– based on international business.

-Relevant content was covered during the Comparative Business Organisation module and you would be wise to draw upon this material. You are encouraged to make specific connections between lecture/workshop content and the essay topic.
-Answers should define and describe the key concept of ‘institutions’ and locate it in the Varieties of Capitalism and National Business Systems literature. Examples of the institutions that characterise the main models of capitalism should be provided.
-The concept of ‘institutional complementarities’, that is the interlocking and self-reinforcing nature of institutions, should be explained using the education and training systems of market economies such as the USA, UK, France and Germany.
-Better answers will adopt a more critical approach, discussing the forces of change in the context of globalisation, and their effects in terms of convergence on (or divergence from) one ‘best practice’ model of education and training.
-You must follow the appropriate academic writing conventions, including clear and analytical language. This is rarely achieved by borrowing directly from sources. Your original voice must be heard. When in doubt, it is preferable to write in your own voice even if it is linguistically imperfect, rather than borrowing directly from sources but failing to demonstrate your own thinking.
-Please use Times New Roman 12pt font, double line spacing, and 2.54cm margins.
-Your sources must be cited and referenced, with quotations shown in inverted commas, and Harvard Referencing Style must be employed.
-The Business School’s Generic Assessment Criteria at Level 6 will apply.

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