write a 1000 word critique based on three (3) of the following journal articles

Assessment #1 – Critique

Students are required to write a 1000 word critique based on three (3) of the following journal articles (links available on the e-reader):

Chen, Z, Huang, Y, & Sternquist, B 2011, ‘Guanxi practice and Chinese buyer-supplier relationships: The buyer’s perspective’, International Marketing Management, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 569-580.


Davila, A, Gupta, M, & Palmer, R 2003, ‘Moving Procurement Systems to the Internet: The Adoption and Use of E-Procurement Technology Models’, European Management Journal, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 11-23.


Doherty, N, McConnell, D & Ellis-Chadwick, F 2013, ‘Institutional responses to electronic procurement in the public sector’, International Journal of Public Sector Management, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 495-515.


Du, R & Boyd, C 2008, ‘Designing a secure e-tender submission protocol’, Electronic Commerce Research, vol. 8, pp. 115-142.


Gebauer, J, Beam, C & Segev, A 1998, ‘Impact of the internet on procurement’, Acquisition Review Quarterly, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 167-184.


Giannakis, M, Doran, D, & Chen, S 2012, ‘The Chinese paradigm of global supplier relationships: Social control, formal interactions and the mediating role of culture’, Industrial Marketing Management, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 831-840.


Hung, W-H, Lin, C-P, Tai, Y-M, Ho, C-F & Jou, J 2014, ‘Exploring the impact of web-based e-Procurement on performance: organisational, interorganisational, and systems perspectives’, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications: A Leading Journal of Supply Chain Management, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 200-215.


Johnson, M 2012, ‘A study of e-market adoption barriers in the local government sector’, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 509-536.


Kim, Y & Choi, TY 2015, ‘Deep, Sticky, Transient, and Gracious: An expanded buyer-supplier relationship typology’, Journal of Supply Chain Management, vol. 51, no. 3, pp. 61-86.


Select any three (3) related journal articles from the above list and analyse them using the Critical Analysis Tool (available on the learn online website). Based on the analysis, prepare a discussion from the literature comparing and contrasting the 3 journals to show an understanding of the topic being covered. Students will also need to write a conclusion to the critique identifying the points of theory covered and their learning.


The layout of the assessment document is to be presented using the following structure and headings (sections) as provided. Do not use other reference material, as this assessment is specific to your 3 selected journals.


Journals being reviewed

(Note: this section is NOT included in the overall word count)

The 3 Journals to be compared and contrasted are:
Name the Journals (reference as per UniSA Harvard Referencing Guide – Reference list)
(Note – in-text referencing commences from the Introduction)
This section identifies the common theme of the articles and outlines the direction of the analysis being ‘what you are going to do’ (100 words +/- 10%).

This section provides the main ideas of the journal articles being descriptive and objective. The summary does not include your opinion on the topic, your judgement of the approach, or any ideas not included in the article. The purpose is to display your understanding of the topic in a summative form of the chosen journals.


This section shows an understanding of the particular theory being analysed and analysis of the significant theory in the journals. Note: a Critical Analysis is not a summary of each article. You are comparing, contrasting and identifying the similarities and differences between what the authors are saying about the topic.

This section synthesises the key area/s as well as your learning and understanding of the topic (100 words +/- 10%). At the end, provide a word count (excluding the Reference list and CAT).

Critical Analysis Tool (CAT)
Present the Critical Analysis Tool showing your analysis of the three journal articles and the topics.


  • Use Times New Roman Font size 11 with 1.5 line spacing
  • Reference list on a separate page after conclusion
  • Use the UniSA Harvard reference guide only
  • Do NOT use footnotes
  • Print word count at the end of your assignment (after the conclusion section)
  • Print your name and student ID in a header on each page
  • Number each page
  • Cover page is to be an A4 sheet providing student name (University ID name), ID number, Course designation and Assessment
  • Electronic files uploaded are to be named as your ‘Student surname_Id number_A1’

Assessment Criteria
Marks will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Correct referencing using UniSA Harvard referencing guide
  • Following instructions – using the required structure and correct word count
  • Introduction defining the journals by authors and subjects researched including your direction
  • Summary of the theory displaying your ability to summarise critical aspects of the journals
  • Critique showing an understanding by comparing and contrasting the particular theory being analysed
  • Conclusion showing your learning about the topic and key areas within the topic/s
  • Use of the critical analysis tool
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