TOPIC: Accounts receivable/billing/accounts receivable aging

• Part 1: Introduction
o Background information about your research project
o Describe the management dilemma
o Ethical Concerns
o Develop and explain your hypothesis

• Part 2: Literature review
o Background research on at least three scholarly sources

• Part 3: Data
o Secondary data
o Measurement benchmark and scales
o Plans for using observations, focus groups, interviews, or surveys
o Plans for analyzing data
o Plans for how to analyze results

• Part 4: Results
o Summarize and display the results of your research. Provide charts, graphs, tables, and so forth, as they might apply to your research.
o State whether you reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis based on your study; explain.

• Part 5: Conclusion
o Summarize the entire study and reflect on it
§ Consider the “take-home” message that management and other decision makers can use from this research to make informed business decisions.
§ Include the strengths and weaknesses of the study and suggestions for future research.

• Part 6: References
o Include a separate references page and cite all references within the text of the paper.

• Part 7: Appendix
o If applicable

Must include a separate title page with the following:
o Title of paper
o Student’s name
o Course name and number
o Instructor’s name
o Date submitted

Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.

Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.

Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.

Must include a separate reference page

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