Entry Strategies and Organizational Structures

This assignment assesses the Competency 4: Investigate aspects of strategic management unique to an international context.

Directions Consider and explain entry strategies and organizational structures utilized by Ford Motor and Volkswagen, when referring to the “Internet Exercise: Organizing for Effectiveness” on page 333 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?