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Unformatted text preview: -1910s-1950s: -Source of Uncertainty: Can we make it efficiently?-Source of power with Production/Engineering because the firm was highly dependent on them because they absorbed the most uncertainty. -1960s-1970s-Can we sell it?-Power with Sales/Marketing -1980s-Can we finance expansion?-Power with Financial/Legal department-1990s-Can we innovate and change ourselves?-Power with R&D (Research and Development)/HRM (Human Resource Management)-Early 2000s-???-Hot areas for uncertainty absorption: maybe accounting, globalization/global uncertainty -Production/Engineering hated Sales/Marketing and they both hated the Financial/Legal wizards and so forth.-Firms pay people by the amount of uncertainty they absorb and the source of the uncertainty can shift....
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- Spring '08