Contemporary Developments in Business and Management
Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements
Prepare a management report of 3,500 to 4,000 words* on an organization within one of
the following industry-sectors: Bank
This report should assess the impact of external business environmental factors on the organization and evaluate the organization’s position and responses. In the case of a large organization it is permissible to confine your report to part of the organization. An organization’s activities may range beyond the designated industrial sector in which case the focus of your report must be on the organization’s activities within the designated sector.
* This word limit does not include the executive summary, organization profile, tables,
diagrams, appendices or references. (Include a word count on your title page.)
** Sectors: Refer to the UK standard industrial classification (SIC) system or country equivalent for activities that are included in the identified industrial/ sector. See
Give a brief overview of the primary external influences to which the organization is subject and briefly explain the particular importance of each to the organization. This first task should contribute no more than one third of your overall report.
Choose one of the following themes:
x Technological change
x Risk and Foreign Direct Investment
x Financial Regulation/Deregulation
x Research and Development
x Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
In relation to your chosen theme
Contemporary Developments in Business and Management (SIM337) Report Brief –
- analyse its relevance to your chosen organization and how it influences policies
and decision-making within your chosen organization or industry-sector.
- critically evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s response.
iii. (if possible and appropriate) demonstrate some areas for improvement in the
response of the organization.