Signature Assessment (260 points): The signature assignment for this course will require research, academic writing, critical thinking, and analysis on a current issue facing the area of Managing in a Global Environment. Through this assignment, you will demonstrate your ability to conduct academic research. The signature assignment requires a minimum of 3000 words (approximately 10-pages – not including cover page, abstract, table of contents, and references), double-spaced, APA formatted academic research paper. Please note that this course requires you to focus your research based on existing research literature from peer-reviewed articles (a minimum of 10 sources are required). The academic research paper will include the basic components of a non-empirical research paper, which requires the following:

  • An introduction

1. Identification of a contemporary “Managing in a Global Environment” problem to be addressed;

2. A purpose statement;

3. Significance of the issue under study;