Cross-Cultural and Global Hospitality Management
Burma officially called the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has recently emerged from years of international isolation and trade sanctions . The end of sanctions and the relaxation of military rule is predicted by some economists to welcome in a new era of economic growth . International Tourism is predicted to be a fast growing part of the Burmese Economy in the next decade . Burma is becoming more accessible and beginning to compete against other Asian destinations in the international tourism market .
You work for an international 5 star hotel chain. Your board of directors has commissioned you to write a consultative report investigating Burma as a potential location for investment. Your report is an initial consultation paper and does not need to go into detailed financial plans. Instead it should analyses the political, economic, socio-cultural, technological factors that might affect your decision to invest in the country.
Your report should contain the following elements:
• The issues of globalisation and internationalisation that affect Burma.
• A PEST analysis of Burma
• Analysis of the relevant cultural dimensions which are necessary to be aware of in preparing to do business in Burma
• Evaluation of any cross-cultural management research that is relevant to establishing a hotel business in Burma.
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Acceptable file formats Non acceptable file formats
1. Microsoft Word® (.doc / .docx)**
2. OpenOffice (.odt)***
3. Google Docs via Google Drive™
4. WordPerfect® (.wpd)
5. PostScript (.ps/.eps)
6. Adobe® PDF ***
7. Microsoft PowerPoint® (.pptx, .ppt, .ppsx and .pps)
9. Rich text format (.rtf)
10. Plain text (.txt)
11. Hangul Word Processor file (.hwp) 1. Microsoft Works (.wps) file types.
2. Apple Pages file types.
3. Spreadsheets (ex. Excel files).
4. PDF files of images or PDF files which do not contain
highlightable text (ex. a “scanned” file, which is often simply a picture of text, is unacceptable).***
5. Office Online (Office 365)*
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‘UCB’s Generic Grading Criteria for HE work at Level ………….apply to this assignment.
In addition you are required to consider the following guidance points which are there to help you structure an effective piece of work. Guidance on essay and report writing is available under ‘Academic Matters’ in your Student Handbook. In addition note the presentation standards specified in the Student Handbook concerning margins, font and layout.
Please note that this assignment is an individual piece of work and should represent your own individual effort. College policy in case of plagiarism will apply.
In preparation for your final submission Turnitin facilitates the submission of draft work which you can self-check using the originality function. This matching software is useful to use to ensure that you have appropriately acknowledged/ referenced the sources used.
• Written – the feedback sheet is a mechanism for providing students with comments and feedback on their work. Appropriate comments will be ticked or underlined. Overall comments and specific recommendations for improving work will normally be given at the end. The final grade will be shown at the top of the sheet. The feedback may be typed or handwritten.
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