Boeing Corporation: Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior Challenges

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A study on Boeing Corporation’s
Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour challenges

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Aim………………………………………………………………………………………………………3 Company overview
i) Company’s background, mission statement ………………………………………3 ii) Objectives ……………………………………………………………….…………….4 iii) Boeing airbus market share…………………………………………………………4 News volumes…………………………………………………………………………………………5 Aircraft deliveries……………………………………………………………………………………....5 Organisational design

(i) Vision…………………………………………………………………………………….6
(ii) Business units…………………………………………………………………………..7 Organisational structure
(i) Key executives………………………………………………………………………….7
(ii) Matrix structure………………………………………………………………………...7
(iii) Corporate functions…………………………………………………………………...8 Boeing management model………………………………………………………………….............8 Corporate culture………………………………………………………………………….................. 9 Situational analysis

I) PEST analysis……………………………………………………………………...10 II) SWOT analysis……………………………………………………………………..11 HRM issues……………………………………………………………………………………………..14 Financial issues………………………………………………………………………………………...16 Knowledge management………………………………………………………………………………17 Future…………..……………………………………………………………………………………......18 Recommendations……………………………………………………………………………………...19 Conclusions………………………………………………………………………………………..….....19 References………………………………………………………………………………………...…......20

Aim:

To understand and analyse the Human Resources Management aspect of Boeing corporation from an Organisational Behaviour perspective.

Company Background:
Boeing, headquartered in Chicago,Illinosis, U.S.A, has emerged as a world leader of aircraft production after a series of mergers and purchases including such companies as Rockwell International (merger, 12/1996) McDonald Douglas (merger, 8/1/97), Hughes Electronics (purchase, 1/2000), Jeppesen Sanderson (purchase, 9/2000), and Hawker de Havilland (purchase, 10/2000). Boeing engages in a number of business sectors including air traffic management, commercial airplanes, broadband services to airlines, integrated defense systems, and research and development. Boeing’s history dates back to the Wright Brothers as William Boeing attended the first American air meet in 1910. He incorporated his airline manufacturing company in 1916 as the Pacific Aero Products Company, but changed the name in 1917 to the Boeing Airline Company. Since then, Boeing has become known for its own list of ‘firsts’, like the delivery of the first international airmail in 1919 in a C-700, the Model 247 in 1933, the first modern passenger plane, the 707 was used in 1959 for the first transcontinental jet route, the Lunar Roving Vehicle saw operation on the moon in 1971, and the one-year anniversary in 2001 of continued human habitation in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS), signifying Boeing’s success as the ISS primary contractor The Boeing Company is involved in the design, development, manufacturing, sale and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services. Boeing is the largest global aircraft manufacturer by revenue, the second largest by deliveries and the second-largest aerospace and defense contractor in the world. The leading companies in this industry are United Technologies Corporation, Lockheed Martin And Boeing from USA; European companies include EADS, BAE Systems, Thales, Dassault, Saab and Finmeccanica. The major competitor of Boeing in the aircraft manufacturing space is Airbus, a subsidiary of EADS. It is inevitable to talk about both the organizations while analyzing one predominantly due to their contrasting approaches. (Boeing, History – Chronology).

Mission:
To be the number one aerospace company in the world and among the premier industrial concerns in terms of quality, profitability and growth

Objectives:
To achieve the above...
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