Apex Enterprises has recently started to engage in a small amount of direct exporting. As a result, Apex managers have delegated responsibilities for processing international orders to individuals within the production department. Which of the following is most likely used by Apex?
The ________ allows a firm to concentrate resources and create specialized programs targeted on international business activity while simultaneously keeping that activity segregated from the firm's ongoing domestic activities.
What are the typical levels a firm goes through with regard to its organizational design as it transitions from domestic to international to global? What are the three managerial philosophies that guide organization design? Briefly explain when each philosophy is appropriate.