Management: BUSS 5436: Arts and Cultural Leadership and Governance: Assessment 2 - SP2 2019

1. BUSS 5436- Assignment 2: Report


Read the hypothetical situation about you being the Chair of a contemporary dance company.

Your assignment consists of the following components:

  • Write a Report with a rationale for recruiting a new CEO, from the point of view of Chair of the Board
  • Use references to support your argument
  • Create recruitment materials for the new CEO, including a job advertisement, position description with selection criteria, induction program, and benchmarks for performance indicators

View your course outline for full assessment details.

2. Find articles in the Library Catalogue

For this assignment, you can refer to readings from your reading list, as well as doing research to find your own academic articles to refer to in the report.

To get started with your own research, think about the key words related to your argument. Here are just a few examples:

  • recruitment, hiring, employment, job advertising, executive recruiting
  • CEO, chief executive officer, board of directors, chair of the board
  • arts governance, arts management, corporate governance

Then think about how you can string together various keywords to form a search term, remember to use quotation marks around phrases, and connect terms using AND, OR, or NOT. You can also truncate using * to search for different variations of a word.

Searching the Library Catalogue

Search the Library Catalogue

In the Library Catalogue, put together a search term based on your keywords:

Remember to then filter by date and resource type. You can also choose to show only 'peer-reviewed journals'.

Tip: Try different search terms and combinations to best support your argument! 

3. Database searching

Databases contain information that you might not find via the Library Catalogue. The Library provide access to a number of databases, including ones that contain information on Management.

Business Source Complete is a good database to get started with and it contains a variety of material, including reputable peer reviewed journals.

1. Open Business Source Complete via the Library Catalogue

2. In the search box, type in one of the search terms you've put together:

3. On the left side of the results page, apply filters to narrow your search:

4. Creating recruitment materials

You might want to watch this video course on Creating a Compelling Job Description (opens in a new window):

Some of the sections of this course include:

  • job descriptions with a wow factor (3min 3s)
  • fundamentals of a job description (4 min 26s)
  • hook the candidate with a great summary (2 min 28s)

Here are some recruitment tips from

These sites contain tips for creating recruitment materials, but are not considered "academic articles" and will not count toward your reference count.

5. Writing the report

Do you need help with report writing? These online workshops, guides and videos may assist you:

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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