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Google recently renamed itself Alphabet and restructured/streamlined its corporate portfolio.

For the post-module assignment, I will ask that you reflect on the readings and the material covered in class to apply what we learned to a specific company’s situation.
1. Google recently renamed itself Alphabet and restructured/streamlined its corporate portfolio. Evaluate Google’s corporate portfolio using any of the tools we discussed in this course. You can address a range of considerations including, but not limited to:
a. The benefits and risks of its corporate strategy/structure
b. The logic of Alphabet’s corporate strategy/structure
c. The prospects for success of the organizational whole (or individual units as a part of the whole) moving forward
2. If you were serving as a consultant to one of Google’s smaller businesses that is considering a global expansion (e.g., DeepMind, Verily), how would you counsel them with respect to how to manage the risks? Your answer should address:
a. What are institutions and how do institutional differences/distances influence globalization?
b. How can the company strategically manage the risks associated with institutional differences/distances?
This is an individual assignment and must be typed in 12-point font, and no longer than four pages in length.
If you have any questions regarding this assignment, please contact me at qishuqiang2@126.com