The signature assignment for this course will require research, academic writing, critical thinking, and analysis on a current issue facing the areas of managerial ethics and social responsibility. Through this assignment, you will demonstrate your ability to conduct academic research. The signature assignment requires a minimum 20-page (not including cover page, abstract, table of contents, and references), double-spaced, APA formatted academic research paper. Please note that this course requires you to focus your research based on existing research literature from peer-reviewed articles.

The academic research paper will include the basic components of an non-empirical research paper which requires the following:

  • An introduction
    • Identification of the contemporary ethical management or social responsibility problem to be addressed;
    • A purpose statement;
    • Significance of the issue under study;
  • A literature review; and
  • A conclusion (recommendations and managerial implications)

The topic proposal should be 2-3 paragraphs identifying the current issue(s) facing the area of managerial ethics and social responsibility that you wish to study.