Illustrate the benefits and the shortcomings of Environmental Management Systems in relation to an enterprise of your choice.

Students will prepare a formal academic paper in essay format of 2500 words which addresses one of the ten (10) research

The Major assignment has to include both a descriptive and an analytically component. In other words, you need to be able to present in organized and structured way credible information on the topic you select as well as provide a critical analysis (not just a summary of the relevant literature). a?Credible informationa means that your information derives from scholarly, i.e., peer reviewed, references. a?Critical analysisa in this instance means identifying, defining and discussing discipline concepts and problems raised in your lectures and readings and applying them critically to the credible information you have collected. Your major assignment needs to be fully referenced and written to academic standards. When paraphrasing from any source, you will also be required to provide the page number/s on which you have drawn for the paraphrasing.

Your essay needs to demonstrate evidence of having read and absorbed AT LEAST eight (8) scholarly academic journal articles (you can include other authenticated reference sources e.g., Australian Bureau of Statistics, as needed, but these do not count towards the minimum required number of scholarly articles). Nor will online reports by academics (Working papers, Discussion papers, commissioned reports of all kinds) or by organizations or institutions, including NGOs and Government departments, be counted as scholarly.

These are known as a?grey literaturea and although they may look impressive and be authoritative, they are not generally peer reviewed or refereed, and therefore do not match in credibility the research articles published in peerreviewed journals. You must also not rely on web-based material taken from sites such as Wikipedia,, etc.

The structure of the essay (must include)

Introduction (approximately 250 words)

a? the concept of sustainability

a? the perspective of embeddedness

Body of essay

Good and bad implications are? (Competitive? Corporative? Analysis)

a? Include both descriptive and analytical

a? sustainability

3 pillars a economy, environment, social

3 players a government, business, individual

a? compare (must include a?buta) critical analysis a subject (positive and negative)

a? Include both descriptive and analytical

Conclusion (refers back to the topic, whether it is yes or not and explains why)

a? Sustainability (whoas role)

a? Include 3 key pillars a economy, environment and society

a? Any other role players?


a? Improvements of the 3 players of the research cases found


a? End text and in text references need to have page number included

a? Chicago 16th