Country risk analysis report

Country risk analysis report

FIN 425

Country risk analysis report:

Each student will select a country on which to perform a country risk analysis. Chapter 12 of your textbook describes how to perform a country risk analysis and a grading rubric is provided below for guidance. You are to take the perspective of a multinational corporation considering expanding operations into that country and wish to assess the business environment in that country. Students will present their country risk analysis in class on assigned dates at the end of the semester. Only one student per class can select a country. Students will be randomly selected and asked to choose a country in class.

The students are to prepare an oral presentation not to exceed fifteen minutes. The presentation provides the opportunity for the student to provide a detailed risk analysis with appropriate data used to make conclusions about the risk of doing business in the country. The presentation must be submitted on Blackboard the night before your scheduled presentation. Presentations will be graded using the rubric on Blackboard. To enable electronic grading presentations must be submitted on Blackboard. Each student will be able to review their score and comments immediately following their presentation.

 

 

A grading rubric is provided. 

Country Risk Analysis Grading Rubric

 

Evaluation Rubric for Presentation

Trait(s)

Fails to meet expectations

Meets Expectations

Exceeds Expectations

Organization

Organizational pattern (specific introduction and conclusion, sequenced material within the body, and transitions) is not observable within the presentation.  Awkward transitions.

 

Organizational pattern (specific introduction and conclusion, sequenced material within the body, and transitions) is generally observable within the presentation. Transitions are generally coordinated.

Organizational pattern (specific introduction and conclusion, sequenced material within the body, and transitions) is clearly and consistently observable and is skillful and makes the content of the presentation cohesive. Transitions are smooth and coordinated throughout presentation.

Quality of introduction

Weak introduction. Statement of purpose is not distinct. Importance of topic to audience is weak or not clearly stated. Some confusion about topic to be presented.

Used an attention getting device, established importance of presentation, statement of purpose is clear.

Used an attention getting device that created a need to listen to the rest of the speech and flowed well into the statement of purpose, relevance to the audience is clearly related and integrated, statement of purpose is clearly stated in a unique and creative way using powerful wording.

Voice quality

Often hard to understand what is being said (clarity). Voice is too soft, or too loud. Pace is often too quick or too slow.

Generally appropriate voice clarity, volume and speech pace.

Excellent delivery. Voice clarity, volume and speech pace were consistently appropriate.

Presentation Style

Mannerisms and body language are largely distracting. Speaker appears uncomfortable.

Generally, mannerisms and body language complemented the presentation. Speaker appears comfortable.

Mannerisms and body language consistently and strongly enhanced presentation.  Speaker appears confident and polished.

Use of presentation aids

Mostly poor use of presentation aids. Aids distracted audience and did not complement oral presentation

Mostly appropriate use of presentation aids. Aids usually complemented the oral presentation

Aids matched very well with the presentation and were an excellent complement.

Eye contact

Presenter did not keep good eye contact with the audience.

Presenter kept good eye contact with the audience.

Presenter kept good eye contact with the audience and engaged the audience into the presentation.

Argument/Information Quality and Support

Presents ideas in general terms, support for ideas is inconsistent, some distinctions need clarification, reasoning unclear. Has limited or no references (if necessary).

Supports most ideas with effective examples, references (if necessary), and details. Makes key distinctions between ideas.

Explores ideas vigorously, supports points fully using a balance of subjective and objective evidence, reasons effectively making useful distinctions between ideas. Cites and references are complete (if necessary).

Financial Risk Analysis

The financial risk analysis fails to quantify the ability of a country to honor its obligations.

The financial risk analysis quantifies the ability of a country to honor its obligations.

The financial risk analysis accurately quantifies the ability of a country to honor its obligations.

Financial Qualitative and Quantitative Factors

The selection of quantitative and qualitative factors included in the financial risk analysis provides little support for the conclusions made by the presenter.

The selection of quantitative and qualitative factors included in the financial risk analysis provides some support for the conclusions made by the presenter.

The selection of quantitative and qualitative factors included in the financial risk analysis provides thorough support for the conclusions made by the presenter.

Financial Tables and Figures

Tables and figures included in the financial analysis fails to supply relevant data efficiently.

Tables and figures included in the financial analysis supply nearly all relevant data efficiently.

Tables and figures included in the financial analysis supply all relevant data efficiently and facilitate the audience’s understanding of the analysis.

Political Risk Analysis

The political risk analysis fails to quantify the willingness of a country to honor its obligations.

The political risk analysis quantifies the willingness of a country to honor its obligations.

The political risk analysis accurately quantifies the willingness of a country to honor its obligations.

Political Qualitative and Quantitative Factors

The selection of quantitative and qualitative factors included in the political risk analysis provides little support for the conclusions made by the presenter.

The selection of quantitative and qualitative factors included in the political risk analysis provides some support for the conclusions made by the presenter.

The selection of quantitative and qualitative factors included in the political risk analysis provides thorough support for the conclusions made by the presenter.

Political Tables and Figures

Tables and figures included in the political analysis fail to supply relevant data efficiently.

Tables and figures included in the political analysis supply nearly all relevant data efficiently.

Tables and figures included in the political analysis supply all relevant data efficiently and facilitate the audience’s understanding of the analysis.

Current Events

Current events not used to support analysis.

At least three current events used to support analysis.

Current events used throughout to provide specific support for the analysis.

Conclusion

Conclusion does not include specific recommendations and/or is not supported by the analysis

Conclusion includes specific recommendations and is supported by the analysis.

Conclusion provides detailed recommendations that are thoroughly supported by the analysis.

 

 

Name                                                             Country                                             Date

Trait(s)

Points

Possible

None

0%

Fails to Meet Expectations

60% or less of points possible

Meets Expectations

80% of points possible

Exceeds Expectations

100% of points possible

Organization

10

 

 

 

 

Quality of introduction

10

 

 

 

 

Voice quality

5

 

 

 

 

Presentation Style

5

 

 

 

 

Presentation Aids

5

 

 

 

 

Eye contact

5

 

 

 

 

Argument/Information

10

 

 

 

 

Financial Risk Analysis

5

 

 

 

 

Financial Factors

5

 

 

 

 

Financial Tables/Figures

5

 

 

 

 

Political Risk Analysis

5

 

 

 

 

Political Factors

5

 

 

 

 

Political Tables/Figures

5

 

 

 

 

Current Events

10

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

10

 

 

 

 

Total

100

 

 

 

 

 

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