The Term Paper Page
Examples of Term Papers and Term Paper proposals from 1997 Telecommunications Management Class
Examples of student
term papers from the 1996 Telecommunications Management
The term paper is an important component of the course and helps
students apply the knowledge gained in the course to the focussed
study of a particular topic. Information about preparing term paper
proposals and terms paper resources is available in this page. Term
paper proposals are due Feb 5.
All term papers are due on May 5 and will need to be marked up in
HTML. A brief 15 minute overview of the paper needs to be presented to
the class on May 5.
Videotapes of the project presentations by the students who took the
course in Spring 97 are available. I recommend that you view them
early on in the semester to get a sense for what is expected.
Forming a team
The term paper is a team project. The ideal team size is 4 students.
All team members will be assessed the same grade.
Preparing the term paper proposal
The objective is to get you started on thinking about the paper
and to provide me with enough information to help you produce a
quality product. The proposal should be two to three pages long and
should contain the following information. Refer to the Textbook and other resources page for project
- What is the focus of the paper? Suggestions in the course page
include the following:
- review of technology
a study of how telecommunications has been or can be applied to
improve organizational processes; lots of ideas in the OTA authored document on making government
work and in the National Performance Review Report Reengineering
through Information Technology. If strategic uses of this
technology are of interest, think about the framework discussed in
class on aligning technology and organizational strategy. Also revisit
the telecommunications business decision sequence in the book.
- Assessment of the economic impacts of the technology; e.g., of Electronic Data Interchange
- Social impacts of the technology; e.g., privacy, access issues in the NII
- How do you propose to research the paper? What are an initial
list of sources?
- Does the project involve working with an organization?
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