Essay about Harley Davidson Motor Company

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Harley Davidson Motor Company
Chad D. Schisler
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Abstract
Brief History The Harley Davidson Motor Company has been in the motorcycle industry for almost a hundred years and has been indicted as one of the best motorcycle manufacturers in the world. Historically, the motor business of the Harley Davidson started in the early 1900’s where William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson developed a motor bike. In 1903, the first bike by Harley and Davidson was made and was available to the public. The motor bike had 3-1/8 inch bore and 3 ½ inch stroke which were created for racing purposes. The first bike that was manufactured by Harley and
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The Board of directors still has the Chairman and CEO, and operating partner, Chief Executive Officer of another company, and Other Corporate leaders of other companies that would have a stand for the Harley Davidson Motors. The Board of Directors is composed of twelve different Directors. The composition of the Management team is quite simple for a huge company like the Harley Davidson Motors, on the higher management, the leaders have collaborated duties such as the Chairman of the Management Team is also the President and the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

Decision making of the company Basically, in the decision making process of the company the management team of the company should filter any suggestions that came from below the team and will be headed by the President and Chief Executive Officer. According to an interview with Rich Teerlink and Lee Ozley, authors of the book “More than a Motorcycle”, a book about the transition and evolution of the Harley Davidson Motor Company that the leadership skill that is used by the company in the old traditional ways would be the “command and conquer”. This conventional type of leadership in decision making has helped the company rise towards the impending crisis in the years that both the authors were organizational consultants of the company. This is because the traditional command and control leadership of decision making is more organized and decisive that

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