Several factors have been proposed as providing a rationale for mergers. Among the more prominent ones are (I) tax considerations, (2) diversification, (3) control, (4) purchase of assets below replacement cost, and (5) synergy. From the standpoint of society, which of these reasons are justifiable? Which are not? Why is such a question relevant to a company like ICI, which is considering a specific acquisition? Explain your answers.
An organization must identify its core competencies and strategically align those competencies with its business objectives to achieve success. In fact, C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel explained in the Harvard Business Review that the most powerful way for an organization to prevail is for it to “identify, cultivate, and exploit the core competencies that make growth possible” (2000). Lockheed Martin has thoroughly aligned its competencies, business objectives, and key performance indicators, which has undoubtedly contributed to the corporation’s effectiveness.
Changes in technology, the markets, societal values, workplace dynamics and the global economy have all contributed to creating an external environment that is constantly on the move, unpredictable and often devastating for companies that are unprepared or unable to respond accordingly. Many companies today are thus forced to either change or adapt their organisational culture to keep up. (Burnes, 2004) Furthermore, with global mergers and acquisitions at a seven-year high in 2014 (Roumeliotis, 2014) and set to increase further due to companies’ desire to outdo rivals and widespread investor support for such deals, knowing how to manage changes in organisational culture has become
When women were given opportunity to participate in the labour market they were still given low wages then man, feminism movement was associated with seeking equal human right and opportunities for women in economic activities. Organizations have now became flexibly people from different races are allowed to exercise their cultures in the work place for example Friday Muslims go to prayer at a certain time and organizations respect that,this is a reflection flexibility. Organizational culture plays a very important role in intergrating employees.the aim of strong cooperate culture is to form strong identification and loyalty within the man organizations objectives and values.the use of culture as management strategy . Corporate culture was put on agenda .according to Thompson & McHugh (2004) “This can be defined as a way in which management mobilize combinations of values, language, rituals and myths and is seen as the key factor in unlocking the commitment and enthusiasm of employees”. The process of globalization has a major effect in the changing world. Globalization have two main drivers which is economic institution and information technology. There is a rapid change in technology as well as knowledge therefore for organizations to be competitive in the global market they need to be familiar with new
On September 17, 1787, fifty-five delegates approved the Constitution. At that time all of them pass some provisions of slavery and no one against, some of them were the founding father of America. In my essay, I will exhibit the ways that the Constitution did and did not address slavery and why founding fathers did not against.
There are two parts of the credit agreement, the 8-year term loan and the penny warrants.
The current internalization pattern that Lenovo has been used is the foreign direct investment which take the form of merger and
The theory of finance states that maximization of shareholder wealth should be the goal of every business organization. It is not clear, however, whether maximization of shareholder wealth is the main motivation behind Mergers and acquisitions. This has generated a lot of research interest the area. Unfortunately decades of intensive research have not been able to conclusively establish the impact of Mergers and acquisitions on shareholder wealth.
Nike and Under Armour are two of the largest sportswear and athletic shoe companies in the world. Their histories and growth are similar but they use different corporate and business strategies. Their strategies reflect their corporate structure and the personalities of their leadership. This compare and contrast paper will explore the history and development of these two corporate giants; conduct a strategic and financial analysis of each company; and compare and contrast the executive leadership, corporate strategy, acquisitions and divestments of each. The future direction of the companies over the next three to five
Microsoft must have valued LinkedIn over $26 billion. This is more than 8 times the LinkedIn revenue of last 12 months ( $3.2 billion).The ratio is ~5 times Trailing twelve months for public companies on market places shows that price paid/valued by Microsoft is premium. However it is important to note that this is the best time for Microsoft to purchase LinkedIn (as the market cap is 60% of what it was compared to last year and it reached lowest in February 2016).There are half a billion users whose professional data and behavior is up for sale and Microsoft gets it in the right time.
Kitchen Best Appliance Company Ltd (Kitchen Best) recently faced with some management issues. As there was a lack of an enforceable and systematic management system, opportunities were discovered for bribery and nepotism. Moreover, quality control was found to be ineffective and losing the major customer became possible for the company. As these issues hindered the development of Kitchen Best, rectifications are needed. The following report will comprehensively investigate the major problems of Kitchen Best under the current management style and propose the recommendations to solve the problem which needs immediate attention and correction.
With the acquisition in 2005, Lenovo jumped long from being the world's ninth largest computer company to the third largest. together with that came the challenge of integrating two sizable supply chains, that had completely different target markets and were in operation on an individual basis. once Gerry Smith joined Lenovo in 2006 he pushed to own one consolidated supply chain. There was lots of confusion - from procurement to producing to logistics - as a result of they lacked a singular, common purpose. Operations required to be stabilized first, then the work began to bring the supply chains along, with efficiency and systematically.
International Business Management is all about thinking globally and acting locally. International business has encouraged the idea of bringing all the countries together. Though there are many challenges from language, culture, technical development and business attitude that are faced by the managers working globally. A company or an individual need to have proper strategy in their mind when managing people from cross cultural
It is interesting to have a better look in this agreement, by understanding the rationale behind it and by examining the financial aspects
Lazonick (1993) took up the challenge with porter regarding the issues of rivalry, issues regarding rivalry alone cannot pressure firm to produce more innovative products. When a firms faces too many issues from their competitors, they may rather choose to imitate their competitors’ products than innovate products at their own risk. When foreign competitors come up to take challenges with firms, firms would rather choose to be cooperative the business with their current competitors to prevent decline of products. Porter’s diamond framework concept most of the time focuses on the home based market due to competitiveness of a national business system is usually derive from their home based market (Porter, 1990). Single diamond framework