Nalysis of Motives and Prospects within the OLI framework: a Case Study of German FDI in China

1 Assessment Scheme:

This coursework carries 50% of the total assessment; it requires around 2500 -3000 words (inclusive) and presentation. This work is expected to be in an essay style and has to be completed individually.

2 The Topic of the Coursework:

Analysis of Motives and Prospects within the OLI framework: a Case Study of German FDI in China

(The detailed case is provided and attached with this file)

3 Pass grade:

The pass grade is 16 provided each component is graded 17 or better.

5 Requirements:

1) The coursework must be your own work and in your own words. Avoid plagiarism and copying from a colleague. When utilising books and journal articles, you must make sure that you reference the authors correctly. Failure to do this will be penalised. Students are advised to note the Universityi??s regulations in section F of the University courses handbook, on i??The infringement of University Regulationsi??, as these regulations will be enforced.

2) The coursework must follow academic convention and style (you can refer to Harvard Referencing, appropriate in-text citations etc.) The assessment board will objectively reward those students who at least try to follow the rules and penalise those that do not.

3) The coursework is required to be submitted in both hardcopy and disk version (in an envelope stapled to the hard copy) simultaneously.

4) The coursework must be word-processed, 1.5 spaced, and printed on one side of A4 paper and held together by a single staple avoid using plastic covers or sheets. It must be handed in with a cover page and the relevant assessment comment sheet which can be collected from the Unihelp desk.

6 Quality Requirement:

The coursework will be graded with reference to certain criteria, which include:

i?? an ability to show an understanding of the issues
i?? clear demonstration of an understand of the relevant body of literature
i?? an ability to use the correct theoretical and applied material to make arguments
i?? an ability to make linkages with other topics covered in the module i.e. not answering the question in isolation
i?? utilising your research into a logical and coherent answer
i?? insights provided by your work

Therefore, a work that receives a distinction would show an appreciation and understanding of a wide array of literature and use it in an applied manner. It would cover most important aspects of the issue in a coherent and logical way and have no significant mistakes.

Merit would show the above characteristics but would fail to cover the important aspects of the issue have some minor mistakes and would fail to utilise as broad a literature base.

To gain either of these grades, students should show more than blind regurgitation, utilising the relevant theories presented in the literature to give a clear precise answer.

A pass at this level will show an understanding of the issue, but will have omissions and some errors. It will not use or apply the theories as thoroughly but it will still show that the student can utilise the relevant material to analyse the problems.

A fail will show a misunderstanding of the concepts presented in the module and fail to provide adequate analysis and discussion of the issue with the relevant theories from the literature.

Badly structured and poorly written answers will be penalised.

7 A Suggested Structure for the Final Project Report

The report should be well-structured and well-presented. As required by the module, the report is expected to be research-based with some academic merits.

The case attached with this coursework topic provides you with some essential data for your analysis, you are encouraged to use those data as effective as possible. However, for a better performance, I strongly suggest you to collect some additional data to enhance your analysis, (since data collection and data handling are very important parts of MA/MSc studies), that will give your work extra credit points. In any circumstances, you should always put your analysis and interpretation in the business decision-making context.

1. Cover page (module title, module code, submission date, student name, and word count)

2. List of Contents (suggested)

3. Abstract (no more than 100 words)

4. Introduction: describe the background, the problems/issues of the selected case(s), as well as state clearly the objectives of the research

5. Literature review (including Methodology and data used): give a brief view of the literature in the field.

6. Analysis Process (follow the procedure step by step)

7. Results and discussion

8. Conclusions

9. References (Harvard style)

10. Appendix (if necessary)

For the general requirements: refer to the Module Handbook.

8 Marking schemes

1) Introduction: describe the background and problems, the issues, as well as state clearly the objectives of the research.
[10%]
2) Literature review (including Methodology and data used): give a brief view of the literature in the field, of method / approach, and of its applicability and limitation.
[30%]
3) Analysis and discussion (or/and Modelling process) (follow the procedure step by step).
[40%]
4) Conclusions.
[10%]
5) References (full Harvard style).
[10%]

Penalty schemes will be applied on:

1) Plagiarism;
[From 10% up to code U]
2) Inappropriately use of references;
[Up to 10%]
3) Poor presentation;
[Up to 10%]
4) Poor structure.
[Up to 10%]

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Nalysis of Motives and Prospects within the OLI framework: a Case Study of German FDI in China

1) Introduction: describe the background and problems, the issues, as well as state clearly the objectives of the research.br /
[10%]br /
2) Literature review (including Methodology and data used): give a brief view of the literature in the field, of method / approach, and of its applicability and limitation.br /
[30%]br /
3) Analysis and discussion (or/and Modelling process) (follow the procedure step by step).br /
[40%]br /
4) Conclusions.br /
[10%]br /
5) References (full Harvard style).

Nalysis of Motives and Prospects within the OLI framework: a Case Study of German FDI in China

MA International Business Managementbr /
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EC4150 Trade and Multinational Enterprisesbr /
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1 Assessment Scheme:br /
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This coursework carries 50% of the total assessment; it requires about 2500-3000 words (inclusive) and presentation. This work is expected to be in an essay style and has to be completed individually. br /
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2 The Topic of the Coursework:br /
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Analysis of Motives and Prospects within the OLI framework: a Case Study of German FDI in Chinabr /
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Instructions:br /
1) The detailed case for this coursework is provided and attached with this file.br /
2) The case provides some basic and background information for your analysis. To enrich you analysis, it may be necessary for you to search some further information from your own literature review.br /
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3 Pass grade:br /
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The pass grade is 16 provided each component is graded 17 or better.br /
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4 Deadlines for submissionbr /
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The deadline for this essay is 4 April 2014.br /
Late submissions will not be accepted. br /
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5 Requirements:br /
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1) The coursework must be your own work and in your own words. Avoid plagiarism and copying from a colleague. When utilising books and journal articles, you must make sure that you reference the authors correctly. Failure to do this will be penalised. Students are advised to note the Universityas regulations in section F of the University courses handbook, on a?The infringement of University Regulationsa, as these regulations will be enforced.br /
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2) The coursework must follow academic convention and style (you can refer to Harvard Referencing, appropriate in-text citations etc.) The assessment board will objectively reward those students who at least try to follow the rules and penalise those that do not.br /
br /
3) The coursework is required to be submitted in both hardcopy and disk version (in an envelope stapled to the hard copy) simultaneously. br /
br /
4) The coursework must be word-processed, 1.5 spaced, and printed on one side of A4 paper and held together by a single staple avoid using plastic covers or sheets. It must be handed in with a cover page and the relevant assessment comment sheet.br /
br /
br /
6 Quality Requirement:br /
br /
The coursework will be graded with reference to certain criteria, which include:br /
br /
1) an ability to show an understanding of the issuesbr /
2) clear demonstration of an understand of the relevant body of literaturebr /
3) an ability to use the correct theoretical and applied material to make argumentsbr /
4) an ability to make linkages with other topics covered in the module i.e. not answering the question in isolationbr /
5) utilising your research into a logical and coherent answerbr /
6) insights provided by your workbr /
br /
Therefore, a work that receives a distinction would show an appreciation and understanding of a wide array of literature and use it in an applied manner. It would cover most important aspects of the issue in a coherent and logical way and have no significant mistakes. br /
br /
Merit would show the above characteristics but would fail to cover the important aspects of the issue have some minor mistakes and would fail to utilise as broad a literature base. br /
br /
To gain either of these grades, students should show more than blind regurgitation, utilising the relevant theories presented in the literature to give a clear precise answer.br /
br /
A pass at this level will show an understanding of the issue, but will have omissions and some errors. It will not use or apply the theories as thoroughly but it will still show that the student can utilise the relevant material to analyse the problems.br /
br /
A fail will show a misunderstanding of the concepts presented in the module and fail to provide adequate analysis and discussion of the issue with the relevant theories from the literature. br /
br /
Badly structured and poorly written answers will be penalised.br /
br /
br /
7 Marking schemesbr /
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1) Introduction: describe the background and problems, the issues, as well as state clearly the objectives of the research.br /
[10%]br /
2) Literature review: give a brief view of the literature in the field, of method / approach, and of its applicability and limitation.br /
[30%]br /
3) Analysis and discussion (or/and Modelling process) (follow the procedure step by step).br /
[40%]br /
4) Conclusions.br /
[10%]br /
5) References (full Harvard style).br /
[10%]br /
br /
Penalty schemes will be applied on:br /
br /
1) Plagiarism;br /
[From 10% up to code U]br /
2) Inappropriately use of references;br /
[Up to 10%]br /
3) Poor presentation;br /
[Up to 10%]br /
4) Poor structure.