The Impact Of Globalization On The Australian Agriculture And Mining Businesses


3 Written Assessment
Assessment Title Project Proposal
Task Description
Assessment task 3 requires the preparation of a full project proposal that should contain the following
A detail statement of the problem that you would like to investigate.
Research aim, objectives and research questions: What are the potential research objectives and questions
that can address the problem?
Justification and potential output of the research project: Why is your chosen project important both
theoretically and practically? What are the potential outputs and outcomes of your research?

Conceptual framework: An analysis of the literature relevant to the research topic that will give you the
conceptual basis for conducting this research.
Methodology: Based on the conceptual framework, research aim(s) and objectives, you need to provide a detail
description of the data collection methods and tools, data sources and the methods/tools that you will use to
analyse the data.
Organisation of the study, project budget and schedule: Write the names of the chapters/sections of your
research report, and briefly discuss what you will write in those chapters/sections followed by a brief description of
budget for conducting this study and project schedule i.e., Gantt Chart.
This is an individual research task. You are required to demonstrate your understanding of the relevant body of works to
a real-life business research. We expect you to read and reflect on at least sixteen recent refereed journal articles on
your topic supported by any other evidence or information that can help refine the problem of your research, formulate
conceptual framework and the methods of data collection and analysis. Please see detailed guidelines about specific
research requirements on the course Moodle site. You can write 3000 words maximum for this assignment. The cover
page and the list of references are not counted in the word limit.
Assessment Due Date Week 12 (07–2016) 05:00 AEST
Return Date to Students This is a summative assessment. Students will not receive any feedback for this

piece of assessment.

Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria
All the assessment criteria outlined below are equally weighted for this piece of assessment.
Assessment criteria:
Criteria Grade
A statement of the problem, research aim, objectives and research questions (10
marks) HD D C P F
Justification and potential output of the research (10 marks) HD D C P F
Conceptual framework (10 marks) HD D C P F
Methodology, organisation of the study, project budget and schedule (10 marks) HD D C P F
Accurate referencing, use of correct English and logical sequences between
sentences and paragraphs and a good introduction (10 marks) HD D C P F
Key to grading and corresponding marking scale:
HD (84.5% to 100% marks): Student demonstrates outstanding understanding and interpretation of all aspects of the
D (74.5% to 84.4% marks): Student demonstrates excellence in understanding and interpretation of almost all aspects of
the criteria with some minor corrections or additions needed.
C (64.5% to 74.4% marks): Student demonstrates very good understanding and interpretation of most aspects of the
criteria with some need for additional work, additions or improvement.
P (49.5% to 64.4% marks): Student demonstrates good understanding and interpretation of the criteria to warrant the
award of a Pass but requires considerable additional work, additions or improvement.
F (below 49.5%): Student demonstrates an unsatisfactory understanding and interpretation of the criteria and requires
major additional work, additions or improvement to achieve a passing grade.
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Learning Outcomes Assessed 2. develop and employ ethical practices that consider social, cultural and legal

responsibilities of researchers and the research process;

3. critically evaluate published academic research, identify secondary data
sources, and review extant literature, to develop a theoretical framework for a
business problem or opportunity;
4. choose and apply the appropriate research strategies (qualitative and/or
quantitative) and techniques to best address the research problem;
5. demonstrate the application of data analysis techniques and measurement
concepts; and
6. prepare and communicate a comprehensive research proposal.

Graduate Attributes 1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility


Globalisation has driven the people, goods, capital’s movement across countries (Healey, 2014). The share of knowledge, good and services, cultures between different countries can improve the level of technologies and reduce the trade restrictions. Huwart and Verdier (2013) define globalisation as the process by which businesses expand beyond national borders in terms of production, marketing, sales, and financial activities. Therefore, globalisation is a process of conducting business activities beyond national borders because the international market is increasingly integrated. The authors further noted that globalisation is aided by advancement in technology and market liberalisation. In an article on emigration from Australia, Hugo, Rudd and Harris (2001) argue that globalisation affects every aspect of life such as economic, technological, and social life. Globalisation has become a prominent trend in Australia (Shulyn & Yazdanifard, 2015). The larger market brings more opportunities as well as more challengers. Globally, several companies and industries are significantly influenced by globalisation in different ways. For instance, the advancement of information and communication technology improves marketing and advertisement and helps companies to reach as many customers as possible globally.