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    Find an article that relates to changes in organization structure and management style that are resulting from the drive to go global.

    QUESTIONS:

    1. List key factors involved in an action plan and determine the plan's general structure.

    2. Write an action plan that incorporates the key factors and general structure.

    I need help locating an article and some ideas and suggestions for the questions. Thank you.

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    1. Find an article that relates to changes in organization structure and management style that are resulting from the drive to go global.
    I located one article that relates to changes in organization structure and management styles that resulted from the drive to go global. Let's look at the article now:
    Article: Ford opens IT hub in India to save millions
    ComputerWorld

    Lee Copeland Gladwin, Computerworld
    Ford Motor Co.'s accounts payable processing unit in India typically loses power three or four times each day. On top of that, it's difficult to establish a telephone connection there. Meanwhile, employee turnover for IT staff in this region is an eye-popping 30 percent per year.
    But these daunting challenges won't stop the world's second-largest automaker from opening a major IT hub in India later this month.
    Dearborn, Mich.-based Ford disclosed plans last week to shift much of its computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) development, e-mail processing and application development tasks to a subsidiary it's setting up in Chennai, India. Although Ford already has limited IT operations in that country, the latest effort is expected to help the automaker cut its costs by an additional $30 million to $60 million per year because IT labor costs in India are a fraction of those in the U.S.
    Eventually, Ford hopes to make the site a mainstay of its global technology operations, said John Larson, director of Ford Asia Pacific - Information Technology.
    "Nobody is doing exactly what we're doing," said Larson. "If it is successful, we want to see [the Indian facility] take on more responsibilities, as long as it's cost effective."
    Advantages Abound
    "There are advantages to having IT systems in India, in terms of the costs, time difference and other features," ...

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