Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines

Trimester                          T2 2020

Unit Code                         HI6006

Unit Title                           Competitive Strategy

Assessment Type            Individual

Assessment Title             Tutorial Questions

Purpose        of        the

This assignment is designed to assess your level of knowledge of the key topics covered

assessment (with ULO in this unit and application of strategy development and implementation theory to


contemporary business cases.

Maps to Unit Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4.

Weight                              50% of the total assessments

Total Marks                      50

Word limit                        Between 1000 and 2000 words

Due Date                          Week 13 Tuesday, i.e. final cut-off 12 midnight on Tuesday 13 October. No exceptions. Penalties apply for late submissions.

Each student will be permitted only ONE submission to Blackboard.  You need to ensure that the document submitted is the correct one.



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•  All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed

Assignment Cover Page.

•  The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 12-pt Arial font, and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.

•  If used,  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.

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HI6006 – Tutorial Questions Submission Specifications

The purpose of the Tutorial Submission is to ensure that students have familiarised themselves with the Competitive Strategy lectures of weeks 2-11 and are able to apply the strategy models to the cases discussed in Tutorials of week 2-11.

In the current Online Learning Environment, this submission counts instead of a final exam

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Write your answer to each of the tutorial questions specified as being assessed.

Plagiarism is a breach of academic integrity and may result in a grade of ZERO and a report of

Academic Misconduct.

Your final submission is due and the final cut-off is Tuesday of week 13, i.e. 13 October at 12 midnight. Each student will be permitted only ONE submission to Blackboard.  You need to ensure that the document submitted is the correct one.

The questions to be answered are;

Question 1- Week 2. Which elements of the General Environment are significant to the future of the German luxury car industry?   – (7 marks)

Question 2.- Week 4. Discuss how David Jones effectively build relationships with customers. – (7 marks)

Question 3. – Week 8. Identify and discuss the 2 major environmental trends Walmart needs to consider when entering the China market.  – (7 marks)

Question 4.  – Week 9. What are the major competitive issues General Electric faces when managing cooperative strategies?   – (7 marks)

Question 5.   – Week 7. Starbucks made important acquisitions in the past two decades what would be the 5 (five) most common challenges of a successful acquisition?  – (11 marks)

Question 6.  – Week 11. Identify what you believe are the 5 (five) most important leadership responsibilities and

how today’s business leaders develop the skills and charisma to be effective in the role? – (11 marks)

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Assignment Structure

Standard Assignment Cover Page

Heading: Tutorial Submission – Answers to Tutorial Questions of Weeks 2 – 11

Sub-Headings: Question 1- Week 2; Question 2.- Week 4; Question 3. – Week 8; Question 4.  – Week 9; Question 5.   – Week 7; Question 6.  – Week 11

Answer each of the specified questions within 200 – 400 words.

List of references: you MUST consult and reference academic articles and or (if applicable, i.e. reference the strategy models and/or lecture materials you use in your answers) to support your analysis.  You must use Harvard Referencing System.

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Academic Integrity

Holmes  Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding  Academic  Integrity,  as  Academic  Integrity is integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates. Accordingly, all assessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines.  Table 1 identifies the six categories of Academic Integrity breaches.  If you have any questions about Academic Integrity issues related to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines and support resources.  Many of these resources can also be found through the Study Skills link on Blackboard.

Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offense punishable by penalties that may range from deduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or unit involved, suspension of course enrolment, or cancellation of course enrolment.

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Table 1: Six categories of Academic Integrity breaches

Plagiarism                                Reproducing the work of someone else without attribution. When a student submits their own work on multiple occasions this is known as self-plagiarism.

Collusion                                  Working with one or more other individuals to complete an assignment, in a way that is not authorized.

Copying                                    Reproducing and submitting the work of another student, with or without their knowledge. If a student fails to take reasonable precautions to prevent their own original work from being copied, this may also be considered an offense.

Impersonation                       Falsely presenting oneself or engaging someone else to present as oneself, in an in-person examination.

Contract cheating                  Contracting a third party to complete an assessment task, generally in exchange for money or another manner of payment.

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Data fabrication and falsification

Manipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting false conclusions, including manipulating images.

Source: INQAAHE, 2020

If any words or ideas used in the assignment submission do not represent your original words or ideas, you must cite all relevant sources and make clear the extent to which such sources were used.

In addition, written assignments that are similar or identical to those of another student is also a violation of the Holmes Institute’s Academic Conduct and Integrity policy. The consequence for a violation of this policy can incur a range of penalties varying from a 50% penalty through suspension of enrolment.  The penalty would be dependent on the extent of academic misconduct and your history of academic misconduct issues.

All assessments will be automatically submitted to Self Assign to assess their originality.

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Further Information:

For further information and additional learning resources please refer to your Discussion Board for the unit.



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