All entries for Monday 03 November 2008
November 03, 2008
I am stuck.
I don't know how to write my PMA. I am in panic.
Well, let me explain first.
First of all, I have chosen the aerospace sector for my Globalisation assignment. So I need to use a maximum 4000 words to describe what happened in the aerospace industry about globalisation, and discuss the impact on trade patterns, growth rates of output and employment in an OECD country.
It sounds quite straightforward and I was also very confident. I got examples, Airbus, Boeing all work globally. They have suppliers all around the world, and they sell their products all around the world. therefore, the aerospace industry is basically a globalised industry.
I then worked out my outline.
1. Introduction (Globalisation in general)
2. Globalisation in the aerospace sector (History, what caused it, mainly cheap labour cost in China, India etc)
3. The Impact of Globalisation:
- Trade Pattern: Supply Chain intergration
- Investment: FDI or International Investment, Outsourcing or Subsidiary
- Impact on output ( use Airbus's new assembly in China as example, what is their productivity)
- Impact on employment ( find out the employment at Boeing in the USA)
4. The future
I worked out the structure but I find it is very hard to find information. I searched the internet, but have not found any journal really valuable. I think I am on the right track, but why it is so difficult to find information, especially with regards to the impact of globalisation, I need evidence to back up what I want to say, but it is just difficult, I'm Stuck.