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A Study of Shell Oil and its Stakeholders in Nigeria
Part 2 (Week Nine)
A review of basic issues regarding the Background and Interests of Stakeholders of Shell Oil Company in Nigeria
John K. Student
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You may add sub-titles (usually on the left margin) to address each of these three categories as you prefer. There is no rule about boldfacing your headings, but a lot of students find it easier to boldface their headings to make the paper more readable. Use your own discretion on this. There is also no rule about how many headings you should use. Headings are like roadmaps for your reader—use them as often as you wish to signal a change of direction or topic to your reader. Too many headings is better than not enough headings.
At the very least, this chapter should include a discussion of the scope of your module project and you need to define both the aims of your research and what you hope to accomplish (your objectives) in this chapter.
Things to Remember
Remember, chapters always start on a new page with a proper heading (we have given those to you in this paper already. You cannot go wrong if you stick with this template. Also remember that standard grammar rules require at least two sentences in any paragraph.
All your writing should be in 12 font size using one of the standard fonts such as Times New Roman or Arial. Avoid using off-sized fonts, and under no circumstances can you used colored fonts in Harvard style. Headings, cover page writing, and all fonts in the document (including the references) are the same size. Use this paper as a sample Harvard. One final reminder—do not insert graphics for decorative purposes. Harvard
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style does not allow that. You may use charts and graphs in chapter four if you wish, but they are not required unless they will add to the clarity of your presentation. Notice that the paragraphs are not indented in Harvard style, and also notice that your right margin remains “ragged”—meaning you cannot right-justify a Harvard style paper. You should also never add extra lines between your paragraphs—or between paragraphs and headings.
Notice also that there is a small added space (usually about 10 points) after each paragraph. Since you do not indent in Harvard style papers, this allows your reader to see where the next paragraph begins.
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Introduction and Discussion of Theories and Models from the Literature This section basically demonstrates that you know the various theories related to the case, and that you can show an understanding of those models in your analysis of the three stakeholders. You must also answer the question of response to articulation of the problem and how that articulation varies for each of your three stakeholders. Things to Remember in This Chapter
Your sources should be from academically sound publications, they should be varied in type and sources, and you should avoid making too many of your literature sources from textbooks. Textbooks are “already digested” information—we are looking to see that you have done some “digesting” yourself. Sources such as Wikipedia are inappropriate for a graduate-level paper and should be avoided all together in this project.
The best way to present the theories is to begin with an introductory paragraph that explains what you are going to lay out in the chapter. Then move logically through your chosen theories, explain them, and relate them to this case and its organization and stakeholders. Create a separate heading in which you discuss ethics, and yet another heading under which you discuss Shell’s corporate social responsibility.
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