Economics for Business
This report needs to be first class standard quality and at an advanced level Your deadline will be before Saturday 30th January 2016 before 11am (British time) for everything to be fully completed.However, I will need to see a draft on Monday 25th January 2016 before 10.45am (British time) so i can see what you have done so far. Please read the instructions and brief carefully. I will be asking for a lot of re works to do done if I am not fully satisfied. If I do ask for a re work each time please do not take it in the wrong way. Once you have completed everything before or by the deadline date (above), I will get feedback from my lecturer twice or three times and if there needs to be any changes made then I will kindly ask for re works to be done, according to the feedbacks. When I do give youj feedback it is not a set of new instructions but relevant to the assignment brief and instructions that I have given in the first place. Each re work you do needs to be completed as soon as possible to a first class standard. Please be on time.
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Economics for Business Assignment Brief (A report)
Your task is to write a report that describes, explains and analyses three relevant newspaper articles published in the UK national print press.
Your report should be titled âThree firms: changes in their business environmentâ.
Each newspaper article should refer to a specific firm that is undergoing or responding to a particular form of change. Each of your three stories should feature a different firm.
A firm that is either merging, attempting to take over other firms or diversifying.
A firm that is being affected by change with respect to at least one of the following general external environmental factors: political, economic, social, technological, legal or ethical/environmental, i.e. affected by changes in at least one of the general PESTLE environmental factors.
A firm that is being affected by changes in the microeconomic environment; there is change in at least one of the operating environmental categories that is specific to the identified firm, eg. changes with respect to Customers, Competitors, Complementors, or Suppliers.
You should clearly describe each story and demonstrate an ability to apply relevant microeconomic and/or macroeconomic concepts in a real world context; your report should analyse each firmâs situation from a business economistâs viewpoint as you explain the context, rationale and implications of the story about the firm.
If, for story 1 you had been describing and assessing the merger between Lloyds-TSB and HBOS (in 2008) you might have identified it as a horizontal merger and identified details with regard to the effect on market concentration and analysed rationale such as economies of scale or new business opportunities (see information on mergers in the course text book p228-32).
If, for story 2 you had been looking at an article (in the late 1990s) on a specific firm affected by a rapid rise in house prices, you might have identified general factors such as rises in incomes, increased desire for home ownership, government interest rate policy, the cost & availability of mortgages, speculation etc. See the article on the housing market, pages 52-3 in the course textbook. Diagrams showing shifting supply and demand curves and reference to the concept of elasticity might have helped your analysis.
If, for story 3 (in the early 2000s), you had been developing your analysis from an article on a specific Indian restaurant, you might have found the concept of monopolistic competition to be useful. See pages 144-5 and 160-4 in the course textbook. Other relevant concepts besides those of market structures might have been the Structure Conduct Performance model, Porterâs 5 forces and possibly elements of game theory.
The above examples are for illustration only. You should not attempt to exactly follow those specific stories. Your story should come from an initial article published between Monday 16th November 2015 and Monday 21st February 2016. What is relevant depends on the particular story that you choose and other Business Economics concepts may be more appropriate.
Summary: Begin with a summary of the three articles and your approach. (exactly 250 words)
Three stories. Each story has a description, explanation and analysis: Write exactly 400 words of text PER story.
Conclusion: A brief assessment of your analysis for the three stories. (exactly 250 words)
Your total word count should amount 1,700 words.
The word count does not include the front and contents page, diagrams, references, bibliography or appendices.
â¢ Produce your report in an advanced and clear structured way. Follow this format:
A front cover to your report, with title and date.
The second page should list the contents of the report. It should identify each story by reference to its title, newspaper used (with date), reporter (if given) and page numbers.
Each of the three stories in the report should be identified with a clear and appropriate heading.
On the last page of the report you should list your references. This should include all three articles and any other sources that you have used. References must be written using the Harvard referencing style. PLEASE MAKE SURE IT DOESNâT CONTAIN ANY PLAGRAISM.
Remember that the Turnitin plagiarism detection software will compare your report against an extensive body of published material, including the sources of the three stories. Your referencing must acknowledge all source material, including the original source of the three stories.
The format of your report should be a word document.
Please make sure you include 16 references of referencing please by using a variety of sources. Such as, google scholar, journals, internet and books in alphabetical order and it will be helpful if you can include the ISBN numbers so I can easily identify the books you used it. When referencing can you include them at the beginning, middle and end of sentences but not at the end of the paragraphs so please avoid referencing at the end of the paragraph. page numbers if you used the information from a book. I will also send you images of books to use especially from the ones mentioned in the âfor exampleâ section.
The original three newspaper articles should come from daily broadsheet newspapers (e.g. The Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph etc). âTabloid-esqueâ papers such as The Sun, The Mirror, etc. will NOT be deemed acceptable. Articles can be the hard copy or the on-line electronic version. The newspapers should be dated anytime between Monday 16th November 2015 and Monday 21st February 2016. You can choose your articles from any combination of newspapers i.e. they can be from the same issue or completely different ones. To emphasise â an appropriate source is a broadsheet newspaper that is published DAILY. Can you also uploaded pictures of the newspapers you have used. Also, remember to select newspapers on different days please.
WHAT SHOULD YOU INCLUDE IN YOUR REPORT?
â¢ Clearly summarise the information given in the story, identify what is happening and the likely impact on the firm (at a high level).
Credit is given for information on the specified firm that is obtained from other sources and add to your summary and analysis. These must be appropriately referenced using the Harvard system.
Credit is given for relevant terminology and theory that you introduce to help your analysis.
A clear understanding of the macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts used should be demonstrated e.g. use of diagrams to explain the context.
Your report will be marked with regard to the following: (Please make sure you met and covered everything at an advanced level and a first class standard quality).
Ability to produce an advanced written report and to follow the assignment instructions.
Ability to communicate information and explain each story in a clear way.
Ability to use appropriate terminology,advanced and sophisicated vocabulary throughout the report.
Awareness of relevant Business Economics concepts
Understanding of relevant concepts by applying them in a clear and relevant way.
Advanced Knowledge with respect to the specific cases chosen and theory applied.
Credit for synthesis of materials, evaluation and analysis (highest level marking criteria)
Please be on time and produce a first class standard quality report.