Journal for Global Business and Community



JGBC Submissions: Sample Outlines

You do not have to use these outlines; they are simply suggestions.

  1. OPINION PIECE
    1. State Issue
      i. Describe the basic points of the problem/issue
    2. State Your Position/Opinion
      i. Break down your view into separate parts
    3. State Opposing and/or Different Views
      1. Opposing view
        1. State opposing view
        2. Explain how it is different from your view
        3. Explain why you don't share this view
      2. Another view
        1. State opposing view
        2. Explain how it is different from your view
        3. Explain why you don't share this view
    4. Predict Future State of this Issue
    5. i. Regarding your view
      ii. Regarding opposing/different views
    6. Make a recommendation incorporating your view of problem/issue

  2. FIRM/INDUSTRY REPORT
    1. Present Topic
    2. i. Explain your report topic
      ii. Describe why topic is meaningful to discuss
    3. Discuss subtopics
    4. i. Subtopic #1
      ii. Subtopic #2
      iii.Subtopic #3
    5. Put your topic in global context:
    6. i. Of Global economy
      ii. Of global politics
      iii.Of global social/cultural issues
    7. Explain how the subtopics and context interconnect
    8. Predict future state of firm/industry
    9. Make recommendation regarding your firm/industry

  3. CURRENT EVENTS
    1. Describe Issue
    2. i. Present your topic
      ii. Explain why topic is meaningful to discuss (include how it relates to IB)
    3. Explain issue in more detail
    4. i.
      ii.
      iii.
    5. What is impact of issue on
    6. i. Related issues?
      ii. Other firms/industries?
      iii.Other economies?
      iv.Environment?
    7. Describe varying views of issue
    8. i.
      ii.
      iii.
    9. Discuss other firms, countries, economies which are impacted by this issue
    10. Connect the dots
    11. i. Bring all ideas together
      ii. Make prediction
      iii.Make recommendation