Apple Final Case Study

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Apple Final Case Study

Apple Inc. is established in California on April 1, 1976 and incorporated on January 3, 1977. Apple Inc. focuses on designing and manufacturing consumer electronics and software products. Which should be mentioned is that the company's best-known products are Macook, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
Until now, Apple Inc. operates 408 retail stores in 14 countries, which are regarded as the most popular stores worldwide. Apple has more than 72 thousand staff and 30 thousand of them are engaged in retailing service. In May 2013, it is the first time that Apple Inc. is on the Fortune 500 list about top ten companies.
Steve Jobs, one of whom established Apple, led Apple to achieve widespread success with its products. He is the man whom led Apple to be the largest cell phone provider, the second largest company in the world, and the most innovative company. In addition, he is the reason why Apple has the unique corporate culture. Unfortunately, Steve Jobs has passed away because of cancer. Thus, Tim Cook, the chief operating officer has taken his position to manage the whole company. Although Apple Inc. still has the most of market share in the world; there are some potential problems in Apple Inc. The metaphors described in Gareth Morgan's book “Images of Organizations” can help us to maintain a professional stance about the situations. They also help us to find new ways to give recommendations. Specifically, the machine, living system, brain, culture,
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