Following is a series of descriptions of organizations. Indicate whether each scenario is more typical of a decentralized organization or a centralized organization.
a. Fulton Holdings wants its managers to be able to respond quickly to changes in local market demand so the managers have the authority to make decisions about product offerings and pricing.
b. Craft Supplies & More is a small independent craft shop and is managed by its owner.
c. Didic Corporation now has a single Payroll Department, a single Human Resources Department, and a single administrative headquarters since Didic Corporation “flattened” its organizational structure.
d. Khan Resorts and Hotels, Inc., wants to empower its managers to make decisions so that the managers’ motivation is increased and retention of managers increases.
e. Tse Corporation has formal training programs for lower-level managers and has a policy that they promote from within the company whenever possible.
f. The Plastic Lumber Company, Inc., is managed by its owner, who oversees production, sales, engineering, and the other administrative functions.
g. Daniels Furniture, Inc., is divided into several operating units.

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