ETHICS ASSIGNMENT- SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
• A business that adopts social benefits as its core mission
• An organization that uses business strategies for the purpose of improving human and environmental well-being
• Its primary purpose is not to maximize returns to shareholders
• It can be large and established or small and new
1. Conduct research into demographics of Dubai i.e. gender, race, age, income, disability, mobility, education, employment. Detailed and thorough research is required.
B. Social needs in Dubai and its shortcomings
1. Identify the categories of social needs in Dubai. Some examples are health, disability, elderly, animals, transport etc.
2. Choose one of the above (or your own) to analyze. Conduct research:
a. Existing problems (cite evidence. UrlS & printscreen required)
b. How well existing organizations addresses these problems. (cite evidence. UrlS & printscreen required)
c. Describe the shortcomings, i.e., where a social need is being partially but not fully met by existing organizations/businesses. (your own analysis)
d. Describe how YOUR social enterprise will fill this gap or improve on existing services. A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF THIS IS REQUIRED. A VARIETY OF DATA IS REQUIRED- SECONDARY DATA (NEWS, INTERNET) AND PRIMARY RESEARCH (INTERVIEWS, OBSERVATIONS). MAKE SURE YOU REFER TO THIS IN YOUR REPORT.
3. Fully analyze the BENEFITS and DRAWBACKS of YOUR social enterprise. Focus on how well the social enterprise will be as a business and how well it will provide a solution to the local need. Make sure you have referred to your research in your analyses.
Knowledge and understanding
Knowledge and understanding Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 The information incorporated & skills demonstrated Mark
Sources of information
Communication Relevant and detailed info from wide range.
Organized and effective Relevant info from a range.
Organized and appropriate Selected info from a limited range. Attempted organization. Collated info from a limited range. Presented but not organized. Relevant and detailed information presented. Use of business terms. Evidence of effective use of primary/ secondary sources which contributed to an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages associated with a particular location and the factors affecting business location in general, presentation and organization of the information; clarity of message
Knowledge and understanding Substantial Good Basic Limited Understanding of the factors that affect the location of a small business; knowledge of location factors and of the possible impact on the selected small business.
APPLICATION Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 Relates to the analysis and quality of judgements Marks
Applied skills, knowledge & understanding in planning & tasks Effectively and consistently Good ability Attempts to Limited attempts Consistency of application throughout. Coherent approach – ideas derived from research, planning, development of ideas and applied to a small business
Clarity & purpose
Clarity or work throughout – logical pathways, discursive style, ideas presented in context, suitable approaches to location factors identified and applied. Other suitable locations discussed.
Completeness No significant gaps Some gaps Key gaps Little evidence Concepts applied to the selected business throughout. All section of the task completed.
Analysis & Evaluation
Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 Relates to the analysis and quality of judgements Marks
Based on data/info Analyses of selected data to produce key findings Partial data analysis to produce findings Review of some data; identifies results Limited data
Range of analysis skills demonstrated based on selected data- appropriate and relevant selections made; results presented and analyzed; findings linked to data; key findings; ranking order
Justification, chains of argument Evaluation of key findings, with reasoned logical support Judgement, some justification can be followed Basic judgment of results; limited evidence Unsupported judgments Use of analysis and judgments to articulate decisions and findings; support for key findings; clarity of ideas – demonstrating clear structure and organization; an overall judgment or conclusion
QWC Well structured, organized, accurate, frequent & effective specialist terms Structured, reasonably accurate, some appropriate specialist terms evident Some structure, with errors, occasional specialist terms Convey meaning, many errors, few specialist terms QWC- business language, specialist terms, formal organization of ideas, SPG, fitness for purpose with key issues addressed