Select one of the following companies:
Couche-Tard Incorporated
Bank of Montreal
Enbridge Incorporated
Tim Hortons Incorporated
Tesla Motors Incorporated Incorporated
Note that in addition to web-based resources you are also expected to conduct a literature review that will include a search for any academic studies completed that have involved your selected company as well as any popular press articles – magazines, newspapers, publications of professional organizations and other possible sources of information.
For your selected company you must provide a formal “management review report” that contains the following sections:
1. Executive Summary
a. You will need to provide a concise summary (or extract) of your findings followed by a general recommendation on how well this company performs the main functions of management and where any major improvements could be made.
2. An overview of this company
a. Its name, location of head office, location of subsidiary offices
b. Its main line of work (services, products)
3. Governance
a. Composition of its Board of Directors
b. Committee Structures (such as whether it has a separate audit committee, compensation committee)
c. Major shareholders or shareholder groups (such as Pension Fund Managers for example)
d. How effective is its governance? Can you suggest improvements?
4. Ethics and Social responsibility
a. Is this an ethical company? Is it socially responsible? You will need to support your position.
b. Has the company ever been featured in the press in a negative way that was attributable, whether correctly or incorrectly, to ethical or social responsibility issues? If so, were these allegations founded? If not has your research uncovered any areas that could pose a risk to this company in the areas of social responsibility or ethics? Can you suggest improvements?
5. Globalization
a. How has globalization affected this company? Has globalization provided value to this company? If so, how? If not, why not? What could the company do differently to unlock the value of globalization? [LG5 – Unlocking the value of globalization]
6. Organization
a. How is this company organized? What is its organizational structure?
b. Is there a prevailing organizational culture? How is this evident? If this is not obvious from your research what type of organizational culture would you expect to find and why?
c. Link as much of the course material concerning organization to your research into this company
d. How effective is its organization? Can you suggest improvements?
7. Planning
a. How does this company conduct its strategic planning? Its operational planning?
b. Link as much of the course material concerning planning to your research into this company.
c. How effective is its planning function(s)? Can you suggest improvements?
8. Leading
a. Who are the key leaders in this company?
b. Which leadership styles are evident? If this is not obvious from your research, which leadership styles would be most appropriate and why?
c. Link as much of the course material concerning leadership to your research into this company.
d. How effective is its leadership? Can you suggest improvements?
9. Controlling
a. What control mechanisms do you feel would be most critical to this company and why?
b. Link as much of the course material concerning control to your research into this company.
c. How effective is control in this company? Can you suggest any improvements?
10. Written Assignment Grading Report
a. Every assignment must be submitted with a signed academic attestation (see page 4), and,
b. A Grading Report Sheet as given on page 5
Your written assignment MUST:
• Clearly contain bold headers for each section;
• Be free of grammatical errors;
• Respect scholarship by appropriately referencing all material that is not original;
• Contain the academic attestation form, signed by all members of your group; and,
• Not exceed 15 pages, 12-pitch font, double-spaced, excluding cover page, bibliography and references.
The outline of your written report must be as follows:
Executive Summary
Company Overview
Ethics and Social Responsibility
The following academic attestation MUST be included in the assignment and MUST be signed:
Personal Ethics Statement for an Individual Assignment:
By signing this Statement, I am attesting to the fact that I have reviewed the entirety of my attached work and that I have applied all the appropriate rules of quotation and referencing in use at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, as well as adhered to the fraud policies outlined in the Academic Regulations in the University’s Undergraduate Studies Calendar.
________________ ______________
Signature Date
________________________________ ______________
Last Name (print), First Name (print) Student Number
Component Overall Comments Letter Grade
Executive Summary
An overview of this company
Ethics and Social responsibility
Globalization [LG5]
Overall Quality of Writing
Overall Assignment Grade: _____________
In compiling the overall letter grade, each of the above sections is afforded equal weight. The overall grade is generally the “average” of the grades per section, at the discretion of the marker/Teaching Assistant

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