Communication Methods Choose five (5) different communication methods listed in Chapter 8

Communication Methods
Choose five (5) different communication methods listed in Chapter 8. Draft a form of communication for each of the four (4) scenarios listed below based on one or more of the different communication methods listed in Chapter 8.
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper that addresses the following scenarios:

One of your employees is constantly late, leaving food and drinks at the work station, and you are forced to address the situation.
You need to let all employees know about a company special event.
You hear from a friend that a client is about to sign a contract with one of your present competitors.
You have three bids on a piece of equipment and you need to get a management decision on purchasing.
The format of the paper is to be as follows:

Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one-inch margins on all sides, APA format, a Microsoft Word document.
Use headers for each of the subjects being covered, followed by your response.
In addition to the three to four (3–4) pages required, a title page is to be included. The title page is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the instructor’s name, the course title, and the date.

Critical Analysis For this assignment, locate and closely review a peer-reviewed research article

Critical Analysis
For this assignment, locate and closely review a peer-reviewed research article related to a potential education-related topic you might want to research, perhaps for your dissertation or capstone project. Ensure your research article is an original study involving actual data collection and analysis and is NOT doctoral dissertation, a position paper or a meta-analysis of the reviewed literature.

Then, create a critical analysis of the study including the following information when presented:

Describe the problem or issue addressed.
Describe the purpose or intent of the study.
Summarize the research question(s).
For a quantitative study, describe both the null and alternative hypotheses.
Discuss the theoretical/conceptual framework and how it was used, as well as how well it was used, to formulate and guide the study.
Determine if (and how well) the study was justified with the use of an analysis and synthesis of the previous research literature.
Discuss the selected methodology and corresponding design as well as the appropriateness of this choice to accurately address the study’s research question(s).
Identify and summarize the potential flaws and/or limitations in the study as well as ways to eliminate or reduce them.
Support your assignment with at least 3 to 5 scholarly resources.

Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages

U.S. citizens 1.) Considering that preparedness is the responsibility

U.S. citizens
1.) Considering that preparedness is the responsibility of all U.S. citizens and that most of the critical infrastructure of the United States is owned by the private sector, imagine that you were just tasked by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop a plan to increase whole community engagement. The whole community consists of individuals, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and types of government (local, regional, state, tribal, territorial, or federal). Which group would be the first one you would reach out to, and why?
This topic is sure to create a wide variety of ideas affecting all conceivable stakeholders. You are encouraged to work through your own thoughts on the topic and, at the same time, to attempt to understand the various views that you will see presented by your classmates. Do not be afraid to challenge the ideas that you read (in an appropriate and professional manner) or to contribute opinions and professional insight; this is how learning occurs.

2) Do you believe that the United States is sufficiently prepared for events involving weapons of mass destruction? Why, or why not?

These are discussion boards only 200 words.

Manage Payroll

Manage Payroll

You will demonstrate your skills and knowledge by completing a scenario-based project.

Task overview and context

You receive an email from Aziz Singh, Finance Manager.

Subject: Temporary move to the finance department


Due to recent growth within the IT team, the financial operations department has been under extreme pressure in getting the payroll checked and salaries and wages authorised within organisational time frames – especially with the end of financial year only two weeks away. I understand that you have some previous experience in managing payrolls so I have requested that you temporarily move to the financial operations department to assist me until we are able to find a suitable applicant to fill the role of Payroll Assistant. Your first task will be to implement three new staff members into the payroll system and reconcile their wages, taking into account ATO requirements and deductions and ensuring that all payments are dispatched to government authorities accurately and in accordance with legislative requirements. I have included the necessary information about the new staff members below. Please document all processes into a report to assist in the training and recruitment of the Payroll Assistant. This information will be used as part of the finance department’s induction process. You will need to access the Australian Taxation Office website to assist you in some of the payroll tasks. I have provided details of what to include in the report in the ‘Instructions to the candidate’ section that follows. I look forward to having you on board and thank you in advance for your valued assistance at this time.


Aziz Singh

Finance Manager

Information about the new staff members

The IT department has employed three new staff members. Please manage the payroll for these three staff. BizOps Enterprises pays full-time staff $19.38 per hour, with overtime paid at time and a quarter on weekdays and time and a half on weekends. Part-time staff are paid $23.46 per hour on weekdays, with overtime paid at time and a fifth on weekdays and time and a quarter on weekends. Casual staff are paid $32.39 per hour as a flat rate.

Task overview and context

Weekly time sheet

Name Employment type Weekdays O/Tweekdays O/Tweekends
Sasha Rose F/T 38.00 2.75
Milan Swift P/T 22.80 6.25
Arna Milt Cas 13.75

Tax withholding deductions for each staff member
9% of any wages for which the Superannuation Guarantee Charge (SGC) applies
Other deductions:

Sasha makes a 17% personal contribution to her superannuation each month
Sasha makes a 10% health fund deduction per week
Sasha pays union fees of $29.47 per week
Milan makes a $25 personal contribution towards his superannuation per week
Milan makes a 13% health fund deduction per month
Milan makes a childcare payment of $75 per week
Arna pays union fees of $47.98 per month
Arna makes a Centrelink payment of $23.67 per week
Instructions to the candidate

You will need to access and read the following BizOps Enterprises policies, procedures and templates:

Payroll information and procedures
Privacy policy
Information management procedures
Salary payment authorisation form
See the ‘Resources required’ section for how to access these documents.

Complete the following tasks and submit your responses as a collated report. Ensure you use a format and style suited to the context and audience, including the use of appropriate headings. Attach any supporting documents, as appropriate.

Establish procedures for payroll management:
a) Explain the process you used to plan, implement and evaluate routine and non-routine tasks to achieve payroll goals and time lines.
b) Describe the control measures you undertook to safeguard BizOps’s financial resources, including the payroll details of the three new employees, in accordance with legislative and organisational requirements.
c) Explain the statutory obligations that must be adhered to and records that must be kept for the three employees, including the specified periods determined by government legislation.
d) Explain how to identify and interpret information from organisational policies, legislative and industry-related material.
Prepare payroll data:
a) Source and use nominated industrial awards, contracts and government legislation to calculate gross pay and annual salaries for the payroll of the three new employees.
b) Calculate their statutory and voluntary deductions for the weekly pay period using government and employee documentation. Describe the process you used.
c) Explain and prepare specific information that clearly conveys an understanding of outcomes required for the three BizOps employees.
d) Highlight the importance of recording data accurately using relevant format, style and language suited to the context and audience. Provide an example of when you did this while managing the payroll for the three new employees.
Authorise payment of salaries:
a) Explain the processes or steps you undertook to check the payroll and authorise salaries and wages for payment in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.
b) Describe the processes for dealing with salary, wage and related inquiries in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.
c) Provide examples of documents authorising the payment of wages and salaries made to the three new employees.
Administer salary records:
a) Explain the steps you undertook to process declaration forms for new and existing employees in accordance with Australian Taxation Office requirements.
b) Make the appropriate calculations and implement them to ensure work is completed according to predetermined deadlines.
c) Provide details on how you prepared and dispatched payments for the three BizOps employees to appropriate government authorities accurately and in accordance with relevant government legislation.
d) Explain the steps you took to ensure that you created accurate payroll management records for the three BizOps employees.
e) Describe the process undertaken to calculate and transcribe group tax amounts and make payments in accordance with taxation procedures.
f) Assume that the three employees will work the same hours in their second week as they did in their first, and that you have been asked to calculate their payment summary amounts from the two weeks of salary records. Explain the methods you used to prepare and reconcile their payment summaries.
g) What data and calculations did you use to reconcile the three employees’ salaries, wages and deductions in accordance with all legislative and organisational requirements?
Payroll information and procedures © Aspire Training & Consulting Page 1 of 6 Document date: July 2015 Types of Payroll The financial operations department performs the following major payroll functions for BizOps Enterprises. Permanent staff payroll This payroll is BizOps’ major payroll and includes all permanent employees: • Permanent positions based on an hourly rate of pay • Permanent positions based on salary with provision for overtime Payments for this payroll are normally paid on a weekly basis. Casual staff payroll This payroll includes all staff who work on an irregular basis: • contract workers based on an hourly rate of pay • casual appointments based on an hourly rate of pay Payments for this payroll are normally paid on a weekly basis. Payroll requirements for all staff Prior to permanent or casual employees being paid, the payroll team must receive the following information: • An authorised notification of commencement of duty form • An electronic funds transfer (EFT) form for payment directly into nominated bank accounts • A tax file number (TFN) declaration form These forms must be provided as soon as the employee commences duty. Without these three forms being received and processed, no payments can be made for the new employee via the payroll system. Notification of commencement of duty form On the first day of appointment, all employees should complete a notification of commencement of duty form, sign it and have the delegated manager sign the form as confirmation of commencement of work. Preferably, this form should be faxed to the payroll team. This documentation needs to be provided to the payroll team prior to the deadline as outlined on the payroll calendar. Payroll information and procedures © Aspire Training & Consulting Page 2 of 6 Document date: July 2015 Employees commencing after this deadline should forward this form as soon as practicably possible. Forms received after the deadline will be processed in the next available pay. EFT form The EFT form needs to be completed and forwarded to the payroll team, giving authority for the weekly pay to be deposited into an account with a bank or credit union. The account details must be correct, indicating the name of the bank (e.g. CBA), the BSB number (six digits), the account number (maximum 9 digits) and the account name. TFN declaration form This is an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) form that is available from employee induction kits, most major newsagencies, the human resources department and the financial operations department. The TFN declaration form should be forwarded to the payroll team with the forms noted above for permanent and casual staff. This form can be faxed, but the original should also be sent in the internal mail. A TFN declaration only needs be lodged with BizOps once, unless an employee’s taxation circumstances change; for example, where a previously advised HELP debt has been paid off. If a new employee does not have a TFN, they should contact the ATO to make an application. A TFN declaration form should still be completed advising that an application for a TFN has been lodged. The employee then has 28 days to provide the payroll team with their TFN before taxation automatically switches to the highest marginal rate. If this form is not completed and returned to the payroll team prior to a wage or salary payment, then BizOps is obliged, by the ATO, to deduct tax at the highest marginal rate. Permanent and casual payroll processing Permanent and casual pay dates Permanent and casual pays are processed automatically each week on a Tuesday into the employee’s nominated bank account/s. Actual payments are normally sent to the bank on the preceding day (Monday). Where this transfer will be affected by a public holiday or when BizOps is closed during the Christmas break, transfers will be processed on an earlier day. This is to ensure that payment is in the account/s on the Tuesday pay day. Permanent employee pay rates Permanent staff salaries and hourly rates are confidential as they are negotiated individually with each employee through the performance review process. Payroll information and procedures © Aspire Training & Consulting Page 3 of 6 Document date: July 2015 Casual employee pay rates Refer to the enterprise agreement for current casual pay rates. Completion of time sheets Time sheets should be submitted by all staff on a weekly basis so that staff are paid correctly for the number of normal and overtime hours they have worked. Payslips Payslips are prepared and made available to all staff through an internet service with a secure access number. This number will be posted to all staff after commencement of duty forms have been received and processed. Where any factors limit the ability for employees to access their payslips through the internet service, they can opt to receive their payslips by mail by contacting the financial operations department and completing the appropriate form. Deadlines, pay variations and changes to pay dates Deadlines for variations to payroll Any changes to permanent or casual staff’s pay details must reach the payroll team by 12.00 pm Wednesday. Any variations received by this time will be accounted for in the next pay run. Variations that are not received in time will be processed in the following pay. Variations to deadlines and pay dates The payroll team may, at the discretion of the Finance manager, bring forward a deadline or pay date if required; for example, due to holiday periods or public holidays. End of financial year pay dates In order to meet end of financial year commitments, the deadlines for payroll may change. Staff are advised to check the end of financial year guidelines with their manager for details. Payroll information and procedures © Aspire Training & Consulting Page 4 of 6 Document date: July 2015 Deductions General employee deductions Employees may have deductions directed to nominated organisations and institutions on their behalf by the payroll team. These deductions can be detailed on the payroll deductions authority form or advised to the payroll team via email. This guideline is not intended to provide information on the types of deductions that staff may have. Contact the payroll team to discuss any deduction requests. Cancellation of deductions To cancel a deduction, staff must complete a payroll deductions authority form or advise the payroll team via email. Deductions made on behalf of staff From time to time, some government organisations may require BizOps to deduct amounts from an employee’s pay in line with current legislation; for example, for child support. Where such requests are received, these payments will be processed and shown on the employee’s payslip. Amounts forwarded to the ATO in line with the information the employee has provided on their TFN declaration form will be shown on their payslip as a deduction. Taxation Matters Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) tax rates and thresholds PAYG is the taxation that is withheld from wages and salaries and paid by BizOps, on behalf of staff, to the ATO. BizOps is required to tax staff on a weekly basis in accordance with the ATO weekly tax tables and the information provided on the TFN declaration form. Please contact the payroll team or refer to the ATO website for further information and current tax rates. HELP and SFSS debt thresholds Employees who have identified on their TFN declaration forms that they have an accumulated HELP debt are automatically set up with a tax status that indicates this fact. This tax status does not necessarily mean that any HELP debt repayment is deducted. If an employee is below the tax threshold for HELP debt repayment, then taxation is at the standard PAYG rates. Employees who have identified on their TFN declaration forms that they have an accumulated SFSS debt are automatically set up with a tax status that indicates this fact. This tax status does not necessarily mean that any SFSS repayment is deducted. If the Payroll information and procedures © Aspire Training & Consulting Page 5 of 6 Document date: July 2015 employee is below the tax threshold for SFSS repayment, then taxation is at the standard PAYG rates. Payroll procedures 1. Records will be maintained for all BizOps employees showing: – hours worked and rate of pay – gross salary or wages – tax and details of all other payments and deductions – annual, personal, long service and other leave available and taken – allocation of time worked on jobs – superannuation deductions. 2. Salaries and wages will be paid on the basis of hours of attendance recorded on an approved time sheet. 3. Time sheets will be submitted weekly by the employee to their immediate supervisor for authorisation, and then forwarded to the payroll team. 4. All claims for overtime must be authorised by the relevant manager on the time sheet. 5. Hours of work, flexi-time and similar will be paid in accordance with individual and enterprise agreements. 6. All annual leave and long service leave must be applied for in writing by employees and authorised by their supervisor prior to commencement of the leave. 7. All personal leave must be authorised by the relevant supervisor as soon as practical after the period of absence. 8. Additional hours resulting in the accrual of flexi-time or payment of overtime must be approved by the relevant manager or director prior to undertaking the additional hours. 9. A responsible officer shall certify the pay sheets for payments of salaries and wages for each period in the following manner: I certify that: • the persons named on these pay sheets were actually and bona fide employed for the period shown • the rates of pay are correct • the additions and calculations have been checked. 10. Unclaimed or unpaid salaries or wages will be held in BizOps’s general operating bank account. 11. The employment procedures outlined in this document must be followed before new employees are entered into BizOps’s payroll. Payroll information and procedures © Aspire Training & Consulting Page 6 of 6 Document date: July 2015 12. Payroll deductions on behalf of employees will be limited to: – taxation liabilities – voluntary superannuation payments – health insurance – child support agencies – registered banking institutions – social events or clubs (for example, Christmas dinner, X-Lotto Club).

Assessment Item-3: e-Business Prototype Website

Assessment Item-3: e-Business Prototype Website
Solution and Report (Total 50 marks)
Due Date: Friday, 10th of Feb 2017, 11:45PM AEST
Weighting: 50%
Length: 3500 words
Submission: Online Group submission as per instructions on the Moodle web site.
Assessment Objectives:
This assessment items relates to course learning outcomes:
1. Articulate the recent developments in e-business industry and its likely future directions.
2. Compare and explain various types of e-business infrastructure technologies, business models, and payment and security systems in a corporate setting.
3. Formulate and critically evaluate the impact of e-business strategies on organisational processes and outcomes.
4. Demonstrate the technical research skills to assess existing and emerging e-business technologies to transform organisations for competitive advantages.
5. Develop the ability to work independently and contribute as a member of team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.
6. Interpret the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of e-business systems.
7. Build e-business prototype solutions using open source technologies.
Assessment Task:
This is your major assignment and can be done in a group of 3 members. The aim of this major assignment is to give you the opportunity to practice and demonstrate the knowledge that you have gained in this course as well as your skills and experience by developing a prototype website solution for an SME. Hence, this assessment gives you the best opportunity for you to learn by doing and working in a team environment. Today it is a fact that e-business websites are an integral part of any business operation for competitive as well as survival reasons. We have high expectations of you and therefore as a future ICT professional you need to be able to show your intellectual capability by providing a prototype website solution for an SME of your choice in any industry type. Professional Research Writing Services. This is critical, so you can use cutting edge and state of the art technologies available on the Internet as open sources to carry out your required work. So, there are two parts in this assessment:
Part-1: E-Business Website Prototype Solution (20 marks; 500 words)
You as a group need to develop an e-business prototype website solution using open source (Joomla CMS) in any industry of your choice for an SME (small to mid-size business). You will be required to design, configure and populate your proposed E-business web site using the Joomla CMS via the URL in the .
To open a Joomla free student account, please go directly to: http://
Once opened it, scroll down on this web page, and read Step-1 and Step 2 and simply follow the instruction. Please click on free Joomla hosting link (under Step-1) and it will take you to: web page. Each group need to create one account for their proposed Website solution.
In this part of the assessment, you are required to configure your Joomla site and design homepage using Cloud access URL created by your group for your proposed E-business. You are required to add extensions like catalogue, shopping cart, contact us, customer registration and any other extension appropriate for your business model such as calendar, social web, maps and weather, please see for more information.
Show Site Map of your proposed E – business model:
• Briefly describe your group project reflections (some of the challenges encountered) in designing your e-business website (250 words).
• List and explain the resources you had researched or used for designing your e-business website as a group (250 words).
You are encouraged to use critical thinking, innovative ideas, and your imagination to produce your e-business prototype solution.
Part-2: E-Business Report (30 marks, 3000 words)
As a group you need to choose and propose e-business of your choice, approved by your local lecturer (or course coordinator for distance students). So please discuss your proposal with you teacher in advance.
This group assignment relates to your understanding of the technological infrastructure and functional requirements of a small to mid-size e-business and to allow you to demonstrate your ability to research, analyse, synthesise and evaluate, and specify the requirements of a proposed e-commerce website in a report. You are required to use at least 12 sources including 6 academic to write a high quality report.
It is expected that you will demonstrate your learning, integration and incorporation of the knowledge that you have acquired during this course to produce a high quality e-business report.
Marking Criteria for the Report:
• Report cover page (course name and title, report title, group details, due date),
• Executive summary,
• Table of contents,
• Introduction (including aim, objectives, scope and limitations of the report),
• Background of the report topic (including e-business proposal/planning, e-business strategies),
• Discussions of proposed solution including but not limited to;
? e-business model(s),
? e-business marketing,
? e-business infrastructure (such as hardware, software, resource requirements),
? e-business payment system(s),
? e-business legal, security, privacy and other issues, and
? e-business benefits that will be derived from the implementation of your, e-business prototype website solution,
• Conclusions and Recommendations,
• References (at least 12 sources including 6 academic), Appendices (if needed).

Media objectives Must be SMART • Recommended media mix – Cover each media

Media objectives Must be SMART • Recommended media mix – Cover each media to be used. For each recommended media provide specific detail.
. Media Plan
• Media objectives Must be SMART
• Recommended media mix – Cover each media to be used. For each recommended media provide specific detail.
• Geographic – • Media vehicles
• Ad sizes
• Time slots, indicative programs, section placement
• Duration e.g. number of weeks, number of issues
• Media weight e.g TARPS , insertions, numbers etc
• Media scheduling e.g. Weeks on air
Rationale for the media strategy (media mix)
• Reference should be made to the media consumption habits of your target audience as support for the choice of the medium.
• Rationale to be provided for each and every recommendation giving reasons for:
• Geographic – • Each media vehicle
• Ad sizes
• Time slots, indicative programs, section placement
• Duration e.g. number of weeks, number of issues • Media weight e.g. TARPS, insertions, numbers etc.
• Media scheduling e.g. Weeks on air
4. Media schedule (To be submitted as a separate Excel file)
• Translate all the information from the media plan onto the media schedule
• In addition to the plan information also include • Campaign dates by week
• Media vehicle Costings – Costs must be real. These to be sourced from media owners/publisher web sites or from the Budget costings provided on the portal.
• Media objectives
• Target Audience – Demographic
Budget Summary
• Outline the actual splits for all activities based on the actual media used. Media costs must match the costs included on the schedule.
• May be presented as a comparison (simple table) to show budget versus actual.
• While the objective is always to stay inside the budget – at this stage the Big Idea may require more budget. This can be identified here. Perhaps identified as an options. i.e. spend more budget to achieve greater effect. If there is a recommendation to increase budget there would also have to be a corresponding rationale to justify the extra expenditure.

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Research Paper, Management and Organisations in a Global Environment

Management and Organisations in a Global Environment
HI 5005: Research Paper 1
Maximum of 10 pages and 15 minutes 1
This is a group assignment with specific individualcomponents.
Groups of 2 or 3 choose the topics relevant to first term lecture material and
research the topic in more depth. A set if such topics will be provided from
which your group must choose on a ‘first-come, first-served basis”.
Note that each topic has a group component to whicheach group member
must contribute. However there are also specific individual components which
have been defined.
Your will deliver the findings of your research topic in the lectures of first term.
Following suggestions at the presentation, groups may take advantage of
suggestions in preparing the written report which is to be submitted on the last
day of term.
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Listed below are points to bear in mind in regard to this Research Paper.
Topics and Presentation Schedule:
On following pages are listed a number of topics.
Topics are allocated on a ‘first come – first served basis’ and can only be reserved in writing
(e.g. by e-mail to your lecturer).
Sydney Melbourne
Name: Sandhy Patrick Assoc Prof Peter Schmidt
Please nominate your preferred presentation time (see Lecture Schedule in the Subject Outline) at
the time you bid for the topic.In the event of two different groups choosing thesame topic, the
group who nominates the earlier presentation time-slot will secure the topic. The other group will
have to choose another topic.
Research on the broad topic is a group activity andeach student must contribute to that work. Each
student in the group will then research, in depth, an individual component drawn from the broad
research topic.
• •• • Topics are to be undertaken as group work in a group of three or four persons
• •• • Each topic has a general framework as well as individual components
When researching the topic:
• •• • The work on the general framework is the responsibility of each team member
• •• • The work on the individual components is the responsibility of the individual choosing that
component. However, that individual can be helped by other group members who in turn
also can help other team members
The Live Presentation:
The live presentation (worth 10%) must be organisedas a business presentation. Strict adherence to
the fifteen minute limit is expectedso the time should be carefully allocated to allowfor a very short
introduction on the broad topic followed by a few minutes allocated to each student to present their
individual component.
Following the delivery of the presentation, the topic will be written up as a seminar report (worth
15%) and submitted to your lecturer within a week of the live presentation. You may incorporate
ideas generated in the live presentation. If a live presentation is below standard a time extension may
be granted to allow for improving the quality of the written report.
The Written Report:
The written report should begin with the broad research topic which is followed by each individual
component identified by the individual student who prepared it.
Organisation of the research report
A key ingredient to writing a successful report involves the planning or organising stage. Organising
can help you to sort out your ideas and to present your report in the order that communicates best to
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your readers. Organisation is the procedure of constructing an outline that acts as a plan for your
writing task. An outline forces you to think beforeyou write.
Your essay is to be structured and written as a business report. It, therefore, must begin with a
Management (or Executive) Summary within which you state in stark form (i.e. unsupported by
argument) what you are asserting in this report andyou must do that in less than two pages.
As already stated above, you begin the main body ofthe report with some general background on the
broad research topic. This introduction should endwith a brief paragraph outlining the plan of the
rest of the essay.
What follows is the specific issues of each individual component which were considered. As for any
good business report these components should be structured into sections and sub-sections and the
heading for these should be in the Table of Contents. In these individual components the in-depth
discussion of the relevant issues is elaborated based on the existing literature and/or data. You must
provide in-text referencesto your sources.
The last section of the report contains a brief summary followed by a complete list of referencesthat
are cited in the text of the essay. Follow a standard referencing method consistently.
Suggested limits are as follows:
 Executive Summary: ideally one page but no more than two.
 Sections 1: Introduction 400-600 words,
 Section 2: Main body of the essay consisting of each of the individual components limit each
component to approximately 1,000 words each,
 Sections 3: Conclusions 100-300 words,
 Summary and Complete List of References (5-15 references).
Assessment Criteria:
There are two components of assessment adding to a total possible mark of 25% of the subject:
 The Presentation which is worth 10 marks.Here we assess the quality of the presentation
NOT the academic quality of the work. Opening Impact, Presentation Technique (incl.
Quality of the Slides) and Adherence to the time limit are the key criteria.
 The Opening Impact 3 marks
 Overall Presentation Technique 5 marks
 Adherence to Time Limit 2 marks
 The Report which is worth 15 marks.It is here that we assess the academic quality ofyour
work (including referencing) as well as your ability to correctly structure a business report.
 The Management Summary 4 marks
 Report Structure (TOC, Paragraphs, Sections
and use of Diagrams) 3 marks
 Academic Quality (incl. Referencing) 8 marks
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A. Management Yesterday and Today
General Framework
Outline a framework (a map) describing the developments in Western Management Theory over the
last hundred years or more.
Individual Components
Shifts in any theory occur when a researcher identifies a question troubling him or her. Subsequent
research is then directed at finding answers to the research question(s) and ultimately old theory is
discarded and new theory adopted. For example: TheEgyptians had a theory that the sun revolved
around the earth. Modern theory is that the earth revolves around the sun. At some stage in between a
question – a research question – arose which we would now describe as challenging whether observed
motion is not absolute but relative to the position of the observer. Such questions trigger research
effort to find evidence so that the questions can be resolved and ultimately old theories are discarded
and new theories established.
1. Scientific Management School has given way to Quantitative Management (Management
2. Scientific Management School has given way to the Human Relations School of Management
3. Human Relations School of Management has given way to Behavioural Science School of
Each member of the team must choose one of these and identify the research questions and the reasons
why and the evidence on which the shift in theory (the paradigm shift) occurred.
B. Early Management Theories Relevant to the Modern World
General Framework
From a framework (a map) describing the developments in Western Management Theory over the last
hundred years or more, focus on the period from Taylor to Fayol and Weber explaining the context of
their work.
Individual Components
Each member of the team choose one of the management theorists listed below and give specific
examples of the portions of their theory still in use in the modern world.
1. Fred Taylor
2. Henri Fayol
3. Max Weber
C. The Time-line of Development of Management Theories:
Relative or Absolute
General Framework
The study of management theories has been criticised by some people as a waste of time because old
ideas are discarded if they are found to be out of tune with today’s business context. For instance,
time-and-motion studies have fallen out of favour these days. On the other hand some writers have
argued that the timeline for the development of management theories is not an absolute scale but is, in
fact, a relative scale. This means that what we think is an old idea may be a new idea in a different
context. In this paper you are to discuss and arguethese different points of view citing evidence from
your research.
Individual components
Each individual member can argue for or against thetopic. Use examples to illustrate your point. For
• Taylorism: could it be relevant in an emerging economy today?
• Weber’s bureaucracy: could it be helpful in an emerging economy today?
• Empowerment: does it make sense in an emerging economy today?
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D. Globalisation
General Framework
In this topic, you are to research globalisation. The business press bombards us with ideas about ‘the
shrinking world’, ‘the flat world’ and ‘the border-less world’ – all catchphrases to describe the impact
of globalisation.
But are the (trade) borders really collapsing or are we seeing, post GFC, a resurgence in them? What is
behind the extreme demonstrations against globalisation at G7 and WTC conferences?
Individual Components
1. World 3.0: P Ghemawat’s questioning of whether the world really is as ‘global’ as we are
being told it is and his ideas about how it could be globalised more effectively.
2. Anthony Giddens’ ideas on globalisation.
3. The “End of Poverty” movement and the contrary assertion that “Trade NOT aid” is the way to
a more globalised world that mitigates against poverty
E. The Hawthorne Studies
General Framework
The Hawthorne studies had their origins in the Scientific School of Management and constituted a
genuine attempt at discovery through research. By today’s standards there were deficiencies in the
research which will be highlighted in the individual components of this topic. In your introduction
outline the overall context of the Hawthorne studies and in your conclusion, stress the significant
outcomes from the studies notwithstanding the acknowledged defects in the research methodology.
Individual Components
1. The Illumination Studies: One member of the group choose this phase of the studies.
2. The Relay Room Experiments: Another member of the group choose this phase of the studies.
3. The Bank Wiring Experiments: The third member of the group choose this phase.
Apart from describing the phase you have chosen, you must identify the specific research
methodological weaknesses inherent in that phase.
F. Corporate or Organisational Culture
General Framework
Discuss why corporate culture is such an important determinant of organisational success. Outline the
dimensions commonly used in describing a particularorganisation’s culture.
Individual Components
Each individual should focus on one (or two) of thedimensions and identify a specific organisation
noted for its emphasis of that dimension. Describe how that organisation stresses that particular
component of organisation culture and comment on whether they have been successful. [Note:
Individual team members must choose different dimensions and thus outline different actual cases.]
G. National Culture
General Framework
Discuss why an understanding of national culture is important for multi-national or trans-national
corporations seeking to operate in a global business environment. Outline the dimensions commonly
used in describing national culture.
Individual Components
Each individual should choose a different country classifying it in terms of the commonly-used
dimensions for describing national culture. Choose the countries wisely so that differences can be
highlighted. Each member should seek to find specific examples in their country of choice to illustrate
the classification they have made.
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H. Lessons from the Motor Vehicle Industry
General Framework
The Automobile Industry was, for a long time, the world’s biggest industry (only overtaken towards the
end of the twentieth century by the Information and Communications Technology Industry). It,
therefore, should not surprise that the automobile industry has been a rich source of experience.
Discuss the numerous advances in the understanding of management and organisation issues which
have come out of the motor vehicle industry.
Individual Components
Each individual should select a key insight from the industry such as those attributed to:
 Henry Ford: “Bringing the work to the worker”
 Alfred P Sloan: Cost Centres
 The ‘World Car’ Concept
I. Management Decision Making
General Framework
Decision making pervades everything a manager does from deciding about the details in a plan of
action through to making decisions in a control context such as what to do when targets are not met.
George Bush liked to be called The Decider. It is daunting to contemplate the impact of decisions a
President has to make. In business, the manager also makes decisions that impact upon the success of
the business and on people’s careers and lives.
The importance of insights into decision making canbe judged by the fact that two Noble Prizes have
been awarded to researchers whose work has enlightened our knowledge of decision making processes.
In the general framework of this paper, you should outline the general approaches to management
decision making.
Individual Components
Each individual should select a key aspect of the decision making process to expound, such as:
 Heuristics that can assist the decision maker in speeding up the decision making process
 Common Biases that can skew the decision making process
 Social influences that might skew the decision making process

CLW1000 Commercial Law Assignment, 2000 – 2500 words

CLW1000 Commercial Law

Assignment (40%)
Due: Friday 19th September, 2013 (4pm)
Length: 2000 – 2500 words

QUESTION 1 (40 marks)

Ellen is a graduate of The College of Alternative Medicine and is looking to start her own business. She decides to open a meditation studio and looks around the inner city suburb of Paddington for suitable premises. She eventually finds a perfect terrace house near to Oxford St. (the main street). The owner of the premises is willing to enter a 12 month lease however Ellen asks him to wait for a week so that she can check with the local council as to the suitability of her business. Ellen attends the council offices and goes to the counter marked “Business Inquiries”. She asks several questions of the council employee including a question about building work in the area. She says “my meditation studio requires a calm environment is there anything that could cause noise nearby?” The council officer is called away before being able to answer. When he returns he has a very quick look at the computer and says to Ellen “relax everything will be fine”. Ellen signs the lease the next day however within 2 weeks of opening the meditation studio she sees builders arrive next door. She asks one of them how long they will be working next door. The builder replies “It’s a big job, a total renovation. It should take at least 6 months”. Ellen tries to run her meditation studio but the noise from the building is too stressful on Ellen and her clients. In fact a month into the building Ellen is so stressed that she develops a nervous disorder that threatens her career in alternative medicine.

Discuss whether Ellen has a claim against the council in relation to the advice she received.


1. Start your answer to each question on a fresh page.

2. When answering each question, ensure that you:

•?identify the issue(s) raised by the facts
•?identify the relevant legal principles
•?apply the relevant legal principles to the facts
•?reach a conclusion

3. You may, and are encouraged to, hand in an introduction or outline of how you propose to answer the questions so that feedback will be provided to you from the communication and study skills staff before you complete the assignment.

Guide to Formal Presentation of the Assignment


1. The assignment should be typed on A4 paper, on one side of the paper only, and with a margin of at least 5 cm.

2. Formal language should be used so avoid jargon, slang and colloquial abbreviations such as “don’t”. Ensure that you use correct spelling.

3. Headings and subheadings may be used if you think that this would assist the presentation of your material.

Referencing sources of information

4. Avoid plagiarism by referencing your sources. Sources must be referenced where:

•?You are using someone else’s ideas
•?You are quoting directly from a source
•?You are paraphrasing someone else’s views

(See Crosling G.M. and Murphy H.M How to Study Business Law- Reading, Writing and Exams, 3rd ed, 2000, p 122).

5. Footnotes should be used to reference your sources and should appear at the bottom of each page. Do not include substantive material in the footnotes. All substantive material should appear in the body of the assignment.

Citation of cases

6. When you first refer to a case, you should cite the case in full, either in the text or in a footnote eg Mabo v Queensland (No 2) (1992) 175 CLR 1. The case name should be italicised or highlighted in some other way eg underlined or placed in bold letters.

7. When subsequently referring to the case, it is acceptable to use a common name for the case, such as “Mabo’s case” or “Mabo”.

8. Where a particular page or paragraph in the case is referred to, then the page number or paragraph number must be given eg “Mabo’s case at 9” indicates that the information came from page 9 of Mabo’s case. There is no need to write “page” or an abbreviation of the word page.

Citation of statutes

9. When citing a statute, the name of the statute should be italicised and the jurisdiction should appear in brackets after the name eg Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (UK).

10. When a particular section in the statute is being relied on, then the section should be specified eg section 1. It is acceptable to use the abbreviation “s” for “section” or “ss” where more than one section is being referred to eg s 1 or ss 5, 6 and 7. However, when a sentence begins with a reference to a section, the word should always be written in full eg “Section 1 of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (UK) provides that …”

Secondary sources

11. When initially referring to secondary sources such as books, the author’s name and initials, full title of the book, edition (if relevant), publication date and page number should be given eg Crosling G.M. and Murphy H.M How to Study Business Law- Reading, Writing and Exams, 3rd ed, 2000, p 122.


12. A bibliography listing all books and articles (not cases or statutes) used in the preparation of the assignment should appear at the end of the assignment.

Guidance from textbooks

13. Use your prescribed textbook and recommended texts as a guide to the way in which cases, statutes and secondary sources are cited and the manner in which legal arguments are structured.
Further References

Crosling G.M. and Murphy H.M How to Study Business Law- Reading, Writing and Exams, 3rd ed, 2000