As a leading Management Consultant in the international automotive industry, the Titanoya Motors Managing Director has asked for you to provide a report to her that identifies 2-3 problems in the Joint Venture related to Management theory. You must provide at least two recommendations for each problem which will be evaluated on practicality and justification of supportive research. The report must include an implementation plan and executive summary. Simply firing managers or closing down the Joint Venture is NOT an option.
In a Business Report that analyses a case study, it is crucial that you integrate relevant theory from the course (MCD2040) and evidence from the case. Failure to attempt to integrate theory will lead to severe mark reduction. Integration refers to having a strong connection between your theory and evidence to help justify your ideas of why it is a problem or why it will solve the problem. Referencing is also critical with a requirement of 4 peer-reviewed articles needed to be cited AND the MCD2040 Textbook as a minimum. Students are expected to additionally use further resources from a range of sources including other textbooks, articles, magazines and websites. Marks will be lost for incorrect referencing or poor research. Therefore, it is critical to use the Monash University Q Manual in regards to how to reference and how to write for Business Reports. This can be found under the Moodle Assignment folder. Being a business report, third person tense must be used (for example: This report recommends…. Rather than: I recommend). Students must check to ensure the correct tense is used throughout the entire report while also checking for inconsistencies such as stating the problem is X but then in the recommendation they refer to it as being a different problem of Y. Try not to be overly descriptive. Remember you are trying to identify, analyse and solve the problems of the case using the relevant theories from the unit, NOT just repeating what the text book or case study says. Simply repeating the case study evidence tells your marker you can repeat – not that you understand or are able to analyses. Theory MUST be used in both the problem section and recommendation section. Two problems should be addressed with a minimum of 2 recommendations for EACH problem to be provided (therefore a total of 4 recommendations must be at least included in the report). Recommendations are marked based on practicality (can they really be done in the real world?) AND the justification of theory combined with the evaluation of the recommendation. This means students must consider the benefits and the negatives of each recommendation. Not using theory to support your recommendations could lead to a failure mark to be awarded. (2000 words)