In the extract below notice that for the first quotation the student uses parentheses only for the year of publication and page number, because they are using the authors as the subject of their introductory sentence. For the second quotation, however, the student does not use the authors as part of their sentence and so puts both the names and year of publication in parentheses at the end. Shaw and Barry (2007) define business ethics as ‘the study of what constitutes right and wrong (or good and bad) human conduct in a business context’ (p.25). Another definition describes business ethics as the ‘principles and standards that guide behaviour in the world of business’
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