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Lonely Planet Case
A case study of the management structure of Lonely Planet Publications.
# 121508 | 3,500 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management)

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This paper examines ways in which Lonely Planet Publications could take advantage of the structure that management science has to offer without ruining its creative corporate culture. The paper contends that creating a spin-off distribution company is the best answer to Lonely Planet's difficulties. The paper believes that such a company can have a more professional culture that will make it easier to deal with distributors and other business partners.

From the Paper:

"Lonely Planet is functioning at this time like a Jellyfish. It is a large group of independently minded people working on personal projects that tend toward a common goal. Such organizations can get rather large, but they do have a maximum size. Furthermore, like jellyfish in water, such an organization needs a buoyant market environment to keep them afloat. If the company gets too large or if the industry becomes less favorable, companies without a management structure will collapse in upon themselves like a..."

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