Outline No. 2 for StOC 2672

Outline No. 2 for StOC 2672 - connections 2 Are connected...

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Page 1 of 1 Outline No. 2 for StOC 2672: Global Orientation Monge (1995, 1998); Fulk; Stohl; Tung & Miller A. Three dynamic processes 1. Time-space compression. The process of time-space compression began in the 18th century, continued in the 19th century, accelerated in the 20th century. One reason, according to Fulk: “technological developments in communication and computing.” 2. Global consciousness. We are becoming increasingly conscious of our world as a single place. 3. Disembeddedness—freeing or lifting human interactions from local contexts and restructuring them across time and space. B. Three Characteristics of Global Network Organizations (GNOs) 1. Have flexible communication relationships that may be lateral, vertical, diagonal. Stohl : radical decentralization, intensified interdependence, high-density
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Unformatted text preview: connections. 2. Are connected to external linkages that are based on mutual respect and shared interests. 3. Require highly sophisticated information technology infrastructure. C. Challenges 1. Coordination 2. Asynchronicity 3. Diverse cultures D. Tung and Miller U.S. companies need to consider strategic linkages and to do so requires that they understand what globalization means by 1. assessing the extent of a company’s global activity 2. having a leadership that is responsible for implanting and nurturing the globalization process 3. institutionalizing human resource policies—including management succession planning, management training and promotion, executive development. How?...
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