Business and Government in the Global Context

Business and Government in the Global ContextAssessment Task 2:
• A report observing academic conventions of 2500 words
on issues covered in the first 5 lectures and independent
research aligned to the lectures and tutorials.
• Assessment Task 2 is due online 9pm Friday 4
September 2015
• You are to answer either Question 1 or 2 that follow on
the next slides – not both.
• Task 2 is worth a possible forty (40) Marks
Submission
• The business reports should be prepared using
• 12 point font with 1.5 line spacing.
• Reports will be submitted only via the BlackBoard.
• Fully referenced according to academic referencing
conventions complying with RMIT Business
• The length of 2,500 words excludes the business report
abstract and references.
• The number of academic references should be a
minimum of twelve and these may include readings
posted on the BlackBoard, peer reviewed journal articles
and quality academic text books.
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Assessment Task 2 Question 1
• 1. Neoliberalism represents political economic thought that
advocates organising society on the model of an idealised
free market economy. From a global perspective the
neoliberalism ideology needs to be questioned and revised as
there are many problems that are occurring within numerous
political economies and multi-national and trans-national
corporations are becoming too powerful for governments to
control.
• Based on your research discuss the prevailing academic
views about neoliberalism and government control
over multi-national and trans-national corporations.
Report outline
• Introduction
–focus and purpose of the report (~150 words, ~1+ reference)
• Body of the report
–Background on neoliberalism – what, where, why … (~500 words, ~ 5+
references)
–Who are the key stakeholders – agendas, power dynamic (who is pushing
neoliberalism and who is resisting)(NGOs, civil society, and international agencies)
(~500 words, ~5+ references)
–Role of MNCs and TNCs in the push for/against neoliberalism (~500
words, ~5+ references)
–The current debate – Benefits/Costs (~1000 words, ~8 references)
– Impact
– Short term/Long term effects
– National versus global interests (commons dilemma, knock on effect)
–Implications
• Conclusion (~150 words)
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Assessment Task 2 Question 2
• 2. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) involves trade
negotiation between the United States and 11 other nations
throughout the Asia Pacific region. The TPP, and how it has
been negotiated, is highly controversial. For some, it is
considered a “sellout” to multinational corporations that may
have far-reaching negative effects on many societies while
others suggest the TPP will grow economies, create jobs,
reduce trade deficits, and establish stronger ties between
trading nations.
• Based on your research conduct your own assessment of
the benefits and limitations of the TPP.
Report outline
• Introduction
–focus and purpose of the report (~150 words, ~ 1+ reference)
• Body of the report
–Background on the TPP – what, where, why … (~500 words, ~ 5+
references)
–Who are the key stakeholders – agendas, power dynamic (who is pushing
the TPP and who is resisting)(NGOs, civil society, and international agencies) (~500
words, ~ 5+ references)
–Role of MNCs and TNCs in the TPP negotiations (~500 words, ~ 5+
references)
–The current debate – Pro and anti. (~1000 words, ~ 8 references)
– The process (transparency)
– Impact
– National versus global interests (commons dilemma, knock on effect)
–Implications
• Conclusion (~150 words)
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