Management: BUSS 5436: Arts and Cultural Leadership and Governance: Assessment 1 - SP2 2019

1. BUSS 5436- Assignment 1: Case Study

Task: Short Answer Questions

  • Look at the case studies described in the course outline
  • Select 4 and write a response to the question each one is asking
  • Use academic references to support each of your answers
     

This page is designed to help you locate academic references.

View your course outline for full assessment details

2. Consult your textbook

Your textbook is a useful resource for learning about arts management boards and analysing case studies.

Your textbook is:

Rentschler, R 2015, Arts governance: people, passion, performance, Routledge, Abingdon, Englad.


This is available as an eBook via the Library. To view online:

  1. Open the Library Catalogue record
  2. Click on either of the 'view online' links (ProQuest Ebook Central or EBSCOhost Ebooks)

3. Understand the assignment questions

  • Read the brief guide on Understanding assignments and instruction words, this will help you with interpreting each of the prescribed questions.
  • Get into the mindset for responding to a case study
  • When you are clear on the questions, think about the argument that you want to make and the types of academic references you want to use to support that argument.

4. Plan your search

First, identify some keywords that are related to your question. E.g.

  • board, board meeting, board members, board of directors
  • policy, policies, procedures
  • diverse, diversify, diversity
  • risk, risk management, conflict of interest

Put together a search term using your keywords and remember to:

  • use double quotes for phrases. e.g. "arts management"
  • put in an * to find other forms of a word. e.g. divers*, which will search for diverse, diversify, and diversity
  • connect terms using AND, OR, NOT. e.g. board OR director

Learn more about How to Plan Your Search.

5. Find academic references

The Library Catalogue is a useful starting point for your research.

Enter your search terms into the Catalogue:

From the results page, you can us the Tweak my results menu on the left to:

  • Filter by resource type (e.g. articles or books)
  • Choose to show only 'peer-reviewed journals'
  • Choose to show only full text online, which will limit to electronic resources only
  • Refine by publication date

Looking for more? Why not try your search term in one of the Library's Arts and Cultural Management databases.

6. Referencing and academic skills

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)

Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!

What do you do with all those references you have found?

Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references. The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. There are also many free systems available.

Watch Managing Your References or have a look at the Managing References guide to decide which tool is best for you and then get started. 

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