Using the cited research from the textbook
as a starting point, you are to find a current (as recent as possible) related
journal article, preferably on the same topic. You should then read the current
article and compare its’ results and findings to those summarized in the
text. After determining whether the results and findings are the same or
different from those cited in the textbook, you then need to explain what those
similarities or differences mean, in plain English.
All cited material must include both
internal citations and a complete reference list at the end of the paper. A
cover sheet should minimally indicate the name of the Research Report, and the date.
Chapter 25, Research Report 25.1 – The
realistic merger preview
The Schweiger and DeNisi (1991)
article is not that recent, so it should be possible to find something more
recent than this article. The point of the exercise is to find another article
dealing with communications or information and change.
To that end it may be helpful to:
1. Use the library databases
to search on “communication”, “change”, “merger”, or “change” as well as the
authors’ names to find related articles. The chapter may provide you with
useful search terms as well. Given the difficulty that you may have in
finding a direct match, if you find an article that deals with
similar issues, that will be sufficient for this exercise.
2. Use Research report 25.1
to generate search terms, as previously suggested. The narrative has useful
phrases that can be used for a literature search.
3. You do not want to merely
summarize the article. You want to indicate whether the article you found is
consistent or inconsistent with the Schweiger and DeNisi (1991)
findings. Then you want to discuss what these results, as a whole (both
articles together), mean to leaders and managers in terms of being able to
consider the effects of communication and information sharing on change efforts.