Week One, DQ #1: The Role of the Manager and Organization Theory
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Assume you are involved as an executive vice-president of Acme Corporation in the process of selecting an individual to fill the newly created position of Executive Vice-President for International Operations. This new position was created by because the company iis planning to sell widgets (its major product) in Latin America. Based on the readings for Week One, including the article by Mintzberg, discuss what kind of managerial work you expect the individual selected for this position to be doing, and which particular skills you would expect the successful candidate to possess.