Chapter 6 - Environment - Organizational Environments 1...

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Organizational Environments 1 D fi i i i l i 1. Defining organizational environments 2. Organization – environment interaction
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1. Defining organizational environments ) G l i t a) General environment – Industry sector C lt l – Cultural – Legal & political Economic – Economic – Technology Labour market – Labour market – Physical resources – etc etc...
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b) T k i t ( ifi i t) b) Task environment (specific environment) Particular elements of the environment (e.g., sectors, players within sectors, etc.) that directly influence/interact with the organization “Organizational set” Set of other organizations in an organization’s task environment Organizations exist in complex networks of other organizations Cooperative & competitive interactions Symbolic & substantive interactions Examples Joint ventures alliances licensing arrangements Joint ventures, alliances, licensing arrangements Supply chain Japanese “keiretsu” (family of organizations)
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