We live in a turbulent fast-changing world, global disruptions including COVID-19 manufacturing restrictions and sanctions among some countries affect international trade and business. Discuss ethical issues multinational entreprises (MNEs) face when exiting sanctioned regimes like Russia. What are some strategies that MNEs in these regimes may adopt to be deemed responsible by society? A max. 1,000-word (not including end-text references, title page and other supplementary materials) report done
Assessment 2: Critical Analysis Report indicative structure:
Short introduction/background to answering the question (approximately 10-15% of the word count)
Discussion of ethical issues faced (approximately 40% of the word count)Paragraph 1 as solution 1
Paragraph 2 as solution 2
Paragraph n as solution n
Practical solutions/recommendations that MNEs can or already implement (approximately 40% of the word count)Solutions as in the point above
Conclusion/Summary (approximately 5-10% of the word count)
List of references in APA 7th format (not part of the word count)
The main things assessed will be your (i) answer to the question (content), (ii) structure as a clear structure is the key to good business communication, and (iii) sources and referencing as you have to demonstrate that you can carry out research and form your opinion based on credible information sources.
This assessment is designed to test your independent research skills.
Use credible sources i.e., peer-reviewed materials, reports from credible institutions/organisations/news sources that have good reputation and not blogs or other various unknown/questionable internet sources like Wikipedia that can be written/edited by anyone or non-experts.
Ensure you utilise correct in-text and end-text referencing format i.e., APA 7th, you will be marked on the quality of referencing.
You have to utilise critical thinking, i.e., dont take one or two sources and copy paste solutions from that limited resource as it will be considered as one-sided view. Critical thinking involves taking opinions from a variety of sources, forming your own informed opinion based on what you have read and understood and expressing your answer in the report.
As we are covering international business (a very wide subject with many variables), your answer should be comprehensive i.e., rather than discussing a couple of points in detail, you need to be talking about all the possible alternatives. In the case of this unit, a holistic approach precedes details. An overarching view with all the interconnections is most important.
Headings/subheadings are welcome.
Bullet points, figures, tables, other info that makes the report more interesting and answers the question are also welcome so long as you stay in the word count.
There is no need for definitions and other generic information that does not add value to answering the question. For example, do not write that there are problems with the global supply chains as a prudent person already knows this and you are not getting any points for stating the obvious.