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Month: February 2018

A Carbonated Consolidation: What’s the Impact on North Texas?

A Carbonated Consolidation: What’s the Impact on North Texas?

Since its founding in 1885, Dr Pepper has long been an iconic Texas brand. Last month’s announcement that Keurig Green Mountain plans to acquire the state’s beloved soft drink came as a shock to North Texans. But many industry experts were not altogether surprised by the merger. Increased distribution channels and cost savings were cited as two major drivers behind the deal. Professor of Marketing at the University of Dallas, Scott Wysong, Ph.D, unpacks not only the financial benefits this…

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The 5 Types of Organizational Cultures

The 5 Types of Organizational Cultures

Organizational scholar Edgar Schein has argued that corporate cultures are created in the image of their leader. That is, the culture reflects the values, attitudes and behaviors of the leader. The culture then creates leaders in that image. The tone is set at the top and then the culture reinforces that tone. This creates a strong mutually reinforcing dynamic that is hard to break. When a culture needs to change, either the leader needs to change or the organization needs…

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