Final Project Instructions
The purpose of this project is for you to write a scholarly, graduate-level research paper in current APA format. Competency in current APA format is required of all business graduates of Liberty University, as set forth by policy of both the Graduate Faculty and the administration.
You will research and write a paper on analyzing the global environments of doing business in another nation. You will select a nation to study, and have approximately 7 weeks to research and write the paper. Please be sure to check the Announcements page for the approved topics. Your instructor will provide a list of approved nations during the first module/week of class. Simply select the nation, and then begin working on the project.
The Final Project will consist of the following Level-One (current APA format) heading sections:
1. Purpose of the Report (1–2 paragraphs)2. Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability3. Economic and Socioeconomic Forces4. Political Forces5. Legal Forces6. Financial Forces7. Labor Forces8. Implications for US Managers9. Integration of Faith and Learning
Notice that sections 2–7 correspond to your textbook chapters. Using what you have learned in those chapters as a guide, research and write a 16-page paper that provides a substantive and comprehensive analysis of the International Business environments for the selected nation.
Section 9 of your paper will come directly from your own research of scholarly articles or journals, as well as information gleaned from your textbook. You must identify as well as elaborate on 5 important aspects a Christian manager must consider when negotiating a business deal with a foreign culture and 5 things to avoid when negotiating a business deal with a foreign culture. The use of biblical references is required.
The paper is to be written in strict conformance to current APA standards, and contain at least 16 pages of content (excluding the title page, abstract, and references) utilizing at least 16 scholarly references.