Organizational Behavior at the Microsoft Corporation Analytical Essay by Nicky

Organizational Behavior at the Microsoft Corporation
An assessment of Microsoft's organizational behavior, with a focus on the organizational structure, goals and contingencies.
# 149539 | 2,545 words | 10 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 22, 2011 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management)

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The paper presents some basic characteristics of the Microsoft Corporation and the industry in which it activates, and then assesses its organizational structure, goals and contingencies. The paper also analyzes the relationship between the company's organizational structure, goals and contingencies. The paper concludes with recommendations for Microsoft that will help to create a stronger organization. This paper includes a figure.

Microsoft Corporation and the Industry
Organizational Structure
Organizational Goals
Organizational Contingencies
Structure, Goals and Contingencies
Conclusions and Recommendations

From the Paper:

"Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Redmond, Washington, the Microsoft Corporation is the supreme leader of the IT industry. Among its most notable products, one can point out the operating program Microsoft Windows, the pack Microsoft Windows or various computer games. The company's launch occurred in an interesting way. Passionate by computers, which were at that time too large and expensive to be bought by schools, William Henry Gates III, Paul Allen and other of their colleagues were contracted by a computer company to find and fix bugs in their computer systems. Throughout this period, they had gathered sufficient knowledge to set the basis for what would become the leader of the IT industry. Few years later, as the computers were expanding into homes, Gates dropped out of Harvard law school and together with Allen, formed Microsoft. "The company went through some rough first years, but eventually were able to license MS-DOS to IBM. The IBM PC took the public by storm, and its success signaled the success of Microsoft. Microsoft continued writing software, for businesses as well as the consumer market. In 1986, the company went public, and Gates became a 31-year old billionaire. The next year, the first version of Windows was introduced, and by 1993 a million copies per month were being sold" (PIE Software, 2001)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cummings, C., 2005, Windows Server System Reference Architecture and the Roadmap for Enterprise Delivery, Microsoft Developer Network, last accessed on July 15, 2009
  • Clegg, S., Kornberger, M., Pitsis, T., 2005, Managing and organizations: an introduction to theory and practice, SAGE, ISBN 9780761943891
  • Greenberg, J., 2003, Organizational Behavior: The State of the Science, 2nd Edition, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, ISBN 9780805840315
  • 2001, The History of Microsoft, PIE Software, last accessed on July 15, 2009
  • 2006, The Secret Failures of Microsoft, Roughly Drafted magazine, last accessed on July 16, 2009

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