Choose a Topic for Term Paper B.
The speaker presentation that for you choose for Part B must be is different from the one you selected for Term Paper A.
Term Paper B
Write Term Paper B using the guide lines that were given for writing Term Paper A. First create a structured outline for Term Paper B. (Please remember to submit your outline with your paper.) Then expand this outline into a short 1500 word paper (approximately 6 double-spaced pages) term paper clearly structured into sections (and subsections if appropriate) with appropriate headings for each section.
After completing Term Paper B, add a short creative 300-word section showing possible links (connections) between Term Paper A and Term Paper B, within the
context of the development, management, and commercialization of technology. Call this section “Integration.”
Attach all outlines at the end. It is also recommended that you have a table of contents.
using the process and structure described below:
Outline: Before writing the paper create an outline for the paper based on the structure for the term-paper described in the next four bullets. You must attach your outline at the end of your paper. Carefully read the next four bullets before creating your outline.
your paper into sections and subsections, each with an appropriate heading. Each paragraph should only contain one idea, which is clearly stated at the beginning of the paragraph, and then developed in the paragraph. The next three bullets describe how the sections are organized.
Set-up of a theme for your paper (1-2 paragraphs): Develop a creative, thought-provoking theme or hypothesis for your paper. This theme should be within the context of the(clearly stated) key product/technology, and/or business/management, and/or commercialization issues addressed
in the speaker’s presentation.
Develop the theme (8-10 paragraphs).
Develop your theme or hypothesis with suitable arguments, supported by evidence and examples. Be sure that the technology issues (e.g., a company’s technology and product line) and business issues (e.g., marketing and sales strategy) that you discuss are clearly related to the specific context of the speaker’s presentation (e.g., how distribution channels are used to market products, etc.). Provide several concrete examples (e.g., examples of
successful research projects at Microsoft, Seagate’s markets and products, etc.).
End the theme (1-2 paragraphs): Re-examine your theme or hypothesis. Does it still stand; does it need to be refined, or changed? What conclusions can you draw from this seminar presentation relative to the development, management, and commercialization of technologies and products? What are the technology, business, and management challenges and opportunities going
Use the speaker presentations in writing your term paper