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Case Study #1 Instructions: Case Study#1_Article: Carr, N. G. (2003). IT doesn’t

    Case Study #1
    Instructions:
    Case Study#1_Article: Carr, N. G. (2003). IT doesn’t matter. Harvard Business Review
    Instructor’s notes: Though this is an old article, it is a classic one starting to think about the
    relationship between IT and business strategy. There are many good views in the article, which
    can be further assessed in today’s business environment with the fact pace of changes in the field
    of IT. I believe this article can help you further understand the course materials covered so far. It
    can also provide some new insights into IT strategy. I hope you could enjoy reading this article,
    reflect what you have learned, and bring your thoughts.
    Layout & Format
    o Name the file: Your First Last Name Case Study #1
    o Title: the title of this article
    o Format: Feel free to set your margins and point size to whatever makes you comfortable.
    Feel free to use the font of your choice as well.
    o Layout:
     You submission should have the following sections (make sure you have three
    required headers: Summary, Assessment, and Critical Thinking).
     Failing to follow the layout requirements will result in a deduction of at least
    5points (see the rubrics).
     Only word files are accepted!
    Word count: the ideal count is between 1000 and 1200
    Summary
    This section should clearly present the author’s main points, arguments, and/or findings in
    your own words. This section should consume 100-300 words.
    Assessment
    This section flows from the summary section. In the section, the goal is to analyze and assess
    the article’s arguments and/or research findings. This section allows for elements of personal
    opinion to come into play and comment on the authors’ arguments. You can provide relevant
    theories and/or examples from the text, personal experiences, or other sources that either support
    or refute the main arguments made in the article. It is a given that the information presented in the
    article will be questioned and evaluated and critically discussed. Throughout this section, take care
    to provide reasons for your agreement or disagreement of the article supported by relevant
    examples, theoretical frameworks, or your own relevant working experience. With that said, this
    section should focus on analysis rather than summary. This section should consume about 60%
    (600 words or more) of the case study.
    Critical Thinking
    This section allows open discussion. Feel free to discuss something you feel most comfortable
    related to the role of IT in relation to the book chapters covered so far and/or case study. As such,
    2
    you would show case your critical thinking. This section should consume about 30% (300 words
    or more) of the case study.
    Reference
    This section is optional. You are welcome to use some references (no more than three
    references) from outside sources. Do remember to use the APA style. Anything in this section
    does not count toward the ideal 1000-1200 word total.
    Rubrics (total: 90 points)
    Excellent Very good Need
    Improvement
    Summary Section: identify the main
    points, arguments, and/or research findings
    9-10 7-8 0-6
    Assessment Section: analyze and assess
    the article using relevant concepts and/or
    examples
    18-20 14-17 0-13
    Assessment Section: sufficient details are
    provided to support your opinions and
    comments; do a good job of analysis
    18-20 14-17 0-13
    Critical thinking: knowledgeable about
    the case study & ideas are sound; show
    case critical thinking
    27-30 21-26 0-20
    Writing Skills: Do you follow the layout
    as stated in the instructions? Do you write
    clearly, in compete sentences, with
    minimal errors in grammar and spelling?
    9-10 7-8 0-6

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