Corporation APA Research Paper
Students are to construct an APA (American Psychological Association) Style Research Paper in researching a corporation which is chosen in class with Mr. Gordon and other classmates (2-6-2019). These are the various components, of which most of them, should be in the APA Research Paper: Historical origin of the corporation, company, etc. – brief chronological view, and/or founder(s)’ origin story — [1 – 3 paragraphs only] Investor(s) – Who sponsored its rise? Stocks for last 5 years, & recent ~ how has the corporation been fairing over the last few of years, on Wall Street (spikes up and down), currently, etc. Year-end earnings, quarterly projections and if they are meeting them, etc., of the company, quarter drops and rises in earnings [within the last few years] Remember: The fiscal year starts July 1 st “Competition” (compare & contrast) between other companies – for instance, if researching T-Mobile you’d be comparing and contrasting AT&T, Sprint, & Verizon, etc. Advertising/Social Media — What is your company doing to make, continue, and/or to stabilize their brand within the culture(s)? Mergers Affiliations and sub-divisions within the company (for example Infinity is Nissan) – Partnerships, affiliations, etc. (Carl’s Jr.’s and Green Burrito, etc.) What are “money-making” products for the company, etc. What technologies are being utilized in their product(s)? Natural resources (used) – Where are the corporations getting their raw materials, etc., and where are they manufacturing them? Any other information, controversies, etc., that may be of interest while you are researching? Students will integrate various terms/concepts of Economics like: “need” and “want” entrepreneur factors of production (land, labor, capital [physical and human]) scarcity shortage trade-off opportunity cost thinking at the margin etc. – Also, other concepts of Economics that you will be learning as you are in the process of progressing in your research. – In this research paper students will begin to learn about entrepreneurship and business in general – how a corporation is constructed and functions.