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⦁ This assignment is an individual assignment.
⦁ Due date for Assignment 1 is by the end of Week 7 (17/10/2020).
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⦁ This Assignment comprise of a short Case.
⦁ Assignment is to be submitted by each student individually.
Assignment Purposes/Learning Outcomes:
After completion of Assignment-2 students will able to understand the
LO 1. Identify and explain the concept of management, functions, roles and skills of a manager (Lo1.1)
⦁ Please read the case “The Decline of Sears” on Page number 73, Chapter 2 “Management Theory” available in your textbook/e-textbook “Management: A Practical Approach” 9th edition by Kinicki, A., & Williams, B., and answer the following questions in about 500 words:
Assignment Question(s):(Marks 5)
⦁ What is the underlying problem in this case from Edward Lampert’s perspective? (2marks)
⦁ What are the key causes of Sears’ decline? (1.5 marks)
⦁ To what extent did sears use a total Quality Management perspective in running the business? (1.5 marks)