Recent Question/Assignment

SMGT 3309 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
WINTER, 2018 - RESEARCH RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS – ONLINE
PURPOSE
Provides an opportunity for you to explain, reflect upon and evaluate a scholarly research paper which relates to a topic covered in the corporate governance course, in conjunction with one other source obtained through your own independent research.
INSTRUCTIONS
1. One of the papers below is to be selected in accordance with your instructor’s directions as to paper selection (“Selected Paper”).
2. Complete a typed response to the Selected Paper (minimum 3-maximum 5 pages):
a) Organize your response under the headings of Explanation; Summary; Reflection and Critique (center the headings).
b) For the Explanation section, explain the purpose of the Selected Paper. In other words, explain why the author(s) wrote the Selected Paper. In terms of length, this section should be the shortest of all the sections.
• NOTE: Do not use direct quotes in this section – you can paraphrase, but make sure you give credit to the author(s) of the Selected Paper through intext citations and make sure the paraphrase does not rely too heavily on the source. Any response submitted without in-text citations to the Selected Paper may be assigned a “0” for the grade.
c) For the Summary section, summarize briefly the main points addressed in the Selected Paper. In other words, provide an overview of the points. In terms of the length, this section should be longer than the Explanation section.
• NOTE: Do not use direct quotes in this section – you can paraphrase, but make sure you give credit to the author(s) of the Selected Paper through intext citations and make sure the paraphrase does not rely too heavily on the source. Any response submitted without in-text citations to the Selected Paper may be assigned a “0” for the grade.
d) For the Reflection section:
(i) reflect on the main points addressed in the Selected Paper in conjunction with ONE (1) other reliable and relevant outside source (“Outside Source”) which:
o supports one or more of the main points addressed in the Selected
Paper; or o opposes/challenges one or more of the main points addressed in the
Selected Paper; or, o applies one or more of the main points addressed in the Selected Paper to a real world experience, event or example;
AND
(ii) discuss your observations and reactions to what you have read - writing in the first person (e.g. using “I”) is permitted in this section and creativity is encouraged.
• NOTE:
o Choose your Outside Source wisely as you are limited to ONE (1) and deductions will be made if this limit is exceeded.
o Required course resources as outlined in the Syllabus (e.g. text, Osler/ICD guide among others), Wikipedia and Investopedia will not count as your Outside Source. o Any response submitted without in-text citations to the Selected
Paper and/or Outside Source may be assigned a “0” for the grade.
e) Critique the Selected Paper (not the Outside Source). In other words, analyze what is helpful, less helpful or not helpful about the Selected Paper to your understanding of the subject matter. Avoid generalizations – provide details and specifics (e.g. comment on the helpfulness or lack thereof of such aspects of the Selected Paper such as terminology, visual aids, examples etc.).
• NOTE: Writing in the first person (e.g. using “I”) is permitted in this section. Any response submitted without in-text citations to the Selected Paper may be assigned a “0” for the grade.
The Reflection and Critique elements are given the most weight as set out in the attached rubric and should be longer than the Explanation and Summary sections.
3. Use 12 point font, 1” justified margins, double spacing and Times New Roman font preferred. Number each page of your response in the bottom right hand corner.
4. Add a cover page to your response (this page is not counted as part of the page limit and is not to be numbered): SMGT 3309 Corporate Governance, student name, title of Selected Paper and submission date (do not provide an executive summary or table of contents).
5. Attach to the end of your response, a list of References citing the Selected Paper and the Outside Source used according to APA style (this list is not counted as part of the page limit and is not to be numbered). Follow the APA Guidelines & Examples document (NAIT Library website).
• NOTE: Any response submitted without a References page will be assigned a “0” for the grade.
6. Compare your response to the attached rubric and make any necessary adjustments to your response before submitting it to your instructor. Note the marks to be awarded or deducted.
7. Submit your response to your instructor as directed by the applicable deadline.
SAMPLE FORMAT FOR RESEARCH RESPONSE
COVER PAGE:
SMGT 3309 Corporate Governance
Student Name
Title of Selected Paper
Submission Date
BODY:
Use 12 point, Times New Roman font and double space
1” justified margin on each side
Refer to instructions for more details regarding substance or content of your response (this is just a sample of the format
to follow – use your own words)
Explanation
The purpose of the paper entitled “title” is…(in-text citation )
Summary
The authors consider four hypotheses in their paper. They are . In evaluating the hypotheses, the authors examined a sample made up of and their methodology involved .
Based on their findings, only one of the hypotheses… (in-text citation).
Reflection
As noted above, the authors’ conclusions in the paper entitled were (in-text citation). Contrary findings were reached by the author of the paper entitled (in-text citation). The author of that paper…
Page Number
Bottom right corner of each page except cover page and list of
references
Critique
Overall, I found the paper helpful to my understanding of because . On the other hand, certain aspects of the paper, such as , were challenging to me for the following reasons: .
Page Number
ATTACH TO RESPONSE, A LIST OF REFERENCES :
References
Sanders, W.M. and Hambrick, D.C. (2007). Swinging for the fences: The effects of ceo stock options on company risk taking and performance. Academy of Management Journal,
50(5), 1055-1078. doi: 10.5465/AMJ.2007.27156438
APA
style
Smith, J. (2014). Stock options and company performance. Corporate Governance Journal, 25(2), 1234-5678. doi: 11.2233/CGJ.2014.44556677
RESEARCH RESPONSE RUBRIC
ELEMENT 1 LIMITED 2 BASIC 3 PROFICIENT 4 EXCELLENT
MULTIPLIER
POSSIBLE
SCORE
EXPLANATION
Significant issues with clarity and/or accuracy; falls below minimum standard Issues with clarity
and/or accuracy;
minimum
standard is met Mostly clear and accurate Clear and accurate 1 4
SUMMARY
Significant issues with clarity and/or accuracy; falls below minimum standard Issues with clarity and/or accuracy and/or pertinent details; minimum standard is met Mostly clear and accurate, with pertinent details Clear and accurate, with pertinent details 1
4
REFLECTION
Weak or poor reflection and/or details;
falls below minimum
standard Issues with reflection and/or details; minimum standard is met Mostly clear and thoughtful reflection supported by some rich, engaging and/or engaging details Clear and thoughtful reflection supported by rich, engaging and/or pertinent details 1.5 6
CRITIQUE
Weak or poor critique and/or details; falls
below minimum standard Issues with critique and/or details; minimum standard is met Mostly clear and thoughtful critique supported by some rich, engaging and/or pertinent details Clear and thoughtful critique supported by rich, engaging and/or pertinent details 1.5 6
SPELLING/
TYPOS
APA CITATION
0.25 deduction for each error
up to 4 _____
0.5 deduction for each APA error up to 4 _____
(e.g. errors in headings, spacing, punctuation, capitalization, hanging indents, etc.)
-1
-2
GRAMMAR
(deductions, if any, are accounted for in the E/S/R/C scores)
TOTAL
/20
LIST OF PAPERS
TOPICS
Board Characteristics Corporate Reputation: Do Board Characteristics Matter? http://libezproxy.nait.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=tr ue&db=bth&AN=50385695&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Board Diversity Next Stop for Diversity Initiatives: Corporate Boardrooms
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Executive Compensation CEO successor compensation: outside versus inside successions
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Emerging Trends The Role of Corporate Boards in Employee Engagement
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Shareholder Activism The Impact of Canadian Shareholder Activism: A Study of Governance Proposals http://libezproxy.nait.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=tr ue&db=bth&AN=111280511&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Corporate
Social
Responsibility Board Effectiveness and the Voluntary Disclosure of Climate Change Information http://libezproxy.nait.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=tr ue&db=bth&AN=112047188&site=ehost-live&scope=site