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Contemporary Developments in Business and Management (SIM337)

Contemporary Developments in Business and Management (SIM337)
Hand in: Friday 17
July 2015
Submission to be made electronically in PDF .doc or .docx format via
JIRA online submission system
Assessment weighted at 100% assessing all module learning outcomes.
Prepare a management report of 3,500 to 4,000 words* on an organisation
within the manufacture of motor vehicles and other transport equipment, or
wholesale trade (excluding motor vehicles)** in a country or countries with
which you are familiar. [An organisation profile must be included in your
submission as “Appendix 1”.]
This report should assess the impact of external business environmental
factors on the organisation and evaluate the organisation’s position and
responses. In the case of a large organization it is permissible to confine
your report to part of the organisation. An organization’s activities may
range beyond the designated industrial sector in which case the focus of
your report must be on the organisation’s activities within the designated sector.
* This word limit does not include th
tables, diagrams, appendices or refere
** Sectors (UK SIC C29, C30 & G46) res
classification (SIC) system or country e
Task 1
Give a brief overview of the prim
organization is subject and briefly e
to the organization. This first task s
of your overall report.
Task 2
Choose one of the following themes:

a) International regional integrat

b) Demographic factors
c) The importance of business law (employment law, consumer law,
competition law, etc.)
In relation to your chosen theme
i. analyse its relevance to your chosen organization and how it
influences policies and decision-making within your chosen
organization or industry-sector.
ii. critically evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s response.
iii. (if possible and appropriate) demonstrate some areas for
improvement in the response of the organization.

Guidance notes:
Whatever organization you choose and whichever theme you chose, you must
clearly demonstrate knowledge and understanding from research and reading
wider than that contained in the module pack and core textbook. This is a
REPORT and so must be presented in business report format and style. You
must also structure your report to cover the tasks including points 2.i to 2.iii
above. This is an academic piece of work therefore you are expected to link
theory and practice. You should take care to ensure that the work you submit
has a high standard of presentation. This is an individual assignment. You
must acknowledge your sources of information and evidence using the
Harvard referencing system. All assignments are subject to the University’s regulations on collusion and plagiarism and must be submitted in electronic
form for checking (if possible a Turnitin report must also be submitted).

Summary Assessment Criteria
1. Relevance: Directly relevant to the requirements of the assessment. (10%)
2. Knowledge: A substantial knowledge of relevant material, showing a clear grasp
of themes, questions and issues therein. (20%)
3. Analysis: Good analysis, clear and orderly (20%)
4. Argument and structure: Coherent and logically structured, using an appropriate
mode of argument and/or theoretical model(s). (20%)
5. Critical evaluation: Contains distinctive or independent thinking; may formulate
an independent position in relation to theory and/or practice. (10%)
6. Presentation: Well written, with standard spelling and grammar, in a readable
style with an acceptable format. (10%)
7. Reference to literature: Critical appraisal of up-to-date and/or appropriate