BUS5SMM – Management Analysis Of CSL – Business Management

Internal Code: MAS5585

Business Management:

Planning:

The discussion can focus on (but not limited to) the following points:
• Analyse CSL’s vision, mission and values and their connection with sustainability.
• Analyse CSL’s goal setting practices, and major types of plans
• Examine CSL’s approach(s) to planning (i.e. traditional, modern and innovative)
• How has sustainability been incorporated into those key decisions/practices?

• Selected useful references:

• The company’s website, industry & company information, and general databases
• Chapters 7, Samson & Daft’s textbook
• Chapter 12 – Sustainability in airlines (pages 174-187) from Sustainability and
Management: An international perspective book by Caliyurt & Yuksel.

Human resources management:

The discussion can focus on (but not limited to) the following points:
•Which HR-related competitive strategies have been implemented by CSL?
•How has CSL managed to find the right people?
•How has CSL managed to develop an effective workforce?
•How has CSL managed to maintain an effective workforce?
•Has any sustainable practice been applied in CSL’s HRM activities?
•Selected useful references:
o The company’s website, industry & company information, and general databases
o Chapters 12, Samson & Daft’s textbook
o Book section: “The relevance of the vision of sustainability to HRM practice”, pages 401 –
419, from Sustainability and Human resource management book, by Ehnert, Harry & Zink.

• Book section: “Sustainability and HRM”, pages 3 -33, from Sustainability and Human
resource management book, by Ehnert, Harry & Zink.
• Jabbour, C. J. C., & Santos, F. C. A. (2008). The central role of human resource management
in the search for sustainable organizations. The International Journal of Human Resource
Management, 19(12), 2133-2154. (accessible via La Trobe’s library)

Leadership:

The discussion can focus on (but not limited to) the following points:
• Examine leadership at CSL and its effectiveness
• Analyse the leadership styles exercised in CSL.
• Which leadership traits and characteristics have been demonstrated by CSL’s
leaders; which type of power and influence tactics have been used?
• Has CSL’s leadership been able to inspire and motive people beyond their
normal levels of performance (i.e. charismatic and transformational leadership)?
• How has sustainability been incorporated into CSL’s leadership?
Selected useful references:
• The company’s website, industry & company information, and general databases
• Chapters 15, Samson & Daft’s textbook
• Chapter 8 – Organisational governance and strategic leadership in SSM (pages 239-245)
from Sustainable Strategic Management (2nd edition) book by Stead & Stead.

Controlling the value chain and technology
The discussion can focus on (but not limited to) the following points:
• Analyse how effective CSL is in conducting its operations management.
• Analyse how effective CSL is in managing its supply chain.
• Has new technology been implemented in CSL’s operations/supply chain
management practices?
• How has sustainability been incorporated into those key decisions/ practices?
• Selected useful references:
• The company’s website, industry & company information, and general databases
• Chapters 20, Samson & Daft’s textbook
• Book section: “Value chain analysis” (pages 109-112), from Sustainable Strategic
Management book by Stead & Stead.
• Section 20 – Sustainable supply chain management: The good, the bad and the ugly
(pages 277-287) from Sustainability and Management: An international perspective book by Caliyurt & Yuksel.
• Sustainable supply chain management across the UK private sector by Walker & Jones

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