Do you think that Pixar most closely resembles an organic or a mechanistic structure? Why?

Chapter 4

Questions:

1. Do you think that Pixar most closely resembles an organic or a mechanistic structure? Why?

2. Describe the nature of Pixar’s “contingencies” and explain how they influence the suitability of Pixar’s structure.

3. How could Pixar be redesigned as a virtual organization?

Chapter 5

Lululemon: For the Love of Yoga

1. Analyze the yoga clothing industry using Michael Porter’s five-forces model.

2. Conduct a VRIO analysis of Lululemon.

3. Discuss which of the three kinds of business-level strategies you think Lululemon is employing or should employ?