The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been meeting semi-regular basis since the middle of the 20th Century. The assignment is to research the work of the WTO and to analysis the impact it has had on World Trade. Other organisations may impact trade as well, most know of the European Union (EU), globally are there
Demonstrate a well-grounded knowledge in both the theory and practical application of all aspects of operations management
Understand the principal theories and techniques in the area of operations management
Analyse practical operations management situations in the context of ‘real life’ case studies and be able to suggest appropriate,
Produce a report of no more than 2,500 words in total (plus or minus 10%) answering the assignment task shown on the previous sheet. An executive/management summary is unnecessary in a report of this size.
Your report should include references to the appropriate operations management literature (textbooks, journals and websites). Care should be taken when consulting websites, they are not all equally authoritative (for example Wikipedia is not peer-reviewed; therefore is not considered an academic reference website). A minimum of 3 different academic references must be cited, but a good report is likely to cite many more.
You are advised to keep a backup copy of the report until they receive their grade and regularly back-up all computer work onto a CD or other storage method. A disk crash is not an acceptable reason for handing in work late.
It is recommended that you review the requirements of the assignment before submitting your work.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.
The report should analysis the outcomes of the various summits that have taken place since the end of the WWII and consider the impact they have had on World Trade, using referenced examples and provide an evaluation of these examples.