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Decentralization Better for Small Businesses?
Shivani Ghisayawan
Decentralization argument works for large businesses. For a small business, it is better to have centralization. Do you agree? Explain.
 

 
Centralization in Small Companies
Afure Edijala, Accountant, Nigeria, Member
Yes, it is better to have centralization in a smaller company, since there is a low number of divisions and staffs to handle. This also aids to quick decision making and low bureaucratic cost.
 

 
Don't Agree
Shweta S Awasthi, India, Member
A visionary and a leader is more important to a large organization compared to a smaller one. This is because in smaller organisations, people are generally more self-motivated. This makes me believe that decentralisation should prevail more in larger ones; however, that's an ideal set-up anywhere!
 

 
Disagree
padom lee, Accountant, China, Member
In some small company the cohesion depends on the personal charm of the boss, while there is enough incentive.
 

 
Decentralization
A.J. Heideman, Management Consultant, Netherlands, Member
I think you're right. Why should one decentralize a small business? Centralizing or decentralizing are tools to optimize your results ad not a goal on its selves.
 

 
Centralization/decentralization
annette bristol-martin, Student (University), Trinidad and Tobago, Member
I agree centralization is best suited for small business, whereas decentralization is more appropiate for larger organisations which have a larger human resource and services to manage.
 

     
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