MANAGING!PEOPLE!&!ORGANISATIONS

1 21129 MANAGING!PEOPLE!&!ORGANISATIONS ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES’&’MARKING’CRITERIA (SPRING’2015) 2 Contact!details!for!queries Query Name Email Tutorial!readings,!marking!guidelines,!feedback,! appeals,!remarking,!assessment!extensions! (one!week from!assessment!submission!date) Your!tutor Tutorial!allocations,!exam!rescheduling, other! unresolved!MPO!queries.! Nancy!Chau (MPO!Admin! Support) mpo@uts.edu.au Special!considerations,!remarking!(only!after! first!consulting!with!your tutor). Ace!Simpson Ace.simpson@uts.edu.au The!assessment!structure!in!this!subject!has!been!designed!to!develop!your!understanding,! critical!thinking!and!essay!writing!skills!in!relation!to!the!objectives!set!out!at!the!beginning!of! the!subject!outline.!A!summary!of!the major!assessments!in!this!subject!is!found!in!the!table! below. Assessment Type Details Contribution! to!final!grade Due!date Assessment!1 Essay 1200!words 25% 12/9/2015 by!9pm Assessment!2 Essay Response!to! feedback 1700!words 300!words 35% 31/10/2015 by!9pm Final!exam Questionnaire Multiple! choice 40% TBA Assessment!item!1:!Essay!(Individual) Completion!of!assignment!will familiarise!you!with!this!course’s performance!requirements!and! feedback!process,!preparing!you!for!the!submission!of!your!second assignment, which!carries!a! higher!weighting.!!! Task!! Write!an!essay!of!1200!words!(+/P 10%)!arguing!a!position!in!relation!to!one of!the!following! topics!from!the!first!half!of!the!semester: 3 • Managing!cultures • Leadership • Human!Resource!Management • Managing!individuals • Managing!teams!and!groups (this!topic!will!be!covered!in!the!lecture!just!days!before!the! assignment!due!date,!hence!you!will!need!special!permission!from!your!tutor!to!write!on! this!topic) Discuss!the!following!statement: The$practices$in$[your$chosen$topic$area]$have$changed$in$the$post5bureaucratic$era.$ Essay!Structure: Introduction Your!essay!should start!with!a!200!(+/P 10%)!word!introduction presenting!your!overall!topic.!! State!your!position,!and!explain!how!you!will use!your!selected!references!to!demonstrate!your! overall!argument.! Body (800!words!+/P 10%) In!the!body!of!the!essay!you!are!to!present!the!structure!of!your!argument!in!different! paragraphs.!Each!paragraph!should!present!one!main!idea!of!your!argument!but!be!linked!to!the! preceding!and!following!paragraphs!with!appropriate!transitions.!Discuss!new!insights and! practices!that!may!have!emerged.!Compare!and!contrast!the!arguments!and!assumptions! embedded!in!your!different!source!materials!(i.e., managerialism!vs.!critical!management!studies! or!stakeholder!perspectives).!Approach!the!topic!from!different!perspectives;!whose!voices!are! dominant!or!missing,!what!are!the!implications!and!what!are!the!new!emerging!questions?! Conclusion Finish!your!essay!with!a!200!(+/P 10%)!word conclusion summarising!your!overall!argument!and! explaining!how!your!references!contributed!to!your!position.! References Select!at!least!four primary!sources!from!the!tutorial!readings!and!prescribed!additional!readings! listed!in!this!syllabus as!the!basis!of!your!argument.!Supplement!your!argument!with!at!least!two! references!from!other,!relevant,!quality!journal!articles.!!Examples!of!quality!journals!include:! Academy$of$Management$Review,$Academy$of$Management$Journal,$Organization,$Organization$ Science,$Organization$Studies,$Administrative$Science$Quarterly,$Human$Relations,$Journal$of$ Management$Inquiry$and Journal$of$Business$Ethics.$Illustrate!your!arguments!with!cases!from! the!lectures!or!relevant!reports!from!reputable!media!outlets!as!secondary!sources.!You!may! also!draw!material!from!the!recommended!textbook!by!Clegg,!Kornberger!and!Pitsis!(2011).! Finally,!provide!a!reference!list!of!your!references!according!to!Harvard!UTS!referencing! conventions. You!may!refer!to!the!following!Harvard!UTS!referencing!guide:! http://www.lib.uts.edu.au/help/referencing/harvardPutsPreferencingPguide 4 Layout Your!essay!should!be!printed!on!one!side!of!A4!paper!only.!Double!space!your!text and!use!2.5 centimetre!wide!margins. The!text!should!be!in!a!12Ppoint!Times!New!Roman!font!and!leftP justified. Pages!should!be!numbered,!with!the!numbers!appearing!in!the!bottom!right!hand! corner!of!the!pages. Note:!Further!guidance!on!the!process and!structure!of!writing!an!essay!is!provided!with!an! example!on!pages!9 to!12 of!this!guide.! Assessment!item!2:!(Individual) Your!second!assignment will!build!upon!your!first!essay!and!involve!two!parts:!constructing!an! essay,!and!responding to!your!tutor’s!feedback!from!your!first!essay.! Task Part!1:!Essay Write!an!academic!essay!of!1700!words!(+/P10%)!in!which you!further!develop!the!arguments!of! your!first!essay by!applying!them!within!the!context!of!one of!the!topics!from!the!second!half!of! the!semester: • Managing!Sustainably:!Ethics!and!Corporate!Social!Responsibility • Globalisation • Managing!communication • Managing!knowledge!and!learning!!(this!topic!will!be!covered!in!the!lecture!just!days! before!the!due!date,!hence!you!will!need!special!permission!from!your!tutor!to!write!on! this!topic) • Innovation,!change!and!rationality (this!topic!will!not!be!covered!in!the!lecture!before!the! due!date,!hence!you!will!need!special!permission!from!your!tutor!to!write!on!this!topic)! Discuss!the!following!statement: Practices$of$[your$chosen$topic$area$for$essay$one]$contribute$to$managing$[your$chosen$topic$ area$from$essay$two]$in$the$post5bureaucratic$era.$ You!may!use!some!of!the!same!text!and!references!from!your!first!essay. References Select!at!least!six!primary!sources!from!the!tutorial!readings!and!prescribed!additional!readings for!this!course. Supplement!your!argument!with!at!least!two!references!from!other!relevant! quality!journal!articles.!Illustrate!your!arguments!by!cases!from!the!lectures!or!relevant!reports! from!reputable!media outlets!as!secondary!sources.!You!may also!draw!material!from!the! recommended!textbook!by!Clegg,!Kornberger!and!Pitsis!(2012).!Provide!a!complete!reference!list! at!the!end!of!your!essay.! 5 Part!2:!Reflective!response!to!Tutor’s Feedback!from!Assignment!1. Your!second!task!is!to!write!a!response of approximately!300!words!(+/P10%),!to!the!feedback! your!tutor!provided!to!your!first!essay.!You!may want!to!break!your!response!down!into!chunks! by!providing!section!headings!based!upon!the!marking!rubric!used!to!provide!student! assignment!feedback.!Explain,!how!you!will!use!this!feedback!to!improve!your!second!essay.! What!have!you!done!differently?!What!have!you!kept!the!same?!Part!two!should!be!presented! on!a!new!page!after!the!reference!list!from!your!second!essay.! Layout Your!essay!and!reflections!should!be!printed!on!one!side!of!A4!paper!only.!Double!space!your! text and!use!2!to!4 centimetre!wide!margins.!The!text!should!be!in!a!12Ppoint!Times!New!Roman! font!and!leftPjustified. Pages!should!be!numbered,!with!the!numbers!appearing!in!the!bottom! right!hand!corner!of!the!pages.! Note:!Further!guidance!on!the!process!and!structure!of!writing!an!essay!is!provided!with!an! example!on!pages!9 to!12 of!this!guide.! Prescribed!readings Prescribed’readings on’power’and’postFbureaucracy Courpasson,!D.!&!Clegg,!S.R.!2012,!’The!polyarchic!bureaucracy:!Cooperative!resistance!in!the!workplace! and!the!construction!of!a!new!political!structure!of!organizations’,!Research$in$the$Sociology$of$ Organizations,!vol.!34,!no.!1,!pp.!55P79. Josserand,!E.,!Villesèche,!F.!&!Bardon,!T.!2012,!’Being!an!active!member!of!a!corporate!alumni!network:!A! critical!appraisal’,!paper!presented!to!the!British$Academy$of$Management,!Cardiff,!UK. Knights,!D.!&!Roberts,!J.!1982,!’The!power!of!organization!or!the!organization!of!power?’,!Organization$ Studies,!vol.!3,!no.!1, pp.!47P63. Prasad,!P.!&!Prasad,!A.!2000,!’Stretching!the!iron!cage:!The!constitution!and!implications!of!routine! workplace!resistance’,!Organization$Science,!vol.!11,!no.!4, pp.!387P403. Simpson,!A.V.,!Clegg,!S.!&!Freeder,!D.!2013,!’Power,!compassion!and!organization’,!Journal$of$Political$ Power,!vol.!6,!no.!3, pp.!385P404.! Simpson,!A.V.,!Clegg,!S.!&!Pitsis,!T.!in!press,!’“I!used!to!care!but!things!have!changed”:!A!genealogy!of! compassion!in!organizational!theory”‘,!Journal$of$Management$Inquiry,$vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 347- 359.. Zimbardo,!P.G.,!Maslach,!C.!&!Haney,!C.!2000,!’Reflections!on!the!Stanford prison!experiment:!Genesis,! transformations,!consequences’,!in!T.!Blass!(ed.),!Obedience$to$authority:$Current$perspectives$on$ the$Milgram$paradigm,!vol.!Mawarh,!NJ,!Lawrence!Erlbraum!Associates,!pp.!193P237.! 6 Prescribed’readings on’culture Brewis,! J.! 2007,! ‘Culture’,! in! D.! Knights! &! H.! Willmott! (eds),! Introducing organizational$ behaviour$ and$ management,!Thomson!Learning,!London,!pp.!344P74. Fredrickson,! B.L.! 2003,! ‘Positive! emotions! and! upward! spirals! in! organizations’,! in! K.S.! Cameron,! J.E.! Dutton!&!R.E.!Quinn! (eds),!Positive$organizational$scholarship,!BerrettPKhoeler,!San!Francisco,!CA,! pp.!163P75. Kärreman,! D.! &! Alvesson,! M.! 2004,! ‘Cages! in! tandem:! Management! control,! social! identity,! and! identification!in!a!knowledgePintensive!firm’,!Organization,!vol.!11,!no.!1, pp.!149P75. Ogbonna,!E.!&!Wilkinson,!B.! 2003,!’The! false!promise!of!organizational!culture!change:!A!case! study!of! middle!managers!in!grocery!retailing*’,!Journal$of$Management$Studies,!vol.!40,!no.!5, pp.!1151P78. Rosen,!M.!1988,!’You!asked!for!it:!Christmas!at!the!bosses’!expense’,!Journal$of$Management$Studies,!vol.! 25,!no.!5, pp.!463P80. Schein,!E.H.!1990,!’Organizational!culture’,!American$Psychologist,!vol.!45,!no.!2, pp.!109P19. WrayPBliss,!E.!2003,!’Quick!fixes,!management!culture!and!drug!culture:!Excellence!and!ecstasy,!bpr!and! brown’,!Culture$and$Organization,!vol.!9,!no.!3, pp.!161P76. Prescribed’readings’on’leadership Bolden,!R.!&!Gosling,! J.! 2006,!’Leadership!competencies: Time! to!change! the! tune?’,! Leadership,!vol.! 2,! no.!2, pp.!147P63. Browning,!B.W.!2007,!’Leadership!in!desperate! times:!An!analysis!of!endurance:!Shackleton’s!incredible! voyage! through! the! lens! of! leadership! theory’,!Advances$ in$Developing$Human$ Resources, vol.! 9,! no.!2, pp.!183P98. Cameron,!K.!2011,!’Responsible!leadership!as!virtuous!leadership’,!Journal$of$Business$Ethics,!vol.!98,!no.! 1, pp.!25P35. Dutton,!J.E.,!Frost,!P.,!Worline,!M.C.,!Lilius,!J.M.!&!Kanov,!J.M.!2002,!’Leading!in!times!of!trauma’,!Harvard$ Business$Review,!vol.!80,!no.!1, pp.!54P61. Gabriel,! Y.! 1997,! ‘Meeting! god:! When! organizational! members! come! face! to! face! with! the! supreme! leader’,!Human$Relations,!vol.!50,!no.!4, pp.!315P42. Herman,!S.!2007,!’Leadership! training!in!a!“notPleadership”!society’,!Journal$of$Management$Education,! vol.!31,!no.!2, pp.!151P5. Meindl,! J.R.,! Ehrlich,! S.B.! &! Dukerich,! J.M.! 1985,! ‘The! romance! of! leadership’,! Administrative$ Science$ Quarterly,!vol.!30,!no.!1, pp.!78P102. WrayPBliss,!E.! 2012,! ‘Leadership!and! the! deified/demonic:!A! cultural!examination! of! ceo! sanctification’,! Business$ethics:$a$European$review,!vol.!21,!no.!4, pp.!434P49. Prescribed’readings’on’human’resource’management Almeida, S., Fernando, M. & Sheridan, A. 2012, ‘Revealing the screening: Organisational factors influencing the recruitment of immigrant professionals’, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 23, no. 9, pp. 1950-65. 7 Arrowsmith, J. & Parker, J. 2013, ‘The meaning of ‘employee engagement’ for the values and roles of the HRM function’, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 24, no. 14, pp. 2692–2712. Booth, A., Leigh, A. & Varganova, E. 2010, Does racial and ethnic discrimination vary across minority groups? Evidence from a field experiment, Discussion paper Series, DP No. 4947, Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn. Guest, D. 2011, ‘Human resource management and performance: still searching for some answers’, Human Resource Management Journal, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 3-13. Greenwood M. 2013, ‘Ethical analyses of HRM: A review and research agenda’. Journal of Business Ethics vol. 114 no. 2, pp. 355-366. Linley, P.A., Harrington, S. & Hill, J.R.W. 2005, ‘Selection and development: A new perspective on some old problems’, Selection and Development Review, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 3-6. Syed,J. & Pio, E. 2010, ‘Veiled Diversity? Workplace experiences of Muslim Women in Australia’, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 115-137. Prescribed’readings’on’managing’individuals Fineman,!S.!2006,!’On!being!positive:!Concerns!and!counterpoints’,!Academy$of$Management$Review,!vol.! 31,!no.!2, pp.!270P91. Reeder,!G.D.,!Pryor,!J.B.,!Wohl,!M.J.!&!Griswell,!M.L.!2005,!’On!attributing!negative!motives!to!others!who! disagree!with!our!opinions’,!Personality$and$Social$Psychology$Bulletin,!vol.!31,!no.!11, pp.!1498P 510. Roberts,!L.!M.,!Spreitzer,!G.,!Dutton,!J.,!Quinn,!R.,!Heaphy,!E.,!&!Barker,!B.!2005,!’How!to!play!to!your! strengths’,!Harvard$Business$Review, vol.!83,!no.!1,!pp.!74P80. Roberts,!L.,!Dutton,!J.,!Spreitzer,!G.,!Heaphy,!E.!&!Quinn,!R.!2005,!’Composing!the!reflected!bestPself! portrait:!Building!pathways!for!becoming!extraordinary!in!work!organizations’,!Academy$of$ Management$Review,!vol.!30,!no.!4, p.!712. Held,!B.S.!2004,!’The!negative!side!of!positive!psychology’,!Journal$of$Humanistic$Psychology,!vol.!44,!no.! 1, pp.!9P46. Parashar,!S.,!Dhar,!S.!&!Dhar,!U.!2004,!’Perception!of!values:!A!study!of!future!professionals’,!Journal$of$ Human$Values,!vol.!10,!no.!2, pp.!143P52. Schwartz,!S.H.!1992,!’Universals!in!the!content!and!structure!of!values:!Theoretical!advances!and! empirical!tests!in!20!countries’,!Advances$in$experimental$social$psychology,!vol.!25,!no.!1, pp.!1P 65. Sluss,!D.M!&!Ashforth,!B.E.!2007,!‘Relational!identity!and!identification:!Defining!ourselves!through!work! relationships’,!Academy$of$Management$Review,!vol.!32,!no1,!pp.!9P32. Wrzeniewski,!A.,!McCauley,!C.,!Rozin,!P.!&!Schawartz,!B.!1997,!’Jobs,!careers,!and!callings:!People’s! relations!to!their!work’,!Journal$of$Research$in$Personality,!vol.!31,!pp.!21P33. Prescribed’readings’on’managing’teams and’groups Barker,! J.R.! 1993,! ‘Tightening! the! iron! cage:! Concertive! control! in! selfPmanaging! teams’,!Administrative$ Science$Quarterly,!vol.!38,!no.!3, pp.!408P37. Frey,!L.R.!2004,!’The!symbolicPinterpretive!perspective!on!group!dynamics’,!Small$Group$Research,!vol.!35,! no.!3, pp.!277P306. Losada,!M.!&! Heaphy,! E.! 2004,! ‘The! role! of! positivity! and! connectivity! in! the! performance! of! business! teams’,!American$Behavioral$Scientist,!vol.!47,!no.!6, pp.!740P65. 8 Smith,! D.M.! &! Edmondson,! A.C.! 2006,! ‘Too! hot! to! handle?! How! to! manage! relationship! conflict’,! California$Management$Review,!vol.!49,!no.!1, pp.!6P31. Tuckman,! B.W.! &! Jensen,! M.A.C.! 1977,! ‘Stages! of! smallPgroup! development! revisited’,! Group$ &$ Organization$Management, vol.!2,!no.!4,!pp.!419P27. Prescribed’readings’on’ethics’and’CSR Cameron,!K.S.,!Bright,!D.!&!Caza,!A.!2004,!’Exploring!the!relationships!between!organizational! virtuousness!and!performance’,!American$Behavioral$Scientist,!vol.!47,!no.!6, pp.!766P90. Fernando,!M.,!Dharmage,!S.!&!Almeida,!S.!2008,!’Ethical!ideologies!of!senior!Australian!managers:!An! empirical!study’,!Journal$of$Business$Ethics,!vol.!82,!no.!1, pp.!145P55. Mackey,!J.!2011,!’What!conscious!capitalism!really!is,!California$Management$Review,!vol.!53,!no.!3, pp.! 83P90. Schwartz,!M.!2000,!’Why!ethical!codes!constitute!an!unconscionable!regression’,!Journal$of$Business$ Ethics,!vol.!23,!no.!2, pp.!173P84. Sisodia,!R.S.!2011,!’Conscious!capitalism:!A!better!way!to!win”’,!California$Management$Review,!vol.!53,! no.!3, pp.!98P108. WrayPBliss,!E.!2007,!’Ethics!in!work’,!in!D.!Knights!&!H.!Willmott!(eds),!Introducing$organizational$ behaviour$and$management,!Thomson!Learning,!pp.!506P33. Prescribed’readings’on’globalisation Banerjee,!S.B.!2008,!’Necrocapitalism’,!Organization$Studies,!vol.!29,!no.!12, pp.!1541P63. Chan,! J.,!Pun,!N.!&!Selden,!M.!2013,!’The!politics!of!global!production:!Apple,!Foxconn!and!China’s!new! working!class’,!New$Technology,$Work$and$Employment,!vol.!28,!no.!2, pp.!100P15. Gold,! S.,!Hahn,! R.!&! Seuring,! S.! 2013,! ‘Sustainable! supply! chain!management! in! “base! of! the! pyramid”! food!projects—a!path!to!triple!bottom!line!approaches!for!multinationals?’,!International$Business$ Review,!vol.!22,!no.!5, pp.!784P99. Morgan,!G.!2006,!’The!ugly!face:!Organizations!as!instruments!of!domination’,!in,!Images$of$organization,! Sage,!Thousand!Oaks,!CA,!pp.!291P336. Rego,!A.,!Clegg,!S.!&!Cunha,!M.! 2011,!’The! positive! power!of!character!strengths!and!virtues! for!global! leaders’,! in! K.S.! Cameron! &! G.! Spreitzer! (eds),! The$ Oxford$ Handbook$ of$ Positive$ Organizational$ Scholarship,!Oxford!University!Press,!Oxford,!UK. Zakaria,!N.,!Amelinckx,!A.!&!Wilemon,!D.! 2004,! ‘Working! together!apart?! Building!a!knowledgePsharing! culture!for!global!virtual!teams’,!Creativity$and$Innovation$Management,!vol.!13,!no.!1, pp.!15P29. Prescribed’readings’on’communication Barry,! B.! 2007,! ‘The! cringing! and! the! craven:! Freedom! of! expression! in,! around,! and! beyond! the! workplace’,!Business$Ethics$Quarterly,!vol.!17,!no.!2, pp.!263P96. Gagne,!J.F.,!Josserand,!E.!&!Clegg,!S.!2012,!’The!promise!of!seduction,!the!pleasures!or!commitment,!and! the!prospect!of!resistance!in!organizations’,!Organization$Science,!under!second!review. 9 Jack,!G.!2004,!’On!speech,!critique!and!protection’,!Ephemera,!vol.!4,!no.!2, pp.!121P34. Klein,!N.!2000,!’The!branding!of!learning’,!in,!No$logo:$Taking$aim$at$the$brand$bullies,!Picador,!New!York,! pp.!87P105.! Watson,! T.J.! 1995,! ‘Rhetoric,! discourse! and! argument! in! organizational! sense!making:! A! reflexive! tale’,! Organization$Studies,!vol.!16,!no.!5, pp.!805P21. Whitney, D. 1998, ‘Let’s change the subject and change our organization: An appreciative inquiry approach to organization change’, Career Development International, vol. 3, no. 7, pp. 314-319. Prescribed’readings’on’knowledge’and’learning Cunha,!J.V.!&!Cunha,!M.P.!2001,!’Brave!new!(paradoxical)!world:!Structure!and!improvisation!in!virtual! teams’,!Strategic$Change,!vol.!10,!no.!6, pp.!337P47. Josserand,!E.!2004,!‘Cooperation!within!Bureaucracies:!Are!Communities!of!Practice!an!Answer?’,! M@n@gement,!vol.!7,!no.!3,pp.!307P339. Lee,!F.,!Caza,!A.,!Edmondson,!A.!&!Thomke,!S.!2003,!’New!knowledge!creation!in!organizations’,!in!K.S.! Cameron,!J.E.!Dutton!&!R.E.!Quinn!(eds),!Positive$organizational$scholarship:$Foundations$of$a$new$ discipline,!BerrettPKoehler,!San!Francisco,!CA,!pp.!194P206. Wenger,!E.C.!&!Snyder,!W.M.!2000,!’Communities!of!practice:!The!organizational!frontier’,!Harvard$ Business$Review,!vol.!78,!no.!1, pp.!139P46. Weick,!K.E.!&!Westley,!F.!1999,!’Affirming!an!oxymoron’,!in!S.R.!Clegg,!C.!Hardy!&!W.R.!Nord!(eds),! Managing$organizations:$Current$issues,!Sage,!London,!pp.!190P208. Prescribed’readings’on’innovation,’change’and’rationality Birkinshaw, J. & Gibson, C. 2004, ‘Building ambidexterity into an organization’, MIT Sloan Management Review, vol. 45, pp. 47-55. Brown, T. 2008, ‘Design thinking’, Harvard Business Review, vol. 86, no. 6, p. 84. Collins, D. 2006, ‘Assaying the ‘advice industry’’, Culture and Organization, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 139-52. Comtois, E., Denis, J.-L. & Langley, A. 2004, ‘Rhetorics of efficiency, fashion and politics hospital mergers in Quebec’, Management Learning, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 303-20. Harris, M. 2006, ‘Technology, innovation and post-bureaucracy: the case of the British Library”’, Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol. 19 no. 1, pp.80 – 92 Josserand, E., Teo, S. & Clegg, S. 2006, ‘From bureaucratic to post-bureaucratic: The difficulties of transition’, Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 54-64. Morgan, G. & Spicer, A. 2009, ‘Critical approaches to organizational change’, in M. Alvesson, T. Bridgman & H. Willmott (eds), The oxford handbook of critical management studies, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 251-266. Wray Bliss, E. 2003, ‘Quick fixes, management culture and drug culture: Excellence and ecstasy, BPR and brown’, Culture and Organization, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 161-76. Please! note! that! most! of! these! articles/readings! can! be! accessed! via! ePreadings by! going! to! the! UTS! Library!website!and!typing!21129!into!the!searchPbar.! ASSESSMENT!AND!EXPECTATIONS A central!aim!for this!subject!is!to develop!your!skills!in!critical!and!analytical!thinking! 10 within!the!context!of!management!and!organisations.!A!fundamental!mechanism! through!which!such!thinking!is!developed!and!demonstrated!is!through!writing:! particularly!in!the!format!of!an!extended!academic!essay. GUIDANCE!ON!THE!REQUIRED!FORMAT!OF!THE!ACADEMIC!ESSAYS An!academic!essay!must!have: 1. An!explicit!argument!that!answers!a!basic!premise or!question: An!academic!essay!is!not!merely!a!summary!of!what!has!already!been!written!on!a! subject.!It!is, instead, a!presentation!of your!argument,!supported!by!academic!sources,! on!the!specific!question!set.!You!should!tell!the!reader!in!your!Introduction!very!clearly! what!your!answer!will!be!and!tell!them!how!your!essay!is!to!be!structured!to!present! your!answer.! For!example,!if!you!had!been!asked!a!question!on!whether!strong!management!can! prevent!fraudulent!business!practices,!your!opening!sentence!might!look!something!like! this:!‘In!this!essay!I!am!going!to!argue!that!fraudulent!business!practices!happen!because! of,!not!despite,!‘strong!management’.!I!am!going!to!suggest!that,!in!part,!the!pressure! put!upon!employees!by!their!managers!can!generate!a!culture!where!corners!are!cut!and! proper!checks!and!balances!are!not!carried!out.!I!conclude!that!stronger!management,! therefore,!may!not!be!the!solution!to!ending!corporate!fraud’.! 2. An!argument!that!has!a!clear,!logical!structure:! Having!told!the!reader!in!the!Introduction!explicitly!what!your!answer!to!the!question!is,! your!essay!should!be!logically!structured!to!develop!your!argument.!Organise!the!main! part!of!your!essay!into!three or!four sections.!Tell!the!reader!in!your!Introduction!what! these!sections!are,!and!link!these!sections!to!your!overall!argument.!Remind!the!reader! at!the!start!of!each!new!section!how!the!argument!is!progressing.!For!further!details!on! developing!a!critical!review!and!writing!assessments!see!the!following!links:! • Critical!review:!http://www.elssa.uts.edu.au/resources/research/critical.html! • Guide!to!writing!assessments:! http://www.business.uts.edu.au/teaching/guide/guide.pdf! 3. Evidence!of!substantial!and!relevant!reading:! To!pass!Assessment!1!your!essay!must!provide!at!least!6 references and!for!essay!2!you! must!provide!at!least!8,!making!extensive!use!of!the:! • the!readings/articles!listed in!the!‘tutorial!guidelines!and!readings’ • other! pertinent references!given!to!you!in!lectures • relevant!ideas!from!the!recommended!text!book. 4. A!Conclusion:! All!work!needs!to!have!a!conclusion!that!summarises!the!arguments!put!forward!in!your! 11 essay!and!how!these!arguments!have!answered!the!question(s) set.!Have!conviction!in! your!arguments.!!!Avoid!conclusions!that!end!with!‘it!depends’!or!‘this!needs!more! research’.! 5. References: An!academic!essay!must!be!supported!by!many!references!to!published!academic!work.! For!this!subject!your!main!references!must!be!the!tutorial!readings!and!additional! readings!listed!in!the!tutorial!guide.!Be!sure!to!acknowledge!fully!any!references!or! quotes!you!have!used!using!the!Harvard!UTS!reference!style:!e.g.!(Roberts,!1984).!Further! information!on!the!Harvard UTS reference!style!is!found!in!the!Faculty!of!Business!Guide! to!Writing!Assignments!available!online:! http://www.lib.uts.edu.au/help/referencing/harvardPutsPreferencingPguide.!Your!essay! must!also!have!a Reference!list,!which!is!an!alphabetical!list!of!the!full!publication!details! of!all!the!items!you!have!explicitly!referenced!in!your!work, referenced!according!to! Harvard!UTS!conventions (i.e.!do!not!use!bullet!points!for!your!reference!list and!ensure! that!you!use!a!hanging!indent!– with!the!first line!flush!left!with!the!margin!and subsequent!lines!indented!the!same!width!as!a!paragraph!indent). Examples!of!essay!introductions/paragraphs The!following!sample!essay!introductory!paragraphs!were!written!by!Professor!Edward!Wray! Bliss!for!MPO, and!are!provided!ONLY!to!illustrate!how!to!write!your!introduction.!These! paragraphs!are!NOT!based!on!the!essay!questions. Example!1: In!this!essay,!I!am!going!to!argue!that!work!can!certainly!be!a!source!of!satisfaction!and!joy!for! individuals.!Indeed,!as!I!demonstrate!in!Section!One,!by!drawing!on!Rosen!(1988),!Clegg!et!al! (2008)!and!others,!managers!of!modern!corporations!are!explicitly!encouraged!to!design!the! workplace!and!motivate!employees!so!that!these!employees!find!satisfaction!and!enjoyment!at! work.!However,!work!is!also!a!source!of!dissatisfaction!and!suffering!too!and!I!draw!upon!Jackall! (1988),!Knights!and!Roberts!(1982),!and!Morgan!(2006)!in!Section!Two!to!show!the!anxiety,! subordination!and!domination!that!may!also!describe!the!experience!of!work!for!managerial!and! nonPmanagerial!employees!alike.!Rather!than!leave!the!question!here,!in!Section!Three!I!attempt! to!explore,!conceptually,!why!work!produces!such!experiences!and!emotions!for!individuals.! Drawing!upon!Jackson!and!Carter!(2000)!and!O’Doherty!(2006), I!consider!the!strong!link! between!work!and!personal!identity.!Summarising!my!overall!arguments!in!the!Conclusion!I! illustrate,!with!the!example!of!Ackroyd!and!Crowdy!(1990),!just!how!complex!the!relationship! between!identity,!work,!and!an!individual’s!striving!for!satisfaction!and!personal!meaning!can!be. 12 Example!2: In!this!essay,!I!am!going!to!argue!that!it!is!important!to!study!management!and!organisation! critically!for!two!key!reasons.!First,!it!is!important!to!do!so!because!the!scope!and!reach!of! management!and!organisation!is!such!that!it!affects!all!aspects!of!our!social,!economic!and! cultural!life.!Second,!because!the!controls!that!exist!at!present!in!large!commercial!organisations! may!not!be!sufficient!to!prevent!negative!effects!occurring!in!each!of!these!contexts.!In!Section! One!I!shall!demonstrate!the!first!point!with!reference!both!to!the!role!of!management!and! organisation!in!the!current!global!economic!crisis!and!also!through!discussing!the!writings!of! Morgan!(2006)!and!Klein!(2001), explore the!effects!and!outcomes!of!corporate!power!in! different!spheres.!In!Section!Two,!I!shall!use!Milgram’s!(1974)!experiments!on!obedience!and! authority!and!Jackall’s!(1988)!study!of!corporate!management,!to!argue!that!there!are!processes! at!work!in!large!organisations!that!can!inhibit!employees,!and!even!senior!managers,!from! reflecting!upon!and!being!responsible!for!their!organisation’s!behaviour.!These!two!points,!I! suggest,!make!it!imperative!that!we!look!critically!at!management!and!organisation.!In!the!final! section!of!this!essay,!I!shall!consider!just!what!‘looking!critically’!means.!I!will!argue,!in! opposition!to!Parker!(2002),!that!being!critical!in!this!context!is!not!the!same!as!being!‘against! management’,!but!is!instead!a!commitment!to!better!organisation!and!better!management,!a! commitment!to!an!idea!of!organisation!where!its!powerful!potential,!as!envisaged!by!Knights! and!Roberts!(1982),!is!realised. Guidelines!for!submitting!assessments!using!‘Turnitin’ Your!essays must!be!submitted!electronically!using the!‘Turnitin’!program on!UTSOnline! (under!the!assignment!tab!on!the!MPO!page)!by!9pm!on!the!due!date.!Essays!submitted! late!will!lose!an!automatic!10!marks!per!day. Turnitin!will also!produce!a!plagiarism!report that!will!be!available!to!your!tutor!when! they!mark!your!work.!The!report!will indicate!any passages!in!your!essay!that!are!not! original.!You!are!welcome!to!submit!earlier!versions!of!your!essay!to!Turnitin!to!help!you! to!modify!your!essay.!The!second!time!you!submit!your!essay!to!the!system,!however,!it! will!be!at!least!24!hours!before!Turinitin!will!give!you!your!report.! As!a!guide,!if!your!overall!Turnitin score!is!over!25%,!please!ensure!that!you!revise!your! essay.!If!you!do!not!revise,!you!could!face!severe!penalties!and!may!be!referred!to!the! Dean!of!Teaching!and!Learning. You!must!not!submit!anybody!else’s!essays!except!your!own!to!Turnitin!for!any!reason.! Also,!please!do!not,!under!any!circumstances,!think!that!you!can!present!somebody! else’s!unreferenced!writing!in!your!essay!as!your!own!– whether!this!is!from!previous! student’s!essays,!material!you!have!found!on!the!web,!or!elsewhere.!The!penalties!for! plagiarism!are!extremely!severe!and!all!cases!will!be!referred!to!the!Dean!of!Teaching! and!Learning. 13 GRADING!ASSESSMENT Your!assignments!will!be!graded!according!to!the!criterion!indicated!in!the!marking!rubrics!on! pages!15P18!below. When!assessing!your!essays, each!of!the!criteria!considered!P along!with!your! understanding!of!the!subject, lectures!and!readings, and!your!ability!for!critical,!questioning! thought.! In!addition!to!the!above!instructions!and!guidelines,!your!tutors!will talk!you!through!the!process! of!assessment!and!will!provide feedback!on!your!two!assessment!submissions. Grade!categories High!Distinction! 85!per!cent!and!above Distinction! 75!per!cent!to!84!per!cent Credit! 65!per!cent!to!74!per!cent Pass 50!per!cent!to!64!per!cent Fail!(Z) Less!than!50!per!cent! Please!see!the!UTS!Guide!to!Writing!Assignments!for!full!details!on!these!grade!categories.!All! forms!of!assessment!must!be!attempted!and!an!overall!mark!of!50%!or!more!must!be!achieved! to!pass!this!course. EXTENSIONS!AND!LATE!ASSIGNMENTS Essays!submitted!after!the!due!time/date!will!incur!late!penalties!as!listed!below.!Late! submissions!will!not!incur!the!late!penalties!listed,!only if!the!tutor!or!Subject!Coordinator!has! granted!a!formal!extension!of!time.!This!extension!should!be!approved!BEFORE!the!submission! deadline!where!possible!and!will!only!be!approved!in!exceptional!circumstances (normally!on! grounds!of!ill!health!or!misadventure).!Work!submitted!more!than!5!days!after!the!stated! submission!date!will!not!be!accepted!for!assessment!unless!the!Subject!Coordinator, on!receipt! of!a!Special!Consideration!form, has!granted!a!formal!extension!of!time. Late!Penalties Depending!on!the!circumstances, the!Subject!Coordinator!may!apply!the!following!penalties:! • Up!to!1!day!late!(after!the!specified!deadline)!10%!late!reduction! • Up!to!2!days!late:!20%!late!reduction! • Up!to!3!days!late:!30%!late!reduction • Up!to!4!days!late:!40%!late!reduction! • Up!to!5!days!late:!50%!late!reduction! 14 • Over!5!days!late:!NOT!ACCEPTED The!10%!per!day!penalty!is!applied!to!the!mark!that!would!have!been!received!if!the!submission! had!been!on!time.!Any!work!submitted!after!5!days!would!need!a!Special!Consideration! document!to!be!accepted!for!assessment.!Students!cannot!expect!to!receive!verbal!or!written! feedback!for!late!work. Applying!for!extensions If!you!are!unable!to!submit!your!assignment!on!time due!to!illness!or!misadventure,!and!require! an!extension!of!less!than!one week,!you!should!submit!your!supporting!documentation!and! request!an!extension!by!emailing!your!tutor!well!before!the!handPin!deadline!of!the!essay.!If!you! require!more!than!a!onePweek extension, please!submit!an!application!for!‘Special! Consideration’!with!relevant!supporting!documentation attached, prior!to!the!due!date of!the! assessment.! The!extension!application!form!is!available!through!the!Student!Administration!Offices!or!may!be! downloaded!at:!http://www.sau.uts.edu.au/forms/index.html REMARKING To!maintain!consistency!between!the!tutorials,!the!coordinators!moderate!the!marks!prior!to! releasing!the!marked!scripts!back!to!the!students.!However,!if!you!have!concerns!regarding!your! marked!assessment,!please!email!your!tutor!for!an!appointment!to!discuss!your!concerns.! Before!meeting!with!your!tutor,!you!must!email!your!tutor!a!detailed!request!explaining! precisely!which!criteria!of!the!grading!sheet!and!elements!of!feedback!you!disagree!with or!have! questions!on.!Your!tutors!will!not!be!able!to!discus

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