The suggested outline for the assignment is as follows:
(1) An introduction covering the background information of the case (1-2 paragraphs).
(2) Key issues of the case (about two pages).
Discuss the following issues:
A) What is the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)? Discuss the main provisions of the Act that are relevant to this case study.
B) Do you believe that the President of the Company, Andrea Jung, was aware of the company activities in China? Support your opinion. How does her management style affect your opinion?
C) Was Ms. Jung responsible for the Company activities in China?
D) Did the Company Internal Audit Group act appropriately with respect to the China activities? Who did the group report to? Was this appropriate or should the Internal Audit Group have reported to a different person or group? If so, who should the Group have reported to?
Provide additional insights based on our class discussions and from other sources such as your textbook, professional auditing and ethical standards and court decisions.
(3) Conclusion (1-2 paragraphs)
Include a cover page with your name on it. The report should not exceed three pages (double- spaced with sufficient margins), excluding the cover page. It should be formatted using Times New Roman 12-point font. Your name should appear on the cover page only. Please do not write your name on any other page.
Submit both versions of the case study to the appropriate assignment in Canvas.
The assignment will be graded on three dimensions: (1) Content, (2) Structure, Organization and Development, and (3) Style.
CONTENT Addresses the topic; provides sufficient textual evidence to support the argument.
STRUCTURE Introduction is present in the paper; includes the summary; indicates how the paper is organized.
Each paragraph includes a topic sentence; develops one main idea; has a transition sentence, where necessary, linking it to the next paragraph.
The conclusion recaps the thesis statement and the essay’s main points; presents a closing statement of the writer’s position.
ORGANIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT The entire composition is logically organized; has a solid argument with supporting evidence.
Main points are relevant to the thesis statement; are discussed without too much repetition.
STYLE Is concise and precise; is free of misspellings; is free of grammatical mistakes; lacks incomplete sentences; uses correct punctuation; is free of jargon and clichés; cites references correctly.
1. All papers should be formatted using Times New Roman 12-point font. The text should be double-spaced, except for indented quotations.
2. Please limit the paper to a maximum of three (double-spaced) pages.
3. Margins should be at least one inch from top, bottom, and sides.
4. Your name should appear on a separate cover page.
5. References should be listed on a separate page (not included in the 3 page limit)
6. In nontechnical text use the word percent; in tables and figures, the symbol % is used.
7. Use a hyphen to join unit modifiers or to clarify usage. For example: a well-presented analysis; re-form. See Webster’s for correct usage.
8. Headings should be arranged so that major headings are centered, bold, and capitalized. Second-level headings should be flush left, bold, and both uppercase and lowercase. Third-level headings should be flush left, bold, italic, and both uppercase and lowercase. Fourth-level headings should be paragraph indent, bold, and lower case. Headings and subheadings should not be numbered. For example:
A CENTERED, BOLD, ALL CAPITALIZED, FIRST-LEVEL HEADING
A Flush Left, Bold, Uppercase and Lowercase, Second-Level Heading
A Flush Left, Bold, Italic, Uppercase and Lowercase, Third-Level Heading
A paragraph indent, bold, lowercase, fourth-level heading.
Tables and Figures
Please note the following general requirements:
1. Each table and figure (graphic) should appear on a separate page and should be placed at the end of the text. Each should bear an Arabic number and a complete title indicating the exact contents of the table or figure.
2. Tables or figures should be reasonably interpretable without reference to the text.
3. Notes should be included as necessary.
Work cited should use the “author-date system” keyed to a list of works in the reference list (see below). You should make an effort to include the relevant page numbers in the cited works.
1. In the text, works are cited as follows: author’s last name and date, without comma, in
parentheses: for example (Jones 1987); with two authors: (Jones and Freeman 1973); with more than two: (Jones et al. 1985); with more than one source cited together: (Jones 1987; Freeman 1986); with two or more works by one author: (Jones 1985, 1987).
2. Unless confusion would result, do not use “p.” or “pp.” before page numbers: for example: (Jones 1987, 115).
3. When the reference list contains more than one work of an author published in the same year, the suffix a, b, etc., follows the date in the text citation: Example: (Jones 1987a) or (Jones 1987a; Freeman 1985b).
4. If an author’s name is mentioned in the text, it need not be repeated in the citation, for example: “Jones (1987, 115) says …”
5. Citations to institutional works should use acronyms or short titles where practicable: for example, (AAA ASOBAT 1966); (AICPA Cohen Commission Report 1977). Where brief, the full title of an institutional work might be shown in a citation: for example, (ICAEW The Corporate Report 1975).
6. If your paper refers to statutes, legal treatises or court cases, citations acceptable in law reviews should be used.
You must include a list of references containing only those works cited. Each entry should contain all data necessary for unambiguous identification. With the author-date system, use the following format recommended by the Chicago Manual:
1. Arrange citations in alphabetical order according to surname of the first author or the name of the institution responsible for the citation.
2. Use authors’ initials instead of proper first names.
3. Dates of publication should be placed immediately after authors’ names.
4. Titles of journals should not be abbreviated.
5. Multiple works by the same author(s) should be listed in chronological order of publication. Two or more works by the same author (s) in the same year are distinguished by letters after the date.
Footnotes are not to be used for documentation. Textual footnotes should be used only for extensions and useful excursions of information that if included in the body of the text might disrupt its continuity. Footnotes should be consecutively numbered throughout the paper with superscript Arabic numerals. Use single space for footnotes.
All information (ideas, facts, interpretations etc.) obtained from all sources that you consult for your paper must be cited even if you made substantial changes in the author’s original wording or if you are quoting from professional standards, such as an SAS or PCAOB statement. If you have any doubts as to whether or not to cite a source, cite it. One of the most common causes of low grades on papers is inadequate (or non-existent) citations. In addition, failure to cite the work of others that you incorporate into your paper may be viewed as being plagiarism. By citing your sources you protect yourself and the journal that publishes your work (in most cases) under the doctrine of fair use in U.S. copyright law. (For more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use)
All direct quotes of three lines or less should be double spaced with quotation marks. Direct quotes of more than three lines should be single spaced and indented five spaces on either side.
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