Analysis of Japans business environment

i have attached 4 slides as examples of how the assignment should be.

Assessment Part A

Choose a country (not the UK) from a list of countries to analyse.
Select a country (not the UK) and analyse the business environment of that country using appropriate concepts from the module to date and indicators from your own empirical research.
*max two students to select the same country in the same seminar group
Part A – Guidance and submission requirements
Each country will differ so to complete this part effectively you will need to consider a range of issues such as domestic/national issues including the current stage of development, population demographics/market size and political stability, economic indicators including GDP, income levels and government policies towards trade and investment.
2021/22 Module Handbook 11
Create not more than SIX Main Contents PowerPoint slides and save the completed work as a PDF for submission through Turnitin. The first slide must show Student name and ID, title of the assessment and the Plagiarism declaration. There will then FOUR TO SIX slides of assessment content arranged in poster style and one to two slides on bibliography making eight or nine slides in total.
You should aim to make your work visually interesting and attractive whilst also ensuring that it presents a comprehensive and factual analysis of the countrys business environment.
Images and graphics can be quite large files and may have to be edited and reduced in size before being inserted in your work.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA – Part A Analysis of Countrys business environment (30% of overall grade)
Content (60% of poster presentation mark)Has the question been answered? Is the presentation focussed on the question and not the topic
generally? Is it too descriptive?
Is there a logically developed analysis?
Is there evidence of appropriate reading/research?
Is there an understanding of relevant concepts/ issues?
Is the factual material accurate, relevant and current?
Communication (30%) of poster presentation mark)
Is the presentation clear, concise and well organised?
Is the presentation attractive, interesting and informative including appropriately chosen and used images?
Is the choice of material included in the presentation appropriate for the subject matter, of good quality? Is it well used to aid develop and support the analysis?
Is the written content of good quality, well written, informative and in appropriate font and style?
Academic/research skills (10% of poster presentation mark)
Is the material in the presentation properly sourced and referenced, and is there an accurate Bibliography?
Have the Harvard conventions been followed?
 to get economic data for the assignment –

brief description of the OLI model –

Purpose of the model
Dunnings model is interesting as it provides, or claims to provide a unified model of FDI by setting out the conditions which if satisfied, means that direct investment will be the most appropriate entry mode for the company expanding into a new country. By default it can also be used to demonstrate that because some but not all of the conditions are met; another form of Foreign Market Servicing would be more appropriate.
Ownership advantages focus attention on the strengths of the firm. These might include brand name, ownership of superior technology and or processes, substantial financial resources and benefits of economy of scale. These advantages will have been built up initially in the home market and can be used to overcome the disadvantages of competing with foreign firms in their home markets. The presence of such advantages represent good reason why a firm would seek to expand further overseas but alone they do not justify the mode of entry being by FDI. For example many firms with strong brands may choose initially to export or license their goods or may franchise the provision of goods and services.
Location advantages clearly refer to the country and region in a variety of ways. Firstly the business activity must be more profitable in the chosen foreign location. This might be because it offers a large market and potentially high profits or it may offer the prospect of lower production costs, access to raw materials (natural resources) and/or be attractive due to low tax policies or other government incentives to invest. You will note that dependent on the mix of these factors and the type of business activity, a firm could still access the benefits of such a location through exporting, or contractual arrangements such as licensing etc. rather than full blown FDI. However, for some production based activities location advantages may be the key determining factor.
Internalisation advantages (please read the word carefully it is Internalisation not INTERNATIONALISATION) refers to the benefits of keeping the control of the business activities internal to the firm rather than through a third party. Such advantages may include; reduced transaction costs such as negotiating, monitoring and enforcing contracts, protecting the brand or other valuable proprietary technologies, processes or other valuable intellectual property. Broadly speaking if transaction costs and/or risk to the brand image or other intellectual property is high, FDI will be the preferred route and if low, then an alternative that does not internalise these aspects, such as licensing or franchising may be preferred.
Using the model
Dunnings model can be used in conjunction with your earlier analysis to show that either the conditions exist for some form of FDI (Greenfield, Acquisition or Joint Venture) is made out or that direct exporting, licensing or franchising is a better way into the foreign market. Drawing on your analysis of the MNE you can identify the Ownership advantages; Country and Regional analysis will indicate the Location advantages and Internalisation advantages will most likely be demonstrated from your analysis of the industry sector and country risks, although some internal aspects of the firm may also be relevant here. ( Also see pp. 346 – 349 in Griffin & Putsay)

Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index –