Competitive Strategy Assignment help

  • For your Assignment 1 (Individual)

Review of e-Learning materials

Word limit: 1,000 words (±10%) 

Marks: 20   

Due Date:  5 pm Friday, Week 6

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(Soft copy to be uploaded on Blackboard through 'Assignments and due dates' menu AND hard copy along with a FULL safeassign report need to be submitted)

For weeks 3, 4 and 5, e-Learning materials are uploaded on Blackboard (see 'E-learning Activities' menu for these weekly activities) for review and application.

In Week 6, students should choose 2 out of these 3 weekly materials and submit their response in a single report format to their Instructor.

For each material, prepare two paragraphs:
  • Paragraph 1:  the key ideas from the materials – not a summary – you must select the key ideas (most important) and talk about them.

  • Paragraph 2:  identify an organisation which would benefit from the application of these ideas and explain how the ideas should be applied.


Students should consult the marking rubric (see below) to see exactly what is required and how your assignment will be marked.

Failure to participate in this assessment will automatically lead to a fail mark in this subject.

You may enrich this assignment with ideas from other materials such as journal articles if you wish.  This additional research will be necessary to obtain the best marks.

All ideas in the report must be referenced using Harvard Referencing (in-text citations and full references at the back).

 

For your Assignment 2 (Group) - Extract from Subject Outline

Strategy development

Word limit: 2,000 words (±10%) 

Marks: 20   

Due Date:  5 pm Friday, Week 11

(Soft copy to be uploaded on BB AND hard copy along with a FULL safeassign report need to be submitted)

Use the Theory relating to Adaptation, Aggregation and Arbitrage to explain how companies from the following industries have used this theory for the pursuit of their businesses:
  • Computer industry (hardware or software)

  • ICT industry (Information Communications Technology)

  • Pharmaceutical industry

  • Food / Beverage industry

  • Steel Industry

  • Manufacturing of heavy equipment


Students should choose 2 industries from the list above and 2 companies in each industry (4 companies in total).

This is a group assignment.  Every member of the group is expected to be able to discuss all areas of the report.  You should meet many times and discuss the issues identified in the report.

Suggested Structure:
  • Introduction

  • Body: a paragraph heading for each of Adaptation, Aggregation and Arbitrage containing discussion of ideas using your research outcomes of the 4 companies studied. OR you can focus on the industry-level analysis using the 4 companies researched. How has each industry been pursuing some or all the elements of the ‘AAA’ framework? Use the table below as a guide.









 Industry 1 (Companies A, B)Industry 2 (Companies C, D)
Adaptation  
Aggregation
Arbitrage
  • Conclusion


You do not need to define the concepts. Descriptive material has negligible value and should be avoided.  We are seeking analysis, discussion and recommendation, enriched by ideas found in journal articles.

In business you will be expected to produce short well-argued reports.  This is where you demonstrate that skill.

All ideas in the report must be referenced using Harvard Referencing (in-text citations and full references at the back).

Assessment Criteria:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Model  ‘AAA’ ( /8)

  • Capacity to apply this model to the companies/industries of your choice( /5)

  • The quality of the discussion and evaluation of the issues identified( /3)

  • The analysis and integration of ideas from journal articles and research materials( /3)

  • The correct use of Harvard Referencing throughout the report (the source of all ideas must be identified)( /1)


 

 

Week 3 E-learning material

 

(1) Watch the video on the following link:

 

 

(2) Prepare two paragraphs (include in-text citations wherever necessary and the full references at the back)
  • Paragraph 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.

  • Paragraph 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject - identify an organisation which would benefit from the application of these ideas and explain how the ideas should be applied


 

Week 4 E-Learning materials

WEEK 4:  Business Model Innovation

 

(1) Watch the video on the following link:

 

 

(2) Prepare two paragraphs (include in-text citations wherever necessary and the full references at the back)
  • Paragraph 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.

  • Paragraph 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject - identify an organisation which would benefit from the application of these ideas and explain how the ideas should be applied


 

 

Week 5 E-Learning materials

WEEK 5:   Pankaj Ghemawat: CAGE framework to evaluate international trade opportunities

 

(1) Watch the video on the following link:

 

 

(2) Prepare two paragraphs (include in-text citations wherever necessary and the full references at the back)
  • Paragraph 1: list the key ideas you have extracted from the prescribed e-learning activity.

  • Paragraph 2: apply those ideas to your own experience, to an organisation you know and to the topic(s) of this subject - identify an organisation which would benefit from the application of these ideas and explain how the ideas should be applied


 

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