Assessment 2 Information
Subject Code: GB580
Subject Name: Strategic Management
Assessment Title: Individual case study
Total Marks: 20
Due Date: Week 6 â€“ Sunday 10th
January at 11.59pm
Individual assignment - Case study
(20 marks | Word limit: 1500 words)
You are a strategic analyst for a large consulting firm and specialise in the analysis of Australian companies. You
have been asked by your manager to write a report analysing an Australian companyâ€™s underlying strategy that
has resulted in it moving some of its activities offshore with the loss of a number of local jobs.
Note: You are able to choose any Australian company.
In your analysis you are required to:
â€¢ Evaluate the external issues that are affecting the company and have driven it to employ a strategy that has
resulted in moving jobs offshore.
â€¢ Analyse the internal issues that are making the company consider moving jobs offshore as part of its strategy.
â€¢ Identify the stakeholders in this company and discuss how the shift of offshore activities will affect these
â€¢ Explain why a number of jobs will continue to be based in Australia and the associated implications
You are expected to use a minimum of 10 references. As a guide these must be authoritative and comprise:
ï‚· At least 6 academic articles/papers
ï‚· Up to 2 text books (including the prescribed text).
ï‚· Up to 3 other authoritative sources of your choice.
Wikipedia, Slideshare, Businessballs, BizEd, Mindtools and other non-academic sources are
not considered to be authoritative and will bring low marks if used. If in doubt, please consult your lecturer.