Office Equipment Company

1567 Words May 13th, 2012 7 Pages
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Office Equipment Company Case Study
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International Management

CONTENTS

I. SUMMARY II. THE PROBLEM III. ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS IV. BEST SOLUTION V. IMPLEMENTATION OF BEST SOLUTION

I. Summary
The Office Equipment Company

OEC was a company that manufactured a wide variety of small office equipment in eight different countries. In one of the, El Salvador, they encountered the problem that their manager announced its resignation. Therefore, they had to choose a suitable candidate. OEC didn’t have manufacturing facilities in El Salvador, but they had been selling there for more than 22 years at that time. The sales and profits
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He is married and, both he and his wife speak Spanish. However, they have two children, aged fourteen and fifteen, that are in school and could cause a problem for them by switching not only school, but also countries. Also, his wife has a stable position in marketing at a pharmaceutical company. In case of moving into another country, she could find difficulties in finding a job, or she could not be satisfied of her new job compared to the old one.
Advantages:
* 15 years of experience for OEC; * Highly competent; * Speaks Spanish; * His wife also speaks Spanish;

Disadvantages: * Frequently travelled to Latin America, but never been based abroad; * His wife is employed at a stable workplace; * His children are in school, even if they are starting to learn Spanish;

3. Choosing Carolyn Moyer

At the age of 37, Carolyn Moyer is the second oldest proposed candidate as well as the only female. Twelve years ago she attained her MBA from a prestigious university and also was an undergraduate in international affairs at the time she joined OEC. During her work at the company she has become acquainted with having responsibility as a Line authority as well as Staff authority. For the past two years she was second in charge of a product group with similar size as the one from El Salvador; which she managed “excellently”.
She has shown interest in having international responsibilities since she started working for the