MG1000: Foundations of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Assignment Number 1, Basic Research Skills
Name: Sarah Marguerite Stritch.
Student Number: 112403352.
Date of Submission: Friday the 2nd of November 2012.
Section 1: 44
Section 2: 39
Section 3: 48
Total word count: 501
This essay is completely my own work.
This is a research skills assignment showing that I have the ability to search, find and correctly reference publications, as well as summarise and contrast readings.
Similarity index: 37%
Section 1- Summary of the main point of Article A: Executives' Orientations as
Indicators of Crisis Management Policies and Practices by Zachary Sheaffer and Rita
Article A (Sheaffer and Mano-Negrin 2003) states that regardless of the level of funds a firm has at its disposal it can never sufficiently plan for a crisis. It explores how firm’s can be affected by a crisis and how certain factors aid firms ability to prepare for a crisis.
Section 2- Two main points of similarity between Articles (B)- Crisis strategic planning for SMEs: finding the silver lining by Erica Seville and John Vargo and Article (C) The role of perception in crisis planning by John M. Penrose.
* Article B (Seville and Vargo 2011) and Article C (John M. Penrose 2000) review the business’ methods in dealing with a crisis and examine how these methods affect the business. * Both articles give recommendations that businesses should take in times of crisis and that also can be used to avoid a crisis.
Section 3- Two main points of difference between Articles (B) -Crisis strategic
planning for SMEs: finding the silver lining by Erica Seville and John Vargo and
Article (C) The role of perception in crisis planning by John M. Penrose.
* Article B (Seville and...
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