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Organizational Forms

After going through this chapter, you will be able to understand:

  • the differences between the various types of organizational forms

  • the concept of a globally integrated enterprise

Suitable Organizational Forms

Global organizations today are facing extremely intense competition, pressures on margins, heightened customer demands for flexibility and speed, and a volatile labour market. In such an environment, organizations that distinguish themselves from their competitors are inevitably those that effectively leverage their human resources. Market leaders, such as AT&T, L.L. Bean, GE, Coca-Cola, Sun Microsystems, IBM, and Microsoft have integrated HR departments that employ strategic human resource management by ...

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