HOW DO COMPANY LEADERS SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENT A HOLACRACY ORGANIZATIONAL MODEL? By Name Name, DBA, Faculty Mentor and Chair Committee Name, DBA, Committee Member Name, DBA, Committee Member Name Surname, J. D., Interim Dean A Dissertation Presented in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Business Administration Month Year [of final school approval] i
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Abstract The purpose of the abstract is to provide a concise and accurate synopsis of key elements of your dissertation. The suggested length is 400 words or less. Format the abstract as one double- spaced paragraph without an indented first line and without a justified right margin. Do not include the headings shown below, and also do not use bullets or bold. Include the following information: Research topic summary (1-5 sentences). Provide a concise summary of your dissertation research topic. Explain the rationale for your study and the gap in the literature or field your dissertation addresses. Indicate your research questions, matching the wording used in your dissertation chapters. Research methodology (1-2 sentences). Summarize the research methodology used in the study. Population and sample (1-2 sentences). Describe the population and sample, including high-level demographic information regarding your participant pool. If secondary data was used, describe the data set. Data analysis (1-2 sentences). Provide a concise summary of your data analysis. Findings (1-3 sentences). Provide a concise summary of your research findings and conclusion(s). If relevant, you may also briefly note recommended future research associated with your own findings. Tips for developing a quality abstract 1. Keep in mind that the abstract is representative of your work. Researchers will review your abstract to determine whether your dissertation is worthy of reading and iii
relevant to their literature review. Employers may review your abstract to learn more about the nature and quality of your doctoral work. The abstract should therefore represent your most polished and well-written work. 2. Guidelines for development of an abstract are in section 2.04 of the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition. 3. References are generally not used in the abstract, as the focus is the study, the research, and the findings. ONCE YOU’VE WRITTEN THIS PAGE, DELETE ALL INSTRUCTIONS iv
Dedication This page is optional. The dedication is the writer’s personal acknowledgment indicating his or her appreciation and respect for significant individuals in the writer’s life. The dedication is personal; thus, any individuals named are frequently unrelated to the topic of the dissertation. Typically, the learner dedicates the work to the one or two individuals who instilled in the learner the value of education and the drive to succeed in educational pursuits. Learners often dedicate dissertations to relatives, immediate family, or significant individuals who have supported them or played a role in their lives .