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Ch 12: Organizational Structure & Business Processes

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Get ready for an important exam with this informative chapter on organizational structure and the business process. Our lessons and quizzes are mobile-friendly and accessible 24 hours a day to help you prepare for test day.

Organizational Structure & Business Processes - Chapter Summary

Take a look at this engaging chapter to review key topics related to the business process and organizational structure. These lessons cover authority in decentralized and centralized organizations and the control implications of different kinds of organizational structures. You'll also study the International Organization for Standardization, the different types of business cycles and the factors that affect them. This chapter is also designed to help you:

  • Detail economic performance over time
  • Outline business process analysis
  • Define the theory of constraints
  • Identify successful inventory management techniques
  • Explain the benefits of an electronic funds transfer
  • Describe the process involved in the transfer of transactional information
  • Differentiate between e-commerce and m-commerce
  • Discuss the benefits of outsourcing

If you find these topics challenging, feel free to review the lessons as many times as you need to feel confident. You can also contact our expert instructors for help. Each lesson comes with a short quiz that you can use to assess your comprehension and ensure you are ready to move on to new topics.

10 Lessons in Chapter 12: Organizational Structure & Business Processes
Authority in Centralized & Decentralized Organizations

1. Authority in Centralized & Decentralized Organizations

There are several approaches to authority. In this lesson, learn about the centralized organization, where authority is top-down through a chain of command. Contrast that with the decentralized organization, where authority is assigned at different levels in the hierarchy.

Risks & Control Implications of Different Organizational Structures

2. Risks & Control Implications of Different Organizational Structures

Domain 3 of the Certified Internal Auditor Exam covers topics related to risk associated with various organizational structures. This lesson will explore important information relevant to Domain 3.1 (Risk/Control Implications of Different Organizational Structures) and 3.2 (Types of Organizational Structures).

Factors Affecting Business Cycles

3. Factors Affecting Business Cycles

In this lesson we'll learn about the factors that affect the business cycle. The business cycle can be used to help predict future business and is very important in the forecasting model.

The Business Cycle: Economic Performance Over Time

4. The Business Cycle: Economic Performance Over Time

Learn the economic terms that describe economic performance over time and how indicators such as unemployment and inflation behave throughout these economic fluctuations.

The Theory of Constraints: Business Applications

5. The Theory of Constraints: Business Applications

This lesson will introduce the Theory of Constraints (TOC). It will discuss the application of the TOC to operations in a business through the use of the five steps of the focusing process of improvement.

Inventory Management Techniques

6. Inventory Management Techniques

How does a company know how much inventory to keep on hand? In this lesson, we'll examine inventory management and discuss three major approaches: the ABC approach, the economic order quantity model, and derived-demand inventory.

What is an Electronic Funds Transfer? - Definition, Process & Benefits

7. What is an Electronic Funds Transfer? - Definition, Process & Benefits

Learn about what electronic funds transfer is and all the ways you may use it in your daily life. Find out how the process differs from the older paper style and some of the many benefits that you can experience by adopting electronic funds transfer.

Electronic Data Interchange and the Transfer of Transactional Information

8. Electronic Data Interchange and the Transfer of Transactional Information

Electronic Data Interchange is a set of rules that describe how electronic business is conducted over a computer network. Learn how EDI replaces the paper documents that used to be part of most business transactions.

e-commerce & m-commerce: Buying & Selling on the Web & Mobile Devices

9. e-commerce & m-commerce: Buying & Selling on the Web & Mobile Devices

E-commerce and m-commerce have transformed the way that organizations and consumers conduct business. Additional topics discussed in this lesson include B2B, B2C, C2C, and e-government.

What is Outsourcing? - Definition & Benefits

10. What is Outsourcing? - Definition & Benefits

Outsourcing is a strategy that can benefit a company's bottom line. In this lesson, you'll learn what outsourcing is and some of its benefits as well as look at an example.

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