LO1 Identify,assess and resolve management problems within international contexts

Faculty of Business and Law Assignment Brief Mode C and Q Regulations

Module Title:

International Business Strategy

 

Assignment Number

Coursework 1 - Original

Module Code:

6023SSL

Assignment Title

Coursework 1

 

 

Assignment Weighting

5 Credits

 

Release Date:

TBA

 

Submission Date/Time:

TBA (by 18:00

hrs. UK time at the latest)

Submission Time and Place:

Submission through Turnitin ONLY

Assessment Information

This assignment is an individual assignment.

This assignment requires you to answer the following question:

Abcam is a global life science company supporting customers at the forefront of life science research with its headquarters in Cambridge, UK. Over the past few years, the company has internationalised to 7 countries in 4 continents. The company desires to keep expanding.

As an international business strategist, you are required to conduct the following analysis:

a)Section 1 (Introduction & Background)

·Provide background information on Abcam. Compare the institutional environment of one of the 11 countries it has expanded to, with its home country.

b)Section 2 (Main body + Theory)

·Referencing appropriate theories (e.g , Agency or/and Stakeholder theories or any other appropriate governance theory), discuss Abcam’s corporate governance stance and how this suits (or doesn’t suit) your chosen host country from 1 above.

c)Section 3 (Main body + Theory)

·What country should Abcam expand to next and why? Referring to at least 1 appropriate concept/theory, discuss the ethical, cultural and sustainability issues Abcam might encounter in this new country and how should Abcam deal with this issue?

The management report can include an executive summary (max. 300 words) and the table of contents (one page), which are NOT included in the word count.

Your work MUST be supported by proper academic referencing. Note:

This Resit assignment requires you to rework on your original submission taking into consideration the feedback you have received online as well as one to one from your module leader or seminar tutor. In addition to improving your previous submission, you are also required to write a 300-word reflective account in which you discuss how you have considered the feedback on your first submission to amend your work, and how it now meets the Learning Outcomes and Criteria for

Criteria for Assessment

Criteria

Description

Proportion of overall module

mark

Section 1 (Introduction and background)

Provide background information on Abcam. Compare the institutional environment of one of the 11 countries it has expanded to, with its home country

25%

Section 2 (Main body + Theory)

Referencing appropriate theories (e.g , Agency or/and Stakeholder theories or any other appropriate governance theory), discuss Abcam’s corporate governance stance and how this suits (or doesn’t suit)your chosen host country from 1 above.

30%

Section 3 (Main body + Theory)

What country should Abcam expand to next and why? Referring to at least 1 appropriate concept/theory, discuss the ethical, cultural and sustainability issues Abcam might encounter in this new country and how should Abcam deal with this issue?

40%

Structure and coherence

Report structure and grammar

5%

 

Total

100%

This assignment is designed to assess learning outcomes:

2.Identify,assess and resolve management problems within international contexts

3.Critically assess current developments in the international organisational environment and identify potential new trends

Word Count

The word count is 1,500.

There will be a penalty of a deduction of 10% of the mark (after internal moderation) for work exceeding the word limit by 10% or more.

The word limit includes quotations and citations but excludes the references list.

How to submit your assessment

The assessment must be submitted by 18:00 UK time on TBA. No paper copies are required. You can access the submission link through the module web.

•Your coursework will be given a zero mark if you do not submit a copy through Turnitin. Please take care to ensure that you have fully submitted your work.

•Please ensure that you have submitted your work using the correct file format, unreadable files will receive a mark of zero. The Faculty accepts Microsoft Office and PDF documents, unless otherwise advised by the module leader.

•All work submitted after the submission deadline without a valid and approved reason (see below) will be given a mark of zero.

•The University wants you to do your best. However, we know that sometimes events happen which mean that you can’t submit your coursework by the deadline – these events should be beyond your control and not easy to predict. If this happens, you can apply for an extension to your deadline for up to two weeks, or if you need longer, you can apply for a deferral, which takes you to the next assessment period (for example, to the resit period following the main Assessment Boards). You must apply before the deadline. You will find information about the process and what is or is not considered to be an event beyond your control at https://share.coventry.ac.uk/students/Registry/Pages/Deferrals-and- Extension.aspx

• Students MUST keep a copy and/or an electronic file of their assignment.

• Checks will be made on your work using anti-plagiarism software and approved plagiarism checking websites.

GUIDELINES AND BACKGROUND TO THIS ASSIGNMENT

Plagiarism

As part of your study you will be involved in carrying out research and using this when writing up your coursework. It is important that you correctly acknowledge someone else’s writing, thoughts or ideas and that you do not attempt to pass this off as your own work. Doing so is known as plagiarism. It is not acceptable tocopy from another source without acknowledging that it is someone else’s writing or thinking. This includes using paraphrasing as well as direct quotations. You are expected to correctly cite and reference the works of others. The Centre for Academic Writing provides documents to help you get this right.If you are unsure,please visit www.coventry.ac.uk/caw.  You can also check your understanding of academic conduct by completing the Good Academic Practice quiz available.

LO1 Identify,assess and resolve management problems within international contexts

Self-plagiarism or reuse of work previously submitted You must not submit work for assessment that you have already submitted (partially or in full), either for your current course or for another qualification of this and any other university, unless this is specifically provided for in your assignment brief or specific course or module information. Where earlier work by you is citable, ie. it has already been published/submitted, you must reference it clearly. Identical pieces of work submitted concurrently will also be considered to be self-plagiarism. Self-plagiarism is unacceptable because you cannot gain credit for the same work twice.

The University VLE includes a plagiarism detection system and assessors are experienced enough to recognise plagiarism when it occurs. Copying another student’s work, using previous work of your own or copying large sections from a book or the internet are examples of plagiarism and carry serious consequences. If you are a business student and joined Coventry University in September 2020 or later please use APA 7th edition referencing, if you joined prior to this date you may use APA or the existing Harvard Reference Style (Coventry version) that you are familiar with. APA 7th style is highly recommended. Law students should use OSCOLA. Please be consistent in the referencing style that you use and use it correctly to avoid a case of plagiarism or cheating being brought. If you are unsure, please contact the Centre for Academic Writing, your Progress Coach or a member of the course team.

LO3 Critically assess current developments in the international organisational environment and identify potential new trends

Return of Marked Work

You can expect to have marked work returned to you 10 working days after submission deadline. If for any reason there is a delay you will be kept informed. Marks and feedback will be provided online. As always, marks will have been internally moderated only, and will therefore be provisional; your mark will be formally agreed later in the year once the external examiner has completed his / her review.

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