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Module Learning Outcomes Assessed: 1. Reveal understanding of key contemporary international business issues. 2. Ability to identify and evaluate the global context within which organisations must function. 3. Explain why companies may decide to internationalise. 4. Comprehend the impact of multinationals on both home and host nations. Assignment 1 Task Offshoring is the shifting of production or services to a foreign country and has been a controversial issue over the last twenty years, a new trend of ‘reshoring’ that is returning work back to the home country is now taking place. Critically evaluate whether you consider offshoring has been of benefit to society and is ‘reshoring’ a correction to offshoring or a reaction to a change in circumstances and a rethinking of strategy by companies. General guideline You may commence with a brief survey of offshoring and how this links with globalisation. The major part of your report must critically evaluate the rationale of offshoring and ‘reshoring’. You should also consider ethical issues that arise through offshoring and reshoring. Chapters one and five from your core text book together with Special Report Outsourcing and Offshoring published in the Economist January 19th-25th 2013 issue cover the key elements of this assignment. Additional research will be expected, your work must include relevant illustrations and statistics to support your analysis and critical evaluation. The format should be a report and you must not exceed 1500 words. Deadline: TBA Marking criteria Your work will be marked as follows: RESEARCH 30% of total marks, (evidence of careful selection of data and opinions required.) ANALYSIS 30% of total marks (ability to explain and analyse the issues involved in this assignment.) EVALUATION 30% of total marks (critical appraisal of current opinions, recommendations from your analysis.)