BUSM 4002 Seminal Papers in Business
Credit Points 10
Coordinator Edward Mariyani-Squire Opens in new window
Description The aim of this unit is to develop skills in applying rigorous analysis and critical assessment to research-debates in business disciplines through an examination of seminal literature in particular business fields which often embrace conflicting theoretical approaches. This will provide candidates with the advanced skills needed to critically analyse debates in a business discipline, while also enabling them to gain more familiarity with theories, issues, and problems in a particular research area. Seminal business papers will be analysed through a balanced and constructive critique of their strengths and weaknesses, providing suggestions for how the work might be extended or improved. From this unit, students will be able to apply the rigorous analytical skills to their own work.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in program 8083 Bachelor of Research Studies/Master of Research.
- Present an overview of the main theories related to their planned research topic from scholarly journals and texts
- Examine these authors�f perspectives on their topic and the arguments that they present
- Critically analyse the style, structure, and content of the literature and debate and defend their critical analysis
- Identify and critically analyse the philosophical, theoretical and methodological approaches of the research outlined in the literature
- Identify and discuss gaps in the literature as it pertains to their research area
- Employ scholarly conventions used in identifying and accessing information sources, summarising and analysing literature, compiling research reports and articles and in dissertation construction
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Oral presentation||20 minutes||20||N||Individual|
|Theory critique||2,500 words||50||N||Individual|
- A set of readings will be provided on vUWS
2022 Semester 2
Parramatta City - Macquarie St
Subject Contact Edward Mariyani-Squire Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.