Principles of Management

NATURE OF THE TASK This is an individual assessment task.
INSTRUCTIONS Students are required to write a 1,200 word essay (excluding the reference list) in response to the question posed below:

ESSAY TOPIC: Ethics and managerial responsibility
MAIN ESSAY QUESTION: A relentless number of scandals, most notably in the Australian Banking Industry, emphasises the need for more robust managerial practices that sustain a stronger sense of ethics and moral responsibility
RELATED QUESTIONS: You should critically discuss the following related questions: 1. Explain what is meant by ethics in business 2. Why is it important for business to behave ethically? 3. What are the possible causes of unethical business behaviour? 4. What can be done to ensure business responds to the need for behaving ethically?
RECOMMENDED READING LIST The following resources will assist you in your preliminary understanding of and research for the topic.
Students are NOT restricted to these resources, and can use their own independent research to find relevant information. Students are however, expected to read and utilise intext, at least 3 of the below resources. Remember that for a pass grade, students are expected to utilise at least 6 resources overall.
Bagozzi, R.P., Sekerka, L.E. and Sguera, F., 2018. Understanding the consequences of pride and shame: How self-evaluations guide moral decision making in business. Journal of Business Research, 84, pp.271-284.

De Ruyter, K. and Keeling, D., 2019. Responsible management on the organizational frontline: A stewardship perspective. Emerald Open Research, 1:6

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Ford, R.C. and Richardson, W.D., 1994. Ethical decision making: A review of the empirical literature. Journal of business ethics, 13(3), pp.205-221.
Gorsira, M., Steg, L., Denkers, A. and Huisman, W., 2018. Corruption in organizations: Ethical climate and individual motives. Administrative Sciences, 8(1), p.4.
Loe, T.W., Ferrell, L. and Mansfield, P., 2000. A review of empirical studies assessing ethical decision making in business. Journal of business ethics, 25(3), pp.185-204.
Ritter, B.A., 2006. Can business ethics be trained? A study of the ethical decision-making process in business students. Journal of Business Ethics, 68(2), pp.153-164.
Trevino, L.K., 1986. Ethical decision making in organizations: A person-situation interactionist model. Academy of management Review, 11(3), pp.601-617.
Watts, L.L., Ness, A.M., Steele, L.M. and Mumford, M.D., 2018. Learning from stories of leadership: How reading about personalized and socialized politicians impacts performance on an ethical decision-making simulation. The Leadership Quarterly, 29(2), pp.276-294.

HOW TO PRESENT YOUR ASSIGNMENT A sample essay (on a different topic) and the marking criteria rubric have also been placed in iLearn (Assessment Section).
The length of the essay, including citations, but excluding the reference list, is 1,200 words. Include the word count at the end of the essay, and before the reference list. Turnitin similarly should be 5% or lower.
Use 1.5 line spacing, 2.5 cm margins on top, bottom and on each side, Times New Roman font size 12. You are required to use the Harvard (AGPS) Referencing style throughout your essay.
All essays must cite, in total, a minimum of six (6) academic/scholarly and peer reviewed articles. This includes three (3) of the recommended articles featured above.
Do not use colour printing or formatting templates when submitting your report. Do not include an executive summary, content section, abstract, footnotes or endnotes. Do not use headings and subheadings.
WRITING STYLE: The essay should be written in a formal and academic style. The essay will be evaluated for discriminatory language, clarity of expression and overall presentation. Do not use bullet points, and casual language or bracketed comments. Do not use headings and subheadings, as they reduce the integration and flow of your essay. Your essay must be fully and appropriately referenced, using Harvard (AGPS) intext citations. Substantial marks will be deducted for inadequate, or incorrect, referencing. Aim for, at least, two (2) in-text citations per 100 words.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS This assessment must be submitted via Turnitin in iLearn. Hard copies will not be accepted or marked. Guidance on how to submit a Turnitin assignment may be accessed from

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If you cannot access or view your submission via Turnitin in iLearn, you have not correctly submitted your work and will need to do so prior to the due date. (If you require assistance submitting through Turnitin, you may lodge a OneHelp Ticket or refer to the IT help page.) You may make several submissions via Turnitin to check your work for plagiarism and make adjustments accordingly up until the due date. If you submit again after the due date your submission will be counted as a late submission and penalties will apply (see below).
Please note that for a first time submission the similarity report will be available immediately but for any subsequent submissions it will take 24 hours for the similarity report to be generated in Turnitin. Please note that it is your responsibility to: • allow sufficient time for submission of your work and any uploading of documents so try to avoid submitting your work just prior to the deadline. • ensure that you make the correct submission and that your document can be viewed in Turnitin. Please also note that technical issues such as an internet outage or computer failure are not considered grounds for special consideration. For further details please check the Special Consideration Policy.

LATE SUBMISSIONS Late submissions are possible and will be penalised at 20% per day up to 4 days (weekend inclusive). If a student submits an assessment task 5 or more days a after the due date without grounds for special consideration (See Special Consideration Policy) record or submission will be made but the student will receive zero marks for the assessment task.

RETENTION OF RECORDS Student are required to keep a copy of all items submitted or completed for the purpose of assessment or evaluation until the end of the grade appeal period.

FEEDBACK Feedback will be provided in Turnitin via iLearn before Week 6. Marks will be available in Gradebook.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Using the work or ideas of another person, whether intentionally or not, and presenting them as your own without clear acknowledgement of the source is called Plagiarism.
Macquarie University promotes awareness of information ethics through its Academic Integrity Policy. This means that:
• all academic work claimed as original must be the work of the person making the claim • all academic collaborations of any kind must be acknowledged • academic work must not be falsified in any way • when the ideas of others are used, these ideas must be acknowledged appropriately.

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All breaches of the Academic Integrity Policy are serious and penalties apply. Students should be aware that they may fail an assessment task, a unit or even be excluded from the University for breaching the Academic Integrity Policy.
EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS Students are responsible for their learning and are expected to: • actively engage with assessment tasks, including carefully reading the guidance provided, understanding criteria, spending sufficient time on the task and submitting work on time; • Read, reflect and act on feedback provided; • Actively engage in activities designed to develop assessment literacy, including taking the initiative where appropriate (e.g. seeking clarification or advice, negotiating learning contracts, developing grading criteria and rubrics); • Provide constructive feedback on assessment processes and tasks through student feedback mechanisms (e.g. student surveys, suggestions for future offerings, student representation on committees); • Ensure that their work is their own; and • Be familiar with University policy and faculty procedures and act in accordance with those policy and procedures.

MARKING CRITERIA Please review the marking rubric in iLearn. The marking criteria are: 1. Addressing the main essay question and reflecting depth of knowledge and development of a consistent, clear and well-supported answer to the question. 2. Understanding and application of theory to the questions 3. Analysis and evaluation of the issue, reflecting synthesis and judgement 4. Discussion development and structure reflecting quality evidence, clarity of argument and coherent structure 5. Demonstrating the use of academic language. Clarity of expression, grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure and terminology employed as per management and business glossaries covered in class. 6. Quality of academic research undertaken, as per: a. Accuracy, consistency and compliance with Harvard AGPS style b. Appropriate number of relevant academic references sourced from peer reviewed national and international journals. All essays must cite at least six (6) academic sources for a pass grade. c. Degree of relevance of sources to the arguments featured in your essay.

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