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MGMT 320 Principles of Management MJ: Your Fall I 2021 Research Paper

Guide prepared for Milicia Johnson, Ph.D. by Dan Maynard

Getting Started

Schedule

Form groups: Students will be assigned to a group by Dr. Johnson. 

WK 2: Select your company from the Best Global Brands Rankings list. Email Dr. Johnson the name of the company for your Group research paper/presentation. Due Sunday by 11:59 pm.

WK 3: Download the APA Template. This assignment is a warm-up to make sure you are on track. At a minimum you must include a completed title page, the label for the executive summary page, pages for text that include the recommended labels and headings, and the label for the references page. Use the Template as a 'fill-in-the-blanks' approach to completing your paper. The Business Librarian will mark-up, score, and email this assignment back to you. Upload an MS Word version of your draft on Bb, non MS Word formats will not be scored. Due Sunday by 11:59 pm.

WK 5: Draft CSR Paper. This assignment allows you to practice proof reading your work for APA style. At a minimum, update the APA Template you submitted in WK 3 to include a first draft of your text with in-text citations, and references. Any tables or figures must be presented in APA style following the references page (not inserted in the text). The Business Librarian will mark-up, score, and email this assignment back to you. Upload an MS Word version of your draft on Bb, non MS Word formats will not be scored. Single submission. Due Sunday by 11:59 pm.

WK 8: CSR Group Research Project (Team Paper & Presentation). Due Saturday by 11:59 pm.

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Guidelines for this assignment

Group Research Project:  This is a group project on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for a company of your choice and is to be completed at the end of the semester.  You will be assigned to groups of 3-5.  Each Group will write one paper and prepare one PowerPoint presentation.  The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) paper and PowerPoint will be due by the end of week 8.

The paper must include four pages of text, plus a title page, an executive summary, and a reference page.  You may include tables, figures, and appendices as well.  Format your paper in APA style; the CSR template is already created for you.  Ensure to document your sources in APA style using the "Report your Findings in APA style" tab, located on this LibGuide.  Select your company from the Best Global Brands Rankings list.  Research your company and use the analysis from your paper to prepare a 10-minute group PowerPoint presentation about your company’s efforts to be socially responsible corporation. 

The research paper/presentation is 20% of the student’s final grade.  Students will have the opportunity to submit their paper for feedback prior to the due date.  More details will be provided in the course room.

Download and use the following APA Template to format your Group research paper

The template below is mapped to each level of the CSR Pyramid of Corporate Social Responsibility that should be highlighted in your papers.  Research your company and use the analysis in your your paper to prepare a 10-minute group PowerPoint presentation about your company’s efforts to be a Socially Responsible Corporate Citizen.

QUICK START: Research Materials

Below are four good places to start your research. Be sure to also look through the tabs on this Guide, the company website, and other locations for additional materials.

Scope Note

MGMT 320 OL20 21SU1 & MGMT 320 OL21 21SU1 Take steps to create a professional looking research paper. The APA Template adapts APA style for student papers and APA style for professional papers to meet School of Business requirements. The final paper is due at the end of WK 8.