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HI6005 Management and Organisations in a Global Environment – Appendix and Research Report
HOLMES INSTITUTE
FACULTY OF
HIGHER EDUCATION
Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester
T1 2021
Unit Code
HI6005
Unit Title
Management and Organisations in a Global Environment
Assessment Type
Group Assignment
Assessment Title
Appendix Writing and Group Research Report
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.
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
40% of the total assessments
Total Marks
40 marks for group research paper
Word limit
Template for the Appendix, Not more than 3,000 words for the group research paper
Due Date
Friday of Week 10 at 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.
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Purpose:
Group assignment 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.
Details:
Topics and presentation schedule:
Organise yourselves into groups of 4 students.
Please choose from one of the following topics from the list (see below).
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. There are two parts in the group assignment:
(A) Appendix Writing
(B) Research Report Writing
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Group Appendix Writing Guidelines and Specifications
You should form in a group of 4 students. Please use self-enrolment tool in BB. Note that once
you do so, your group members are fixed and cannot be changed. The group size should be 4
only. It is essential that every member makes a significant valid academic contribution to the
team result.
As you start to work on your group report, you are required to assimilate this Appendix, to be
submitted via a link on the UNIT blackboard site in week 10, by Friday 5 pm.
What should be included in the appendix?
1. All the group member details-full name, student id numbers, contact phone numbers.
2. The topic chosen for your group assignment
3. Allocation of the tasks for each member in the group.
You may utilise this format for the above:
Topic Chosen:
Student ID
First Name
Family Name
Contact Phone
Number
Allocated
Task(s)
4. A Gantt chart showing the working plan towards completion of the group assignment.
This chart must have every allocated task, deadlines and dates clearly stated.
[See Gantt chart example, feel free to choose your own style]
GANTT CHART example:
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5. Each student to list at least five references and sources for their chosen part. [Final
report must contain these references plus any others that are cited orused].
Student
ID
References
Key theme / Reason
for choosing this?
1.
1.
2
3
4
5
2.
1
2
3
4
5
3.
1
2
3
4
5
4.
1
2
3
4
5
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6. All the correspondence towards working on the group assignments must be
submitted as part of this assessment, this would include but not limited to emails,
WhatsApp messages, USB file exchanges, group discussion, text messages, etc.
7. Details of a minimum of five group meetings held to be provided. Each meeting must
be documented in the following format
Meeting No. ……: Date …………………. Time ……………………
Student
ID
Name
Points discussed
If absent
state the
reason
1.
2.
3.
4.
8. Our group expectations are:
9. We experienced the following challenges during this assignment:
10. At the completion of the assignment we have the following insights:
Group tools
Your instructor chooses which communication and collaboration tools are available to your
group. If you want to use a tool but don’t find on your group’s page, ask your instructor to
enable it.
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Group Tool
Description
File Exchange
Group members and instructors can share files in this area. All
members can add and delete files, regardless of who added them.
Group Blog
In the group area, all members of a group can create entries for
the same blog and build on each entry. All course members can read
and comment on a group blog, but they can’t make posts unless they
are members of the group. Instructors can choose to grade group
blogs. All group members receive the same grade.
Group Journal
In the group area, all members of a group can view each other’s
entries. Only group members and instructors can view a group
journal. Instructors can choose to grade group journals. All group
members receive the same grade.
Send Email
Group members can email individual members or the entire group.
You can’t create folders in file exchange. With your group, decide how you want
to name files so that they are easier to locate in a long list.
Add a file to the file exchange
Group Tools > File Exchange > Add File
Add a name for file you want to upload. Browse for the file and submit.
You can also delete any file if you wish. On the File Exchange page, select Delete in the file’s menu.
But it would be good to keep all the files for any future reference.
Group Blog
All the group members can discuss about the assignment by using Group Blog.
Once you are allocated in a group, you can see this function.
Group > Group Tools > Group Blog > Create Blog Entry
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Marking Rubrics
80% and above
70%-79%
60%-69%
50%-59%
0- 49%
Excellent
Very Good
Good
Satisfactory
Unsatisfactory
Name, ID,
Name, ID, family
Name, ID, family
family name,
name, contact
name, contact
contact number
Incomplete/in
number,
number
Name, ID, family
entered only
correct
Group member
allocated task
entered, unclear
name, contact
for few
information
details
entered
tasks
number entered
members
entered
Clearly
Topic
Topic
Topic
mentioned and
mentioned with
mentioned
mentioned
Topic chosen
described
clarity
briefly
vaguely
Unclear topic
Full chart
completed with
Full chart
individual
completed with
names, ID’s and
individual
Individual
Unclear
Incomplete/in
well explained
names, ID’s and
names, ID’s and
discussion of
correct tasks
Task allocation
tasks with clarity
tasks explained
tasks explained
tasks
entered
All components
of chart
Incomplete/in
completed,
All components
Most of the
Some
correct
explained with
of chart
component
component
components
GANNT Chart
clarity
completed
completed
missing
entered
Each member
listed five
Less than five
Less than 2
references with
Each member
references
references
appropriate
listed five
listed by each
listed by each
No references
References
sources
references
member
member
listed
All emails,
All emails,
WhatsApp
WhatsApp
messages, USB
messages, group
files, group
discussions, text
discussions, text
messages,
All emails and
messages,
telephonic
telephonic
telephonic
conversation
messages
Inadequate
No
All
conversation
provided. USB
evidence
correspondence
correspondence
Correspondence
provided
files missing
provided
submitted
submitted
Four meeting
All five meeting
details with
details with all
some
Less than four
Inadequate
Face to face
the information
information
meeting details
meeting details
No meeting
meeting details
provided
provided
provide
provided
details
Clearly stated
Stated
expectations
expectations
Expectations
Some
Group
from each of the
with some
listed without
expectations
Unclear or no
expectations
member with
discussion
discussion
stated
statements
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adequate
discussion
Challenges
Challenges
regarding time,
technology,
resources,
abilities,
information
well
explained
Some challenges
explained
Challenges
listed without
explanation
Brief
mention of
challenges
Unclear or
no
Challenges
Insights
after
completion
Well
Summarised ,
well
explained
insights up to
week 8
Insights
summarised
well
Insights
mentioned
without
adequate
discussion
Attempted to
mention the
insights
No mention
of
insights
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Group Research Report Guidelines and Specifications
Group Research paper written report – worth 30% of your final grade and must be submitted on
Friday of 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
• ‘Who did what’ section (use below table as template)
• Reference list at the end of the report
To ensure that all students participate equitably in the group assignment and that students are
responsible for the academic integrity of all components of the assignment. You need to complete
the following table which identifies which student/students are responsible for the various sections
of the assignment.
Assignment Section
Student/Students
This table needs to be completed and submitted with the assignment as it is a compulsory
component required before any grading is undertaken.
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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 are being
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 to a
more globalised world that mitigates against poverty.
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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].
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.
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.
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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.
TOPIC 5
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.
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TOPIC 7
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.
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 would assist
managers in decision making which is sensitive to managing stakeholder relationships.
TOPIC 6
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 chooses this phase of the studies.
2. The Relay Room Experiments: Another member of the group chooses 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.
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TOPIC 8
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 9
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 internationalmanagers.
3. Demonstrate how multivariate analysis might be used in recruitment of international managers.
4. Discuss acculturation issues in expatriation and repatriation of international managers
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TOPIC 10
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.
TOPIC 11
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.
2.
MBO, Review and Agree, 360-degree Feedback.
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.
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TOPIC 12
Motivation Overview General Framework
Outline the meaning of motivation as it applies in the workplace.
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.
TOPIC 13
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.
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TOPIC 14
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 15
Change Management General Framework
Outline the “Calm-waters” and the “White-water rapids” metaphors for Change Management.
Individual Components
1.
2.
3.
Discuss Kotter’s theory of Change Management.
Discuss Force-Field Analysis: giving examples.
Changing an organisation’s culture may be necessary as part of change management. What
can a manager do to change an organisation’s culture?
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Detailed rubric for the Group Research paper written report
Excellent
Very good
Good
Satisfactory
Unsatisfactory
81-100%
71-80%
61-70%
50-60%
0-49.99%
Executive
Summary (4
marks)
Clear evidence of
a summary which
summaries the
entire report
Clear evidence of a
summary which
summarises the
entire report
Some evidence
of a summary
which
summarises the
entire report
Limited evidence
of a summary of
the entire report
No executive
summary
included
Discussion
on allocated
general
framework
(8 marks)
Demonstration of
outstanding
knowledge of the
chosen topic and
has included
significant
research which
are beyond areas
covered within
the lecture
Demonstration of
very good
knowledge of the
chosen topic and
has included some
research beyond
areas covered
within the lecture
notes.
Demonstration
of good
knowledge of the
chosen topic and
has included
minimal research
beyond areas
covered within
the lecture
notes.
Demonstration of
satisfactory
knowledge of the
chosen topic and
has included no
research beyond
areas covered
within the lecture
notes.
Demonstration
of little or no
knowledge of
the chosen
topic and
discussion has
little or no
relevance to the
topic chosen.
Your
Your
interpretation of
interpretation of
theory is accurate
Your interpretation
theory is
Your
Application
of theory on
Individual
component
discussion (8
marks)
and insightful and
has included
significant
research which
goes beyond
areas covered
within the lecture
of theory is
accurate and has
some insight and
included some
research which
goes beyond areas
covered within the
somewhat
accurate and has
included minimal
research which is
beyond areas
covered within
the lecture
interpretation of
theory is very
general and has
included no
research which is
beyond areas
covered within
Your
interpretation
of theory is
missing or not
relevant to the
notes.
lecture notes.
notes.
the lecture notes.
topic. No
Identification of
Identification of the
Identification of
Identification of
identification of
the author has
author has been
the author has
the author has
the author had
been identified.
identified.
been identified.
been identified.
been given
Report is
exceptionally
structured with
clarity, use of
paragraphs and
subheadings.
Poorly
Overall
presentation
and quality
of report (6
marks)
Report is well
structured with
clarity, use of
paragraphs and
Report is
somewhat
structured with
clarity, use of
paragraphs and
Report is
structured with
some clarity, and
use of some
paragraphs and
presented.
Report is not
structured with
any clarity, and
does not use of
paragraphs and
subheadings.
subheadings.
subheadings.
subheadings.
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Referencing
(4 marks)
Clear systematic
referencing using
Harvard style for
all sources. At
least 6 peer
reviewed
references were
used from good
sources. All in text
referencing done
correctly and
relevant.
Clear systematic
referencing using
Harvard style for all
sources. At least 5
peer-reviewed
references were
used from good
sources. All in text
referencing done
correctly and
relevant
Clear systematic
referencing using
Harvard style for
all sources. At
least 4 peer
reviewed
references were
used from good
sources. Most in
text referencing
done correctly
and relevant.
Limited attempt
at formatting
references.
References
largely unrelated
to the topic area.
At least 3 peer
reviewed
references were
provided. Most in
text referencing
done correctly
and relevant.
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

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