International Construction ( 5, 000 words). Title: The Impacts of Risk and Risk Management Process in an International Construction Company. Case Study: – SKANSKA Multinational Construction and Development Company – United State. Aim: The aim of the coursework is to enable students to develop an understanding of the business and/or operational aspects of construction in an international context Method: The coursework consists of three compulsory parts: Part A – Students should undertake an in-depth literature review about the topic in question. Please base your review on peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, books and other relevant and applicable sources. Part B – One interview analysed using one qualitative methodology technique e.g. Nvivo (QSR International), Cognitive Mapping (Baxia – Decision Explorer) or System Dynamics Modelling (Ventana Systems Inc. – Vensim Software). Part C – A critical discussion of the topic in the context of International Construction. A comparison should be made between the outcome of the qualitative methodology and practices that applies in international construction about the topic based on the findings of the literature and that of the interviewee questioned. This comparative discussion should be a critical debate looking at pros and cons and not just a narrative or descriptive discussion. Structure and Marking Scheme 1. Title and Abstract (The abstract should contain main aim, objective, methodology, key findings, implication for practice, originality and value. Maximum 250 words) – 5 Marks 2. Table of Contents 3. List of Figures 4. List of Tables 5. Introduction – 10 Marks – Background to the study – Justification of study – Research aim, objectives and hypotheses – Research methodology – Research contribution to both academic and industry – Scope and Limitations of Study 6. Literature Review – Use diagrams to convey your message wherever possible and cite references as much as you can. (Beware of Plagiarism) – 25 Marks 7. Research Methodology – What methodology have you used and more importantly, justification for the selection of the various methodologies highlighted – 15 Marks 8. Qualitative Methodology – 25 Marks Detailed qualitative analysis of your interview 9. Discussion – 10 Marks – Critical Factors: This should be discussion based on your literature review and qualitative analysis. – Implication for Practice: Overall implication of the critical factors and your analysis for people interested in investing in your business venture 10. Conclusion – 5 Marks This should be purpose of the study, methodology, key outcomes of literature review along with the overall findings, paying particular attention to implication for practice. 11. References/Structure/Presentation – 5 Marks Note :- All referencing must follow Harvard referencing.
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