Select an organization, e.g., a corporation, company, firm or association (ideally, an organization which you have some interest in joining) for in-depth analysis of their customer services.

Research Term Paper
Students will individually select an organization, assess its customer service and professional selling effectiveness and make recommendations to improve its business results though improved customer relationships, professional selling and sales management approaches. They will deliver a presentation to the class and a written report to the instructor and organization.

This project will incorporate important concepts and frameworks introduced throughout the course and will demonstrate the students ability to understand and properly apply these concepts in real-life contexts.

Parameters and guidelines for the assessment are as follows:

The research report should be approximately 10-12 pages (double spaced) with well documented references.
This research should incorporate wide array of data sources to cover all different aspects of sales and customer service management in detail and suggests meaningful recommendation to the company.
Data sources may include: internet, newspapers, trade magazines, library sources, industry analysis, analyst reports, focus group discussions, customer interviews, employee interviews, executive interviews, mystery shopping, ghost shopping, customer surveys, social media analysis, online community analysis, etc.
Project should be well organized and encompass the above subject and content guidelines, and an electronic copy of the project should be submitted via safe assignment
The term paper report structure can be described as follows:
(This structure is only to help students to get started and think further in this direction. Students are free to adapt the structure of the research report as they desire.)

Discuss type of industry, products/services, existing channels, competition in the context of sales and customer service, and how organizational vision and strategies have influenced their sales and customer service management.