The paper "Management of the Coca Cola Company and BHP Billiton" is a great example of a case study on management. Multinational companies face more complex and increased challenges as compared to companies that operate at regional or national levels. Most of the challenges faced by these companies revolve around the nature of their business environment particularly with regards to the cultural, legal, economic, and political aspects. Some of the challenges faced by multinational companies have to a great extent influenced the development of their business, the formulation of their international strategies, the development of their business processes and international networks.
In response to these challenges, the management of multinational companies has introduced and implemented new business strategies that enable these companies to effectively adapt to the changing needs of an increasingly global and competitive business environment (Koontz & Weihrich 2006). This paper seeks to examine how the challenges faced by the management of two multinational companies; namely the Coca Cola Company and BHP Billiton have influenced the development of their business, the formulation of their international strategies, and the development of their international business processes and networks.
It will also examine how new business strategies introduced by the management of these companies have helped these multinational companies to adapt to the ever-changing needs of an increasingly competitive and global business environment. Foremost, this paper will provide a brief background of the two companies. Secondly, it will incorporate a methodology section illustrating the methods that will be used to collect and analyze data. Subsequently, it will provide a discussion of the main findings of the data collected. In addition, this paper will provide recommendations on the international strategies that these multinational companies should employ in order to meet the needs of their market and maintain their competitive edge in the market.
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