Is changing the organization's domain a feasible strategy for coping with a threatening environment? Can you think of an organization in the recent news that has changed its domain? Explain.
Answer to relevant QuestionsWhat are some forces that influence environmental uncertainty? Which typically has the greatest impact on uncertainty--environmental complexity or environmental change? Why? What is an organic organization? A mechanistic organization? How does the environment influence organic and mechanistic structures? How do mimetic forces differ from normative forces? Give an example of each. How does the desire for legitimacy result in organizations becoming more similar over time? When would an organization consider using a matrix structure? How does the global matrix differ from the domestic matrix structure described in Chapter 3?
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