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economies of scale
the situation in which companies can reduce their production costs if they can purchase raw materials in bulk; the average cost of goods goes down as production levels increase
a system in which one person is at the top of the organization and there is a ranked or sequential ordering from the top down of managers who are responsible to that person
an organization with many layers of managers who set rules and regulations and oversee all decisions
an organization structure in which decision making authority is maintained at the top level of management at the company's headquarters
an organization structure in which decision making authority is delegated to lower level managers more familiar with local conditions than headquarters management could be
tall organization structure
an organizational structure in which the pyramidal organization chart would be quite tall because of the various levels of magement
flat organization structure
an organization structure that has few layers of management and a broad span of control
an organization that has direct two-way lines of responsibility, authority, and communication running from the top to the bottom of the organization, with all people reporting to only one supervisor
employees who are part of the chain of command that is responsible for achieving organizational goals
an organization in which specialists from different parts of the organization are brought together to work on specific projects but still remain part of a line-and-staff structure
cross-functional self-managed teams
groups of employees from differrent departments who work together on a long-term basis
using communications technology and other means to link organiztions and allow them to work together on common objectives
a concept that describes a company being so open to other companies working with it that the once-solid barriers between them become see-through and electronic information is shared as if the companies were one
a temporary networked organization made up of replaceable firms that join and leave as needed
those functions that the organization can do as well as or better than any other organization in the world
redesigning an organization so that it can more effectively and efficiently serve its customers
n organization that has contact people at the top and the chief executive officer at the bottom of the organization chart
organizational (or corporate) culture
widely shared values within an organization that provide unity and cooperation to achieve common goals
the structure that details lines of responsibility, authority, and position; that is, the structure shown on organization charts
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