WEEK 5: MAJOR PROJECT

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Week 5: Major Project

The President of your company (whatever that is) gives you a special assignment. "Our board wants to open a business just like ours in a foreign country.” I know that you are taking an International Business course, so you are more knowledgeable than any of our executives about how to determine if this is a good idea.

Prepare a 7 to 10-page report (Professor has the options of making this an individual or pairs project) due by the end of Week 5 (Sunday):

  • Compare and contrast two (2) different countries suitable for expansion.
  • Organize your paper into the following sections using the section headings indicated below. You may divide the sections into subsections only if they are used appropriately and sparingly.


1) Introduction: In order to capture and keep the attention of your boss when you present this project briefly include the following in your opening section:

a) briefly describe your business, products / services and what your business requirements are,

b) your specific objectives for the expansion: product development, extend sales into new markets, etc.

c) immediately declare your recommendation for or against this venture, with justification to follow

d) give a brief description of the kind of analysis you completed


2) Discussion: For the main portion of your paper, use the data you gathered on the countries you selected and your industry as well as the text and class discussion to make your case. Included discussion on how that fits with each potential country partner based on your requirements. You would include as a minimum a cultural analysis based on particular framework as well as industry appropriate analysis of infrastructure and current capabilities. Remember to demonstrate application and analysis by integrating those course concepts with specific details and country and industry examples.

a) your analysis of the business circumstances in each of the two foreign countries you are comparing,

b) your analysis of the fit between the country of your choosing and the product/service you will be providing,

c) several sources of data comparing both opportunities

3) Conclusion: Conclude by offering data-driven recommendation; Make sure your suggestions are clearly based on information gathered from current research and industry/country data as well as relevant course concepts. Be sure that your recommendation is feasible at this point in time. Be certain to integrate concepts and theories from the course into your discussion and to support and illustrate your ideas and conclusions with specific details and examples.

a) support for your recommendation for or against this venture, supported by comparing and contrasting the two country alternatives

b) the most appropriate entry strategy – describe three (3) steps in your strategy in each of the two countries (see Ch. 13 of the text and also handout on “Levels of International Business.”

c) lay out recommendations for next steps.

Use APA style and formatting. The APA research based paper should range in length from 1500-2000 words. The paper should include a minimum of 12 research articles and/or scholarly references. The word count excludes any charts and graphs and the reference list. In addition to the scholarly references; the individual or team will also need to reference specific country websites in order to obtain the required material for analysis and evaluation.

these are the countries we have discussed this project is for week 5.

Week 1

#1 Denmark

Top Ten Ease of Doing Business

Week 2

#3 Norway

Top Ten Ease of Doing Business

Week 3

#8 Singapore

Top Ten Fastest Growing Economies; Lowest Trade Restrictiveness

Week 4

#11 Hong Kong

Top Ten Lowest Trade Restrictiveness

Week 5

#25 Israel

Top Ten Lowest Trade Restrictiveness

Week 6

#54 Turkey

Top Ten Lowest Trade Restrictiveness

Week 7

#94 China

Top Ten Fastest Growing Economies

Week 8

#103 Burkina Faso

Top Ten Fastest Growing Economies; Real Trade Growth

this is how the paper will be graded below

BSB Major Project Grading Rubric w/Biblical Integration (100 points)

Excellent
(20 – 18 pts)

Good
(17 - 16 pts)

Fair
(15 - 14 pts)

Poor
(0-13 pts)

Possible Pts.

Actual Pts.

Content Knowledge

0

0

  • Demonstrates exceptional knowledge, insight and understanding of the subject matter, including the ability to select and apply the most appropriate, well-researched content to develop an effective approach.
  • Demonstrates good knowledge, insight, and understanding of the content, including the ability to select and apply an appropriate, well-researched content to develop an effective approach.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge, insight, and understanding of the content; content is not consistently appropriate or well-researched.
  • Demonstrates limited understanding of assignment issues; content is not appropriate or well-researched.
  • Demonstrates content mastery by applying the most suitable theoretical framework, models, and/or techniques.
  • Applies a suitable theoretical framework, models, and/or techniques.
  • Application of content is adequate, but limited.
  • Little or no application of content; with limited and mostly inappropriate use of theoretical frameworks, models, and/or techniques.
  • Includes the application of relevant concepts from previous courses, when appropriate.
  • Draws from and generally applies content from previous courses, when appropriate.
  • Limited use of content from other courses.
  • Connections to concepts from previous courses are absent.
  • Examples link directly and appropriately to the subject matter.
  • Provides some relevant examples.
  • Limited examples are provided and not consistently appropriate.
  • Examples are absent and/or not related to the subject matter.
  • Uses course materials as a springboard for developing original, insightful ideas.
  • Content is used to generate some original ideas.
  • Minimal number of original ideas.
  • No original ideas developed from the content are apparent.

0

0

Comments:

20

20

Communication and Research

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  • There is an exceptionally clear, arguable, well-developed, and definitive position stated.
  • Information is presented in a logical, interesting sequence organized with smooth transitions and appropriate headings.
  • Uses an appropriate level of highest quality research, and theories and concepts are presented accurately and sufficiently.
  • All supportive materials are properly and flawlessly cited, and formatting is consistent with the designated APA style.
  • Project is exceptionally concise, clear, with consistently proper grammar, spelling, and paragraphing.
  • Clearly addresses the target audience.
  • The project strictly adheres to the guidelines and format required by the assignment.
  • The conclusion unites the important points of the presentation and encourages future discussion.
  • There is an arguable, well-developed, and definitive position stated.
  • Information is presented in a logical sequence organized with generally smooth transitions and appropriate headings.
  • Uses an appropriate level of research, and theories and concepts are generally presented accurately and sufficiently.
  • Supportive materials are properly cited with minimal (2-3) errors, and formatting is consistent with the APA style.
  • Project is concise, clear, with proper grammar, spelling, and paragraphing with minimal (2-3) errors.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of the target audience.
  • The project generally adheres to the format required by the assignment.
  • The project does not fully adhere to the format required by the assignment.
  • The project does not adhere to the format required by the assignment
  • The conclusion unites the important points of the presentation.
  • The conclusion summarizes the important points.
  • The conclusion is vague and incomplete.
  • A position is stated and adequately developed.
  • Presentation of information is not consistently logical and transitions between points are not smooth and inconsistent headings.
  • Uses an adequate level of research, but theories and concepts are not consistently presented accurately and sufficiently.
  • Supportive materials are presented, but with errors (4+), and formatting is not consistent with the APA style.
  • Project contains errors (4-6) in grammar, spelling, and paragraphing.
  • Demonstrates little understanding of the target audience.
  • The position is vague and not well-developed.
  • Lacks clear and logical development of ideas with weak transitions between ideas and paragraphs, with no headings to separate and transition ideas.
  • Research is superficial and insufficient to support the topic.
  • Supportive materials lack proper formatting with limited details and many sources missing or incomplete.
  • Numerous (7+) and obvious grammatical, spelling, and stylistic errors undermine reader comprehension.
  • Does not acknowledge or identify the target audience.

0

Additional considerations for PowerPoint/visual presentations:

  • The presentation layout is interesting and visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message.
  • Professional-level use of headings, sub-headings and white space, along with appropriate fonts and size.
  • All graphics are attractive (size and color) and help to explain, reinforce, and support the theme/content of the presentation.

Additional considerations for PowerPoint/visual presentations:

  • The presentation layout is visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message.
  • Appropriate use of headings, sub-headings and white space, along with appropriate fonts and size.
  • Most of the graphics are attractive (size and color) and support the theme/ content of the presentation.

Additional considerations for PowerPoint/visual presentations:

  • The presentation layout is visually inconsistent and sporadically contributes to the overall message.
  • Headings, sub-headings, and white space do not consistently support message.
  • Fonts and text size are inconsistent and distracting.
  • Graphics are occasionally used, but rarely support the presentation.

Additional considerations for PowerPoint/visual presentations:

  • The presentation layout is haphazard and visually contributes little to the overall message.
  • Headings and subheading are missing or irrelevant to the supporting text.
  • Font and size are inappropriate resulting in text that is difficult to read.
  • Graphics are superfluous or absent.

Comments:

20

20

Critical Thinking

0

  • Demonstrates exceptional work through the consistent use of a clear and logical progression of points and conclusions.
  • Demonstrates proficiency through the use of a clear and logical progression of points and conclusions.
  • Inconsistent application of logic in presenting a progression of points and conclusions.
  • Logical reasoning and progression of points are virtually absent.
  • Carefully analyzes the information collected and draws appropriate, inventive, warranted, judicious, and non-fallacious conclusions supported by evidence through accurate interpretation of statements, graphics (e.g., charts, tables), etc.
  • Analyzes the information collected and draws appropriate, warranted, and non-fallacious conclusions; conclusions are generally supported through interpretation of statements, graphics (e.g., charts, tables), etc.
  • Analyzes the Information collected, but conclusions do not consistently and logically derive from that information; Interpretation of statements, graphics (e.g., charts, tables), etc. is occasionally invalid.
  • Fails to identify conclusions, implications, and consequences of the issue. Misinterprets evidence, statements, graphics, questions, etc. and draws unsupported and fallacious conclusions; arguments are not persuasive.
  • Identifies not only the basics issues and implications surrounding the topic, but recognizes subtle nuances.
  • Identifies all the basic issues and implications surrounding the topic.
  • Identifies some of the basic issues and implications surrounding the topic.
  • Identifies few if any of the basic issues and implications surrounding the topic.
  • Identifies and questions the validity of key assumptions.
  • Identifies and questions the validity of assumptions.
  • Some underlying assumptions are identified, but are not adequately explored.
  • Does not surface and interact with underlying assumptions.
  • Thoughtfully analyzes and evaluates major alternative points of view, addresses contradictory evidence, and constructs persuasive and compelling arguments.
  • Offers analysis and evaluations of obvious alternative points of view; fair-mindedly follows where evidence and reasons lead.
  • Offers limited analysis and evaluations of some alternative points of view, but quickly dismisses these points.
  • Fails to identify or hastily dismisses strong, relevant counter-arguments.

0

  • Makes clear connections to previous or current content and to real-life situations.
  • Makes connections to previous or current content and to real-life situations.
  • Makes occasional connections to previous or current content or to real-life situations.
  • Makes no connections to previous or current content or to real-life situations.

Comments:

20

20

Business Application

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  • The project proposes feasible, practical, interesting, and actionable recommendations and solutions that consider cost, culture, timeframe, and other critical factors.
  • The project proposes feasible, practical, and actionable recommendations and solutions that consider most critical factors, such as cost, culture, and timeframe.
  • Proposes recommendations that are not consistently feasible, practical, and actionable; limited consideration of critical business factors.
  • Recommendations are impractical, uninspiring, and not feasible. Solutions do not take into account environmental or organizational factors.
  • Clearly identifies and describes action issues associated with specific decision-makers.
  • Action items for specific decision-makers are identified.
  • Action items are presented, but are not linked to specific decision-makers.
  • Specific action items are not delineated for particular decision-makers.
  • Presents information, concepts, conclusions, etc., so that others can use the information to improve/transform their lives and the organization they serve.
  • Presents information, concepts, conclusions, etc., so that others can use the information to improve/ transform their lives and the organization they serve.
  • Information, concepts, conclusions, etc. as presented have a limited, transformative impact on individuals or the organization.
  • Information, concepts, conclusions, etc. are not presented in ways that will transform and serve organizations and people.
  • A plan for measuring outcomes for the proposal is detailed, well-thought out, and realistic.
  • A plan for measuring outcomes is presented.
  • General consideration for measuring outcomes is apparent, but no specific plan or approach is presented.
  • Little or no consideration is given to measuring or quantifying outcomes or assessing the value added to the organization.
  • Clearly describes the value added to the organization and how goals balance and satisfy different stakeholders’ interests.
  • Attention is given to the value added to the organization and the impact on key stakeholders.
  • The value added to the organization and the impact on stakeholders is mentioned, but not adequately explained and developed.
  • The impact on various stakeholders is not discussed.
  • Selects and applies the appropriate analytical tools (quantitative and qualitative) to address the business issues for the particular discipline (e.g., accounting, economics).
  • Selects and applies the appropriate analytical tools (quantitative and qualitative) to address the business issues for the particular discipline (e.g., accounting, economics).
  • Utilizes some, but does not consistently select/apply the appropriate analytical tools (quantitative and qualitative) to address the business issues for the particular discipline.
  • Does not effectively select and apply the appropriate analytical tools of the appropriate discipline (e.g., accounting, economics).

0

Comments:

20

20

Biblical Integration

0

  • Demonstrates clear knowledge of the basic themes and truths of the Old and New Testaments and the basic beliefs of Christianity.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the basic themes and truths of the Old and New Testaments and the basic beliefs of Christianity.
  • Demonstrates limited knowledge of some of the fundamental themes and truths of Scripture and the basic beliefs of Christianity.
  • Demonstrates little or no knowledge of the basic themes and truths of Scripture and Christianity.
  • Clear application of Bible-based morality and social responsibility.
  • Some application of Bible-based morality and/or social responsibility is evident.
  • Application of Bible-based morality and/or social responsibility is minimal.
  • Application of Bible-based morality and/or social responsibility is absent.
  • Clear statement and application of a Christian worldview
  • A Christian worldview is stated and generally applied.
  • Some aspects of a Christian worldview are stated, but inadequately and/or erroneously applied.
  • Application of Christian worldview is absent.
  • Demonstrates the ability to think critically and to integrate and apply knowledge through the lens of Scripture. Relies on a number of commentaries and basic exegesis to support position.
  • Relies on a commentary and basic exegesis to support position.
  • Only biblical “proof-texting” is utilized to support position.
  • The Bible or is rarely used to support a position.

0

Comments:

20

20

Late deductions (e.g., -10):

0

Score:

100

100

Overall Comments:

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