HI6006 Competitive Strategy Assignment

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines

Trimester  T3 2020

Unit Code  HI6006

Unit Title   Competitive Strategy

Assessment Type   Group Assignment – maximum 4 persons per group

Note: Groups must be formed by week 6. Once a group is formed, no changes are

allowed. If you fail to form a group, your lecturer may allow you to submit individually.

Assessment Title  : Report – Case Analysis and Application of Strategy Models

Purpose  of  the assessment

Students are required to explain in report format, with reference to a case of your choice,

how any one of the following would be applied: Business Strategy, Competitive Dynamics, Corporate Strategy, Acquisitions and Structure, 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 academic sources.

Weight    40%, comprising:     Report (week 10)

Total Marks 40 [note: the total assignment is graded out of 40]

Word limit   Report not more than 2500 words

Due Date     Week 10 for the final report. [Late submission penalties accrue at the rate of -5% per day]

Submission Guidelines

•  All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed

Assignment Cover Page.

•  The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings and page numbers.

•  Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list, all using Harvard referencing style.

•  At  the  end  of  your  report  please  include  an  appendix  states  ‘who  wrote  which section’, i.e. provide the student name and number for each section of the report.


Assignment 2 Specifications

This  assignment  aims  at  ensuring  that  students  have  familiarized  themselves  with  at  least  one significant  case  study  (from  any  of  those  in  the  tutorials)  and  are  able  to  apply  the  “strategic management process” and relevant foundational strategy development models that are applicable to the case.


Select any case study and choose from the following aspects of competitive strategy to apply the theories of

strategy development and implementation as relevant to the case study you choose:

•   Business Strategy

•   Competitive Dynamics

•   Corporate Strategy

•   Acquisitions and Structure

•   International Strategy

In 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 Harvard style.

Your final submission is due Friday of week 10 at midnight. Late submissions attract penalties at the rate of –5% per day.

Assignment Structure Required

Cover page [this is essential and must be completed accurately] Executive Summary

Table of Contents

Body 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).

To ensure that all students 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:

Assignment Section                                  

Student Name and Number

This table needs to be completed and submitted with the assignment as it is a compulsory component required before any grading is undertaken.

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