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The Dow Chemical Company Case Study
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Case Study: The Dow Chemical Company
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Corporate Profile Chemical Products: Agriculture and Food Healthcare and Medical Building and Construction Industrial Utilities Water and Process Solutions Oil and Gas
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Corporate Profile Foundation – 1897 Revenue – 46 billions USD (2009) Employees – 50,000 Global Presence – 170 countries Industrial Plants – 34 countries
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Organizational Model Before 1990s Geographic Present Global Business Units
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Centralization Dow’s important or strategic decision are made at company’s highest levels; procedures are developed at its headquarter; it is formalized through written procedures issued by top management. Rigid structure Corporate organizational chart is defined based in hierarchical levels; functions are formally defined as well as how responsibilities are reported. Universal processes
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course MSCI 31 taught by Professor M during the Winter '12 term at Waterloo.

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