Business: Business and Society MGM14 (OUA) - Assignment 3, SP4 2016

Assessment Question

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The assignment requires you to write three short reflective pieces. Each piece will reflect on a specific content within the unit. The tree pieces in total should not exceed 2000 words. Each piece requires you to bring together:

  1. Information from relevant readings
  2. Concepts from the relevant part of the unit
  3. Personal experience

Turn these over in your mind and reflect on the topic, and write in the first person about your considered view. The total word length for this assignment is 2000 words. You may choose to allocate approximately equal words to each of the three pieces.

See the details for each reflective piece in the following tabs.

Reflective writing records the writer's thoughts about individual learning and experience. Whenever you use ideas from a source, reference them using the UniSA Harvard style.

Stop** For full assessment details please consult your course outline. **

Reflective piece 1

1. Reflect on "how business should act in a socially responsible and ethical way"

  • INFORMATION: See suggested reading below. You may, however, also choose to anchor your reflection in any of the other readings or materials from the unit.
  • WAY OF MAKING SENSE: Useful conceptual background might come from the segments of the unit that discuss social sustainability and ethics.
  • PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: This may be experiences you have had or experiences of other people where corporations have (or have not) contributed to societal good.

 

** For full details of the assessment criteria please refer to the course outline.

Reflective piece 2

1. reflect on "how attitudes towards environmental sustainability have changed in your own country in the last 40 years."

  • INFORMATION: See suggested reading below. You may, however, also choose to anchor your reflection in any of the other readings or materials from the unit.
  • WAY OF MAKING SENSE: Useful conceptual background might come from the segment of the unit which discuss environmental sustainability and ethics.
  • PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: This may be experiences you have had or experiences of other people with corporations in your country in how they have (or have not) considered environmental sustainability in their values and practices.

 

** For full details of the assessment criteria please refer to the course outline **

Reflective piece 3

1. reflect on "how the Careers Workbook could help you develop as a professional in a globalised world."

  • INFORMATION: See suggested reading below. You may, however, also choose to anchor your reflection in any of the other readings from the unit, in particular aspects from being a professional part of the unit.
  • WAY OF MAKING SENSE: Useful conceptual background is provided by the segments of the unit that discuss being professional around the world, and also ethics.
  • PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: You can draw from personal life events/experiences/situations. You may also want to discuss your own experience working in different cultures or with people from different cultures.. Reflective writing records the writer's thoughts about individual learning and experience.

 

** For full details of the assessment criteria please refer to the course outline**

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Student Engagement Unit help for BUSS 1057

Study help The Student Engagement Unit found from within the Study Help guide has a number of resources specifically addressing the practice of reflection.

See the resources suggested below.

Visit the Course Study Help guide if you need more help with improving your academic skills and referencing.

Referencing help

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Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!

The Roadmap to referencing site shows you how to reference using the Harvard-UniSA style.

More help

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  • If you are in Adelaide ask at a Service Point located in the Library or contact Ask the Library (via Chat, email or phone)
  • If you are studying outside of Adelaide, living remotely or have difficulty in using the Library in person the Off Campus Library Service can help
  • Have a look at our online workshops and videos
  • Contact the UniSA Student Engagement Unit for help with referencing, writing reports and essays and plagiarism
  • Use the Help, Tips or Hints screens within the Library Catalogue and the databases

 

Where to Start?

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What Information Do I Need?

Freepik 'Magnifier on laptop screen', CC Licence: CC BY 3.0, Image source: flaticon.comBefore starting your research ask yourself these questions: 

  • What type of information is needed?
  • How much information do I need?
  • What keywords / phrases can I use to help me find information?

Some keywords examples:

  • work, job, employment
  • "social sustainability", "environmental sustainability", sustainability, environment
  • "corporate responsibility", social responsibility
  • "work ethics", integrity, ethics, ethical, professional integrity, professional ethics
  • "cultural understanding", "cultural awareness", culture, "social behavior", customs
  • "globalised world", globalisation, globalization

What other keywords can you think of? 

For more information about keywords and searching see our guides below:

Textbook

Relevant elements of the textbook for this assignment can be found (but are not limited to) chapters 3, 5, 7 and 9.

Reflective writing

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