Use :- (e.g. media reports, statistics, news articles, policy documents, general public opinion as
expressed online/in print, blogs, quotes, industry reports, magazines, newspapers etc.). Don’t use academic journal or text book through out the paper except the last part which asks for at least 7.
Has social media affected relationship between employers and employees?
Should companies ethically examine employee’s social media use at work and privately?
Is there evidence that the employer/employees relationship is affected by what is found on social media by employers and employees?
After writing the full paper, based on the area or sector that you have gather information on, please add it to the main question focusing it down even more so its not general. Example telecommunication companies in …. or private organizations in….
-The first assessment for this unit is the ‘Initial Proposal’.
-Word limit: 3,000 words
-Identify your topic area (an organisational/business related issue or problem – past or present).
(up to 300 words)
-State your research question (and 2 closely related sub-questions).
-Provide an analysis of the issue/problem via the review of a range of industry/ practitioner/media
sources (e.g. media reports, statistics, news articles, policy documents, general public opinion as
expressed online/in print, blogs, quotes, industry reports, magazines, newspapers etc.).
(up to 1400 words) You should not include academic journal or textbook references in this section of your Initial Proposal.
-Offer a practical rationale (i.e. from the perspective of industry) indicating why your questions are
worth exploring further in Term 2. Why would industry (businesses/managers/employees/policy
makers) be interested in your questions?
( up to 900 words)
-Provide a summary of how (in Term 2) you will explore your topic further using academic research literature. There is no primary data to collect, but we will be looking at journals and text books.
Mention at least 7 academic journal papers. ( up to 400 words)
Please make sure that the words are written in UK formate
The full guideline structure of this business research project is on page 13-15 of the unit handbook