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QUESTION

Q1. Linking with the above case do a comprehensive analysis of the strategicpurpose/objectives and value of a port to the national economy, its market,suppliers, support industries and operations of any one of the following criticalorganisations in the Oman logistics industry:- Muscat Port, Sur Port, Sohar Port,Duqm Port, Salalah Port or Suwaiq Port (state which port you selected for yourinterview and assignment). Then do a comprehensive SWOT analysis of theselected port and analyse the many opportunities available to the organization toexploit, then analyse the risks and challenges faced by the same port whichmanagement must address for better performance. Interviewing management is arequirement and would help shed light on most issues, besides your ownexperience in researching the organization. Justify your answer with appliedexamples right through. (Doing a comprehensive analysis of the strategicpurpose/objectives and value of a port to the national economy, its market,,suppliers, support industries and operations of the chosen port as well as its SWOTanalysis and finally analysing its systems and procedures, and the manyopportunities available to the organization to exploit attracts 30 marks and thenanalysing the risks and challenges faced by the same port which management mustaddress for better performance attracts 12 marks). Interview script must beattached or face penalties.

Q2. Get import and export figures for Oman plus Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)figures for Oman from 2013-2017. Critically relate those figures to the above caseand analyse those figures, trends and dynamics and explain why Oman is laggingbehind United Arab Emirates in the logistics sector. Critically explain what Omanneeds to do to attract global and local investment in logistics, industry growth,innovation, R & D, dynamism, maximize confidence and expansion. Issues related to easy of doing business, new business registration turnaround, new businessformation cost and rules and commitment/attitude/competence of governmentbureaucrats need to be addressed versus world best practice and GCC competitors.(Critically relating those figures to the above case and analysing those figures,trends and dynamics and explaining why Oman is lagging behind United ArabEmirates in the logistics sector is 21 marks, and critically explaining what Omanneeds to do to attract global and local investment in logistics, industry growth,innovation, R & D, dynamism, maximize confidence and expansion attracts 21marks).

Guidelines :

* Use Page Number & References should be academic quality from quality sources and Harvard Reference Notation should be used.

* The Table of Contents Should have, each deliverable task number, content, page number

* required to use appropriate literature review and use of many library resources to complete this assignment.

* using correct Citation and CU-Harvard Referencing Style.

* read the SCENARIO from the Instructions file carefully

* answer all the tasks Individually

Referencing – scholarly sources, citation, formatting and CU-Harvard style ofreferencing.