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    AOL Time Warner and Harley-Davidson

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    AOL Time Warner: Deal of the Century Turns into Disaster of a Lifetime

    Questions:

    Why did the media refer to the merger as the deal of the century?
    Why was Time Warner eager to merge with AOL?
    What challenges did AOL and Time Warner face as a merged company?.
    Visit the TimeWarner Website (http://www.timewarner.com). Review the site to get the latest news about the fate of the merger. How is the company doing financially? How much turnover has occurred among high-level executives? If any parts of the business have been sold off, what has the acquiring company said about future prospects?

    Harley-Davidson Drives from Dysfunctional to Cross-Functional

    Questions:

    During Teerlink's tenure as Harley's Chief Financial Officer, was the
    organization structure flat or tall? Centralized or decentralized?
    Explain your answers.
    As Chief Executive Officer, how did Teerlink change the organizational structure?
    Why does Harley-Davidson include outside suppliers on its cross-functional teams?

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