HI6006 Competitive Strategy T1 2021
|Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines|
|Unit Title||Competitive Strategy|
|Assessment Type||Group Assignment – maximum 4 persons per group Note: Groups must be formed by week 6. Once a group is formed, no changes are allowed. If you fail to form a group, your lecturer may allow you to submit it individually.|
|Assessment Title||Report – Case Analysis and Application of Strategy Models|
|Purpose of the assessment||Students are required to explain in report format, with reference to a case of your choice, how any one of the following would be applied: Business Strategy, Competitive Dynamics, Corporate Strategy, Acquisitions and Structure, International Strategy. This is strictly required to be your own original work. Be sure to base your answer on the models studied in class and quote your academic sources.|
|Total Marks||40 [note: the total assignment is graded out of 40]|
|Word limit||Report not more than 2500 words|
|Due Date||Week 12 for the final report. [Late submission penalties accrue at the rate of -5% per day]|
|Submission Guidelines||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. Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list, all using Harvard referencing style.At the end of your report please include an appendix stating ‘who wrote which section’, i.e. provide the student name and number for each section of the report.|
Assignment 2 Specifications
This assignment aims at ensuring that students have familiarised themselves with at least one significant case study (from any of those in the tutorials) and are able to apply the “strategic management process” and relevant foundational strategy development models that are applicable to the case.
Select any one case study from the following aspects of competitive strategy and apply the theories of strategy development tools and how they are used in the identification of strategic issues. Report must contain a comprehensive application of the strategic management process containing both formulation and implementation of strategy relevant to the case study you choose:
- Business Strategy
- Competitive Dynamics
- Corporate Strategy
- Acquisitions and Restructure
- International Strategy
In this report, the use of sub-headings is essential. Be sure to use paragraphing.
Be sure to reference your sources in-text and provide a list of references at the end, all in Harvard style.
Your final submission is due Friday of week 12 at midnight. Late submissions attract penalties at the rate of –5% per day.
HI6006 T1 2021 COMPETITIVE STRATEGY
Assignment Structure Required
To ensure that all students 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:
|Assignment Section||Student Name and Number|
This table needs to be completed and submitted with the assignment as it is a compulsory component required before any grading is undertaken.
|Excellent 8-7 marks||Very Good 6-5 marks||Good 4-3 marks||Satisfactory 2 marks||Unsatisfactory 1 or 0 marks|
|Referencing (in- text) Max 3 marks||n/a||n/a||Correct in all respects||Some minor errors||Largely incorrect or incomplete|
|Reference List (at end) Max 4 marks||n/a||n/a||Correct in most respects||Some minor errors||Largely incorrect or incomplete|
|Executive Summary Max 4 marks||n/a||n/a||A good summary of the report||A basic summary of the report||Missing|
|Summary of the Case Max 5marks||n/a||Clear, concise, and compelling||A good summary of the case||A satisfactory summary of the case||Inaccurate or misconstrued content|
|Explanation of Strategic issues Max 8 marks||All key strategic Issues are identified and well-explained||Most key strategic Issues are identified and explained||Some key strategic Issues are identified and explained||key strategic Issues are identified and explained, but with some reservation||strategic Issues identified or explained incorrectly or poorly|
|Application of Relevant Theoretical Concepts Max 8 marks||The theoretical concepts have been matched to the issues in the case precisely and well applied||The theoretical concepts match the issues in the case and are applied quite well||A good attempt has been made to match and apply relevant theoretical concepts to the case||A satisfactory attempt has been made to match and apply relevant theoretical concepts to the case||The attempt made to match and apply relevant theoretical concepts to the case is unsatisfactory or negligible|
|Format and Professionalism of the Report Max 8 marks||The report is exceptionally well-documented was High Distinction / Virtuoso quality||The report is very well- documented was Distinctive/stand-out quality||The report is well- documented was creditworthy quality||The report is satisfactory was satisfactory||The report is unsatisfactory was Unsatisfactory|
|Total 40 marks*||Comments||Mark Awarded|