Essay Apple Inc Organization Structure

1318 Words Nov 15th, 2012 6 Pages
Apple’s Business Examination Paper
Becky Wilson
LDR/531
October 3, 2012
Dr. David E. Ferguson

Every Organization or business has to have organizational structure in order to succeed because it prioritizes the hierarchy, identifies the guidelines, policies and procedures needed for a company achieve goals and objectives. The Organizational structure also depicts levels of management from the top down. The organization that I would like to work for is Apple Inc., In this essay, I will give a brief overview of the company’s history, define it organizational structure and effects it have on the success of the organization, distinguish between leadership and management, describe the culture and the core capabilities which lead to
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