SAARC: A Critical Analysis

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  • SAARC: A Critical Analysis

    1. 1. Team Assignment IBE401: The Global Business Environment
    2. 2. Find out about it … • What is it? • When was it set up? • Why was it formed? • What are its objectives? • Make a note of all important factual information
    3. 3. Now you are in possession of the facts … • Has it been successful? • How does it compare to other regional groupings? • What are academics and other commentators saying? • What is your analysis of SAARC?
    4. 4. Is it really worth the effort?
    5. 5. The 18th SAARC Summit • Scheduled for the first quarter of 2014 • To be held in Katmandhu, Nepal • PM Manmohan Singh has pressing matters to deal with at home and feels ambivalent about attnding the SAARC Summit • He is seeking advice from some expert international business consultants based in Chandigarh …
    6. 6. Prepare a presentation for the PM • Dr Manmohan Singh seeks diversity of opinion and he has requested three very different consultancy firms be contacted to tender for this work • His aides have been careful, therefore, to approach consultants with contrasting perspectives on international political economy • The three companies are …
    7. 7. • The Structuralists & Partners • The Liberalists Limited • The Realists Inc.
    8. 8. From the viewpoint typically put forward by your consultancy … • Prepare an engaging and informative PowerPoint presentation for the PM and his advisors (no more than 20 slides) • Outline the background to SAARC and how it has evolved • Provide a critique of its performance to date • Make recommendations as to how India should engage with SAARC moving forward.

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