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MANAGING PEOPLE & ORGANISATIONS

ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES AND MARKING CRITERIA

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CONTACT DETAILS FOR QUERIES
Query
Tutorial readings, marking guidelines, feedback, appeals,
remarking, assessment extensions (one week from
assessment submission date)
Tutorial allocations, remarking (only after first consulting with the tutor), appeals (if it is an extension over one
week), Special considerations, exam rescheduling and any
other unresolved MPO queries

Name
Your tutor

Email

Dr Shamika
Almeida (Cosubject Coordinator)

Shamika.almeida@uts.edu.au

The assessment structure in this subject has been designed to test your understanding, critical thinking and essay writing skills in relation to the objectives set out at the beginning of this outline. The summary of the major assessments in this subject are found in the table below.

Assessment

Type

Details

Assessment 1

Individual
essay

2000

Individual
essay

3000
word
essay

Assessment 2

Contribution
to final grade

Due Date
W/C

20%

Due in YOUR tutorial on:
10th September (KG students)
11th September (City students)

50%

Due in YOUR tutorial on:
22 October (KG students)
23 October (City students)

word
essay

Assessment 1:
Write an individual academic essay, of 2000 words (+/- 200) on one of the following questions:
1.

2.

“Organisations need strong leaders and a strong culture.” Discuss this statement in relation to how we understand and make sense of leadership and culture in the post-bureaucratic era. “Discrimination is a likely occurrence during the recruitment process.” Discuss this statement in relation to the human resource practices and the issues relating to personality, perceptions and values of managers.

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Prescribed resources for Essay 1 - “Organisations need strong leaders and a strong culture.” Discuss this statement in relation to how we understand and make sense of leadership and culture in the post-bureaucratic era.” are as follows:

Prescribed articles on post-bureaucracy
1.
2.
3.

4.
5.
6.

Josserand, E., Villesèche, F. and Bardon, T., (2012) Being an active member of a corporate alumni network: a critical appraisal, British Academy of Management, Cardiff. Knights, D. and Roberts, J. (1982) The power of organisation or the organisation of power? Organisation Studies, 3(1): 47-63.

Zimbardo, P., Maslach, C. and Haney, C. (2000) Reflections on the Stanford Prison Experiment: Genesis, Transformations, consequences, in Blass, T. (ed), Obedience to Authority - Current Perspectives on the Milgram Paradigm, Lawrence Erlbraum Associates, Inc.

Courpasson, D., Dany, F. and Clegg, S. (2011) Resisters at Work: Generating Productive Resistance in the Workplace, Organization Science, Articles in Advance:1–19. Prasad, P. and Prasad, A. (2000) Stretching the Iron Cage: The Constitution and Implications of Routine Workplace Resistance, Organization Science, 11(4), August: 387-403. Clegg, S., Kornberger, M., and Pitsis, T. (2011) Managing & Organisations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, London, Sage (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13)

Prescribed articles on culture
1. Rosen, M. (1988) You asked for it: Christmas at the bosses expense, Journal of Management Studies, 25(5): 463-480.
2. Brewis, J. (2007) Culture in Knights, D. and Willmott, H. (eds), Organizational Behaviour Management, Thompson: 344-374.
3. Ogbonna, E. and Wilkinson, B. (2003) The False Promise of Organizational Culture Change: A Case Study of Middle Managers in Grocery Retailing, Journal of Management Studies, 40(5), July: 1151-1178

4. Parker, M. (2000) Organisational culture and identity, London, Sage 5. Karreman, D. and Alvesson, M. (2004) Cages in Tandem: Management Control, Social Identity, and Identification in a Knowledge-Intensive Firm, Organization, 11(1): 149 - 175. 6. Clegg, S., Kornberger, M., and Pitsis, T. (2011) Managing & Organisations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice, London,...
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