Organisational Design and Technology

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This essay requires the student to choose a particular organization but within certain limitations mentioned in the requirements. I have chosen British Petroleum and it fits all the requirements mentioned. The essay will begin with the introduction of the organization including its internal and external environments and the organizational structure.


Then the current issues faced by the organization will follow with an internal as well as an external perspective.
The research is based on primary as well as secondary data. But the process began with exploratory research to define the problem, descriptive research to better describe the aspects for further explanations, implementing the findings and then analyzing plus reporting the research findings. This research method was a survey of the organization. The major advantage is its flexibility. But it has limitations such as source reliability can be a problem since it is not necessary that the information obtained is correct and at times there is no way to check its reliability.
British Petroleum or most commonly known to be as BP is one of the largest energy companies. They provide their customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemical products. This company produces an Annual report at the end of every year. It is a huge organization and has a formal structure. They are a public ltd company with their shares floated on the stock exchange. The company boasts of more than 97000 workers who have managed to produce a turnover of $266 billion in the yr 2006. They have 18 refineries and active exploration in 26 countries. ...
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