1. To avoid plagiarim.
2. To add credibility to your work by demonstrating that you have done proper research and consulted other sources before you write on a topic.
3. To help the readers, including your professors, to track down the sources you have used.
4. It is a standard practice for scholars and students engaged in research and writing. It is the ethical thing to do. You are being a responsible scholar when you cite sources and acknolwdge other scholars for their ideas.
In Text Citations
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World Bank (2013) thinks that doing business in China ... (p.3).
Doing business in China ... (World Bank, 2013, p. 3)
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The PRS Group. (2013, December 1). Country analysis: China. International Country Risk Guide. Retrieved from LexisNexis Academic database.
Morrison, T., & Conaway, W. A. (2006). Kiss, bow, or shake hands :The bestselling guide to doing business in more than 60 countries (2nd ed.). Avon, Mass.: Adams Media.
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