Lobal StrategiesLinking Global to regional Scenarios

Assessment Task 1:
Select one of the journal articles on strategy, foresight or scenarios from the recommended
reading list included in this unit guide. You can download a copy of this article from Murdoch
University Library or use Google Scholar to obtain the article.
This is an individual assessment task. Whilst students are encouraged to seek advice from
fellow students and other advisers the universitys plagiarism policy will be enforced as
1. Focus on an article on Global Strategies.
2. Read the article carefully.
2. Write a summary of the main points the author/s make in the article.
3. Critically analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the author/s arguments.
Do you consider that the article makes a valuable contribution to the science and art of
strategy development and execution (in the global context)?
I recommend that in order to undertake this critical analysis you contrast the arguments
made by the authors of your chosen article with those made in other articles on the
recommended reading list or that you source yourself from the library or other digital media.
4. If you were the CEO, CFO, or Head of Strategy for a major MNC would you value what
these authors have to say? Would you try to implement their ideas in your corporation? Why
or Why not?
Length: 3000 words maximum
Advice: The major portion of marks for this assessment task is allocated for points 3 and 4
above therefore your analysis for points 3 and 4 should comprise the major portion of your

Assessment Task 1 is graded according to the following criteria:
Assessment Criteria
Displays clear understanding of concepts discussed in the
article. 5 marks
Displays sound understanding of key challenges that firms face in designing and executing strategy. 5 marks
Effective use of other literature to critique the focus article. 7 marks
Depth of critical analysis 10 marks
Professional presentation including use of appropriate academic citation methods. 3 marks
Total Marks 30 mark

Article: Stratigea, A., Giaoutzi, M (2012) Linking global to regional scenarios in foresight, Futures, Vol. 44, pp. 847-859