While it is a good idea to ask your professor which style they prefer, in Management, the most commonly used citation style is APA (American Psychological Association) 6th ed. The APA style uses the author-date system.
All of the sources you cite must be compiled into an alphabetical list of references and placed at the end of your paper. Below is a quick reference guide for some of the most commonly cited source types.
There are some general guidelines to follow when compiling your reference list in APA style.
- The reference list starts on a new page at the end of your work
- The word "References" appears centered at the top of the page
- Entries are arranged in alphabetical order by the author's last name
- Entries are double spaced
- The first line of each entry is flush with the margin, subsequent lines are indented as a group (hanging indent)
The APA manual also provides guidelines to follow for the presentation of your paper.
You can consult the APA manual (pages 41-59) for examples or check out this sample paper below.