1. Full citation (Harvard or APA style preferred, but not obligatory) at the top of the page.
2. Introduction, including a brief summary that highlights the key point(s) made by the author(s), including the wider problem/issue being addressed (for which you may need to read a bit more widely to get a sense of where this particular article ‘fits’).
3. An assessment of the the methods used. You will need to assess whether the article is (1) a ‘review’ article that attempts to situate the wider literature (in which case you will need to assess whether they do this adequately), (2) a theoretical paper (in which case you will need to assess the adequacy of the theory and what data would be needed to test it), or (3) an empirical paper (in which case you will need to assess the adequacy of the methods employed and the rigour and validity of the analytical methods used).
4. Opportunities for further research (from both the author’s perspective and, of course, yours: this is where the critical reasoning and analytics comes in).
5. Strengths and deficiencies (in your opinion) with the methods, interpretation, argumentation, and conclusions: this is where you will think carefully about how what you’ve read aligns (or not) with what you know about business generally and international business. Be sure to address the criteria above in a detailed and critical manner (a good way is to bring in an additional source to achieve this, and draw specific parallels to the study of international business
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