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Fight or flight: the importance of team work, leadership and human governance


Tee, Keng Kok and Tiong, Hooi Gi and Chong, Chiao Wei and Ng, Siew Imm (2013) Fight or flight: the importance of team work, leadership and human governance. Asian Journal of Case Research, 6 (2). pp. 63-72. ISSN 1985-4579


This case discusses issues revolving around organization behavior within MAB & Co., a pharmaceutical company in Malaysia. The company experienced substantial staff turnover following the announcement of its acquisition by Marck. The issue was further aggravated with the resignation of the Senior Manager of the Research & Development (R&D) division, who had served the company for 10 years. The previous Manager of the Marketing division was then promoted to the vacancy. However, the new appointment was not well-received by the existing staff, and hence conflicts started to surface. This case highlights the potential organization structural change arising from the impending merger exercise, coupled with deteriorating employee morale as evidenced by increasing staff turnover, which could eventually lead to disorganization of the company.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Putra Business School
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Organizational behavior; Leadership; Team dynamics; Human governance; Pharmaceutical
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2015 02:42
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2016 05:01
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/28405
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