ETH 501 Case Assignment

Required Reading

The following resources will help you to complete the Case:

APA guide – In-text citations and end referencing. (2015). Trident University International.

Distinguishing scholarly from non-scholarly periodicals: A checklist of criteria: Scholarly. (2015).Cornell University Library. Retrieved from http://guides.library.cornell.edu/c.php?g=31867&p=201759

Library help – Part 1. (2015). Trident University International. Retrieved fromhttps://mytlc.trident.edu/files/library_help_part_1.pdf

Library help – Part 2. (2015). Trident University International. Retrieved fromhttps://mytlc.trident.edu/files/library_help_part_2.pdf

Case Assignment

PART A: Books 

Go to the library, find the following books, and provide the information requested:

1)      Raj, R. (2009). Name of book: A Study in Business Ethics. Published by himalaya Publishing house, Mumbai, India.  Book was retrieved from eBrary.

a) What is the proper end reference – using APA Style – for this book?

b) What is the title of Chapter 6?

c) Provide the first sentence of Chapter 2. Then, using proper APA Style, cite this sentence in-text as a direct quotation, e.g., Raj states: “…………”

d) Go to Chapter 7. Paraphrase the second paragraph on page 129. Be sure to include the proper (APA) in-text citation, e.g.:  Raj (2009) claims……

2)      Title of this 2008 book is Humanities Insights: Thinking Ethically in Business Book was published by Humanities-Ebooks, LLP (publishing house located in Penrith, Great Britain). Author is SANDRA Dwyer. Retrieved from eBrary.

a) What is the proper end reference – using APA Style – for this book?

b) What is the title of Chapter 4?

c) Provide the third sentence of Chapter 5.1. Then, using proper APA Style, cite this sentence in-text as a direct quotation.

d) Go to Chapter 1.3 (“Workplace Duties…”). Paraphrase the first paragraph. Be sure to include the proper (APA) in-text citation.

PART B: Journal Articles

Go to the library, and locate the following journal articles:

1)      M. Kaptein is the author of this 2011 article entitled “From Inaction to External whistleblowing: The Influence of the Ethical Culture of Organizations on employee Responses to observed Wrongdoing.  Published in 2011. Found in the Journal of Business Ethics. Volume number 98, and Issue # 3. Article found on pages 513-530. Retrieved from ProQuest.

a)      What is the proper end reference – using APA Style – for this journal article?

b)      Provide the first sentence in the first paragraph under the “Clarity” section on page 516, and cite this sentence (in-text) as a direct quotation.

c)      Is this journal a scholarly one? How do you know?

2) O’Boyle & Sandona are the authors of this 2014 article entitled “Teaching business Ethics through Popular feature Films: An experiential approach.” Found on pages 329-340 in the “Journal of business Ethics.” Retrieved from EBSCO – Business Source Complete. Volume number 121;Issue number 3.          

a)      Using APA Style, provide the end reference for this article.

b)      Provide the first sentence under the section heading “Moral Decision-Making Process,” and cite in-text using proper APA Style.

c)      Is this a scholarly journal? How do you know?          

3)  Enron ON Stage. Article dated September 21, 2009. Published in “The EcoNOmist (Online).”Retrieved from ProQuest        

a)      Using APA Style, provide the end reference for this article.

b)      Paraphrase the third paragraph (beginning with: “In a way, the Enron collapse….”), and cite in-text using proper APA Style.

c)      Is this a scholarly journal? How do you know? 

Part C: Electronic Sources (e.g., Websites)

1) Using the format provided below, give the proper APA end reference for this 2015Investopedia.com article authored by Chris Seabury:

Chris Seabury, author. Website: Investopedia.com. Article title is “Enron: The fall of a Wall street Darling.” Dated 2015 (no month and day provided). Retrieved fromhttp://www.investopedia.com/articles/stocks/09/enron-collapse.asp

Format:

Last name, first initial. (YYYY, MM DD). Title of article. Name of website. Retrieved from [URL].

Example:

Bailey, S. (2013, May 15). Business leaders beware: Ethic drift makes standards slip. Forbes.Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/sebastianbailey/2013/05/15/business- leaders-beware-ethical-drift-makes-standards-slip/

Keys to the Assignment

The key aspects of this assignment that should be covered in your paper include the following:

  • Be sure that you answer all parts of the assignment.
  • Number each question before responding. For example:

Part A

1a.

1b.

1c.      

1d.

2a.

Etc. etc.

  • Don’t forget to include a Cover Page with your assignment!

Optional

This site may provide useful information on APA as well:

Style guides: APA style guide. (n.d.). University of Southern Mississippi. Retrieved fromhttp://www.lib.usm.edu/help/style_guides/apa.html

Assignment Expectations

Your paper will be graded using the rubric. If you need help accessing your grade (i.e. locating the grading rubric and your professor’s feedback), be sure to watch the following video:

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The five (5) rubric grading criteria follow:

  • Assignment-Driven Criteria (Precision and Breadth): Does the paper fully address all Keys to the Assignment? Are the concepts behind the Keys to the Assignment addressed accurately and precisely using sound logic? Does the paper meet minimum length requirements? 
  • Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking and Depth): Does the paper demonstrate graduate-level analysis, in which information derived from multiple sources, expert opinions, and assumptions has been critically evaluated and synthesized in the formulation of a logical set of conclusions? Does the paper address the topic with sufficient depth of discussion and analysis?
  • Business Writing (Clarity and Organization): Is the paper well written (clear, developed logically, and well organized)? Are the grammar, spelling, and vocabulary appropriate for graduate-level work? Are section headings included in all papers? Are paraphrasing and synthesis of concepts the primary means of responding to the Keys to the Assignment, or is justification/support instead conveyed through excessive use of direct quotations? 
  • Effective Use of Information (Information Literacy and References): Does the paper demonstrate that the student has read, understood and can apply the background materials for the module?  If required, has the student demonstrated effective research, as evidenced by student’s use of relevant and quality (library?) sources? Do additional sources used in paper provide strong support for conclusions drawn, and do they help in shaping the overall paper? 
  • Citing Sources: Does the student demonstrate understanding of APA Style of referencing, by inclusion of proper end references and in-text citations (for paraphrased text and direct quotations) as appropriate? Have all sources (e.g., references used from the Background page, the assignment readings, and outside research) been included, and are these properly cited? Have all end references been included within the body of the paper as in-text citations?