To comprehend the functioning of regional integration and analyse the implication of a

To comprehend the functioning of regional integration and analyse the implication of agreements on businesses.

GCC Economic Environment

IN SEMESTER (INDIVIDUAL) ASSIGNMENT 1

Module Code: BUS 1007

Module Name: GCC Economic Environment

Level: 2

Max. Marks: 100 Scaled down to 50*

Word limit, 2000 words.

  • Specific submission guidelines should be strictly followed by the student.
  • Discussion / answers to each task shall carry specific marks as detailed in this question paper (maximum of 50 marks).

Assignment Objective

  • Answer all questions.
  • Deadline of submission:  
  • The marks received on the assignment will be scaled down to the actual weightage of the assignment which is <50> marks
  • Formative feedback on the complete assignment draft will be provided if the draft is submitted at least 10 days before the final submission date.

Module Learning Outcomes

The following LOs are achieved by the student by completing the assignment successfully

  1. To analyse the dynamic nature of development of the region in general and the Sultanate of Oman in particular by comprehending the history, policies and the nature of business and economic environment.
  2. To analyse  the  characteristics  of  the  GCC  framework,   policies   and regional/national characteristics and describe the strengths and weaknesses of the region.
  3. To comprehend the functioning  of regional  integration  and  analyse the implication of agreements on businesses.

Assignment Tasks

Tasks:

1)      Choose a well-known company in Oman that trades globally and do a research on how well it has performed in the last 5 years and how it has been influenced by social, economic and technological aspects of business environment. (Note: You are required to give brief profile of the company highlighting its global trading activities) (40 marks)

2)      In a tabular form, compare the business environment of GCC member countries. Highlight their strengths and weaknesses as they participate in the GCC trade agreement. (36 marks)

3)      You are appointed as CEO of a company in hotel industry in Oman with plan to expand in another GCC country. Among the GCC countries, which one will you consider best for expansion: a) Bahrain; b) Kuwait; c) Qatar; d) Saudi Arabia; e) UAE. Write an 8-liner paragraph to justify your argument. (24 marks)

Rules & Regulations:

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  • All resources should be cited using CU Harvard style.
    • The final assignment must have a Title page, Table of Contents, References/ bibliography using CU Harvard Style and page numbers.
    • Title Page must have Assignment Name, Module name, Session, your name, ID, and the name of the faculty.
    • Softcopy in word format is to be submitted through Turnitin link on Moodle.
    • Viva will be conducted after the assignment submission as per the dates informed earlier.

Guidelines:

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  • Assignment must be computer typed.
    • Font - Times New Roman
    • Font – Style - Regular
    • Font - Size - 12
    • Heading should be with Font Size 14, Bold, Capital and Underline.
  • Explain  with  suitable  diagrams  wherever  required.  Diagrams  must  be  drawn using  suitable software or by pencil.
  • Each student has to do the assignment  individually / Students  have to do the assignment collaboratively and each student should write a brief reflection on their contribution and learnings from group work.
  • You can refer books in eLibrary or use internet resource. But you should not cut and paste material from internet nor provide photocopied material from books. The assignment answers should be in your own words after understanding the matter from the above resources.
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