Essay on Functioning Management

2743 Words Dec 20th, 2010 11 Pages
Qualcomm Incorporated: Functioning Management
Katie Atkinson, Farrah Mason, Jennifer McMahan,
Robert Briones, Nichol Vann
University of Phoenix
MGT 330; Israr Hayath Qualcomm Incorporated: Functioning Management
Qualcomm is an American wireless telecommunications research and Development Company, as well as the largest fables chip supplier in the world, based in San Diego, California. Qualcomm was founded in 1985 by UC San Diego Professor Irwin Jacobs, MIT Alumni Andrew Viterbi, Harvey White, Adelia Coffman, Andrew Cohen, Klein Gilhousen, and Franklin Antonio. (QUALCOMM, 2010) Qualcomm’s mission statement is:
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This agreement protects Qualcomm from future infringement lawsuits that could cripple its development (Sinapse, 2010).
Qualcomm; Organizing and management’s function
Organizing can be defined as “assembling and coordinating the human, financial, physical, informational, and other resources needed to achieve goals” (Bateman & Snell, 2009). The company called Qualcomm primarily operates in South Korea, where they employ over 16,100 employees. The external factors affecting organizing in Qualcomm are making sure there are enough resources to complete the jobs for the telecommunication devices. Having an organizational structure is the key to internal aspect of Qualcomm, with employing a lot of employees there must be a clear and concise structure of job duties assigned. Another internal factor is Qualcomm grants out their licenses for use of their telecommunication devices. “Qualcomm also grants licenses to use its intellectual property portfolio, which includes certain patent rights useful in the manufacture and sale of wireless products”. (Thompson, 2010).
Qualcomm has stretched globally in areas such as Italy, Asia Pacific, and United Kingdom which reinforces there leadership in the worldwide messaging market. With Qualcomm going globally all employees have to be organized in the supplier chain of sending over the new product to the global areas as well as manufacturing

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