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KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN IN JAPAN-A CASE STUDY

There are two critical questions which are important to the case. These are:

What should Dick Mayer do about Loy Weston?
What do you think of Dick Mayer's "Stages Theory" of country management responsibilities?
What should Dick Mayer do about Loy Weston?

Dick Mayer has to be very careful while evaluating his options of what to do with Loy Weston. There are several actions that Dick Mayer can implement against Mr. Weston. I would like to evaluate the effectiveness of each one of the actions and finally recommend the best solution. We have to realize that Mr. Weston is a very competent person, who has been exposed in a wide array of entrepreneurial situations and his business instincts and knowledge should be appreciated.
First, Mr. Mayer can terminate Loy Weston. If he chooses to do so, he will get rid of an "organizational nightmare" and the problem is solved. Furthermore, he does not have to spend time and energy worrying about whether Mr. Weston is obeying company policies and headquarters decisions. The negative aspects of terminating Mr. Weston are all of the following: He may start working for one of Kentucky Fried Chicken's (KFC's) close competitors and with his knowledge about the company's strategic mission and his skills, he may become a significant rival to KFC. Furthermore, KFC-International will surely loose an excellent worker with plenty of valuable experience in starting-up new business enterprises. Also, terminating a senior manager such as Mr. Weston could be very expensive. If Dick Mayer would chose this approach, he has to be able to back-up his decision with relevant evidence and he must have the full support from KFC's top-management. If Mr. Weston is terminated, he may ask for a significant financial compensation.

Second, Dick Mayer can chose to relocate Mr. Weston within the…...

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