Assignment 1 (Literature Review)

Individual Assignment


WEEK 6 Friday 5 pm

HI5019 STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS T1 2018Each student will write a literature review of NOT more than 2500 words. The review should demonstrate that the student has thoroughly researched their topic. Students should use examples of business practice from the scholarly journals papers, conferences, books and professional magazines to support their arguments

The literature review would be on an organisation (company) that is using accounting software packages in Australia. The research would cover:


  1. The current organizational structure
  1. What operational problems (e.g., inefficiency, errors) do you think the organisation could experience because of this structure?
  1. What is the most likely system acquisition method— commercial software, custom software, or ERP?
  1. Describes and prepare a system flowchart of the sales procedures for the chosen organisation (company)
  1. Identify any control problems in the system and what sorts of fraud are possible in this system?


  1. Development and adoption of the accounting software packages,
  1. The current market size,
  1. Identify the leaders in the market and what gives them the competitive advantage,
  1. Identify the current gaps or challenges encountered by users or customers of accounting software/packages and make relevant suggestions or recommendations.

Submission Requirements:

Research reports are to be presented in size 12 Times New Roman or 10 Calibri Font and double spaced. The research should include a list of at least 5 references used in the research report and a bibliography of the wider reading done to familiarize oneself with the topic.


You are reminded to read the “Plagiarism” section of the course description. Your research should be a synthesis of ideas from a variety of sources expressed in your own words. All reports must use the Harvard referencing style. Marking rubrics are attached.

Assessment Criteria:

ScoreVery Good (12-15)Good (9-11)Satisfactory (8-10) Unsatisfactory (5-7)
PresentationInformation is well organized.Information isInformation is Information is poorly
and writing styleCorrect layout including timesorganized, Correctsomewhat organized, Some
  new roman, font size 12 orlayout includingorganized, Some elements of layout
  calibri, font size10, doubletimes new roman,elements of layout or length incorrect.
/15 marksspaced. About the rightfont size 12 oror length incorrect.   
  length.calibri, font size10,  Proper grammar and
   double spaced.Proper grammar punctuation not
  Very well written, excellentAbout the rightand punctuation always used.
  paraphrasing and properlength.mostly used, but Excessive overuse of
  grammar and punctuation are overuse of direct direct quotes
  used throughout.Well written, somequotes.   
   paraphrasing and    
   proper grammar and    
ScoreVery Good (12-15)Good (9-11)Satisfactory (8-10) Unsatisfactory (5-7)
IntroductionIntroduces the topic of theIntroduces the topicSatisfactorily Introduces the topic
  research report in anof the researchintroduces the of the research
  extremely engaging mannerreport in antopic of the report, but omits a
/15 markswhich arouses the reader’sengaging mannerresearch report. general background
  interest.which arouses the  of the topic and/or
   reader’s interest.Gives a general   
  Gives a detailed general background. the overall “plan” of
  background and indicates theGives some general  the report.
  overall “plan”.background andIndicates the   
   indicates the overalloverall “plan” of   
   “plan” of the report.the report.   
ScoreVery Good (17-20)Good (13-16)Satisfactory (10-12) Unsatisfactory (6-9)
Evidence ofSubstantial range ofGood range ofSuitable range of Insufficient range or
Researchappropriate and current,appropriate andsupportive number of
  supportive evidencecurrent, supportiveevidence used. Not supportive evidence
/20 marks evidence.always appropriate used.
    and/or current.   
    Minimum cited.   
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ScoreVery Good (25-30)Good (20-24)Satisfactory (15-19)Unsatisfactory (9-14)
Development ofLogical, insightful, originalDetailed, originalAdequateInadequate
Discussiondiscussion with well-discussion developsdiscussion developsdiscussion of issues
 connected paragraphs.logically with somelogically.and/or lacking in
 Evidence of full engagementconnection between logical flow
 with the literature found, withadjoiningUnderstanding of 
/30 marksrelevant and detailed analysis.paragraphs.reading shown.Little/no
  Understanding ofFew relevantdemonstrated
  reading shown.analysis.understanding of
  Some relevant reading.
    discussion or
ScoreVery Good (9-10)Good (7-8)Satisfactory (5-6)Unsatisfactory (3-4)
ConclusionAn interesting, well writtenA good summary ofSatisfactoryPoor/no summary of
 summary of the main points.the main points.summary of thethe main points.
 An excellent final comment on main points.A poor final
/10 marksthe subject, based on theA good finalA final comment oncomment on the
 information provided.comment on thethe subject, butsubject and/or new
  subject, based onintroduced newmaterial introduced.
  the informationmaterial. 
ScoreVery Good (9-10)Good (7-8)Satisfactory (5-6)Unsatisfactory (3-4)
ReferencingCorrect referencing (Harvard)Mostly correctMostly correctNot all material
 All quoted material in quotesreferencingreferencingcorrectly
 and acknowledged.(Harvard)(Harvard) Someacknowledged.
/10 marks  problems with 
 All paraphrased materialAll quoted materialquoted materialSome problems with
 acknowledged.in quotes andand paraphrasedthe reference list or
  acknowledged. Allmaterialbibliography.
 Correctly set out reference listparaphrased  
 and bibliography included.materialSome problems 
  acknowledged.with the reference 
   list or bibliography. 
  Mostly correct  
  setting out reference  
  list and bibliography  
/100 marks    
Final marks    
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