Ontemporary Developments in Business and Management

ASSIGNMENT FORMAT (You can choose either McDonalds or Wal-Mart in CHINA)
Analysis of internal and external influence-(1)
Organisation or Industry
->PEST(LE)Environmental analysis 30%-50%(1,200-2,000)
->Report
->Abstract/Executive Summary
Table of contents (with page was)/heading/subheading

INTRODUCTION
description of problem
sign posting

BODY-(headings/subheading)
TASK1:
-background of company/organisation/industry
-environmental analysis
->internal (PESTELE> Opportunity/Threat)
->external(Strength/Weakness/Resources/Structure/Culture/Stakeholders/Corporate strategy)

TASK 2:
-Brief description of chosen theme
-impact of theme on policy/ decision making in organisation/industry
-evaluate of response(strategy/action)of organisation/industry
->good or bad <> (explain/justify you evaluation)
-Make recommendation for improvement in response of organisation/industry
->explaination of recommendation
->justification of recommendation
->contribution of recommendation
CONCLUSION
-Summary of main findings
Reference List[Harvard system of Reference]
Bibliography[Harvard system of Reference]
Appendices
I have choosen ONE organisations IN CHINA which is Wal-Mart (assignment required SHOULD BE MY own country). The referencing should be harvard style, please!(NB: My fisrt language is not English, you could write it in UK English as simple as you can.)Please read the document CDBM.doc would help you. Its all the detail of assignment.

Ontemporary Developments in Business and Management

Contemporary Developments in Business and Management

Assessment weighted at 100% assessing all module learning outcomes.

Activity

Prepare a management report of 3,500 to 4,000 words* on an organisation or industry-sector, in a country with which you are familiar. This report should assesses the impact of external and internal factors on the organisation/industry-sector and evaluate the organisation/industry-sector responses. (In the case of a large organisation or industry-sector it is permissible to confine your report to part of the organisation or industry-sector.)

* This wordlimit does not include tables, diagrams, appendices or references
Task 1

Describe and analyse the primary internal and external influences to which the organisation/industry-sector is subject. This first task should take about one third to one half of your overall report.
Task 2

Choose one of the following themes:

1. Global political change
2. E-business



In relation to your chosen theme

1. analyse how it influences policies and decision-making within your chosen organisation or industry-sector
2. critically evaluate the effectiveness of the organisation s or industry-sector s response.
3. demonstrate some areas for improvement in the response of the organisation or industry-sector.



See over page for guidance notes.



Guidance notes

Whichever topic you chose, you must clearly demonstrate knowledge and understanding from research and reading wider than that contained in the module pack and core textbook. You must also set your analysis in the context of points i to iii above. This is a REPORT not an essay and must be presented in report format and style. This is an academic piece of work therefore you are expected to link theory and practice. You should take care to ensure that the work you submit has a high standard of presentation. You must acknowledge the sources of information and evidence using the Harvard referencing system. All assignments are subject to the University s regulations on plagiarism and must be submitted as hard copies and in electronic form (via SunSpace) for checking.


Summary Assessment Criteria

1. Clarity of the description and analysis of the organization/industry-sector and the identification of relevant internal and external influences. (30%)
2. Ability to analyse how the chosen theme influences organization/industry-sector policies and decision-making. (20%)
3. Ability to critically evaluate organization/industry-sector responses. (20%)
4. Ability to identify areas for improved organization/industry-sector responses. (10%)
5. Research: depth and range. (10%)
6. Presentation and structure. (10%)



The assignment shall reflect the depth and breadth of your original analyses in a clear and coherent manner. Due credit shall be given for excellent illustration of points using diagrammatic mode.(please complete this assigment with diagram and chart )

Ontemporary Developments in Business and Management

Contemporary Developments in Business and Management (SIM337)

Assessment weighted at 100% assessing all module learning outcomes.

Activity
Prepare a management report of 3,500 to 4,000 words on an organisation or industry-sector, in your country. This report should assesses the impact of external and internal factors on the organisation/industry-sector and evaluate the organisation/industry-sector responses. (In the case of a large organisation or industry-sector it is permissible to confine your report to part of the organisation or industry-sector.)
Task 1
Describe and analyse the primary internal and external influences to which the organisation/industry-sector is subject. This first task should take about one third to one half of your overall report.
Task 2
Having particular regard to one of the following themes:
a) Knowledge Management and the Learning Organisation
b) Technological Change
c) The Work of the World Trade Organisation
In relation to your chosen theme
i. analyse how it influences policies and decision making in your chosen organisation or industry-sector
ii. critically evaluate your chosen effectiveness of the organisation s or industry-sector s response.
iii. demonstrate some areas for improvement in the responses of your chosen organisation or industry-sector

Ontemporary Developments in Business and Management

Contemporary Developments in Business and Management:

Activity

Prepare a management report of 3750 words on PRUDENTIAL organization, brief discuss about Prudential in Vietnam. This report should assesses the impact of external and internal factors on the organisation/industry-sector and evaluate the organisation/industry-sector responses. (In the case of a large organisation or industry-sector it is permissible to confine your report to part of the organisation or industry-sector.)

Task 1
Describe and analyse the primary internal and external influences to which the organisation/industry-sector is subject. This first task should take about one third to one half of your overall report.

Task 2
Having particular regard to either
(a) International business entry strategies,
or,
(b) Social and cultural diversity
(i) analyse how your chosen theme influences policies and decision-making in your chosen organisation or industry-sector
(ii) critically evaluate the effectiveness of the organisations or
industry-sectors response.
(iii) demonstrate some areas for improvement in the response of the
organisation or industry-sector.

Guidance notes
Whichever topic you chose, you must clearly demonstrate knowledge and understanding from research and reading wider than that contained in the module pack and core textbook. You must also set your analysis in the context of points (i) to (iii) above. This is a REPORT not an essay and must be presented in report format and style. This is an academic piece of work therefore you are expected to link theory and practice. You should take care to ensure that the work you submit has a high standard of presentation. You must acknowledge the sources of information and evidence using the Harvard referencing system.

Summary /Assessment Criteria
1. Clarity of the description and analysis of the organization/industry-sector and the identification of relevant internal and external influences. (30%)
2. Ability to analyse how the chosen theme influences organization/industry-sector policies and decision-making. (20%)
3. Ability to critically evaluate organization/industry-sector responses. (20%)
4. Ability to identify areas for improved organization/industry-sector responses. (10%)
5. Research: depth and range. (10%)
6. Presentation and structure. (10%)

This is a Report.
-Abstract/Executive summary.
Table of contents(pages/headings/subheadings)

-Introduction

Description of problems
Signposting
-About 1500 to 2000 for task 1.
-Body(Headings/subheadings)
Background of Prudential
Environmental analysis: Internals(Strength/Weaknesses/Resources/Structures/Culture/Stateholders/Corporate strategies), Externals(PESTLE).
Brief description of chosen theme, impact of theme on policy/decision-making in Prudential.

Conclusion

UK Reference list
UK Bibliographies
UK Appendices.
All in Havard referencing systems.

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Ontemporary Developments in Business and Management

Front page
contents
Executive summary

1.0 introduction
2.0 general external and internal environment analysis
2.1 internal environment analysis
2.2 external environment analysis
1.political 2.economic 3.social and cultural 4. technological
5.legal 6. ecological 7.international 8.competitive
2.3 SWOT analysis
3.1 the changing political/technological environment
3.2 impact of ecological/legal factors on management decision making
in the firm or industry
3.3 an evaluation of the management decision-making and policies
4.0 recommendation

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Ontemporary Developments in Business and Management

Pre-exam Preparation
a) Choose an organization (Starbucks) based in or operating in a country
or countries with which you are familiar. *
b) Consider all the topics covered in the module pack and prepare notes on how
these topics relate to your chosen organization and/or industry-sector.
c) In each case consider how the various factors have impacted on or could
impact on your chosen organization and/or industry-sector.
d) Consider in greater depth one of the following themes:
a) Increased international financial integration
b) Competitive environment

Part 1 (each question need answer 200 words)
1. In relation to your chosen organization and/or its industry sector explain in general terms
what meant by the various PESTLE categories? Give organization/industry-specific
examples. (10 marks)
2. The main aim of the World Trade Organization is to encourage the expansion of
international free-trade. How have the activities of the WTO affected your chosen
organization and/or firms in your chosen industry sector? (10 marks)
3. How does your chosen country rank in terms of a?ease of doing businessa? and how does
this affect your chosen organization and/or firms in your chosen industry? (10 marks)
4. Consider a major multinational enterprise (MNE) in your chosen industry. How do its
multinational operations help the firm to compete? (10 marks)
5. How do differences of culture between countries or within a country affect the operations
of your chosen organization or of firms in your chosen industry sector? (10 marks)
6. How does your chosen country score in terms of democracy and how does this affect your
chosen organization and/or firms in your chosen industry (10 marks
7. If disputes arise across national boundaries about the interpretation and/or implementation
of contracts how can they be resolved? (10 marks)
8. Consider the outcome of the Copenhagen conference on climate change (2009) from the
viewpoints of individual consumers, society in general, governments and your own
company or industry. (10 marks)
9. In relation to your chosen organization or industry sector what in your opinion are the
most important and/or difficult ethical issues. (10 marks)
10. Interest rates are the price of borrowing money. How might changes in interest rates
affect your chosen organization and/or industry? (10 marks)

Part 1-Marking Scheme
1. In relation to your chosen organization and/or its industry sector explain in general
terms what meant by the various PESTLE categories? Give organization/industryspecific examples. (10 marks)
[Give marks for knowledge, relevance, explanation and application.
Up to 3 marks for knowledge and relevance, up to 3 marks for explanation, up to 3
marks for application to the chosen organization or industry, and up to 1 mark
discretionary mark for the overall clarity, up-to-datedness and/or originality of the
answer.]
2. The main aim of the World Trade Organization is to encourage the expansion of
international free-trade. How have the activities of the WTO affected your chosen
organization and/or firms in your chosen industry sector? (10 marks)
[Give marks for knowledge, relevance, explanation and application.
Up to 3 marks for knowledge and relevance, up to 3 marks for explanation, up to 3
marks for application to the chosen organization or industry, and up to 1 mark
discretionary mark for the overall clarity, up-to-datedness and/or originality of the
answer.]
3. How does your chosen country rank in terms of a?ease of doing businessa? and how
does this affect your chosen organization and/or firms in your chosen industry?
(10 marks)
[Give marks for knowledge, relevance, explanation and application.
Up to 3 marks for knowledge and relevance, up to 3 marks for explanation, up to 3
marks for application to the chosen organization or industry, and up to 1 mark
discretionary mark for the overall clarity, up-to-datedness and/or originality of the
answer.]
4. Consider a major multinational enterprise (MNE) in your chosen industry. How do its
multinational operations help the firm to compete? (10 marks)
[Give marks for knowledge, relevance, explanation and application.
Up to 3 marks for knowledge and relevance, up to 3 marks for explanation, up to 3
marks for application to the chosen organization or industry, and up to 1 mark
discretionary mark for the overall clarity, up-to-datedness and/or originality of the
answer.]
5. How do differences of culture between countries or within a country affect the
operations of your chosen organization or of firms in your chosen industry sector?
(10 marks)
[Give marks for knowledge, relevance, explanation and application.
Up to 3 marks for knowledge and relevance, up to 3 marks for explanation, up to 3 marks for application to the chosen organization or industry, and up to 1 mark
discretionary mark for the overall clarity, up-to-datedness and/or originality of the
answer.]
6. How does your chosen country score in terms of democracy and how does this affect
your chosen organization and/or firms in your chosen industry (10 marks
7.
[Give marks for knowledge, relevance, explanation and application.
Up to 3 marks for knowledge and relevance, up to 3 marks for explanation, up to 3
marks for application to the chosen organization or industry, and up to 1 mark
discretionary mark for the overall clarity, up-to-datedness and/or originality of the
answer.]
8. If disputes arise across national boundaries about the interpretation and/or
implementation of contracts how can they be resolved? (10 marks)
[Give marks for knowledge, relevance, explanation and application.
Up to 3 marks for knowledge and relevance, up to 3 marks for explanation, up to 3
marks for application to the chosen organization or industry, and up to 1 mark
discretionary mark for the overall clarity, up-to-datedness and/or originality of the
answer.]
9. Consider the outcome of the Copenhagen conference on climate change (2009) from
the viewpoints of individual consumers, society in general, governments and your own
company or industry. (10 marks)
[Give marks for knowledge, relevance, explanation and application.
Up to 3 marks for knowledge and relevance, up to 3 marks for explanation, up to 3
marks for application to the chosen organization or industry, and up to 1 mark
discretionary mark for the overall clarity, up-to-datedness and/or originality of the
answer.]
10. In relation to your chosen organization or industry sector what in your opinion are the
most important and/or difficult ethical issues. (10 marks)
[Give marks for knowledge, relevance, explanation and application.
Up to 3 marks for knowledge and relevance, up to 3 marks for explanation, up to 3
marks for application to the chosen organization or industry, and up to 1 mark
discretionary mark for the overall clarity, up-to-datedness and/or originality of the
answer.]

Part 2

Set 1, International financial integration
a) What are some of the main ways in which increased financial integration has affected
business? (20 marks)(350 words)
b) Analyse how increased financial integration has impacted on your chosen organization or
industry? (20 marks) (350 words)
c) Critically evaluate how your chosen organization or industry has responded to and/or
should respond to increased financial integration. (10 marks)(200 words)

Set 2, Competitive environment
a) What are some of the main elements within a changing competitive environment?
(20 marks)(350 words)
b) Analyse some of the main effects of the changing competitive environment on your
chosen organization or industry. (20 marks)(350 words)
c) Critically evaluate how your chosen organization or industry has responded to and/or
should respond to the effects of the changing competitive environment. (10 marks)(200 words)

Part 2-Marking Scheme
Set 1, International financial integration
a) What are some of the main ways in which increased financial integration has affected
business? (max. 20 marks)
Give marks for knowledge and relevance (also clarity, up