Case for Analysis - Perdue Farms Inc.

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Case for Analysis: Perdue Farms Inc. Responding to the 21st Century Challenges
1. Describe the change in management style at Perdue Farms.
By all accounts, Frank Perdue was a workaholic. He was a true entrepreneur. With little education, he started his own company, worked long hours, made many single handed decisions and grew the company. He was a traditional leader and used a centralized management style and kept decision making authority in his own hands. Initially, employees were expected to just do their jobs and it was not until later years that Frank encouraged employee participation in quality and operational decisions.
While Jim Perdue also has the entrepreneurial spirit, he is highly educated and has the temperament to move …show more content…

Regulations by these agencies can lead to heavy fines for non-compliance.
Lack of an international management team: At the time the business case was written as well as other material used in this research, the recommendation was to expand international operations and create an international management team. While international expansion remains a challenge in the 21st century, Perdue Farms has grown its international management team and supplies products to several regions around the world.
Finding ways to stay viable in a saturated market: Establishing strategic partnerships with national supermarket chains and food service providers using quality as a capstone to their marketing

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