Students must demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of a chosen topic by applying international trade theories and concepts learnt from Week 1 to Week 9. The in-depth analysis of the chosen topic should be supported by data/statistics, figures, tables and relevant literature. In this assignment, students are required to do better than recycle the lecture materials. Students are to research the chosen topic in more depth providing evidence of independent research.
Detailed requirements of the assignment
You are a group of advisors working in Australia's Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs. As advisors, you are required to write a report covering the following topics, based on the past five years, in which you compare two countries. Each group must choose two countries (not including Australia). This report should provide useful information for the Department of Trade and Foreign Affairs for appropriate strategic decision-making for Australia and multinational enterprises in the country. The report should use a variety of resources, including textbooks, newspapers, industry reports, the ABS website, and other sources.
Terms of Trade
Export Subsidies in Agriculture, Wind/Solar energy industry
Pattern of Trade
File Exchange tool
All the academic papers used in the assignment need to be posted on BB using the File Exchange tool (Instruction on page 5, for further questions and advice, refer to your lecturer). Student needs to highlight the discussion in the academic paper which is relevant to the discussion in the assignment. Academic papers can be found in ProQuest (ProQuest instruction can be found on page 6. The assignment will be marked ZERO if does not include a references list.
How to do group assignment – Instruction
A Group can choose a communication and collaboration tool(s) of their choice. All communication and collaboration tools are already enabled and accessible for any group.
|Group members and instructors can share files in this area. All members can add and delete files, regardless of who added them.
|In the group area, all members of a group can create entries for the same blog and build on each entry. All course members can read and comment on a group blog, but they can't make posts unless they are members of the group. Instructors can choose to grade group blogs. All group members receive the same grade.
|In the group area, all members of a group can view each other's entries. Only group members and instructors can view a group journal. Instructors can choose to grade group journals. All group members receive the same grade.
|Group members can email individual members or the entire group.
Exchange files with a group
With file exchange, you can share files with other members of your group, including your instructor.
You can't create folders in file exchange. With your group, decide how you want to name files so that they are easier to locate in a long list.
Add a file to the file exchange:
All the group members can discuss the assignment by using Group Blog. Once you are allocated to a group, you can see this function.
Group > Group Tools > Group Blog > Create Blog Entry.
Note: All the discussion about group assignment needs to be recorded by using the Group Blog tool (Instruction on page 5, for further questions, please advise your lecturer). The discussion must be relevant to the assignment's content and reflect the group meeting's outcome.