For your paper, select a specific industry to research (i.e., restaurants, automotive, retail, education). After selecting an industry, conduct research on the current trends and challenges within that industry related to the four functions of management. Be sure to address the entire industry as opposed to one individual business. Your paper must discuss at least 4 current trends/challenges within the industry.
Below are some additional criteria for the paper:
The paper must be at least 6 full pages, but no more than 8 pages
You must include a cover page and reference list (these pages do not count towards your page total)
You must use APA formatting for your paper (if you are not familiar with APA formatting, the Purdue OWL website (Links to an external site.) is an excellent resource)
You must conduct research to support your work
You must include at least 8 different resources
Since your paper is about CURRENT trends/challenges, your sources cannot be more than 2 years old
Any source more than 2 years old will not count towards your required source count
Don't forget to include in-text citations for your sources
Your research must include at least 4 scholarly journals
Examples of some scholarly journals include, but are not limited to: Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Management Science.