Group Assessment: Research Paper 1- Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T1 2021
Unit Code HI5016
Unit Title International Trade and Enterprise
Assessment Group Report
Purpose of the assessment (with
ULO Mapping) Students are required to work in groups of up to four. While working in a specific group, students are required to apply their knowledge learned in Online Prerecorded Lectures, Additional Materials and Interactive Tutorial Sessions of this course unit to write a report (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4).
Also, students may choose to work alone as a SOLO group (note in BB the conditions of Solo group work).
ASSESSMENT TYPE/Title WEIGHT LEARNING OUTCOMES Word
Limit Due date
Written report 40% 1, 2, 3, 4 = 3000 Week 10, Friday
May 28, 2021
Students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of a chosen topic by applying international trade theories and concepts learnt during Week 1 to Week 9. The in-depth analysis of the chosen topic, should be supported by data/statistics, figures, tables and relevant literature.
In this assignment, students are required to do better than recycle the lecture materials. Students are to research the chosen topic in more depth providing evidence of independent research. Detailed requirements of the assignment
You are a group of advisors working in the Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs in Australia. As advisors you are required to write a report covering the following topics, based on the past 5 years, in which you compare two countries. Each group must choose two countries (not including Australia). This report should provide useful information for the Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs for appropriate strategic decision making for Australia and multinational enterprises in the country. The report should use a variety of resources, including the textbook, newspapers, industry reports, the ABS website, and other sources.
1. Comparative advantage
? Choose any two countries chosen from the list of countries listed in Annex 1. For each country, identify an industry or industries in which the chosen countries have comparative advantage. You must use relevant data/statistics to support your analysis used in the identification
? Explain the reasons/sources of the comparative advantage in each of the chosen countries
? Suggest ways to improve the comparative advantage in each country
? Reasons for the flow of trade and investment, the factors affecting the industry or industries and how Australia can benefit from these countries
2. Terms of Trade
? Choose any two countries from the list of countries listed in Annex 1. For each country analyse its terms-of-trade trend over the last 10 years using relevant facts/figures
? Identify and analyse factors affecting the trend in the terms-of-trade for
each of the chosen countries
? Analyse how the terms-of-trade affect welfare in the chosen countries
? Advise the Minister on any benefits from these countries to Australia
3. Export Subsidies in Agriculture, Wind/Solar energy industry
? Choose either an agriculture or a wind/solar energy industry from any country listed in Annex 1 that currently provides export subsidies to the industries. Discuss positive and negative aspects of the export subsidies on the country’s economy.
? Evaluate the effects of the export subsidies on the country’s welfare using relevant supporting data/statistics and literature
? Examine the effects of effects of the subsidies on Australia (Only applies if the country chosen is not Australia. However, if the country is Australia explain the effects of the subsidies to other countries)
4. Pattern of Trade
? Choose any two countries from the listed countries in Annex 1. For each country, describe its pattern of trade over the last 30 years using relevant data
? Identify and analyse factors responsible for a changing trade pattern in the chosen countries
? In your opinion, discuss if your findings conform with what the trade theories predict
? Examine the effects of the pattern of trade on Australia
STUDENT ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION AND LATE PENALTIES
To be eligible to pass this unit, you must complete all forms of assessment and demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. All assignments must be submitted electronically ONLY using a word processor, uploaded to Blackboard via the Final Check and Submission of SafeAssign.
Submission deadlines are strictly enforced and a late submission incurs penalties of 5 (five) % of the assessment value per calendar day unless an extension and/or special consideration has been granted by the lecturer prior to the assessment deadline. Unless an extension and/or special consideration has been granted, no assessments are accepted after 14 calendar days of the due date, or the end of the trimester.
File Exchange tool:
All the academic papers that are used in the assignment need to be posted on BB by using File Exchange tool (Instruction in page 5, for further questions and advice, refer to your lecturer). Student needs to highlight the discussion in the academic paper which is relevant to the discussion in the assignment. Academic papers can be found in ProQuest (ProQuest instruction can be found in page 5 and 6. Assignment will be marked ZERO if does not include references list
How to do group assignment – Instruction
• A Group can choose a communication and collaboration tool(s) of your choice. All communication and collaboration tools are already enabled and accessible for any group.
Group members and instructors can share files in this area. All members can add and delete files, regardless of who added them.
Group Blog In the group area, all members of a group can create entries for the same blog and build on each entry. All course members can read and comment on a group blog, but they cant make posts unless they are members of the group. Instructors can choose to grade group blogs. All group members receive the same grade.
Group Journal In the group area, all members of a group can view each others entries. Only group members and instructors can view a group journal. Instructors can choose to grade group journals. All group members receive the same grade.
Group members can email individual members or the entire group.
Exchange files with a group
• With file exchange, you can share files with other members of your group, including your instructor.
• You cant create folders in file exchange. With your group, decide how you want to name files so that they are easier to locate in a long list.
Add a file to the file exchange
(i) Group Tools File Exchange Add File
(ii) Add a name for the file you want to upload. Browse for the file and submit.
(iii) Delete a file from the file exchange
(iv) You can delete any file, even if you didnt upload it. On the File Exchange page, select Delete in the files menu.
All the group members can discuss about the assignment by using Group Blog. Once you are allocated in a group, you can see this function.
Group Group Tools Group Blog Create Blog Entry
Note: All the discussion about group assignment needs to be recorded by using Group Blog tool (Instruction in page 5, for further question, please advise your lecturer). The discussion must relevant to the content of the assignment and reflects the outcome of the group meeting.
Go to: http://www.holmes.edu.au/ Login Proquest
Some countries of the world – Choose any 2 for your comparative study
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic (CAR)
Democratic Republic of Congo
Egypt El Salvador
Papua New Guinea
Sao Tome and
Principe Saudi Arabia
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
United Kingdom (UK)
United States of America (USA)
Marking Rubric for HI5016 Business Report
Criteria Little or no value generated
(Fail) Some value generated
(Pass) Acceptable/average value
(Credit) Good understanding of task (Good value
(Distinction) Excellent understanding of the task (Excellent value presented)
Countries or Country under investigation
5 Little or irrelevant information provided
about the countries under investigation
[ 2.5] Some relevant information provided about country or countries under
[2.5] Good information provided about country or countries under investigation
[3.5] Very good and precise country background
 Excellent and precise country or countries
background information provided
Understanding of the topic Chosen and its significance to
10 Little or no insight on the topic with many irrelevancies
[ 5] Some insight background about topic with some irrelevancies
 Some clear background on the topic under investigation
 A very clear and concise understanding
background on the topic
 Excellent and clear description and
understanding of the topic under investigation
Analysis, findings, discussion
10 Little or irrelevant analysis, findings and
discussion provided with no clear data
[ 5] Some relevant analysis, findings and discussion
provided with some clear
 Good analysis, findings and discussion provided with data and tables
 Very good analysis, findings and discussion
provided with clear data, tables and graphs
 Excellent analysis, findings and discussion provided
with clear data, tables and
graphs linked to theory
Recommendations and conclusion
5 Little or irrelevant recommendations and conclusion
[ 2.5] Little and some relevant recommendations and conclusion
[2.5] Good recommendations that promote
international and conclusion
[3.5] Very good and precise recommendations that promote international trade and conclusion
 Excellent recommendations that promote international
trade recommendations and
with a precise conclusion
The degree of research, the format, structure,
presentation, and writing of the report, plus referencing
10 Not good and relevant research with many
mistakes in referencing. -
May not have followed key question selection
guidance, or may not meet format
requirements, such as
clear discussions, titles or headings
[ 5] Evidence of reasonable research with some mistakes in referencing. -Meet format requirements to a reasonable standard, but could be
improved with a clearer
structure and headings
 Evidence of good and relevant research with
correct referencing. -
Meet format requirements to a good
standard, including clear
structure and headings
 Evidence of very good and relevant research
with correct referencing.
-Meet format requirements to a very
good standard, including clear structure and headings
 Excellent, comprehensive and relevant research with referencing correct in all
respects. – Meet format requirements to an
including clear structure and headings
Maximum mark = 40
HI5016 International Trade and Enterprise