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.............................................................................................Assignment Writing Guide Contents INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................................... 1 V8Dec13 . 5 APPENDIX A – EXAMPLE ASSIGNMENT WITH ADDED COMMENTS ................................................................................................................................................... 9 ©Australian Institute of Business ........................................ 3 BASIC FORMAT OF AN ASSIGNMENT REPORT ............................................ 2 USING PEER REVIEWED/SCHOLARLY JOURNAL ARTICLES ........................................................ 2 IMPORTANCE OF CITATION AND REFERENCING .......................................................... 3 A NINE-STEP APPROACH TO WRITING ASSIGNMENTS ..

Your assignment should normally contain the following number of relevant references from different sources in the reference list. 3. 2. EBSCO Host) which can be accessed through the AIB website. which is much more heavily weighted at 75%.. Scoring well on the assignment can sometimes mean the difference between a pass and a fail for the subject – or a high distinction versus just a distinction. the assignment prepares you for the exam. Please carefully check your assignments before final submission to ensure that all quoted and paraphrased materials are properly cited and referenced. 7. 3. as referred to above. You are strongly advised to carefully read The AIB Style Guide for clarification of these requirements. 6. Using peer reviewed / scholarly journal articles. MBA assignments: 6 – 12 4. Appendix A . A nine-step approach to writing assignments.e. Importance of citation and referencing 2. In this sense. BBA assignments: 5 – 10 b. 5. Students are highly encouraged to use peer reviewed journal articles as this may contribute towards a higher grade. The basic format of an assignment. that is: a. AIB checks assignments with anti-plagiarism software.Assignment Writing Guide INTRODUCTION While your assignment comprises only 25% of your subject grade.Example assignment with added comments IMPORTANCE OF CITATION AND REFERENCING 1. This Assignment Writing Guide consists of five parts: 1. and b. it serves an important function in helping you focus on the concepts and clarify your learning. a reference list relating specifically to your in-text references. All references must be from credible sources such as books. citations (or in-text references) of quoted and paraphrased materials to support your arguments/comments. Your grade will be adversely affected if there are no or poor citations and/or reference list. peer reviewed journals. and 5. You are encouraged to make use of the AIB online library (i. 4. 2 V8Dec13 . magazines. Assignments must contain proper citations and referencing using the Harvard ‘authordate’ style referred to in the AIB Style Guide. ©Australian Institute of Business. a. company documents and recent articles.

Preferably you should filter the publication date to within the last 3 to 5 years. Do the assignment instructions suggest that the assignment should be aimed at a particular manager of a particular organisation? If no particular manager is mentioned in the instructions. consider the subject of the assignment and who will read it. understand and address the assignment question Carefully read the assignment question and make sure you understand clearly what is being asked. authentic and reliable as they are evaluated and recommended for publication by several experts in the field. assume that the instructor will be ©Australian Institute of Business. The word count should be used as a guide as to the desired length of your written assignment. It is strongly recommended that you follow these steps in sequential order in order to address your assignment requirements. It is therefore strongly suggested that you use the most recent peer reviewed / scholarly articles for your assignment.Assignment Writing Guide USING PEER REVIEWED/SCHOLARLY JOURNAL ARTICLES Peer review is an academically accepted measure of quality. Peer reviewed journal articles are normally considered more credible. This is the first and most important step. By doing this you will know what you need to do. 1. 3 V8Dec13 . make sure you check the word count and make sure you understand what is required. The “Refine your search” option (as shown below) in the AIB Online Library can help you to filter and view the peer reviewed / scholarly articles. be mindful that submissions that exceed the word count guide by more than 10% will have marks deducted. But. Then. how to do it and whether you need some form of assistance to finish the assignment. Read. Your submission must be responsive to the assignment question. A NINE-STEP APPROACH TO WRITING ASSIGNMENTS The following provides a recommended nine-step approach to writing assignments. This will not only provide you with up to date knowledge but will also enable you to produce quality work. Furthermore.

The AIB Style Guide has details of what information is required for referencing in the assignment. organized list of headings and some sub-headings and topics about important issues that will have to be addressed. Inform yourself as to how Table of Contents (TOC) fields are formatted in MS Word. 2. we recommend you use the Office Word Format/Font command to set Times New Roman Regular 12 point font. 4. and only then. Bear these in mind as you plan and write the assignment. or other word processing application you may be using. otherwise). 5. Start writing the assignment Then. Take notes and write down reference information about your sources (you may forget or lose them. starting with your textbook. Consult the Assignment Cover Sheet and Assessment Sheet and the marking criteria for your assignment with weightings for concepts. make sure you collect all that information when you first have your hands on the source of information. Organise your notes bearing in mind the marking criteria Organize your notes and finalise the outline with its headings and sub-headings and topics.5 line spacing – refer to the AIB Style Guide. Collate information and note your sources for proper citation and referencing Gather information from articles and other credible sources (preferably from peer reviewed journal articles). Collecting all the necessary information for proper citation and referencing as soon as you encounter the source will save you precious time during the course of your writing. 4 V8Dec13 . application of concepts and so on. start writing the assignment. It will give you a chance to finalize your outline before proceeding with the actual writing. jotting down the main concepts and ideas that seem relevant. The notes below about the format of an assignment have details of how each part of the assignment should be written (and include the recommended length of some sections). and how to update the page numbers for your Table of contents as your composition grows and evolves. For your assignment writing. Comparing your outline with the Assignment Cover Sheet and Assessment Sheet will let you know if you have covered everything that the assignment requires or if you have included something that is irrelevant. Is there any relevant history related to your topic? Or is there any important detail that will be of high significance to the future? Are there any important people involved? Knowing such details will give you a better idea as to how to start and finish your assignment. aim the assignment at them and their requirements and knowledge. The list will also come in handy if you want to double check information. It not only gives you direction as you write. Organisation is always the key to a well-written assignment. Do background reading and jot down notes Do some brief background reading around the topic. 6.Assignment Writing Guide the audience. Whoever the reader is. Organise your assignment Make a tentative. and the Format/Paragraph command to set 1. 3. Fine-tune your listing of subject headings as you start gathering information about the assignment’s topics. ©Australian Institute of Business. but it also gives your paper a certain level of professionalism.

Your executive summary should include what you did. In fact in many busy business situations. sometimes decisions are often made solely on the basis of executive summary if it is persuasive. do not include the Executive Summary/Abstract. spelling mistakes and/or improper use of periods. 8. Also. The title of the assignment should be comprehensive enough to give the reader an idea about the coverage of the assignment. as well as providing a summary of the conclusions and recommendations and reasons for them. Write the Executive Summary Now write the Executive Summary. Make sure you add or delete appropriate words or paragraphs and check the spelling and grammar. Include the name of the business investigated if you are writing a case study. and submit the assignment to AIB. Include only salient points of your assignment. you need to place the word count (which includes all text from the Introduction section to the end of the Conclusion section) here. and add / delete words as necessary. Make sure you read your assignment carefully to check for errors or omissions. Although the executive summary appears as first section of the ©Australian Institute of Business. read and re-read your draft. what your main findings were and what are your key recommendations. commas or question marks. readers first want to see the summary. remembering to provide a word count which includes the Introduction section through to the beginning of the References section (that is. Check whether the flow of thoughts is clear and maintains continuity. Executive summary This tells your reader what the assignment is about because it describes the topics or issues discussed. BASIC FORMAT OF AN ASSIGNMENT REPORT This section will explain how you should develop the sections of your assignment. It is called a summary because it is supposed to be brief and comprehensive.Assignment Writing Guide 7. Re-read and re-write your assignment ensuring you adhere to the word count Re-writing is essential. ensure that you adhere to the required word count. Lastly. References or Appendices in the word count). Prior to re-writing. Before going through the entire assignment. 5 V8Dec13 . An example assignment that follows this format is provided at Appendix A. Check for any grammatical errors. Title page Give your assignment a title and type out the main words from the assignment for the marker to know what the assignment is all about. 9. This is the summary of the entire assignment. how you did it. Write the References Add the References according the requirements of the AIB Style Guide.

Table of contents After the title page and the executive summary. except if you are asked to write a marketing plan. in contrast. for example. The start of each section should make obvious its link to previous sections. Present information in a logical order. Please ensure the table of contents is updated before you submit the completed assignment. outlining relevant facts and events. As the executive summary is part of the marketing plan. Discussion The sections after the Introduction are where you begin the discussion. however. ‘The previous sections discussed strengths. To update the page numbers in the contents table. MS Word provides a function for inserting an automatic table of contents. nevertheless’. After ©Australian Institute of Business. Make your headings longer than just one or two cryptic words. Transition words are especially useful for this linking of paragraphs.Assignment Writing Guide assignment. you should show a table of contents with a list of the numbered sections and subsections of the assignment. it should be written last after completing the assignment. Use information from a number of credible sources to support your findings and try not to include numeric calculations in the main body of the assignment. for example. The whole Introduction section should not take more than about half a page or so. A rule of thumb is that there should be at least one section or subsection heading per page. Instead. in addition. on the other hand. consequently. Do not include any sub headings in this section. It is usually one or two paragraphs and should not be more than 250 words. so. so that they also help the reader to quickly understand the sections and flow of the assignment. These sections after the Introduction will follow a logical pattern of thought. with their page numbers. this section turns to weaknesses’. it is included in the word count. when you have completed your assignment: • left click on the table • right click and select Update Field • ensure “Update page numbers only” is selected • click OK Introduction The introduction tells your reader what you are going to tell them in the body of your assignment. Remember to not include these words in the word count. Numbered appendices. 6 V8Dec13 . tables and figures with their titles should also be presented in the table of contents. Acknowledge all sources using the Harvard ‘author-date’ style. purpose or objective of the assignment is. but. Then your second paragraph should say what the aim. any limitations and a very brief summary of the sections (no more than about two lines for this summary of the sections). The first paragraph of your introduction gives the background to the assignment and why it is useful. furthermore. This is to prevent interrupting the flow of the assignment. include these as an appendix to the assignment. ‘moreover.

Following the tertiary level heading. including the scale used.the title should be long enough to make the table or figure self-contained so that its conclusion can be grasped without referring back to the text of the assignment. sub-headings and topics such as in the example below: 1 Heading Under the primary level heading. 1. A figure such as a pie chart. for example. the first paragraph of this section begins like this. 1. the first paragraph of this section begins like this. ©Australian Institute of Business.Assignment Writing Guide this linkage has been established. for example. the first paragraph of this section begins like this. the purpose of the section should be made clear in a theme sentence at the start of each paragraph. the first paragraph of this section begins like this. However.1 Sub-heading topic Under the secondary level heading. 2 Heading Under the primary level heading. the first paragraph of this section begins like this.1 Sub-sub-heading topic. The main body of the report will include headings. 2. 7 V8Dec13 . Following this tertiary level heading. for example. ‘sales revenue in $00s’ • axes scales which are clearly marked. the first paragraph of this section begins like this. 2. ‘Figure 3: plume path for a nuclear power plant incident based upon wind blowing from the top.1 Sub.1 Sub-heading topic Under the secondary level heading.sub-heading topic.1. Each table and figure should have: • a number and a title at the top .’ • a legend clearly showing what each line or symbol in a figure stands for • axes titles and column headings that clearly describe the variables involved. a bar chart or a line chart is especially useful for showing relationships between variables. Tables and figures Tables and figures are an excellent way of illustrating and justifying your argument. and which have a clear break if the scale is not continuous from zero. No pollution extends beyond ten miles. ‘This section aims to discover those areas where threats could affect strategies’. Make sure all the important points in your arguments are in your text and that the reader does not have to search in a table or figure for those points. they must complement the written words discussed in the sections above and should not replace that discussion.1. More details about tables and figures are in Appendix A.

Recommendations In some assignments. and takes up to three quarters of a page and no more. When detailing your recommendations. the reader can choose whether they look at an appendix or not. especially if the assignment is about an organisational strategy or a managerial decision. References A listing of all resources referred to in the assignment. should be provided. The conclusion should briefly describe the assignment’s recommendations that are detailed in the next section. ©Australian Institute of Business. Appendices The appendices include appropriate. assembled in author alphabetical order. So you should explicitly refer to an appendix in the text of the body of your assignment. They are not included in the word count. you may be asked to make some recommendations or you may think that you will get more marks if you do so. you may also need to consider who will action them. These recommendations are drawn from your conclusions above. with a very brief outline of its contents. how they will be measured. 8 V8Dec13 . that is. The priority that you place on each recommendation may also be required. Your recommendations outline the specific actions that are required. without introducing new material. This conclusion should summarise and tie together the whole of the assignment. and the timeframe for the recommendations. Refer to Appendix A and the AIB Style Guide for details. These are optional for the reader.Assignment Writing Guide Conclusion The conclusion has two paragraphs or so. This is not included in the word count. A final sentence should demonstrate that the purpose of the assignment that was stated in the Introduction section has been achieved. related materials.

When you refer to an example. provide enough details about the person so that a reader who does not know about the person. Examples like Kerry Packer and Richard Branson are used to illustrate the arguments. Assignment topic Comment [A2]: The assignment topic is placed here just in case the marker did not have the assignment topic handy when he or she was marking the assignment. with 1. can understand the points about that person that you are trying to make. Large organisations are by their nature bureaucratic and as such promote an environment in which the entrepreneur cannot survive. albeit rather succinctly. This paper considers that apparent compatibility and concludes that entrepreneurship and corporate structures can be compatible in some cases. to illustrate the points you are making. You will have to provide a definition of entrepreneurship in the introduction to your paper. from your reading and your own experience. Comment [A5]: Nice short sentence that orients the reader to the main idea of the assignment . 9 V8Dec13 Comment [A4]: This summary was only about 60 words and it is usually one or two paragraphs of only 100 or so words.Assignment Writing Guide APPENDIX A – EXAMPLE ASSIGNMENT WITH ADDED COMMENTS Title: Entrepreneurship and corporations Comment [A1]: Notice that the font is appropriately set to 12 point Times New Roman. ©Australian Institute of Business. Word count (from the start of the Introduction section to the end of the Conclusion section): 1584 words Comment [A3]: Please note that current word limit is 2500 words for every MBA assignment and 2000 words for BBA assignments.5 line spacing. But it covers the main points well enough. and then justify your own position. The paper first defines entrepreneurship and characteristics of entrepreneurs. In your answer. The characteristics of a typical entrepreneur are irreconcilable with a corporate career. It then establishes that some corporations can incorporate entrepreneurs in what is called corporate entrepreneurship. Executive summary Entrepreneurship and corporate structures appear to be incompatible. It then looks at why these entrepreneurs may not fit into corporations. provide very many examples of entrepreneurs and corporate managers. Prepare a discussion paper in essay style in which you survey the arguments for and against the above quotation.

................................................................................................................................................................................. Corporate entrepreneurship .................................... Conclusion................... 8 References .............................................................Assignment Writing Guide Table of contents 1...... What is entrepreneurship? .......................................................... The characteristics of an entrepreneur ......... 9 ©Australian Institute of Business.................................. .............. Introduction ........................ 6 5............................................. 4 3........ Compatibility of entrepreneurial characteristics with a corporate career ................... 7 6.............................................................. 10 V8Dec13 Comment [A6]: If you have subheadings then you should include them in the table of contents as well..... 4 2.................................................................. 5 4............

©Australian Institute of Business. the entrepreneurship will be defined followed by assessing the characteristics of …. Virgin Air is a small specialist airline that attracts some customers away from more established airlines.Assignment Writing Guide 1 Introduction Comment [A7]: This Introduction is appropriately short. Comment [A13]: This delimitation is OK provided it is justified (which it is here in the comment about the word limit) One disadvantage of adopting this rather general definition of entrepreneurship is that there are as many as six schools of thought that focus on just one of these many activities of entrepreneurs (Kuratko & Hodgetts 2007).. The aim of this paper is to investigate whether the characteristics of an entrepreneur are irreconcilable with a corporate career and whether the bureaucratic nature of large organisations promotes an environment where the entrepreneur cannot survive. Our textbook has this comprehensive definition that is not limited to small business ventures and so is appropriate for this general discussion: “An entrepreneur is an innovator or developer who recognises Comment [A12]: Note that there is a capital letter at the start of only the first word in this and all the headings. But this summary about the sections is good in that it says something about the final conclusion to which the whole assignment is heading. to delimit the discussion to the word limit of the assignment.. I will define entrepreneurship. The paper has three sections. Then I will assess the characteristics of entrepreneurs and their fit within a corporate management structure. e. Entrepreneurs are typically thought to start up small businesses that confront bigger and older business. p.’ This shows the linkage between the ideas and what the examples illustrate. Comment [A9]: The Introduction should say explicitly what its aim. and seizes opportunities.g. entrepreneurship needs to be defined. But is this picture of entrepreneurs correct? Comment [A8]: These very few sentences give the background to the assignment and orient the reader to what the assignment is all about. For example. Most entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activity must have regard for each of these six schools of thought. The assignment says explicitly things like ‘For example. effort. It should be about half a page at the most. there are clear examples of individual entrepreneurs who are influenced more strongly by a particular school of Comment [A14]: The examples are very good and were asked for in the assignment. objective or goal is near the beginning. money or skills. Comment [A11]: The Introduction should very briefly outline the assignment. adds value through time. converts those opportunities into workable/marketable ideas. 2. 11 V8Dec13 . just like this example does. The conclusion ties the arguments Comment [A10]: The use of first person “I” should be avoided. This is correct. thought. However. This paragraph about the sections is slightly too long. assumes the risks of the competitive marketplace to implement these ideas. First. and then analyse the concept of corporate entrepreneurship. Note that this paper follows that definition’s emphasis on ‘marketable ideas’ and focuses on new ideas and creative solutions in business situations. What is entrepreneurship? To begin the discussion. together into a final position about the place of entrepreneurship within some though not all corporate structures. 32). First. and realises the rewards from these efforts” (Kuratko & Hodgetts 2007.

and emotional stability. entrepreneurship is a complex and wide-ranging set of activities. If it was known. airlines. determination.d. Nonentrepreneurial attributes include impulsiveness. In one study. In turn.d. Refer to the AIB Style Guide for how all these citations and references are to be written. this paragraph is the only one-sentence paragraph in the whole document. activities is to recognize opportunities. characteristics and attributes most likely to be found in entrepreneurs. we will now assess the compatibility of those skills with a corporate career. migrant family and suffered racist taunts at school. broader skill utilization and the possibility to pursue their own ideas rather than financial rewards (Benz 2006).Assignment Writing Guide For example. you have not got much of a future” (‘John Ilham Biography’ n.). Desirable attributes include the capacity to inspire. Comment [A18]: This theme sentence at the start of the paragraph summarises what the whole paragraph is about. personal initiative. The characteristics of an entrepreneur Considerable research has been undertaken regarding common attributes of successful entrepreneurs (Timmons & Spinelli 2007). Branson has taken his Virgin brand over enormous territory (music. 12 V8Dec13 Comment [A19]: A short sentence that summarises what has been established and introduces the next section is OK. Comment [A16]: This short summary of the position that the student is trying to establish is a good idea. and great perseverance and Comment [A17]: Correctly. desirable and non-entrepreneurial attributes. 3. opportunity obsession. authoritarianism and ‘machoism’. risk tolerance. perfectionist tendencies. most entrepreneurs desire greater autonomy. He grew up in a struggling.) (‘Richard Branson Virgin Group’ n. Note that entrepreneurs do not seem to be driven intensely by financial benefits.). mobile phones. He claimed that his commitment to focusing on opportunities was cemented when a primary school teacher told him: “As for you young man. develop companies to realize those opportunities under the Virgin brand while partners provide most of the investment. In fact. creativity and adaptability. Having now established the skills. is very useful and strongly recommended for your writing. ©Australian Institute of Business. high achieving entrepreneurs that there were three principle reasons behind their success: the ability to respond positively to challenges and learn from mistakes. appropriate values. . Richard Branson appears to be a champion of the venture opportunity school of thought. and the motivation to succeed. In brief. means no date because the date of the creation or last revision of the Internet source is not known. financial services etc. In addition. Core attributes include commitment and determination. Paragraphs should usually have around three or four sentences about one idea. leadership. He has developed a business method he refers to as branded venture capital where-by the major thrust of his Comment [A15]: This is the citation of an Internet source and the n. Timmons and Spinnelli (2007) state that the many characteristics of entrepreneurs can be segmented into some core. the displacement school helps explain why John Ilham was a driving force behind his Crazy John mobile phone retail business. intelligence.d. the date should have been put in there.

However. But. Borda established a chain of pet shops in South Australia in the 1980’s known as Petstop. Job requirements are clearly defined.Assignment Writing Guide 4. Consequently. 13 V8Dec13 Comment [A20]: Where is the citation and reference for this story? It should be included. However. his affinity for knowing when to sell and buy. Today. Borda then identified an emerging opportunity to provide kangaroo meat for the human consumption market. Compatibility of entrepreneurial characteristics with a corporate career Most large organizations tend to be highly structured and hierarchical with a hierarchy that facilitates effective monitoring of performance and control (Casson 1994). Borda was unable to convince management of the company to change direction. For example. His recognition of the commercial potential of cricket. Borda rolled the stores out at a faster rate than company profits justified and he was eventually declared bankrupt. achievable and unchanging goals. for all of this. Kerry Packer built an empire on the back of his own capacity to sense opportunity (‘Kerry Packer: Empire builder’ n. Despite his vision. How can we believe the story without its source being provided? . Whilst the chain was popular. there ©Australian Institute of Business.). Borda returned to the salaried work force in a company that sold kangaroo meat for pet consumption throughout SA. Their motivation may be suppressed by the organization setting low. He just needs the organization to support his creativity and innovation. Borda took his vision outside of the company and successfully convinced some investors to purchase the company and change its direction. this control system will block the wide-ranging and innovative nature of entrepreneurs described above. For example. Their inclination to identify opportunity may be suppressed by conservative managers who hold more senior positions within the organization structure.d. accountability is clear and the chain of command is known. is an entrepreneur who was not able to survive in the traditional organization structure. proprietor of Macro Meats. his intricate understanding of the television and media market and his recognition of the emerging power of the wagering and gaming market are all examples of his entrepreneurial capacity. They would be likely to find their commitment and determination restricted within their job specification. Macro Meat is the largest wholesaler and retailer of human consumption kangaroo meat in Australia. Another frustration that may be encountered by those with entrepreneurial attributes would be to find themselves in an organisation owned and/or controlled by an entrepreneur who does not require the organisation to be entrepreneurial. Ray Borda.

). 5. Departments that work most with each other are located furthest apart so as to encourage people to move and develop large internal networks and relationships. 14 V8Dec13 Comment [A23]: Note that the student first put his ideas into his own words in the previous sentence. The emerging influence of this kind of corporate entrepreneurship is likely to intensify as the world’s economy continues to become more competitive and more demanding. there are some organizations where those with entrepreneurial tendencies are encouraged and are able to flourish.d. Instead. Comment [A21]: Another good theme sentence that introduces the paragraph well. 201). Corporate entrepreneurship Nevertheless. has discouraged subservience and promotes creativity and interaction. p. Rupert Murdoch is a recognized entrepreneur who believes there is a relationship between change. Porter and Bogusky is an example (‘Chuck Porter Crispin. Although employing 300 people at its Miami USA base. lack of innovation and the inertia that often takes over large. really good people are unmanageable anyway” (‘Chuck Porter Crispin. More managers will be expected to develop the drive and enthusiasm of entrepreneurs and more entrepreneurs will be expected to learn the methodical disciplines of the manager (Heller 2007). evidence seem to show that that those with entrepreneurial attributes are likely to find that traditional corporate organizations restrict their natural attributes and so detract from their job satisfaction level. Corporate entrepreneurship can offset large company staleness. Chuck Porter.Assignment Writing Guide is little evidence of entrepreneurial behaviour being practiced below him in the organization structure.d. In brief. Thus corporate entrepreneurship is an attempt to take the mindset and the skill set of the start up entrepreneur and seed these characteristics into the culture and activities of a large company. “corporate entrepreneurship is quickly becoming a weapon of choice for many large companies” (Thornberry 2002. In other words. This approach shows the student had thought about the meaning of the quotation and had incorporated it into his own thinking. competing and innovation. senior partner. he was not ‘free-loading’ off the quotations. Porter is quoted as stating: “We make sure we employ people as smart as us and don’t try to manage people. Packer tended to surround himself with skilled but loyal lieutenants who concentrated on the implementation of his vision. the company has a very flat organization structure. Day to day management is kept to the minimum. Indeed. . One of the world’s most successful advertising agencies. Comment [A22]: This and all the other examples are great. He also believes that organisations ©Australian Institute of Business. mature organizations.). Porter & Bogusky’ n. before introducing the supporting quotations. Porter + Bogusky’ n. Crispin. But the budding entrepreneur may still have scope as the next section about corporate entrepreneurship shows. For example.

viewed 17 December 2007.. However. ‘Chuck Porter Crispin. <http://informaworld. we can conclude that many entrepreneurs would find traditional corporate organizations stifling because of their creative and innovative inclinations. vol. ‘Entrepreneurial management: what’s the difference between management and entrepreneurship?’ viewed 19 December 2007. Springer. Comment [A25]: This final sentence sums up what the whole assignment has achieved . (2) establish a system of feedback and reinforcement.very good. Comment [A27]: Refer to the AIB Style Guide for more examples of how to reference the citations. Thus the concept needs to be anchored in procedures. Once he said “The world is changing very fast.com/mazazine/20050401/26-porter. viewed 17 December 2007./management/entrepreneurial-managers>. businesses must follow four steps: (1) set explicit goals.com. Conclusion From the evidence above. 26 Most Fascinating Entrepreneurs. <http://www. structures and systems. Inc. M 2006.com/content/klh7535q0864817v/> Casson. ©Australian Institute of Business. the emerging acceptance of corporate entrepreneurship as a management concept to deal with a fast changing and globalised economy provides considerable scope for those with entrepreneurial qualities. Comment [A24]: This short conclusion quickly summarises what has been done above and then comes to the concluding position of the whole assignment. 6. . References Benz.html>. Recruitment.inc.com/smpp/content-content=a758540499>. it will be the fast beating the slow” (‘Rupert Murdoch’ n.Assignment Writing Guide need to be structured and equipped to act innovatively. (3) place an emphasis on individual responsibility and (4) reward results. Porter + Bogusky’. To do it.d.). The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. <http://springerlink. <http://thinkingmanagers. International Journal of the Economics of Business. Boston. Of course. iss. R 2006. 1. Properly developed. The student may have opted to do so if the assignment was about an organisational strategy or a managerial decision. 15 V8Dec13 Comment [A26]: The Recommendations section normally goes here after Conclusion and before References but the assignment topic did not ask for one and so the student did not offer one. management development and flexible job content needs to complement the overall change (Jansen & Van Wees 1994). corporate entrepreneurship can incorporate entrepreneurs who will have management discipline as well as flair and innovation. 1. M 1994. Heller. viewed 17 December 2007. big will not beat small anymore. not all big businesses are capable of corporate entrepreneurship. Magazine.

abc. <http://www. ‘Corporate entrepreneurship: teaching managers to be entrepreneurs’. 7th edn.woopidoo. ‘Rupert Murdoch’. viewed 17 December 2007. N 2003. 26 Most Fascinating Entrepreneurs. PGW & Van Wees. McGraw-Hill Irwin.) Please note: The above example does not purport to represent a comprehensive step by step guide regarding how to write any assignment. <http://www. pp. Thomson South Western. Woopidoo Biographies Business Leaders. 7th edn.com. viewed 17 December 2007. viewed 17 December 2007. Thornberry. LLGM 1994. requirements of the assignment and other issues.com/manazine/20050401/26-branson. 22. New Venture Creation Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century. 9. but an article from a journal should include the page numbers. 23-34. < http://www. Kuratko. Journal of Management and Development. S 2007. vol. Entrepreneurship: Theory/Process/Practice. It is also accepted that there are numerous alternative acceptable approaches to assignment writing other than those outlined here.inc. It is acceptable to not have page numbers for an Internet reference because it is often hard to determine their page numbers.13. no. vol. please contact AIB Support.html>.net. DF & Hodgetts RM 2006.html> ‘Kerry Packer Biography’. It depends on the subject.html>.Assignment Writing Guide Jansen. Mason. ©Australian Institute of Business.woopidoo. 4. Timmons. <http:// www. Woopidoo Biographies Business Leaders./busincss_quotes/authors/rupert-murdoch>.au/news/newsitems/200512/s1538281. ‘John Ilham Biography’. JA & Spinelli. Inc.com/biography/john-ilhan/index.com. <http://www. (Thanks to the AIB MBA student whose assignment provided the foundation for this exemplar. Woopidoo Biographies Business Leaders. no.woopidoo. If in doubt. viewed 17 December 2007. 16 V8Dec13 Comment [A28]: The page numbers of an article should have been included here. Journal of Management Development. ‘Conditions for internal entrepreneurship’. viewed 17 December 2007. . ‘Kerry Packer: Empire builder’ ABC News Online 27 December 2005. ‘Richard Branson Virgin Group’.html>./biography/kerry-packer. New York. Magazine.