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Question Description

MSc. in Tourism/Hospitality/Event Management

The Effective Manager

2020 / 2021

Assessment Specification

Method of Assessment

Individual Research Paper – Literature Review

Title: Effective management practices in organisations operating in an unpredictable business environment

1. Individual Research Paper – Literature Review

Rationale

By carrying out this assessment, students will develop a deeper understanding of effective management practices in organisations that are operating in an unpredictable business environment.

This Assessment requires students to undertake a Literature Review on one of the following areas:

  1. Critically discuss the extent to which tourism, hospitality or event organisations need to embrace strategic agility, within the context of a turbulent business environment.
  2. Critically examine the importance of risk management in tourism, hospitality or event organisations against the background of a rapidly evolving business landscape.
  3. Critically examine the importance of the effective implementation of a corporate communication strategy to enhance the strategic positioning of tourism and/or hospitality and events organisations.
  4. Tansley (2011) puts forward the question: ‘What do we mean by the term talent in talent management’. Critically evaluate the meaning of talent in the context of managing talent in a hospitality, tourism or event management organisation.
  5. Critically evaluate the importance of corporate governance for tourism, hospitality or event organisations today.

Your Literature Review should address the main issues and areas of debate in the literature, particularly drawing from relevant peer-reviewed journal articles.

(For further information regarding the development of a Literature Review, please refer to Chapter 5 of The Reference Handbook.)

Individual Research Paper Guidelines

  1. Length of Assessment – 3000 words (+/-10%) (not including title page, table of contents, list of references, bibliography and appendices). Please include the word count on the title page.
  1. Assessment must be typed – font size 12; one and a half line spacing
  1. Section headings – font size 14 or 16, use of underlining and italics permitted

4. The paper should include:

Title Page

Table of Contents with page numbers

Introduction

Literature Review

Conclusions

List of References

Bibliography (if appropriate)

Appendices (if appropriate)

5. Pages should be numbered consecutively.

6. Tables and diagrams may be used.

7. The New Oxford English Dictionary should be used as a reference for all spelling

and hyphenations.

9. The Assessment must refer to, and discuss, at least 15 relevant peer-reviewed journal articles in addition to textbooks, trade publications, conference papers etc.

10. Please ensure that your work is fully referenced. A List of References must be supplied and students should refer to The Reference Handbook on Brightspace for further details regarding referencing conventions.

11. Articles can be located by accessing https://tudublin.ie/library/ ->SearchAll or databases (e.g. Business Source Complete, Emerald Premier).

15. Online Submission Procedures:

The completed assessment (i.e. one complete Word file) is to be submitted online in your MANG9001 Brightspace module.

The instructions to submit online are as follows:?

  • From the menu in our Brightspace module, click?Assessment -> Assignments.
  • On the Assignments page, click on the appropriate Individual Literature Review Folder.?
  • To browse for the file you want to submit, click?Add a File and attach your assessment file. Click submit.? ??

M.Sc. Assessment 1 – Literature Review Feedback Sheet

Lecturer:

Student:

Urkund % matching score:_____

Plagiarism Declaration Form:______

Marking Structure

Marks

Marks awarded

Organisation/Layout/Referencing

10

Evidence of Breadth & Depth of Research

40

Flow/Structure of Argument & Analysis/Critical Discussion

35

Original Thinking

15

Total

100

Comments (Please see comments on your work over the page)

FINAL MARK

Circled codes are pertinent to your piece of work

Code

Writing/Presentation/Structure

A

The writing is of a high standard

B

Sentence structure/sentence flow/clarity of expression need improvement

B1

Clear coherent argument /linkage between paragraphs/linkage between sections need improvement

C

The written English/grammar needs work so that the reader can follow the argument

D

This is a clearly structured piece of work which makes clear arguments

E

The structure of this work could be improved to make the arguments and points more clear

F

This piece of work lacks a coherent road-map/structure/focus/flow

G

The work is presented well

H

The presentation of the document is not of an appropriate standard

I

The document needs to be proofread

J

The document needs to be spell checked

J1

Adherence to assessment brief was not followed e.g. submission of Safe Assign matching score page; Plagiarism Declaration page ; word count identified on Cover page; single-sided paper only

Referencing/Bibliography (see Reference Handbook)

K

The list of references and/or bibliography is clearly and accurately presented

L

The types and level of sources are not appropriate for the assessment level

M

The list of references and/or bibliography does not follow the guidelines as specified in The Reference Handbook

N

Referencing in the text needs improvement

O

Page numbers must be included in direct quotations

P

Too many long quotations

Q

All references in text are not included in List of References

Discussion/Critical analysis/Original thinking

R

The writer shows an ability to engage in original and critical thinking

S

A higher level of analysis is required throughout

S1

Evidence of identifying gaps in the literature

S2

Lack of evidence of identifying gaps in the literature

T

The author has a good grasp of the key issues relating to this topic

T1

Tendency in places to introduce an argument without sufficiently explaining it

U

This piece of work engages in appropriate primary research (if required)

V

You need to tease out issues more to engage in a deeper level of discussion/analysis

W

The scope and breadth of literature discussed is appropriate

W1

Lack of adherence to the minimum number of peer-reviewed journal articles that need to be discussed

X

This assessment shows that the reader has engaged with the literature

Y

Over-reliance on too few sources

Z

More literature and appropriate references are required

A1

There needs to be more use of academic literature rather than textbook or website sources

B1

This piece of work focuses on the key question/issue

C1

The objectives/context of the work is established in the introduction

C2

The objectives/context of the work is not established in the introduction

D1

This essay/document needs to be contextualized

E1

Reasoned arguments are presented

F1

Clear conclusions are presented

G1

Conclusions need to tie together the key arguments that the work has discussed

H1

Arguments and points need to be linked together

Overall

I1

Well done this is an excellent piece of work which shows a strong ability to write, engage in analysis and make clear arguments.

J1

This is a very good piece of work which could have achieved a higher grade if you had dealt with the issues specified above.

K1

This is a good piece of work which with more work could have attained higher grade. Addressing the issues outlined in this comment sheetwould help you attain this level.

L1

This piece of work deals with a number of key issues but a greater level of analysis is required to attain a higher grade

M1

The work meets the minimum criteria for a pass

N1

This document needs considerable work to bring it to an acceptable level to pass