1) Discuss the extent to which factor availability is no longer an effective explanation of
the competitiveness of regions or countries.
Word Count: max 5000 words, excluding References
Have you analysed the title, or question
Structure of the assignment –
1) Introduction – outlines, your intention – be brief
Background information on the topic/question
2) Main body/ main discussion area – 80% materials in this section.
• Effective argument, analysis of the theories, referencing, critical analysis
• Have you referred to the appropriate authors? Using interesting authors that you have read –
whose ideas you want to use.
• Books, journal articles,
• Examples, case studies – Have you included appropriate facts, statistics or examples?
• Do not plagiarise – minimum/brief quotation, (e.g. author’s name, year, provide page number
• Your findings, your opinion
3) Conclusion – brief conclusion.
Is your conclusion convincing and does it fit with your earlier analysis?
a brief summary, 1-2 paragraph
4) References – list all the sources you have cited in the text at the end in
references/bibliography (Harvard Referencing)
For example Question 1 –
Start with H-O model (see lecture slides 3 on unilearn)
Leontief paradox, product life cycle,
Porter diamond theory
Provide some critical analysis
Examples – country, firms