Research Proposal Instructions You will produce an individual written ‘Research Proposal’ addressing

Research Proposal Instructions
You will produce an individual written ‘Research Proposal’ addressing a current or past business problem within a Fortune 500 company. You will use the company you have already selected and utilize the research that you have already written about in your ‘Mid-Point Proposal Worksheet’ (ie: copy and paste into the Research Proposal template in the appropriate sections).
Save your research proposal as: LastName__Research Proposal
ie: Smith_Research Proposal
This proposal must:
Address a ‘real’ business problem at a company of your choosing (a Fortune 500
Company)
Contain an introduction to the problem
Highlight the company’s history (3 full paragraphs)
Provide at least four alternatives (with support) that you believe could correct
the problem (2 must have citations)
Provide a cost-benefit analysis (if needed)
Explain your recommended alternative to correct the problem
Implement a schedule with a timeline. Use complete sentences.
Conclusion. Be specific and detailed!
Your research must include:
At least nine references which include a minimum of:
o One book
o Four scholarly journal articles from the Texas A&M – Central Texas library
database
o No more than 4 internet articles
All references and citations must conform to APA style guidelines (Times New Roman or Arial 12 point font, headers, 1 inch margins, double spaced). This should be written at a collegiate level with proper grammar and punctuation.
The final product should be a 9-11 page report consisting of:
1 – Cover Page
1 – Table of Contents
6 – 8 body Pages
1 – Reference Page
Appendices
Use the template provide in Canvas.
For “Skeleton Outline” guidelines/format, see below.
A. Informational guideline/format for “Individual Proposal [Written Paper]”:
Cover Sheet
Table of Contents
Introduction
Company History (3 Paragraphs minimum)
Problem Identification (2 paragraphs)
Four alternatives [REQUIRED] to solve the problem. (Alternative # 1. “DO NOTHING:” is required-along with an explanation of why this will not fix the problem). *Each paragraph 6-8 sentences each.
Cost/Benefit Analysis: A cost benefit analysis is required if any of your alternatives to the problem include a monetary amount to address the issue.
Selected alternative: Must reflect which alternative you would select, and explain why you believe this alternative will fix the problem. *You must only choose one! *6-8 sentence paragraph
Implementation and Timeline: Your plan for implementing your chosen alternative must be depicted as follows (See below): *Can edit months to weeks if necessary. *Write in complete sentences. Be specific and detailed!
Conclusion *1-2 paragraphs. Each paragraph 6-8 sentences.
Implementation and Timeline
Month #
ACTION TAKEN
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2
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3
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4
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6
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9
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12
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