Volkswagen Group is a German car manufacturer that began operations in 1937 and faced
near demise in the 1940s. Now, Volkswagen has become a successful global car manufacturer
with record sales of 6.29 million vehicles, with its global market share at 11.
Lecture 1 - Introduction to Organizations
1. Importance of Organizations
Bring together resources to achieve desired goals and outcomes
Produce goods and services efficiently
Create value for owners, customers, and employees and soci
Strategy: the current set of plans, decisions, & objectives that have been adopted to achieve the orgs goals
1. Porters generic strategies: managers evaluate competitive advantage & competitive scope, to see whether to compete
through lower cost or throug
a closed systems management perspective that focuses on the total organization and grows from
the insights of practitioners (p. 8).
an organization design that emphasizes management on an impe
What are organizations and why do they exist?
Some examples of organizations
All of these represent rationally ordered arrangements to achieve particular ends
Most Recent Trend in Organizing
Increasing dense web of relationships among organizations
Collaboration is as important as competition
Horizontal relationships across organizations - agreements, partnerships, joint ventures
SESSION 2: WHAT ARE
ORGANIZATIONS AND WHY
DO THE EXIST?
Dr. Rajiv Krishnan
WHAT ARE ORGANIZATIONS?
Some examples of organizations
All of these represent ration
Bus 374 Part 2
#7 How do organizations interact with each other?
When does trust matter to alliance performance?.
Krishnan, R., Martin, X., & Noorderhaven, N. G. 2006
Academy of Management journal, 49(5), 894-917
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Ch. 6 Glossary
1. Consortia: groups of firms that venture into new products and technologies
Domestic stage: the first stage of international development in which a
company is domestically
1. Organization Chart for Global Geographical Structure
Global geographical structure: a form in which an organization divides its operations
into world regions, each of which reports to the CEO (p. 225).
Each division has full control of functional activ
Explain and provide an example of a company with a global geographic structure.
Reading: Chapter 6 (including Ivanhoe Mines Case)
Chapter 6: Designing Organizations for the International Environment
Despite challenges of doing business internationally, m
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BUS 374: ORGANIZATION THEORY
Dr. Rajiv Krishnan Kozhikode
Jack of all trades and master of none
The case of generalist
Generalists vs. Specialists
Broader Niche width for generalists
Broader the niche
more the audience
But lower appeal for broader nich