This week’s discussion will focus on management control using the case study “Brief Integrative Case 3.1: Google in China: Protecting Property Rights” (p. 415) in International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior.
Decision-making and controlling are two vital, and often interlinked, functions of international management. Strategic evaluation and control is the process of determining the effectiveness of a given strategy in achieving the organizational objectives and taking corrective actions whenever required. Control can be exercised through formulation of contingency strategies and a crisis management team.
Using the Decision-Making Process (stages 1-9) outlined in the textbook (Fig 11-1) and this module’s content, what are your thoughts on each step in the process using the Google in China case study as it relates to the strategic evaluation and control process definition above?
Stage 1: What is the problem perception in the case?
Stage 2: What is the problem identification in the case?
Repeat for stages 3-9.
What overall assumptions can you make using this decision-making process?