mac5155 wrote:I have to write a paper on "the ten events of the last decade that most changed the business environment"... Since it's 2012, and I want to include the obvious 9/11, I'm stretching it and going back to 2000. Any suggestions? Here's what I've come up with thus far..
2008 financial / housing crisis
internet and social media
Natural Gas exploration
Obama's election (maybe I dont want to include this due to my liberal professor and my conservative views...)
Invention of Smartphones
any other ideas?
Something you might consider for organization:
Categorize your 10 events under 1) Globalization 2) Technology 3) Energy and 4) Corporate Social Responsibility or something like that and put 2 or 3 under each. I'm throwing in other suggested topics under the categories. Forgive me if I've overstepped.
So, you might put 3 the following under Globalization:
9/11 could fit here because was an external geopolitical (crisis) event with economic ramifications
Emergence of BRIC Economies (Brazil, Russia, India, and China)
Virtual teams (or asynchronous work)
Offshoring white-collar industry (legal services, radiology, etc.)
**Maybe relationship management -- B2B and B2C relationships stronger because of increased accessibility, info transfer, document sharing
Natural gas exploration
Sustainability, alternative energy and green innovation
Shift from classical view (profit above all) to socioeconomic view (stakeholders matter)
Subprime mortgage crisis (so many parts to that puzzle)
SOX (you don't have to go into great detail because...yeah, ugh)