Southwest Airlines and AirTrans Airlines

Southwest Airlines and AirTrans Airlines.

1. Examine the circumstances that resulted in the merger or acquisition of Southwest Airlines and AirTrans Airlines. Speculate on two (2) reasons why the resulting decision to merge or to acquire / be acquired was made. 2. Assess the significant positive (or negative) effects of the merger or acquisition. Provide at least two (2) examples of those effects now that the merger or acquisition has been completed. 3. Examine the organizational structure that has resulted from the merger or acquisition. Analyze the major differences between the resulting company and the original two (2) organizations. 4. Determine whether or not the human resources management practices of the company were modified to reflect the outcome of the merger or acquisition. If no changes were necessary, speculate on the reasons why they were not. Provide a rationale for your response. Use at least four (4) academic quality resources in this assignment. Please make sure to repeat each question above prior to each response. Whenever possible, please include the page number of references.

Southwest Airlines and AirTrans Airlines

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