forms of life, their ownership and patenting, about improving the trend of events.

The Right to Strike Discusses and defines the right to strike, the extent to which people can strike and what this implies. Also discussed are aspects of current problems such as part-time work and home working, Works Councils, uses and misuses of linking pay to a cost-of-living index, participation in decision-taking, upward redistribution of income and wealth.

Reorganising the National Health Service:
An Evaluation of the Griffiths Report 1984 report which has become a classic study of the application and effect of General Management principles and of ignoring them.