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Assessment 2

Assessment Type: Research Exercise 2 – research and 1500 + 10% word report - individual assessment

Purpose: In this assessment, students should use the feedback from the first assessment to improve and further develop their research, analysis and report writing skills, applying these to the topic of planning implementation issues. This assessment relates to Learning Outcomes a, b, c and d.

Value: 35%

Due Date: Week 8. - 12.00 pm SUNDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER, 2014

Submission: Upload an electronic copy – Word .doc or .docx – to Moodle and Turnitin

Topic: Control Issues

Task Details: Students are to analyse the control model on p 278 of the text (hard copy) , Schermerhorn and compare and contrast what the authors say about the control process with at least 3 other theorists (refer to Recommended Reading list). Students should draw some conclusions as to the viability of this design in modern organisations, identifying specific examples where possible to illustrate their findings/conclusions. They are to present their analysis and findings/ conclusions in a professionally presented short report of 1500 + 10% words.
It is important that students use the feedback given in their first assessment to improve their research, analysis and report writing skills.
Research requirements: Students must use the text and a minimum of three academic journal articles. Additional sources may be used but should be academically acceptable.

Presentation: 1500 + 10% word short report – Word .doc or .docx – the title page, executive summary, table of contents and reference list are not included in the word count.
Title page, executive summary, table of contents, suitable headings and subheadings, conclusions, in-text referencing and reference list (Harvard – Anglia style). Typed using 12 pt Times New Roman or 11 pt Calibri fonts. Single line spacing

Marking Guide: Analysis 20%
Research – extent and application 20%
Findings/conclusions 20%
Presentation 20%

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