Business & finance individual: authoritative sources & links


3.1 Each student shall find, read and review two (2) “External Authoritative Sources” (defined below), discussing  the changed environment between pharmaceutical companies and medical providers concerning gifts. 

     3.2 Provide a separate paragraph narrative for each of the two (2) required  “External Authoritative Sources”

       3.2.1 Each source shall be substantively cited in a narrative paragraph using proper APA style

       3.2.2 Following each narrative paragraph full and complete reference for the source is required 

       3.2.3 A link to the full article for each of the two(2) required external authoritative sources is required immediately following each reference

     3.3 Points will be lost if the reference(s) for the first source does not follow the brief paragraph narrative substantively citing the first source along with the link. Then the second source narrative shall be presented also with proper citation(s), reference and link.

4. Each assignment shall be submitted by each student on or before the designated due date shown on the course schedule and Canvas.

5. “External Authoritative Sources” for purposes of this course shall mean: articles from published books, peer reviewed journal articles, education and government sites as well as non-partisan national or international organizations (such as WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS etc.,) provided, however the article selected must have:

     5.1 Authors; and

     5.2 In text citations and references to support statements made therein.

     5.3 Under no circumstances are newspapers (e.g., the Wall Street Journal), blogs (regardless of source), editorials, panel discussions, definition of terms, the assigned case study, “dot com” sites, and text books from the course or other courses to be used. The foregoing are not considered authoritative for this course.


Approximately 250 words