(a)Explain the purpose of your paper and introduce the research issue/knowledge gap (or real life issue) to your intended area of study with support from relevant literature(Not the literature review which comes next)
(b)Clearly state your research problem (or problem statement)based on the issue/gap (real life issue) identified in background
(c)Question(s) asked to operationalise your research problem. What questions your study aimed to answer?
(d)The research objectives should follow the research problem and questions. It should clearly and succinctly state the focus and intentions of the management project.
(e) How your study contribute to the area of knowledge, profession, practice. The section should contain a description of the contributions that the study makes to the knowledge base and a narrative about the importance of the study to a specific area and/or population
5. Literature Review & Hypotheses should include:
(a)Provide literature review on the theory involved
(b) Provide literature review on constructs of all your variables, dependent and independent.
(c)Based on the literature review above, form your theoretical framework showing the relationships between all your variables (a diagram is of good help in demonstrating your framework )
(d)Hypotheses are hypothetical answers to your questions. Your study shall find evidence to confirm the answers. A good literature review usually provides you some hints.
(e)Model or equation which uses to demonstrates the relationship among your variables for testing. Define your variables.
(f)Not only on previous research but should include recent research in the literature review too.
6. Research Methodology should include:
(a)Describe the scope of your research and all of your research methods. Start by describing the process you went through in selecting particular methods of research.
(b)State the data to be collected, sources and collection methods
(c)Explain how you want to analyze your data, the statistical tests involved and how you want to test your hypotheses
7. Empirical Findings should include:
(a)Should have descriptive statistics
(b)Should include Pearson Correlation coefficient
8. Results should include:
(a)Analysis of variance
(b)The evolution of SMEs capital structure in East Asia & Pacific Region
(c)Factors affecting capital structure of SMEs in East Asia & Pacific Region