'To what extent do you agree that Scientific Management approaches are outdated and no longer useful for contemporary organisations? Are there other approaches that are more appropriate for contemporary organisations?'
Students are required to write an argumentative academic essay addressing the above statement, through the use of relevant theory and real-life company examples.
Be sure to read the full assignment instructions for both the essay skeleton and final essay (on the unit Moodle site). Below is advice on how search for and find relevant academic and some non-academic sources to support your arguments.
The following techniques and resources are important, not just for the MGF1010 essay assignment, but for future unit assignments as well.
For further tips and advice see: Research and writing for assignments including advice on understanding and brainstorming an assignment topic.
Academic journal articles can provide both relevant theory and cases of its application, while non-academic sources such as business magazines and news articles can be useful for examples of applications of the theory (e.g. in particular companies and industries).
The following links are part of this Business and Economics library guide, and will introduce you to identifying and searching for academic and non-academic articles.
Go to Journal articles, then the following sub tabs:
Go to News Sources and scroll down to the Major newspaper databases section to find out about, and access Factiva. The short tutorial will show you how to search effectively for news articles from around the world.
Both Business Source Complete and Factiva will be major information resources throughout your studies at Monash. You could also try other key journal databases, such as ProQuest and Emerald, which are listed at Journal articles- key databases.
Your previous reading and understanding of the relevant relevant theories and their applications are important for designing your searches and then identifying which articles from a search result are most relevant for your response. Look for further potential search terms in the records you find to try in subsequent searches.
Be sure to reference the articles you use in your essay according to the APA 7th style. The Citing and referencing library guide provides detailed APA 7th advice and examples- refer to the APA 7th Quick Guide PDF as an introduction. See also Academic integrity and referencing.
In the Business Source Complete and ProQuest databases you can obtain the reference details from the record for a particular article by clicking Cite, choosing APA, then copying and pasting the formatted details into your document to create a reference list. However, beware that the pasted text usually requires subsequent manual editing to conform to the APA style.
For questions about assignment research or referencing:
For advice about writing your essay:
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