Identify an organization facing a crisis or involved in a public controversy (e.g., an accident, a product safety/health hazard, a scandal, an environmental disaster, or a major structural re-organisation, such as privatisation or demutualisation) and investigate how the organisation reacted to it by means of information releases (e.g., press releases, annual report, corporate social responsibility report, etc.). Use a variety of accounting theories to explain the organisation’s response to the event.
You can use the organisation’s website to download documents issued by the organisation. Please note that Tutorial 6 (Week 8) will deal with issues surrounding case study selection, data collection and analysis.
Structure of assignment
Please follow the structure provided below. Bold numbered items provide the headings and sub-headings for your essay. Bulleted items provide a short description of the type of content expected in each section and sub-section.
- Discussion of concepts and theories used to analyse the case [20 marks]
- The case
- Background information about the case [10 marks]
- Description of corporate disclosure vehicles chosen for analysis (i.e., press releases, annual reports, CSR reports, etc.) [10 marks]
- Discussion of the categories of analysis used to analyse the corporate texts (e.g., text length, themes, impression management strategies, etc.) [15 marks]
- Summary of findings of your analysis [35 marks]
- Discussion of findings in context of theory and prior literature [10 marks]
The word limit is 12,500 words maximum. The case study should include a list of references containing all the materials you have consulted and cited. References in the references section should be mentioned in the text and vice versa.
Please use the Harvard referencing style. A detailed guide is provided at: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/library/help/documents/harvardreferencingguide.pdf
Assignment of marks
You need to demonstrate the application of accounting theories to interpret and analyse your data. You are expected to read around the subject and will be rewarded, if you refer to journal articles or other authoritative sources of information (books and book chapters, NOT websites) to support your argument. Please note that the list of references provided below is just a starting point and is not meant to be exhaustive. The majority of articles are available through the University library. The articles not available through the library have been posted on blackboard.
First, have chose TALK TALK telecome company regard to the (Cyber attack) and the company response this is the link for the press from the company so you can analysis which theory they are useing
second you need to read and understand the three theory that in slides ” Systems-oriented theories” that I upload already
3rd I have provide you 4 samples for ( Different cases) that could help you I put the grade for each of them so you can use them as sample
I don’t want to aID more and I don’t want to make it complicated so read the file that I upload and check the samples and if you didn’t understand it please be in touch with me and send me email directly