task of managing an overall enterprise and influencing key organizational outcomes
interpersonal roles, informational roles, and decisional roles, are the 3 basic activities that make up executive roles
executives act as entrepreneurs, disturbance handlers, resource allocators, and negotiators
individual or group with an interest in an organization's ability to driver intended results and maintain the viability of its products and services
the technique used to identify the key people who have to be won over. You then use stakeholder planning to build the support that helps you succeed.
strategic management support system for measuring vision and strategy against business and operating-unit-level performance.
A special type of acquisition when the target firm did not solicit the acquiring firm's bid for outright ownership
a strategy through which a firm changes its set of businesses or financial structure: Downsizing, downscoping, leveraged buyouts
a reduction in the number of a firm's employees and sometimes in the number of its operating units.
Reasons for downsizing
expectation of improved profitability from cost reductions. Desire or necessity for more efficient operations.
a divestiture, spin-off or other means of eliminating businesses unrelated to a firm's core businesses. (set of actions that causes a firm to strategically refocus on its core businesses)
A restructuring strategy whereby a party buys all of a firm's assets in order to take the firm private. Can correct managerial mistakes and facilitate entrepreneurial efforts and strategic growth.
core organizational values widely held and shared by an organization's members.
relatively stable arrangement of responsibilities, tasks, and people within an organization.
form of organization in which divisions are organized around product or geographic markets and are often self-sufficient in terms of functional expertise.
form of organization in which specialist form functional departments are assigned to work for one or more product or geographic units
form of organization in which small, semiautonomous, and potentially temporary groups are brought together for specific purposes.
The company is organized as a group of partners who own shares or units in the corporation
Company not only trans-fers ownership of local facilities to franchisees, but license all local man-agement responsibility
regularly remapping businesses in accordance with changing market conditions and restitching them into internal business ventures
The system by which organizations, particularly business corporations, are directed and controlled by their owners
Managerial Opportunism: Seeking self-interest with guile (i.e., cunning or deceit). Principals establish governance and control mechanisms to prevent agents from acting opportunistically.
Governance mechanism that seeks to align the interests of top managers and owners through salaries, bonuses, and long-term incentive compensation, such as stock awards and stock options
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
An act that was passed in 2002 in response to several corporate scandals which resulted in billions of dollars in losses to stockholders and debt holders. This Act established (1) more controls on management, (2) more responsibility on the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors, and (3) stricter requirements for the external auditors.
the task of exerting influence on other people's pursuit of goals in an organizational context