1. Critically evaluate the case study, outlining the ways in which the identified relevant emerging themes might impact on the current business strategies relating to the identified organisation or sector. (Remembering my sector of study is Business Management)
Your critical discussion should include a critical analysis of the ways in which those themes might affect the appropriateness of existing organisational policies and practices.
Areas of focus can include any combination of the following:
1. Political environments
2. Technological advancements
3. Demographic changes
4. Social trends and shifts
5. Industry globalisation
6. Legal transformations
7. Global economic issues
Link to case study: http://businesscasestudies.co.uk/asoscom/strategic-growth-in-the-fashion-retailindustry/introduction.html
This assignment requires students to research into the emerging themes within the business sector related to their programme of study (Remembering my sector of study is Business Management)
and use the evidence gathered to inform operational and strategic decisions. Students should apply their critical understanding of relevant emerging themes to formulate alternative courses of action necessary. The following case studies provide the necessary background required for you to complete this assessment task.
2. Critically evaluate how those themes identified could affect the operational and/or strategic decision-making necessary to shape organisations within the broad sector over the next five years. Your answer should use contemporary examples of how those emerging themes have started to be addressed within your business sector. (Remembering my sector of study is Business Management)
3. Provide justified recommendations for courses of actions that organisations within the broad sector can take to ensure that they are able to manage the effects of those emerging themes effectively. (Remembering my sector of study is Business Management)
The assessment submission should be produced in a report format. Below is an indicative content outline:
1. Title Page
2. Table of Contents: A list of all the chapters, sections, headings, and subheadings. Appendices and Figures may be provided as well as all page numbers.
3. Introduction: This should show that you have understood the brief and that you will cover everything required.
4. Findings and Analysis: Please break into the sections defined above; numbered headings and sub-headings should be used to indicate clearly the different sections; charts, diagrams and tables can be used to reinforce your arguments.
Conclusion: This provides an end to your report through a summary of the important points (main claim and supporting evidences) in your discussion. Remember not to include any new material here.
Reference list: A list of all cited work within your report, using the Harvard style of referencing.