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Department
Administrative Studies
Course
ADMS 1010
Professor
Yong Troy
Semester
Winter

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YORK UNIVERSITY ATKINSON FACULTY OF LIBERAL AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES SCHOOL OF ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES AK/ADMS 1010 3.0 ALL SECTIONS BUSINESS IN THE CANADIAN CONTEXT FINAL EXAMINIATION – PART 1 August 13, 2008 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. WEIGHTING OF GRADES SECTIONS A & B SECTION C & D MID-TERM ASSIGNMENT 40% 35% PARTICIPATION 10% FINAL EXAMINATION 60% 55% TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS INSTRUCTIONS: 1. This is an OPEN BOOK FINAL EXAMINATION. No electric aids, including cell telephones, pagers, electric dictionaries, etc., are permitted. 2. There are two Parts to this final examination. You will be given equal time to complete both Parts. Answer the two questions in Part 1 and the two questions in Part 2 for a total of four questions in as much detail as possible. All questions are equally weighted. 3. Extensive use and visible reference to course theoretical content are expected and necessary for a satisfactory grade. 4. Number and answer each question separately. 5. When directly quoting from a source, cite the author(s) and page number(s). 6. Write only in pen. PART 1 – GENERAL MOTORS INC. ANNOUNCEMENT TO CLOSE THE TRUCK PLANT IN OSHAWA , ONTARIO QUESTION 1 While in general, globalization has been identified with increasing economic integration and a new division of labour, its impact has been clearly evident in labour markets in both developed and developing countries. With reference to the assigned articles in Dr. Tom Wesson’s textbook Canada And The New World Economic Order (Third Edition), discuss globalization with specific reference to the recent announcements made by General Motors Inc. regarding the closing of its Truck Plant in Oshawa , Ontario and General Motor’s struggle to regain its competitiveness against stronger international competitors. (25 marks) QUESTION 2 The Ontario government has been supportive of the demands of the Canadian Auto Workers union (C.A .W.) to establish discussions with General Motors Inc. on what opportunities lay ahead for the Truck Plant facilities and the 2,600 salaried and other 2,000 white-collar workers. Based on your research and news reports, explain how the Canadian Auto Workers (C.A.W.) fits the framework of an interest group outlined in Stanbury and Moore’s article entitled Role of Interest Groups in Influencing Public Policy in Canada. (25 marks) NOTE: Your answers must be proper university essay with THESIS STATEMENTS. Spelling and grammar do count. YORK UNIVERSITY ATKINSON FACULTY OF LIBERAL AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES SCHOOL OF ADMINISTRATIVE STUDIES AK/ADMS 1010 3.0 ALL SECTIONS BUSINESS IN THE CANADIAN CONTEXT
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