“The current COVID-19 pandemic is proving that successful managers must be proactive as well as reactive in terms of the management approaches they employ. Discuss, using relevant theory and real-life examples.”
Through the use of relevant theory and real-life company examples, students are required to write an argumentative academic essay addressing the above statement.
Be sure to read the full assignment instructions and the marking templates for both Parts I and II (on the unit Moodle site). They refer to using academic and non-academic sources (including news), which is discussed below.
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 an assignment topic.
Academic journal articles can provide both relevant theory and examples, while non-academic sources such as business magazines and news sources can be useful for examples of applications of the theory 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 and news databases, then the following sub tabs:
Both Business Source Complete and Factiva will be major information resources throughout your studies at Monash. 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 task is important for 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 style. How to do this is covered in Chapter 3 of the Q Manual.
In Business Source Complete and ProQuest databases you can obtain the reference details from the record for a particular item by clicking Cite, choosing APA, then copying and pasting the formatted details into your document.
However, beware that the pasted text usually requires subsequent manual editing to conform to the APA style. You will need to check it against Chapter 3 in the Q Manual, and make any necessary corrections.
The Citing and referencing library guide also includes detailed APA advice and examples.
If you have questions about researching and writing your assignment at any point, get advice via a Zoom drop in with a librarian or learning skills adviser.
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