- TRIMESTER 1, 2015
BUS700 MICROECONOMICS, Assignment
Due: 30th May 2015 by 3:00pm.
Economic debate on the structure of the supermarket industry in Australia focuses on whether or
(a) Coles and Woolworths dominate the industry
(b) Competition is good for Australian consumers
Task: Students will complete a research-based analysis and evaluation of the supermarket market
industry in Australia and defend the following two propositions:
• Part I: Coles and Woolworths have too much market power in the Australian
supermarket industry. [25 marks] Word Limit: 1400
• Part II: Competition between Coles and Woolworths is good for Australians now and
into the future. [75 marks] Word Limit: 1800
Due Date: 30th May 2015 by 3:00pm.
Research requirements: Students need to support their analysis with a minimum of 10 academic
journal articles plus the text. Students aiming for a Credit or higher grade will need to use more
sources. Articles should be relevant and recent. Non-academic journal sources may also be used, but
relevant and validity should be identified with the lecturer/tutor.
? The response to each part needs to be developed into a professionally presented report
of 3200 + 10% words.
? Title page, executive summary, table of contents, appropriate headings and sub-headings,
recommendations/findings/conclusions, in-text referencing and reference list (Harvard –
Anglia style), attachments if relevant.
? Single spaced; Font Times New Roman 12pt, Calibri 11pt or Arial 10pt.
Method of Submission:
Submit a soft copy on Turnitin
Submit hardcopy to library front desk. Make sure your assignment is stamped.
You may start your research with the three articles posted in the assignment window of Moodle.