China has maintained its superpower of manufacturing in ‘general merchandise’ over the last couple of decades in the world economy.

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BO6203 Assignment Briefing (Level 6)

 

Assignment Title

4 short essay questions for TB1

Type of Submission

Individual Assignment 1

Weighting of the assignment in the overall module grade

50%

Word Count/Time allocation (for presentations)

2000 words (± 10%) (excluding references and appendices)

Issue Date

23 September 2019

Submission Date

12 December 2019

Date of Feedback to Students

14 January 2020

Where feedback can be found

Brief comments on the electronic script, summary comments in the “Comments” box and a breakdown of the allocation of marks in the “Rubric” on Turn-it-in in CANVAS

Assignment Task

 

You need to answer the following 4 questions by making full use of what you have learnt in this module as well as all the materials available on various sources. The word limit for each question is 500 words (± 10%) and the total word limit for this assignment is 2000 words (± 10%). Please provide the word count per question on the script. The deadline: 17:00PM on 12th of December 2 dc

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Q1. China has maintained its superpower of manufacturing in ‘general merchandise’ over the last couple of decades in the world economy. However, it has been speculated by some analysts that China might lose its position in the forthcoming years. Which country, do you think, would be the next nation to take over China’s position and why? You should choose one nation only and provide your argument for AND against your choice in your answer.

 

Q2. A multi-national company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea is a relatively new entrant to highly competitive automobile industry. The CEO of this company now plans to build a new manufacturing factory to produce a newly developed electric car after years of R&D efforts. Assuming yourself to be the CEO of the company, explain and justify your decision on which country to locate this factory. Please note that the potential candidates for the location are Poland, France, and Spain. You also bear in mind that your target market is the European Union only. The choice of location should be fully supported by comparative analysis between the candidates. (500 words)

 

Q3. Choose and research a legal entity created from either an international joint venture or an international M&A (mergers and acquisition) agreement where only two organisations have been involved. Describe the characteristics of any strategic issue or operational issue (discuss only a single issue) faced by the partners and analyse the causes of the issue. A time frame for a creation of the entity should be post 2015. (500 words)

 

Q4. Choose a branded product of any UK company (For example: Walkers Crisps, Dyson Vacuum Cleaner) that is widely marketed in the UK at the moment but not yet available in one of the following nations: 1) India, 2) China, 3) Brazil, 4) Indonesia, 5) Russia, or 6) Republic of South Africa and discuss which elements of the marketing mix that you think are important to keep fairly standard and those it may be necessary to adapt when marketing that product in one of your chosen nations. Give reasons for each of your decisions. Discuss only 4Ps (Product, Price, Place, and Promotion) in your answer. (500 words)

Assignment Title

4 short essay questions for TB2

Type of Submission

Individual Assignment 2

Weighting of the assignment in the overall module grade

50%

Word Count/Time allocation (for presentations)

2000 words (± 10%) (excluding references and appendices)

Issue Date

23 September 2019

Submission Date

19 March 2020

Date of Feedback to Students

20 April 2020

Where feedback can be found

Brief comments on the electronic script, summary comments in the “Comments” box and a breakdown of the allocation of marks in the “Rubric” on Turn-it-in in CANVAS

Assignment Task

 

You need to answer the following 4 questions by making full use of what you have learnt in this module as well as all the materials available on various sources. The word limit for each question is 500 words (± 10%) and the total word limit for this assignment is 2000 words (± 10%). Please provide the word count per question on the script. The deadline: 17:00PM on 19th of March 2020.

 

Q1. You can choose any international company, who has faced any one of the country risks: political, economic, operational or competitive, in the last 12 months in one of the following regions: 1) South America, 2) Africa, 3) Central Asia, and 4) Middle East. Identify, analyse and manage the risk as if you were employed as a consultant by your chosen company. Any risk management technique which has already been adopted and utilised by the chosen company will NOT be accepted in your answer. (500 words)

 

Q2. You have been promoted to HR Director in the Swedish company which manufactures and sells the medical equipment (MRI scanner). Being very hi-tech, the equipment have until now been made in Sweden by the company’s skilled team. Your employer has just purchased a factory in Mexico for the manufacture of medical equipment that have been selling well in the USA. There is a budget for three expatriate managers to be sent to manage its operation in Mexico for four years. The CEO has asked you to recommend the job title for three expatriates with your justification for each job title and prepare a plan to help these expatriates’ early settlement in Mexico. (500 words)

 

Q3. Choose any international company who has outsourced one of its business functions to a local company in their international operation (For example: DHL’s use of local Indian company for its inbound freight distribution in India) and critically discuss the benefits and drawbacks of its outsourcing arrangement with the local company. An outsourcing arrangement between the two companies should be post 2010. (500 words)

 

Q4. Recently, a notion of ‘Industry 4.0’ or ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ has become of a centre of attention in the business world. Some associated technologies, such as additive manufacturing, advanced robotics, Drones, IoT, Blockchain, and AI, have been rapidly developing and many firms are contemplating different ways to exploit these technologies. Choose any international company utilising one of these technologies and discuss their journey in moving away from its traditional business to more sustainable business. (500 words)

 

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