Prepare four (4) new entries for your annotated bibliography. Two entries should concern the key systems of your organization, two should provide information about the style of your organization. These sources will serve as the basis of your case analysis for this module.
In choosing key systems, determine which systems are most important and focus on them. At Trident, for example, technology and information services are clearly essential systems. At other organizations, the human resources or quality control system may be key.
Write up your bibliography as directed in Module 1 and turn in by the end of this module.
When your paper is done, proofread it (use both spell and grammar checks), and then upload it.
Use information from the modular background as well as any good-quality resource you can find. Cite all sources at the end of your paper.
The following will also be specifically assessed:
Your ability to clearly communicate your understanding of the concepts (i.e., clouding, etc.).
Your ability to link the concepts to the issues of privacy, transparency and reliability.
Length: 2–3 pages, double-spaced.
Weber, Y., Drori, I., (2011). Integrating organizational and human behavior perspectives on mergers and acquisitions. International Studies of Management & Organization. 41(3). 76-95.
For two case studies in which changes in accounting systems resulted in failure because of incompatibilities with the corporate culture, please read the article by Cristiano Busco, Angelo Riccaboni, and Robert Scapens entitled "Culture Vultures"
Busco, C., Riccaboni, A., & Scapens, R. (2001, March ). Culture vultures. Financial Management, pp. 30-32.
Now, look at the relationship between systems and strategy in this article written by Emmet Seaborn entitled "Strengthen links between benefits and strategy" from HR Focus magazine.
Seaborn, E. (1999). Strengthen links between benefits and strategy. HR Focus, 76(6), 11-13.
Finally, see how style, systems, and strategy work together in this research study by Radha Chianti, Ronald G Cook, and Wayne J Smeltz which was published in the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. You can skim through the details of the research design and data analysis, but pay attention to the first part of the article and the discussion section at the end.
Chaganti, R., Cook, R. G., & Smeltz, W. J. (2002). Effects of styles, strategies, and systems on the growth of small businesses. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 7(2), 175-192.