It is important to break down the requirements of your assessment task before you start searching for information so that you can plan your approach.
At this first stage, you need to work out:
The best place to find this information is your Subject Outline. You should carefully read all elements of the assessment information available. If you are confused or unsure about the assessment topic, ask your lecturer or tutor who will be happy to talk it through with you.
In Assessment 1 you have been asked to report on Australia's trade position with our six major trading partners. In your reports you need to include information regarding
You also need to select and introduce an Australia company that deals in at least one of the listed markets.
In Assessment 2, using the company you chose in A1, you need to select a new target country for this company to expand into then prepare an analysis of the macro-environment. This analysis will need to include:
In Assessment 3 you are building on your work in previous assessments, using the same company and target country you need to prepare a second report that:
Note - the information here is a summary of what is in your subject outline. It is here as a guide, not a replacement for your full assessment information.
Across the assessment tasks you will need a range of company and country information. This will include:
Remember - your reports need to be more than descriptive, they need to discuss, explain and evaluate the relevant theory relating to international management. To help you with this you will also need to find:
The following pages of this guide will help you locate the information you need using a range of library databases and free websites.
You have been given some suggested starting points in your Subject Online. These and further suggestions are including in the following pages.
Remember, no matter where you find your resources you still need to evaluate them to ensure they are reliable and suitable to use. Check the Evaluating Information page for tips.