- Class Number 2908
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- AsPr Pierre van der Eng
- AsPr Pierre van der Eng
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/02/2021
- Class End Date 28/05/2021
- Census Date 31/03/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
The course provides an overview of business in Europe and an examination of specific issues related to foreign companies doing business in Europe. Specific topics include the European business environment, European Union institutions, legal framework and policies, the growth of the European Union, emerging European economies, business strategy for the European market, marketing strategy in Europe, managing cultural diversity in Europe, human resource management issues in Europe, and corporate governance and control in Europe. The aim of the course is to enhance students understanding of the European business environment, the organisation of the European Union and its associated policies, and their impact upon the business and marketing strategies of firms in Europe.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Distinguish between the different business environments in the European Union;
- Establish the roles and functions of different institutions and their impact on organizations;
- Describe the challenges in terms of cultural differences in the European Union and implications of management decisions;
- Explain how the organization of the European Union and European integration impact on organizations and their strategies;
- Reflect on the emerging evidence about changing nature of business environment in the European Union, its institutions and policies and their impact on organizations;
- Generate courses of action appropriate to a situation and problem.
This course draws on the lecturer's experience with research into economic and business development in Europe and Australia-Europe business relations. The lectures and the reading in the course is closely related to this research or exemplifies relevant research outcomes in the fields of international business and economic development in Europe.
Research-led features of this course: (a) case presentation, which requires students to do some research to understand what happened since the case was published, (b) individual assignment that takes the form of an essay on a specified topic that students will research on the basis of relevant sources in the ANU library.
There are no field trips for this course
Additional Course Costs
There are no additional costs for this course
Examination Material or equipment
There is a final examination for this course held during the end of semester examination period. All examination information will be communicated directly to students by the ANU Examinations Office. Further advice will be provided by end of Week 12.
The required textbook for the course is: Deborah Johnson and Colin Turner, European Business (Routledge, 2015, 3rd edition). This book is available from the campus bookshop.A copy of the textbook will be held in the ANU library reserve & short loan collection. The ANU library subscribes to a limited number of electronic versions of this text book, accessible on campus or via Virtual ANU. Additional required reading will be specified on the Wattle page of the course.
Online textbook: https://library.anu.edu.au/record=b3883057
ANU students are very fortunate that the ANU library is well-stocked with books (both hard copy and e-resources with e-books) and journals that expand on the topics and themes that will be discussed during the lectures and in the course reader. You are encouraged to read widely, and you are expected to use these library sources to research your assignment. If the ANU library does not have an item, you are likely to find it in the National Library of Australia in Canberra. Here are some suggestions for further reading:
- Baldwin, Richard and Wyplosz, Charles (2019) The Economics of European Integration, 6th Edition. London: McGaw Hill.
- El-Agra, Ali and Ardy, Brian eds. (2011) The European Union: Economics and Policies. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.
- Suder, Gabrielle and Lindique, Johan (2019) Doing Business in Europe, 3rd Edition. London: Sage Publishing.
- Suder, Gabrielle et al. eds. (2019) The Routledge Companion to European Business. London: Routledge.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Week 1 - Two one-hour lecture that discuss the organisation of the course, Australia's business relations with Europe, the contours of European business and what changed since Brexit. The topics are specified in the lecture program available on the Wattle course page. Students enrol in a weekly interactive workshop group via the course page on Wattle. Workshops start this week and discuss the requirements of the course, and student expectations of the learning experience in the course.||Introduction to the course Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will be delivered online and components of the course will be adjusted to suit online delivery. Lectures will be accessible via the Wattle course page. Live workshops will be conducted via ANU-Zoom. Depending on availability and interest, one face-to-face workshop may be organised on campus. Assessment will take place online via the Wattle course page and Turnitin. Changes to the delivery of the course will depend on how the ANU assesses the COVID-19 situation. Students are advised to use the updated details about the BUSI7020 course and its delivery on the Wattle page for the course.|
|2||Week 2 - Two one-hour lectures, and a one-hour workshop. Students read items specified in the workshop program on the Wattle course page. During the workshop, students (a) ask questions about this specified required reading and about the lectures of the previous week, (b) discuss their prepared answers to review questions specified on the Wattle course page, and (c) complete a weekly quiz. Teams of two students sign up for a presentation on a topic specified in the workshop program on the Wattle course page.||During the Zoom-based workshop: review questions, short multiple choice quiz via Wattle|
|3||Weeks 3-12 - Two one-hour lectures and a one-hour workshop. Students are to read items specified in the workshop program on the Wattle course page. During the weekly workshop, students (a) ask questions about this specified required reading and about the lectures of the previous week, (b) discuss their prepared answers to review questions specified on the Wattle course page, (c) discuss student presentations on a topic specified on the Wattle course page, (d) complete a weekly quiz.||During he Zoom-based workshop: review questions, short case presentation, short multiple choice quiz via Wattle|
|7||Week 7 - In addition to scheduled weekly lectures and workshop, students sit a mid-semester test. Date, time and location TBA on the Wattle course page.||In addition to the Zoom-based Week 7 workshop's review questions and short case presentation, and short multiple choice quiz via Wattle, a separate mid-semester test with 30 multiple choice questions this week via Wattle.|
|10||Week 10 - In addition to scheduled weekly lectures and workshop, students complete and submit 2,500 word individual assignment on one of at least six set topics. Topics, due date and time, and method of submission are specified on the Wattle course page.||In addition to the Zoom-based Week 11 workshop's review questions and short case presentation, and short multiple choice quiz via Wattle, a 2,500 words individual essay on a selected set topic is due on Friday 14 May 2021, 4pm.|
|13||During the ANU final examination period, students sit a 2-hour written exam. The format of the exam will be discussed during the week 12 workshop.||2-hour written exam during ANU final examination period. Further advice on examination reflecting hybrid mode will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period.|
This course will offer a choice of oncampus or online workshop. Full instructions for how to enrol in a weekly workshop group will be provided on the Wattle site for this course in O-Week.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Weekly quizzes||10 %||*||*||1,2,3,4,5|
|Case presentation||5 %||*||*||1,2,3,4,5|
|Weekly review questions||5 %||*||*||1,2,3,4,5|
|Individual assignment||25 %||14/05/2021||01/06/2021||1,2,3,4,5|
|Mid semester test||10 %||*||*||1,2,3,4,5|
|Final exam||40 %||*||01/07/2021|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Lectures may be streamed live through ZOOM, as well as pre-recorded and made available on Echo360 and Wattle; and workshops will be carried out both face-to face and online synchronously and recorded through ZOOM. Students are expected to participate in all lectures and their workshops, as well as all items of assessment.
There is a required mid-semester test and a formal end of semester examination. See Assessment tasks 5 and 6 above. Details of the final examination will be communicated directly to students by the ANU Examinations Office and will be available at https://exams.anu.edu.au/timetable/
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Weekly during the 11 workshops in weeks 2-12.
Each weekly quiz consists of 6 multiple choice questions. Maximum score is 11 x 6 = 66 (worth 10%).
Listen to the lectures during the previous week, complete reading specified in the session program on the Wattle course page.
Encourage students to keep up with reading and lectures, test their understanding of reading and lectures.
Each answer is either correct or wrong.
Quizzes are to be completed via Wattle. The quizzes can only be completed during the weekly workshops. The questions (and answers) will be made available electronically later during the semester to help you prepare for the mid-semester test and the final exam.
During the semester as collection of questions and answers to assist with mid and final examination preparation.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Once during one of the 10 workshops during weeks 3-12.
A mark out of 10
10 minutes, or ca. 800 words.
Teams of 2 students complete reading specified in the workshop program on the Wattle course page. They deliver a short presentation that answers the set question released at a regular time prior to the scheduled presentation date. The presentation will be recorded for review purposes.
Tests students’ research and effective oral communication skills on topic related to course content, deepens team work experience.
Assessment is based on the content of the presentation, and will be marked by the lecturer.
Submission / Presentation Details:
The presenting team submits a short report after the presentation by email to the lecturer. The lecturer returns the mark with comments by email. Assessment will only be based on the presentation, not the report.
Within 2 weeks of presentation
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Weekly review questions
Weekly during the 11 workshop sessions in weeks 2-12
A mark out of 10
Half an A4 page
Attend the lecture during the previous week, complete the reading specified in the session program on the Wattle course page, answer two questions.
Test students on understanding of the specified reading.
Lecturer marks the answers, based on their completeness, relevance and logic in addressing the question. Each possible weekly submission is weighted equally.
Answers are to be submitted via Turnitin at a regular weekly scheduled time (to be determined once class times are finalised).
Within 2 weeks of submission
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Friday 14 May 2021, 4pm
A mark out of 20
3,000 words (+/-10%), incl. all text, tables and figures, but excl. references, contents page and footnotes
Students select one of six set topics, read extensively to study the topic, write an essay that answers the relevant question. Further details, including the expected formatting of the essay document, are on the Wattle course page.
Tests students' research and effective written communication skills on a topic related to the content of the course.
Explained in separate document ‘Criteria for assessing written and other work completed in the course The European Business System (BUSI7020)', available on the Wattle course page.
Submission / Presentation Details:
Assignments to be submitted via Turnitin. Presentation details explained in a separate document 'Some Suggestions for Good Assignment Writing', available on the Wattle course page.
Before final examination period
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Mid semester test
TBA (tentatively during Week 7). Further advice on examination reflecting hybrid mode will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period.
Maximum score is 30
30 multiple choice questions, maximum 1 hour
Test covers all topics discussed during the lectures of weeks 1-6 and the reading for the workshop sessions of weeks 2-7. Keep notes on the basis of the lectures and reading. More information on examination reflecting hybrid mode will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the mid semester test.
Encourage students to keep up with reading and lectures during 1st half of the semester, test their understanding of both.
Each answer is either correct or wrong
If students are not able to attend the exam due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, they must apply to sit a deferred exam by submitting the application form for deferred assessment and provide documented evidence.
Within two weeks of exam being held
Assessment Task 6
TBA (during ANU final exam period, 3-19 June 2021). Students will be advised of the time via the ANU examination timetable online. Further advice on examination reflecting hybrid mode will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period.
Based on the nature and the marks/weights of each of the questions.
Format of the two-hour written exam will be discussed during the last lecture and the last workshop.
Covers all material discussed during the workshops, contained in the textbook and any distributed additional reading throughout the semester. More information on examination reflecting hybrid mode will be made available on Wattle at least 2 weeks before the examination period.
Test students understanding of course readings and lectures.
Complete, correct, accurate answers covering all parts of the question, and illustrated with figures, data, examples as appropriate. Details explained in separate document 'Criteria for assessing written and other work completed in the course The European Business System (BUSI7020)', available from the Wattle course page before the end of Week 12.
Permitted materials: to be communicated by ANU Examinations Office and Course Convenor before the end of Week 12. If students are not able to sit the exam due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, they must apply to sit a deferred exam by submitting the application form for deferred assessment and provide documented evidence.
With return of final grades
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Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
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Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Please see relevant assessment task details above.
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Resubmission of Assignments
Unless specified otherwise in the assessment requirements, re-submissions are permitted up until the due date and time, but not allowed afterwards.
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AsPr Pierre van der Eng