Definition, case study (AT&T), causes & effects, role of management, pros & cons, sociotechnical systems analysis.
AT&T WIRELESS-TELECORP PCS MERGER.
Examines the acquisition of TeleCorp by AT&T. Defines acquisitions and mergers. Motives involved including reduction of tax liability, net worth increase, meshing of distribution systems, complementing customer bases. Firms' expectations of greater value and competitive power. Approval of acquisitions by antitrust regulators. Issue of goodwill and intangible assets.
Ethical Challenges and Equal Opportunity
Discusses and examines affirmative action at AT&T and Pasadena (California) City Council. The ethical challeges both organizations face with regard to their affirmative action practices. Hiring and promotion issues. Compliance, or lack of compliance, with federal law.
An account of how 1937 predictions about television turned out. Uses a 1937 business article to examine its predictions. Brief history of telecommunications technology. The AT&T and inventorPhilo Farnsworth legal case regarding patents.
Innovations in organization (regional holding companies, independents), digital systems, economic trends (debt, interest rates, yields).
The Dallas Works
This paper is a case study of the Dallas works - a facility owned by AT&T. It desribes the efforts made to change the facility from a marginal facility to a world class operation.