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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
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
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
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
DiMaggio & Powells, The Iron Cage Revisited, explains why organizations,
despite their seemingly different nature, have very apparent similarities. DiMaggio &
Powell begin their article by introducing the notion of bureaucratization and its i
Org culture: set of values, beliefs, norms that are taught to new members as the correct way to perceive think and feel
in relation to those problems. Provides a sense of org. identity. Two critical functions: 1.internal integration (members
relate to eac
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