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Dow Decentralizes Management Structure to Increase Agility

8:59 AM MDT | September 14, 2012 | —Rebecca Coons

Dow Chemical says it has eliminated its previous business division structure and has implemented a global business unit model in order to create a more “agile, flexible, and customer-focused company.” The decentralized organization will enable the company to cope with the difficult macroeconomic environment and deliver on earnings targets, says Dow chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris. Under the new structure, each business unit is run by presidents who are fully accountable for generating increased earnings. The business presidents report to a newly...

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