Credit crunch 2008 causes and progress of one country

International Business Environment

Hand Out date: November 2009 Due Date: Friday 20th January 2010

This is an individual assignment. It will constitute 100% of your overall mark fro the module. Please choose ONE question from the following eight.
You are asked to write an essay-style answer of about 3000 words on your chosen question. All questions are equally weighted. You are expected to develop your own arguments based on your own interpretation and reflection of the reading; as well as relevant discussions on the related themes covered in the seminar workshops. This is not a closed-book assignment. You are free to use the core text; relevant journal articles and other sources.
Remember to provide full references, at the end of the answer to source material that you refer to.

The assessment covers all learning outcomes for the module.


For the question chosen, the competent answer will be concise, accurate and clearly written in your own words. It will put forward your individual interpretation of relevant analysis to the issues raised, rather than be just a descriptive account. It will be logically organised and contain a conclusion. Where you draw on the views, words and research of others, these will be acknowledged as references, and cited clearly in your answer.
The accompanying weighted assessment criteria form gives an indication of the basis on which your work will be marked.

The University s Policy on Cheating, Collusion and Plagiarism will apply.

1. What were the major causes of the global financial crisis ( credit crunch ) starting in 2008? Examine the progress made by one country of your choice in its attempts to recover. Outline the nature of the measures it has taken, and provide statistical evidence of the extent to which it has recovered.

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Assessment Criteria:

1. Relevance
The Relevance of the work examined to its selected question.
Maximum 20%

2. Knowledge
The work should have a substantial knowledge of relevant
material, showing a clear grasp of themes, questions and issues
Max. 20%

3. Analysis
The analysis should be comprehensive, clear and orderly.
Max. 20%

4. Argument & Structure
The argument should be well supported, focussed and is clear and
logically structured.
Max. 10%

5. Critical Evaluation
The work should contain distinctive or evaluation independent
thinking; and formulate an independent position in relation to
theory and/or practice.
Max. 20 %

6. Presentation
The work is well written, with standard spelling & grammar, in a
readable style with acceptable format.
Max. 5%

7. Reference to Critical appraisal of up-to-date and/or appropriate literature. Recognition of different perspectives. Very good use of
a wide range of sophisticated source material.
Max. 5%

harvard referencing,verified from books and journals.

it is an post graduate essay stlye work

needs very good and extensive analysis and insight into international business

please follow the guidelines fully