LP4 Assignment: Entry Strategies and Organizational Structures
This assignment assesses the Competency 4: Investigate aspects of strategic management unique to an international context.
DirectionsConsider and explain entry strategies and organizational structures utilized by Ford Motor and Volkswagen, when referring to the “Internet Exercise: Organizing for Effectiveness” on page 339 in the textbook. Complete this assignment by answering the following questions:
1) What type of arrangement(s) do you see the two firms using in coordinating their worldwide operations?
2) Which of the two companies has the more modern arrangement?
3) Do you think this increases that firm’s efficiency, or does it hamper the company’s efforts to contain costs and be more competitive? Why?
Write a one to two page paper summarizing your findings. The written summary should be double-spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font. You will need to cite your sources of information (at least three) at the end of your paper. Though the paper need not be in APA format, the citations at the end do. One of those three citations may be from the Luthans and Doh textbook, and one citation may come from an online website. However, at least one of these three citations should be from the NAU Online Library. You will need to conduct independent research using the Business Databases Subject Guide on the NAU Online Library.
Submit this assignment to your instructor via the dropbox “LP4 Assignment: Entry Strategies and Organizational Structures.” This assignment is worth 75 points and will be graded according to the following scoring guide.
LP4 Assignment Entry Strategies and Organizational Structures
Date Published: 07 January, 2018