HI6006 Competitive Strategy
This assignment aims at ensuring that students are knowledgeable and can apply at least two models to two different case studies (select from those in the tutorials) and are able to apply the strategic management process using relevant strategy development models that are applicable to the selected case.
Select any two mini–cases from those in our first 9 weeks of tutorials and select at least two strategy models/theories to apply to the facts of the relevant case. See Tutorial Materials in BB for selected cases.
In this report, the use of sub-headings is essential. Be sure to use paragraphing.
Be sure to reference your sources in-text and provide a list of references at the end, all in Holmes-adapted Harvard style.
Your final submission is due Friday of week 10 at midnight. Late submissions attract penalties at the rate of –5% per day.
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 Name and Number|
This table needs to be completed and submitted with the assignment as it is a compulsory component required before any grading is undertaken.
Holmes Adapted Harvard Referencing
Holmes has now implemented a Holmes adapted Harvard approach to referencing:
- Reference sources in assignments are limited to sources which provide full text access to the source’s content for lecturers and markers.
- Your Reference list is to be located on a separate page at the end of the essay and titled: References.
- It should include the details of all the in-text citations, arranged alphabetically A-Z by author surname. In addition, it MUST include a hyperlink to the full text of the cited reference source.
Hawking, P., McCarthy, B. and Stein, A. 2004. Second Wave ERP Education, Journal of Information Systems Education, Fall, http://jise.org/Volume15/n3/JISEv15n3p327.pdf
- All assignments will require additional in-text reference details which will consist of the surname of the author/authors or name of the authoring body, year of publication, page number of content, paragraph where the content can be found. For example,
“The company decided to implement an enterprise wide data warehouse business intelligence strategy” (Hawking et al, 2004, p3(4)).
Adherence to Referencing Guidelines is Mandatory
- Students who submit assignments which do not comply with the guidelines will incur penalties.
- Students whose citations are fake will be reported for academic misconduct.
|Section 1. Identification of strategic issues in the chosen case Max 10 marks||All key strategic Issues, as per our case, are identified and well-explained||Most key strategic Issues, as per our case, are identified and explained||Some key strategic Issues, as per our case, are identified and explained||Key strategic Issues, as per our case, are identified and explained, but not well||Strategic Issues NOT identified per our case or explained incorrectly or poorly|
|Section 2. Explanation of the Models and Strategy Development theory. Max 10 marks||Models we taught are explained exceptionally-well||Models we taught are explained very well||Models we taught are well explained||Models we taught appear to be understood, though not well-explained.||Models NOT what we taught or have been misunderstood or unsatisfactorily explained|
|Section 3. Application of Relevant Theoretical Concepts. Max 10 marks||Models are relevant to the issues in the case precisely and applied excellently||Models match the issues in the case and are applied very well||A good attempt has been made to apply relevant theoretical models/ concepts to the case||A satisfactory attempt has been made to use relevant models to analyse the case||The attempt made to match and apply relevant theoretical concepts to the case is unsatisfactory or negligible|
|Section 4. Structure and Professionalism of the Report. Max 10 marks||The report is exceptionally well-documented with High Distinction / Virtuoso quality||The report is very well- documented with Distinctive quality||The report is well-documented to a Credit- worthy quality||The report is only satisfactory||The report is unsatisfactory|
|Total 40 marks||Late penalties are applied at -5% per day|
|Non-compliant referencing -10% (NB: Fake referencing is a form of Academic Misconduct)|