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Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester
T2 2019
Unit Code
HI6005
Unit Title
Management and Organisations in a Global Environment
Assessment Type
and presentation
Assessment Title
Research paper and presentation
Purpose of the
assessment (with ULO
Mapping)
Students are required to research a topic from a list of topics provided based on topics
discussed in lectures.
Topics include:
• Organisational culture and management
• Organisational structures and design
• Decision making
• Groups and teams
• Communication
• Managing Conflict and Negotiating
• Leadership in Organizations
• Power, Influence, and Politics
• Motivating Behavior
• Individual Characteristics
The research provided will provide more in-depth evidence of individual research on
the topic, not only material which is provided within the lecture content.
Weight
30 % of the total assessments
Total Marks
20 marks – research paper and 10 marks for presentation
Word limit
Not more than 3,000 words
Due Date
Friday Week 10 – 5pm
Submission
Guidelines
• All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed
Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, no spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm
margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page
numbers.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately
at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.
Note: an in-class presentation will be required. Please ensure you check with your
lecturer when your presentation will be held.
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HI6005 Manage Organisations in a Global Environment – Research Paper and Presentation
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HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment – Research Paper and Presentation
Purpose:
Assignment 1 Specifications
This assignment aims at ensuring that students have familiarised themselves with a general
framework of at least one management related topic. Students will be required to apply relevant
theoretical concepts with the use of practical examples in most cases in a written research paper and
discuss their topic via a live presentation.
Details:
Topics and presentation schedule:
Organise yourselves into groups of not more than 4 students and not less than 3 students.
Please choose from one of the following topics from the list (see below).
Topics will be allocated on a ‘first come- first served basis’ and will be reserved by your lecturer in
writing via email.
Please ensure that you include a list of all of the group members in the email. In the event of too
many students choosing the same topic, preference will be given to those students who have
secured the topic first and subsequent groups will be required to choose another topic.
Research on the broad topic is a group activity and each student must contribute to that work.
Each student in the group will then research, in depth an individual component drawn from the
broad research topic.
1. Written report – worth 20% of your final grade and must be submitted Week 10 at 5pm.
The written report should begin with the broad research topic which is then followed by
each individual component identified by the individual student who prepared it.
Your report is to be written as a business report. It must include;
• Executive summary
• Table of contents
• Section headings
• Paragraphing
• Page numbers
• Reference list at the end of the report
2. Presentation – worth 10% of your final grade and will be presented at a date chosen by the
lecturer commencing week 5.
These presentations must be organised as a business presentation. Use of visual aids is
encouraged.
Strict adherence to the 10 minute limit is expected. You should allocate your time to allow
for a very short introduction on the broad topic followed by a few minutes allocated to each
student to present their individual component
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List of Topics (Choose one):
TOPIC 1
Globalisation General Framework
In this topic, you are to research globalisation. The business press bombards us with ideas about
‘The shrinking world’, ‘the flat world’ and ‘the border-less world’ – all catchphrases to describe
the impact of globalisation. But are the (trade) borders really collapsing or are we seeing, post
GFC, a resurgence in them? What is behind the extreme demonstrations against globalisation at
G7 and WTC conferences?
Individual Components
1. World 3.0: P Ghemawat’s questioning of whether the world really is as ‘global’ as we arebeing
told it is and his ideas about how it could be globalised more effectively.
2. Anthony Giddens’ ideas on globalisation.
3. The “End of Poverty” movement and the contrary assertion that “Trade NOT aid” is the way toa
more globalised world that mitigates against poverty
TOPIC 2
Corporate or Organisational Culture General Framework
Discuss why corporate culture is such an important determinant of organisational success.
Outline the dimensions commonly used in describing a particular organisation’s culture.
Individual Components
Each individual should focus on one (or two) of the dimensions and identify a specific organisation
noted for its emphasis of that dimension. Describe how that organisation stresses that particular
component of organisation culture and comment on whether they have been successful. [Note:
Individual team members must choose different dimensions and thus outline different actual
cases.]
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TOPIC 3
National Culture General Framework
Discuss why an understanding of national culture is important for multi-national or trans-national
corporations seeking to operate in a global business environment. Outline the dimensions
commonly used in describing national culture.
Individual Components
Each individual should choose a different country classifying it in terms of the commonly-used
dimensions for describing national culture. Choose the countries wisely so that differences can be
highlighted. Each member should seek to find specific examples in their country of choice to
illustrate the classification they have made.
TOPIC 4
Management Decision Making: Social Model General Framework
There is little doubt that social influences have a significant impact on decision-making behaviour.
Social pressures and influences may cause managers to make irrational decisions. Outline, in the
general framework, a model of social influence on decision making.
Individual Components
The individual components of this topic introduce some classic studies as illustrative of the impact
of social influences on decision making.
1.Solomon Asch’s classic study into the impact of social conformity on decision making
2. Stanley Milgram’s classic study of the influence that obedience to an authority figure can have on
decision making
3. Fred Luthans’ study on the influence of information presented in a computer printout in contrast
to the same information presented from an ordinary typewriter
4. Groupthink examples
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TOPIC 5
Organisational Structure General Framework
Outline, six key elements commonly used to define the structure of an organisation identifying the
management theorist who identified each of these elements. Then outline four factors
(contingencies) that are commonly used to define the situation (the organisational environment).
Individual Components
Each individual should select an example organisation – a real example – and suggest what you
believe to be the structure of that organisation in terms of the six key elements that are used to
define organisational structure. For your example organisation, you should define their
organisational environment in the terms of the four contingency factors and comment on the
match (or mis-match) of the organisation to its organisational environment.
TOPIC 6
Goal Setting and Planning General Framework
Outline the importance of goal setting in planning and the characteristics of well-defined goals.
Individual Components
1. Discuss Miles & Vergen’s landmark study into goal setting and the three conditions they
identified to be satisfied to ensure best practice in goal setting
2. Discuss Management by Objectives
3. Discuss contingency factors which influence a manager’s approach to planning
4. Discuss different types of plans
TOPIC 7
Strategic Planning General Framework
Discuss Strategic Planning distinguishing it and contrasting it with other planning functions and
techniques.
Individual Components
1. The use of BCG Analysis in formulating the strategies for the management of a portfolio of
products or services offered to the market
2. Product life cycle as a guide to the management of a portfolio of products or services offeredto
the market (Take two examples: CISCO’s FLIP camera and the typical electric jug)
3. SWOT Analysis and the concepts of ‘fit’ and ‘stretch’
4. Porters Competitive Strategies (Illustrate with examples)
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TOPIC 8
The Hawthorne Studies General Framework
The Hawthorne studies had their origins in the Scientific School of Management and constituted a
genuine attempt at discovery through research. By today’s standards there were deficiencies in the
research which will be highlighted in the individual components of this topic. In your introduction
outline the overall context of the Hawthorne studies and in your conclusion, stress the significant
outcomes from the studies notwithstanding the acknowledged defects in the research
methodology.
Individual Components
1. The Illumination Studies: One member of the group choose this phase of the studies.
2. The Relay Room Experiments: Another member of the group choose this phase of the studies.
3. The Bank Wiring Experiments: The third member of the group choose this phase.
Apart from describing the phase you have chosen, you must identify the specific research
methodological weaknesses inherent in that phase.
TOPIC 9
Stakeholder Relationship Management and its influence on Management Decision Making
General Framework
Relationship management is one of the highest level managerial functions. Use an example to
illustrate poor relationship management and the outcome that resulted from it. Outline the four
step approach to stakeholder relationship management recommended in your textbook.
Individual Components
Construct an example to illustrate good stakeholder relationship management. Using your
example:
1. Define the general external environment of your example, identifying stakeholders within it
2. Define the specific external environment of your example, identifying stakeholders within it
3. Discuss how the multi-advocacy approach to stakeholder relationship management wouldassist
managers in decision making which is sensitive to managing stakeholder relationships
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TOPIC 10
Organisational Structure General Framework
Outline, six key elements commonly used to define the structure of an organisation identifying the
management theorist who identified each of these elements. Then outline four factors
(contingencies) that are commonly used to define the situation (the organisational environment).
Individual Components
Each individual should select an example organisation – a real example – and suggest what you
believe to be the structure of that organisation in terms of the six key elements that are used to
define organisational structure. For your example organisation, you should define their
organisational environment in the terms of the four contingency factors and comment on the
match (or mis-match) of the organisation to its organisational environment.
TOPIC 11
Cross Cultural Teams: People Issues in Global Business General Framework
Discuss the challenges in recruiting and effectively managing cross cultural teams.
Individual Components
1. From the work of Hofstede and others, identify issues likely to face the expatriate manager
2. Discuss the skills and abilities which have been identified in successful international managers
3. Demonstrate how multivariate analysis might be used in recruitment of international managers
4. Discuss acculturation issues in expatriation and repatriation of international managers
TOPIC 12
Teams General Framework
Discuss the emergence of teams as a key feature of the modern workplace and trace its origins in
the context of the changes in thinking associated with the development of schools of management
thought.
Individual Components
1. Outline Tuckman’s stages in team development identifying the leader’s role at each stage (Use
examples)
2. Apply insights from the study of managerial decision making to decision making in teams
3. Give examples of how the physical structures have been designed to facilitateteamwork
4. Outline the ways in which managers might promote teamwork
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TOPIC 13
Performance Management General Framework
Discuss Performance Management in the context of the identifying the relevant School of
Management Theory. Identify positives and negatives in the approaches to performance
management.
Individual Components
1. MBO, Review and Agree, 360-degree Feedback
2. Compare and contrast strengths and weaknesses of cohesive versus non-cohesive teams and the
application to High Performance Organisations
3. Performance Management from a Control Theory Perspective
4. The Balanced Scorecard Approach
TOPIC 14
Motivation Overview General Framework
Outline the meaning of motivation as it applies in the work place.
Individual Components
1. Discuss this question: Can a manager instill motivation into employees or is motivation a
process of drawing out something from employees? Discuss coaching.
2. Provide a map of the various theories of work motivation and explain the map
3. Discuss John Holland theory of personality and job fit as an explanation of work motivation
4. Describe the difference between a content theory and a process theory of motivation
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TOPIC 15
Motivation: Content Theories General Framework
Describe the difference between a content theory and a process theory of motivation citing
examples of how some process theories, under criticism, have been reduced to content theories.
Individual Components
1. Discuss Maslow’s theory and detail the criticisms that have been levelled against it
2. Discuss Hertzberg’s theory and detail the criticism that have been levelled against it
3. Discuss McGregor’s theory of work motivation
4. Behavioural science research expects to be scrutinized and criticism levelled against it.
Summarise with examples from Hofstede’s work through to the theories of motivation
TOPIC 16
Motivation: Process Theories General Framework
Provide a map of the various theories of work motivation and explain the map distinguishing the
differences between content and process theories of work motivation
Individual Components
1. Discuss McClelland’s work and theories of work motivation
2. Discuss Goal Setting and its role in work motivation: the ‘Review & Agree‘ Process
3. Discuss Equity Theory using examples
4. Discuss Expectancy Theory using examples
TOPIC 17
Change Management General Framework
Outline the “Calm-waters” and the “White-water rapids” metaphors for Change Management.
Individual Components
1. Discuss Kotter’s theory of Change Management
2. Discuss Force-Field Analysis: giving examples
3. Changing an organisation’s culture may be necessary as part of change management. What can a
manager do to change an organisation’s culture?
4. Gerstner, at IBM, recognised from the outset the need for urgent change management. What
was that urgent need for change management? Gerstner also realised that IBM’s culture had to
change as a precursor to achieving the necessary organisational change. From the IBM case study,
summarise the value of the case in understanding change management and the role that changein
the organisational culture might play in it. (https://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive/gerstner-changingculture-at-ibm-lou-gerstner-discusses-changing-the-culture-at-ibm)
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Marking criteria
Marking criteria
Weighting
Written Report
Executive Summary
2%
Discussion on allocated general framework and application to theory
6%
Application of theory on individual components
6%
Quality of structure of report (table of contents, sections, paragraphing,
referencing)
4%
Referencing (including relevance to references being cited and used)
2%
TOTAL
20%
Presentation
Discussion of the allocated framework and individual components
3%
Overall presentation Clarity (including visual aids)
3%
Overall impression (including adherence to time limit)
4%
TOTAL
10%
TOTAL Weight
30%
Assessment Feedback to the Student:
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Marking Rubric – Written
Excellent
Very Good
Good
Satisfactory
Unsatisfactory
Clear evidence of
Clear evidence
Some evidence
Limited
No executive
Executive Summary
a summary which
of a summary
of a summary
evidence of a
summary
(2 marks)
summarises the
which
which
summary of the
included (0
entire report
summarises
summarises the
entire report
marks)
(2 marks)
the entire
entire report
(0.25-1 mark)
report
(1.25 marks)
(1.5-1.75
marks)
Discussion on
Demonstration of
Demonstration
Demonstration
Demonstration
Demonstration
allocated general
outstanding
of very good
of good
of satisfactory
of little or no
framework
knowledge of the
knowledge of
knowledge of
knowledge of
knowledge of
(6 marks)
chosen topic and
the chosen
the chosen
the chosen topic
the chosen
has included
topic and has
topic and has
and has
topic and
significant
included some
included
included no
discussion has
research which
research
minimal
research
little or no
are beyond areas
beyond areas
research
beyond areas
relevance to
covered within
covered within
beyond areas
covered within
the topic
the lecture notes.
the lecture
covered within
the lecture
chosen. (<3.5
(6 marks)
notes.
the lecture
notes.
marks)
(5-5.75 marks)
notes.
(3.5 – 4 marks)
(4 – 4.75 marks)
Application of
Your
Your
Your
Your
Your
theory on Individual
interpretation of
interpretation
interpretation
interpretation
interpretation
component
theory is
of theory is
of theory is
of theory is very
of theory is
discussion
accurate and
accurate and
somewhat
general and has
missing or not
(6 marks)
insightful and has
has some
accurate and
included no
relevant to the
included
insight and
has included
research which
topic. No
significant
included some
minimal
is beyond areas
identification
research which
research which
research which
covered within
of the author
goes beyond
goes beyond
is beyond areas
the lecture
had been given
areas covered
areas covered
covered within
notes.
(3.5-4 marks)
within the
within the
the lecture
Identification of
lecture notes.
lecture notes.
notes.
the author has
Identification of
Identification
Identification of
been identified.
the author has
of the author
the author has
(3.5-4 marks)
been identified.
has been
been identified.
(6 marks)
identified.
(4-4.75 marks)
(5-5.75 marks)
Overall presentation
Report is
Report is well
Report is
Report is
Poorly
and quality of
exceptionally
structured
somewhat
structured with
presented.
report
structured with
with clarity,
structured with
some clarity,
Report is not
(4 marks)
clarity, use of
use of
clarity, use of
and use of some
structured with
paragraphs and
paragraphs
paragraphs and
paragraphs and
any clarity, and
subheadings.
and
subheadings.
subheadings.
does not use of
(4 marks)
subheadings.
(2.75 – 2 marks)
(1.75 – 2 marks)
paragraphs and
(3-3.75 marks)
subheadings.
(<1.75 marks)
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Referencing
(2 marks)
Clear systematic
referencing using
Harvard style for
all sources. At
least 6 relevant
references were
used from good
sources.
All intext
referencing done
correctly and
relevant.
(2 marks)
Clear
systematic
referencing
using Harvard
style for all
sources. At
least 5
relevant
references
were used
from good
sources.
All intext
referencing
done correctly
and relevant.
(1.5 -1.75
marks)
Clear
systematic
referencing
using Harvard
style for all
sources. At
least 4 relevant
references
were used from
good sources.
Most intext
referencing
done correctly
and relevant.
(1.25 marks)
Limited attempt
at formatting
references.
References
largely
unrelated to the
topic area.
At least 3
references were
provided. Most
intext
referencing
done correctly
and relevant.
(0.25-1mark)
Poorly
presented, no
apparent
structure. No
use of Harvard
referencing
style.
References
were unrelated
to the topic
area. Only 0 r 1
relevant
reference given
(0 marks)
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Marking Rubric – Presentation
Excellent
Very Good
Good
Satisfactory
Unsatisfactory
Excellent
Very Good
Very Good
Satisfactory
Little or no
Discussion of the
discussion from
discussion
discussion from
discussion from
discussion
allocated
all speakers.
from all
most speakers.
all speakers.
from speakers.
frameworks and
Discussion was
speakers.
Discussion was
Discussion was
Discussion not
individual
relevant and
Discussion was
relevant and
relevant and
relevant to the
components
insightful at all
relevant and
insightful some
provided no
topic being
(3 marks)
times.
insightful most
of the time
insight
discussed.
(3 marks)
of the time
(1.75-2 marks)
(1.5-1.0 marks)
(<1 mark)
(2-2.75 marks)
Overall presentation
Excellent use of
Very good use
Good use of
Satisfactory use
No visual aids
clarity
visual aids.
of visual aids.
visual aids.
of visual aids.
used.
(3 marks)
Presentation
Presentation
Presentation
Presentation
Presentation
structured well
structured well
structured well
structured
had no
to ensure that all
to ensure that
to ensure that
whereby most
structure and
topics were
all topics were
all topics were
topics were
most topics
covered equally.
covered
mostly covered
covered
were not
(3 marks)
equally.
equally.
(1.5 – 1 marks)
covered.
(2-2.75 marks)
(1.75-2 marks)
(<1 mark)
Overall impression
Outstanding
Very good
Good
Satisfactory
No impression
(4 marks)
impression left
impression left
impression left
impression left
left on
on audience.
on audience.
on audience.
on audience.
audience.
Each speaker had
Each speaker
Each speaker
Most speakers
Most speakers
a thorough
had a
had a
had some
had little
knowledge of the
somewhat
somewhat
knowledge of
knowledge of
areas discussed
thorough
thorough
the areas
the areas
and contributed
knowledge of
knowledge of
discussed and
discussed and
equally.
the areas
the areas
contributed
did not
Exceptionally
discussed and
discussed and
somewhat
contribute
professional
contributed
contributed
equally.
equally. No
delivery and
somewhat
somewhat
Somewhat
professional
audience
equally. Very
equally.
professional
delivery or
engagement.
professional
Professional
delivery and
audience
Adherence to the
delivery and
delivery and
audience
engagement.
time constraints
audience
audience
engagement.
No adherence
of 10 minutes
engagement.
engagement.
Adherence to
to the time
(4 marks)
Adherence to
Adherence to
the time
constraints of
the time
the time
constraints of
10 minutes
constraints of
constraints of
10 minutes
(<1.5 marks)
10 minutes
10 minutes
(1.5-2) marks
(3-3.75 marks)
(2-2.75) marks

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