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    • By
    • 18May
    • Activity to be completed
    • Topic finalized; research problem defined; research methodology finalized; team organization completed; access problems sorted; secondary data search fairly completed; initiate primary data collection
    • By
    • 25 May
    • 1 June
    • 8 June
    • Activity to be completed
    • Report progress on Primary Data collection; begin draft report preparation
    • Collation, tabulation and analysis of data completed; first draft of final project report finalized
    • Final Project Report to be submitted along with “Personal Review of Project Experience” to be submitted separately by each student
    • By
    • 15 Jun
    • Activity to be completed
    • Presentation by groups and Q&A
  • Assessment Criteria
    • Conceptual understanding
    • Showing your ability to link concepts to practice
    • Structural development - how you develop your assignment from objectives to analysis and synthesis and finally draw conclusions and make recommendations
    • Evidence of personal and professional self-evaluation – how you went about the assignment, including your learning processes, a critical reflection of your own views and experiences
  • Assessment Criteria
    • Research activities – the actual investigation you carried out, difficulties encountered; if necessary be critical of the data or information you have gathered, state their limitations, if any.
    • Referencing & acknowledgements
    • Originality
  • Marking
    • 1. Project Report - 70 Marks
    • 2. Presentation - 20 Marks
    • 3. Personal Review of
    • Project Experience - 10 Marks
  • The Title Question Or Brief
    • The title of the research project comes from the research objectives, the decision and research problems
    • The title has two types of words: Process words; and Content words
    • The Content word says what you must focus on in the report
    • The Process word says how you must deal with the content
  • Investigate or examine by argument with reasons for and against Discuss Give a detailed account Describe Give your opinion about values, theories, practices supported with research evidence Critical/ or Criticize Look for similarities and differences Compare State your opinion about a topic with evidence Comment Make a detailed examination of something Analyze
  • Give a concise account of the main points of the topic Summarize Make a survey of; critically examine the subject Review Use examples, diagrams etc to explain Illustrate Make plain, interpret, give reasons Explain Present in depth and investigate fully the implications Examine Make a judgement about value/importance/worth of something Evaluate
  • To what extent – asks you to weigh the evidence for and against something; to state how far something is valid Extent
  • A Planning Tree Example
  • 24. International HR practices – studying global recruitment practices; global compensation practices; Performance management of Transnational employees; etc. 23. Labor practices – studying difference across countries; what is best for India Inc – industry specific or general 22. Education Vs Employability – studying the Indian context; comparing against best in the world 21. Reverse brain drain – study of challenges to Indian workforce from advanced country nationals choosing to work in India 14. Service Industry – people challenges; how people practices change from traditional to service economy; studying emotional labor across service businesses 7. Performance Management – implications for employee retention, motivation across companies or industries; how has workers’ views changed regarding Performance Management in the last 25 years? 20. Work Standardization in a globalized world – challenges, what companies do; experiences of Indian companies going abroad and foreign companies coming to India 13. Changing compensation practices – across industries, professions, companies; employee and employer views; implications for business performance, employee motivation, employee retention, attrition, etc. 6. Employee as competitive advantage – what companies do to sustain the people advantage 19. Cyber Crimes & People management issues – what companies do; studying practices across companies and industries and cultures 12. Affirmative action – Indian context; study of initiatives by companies; implications for employee motivation, retention, productivity, performance; Equal Employment practices in Indian firms – comparison against firms in advanced countries 5. Employee retention – challenges, solutions 18. Small Scale Industries – people challenges; people practices; comparing against large corporations – advantages, disadvantages 11. Business ethics and Profit objectives – challenges, company performances; study of ethical codes across companies; relating ethical conduct & bottomline performance; ethical conduct and employee motivation; global practices, etc 4. Cultural challenges in cross-cultural businesses – BPOs, Call centers, etc 17. Training & Development – what companies do to make it count; studying correlations between T&D and Corporate performance, and people related issues such as attrition, motivation, loyalty, etc 10. Attrition – comparison of rates across industries, companies; long and short term implications; 3. Employee motivation – across industries, of knowledge workers 16. People CMM (Capability Maturity Model) – does it really make a difference to firms and their performance and to people 9. Mergers & Acquisitions – People issues, challenges; comparison of people practices across companies 2. 24/7 work – social implications – is there a pattern across industries or companies? Across states and cultures? 15. Technology and people management – how people practices have changed with technology across companies, industries, cultures, etc 8. Team-based organizations – challenges, opportunities; implications for performance 1. Protean Career – Indian Context; comparing traditional Vs Protean careers across industries, cultures, etc.