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MGMT 320 MO Principles of Management: Your Fall 2022 Major Project

Prepared for Dr. Michelle F. Osborne by Dan Maynard

Getting Started


TBD Form teams. Select your company and submit the company name to Dr. Osborne for her approval.  Begin research! 

TBD Library Orientation to your Research Project

TR 3/30 CSR DRAFT DUE TO Mr. Maynard by end of day (Upload as a Blackboard assignment)

T 4/18 Final CSR Paper Due to Dr. Osborne (Upload as Blackboard Assignment)

T 4/18 - TR 4/20 CSR Presentations

Bibliography for Dr. Osborne

Osborne M. F. & Bowling, K. M. (2022). The Maid. Touchflame Books. [ordered for library]

Recommended by Dr. Osborne:

Salkind, N. J. (2019). Statistics for People (that think) they hate statistics (7th ed) [ordered for library]

Berman, K. (2013).Financial Intelligence, Revised Edition: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean (revised ed.). Harvard Business Review Press [ordered for library]


Guidelines for this assignment

Major Project: Research Paper and Presentation

Part 1: Research Paper

Students will be assigned to a team. The group will select a company and analyze its ethical behavior with Carroll’s social responsibility pyramid found on page 100 of the textbook. The in-class case studies will demonstrate the research paper objectives. Students will need to quickly choose and have their company approved by the professor to immediately start compiling research information. See Appendix A for detailed information about the content of your analysis.

This research paper and PowerPoint presentation will be due near the end of the semester. The paper will be required to follow APA format with a minimum of 10 references. The paper should be a minimum of 10-15 pages (i.e., calculations, graphs, etc. should be included as appendices and do not count toward the 10-15 page count). The paper is expected to be in the general format discussed in Appendix A.

Students are expected to research their topic through the appropriate channels: library, getting information from companies, various on-line sources, etc. Dan Maynard will be assisting with this project; thus, students are encouraged to adhere to his instruction.

The research paper assignment counts 200 points or 20% toward your final grade. Note, the exclusion of any major component will result in point deductions as itemized in Appendix A.

Part 2: Presentation of the Paper

Each student will load a PowerPoint presentation of the results of his or her (see above).

Guidelines for and Frequently Asked Questions about the presentation:

  • When is the presentation due? Last few weeks of our class. You should prepare slides to present the main issues.
  • What key information should you cover in your presentation? • Cursory overview of your case study. • Results of your analysis. • Your final thoughts on the research results and its application to good risk management principles.

Please format your paper in APA style using the CSR Template for APA Team Paper provided below. 

Dan's office hours

Wiggins Library Reference Desk: T-W-TR 8:00am - 10:30am (WML  first floor and via "Chat" from the "Ask a Librarian" icon on the Wiggins Memorial Library homepage).

School of Business: W 1:00pm - 4:00pm (Room 118, across from the POD).

Hours subject to change. Other hours available by appointment (contact me by email)

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.

Business Librarian

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Dan Maynard
Wiggins Memorial Library

Scope note

ACRL Framework - WML Information Fluency Plan: 1. Conversation **, 2. Value *, 3. Authority, 4. Process*, 5. Inquiry, 6. Exploration ***