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Lecture 18 - Organizational Structures

by: Leslie Ogu

Lecture 18 - Organizational Structures ORSC 1109

Leslie Ogu
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We begin to discuss how an organization is structured around culture and other factors that are involved in creating one, as well as the different strategies organizations implement to not only sta...
Introduction to Organizational Sciences
Costanza, D
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organizational science, organizational structure, influences, Strategies, functional, business, Corporate, global, differentiation, lower cost, equifinality, alignment, core competencies, research, development, human resources, HR, leverage, acquisition
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Date Created: 04/04/16
Leslie Ogu ORSC 1109  03/30/2016 ­​ Organizational Characteristics    Alignment  ● Strategy ⇒ Core Competencies ⇒ Competitive Advantage ⇒ Resources  ⇒ (and back to strategy)  ● Structure  ● Acquisition  ● Develop  1. Functional Strategy  a. Lower cost (more common in functional) **  b. Differentiation ­ separate functions and separate an organization from  another in terms of how it operates, what it offers, deals, etc.  i. Trader Joe’s offering different products than what we are normally  accustomed to  ii. HR (I need you to do this faster and cheaper), Tech, Structure,  Culture, R & D  2. Business Strategy  a. Organization takes core competencies, and tries to extend them into new  areas (such as a new product or a new method)  b. Leverage / Extend  c. Low cost  d. Differentiation (more common in business) **  e. HR Approach (need to be more flexible; bring a lot more to the table)  f. Research & Development (R & D)  g. Structure  h. Culture  i. Get more subcultures; more variety  3. Corporate Strategy  a. Going beyond core competencies into new areas; beyond comfort zone  b. R & D  c. HR ­ HQ  d. Planning Function  i. With a large body organization, need to make sure things are  running smoothly and not overwhelming  e. Culture  f. Differentiation  i. Related  ii. Unrelated  4. Global Strategy  a. More globalized  b. Multidomestic  c. International  d. Transnational  i. Hybrid strategy  ● Equifinal  ● Alignment  ● Concentrate on Core Competencies 


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