Course Withdrawal deadline.
From Last Week’s
Major forces affecting the org. –
environ relationship (pp. 43-47 of
OK: Groups 2, 4, 5, 6 & 10
Not OK : 3, 7, 8, 11, & 12.
Groups 1 & 9 did not address so do
not know if these groups understand.
From This week’s
Retiree’s Health Benefits
S O R
Stimulus Organization Response
Cause Intervening/Moderating Effect
S-O-R Model in Case
Issues, aspects, and events in the
The firm’s culture, employees,
orientations, owners, and boards
Actions of the firm (Griffin
Stimuli Organization Response
(Opportunities & Threats in External (Strengths & Weaknesses Internal as (What the firm did)
Environment) Moderating Variables)
Environment - Environment
How socially responsible was the firm?______________________________________________________
Why did you classify this way?
Salient environmental factors are to
be determined based upon the
environment which existed for the firm
during the time period of the case and
written about in the case study. A
salient factor is something the firm
responded to or should have
2. General Environment: Those
nonspecific dimensions and forces in
an organization's surroundings that
might affect its activities.
3. Aspects of the general environment
indirectly impact organizations
through their task environment.
3. Task Environment: Those specific
factors and forces in an organization's
surroundings/environment that directly affect
Examples: Demand, Price Sensitivity,
Supply Availability, Market Structure,
(monopoly, monopolistic competition,
oligopoly, pure competition), Lawsuits,
Strikes, Negative publicity, etc.
General Environment –(Indirect Influence)
Task Environment (Direct Influence)
Board of Directors
Physical Work Environment
Mergers, Takeovers, Acquisitions &
Organization Design and Flexibility
Direct Influence of the Environment
Bull Run: Merrill Lynch in
Plans a joint venture this time.
with Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group