Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior - Name Case Texana Case Problem...

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Name Case Texana Case Problem Analysis Grading Scale:: (Max. points)/Target points Total Score = ~ {) Relevant Facts, Background Do More Ok/Good Job Excellent (10)/6 ;g Case Specific: CW~'f\o Centrality of Polymer/Plastics Bonus Structure Desire to improve coordination Problem Definition/Issues Do More Ok/Good Job E\!)ent (15)/9 Case Specific: ~\o\ Prentice must find a way to resolve conflictual situation ~ that exists between divisions. General Criteria: Should be in terms of Focus Theorv(ies). Relevant Theories Models Do More Ok/Good Job Excellent (25)/20 ~O Case Specific: Strategic Contingency of Power Stt ~rv\~~ Sequential Interdepence. Personality -- Hi Need for Achiev. Conflict Process Model Conflict Management Strategies. General Criteria: Theories must be relevant as well as incorporated/analyzed using case facts. Alternatives Do More Ok/Good Job Excellent (25)/20 (J;) Criteria: # of Alternatives ~Jfb Based on theory/viability Pros Analyzed Cons Analyzed Solution/Plan of Action Do More Ok/Good Job Excellent (25)/20 a-:s Criteria: Justified by Theory ~ dR1J mhOv1 1 Pros Analyzed Cons Analyzed texana
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Background and Relevant Facts The Texana Petroleum Corporation has existed for decades. For most of its early years, it thrived by processing and refining crude oil, producing petroleum products, and selling such products to the southwestern United States, Central America, and South America via its retail service station outlets. The rise of competition from larger companies began to erode Texana's profits considerably starting in 1990. To meet this new challenge, Texana's leadership opted to divest the company of its retail outlets and to focus instead on the chemical and plastic products market. It had already laid the groundwork for this change in 1989 with the creation of its first chemical processing plant. As Texana pressed forward through the 1990s, its leaders continued to reshape it into its new projected image as a producer of chemical and plastic products. Through both internal development and external acquisitions, the company grew by 2000 to five profit generating divisions: 1) the Petroleum Products Division; 2) the Polymer and Chemicals Division; 3) the Molded Products Division; 4) the Packaging Products Division; and 5) the Building Product Division. To accelerate
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