MGT-536 Additional Assessment
Choose and critically evaluate ONE of the following statements:
Future exploration of leadership and entrepreneurship should move away from a position of “being” to a position of “doing”.
Entrepreneurship is merely a special case of leadership.
This assignment is designed to familiarise students with the evolution of leadership and entrepreneurship theories. This task requires the demonstration of an appropriate understanding and appreciation of the changes in development and direction of leadership/entrepreneurship discourse over time.
It necessitates an analysis of the different perspectives and approaches to leadership/entrepreneurship study and how these changes have relevance and implications in entrepreneurial organisations, or organisations with entrepreneurial objectives.
Your assignment will be assessed according to the extent to which it has:
- answered the question selected, kept to the topic and covered only relevant issues;
- shown adequate use of a range of academic resources to support discussions;
- taken a critical orientation to the topic, theories and readings;
- built a sound argument using analysis, explanation and interpretation;
- incorporated thinking based on a clear evaluation of evidence, treating sources critically and acknowledging their strengths and weaknesses;
- provided a well structured, clear and consistent line of reasoning across the assignment, including an effective introduction and conclusion;
- demonstrated readability (this relates to structure, clarity of expression, explanations, linkages and flow, grammar and spelling, use of headings, correct referencing (APA 6th edition), overall presentation).
This is a research assignment; DO NOT rely simply on your own beliefs/opinions to write this assignment. You must use relevant academic literature as a basis for your writing which needs to go beyond the basic material covered in this subject. The expected minimum number of references for a PASS grade would be in the range of 10-15 items. Ensure that you reference a broad array of authors and materials (books, textbooks, academic journals, business periodicals, reports, etc).
CRITERION HD DI
Statement chosen and critically evaluated
Critical evaluation is accurate and clear with sufficient evidence of research provided to support the argument. Only relevant issues covered.
Critical evaluation is accurate but partially unclear. Some evidence of research is provided to support the argument. Only relevant issues covered.
Critical evaluation is mainly accurate. Some evidence of research is provided to support the argument. Only relevant issues covered.
Critical evaluation is partially accurate and incomplete. Limited evidence of research is provided. Relevant issues covered.
Critical evaluation is inaccurate and incomplete. No or very limited evidence of research is provided.
Theoretical discussion (25%)
Information on key concepts concisely and clearly identified. Discussion shows expert ability to synthesize information to present a clear exposition of knowledge.
Information on key concepts clearly identified and implications discussed. Discussion shows competent ability to synthesize information to present a exposition of knowledge
Information on key concepts identified and some implications identified. Discussion shows some ability to synthesize information to present a exposition of knowledge
Key concepts identified but not well defined and implications only addressed superficially. Little evidence of being ability to synthesize information
Key concepts not identified or defined Implications not addressed. No evidence of being ability to synthesize information.
Critical analysis of the reference material
Can critically review and clearly present the appropriate evidence for supporting their argument. Has excellent critical analysis and comparison.
Can review and present the appropriate evidence for supporting their argument but lacks some critical analysis and comparison.
Can review and present most of the evidence for supporting the argument but some evidence is missing or incorrect.
Presented limited evidence for supporting the argument. Evidence is missing, incorrect or irrelevant.
Little or no evidence for supporting the argument.
Presentation/ Content (10%)
Assignment is professional and clearly presented. It is very clear and logical with no spelling or grammatical errors
Assignment is clearly presented. Formatting is consistent. Message is clear and presented well with very few spelling or grammatical errors.
Assignment is well presented with some inconsistent formatting. Some parts of the message are unclear. A few spelling or grammatical errors
Assignment is presented with little formatting. Some data or statements are unclear with some spelling or grammatical errors.
Assignment is poorly presented with no formatting. Some data or statements are unclear or inaccurate. Numerous spelling or grammatical errors.
Research and referencing (15%)
More than 14 sources referenced. Excellent referencing with majority of citations correctly adhering to APA6 method. Used authentic and appropriate sources used in appropriate context.
10 to 15 sources referenced. Referencing was of a high standard. Majority of citations and references in reference list conform to APA6 standard. Used authentic and appropriate information sources and texts.
10 to 15 sources referenced. Referencing was of a good standard. Most citations follow APA6 method of referencing. References were presented reasonably clearly in the reference list, using a consistent format (not missing many references). Used authentic information sources.
10 to 15 sources referenced. Referencing was of a satisfactory standard. An attempt was made to use the APA6 method of referencing. Some errors evident e.g. page numbers missing from direct quotations. Overall references were presented reasonably clearly in the reference list, using a consistent format Used authentic information sources.
Less than 10 sources referenced. Referencing needed improvement. Sources were uncited / poorly cited / demonstrated little attempt to comply with APA6 system. Reliance on few and/or poor quality sources.