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Co-ordination of management activities — Mapping organisational structure to the decision structure

  • Peter Bernus
  • Gregory Uppington
Organizational Coordination
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1364)

Abstract

The GRAI Grid is used for the presentation of co-ordination in a virtual enterprise. A set of examples are presented which show how the organisational structure and decisional structure interrelate, making it possible to evaluate the two structures in conjunction. The technique can be used to design organisations which take into account the individual as well as organisational objectives of the individual organisational actor thus leading to a better management structure.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Bernus
    • 1
  • Gregory Uppington
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing and Information TechnologyGriffith University Nathan (Brisbane)QueenslandAustralia

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