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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/11/09 Christopher A. Bartlett & Sumantra Ghoshal Reading 7.2 Amish Patel MGMT 6543 April 06, 2009 11/11/09 Article Overview Importance of Subsidiaries Role of Subsidiaries (For Organization) Attitude Towards Subsidiaries Classification, Managing & Controlling Subsidiaries (Enhancing the Organization) 11/11/09 United Nations Model and HQ Syndrome Uniform systems and procedures tend to paper over any differences in the informal treatment of subsidiaries. Have subsidiaries act as implementers and adapters of global strategy Country managers struggling to retain freedom/flexibility/ effectiveness HQ mangers tried to maintain their control and legitimacy as global strategy administrators Global strategy HQ managers tried to control global resources 11/11/09 Dispersed Responsibility Companies are experimenting with alternative ways of varying roles and responsibilities- limitations of symmetrical hierarchical mode of operations Modifying central administrative systems. Lead-country concept, key-market subsidiary, global market mandate, center for excellence are some key terms suggesting new model. Resolve imbalances between market demands and constraints / uneven subsidiary capabilities P&G European Operations - Pampers experiment an approach grounded firmly in classic UN & HQ assumptions.classic UN & HQ assumptions....
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