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Unformatted text preview: kers own will not be applicable to the Beta company. 1. 2. 3. 4. A p K= “ H “ ·ª V A A R� ï 8= “ ’E U 8= “ ` Ð4 ´ ªV È (g à 8=“ 6= “ w þJ · ª V cost — 8=“ w þJ · ªV w þ J· ª V U A� pè ° ’ E 5 = w þJ· ª V W Ì € wª ’ E y I B— = “ q è °’ E A director of Beta Company suggests that Beta can improve its competitive position by hiring a significant number of former Alpha Company employees who have recently retired or been laid off. The director’s reasoning is that because Alpha manufactures some products similar to Beta’s, former Alpha employees would be experienced and need little training, could provide valuable information about Alpha’s successful methods, and would be particularly motivated to compete against Alpha. The director’s argument is problematic in several respects. First of all, the argument presupposes that Alpha’s methods are successful. This is not necessarily the case. To the contrary, the fact that Alpha has laid off 15 percent of its employees in every division and at every level suggests that Alpha’s methods may have been unsuccessful and that...
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2009 for the course ECAS asdfasdf taught by Professor Asdfaf during the Spring '09 term at Academy of Art University.
- Spring '09