BUS 200 Blog #2: Instructions
Use information in the textbook, our class discussion, and your knowledge of business to write a blog entry of 350-450 words that addresses the following question.
The growth champions of the past few decades – Japan in the 1950’s and 1960’s, South Korea from the 1960’s to the 1980’s, and China since the early 1980’s – have all had activist governments collaborating closely with large businesses. All aggressively promoted investment and exports while discouraging (or remaining agnostic about) imports. China’s pursuit of a high-saving, large-trade-surplus economy in recent years embodies mercantilist teachings. Do you agree? What is the proper role of the state in the modern economy? How does this growth strategy compare to others?
Part one is your primary blog (3 good paragraphs). Create a thread with your last name in the title followed by your topic. For example: “D’Antonio – global expansion.” Then, write your post. Do not attach it as a Word doc. Create your post and copy it directly into the box provided by BB. Once you have created your primary thread, you will be able to see your classmates’ threads. Until you submit your primary thread, you cannot see your classmates’ threads. You will also not be able to go back and modify your primary thread after reading your classmates’ threads. Your primary blog is worth up to 20 points.
Part two are your comments. Once you have created a thread, you will be able to see your classmates’ threads. Read and comment on at least two. Your comments should be substantive. That is, they should be at least 100 words, and they should provide actual content that adds to or questions the other persons’ blogs in a meaningful way. Comments are worth up to 5 points each (10 total). Comments posted after the blog assignment due date will not be given credit.
Grading for the primary blog is based off the following rubric:
Content (up to 15 points): Students responded to the question appropriately, demonstrated an understanding of the material, accurately included course vocabulary and terminology, included example(s) to better illustrate concepts and made a compelling argument.
Structure and Grammar (up to 5 points): Blog is written clearly in standard written English. Grammar, spelling and punctuation errors are minimized. Organization is clear and logical with good sentence structure and flow.
Anything that is not your original work must be appropriately cited in APA format. Although outside research beyond what is required in the prompt is not a requirement of this post, copying and pasting without attribution is never allowed. If you use any outside resources, you must cite them.