Essay Responses: All questions need to be answered in essay format (must be typed, double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font, with 1” margins).
For this assignment you will need to complete the following:
“APPEX Corp.” Harvard Business Case #9-491-082(Rev. February 10, 1992)
1. What were the challenges that Appex CEO Shikhar Ghosh faced when he joined Appex? Why were “structure and control” deemed necessary?
2. Evaluate each of the following structural changes Ghosh implemented with respect to importance, problems resolved, and problems created: (a) start-up, (2) circular, (3) functional, (4) teams, and (5) divisional.
3. What would you have done differently? Why?
4. Would all the changes Ghosh made make sense if Appex were an engineering organization? Why and why not?
5. What are the lessons to be learned in this case?