7BSP1248 The Management Environment
UoH Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding tested in this assignment:
Evaluate the impact of history and culture on the international management environment;
critically review the environment in which management operates in organisations and countries;
Compare and assess the effectiveness of a variety of analytical tools in solving problems
UoH Learning Outcomes: Skills and Attributes tested in this assignment:
Demonstrate critical analysis in understanding the management environment;
Develop their research skills; evaluating how to tackle barriers and offer effective solutions;
Analyse findings and demonstrate academic rigour by effectively using simple written English
Feedback /Marking criteria for this Assignment
Performance will be assessed using HBS PG Grading Criteria and Mark scheme.
Guidance for improvement will be given in writing on the Assignment web page.
Feedback within 4 weeks of submission.
For each day or part day up to five days after the published deadline, coursework relating to modules submitted late will have the numeric grade reduced by 10 grade points until or unless the numeric grade reaches 50.
If a submission is more than 5 days after the published deadline, a grade of zero will be awarded.
Where the numeric grade awarded for the assessment is less than 50, no lateness penalty will be applied
Critically discuss employee resistance and compliance to direct control and normative control in organisations. Consider this using research-based evidence of organisations in at least two different countries.
Q1 Description of the assignment:
Please note, the word count for each part of the essay are an approximate guide, they are NOT a requirement
Begin with an introduction explaining the main points of discussion in your essay. This needs to be clear and should reflect the structure and order of the discussion in the essay.
2.Discuss what is meant by control in the workplace. Approx. 400 words:
Discuss what is meant by ‘control’ in the workplace
Compare and contrast normative control and direct control and the way this has developed
Discuss how control relates to power
Discuss how resistance and compliance relates to control
Consider this in relation to the Employment Relationship
-Note on sources: Use a minimum of two sources from the module for this section. Also use other sources.
3.The UK Context.
Critically discuss the reasons for resistance and compliance to normative (used to co-opt employees) control and direct (used to coerce employees) control in the UK context.
This must be based on evidence, using sources based on this topic, which you cite in the essay.
Note on sources: You must do this using a minimum of FOUR sources from the module for this section. You should also use other sources.
4.The context in one other country. Approx. 800 words
Critically discuss the reasons for resistance and compliance to normative (used to co-opt employees) control and direct (used to coerce employees) control in one other country.
This discussion must be based on evidence using research that has focused on this topic.
This can be a country of your choice. It is advisable that it is a developing economy rather than a developed economy, but that is your choice.
During the module, you will read (independent study) and discuss (during tutorials) studies in different countries, but you can also find your own research-based studies and other sources.
Referring to the discussion in your essay conclude on your key points regarding control and the ways employees respond in relation to the two national contexts
Assignment plan and feedback
By Thursday April 8th 2021, you should write a plan for the assignment (this is not assessed), which Will Atkinson will give you feedback on
This should include two sections:
A plan of the key points you intend to cover in the essay – these should be at least 12 detailed bullet points.
A clear indication of at least 5 sources you intend to use, with a clear reference list
Note on final essay:
-Submit the work as a word document
-Use Arial 11
-Have line spacing of 1.5
-Have clear paragraphs
-You must use a minimum of 15 sources for this essay
-A minimum of six of which must be from the module website
-Write in clear, plain English – do not write convoluted sentences
-NEVER email your draft assignment to other students.
-Never use an essay from anyone else.
-Do not use ‘essay’ web sites.
-NEVER buy an essay
-Write it yourself.
-Do not Plagiarise. Paraphrase as much of your essay as possible.
-Use Turnitin and submit a draft of your essay on the module site to check your similarity score. Do this at least a week before the essay deadline
Any indication that you have cheated will be reported to academic misconduct and result in a reduction in your marks.
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