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NBS-6105B : Globalisation and People Management Summative Assessment

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Subject

Globalisation and People Management Summative Assessment

Module Code

NBS-6105B
NBS-6105B : Globalisation and People Management Summative Assessment

Assignment task
Based on the literature you have been studying over the course of the module, you need to address
the following three questions in your essay:
1. Discuss how globalisation impacts workforce management, focusing on the global labour
market and moving people across national borders.
2. Critically analyse a key challenge associated with managing an international and culturally
diverse workforce.
3. Discuss a key issue or dilemma related to sustainable people management in global context
to ensure pay equity, safe working conditions and ethical labour practices across global
value chains and for migrant workers.

Approach and requirements
The three essay questions are deliberately open to allow you the freedom to shape your analysis
and demonstrate the ability to focus in on key issues you find most important or interesting. You
should not cover everything! You need to provide focused, in-depth analysis, not broad
description or simply listing issues.
This means there is no single ‘correct’ answer or way to respond, and each question can be
approached in a variety of ways. The key is that you provide in-depth, focused responses to the
questions and that you do this using evidence to support your arguments.
Use of supporting evidence is essential in an academic assignment to add authority and credibility
to your arguments and to illustrate your discussion. You do this my referring to theories, concepts,

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research findings and examples from academic literature and other credible sources to support or
illustrate the points you are making. This also enables you to show that you have studied the
recommended literature for the module and can use what you have read to construct reasoned
and well-evidenced arguments.
You should use a minimum of 15+ credible and relevant academic sources. It is a requirement

to use literature from the module reading list (see reading list on Blackboard). Better-
evidenced essays may use more academic sources, demonstrating further independent study.

Use the module reading list as a starting point and access literature and other sources through
the UEA library. Go to the UEA LibGuide for Business for links to databases, media, and other
resources. DO NOT use random internet sources in academic assignments.
You must always acknowledge your sources through referencing. In doing so, you need to use the
Harvard referencing style. Guidance can be found here: Referencing Your Work (uea.ac.uk)

Essay structure:
Give your essay a title!
Introduction (approx. 100 words)
The introduction should provide a brief overview of your essay, showing how you answer the
questions and your understanding of the key issues you are addressing.
Section 1 (approx. 900 words) – construct a relevant heading
Address question 1. Use paragraphs to take the reader step by step through your argument in
each section.
Section 2 (approx. 900 words) – construct a relevant heading
Address question 2. Use paragraphs to take the reader step by step through your argument in
each section.
Section 3 (approx. 900 words) – construct a relevant heading
Address question 3. Use paragraphs to take the reader step by step through your argument in
each section.
Conclusion (approx. 200 words)
The conclusion should summarise the main points in each section, link these in an overall
concluding argument and briefly discuss the wider significance and implications.

Formative activity:
For the formative activity to support the summative assessment, you will be asked to submit your
plans for the essay and a small sample of draft writing for section 1 to your seminar tutor for
feedback in class.

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Assessment Criteria
The assessment criteria are based on UEA’s senate scale for coursework available here:
https://my.uea.ac.uk/documents/20142/490081/Senate+Scale+Undergraduates.pdf/6e26f983-
b2c7-08ab-ad5f-becf9b3a029a?t=1588552010883
Please familiarise yourself with the senate scales in relation to the assessment criteria below.
Ensure you fully justify and explain arguments and support your discussion with references to
academic literature throughout. Your essay should not contain opinions that are not justified by
evidence. It is a requirement to use literature from the module reading list as a minimum.
DO NOT use random internet sources!