International Trade and Enterprise

HI5016 International Trade and Enterprise

HOLMES INSTITUTE
FACULTY OF
HIGHER EDUCATION

 

Group Assessment: Research Paper 2- Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T2 2020
Unit Code HI5016
Unit Title International Trade and Enterprise
Purpose of the
assessment (with
ULO Mapping)
(i) Students are required to work in groups of up to 4. While working in a
specific group, students are required to apply their knowledge learned in
Online Pre-recorded Lectures, Additional Materials and Interactive Tutorial
Sessions of this course unit to write a report (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4).
(ii) Also, students may choose to work as individual. In this regard, contact the
Unit Coordinator specifying that you are working on your Group Assignment
as
INDIVIDUAL and not group.
(iii) Finally, students should form their respective groups in the BB as
INDIVIDUAL or GROUP of: 2 members or 3 members or 4 members
maximum.
See Assignment Specifications for detailed requirements

 

ASSESSMENT TYPE/Title WEIGHT LEARNING
OUTCOMES
Word
Limit
Due date
Written Final submission Group/
Individual
mark
25% 1, 2, 3, 4 ≤ 3000 Week 11, Friday
October 2, 2020
Total 25% 1,2,3,4 See Guidelines
below
Specific presentation and final assignment submission guidelines
Submission
Guidelines
(40 marks)
All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the respective due date along with a
completed Assignment Cover Page:
Research Paper submission
(i) Due date: Week 11, Mid night Friday, October 2, 2020
(ii) Final submission research paper should not exceed 3000 words
(iii) The assignment must be in MS Word format, single spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm
margins on all four sides of the page with appropriate section headings and page
numbers.
(iv) Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at
the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.
(v)
Penalties apply for late submissions (10% penalty per day after submission due date).
(vi) Students in a group are required to 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

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Assignment Section Student/Students
Name Reg. No. Signature
1.
2.
3.
4.

The table on the previous page (Page 1) needs to be completed and submitted with the
assignment as it is a compulsory component required before any grading is undertaken.

Assignment Specifications
Assignment 2 Specifications
Students are expected to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of lecture materials by applying
theories and concepts learnt during Week 6 to Week 9 in their in-depth analysis of chosen research topic,
which is to be supported by either data or existing literature. Groups (of up to 4 students) are to choose from
the list of topics that are based on the lectures. However, in this assignment students are required to do
better than recycle the lecture materials. Students are to research the chosen topic in more depth providing
evidence of independent research. The set of topics will be provided from which your group must choose on
a ‘first-come, first-served basis’.
Assignment Structure should be as the following:
Research Paper (worth 25%):
The research paper is to be structured and written as a seminar report. It, therefore, must begin with a
Management (or Executive) Summary within which you state in stark form (i.e. unsupported by argument)
what you are asserting in this paper and you must do that in less than two pages. You can begin the main
body of the paper with some general background followed by a description and discussion of significance of
the specific issues considered. This introduction will normally end with a brief paragraph outlining the plan of
the rest of the paper. The next section which could be divided into 2-4 sub-sections containing an in-depth
discussion of the relevant issues based on the existing literature and/or data. You must provide in-text
references to your sources. The last section contains a brief summary followed by a complete list of references
that are cited in the text of the paper. Follow a standard referencing method (APA style or Harvard Business)
consistently.
Suggested limits are as follows:
Management/ Executive Summary: ideally one page but no more than two,
Section 1: Introduction 300-400 words,
Section 2: Main body of the paper 2,000-2,500 words,
Sections 3: Conclusion 200-300 words,
References (10-15 references).
The recommended assignment structure for final submission is as follows:

Table of content
Executive Summary (Optional)
Introduction
Body
The sections depend on the topic chosen by individual or group.
Conclusion
List of References.

Note*: The structure content is not limited to the items listed above. Creativity for a better report
structure is a key requirement
.
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Research Paper 2 Topics
1. Inter-industry trade and Intra-industry trade: case study of at least two countries
2. Internal economies of scale and external economies of scale: case study of at least two
industries for each type of economies of scale
3. Monopolistic competition and Oligopoly markets with a case study of at least one industry for
each type of market structure
4. Dumping – an economic analysis with case studies
5. International labour mobility and its effects on countries
6. Tariffs and Import duties – effects on industries and the economies, costs and benefits of a
tariff
7. Trade policy- comment on Australia’s trade policy (both positive and negative impacts on
Australian economy, industries and employment)
Note: – More marks for research – choosing a good article on something specific – At least 6 to 10 journal
articles on your topic besides facts and figures – More marks for application and your comments on the
topic in introduction and conclusion
Marking criteria Marking criteria: Weighting Research Paper 25%
Understanding of the chosen research topic demonstrated throughout analysis, findings,
discussions and conclusions
Understanding of the significance of the chosen topic
Amount of quality and relevant journal articles used – Format and structure of the paper
Referencing (both in-text and end of text)
Note:

(i) Two groups must not research on an identical combination of 2 countries or sector(s) /
industries. In case you desire to conduct research of Topics 1 or 2 or 3,
seek approval of your 2
countries or sectors/industries.
See pages 7, 8, 9
The combination selected will be first come basis posted in Discussion Board
Following (i) and (ii), before choosing a combination check to identify that the countries is not
identified.
A combination of countries can be in a pattern such as: Australia and Country x or Australia and
country y; —- or country x and y or x and n; —.
This report should provide useful information for the Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs
for appropriate strategic decision making for Australia and multinational enterprises in the
country.
The report should use a variety of resources, including the textbook, newspapers, industry
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
(v)
(vi)

reports, the ABS website, and other sources.
STUDENT ASSESSMENT SUBMISSION AND LATE PENALTIES
To be eligible to pass this unit, you must complete all forms of assessment and demonstrate
achievement of the learning outcomes. All assignments must be submitted
electronically ONLY using
a word processor, uploaded to Blackboard via the
Final Check and Submission of SafeAssign.
Submission deadlines are strictly enforced and a late submission
incurs penalties of 5 (five) % of the
assessment value per calendar day unless
an extension and/or special consideration has been granted
by the lecturer
prior to the assessment deadline. Unless an extension and/or special consideration has
been granted, no assessments are accepted after 14 calendar days of the due date, or the end of the
trimester for assessments due later in a trimester. Students need to allow up to 24 hours for the Final
Check of their assignment submission to SafeAssign to be available.

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Group Assessment Plan
An effective way for students to learn economics is through participation in a Group Assessment
Project. This project is designed to accomplish effective learning.
During the course of the semester, each of the elements of your Group Assessment, will be reviewed
by your Lecturer. The lecturer is encouraged to review each submission and suggest areas for
improvement where appropriate, for more detailed study, or if acceptable to allow the students to
proceed to the next phase in development.
Group Communication tools
File Exchange tool:
All the academic papers that are used in the assignment need to be posted on BB by using File Exchange
tool (Instruction in
page 5, for further questions and advice, refer to your lecturer). Student needs to
highlight the discussion in the academic paper which is relevant to the discussion in the assignment.
Academic papers can be found in ProQuest (ProQuest instruction can be found in page
5 and 6.
Assignment will be marked ZERO if does not include references list
How to do group assignment – Instruction
A Group can choose a communication and collaboration tool(s) of your choice. All
communication and collaboration tools are already enabled and accessible for any group.
Group Communication tools

Tool Description
File Exchange Group members and instructors can share files in this area. All members can
add and delete files, regardless of who added them.
Group Blog In the group area, all members of a group can create entries for the same blog
and build on each entry. All course members can read and comment on a group
blog, but they can’t make posts unless they are members of the group.
Instructors can choose to grade group blogs. All group members receive the
same grade.
Group Journal In the group area, all members of a group can view each other’s entries. Only
group members and instructors can view a group journal. Instructors can
choose to grade group journals. All group members receive the same grade.
Send Email Group members can email individual members or the entire group.

Exchange files with a group
With file exchange, you can share files with other members of your group, including your
instructor.
You can’t create folders in file exchange. With your group, decide how you want to name files so
that they are easier to locate in a long list.
Add a file to the file exchange

(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
Group Tools > File Exchange > Add File
Add a name for the file you want to upload. Browse for the file and submit.
Delete a file from the file exchange
You can delete any file, even if you didn’t upload it. On the File Exchange page, select Delete
in the file’s menu.

Group Blog
All the group members can discuss about the assignment by using Group Blog. Once you are allocated
in a group, you can see this function.
Group > Group Tools > Group Blog > Create Blog Entry

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Note: All the discussion about group assignment needs to be recorded by using Group Blog tool
(Instruction in
page 5, for further question, please advise your lecturer). The discussion must relevant
to the content of the assignment and reflects the outcome of the group meeting.
ProQuest
To login
Go to: http://www.holmes.edu.au/ > Login > Proquest
USERNAME: holmes2004
PASSWORD: holmes

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Criteria Very poor understanding
of task (Little or no value
generated)
(0-50%)
Poor understanding of task
(Some value generated)
(50-59%)
Acceptable
understanding of task
(Acceptable value)
(60-69%)
Good understanding of
task (Good value
Presented)
(70-79%)
Excellent understanding of
the task (Excellent value
presented)
(80-100)
Countries or Country or
industry or firm under
investigation
10%
Little or irrelevant
information provided
about the countries or
industry or firm under
investigation
Some relevant information
provided about country or
countries or industry or
firm under investigation
Good information
provided about country
or countries or industry
or firm under
investigation
Very good and precise
country or industry or
firm background
information provided
Excellent and precise
country or countries or
industry or firm
background information
provided
Understanding of the
topic Chosen and its
significance to
International Trade
20%
Little or no insight on the
topic with many
irrelevancies
Some insight background
about topic with some
irrelevancies
Some clear background
on the topic under
investigation
A very clear and concise
understanding
background on the topic
Excellent and clear
description and
understanding of the topic
under investigation
Analysis, findings,
discussion
40%
Little or irrelevant
analysis, findings and
discussion provided with
no clear data
Some relevant analysis,
findings and discussion
provided with some clear
data
Good analysis, findings
and discussion provided
with data and tables
Very good analysis,
findings and discussion
provided with clear data,
tables and graphs
Excellent analysis, findings
and discussion provided
with clear data, tables and
graphs linked to theory
Recommendations and
conclusion
20%
Little or irrelevant
recommendations and
conclusion
Little and some relevant
recommendations and
conclusion
Good recommendations
that promote
international and
conclusion
Very good and precise
recommendations that
promote international
trade and conclusion
Excellent recommendations
that promote international
trade recommendations and
with a precise conclusion
The degree of research,
the format, structure,
presentation, and writing
of the report
10%
Not good and relevant
research with many
mistakes in referencing. –
May not have followed
key question selection
guidance, or may not
meet format
requirements, such as
clear discussions, titles or
headings
Evidence of reasonable
research with some mistakes
in referencing. -Meet format
requirements to a reasonable
standard, but could be
improved with a clearer
structure and headings
Evidence of good and
relevant research with
correct referencing. –
Meet format
requirements to a good
standard, including clear
structure and headings
Evidence of very good
and relevant research
with correct referencing.
-Meet format
requirements to a very
good standard, including
clear structure and
headings
Excellent, comprehensive
and relevant research with
correct referencing. – Meet
format requirements to a
high standard, including
clear structure and ,
headings
Total mark =100%; Adj. to 25%

Marking Rubric
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A
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
B
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
C
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic (CAR)
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Cong Republic
Costa Rica
Cote d’Ivoire
Congo
Croatia
Cuba
D
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
E
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Eswatini
Ethiopia
F
Fiji
Finland
France
G
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
H
Haiti
Hungary
I
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
J
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
K
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
L
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
M
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
N
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
North Macedonia
Norway
O
Oman
P
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Q
Qatar
R
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
S
Samoa
Sao Tome and
Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
T
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
U
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
United Kingdom (UK)
United States of America (USA)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
V
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Y
Yemen
Z
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Annex 1: Some selected countries of the world
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Annex 2: Industries or Sectors
1. Agriculture sector: livestock and meat industry
2. Agriculture: fresh foods industry
3. Agriculture: Floriculture industry
4. Automotive industry
5. Aviation Industry
6. Beverage Services
7. Building and construction services
8. Consumer services: Hairdressing
9. E-commerce
10. Education University and tertiary institutions
11. Education: Early Childhood-Primary Education
12. Education: Nursery and Education care sector
13. Education: Schools education sector (Primary and secondary)
14. Education: Technical and Further Education (TAFE) sector
15. Energy Utilities Industry
16. Engineering and architectural services
17.
Entertainment: Live performance industry
18. Entertainment: recorded entertainment and cinema industry
19. Finance: foreign exchange market
20. Finance: Superannuation services
21. Financial services –Banking sector
22. Financial services -Insurance Services
23. Fishing
24. Forestry
25. Games and sports
26. Gasoline supply services
27.
Hair and beauty
28. Health Care and Social Assistance
29. Healthcare services- Home care and Aged Care Services
30. Health Care-Disability services
31. Information: Broadcasting
32. Information: internet
33. Information: land line telephone communications
34. Information: Mobile telephone communications
35. Labour industry
36.
Leisure and hospitality: Marine tourism and charter vessels
37. Leisure and hospitality: Cruise services
38. Leisure and hospitality: Fast foods
39. Leisure and hospitality: Hotel and Accommodation services
40. Leisure and hospitality: Tour and Travels services
41. Leisure and hospitality: Tourism and heritage sites
42.
Mannequins and modelling
43. Manufacturing sector
44. Media and Entertainment
45.
Mining: Coal mining
46. Mining: Gem and other natural resource industries
47. Mining: Oil and gas industry
48. Mining: Other minerals
49. National Broadband Network (NBN)
50. Petroleum exploration
51.
Pharmaceutical industry
52. Postal and Warehousing Professional
53. Property market, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

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54. Public Transport: Private-for-hire Vehicle (non-rail) Industry
55. Public Transport-Train services
56.
Publishing industry
57. Quarrying industry
58. Quaternary sector: Computing and ICT (information and communication technologies)
59. Quaternary: Research and design (R&D)
60. Quaternary: consultancy (offering advice to businesses)
61. Racing industry
62. Recreation/ Hotel and restaurants
63. Retail trade
64. Scientific, Technical Services and Architectural services
65.
Textile industry
66. Train transport
67. Utilities: Electricity and Gas services
68. Utilities: Water and Waste Services
69.
Utilities: Water, sewerage and drainage services
70. Warehousing
71. Whole sale trade
72.
Wine industry