1CORPORATE GOVERNANCECOURSE CODE: [MBA 552]MAIN ASSIGNMENT40 MarksBelow is your interim assignment for this subject. Please read the brief and instructions thoroughly.A contemporaneous corporate governance issue in practice and academia is diversity of directorsin the boardroom of an entity. Diversity in the context of corporate governance can have variousmeanings. Diversity in the boardroom among directors could be in some circumstances attributableto entity type e.g. certain not for profit and charity entities, publicly listed firms in a sector orindustry, etc. The characteristics or traits of diversity could, for example, include age (e.g. Loop,P & Bromilow, C 2018 – see embedded scholarship article), ethnicity, gender, race, religiosity,skills, among others.Some reports in the media, or from peak body organisations and associations, suggest havingquotas or future targets (e.g. 30% female board members by a certain date, etc.) to work towardsimplementing. Others suggest an appointment should be based on the ‘best person’ (i.e. meritbased approach) for the job regardless of gender, etc.2Embedded scholarship articleLoop, P & Bromilow, C 2018, ‘Is “age diversity” the next boardroom concern?’, The CorporateBoard, vol. 39, no. 231, pp. 1014.ReportConduct a review of corporate governance diversity issues and write a report with your findingsand recommendations. Use the concepts, tools and techniques learned in this subject to review theextent of diversity in general, or, a specific diversity type in the boardroom at an entity(ies),industry, sector or other jurisdictional levels.These focus questions could guide you in writing your report:In which aspects of diversity, with respect to corporate governance, has an entity you are familiarwith (i.e. or entities in general) been reasonably successful? Discuss what has led to the successand how it could be sustained.In which aspects of diversity, with respect to corporate governance, has an entity you are familiarwith (i.e. or entities in general), failed, been criticised or been less successful? Discuss the reasonsin terms of diversity for this and what can be done to address them.RequirementsYour assessment must include:3A description of the issue related to the above brief. This description should be a short section only.An outline of the bases or criteria for the review of diversity as it relates to governance issue(s).For example, mention which legislation, rules, standards or guiding principles are relevant for thereview, discuss their importance and why it is appropriate for you to use them.A critical review of the organisation’s governance applying the relevant concepts, principles,standards or other tools and techniques learnt during this subject, in accordance with your diversitydiscussion above.A brief list of recommendations for suggested improvement based on your review. Therecommendations should only be a short section in the overall report.To do well you need to structure your discussion appropriately, use credible source references, andclearly link recommendations to the description and analysis presented earlier in the report.Important assignment instructionsThe required word length for this assignment is 2200 words (plus or minus 10%).In terms of structure, presentation and style you are normally required to use: o ABS preferredMicrosoft Word settings o Author-date style APA referencing (6-12 references); which includesin-text citations plus a reference list.4Your grade will be adversely affected if your assignment contains no/poor citations and/orreference list and if your assignment word length is beyond the allowed tolerance level.Assignment submissionAll assignments must be submitted by 10.00pm on 24 February 2021.All assignments must be submitted online to efficient use of resources and equally to require accountability for the stewardship ofthose resources. The aim is to align as nearly as possible the interests of individuals,corporations and society.”


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