Why did the law come about?

Mgmt 335

FINAL PAPER ON BUSINESS & SOCIETY: In accordance with your learning in this class, you will write a paper on a Public Policy (law) and its impact upon a Corporation of your choice. As you have learned throughout this term, society, through its laws and policies changes how business is permitted to conduct itself, and business in turn impacts society. The purpose of this paper is to give you experience in writing a brief analysis of a law that impacts a business corporation. You can choose a law and a corporation with which you are familiar. For example, you might analyze The Sarbannes Oxley Act, 2002, or the Family and Medical Leave Act, 1993, Americans with Disabilities Act, or some other law, and show how this law has benefitted society, and what constraints it has put on an organization of your choice.

Use 12 point font. Double-space. One inch margins. Use APA, or MLA, or other style of citation. You must cite all your sources. Direct quotations, as used, must be cited with page number. Do not use large portions from your research text(s) as quotations. Remember that a bibliography comes at the end, and is not a substitute for citations in the paper itself. The paper should be 5 pages in length, excluding the Bibliography. You may attach Appendices. The paper must be a piece of original writing. Cutting and pasting text from the web is not permitted. Ensure that you have some scholarly sources (journal articles) and refer to some of the concepts from your textbookSpell-check your work. Check for grammar, and correct sentence construction.

You can use the following as guidelines to structure your paper. Make sure your title has some indication to what you are analyzing—do not be so creative with the title that it obscures the focus.

· Introduction to the paper (highlight the law and the corporation you have chosen)

· Analysis:

Why did the law come about? (i.e., what did society find lacking that led to this    the creation of this law?)

How the law has impacted (or how will it impact) your corporation?

What are the benefits of the law? (i.e., who has the law helped and why?)

What pressures/costs has the law placed on the corporation? (i.e., is this law fair  toall  concerned?)

What might be likely to happen to amend the law or change it in some way?

· Summary & Recommendations

· Bibliography

Final Paper due 3/8

PAPER PRESENTATIONS:[1] You will present an oral synopsis of your term paper to the class. Paper presentations should be brief of 5 minutes each, and should consist of your basic issue, how you have analyzed it and your conclusions. Final Papers[2] are due on  3/8  but paper presentations begin on  2/22. Your paper may not be completed by the presentation time, but you should have a good conceptualization of your paper by then so you can present.


[1] Fulfills AACSB requirements for individual oral communication

[2] Fulfills AACSB requirements for written communication

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