Theories of Management Module


According to Dasgupta and Gupta “The increasing turbulence in the external business environment has focused attention on the resources and organizational capabilities as the principal source of competitive advantage.” (2009, p.204).

Discuss with reference to appropriate literature sources, the extent to which the creation, sharing and utilization of knowledge is central to this resource based view of competitive advantage.

Reference: Dasgupta, M. And Gupta, R.K. (2009) Innovation in Organizations: A Review of the Role of Organizational Learning

Marking criteria:

Weight %
Presentation (General Presentation and APA
reference system)
Essay content, analysis and review of literature
Essay structure and organization
Language clarity and accuracy

Tutorial activities undertaken in the second half of the module:
1. Human Resources and Operations Management (Values, Attitudes and their Effects in the Workplace)
2. Ethics, Diversity and the Global Environment (1. Reading Principles of Social Responsibility and Ethical Behavior, 3. Handout Determinants of a Global Cultural Web,…)

Instructions for the completion of this assessment:

. The question is deliberately broad. Students are therefore allowed to focus their answers on the field in which their course is based. This may aid the search for literature and examples through offering appropriate boundaries to your work (I am working with United Nations).

. The maximum word count for this assessment is 3,000 words, +/- 10%. This word count includes any appendices (which you should not need to any extent) but excludes the words in the reference list. This word count must be adhered to.

. This is an essay not a report, so you should avoid the use of bullet points and lists. This is an essay question which is effectively asking you to complete a critical evaluation of the literature on the topics and use this literature to form arguments to address the discussion.

. Accurate referencing of sources is crucial in this coursework. There are resources available on internet. The referencing system used on this work is the APA Referencing system. Please make sure you are familiar with this.