HI5003 Economics Group Assignment Holmes
|Group Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines|
|Unit Title||Economics for Business|
|Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping)||Students are required to work in groups of 4 members to choose an industry/Sector of their choice. While working in a specific group, students are required to apply their knowledge learned in the course unit to write an industry/sector report (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5). Also, students may choose to work as individuals. In this regard, contact the Unit Coordinator specifying that you are working on your Group Assignment as INDIVIDUAL and not group. Finally, students should form their respective groups in the BB as INDIVIDUAL or GROUP of 2 members or 3 members or 4 members, maximum. See Assignment Specifications for detailed requirements|
|ASSESSMENT TYPE/Title||WEIGHT||LEARNING OUTCOMES||Word Limit||Due date|
|Written Final submission||Group/ Individual mark||40%||1, 2, 3, 5||3000||See Guidelines below|
|Total||40%||1,2,3,4,5||See Guidelines below|
|Specific presentation and final assignment submission guidelines|
|Submission Guidelines (40 marks)||All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the respective due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page: Final industry research submission Due date: Week 10, Midnight Friday, May 28, 2021Final submission research paper on your sector or industry should not exceed 2500 wordsThe assignment must be in MS Word format, single spacing, 12-pt Arial font, and 2 cm margins on all four sides of the page with appropriate section headings and page numbers. Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style. Penalties apply for late submissions. Students in a group are required to participate equitably in the group assignment and that students are responsible for the academic integrity of all components of the assignment. You need to complete the following table which identifies which student/students are responsible for the various sections of the assignment|
|The table on the previous page (Page 1) needs to be completed and submitted with the assignment as it is a compulsory component required before any grading is undertaken.|
This assignment aims to enhance students’ research and analytical ability through the application of their
economics knowledge learned in the course unit to compose a company report.
The recommended assignment structure for final submission is as follows:
Note*: The structure content is not limited to the items listed above. Creativity for a better report
structure is a key requirement.
Detailed requirements of the assignment
You are a group of advisors to the Management Board in your company with Headquarters in Australia. As advisors, you are first, required to conduct research on your selected sector/industry covering the previous 5-10 years. Second, you are required to present a company strategy to your Management Board covering the next 5 years. Third, your Management Board requires that you make a presentation of your findings and strategies, and you prepare a 3,500-word market report. The market report should, as a minimum, address the following key issues:
- A description of your company and the industry your company
- An analysis of the market structures the industry
- A discussion about the demand and supply conditions for your product(s) or service(s).
- A discussion about the demand elasticity for your product(s) or service(s)
- Analysis of a recent macroeconomic event that has affected your industry/sector and Australia.
- if your company has many products and/or services, you can select a representative product/service to discuss for points (2); (3); (4); and (5).
- This report should provide useful information for your company’s Management Board. It should use a variety of resources, including the textbook, newspapers, industry reports, the ABS website, and other sources.
- Furthermore, your report should include headings and sub-headings. It needs to be properly referenced using the Harvard style and at least 5 references.
Australia sector/ industry selection distribution
- Agriculture sector: livestock and meat industry
- Agriculture: The floriculture industry
- Agriculture: fresh foods industry
- Automotive industry
- Aviation Industry
- Beverages Services
- Construction services- Infrastructure and heavy construction
- Construction Services-Institutional and commercial building
- Construction Services-Renovation services
- Education University and tertiary institutions
- Education: Early Childhood-Primary Education
- Education: Nursery and Education care sector
- Education: Private Schools education sector (primary and secondary)
- Education: Private Technical and Further Education (TAFE) sector
- Education: Public Schools education sector (primary and secondary)
- Education: Public Technical and Further Education (TAFE) sector
- Entertainment: Live performance industry
- Entertainment: recorded entertainment and cinema industry
- Finance: foreign exchange bureau services market
- Finance: Superannuation services
- Financial services –Banking sector
- Financial Services -Insurance Services
- Financial services -Tax consultants and audit firms
- Games and sports
- Hair and beauty
- Health Care services- Laboratory and diagnostic care services
- Health Care Services- Private Health services
- Health Care Services-Dental care services
- Health Care-Disability services
- Healthcare services- Home care and Aged Care Services
- Internet services- Social networks or websites
- Internet services- Online forums
- Internet services
- Information: landline telephone communications
- Labour industry
- Leisure and hospitality: Marine tourism and charter vessels
- Leisure and hospitality: Cruise services
- Leisure and hospitality: Fast foods
- Leisure and hospitality: Hotel and Accommodation services
- Leisure and hospitality: Tour and Travels services
- Leisure and hospitality: Tourism and heritage sites
- Mannequins and modeling
- Manufacturing sector
- Media and Entertainment- cinematography
- Media and Entertainment- Radio services
- Media and Entertainment-Music, dance, and drama services
- Media and Entertainment-Television services
- Mining: Coal mining
- Mining: Gem and other natural resource industries
- Mining: Oil and gas industry
- Mining: Other minerals
- Petroleum exploration
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Postal and Warehousing Professional
- The property market, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
- Publishing industry
- Quarrying industry
- Quaternary sector: Computing and ICT (information and communication technologies)
- Quaternary: Research and design (R&D)
- Quaternary: consultancy (offering advice to businesses)
- Racing industry
- Real Estate
- Recreation/ Hotel and restaurants
- Retail trade
- Scientific, Technical Services and Architectural services
- Telecommunication services – Mobile cell trade services
- Telecommunication services- Mobile phone manufacturing
- Telecommunication Services-Mobile phone repair services
- Textile industry
- Transport –Private bus services
- Transport Services-Private-for-hire Vehicle (non-rail) Industry
- Transport Services-Public bus services
- Transport services- Train services
- Utilities: Electricity supply services
- Utilities: Gas supply services
- Utilities: Water and Waste Services
- Utilities: Water, sewerage, and drainage services
- Wholesale trade
- Wine industry
- Two groups must not research on an identical industry or sector
- The combination selected will be the first-come basis
- Send an email to your Unit Coordinator for approval of the topic
- Sectors/Industry selected will be posted in form of a weekly basis announcement
- Following (i) and (iv), before choosing a combination check to identify that the Sector or industry not identified before seeking approval.
Holmes has adopted a revised Harvard approach to referencing. The following guidelines apply:
- Reference sources in assignments are limited to sources that provide full-text access to the source’s content for lecturers and markers.
- The Reference list should be located on a separate page at the end of the essay and titled: References.
- It should include the details of all the in-text citations, arranged alphabetically A-Z by author surname. In addition, it MUST include a hyperlink to the full text of the cited reference source.
P Hawking, B McCarthy, A Stein (2004), Second Wave ERP Education, Journal of Information Systems Education, Fall, http://jise.org/Volume15/n3/JISEv15n3p327.pdf
- All assignments will require additional in-text reference details which will consist of the surname of the author/authors or name of the authoring body, year of publication, page number of content, the paragraph where the content can be found.
“The company decided to implement an enterprise-wide data warehouse business intelligence strategies (Hawking et al, 2004, p3(4)).”
Non Adherence to Referencing Guidelines
Where students do not follow the above guidelines:
- Students who submit assignments that do not comply with the guidelines will be asked to resubmit their assignments.
- Late penalties will apply, as per the Student Handbook each day, after the student/s has been notified of the resubmission requirements.
- Students who comply with guidelines and the citations are “fake/incorrect” will be reported for academic misconduct.
To be eligible to pass this unit, you must complete all forms of assessment and demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. All assignments must be submitted electronically ONLY using a word processor, uploaded to Blackboard via the Final Check and Submission of SafeAssign.
Submission deadlines are strictly enforced and a late submission incurs penalties of 5 (five) % of the assessed value per calendar day unless an extension and/or special consideration has been granted by the lecturer prior to the assessment deadline. Unless an extension and/or special consideration has been granted, no assessments are accepted after 14 calendar days of the due date, or the end of the trimester for assessments due later in a trimester. Students need to allow up to 24 hours for the Final Check of their assignment submission to SafeAssign to be available.
An effective way for students to learn economics is through participation in a Group Assessment
Project. This project is designed to accomplish effective learning.
During the course of the semester, each of the elements of your Group Assessment may be reviewed by your Lecturer.
File Exchange tool:
All the academic papers that are used in the assignment need to be posted on BB by using File Exchange tool. Students need to highlight the discussion in the academic paper which is relevant issues related to the assignment. Academic papers can be found in ProQuest (ProQuest instruction can be found on page 6. Assignment will be marked ZERO if does not include a references list.
All the discussion about group assignment needs to be recorded by using the Group Blog tool. The discussion must relevant to the content of the assignment and reflects the outcome of the group meeting.
How to do group assignment – Instruction Group tools
Your instructor chooses which communication and collaboration tools are available to your group. If you want to use a tool but don’t find it on your group’s page, ask your instructor to enable it.
|File Exchange||Group members and instructors can share files in this area. All members can add and delete files, regardless of who added them.|
|Group Blog||In the group area, all members of a group can create entries for the same blog and build on each entry. All course members can read and comment on a group blog, but they can’t make posts unless they are members of the group. Instructors can choose to grade group blogs. All group members receive the same grade.|
|Group Journal||In the group area, all members of a group can view each other’s entries. Only group members and instructors can view a group journal. Instructors can choose to grade group journals. All group members receive the same grade.|
|Send Email||Group members can email individual members or the entire group.|
Exchange files with a group
- With file exchange, you can share files with other members of your group, including your instructor.
- You can’t create folders in file exchange. With your group, decide how you want to name files so that they are easier to locate in a long list.
Add a file to the file exchange
- Group Tools > File Exchange > Add File
- Add a name for the file you want to upload. Browse for the file and submit it.
- Delete a file from the file exchange
- You can delete any file, even if you didn’t upload it. On the File Exchange page, select Delete in the file’s menu.
All the group members can discuss the assignment by using Group Blog. Once you are allocated in a group, you can see this function.
Group > Group Tools > Group Blog > Create Blog Entry
Go to: http://www.holmes.edu.au/ > Login > Proquest USERNAME: holmes2004 and; PASSWORD: holmes
|Criteria||Excellent (>=80%)||Very good (70-79%)||Good (60-69%)||Satisfactory (50-59%)||Unsatisfactory (<50%)|
|The degree of understanding and knowledge about the company and the industry which is shown in the description of the company & industry, and the analysis of market structure (25 % of the total mark)||Excellent understanding about the company/industry with comprehensive and updated data.Correct identification of the market structure, supported by extensive evidence about the approximate number of firms in the market, market share, market leaders, product homogeneity/heterogeneity, etc.||Very good understanding of the company/ industry with some updated data.Correct identification of the market structure, supported by good evidence about the approximate number of firms in the market, market share, market leaders, product homogeneity/heterogeneity, etc.||Good understanding of the company/industry with few updated data.Correct identification of the market structure, supported by some evidence about the approximate number of firms in the market, market share, market leaders, product homogeneity/heterogeneity, etc.||Reasonable understanding about the company/industry with a limited amount of information about the company/industry. Address the question about market structure but misidentify the structure or correctly identify the market structure but do not provide good evidence to support it.||Poor understanding about the industry and completely wrong identification of the market structure with poor evidence to support.|
|The degree of analysis of demand and supply determinants; and the discussion about price elasticity of demand (25% of the total mark)||Excellent analysis about demand and supply determinants, supported by excellent data or studies. Conclusion about elasticity is strongly supported with excellent discussions/argument Or refer to studies in the literature to support the conclusion||Very good analysis about demand and supply determinant, supported by very good data or studies. Conclusion about elasticity is supported with good discussions/argument Or refer to studies in the literature to support the conclusion||Good analysis about demand and supply determinants, supported by good data or studies. Conclusion about elasticity is supported with limited discussions/argument.||Reasonable analysis about demand and supply determinants, supported by limited data or studies. Conclusion about elasticity is not supported with discussions/argument.||-Poor analysis about demand and supply determinants, with no supported discussion. -Conclusion about elasticity is not supported with discussions/argument.|
|Analysis of a recent macroeconomic event that has affected the firm/||-Excellent description of the event -Excellent discussion about the impact of the event on the||-Very good description of the event -Very good discussion about the likely impact of the event||-Good description of the event -Good discussion about the likely impact of the event on the market, supported by||-Reasonable description of the event -Reasonable discussion about the likely impact of||-Poor description of the event -Poor discussion about the likely impact of the|
HI5003 Economics for Business
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|Criteria||Excellent (>=80%)||Very good (70-79%)||Good (60-69%)||Satisfactory (50-59%)||Unsatisfactory (<50%)|
|industry and, nation (25% of the total mark)||market and nation, supported by good evidence (statistics, studies, or articles that discuss the actual or likely impacts).||on the market, supported by some good evidence (statistics, studies or articles that discuss the actual or likely impacts).||limited evidence (statistics, studies, or articles that discuss the actual or likely impacts)||the event on the market, not supported by good evidence||event on the market, not supported by any evidence|
|The degree of research, the format, structure, presentation, and writing of the report (25 % of the total mark)||Evidence of comprehensive and relevant research with correct referencing. Meet format requirements to a high standard, including clear structure, headings, word count (close to approximation), and excellent presentation.||-Evidence of very good and relevant research with correct referencing. -Meet format requirements to a very good standard, including clear structure, headings, word count (close to approximation), and very good presentation.||-Evidence of good and relevant research with correct referencing. -Meet format requirements to a good standard, including clear structure, headings, word count (close to approximation), and good presentation.||-Evidence of reasonable research with some mistakes in referencing. -Meet format requirements to a reasonable standard, but could be improved with a clearer structure, headings, or may have better-met word count approximation) and fair presentation.||-No good and relevant research with many mistakes in referencing. -May not have followed key question selection guidance, or may not meet format requirements, such as clear discussions, titles or headings, word count, or poor presentation.|
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