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Unformatted text preview: responsibilities, and horizontal linkages, and may be represented by an organization chart. The complexity of an organization's structure is often proportional to its size and its geographic dispersal. The traditional organization structure for many businesses in the 20th century was the bureaucracy, originally defined by Max Weber. More recent forms include the flat, network, matrix, and virtual organizations. These forms became more prevalent during the last decades of the 20th century as a result of the trend toward restructuring and downsizing...
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