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raault of using t philosophy of sutual thought is tha baala
for managerial decentralisation Is called a "unity of
doctrine** Without the integrating influence of a unity of
doctrine, managerial decentralisation of authority Is not
Tm nature of the top exeoutlve level philosophy in many
oompenies has a draaatlc influence on how deolslon« aklng will
ha accoiHpllfthed* Za recent years, liore corporations have
adopted decentralisation in declalonHasklng as a method of
organisation* These companies Include the vary largeet
corporations in tha country aueh as Oenerel Sotore, Du Font*
Soars, Roebuck and Company, Ford, General Eleetrlo, and
International Harreoter* Medium* slse companies Include
Sylvanla Eleotrle Product*, American Ira to Shoe Company, and
tha Sparry-Rand Corporation* Sb top management phlloaophy
has had amah to contribute to tha financial eucoess of thaaa
companies and help convince other managers that adopting da*
centralisation of authority technique a will halp Improve '
thair economic positions* Ferhapa a statement typical of
thasa companies la expressed by tha board ohslrman of Seara,
ioahuok and Company, Hobert Woods
Wa complain about government In bueinees,
wa s trass tha advantage a of tha fraa enterprise
system* wa complain about tha totalitarian etate*
but in our induatrlal organisations, In our
strlrlng for efficiency, wa hava created more
or leee of a totalitarian organisation in In-
dustry « partloularly in largo industry* Tha
treble* of ratalnlng affleianey and dlaolplina
n thaaa large organisations and yat allowing
our paopla to a^rasa theaeelvee, to exerelee
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Kirkpatrick, Thomas O. Decentralization of Managerial Authority, thesis, 1958; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc107985/m1/61/: accessed February 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .