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.
However, competition can become so intense that it can be counterproductive and lead to alarming behavior.
While diagraming the structure of an organization is relatively easy, describing and influencing an organization’s culture is challenging.
The complexity of organizations has increased. SWOT provides a way to organize information into internal “Strengths & Weaknesses” and external “Opportunities & Threats.”
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.