Using Decentralized Organizations to Control Operations

Read the introduction and section 11.1. Game Products, Inc. has experienced significant growth in volume, market area, and products. It operates internationally and has three broad product lines that make board games, computer games, and sporting goods. Games Inc. has three distinct marketing areas and three distinct product lines. Management has decided to decentralize its operations and needs to revamp its management information system to provide relevant and timely information about product lines in different locations. Decentralization has pros and cons.