Thesis formatThe initial section of the thesis should deal with the approach taken by the subjectcompany in terms of how it either deals with CSR or SSCM. That is, the Senior Thesis needs toaddress one but not both of these two dimensions of sustainability. Information regarding acompany’s CSR or SSCM can be found in the academic and popular press and can also likely befound in the company’s annual report or in other materials issued by the company. Informationon SSCM may also be found in industry publications dealing with the particular industries thatthe subject company competes in. There are also industry publications that deal with the generalsubject of supply chain management. The module articles and information presented by studentpairs should provide a good framework from which to consider one of these aspects of companysustainability. This section should be 3-5 pages in length, double-spaced.The second section of the project should deal with the approach taken by the company interms of how it deals with employee development. Information regarding employeedevelopment of a particular firm can be found in the same places as mentioned above. Articlesdiscussed in class and covered in the modules may be useful for this section. Internalinformation sources, such as from an employee at the subject company, can be pertinent in thissection and may be included. It may be possible to gain this information from sites This should not, however, be the sole source of information for this section ofthe project. This section should also be 3-5 pages in length.The final section, Sustainability, should be approached in the manner indicated in Figure1 on p 277 of the Figge et al. (2002) article. That is, you should first choose the strategic business unit of a company you wish to study, thenidentify the environmental and social aspects of concern and then determine the strategicrelevance of these environmental and social aspects. Identification of the environmental andsocial exposure of the business unit studied should be approached using the Environmental andSocial exposure frameworks found in Figures 2 and 3 in Figge et al. (2002). See Below As is described in Figge et al. (2002), students will prepare a Strategic Matrix presentedin Figure 4 that will include the four strategic perspectives of the Kaplan and Norton (1992)article for their subject company.A non-market perspective should be evaluated and its inclusion will depend on the itsrelevance to the company in question. That is if the student, once (s)he has completed theanalysis, believes that there is significant environmental or social exposure to the company thathas not yet been addressed by the four conventional perspectives, then this exposure should beincluded in the Matrix as a non-market perspective.Once the Strategic Matrix, has been completed, students should present the SBSC in theform of a strategy map, a sample of which is found in Figure 5, p 282 of Figge et al. (2002).Each strategic perspective will be described using qualitative and quantitative information foundduring the company analysis and will be arranged in the hierarchical method indicated in Figure5 (Below) This section should be 5-9 pages in length. Written Portion (75 points)1) The analysis clearly follows the form described in these instructions i.e. three distinct sectionscorresponding to the three dimensions of sustainability as presented in the course. Points will bededucted for a form not corresponding to the above.2) Examples of an actual company are used to address the strategic perspectives indicated in theFigge et al. (2002) article. The analysis should not make guesses about the way things are donein the subject company. If it is not possible to obtain information regarding certain aspects of thestrategic perspectives analysis found in Table 1 or Table 2 in Figge et al. (2002), then thoseaspects should not be included and only those points for which actual information or data areavailable should be included. Points will be deducted for excessive guesses or presumptions.3) There is sufficient and appropriate use and application of business theory as presented in thetext and the course. Points will be deducted for insufficient use of theory.4) There are correct and appropriate citations of business theory using APA citation style. Atleast 15 different references must be cited. Incorrect citations will result in a deduction.5) Writing issues such as spelling, grammar and punctuation are important and the paper shouldreflect care in terms of these issues. Persistent incidences of errors in these areas will result indeduction of points.

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