It is important to relate all this to prevailing business culture in different free-market economies. Strategies and tactics of both hostile and agreed bids will have to be covered. Other relevant areas include impacts on share prices, financial objectives/strategies of the firm, and selection of investment projects. The case situation must relate to a merger which took place in the UK, Western Europe, or North America.
• In the case of company-related information and other documentary data, copies of the relevant pages of annual reports or financial-information sheets should be attached in an appendix at the back of the assignment.
• Assessment and marking of each assignment will take into consideration the extent of theoretical coverage of the topic chosen, soundness of theories/concepts covered, adherence to appropriate standards of academic research, in addition to the coherence of structure, quality of presentation, and critique provided.