Gestão & Produção
versão impressa ISSN 0104-530X
NAKANO, Davi Noboru e FLEURY, Afonso Carlos Corrêa. Centralization and decentralization of engineering activities: two case studies. Gest. Prod. [online]. 1998, vol.5, n.2, pp. 133-144. ISSN 0104-530X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-530X1998000200004.
This paper studies the organizational structure in multiple unit engineering companies. We studied centralization/decentralization of engineering activities comparing two multinational companies from different sectors. We concluded that the complexity of the product/user interface, the relationship with suppliers, the historical background and the availability of technical expertise are some of the factors which influence the choice of company organization.
Palavras-chave : engineering; centralization; coordination.