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MGMT 320 RT Principles of Management: Your CSR Research Paper

Created for Dr. Ron Tredway by Dan Maynard

Getting Started

THIS IS A SAMPLE 

Schedule

WK 7 Library introduction to CSR paper

WK 11 The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) DRAFT Report and Presentation will be due by the beginning of week 11 for APA editorial review.

WK 14 Revised DRAFT (95%) of Report, Presentation and ES are due to instructor beginning of week 14.

WK 15 Final version of Report, Presentation, and ES are DUE April 15, 2024, 8:30 AM Eastern, per Rubrics provided separately.

Classic Articles and other Readings

Use these articles to help write the introduction to your paper.

Guidelines for this assignment

Group Research Project:  This is a group project on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for a company of your group’s choice and is to be completed toward the end of the semester.  This group assignment meets one of the accreditation requirements for Campbell University.  Therefore, this must be done as a group and not as an individual assignment. 

You will be assigned to groups of 3-5 by your instructor.  Each Group will write one paper (Final Report) and prepare one PowerPoint presentation (Presentation), accompanied by a 1-page Executive Summary (ES – handout).  The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) DRAFT Report and Presentation will be due by the beginning of week 11 for APA editorial review. Revised DRAFT (95%) of Report, Presentation and ES are due to instructor beginning of week 14. Final version of Report, Presentation, and ES are DUE April 15, 2024, 8:30 AM Eastern, per Rubrics provided separately.

The paper must include at least 7-10 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 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) or the "APA Style" tab located on this LibGuide. The Publication Manual is available at most academic and public libraries, and book sellers.

Select your company from the Publicly Traded Brands  list provided by instructor.  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 a socially responsible corporation.  All group members must present a portion, and support feedback on effectiveness, per the Rubric provided by instructor. 

The research paper/presentation is 20% of the student’s final grade.  Students will have the opportunity to submit their paper for APA feedback prior to the due date (week 11).  APA feedback and guidance should be incorporated before the 95% DRAFT deadline (week 14). All revised must to made (100%) by DUE Date of April 15, 8:30 AM Eastern, when all three elements must be emailed to instructor by deadline to receive full credit consideration.

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 cited in your paper.  Research your company and use the analysis in your paper to prepare a 10-minute group PowerPoint presentation about your company’s efforts to be a Socially Responsible Corporate Citizen. 

  • Publicly Traded Brands List

Select your company from the Publicly Traded Brands list based on selection process used by instructor during class sessions. This will be a group decision-making process. Research of the company will following a group research and reporting process, using guidance from instructor.

NC HQ Companies on the NYS

NC HQ Company Name  Ticker

Advance Auto Parts Inc  AAP

Albemarle Corp.               ALB

Cato Corp.           CATO

Culp Inc    CULP

Curtiss-Wright Corp.        CW

Duke Energy Corp            DUK

Glatfelter Corp   GLT

HanesBrands Inc              HBI

Hayward Holdings Inc     HAYW

Ingersoll Rand Inc            IR

IQVIA Holdings Inc           IQV

Kontoor Brands Inc          KTB

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings         LH

Live Oak Bancshares Inc LOB

Lowe's Companies Inc    LOW

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc.   MLM

Nucor Corp.        NUE

Paymentus Holdings Inc PAY

Sealed Air Corp  SEE

Sonic Automotive, Inc.   SAH

SPX Technologies Inc       SPXC

Truist Financial Corp        TFC

Unifi, Inc.            UFI

Vontier Corp       VNT

Wolfspeed Inc    WOLF

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.

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