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Consider a publicly listed company whose business performance has been criticised publicly and, using its annual report, reference documents about the company (e.g. analysts’ reports, in-depth interviews and articles, documents on company’s website) write a report about its governance protocols and practices. (This could include independence of directors, length of tenure of directors, other responsibilities of directors, etc.). Whichever option you choose your report should include: • A brief description of the organisation and its background/industry. This description should be a short section only.©Australian Institute of Business. V10Nov14 – T:2012:2ed 11 722CGOV Corporate Governance Subject Overview • An outline of the bases or criteria for the review of the organisation’s governance. For example, mention which standards or guiding principles are relevant for the review, discuss their importance and why it is appropriate for you to use them. • A critical review of the organisation’s governance applying the relevant concepts, principles, standards or other tools and techniques learnt during this subject, in accordance with your discussion above. • A list of recommendations for suggested improvement based on your review. The recommendations should only be a short section in the overall report. Important assignment instructions The required word length for this assignment is 2500 words. In terms of structure, presentation and style you are normally required to use: – AIB standard report format; and – AIB preferred Microsoft Word settings; and – Harvard style referencing (which includes in-text citations plus a reference list). These requirements are detailed in the AIB Style Guide. Reference lists for AIB assignments / projects normally contain the following number of relevant references from different sources: 6-12 (for MBA assignments). All references must be from credible sources such as books, industry related journals, magazines, company documents and recent academic articles.
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