Assessment Task Individual Written Case Analysis / Report Word Count: 3,000 words For this assignment, you have a choice between two cases related to the module’s core Grant textbook. Do a written individual case analysis, in the form of a management report, which addresses the questions detailed below relating to your chosen case. All questions carry equal weight. A minimum of 25 References from within a period not more than 10 years. Case: WL GORE & ASSOCIATES – Rethinking Management, Motivation & Innovation What are the distincti

Assessment Task Individual Written Case Analysis / Report Word Count: 3,000 words

For this assignment, you have a choice between two cases related to the module’s core Grant textbook. Do a written individual case analysis, in the form of a management report, which addresses the questions detailed below relating to your chosen case. All questions carry equal weight. A minimum of 25 References from within a period not more than 10 years.

Case:   WL GORE & ASSOCIATES – Rethinking Management, Motivation & Innovation

  1. What are the distinctive features of WL Gore’s organisation and management and to what extent do they represent an approach based upon identifiable management principles?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of WL Gore’s approach to organisation management, employee motivation and organisational innovation?
  3. To what extent is the WL Gore approach transferable to other companies? And if it is, to what types of companies and why?

Recommendations

  1. In support of your analysis you should draw on material and references from all your MBA modules, as well as make sure to read the relevant chapters in Grant’s textbook.
  2. It is recommended that you identifywhich strategy and management concepts will enable you to analyse the case. These will help you see the company in a broader context, rather than simply focusing on the company and the case material.
  3. Key to success will be to think and write strategically. Don’t get lost in detail. Analyse the case material then add value through comment and opinion as you discuss the questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes

 

The learning outcomes that are being assessed in this assessment are shown in BOLD below:

Module Learning Outcomes
In relation to the specialised area of study, students will, with minimal / no guidance be able to:
Subject-Specific Knowledge, Understanding & Application
a) Identify, critically appraise and select approaches and techniques which are appropriate for the analysis of the organisation’s internal and external environments, successfully applying a variety of academic frameworks, concepts and theories to select strategies for new and differing contexts.
b) Demonstrate understanding of the dynamic nature of the inter-relationship between the module topics, and make informed judgments about strategic choices when faced with uncertain, incomplete or ambiguous information.
c) Demonstrate comprehension of innovation, disruptive technologies and strategic leadership in the creation of environment and cultures conducive to innovation, recognising and addressing any ethical and coporate social responsibility issues and wider stakeholder interests.
Employability & Changemaker Skills
d) Produce approriate informed decisions in the context of real world settings and issues, justifying the chosen conclusions and recommendations
e) Communicate core ideas and concepts effectively with an ability to devise, sustain and convey an argument, orally and in writing, selecting the approriate academic tools to convey meaning and purpose, supported by valid evidence and use of relevant sources.
f) Perform and function effectively within a group or team situation, and communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences.

 

Your grade will depend on the extent to which you meet these learning outcomes in the way relevant for this assessment.

 

Word Limits (where appropriate)

The maximum word limit for this assessment is 3,000 word

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