Please critique the following article with a literature review, methodology and state key findings.
Dick, R., Ullrich, J., & Tissington, P. A. (2006). Working Under a Black Cloud: How to Sustain Organizational Identification after a Merger*. British Journal of management, 17(S1), S69-S79.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:31 am ad1c9bdddf
Working Under a Black Cloud: How to Sustain Organizational Identification after a Merger
Mergers and acquisitions are strategic tools used by organizations worldwide to enhance their profitability. This has become a necessity in fiercely competitive world to survive by most organizations. At the same time high failure rates send a wave of nervousness among merging companies for the outcome of the merger. The effect can be compared to that of black cloud in the sky. People take appropriate precautions to handle what might be coming up or sometimes make an exit. Likewise announcement of merger meets up apprehension among shareholders as they get concerned about value creation from the transaction and among employees who get concerned about job security. Merger creates an identity threat across the organization which affects employees the most. This is because mergers are associated with events such as destruction of shareholder value and lay-offs. There is past evidence which shows that employees' reaction to merger vary depending on how much the merger is perceived to corrupt the pre-merger organization identity.
The concept of social identity can be applied to organizations parties to merger. Apart from personal identities, employees like to maintain to social identity in which they see themselves as similar to other members. They have emotional attachment with ...
The solution discusses how to sustain organizational identification after a merger.
Why can't more companies achieve growth twice as high as the world GDP?
It is largely narrative with no adequate referencing identifying where the source material originated. You don't develop your arguments but simply state "facts" which are not support by either argument or literature. There is no discernable structure which leads the reader through a series of closely argued points. And therefore it is left out the reader to infer the arguments. At no time do you actually discuss the types of growth - revenue, profit or market share, nor do you appear to appreciate that growing fast in revenue can reduce profitability due to the cash required for growth. There is no identification of what sort of growth is actually achieved by leading global companies, nor an examination of how they achieved their levels of growth.
I would concentrate to start with on reading about two things. First, the different kinds of growth that the comments above refer to. When do companies grow sales (revenue), when market share, when profit? Look at the industry and product life cycles as one aspect of this. Secondly read about what the factors are that enable companies to achieve growth of any of these kinds
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