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INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
BUS552 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
ASSIGNMENT
TOTAL 100 MARKS
Answer the Scenario given.
Tips:
1. Using appropriate tools and symbols to produce your answers 2. Quality in overall presentation of answers
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General but Important Instructions:
• The written assignment should be fully type-written and between 3,500 – 4,000 words long with 1.5 spacing using Times New Roman font size 12 with 1” margin all around. The number of words count should be stated at the end of the assignment.
• The report should include a cover page as shown in Appendix I.
• You should write this assignment in a formal report structure.
• A copy of the Marking Scheme (Appendix II) must be attached immediately after the cover page of the report.
• All pages in the written report should be numbered except for the Cover Page, Marking Scheme and the Table of Contents.
• Marks will be deducted for failure in complying with the instructions provided above.
Assignment Purpose:
The purpose is to provide insight into the complex, dynamic and increasingly global nature of the marketing environment for international management, understand the modes of entry available, design management and organization program, and apply knowledge to a written internationalization project report,
Scenario:
You assume the role of a global manager n a company of your choice, or a company you have worked for in the past. Choose a foreign country that is of interest to you and design a report supporting your international management in this foreign country. This is an individual assignment. You are required to use the update information of the global company and the chosen country as evidences with application of theoretical concepts in the course of International Management to support your answer. Your report should be divided in the following parts:
Part A–International Environment and Development
(1) Develop a profile of the chosen country by environmental scanning which should include political, economic, social, cultural, technological and legal considerations.
(900 Words)
(2) To analyze some of the major developments and issues in the this foreign country and propose the strategies to mitigate each risk that you have determined.
(900 Words)
Part B–International Management and Decision-making
(3) Assess its international strategies and formulate an effective market entry method to support the chosen foreign market expansion.
(900 Words)
(4) Explain the decision-making process of global managers with an analytic framework in this foreign country.
(900 Words)
TOTAL (3600 Words) END OF QUESTIONS
Plagiarism
Plagiarism is defined as the submission or presentation of work, in any form, which is not one's own, without acknowledgment of the sources. If a student obtains information or ideas from an outside source, that source must be acknowledged. Another rule to follow is that any direct quotation must be placed in quotation marks and the source immediately cited. Plagiarism is also defined as copy of all or part of the work of another student(s) of current or previous batch of this University or another higher learning institution.
The University's degree and other academic awards are given in recognition of the candidate's personal achievement. Plagiarism is therefore considered as an act of academic fraudulence and as an offence against the Institute discipline.
Intellectual Property
Copyright must be seriously protected. The Institute takes a strong stand against any illegal photocopying of textbooks and any other materials by students. Students are forewarned of the consequences and the penalty that may be meted out if they are -caught in the act-.
Mode of Referencing
Students are advised to incorporate proper academic modes of referencing. The normally acceptable mode of academic referencing is the Harvard Referencing system. The sample of Harvard Referencing system format is attached in Appendix III.
Appendix I
INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
ACADEMIC YEAR 201X
BUS552 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
ASSIGNMENT COVER SHEET
Student Details
Name:
ID:
Program:
Submission Date: ________________
Assignment overall marks: __________/ 100 Marks
Appendix II
ACADEMIC YEAR 201X
BUS552 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
MARKING SCHEME FOR ASSIGNMENT
Section Assessment Criteria Marks
Allocation Marks
Given
A Part A
? Question 1
? Question 2 Part B
? Question 3
? Question 4
20 Marks
20 Marks
20 Marks
20 Marks
B Format (please refer below) 20 Marks
TOTAL 100 Marks
Format Tips:
1. Using appropriate tools and symbols to produce your answers
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Comments:
___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________
Name of marker: __________________________ Signature of marker: _______________________ Date: ____________________________________
Appendix III Language Explained:
CITING means formally recognizing, within your text, the resources from which you have obtained information.
BIBIOGRAPHY is the list of sources you have used.
REFERENCE is the detailed description of the item from which you have obtained your information and cited in the text.
A Simple Guide to Harvard Referencing
The referencing format for all student assignments and research reports is adapted from the Harvard Referencing style. The following examples show how various sources of information are referenced in the assignments or research reports.
Material
Type In-Text Citation Reference List Example
Book: Single author (Adams, 1906) or Adams (1906) wrote that...
Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title. Edition (if not first edition). Place of publication: Publisher.
Adams, A.D. 1906. Electric transmission of water power.
New York: McGraw.
Book: Two
author (Ahmed &
Meehan, 2012) Family name, INITIAL(S). and Family name,
INITIAL(S). Year. Title. Edition (if not first edition). Place of publication: Publisher.
Ahmed, T. and Meehan, N. 2012. Advanced reservoir management and engineering. 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Gulf Professional Publishing.
Book: More than two
author (Manuh et al.,
2007) Family name, INITIAL(S), Family name, INITIAL(S) and Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title. Edition (if not first edition). Place of publication: Publisher.
Manuh, T., Gariba, S. and Budu, J. 2007. Change & transformation in Ghana's publicly funded universities: a study of experiences, lessons & opportunities. Oxford:
James Currey.
Book with
no author (Guiness world records, 2012) Title of book. Year. Edition (only if not the first edition) City of publication (include state or country if needed): Publisher.
Guinness world records. 2012. London: Guinness World
Records.
Thesis /
Dissertation (Dang, 2007) Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title. Type of qualification, academic institution.
Dang, V.A. 2007. Three essays in financial economics.
Ph.D. thesis, University of Leeds.
Journal article: one author (Pajunen, 2008) Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title of article. Journal Title. Volume(issue number), page numbers.
Pajunen, K. 2008. Institutions and inflows of foreign direct investment: a fuzzy-set analysis. Journal of International Business Studies. 39(4), pp.652-669.
Journal article: two authors (Gencturk &
Hosseini, 2015) Family name, INITIAL(S) and Family name,
INITIAL(S). Year. Title of article. Journal
Title. Volume(issue number), page numbers.
Gencturk, B. and Hosseini, F. 2015. Evaluation of reinforced concrete and reinforced engineered cementitious composite (EGC) members and structures using small-scale testing. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 42(3), pp.164-177.
Journal article: more than two
authors (MacNaughton
et al.,1999) Family name, INITIAL(S), Family name, INITIAL(S), Family name, INITIAL(S) and Family name,
INITIAL(S). Year. Title of article. Journal
Title. Volume(issue number), page numbers.
MacNaughton, S.J., Stephen, J.R., Venosa, A.D. and Chang, Y.J. 1999. Microbial population changes during bioremediation of an experimental oil spill. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 65(8), pp.3566-3574.
Newspaper article with author (Swami, 2013) Last Name, First Initial. (Day, month and year). Title of article. Title ofNewspaper. Volume (Issue), Page(s).
Swami, N. 9 September 2013. Miss World goes on despite protests. Fiji Times. p. 3
Newspaper article with no author (Fiji Times,
2007) Use the newspaper's name as the author:
Fiji Times. 6 June 2007. Fiji imports white sugar. p. 2.
Newspaper
article from a website (Swami, 2013) Last Name, First Initial. Day, month and year. Title of article. Title of Newspaper [online] page number (if given), retrieved from URL [access date].
Swami, N. 9 September 2013. Miss World goes on despite protests. Fiji Times [online] Retrieved
from http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=245039 [11 September 2013].
An entire webpage (Kia Motors Fiji,
2013) Author or Organization. Year or n.d. for no date. Title of webpage [online] retrieved from URL [access date]. If the title of the website is the same as organization or entity responsible for the website, you only need to list it once.
Kia Motors Fiji. 2013. [online] Retrieved from: http://www.kia.com/fj/main/ [5 September 2013].
Note: There are more referencing than the one listed above. For more details, please do your own research.
Additional Information:
1. Alphabetize your reference list by the first word of the citation (usually the author's last name).
2. Be consistent! Since there's no one rule manual for Harvard Style, you have a bit more choice regarding spacing, punctuation, italics vs. underlining, etc. if your instructor has not given you a template. Format your citations the same way throughout your paper and reference list.
3. Only capitalize the first word of the document title.
4. Double space all of the citations on your reference page.
5. Italicize the title of the book, magazine or journal.
6. If your reference list has multiple works by the same author(s), list them in order of publication date, earliest first, NOT alphabetically by title:
Example:
Thaman, R. 1975. The Tongan agriculture system: with special emphasis on plant assemblages. Los Angeles: University of California.
Thaman, R. 1989. Agrodeforestation and the neglect of trees: threat to the well-being of Pacific societies. Noumea, New Caledonia: SPC.
7. Abbreviate a page number range (like a chapter in an edited book) as pp. Examples: pp. 54-60 or pp. 90, 95-103. Use a single p. for a single page (for newspaper articles,
etc.) Example: p.12
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