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1. How is it that, even among the best performing industries, only some companies do well? How can some companies in poorly performing industries still do well?
2. Generally speaking, for companies in the same industry, what factors would explain differences in company performance over the long term?

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How is it that, even among the best performing industries, only some companies do well? How can some companies in poorly performing industries still do well?

Regardless of the industry in which one competes, a company must still operate efficiently. A company must have a strategic plan, and the resources, focus and leadership to follow through on the plan. The tech industry is seen as a growth industry, but the top companies tend to be led by visionary leaders, with a clear focus and the ability to persuade others to invest or buy into the idea. Consider MySpace and Facebook. Both are ...

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This solution discusses why only some companies do well in successful industries, and how it is possible to do well in underperforming industries. It also explains the factors that impact differences in company performance over the olong term.

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Organizational Behavior: Airline industry analysis

This report is related to the comparison and contrasting of organizational behavior function of Southwest Airline with Qantas and American Airlines. Firstly, the report explains about the companies Southwest Airline, Qantas Airline and American Airlines. After this, the report discusses about the comparison and contrasting of various functions of organizational behavior. These functions are Company leadership, Job Satisfaction, Employee Motivation and Negotiation between management and employees.

This paper discusses importance of these functions to improve the productivity and performance of the company in the highly unpredictable and changing environment. In order to become successful in the industry, and create competitive advantage over the competitors, it is necessary for the firm to develop a positive corporate culture and effective leadership process for the employees to influence their behavior towards job and company in a positive way.

This report also presents some tabular and graphical analysis to show the performance of the companies and impact of these OB concepts in the productivity and profitability.

Table of Contents
Executive Summary 4
Introduction 5
Companies Overview 5
Southwest Airline: 5
Qantas Airlines: 6
American Airlines: 7
Comparison and Contrasting of Different Functions of Organizational Behaviors of these Airlines 8
Company Leadership: 8
Leadership in Southwest Airline: 8
Leadership in Qantas Airline: 9
Leadership in American Airline: 10
Similarities: 10
Differences: 11
Job Satisfaction: 11
Job Satisfaction in Employee in Southwest Airlines: 11
Job Satisfaction in Qantas Airline: 12
Job Satisfaction in American Airline: 13
Similarities: 13
Differences: 13
Employee Motivation: 14
Employee Motivation in Southwest Airline: 14
Employee Motivation in Qantas Airline: 14
Employee Motivation in America Airline: 15
Similarities: 15
Differences: 16
Negotiation between Management and Employees: 16
Negotiation in Southwest Airline: 16
Negotiation in Qantas Airline: 16
Negotiation in American Airline: 17
Similarities: 17
Differences: 17
Conclusion 17
References 19
Appendix 22
Appendix 1: Key Financials of Southwest Airline: 22
Appendix 2: Key Financials of Qantas Airline: 22
Appendix 3: Key Financials of American Airline: 23
Performance Graphs 24
Graph 1: Revenues and Profitability of Southwest Airlines: 24
All data and information about Appendixes and Graphs has been taken from reports of Datamonitor. 24
Graph 2: Revenues and Profitability of Qantas: 25
Graph 3: Revenues and Profitability of American Airlines: 26

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