Articles by David R. King, PhD

David R. King, PhD, earned his degree in strategy and entrepreneurship from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, he joined academia and he is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Business at Iowa State University where he teaches undergraduate business strategy. Dave’s research focuses on complementary resources, merger and acquisition (M&A) integration and performance, technology innovation, and defense procurement. An award winning researcher, his research appears in leading management journals.

Managing the Dark Side of Competitive Rivalry

However, competition can become so intense that it can be counterproductive and lead to alarming behavior.

2014 Volume 17 Issue 2 - By

Organizational Jazz

While diagraming the structure of an organization is relatively easy, describing and influencing an organization’s culture is challenging.

2014 Volume 17 Issue 1 - By and

The Case of Microsoft’s Surface Tablet

The complexity of organizations has increased. SWOT provides a way to organize information into internal “Strengths & Weaknesses” and external “Opportunities & Threats.”

2013 Volume 16 Issue 2 - By and

Beyond the Numbers

An implicit challenge is to coordinate the efforts of groups with different interests to realize expected gains. This means that acquisitions quickly go from numbers to considering the impacts on people, as achieving synergy requires clear communication of the implications of an acquisition to those impacted.

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