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Topic: Academic Reading and Writing


Please find the task description attached. You can choose any of the three topics of your preference. You can NOT choose the topic of fair trade!! For each topic, two academic sources are provided, and two additional academic articles have to be retrieved from online journals (preferably from Google Scholar).
Please follow the guidelines carefully.
Task Description Final Paper (Assessed)
1. Each student will write an academic essay on one of the following topics:
(i) Emotions in negotiation
(ii) Fair Trade
(iii) Meaningful work
(iv) Entrepreneurship and well-being
Two articles will be provided for each of these topics. Students must find two additional academic articles
from online journals and use all four articles to write their essay. The essay must be written and referenced in
APA style (please visit http://www.apastyle.org). Students must also consult www.apastyle.org for the
References section (see http://flash1r.apa.org/apastyle/basics/references-sample.pdf)
2. Each student must give their essay a title and include a title page. For sample essays in APA-style,
please visit http://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/view-sample-papers.aspx. Students must check the
rules for the position of the running head, page number, title, author’s name, and name of the
institution. An example of an essay in APA-style can also be accessed at the Purdue University
Online Writing Lab at
3. An academic essay normally contains an abstract. However, for this assignment no abstract is
necessary owing to the length of the paper.
4. The essay must consist of an introduction with an academically sound thesis statement/research
question, a synthesis comprising at least three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. A diagram of the
structure is presented on page 3. Details of all of these aspects can be found in the ARW reader.
Excluding the title page and reference list, the essay must be approximately two and a half to three
sides of A4 in length and typed with a Garamond font or a Times New Roman font, font size 11,
double spacing. Students may not quote their sources directly. Instead students must use
paraphrasing (in-text citations) when referring to authors’ work (see Part B, Chapter 7 of the ARW
reader). The APA referencing style must be used throughout the paper for the title page, in-text
citations and the reference list.
For details on how to write an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement/research question, body
paragraphs and a concluding paragraph, please consult the ARW reader. For details on APA style, please visit
www.apastyle.org, which provides tutorials on how to reference a paper or thesis using APA style.
Alternatively, students may consult the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) at
https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html (APA formatting
and style guide). For details on how to write a synthesis, please see Part B, Chapter 4 of the ARW reader.
Articles per topic:
Topic (i): Emotions in negotiation.
a. Sinaceur, M., Adam, H., Van Kleef, G. A., & Galinsky, A. D. (2013). The advantages of being unpredictable:
How emotional inconsistency extracts concessions in negotiation. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 49,
498-508. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2013.01.007
b. Rothman, N. B., & Northcraft, G. B. (2015). Unlocking integrative potential: Expressed emotional ambivalence
and negotiation outcomes. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 126, 65-76.
doi: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2014.10.005
Topic (ii): Fair Trade
c. Yamoah, F. A., Duffy, R., Petrovici, D., & Fearne, A. (2016). Towards a framework for understanding fair-trade
purchase intention in the mainstream environment of supermarkets. Journal of Business Ethics, 136, 181-197.
doi: 10.1017/s10551-014-2509-9.
d. Ladhari, R., & Tchetga, N. M. (2017). Values, socially conscious behavior and consumption emotions as
predictors of Canadians’ intent to buy fair trade products. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 41, 696-705.
doi: 10.1111/ijcs.12382
Topic (iii): Meaningful work
e. Rosso, B. D., Dekas, K. H., & Wrzesniewski, A. (2010). On the meaning of work: A theoretical integration and
review. Research in Organizational Behavior, 30, 91-127. doi: 10.1016/j.riob.2010.09.001
f. Martela, F., & Rikki, T. J. J. (2018). Autonomy, competence, relatedness, and beneficence: A comparison of the
four pathways to meaningful work. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1-14. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01157

Topic (iv): Entrepreneurship and well-being
g. Carree, M. A., & Verheul, I. (2012). What makes entrepreneurs happy? Determinants of satisfaction among
founders. Journal of Happiness Studies, 13, 371-387. doi: 10.1007/s10902-011-9269-3
h. Stephan, U. (2018). Entrepreneurs’ mental health and well-being: A review and research agenda. Academy of
Management Perspectives, 32(3), 290-322. doi:10.5465/amp.2017.0001


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