PLEASE SEND THE INTRODUCTION, LITERATURE REVIEW AND PREPOSITION IN 3 DAYS.
The major written assignment of the semester requires you to develop a 20-30 page (double-spaced) research paper on a topic of interest to you. The goal is to enable you to prepare a ?publishable-quality? research paper. The paper should be written in the Academy of Management format (www.aomonline.pace.edu). This is a semester project ? and it will be graded as such. You will be expected to put significant time and effort into the paper. Any late work will be penalized significantly and it is possible that late work will not be accepted. This policy is to be fair to all the students taking this course.
I am open to empirical papers for your final research paper; however most students choose to do a ?review paper? similar to one that you would read in the Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly or a similar type of journal that gives overviews on specific topics. The essence of a good review paper is one that extends the current thinking of a topic or provides a new prospective on the topic. In addition to summarizing the current literature on the topic, you will need to integrate conflicting areas of research findings and/or provide a new twist (e.g., by applying the topic to a new field/discipline or integrating several topics together) on the relationships among the constructs within the topic. The literature review for this kind of paper will be more extensive than a research proposal designed for an empirical study. Gaps are identified and a new model for possible relationships among constructs within the topic needs to be mapped out and propositions for the model needs to be explained. Finally, a clear direction for future research needs to be provided.
The format of a review paper typically includes the following sections:
? Introduction (discuss why your paper is important).
? Literature Review (discuss past research findings and highlight areas where you note conflicting evidence or gaps in research).
? Research Model (diagram a new model that better explains your perspective on entrepreneurship theory, integrate & extend existing theories into the new model, define your constructs, develop propositions to link constructs together).
? Directions for future research (suggest how your conceptual idea can be empirically tested and suggest the practical & theoretical implications of your research model).