Chapter 13 Exercise 22

22. From a management perspective, explain if Rolling Thunder Bicycles is a centralized or decentralized company.

In terms of management, the company is likely to be decentralized. Look at the worker tasks (in the database). Everyone seems to trade off on the various tasks. There does not appear to be a traditional reporting hierarchy. There is an overall leader, but it seems likely that the decisions are handled jointly—at least in terms of discussions while working. Of course, it is possible that one person rules everything and ignores whatever anyone else says, but then turnover would probably be really high.