Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Loretta Chao, reporting for the Wall Street journal

The factory, which assembles desktop computers and servers, resembles thousands of others across China. Robotic arms are in constant motion, moving parts and pieces around. Rows of workers clad in blue pop parts into place as computers make their way down the line. The factory can churn out about 25,000 machines in a day.

The difference: The facility, its equipment and its employees are all part of Lenovo.

Via associate professor of management and strategy Mike Mazzeo.

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