Influence Of Technology Advancement

  • The purpose of the term paper is to reflect on the influence of technology advancement on leadership and management.
  • Follow the APA format guidelines to complete the term paper
    • Link: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html
    • You may find a student paper sample from the website: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/documents/APA%207%20Student%20Sample%20Paper.pdf
  • The term paper’s structure should follow the guidelines provided below:
    • Cover page: List the title of the paper, submission date, and class & section number. Do not write your name on the cover page.
    • Abstract: 150-250 words providing a concise summary of the key points of the paper. Note that you will not see this section in the student paper sample, but you must provide the abstract of the paper. You may find information about the abstract son the page 2 of the professional paper sample: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/documents/APA%207%20-%20Professional%20Sample%20Paper%20-%202020.pdf
    • Topic #1: Artificial Intelligence (AI): Write a short essay referring to your present career plans, how AI fits into your future career plans, and what you need to do now to prepare for it. (Do not rewrite this essay topic statement in your paper.)
      • Part 1: Identification of management issue related to AI
        • Find an AI issue from newspapers or magazines and summarize the findings. (It is best if this AI is related to the career of your choice which you will discuss in Part 2.)
        • Discuss the potential influence the AI issue on management by addressing benefits and concerns related to the AI issue presented above.
      • Part 2: Reflection on self-assessment
        • Discuss how the AI issue is related to your future career (Everyone has different career paths, so please talk about your passion for a particular career path and discuss how AI could influence the career)
        • Identify two areas you need to develop further to become a better leader and manager responding to the AI issue. (Please utilize theories or conceptual framework that you learned in the class to maximize your score)
    • Topic #2: Cybersecurity: Identity Protection and/or Ransomware. Write a report discussing the impact of these technologies on modern management and individual behavior and decision making. (Do not rewrite the essay topic statement in your paper.)
      • Part 1: Identification of management issue related to cybersecurity
        • Find a Cybersecurity issue from newspapers or magazines and summarize the findings.
        • Discuss the potential influence of the Cybersecurity issue on management by addressing benefits and concerns related to the Cybersecurity issue presented above.
      • Part 2: Reflection on self-assessment
        • Discuss how the Cybersecurity issue is related to your future career
        • Discuss two areas you need to develop further to become a better leader and manager responding to the Cybersecurity issue
    • Conclusion
      • Discuss lessons and implications, and summarize the whole paper.
    • Reference List
      • You must utilize a minimum of 20 academic or scholarly sources. See below to find more about the penalties associated with this requirement.
  • Writing guidelines (30%)
    • Writing style
      • Follow the APA format to write the paper (refer to the website link provided above)
        • Penalty: 20% reduction in the score
    • Word count
      • Total of 2000 – 2500 words in the main content area excluding cover page, abstract, and reference list
        • Penalty: no credit for less than 1500 words; 20% reduction in the score for 1501 ~ 1999 words or more than 2501 words
      • Maintain a balance between two essays in terms of the word count (no more than 60% of word count from either one of the essays)
        • Penalty: 20% reduction in the score for imbalance in word count between two topics
    • Anonymous grading for fairness
      • Please do not write your name on the cover page or in the file name
        • Penalty: 30% reduction in the score for revealing your identity
    • Citations and references
      • You must use a minimum of 20 academic or scholarly articles. Mostly, scholars write these articles to present findings from scientific research (either qualitative or quantitative) or theoretical frameworks. You may easily find these academic articles from Google Scholar or Cook Library database.
        • Penalty: 50% reduction in the score for 14 or fewer sources; 30% for 15 ~ 19 sources
      • Provide an in-text citation for all sources that you listed in the reference. Any source not cited in the text will not be counted for the academic source requirement.
        • Penalty: 10% reduction in the score for each case
    • Headings
      • Proper use of various levels of headings for easier comprehension
        • Penalty: 10% reduction in the score for not providing headings adequately