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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 Mayers 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 Chickens KFCs close competitors and with his knowledge about the companys 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 KFCs top-management If Mr Weston is terminated he may a sk for a significant financial compensation Second Dick Mayer can chose to relocate Mr Weston within the organization By this approach Mr Weston will have less authority and top-management control
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