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The paper "Analysis of Miller and Shamsie Article Concerning Big Film Studio in the US" is a good example of a business article.   This is an article that tries to operationally define and evaluate the views of the resource of a firm. The study is about a big film studio that is based in the United States of America between the period of 1936 and 1965 (Miller & Shamsie, 1996). The article shows how the financial performance of the firms depended on the contracts that were signed with American theaters and the superstars.

The stable financial performances led to a stable and predictable environment between 1936 and 1950 (Miller & Shamsie, 1996). This article also analyzes the difference that exists between property-based resources and knowledge-based resources. The further analysis states that the resources that are based on the property are believed to provide long-term stability to the environment, and the resources that are based knowledge can only be used in unpredicted situations or uncertain environment. Context The article tries to explain the best methods that can be used by readers to attain sustainability of business organizations.

The article explains different approaches that can be applied by the readers to research and analyze the views that are based on resources to help in the creation of a broader understanding of the concepts discussed. This is not the only article about the topic, but Danny Miller has written other related articles to help in widening the knowledge of the readers on such concepts discussed in this article (Miller & Shamsie, 1996). As a writer, it should be noted that there are also other citations of this article since many researchers have used this article in the course of their studies and researches. Process The study was conducted on major film studios in Hollywood that existed in that period.

The research was conducted on film studios like the MGM, Warner Brothers, and Columbia, Paramount plus the other major film companies in the United States of America. For a better result, the research was divided into two phases. The first was between 1936 and 1950 and the second phase took place between 1951 and 1965 (Miller & Shamsie, 1996). The researchers used financial reports from the companies plus the other related articles. David L Collinson Content This article tries to focus on the organizational importance of shop-floor humor specifically the relation towards the identity of gender and the working-class resistance.

It gives a shallow review of the literature on the organizational humor and then it elaborates a clear evaluation of the illuminating analysis done by Willis of school/shop-floor counter-culture (Collinson, 1988). Regardless of the author’ s efforts to provide a clear basis for the case study that has been presented, the articles still face a lot of criticism because of the tendency of trying to make the working-class culture, humor, and the informal opposition more romantic.

The empirical analysis of the joking forms in the division of factory producing lorry, the paper tries to explain the collective elements, internal divisions and the contradictions that define shop-floor relations even though this is in contrast (Romero, et al, 2016). Through critical questioning of the workers manifest search to obtain identity with the masculine, this article can identify and elaborate on the darker side of the shop-floor culture where men work alone without the opposite sex.

The shop-floor culture according to the article underpins and in most occasions weakens the creative humor and collectively found in the factory (Romero, et al, 2016).


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