Man0201 Week 1 Assignment Analysis

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MAN0201M Economics of Industry Assessed Coursework Prof Gary Marsh October 2012 Due Date: 3PM Friday, 14th Dec 2012. 1 Assignment Question Diversification Consider the reasons why firms may want to diversify and provide a critical assessment of the economic validity of their reasons for diversifying. Please ensure that you make use of an appropriate economics based theoretical framework which employs suitable concepts developed in this course, as well as appropriate examples in support of your answer. 1 Figure 1: White Rabbit (John Tenniel) Figure 2: King of Hearts (John Tenniel) 2 Assignment Guidance The individual assignment for Economics of Industry counts for 30% of the total mark. The assignment should be 1,500 words (maximum), excluding footnotes and bibliography, to be submitted by the submission deadline. This assignment should be typed using any word-processing software such as MS Word, OpenOffice or LATEX. Write a clearly written document, preferably…show more content…
While preparing your answer, you should try to make use of the formal concepts and economic principles that are discussed in the lectures and provided within the course material. Do not simply provide general answers. Instead, do try and demonstrate your subject specific knowledge. Use examples and/ or diagrams, as appropriate, including from the economics and financial press. You should consult the undergraduate handbook/ School guidance booklets on writing assignments and project reports, if needed. It is helpful to write clear and well-structured assignments, where you present your argument lucidly and in an informed manner, with due reference to appropriate theoretical concepts and relevant real life examples. Read around the topic, assess the issues involved, summarise your main points, think of a suitable analytical framework and essay structure, then write your report. Or, to quote Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter

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