MODULE TITLE: LEADING INNOVATION AND CHANGE
TITLE OF ASSESSMENT: THE INNOVATIVE ORGANISATION – PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
Assessment is one piece of individual coursework. This is a 3500 word assignment but excluding Bibliography, cover content and tables. The assignment should be fully supported by appropriate references using the Harvard system.
Critically evaluate the claim that National Innovation Systems (NISs) are THE most important influence shaping and promoting innovation. Discuss with particular reference to a NIS of your choice.
Your assignment should be fully supported with references drawn from the recommended reading (the customised text is central here) and other sources. Avoid too descriptive an approach – the emphasis should be on analysis and argument.
Score – %
CHOICE OF FOCUS
Addresses the assignment question in an appropriately focused manner
Suitable depth of research focusing on the issues raised by the question
Systematically addresses all parts of the question in an appropriate manner: analysis employs appropriate concepts and terms
Where appropriate comments on the issues, clarifies and evaluates
Marks awarded for Format, bibliography, references, presentation –
Fail (0 – 39) 10
Pass – Third (40 – 49) 10
Merit – 2/2 (50 – 59) 10
High Merit – 2/1(60 – 69) 10
Distinction – First 70 – 10010
Appropriate choice of focus (10%)
Lacks any real focus on the questionNaNpts
lack Poor choice f
Limited; often irrelevant answer
Reasonable focus, some definition and discussion
Good focus on the question. Extended discussion and contextualisation.
Excellent choice of productExcellent focus – sustained throughout. Very strong discussion and contextualisation
No attempt at any prior research.
Limited prior research. Very basic understanding NaNpts
Limited research. Poor underpinning
ReasonableReasonable attempt at researching the chosen organisation and contextualising the theory in relation to it
GOod Well-researched. Interesting and appropriate material employed. Good foundation for the analysis.
Extensive levels of research Extensive research – comprehensive, interesting and relevant material is employed underpinning a robust analysis
No anlsysi No analysis, no or inaccurate application of theory
Limited analysis Limited analysis with basic application of theory
RSome Some analysis – gaps in the analysis or flaws make it disjointed and incomplete
Good levels of analysis. Sustained analysis. Good use of theory underpinning a strong discussion
Extensive and rpobust Excellent analysis full of sophisticated observations Excellent and relevant use of theory that is contextualised with the research. Full and insightful discussion
No discussion of the impact of innovation,
Limited understanding of the impact of innovation
Reasonable understanding and ability to discuss the issues raised by the question
Good levels of understanding and ability discuss and explain the impact of innovation in the chosen organisation
Excellent levels of understanding and discussion with the question centre-stage. Systematic and well-structured discussion which answers the question.
Presentation, formatting, referencing, bibliography (10%)
Little/no effort in presentation/formatting
Many spelling/grammatical errors
Little or no evidence of further reading
Work inappropriately referenced
Difficult to read/Follow but offers a basic understanding of course elements
Overall poor spelling/grammar
Reasonable presentation throughout
Few spelling or grammatical mistakes
Reasonable referencing and bibliography
Overall well presented
No mistakes in spelling or grammar
Evidence of significant further reading
Easy to Follow/Understand
Clearly formatted and structured
Substantial further reading is apparent with a strong and accurate bibliography