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  • September 4, 2020

BISM7202 Information Systems for Management Assessment Guideline: Essay – Strategic Technology Impacts on an Industry SEMESTER 2 2020 BISM7202 – Information Systems for Management Dr Micheal Axelsen | 2 Summary Type: Individual Report Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2 Due Date: 2:00pm, 14 September 2020 Deliverable: A Written Assignment submitted via TurnItIn Weight: 20% Task Description The essay is 1000 to 1400 words in length. Strict word limits apply (see Rubric). The assignment is worth 20 marks that equates to 20% of the overall grade achievable in this course. The assignment MUST be done individually. This is NOT a collaborative assignment. Please be aware of the University’s Statute regarding academic integrity, plagiarism and the submission of your own work. Please note you can resubmit your assignment as many times as you like prior to the deadline. We will only mark the latest version of the assignment submitted up until the due date. However, TurnItIn’s similarity reports will take more time (approximately 24 hours or more ) to be made available after the first submission – this is how TurnItIn works. Requirements You are required to write a brief essay of 1000-1400 words. The broad topic of this essay is “Strategic Technology Impacts on an Industry”. This is an individual assessment item – group work or any collaboration on the written component is not permitted. You can and should discuss the assignment at a high level with your peers, but the work needs to be your own. Technologies are changing rapidly each year, and the way in which businesses use these technologies can fundamentally change the business model and nature of businesses. Strategically, these changes may help the business increase its efficiency, develop new products or services, enhance its relationships customers, make better decisions, or derive competitive advantage. As more businesses in an industry take up these technology innovations, the nature of the industry will change. With this in mind, students are to write a reflective essay that identifies and describes an innovative information technology (either one discussed in the course – see Seminar 4 – or of their own choosing), and considers its potential application in an industry of career interest to the student (for example, consulting, manufacturing, accounting, marketing, manufacturing etc). Students are to then assess the strategic implications of the use of the technology for the chosen industry and reflect on its implications for their career. This assessment is an essay and so requires an abstract, introduction, and a conclusion. BISM7202 – Information Systems for Management Dr Micheal Axelsen | 3 In your essay: • Define and describe the innovative information technology you have chosen, including a general background. • Discuss how the technology might be used in the chosen industry. This discussion should also provide an overview of the context of the chosen industry. • Analyse the strategic implications of the innovative information technology for the industry. • After this analysis, you should reflectively consider the implications of this technology for your possible future career and what you might need to do as a consequence. The essay should have an abstract, an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. The introduction should be short and identify the purpose, scope, and structure of the essay. The conclusion should be short and summarize the points you have made in your essay and what is interesting about them. You are to refer to quality, current peer-reviewed, academic literature that you have found independently as well as industry publications (e.g. as examples of industry practice) to support your observations. These sources are to be cited using one of the approved referencing styles. Given its reflective nature, you may choose to write this essay in the first person. Guidelines Expectations Please read the following expectations carefully. Word limit: 1000 to 1400 words. If you stay under or go over the word limit, you will likely lose marks due to poor writing in addressing the scope of the essay. A strict word limit applies. Essays that do not meet the word length requirements (either less than 800 words or greater than 1400 words by even a single word) are likely to be assessed as BELOW EXPECTATIONS. Weighting: 20% Due Date: Submit by 2:00pm on 14th September 2020. BISM7202 – Information Systems for Management Dr Micheal Axelsen | 4 Scope: There are six main aspects of your essay: Introduction, Background to the Information Technology, Applications of the Technology in Industry, Strategic Implications for Industry, Implications for my Career, and Conclusion. You may use headings in your essay to clearly identify each aspect, or you may use a well-structured essay that is coherent and has paragraphs that link to each other. Your headings, if used, do not need to be exactly as set out above. They are suggestions only. Abstract: An abstract is a brief summary of the overall essay, and a reader uses an abstract to quickly ascertain the purpose of the paper. The abstract should cover the whole paper and should set out the purpose of the paper, what you did, and the conclusion. An abstract is different to the introduction in that an introduction provides the rationale for the paper and is a forward-looking statement as to what you intend to achieve in the paper. In contrast, the abstract reports what was achieved; in this sense, the abstract is more similar to the conclusion of the essay, which summarizes the paper and highlights the most interesting conclusions made. The key goal of the abstract is to help the reader assess whether they wish to read the essay. Note that an introduction supports its statements with citations whereas an abstract does not. An abstract also differs from an executive summary in that an executive summary is intended to communicate the key points of a document. An executive summary is usually used for a report rather than an essay. The key goal for an executive summary is that the executive can read the executive summary and act on it without reading the whole report. The report is provided for detail if the executive audience requires it. Introduction: In your opening introduction, briefly introduce the topic, the purpose and motivation for your essay, and provide ‘signposting’ for the remainder of the essay. You should identify the innovative information technology and the industry selected. You should seek to establish how this information technology is innovative within the industry chosen. Definitions and other statements should be supported with citations from quality, current peer-reviewed, academic literature that you have found independently, not a webpage. BISM7202 – Information Systems for Management Dr Micheal Axelsen | 5 Background to the Information Technology Provide a general background to your innovative information technology (what is it, where did it come from, what is the nature of the investment required to adopt the technology). You should define and describe the innovative information technology, along with a deeper discussion as to why the technology is innovative in this industry. Support your definition, description, and discussion with citations from the quality, current peer-reviewed, academic literature that you have found independently and examples from either the same literature or industry publications. Applications of the Technology in Industry You should then discuss how the technology can be used in the chosen industry. That is, how can an organisation in this industry use this technology in practice? This discussion will need to provide an overview of the context of the chosen industry. The best essays will consider the current state of technology use in the industry. Support your discussion with citations from the quality, current peer- reviewed, academic literature that you have found independently as well as with examples from industry publications. Strategic Implications for Industry You should then consider the implications of the adoption of this technology for your chosen industry. That is, beyond the transactional ‘how it is used’ aspects of the technology, what are the implications at the strategic level for firms operating in this industry of the adoption of this innovative information technology. The best essays will consider strategic implications according to defined criteria informed by literature. For example, you might identify at the outset that you will identify the strategic implications according to a SWOT – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities or threats – framework, or you might use the ‘business drivers’ framework discussed in Seminar 1. However, several frameworks are raised in our in-class discussions for the Digital/Shared Economy Block in the course, or in your research you might find a better framework for your purposes. Note that using a single framework to consider strategic implications is easier and clearer to use rather than multiple frameworks for this analysis. You will need to support your discussion with relevant citations from quality, current peer-reviewed, academic literature that you have found independently. You should use an example from either the same academic literature or industry publications to support your discussion. BISM7202 – Information Systems for Management Dr Micheal Axelsen | 6 Implications for my Career You should then identify your possible future career (e.g. marketing, international business, accounting, information systems, finance, human resources, etc) in relation to this industry, and discuss what implications you see of this technology for your possible future career and your future career path. Clearly, your future career may still be uncertain – you may still be identifying your fields of study within the degree. This is a possible future career only. You should discuss several implications for your career in terms of the actions you should take as a result of your consideration of the implications of this innovative information technology. For example, you might wish to find out more about the technology, consider changing your career option, or seek out training and skills in the use of the technology. Conclusion: In the conclusion to your essay, summarise the insights you identified in the essay and highlight the most important and interesting conclusions you made. The conclusion should address the full scope of the essay, but should also be pithy and concise. References: • Use the approved referencing styles APA 6th, Vancouver style, or Harvard Referencing to cite your sources. The UQ Library provides “How To” guides for writing that you can refer to. • In your essay be sure to cite a range of different sources from quality, current peer-reviewed, academic literature that you have found independently. All academic sources cited must meet this criteria to be ‘sufficient’ (see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ below). • Quality: Given the cross-disciplinary nature of this topic, your essay should cite a minimum of 8 academic papers from journals ranked B, A or A* at the Australian Business Deans Council List (see https://abdc.edu.au/research/abdc-journal-list/) that you have found through your own independent research. Sources provided in the electronic course profile do not count as a source identified from your own research activity. • Relevant: The cited source must clearly support the points made. • You should also cite at least 2 industry publications (e.g. InTheBlack from CPA Australia) but these are in addition to the 8 academic papers needed. • As a guide, it is likely that you will need to cite at most 20 papers in your essay (including both academic literature and industry publications). • Be sure to include quotation marks when quoting statements directly from another author as required by the referencing style. • You can submit your work multiple times prior to submission in order to obtain a Turnitin report to confirm there is no accidental plagiarism. BISM7202 – Information Systems for Management Dr Micheal Axelsen | 7 Formatting and professionalism The essay is to be written to a professional standard. This requires a formal writing style – do not use dot points – and adopt a professional tone. Given the essay’s reflective nature, you may choose to write this essay in the first person. The essay must be consistent with the University’s policies on academic integrity, plagiarism, and consequences as noted below. The essay should be typed (in Times Roman 12-point font or larger, single-spaced) and the Word Count should be in the range of 1,000 to 1,400 words in total length. The Word Count excludes the title page, abstract, tables, footnotes and references. The word limit must be observed or the assessment will be affected as noted in the Rubric. No appendices are to be provided. Tables in the essay should not exceed one page. The following referencing styles are approved for this essay: • APA 6th • Vancouver • Harvard. You must be consistent with the reference style, and include, for journal papers, details such as the author, title, journal name, volume, number, and number of pages. For all other sources, provide as much as information (conference dates and location) as possible. You are to provide a written list of sources referred to in your essay after the conclusion under the heading “References” or “Bibliography” as required by the referencing style. The UQ Library provides “How To” guides for writing and referencing that you can use. You must include a title page (you may select your own title) with identifying details including the following: student number, full name, date, title, selected referencing style, and word count. Omitting these details will affect your assessment. Submission To be done through Blackboard Assignment Submission and TurnItIn as indicated in Learn.UQ. Acceptable submission formats are Microsoft Word and PDF formats. The files MUST be named in the format of BISM7202_StudentLastName_StudentID.pdf (or a. docx or .doc extension). If your ID is 41724943 and your surname is Smith, the name of your files would be BISM7202_Smith_41724943.pdf. The written assignment file should not be zipped. Plagiarism It is understandable that students talk with each other regularly, and discuss problems and potential solutions. However, it is expected that the submitted assignment is a unique document – all parts of the assignment are to be completed solely by the individual student. In cases where an assignment is perceived to not be a unique work, a loss of marks and other implications can result. For further information about academic integrity, plagiarism and consequences, please visit http://ppl.app.uq.edu.au/content/3.60.04-student-integrity-and-misconduct. BISM7202 – Information Systems for Management Dr Micheal Axelsen | 8 Frequently Asked Questions • Is quality, current, peer-reviewed, academic literature that I have found independently required, and, umm, what is it? For this assessment, quality, current peer-reviewed, academic literature that you have found independently is required. Given the scope of the essay, it is expected that at least 8 such sources supporting the discussion will be cited. The student should have found these sources through their own independent research activities. For simplicity and clarity, ‘quality research’ includes papers from journals listed on the Australian Business Deans Council List (https://abdc.edu.au/research/abdc- journal-list/). However prominent scientific journals such as Nature or Science also meet this criteria. Sources from these lists also meet the peer-reviewed and academic requirements. For academic literature to be current it would need to have been published in the past ten years (i.e. no older than 2010), or be a key foundational work (i.e. initial, important, and highly-cited papers). As a rule of thumb, a paper would be a key foundational work if it were in a quality journal (A or A*) with many (say, 500 or more) citations in the literature. Academic, peer-reviewed sources listed as required reading material in the course do not demonstrate independent research. Lecture notes, social media (including blogs), and especially Wikipedia are secondary sources; they should not be cited as primary sources. A reference list (of both academic and industry sources) should be included at the end of the essay that is consistent with the citation style identified on the cover page. There is a video in Learn.UQ on how to use the ABDC list and on how to find research references for a University Essay. • Do I need to cite industry publications? Industry publications (e.g. trade magazines such as CPA Australia’s InTheBlack or Forbes Magazine) are NOT academic peer-reviewed sources, but can be used to clarify discussion points, particularly as examples. For simplicity and clarity, industry publications are publications you would find on a popular website (such as www.news.com.au) or for sale in a newsagency. It is expected that at least 2 industry sources will be cited in this essay. Academic sources used to support examples may substitute for these industry sources. Lecture notes, social media (including blogs), and especially Wikipedia are secondary sources; they should not be cited as primary sources. BISM7202 – Information Systems for Management Dr Micheal Axelsen | 9 • How tight are the word limits? Very. Concise and pithy discussion in business communication is highly valued, and you must develop your skills in this area. If you stay under or go over the word limit EVEN BY A SINGLE WORD it is likely that the assessment of the essay will be reduced in terms of its communication and content. However, you should note that the word count does not include the abstract, appendices, figures/diagrams, tables or references. • What goes on the cover page again? On the cover/title page note the essay title, your student number, name, the course code and course title, the date, the word count (excluding Cover Page, Abstract, Figures/Diagrams/Tables, Appendices and References) and the reference citation style. This is very important as it is part of the rubric! BISM7202 – Information Systems for Management Dr Micheal Axelsen | 10 Administrative Requirements Consultation sessions To ensure that an equal and sufficient amount of time is allocated for every student who attends consultation sessions regarding the practical aspects of BISM7202, the average consultation time (during busy consultation times) will be limited to 5 minutes per student. The main aim of this restriction during busy periods is to ensure student equity and minimise waiting time. However, in circumstances where no other students are waiting, longer consultation times will be provided. Tutors will advise you of their consultation times during tutorials – these details are also available on the BISM7202 Blackboard site under “Contacts”. Submission Date 2:00pm 14th September 2020. For each calendar day (i.e. including Saturdays and Sundays) or part thereof after the submission deadline, a penalty of 5% of the total possible assignment marks will be deducted until the assignment is submitted. Deadline extensions An extension to the assignment deadline will only be considered for legitimate reasons and with supporting documentation (e.g. medical certificate). A request for an extension is assessed by the Assessment, Examinations & Misconducts Coordinator. You may discuss your situation with your course coordinator, but you still need to make a formal extension request using the form identified on the Electronic Course Profile for this course. Extensions will not be granted where the School is not satisfied you took reasonable measures to avoid the circumstances that contributed to you not submitting by the due date. The following are not grounds for an extension: • holiday arrangements (including overseas travel); • misreading a due date; • social and leisure events; • moving house; • pressure of work/competing deadlines; • computer issues. Please refer to the Electronic Course Profile for this course for more detail. Marking Rubric Your report will be graded on its structure, rationale, arguments, use of academic support/sources, and overall presentation quality. This assignment is worth 20 marks. The marking rubric on the next page is designed to reflect a marking schema of 100 points that are scaled back to 20 marks. Part marks are rounded up or down to the nearest half mark. BISM7202 – Information Systems for Management Dr Micheal Axelsen | 11 MARKING RUBRIC – ESSAY – IMPACT OF BUSINESS PROCESS AUTOMATION Assessed out of 100 points and scaled back to 20 marks (part marks are rounded up or down to the nearest half mark). Criteria Fail (0% to 10%) Below Expectations (10% to 40% Meets Expectations (40% to 60%) Very Good (60% to 80% Outstanding (>80%) Abstract, introduction, motivation, and signposting (10 points) No abstract is provided. An abstract is provided but it is weak and incomplete. An abstract is provided that is succinct and clear. An abstract is provided that is succinct, clear and address the full scope of the essay. An abstract is provided that is succinct, thoughtful, and addresses the full scope of the essay. The objectives, scope and purpose of the essay are not provided. The objectives, scope and purpose of the essay are unclear. The objectives, scope and purpose of the essay are identified. A solid attempt is made to identify the objectives, scope, and purpose of the essay by defining the topic and the aim of the essay well. The objectives, scope and purpose of the essay are identified by defining the topic and the aim of the essay clearly and very well. The structure of the essay is not indicated. The structure of the essay is not clearly indicated in the introduction. The structure of the essay is indicated using signposting. A solid attempt is made to indicate the structure of the essay using signposting. The structure of the essay is indicated in the introduction very well using signposting and clear headings. No attempt to establish the information technology as innovative is made in the introduction. The information techn1ology is not clearly established as innovative and insufficient academic sources are provided in the introduction. The information technology is established as innovative with at least two academic sources provided in the introduction. The information technology is clearly innovative within the chosen industry and this is supported through the provision of strong and relevant academic sources in the introduction. The information technology is clearly innovative and highly relevant to the chosen industry, and this is established through strong and highly relevant academic sources provided in the introduction. Background of Innovative Information Technology (10 points) A general background of the innovative information technology is not provided. A limited general background of the innovative information technology is provided. A general background of the innovative information technology is provided. A relevant general background of the innovative information technology is provided. A highly relevant general background of the innovative information technology is provided. No academic sources are used to define and describe the innovative information technology with academic sources. Insufficient academic sources are used to define and describe the innovative information technology with insufficient academic sources. Sufficient (at least two) quality and independent academic sources are used to define and describe the innovative information technology. Clear and relevant high-quality and independent academic sources are used to clearly define and describe the innovative information technology. Clear, highly relevant and high- quality academic sources are used to clearly define and purposefully describe the innovative information technology. No attempt to establish the information technology as innovative is made. The information technology is not clearly established as innovative and insufficient academic sources are provided. The information technology is established as innovative with at least two academic sources provided. The information technology is clearly innovative within the chosen industry and this is supported through the provision of strong academic sources. The information technology is clearly innovative and highly relevant to the chosen industry, and this is established through the provision of strong and highly relevant academic sources. No example of the technology is provided. Insufficient examples of the technology are provided, or they are not supported with academic or industry sources. Sufficient examples of the technology are provided and they are supported with at least two academic or industry sources. Good and relevant examples of the technology are provided and they are supported with academic or industry sources. Illustrative, descriptive, and highly relevant examples of the technology are provided, and they are supported with strong and highly relevant academic or industry sources. BISM7202 – Information Systems for Management Dr Micheal Axelsen | 12 Criteria Fail (0% to 10%) Below Expectations (10% to 40% Meets Expectations (40% to 60%) Very Good (60% to 80% Outstanding (>80%) Potential Use of Technology in Industry (20 points) No discussion of how the technology can be used in the industry is provided. Limited discussion of how the technology can be used in the industry is provided. A good discussion of how the technology can be used in the industry is provided, and at least two academic sources are provided in support of this discussion. A clear and purposeful discussion of how the technology can be used in the industry is provided that highlights its potential, and at least two relevant academic sources are provided in support of this discussion. A clear and purposeful discussion of how the technology can be used in the industry is provided that highlights its potential, and at least two highly relevant academic sources are provided in support of this discussion. No context of the chosen industry is provided. Limited context of the chosen industry is provided. A sufficient context of the chosen industry is provided supported by at least two academic sources. A good context of the chosen industry is provided that considers the current state of the use of technology in the current industry, and this discussion is supported by at least two academic sources. A very good, clear and relevant context of the chosen industry is provided that considers the current state of the use of technology in the industry, and this discussion is supported by at least two highly relevant academic sources. No example of the potential use of the technology in the industry is provided. Insufficient examples of the potential use of the technology in the industry are provided. Sufficient examples (at least two) of the potential use of the technology in the industry are provided and these examples are supported by industry publications or academic sources. Relevant examples (at least two) of the potential use of the technology in the industry are provided and these examples are supported by industry publications or academic sources Illustrative, descriptive, and highly relevant examples (at least two) of the potential use of the technology in the industry are provided and these examples are supported by industry publications or academic sources. Assessment of Strategic Implications for Industry and Career (30 points) No implications of the adoption for the chosen industry are considered. Only one implication of the adoption of the technology for firms operating in the chosen industry is considered. At least two strategic implications of the adoption for the chosen industry are assessed. At least two strategic implications of the adoption for the chosen industry are considered, and these strategic implications are assessed using defined criteria derived from academic sources. At least two insightful and strategic implications of the adoption for the chosen industry are considered, and these strategic implications are assessed using defined criteria derived from academic sources. No example of the strategic implication for the chosen industry is provided. A poor example of the strategic implication for the chosen industry is provided, or the example is not supported by an industry publication or academic sources. A sufficient example of the strategic implications for the chosen industry is provided, and this example is supported by an industry publication or an academic source. A relevant example of the strategic implications for the chosen industry is provided and this example is supported by an industry publication or an academic source. An illustrative, descriptive, and highly relevant example of the strategic implications for the chosen industry is provided and this example is supported by an industry publication or an academic source. No possible future career is identified. A possible future career is identified but it is very general. A possible future career is identified that is specific. A possible future career is identified that articulates long-term career goals. A possible future career is identified that articulates long-term career goals with a supporting strategy. No implications for the possible future career arising from the adoption of this technology in the industry are considered. Only one or two implications for the possible future career arising from the adoption of this technology in the industry is considered. At least three implications for the possible future career arising from the adoption of this technology in the industry are considered. At least three relevant implications for the possible future career arising from the adoption of this technology in the industry are considered. At least three relevant implications for the possible future career arising from the adoption of this technology in the industry are considered, and at least one implication is insightful. No actions to take are identified. Only one or two actions to take are identified. At least three actions to take are identified. At least three specific and realistic actions to take are identified. At least three specific and realistic actions to take are identified and these actions are shown to support long-term career goals and strategy. BISM7202 – Information Systems for Management Dr Micheal Axelsen | 13 Criteria Fail (0% to 10%) Below Expectations (10% to 40% Meets Expectations (40% to 60%) Very Good (60% to 80% Outstanding (>80%) Conclusion and summary of interesting insights. (10 points) No conclusion is present or the essay ends abruptly. The conclusion is very brief and does not address the scope of the essay. The conclusion is succinct and addresses most of the scope of the essay. The conclusion is succinct and addresses all of the scope of the essay. The conclusion is a succinct and insightful summary that addresses all of the scope of the essay. No summary of the highlights of the essay is provided. An inadequate summary of the highlights of the essay is provided. An adequate summary of the highlights of the essay are provided. Relevant highlights of the essay are provided. Relevant and clear highlights of the essay are provided. Writing, presentation, and use of academic sources (20 points) There is little, if any, credible evidence used to support your thoughts (<8 academic sources cited). Your academic sources are not always useful, resulting in arguments that lack depth (<8 academic sources cited) You have included evidence from some useful academic sources (at least 8). Your arguments and thoughts are supported by credible evidence from a range of useful academic sources (with at least 8 academic sources cited). Your arguments and thoughts are supported by highly credible evidence from a range of relevant academic sources (with at least 8 academic sources cited). There are excessive errors in referencing in the essay. There are some major errors in your referencing of sources. In most cases, sources are correctly referenced and/or have minor errors only. With some exceptions, sources are correctly referenced and/or have minor errors only. With very few exceptions, sources are correctly referenced and/or have minor errors only. Your writing is mostly not professional in tone and presentation. Your writing at times is not professional in tone and presentation. Your writing is professional in tone and presentation. Your writing is professional in tone and is presented well. Your writing is professional in tone and presented in an outstanding manner. There are major spelling and grammatical errors throughout. There are major spelling and grammatical errors present. There are some spelling and grammatical errors present. There are few spelling and grammatical errors present. There are only occasional spelling and grammatical errors present. Your written expression does not indicate a logic/flow between each section of the essay. Your written expression has an inadequate level of logic/flow between each section of the essay. Your written expression provides an adequate indication of the logic/flow between each section of the essay. Your written expression provides a strong indication of the logic/flow between each section of the essay. Your written expression provides a strong and coherent indication of the logic/flow between each section of the essay. No title page is provided with the needed information. The title page omits key information. The title page omits some key information. The title page is almost complete. The title page is complete. Note: The maximal achievable points of 100 points are converted to a 20 marks scale (part marks are rounded up or down to the nearest half mark). For example: • 100 points = 20 marks out of 20 • 50 points = 10 marks out of 20 • 51 points = 10 marks out of 20 • 53 points = 10½ marks out of 20 • 67 points – 13½ marks out of 20

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