the importance of resource management in line with the Resource-based and Resource-Advantage theories, and how the purchasing/procurement function might generate competitive advantage.

Essay

Discuss in a 2000-word essay, the importance of resource management in line with the Resource-based and Resource-Advantage theories, and how the purchasing/procurement function might generate competitive advantage.

 

You are required to use at least SIX sources of references including at least THREE journal articles. The preferred method of referencing is the Harvard Referencing system within context. An omission to include three journal articles or incorrect use of the Harvard referencing system will result in a failure for the Referencing component.

 

Format – the argument will be presented in essay format and will have introduction, discussion and conclusion sections. The objective of this exercise is to enable you to understand and argue the importance of resources and their management in organisations, based on relevant theory and content covered in this course.

Requirements for Assessment 1:

  • Use Arial Font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing.
  • Reference list on a separate page after conclusion.
  • Use Harvard Style of referencing only.
  • Do NOT use footnotes.
  • Print word count at the end of your assignment (conclusion section).
  • Print your name and student ID in a header on each page.
  • Number each page.
  • Do not include the Cover Page or Feedback form in your submission.

Note that the body of the assignment should contain around 2,000 words (+ or – 200 words). The Reference section does not contribute to the overall word count. The essay (including the Reference section) must also demonstrate that it utilises a referencing style in a consistent manner.

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