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MBA 6090 Assignment 1

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Transcript of MBA 6090 Assignment 1

MBA 6090:
1.0 Introduction
Front matter
Back matter
Body
2.0 The impact of disruptive technologies on the future work and jobs
Scope of report -
a general statement about disruptive technologies and their potential impact on future jobs and work
Define the problem/topic, its relevance, scope and key terms -
Outline the problems that these disruptive digital technologies will have on future jobs and work both in Australia and globally, define all key terms
State the report's overall purpose.
e.g. This report analyses the impact of disruptive technologies on the future of work and appraises the enablers and barriers to progress for disruptive technologies in two organistions, one in Australia and the other ....
Overview the report's structure including the sections
e.g. first..., second...., third...., finally.....
4.0 Conclusion
Cover page
Table of contents
Download the assignment cover page here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B06eZH0wNKzTRTgtQ2pzb1dxS28/edit?usp=sharing
Reference list
End-text referencing refers to a list of all sources referred to in your work
List the references in alphabetical order by first author's family name
End-text references should be indented on the second and third lines.
Take a look at the following interactive referencing guide: http://owll.massey.ac.nz/referencing/apa-interactive.php
Refer to ECU online referencing guide http://www.ecu.edu.au/learning-and-development/assets/files/downloads/refguide.pdf


Appendices
Prepare a reference list of the resources you had used in your report

Click here for a list of task words:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B06eZH0wNKzTM0RZNGRyUnNoOVk/edit?usp=sharing
What does 'discuss' mean?
Use the content words and their synonyms to search the library databases (hint: think of more synonyms as these are just a few examples)
Use OR between each key word and its synonyms to broaden your search
Law of demand
Pricing policy
mobile telephony
OR
mobile phones
OR
smart phones

Formulate your search strategy: Download and complete the following search strategy form:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B06eZH0wNKzTSGg2Yjc3dVlxZGM/edit?usp=sharing
Go to the library website to locate subject guides for your topic:
Here are the subject guides in alpha order. Choose one that is relevant to your topic
Lets choose the proquest database
Enter you search terms and synonyms into the search fields below
See what you find!
Notice that you can narrow down this search according to date.
mobile telephony OR mobile phones OR smart phones
pricing policy
??
Law of demand
??
Submission information
Due date: Please see unit plan for due date.
Staple completed assignment coversheet to the front of the group's submission.
Submit an electronic copy through Turnitin via Blackboard AND
Report writing
Title page
Includes:
Title of report
Author of report
Student number
Unit title
Name of lecturer
Person who report is prepared for

In this section, you will:
analyse what you consider as the most disruptive technological innovation identified by Mckinsey,
discuss how this disruptive technology’s impact on the future of work and jobs in general
A summary of the main points in analysis of findings
Review main themes or trends
Do not mention any new ideas

How to make your table of contents

Your managing partner is
concerned
with
how disruptive technology
will
affect the future jobs
and
work
. S/he wants you to:
analyse
what
you
consider as the
most disruptive technological innovation
identified by Mckinsey,
prepare a report
that
analyses
this disruptive technology’s
impact on the future of work

and jobs, and
argue
whether
two organizations of your choosing:


one Australian
and
one non-Australian that
are
developing and/or using
the selected disruptive technology are doing this well. Ensure that you
identify
the
enablers
and
barriers
to progress in the said organizations.



Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation
Date/Week
Week 8
Place
Submit through Turnitin assessment link on Blackboard
Format
Report: Word document – Double-spaced 12 point Times New Roman font (Maximum 4 x A4 pages)
Separate supporting material:
1. 1 page summary of each of the 2 companies/ organisations selected
2. Up to 2 pages of any supporting material (e.g. graphs, tables)
Assignment 1: Innovation Assignment (individual, 20%)
Assignment instructions
You have recently joined a Venture Capital firm as an investment analyst. The managing partner has called you into his/her office and handed you a copy of the following study:

http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/digital-mckinsey/our-insights/disruptive-technologies
Report
writing

Marking criteria
3.0 Enablers and barriers to progress for disruptive technologies in organisations
Part 1: Journal articles and government/ industry papers and reports from quality sources. Start with: Google Scholar, Proquest or any of the library’s business databases (http://ecu.au.libguides.com/Business-Law). (reference a minimum of 4 sources dated 2010 or later). Avoid Wikipedia, unreferenced internet sources, or basic textbooks.

Part 2: Find your 2 companies by researching newspapers, internet, business magazines etc.
Where do i find sources?
In this section, you will be:
introducing the two organizations of your choosing: one Australian and the other non-Australian
arguing whether these
two organizations that
are
developing and/or using
the selected disruptive technology are doing this well, and
identifying
the
enablers
and
barriers
to progress in the said organizations.
Need more help?
Come to an assignment drop in, Weeks 2 - 13

Mon. 10.00am to 12.00noon ML3.282
Wed. 10.00am to 12.00noon ML3.282
Thu. 02.00pm to 04.00pm ML 3.282

Assignment labs do not run during the mid
semester break
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