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Assignment 1
Group Case Study Presentation/Report
Length and/or format: 1500 words
Purpose: To assess your ability to apply International Business concepts and theories
Criteria for Assignment 1 – Group Case Study Presentation/Report
two component parts – a Power Point presentation and submission of a Word report
What You Should Do
Note that both the Presentation and the Report do not simply involve summarising the Case and answering the Case questions that appear at the end of the Case. You should include a profile of the organisation in the Case, a summary of the Case (chances are the audience won’t have read it before your Presentation), identify the key and secondary issues in the Case. Be explicit about what the Case is illustrating about International Business and link it to what is being covered in lectures. It is also mandatory to locate two appropriate academic journal articles (see the Recommended Journals in the Unit Outline as a starting point), briefly profile these and discuss how they can be related to the Case. Only then answer the Case questions, discussing them in the wider context of the above. In the final analysis – consider why the Case was chosen for inclusion in the set text. The cases appear in the text book.
The Presentation
The Power point presentation should run no more than 15 minutes, and no less than 10 minutes, so it is suggested that the group time it prior to presenting it in class. The Presentation will be followed by a brief discussion of the issues arising from the case.
The Report
should be in A4 format, with a single staple in the top left hand corner.
It should follow the structure detailed below and overleaf, and include a Table of Contents, to assist readability.
Structure for the Report (1500 words max, following is a guide only)
1.0 Introduction (100 words)
2.0 Brief profile of the organisation in the case (150 words)
3.0 Brief summary of the case (250 words)
4.0 Identifying the key issues in the case (and why) (300 words)
5.0 Identifying the secondary issues in the case (and why) (50 words)
6.0 Discuss theories/concepts that the case illustrates about international business (250 words)
7.0 Introduction to themes in the questions that appear in the case (and linkages) (100 words)
8.0 Answer the questions that appear at the end of the case (200 words)
9.0 Conclusions (100 words)
List of references.
N.B. Use Harvard referencing 1.5 spacing line, font 12, Arial.
REFERENCES:
Cavusgil ST, Knight G, Riesenberger JR, Rammal HG & Rose EL 2015, International Business The New Realities, 2nd edn, Pearson Australia, Melbourne.
Recommended references
Browaeys, M & Price, R 2011, Understanding Cross Cultural Management, 2nd edn, Prentice Hall, England.
Cavusgil, S, Knight, G & Riesenberger, J 2014, International Business: Strategy, Management and the New Realities, 3rd edn, Prentice Hall, USA.
Daniels, D, Radebaugh, L & Sullivan, D 2013, International Business: Environments and Operations, 14th edn, Prentice-Hall, Australia.
Hill, C, Chow, H & Udayasankar, K 2012, International Business: An Asian Perspective, Mc-Graw Hill Education (Asian).
Griffin, R & Pustay, M 2012, International Business, 7th edn, Prentice-Hall, Australia.
Hill, C, Cronk, T & Wickramasekera, R 2010, Global Business Today, 2nd edn, Irwin/McGraw- Hill, Boston.
Schneider, C & Barsoux, J 2003, Managing Across Cultures, 2nd edn, Prentice-Hall, England.
Further references
Academic Journals
There is a range of journals in the fields of international business and management. The titles below are indicative only of such publications.
• Academy of Management Executive
• Academy of Management Review
• Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
• Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resource Management
• Asia Pacific Journal of Management
• Columbia Journal of World Business
• Cross Cultural Management
• Harvard Business Review
• International Journal of Human Resource Management
• International Business Review
• Journal of Asia Business
• Journal of International Business Studies
• Journal of International Management
• Journal of Management Development
• Journal of Management
• Journal of World Business
• Management International Review
Extended reading
There is a range of periodicals in the fields of international business and management. The titles below are indicative only of such publications.
• Asia Business Week
• Business Week (Asian edition)
• Business Review Weekly
• Far Eastern Economic Review
• Fortune
• The Asian Wall Street Journal
• The Economist
Other useful sites:
• Australian Bureau of Statistics: http://www.abs.gov.au/
• Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: http://www.dfat.gov.au/
• Australian Trade Commission: http://www.austrade.gov.au/
• World Trade Organisation: http://www.wto.org/
• International Monetary Fund: http://www.imf.org/
• The World Bank: http://www.worldbank.org/
• UNCTAD: United Nationals Conference on Trade and Development: http://www.unctad.org
• International Trade Centre: http://www.intracen.org/
• Australian Financial Review: http://www.afr.com.au – including the hard copy weekend edition
• International business news; orthodox views: http://www.economist.com/ (many parts available only on subscription)
• Alternative views: Green Left Weekly: http://www.greenleft.org.au; New Internationalist: http://www.newint.org

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