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Organisational Structure Considerations in the Next Decade: Implications for Operations Management

Yunus Kathawala (Department of Management and Marketing, Eastern Illinois University)
B.P. Lingaraj (Indiana University‐Purdue University, USA)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Article publication date: 1 August 1990

Abstract

Centralisation and decentralisation of the US economy is examined. How the organisational structures are changing, and why these changes are coming about, reasons such as technology changes in computers and communications, to the move from an agricultural to an industrial to a more service related society are outlined. Other factors such as corporation size and foreign competition are considered and discussed. It is concluded that a balance between centralisation and decentralisation are needed in the future.

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Kathawala, Y. and Lingaraj, B.P. (1990), "Organisational Structure Considerations in the Next Decade: Implications for Operations Management", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 10 No. 8, pp. 53-60. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443579010004147

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