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19237. Opening the Valve: From Software to Hardware (A) Harvard Business School Case Study 415015 Solution. NEW, FALL 2016. This paper provides a Berkeley Research case analysis and case solution to a Harvard Business School organizational behavior case study by Ethan S. Bernstein, Francesca Gino, and Bradley R. Staats on Valve, one of the world’s top video game software companies and a company famous for its near total absence of organizational hierarchy and management oversight. Set in 2013, the case focuses on Valve’s move into hardware and its internal debate about whether to change its freewheeling organizational model to better meet the demands of the hardware market and the challenges of growth. The case analysis and solution includes problem identification, problem analysis, identification and evaluation of alternatives, and recommendations. APA Style, 12 pages, 7 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.

TAGS: Valve case study solution, structure following strategy, flat organizations, self-directed teams, strategy following structure, change management, innovation, management style, human resource management, organizational culture, teams, software development, hierarchy, innovation, family business, strategy

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