Chapter 10: Executing Strategy through Organizational Design

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Why Organizational Design?

10.3 The Basic Building Blocks of Organizational Structure

10.4 Creating an Organizational Structure

10.5 Creating Organizational Control Systems

10.6 Legal Forms of Business

10.7 Conclusion

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to understand and articulate answers to the following questions:

  1. Why is a firm’s organizational structure important?
  2. What are the basic building blocks of organizational structure?
  3. What are strategic advantages and disadvantages of each organizational structure type?
  4. What are the different forms of control and when should they be used?
  5. What are the key legal forms of business, and what implications does the choice of a business form have for organizational structure?


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