Individual Literature Review-BUSM 3886

  • Assignment type: Individual, written
  • Value: 10%
  • Link to the CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Due date: 23:59,  Monday 19 August 2019
  • Length: 500 words (excluding references, 10% more or less is allowed)

Note. On all written assessments, a 10% margin from the maximum word limit is allowed. However, a deduction of 1% will be made from the final mark for each 1% beyond the 10 % margin. So, for a 500 word-limit assessment, no penalties are incurred up to 550 words. However, every 1% beyond the 550 words will incur a 1% deduction in marks.


Please Read this carefully

As part of this assessment, you will complete the Academic Integrity Awareness micro-credential. You may access this through this Canvas site by clicking ‘Modules’ on the left-hand sidebar and navigating to the Creds module.

Please note: You only have two attempts at the final assessment for this micro-credential. You must gain over 80% in order to receive a badge.

A copy of the unique URL for the micro-credential badge is required for submission in the document for this assignment. Use the following instructions to claim your badge and obtain your unique URL: Claiming the badge and copying the URL for submission.  Please note: the badge may take 24 hours to become available.

ATTENTION: The micro-credential on Academic Integrity Awareness and the actual assignment (individual Literature review) BOTH need to be completed as essential components of Assessment Task 1.

Articles for the Assignment:

You are asked to write one individually researched review of one of the following articles;

Article 1

As-Saber, S. and Cairns, G. (2015). ‘Black International Business’ – Critical Issues and Ethical Dilemmas’, in  Pullen, A. and  Rhodes, C (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations, Routledge, London, pp.119-131.


Article 2

As-Saber, S.N. (2011). Rethinking Governance: (Links to an external site.)
Treacherous Terrain, Shifting Agenda and the Possible (Links to an external site.)
Way Forward, JOAAG, Vol. 6. No. 1 (Links to an external site.)

 (Links to an external site.)

Detailed assignment guidelines are available at
Assessment Task 1 Details


Marking criteria

Assessment Task 1-Marking Criteria


Marking rubric

Assessment Task 1-Marking rubric-1.pdf


Sample literature review by former students

student sample review 1.pdf

student sample review 2.pdf

Submission of the assignment

The  assignment must be submitted electronically via Canvas of this course. Any late assignment, unless granted an extension by the course coordinator, will be penalised at 10% of the total possible marks for each day after the due date (i.e. if a student gets 6.5 marks (out of 10) and is one day late, deducting 10% of the total possible mark for the assignment (1 mark) would give the student a final mark of 5.5 marks. If a student gets 9 marks (out of 10) and is two days late, deducting 20% of the total possible mark for the assignment (2 marks) would give the student a final mark of 7 marks). No assignment will be accepted more than seven calendar days late without Special Consideration (see Extension of time for assignment submission below).


Important Information about electronic submission
1) Your work submitted to the Canvas will be checked by Turnitin.

2) The Turnitin system might not be able to process your submission in the case of large volume of submissions at the same time (for example: when a large number of students submit their assignments just right before the due time). Therefore, you need to allow yourself sufficient time to submit your work.

About Turnitin
Turnitin will check your assignment for originality and will generate a report indicating areas in which the content overlaps with other resourcesTherefore you need to make sure that your write-up is your own work and never do ‘copy and paste’. When you use others’ idea in your essay, you should try to paraphrase it thoroughly and acknowledge the sources by proper citation(in-text) and in the reference list (end-of-text).

Extension of time for assignment submission 
Extension of time up to seven calendar days may be approved by the Course Coordinator in certain circumstances. To apply for an extension of time you must complete the Application for Extension of Time form (available at: together with supporting documents.

Special Consideration 
Extension of time beyond seven calendar days after the original submission due date is available only by prior approval from the Special Consideration Unit. Further details about special consideration can be found at:

Academic integrity

The penalties for cheating in assessment are severe, whether the cheating involves plagiarism, fabrication, falsification of data, copyright infringement or some other method. Penalties can include charges of academic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. It is also a disciplinary offence for you to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student. You are responsible for keeping your work in a secure place. RMIT has a policy on plagiarism available at;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1.

You are reminded that the Turnitin program is used in this course to check the submitted assessment for originality. To avoid plagiarism, you must acknowledge the sources of other’s ideas by appropriate citation and referencing. More information about referencing can be found in the Learning Lab:

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