Project-An organizational study of Apple.inc
Introduction to the study of industry profile-
Concept of organization- noun: organisation
1. An organized group of people with a particular purpose, such as a business or government department. a research organization"
company, firm, concern, operation, corporation, institution, group, establishment, consortium, conglomerate, combine, syndicate, body, agency, federation, confederation, alliance, coalition, association, movement, society, league, club, network, confederacy; 2.
The action of organizing something.
"The organization of conferences"
planning, arrangement, coordination, structuring, administration, organizing, running, management, logistics; Principles of organization-
1. The principle of the objective- Every organization and every part of the organization must be an expression of the purpose. 2. The principle of correspondence- states that in every position, the responsibility and the authority should correspond. 3. The principle of responsibility- The responsibility of the superior for the acts of the subordinate is absolute. 4. The principle of span of control- person should supervise more than five or at most, six direct subordinates whose work interlocks. 5. The principle of specialization- The activities of every member of any organized group should be confined, as far as possible, to the performance of a single function. 6. The principle of co-ordination- The unity of effort- all employees co-ordinate with each other to achieve the set goal of the organization. 7. The principle of definition- The content of each position, both the duties involved, the authority and responsibility contemplated and the relationships with other positions should be clearly defined in writing and published to all concerned. 8. The principle of authority- In every organized group the supreme authority must rest somewhere. There should be a clear line of authority to every individual in the group. 9. The principle of balance- It is essential that the various units of an organization should be kept in balance. 10. The principle of continuity- Re-organization is a continuous process: in every undertaking specific provision should be made for it.
Company Profile- Logo used since 1998 Logo used since 1998
S&P 500 component
April 1, 1976 (37 years ago)
(incorporated January 3, 1977)
Apple Campus, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, California, U.S. Number of locations
406 retail stores (as of May 2013)
Arthur D. Levinson (Chairman)
Tim Cook (CEO),
Steve Jobs (Founder, former CEO)
US$ 170.910 billion (2013)
US$ 48.999 billion (2013)
US$ 37.037 billion (2013)
US$ 207.000 billion (2013)
US$ 123.549 billion (2013)
FileMaker Inc., Anobit, Braeburn Capital
Company history-Apple was established on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne to sell the Apple I personal computer kit, a computer single handedly designed by Wozniak. The kits were hand-built by Wozniak and first shown to the public at the Homebrew. The Apple I was sold as a motherboard (with CPU, RAM, and basic textual-video chips), which is less than what is today considered a complete personal computer. The Apple I went on sale in July 1976 and was market-priced at $666.66 ($2,735 in 2013 dollars, adjusted for inflation). Apple was incorporated January 3, 1977,...
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