This paper by Michael Harvey and Milorad Novicevic explores the role of global teams in the strategic initiatives of global organizations. Strategic initiatives refer to those major decisions and actions reached and taken by a global organization with a view to achieving far-reaching results (Harvey & Novicevic, 2002). An example of a strategic initiative is rebranding.This article by Gedeon Mudacumura examines empirical studies on the participative approach to management in public and private sectors. Given the phenomenon of globalization, the author identifies the concepts of interrelationships and complexity as major challenges to management (Mudacumura, 2000). The concept of interrelationships implies that many changes that global organizations are highly intertwined such that they cannot be addressed in isolation. Consequently, management scholars must look an approach to change management that is more suitable for global organizations.This article by Leong Choon Chiang reports the findings of a study that examined the role of management and the concerns of employees when a hotel rebrands. The study used the cases of two Westin hotels at the center of Raffle City that was rebranded STS and RTP (Chiang, 2007). Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide runs Westin Hotels & Resorts, an upmarket hotel chain. Chiang concluded that in a rebranding process, the management needs to work closely with employees in order to make the transition smooth not only to them but also other stakeholders.The focus of this article by Alan Lew is how tourist facilities around the globe are coping with global change. Globalization is arguably the single most important factor that has shaped global tourism since the nineteenth century (Lew, 2014). Besides globalization, climate change is another factor that has impacted global tourism in the last several decades and continues to do so.Technology continues to revolutionize the way businesses conduct their business. Technological advancements create both opportunities and challenges for organizations (Ali & Zahra, 1994).
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