ASSIGNMENT A OF SCIENTIFIC WRITING
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 INTRODUCTION 1
2 BACKGROUND THEORY 1
3 QUESTIONS AND METHODS 2
4 CONTRIBUTIONS 2
4.1 ARTICLE A 2
4.1.1 What are the background theories on article A? 2
4.1.2 What are the research questions and methods on article A? 3 4.1.3 What is the contribution of article A? 3
4.1.4 What conclusions are made of article A? 3
4.2 ARTICLE B 4
4.2.1 What are the background theories on article B? 4
4.2.2 What are the research questions and methods on article B? 4 4.2.3 What is the contribution of article B? 4
4.2.4 What conclusions are made of article B? 5
5 CONCLUSIONS 5
This paper is an assignment A of Scientific Writing course which is part of MBA studies in CENTRIA University of Applied Sciences in Kokkola unit. I order to be able to pass the course a research report is required to be written.
Two articles were given to be studied and analyzed. The articles were analyzed by using a Text analysing method. The report needed to follow the guidelines and structure which were taught during the lessons.
The two given articles are both from scientifically highly appreciated magazines. The first article A is from the Administrative Science Quarterly; Sep 1990; 35, 3. The headline of the article is: 'Top-Management-Team Tenure and Organizational Outcomes: The Moderating Role of Managerial Discretion 'and the writers are Sydney Finkelstein from University of Southern California and Donald C. Hambrick from Columbia University. The second article B is from the Academy of Management Review; 1984, Vol 9, No 2, 193-206. The headline of this is: 'Upper Echelons: The Organization as a Reflection of Its Top Managers' and the writers are Donald C. Hambrick and Phyllis A. Mason...