LO.1. Critically evaluate key sustainability concerns and the impact of business activities on these concerns.
LO.2. Critically evaluate a range of relevant theories and models such as the Triple Bottom Line, corporate social responsibility (CSR), business ethics and the role of the market.
LO.3. Propose and critically evaluate appropriate sustainable business strategies.
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Essay plan and critical analysis of the literature (1500 words), 40% of assessment weighting.
Critical analysis of the literature (1500 words), 40% of assessment weighting. Students are expected to critically evaluate any one of the articles in week-2 folder (Recommended Literature) on Moodle and suggest what could be done differently if they were asked to rewrite the article themselves. You must choose an alternative article to the one chosen for your first attempt. Additional Information
Critical analysis is the detailed examination and evaluation of the literature. Good critical analysis evaluates the literature in a balanced way that highlights its positive and negative qualities.
Reading critically, focus on the purpose of your literature review:
Introduction (Focus on making your introduction engaging to attract the reader’s attention and encourage them to continue reading your critical analysis)
The abstract (is the abstract clear?)
Research methods (what research methods were employed? Could the researcher used other research methods to get better results?)
Findings (Did the researcher answer the Research Questions? The discussion of your findings needs to relate to the brief and the research questions).
Recommendations (could you add any other future studies, or are the ones recommended by the researcher adequate?)
Conclusions (a conclusion that brings the information altogether)
Read through your critical analysis to ensure it sounds as professional as it should. Correct any spelling and grammatical errors and awkward phrasing when you see it. Reading your critical analysis out loud can help you identify more areas for improvement.
Doing this step a few hours or even a few days after you write your critical analysis, if you have time, can also be more effective. Proofread and refine your work as many times as you need to until you are satisfied with your critical analysis.
Reference you work using Harvard Referencing Style
You are required to add the following statement on page 2 of the assignment:
“I [student ID] declare that I am the sole author of this assignment and the work is a result of my own investigations, except where otherwise stated. All references have been duly cited”.
Font should be Times New Roman, font size of 12. Heading font size 14. Spacing 1.5 and normal margins. The assignment should be Microsoft Word processed for submission.