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Business Environment – Final Assignment January 2019
Assignment Guidelines
ASSESSMENT TASK ONE
1. Demonstrate an understanding of different types of innovation and technology and how they have impacted the economic progress of the country, with particular emphasis on business organisations. (20 marks)
– Define innovation and technology
– Give practical examples of how innovation and technology have contributed to the economic growth of the country.
– Describe how business organisations use new technologies in their operations
2. Give practical illustrations of how innovation and technology have impacted the operations, sales and the profits of your chosen company. (25 marks)
– Describe the new technologies and how they are being used by your chosen company.
– Compare the sales and profits of the company before and, after the new technologies were introduced (Please visit the web site of your chosen company for its annual report and other necessary information)
– Comment on your findings.
ASSESSMENT TASK TWO
1. Demonstrate an understanding of corporate governance. (12 marks)
– Define corporate governance
– Brief history of corporate governance in the UK with examples
– Briefly discuss 3 or 4 responsibilities of the Board of Directors
2. Explanations of Archie Carroll’s Pyramid of CSR: – Economic responsibilities, legal responsibilities, ethical responsibilities and philanthropic responsibilities.
– Define Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR)
– Demonstrate your understanding of the four areas of CSR as identified by Archie Carroll. Apply these to your chosen company.
(33 marks)
Presentation and Grammar 10 marks