Students will be directly required to demonstrate the depth of their research having used the ‘Passport’facility in Brunel Library when answering the coursework questions.
Description of the Assessment
Select an emerging market economy of your choice. For this economy comment on the following:
- The primary sector
- Manufacturing sector
- Services sector
- International Trade developments
B. Collect data for selected macro-economic indicators for this economy including GDP, Balance of Payments, Imports/Exports, Inward/outward FDI, inflation, Unemployment, for the last 10 years. What can you conclude from this data in respect to its status as an Emerging Economy?
C. Identify at least 5 examples of multinational corporations (MNCs) and describe their modes of entry into your selected emerging economy. Comment on the facilitating/or inhibiting role(s) of the state in their operations. (50 Marks).
Students are expected to show capacity to select, compile and categorise material from several sources into a coherent body of knowledge. They must show an understanding of key theoretical frameworks and apply appropriate concepts to the assessment of evidence leading to the appreciation of practical policy implications of globalisation from the point of view of emerging markets and MNCs. This is in accordance with the learning outcomes. The assessment criteria are: knowledge and content, relevance and discourse, clarity and communication, organisation and language, references.
Students are asked to write a 2,500 word essay on the questions listed in the coursework briefing document on Blackboard Learn. The essay should be word- processed, in 12 point font and single spaced. Cover page, table of content, diagrams, appendices and references are not included in the word count.
Your essay should not exceed the word limit. Essays that exceed the word limit by more than 1% (25 words) will be deducted 10 percentage points.