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Organizational Culture

1- Identify and select an organizational structure that will be used to accommodate an American compan`s (plastic manufacturer) expansion in Thailand. Identify the pros and cons of various structures potential structures and provided academically or professionally supported justification for best structure.

2- Identify the primary challenges that an American manufacturing company will face in creating a cross-cultural organization in Thailand. Recommend strategies to overcome these challenges in sufficient depth and scope. Provided academically and/or professionally supported justification for the recommendation

3- Assess the impact of cultural differences on responsiveness to change. Provided strategies that could be used to overcome resistance to change based on the groups involved in the change.

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1- Identify and select an organizational structure that will be used to accommodate an American company's (plastic manufacturer) expansion in Thailand. Identify the pros and cons of various structures potential structures and provided academically or professionally supported justification for best structure.
The organizational structure that is suitable for a facility in Thailand is a divisional structure. The reasons are that it is expected that the plastic company will set up manufacturing facilities in Thailand and will also endeavor to market its products there.
The benefits of this structure are that it will help improve decision making, fix accountability and increase the coordination of functions. This is important because Thailand is distant from the USA.
The other structures that are possible are the matrix structure. This would help strengthen the technical excellence but it will increase conflicts, increase confusion as part of the employees will be local and slow down decision ...

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