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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