Sample Business Studies Paper on International Analysis of Organization Design

Topic: IKEA, (Sweden)


Notes :


Please review the textbook and emphasize the use of the textbook and slides as well as the analysis tools/diagrams. Additionally, the PowerPoints go hand in hand with the textbook. Use the supplementary readings as needed.


Please be sure to use scholarly sources additionally, it’s encouraged to reference and use the textbook and slides provided. The supplementary material are there for added guidance and reference, whereby the textbook is required.


Individual Project Paper


International Analysis of Organization Design

 This assignment involves selecting one countre the U.S. that is of particular interest

and relevance to you. The assignment is to write an 8-10 page paper that summarizes the

culture of the country and how the culture influences the elements of organization design

(organization structure, job design, scanning practices, human resource systems, etc.) and

management practices. for this assignment, select a multi-national company

that has operations in a particular country as the focus of your analysis. You are also

encouraged to review Chapter 6  of the textbook  to generate potential countries and topics for your paper. As with the other selected individual assignments, you will want to integrate your findings with the

concepts and principles discussed in the course.




Learning outcomes:

Understand the history of organization theory and the diversity of theories and models

that have been and are being applied to the design and management of organizations


  1. Recognize the assumptions underpinning each theory and model, as well as the impact of

these assumptions upon organizations and the individuals comprising them;

  1. Develop skills in critical observation, description, and analysis of organizations from

multiple theoretical perspectives through the application of theories, concepts, and

analytical tools to a variety of organizations, both living and case examples;

  1. Comprehend the need to examine an organization from multiple theoretical perspectives

in order to perform a holistic diagnosis of the organization and to assess its sustainability;

  1. Improve individual and team skills in written and oral communication of information

gleaned from rigorous organizational analysis; and,

  1. Personally recognize favored ways of thinking about organizing and managing, and

develop both an appreciation for and the discipline of applying multiple theoretical

perspectives to analyze organizational situations — self-reflective and cognitive skills

vital to the global manager who must understand the multiple environmental contexts

(e.g., social, technological, political, economic) within which organizations operate