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AIU BUSN310 unit 4 assignment




Question;Antitrust;laws were essentially created to stop businesses that got too large;from blocking competition and abusing their power. Mergers and;monopolies can limit the choices offered to consumers because;smaller businesses are not usually able to compete. Although free and;open competition ensures lower prices and new and better products;it has the potential to significantly limit market diversity.;Look at the 2 examples below of how mergers and acquisitions have affected the way in which companies do business.;Read each of the 2 examples below. Prepare a APA formatted research;paper that responds to the aligned questions. Specifically, your paper;must;Identify the two firms with similar problems from different countriesConduct a comparative analysis of the firmsAnalyze political, social, ethical and legal differences and their impact on management decision makingProvide substantive conclusion and recommendationsSubmitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following;TITLE PAGE. Remember the Running head: AND TITLE IN ALL CAPITALSABSTRACT. A summary of your paper?not an introduction. Begin writing in third person voice.BODY.;The body of your paper begins on the page following the title page and;abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or;quadruple-space between paragraphs). The type face should be 12-pt.;Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color;bold type, or italics except as required for APA level headings and;references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this;assignment is 4-5 pages. In-body academic citations to support your;decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is;encouraged.REFERENCE PAGE. References that;align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of;your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate;spacing, hang indention, italics, and upper and lower case usage as;appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference Page;is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body;citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a;corresponding in-body citation.Example 1;Federal antitrust enforcers are investigating whether a multinational;pharmaceutical company has attempted to minimize the impact of generic;competition to one of its most profitable prescription drugs. This;anti-depressant drug is the company's best seller, with sales last year;of $2.11 billion, representing a 22% increase from the year before.;The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is conducting an investigation;to determine whether the company has engaged in activities to prevent;generic alternatives to the prescription drug from entering the market.;Specifically, the FTC is challenging a practice among brand-name and;generic-drug manufacturers to agree to delay the introduction of the;lower priced generic drugs to the market.;Answer the following questions;Why would the drug maker want to stymie generic competition? Explain.What types of legal barriers to market entry exist?What are the possible ethical dilemmas present in this example? Example 2;The boards of 2 major telecommunications companies recently agreed;to a $16 billion-dollar merger that would create the world's largest;telecommunications company in the world. Although some agree that the;synergy between these companies could be dynamic, others feel consumers;could ultimately pay the price for the merger depending on which company;becomes dominant in the various service areas.;Answer the following questions;Why do you think consumer advocates have expressed concern over such merger possibilities?Other than pricing, what are some pitfalls that consumers might have to deal with when 2 major companies merge?What are the possible ethical dilemmas present in this example? This assignment will be assessed using additional criteria providedhere.


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