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RUNNING HEAD: MICROSOFT CORPORATION Microsoft Corporation Helen Adams Rasmussen College Operations Management – MAN3504 Joe Caberto January 16, 2011 Microsoft Corporation The organization that is of particular interest to me is the Microsoft Company. The company built its market share on the strength of its operating system (the software which provides the interface between the user and the computer), but has since entered the application market (spreadsheets and word processing programs, for example) and is considering entry into the multimedia market. The organizational structure of the Microsoft Corporation is that of a C-Corp. This means that Microsoft is a separate legal entity that is taxed as a corporation. This also means that they
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get taxed on all those billions of dollars it makes year after year. Then, when the shareholders receive dividends on the stock, they are also taxed on that income. Microsoft has a fascinating competitive advantage: with their desktop apps and their
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