Management

Management
Component 2: a maximum of 4 pages in a conference paper format
Do you agree that “Such strategies must be supported by National and Regional governments as well as other organisations and this support is of even more importance in times of economic turmoil”? Support your answer with suitable evidence. You should then go on to present a concise study of how government and other organisations support innovation and the development of new products (across any sector). More specifically you should summarise the supports that are available for individuals and companies (both large and SMEs) to enable those involved to explore innovation, execute innovation and exploit innovation and review whether or not you feel that these support mechanisms are optimised. If not optimised (in terms of, for example content, delivery, etc) you should propose how you feel that they can be improved. Be critical in your review and ensure that you state your opinions clearly and then back them up with suitable evidence. You can focus your assignment on either the supports available for specific product(s)/industries and/or consider the more general case (for example are certain sectors supported more than others? If so, why do you think this might be?). Feel free to answer this question for the geographic area that you are most comfortable with (for example Ireland, EU, America, Asia, etc) or to compare the supports available in different locations.
Component 2 should be written in a format typically used for conference papers. A suitable template which you can use directly has been uploaded to webcourses. The maximum length of this paper, including references, is 4 pages and this will be strictly enforced.

Module: IaKM, MECH9002 Semester 2 2015~2016 2
economic turmoil”? Support your answer with suitable evidence. You should then go on to present a concise study of how government and other organisations support innovation and the development of new products (across any sector). More specifically you should summarise the supports that are available for individuals and companies (both large and SMEs) to enable those involved to explore innovation, execute innovation and exploit innovation and review whether or not you feel that these support mechanisms are optimised. If not optimised (in terms of, for example content, delivery, etc) you should propose how you feel that they can be improved. Be critical in your review and ensure that you state your opinions clearly and then back them up with suitable evidence. You can focus your assignment on either the supports available for specific product(s)/industries and/or consider the more general case (for example are certain sectors supported more than others? If so, why do you think this might be?). Feel free to answer this question for the geographic area that you are most comfortable with (for example Ireland, EU, America, Asia, etc) or to compare the supports available in different locations.
Component 2 should be written in a format typically used for conference papers. A suitable template which you can use directly has been uploaded to webcourses. The maximum length of this paper, including references, is 4 pages and this will be strictly enforced.

Guidelines
Please write brief answers which focus on the questions. Make a few key points and provide suitable evidence. Your final mark will be based on showing a marked understanding of knowledge management concepts and the connection between the various concepts.
To answer a question effectively, address the question directly, bring important related issues into the discussion, refer to sources, and indicate how principles from the course materials apply. Try to identify important problems and any implications arising from the answer. Where relevant provide evidence from your own experience (at home, in school, at work, etc)
In undertaking the assignment please try to assume the role of a KM consultant (not necessarily a ‘student’ perspective). You should look upon the assignments as a test of knowledge, management skills, and communication skills.
In citing references follow a recognised format. (Examples available in the DIT “Style Guide”)
Plagiarism/copying are not acceptable: expressing the concept in your own words is fine.
Paper title in 11 pt Arial bold, initial capital for the first word, centred
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A.B. Smith
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Program code and year, Department, School, Dublin Institute of Technology
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Abstract

The abstract should be 150-250 words long, summarising the work and placing it in an appropriate context. The text should be fully justified, and the Abstract should be surrounded by horizontal rules.
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Keywords: abstract, rules, context

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1. Main heading in bold, initial capital

Fig. 1. An example of a figure.
The first paragraph after each new heading should be indented. Text should be left and right justified, providing a straight vertical margin on both sides. Use 9 point Arial type throughout.
All headings in the main text should be numbered throughout, following the scheme shown here. Leave a blank line after main and secondary headings.
The first word of every paragraph should be indented, as here. There should be no space between paragraphs, but do leave a one-line space before each new main, secondary or tertiary heading.
The typing area is 160 mm H 255 mm. With the exception of the title block and the Abstract, all text should be set in two-column format, leaving a gap of approximately 10 mm between the columns. Number each page of the typescript lightly in blue pencil. Final page numbers and running headlines will be added by the publisher. Header material (title, authors, affiliations, abstract, keywords) should be correctly positioned as shown above. All subsequent pages (except the last) should occupy the full type area. The total number of pages must not exceed 4.

1.1. Secondary headings

Use italic type for secondary headings (subheadings), with an initial capital for the first word. If necessary, a tertiary heading level may also be used.

1.1.1. Tertiary headings
Use italic type for tertiary headings (subsubheadings), with an initial capital for the first word only. Do not leave a blank line after the heading.

2. Illustrations, tables and equations

2.1. Illustrations

All illustrations (line drawings, photographs, etc) are to be referred to as ‘Figures’ and numbered in sequence. They should be inserted appropriately in the text, with the figure number and caption below. Ensure that all lettering is fully legible and not too small. All illustrations must be cited in the text (see Fig. 1). Figures may span one or both columns, depending on their size and complexity, but should normally appear at the top of a page or column.

2.2. Tables

Table headings appear above the table, which should be centred on the column or the page as size dictates. Vertical rules should be avoided, and authors should try to ensure that tables are clearly and consistently presented (see Table 1).

Table 1
Deflection data for beams under vertical loadinga

Material
Deflection x (mm)
Deflection y (mm)

Concrete
0.123
0.524
Steel 0.145 0.246
Composite 0.133 0.415

aTables should be set in 9 pt. Footnotes should be placed directly below the closing rule.

2.3. Equations

In the event that you decide to include equations, please leave a blank line above and below each equation. Equations should be indented, and the equation numbers should be right justified. Equation numbers should be sequential throughout. All equations should be typed (see Eq. 1).

x = 2b2 + 4 sin  (1)

All variables must be defined. Use italic for variable names (e.g. x) and roman for operators and functions (e.g. cos).

3. Citations to references

Use the numerical system. References should be numbered sequentially throughout the text, as shown in the following examples: Hurley and Grant [1] have shown that…, in a previous paper [2] the species was identified as… All numbered references must be listed at the end of the paper in numerical order, according to the formats in the References section, for journals [1], books [2] and reports [3] respectively. Where a particular reference is cited more than once, use the same number on each occasion. Ensure that every reference is cited in the text, and that all citations are matched by references in the list. Multiple references should be indicated thus: [1,2,3].

Submission details and deadline

Submit via Webcourses (or by email to if you are experiencing problems with Webcourses) before 20:00 on the submission deadlines listed on the assessment sheet (for the poster and paper). You should ensure that the filenames are of the format shown (Surname_ Initial_Assessment#_date). The date is the date of submission.
Example: Delaney_k_Poster_2Mar2016.docx
NOTE: If assignments are not submitted at the prescribed location and time a penalty (of 10% per week or part thereof of the total available marks for that assessment) may be imposed at the discretion of the assessor(s).

References

[1] Hurley E and Grant H. Probability maps. IEEE Trans. Reliab. R-124 (1995) 1328.
[2] Singh B. In: Liu B (Ed.) Probability maps (2nd edn). Springer, Berlin, 1988, pp 154-187.
[3] Ruck MJ. High-resolution spectroscopy of late-type stars. D.Phil. Thesis, University of Oxford, UK, 1994.

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