Discussion Board Forums 2 Instructions


After you have successfully reserved the key term that interests you the most, research at least 5 recent scholarly articles that relate to the concept on which you wish to focus your research. Articles may be found in reputable professional and scholarly journals that deal with the content of our course. Popular general reading magazines and online sources such as Wikipedia are not permissible.

It is highly recommend that you use the Liberty University Library resources. The MBA Librarian is available to assist you in all matters pertaining to conducting your research, including what constitutes a scholarly article. For more details on what constitutes a scholarly journal (and what does not), please visit Liberty University Online Library’s “Scholarly Journals – What Are They?” page.

After reading the articles, select the 1 article that you wish to discuss.



After reading the textbook, specifically state why you are interested in conducting further research on this key term, i.e., academic curiosity, application to a current issue related to employment, or any other professional rationale. Please be sure to include a substantive reason, not simply a phrase.


This is a clear and concise overview of the essentials relevant to understanding this key concept.


Using your own words, provide a clear and concise summary of the article, including the major points and conclusions.

DISCUSSION (In your own words, discuss each of the following points)

  1. How the cited work relates to your above explanation AND how it relates specifically to the content of this module/week. This part of your DB provides evidence that you have extended your understanding of this key term beyond the textbook readings.
  2. How the cited work relates to the other 4 works you researched. This part of your Discussion Board thread provides evidence that you have refined your research key term to a coherent and specialized aspect of the key term, rather than a random selection of works on the key term. The idea here is to prove you have focused your research and that all works cited are related in some manner to each other—rather than simply a collection of the first 5 results from your Internet search.


A minimum of 5 scholarly business references (not textbooks, Wikipedia, or other popular reading magazines), in current APA format, and must contain persistent links so others may have instant access. In the event that formatting is lost or corrupted when posting the Discussion Board thread, be sure to attach the Word document to your posting, as evidence that your work was completed in the proper format. Please access the following Liberty University Library webpage URL for instructions on creating persistent links: How to Create a Persistent Link.

“Scholarly Journals – What Are They?”

Please note: All your 5 Recent  Articles must be scholarly, and must relate to each other.

Do not use the textbook and non-scholarly websites. Popular magazines that are not scholarly are not acceptable.

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