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HI6006 T1 2021 Competitive Strategy


HI6006 Competitive Strategy T1 2021

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
TrimesterT1 2021
Unit CodeHI6006
Unit TitleCompetitive Strategy
Assessment TypeGroup 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 individually.
Assessment TitleReport – Case Analysis and Application of Strategy Models
Purpose        of        the assessmentStudents 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 Marks40 [note: the total assignment is graded out of 40]
Word limitReport not more than 2500 words
Due DateWeek 12 for the final report. [Late submission penalties accrue at the rate of -5% per day]
Submission GuidelinesAll 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.

Purpose HI6006

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.

Details HI6006

Select any onecase study fromthefollowing 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.

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 SectionStudent 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.

Marking Rubric

 Excellent   8-7 marksVery Good   6-5 marksGood   4-3 marksSatisfactory   2 marksUnsatisfactory   1 or 0 marks
Referencing (in- text) Max 3 marksn/an/aCorrect in all respectsSome minor errorsLargely incorrect or incomplete
Reference List (at end) Max 4 marksn/an/aCorrect in most respectsSome minor errorsLargely incorrect or incomplete
Executive Summary Max 4 marksn/an/aA good summary of the reportA basic summary of the reportMissing
Summary of the Case   Max 5marksn/aClear, concise and compellingA good summary of the caseA satisfactory summary of the caseInaccurate or misconstrued content
Explanation of Strategic issues   Max 8 marksAll key strategic Issues are identified and well-explainedMost key strategic Issues are identified and explainedSome key strategic Issues are identified and explainedkey strategic Issues are identified and explained, but with some reservationstrategic Issues identified or explained incorrectly or poorly
Application of Relevant Theoretical Concepts   Max 8 marksThe theoretical concepts have been matched to the issues in the case precisely and well appliedThe theoretical concepts match the issues in the case and are applied quite wellA good attempt has been made to match and apply relevant theoretical concepts to the caseA satisfactory attempt has been made to match and apply relevant theoretical concepts to the caseThe attempt made to match and apply relevant theoretical concepts to the case is unsatisfactory or negligible
Format and Professionalism of the Report   Max 8 marksThe report is exceptionally well-documented was High Distinction / Virtuoso qualityThe report is very well- documented was  Distinctive / stand-out qualityThe report is well- documented was credit- worthy qualityThe report is satisfactory was satisfactoryThe report is unsatisfactory was   Unsatisfactory
Total   40 marks*CommentsMark Awarded

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