BABS_7_ITM_SBLC6002_Assignment_Apr__July_2020

GA36c LEVEL 6 ASSESSMENT SPECIFICATION Student name: Student ID number: Programme: BABS Module: Innovation and Technology Management Module code: SBLC6002 Contribution to Overall Module Assessment (%): 50% Lecturer: Reena Nadarajah Internal Verifier: Dr. Tom Tan Assignment Title: Impact of robotics and AI on organisations. Word count (or equivalent): 2500 Submission deadline: 19/06/2020 Return date of provisional marks & written feedback: Submission method: All written assessments, where practical and possible, must be submitted via Turnitin unless otherwise instructed by the Lecturer. (Please DO NOT put this assessment specification into Turnitin or it will match many similarities with other students’ submissions.) Alternative submission method (if applicable): Late submission of the assessment will result in a late penalty mark.  Penalties for late submission: Up to one week late, maximum mark of 40%.  Over one week late, 0%.  Only the Extenuating Circumstances Panel may approve a change to submission dates. Academic honesty / referencing: Academic honesty is required. In the main body of your submission you must give credit to authors on whose research and ideas your work is based. Append to your submission a reference list that indicates the books, articles, etc. that you have used, cited or quoted in order to complete this assessment.  Module Learning Outcomes (from module syllabus) Demonstrate a critical understanding of some of the major international trends and developments in technology and innovation and their relationship to international business Analyse change and continuity in international business using cyclical and evolutionary models of change Advance a multidimensional understanding of the causes and consequences of technology Reflect analytically on the knowledge developed for innovative action Understand the significance of creativity and idea management and how it links to wider strategic issues within the firm TASK DESCRIPTION The article on ‘What Happens to Society When Robots Replace Workers?’ by Davidow & Malone (2014), concluded that the impact of technology such as robotics and artificial intelligence are significant on employment.  Others believe that new jobs and opportunities will open up in the future.Based on the available article and evidence from other relevant literature on this topic, critically assess the validity of these arguments and draw your own conclusion.
Submit your work in Report Format LENGTH REQUIRED 2500 words +/- 10%.  Any deviation from this will be penalised. FORMATTING AND LAYOUT Please note the following when completing your written assignment: Writing: Written in English in an appropriate business/academic style Focus: Focus only on the tasks set in the assignment. Length: 2500 words Formatting: Typed on A4 paper in Times New Roman or Arial font 12 with at least 2.5 centimetre space at each edge, double spaced and pages numbered. Document format: Report Ensure a clear title, course, and name or ID number is on a cover sheet and a bibliography using Harvard referencing throughout is also provided. Research: Research should use reliable and relevant sources of information e.g. academic books and journals that have been peer reviewed. The research should be extensive. Please ensure you have attached the SELF EVALUATION FORM [Page 7 of this document] to your course work. Submissions without this form will be deemed incomplete assessment.The use of a range of information sources is expected – academic books, peer reviewed journal articles, professional articles, press releases and newspaper articles, reliable statistics, company annual reports and other company information. All references should be in the Harvard style. GUIDANCEFOR Students IN THE COMPLETION OF TASKS NOTE: The guidance offered below is linked to the five generic assessment criteria overleaf.1. Engagement with Literature SkillsYour work must be informed and supported by scholarly material that is relevant to and focusedon the task(s) set; you should make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources, where appropriate (for example, refereed research articles and/or original materials appropriate to the discipline). 
You should provide evidence that you have accessed a wide range of sources, which may be academic, governmental and industrial; these sources may include academic journal articles, textbooks, current news articles, organisational documents, and websites.  You should consider the credibility of your sources; academic journals are normally highly credible sources while websites require careful consideration/selection and should be used sparingly.
Any sources you use should be current and up-to-date, mostly published within the last five years or so, though seminal/important works in the field may be older.  You must provide evidence of your research/own reading throughout your work, using a suitable referencing system, including in-text citations in the main body of your work and a reference list at the end of your work. Guidance specific to this assessment: Please see page 72. Knowledge and Understanding SkillsAt level 6, you should be able to demonstrate coherent and detailed knowledge and a systematic understanding of the subject area, at least some of which is informed by the latest research and/or advanced scholarship within the discipline. You should be aware of the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge. Your work must demonstrate the growing extent of your knowledge and systematic understanding of concepts and underlying principles associated with the subject area.  Knowledgerelates to the facts, information and skills you have acquired through your learning.  You demonstrate your understanding by interpreting the meaning of the facts and information (knowledge). This means that you need to select and include in your work the concepts, techniques, models, theories, etc. appropriate to the task(s) set.  You should be able to explain the theories, concepts, etc. meaningfully to show your understanding.  Your mark/grade will also depend upon the extent to which you demonstrate your knowledge and understanding; ideally each should be complete and detailed, with comprehensive coverage.Guidance specific to this assessment: Please see page 73. Cognitive and Intellectual SkillsYou should be able to: critically evaluate evidence, arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data some of which are at the forefront of a discipline(and that may be incomplete) to devise and sustain arguments, to make judgements and/or solve problems; describe and comment upon particular aspects of current research, or equivalent advanced scholarship, in the discipline Your work must contain evidence of logical, analytical thinking, evaluation and synthesis. For example, to examine and break information down into parts, make inferences, compile, compare and contrast information.  This means not just describing what! But also justifying: Why? How? When? Who? Where? At what cost? At all times, you must provide justification for your arguments and judgements.  Evidence that you have reflected upon the ideas of others within the subject area is crucial to you providing a reasoned and informed debate within your work.  Furthermore, you should provide evidence that you are able to make sound judgements and convincing arguments using data and concepts.  Sound, valid conclusions are necessary and must be derived from the content of your work.   Where relevant, alternative solutions and recommendations may be proposed.Guidance specific to this assessment: Please see page 74. Practical SkillsAt level 6, you should be able to apply the methods and techniques that you have learned to review, consolidate, extend and apply your knowledge and understanding, and to initiate and carry out projects. You will deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry relevant to the discipline, and apply them in complex and unpredictable contexts, to devise and sustain arguments and/or to solve problems. You should be able to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution – or identify a range of solutions. You should be able to demonstrate how the subject-related concepts and ideas relate to real world situations and/or a particular context.  How do they work in practice?  You will deploy models, methods, techniques, and/or theories, in that context or circumstances, to assess current situations, perhaps to formulate plans or solutions to solve problems, or to create artefacts, some of which may be innovative and creative.  This is likely to involve, for instance, the use of real world artefacts, examples and cases, the application of a model within an organisation and/or benchmarking one theory or organisation against others based on stated criteria.  You should show awareness of the limitations of concepts and theories when applied in particular contexts.Guidance specific to this assessment: Please see page 75. Transferable Skills for Life and Professional Practice Your work must provide evidence of the qualities and transferable skills necessary for graduate-level employment requiring the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility and decision-making in complex and unpredictable circumstances.  This includes demonstrating: the learning ability for professional development to advance existing skills and acquire new competences of a professional nature that will enable you to assume significant responsibility within organisations; that you can initiate and complete tasks and procedures, whether individually and/or collaboratively; that you can use appropriate media to effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms to specialist and non-specialist audiences; fluency of expression; clarity and effectiveness in presentation and organisation. Work should be coherent and well-structured in presentation and organisation.Guidance specific to this assessment: Please see page 7 Student FEEDBACK FORM This section details the extent to which the assessment criteria are demonstrated by you, whichin turn determines your mark. The marks available for each category of skill are shown. Lecturers will use the space provided to comment on the achievement of the task(s), including those areas in which you have performed well and areas that would benefit from development/improvement. Generic Assessment Criteria Marks available Marks awarded 1. Engagement with Literature Skills . There are many new developments in the research area. Literature must be up-to-date. Select and use a variety of sources eg: latest publications, journals, books etc. 20 2. Knowledge and Understanding Skills With respect to the assignment topic, students must have a sound knowledge and understanding of approaches as well as construct a balanced review of concepts associated with the topics 25 3. Cognitive and Intellectual Skills A critical analysis is required and one of the important skills to be assessed is the ability of the student to evaluate the views expressed in the literature reviewed whilst not being influenced by personal views or assumptions. 25 4. Practical Application Skills Ability to apply theory and assess practical applications using appropriate examples. 20 5. Transferable Skills for Life and Professional Practice Present a persuasive Report that is clear and flows consistently rather than a mixture of different pieces and views collated together. 10 Assessment Mark (Assessment marks are subject to ratification at the Exam Board.  These comments and marks are to give feedback on module work and are for guidance only until they are confirmed. ) Late Submission Penalties (tick if appropriate) % Up to 1 week late (40% Max) Over 1 week late (0%) GENERIC ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Level 6 In accordance with the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications, at the end of Level 6 students should have coherent and detailed knowledge and a systematic understanding of their subject area, at least some of which is informed by the latest research and/or advanced scholarship within the discipline. They will be able to accurately deploy established techniques of analysis and enquiry within a discipline, using their conceptual understanding to devise and sustain arguments and/or to solve problems. They should be aware of the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge. They should be able to critically evaluate evidence, arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete), to make judgements, and to frame appropriate questions to achieve a solution – or identify a range of solutions. They will apply the methods and techniques that they have learned to review, consolidate, extend and apply their knowledge and understanding, and to initiate and carry out projects. They will have the ability to manage their own learning, and to make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources (for example, refereed research articles and/or original materials appropriate to the discipline). They will demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring: the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility; decision-making in complex and unpredictable contexts; the learning ability needed to undertake appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature. Level 6 FAIL MARGINAL FAIL SATISFACTORY (3rd / Pass) GOOD (2.2 / Pass) VERY GOOD (2.1 / Merit) EXCELLENT (1st / Distinction) EXCEPTIONAL (1st / Distinction) Category 0-29% 30-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-69% 70-84% 85-100% Engagement with literature (including reading, referencing, academic conventions and academic honesty) Little or no evidence of reading and/or reliance on inappropriate sources. Views and findings mostly unsupported and non-authoritative. Referencing conventions used incoherently or largely absent. Poor engagement with essential reading.No evidence of wider reading.Reliance on inappropriate sources, and/or indiscriminate use of sources. Heavily reliant on information gained through class contact. Inconsistent and weak use of referencing. Engagement with a limited range of mostly relevant and credible sources. Some omissions and minor errors. Referencing conventions evident though not always applied accurately or consistently. Engagement withan appropriate range of research-informed literature, including sources retrieved independently. Some over-reliance on texts. Referencing may show minorinaccuracies or inconsistencies. Engagement with a wide range of research-informed literature, including sources retrieved independently. Selection of relevant and credible sources.  Very good use of referencing, with no/very few inaccuracies or inconsistencies. Engagement with an extensive range of relevant and credible literature, informed by the latest research. Consistently accurate application of referencing. Exceptional engagement with an extensive range of relevant and credible literature, informed by the latest research.High-level referencing skills consistently and professionally applied. Knowledge and understanding (Coherent and detailed knowledge and systematic understanding of the subject area, at least some of which is informed by the latest research and/or advanced scholarship within the discipline.) Major gaps in knowledge and systematic understanding of the subject matter. Substantial inaccuracies.No awareness of knowledge of the latest research and/or advanced scholarship within the discipline. Gaps in knowledge, with only superficialsystematic understanding. Some significant inaccuracies and/or irrelevant material.  No awareness of knowledge of the latest research and/or advanced scholarship within the discipline. Limited knowledge and systematic understanding of the relevant concepts and principles within the subject area which to some limited extent, is informed by current research and scholarship. Knowledge is reasonably detailed, accurate with a good systematic understanding of the field of studyand to some extent, current research and scholarship. Knowledge is reasonably extensivecoherent and detailed.  Exhibits very good understanding of the breadth and depth of established views, and the work is, at least in part, well-informed by current research and scholarship. Excellent coherent and detailed knowledge andsystematic understanding of the principles and theories of current research and scholarship. Clear awareness of challenges to established views and the limitations of the knowledge base. Exceptionally coherent and detailed knowledge andsystematicunderstanding of the principles and theories of the subject, well-informed by current research and scholarship. A critical, sophisticated and nuanced awareness of the ambiguities and limitations of knowledge. Cognitiveand intellectual skills (Conceptual and critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of research, assumptions, abstract concepts and data (that may be incomplete); logic, argument and judgement.) Wholly or almost wholly descriptive work. Little or no analysis, synthesis or evaluation. Failure to develop arguments, leading to illogical or invalidjudgements. Unsubstantiated generalisations, made without use of any credible evidence. Largely descriptive work, with superficial use of critical evaluation. Weak development of arguments and judgements. Information accepted uncritically, uses generalised statements made with scant evidenceand unsubstantiated opinions. Ideas sometimes illogical and contradictory. Limitedattempt atcritical thinking,analysis, synthesis and evaluation, tending towards description. Some evidence to support emergingarguments and judgements but these may be underdeveloped or with a little inconsistency / mis-interpretation. Asserts rather than argues a case. Some critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Can analyse new and/or abstract concepts and data without guidance. An emerging awareness of different stances and ability to use evidence (that may be incomplete)to support the argument. Mostly valid arguments and logical judgements.Some tendency to assert/state opinion rather than argue on the basis of reason and evidence. Sound critical thinking,analysis, synthesis and evaluation demonstrating critical thinking. Ability to devise and sustain persuasive arguments, and to review the reliability, validity and significance of evidence(that may be incomplete) to make mostly appropriate and valid judgements. Excellent critical thinking,analysis, synthesis and evaluation. Ability to investigate contradictory or incomplete information and make strong, persuasive, argumentsand sophisticated judgements.Some evidence of independent thought and ability to ‘see beyond the question’, suggesting a grasp of the broader field and wider concepts. Exceptional critical thinking,analysis, synthesis and evaluation based on judiciously selected evidence. Ability to investigate contradictory or incomplete information and make strong, persuasive, arguments and sophisticated, nuanced, judgements.Evidence of independent thought and ability to ‘see beyond the question’, suggesting anoutstandinggrasp of the broader field and wider concepts. Practical skills (Apply/deploy accurately established tools and techniques;initiate and carry out projects; formulate solutions to solve problems in complex and unpredictable contexts.) Limited or no use of methods, materials, tools and/or techniques. Little or no appreciation of the context of the application. Limited understanding of the application of theory to practiceormaking appropriate links between the two. Very weak problem-solving skillsin complex and unpredictable contexts. Rudimentary application of methods, materials, tools and/or techniques but without consideration and competence. Flawed appreciation of the context of the application. Weak understanding of the application of theory to practice, with only occasional evidence of making appropriate links between the two. Weak problem-solving skills in complex and unpredictable contexts. An adequate awareness and mostly appropriate application of well-established methods, materials, tools and/or techniques. Basic appreciation of the context of the application. Theoretical knowledge and understanding applied in practice, but not always making logical links between the two. Can identify problems and propose basic solutionsin complex and unpredictable contexts without fully appreciating the complexity. A good and appropriate application of standard methods, materials, tools and/or techniques. Clear appreciation of the context of the application. Mainly consistent, accurate and logical application of theory to practice, making appropriate links between the two Can identify problems and propose mostly appropriate solutionsin complex and unpredictable contexts. A very good application of a range of methods, materials, tools and/or techniques. Very good consideration of the context of the application, with perceptive insights. Can identify problems and propose appropriate solutionsin complex and unpredictable contexts. Evidence of some innovation and creativity. An advanced application of a range of methods, materials, tools and/or techniques. The context of the application is well considered, and insightful. Application and deployment extend beyond established conventions.  Can identify complex problems and propose excellent solutions. Innovation and creativity evident. Exceptional levels of application and deployment skills in unpredictable, practical contexts, drawing skilfully on the latest research within the discipline.Can identify complex problems and propose sophisticated solutions.Assimilation and development of cutting edge processes and techniques. Transferable skills for life and professional practice (Exercise of initiative and personal responsibility; professional development;initiate and complete tasks and procedures: individually and/or collaboratively; use appropriate media to communicate effectively; fluency of expression; clarity and effectiveness in presentation and organisation.) Communication medium is inappropriate or misapplied. Work is poorly structured, disorganisedand/or confusingly expressed. Very weakuse of language and/or very inappropriate style. Little or no evidence of autonomy (or collaboration, where relevant) in the completion of tasks.Little or no evidence of the skills required in graduate employment. Communication medium is poorly designed and/or not suitable for the audience. Work is poorly presented in a disjointed manner. It is loosely, and at times incoherently, structured, with information and ideas often poorly expressed. Weak use of language and/or inappropriate style. Weak independent initiative (or collaboration, if relevant).Limited evidence of the skills required in graduate employment. Can communicate in a suitable medium but with some room for improvement. Mostly ordered presentation and structure in which relevant ideas / concepts are reasonably expressed.Work may lack coherence in places. Can work as part of a team, but with limited involvement in group activities. Demonstrates the basic skills required in graduate employment, with some areas of minor weakness. Can communicate effectively in a suitable format, but may have minor errors. Mostly coherent, organised work,in a suitable structure and is for the most part clearly expressed.Can work effectively independently and/or as part of a team, with clear contribution to group activities. Demonstrates the skills required in graduate employment, with some areas of strength and some of minor weakness. Can communicate well, confidently and consistently in a suitable format. Work is coherent, fluent, well-structured and organised.Can work very well autonomously and/or as part of a team, with very good contribution to group activities. Demonstrates very good graduate employment skills, with just occasional minor weakness. Can communicate professionally confidently andconsistently in a suitable format. Work is coherent, very fluent and is presented professionally.Can work autonomously with initiative. Where relevant can work professionally within a team, showing leadership skills as appropriate, managing conflict and meeting obligations.Demonstrates excellent graduate employment skills and an appetite for further development. Can communicate with an exceptionally high level of professionalism. Work is exceptionally coherent, very fluent and is presented professionally.Can work exceptionally well and professionally within a team, showing advanced leadership skills.Demonstrates exceptional graduate employment skills and an appetite for further development.