Code: MP2003C & MP2003N
Title: Organisation & Management
Summer Resit Assignment : August
Assignment 2: Student Workbook
Assignment 2: 20% weighting
This assignment is based on the
completion of the attached student workbook and you will need to refer to some
of the materials that are provided in your module booklet (which was issued to
you when you took this module during your first attempt) in order to complete
the various exercises in this student workbook.
Deadline date for submission:
Check with the undergraduate office
Please note that you must hand in
your work to the assessment office by the deadline date in accordance with the
university’s assessment regulations and ensure that you obtain a receipt when
submitting your work to the assessment office. Please keep a copy of any work
submitted to the assessment office.
Assessment criteria for the student
completed in depth.
Evidence shown of
analytical and critical thinking.
Evidence provided to
support arguments made.
Deadline Date: 20 August, 2006
Department of Management and Professional Development
Organisation & Management
Student ID No:
The book in
number 1 is read first because in-depth understanding and taking notes on the
case study at hand will serve as a road map to consider key areas to analyze.
This will also suggest if there is a need for thorough theoretical search to
give rationale to the conditions at hand (if any).
Book number 2
because it addresses the one written in A-5 in voluminous manner. It is a
great source about staff, leader and organizational motivations.
because it has direct application to working conditions which is the case
study problem. It has sub-headings that connotes easy access to the required
topics. In addition, some of the browsed topics are already covered in the
last exposure to other subjects and also personal readings.
because it has some basic motivational issues and theories being presented
applicable not only to module goal but also to the case study. For the
latter, Book 2 directly identifies the motivations of organizational actors
regarding the new adopted structure of spaghetti organization.
several steps to consider according to (2006):
History, development and growth of the company over time.
Identification of SWOT, PESTEL and other factors
The corporate strategy and other tactics
Analysis of control and structure systems
Preparation of recommendations
analysis should avoid repeating large amount of data from the case. There
should also be a logical order of change throughout the analysis for easy
reading. Further, grammatical and spelling errors can lead to a sloppy paper
3. Give a
brief overview about your coursework case study – what is the case study you
will be analysing for your coursework about?
The case is
about the benefits or otherwise of the newly adopted organizational structure
of Oticon. The new structure referred as spaghetti was considered for the
firm to achieve adaptive culture. In its history, the firm lacks operational
flexibility. It lost market share due to its incompetence to produce the “in
the ear” hearing aids due to its EU prominence, tradition and widely known
products of “behind the ear” types. Because of this, at the end of the 1980s,
it adjusted its organizational to adopt this project-based approach of people
interaction and doing tasks (
The new structure seemed to be very flexible and effective indeed for the
organization. But where the flexibility comes from and what factors affected
the success of this untraditional structure?
Writing and Structuring an Essay
should be done in order to write and structure an essay correctly?
(2006), in writing essays, there is a need to make an outline to plan the
essay. Second, there should be rough draft and editing to come up with
correct format, logical order and others. The essay should also submit to
what it intendeds, if analysis, description or persuasive tone.
should be avoided?
(2006), avoid too many quotations especially on case studies.
1. What is
the difference between Referencing and providing a Bibliography?
alphabetical list of in-text citations written at the end of the paper. It
includes the most basic information about the writer and his book/ article or
in the case of electronic source, the sponsor and the website.
On the other
hand, reference is merely an in-text citation noting the author, the year of
publication and page number in which the ideas from the sentences or
paragraphs are derived. They are also guides for easy access of the reader to
the whole material (not merely the specific page numbers being included) whose
publication information is located in the bibliography.
details must you provide in your references?
of publication, title of book/ article, publisher, place of publication and
page numbers being used in the text.
two specific examples of bibliographic citations using the Harvard style.
Provide two specific examples of Harvard style referencing below (one
of a Journal citation & the other of a citation of a text):
In the study of (2003) on
the population politics in Kazakhstan, he founded that population estimates to
measure the status of the attempt of President Nazarbayev to establish an
ethnic homeland inhabited by Kazakhs was supported by vague data (p. 103+)
In Kazakhstan, the oil industry
is heavily operated by foreign investors due to the sale of large resource
extraction opportunities back in 1994 to 1997 ( 2004 p. 2).
6. Why is
the evidence in the level/ extent of knowledge of the writer in the existing
the writings of other authors in the related or specific field
scholarly background to the essay
It serve as a
benchmark or framework to agree or refute cases or events at hand
7. What is
Plagiarism & how do you avoid it?
a form of cheating in which the writer do not use generally accepted format to
cite other author work’s involved in his work. It is a bottleneck in
professional writing that is committable by knowing and unknowing writers on
an event when parts of their works are derived from others.
It can be
avoided by paraphrasing the main ideas of a published paper and using
generally accepted format of citation and bibliography. In addition, lively
using it in a sentence partially introduces authentication attributable to the
writer using different author ideas.