Review the article, “Perceptions of Sacrifice, Workplace Friendship and Career Concerns as Explanatory Mechanisms of Employees’ Organizational Commitment,” linked in the Resources.
Compose a formal, APA-formatted paper of no more than 700 words (word count excluding title and reference
Assesses the article by providing justification for regarding it as peer reviewed.
Articulates the business problem identified by the article and argues why the study is an example of applied
business research by presenting the context and setting as described by the authors.
Constructs an understanding of the authors’ research purpose based on the stated business problem.
Include an APA-formatted figure, in addition to the written synthesis, to demonstrate fully your ability to
Incorporate the figure into the body of the composition, not presented as an attachment or appendix document.
Identifies the specific research method of the study and articulates the authors’ reasoning for this selection as
appropriate for the study’s purpose.
Critiques the authors’ rationale for the worth or value of researching the business problem.
Critiques the authors’ academic foundation for the study in that the research upon which the study seeks to build is appropriate for the business problem.
The unsuccessful merger with MCI left BT with a requirement for an overseas partner, this led to a relationship with AT&T. Unfortunately this partnership was also unsuccessful, although the deal was completed in full the partners were unable to work together and personal differences were cited when the merger broke up. The venture was dissolved and the assets were split between the two parties, BT secured $400million and a portion of the worldwide communications shares whilst AT&T retained the US markets. One could suggest BT success has been equally distributed between the growth in domestic technology and products to retain a level of market share whilst for the overall business key acquisitions and mergers have resulted in large levels of profits for BT to provide growth and investment. However in 2001 BT were identified as supporting large levels of debt which was attributed to the development and research of new technology for mobile phone telecoms. In an attempt to return to levels of positive cash flow BT began to sell or lease assets in order to generate cash flow. Challenges and outlook for British Telecom: BTs focus for the future remains fixed between the two functions of commercial and domestic markets, both local and international. Focus within domestic markets will require continued improvement to customer service levels coupled with acknowledgement of the economic strains within UK markets which will require specific consumer attention to ensure the right products are available at the right time to meet the expectations and demands of those in the market place. With increasing levels of domestic competition this field becomes a key driver to ensure s>GET ANSWER