ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS
prepare a formal academic paper in essay format of 2500 words . the topic is illustrate the benefits and the shortcomings of environmental management
systems in relation to an enterprise of your choice.
The Major assignment has to include both a descriptive and an analytical component. In other words, you need to be able to present in an organised
and structured way credible information on the topic you select as well as provide a critical analysis (not just a summary of the relevant
literature). ‘Credible information’ means that your information derives from scholarly, i.e., peer reviewed, references. ‘Critical analysis’ in this
instance means identifying, defining and discussing discipline concepts and problems raised in your lectures and readings and applying them
critically to the credible information you have collected.
Your major assignment needs to be fully referenced and written to academic standards. A special requirement of this unit is that when paraphrasing
from any source, you will also be required to provide the page number/s on which you have drawn for the paraphrasing.
Your essay needs to demonstrate evidence of having read and absorbed AT LEAST eight (8) scholarly academic journal articles (you can include other
authenticated reference sources e.g., Australian Bureau of Statistics, as needed, but these do not count towards the minimum required number of
scholarly articles). Nor will online reports by academics (Working papers, Discussion papers, commissioned reports of all kinds) or by organisations
or institutions, including NGOs and Government departments, be counted as scholarly. These are known as ‘grey literature’ and although they may look
impressive and be authoritative, they are not generally peer reviewed or refereed, and therefore do not match in credibility the research articles
published in peer- reviewed journals. You must also not rely on web-based material taken from sites such as Wikipedia, Tutor.net, etc.