Part A. Research (Linear Programming)

Part A. Research (Linear Programming)
Write a review (not summary) of a Selected Journal Article that Employed LP in the research article. One of objective of your research paper is to explore the scientific/engineering use of LP. The length of your research paper should be limited to two pages.
Your need to explain your understanding of the application of LP (highlight clearly the decision variables, objective and constraints). Include a clear statement that expresses the central purpose of the article. Provide the research article with the assignment (and bind it with the assignment).

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Research Proposal or Action Research Proposal

ASSESSMENT 3 Research Proposal or Action Research Proposal
Due Date Week 13- 2 June 5 pm via Turnitin
Method of Submission
• You can then make any changes that may be required and re-submit you final version by the due date.
• Weighting 35%
• Length 3,000 words
Subject Learning
Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature of inquiry and research in educational contexts
Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the design and conduct of educational research and inquiry
Task
For this assignment you have a choice to either write: 1) a research proposal or write 2) an action research proposal.
1) Research proposal
For this assignment, you will write a brief research proposal for a project you would like to carry out (you will not have to actually conduct the study but just write the research proposal). Choose a topic of your interest (topics can include cyberbullying, physical education, reading achievement, adult education etc.).
At the beginning of your proposal provide a brief literature review identifying key findings in the area, leading into a gap in our current understanding that your research studies seek to address (~300 words in length). This should then lead into a research proposal. For this proposal you will need to:
• Articulate and justify a research question (and hypothesis, if appropriate) that addresses the identified gap(s) in knowledge;
• Clearly describe and justify the research design that is best suited to the question;
• Identify the specific methods that will be used to gather data (e.g., participants, methods, data collection instruments/measures, types of data generated) and justify how this complements your research question; and
• Briefly discuss the ethical considerations that are specific to your research study (= 200 words).
For this proposal you are required to use at least 8 scholarly (e.g., credible and reliable) references are expected. Scholarly references DO NOT include websites but refer to research articles published in peer-reviewed journals.
2) The other option is to write an action research proposal you would like to carry out at a school, early childhood centre or other educational setting (you do not have to carry out the action research).
The action research proposal should include the following sections:
1) Problem: the problem statement provides a background to and rationale for the issue you will be researching. Be sure to provide sufficient detail for a reader not familiar with your context ( 300 words).
2) Background literature: this is a review of the literature. It should highlight key empirical findings related to your area.
3) Options for action: based on the literature and conversations with stakeholders, community and peers, identify an options for action. These options should be supported by the literature (e.g., interviewing students and administering a test).
4) Research Question: articulated and justify a research question (and hypothesis, if appropriate) that addresses
5) Method: Explain which research design your research is at least loosely based on (e.g. multiple case study, quasi-experiment). In what ways is it similar and how is it well suited to helping you answer your RQ? You should also provide details regarding the participants and specific data collection procedures that you have planned
6) Ethical considerations: briefly discuss the ethical considerations that are specific to your research study.
Reference list for all books, papers and other materials used as part of your proposal. Minimum of 8 scholarly references.
Assessment Criteria
• Concise overview of the literature with key findings
• Identification of a gap in the literature
• Articulation and justification of a research question
• Description and justification of research design
• Description and explanation of methods used
• Discussion of ethical considerations
• Use of a minimum of 8 scholarly references
• Use of academic language
• Use of APA referencing

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The final stage of the marketing audit is for you to evaluate how well the marketing mix of the organisation is performing for your chosen organisation.

Value: 40%
Due date: 29-May-2017
Return date: 20-Jun-2017
Length: 3000 words
Submission method options
Alternative submission method
Task
The final stage of the marketing audit is for you to evaluate how well the marketing mix of the organisation is performing for your chosen organisation. NB: as before, if you have a large range of product offerings, it is a good idea to focus on just one.
Incorporating theoretical concepts into your discussion from chapters 7-14 and with the use of other theoretical sources and secondary research, please discuss the following:
1. Outline and describe the 8 marketing mix concepts theoretically and apply the components to one of your products offerings. As part of your application be sure to explain and evaluate all of the 8ps’ of marketing (product, prices, promotion, distribution, partnerships, people, processes and physical evidence).
2. Given your evaluation of your overall marketing strategies, the competition and broader contemporary issues facing marketers today, provide recommendations for your organisation. Your recommendations should focus on each of the 8ps and illustrate how contemporary issues may impact on your organisation and its marketing strategy.
For example, for this report, contemporary issues may include, but are not limited to, Corporate Social Responsibility, social media interactions, advances in technology, ethical concerns, environmental concerns and globalisation etc.
More information on how to complete this assessment will be provided on Interact 2
Rationale
This assessment assesses the following learning outcomes:
be able to apply the marketing mix and aspects of branding and positioning to a specific target market and be able to evaluate competitors’ programs; and
be able to discover and evaluate how contemporary issues of environment, social media and other technology, society and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) might affect marketing.
Marking criteria
Criterion :The various skills to be assessed Fail (0-49%) Pass (50-64%) Credit (65-74%) Distinction (75-84%) High Distinction ( 85%)
Communication Skills
This is about the presentation of the work including :Structure, Format, Grammar, including images

Value 10%
Poor grammar, spelling, punctuation, concepts were not clear, no paragraphs or formatting- no images, tables or illustrations
Some grammatical errors, sentences were clear and complete clear structure and formatting using headings, and sub headings, some illustrations and diagrams, but not explained and only decorative
Minor grammatical errors, sentences were clear and complete, structure and format were used to aid the reader including diagrams, tables and images, that were relevant to argument, but were still not fully explained or described
Free of grammatical errors
Structure and format were clear Sentences were well constructed. Language was concise. Excellent use of diagrams, images and tables that were both visually appealing as well as clearly relevant and explained
Free of grammatical errors
Structure and format were clear, logical and consistent. Sentences were well constructed. Exceptional use of diagrams, images and tables, clearly relevant, explained and insightful links made

Theoretical analysis skills
This criterion is about defining, describing and evaluating the concepts that were found when researching the topic
Value 40%
Concepts were not defined, described or evaluated, mainly listed without explanation
Concepts were defined, there was an attempt to provide descriptions with examples to explain, limited analysis
Clear and relevant definitions and descriptions with examples, some attempt to develop analysis by comparing and contrasting of concepts
Clear definitions, descriptions with examples and analysis of concepts with comparison, with clear evaluations and conclusions
Clear definitions, descriptions with examples and analysis of concepts with highly insightful and perceptive comparisons, evaluations and conclusions

Application skills
This criterion is about linking theory to a specific context, explaining how it relates to a product/company, contemporary issues and making recommendations
Value 40%
There was no or limited application to the case study, no examples provided no recommendations
Case study was described and identified. The context was connected briefly to theory, but the recommendations were not well supported by arguments
Case study was described and identified. The context was connected to theory with clear links. There were relevant market discussion and recommendations were supported
Case study described and identified and insightful evaluations were made. The context was connected to theory with clear, creative and logical links. There were relevant, well supported recommendations and market discussions with explicit connections to theoretical arguments
Case study described and identified and insightful evaluations were made. The context was connected to theory with exceptional, logical and imaginative links. The market discussions and recommendations were highly relevant , realistic and supported with explicit connections to theoretical arguments
Referencing Skills
This criterion was about the application of APA referencing
Value 10%
There was limited or no attempt at in text or end of text referencing
There was an attempt to apply referencing, but style and application were inconsistent and some points remain unreferenced
Referencing applied. However style/application was inconsistent with some errors in text/reference list Both the in text and end reference list were consistent in terms of style and application of APA6.
Both the in text and end reference list were consistent in terms of style and application of APA6. Referencing apparent in all places where expected.

Presentation
Report format should be used for Assessment Three.
You need to include an executive summary for the third assessment, table of contents etc
Use an abbreviation of the questions as your section headings and sub- sections for each of the 8ps of marketing and each contemporary issue you are addressing in your report
Referencing should use APA 6th edition- see CSU library for tutorials and guide
Tip- remember your word count- you will not be able to discuss everything, so choose the most relevant issues given your organisation- be sure to justify your choice as part of your argument.

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MGT306 – Strategic Management

Unit:
Submission Date:
Weighting:
Instructions: MGT306 – Strategic Management
02 June 2017 before 5.00 pm
The assignment is worth 40% of the total unit weight.
1. Students are required to complete three case studies.
2. Your answer must be both uploaded to Moodle in word file and handed over a printed copy with signed coversheet.
3. You need to support your answers with appropriate Harvard / APA style references where necessary.
4. Only include information in your appendixes that has been directly referred to in the body of your document.
5. Include a title/cover page containing the subject title and code and the name, student id numbers.
6. Please save the document as MGT306AT1_first name_Surename _Student Number
Eg:MGT306AT1_John_Smith_20140000

Case Scenario
In April 2014, Australian retail industry (especially for department chain store) is undergoing an earthquake when the South African retailer Woolworths Holdings Limited (JSE Code: WHL) announced A$2.15 billion acquisition offer to one of the largest Australian department chain store company, David Jones Limited (ASX Code: DJS). On Wed (9th April 2014), David Jones board recommends this $4.00 cash per share offer made by Woolworths. This action has immediately received significant attention from the public. (Please read attached articles from media release about this acquisition)
Note: Woolworths Holdings Limited (JSE: WHL) is not Woolworths Limited (ASX Code: WOW).
Assignment Task
You are now required to use knowledge learned from MGT306 to analyse this real world case in accordance with following instructions:
1. From the vision, mission and core values of WHL and DJS to analyse whether or not this acquisition will fit both of these two companies;
2. Analyse both WHL’s and DJS’s current competitive strategies (i.e., low-cost provider, broad differentiation, market niche, and best-cost provider, etc.)
3. Use five force model to analyse why WHL want to acquire DJS? What are the competitive advantages for this acquisition?
4. Use SWOT model to analyse if the acquisition is successful, will it strengthen WHL’s competitiveness? If yes, will this competitiveness be achieved in Australia or globally?
5. Analyse this South African retailer’s international marketing strategies. Why does it choose acquisition strategy?
6. Analyse why WHL choose now to acquire DJS. Is it a good timing for it to implement this acquisition strategy?
7. Analyse if this acquisition is successful, what would be the defensive strategies for their major local market competitors (i.e., Myer, Kmart, etc.) and global rivals (e.g., Inditex SA, Hennes & Mauritz AB)?
Woolworths to buy David Jones for $2bn
Sydney – South Africa’s Woolworths agreed to buy Australian retailer David Jones for A$2.15 billion ($2 billion), to expand in a market targeted by global rivals including Inditex SA and Hennes & Mauritz AB.
David Jones shares rose by a record 23 percent today to close at A$3.91 in Sydney, below the A$4 cash offer.
Myer Group, its main listed department store competitor, also withdrew an all-stock, zero- premium merger proposal first made October 28 when the target company’s shares closed at A$2.71.
Buying the 38-outlet Australian chain increases Woolworths’ presence in a country Credit Suisse Group AG says is the world’s second-wealthiest.
The deal also gives the retailer buying power to compete against global fast-fashion groups including Zara, H&M and Arcadia Group Plc’s Topshop, which are expanding into both countries.
“Those chains are in a global arms race to open new stores now,” Caroline Finch, a senior analyst at Ibisworld in Melbourne, said by phone.
Local retailers in Australia and South Africa have to work harder, she said, because “the H&Ms and Zaras of this world have been nipping at their heels, taking the attention of a very fashion- focused consumer.”
Woolworths Holdings, South Africa’s second-largest retailer by market value, isn’t related to the Australian supermarket chain Woolworths Ltd. Southern Hemisphere
“We’re buying this business to build a bigger southern hemisphere brand,” Ian Moir, Woolworths chief executive officer, told reporters in Sydney today.
“We’ve got real scale in the southern hemisphere, we’ve got the same seasonality, so we’ve got a real competitive advantage over northern hemisphere entrants.”
Southern hemisphere winters fall in the north’s summer, creating a challenge for incoming clothing retailers from Europe, North America and North Asia, Moir said.
The deal, which has already been agreed to by David Jones’s board, is Australia’s largest retail takeover since 2007, when Wesfarmers bought Coles Group, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
It values the target at about 11.1 times the last 12 months’ its A$192.7 million in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
That’s a 13 percent premium to the median valuation in developed-market retail acquisitions over $1 billion in the past five years, the data show.
‘Looks Expensive’
“It does look expensive currently, but they’ve obviously done their sums,” Evan Lucas, a market strategist at IG in Melbourne, said by phone, referring to Woolworths Holdings.
Woolworths slumped as much as 6 percent to 69.10 rand in Johannesburg before trading at
69.99 rand as of 9:03 a.m. local time.
Myer made its initial approach on October 28 last year, when David Jones shares closed at A$2.71.
The retailer said today it was dropping the merger proposal in light of the Woolworths offer.
“We have always maintained a disciplined approach to valuation,” the company said in a regulatory statement.
Woolworths’ offer is “a decent price which I probably will accept,” Simon Marais, chairman of Allan Gray Australia, said by e-mail.
The fund manager is David Jones’s fifth-biggest shareholder with a 5 percent stake, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Moir had a “robust negotiation” with David Jones chairman Gordon Cairns over the price, the Woolworths chief executive told the media call.
The acquisition would be funded through a mix of cash, debt and a sale of new shares, with the value and other details of the equity raising to be disclosed in a shareholder letter in mid-May, Moir said.
Upmarket Retailer
Buying 176-year-old David Jones will give Woolworths control of an upmarket retailer in a country that has the world’s highest wealth per adult after Switzerland, according to Credit Suisse.
“The Australian economy is a little sluggish but this is a strong economy and it will come back,” Moir said.
The strong Australian dollar “creates a natural rand hedge for our business in South Africa,” he said.
David Jones, which has seen sales from stores open at least 12 months decline in all but two of the past 13 quarters, now stands to benefit should spending from higher-end consumers in Australia rise, Michael Simotas, a Sydney-based analyst at Deutsche Bank AG, wrote in a February 11 note to clients.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut the benchmark interest rate to a record-low 2.5 percent as it seeks to avoid a growth gap emerging in the economy from waning mining investment. Consumer Spending
That’s helped boost Australian house prices, retail sales, and confidence.
The nation’s household savings ratio, a key measure for forecasting consumer spending, fell below 10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 for the first time since 2010.
The offer “recognises the potential of the David Jones business, the positioning of the department store here and the value of the property” owned by the Australian company, Grant Saligari, an analyst at Credit Suisse in Melbourne, said by phone.
Woolworths already owns 88 percent of fashion chain Country Road Ltd. in Australia, so “they’ve got experience in this market,” Credit Suisse’s Saligari said.
The South African company currently gets about 16 percent of its revenues from Australia, where sales by Country Road have more than doubled over the last four fiscal years to A$706 million in the year ended last June.
If the two companies had been combined during their 2013 fiscal years, Australasia sales of 22.6 billion rand ($2.16 billion) would have amounted to about 43 percent of total revenue, according to a calculation by Bloomberg.
That size will help compete with offshore entrants, Moir said: “You’ve either got to accept that competition’s there and compete with it, or roll over and die.” – Bloomberg News
Woolworths wins retail battle for David Jones with A$2.15bn offer
By Jamie Smyth in Sydney and Andrew England in Cape Town April 9, 2014 3:50 am
©Bloomberg
David Jones has agreed a A$2.15bn (US$2bn) takeover by South African retailer Woolworths, which trumps a merger approach from rival Australian department store group Myer. The board of David Jones on Wednesday recommended a A$4-a-share offer by Woolworths to its shareholders – a 25 per cent premium on Tuesday’s closing price of $3.19.
“This is a compelling proposal that represents a significant premium to not only our intrinsic value but also to broker valuations and to recent share prices,” said George Cairns, chief executive of David Jones.
The deal scuppers a $3bn proposed merger between David Jones and Myer, which came to public attention in late January.
Myer had approached its rival with an offer of 1.06 of its shares for each David Jones share, but the merger was turned down in favour of the Woolworths approach.
Myer on Wednesday confirmed it had pulled out of the running for David Jones.
“While we believe in the strategic merits of our proposal and the potential value accretion for both sets of shareholders, we have always maintained a disciplined approach to valuation, and as a consequence we will advise David Jones today of the withdrawal of our proposed merger of equals,” Myer said.
The proposed acquisition by Woolworths – which is not linked to the Australian retailer of the same name – is the latest example of a surge in corporate deals in the Australian market since the start of the year.
Deal volumes reached $19.4bn in the first quarter, compared with $9.6bn in the same period a year earlier, according to Dealogic. That is the highest level of M&A activity since the first quarter of 2011, reflecting an improved economic outlook for the country.
Jaclyn Riley-Smith, partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, a law firm that advises on deals, said overall market sentiment remained cautious but there had been a pick-up in cross-border deals, which boded well for general M&A activity.
“There are some factors that would appear to be conducive to increased deal flow – low interest rates, readily available acquisition financing, a weaker Australian dollar and pent up acquisition demand after a quiet period in M&A,” she said.
“The political uncertainty of last year has eased and there have been few ‘big ticket’ M&A deals announced in Australia, and globally, which could also help get the ball rolling again,” she said.
Woolworths already owns retailer Country Road in Australia.
The deal – one of the biggest outward bound acquisitions for South Africa – highlights the increasing ambitions of South African companies as they look to expand beyond their domestic market, which has been struggling with lacklustre growth.
South African retailers, by far the largest and most developed in Africa, have generally been focusing on increasing their presence across their home continent, with Woolworths looking to double the number of its stores in African countries.
Ian Moir, Woolworths chief executive, said the combination of the two retailers would create a southern hemisphere-based retailer with meaningful scale, able to leverage common fashion seasonality with better sourcing capabilities.
David Jones is among the most well known Australian retailers, and claims to be the oldest department store in the world still operating under its original name.
It has endured a turbulent few years with growing competition from online retailers and foreign fashion groups such as H&M, Topshop and Gap, which have begun targeting Australia as part of a wave of globalisation.
The takeover requires approval by a majority of both company’s shareholders. David Jones shareholders are expected to vote on the proposal in June.
Shares in David Jones surged 23 per cent on Wednesday while Myer rose 3.9 per cent.
How the bid for David Jones unfolded
By Brett Cole April 09, 2014 4:00pm
In January, the chief executive of South Africa’s Woolworths Ian Moir and his investment banking advisers at Rothschild were dumbfounded when news emerged that Myer had proposed a merger with David Jones that offered no takeover premium.
Mr Moir and his bankers sensed an opportunity for the South African retailer to further broaden its Australian footprint and snare an asset that had been among the potential acquisitions Woolworths has been contemplating in the southern hemisphere.
Mr Moir knew Australia well. He was CEO of clothing retailer Country Road for a decade before he returned to parent company Woolworths.
After consulting with his Woolworths board and receiving their approval, Mr Moir contacted David Jones chairman Gordon Cairns last month. Both men established a rapport, helped, in part, by their shared Scottish ancestry that made the following weeks of negotiations between the companies and their advisers relatively smooth.
Woolworths is offering $4 cash a share or $2.1 billion to acquire David Jones. The takeover offer is a 25 per cent premium over David Jones’ closing share price yesterday. Myer in January disclosed it had proposed an “all stock, nil-premium merger” with David Jones, which had been swiftly rejected.
“I think Woolworths’ offer is vindication of the action taken by David Jones’ management not to take the Myer proposal seriously,” Paul Xiradis, chief executive of fund manager Ausbil, the fourth-biggest shareholder in David Jones with a 5.1 per cent stake as of September 30 last year, according to Bloomberg data.
Woolworths is paying a multiple of 23.8 times forecast 2014 earnings per share for David Jones.
That is a price too rich for Myer, which said it had dropped its proposal to merge with David Jones. Goldman Sachs and Flagstaff Partners were Myer’s investment banking advisers.
South-African listed Woolworths Holdings has a market capitalisation of about A$5.6 billion and annual revenues of $3.6 billion. About 16.4 per cent of revenues are derived from Australia.
David Jones shareholders will vote on the Woolworths takeover in late June. Woolworths hopes to close the transaction in July with the help of its lawyers at Gilbert + Tobin, Webber Wentzel and Linklaters.
Since January, Mr Moir has been in and out of Australia, meeting with his advisers and taking a sounding of the Australian retail market. Woolworths has leaned heavily on its South African advisers at Standard Bank who have been advising the company’s board on strategy but also co-lead a financing effort to fund the proposed acquisition.
Woolworths’ debt financing for the transaction are in place courtesy of Standard Bank,
Citigroup and J.P.Morgan. Details of the debt financing have yet to be disclosed but will include bridge financing and a share sale that will partly fund the proposed acquisition.
Teams of bankers and lawyers in South Africa, Australia, the UK and the US have now been working on the deal for nearly three months. For Rothschild, it is the second high-profile M&A transaction in months after its role advising Canada’s Saputo on the hotly contested takeover of Warrnambool Cheese & Butter.
Rothschild advised Woolworths-owned Country Road on the $US175 million acquisition of Witchery Group in 2012. On the basis of that work, Mr Moir hired Rothschild to study the potential for Woolworths to do more M&A in Australia and in other southern hemisphere countries.
Rothschild concluded that David Jones was a preferred target. Myer’s merger approach to David Jones opened the door for Woolworths to launch its bid.
David Jones is being advised by Gresham and Macquarie.
(Reporting by Brett.Cole@businessspectator.com.au
Editing by Victoria.Thieberger@businessspectator.com.au )

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Assessment Overview: Let’s get branded. A strong identity is important in a media dense society.

Assessment Overview:
Let’s get branded. A strong identity is important in a media dense society. People must be able to associate your ID and your product together. Write, present, video, and design a Digital ID. You will also need to evaluate and describe any legal and ethical issues that may impact your Digital ID.
Assignment instructions:
Your objective is to present a clear, concise and powerful online ID. You will need to draw upon your past two assignments and your research to justify and validate your choice of online ID. Your goal is to create an online ID that you can use in the real world tomorrow.
You will be required to provide supporting documentation for your Digital ID:
4. Digital ID research (URBAN BEAUTY JUNKIES website)
4.1. Provide supporting research that informs your choice of digital ID
5. What are the legal and ethical issues?
5.1. How will you protect your ID?
5.2. How will you ensure your ID is ethical?
5.3. How will you act legally and ethically?
Marking criteria:
You will be assessed on the following requirements:
Presentation POWER POINT (up to 6 slides of information not including cover page and references page, MAKE IT INTERESTING) 20%
Supporting documentation (1000 WORDS) 20%
TOTAL 40%
Submission information:
– Your presentation may be video, website, concept, social channel, blog or any other format that supports your research and ID.
– The assessment supporting documentation should be the equivalent of 1000 words in length.
– Electronic assignments can have links to external websites, resources or examples. However, all links must be tested before submitting your assignment.
– Work is to be submitted electronically and each page should be identified with the student’s name and student identification number.
– Cover Page
– Table of content
– References lists (minimum 6 references) and intext references requires

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You are to research a real life business example of your choice and the impact of IT on Trip Advisor –https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/

Student Number:
Student Name (Block letters)
HOLMES INSTITUTE
FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
HCIMES
INSTITUTE
FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Individual Assignment
HOLMES INSTITUTE
FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
HC1041 Assessment Two
Impact of IT on Business
1500 – 2000 words worth 25%
HC1041 IT for Business
Trimester 1 2017
Date Due: Friday Week 11 by 5:00 PM
Marks: Weighting 25%
Individual Assignment Requirements
You are to research a real life business example of your choice and the impact of IT on
Trip Advisor –https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/
Telstra — https://www.telstra.com.au/
Commonwealth Bank of Australia — https://www.commbank.com.au/
Qantas — https://www.uantas.com/au/en.html
HC1041 IT for Business – Trimester 1 2017
Assessment 2 Criteria (Individual Assignment 25%) Weighting
1. Introduction: 5
Clear statement of purpose, clarity of methods and assumptions; 25
systematic approach to project.
2. Use of resources:
Application of relevant course concepts, tools and frameworks use of
evidences, engagement with the literature.
3. Content: 60
• Balanced coverage of each of the important points,
• Richness of analysis;
• Flow of ideas;
• Validity of objectives,
• Use of own insight and originality;
• Feasibility of recommendations and implementation consideration
4. Organization and Presentation: 5
Clarity of structure, quality of presentation, style and readability. Title page, Table of contents, List of abbreviations and/or glossary, Executive summary/abstract, Introduction, Body, Conclusion Recommendations, Bibliography, Appendices
5. Citation practice: 5
Appropriate citation of sources and evidences used.
HC1041 IT for Business – Trimester 1 2017 2
Individual Assignment Requirements
You are to research a real life business example of your choice and the impact of IT on that business.
Important points
1) Does your chosen business need IT?
2) Why IT is important for business survival?
3) What is required to apply IT into your chosen business? (I.e. cost, planning, designing, equipment, installation, training, etc…)
4) How does your chosen business use IT? (internally such as employees, and externally such as customers, suppliers)
5) What benefits and advantages does IT bring to your chosen business? (I.e. revenue, flexibility, reduces cost, etc….)
6) What type of risks does IT bring to your chosen business? (i.e. security, privacy, confidentiality)
7) How can your chosen business maintain and monitor IT?
Your report will be assessed on the quality of your research and report presentation. Discussion must be relevant to your chosen business. Your report is to be in the style of a business report. There is a limit of ten pages excluding appendices.
You can choose a business from any of the following industries:
• Healthcare
• Food processing
• Banking and finance
• Telecommunications
• Library
• Transport
• Airlines
• Printing and publishing
• Media
• Computer gaming
• tourism
Examples:
Trip Advisor –https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/
Telstra — https://www.telstra.com.au/
Commonwealth Bank of Australia — https://www.commbank.com.au/
Qantas — https://www.uantas.com/au/en.html
HC1041 IT for Business – Trimester 1 2017

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: e-Business Prototype Website

Assessment Item-3: e-Business Prototype Website
Solution and Report (Total 50 marks)
Due Date: Friday, 02th of June 2017, 11:45PM AEST
Weighting: 50%
Length: 3500 words
Submission: Online Group submission as per instructions on the Moodle web site.
Assessment Objectives:
This assessment items relates to course learning outcomes:
1. Articulate the recent developments in e-business industry and its likely future directions.
2. Compare and explain various types of e-business infrastructure technologies, business models, and payment and security systems in a corporate setting.
3. Formulate and critically evaluate the impact of e-business strategies on organisational processes and outcomes.
4. Demonstrate the technical research skills to assess existing and emerging e-business technologies to transform organisations for competitive advantages.
5. Develop the ability to work independently and contribute as a member of team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.
6. Interpret the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of e-business systems.
7. Build e-business prototype solutions using open source technologies.
Assessment Task:
This is your major assignment and can be done in a group of 4 members. The aim of this major assignment is to give you the opportunity to practice and demonstrate the knowledge that you have gained in this course as well as your skills and experience by developing a prototype website solution for an SME. Hence, this assessment gives you the best opportunity for you to learn by doing and working in a team environment. Today it is a fact that e-business websites are an integral part of any business operation for competitive as well as survival reasons. We have high expectations of you and therefore as a future ICT professional you need to be able to show your intellectual capability by providing a prototype website solution for an SME of your choice in any industry type. This is critical, so you can use cutting edge and state of the art technologies available on the Internet as open sources to carry out your required work. So, there are two parts in this assessment: 6 | P a g e
Part-1: E-Business Website Prototype Solution (20 marks; 500 words)
You as a group need to develop an e-business prototype website solution using open source (Joomla CMS) in any industry of your choice for an SME (small to mid-size business). You will be required to design, configure and populate your proposed E-business web site using the Joomla CMS via the URL in the cloudaccess.net .
To open a Joomla free account, please go directly to: https://www.cloudaccess.net/joomla/free-hosting.html
Each group need to create one account for their proposed Website solution.
In this part of the assessment, you are required to configure your Joomla site and design homepage using Cloud access URL created by your group for your proposed E-business. You are required to add extensions like catalogue, shopping cart, contact us, customer registration and any other extension appropriate for your business model such as calendar, social web, maps and weather, please see http://extensions.joomla.org/ for more information.
Show Site Map of your proposed E – business model:
• Briefly describe your group project reflections (some of the challenges encountered) in designing your e-business website (250 words).
• List and explain the resources you had researched or used for designing your e-business website as a group (250 words).
You are encouraged to use critical thinking, innovative ideas, and your imagination to produce your e-business prototype solution.
Part-2: E-Business Report (30 marks, 3000 words)
As a group you need to choose and propose e-business of your choice, approved by your local lecturer (or course coordinator for distance students). So please discuss your proposal with you teacher in advance.
This group assignment relates to your understanding of the technological infrastructure and functional requirements of a small to mid-size e-business and to allow you to demonstrate your ability to research, analyse, synthesise and evaluate, and specify the requirements of a proposed e-commerce website in a report. You are required to use at least 12 sources including 6 academic to write a high quality report.
It is expected that you will demonstrate your learning, integration and incorporation of the knowledge that you have acquired during this course to produce a high quality e-business report. 7 | P a g e
Marking Criteria for the Report:
• Report cover page (course name and title, report title, group details, due date),
• Executive summary,
• Table of contents,
• Introduction (including aim, objectives, scope and limitations of the report),
• Background of the report topic (including e-business proposal/planning, e-business strategies),
• Discussions of proposed solution including but not limited to;
??e-business model(s),
??e-business marketing,
??e-business infrastructure (such as hardware, software, resource requirements),
??e-business payment system(s),
??e-business legal, security, privacy and other issues, and
??e-business benefits that will be derived from the implementation of your, e-business prototype website solution,
• Conclusions and Recommendations,
• References (at least 12 sources including 6 academic),
• Appendices (if needed).

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Modeling of Engineering Management Systems

Post Graduate Program
Assignment Cover Sheet

Subject Name: Modeling of Engineering Management Systems
Problem Statement
Review one research article in the area of engineering (construction/civil/mechanical/chemical/electrical) that includes one of the Statistical modelling techniques cite below. The article must be directed at a scholarly audience. State clearly the research question, the experiment carried, the author interest, state clearly the hypothesis intended to be tested by the selected article using Statistical modelling techniques. Describe the dependent variable-the independent variables-the factors. You need to discuss the type of data and its source (give a brief overview of how the data was acquired, collected, observed or measured).
Discuss the findings, the tests of the assumptions. Give interpretation of the results and discuss the author conclusion in relation to the findings.
In case you have access to the research data, carry out the checking of the assumptions. You may even replicate the research (Reverse Engineering). The scientific article should have been published in ranked journals A or B.
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Statistical modelling techniques Technique to be researched :
Sunday class: Anova By Blocking or repeated Measures
Monday class: Multi_factor Anova
Tuesday class: Multiple Regression
Wednesday: Logistic Regression or Multiple Regression
Saturday: Logistic Regression or Multiple Regression with categorical independent variable
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Length: three pages typed (1.5 line spacing).
Source of the Journal article: Use the data bases available through the Library home page. UOWD subscribes to a large number of electronic form journals. Provide the research articles with the report. So you need to spot the article that look interesting to you in terms of the use.
Group work: All the members are expected to contribute to the writing of the report. All the members are responsible for any plagiarism. The groups are expected to work independently. You should submit your work as a report in a binding form.
Note: (Do not search through web).
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The marking criteria will be based on
• Selection of the article which describes the statistical approach with enough detail to enable you to have a knowledgeable awareness of the research conducted and possible access to the original data to verify the reported results ( if possible).
• Describe the use of statistical versus the research hypothesis.
• The effort made by the team in understanding the article and the experimental design employed in the analysis (Do not give a summary of the paper).
• The report should demonstrate that you have (s) grasped the important concepts
• The report should demonstrate some relevant evidence of depth understanding of the objective of the empirical research conducted by the author(s)
• The quality of the writing (do not rewrite the research article). The report should be coherent
• The completeness and validity of the material in relation to the Author(s) research question
• The validity of the tested hypothesis in relation to the Author(s) research question
• Explicit awareness of strength and weakness of the research
• The quality of presentation and organization of the report, including the quality of expression
• Detail the empirical method
• Apply the critiquing criteria to the evaluation of the paper and its hypothesis
• Evaluate the method and the instrument used in the empirical analysis and state limitation(s)

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Covering Modules One, Two and Three Consider that you have established a marine surveying company to provide services to your local port.

TUTOR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
FLP2524 Diploma in Marine Surveying
Covering Modules One, Two and Three
Consider that you have established a marine surveying company to provide services to your local port.
Part One: 10 marks
As a self-employed surveyor your finance will be an important consideration How would you plan your finances and what financial statements would you keep?
Part Two: 25 Marks
Describe the key types of survey you would focus on for your business, explaining the particular skills you would have to carry out this work.
Selecting one these types of survey, briefly outline the international codes and regulations that would guide you in your findings. What influence would the Flag state and Classification have in directing you to making your report.
To protect your integrity, there may be a situation where you to refuse or to abandon a survey. What reasons may you have to justify this decision?
Part Three: 25 marks
Explain the importance to have knowledge of trading arrangements of the ship you are surveying. Briefly describe the matrix of key contracts used in the international maritime trade. Further explain the different types of charter parties commonly used and the three key applications of the Bills of Lading.
Part Four: 40 Marks
You have been instructed by a ship-owner to carry out a damage survey for a vessel that has suffered fire damage in the accommodation.
Describe your preparation for this work, including the equipment that you would take with you.
Who would you consider to be key people to meet and discuss to carry out this work?
Outline the report to your principal on the survey carried out. (Note this question does not require the full content of a written report, an outline of a formal report is required)
Note: You should aim for 1500 words to complete this assignment
For candidates taking the Diploma option, all Tutor Marked Assignments must be completed. There is a minimum pass mark for each assignment and candidates will be expected to reach this minimum standard.
Please ensure that you use the NKC Diploma Assignment Template found on your course home page and submit via Turnitin
There is no penalty for the late submission of an assignment, provided all assessments are completed by the end of the course. You are recommended to complete each assignment by the suggested deadline date, so the marker can plan their time and return your work as quickly as possible. However, you can submit assignments at any time during the course, but a longer time period may elapse before your marked work is returned.
The suggested deadline for this assignment is:
26th August 2016
Lloyd’s and the Lloyd’s crest are the registered trademarks of the Society incorporated by the Lloyd’s Act
1871 by the name of ‘Lloyd’s’

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You may choose to do one of the following topics, or both. In either case, make sure you clearly indicate what you are doing by saying so in your introduction and by the use of clear headings in your report.

You may choose to do one of the following topics, or both. In either case, make sure you clearly indicate what you are doing by saying so in your introduction and by the use of clear headings in your report.
The topics are:
1. Building on the literature review from Assessment Item 1, discuss whether or not the TFV represents a social contract between the accounting profession. Support your position with convincing arguments from the academic literature.
2. Explain the relevance and application of the social contract to Legitimacy Theory in accounting.
If you choose to just one topic, the body of your report will consist of a maximum of 5,000 words on that topic. However, if you choose to do both topics, then each topic has a maximum limit of 2,500 words each and available marks will also be allocated evenly between topics.
Report format
Please set your report out using the following simple report outline.
Title
Synopsis (also known as an Executive Summary)
Use the synopsis to summarise your topic and the key points of what you found about your topic. This should be no more than two paragraphs. Professional writers usually write this last.
Introduction
This is not the same as a synopsis. An introduction should be a road map to your entire report: what the topic was, where you searched, what you found, what the key points are.
An introduction can take up to half a page. Write this after the literature review and conclusion sections, but before the synopsis.
Make sure that you clearly explain here which topic or topics you have elected to research.
Report body (5,000 words max)
• If you are doing 1 topic, then this is 5,000 words in this section.
• If you are doing 2 topics, then make sure each is clearly indicated with appropriate headings, and each topic must be up to a maximum of 2,500 words.
Conclusion
This wraps up (summarises) the key points of the report. Use this section to conclusively and clearly state from your research of the topic or topics.
References
Place your references here. I expect quite a few. Each reference listed here must also have a citation within the text of your literature review. The reverse is also true: every citation of a source within your literature review must point to a reference here in your reference list.
The assessment criteria
As you can probably guess, there is no single -correct- answer for this assignment, although there can be many -incorrect- answers. You will be assessed on:
• the quality of your scholarship (research, processing information, and finally the ability to present what your found out in a useful way) (70%)
• the quality of your English expression (15%)
• the quality (readability) of your presentation (15%).
You may use either the Harvard or APA referencing style for this assignment, but you must be consistent and you must reference all sources of your information. A failure to reference properly will attract penalties of up to 5 marks.
Plagiarism or academic misconduct (such as using someone else to write your assignment) will attract worse penalties.
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