The paper should be 10-12 double-spaced pages and consist of the following: Introduction/summary, analysis/critical evaluation and conclusions. In addition to the primary article selected, the student needs to perform additional research to support the analysis/critical evaluation portion of the paper. At least three sources should be included in the references of your paper.
In terms of content, the paper should do the following:
1. Clearly state the issues being addressed.
For example, the student could address the recent changes in corporate governance driven by Sarbanes-Oxley legislation and new regulations promulgated by the SEC, NYSE, etc. What is the intended impact on corporate behavior and ethics and what are the prospects for success?
A paper on the use of technology in finance could explore the impact of changes in information technology and the financial impact of such changes on the structure of industries and in the ways companies compete, demonstrate how the organization's financial success is now being or will be affected in the future by the issues, e.g., costs, access to capital, revenues, risks.
2. Evaluate the position(s) taken in the article. Are there particular strengths or weaknesses in the accompanying arguments?
3. What is your assessment, given the views in the article and other research conducted? Conclusions need to be supported by solid analysis and logical reasoning.