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A Helpful Hybrid in Search of Integrity
Pages 4 (1004 words)
The article, “Business Ethics: A Helpful Hybrid in Search of Integrity” written by Edmund F. Byrne (2002), is a scholarly source. This is so primarily because it has been published in a peer-reviewed journal, which is listed in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory (“Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals,” 2011).
Also, there is an abstract, a “descriptive summary,” at the beginning of this article that has an overall “sober look” – characteristics that define a scholarly work (ibid., 2011). There is proper in-text referencing and also a comprehensive bibliography at the end of this article, which again is an indication that this is a scholarly resource (ibid., 2011). In the first page itself, there is a description about “the affiliations” of the author, which suggests that this article is written by a scholar “who has done research in the field (ibid., 2011). The language of the article is also highly specific to the area of research, which demands certain level of background information from the reader so as to understand it properly. This is yet another indication of it being a scholarly resource. In the review of the previous literature section, this article has reported original past works in the field and has also carried out certain original analysis of the topic. The article published by The Economist (2011) and titled “Business: The View from the Top, And Bottom; Corporate Culture,” is not a scholarly resource and the source it was published in can be described only as a “substantive news and general interest” periodical as is classified by the Cornell University website (ibid., 2011). ...
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