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Case Analysis Report Length: 2000 words

Case Analysis Report Length: 2000 words (excluding references and appendices) Deadline 5th December Marking Criteria Critical Analysis (60 Marks) Demonstrated understanding key concepts & theories. Critical and independent analysis of key arguments. Directly engages theory and argument with the relevant literature on the topic. Conclusion clearly linked to concepts developed in the paper. Research Depth (30 Marks) Demonstrates evidence of planning and selection from appropriate sourcesto support critical analysis. Relevance of references cited – recent (primarily post 2000 and relevant to the assignment topic) Quality of references cited with the prime source being academic journals (including source reliability indication for any websites used as a reference). Correctness and completeness of referencing in Harvard format within the report and in the reference list. Presentation (10 Marks) Style and Format • Double spaced • 10‐12‐point font with 2.5 cm margins • Your report should take the style of a business report with a clear executive summary, introduction, discussion sections, recommendations and a conclusion • References in a consistently presented Harvard format In your Individual Case Analysis Report of 2000 words (+/‐ 10%), please provide a brief summary of your allocated case, identifying the key issues and present your analyses and recommendations. Students are expected to base their analyses of the case to referring to at least 10 scholarly articles for conducting your analyses. A suggested structure for the report is as follows: 1. Cover Page 2. Executive Summary 3. Table of Contents a. Followed by a list of tables and figures where applicable b. Followed by a list of Appendices where applicable Page | 2 4. Introduction (to the report) 5. Summary of the Case Study 6. Analysis 7. Identification of Problems/Issues 8. Recommendations and Conclusion 9. List of References used a. References should be of academic quality 10. Appendices, where applicable Report Structure Executive Summary The Executive Summary provides the reader with a concise overview of the aims, subject matter, method, findings and recommendations. It should be no longer than a page. Page | 3 Table of Contents Case Analysis Report ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 1 Executive Summary …………………………………………………………………………………………………. 2 Table of Contents ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3 1 Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4 2 Section Heading ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5 2.1 Section Sub Heading ……………………………………………………………………………….. 5 3 Section Heading ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5 3.1 Section Sub-heading ………………………………………………………………………………… 5 4 Section Heading ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6 4.1 Section Sub-heading ………………………………………………………………………………… 6 5 Next Heading ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7 6 Recommendations …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8 7 Conclusion ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 9 8 References: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10 Page | 4 1 Introduction This section introduces the topic of the report. This advises the reader what your report contains as an outline. It should be well written and convincing so that people are encouraged to read the rest. Page | 5 2 Section Heading Section headings reflect the contents of each section Each point may have more than one paragraph and can be sub-numbered (see below) especially when the report is long, which helps in cross referencing ideas/or issues elsewhere in the report. Any sub-headings used should be clear and lead logically through the report. Each new idea should have a separate number where the numbering system is used. 2.1 Section Sub Heading Section sub headings separate information within the section 2.2 Another section 3 Section Heading Section headings reflect the contents of each section Dot points may indicate sub heading (subject areas) to be covered 3.1 Section Sub‐heading Section sub headings separate information within the section Page | 6 4 Section Heading Section headings reflect the contents of each section Dot points may indicate sub heading (subject areas) to be covered 4.1 Section Sub‐heading Section sub headings separate information within the section Page | 7 5 Next Heading Page | 8 6 Recommendations This provides the reader of the report your recommendations, evaluations, solutions or outcomes depending on the report purpose. Page | 9 7 Conclusion This summarizes the report briefly noting the main points in the information provided and any recommendations. The conclusion of the report should answer what you said you set out to accomplish in the Introduction. Page | 10 8 References: Put your references in here in correct format