Focusing on middle manager Harry Boldt suffering this case provides a clear strategic question – should move in the Nike Sports shoe business? The teaching objective is to first see the decision as a business problem – Nike can be successful in this business? and second, to assess the effectiveness of the process by which a middle manager helps managers deal with strategic issues.

Focusing on middle manager Harry Boldt suffering this case provides a clear strategic question – should move in the Nike Sports shoe business? The teaching objective is to first see the decision as a business problem – Nike can be successful in this business? and secondly, to determine the effectiveness of the process by which a middle manager helps managers deal with strategic issues to check.
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C. Roland Christensen,
David C. Rikert
Source: Harvard Business School
11 pages.
Publication Date: Oct 16, 1984. Prod #: 385031-PDF-ENG
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