Identify an entrepreneurial firm that has expanded internationally
The assessment consists of an individually written case study of 3,000 words (maximum). The theme
for the case study is ‘Identify an entrepreneurial firm that has expanded internationally. Critically
evaluate its growth strategies.’
SEMESTER 1 2018/19
Faculty of Business, Law & Art
You are not expected to conduct primary research (i.e. interviews with individual
entrepreneurs/firms), but you should gather the information about the business venturing process and
the venture from the books, journals, newspapers, business magazines and the Internet.
The submission deadline for this assignment is 10 January 2019. Any delayed paper will be subject
to the standard late submission penalties. This is an individual piece of work. You are advised to carry
out your research independently of other students. Papers that demonstrate cheating and plagiarism
will be penalised according to the university regulations (Please read very carefully the Academic
Integrity Statement, of your Student Handbook).
Nature of Assessment: This is a SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT. See ‘Weighting’ section above for the percentage that this
assignment counts towards your final module mark.
Word Limit: +/-10% either side of the word count (see above) is deemed to be acceptable. Any text that exceeds an
additional 10% will not attract any marks. The relevant word count includes items such as cover page, executive
summary, title page, table of contents, tables, figures, in-text citations and section headings, if used. The relevant word
count excludes your list of references and any appendices at the end of your coursework submission.
You should always include the word count (from Microsoft Word, not Turnitin), at the end of your coursework
submission, before your list of references.
Title/Cover Page: You must include a title/ cover page that includes: your Student ID, Module Code, Assignment Title,
Word Count. This assignment will be marked anonymously, please ensure that your name does not appear on any part
of your assignment.
References: You should use the Harvard style to reference your assignment. The library provide guidance on how to
reference in the Harvard style and this is available from: http://library.soton.ac.uk/sash/referencing
Submission Deadline: Please note that the submission deadline for Southampton Business School is 16.00 for ALL
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