a critical essay of 6000 words (100%) which integrates theory and practice

Task: Assessment is by one assignment, a critical essay of 6000 words (100%) which integrates theory and practice. The assignment must include a clear structure with an abstract, a list of references and, where appropriate, appendices and diagrams. You must make appropriate use of journal articles and texts.

The assignment should contain:

  1. A critical review of theories of innovation and change, including the leadership of innovation and change
  2. An evaluation of a successful and less successful innovation / change of which you have personal experience, related to relevant theory.
  3. A reflection on, and assessment of, your own performance as a leader of innovation and change.

To preserve confidentiality, please anonymise the organisation or organisations you discuss in the assignment, e.g. by calling them Company X, or Governmental Organisation Y, or International Organisation Z. Similarly, where you write about private individuals, call them manager A, or leader B.

N.B. The word count will include quotations but exclude footnotes, list of references, appendices, tables and graphs. Appendices will not count against the word limit but should not contain large amounts of text. (It will be expected that they will normally contain diagrams or tables or visual images). If you exceed the wordcount by more than 10%, you will be penalised. Please review the YSJU policy on overlength work (Induction module).

See the final page of the module Handbook for assessment criteria.

This task has a weight of 100% and the deadline to complete is 17 Dec 2020.

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