Oreign Direct Investment (FDI) in developing countries

Assignment 1: Critical Literature Review
Deadline: 16 March 2010
(1,500 words)

(Weighting: 40%)

You should write a critical literature review based on ONE of the topic below:

” Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in developing countries

These topic are chosen to accommodate students from all the fields (Events Management, HRM, FEA, etc.) However, you do not have to choose the topic that relates to your field. Please feel free to choose the topic from the list above that you think is interesting.

A critical literature review is NOT just some background information. Nor is it simply a summary of some published sources on the topic that you happened to find. You need to be systematic in your search for relevant material and you need to subject what you read to critical analysis. Further information on what this means and how to go about it can be found by reading the relevant pages 100-105 in Collis and Hussey (2009). If you want good marks make sure you read this well before the deadline. Note also that a literature review usually takes much longer than most assignments of the same length, so do not leave the preparation close to the deadline start the search for materials early.

Your review should be written in Times Roman, font size 12, with 2.0 line spacing. Your review should not exceed 1,500 words (excluding your list of references) and should follow the Harvard referencing system.

Assessment Criteria for Assignment 1

Relevance of Materials Used (0%)
Not required.

Application of Appropriate Techniques (0%)
Not required.

Logical Sequence and Development (20%)
Was there a clear and logical progression between the views of the literature review?

Evidence of Background Reading (20%)
Were the main authors in the field identified?
Did the student use wide range of academic articles, books and other sources?

Appropriate Depth of Critical Analysis (0%)
Not assessed independently but see next criterion.

Critical Evaluation of Issues/Results (30%)
Did the review have an argument?
Was the review critically constructed with arguments for and against student s views?

Use of Supporting Data/Evidence (0%)
Not required.

Use of Referencing System and Bibliography (20%)
Was written according to the Harvard referencing system?

Overall Presentation (10%)
Was the review written in the appropriate formats?
Was it clearly presented?


Assignment 1
Typical performance at different mark bands:

Classification Mark (%) Description
1st 70-100 Highly critical literature review that has a focus. Main studies/authors are identified and an argument is presented where supporting and opposing views are discussed by using the relevant literature. Very well presented.

2:1 60-69 The review shows good understanding of critically approaching the relevant literature, covering a wide range of relevant studies. It is presented well.

2:2 50-59 Review is reasonably detailed and informative. The argument is clear and covers the relevant studies satisfactorily.

3rd 40-49 Literature review meets the requirements with minimal critical thinking and identification of studies. The review shows some awareness of the conventions for writing a critical literature review.
Fail <40 Some requirements of the assignment not covered or covered very vaguely or inadequately. Plagiarism and referencing You are reminded that plagiarism is defined as submission for assessment of work written by or copied from another writer, or ideas taken from another source without proper acknowledgement. It is a breach of UELs Regulations and can be defined as cheating. Please familiarise yourself with the academic conventions regarding referencing and quotation. Guides to Harvard style referencing (which is the style you should adopt) are also provided on the library pages of the UEL website. The Study Skills Handbook by Cottrell (2003) is also useful on how to reference your work. Please note that although you should hand in your printed assignments to the Business School Office in the usual way you should also submit them electronically via the national  Turnitin system which is intended to help you ensure you are not accused of plagiarism and that you develop the skills needed to express yourself in your own words. This is done via UEL Plus. Turnitin is a service now used by many universities in the UK. It allows students and staff to check assignments against a huge amount of material available electronically. Each assignment is then rated for originality and, where elements of the assignment are not original, the sources are given. The assessment of originality here is not a subjective judgment of how interesting or creative a students work is, but a more objective assessment of whether or not the material matches that which is available electronically (i.e. via the internet or on the databases to which Turnitin refers). This is not a substitute for your own work in referencing your sources but it does help to ensure you do not rely on excessive copying from other peoples work if you do you will probably be discovered. Further details will be provided in seminars and on the UELPlus pages. Notice is hereby given that all assignments must be submitted to Turnitin and the Turnitin report must be attached to assignments when handed in to Business School reception. Detailed guidance on how to submit your work to Turnitin can be found on this module s UEL Plus site. If you fail to submit assignments to Turnitin, in accordance with the guidance on the UEL Plus site, you will be awarded a mark of 0 for the component. If you have any questions with regards to using Turnitin please consult your seminar tutor or speak to one of the library advisers. Further details for each assignment are given below and should be studied carefully all too often students lose marks or fail simply because they fail to fulfil the assignment brief. They advised me to use academic journals eg-: emarald,eric or etc.(important) As well as books and websites ) It should do the in text referencing