Task PurposeThe purpose of Assessment Task 3 is to have students undertake an analysis of the governance structures and the effects of flawed governance structures within a firm.
Task TopicWithin the context of corporate governance structures, students must research, consider, analyse and provide referenced comment upon the infamous tweet by Elon Musk made August 8, 2018 at 3:48am:“Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.”The task will be assessed within the following sub-tasks:
A background to the firm and its pre-existing governance structures;An analysis describing what led to the governance flaws in the firm;A discussion of the effects of the tweet upon the firm, the CEO and the market;An explanation of the actions taken to redress the governance flaws in the firm by the firm and by government.General rules:Engagement with the Body of Knowledge must be demonstrated:There must be at least one relevant reference from a peer reviewed journal article per 150 words, with a minimum requirement of 8 references;No article may be referenced more than twice;The subject text book must be referenced at least twice;The bibliography, title page, and any diagrams or models are not considered within the word count for this item;The item must conform with the following formatting guidelines. Marks cannot be awarded where the author’s message is lost through non-compliant formatting or language:
This is an individual Assessment Task ItemResearch and respond to the Task Topic adjacent. Your response should include these sections:
A background to the studyAn analysis describing the external environment in which theorganisation operates;A discussion of the latest and most public venture in whichthe organisation is involved;An explanation of the barriers to entry for the organisation inthis venture.Grading Criteria and Feedback-The item has been presented in the medium of written English. Sentences are structured and conform to academic writing guidelines. The paper has an identifiable structure including an introduction, a main body, and conclusion. The paper follows the Harvard Referencing Style. The examiner can proceed with further assessment.-The response provides a background to the firm and its pre-existing governance structures, with reference to the core text and the academic literature.-The response provides an analysis describing what led to the governance flaws in the firm, with reference to the core text and the academic literature.-The response provides a discussion of the effects of the tweet upon the firm, the CEO and the market, with reference to the core text and the academic literature.-The response provides an explanation of the actions taken to redress the governance flaws in the firm by the firm and by government, with reference to the core text and the academic literature.
Business and the pre-existing governance structures