This assignment requires you to produce an initial proposal of 600 words (Formative) about a topic you will like to write about in your final report. Please note that, the formative (proposal) element does not go into your final grading but it is a requirement before you can submit your final report (summative) as the final report will be based on the proposal.
FORMATIVE (600 words)
Produce a formative assessment of 600 words. Identifying an issue or problem in corporate governance or strategy in an organisation of your choice.
You are recommended to use your own organisation but you may use any organisation that is well known to you.
The proposal should explain why the issue or problem you have identified is important. There should also be a brief literature review about the area of proposed research as well as details of the methods to be used for both primary and secondary research.
The proposal will include a Gannt chart showing the projected start and finish of the final summative project.
SUMMATIVE (6,000 words)
Based on the feedback you will receive from the formative assignment, you are to produce a 6000 word report which should include the following:
An introduction that reviews the background of the organisation and the issues or problems faced.
A literature review that discusses the key areas of theory applicable in this case.
A discussion of the secondary and primary research undertaken to analyse the problem or issue.
A critical review of the results of the secondary and primary research.
A recommendation and action plan that proposes solutions to the problem of issue based on your findings.
The summative assessment should include the following:
Introduction, background of organisation and review of the problem faced. 500 words. (10%)
Literature review. 2000 words (30%)
Discussion of the secondary and primary research undertaken. 1000 word (15%)
Critical review of the results of the research. 1500 words (25%)
Recommendation and action plan. 1000 words (15%)
5% of the remaining marks will be allocated to general assignment parameters including but not restricted to structure, synthesis, referencing etc.
Type of assignment: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Dissertation/thesis proposal
Number of sources: 5
Academic level: Bachelor
Paper format: Harvard
Line spacing: Double
Language style: UK English