Ernst & Young

My research topic is on( Ernst & Young )Prepare an 8-10 pages paper on the firm of your choice that is operating in the international business environment. The 8 –10 pages requirement does not include appendices, title page, table of contents, abstract, references, and bibliography. Theminimum is 8 full pages of written material. Any paper not at 8 full pages will earn a maximum percentage of 60%.This paper should be prepared consistent with the current APA Manual and will have a minimum of ten differentreferences (No Wiki’s or Pedia’s). Some of the bibliography and references will most likely come from the sourcedocuments, e.g., annual reports, and financial statements of the firm you have chosen. As such this reduces the need forpeer reviewed sources. However, peer reviewed sources are still important and should be listed in thebibliography/reference section(s) and cited in the paper as appropriate. The paper must be in Times New Roman 12ptfont. Graphs and charts that take up more than ¼ of a page should not be in the body of the paper and put as an appendixand referenced in the body of the paper. This paper is due the last day of Week 5.Required Sections of Research PaperSection I Introduction: This serves as an introduction to the Research Paper. Provide an overview of the research designof the paper. Introduce the various topics that will be addressed in the research paper. Identify the method(s) that will beused to collect the data for the topics and how that data will be evaluated.Section II The Firm: There will be a brief discussion of the firm to include its principle goods and services, market share,geographic locations where it operates, and major competitors.Section III Activity Based Costing: Evaluate and discuss whether the firm could benefit by using Activity Based Costing(ABC). The discussion should include what factor(s) influenced your decision, the ramifications of implementing ABC inthe international business environment, and how you would structure the distribution of costs using ABC for your firm.Section IV Standard Costs: Evaluate and discuss whether the firm could benefit by using standard costs. The discussionshould include what factor(s) influenced your decision, the ramifications of costs, quantity, and variances, and theramifications of using standard costs in the international business environment.Section V Future Plans: Evaluate and discuss how the firm could benefit by analyzing future projects in terms relevantcosts. This discussion should include the firm’s future plans, such as, expansion, consolidation, and downsizing and howrelevant costs could be used in the decision making.Section VI Summary and Conclusions: Summary and conclusion(s). The discussion should provide a brief summary ofthe previous sections, and the conclusions you have reached.