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concept if allied to centralisation of policy and operational
decentralisation# la thia type of situation, manage re have
the right to accept or reject authority delegated to tbM from
higher levels of management* Although auch rejection la rare,
it may be evident in forma of modifications to fit the par*
tieular manager*e needs. It la readily aeen that the command
control concept of authority la Incompatible with current man-
agement philosophy* A substantial dacentralisation of authority
will operate through diffusing authority until the focus of ita
source la no longer on a single person, as In the command con*
trol concept* but a recognition that authority re aide a In the
organisation as a whole.
In au:smarising authority relationships to organisational
structure end the activities oatried on within the corporation,
it la pointed out that authority is derived from owners.
Whether the organisation is a a ingle proprietorship* a partner*
ship, or a corporation, ultimate authority la retained by the
Absolute retention of authority la manlfeated in the
single propriatorshlp where the owner performs the planning,
organising, and controlling of the business in toto. As
organisational growth occurs, additional personnel are hired
to perform the new or extended activities, The large cor-
poration chief executive is forced to delegate authority to
®Wain© V. SuoJanen, "Substantive Decentralisation In the
Large Corporation," Advanced Mm&mmntt MM (September, 1956),
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