Identify an organisation facing a crisis or involved in a public controversy (e.g., an accident, a product safety/health hazard, a scandal, an environmental disaster, or a major structural re-organisation, such as privatisation or demutualisation) and investigate how the organisation reacted to it by means of information releases (e.g., press releases, annual report, corporate social responsibility report, etc.). Use a variety of accounting theories to explain the organisation s response to the event.
You can use the organisation s website to download documents issued by the organisation. Please note that Tutorial 6 (Week 8) will deal with issues surrounding case study selection, data collection and analysis.
Structure of assignment
Please follow the structure provided below. Bold numbered items provide the headings and sub-headings for your essay. Bulleted items provide a short description of the type of content expected in each section and sub-section.
Discussion of concepts and theories used to analyse the case [20 marks]
2. The case
Background information about the case [10 marks]
Description of corporate disclosure vehicles chosen for analysis (i.e., press releases, annual reports, CSR reports, etc.) [10 marks] 1.Framework of analysis
Discussion of the categories of analysis used to analyse the corporate texts (e.g., text length, themes, impression management strategies, etc.) [15 marks]
Summary of findings of your analysis [35 marks]
Discussion of findings in context of theory and prior literature [10 marks]
The word limit is 1,500 words maximum. The case study should include a list of references containing all the materials you have consulted and cited. References in the references section should be mentioned in the text and vice versa.
our case will be about Starbucks in UK tax evasion were the crisis is Tax Avoidance
In 2012, Starbucks were catapulted on to the front page of newspapers and their respective websites in light of tax scandals. so our case will be about Starbucks Tax Avoidance in 2012