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ECOS3003 Tutorial 3 1 Hierarchies, incentives and firm structure ECOS3003 Tutorial 3 1. Discuss the costs and benefits of decentralized decision making relative to centralized decision making? 2. Discuss the positive and negative effects of a university rule that would not allow lecturers to change a grade once recorded. 3. United Airlines assigns flight attendants to routes using the following procedure: once a month, the attendants request the routes they prefer, with conflicts resolved strictly on the basis of seniority. Why does United use this procedure rather than simply let the supervisor of the attendants assign the flights? 4. An organizational consultant evaluates your division. She indicates that she does not like the divisional manager’s top-down style. She recommends setting up a board that consists of the divisional manager and his top 10 department managers. The consultant suggests that all major policy decisions be made by the board by a majority voting rule. She argues this process will make better use of information within the organization. She also argues that tour political system is a democracy, which works well, and
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2010 for the course ECOS 3003 taught by Professor Andrewwait during the One '10 term at University of Sydney.

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