This assessment requires you to complete a case study with two components:
1. A one page memo
2. A final report (international business plan)
You are allowed to complete this assignment in a group of up to 5 students or individually.
|For full assessment details, please see your course site and course outline.|
Before you can find information for your assignment, you will need to think about your assignment question(s) and plan your search. Follow the steps below.
Determine your keywords/search terms for your topic/question
Next think of synonyms or alternative words for these keywords
|Keywords/search terms||Alternative words|
|Risks||dangers, threats, uncertainties, challenges|
|global expansion||growth, trade growth, international expansion, market re-entry, international market, new market|
|COVID||COVID19, Coronavirus, pandemic|
Above are just a few examples. For more information and tips on planning your search:
|Read: How to plan your search (PDF)|
|Watch Study Help: Plan Your Search (2:26)|
The Library Catalogue can be a useful starting point in locating academic references. It is like a search engine which searches across the Library’s collection of print and electronic books, DVDs, journals and theses, together with journal and newspaper articles from numerous databases.
To do a search, try using
At the results list you can:
Business Source Complete provides information covering all areas of business including accounting and finance; banking; finance and insurance; construction; computer science; economics and more. Includes country economic reports as well as detailed company profiles.
This is an example of an Advanced Search using Business Source Complete.
You can limit your search by date range and to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals from the box on the left hand side of the results screen.
Google Scholar Scholar searches only within academic or scholarly sites, rather than over the whole internet like a regular Google Search. For more information on using Google Scholar, have a look at our Searching for your Literature Review Guide.
By accessing Google Scholar from within the library website, you will be able link directly to articles that the Library has access to by clicking on the Full-text at UniSA link.
Business Source Complete database is a great place to find country reports and country risk reports. These reports contain information on the political, economic and business environment needed for your analysis. Remember to check the publication date of the report for currency of the data.
|You can also visit the 'Country Information' tab in the 'Company and Industry Information' guide for a full list of suggested resources.|
Have a look at our online guide to finding Company and industry information.
This guide will help you search the web, our databases and the Library catalogue for company and industry information, financial information, annual reports, legislation and regulation, media coverage and information on public/private companies.
In your assignment you may need to discuss the disruption caused by COVID-19 and how that will affect your recommendation on weather you should or should not enter one of the four countries.
The below video discusses how to find COVID-19 related company and industry information using various library databases.
Now that you have done your research it is time to put all of your information together.
For more on reflective writing you can also search the library catalogue.
Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)
Help with the Harvard UniSA referencing style. Find in text-citations and reference examples, from different sources such as articles, books & chapters, websites, and more.