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it is a discussion board question, so you do not have to write much, just need to answer the following questions. please brain stroming and well organized. this have to post in 8 hours.
In an interview, Meg Whitman describes the company and site, Auction Classifieds, when she went to interview for the job of CEO. Today, Ebay is one of the great success stories of internet commerce with over 10 million registered users, 224 million in revenue, and most important for an e-business an actual income of 10.8 million.
Meg Whitman indicates that leaving the land-based economy for the internet has meant being a pioneer by creating an entirely new global marketplace at the beginning of an internet revolution. Whitman attributes the womanly aspect of being a consensus oriented manager–being raised to build consensus, be a team player, not be ego driven, and happy to have other people take credit for things has proven to be effective in the Ebay environment. Whitman is noted for living a simple life such as driving a Jeep and living in a simple house with a couple of kids. She says that what drives her to keep working is that she loves what she does in helping to build Ebay into a company she thinks it can be or the next chapter in the Ebay story.
As mom, Meg Whitman, says that her success has meant making some real and difficult sacrifices. She says her biggest regret is not spending as much time with the kids. She admits she missed certain parts of their development and wasn’tthere to see some of the really fun things they did. She concurs that such time can never be gotten back and that thosetradeoffs are there for people like her. She says when children are at the ages of 1 and 3 or 2 and 5 there is a lot of guilt for not being there so you have to love what you do. Her first advice to young women coming out of college or business school is that you find something that you love because you will do better at it and it will make making those tradeoffs a bit easier. She doesn’t believe that men worry about such issues as much because they may have stay at home wives which is an incredible support system allowing them to focus perhaps 100% of their efforts on their career. She believes that, as a women, you can have a wonderful life but you must decide what tradeoffs you are willing to make which is different for every single person. She firmly says she would do it over again.
Also check out http://blogs.forbes.com/clareoconnor/2011/07/29/ebay-billionaire-meg–whitman–eyeing–vp-role-under-romney/
Please also do further research in Whitman and answer the questions below and provide an example to each question.Please provide references for your examples, whenever necessary.
- In what ways did Meg Whitman’s characteristics and the orientations resulting from them contribute to her effectiveness as CEO at eBay? Provide an example.
- How is Meg Whitman appropriate for a top management team?
- What do you think would be Whitman’s approach to human capital?
- How important is social capital to the success of eBay?
- What was the organizational culture like at eBay during Meg Whitman’s time as CEO? Is there evidence that an entrepreneurial mind-set was part of that culture? If so, what is that evidence?
II. What might strategic leaders do to develop and sustain effective organizational culture?
it is a big case, so you have to write much more and analyze in details, this you have three days.
case.rtfd.zip here is the case you need to analysis
TERM PROJECT GUIDELINES.docx (follow the guides when analyze)
I have split the project into equal groups so if you would do these parts:
1) General environment analysis (the demographic segment; economic segment, political segment; socio-cultural segment; technological segment and the global segment). Each portion of the analysis should be titled. The headlines will be in bold, centered and underlined. Each portion of the analysis will be in bullets (refer Chapter 2).
4).What is the business level strategy, corporate level strategy and international strategy of the company?
And we both do this part:
5) What are your recommendations for the company? Please include well thought recommendations with a rationale. Provide your reasoning for each recommendation. The recommendations should have pros and cons. Each recommendation should be elaborated. (Each person in the team is required to provide a recommendation for this section. Please include the initials of each student next to the recommendation that they suggest.)
Also please remember to do this:
1) The case analysis. (Please see the items # 1-5 listed above for the case analysis.)
i. Each section should have a title; centered, bold and in capital.
ii. The paper will be double spaced, Times Roman (12 pts)
iii. References (The references will be in the APA format. Please include detailed information for your sources.)
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