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DUE June 1 , 2014
compare management styles of three companies. ( SEMCO , GOOGLE, APPLE)
The baseline firm is Semco, which is outlined in the article, "Managing Without Managers",
from the Sept. – Oct. 1989 issue of the Harvard Business Review. Access that article from the library,
either through the electronic portal or in the paper copy. The other firms (Google and Apple) can be
assessed using the articles provided The articles are: ( ATTACHED )
1. Managing without managers (Harvard Business Review, Sept.-Oct. 1989)
2. How Apple Got Everything Right By Doing Everything Wrong (Wired 2008 03 18)
3. Where does Google go next? (Fortune 2008 05 12)
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In approx., eight (8) pages (double-spaced, 12-point font, 1” margin), explore the following questions:
How they are similar? How are they different?
How does each try to be entrepreneurial, while operating in highly challenging markets? (This is
the central focus of the assignment.)
Which general leadership style are used in each - Autocratic, Participative and Laissez-Faire?
Support your assessment with evidence.
In your assessment, consider the types of sectors that they are in and the nature of the workers that they
employ. How does this impact on the leadership style used, if at all? If not, why not?
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