Project On Management Theories And Practices

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6/8/2015

The company I decided to write my final project on for Management Theories and Practices is Google. According to Google, the company was founded on September 4, 1998 by Sergey Brin & Larry Page. They founded the company in Menlo Park, California. The two founders were only college students at the time, pursuing PhDs in Computer Science. ("Management team," 2015.). Neither of them finished their degrees. Yet from there, the company took off. If you take a look at Alexa.com you 'll see that it monitors the popularity of websites on the internet and Google is number 1. That means Google is the most visited website in the entire world ("Top sites," 2015.). The paper I am writing today will be taking a closer look at the famous company itself, and the employees within keeping it running.

Google’s Structure: Figure 11. Corporate Structure (Google. 2008)

Computer engineer Ben Morrow had a lot to say on his personal blog about the company’s structure, stating: “Google follows a fairly regular functional structure with management positions specialized by value chain activity. As a globally diversified company, these positions are further divided and grouped into regions of interest that aid the company in managing the breadth of its operations. As Figure 11 shows, within each top-level activity, there is a multidivisional structure where small business units are divided on the basis of geography or product market. This hybrid form of functional and multidivisional
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