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NWA and Delta carrier unlikely to lead to more profits

February 20, 2008

With a merger between Minnesota-based Northwest Airlines and Delta appearing imminent, discussion will soon turn towards the viability of the proposed new carrier. A University of Minnesota expert who can discuss this issue is: 
 
J. Myles Shaver, professor and department chair of Strategic Management and Organization at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota 

Shavers research interests include corporate expansion through diversification and mergers and acquisitions. Shaver feels a new Delta-NWA carrier will struggle to be profitable because, "it's unlikely to solve the root cause of the problems that are hurting the profitability of airlines, most notably high oil prices and competition from existing carriers."  

To interview this expert, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.

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