APA format, including a cover page, abstract and reference page
The papers should be approximately 8 pages in length (not including cover page, abstract and reference page)
No less than 6 sources should be used (the course textbook can be used as one of the resources--Milkovich, G. T., & Newman, J. M. (2011). Compensation. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill) The rest of the acceptable sources will be listed below.
Graduates can choose from the topics below (one from Group A and the other from Group B), however one topic from Group A and one from Group B must be used
1) Gender Gap in Pay --write paper over this topic
2) Executive Compensation
3) Pay for Performance
1) Performance Evaluations - What constitutes a legally defensible performance evaluation?
2) Employer of Choice - Does this really benefit companies financially?
3) The Relationship between Job Evaluations, Compensation Practices and Employee Satisfaction --write 2nd paper over this topic.
When an article gives ï¿½ought toï¿½ advice, it is usually indicative that the article isnï¿½t a high quality research journal article. Such articles are usually found in ï¿½practitionerï¿½ magazines. The articles within practitioner magazines are usually heavy on advice about ï¿½how toï¿½ and short on evidence that the suggestions are supported by anything other than personal opinion.
True research journals are peer-reviewed, the methodology used in the studies is thorough and statistically sound, and they seldom give ï¿½adviceï¿½ except in the conclusions section, which is almost never a large part of the article. Their purpose isnï¿½t to give advice, but add to the common body of knowledge of whatever discipline they are involved with. It is seldom heavy on prescription (advice or opinion) and is often ï¿½placedï¿½ in the current literature so that the reader can easily see where the work adds to the body of common knowledge on the topic discussed.
As for information obtained from various websites, be aware that any ï¿½foolï¿½ can set up a website and promote himself as an ï¿½expert.ï¿½ The information found on a website seldom meets any of the characteristics found in a true research journal and, therefore, should not be considered a reliable source of factual or verifiable information. Information found on a website should generally not be included in a scholarly paper or report.
The following listing contains two groupings of sources from which to secure information for writing term papers or preparing scholarly reports. The ï¿½Aï¿½ group contains refereed journals which provide the BEST SOURCE of information about management topics. The ï¿½Bï¿½ group is targeted toward practitioners and is accurate SOME of the time in terms of their CAUSE-EFFECT linkage, but must not be given the same weight of credibility as the ï¿½Aï¿½ list.
ï¿½Aï¿½ Group: (top tier research journals)
Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management Review
Administrative Science Quarterly
California Management Review
Human Resource Development Quarterly
Human Resource Management
Journal of Applied Psychology
Journal of Management
Journal of Organizational Behavior
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Public Personnel Management
ï¿½Bï¿½ Group: (management- related journals, not scholarly)
Academy of Management Executive
Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Harvard Business Review
Sloan Management Review
Training and Development Journal
Wall Street Journal
The Best of Highly Doubtful Websites
Academy of Management: www.om.pace.edu
American Psychological Association: www.apa.edu
American Society for Payroll Management: www.aspa.org
Employee Benefit Research Institute: www.ebri.org
Society for Human Resource Management: www.shrm.org
Bureau of Labor Statistics: stats.bls.gov
Department of Labor: www.dol.gov
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