Organizational Behavior and Structure of Morgan Stanley

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Ⅰ. Introduction

Morgan Stanley is a global financial business firm serving a diversified group of corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals in 36 countries around the world, and sets its headquarter in New York City. The main areas of business for the firm today are Global Wealth Management, Institutional Securities and Investment Management. Morgan Stanley settled its Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong in 1987 and its main business helps shape global views on China and the Asia Pacific region. The Morgan Stanley of Hong Kong provides services to clients in investment banking, real estate, private equity, equity and securities trading, derivatives, prime brokerage, private wealth management and investment management.

Starting a business in a foreign country will certainly cause many problems for the company, Morgan Stanley may have to deal with problems arise from culture differences. A well-designed organizational structure would help Morgan Stanley to be more efficient and to avoid interpersonal problems in the workplace. This report is a brief introduction and analysis of Morgan Stanley H.K.’s organizational structure. In the report, we present the organizational structure used in Morgan Stanley Hong Kong, and we analyze how this structure helps the company to avoid some individual behaviors that may harm the company.

Ⅱ.Organizational Structure of Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley splits its businesses into three core business units. They are Institutional Securities, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Asset Management. As a service firm, Morgan Stanley designs its organizational structure based on its different services. It build its organizational structure to become a boundaryless organization, which seeks to eliminate the chain of command, have limitless spans of control, and replace departments with empowered teams.

Institutional Securities, also can be divided into three main business, which are Investment Banking; Sales,

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