- Case Study Analysis
This assessment is 3,000 words and is 80% of your overall module mark. 15% of the mark is peer assessment of your contribution to the Case Study Team’s Analysis.
The business school model is rapidly changing as employers move away from seeking employers with theoretical knowledge toward those with practical knowledge and hands-on experience. This is where case study learning comes in. The case method is an excellent way for you to learn new cognitive skills, as well as improve your analytical and evaluation skills. In working through case studies, you become actively engaged in the process of abstracting basic principles from complex examples. You will also enhance your problem-solving skills and decision-making abilities. They also gain the opportunity to learn through the diverse ideas and perspectives of your team members and enhance your team-working skills.
We have carefully selected 5 case studies published by INSEAD (https://www.insead.edu/news/2014-best-case-studies). They reflect a range of specialisms in business and management (e.g., CSR; HRM, Marketing, Strategy). All of the cases will be available on Moodle under the folder, ‘Case Studies’.
- Menu of Case Studies:
Specialisms: CSR & Sustainability
Specialisms: Entrepreneurship & HRM
- Lenovo: The Next Level in Leadership
Specialism: Leadership and HRM
The team Case Study Analysis reports must be organised into 6 sections, plus your peer evaluation.
Title Page and Table of Contents
Executive Summary (not incorporated in the word count)
Introduction (approximately 500 words) [10%]. This section should include the following:
#Historical Development of the case study company and its evolution. Please organise the discussion as a temporal sequence of events.
#A brief overview of the selected company in terms of size and location; analysis of the industry in which it operates and its main competitors. Consider future trends/trajectories in the selected industry.
#One aim and one objective to support the aim. A brief justification of why this aim and objectives is appropriate. It is also useful to clarify the focus of the assignment.
Key Analysis (approximately 2000 words) [50%]. This section should include the following:
#A critique of the case study in relation to the literature and references it draws upon and/or its methodological approach (500 words).
#Revise the case study to achieve your aims and objectives by critically reviewing the relevant academic sources (1500 words).
#You need to include a minimum of 6 peer reviewed academic journal articles. The use of Edinburgh Napier’s online library resource to access journal articles from Emerald, Ingenta, ABI Inform databases etc.
#When writing this section, compare and contrast the literature using the APA 7 citation style and ensure there is continuity and a logical link between the references and themes introduced. (Detailed references of your cited authors would then appear in the ‘References’ section at the end of your assignment).
New Recommendations & Conclusion (approximately 500 words) [20%]. This section should include the following:
#Based on your industry research and critical methodological and literature reviews, provide alternative recommendations to those given in the case study. A brief justification of why there are alternative recommendations are appropriate is also useful to clarify the recommendations.
The Conclusion should synthesise the case study assignment.
Academic References [5%]
Peer Evaluation [15%]