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A08-15-0012 (B)

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This case study presents the dilemmas faced by Pioneer Energy in Turkmenistan.  The company has to find closure on a variety of issues ranging from procurement of steel casings to complete test wells in the Turkmen region, to implementing a new performance evaluation system mandated by Pioneer’s headquarters in Dallas, localization of the workforce, and challenging cross-cultural matters associated with an upcoming trip by Turkmenistan officials to the U.S. offices of Pioneer.  

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The specific objectives of the case are to: a) help participants develop a deeper understanding on the manner in which the typical tensions between headquarters and subsidiaries manifest themselves b) understand how large business organizations seek to balance corporate-wide initiatives with the unique needs of the countries that they operate in c) explore the challenges associated with implementing global strategy at the local level as wells as to illustrate the changing dynamics when the strategy formulation process shifts into implementation mode
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2015

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Turkmenistan
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7 pages
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Library

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