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EDUCATIONAssessment and GuidelinesTrimester T2 2019Unit Code HI5014Unit Title International Business Across BordersAssessment Type Group Assignment – maximum 4 persons per groupNote: Groups must be formed by week 6 and your lecturer must be informed in writing of each member’s name and student number. Once a group is formed, no changes are allowed. Students will also need to inform the lecturer of their MNE. Each group must select a unique MNE to research. Title Analysis of a Multi-National Entity (Report Format)Purpose of the Students are required to research and analyse a multi-national entity of their choice.In the report, students must address the following themes from topics 5 -9, including:1. Foreign market entry strategy adopted by the selected MNE2. Competitive dynamics and market conditions faced by the MNE3. MNE’s organisational structure, knowledge management and innovationThis is strictly required to be your own original work. Plagiarism will be penalised. Students are required to apply the theories and knowledge derived from the course materials, demonstrate critical analysis and provide a considered and comprehensive evaluation of their selected MNE. Students must use correct in-text citation conventions.Weight 40% = comprising a Group Report 30% (week 9) and a power-point presentation 10% (weeks 9-12)Total Marks 40 MarksWord limit Report not more than 3,000 wordsDue Date Week 9 for the group report.[Late submission penalties accrue at the rate of -10% per day]Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list, all using Harvard referencing style.• At the end of your report please include an appendix stating ‘who wrote which section’, i.e. provide the student name and number for each section of the report.Note: In-class presentation is required. All students must attend the presentation or marks will be deducted. Your lecturer will require the group to submit a draft report in Week 7. Ensure the report is checked for plagiarism using Safe-assign.HI5014 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ACROSS BORDERSAssignment SpecificationsPurpose:This group assignment is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of course concepts and apply their knowledge of the theories and course material to a contemporary multinational entity operating in different markets around the world.DetailsSelect a current well-known multi-national entity or consult with your lecturer and ensure that it has not been selected by another group. Analyse the selected and approved multi-national entity in terms of:• Foreign entry strategy• Competitive Dynamics• Organisational structure• Knowledge Management• InnovationIn this report,• Use sub-headings• Use appropriate paragraphing• Reference the sources used with correct in-text citation conventions• Provide a full list of references at the end using correct referencing conventions• Check the safe-assign report and modify the submission if it is Medium or High risk.Your final submission is due Friday of Week 9 at Midnight. Late submissions will attract penalties at the rate of -10% per day.Assignment Structure Required1. Institute Cover Page [This is essential and must be completed accurately]2. Executive Summary3. Table of Contents4. Main Body of the report contains Section Headings – e.g. Introduction, Foreign Entry Strategy, Competitive Dynamics, Organisational Structure, Knowledge Management, Innovation and Conclusion.5. Sub-sections are numbered.6. Appropriate paragraphing must be used.7. Page Numbers must be used.8. Reference List at the end must be in the Harvard format and mainly academic Journal Articles. 9. Appendix: Statement of ‘Who wrote which section’. All students in the group must indicate which sections of the report was their individual contribution.10. The report must be within the 3,000 word limit.HI5014 International Business Across Borders Marking RubricExcellent4 marks Good3.5 marks Satisfactory2 marks Unsatisfactory1.5 marks Below Requirements/ No Submission1 or 0 marksExecutiveSummaryMax 4 marks Well structured,complete,compelling and concise Clear, concise andcompelling A satisfactory summary of the report An unsatisfactory summary of thereport. Incomplete and/or poorly written. Very poorly written or incomplete. Below the expectations of anMBS student / MissingApplication ofForeign EntryStrategyConceptsMax 4 marks The theoretical concepts have been matched to the MNEprecisely andare very well applied The theoretical conceptsapply to theMNE and are well applied A satisfactory attempt hasbeen made to apply the relevanttheoreticalconcepts to theMNE An unsatisfactory attempt has been made to matchand apply relevant theoreticalconcepts to theMNE The attempt made to match and applyrelevant theoreticalconcepts to the MNE is poorly done or negligible / MissingApplication ofCompetitiveDynamicsConceptsMax 4 marks The theoretical concepts have been matched to the MNEprecisely andare very well applied The theoretical conceptsapply to theMNE and are well applied A satisfactory attempt hasbeen made to apply the relevanttheoreticalconcepts to theMNE An unsatisfactory attempt has been made to matchand apply relevant theoreticalconcepts to theMNE The attempt made to match and applyrelevant theoreticalconcepts to the MNE is poorly done or negligible / MissingAnalysis of theMNE’s organisational structureMax 4 marks The theoretical concepts have been matched to the MNEprecisely andare very well applied The theoretical conceptsapply to theMNE and are well applied A satisfactory attempt hasbeen made to apply the relevanttheoreticalconcepts to theMNE An unsatisfactory attempt has been made to matchand apply relevant theoreticalconcepts to theMNE The attempt made to match and applyrelevant theoreticalconcepts to the MNE is poorly done or negligible / MissingAnalysis of theMNE’s knowledgeManagement processesMax 4 marks The theoretical concepts have been matched to the MNEprecisely andare very well applied The theoretical conceptsapply to theMNE and are well applied A satisfactory attempt hasbeen made to apply the relevanttheoreticalconcepts to theMNE An unsatisfactory attempt has been made to matchand apply relevant theoreticalconcepts to theMNE The attempt made to match and applyrelevant theoreticalconcepts to the MNE is poorly done or negligible / MissingAnalysis of theMNE’s innovationstrategiesMax 4 marks The theoretical concepts have been matched to the MNEprecisely andare very well applied The theoretical conceptsapply to theMNE and are well applied A satisfactory attempt hasbeen made to apply the relevanttheoreticalconcepts to theMNE An unsatisfactory attempt has been made to matchand apply relevant theoreticalconcepts to theMNE The attempt made to match and applyrelevant theoreticalconcepts to the MNE is poorly done or negligible / MissingFormatting & Professionalism of the ReportMax 1 mark 1 mark = report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of a report format.0 mark = the report format is unsatisfactory.Statement of‘Who did What’ Max 1 mark 1 mark = each member’s contribution to the group report is provided.0 mark = this statement is missingReferencing(in-text)Max 2 marks n/a n/a Correct in all respects Correct in general IncorrectReference List(at end)Max 2 marks n/a n/a Correct in all respects Correct in general IncorrectOral In-ClassPresentation10 marks(refer to detailed oralpresentation rubric)Presentation was HighDistinction /Virtuoso quality(8-10 marks)Presentation wasDistinctive / stand-out quality(7.5 marks)Presentation was credit-worthy quality(6 marks)Presentation was satisfactory(5 marks)Presentation wasUnsatisfactory(0 – 5 marks) or not performed.Total40 marksComments Marks Awarded

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