I’m studying for my Business class and need an explanation.


In this assignment, you will take a position on an international business topic that interests you and is

included in one of the course’s learning units. The basis of your position papers will be an article from a

peer reviewed journal that is relevant to your topic.

Position papers should be from 4-6 pages in length with an 11-size font, 1.5-line spacing, and 1″ margins.

They should be prepared in the following format with the following subheadings.


Prepare a concise summary of the topic and recent reference articles, including a citation from an article from a peer reviewed journal. (Recent articles are no more than four years old). Briefly discuss why you selected this issue.

Position of the Author(s).

State the position of the author(s) of the article you selected that relate to your issue.

Analysis of the Issue.

Using critical thinking skills, analyze the articles, including a discussion of the areas in which you agree and disagree. Discuss what you agree AND disagree with keeping in mind that it should be applicable to international business. You may address specific issues or apply the principles involved in the issue.

Relation to Class Material.

Discuss the relation of the articles to applicable topics of interest from our textbook, including the text content and mini lectures located in Course Documents.

Key Contribution to International Business.

Identify and discuss the contribution this topic/issue and articles make to the field of international business. Implications for international managers and /or entrepreneurs should be thoroughly discussed.

NOTE: Professional writing skills are expected (check for proper spelling and grammar before submitting)

and will be factored in your grade. You must select an article from a peer review journal such as

Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal

of International Business Studies, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of World Business,

and Management International Review.

Magazines such as Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune are not peer reviewed and are not acceptable.

Grading explanation for position papers:

To receive an “A” on the position paper assignment (135-150 points)

You will use researched reference articles and a supplemental bibliography to support your claims, critique, or proposition. Your analysis will be focused, detailed, and well-grounded with specific examples or theories. Paper will demonstrate careful preparation and critical thinking about the issues you choose to address. Paper will be free of spelling and major grammar errors and will be well-written, adhering to APA guides.