This week’s discussion will focus on management control using the  case study “Brief Integrative Case 3.1: Google in China: Protecting  Property Rights” (p. 415) in  International Management: Culture, Strategy, and Behavior.

Decision-making and controlling are two vital, and often  interlinked, functions of international management. Strategic evaluation  and control is the process of determining the effectiveness of a given  strategy in achieving the organizational objectives and taking  corrective actions whenever required. Control can be exercised through  formulation of contingency strategies and a crisis management team.

Using the Decision-Making Process (stages 1-9) outlined in the  textbook (Fig 11-1) and this module’s content, what are your thoughts on  each step in the process using the  Google in China case study as it relates to the strategic evaluation and control process definition above?

For example:

  • Stage 1: What is the problem perception in the case?
  • Stage 2: What is the problem identification in the case?
  • Repeat for stages 3-9.