1) What variables have to be considered in designing the organizational structure for international operations? How do these variables interact, and which do you think are the most important?
The major variables which have to be considered are the firm's strategy, size, and appropriate technology as well as the environment in those parts of the world in which the firm operates. Additional variables include geographic dispersion, differences in time, language, cultural attitudes and business practices. I believe the environment to be the most important variable.
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