Scaffolded Literature Review:
in this assignment, you will write a critical review of the academic literature relating to the on:
· How does national culture influence the ways that organisations manage their employees?
A critical literature review is a “detailed overview of the significant literature available about your
chosen topic, providing a discussion and critical evaluation, and using clear argument to contextualise
and justify your research” (Saunders et al., 2018:33).
In this task, you will present how you have developed and structured your literature review explaining
how you have gathered your academic sources and how you have critically evaluated the way in
which these sources support your literature review.
The assessment will consist of a synthesis matrix of 3000 words and a literature review of 1000 words
The synthesis matrix will consist of information in tabular form where you will describe the source
used, how you located found the source (for example, which internet search engine you used to find
the material, the main themes that you hoped to explore in the literature review, and a brief summary
of how each academic article supports your argument. You should use around 30 academic sources
with each source supported by 100 words of text.
In the literature review, you will provide a critical evaluation of the sources demonstrating how different
perspectives exist within the area of business and management research. The literature review will be
fully referenced within the text and in the Reference List using the Harvard system. The literature
review must use robust and reputable academic sources. We expect you to use the University
catalogue for your sources utilising academic textbooks and academic journals.
You find an example of a synthesis matrix on Blackboard (LINK).
The assessment criteria for this assignment are:
· Critically research and select appropriate and relevant academic material on which to base
your literature review
· Create a synthesis matrix demonstrating and justifying your choice of academic material
· Write a literature review using the material from the matrix to critically evaluate the arguments
found within the academic literature
· Reference the assignment accurately and comprehensively using the Harvard system of