Nalyse the consequences for a particular industry as a consequence of globalization
1. Objective of the report:
in producing an independent, systematic, and clear treatment of a chosen topic
to independently analyse specific issues
in conducting literature search on a chosen topic
to independently accquire and use study of relevant literature, including the ability to evaluate and summarize central elements found in a larger context
2. Choice of topic
Analyse the restructuring of a particular industry as a consequence of the globalization
3. Requirements of the report
Completing the written assignment requires that the trport sufficiently covers the following 4 items:
* Statement of the problem (issues)
* Choice of model & method of analysis
* Treatment of the problem (analysis)
Weight is placed on a wall-defined & well-structured statement of the problem as well as the use of relevant methods of analysis and relevant concepts. Weight is also given for the reasons for choosing a particular model and /or method in relation to this concrete problem. Sometimes it may be difficult to find a theoretical model of framework that is suited for solving the problem. It is , however, important to emphasize that the quality of the paper will be enhanced by using a theoretical approach.
3. Suggested Size of the report
The size of the report should be between 2,500 & 3,500 words plus Appendices, Title page, Table of Contents, and Literature List. Reports with a minor excess of the above word limit will be accepted.
4. Literature Search
To address the problem in the assignment satisfactorily, it is essential that the student makes a detailed study of the literature. However, the student must be warned against overdoing the literature search in the beginning phase. Starting reading a limited number of sources and thereafter attempting to construct a precise statement of the problem, the dispostion , as well as the content of the individual sections of the report often gives the best result. This way, the student gets a clearer sense of which areas are lacing in the information and where alternative viewpoints need to be explored.
It must also be emphasised that an unending list of books and journals is not acceptable. Only books and journals that have had a significant influence on the report should be included.
5. Structure of the Report
The following main points are intended to guide the student in structuring his/ her report. It should be emhasised that *Content* is the essental ingredient.
5.1 Title Page and Table of Contents
The official title of your assignment should be clearly indicated. A short, powerful sub-title can be used together with the official title on the title page. The page following the title page should contain the table of contents including the page numbers on which each identified section begins.
The organisation of the report must be systematic and clearly structured, so that it is easy to read and understand the content of the report and to give a clear answer to the questions stated in the statement of the problem. Sometimes it may be beneficial to describe the structure of the paper at the beginning, so that the reader knows the structure and content of the paper .
Also, it is sometimes fruitful to divide the introductory section into several subsections, depending on how comprehensive the introduction is.
The report ought to begin with a discussion of the topics possible interpretations. The premises lying behind the chosen interpretation must be clearly indicated. Pls, note that an interpretation of quality is not just a repeat of the reports title. The section ought to state the problem precisely so that the reader knows what the report intends to cover. It is also important that the statement of the problem is not just a repeat of the table of contents. In fact, the statement of the problem should be seen as an argument for why the table of contents is set out the way it is.
5.2.2. Statement Of The Problem
In the statement of the problem, it is important that the student makes it clear what he/she wishes to write about. It may be avantageous if the statement of the problem can be stated in only a few lines. Thus it becomes easier to find the necessary information, to pick up the right analysis , and finally to draw interesting conclusions.
The report should contain delimitations stating what will and what will not be discussed, given the usual association with the topic.
It may be necessary to include the more important working definitions on which the report is built, that is the reports terminology, concepts and abbreviations. Only definitions and related items that are decisive for the delimitation and understanding of the topic should be included in the introduction. All other deinitions etc. should be placed in the relevant section in the report.
5.3 Section in the Text
Each report must contain a sufficient description and analysis of the topic, as this forms the basis for the evaluationof your work. It is central that there is a logical connection between the statement of the problem and the conclusion, as well as a consistent thread running through the entire report. The report is not complete without a concluding section that satisfied two objectives.
First, the concluding section must act as a summary of the reprots content.
Second, the concluding section must provide a clear answer to the formulated statement of the problem in the introduction. Please avoid ending the report with views that have not been substantiated and concluded in earlier sections. The Concluding Section must be written so that the introductory and concluding sections can be read as a whole.
The content ought to be presented in a pedagogical way. The use of language in the report must be readable and easily understandable, and the section titles should be written so that they cover the content of their respective sections.
For the majority of the topics there is no Rightanswer. Therefore, it is important and necessary that the student exercises independence in the treatment of his/her material, for example in the form of critical and constructive points of view.
5.4 References to Sources used directly in the Text
Direct reference to source material or use of figures, tables, etc. as they appear in the source material must be clearly indicated as such by using exact source notation.
Citation are permitted to a limited extent. These must be indicated by quotation marks and written in single space. The Source shall also be clearly indicated.
Viewpoints of others, such as those resulting from interviews, must be clearly stated as such. It is especially important if the author cannot evaluate the viewpoints in the question.
References to the sources used are especially important in that the committee does not have the possibility of investigating the correctness of and independence in what is written, if the source is missing.
Direct use of others material (plagiarism) or references, which are not accompanied by an indicated source, can lead to a rejection of a students report, and this would mean that the report is voided. The committee can also reject a report that lacks in content, again invalidating the report.
The last pages in the report are reserved for the list of sources used. The following material is considered sources; notes following each type indicate what information is important for correctly identifying these sources:
Books must list author, title, place of publication, and publication year. Handbooks must also include which sections have been included
Journal articles must list author, title of article, journal name, year, number, and page
Persons, companies, or instiutions from whom or which information is obtained also including persons who have advised you on your assignment unofficially
Statistics must include the issuing organisat