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– Masters in International Business: International Organisational Behaviour (2017/2018)
Objective:Critique of scholarly journal articles designed to deepen your understanding of the theory and practice of international organisational behaviour (IOB).
Topic:Working individually choose one of the five topics covered on the IOB syllabus and review two scholarly IOB journal articles pertaining to one of the topics
(psychological testing, motivation, interpersonal relationships, decision-making, problem-solving, and negotiating, leading and influencing). Examples of IOB scholarly
journals include Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organization Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
Prepare a maximum 3,500 word critique of the articles. In your critique:• Provide a short summary of the articles.• Outline your reasons for choosing the articles.• Review critically the articles, referring to appropriate academic contributors. • Link critique to IOB concepts, theories and frameworks.• Follow the requirements outlined in the assessment criteria as a basis for your critique.• Utilise journal article sources appropriate to academic critiquing in IOB arena.• Source articles that are not part of the content provided for the IHRM/IOB module.
Instructions:• Submit typed individual article critique during class in week 13 of semester one (Thursday 7 December 2017).• Hard copy only accepted.• Keep within a maximum word count of 3,500 words (excluding appendices and bibliography).• Late submission penalties as per your School Guidelines will apply.• Structure and format assignment appropriate to an academic work.• Engage with the literature and apply this knowledge utilising appropriate theoretical framework(s).• Use the APA (American Psychological Society) system of referencing which is a Harvard (name-date or “in-text”) referencing system.• Type using double spacing and times new roman (size 12), aligning text to both left and right margins (i.e. straight lines on the left and right margins).• Include hard copies of the two scholarly IOB journal articles in the appendices (web links will not suffice). • Non-inclusion of articles may be subject to a maximum capped grade of 40%.• Include cover sheet (attached) as the first page of the submission.• Questions about the continuous assessment will be dealt with in class during lecture time only.
Weighting of Assessment:• Assessment worth 20% of the overall marks for the module. Summary Scoring Sheet for DT350 Masters in International Business: Continuous Assessment for International Organisational Behaviour (2017/2018)
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Assessment: Individual Written Scholarly Article Critique (3,500 words)
Weighting: Worth 20% of overall marks for module
Assessed on the following categories (unequal weighting per criterion):• Individual written scholarly article critique:-o Summary of articles and an explanation for choice of articles (20%).o Critique of articles including analysis of abstract, introduction, literature review, data collection and analysis, discussion of findings, conclusion and
recommendations for each article (35%).o Link articles to additional relevant scholarly theories and models and the application of overall topic to practice (35%).o Academic presentation and coherence – appropriate writing style, structure, logic, headings and sub-headings, font, format, pagination and adherence to APA
Summary of articles and rationale for selection (out of 20)
Critique of articles (out of 35)
Link to theories and application to practice (out of 35)
Academic presentation and coherence (out of 10)
Total (out of 100)