MGT604 – Managing in the Global Context Assessment
Assignment 2: Annotated Bibliography
STUDENT NAME ________________________________________________ SID:_______________________
1. Develop a Research Question related to Cross-cultural Management. Consult with your lecturer and have it
2. Search academic books and journals and select three (3) articles relevant to the topic of your interest and
helpful for answering your chosen Research Question.
3. Write three (3) short review summaries, outlining their authors’ main argument(s), research method, and
possible implications for business managers.
4. Use the APA-style referencing system to acknowledge each publication (follow ICMS 2021 Style Guide).
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MARKING - Considering all the above, I rated out of 10 each major criterion as:
Criteria F P CR D HD Lecturer’s Comments
1. Student’s choice of the articles is
appropriate to the chosen Research
+ + + + +
Main points are summarised
ectly and help in answering the
+ + + + +
Critical Thinking (30%)
3. Each of the three articles is
analysed critically and logically.
+ + + + +
4. Findings presented are original and
+ + + + +
Academic English is co
+ + + + +
6. Referencing is done co
per ICMS 2021 Style Guide.
+ + + + +
General Comments by the Lecturer:
XXXXXXXXXXFor detailed marking descriptors, see the next page.
Excellent XXXXXXXXXXpoints) = Summaries and evaluations are complete and very thorough for each
source. The evaluations provide the reader with comprehensive information regarding the
usefulness, target audience and reliability of source, and compares each source to others on these
factors. Student followed all directions regarding the types of sources.
Very Good XXXXXXXXXXpoints) = The summaries give plenty of information on what was given by each
source. The evaluations provide very good accounts of the usefulness, target audience and reliability of
sources. Student followed most directions regarding the types of sources.
Good XXXXXXXXXXpoints) = Summaries and evaluations are well presented and adequate to postgraduate level
of the assignment. Student was thorough and consistent in following directions regarding the type of
Fair XXXXXXXXXXpoints) = Summaries and/or evaluations are present but may be insufficient given the
postgraduate level of the assignment. Student may not be completely thorough or consistent in following
directions regarding the type of sources.
Poor (<5 points) = Summaries and/or evaluations are either incomplete or may be inadequate. For
example, the student may have summarised the source, but did not critically evaluate it. Student may
have not met the word requirement for annotations or may have had less than three (3) annotations.
Critical Thinking (30%)
Excellent XXXXXXXXXXpoints) = All three academic articles/chapters are analysed critically and logically lead to
answering the research question. Findings presented are original and well researched by the student.
Very Good XXXXXXXXXXpoints) = At least two academic articles/chapters are analysed critically and logically
lead to answering the research question. Findings presented are interesting (even if controversial) and
elatively well researched by the student.
Good XXXXXXXXXXpoints) = At least one academic article/chapter is analysed critically and logically leads to
answering the research question. Findings presented are helpful for future research to be conducted by
Fair XXXXXXXXXXpoints) = A fair attempt at analysing academic articles/chapters but with some
deficiencies coming from the paucity of critical thinking and/or logical presentation skills. Research
question needs to be refined to make the future research effort by the student more effective.
Poor (<5 points) = A poor attempt at analysing academic articles/chapters. Deficiency is coming
from the wrong choice of articles (e.g. popular, or i
elevant) or insufficient critical thinking and/or
logical presentation skills. Research question must be changed to make the future effort by the
student more successful.
Excellent XXXXXXXXXXpoints) = No issues with grammar and/or punctuation. No e
ors in annotations.
Very clear and well organised text (ideas flow easily, and clear introduction sentences are present).
Sources are cited co
ectly in accordance with ICMS 2021 Style Guide (APA) style.
Very Good XXXXXXXXXXpoints) = Occasional grammar and/or punctuation e
ors. Annotations are very clear
and very well organised (ideas flow easily and clear introduction sentences are present). Sources are
ectly for the most part.
Good XXXXXXXXXXpoints) = Some grammar and/or punctuation e
ors detected, or annotations have some
problems in structure or organisation. Sources cited co
ectly but may be a few mistakes in following
the APA style.
Fair XXXXXXXXXXpoints) = Grammar and punctuation e
ors are frequently found. Annotations are not
very well organised and/or not very clear. Some sources are cited inco
Poor (<5 points) = Poor grammar, punctuation and annotations are disorganised and hard to follow.
Student did not cite sources co
ectly or did not provide enough information about the sources.
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Subject Title Managing in the Global Context
Subject Code MGT604
Lecturer / Tutor Dr Leonid Petrov, Dr Esther Chaderopa
Semester Feb 2022 Term
Assessment Title Assessment 2: Annotated Bibliography
1. Analyse and interpret the diverse socio-cultural context in which
global companies operate.
2. In a teamwork environment, analyse and compare
organisational behaviour across countries and cultures.
4. Critically evaluate major cultural attributes, including
communication styles and ethical relativism to inform
management decision making.
Assessment type (group or
Word count 1500 words
Due date Week 7 (see the deadline and submission instructions in Moodle)
Class submission Lecture ☐ Tutorial ☐
Submission type Paper copy ☐ Turnitin ✓
Format / Layout of
Assessment (details of
what to include)
ICMS Cover Page
3 review summaries of research-based academic
To develop effective research skills in academia, it is vital that we
understand how to summarise and paraphrase the work of other
scholars and demonstrate an ability to draw out their main ideas and
cite them accurately.
The aim of this assessment is to support the development of these
skills as well as to
oaden your overall familiarity with the subject-
elated academic literature.
Online Academic Writing Evaluation (AWE) test, which was conducted
in Weeks 2-3, will have provided an indication of your cu
academic writing skills and areas to improve.
The feedback you receive on this assessment will be used to improve
your performance and confidence in completing Assessment 3
* * *
In this assignment, students must develop a research question, select
elevant literature, and write annotated bibliography, informing the
eader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of selected sources.
Step 1. Develop a research question related to a recent or cu
global issue or trend facing managers in a particular country or region.
Discuss it with your lecturer and other students in class or via on-line
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Here are some examples of legitimate research questions:
• What are the common challenges that MNEs face in forming and
managing Joint Ventures with State Owned Enterprises in your
• How to create an effective cross-cultural training program for
Australian expatriates working in your country?
• How to become an effective business leader in a Low
*You may develop your own research question (subject to your
**Your research question should be different from those of the other
students in your class.
Step 2. Search academic journals or books and select three (3)
academic journal articles or book chapters relevant to the
topic of your interest and chosen research question.
Step 3. Write the Annotated Bibliography (approx. 500 words
about each article or chapter, maximum combined length 1,500
words), outlining their relevance to your research topic, research
method, expected findings and possible implications for
managers. Acknowledge each article/chapter in accordance with
ICMS 2021 Style Guide (APA Style 7th Edition).
The purpose of this exercise is to demonstrate your ability to
develop a research question, to select relevant academic texts
and to summarise them in your own words with proper
Step 4. Submit your Annotated Bibliography at the end of
Week 7 to TurnitIn in the subject Moodle site (see the date and
Your Annotated Bibliography will form a basis for your future
Assignment 3 (Research Essay).
Readings for the assessment
(instructions where they can be
found e.g. MyAthens database,
Refer to the textbook, MyAthens database, and useful resources in
Grading Criteria / Ru
Assignment 2 Marking Ru
ic is available on the MGT604 Moodle