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HI6006 COMPETITIVE STRATEGY ASSIGNMENT 2 Assessment Details and Submission GuidelinesHOLMES INSTITUTEFACULTY OFHIGHER EDUCATIONTrimesterT3 2020Unit CodeHI6006Unit TitleCompetitive StrategyAssessment TypeGroup Assignment – maximum 4 persons per groupNote: Groups must be formed by week 6. Once a group is formed, no changes areallowed.If you fail to form a group, your lecturer may allow you to submit individually.Assessment TitleReport – Case Analysis and Application of Strategy ModelsPurpose of theassessmentStudents are required to explain in report format, with reference to a case of yourchoice, how any one of the following would be applied:Business Strategy, Competitive Dynamics, Corporate Strategy, Acquisitions andStructure, 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 academicsources.Weight40%, comprising: Report (week 10)Total Marks40 [note: the total assignment is graded out of 40]Word limitReport not more than 2500 wordsDue DateWeek 10 for the final report. [Late submission penalties accrue at the rate of -5% perday]SubmissionGuidelines• All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completedAssignment Cover Page.• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cmmargins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and pagenumbers.• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report and listed appropriately atthe end in a reference list, all using Harvard referencing style.• At the end of your report please include an appendix states ‘who wrote whichsection’, i.e. provide the student name and number for each section of the report. HI6006 COMPETITIVE STRATEGY ASSIGNMENT 2Page 2 of 4Purpose:Assignment 2 SpecificationsThis assignment aims at ensuring that students have familiarised themselves with at least onesignificant case study (from any of those in the tutorials) and are able to apply the “strategicmanagement process” and relevant foundational strategy development models that are applicableto the case.DetailsSelect any case study and choose from the following aspects of competitive strategy to apply the theories ofstrategy development and implementation as relevant to the case study you choose:• Business Strategy• Competitive Dynamics• Corporate Strategy• Acquisitions and Structure• International StrategyIn 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 Harvardstyle.Your final submission is due Friday of week 10 at midnight. Late submissions attract penalties at therate of -5% per day.Assignment Structure RequiredTo ensure that all students participate equitably in the group assignment and that students areresponsible for the academic integrity of all components of the assignment. You need to complete thefollowing table which identifies which student/students are responsible for the various sections of theassignment:Cover page [this is essential and must be completed accurately]Executive SummaryTable of ContentsBody of the report to contain Section Headings – e.g. introduction, brief summary of the case;identification of strategic issues; relevant theoretical concepts, application of strategy model,conclusion.Sub-sections are to be numbered.Paragraphing must be used.Page Numbers must be used.Reference List at the end must be in Harvard format and mainly academic Journal Articles.Appendix: Statement of ‘who wrote which section’ (see below).HI6006 COMPETITIVE STRATEGY ASSIGNMENT 2Page 3 of 4 Assignment SectionStudent Name and Number This table needs to be completed and submitted with the assignment as it is a compulsory componentrequired before any grading is undertaken.HI6006 COMPETITIVE STRATEGY ASSIGNMENT 2Page 4 of 4Marking Rubric Excellent8-7 marksVery Good6-5 marksGood4-3 marksSatisfactory2 marksUnsatisfactory1 or 0 marksReferencing (intext)Max 3 marksn/an/aCorrect in allrespectsSome minorerrorsLargely incorrect orincompleteReference List (atend)Max 4 marksn/an/aCorrect inmostrespectsSome minorerrorsLargely incorrect orincompleteExecutive SummaryMax 4 marksn/an/aA goodsummary ofthe reportA basicsummary ofthe reportMissingSummary of theCaseMax 5 marksn/aClear, conciseand compellingbut with somereservationA goodsummary ofthe caseA satisfactorysummary ofthe caseInaccurate ormisconstruedcontentExplanation ofRelevantStrategic issuesMax 8 marksAll relevantstrategic Issuesare identifiedand wellexplainedMost keystrategicIssuesare identifiedand explainedSome keystrategicIssues areidentified andexplainedkey strategicIssues areidentified andexplained, butwith somereservationstrategic Issuesidentified orexplainedincorrectly orpoorlyApplication ofRelevantTheoreticalConceptsMax 8 marksThe theoreticalconcepts havebeen matched tothe issues in thecase precisely andare well appliedThe theoreticalconcepts matchthe issues in thecase and areapplied quitewellA goodattempt hasbeen made tomatch andapply relevanttheoreticalconcepts tothe caseA satisfactoryattempt hasbeen made tomatch andapply relevanttheoreticalconcepts to thecaseThe attempt madeto match and applyrelevant theoreticalconcepts to thecase isunsatisfactory ornegligibleFormat andProfessionalism ofthe ReportMax 8 marksThe report isexceptionallywell-documentedworthy of HighDistinction /Virtuoso quality(8-7 marks)The report isvery welldocumentedandDistinctive/ stand-outquality(6-5 marks)The report iswelldocumentedand ofcreditworthyquality(4-3 marks)The report issatisfactory(2 marks)The report isunsatisfactory(0 or 1 marks)Total40 marks*CommentsMark Awarded


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