Each student will identify and select an appropriate problem pertaining to his/her particular work environment and perform a systematic literature review of the issue.
Required Format – Following the title page bearing the title, student’s name, course information, and date, the following are the required headings of your paper:
Introduction to the topic
Significance of the topic to the field of Leadership and Management
Literature Review (see breakdown below)
Conclusions based on the Literature Review
Recommendations for leaders or managers
Recommended length of each section –
Introduction to the topic – about 1 – 2 paragraphs
Significance of the topic to the field of Leadership and Management – about 2-3 paragraphs
Literature Review – an expanded literature review to include at least 10-12 current sources
Conclusions based on the Literature Review – a minimum of at least 3 conclusions drawn from the literature review; each conclusion must be clearly stated and identified in this section; about 2-3 pages
Recommendations for CEOs and Human Resources Managers – a minimum of at least 3 recommendations based on concepts from the textbook or literature review; each recommendation must be clearly stated and identified in this section; about 1 – 2 pages
References – a minimum of 10-12 current scholarly references, properly cited in APA format, double-spaced with a hanging indent
Other guidelines for the paper –
As a general rule, do not use wikipedia.com, answers.com, infoplease.com or similar websites for references in graduate-level research.
Limit quotations to no more than two (brief).
Must be submitted electronically in Word format to the instructor by midnight of the last day of class
Breakdown of Literature Review Portion of the Paper:
Introduction (an introduction to the literature review of about 2-3 paragraphs)
Ideas as to what comprises a good literature review follows:
Introductory information about the article, book, or source, including the proper APA citation. (About one paragraph)
A brief descriiption of the study that the researchers/authors conducted, including key populations or samples examined. (About one paragraph)
A brief descriiption of the authors’ findings in your words, and how it pertains to your selected topic. (About one paragraph)
You should use this outline for each source.
Reference page –
At the end of the document.
All reference are current and properly cited according to the APA, double-spaced with a hanging indent.
Ten Year Rule
All references must be dated within the last ten years. Research older than five years is usually not considered current.
Sometimes it is appropriate to cite a landmark book, article or theorist whose work was published earlier. If this applies to your study, seek approval from the instructor in advance.
No Wikipedia, etc.