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CAM STUDIES OP CORPORATIOHS f Wit
DECEMfRALIZEB MAKAG&RXAL AUTHORITY
Perhaps one of the better ways to understand what de-
centralisation of managerial authority aooostpllshea It to
review the results obtained by several successful corporations
In this country# This dlecuaslon is not limited to Just the
large corporations, but it elso includes medlu ~slKed com-
panies, companies which are widely dispersed physically, and
those whose operations are prlnuirlly oarrled on at one
location* Ho attempt will be made to present an entire
history of a company's organisational atruoture and activities
carried on In that company* Instead* pertinent information
that demonstrates how decentralisation of authority operates
and the derivative benefits to that ceaipany will be given*
General Motors Corporation
The classical example of successful de centra lis a tlon
of authority is found in the General Motors Corpora 11 on.
One of the flrat oompsniaa to decentralise on a production
basis, General Motors Is a phenomenal example becauee of
its slse and because of the philosophy that it has practiced
for more than three deeadee* General Motors Corporation
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