Trends in the Global Business Environment

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
TrimesterT1 2020
Unit CodeHC3031
Unit TitleTrends in the Global Business Environment
Assessment TypeIndividual Assignment
This 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 unit
materials, demonstrate critical analysis and provide a considered and
comprehensive evaluation. Students must use correct in-text citation
Assessment TitleTutorial Question Assignment 2
Purpose of
the assessment
and linkage to
Student is required to answer 5 questions come from the recorded tutorial
questions every week from week 8 to week 12
The following Unit Learning Outcomes is applicable to this assessment:
– Student will be able to analyse and evaluate social, economic, political
and technological trends.
– Demonstrate familiarity with the academic literature on the macro
environment level.
– Demonstrate the capacity to write persuasive reports containing sound
recommendations, in preparation for a career in business or
Total Marks25 Marks
Word limitThe required word limit is provided in each question
Due DateWeek 12 – Friday 19 June at 11:30 PM
[Late submission penalties accrue at the rate of -5% per day]
• 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.
• A minimum of 10 peer-reviewed academic articles in total must be cited in
the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list
using Harvard referencing style.

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Assignment Specifications
This individual assignment is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of
trends in the global business environment.
Answer All FIVE (5) of the following questions. The questions come from the recorded tutorial
questions from week 8 to week 12.
Question 1 Week 8: Tutorial 7 (5 marks)
Organisational structures can help a company fail or succeed. Why do you think that is the
case? Answer this question in 300 words
Question 2 Week 9 Tutorial 8 (5 marks)
What are some of the potential problems global businesses face when they outsource or
subcontract their manufacturing work to companies in other countries? (e.g. an Australian
company outsourcing the manufacturing of its product to a separate company in China or
Vietnam)? Answer this question in 300 words
Question 3 Week 10: Tutorial 9 (5 marks)
What are some of the disadvantages that can result when companies use channels of
distribution to market their products overseas? Answer this question in 300 words
Question 4 Week 11: Tutorial 10 (5 marks)
Based on your studies in this course, compare and contrast between personal and position
sources of power. In your opinion, which sources of power are most effective as important
resources for leaders? Answer this question in 300 words
Question 5 Week 12: Tutorial 11 (5 marks)
What are the characteristics of creative leaders in contemporary organisations? Answer this
question in 300 words

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