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Management 370/Wilkin: Overview and Assignment

Christa Wilkin

Overview and Assignment

This course guide will help you find peer-reviewed articles on your subject. If you have additional research questions, you can contact me at felicia.vertrees@csun.edu. You can also use "Ask a Librarian." The link for that is at the end of this page.

Assignment: Interview Assignment

Conduct a 30-minute structured interview with someone in a managerial position. Choose someone who is willing to spend some time talking to you. Do not be pushy when asking for an interview; there are many, many other people who can help you if the first (or second or third) person who you contact is reluctant or busy. It is important to be respectful of the interviewee’s time. Make sure that you are prepared for the interview in advance. Don’t plan on just “winging it” or making up questions as you go! Prepare a three page paper (double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman, 1 inch margins). For your paper, you will need to choose two topics that we discussed in class, and explain how they apply or do not apply to your interview subject. For example, how does he manage conflict? How does she manage stress?

The paper must integrate theory and concepts from the chapter and demonstrated clear understanding of theory and concepts. The paper must also go beyond the content in the textbook and include at least two relevant academic citations. See the list below for sample academic journals (hint: Wikipedia is not an academic source).

Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Sciences Quarterly, California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Human Resources Management Review, Human Resources Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Leadership & Organizational Development Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Personnel Review, Sloan Management Review.

References should be in the following style if you are paraphrasing (please note the punctuation):
An increasing number of students fail to read course outlines (Wilkin, 2010).

But use the following style if you are quoting directly (please note the punctuation):
As noted by Wilkin (2010, p. 4) “there has been a tremendous growth over the past ten years in the number of students failing to read course outlines.”

Bibliographies should be on a separate page, and include all relevant information. Make sure that you include a reference for every citation that you have included, but do not include works that you have read but not cited. Use the following format:

Jain, H.C., Horwitz, F.M., & Wilkin, C.L. (2012). Employment equity in Canada
and South Africa: A comparative review. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(1), 1-17.


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