Read the Chapter 8 Mini-Case: An International Strategy Powers ABB’s Future
TEXTBOOK: Hitt, M. A., Ireland, R. D., & Hoskisson, R. E. (2016). Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases: Competitiveness and Globalization. 12th Edition. Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 978-1-305-50214-7
Respond to question 4: What are the main political and economic risks that ABB must deal with given that it has a strong focus on entering emerging economies?
Respond to question 5: What are the significant organizational complexities that ABB encounters as it tries to manage its international strategy?
Respond to the following question (Can be a separate post): When shareholders increase their wealth through downsizing or offshoring, does this come, to some degree, at the expense of loyal employeesâ€”those who have worked diligently to serve the firm in terms of accomplishing its vision and mission? If so, what actions would you take to be fair to both shareholders and employees if you were charged with downsizing or â€œsmartsizingâ€ a firmâ€™s employment ranks? What ethical base would you employ to make decisions regarding downsizing?