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    Would a flexible or a more formal structure be appropriate for these organizations:

    a) a large department store?
    b) a Big Five accountancy firm?
    c) a biotechnology company?

    Explain your reasoning.

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    a) A large department store - A large department store would be more appropriate for a departmentalized structure. Typically most department stores (e.g. Macy's, Dillard's, Younkers, etc.) are set up with a hierarchical structure in which the employees are separated into departments by product type. There is typically a General Manager of the store, with ...

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    This solution looks at if various types of organizations would benefit most from a flexible or a formal business structure and explains the logic behind the choice.