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Your Assignment: To write a position paper on a failed company and the role that corporate governance may have played in this company’s failure. Include an annotated bibliography in APA format of at least 15 scholarly resources
APA Style Format For guidelines on how to cite different scholarly resources, see under Writing Help on the Leddy Library Home Page.Writing Help
Annotated Bibliographies Follow Professor Nixon’s handout for the layout of the annotated bibliography. For guidelines on how to actually write the annotations, see: Purdue’s Online Writing Lab: Annotated bibliographies Do a Google search: site:edu “annotated bibliographies” guide for other examples
Position Papers http://www.xavier.edu/library/help/position_paper.pdf http://www.sfu.ca/cmns/130d1/WritingaPositionPaper.htm http://www.pearsonhighered.com/showcase/johnson-sheehan/assets/ch11.pdf https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/749/1/ Remember: Professor Nixon’s instructions are paramount. However, if you are looking for some guidelines on how to approach the writing of a position paper, here are a few sites that should help:
Selecting A Company And Industry Personal interest: pick a sector you are interested in, e.g. financial services, energy and mining, telecommunications, high tech. retail, automotive, airlines, etc. Pick an example from your textbook and/or use Sites such as: http://www.bankruptcydata.com/researchcenter2.htm Do some preliminary research on your company; make sure it is appropriate for this assignment; check with Prof. Nixon.
Doing The Research Use the Library Catalogue to search for books on your company, the industry, and aspects of corporate governance. Books tend to give more of an overview on your topic.Library Catalogue Search Library Databases, e.g. Business Source Complete, ProQuest Business, and Google Scholar for more specific, focused research.Business Source CompleteProQuest BusinessGoogle Scholar
Doing The Research Continued… Governments are a great source for reports and statistics: Examples of Google Industry searches: site:gov “financial services” crisis report site:gov (airline OR aviation) industry bankruptcy Examples of Google Company searches: site:gov Enron report site:gov AIG bailout report site:gc.ca “Bre-x”
Doing The Research Continued… Governments are a great source for reports and statistics Company filings from securities regulators: SEDAR SEDI EDGAR Statistics: Canada. Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Statistics Canada Industry Canada U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Courts. Bankruptcy Statistics
Doing The Research Continued… Research and Professional Organizations, Think Tanks, Interest Groups, etc. can also have useful information: Conference Board of Canada Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Accounting firms such as Deloitte and PWC American Bankruptcy Institute Etc. Etc….