Your research will be guided by the following three Research Questions:
1.How do individual and group decision processes aid or impede business decision making?
2.What are the newest directions and developments in the process of strategy development and execution?
3.How can my academic discipline (DBA Program Cognate), as a function within the organization, impact the
process of business strategy development and execution? The first two questions are explored from a broad
business perspective, while the third question gives you the opportunity to change your frame of reference to
your specific cognate in the DBA Program. The purpose of this research project is for you to create a scholarly
piece of doctoral level research and writing which conforms to current APA format.
What are we looking for in this literature review? A literature review discusses published information in a
particular subject area and sometimes information in a particular subject area within a certain time period. This
literature review will be more than just a simple summary of information from various sources as it will include
an organizational pattern that combines both a summary and synthesis of information. Please keep in mind that
a summary is a re‐encapsulation of the important information found in the source, while a synthesis is a re‐
organization and combining of that information to present a more complete picture. Finally, the literature review
will evaluate the sources and advise the reader of the most pertinent or relevant points .Are there differences
between plagiarism, paraphrasing, and quoting? Paraphrasing is when you take a source or someone else’s
idea and say it in your own words or even combine the ideas of several authors as well as your own. When you
paraphrase, you will still give the author credit through the use of an in‐text citation connected to the idea as
well as a reference at the end of the paper. On the other hand, a direct quote from a source has quotation
marks around the quote or if 40 words or more, it must be set in block quotation format.
Minimum of 18 sources not including course textsNo less than 6 sources for each research question.