instructions please read them carefully the assignment must be submitted on blackboard both word and pdf format via allocated folder assignments submitted through email will not be accepted students are advised to make their work clear and we


  • The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (Both WORD and PDF format) via allocated folder.
  • Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.
  • Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.
  • Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.
  • Late submission will NOT be accepted.
  • Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.
  • All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).
  • Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.
  • Please read the case study entitled as “Amazon. com’s Network Structure.” available in the textbook “Organization Development & Change” 9th edition by Cummings, T and Worley, C and answer the following questions:

Department of Business Administration

Organization Design and Development- MGT 404

Assignment 3

Marks: 10

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate and analyze the organizational structure and the capability with organization’s strategies. (Lo 1.6 & 2.2)
  • Define the human, structural and strategic dimensions of the organizational development (Lo 1.5 & 3.1)
  • Be sure to use at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed reference in support of each answer and also incorporate the key concepts from the course.
  • This Assignment comprise of a Case study.
  • Assignment is to be submitted by each student individually.
  • Q.1 Explain how following a network-based structure is advantageous to Amazon in terms of conducting its business activities. Support your answer by using two examples from this case study (2.5 marks) (Lo 1.6 & 2.2)
  • Q.2 Discuss the potential challenges that could be facing Amazon as a result of following a network-based structure. Support your answer by using two examples from this case study (2.5 marks) (Lo 1.6 & 2.2)
  • Q.3 Based on comparing product-centric with customer-centric structures, explain how could empower its business partners that are seeking to centralize their organization on either one of those structures (3 marks) (Lo 1.5 & 3.1)
  • Q.4 What would you recommend as potential core processes if Amazon has decided to follow a process-based structure? Explain and justify three of those processes (2 Marks) (Lo 1.5 & 3.1)

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