Benefits of decentralization of manufacturing firm and financial service firm.
Global Widgets Corp is a manufacturing industry which builds standardized galvanized metal benches for sports arenas and stadiums. It operates three manufacturing facilities; in the U.S., in South America, and in the Philippines. It contracts with local distributors to handle sales and service issues in these regions of the world. By contrast, Intl. Financial Services Inc is a company that directly offers a variety of banking, insurance and securities services in 83 countries. Do you think one of these firms would be more likely to benefit from a de-centralized decision making organizational architecture than the other? Why or why not?