Annotated Bibliography


BUSI 511


Research Project Annotated Bibliography Template

Criterion prompts to consider for bibliography content:

· A brief statement regarding the author and his or her credentials as an authority.

· A concise statement regarding the relevance of the article for your topic.

· A salient or meaningful quote from the article that you would likely cite if you were to write an essay on this topic.

Do not include this first page of the instructions in your Annotated Bibliography—it is provided here only for instructional purposes. Your Annotated Bibliography will have the above title and start with the below section.

Annotated Bibliography


School of Business, Liberty University

Statement of Topic

Kiyonaga (2004) suggests “the aging of the largest generation the United States has ever known will affect every social institution from employment to health care. Precisely what the impact will be is, like all future events, still a matter of prediction. That there will be a major impact is not” (p. 357). This paper will seek to provide a perspective on the aging of the workforce with specific attention given to: the potential roles available for the aging worker, the training available and offered the aging worker, an exploration of implications for the organization, and finally the role the strategic HR function plays in propelling the organization forward in dealing with this issue.

Kondrasuk, J. N., Moore, H. L., & Wang, H. (2001). Negligent hiring: The emerging

contributor to workplace violence in the public sector. Public Personnel

Management, 30(2), 185. Retrieved from

This article contributes significant and relevant statistics which confirm the pervasiveness of violent incidents in general. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that 20 persons were murdered at work every week. Nationally, homicide is the second highest overall cause of workplace-related deaths; for female workers, homicide is the leading cause of workplace deaths. Workplace violence now accounts for 15 percent of the more than 6.5 million violent acts experienced by U. S. residents who are age 12 or older (para 7). Kondrasuk provides information also related to a suggested cause or contributor to the violence—negligent hiring practices. Numerous suggestions are given throughout the materials researched for the paper, giving additional thought to the causes of workplace violence. However, Kondrasuk gives weight to not only a passing platitude, but supports the concept of negligent hiring with law and concurrent tort law claims.

Smith, S. J. (2002). Workplace violence. Professional Safety, 47(11), 34. Retrieved from

Smith (2002) gives critical analysis to the topic of workplace violence and highlights how ill-prepared most U.S. companies are when faced with the reality of violence. In the research, she provides several real world examples of workplace violence, the behavioral backgrounds and pre-incident behaviors of the employees committing the violent acts. Smith (2002) further contends that “employers have both a legal duty and moral obligation to provide a safe workplace” (p. 39). In addition to this insight, the article contributes to the impact, causes, and prevention of workplace violence. The suggestions are pliable to almost any organization.

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