Organization Theory Review (OTR)

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR RESEARCH PAPERS:

The main text will be divided into several sections and each section may be further divided into several divisions and sub-divisions. The contents of the sections are only indicative. Content of the Sections should be typed in Times New Roman 12 format with double line spacing. Section heading should start on a new page.

 

Section 1: Introduction

1.1       Introduction

1.2       Identification of the Problem area / Statement of the Problem

1.3        Scope of the Study

1.4        Objectives of the Study

1.5         Limitations

 

Section 2: Organization Overview

2.1     Company profile

2.2      Organization structure

2.3       Environmental scanning

 

Section 3: Benchmark Studies

3.1        Literature Review

3.2        Concepts and Constructs

3.3         Operational Definitions

Section 4: Research Design

4.1        Research Strategy

4.2        Data Collection Method (Primary/Secondary)

4.3        Data Analysis

4.4        Data Interpretations

 

Section 5: Action Plan

5.1           Existing Solutions

5.2           Proposed Solutions

5.3           Implementation Plan (cost benefit analysis)

5.4           Recommendations

5.5           Conclusion

 

* Format of the Sections is generic and can be changed based on the recommendations of reviewers.

 

* Each Section should be given an appropriate title.

 

* Tables and figures in a Section should be placed in the immediate vicinity of the reference where they are cited.

 

* Footnotes should be used sparingly. They should be typed single space and placed directly underneath in the very same page, which refers to the material they annotate.

Appendices 

Appendices are provided to give supplementary information, which if

included in the main text may serve as a distraction and cloud the central theme under

discussion.

Appendices should be numbered using Arabic numerals, e.g. Appendix 1, Appendix 2, etc.

Appendices, Tables and references appearing in appendices should be numbered and referred to at appropriate places just as in the case of Sections.

Appendices shall carry the title of the work reported and the same title shall be made in the contents page also.

List of References

Any work of other researchers, if used either directly or indirectly, the origin of the material thus referred to at appropriate places in thesis report should be indicated. Follow APA 6th  Style for referencing.

APA GENERAL GUIDELINES:

Use white 8 ½  x 11” paper.

Make 1 inch margins on the top, bottom, and sides

The first word in every paragraph should be indented one half inch.

APA recommends using Times New Roman font, size 12.

Double space the entire research paper

Include a page header known as the “running head” at the top of every page. (To make this process easier, set your word processor to automatically add these components onto each page)

To create the running head/page header, insert page numbers justified to the right-hand side of the paper (do not put p. or pg. in front of page numbers)

Then type “TITLE OF YOUR PAPER” justified to the left using all capital letters

If your title is long, this running head title should be a shortened version of the title of your entire paper.

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