For CO1 you will need to submit a report, answering individual questions for three case studies. This assignment help has been created to assist you in finding academic references to support your report.
Information for CO1 is available on your Course Outline, page 6. Please see your course outline and course site for the full assessment details, case studies and questions.
Before you start searching you should:
Using a mindmap or table can help you brainstorm and organise the concepts and ideas you may want to explore in your searching.
Below is an example of a table using some possible concepts from your case studies
|Case Study||Key concepts|
|One||management, staff management, retail, profits, sales performance, operations, challenges, skills, customer service|
|Two||triple bottom line, sustainability, social impact, corporate social responsibility, social responsibility, environmental footprint, manufacturing, ethics|
|Three||marketing, marketing strategies, product segmentation, operations, consumers, branding, operations, supply|
To learn more about planning your search please look at the below resources
|You have been asked to find a minimum of 4 academic references including three scholarly (peer reviewed) journal articles.|
Academic sources can be referred to scholarly sources or peer reviewed (refereed). These can include journal articles, books, book chapters, reports and other sources. To find out more about academic sources look at the below resources
Tip: When searching in the library catalogue you can filter your results to show only 'peer reviewed'
The Library Catalogue can be a useful starting point in locating academic sources
An example search in the library catalogue
Use Tweak my results: on the left hand side to refine search by:
Tip: Use quotations marks to keep phrases together
Google Scholar is also a good place to search to find scholarly material. An advantage of Google Scholar is that it provides access to the full text of many UniSA scholarly/academic articles if you connect to it via the link above, or from the Library home page
Tip: The Advanced search option gives more flexibility when you search (note you will have to click on the hamburger menu then select Advanced search).
Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, covering all things business.
An example search in Business Source Complete
Tip: Use Limit To on the left hand side to select peer reviewed journals and select publication date
Emerald: insight is an excellent source of management and business information. All content in Emerald is peer-reviewed.
See below for an example search for "new technology" AND "business challenges"
Now that you have done your research it is time to write your report
Study Help is an online hub packed with resources to help with assignments and study skills. Watch the below short video on report writing
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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.