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Managerial Accounting: The Corners...

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Maryanne M. Mowen + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337115773

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Chapter
Section
Chapter 11, Problem 1DQ
Textbook Problem

Discuss the differences between centralized and decentralized decision making.

Expert Solution
To determine

State the differences between centralized and decentralized decision making.

Explanation of Solution

Centralized And Decentralized Decision Making:

Under centralized decision making, the decisions are made by the top-level managers and the lower level managers are obliged to implement those decisions. Under decentralized decision making, the lower-level managers are allowed to make decisions and implement it to the areas of responsibility.

The following table represents the difference between centralized and decentralized decision making:

BasisCentralized Decision MakingDecentralized Decision Making
Power to make decisionsThe decision making power lies with the top management.The lower-level managers have the responsibility to make decisions.
Delegation of powerThe power or authority is not transferred to the lower managers.The power or authority is transferred to the lower managers.

Table (1)

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Chapter 11 Solutions

Managerial Accounting: The Cornerstone of Business Decision-Making
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