LD4008 SEM 2 Essay - Assessment Brief -3500 Words 2020-21 (4).docx

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Assessment Brief – Postgraduate Module Code: SM4008/LD4008/AT7016 Module Title: International Business: Contexts and Challenges Distributed on: 01 February 2021 Hand in Date: 19 May 2021 17:00 GMT Further information about general assessment criteria, ARTA regulations, referencing and plagiarism can be found on the module’s site on the e-Learning Portal. Students are advised to read and follow this information. Instructions on Assessment: This assignment is an INDIVIDUAL piece of work. It represents 80% of assessment and of the module mark. Students are required to select ONE of the questions below and produce a two-part 3500-word essay. 1. Cultural distance in international Business Part 1: Conduct a comprehensive literature review of recent scholarly work (last 10 years and any key seminal work) on the role of cultural distance in international business. Part 2: Find an example of a company whose internationalisation was impacted by cultural distance. Provide a recommendation of how business can overcome cultural distance, drawing on the literature discussed in Part 1 in your analysis. 2. Ethical Challenges in International Business Part 1: Conduct a comprehensive literature review of recent scholarly work (last 10 years and any key seminal work) on ethical challenges in international business. Part 2: Provide an example of a scenario in which a real-world company encountered ethical challenges and provide recommendations on how businesses may cope with such challenges. Draw on the academic literature in your analysis. 3. Political Risk Part 1: Conduct a comprehensive literature review of recent scholarly work (last 10 years and any key seminal work) on political risk in international business. Part 2: Provide an example of a country in which foreign direct investors may be subject to political risk and provide recommendations on how political risk can be mitigated in future. Draw on the academic literature in your analysis. Page 4 of 6
Assessment Brief – Postgraduate Assignment Guidance Notes Writing and submission instructions: The word limit for the assignment is 3500 words . See below for what is excluded from the word count. An electronic version of your assignment must be submitted via the Turnitin FINAL SUBMISSION link. Write your analysis as a piece of business communication in report style , using headings and a numbering system, including any illustrations you think are useful. Make sure all data sources used are properly explained and referenced. Avoid first person usage (I, we, us) in the report. Instructions on crafting your Assignment: This is a research-based assignment. The assignment requires you to demonstrate that you understand how to appropriately analyse the academic literature and any relevant theories. Your analytical discussion must be supported by a significant number of information sources as well as theory. You are free to gather the information you need from different authoritative sources to make your argument.

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