Rticle review (Honeywell International)

Learning Objectives

Students will:

Be given practice in reading and summarizing academic writing in the area of quality and organizational effectiveness.

During the term, this paper will be assigned to provide an opportunity for students to think critically about a relevant topic in the course. You will locate, read, write a summary of, and present a summary of a recent (1999 or later) article related to any of the topics covered in this class. The article may be from any business journal or academic journal. The Emerald database, available through APUas online resources page, is the place to locate articles. You must present an article that employs empirical research methods to reach its conclusions. The most important criterion for the selection of an article is its usefulness to your colleagues in this class.

You are expected to write a 3-5 page paper that contains the most useful information from the article following the format outlined below. You should not simply copy the abstract the authors provide. Include a complete citation for the article, so that others in the class might locate it if they are so inclined. You are also required to submit a copy of the entire article to instructor along with your paper for grading.

You should treat this presentation as seriously as you would treat a briefing to your colleagues in your place of employment, which means that your presentation is to be informative (related to improving quality, productivity or continuous improvement), organized, precise and within time limits of 3-5 minutes. No PowerPoint slides required.

The paper should reflect the studentas analysis and critical thinking as it relates to other course materials and information. At a minimum, the paper is to include the following subtitles and information:

1. Introduction

2. Summary A? A? page of the article or case study

3. Analysis your analysis of the topic, comparing and/or contrasting it to other course materials (found in the course required text books)

4. Discussion your insights you have gained from the reading

5. Application how your learning can be applied to your work environment

6. Conclusion

Your grade will be based on the following:

The quality of your written abstract, including the level of understanding you demonstrate about the article you have read.

The quality of your presentation to the class a donat just read the article aloud.

The application of the topic to your particular organization, how it might be implemented, or, if it would be beneficial to your organization but you are not in a position of authority to implement it, what would have to change and what the benefits would be.

The paper should address a specific issue facing your organization.