- The individual research report to be submitted online. Please limit the length to 3500 – 4000 words (including references). Examples used in the report can range due to personal backgrounds and theoretical interest of the individual students. Each topic requires to be well researched both from a theoretical point of view and practical applications. It is imperative that your topic is well described (inclusive of real world examples), and that the selection of theoretical area is well justified. Further information about the marking criteria is available in the subject outline.
- Students are asked to propose a individual research report topic. The topic of investigation should be fairly narrow in scope to allow for the necessary depth. The topic should relate to the interaction between risk and supply chain management, applied to a supply chain individual students are familiar with as a case study.
- The case can be a supply chain students commonly interact with as a customer, supplier, etc. or a supply chain they have researched in the past and are familiar with.
Topic Individual Research Report:- Cybersecurity Extended to Supply Chain
Length 3500 – 4000 words (softcopy)
Type of Collaboration Individual assessment
Marking Criteria Marking Criteria Individual research Report – OPS913
Criteria Exceeds Expectations Meets Expectations Below Expectations
Analyses of given business context to identify issues and define problems
(20%) Identifies and analyses complex interrelationships among the issues or problems in a business scenario Identifies and analyses issues and problems in a business scenario Identifies few, if any issues and problems in a business scenario, demonstrating little or no analysis
Collects reference material, information and data
(20%) Collects a range of relevant references and other reliable information.
Generates data using an appropriate protocol. Collects some relevant references and information from reliable sources. Generates basic data using a prescribed
protocol. Collects few relevant references. Generates poor quality data due to little understanding or use of prescribed protocol.
Analyse data (20%) Can select and apply appropriate methods to analyse data and create useful information Can apply prescribed methods to analyse data and create usable information Does not analyse data using prescribed methods to create usable information
Gives examples demonstrating practices, principles or theories to arrive at logical conclusion (20%) Identifies the key practices, principles and/ or theories applicable to resolving business issues or problems with complex interrelationships. Applies appropriate practices, principles, and theories in a business scenario which demonstrates complex interrelationships between the issues and problems
leading to sound resolutions Identifies the key practices, principles and/ or theories applicable to resolving business issues or problems. Applies appropriate practices, principles, and theories in a business scenario that demonstrates basic solutions to the problems and issues. Identifies few if any practices, principles and/ or theories applicable to resolving business issues or problems.
Demonstrates poor knowledge application thus resulting the issues and problems being incompletely resolved.
Innovation (10%) Develops strong
conceptualisations of core ideas leading Some
conceptualisation of ideas. Creative No
conceptualisation of ideas. The
to creative synthesis of main themes synthesis of main themes is limited. synthesis of main themes lacks
Organisation (10%) Clear statement of theme, aims and conclusions. The report is presented in a highly professional manner. Reference system is consistent and appropriate Vague statement of theme, aims and conclusions. The report is presented in a somewhat professional manner. Reference system is somewhat consistent and
appropriate. The report lacks professionalism. Reference system is false, incomplete, and inconsistent
Style and Format Research report is to be word-processed and 1.5 spaced.
Assessment Submission Online Via Moodle
This assessment task has been set up to be checked by Turnitin, a tool for checking if it has unreferenced content. This may not apply to all assignments. You can submit your assessment task to Turnitin prior to the due date and Turnitin may give you an originality report. You may then make any changes that may be required and re-submit your final version by the due date.
Assessment Return Within two weeks after report submission (electronically).
Detailed Information The exact topic will be announced during Lecture Day 1.
Topics can range due to personal backgrounds and theoretical interest of the individual students. Each topic requires to be well researched both from a theoretical point of view and potential applications. Please note this is the major piece of assessment. To be eligible to pass this subject, students must obtain a minimum of 50% in the individual research report (as there is no final exam).