The BUS 447 research paper is due the last class meeting. You should be researching
your topic as delivered to me earlier in the semester to write your paper focusing on the ethical,
legal, and social responsibility issues that your topic raises.
The research should be more than simple google or other internet searches. I am looking
for you to explore your topic in detail and making that clear through the concise paper that you
submit. You have many resources available to you, including, without limitation, through the
Melville Library (including online resources and data bases like Lexis-Nexus). Be sure you
footnote your paper to identify all of your sources of information and use quotation when you are
using any words that are not your own.
I am looking for the (1) identification, (2) consideration, and (3) conclusion(s) regarding
the ethical, legal and social responsibility issues. This will require concise writing, which means
you should go through multiple drafts. Begin by writing down your ideas – try explaining your
topic to a 10 year old. I will be grading based on content as well as the quality of your written
work. Consider having someone you trust proof read your paper before you turn it in.
The final paper should be approximately three pages, single spaced, 12 point font before
any bibliography or exhibits. Be sure to turn in your topic paper that I approved attached to your
paper. The paper should be in business memorandum format – to me, from you, regarding the
topic as approved. (1) Tell me what you are going to tell me; then (2) tell me that; and then (3)
tell me what you told me.
I want you to describe the issues in the terms used in class and the text book.
Demonstrate that you understand the topics and the terminology we covered by using it in
your paper. I am looking for APPLICATION OF COURSE MATERIALS TO YOUR
TOPIC.
WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT TURN IN ANY WORK NOT YOUR OWN
AND/OR NOT PROPERLY IDENTIFYING YOUR SOURCES! I can google too, and I
have gotten pretty good at recognizing work that is copied from other sources. If I find you
have done this YOU WILL RECEIVE A ZERO FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT! Papers must
be submitted in physical form AND through Safe Assign on Blackboard. There will be a
link for submission in the Assignments section

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