Recent Question/Assignment

Assessment 3
• Type: Individual assessment, A Report
• Word Limit - 2000 + -10% words not including a cover page, reference and appendix
• Value: 20%
• Due Date: 5.00pm Friday, Week 10
Task Details (see the subject outline)
1. Describe one (1) social responsibility and one (1) managerial ethics pra ctice which the organisation uses to engage with stakeholders and discus s the impact of these practices.
2. Analyse the external environments where the organisation operates, t hen locate the main opportunities and threats these environments gener ate,
3 Analyse the internal environments of the organisation, then locate the main strengths and weakness that the organisation has,.
4. Describe the strategic leadership of a successful CEO(s) in the organisa tion’s history and how this leadership has affected the strategy of the org anisation and contributed to its organisational success
Choose a company from Top 50 Australian companies
See the example of companyin the Subject outline
Final Submission
• Upload a soft copy into Turnitin on Mo odle
• Word file: .doc / .docx
• Do not use Apple Mac file or Image file type
• The following slides are designed to help the students to start their work.
• Do not limit your work in the guide. ( Limiting your research will limit your performance)
1 — Week 2 topic
Need to understand the definition of CSR and Managerial Ethics
• Research an example each the company have accomplished
• Research an example the company top managers have practiced.
1 — Week 2 topic
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a selfregulating business model that helps a company be socially accountable — to itself, its stakeholders, and the public
Managerial ethics is a set of principles and rules dictated by upper management that define what is right and what is wrong in an organization.
It is the guideline that helps direct a lower manager's decisions in the scope of his or her job when a conflict of values is presented.
TASK 1- Stakeholders
ask 2 - Week 4 topic
• Conduct PESTEL and Five Force Model An alysis for External Environments.
• Only relevant factors to the company can be investigated.
Task 3 - Week 4 Topic
External Environmental
Analysis to find out “O & T”
• Analysis Tools
• General Environments (PESTEL) analysis
• Five Force Model
ask 2 - PESTEL
Economic conditions
This Includes the general state of the economy in terms of inflation, interest rates, income levels, gross domestic product and unemployment and related indicators of economic health.
Sociocultural conditions
This includes the general state of prevailing social values on matters such as human rights, trends in education and related social institutions, and demographic patterns.
Political-legal conditions This includes laws and government regulations and the general state of the prevailing philosophy and objectives of the political party or parties running the government.
Technological conditions
This includes the general state of the development and availability of technology, including scientific advancements.
Natural environment conditions
This includes the general state of nature and the conditions of the natural environment, including levels of public concern expressed through environmentalism.
ask 2 - Five Force Model
¦ Number of competitors
¦ Diversity of competitors
¦ Industry concentration
¦ Industry growth
¦ Quality differences
¦ Brand loyalty
¦ Barriers to exit
¦ Switching costs
¦ Number and size of suppliers
¦ Uniqueness of each supplier's product
¦ Focal company's ability to substitute
¦ Number of substitute products available
¦ Buyer propensity to substitute
¦ Relative price performance of substitute
¦ Perceived level of product differentiation
¦ Switching costs
Barriers to entry
Economies of scale
Brand loyalty
Capital requirements
Cumulative experience
Government policies
Access to distribution channels Switching costs
Number of customers
Size of each customer order
Differences between competitors
Price sensitivity
Buyer's ability to substitute Buyer's information availability Switching costs
• Internal environmental analysis will help to locate Strengths and We aknesses
Use Resource Based Model for inte rnal environmental analysis.
- Resource Base
• Tangible
• Intangible
Strategic ! competitiveness I
Capabilities i i t i
Pour criteria of sustainable advantage
Value chain analysis
• Valuable
• Rare
• Costly to imitate
• Non-substitutable
• Outsource
Core competencies
P_. Competitive i , i advantage i i
Discovering core competencies
ask 4 - Week 6 Topic
Research the most Successful CEOs in Rio Tinto
• Examples - Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson in other multinational companies.
[ask 4 - Week 6 Topic
Successful CEOs
• What are the Core values and competencies of the company, which are developed by the CEO(s)?
• How did the CEOs inspire the employees?
• How did the CEOs develop and implement the strategies successfully?
esearch requirements
Students need to support their analysis with references.
Reference Requirements:
• Minimum of eight(8) suitable, reliable, current and academically acceptable sources - check with your tut or if unsure of the validity of sources.
• Students seeking Credit or above grades should suppo rt their analysis with increased number of reference so urces comparable to the grade they are seeking.
•The Report requires a reference
not a bibliography.
Difference Between
a Bibliography & a Reference list.
A bibliography includes details of all the resources you used to produce your assignment, including those you did not quote or paraphrase.
Reference -
Each reference cited in-text must appear in the reference list, and each entry in the reference list must be cited in-text.
Report Structure
1. Title page,
2. Executive summary,
3. Table of contents
4. Introduction
5. Body (Analysis/Discussion) with
Suitable headings and subheadings to answer four tasks.
6. Conclusions
7. Reference list (Harvard - Anglia style).
Typed using 12 pt Times New Roman or 11 pt Calibri fonts. Single line spacing.
Suggested number of words allocation
1. Executive summary ( 60 words)
2. Introduction (200 words)
3. task 1, (400 words)
4. Task 2, (800 words)
5. Task 3 (500 words)
6. Task 4. (400 words)
7. Conclusions (60 words)
Typed using 12 pt Times New Roman or 11 pt Calibri fonts. Single line spacing.
xecutive Summary
• The Executive Summary (approx. 60 words)
• Quick overview of the key outcomes of the analysis
Approx. 200 words
a. Purpose(s) of the report
b. Importance of the purpose(s), background
c. Main plan of analytical process
d. Key outcome(s) of the report.
a. Summary of the analyses of factors
b. Weigh up key arguments and counter-arguments and
c. Reconcile them with rebuttal
resentation of the report
Do Not Use
• Fancy images,
• Coloured letters
• Water marks
• Different font size/ font style
• Your name and number on the every page
• ‘Body’ as a heading
• Any images without reference
Marking Guide
1. Analysis 40%
2. Research - extent and application 40%
3. Recommendations/conclusions 10%
4. Presentation 10%
This mark will be scaled to a mark out of 20. See the SO for the Marking Rubric
Turnitin - Similarity Report
What % is acceptable?
Turnitin - Similarity Report
Similarity percentage is not same as a percentage of the assessment has been plagiarised
Originality GradeMark PeerMark
Final Paper turnitin g 10% 94
Submitted to Mahidol U
Submitted to Gordon
KOI plagiarism Guide
• Li - Level 1 Minor Academic Misconduct (if say less than 10% of the assessment has plagiarism) -this would justify a few nominal marks deduction for the question
• L2 - Level 2 Moderate Academic Misconduct (if say between 10% and 25% of the assessment has plagiarism) - this would justify more marks deducted for the question
KOI plagiarism Guide
• L3 - Level 3 Major Academic Misconduct (if say more than 25% of the assessment has been plagiarised) - this would justify a zero mark for the question
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