The paper 'Analyzing Monsanto Using Global Managements Model" is a good example of a management case study. The current world is turbulent and contradictory with few certainties and constant change (Steers, Nardon and Sanchez-Runde 2013, p. 2). Business cycles are turning unpredictable and more dynamic. Much of the turmoil results from economic forces, which are beyond individuals' or corporations’ control. Many changes are outcomes from the latest technological change waves, which resist pressures for predictability or stability. More changes also stem from the failure of people and corporations to comprehend the real situation on the ground whenever they pit themselves against competitors, local institutions, and cultures (Eden 2004, p.
565). Thus, with the increasing globalization and the interconnectedness between countries and cultures around the globe, it is increasingly significant for managers to comprehend the way state cultures influence societal norms, individual behaviours, interactions and business operations in an attempt to adapt their management model accordingly. Nardon, Sanchez-Runde, and Steers (2013, p. 5) developed a Model for Global Management in a bid to understand better the way global managers can succeed when operating in different environments.
The following assignment focuses on applying this model to the situation that involves the latest event that entails Monsanto's problematic Agro-industrial model, which raises serious health and ethical concerns to individuals, groups, and societies. Whereas globalization has established tremendous opportunities for many companies around the world, Monsanto's quest to exploit these opportunities through genetically engineered foods (popularly called GMOs); they have been criticized for producing unsafe products. Notwithstanding, the managers of the company have insisted that their products are safe are meeting individuals' nutritional needs effectively (Spar and La Mure 2008, pg.
79). For the aims of this report, it will be assumed that the managers are poor decision-makers and analysing their organizational, cultural, and environmental approaches as well as the global effects of GMOs on the individuals and the society in which they operate.
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