How an organization’s strategy interacts with society

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How an organization’s strategy interacts with society

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80% Open Assessment for MAN24I, Strategy, Management and Society

Select an organization from the list provided on the VLE, or alternatively have an organization of your own choosing approved by the module leader.

(50% of mark): Drawing on a range of documents, compose a case study of no more than 1000 words in which you explore one aspect of how your chosen organization’s strategy interacts with society. Your exploration of the organization’s strategy should be directly related to a central theme of the module, such as the relationship between strategy and structure, rational planning, positioning, the resource-based view, the power of elites, ethics, corporate social responsibility, business models, innovation and entrepreneurship, financialization, organisational identity, strategic management of change, corporate governance, etc. Your case study should provide robust empirical evidence in narrative form, allowing the reader to gain a clear sense of the organization’s strategy and how the organization interacts with wider society. Keep in mind that a good case study synthesizes diverse information into a coherent narrative, and demonstrates independent research capabilities and an ability to evaluate complex problems from a range of viewpoints. Case studies that demonstrate creativity and original insights will be rewarded.