International Resource Management – Term Project – Dr. Christina Coles“Get Smart – How to Use Environmentally Savvy Turnaround Strategies to Master Supply Chain Shocks”20 %

International Resource Management – Term Project – Dr. Christina Coles“Get Smart – How to Use Environmentally Savvy Turnaround Strategies to Master Supply Chain Shocks”20 % of GradeIndividual AssignmentTopic choose a company with international or global business interests, describe a possible disaster affecting this company’s operations, and explain how you will deal with the following serious supply chain interruptions.  You may choose an existing company or a company that you develop and establish.  Your company can be located in the US or abroad, but must be involved in international trade.  The disaster affecting “your” company needs to be as realistic as possible.  Choose an environmental or political problem that has the potential of creating serious problems.  How can a sustainable solution improve “your” company’s approach to similar disruptions in the future?  Conduct a cost-benefit analysis.  Will “your” company emerge as a stronger competitor on the world market?  Why?  Conduct a SWOT analysis.Use the following case studies as resources:Andrew Winston:  Get Smart – Gathering and Using Environmental Data to Drive Performance and Sustainability, Harvard Business Press # 3670BC-PDF-ENG. Survival, Relevance, and Advantage – Why Environmental Thinking is the Key to Growth in Tough Times and Beyond, Harvard Business Press # 3672BC-PDF-ENG. Shigefumi Makino/Cinty Li:  AIB Nagoya Conference 2011 – After the March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami, Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation, Harvard Business Publishing # W12261-PDF-ENG. YoungWon Park/Paul Hong/James Jungbae Roh:  Supply Chain Lessons from the Catastrophic Natural Disaster in Japan, Business Horizons, Harvard Business Publishing # BH509-PDF-ENG. Hand in1.    Develop a proposal/outline for your project and submit by Wednesday, 4/22, 5:00 p.m.  A minimum of 1 to 2 pages is expected (bullet points or essay style, your choice).  post this file to TURNITIN under the heading “ulearn/Project/Project Outline”.  Come prepared with your sources and a print-out of your proposal to the “project review”-session scheduled for 4/22 (5% of your project grade).2.    Create a minimum of 10 PowerPoint slides (does not include cover slide and works cited slide) and use at least 4 articles in addition to the case studies listed above and our textbook.  post your work as a PDF-file to TURNITIN by Monday, 5/4, end of the day. under “ulearn/Project/Project PowerPoint Presentation”.  Use the rubric below.  Your work (15%) will be graded together with the oral presentation of your project.    Use articles from reputable business publications or reputable organizations only.  No encyclopedias or “Wikipedia” allowed!  It must be obvious in your PowerPoint slides where you used your 9 sources (use MLA format); refer to your respective source(s) on the bottom of each slide.  All of the sources listed on your works cited slide have to be used in a meaningful way.  Always back up your work.  Also, once you have submitted your work to TURNITIN, check its availability by viewing your file.  follow the guidelines for postings as mapped out in our syllabus.  Students whose home laptops are not compatible with TURNITIN are expected to upload their presentation in one of the University’s computer labs.    Your presentation on 5/4 should not take more than about 10 minutes.  In case you developed more than the minimum amount of slides, just choose 10 slides for your presentation.  Additional slides will be graded, but you may not be able to present all of your slides.  The guidelines above and the criteria below will be part of grading. Evaluative criteria Subject matter 30%Detail orientation, comprehensiveness of answer Clear expression and descriptionUse of management/marketing terminologyMeaningful use of sources/articles and textbook, quality of sources                Proof of research (works cited slide)    Adherence to the guidelines above Creativity 30%    Use of sources to prove statements (convincing discussion)     Point of uniqueness – interesting viewpoints                    Creative use of examples from our field tripIntegration of colorful charts and meaningful pictures (not attached at the end or in separate slides) on every slideVisually interesting and well designed slides (size of font 18, contrast between text and background, not too much text per slide)Use of keywords and short explanatory phrases (do not use full sentences, reformulate your sources, 4 or 5 words per slide without explanation are not sufficient)                    Structure and Logic of Discussion 24%      Logical connection between arguments      Use of the format for your presentation as listed on page 1 and the top of page 2    Sources used on each slide need to be cited (bottom of each slide, font may be     smaller than 18 for this citation)    Avoid direct citations (no more than one)    Inclusion of all sources used (works cited slide)    Posted to TURNITIN on the due date (late policy applies), follow the guidelines    for postings (see syllabus)    Grammar, Spelling, and Mechanics 16%    Grammar                                Spelling/Typing                                Punctuation                            Professional appearance of PowerPoint slides

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