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Organizational Structure Presentation on Walgreens Drug Store

I need to discuss the following on Walgreens Drug Store and present the following items as they relate to that organization:

a. Describe the organizational structure of your selected organization, then compare and contrast it with two different organizational structures.

b. Evaluate how organizational functions (e.g., marketing, finance, human resources, operations, etc) impact the organizational structure of your selected organization.

c. Explain how organizational design (e.g., geographic, functional, customer-based, product, service, hybrid, matrix, marketing channels, and departmentalization) help to determine which structure best suits your selected organization's needs.

Be sure to cite at least two sources in your presentation.

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a. Organizational structure is at Walgreens.com attached in adobe attachment, Wal-mart is attached for comparison as well as Harris corporation.
Walgreens is a retail drugstore chain. Wal-Mart is a retailer also, but it has a very different product line which should have some contrasts with Walgreens. Harris Corporation is a computer and technology outfit which should be greatly contrasted from the two retailers.

b. Marketing will be different in that Walgreens makes the ...

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This is the preparation and resources needed to prepare a presentation that outlines the operational aspects of the chain drugstore retailer Walgreens. The retailer is compared to the giant Wal-Mart and to the engineering services company of Harris Corporation. Contained in the solution are the three corporate year-end financial and management representations of the respective companies that are found at the company websites. The descriptions included with the solution are very brief representations of the companies. Included in the solution is a website on organization and operations research intended for the purpose of additional source backup.

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