business ethics news item paper B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e
You are responsible for writing and submitting a paper that advocates either the shareholder-value perspective or stakeholder-theory perspective on corporate responsibility, as discussed in the video, book, and classroom discussions. Only those sources may be used in fulfillment of the assignment—the use of any outside sources without citation (which will not be accepted) constitutes plagiarism.
Begin by clearly stating that one position is morally superior to the other, then develop a carefully structured argument to support your position. You should NOT use your very limited word count to explain the perspective to the instructor. Take for granted that your reader is an expert in your source material, and add value by convincing the reader that the perspective you have chosen is more moral than the alternative.
If you have kept up with the corporate responsibility course content, absorbing the readings, videos, and class discussions, you will be able to write the paper effectively and efficiently. If you have not, you will need to become well versed in the both corporate responsibility positions before writing (without the benefit of class discussions), which will reduce the amount of time that you have available to craft an excellent paper.
The paper must be between 275 and 300 words (absolutely no more); place your name and word count in the upper right-hand corner of your paper. As you did with your Business Ethics News Item paper, you should think in terms of writing a 350-400 word paper, and then paring it down and crafting it into a very tight, brief paper that fits into the required word range. Do not write a “short” paper and then engage in puffery. The paper must be double spaced in Times New Roman 12-point font, and attached to this assignment as a Microsoft Word document by the date and time listed in the course schedule. This time is a cutoff—you are welcome to submit the paper early. Papers that miss the cutoff will lose 25% of their points if submitted anytime in the following 24 hours, and will not be accepted after that time. Your grade will be determined based on how closely your paper matches the above requirements, along with the depth and persuasiveness of your advocacy for your position. Invest sufficient time into thinking through, drafting, and refining your paper: It accounts for 20% of your course grade.