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                              Assessment Brief Module Name: The Business Environment Assignment 2 Module CodeLevelCredit ValueModule LeaderBUS1001420Louise Atkinson / Xheladin Pira   Assessment title:  Risk Review: A research informed analysis of risk factors for a contemporary business innovation. Following from the report (as 1) regarding the export opportunities, now you are tasked with providing a risk review for the implementation of a technological advancement of your choice. Examples could be: •              5G •              Autonomous Vehicles •              Urban Farming •              AI and Robotics •              Implementation and execution of a carbon neutral strategy This is not an exhaustive list and ideas are welcomed. Your review should be from the perspective of one industry, and a range of company examples can be used to explain identified risks. Recommendations should be made on what the greatest risk factors are, and how to mitigate those risks.Weighting:50%Submission dates:TBCFeedback and Grades due:  TBC Please read this assessment brief in its entirety before starting work on the Assessment Task. The Assessment Task Write a 2000-word report / risk review: A research informed analysis of risk factors for a contemporary business innovation. For each section an assessment of the risks and opportunities for the company should be made. The report should provide a list of recommended actions from the assessments made. Your review will include the following: Title Page Contents Introduction and context Main Body: 1.             Microeconomic factors –  industry level evaluation 2.             Macroeconomic factors a.             Political risk b.            Security – consider physical security, digital security and sustainable security c.             Environmental factors d.            Social factors Summary of strongest risk factors and proposals to mitigate those risks Conclusion How to write a management report: https://skillshub.northampton.ac.uk/reports/ Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this assessment, you will be able to: Identify and  discuss the key features of both the micro and macro environments of  organisations.Collect, use and explain data from a range of sources: academic and practitioner articles comprising hard copy and electronic sources.Demonstrate an understanding and ability to express ideas in business report formatEffectively commnicate ideas and information in a structured manner Your grade will depend on the extent to which you meet these learning outcomes in the way relevant for this assessment. Please see the grading rubric on NILE (and below) for further details of the criteria against which you will be assessed. Assessment Support Specific support sessions for this assessment will be provided by the module team and notified through NILE, you can also access individual support and guidance for your assessments from the Learning Development team. The Skills Hub is another useful source of online support for assessments and academic skills. Academic Integrity and Misconduct Unless this is a group assessment,the work you produce must be your own, with work taken from any other source properly referenced and attributed. For the avoidance of doubt this means that it is an infringement of academic integrity and, therefore, academic misconduct to ask someone else to carry out all or some of the work for you, whether paid or unpaid, or to use the work of another student whether current or previously submitted. For further guidance on what constitutes plagiarism, contract cheating or collusion, or any other infringement of academic integrity, please read the University’s Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy.  Also useful resources to help with understanding academic integrity are available from UNPAC . N.B. The penalties for academic misconduct are severe and can include failing the assessment, failing the module and expulsion from the university. Assessment Submission To submit your work, please go to the ‘Submit your work’ area on the NILE site and use the relevant submission point to upload your report. The deadline for this is 11.59pm (UK local time) on the date of submission. Please note that essays and text based reports should be submitted as word documents and not PDFs or Mac files. Written work submitted to TURNITIN will be subject to anti-plagiarism detection software.  Turnitin checks student work for possible textual matches against internet available resources and its own proprietary database. Work When you upload your work correctly to TURNITIN you will receive a receipt which is your record and proof of submission.  If your assessment is not submitted to TURNITIN, rather than a receipt, you will see a green banner at the top of the screen that denotes successful submission. N.B Work emailed directly to your tutor will not be marked. Late submission of work For first sits, if an item of assessment is submitted late and an extension has not been granted, the following will apply: Within one week of the original deadline – work will be marked and returned with full feedback, and awarded a maximum bare pass grade.More than one week from original deadline – grade achievable LG (L indicating late). For resits there are no allowances for work submitted late and it will be treated as a non-submission. Please see the Assessment and Feedback Policy for full information on the processes related to assessment, grading and feedback.  You will also find the generic grading criteria for achievement at  University Grading Criteria.  Also explained there are the meanings of the various G grades at the bottom of the grading scale including LG mentioned above. Extensions The University of Northampton’s general policy with regard to extensions is to be supportive of students who have genuine difficulties, but not against pressures of work that could have reasonably been anticipated. For full details please refer to the Extensions Policy.  Extensions are only available for first sits – they are not available for resits. Mitigating Circumstances For guidance on Mitigating circumstances please go to Mitigating Circumstances where you will find detailed guidance on the policy as well as guidance and the form for making an application. Please note, however, that an application to defer an assessment on the grounds of mitigating circumstances should normally be made in advance of the submission deadline or examination date. Feedback and Grades These can be accessed through clicking on the Feedback and Grades tab on NILE. Feedback will be provided by a rubric with summary comments. Grading Rubric Grading RubricNo submission / no evidenceFailPassCommendedMeritDistinctionLearning Outcomes addressed through this assignmentWork submitted is of no academic value / nothing submittedEvidence included or provided but missing in some very important aspects.Of satisfactory quality, demonstrating evidence of achieving the requirements of the learning outcomesOf sound quality, demonstrative which is sufficient and appropriate to the task or activityOf high quality, demonstrating evidence which is rigorous and convincing, appropriate to the task or activityOf very high quality, demonstrating evidence which is strong, robust and consistent, appropriate to the task or activityIdentify and discuss the key features of both the micro and macro environments of  organisations  No submission / submission is limited to title page and minimal word countThe student fails to identify and explain key features of the external environment successfully. The student fails to discuss the effects of these features in the context of their chosen organisationThe student has identified and explained some key features in the external environment to a satisfactory standard. The student describes the effects of some of these features in the context of their chosen organisation.The student has identified and explained key features of the external environment to a sound standard. The student analyses some of the effects of these features in the context of their chosen organisation. There is clear understanding of micro and macro factors in the discussion.The student has identified and explained key features in the external environment to a high standard. The student analyses the effects features well in the context of their chosen organisation. The use of theory supports the discussion and the micro and macro factors have been distinguished.The student has identified and explained key features of the external environment to a very high standard. The student analyses the effects of these issues and factors extremely well in the context of their chosen organisation. Theory is applied consistently well and there is distinction made between micro and macroenvironmental factors throughout.      Collect, use and explain data from a range of sources: academic and practitioner articles comprising hard copy and electronic sources  No submission / submission is limited to title page and minimal word countThe student fails to show satisfactory engagement with sources from academic and practitioner articles. The student has not met the threshold standards for referencing within the text or in the reference list.The student shows satisfactory engagement with a range of sources from academic and practitioner articles. The student has correctly cited many of the sources within the text and in the reference list.The student shows sound engagement with a range of quality sources from academic and practitioner articles. The student has correctly cited many of the sources within the text and in the reference list.The student shows strong engagement with a range of high quality sources from academic and practitioner articles. The student has correctly cited most of the sources within the text and in the reference list.The student shows excellent engagement with a range of high quality sources from academic and practitioner articles. The student has correctly cited the clear majority of the sources within the text and in the reference list.Conduct a 5-forces on diverse sectors  No submission / submission is limited to title page and minimal word countThe student has not produced a satisfactory 5- forces analyses. There are key weaknesses, or the section has been omittedThe student has shown a satisfactory understanding and representation of a 5-forces analysisThe student shows a sound understanding, application and analysis of the 5-forces analysis as a competitive view of the industry in which their chosen company operates.The student has provided a good 5-forces analysis that demonstrates a strong understanding of the purpose, and application of the model to business practice for their chosen organisation and its industryThe student has provided an excellent 5-forces analysis that demonstrates a strong understanding of the purpose, and application of the model to business practice for their chosen organisation and its industry    Academic quality and writing Demonstrate an understanding and ability to express ideas in business report format            No submission / submission is limited to title page and minimal word countThe student fails to show a satisfactory standard of writing. The structure and flow lack logic and satisfactory presentation. The report format is not adhered to and the expression of thought lacks a satisfactory level of coherence.The student shows a satisfactory standard of writing. The structure and flow are logical and well presented. The report format is adhered to and the expression of thought shows some clarity in part.The student shows a consistently good standard of writing throughout. The structure and flow are logical and well presented. The report format is adhered to and the expression of thought shows some clarity throughout.The student shows a consistently strong standard of writing throughout. The structure and flow are logical and well presented. The report format is adhered to and the expression of thought shows clarity throughout.The student shows a consistently excellent standard of writing throughout. The structure and flow are logical and well presented. The report format is adhered to and the expression of thought shows strong clarity throughout.