Format Use the memo format entitled “Locker Appendix A Fig A.9 Memo Format” located in the Doc Sharing area of the course.
Length: 5 pages (not including bibliography)
References: Provide at least 4 footnoted or parenthetically cited references, and a bibliography. One of these references should come from one of Park’s Online Library databases (Lexis-Nexis, Ebsco, ProQuest, etc.). One reference must come from a government (.gov or .mil) site such as the CIA World Factbook or the Library of Congress. and one from a .com, .edu, or .org site. Do not use Wikipedia as a documented reference. Use MLA, APA, or Chicago style for your documentation format, and state at the top of your bibliography which documentation style you are using.
Potential audience: Your primary will the CEO, who is -oriented, is very the company’s goals. The CEO is of a about needng reliable and information for making.
Background and Scenario: that your employer, a North American with 300 employees, will soon doing in a foreign, and that 25, including you, may be there. The CEO asked you to research on in that country, report your in a memo to him.
Read four or more on that from newspapers or, or from other, especially oline. Describe in a memo what you learned about, political, busiess, and other conditions in country. Cover at least the current, business, and conditions in separae, well-developed, each of should contain documented from your research and your as to how that relates to the mission and goals. Do not report on cultural for doing business that country; you will on this in your next assignment.
NOTE: You may pick any country you like, and the hypothetical company may be involved in any type of business you like.
In addition to Park’s Online Library resources, use search engines, libraries and other means to look for information on the Internet and elsewhere. I encourage you to work together on the research, and will be pleased to help.
Two additional sites you’ll find useful are:
The CIA World Factbook. This is an important site for information on countries. This site is especially good for support of research for doing business internationally.
The World Newspaper List. This site contains links to English versions of all of the major newspapers in most of the countries of the world. Be sure to check it out!
Reminder: Be sure to document all sources you use – always – with both footnotes or parenthetical citations and a bibliography. The course “Webliography” area has some guides on annotation (footnote/endnote) and bibliography formats.
How will this assignment be graded?
The criteria for excellence in this assignment are in four categories:
- 25%: Substance
- 25%: Organization
- 25%: Style
- 25%: Correctness
See the Writing Assessment Checklist for Writing Assignment #1 in the Document Sharing area of the course for a detailed rubric for this assignment, which can also be a very useful checklist to make sure you’ve covered all of the bases for your memo