7043SSL Organisations and Strategy Assignment
Faculty of Business and Law
Assignment Brief Mode E and R Regulations
|Module Title:||Organisations and Strategy||Assignment Number||CW (Cw3)|
|Module Code:||7043SSL||Assignment Title||Individual report|
|Module Leader:||Elmar Puntaier||Assignment Credits||5 credits|
|Submission Date/Time:||06/04/23 18:00|
|Submission Time and Place:||Submission through Turnitin ONLY|
This assignment is an individual assignment.
This assignment requires you to consider organisations that operate in the gaming industry and to write a report that addresses the following task:
1. Critically evaluate how industry structure affects organisational culture and how this impacts strategic decisions and ethical conduct. Use examples of specific organisations to aid your analysis and provide recommendations to resolve the ethical dilemma.
Your report should follow the below structure:
Introduction – 200 words
Discussion and critical evaluation – 600 words
Conclusion and recommendations – 200 words
Critical discussion of the business ethics
To perform this task you should first analyse the industry or sector environment to understand the competitive pressures organisations are exposed to. To aid your analysis, you should then consider organisation(s) that gained attention through ethical misconduct. After examining their organisational structure and culture, a critical evaluation of the organisations’ ethical behaviour in the context of strategic decision making might follow. It is expected that you evaluate to what extent organisations in that particular industry have the freedom to proactively adopt ethical practices.
Note: You will be expected to use insight obtained from the core textbook, relevant additional reading from the lectures (available on Aula) and your own research using the University’s library facilities (locate.coventry.ac.uk).
Criteria for Assessment
This table details the weightings of the criteria by which your assignment will be assessed:
|Criteria||Weighting||We will consider this guideline for grading|
|Knowledge of ethical and cultural aspects||20%||– Understanding of organisational culture and theories and concepts in the field of business ethicsIndependent research to support the analysis|
|Application of frameworks and concepts||30%||– Correct application of frameworks and concepts and justification thereof|
|Critical evaluation of the link between industry, culture and business ethics||30%||– Evaluation of the link between industry, culture and business ethics|
|Conclusions, recommendations and referencing||20%||– Ability to come to an independent conclusion based on relevant data and facts that have been analysedQuality of citations and referencing|
This assignment is designed to assess learning outcome 3:
LO3: Be able to critically evaluate organisational culture and business ethics, and their relations to corporate strategy in a multinational organisational context.
The word count is 1,000
There will be a penalty of a deduction of 10% of the mark (after internal moderation) for work exceeding the word limit by 10% or more.
The word limit includes quotations and citations, but excludes the references list.
How to submit your assessment
The assessment must be submitted by 18:00 on 06/04/23. No paper copies are required. You can access the submission link through the module web.
- Your coursework will be given a zero mark if you do not submit a copy through Turnitin. Please take care to ensure that you have fully submitted your work.
- Please ensure that you have submitted your work using the correct file format, unreadable files will receive a mark of zero. The Faculty accepts Microsoft Office and PDF documents, unless otherwise advised by the module leader.
- All work submitted after the submission deadline without a valid and approved reason (see below) will be given a mark of zero.
- The University wants you to do your best. However we know that sometimes events happen which mean that you can’t submit your coursework by the deadline – these events should be beyond your control and not easy to predict. If this happens, you can apply for an extension to your deadline for up to 5 working days, or if you need longer, you can apply for a deferral, which takes you to the next assessment period (for example, to the resit period following the main Assessment Boards). You must apply before the deadline.
You will find information about the process and what is or is not considered to be an event beyond your control at https://share.coventry.ac.uk/students/Registry/Pages/Deferrals-and-Extension.aspx
- Students MUST keep a copy and/or an electronic file of their assignment.
- Checks will be made on your work using anti-plagiarism software and approved plagiarism checking websites.
GUIDELINES AND BACKGROUND TO THIS ASSIGNMENT
As part of your study you will be involved in carrying out research and using this when writing up your coursework. It is important that you correctly acknowledge someone else’s writing, thoughts or ideas and that you do not attempt to pass this off as your own work. Doing so is known as plagiarism. It is not acceptable to copy from another source without acknowledging that it is someone else’s writing or thinking. This includes using paraphrasing as well as direct quotations. You are expected to correctly cite and reference the works of others. The Centre for Academic Writing provides documents to help you get this right. If you are unsure, please visit www.coventry.ac.uk/caw. You can also check your understanding of academic conduct by completing the Good Academic Practice quiz.
Self-plagiarism or reuse of work previously submitted
You must not submit work for assessment that you have already submitted (partially or in full), either for your current course or for another qualification of this and any other university, unless this is specifically provided for in your assignment brief or specific course or module information. Where earlier work by you is citable, ie. it has already been published/submitted, you must reference it clearly. Identical pieces of work submitted concurrently will also be considered to be self-plagiarism.Self-plagiarism is unacceptable because you cannot gain credit for the same work twice.
The University VLE includes a plagiarism detection system and assessors are experienced enough to recognise plagiarism when it occurs. Copying another student’s work, using previous work of your own or copying large sections from a book or the internet are examples of plagiarism and carry serious consequences. If you are a business student and joined Coventry University in September 2020 or later please use APA 7th edition referencing, if you joined prior to this date you may use APA or the existing Harvard Reference Style (Coventry version) that you are familiar with. Law students should use OSCOLA. Please be consistent in the referencing style that you use and use it correctly to avoid a case of plagiarism or cheating being brought. If you are unsure, please contact the Centre for Academic Writing, your Progress Coach or a member of the course team.
Return of Marked Work
You can expect to have marked work returned to you 10 working days after the submission deadline. If for any reason there is a delay you will be kept informed. Marks and feedback will be provided online. As always, marks will have been internally moderated only, and will therefore be provisional; your mark will be formally agreed later in the year once the external examiner has completed his / her review.