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Published Mar 2, 2015 in Business & Management
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Business Management -> Characteristics of large scale organizations

Characteristics of large scale organizationsSo what is a large-scale organization ? There are a number of characteristics that may be used to classify a business enterprise as a large-scale organization rather than as a small or a medium business enterprise .The following characteristics may be used as a basis of such a classification. Before we attempt this classification, however, we should recall the basic rules of classification - exhaustiveness and exclusivity. The organizations we are attempting to classify as either small, medium or large-scale must all be able to be placed in at least one of the three categories (exhaustiveness) and the organization being classified must be placed in one, and only one, of the categories (exclusivity ) . If we take these characteristics and apply them to a large-scale enterprise then the following will normally be true. However, not all large-scale organizations will necessarily exhibit all of the following characteristics:

Business Management -> Distinguishing large-scale organisationsDistinguishing large-scale organisationsThere are many ways that large-scale organisations can be classified and a variety of forms which they may take. The main way of distinguishing between large-scale organisations is by the ownership of the entity and its principal form of operation. Hence, we are able to distinguish between government (public sector) and non-government (private sector) organisations or, put in another way, between publically owned and privately owned organisations. By 'publically owned' we mean that the community as a whole owns the organisation and that it is operated on their behalf by the government. Public sector or government organisations may in turn be categorised into three distinct forms - general government entities, providing non-market goods and services (e.g. roads, hospitals and the like), public trading enterprises, providing market goods and services which meet their community service obligation and finally, public financial enterprises providing financial services e.g. government, banks and insurance offices.Next, we can distinguish between those large-scale organisations which have as their primary or core objective, the 'profit motive', and those which are nonprofit oriented. Also, we can distinguish between large-scale organisations according to the industry to which they belong - primary, secondary or tertiary, or as to whether their core function is manufacturing or service provision.We could also distinguish between organisations according to their legal status and the extent of their legal liability (e.g. sole trader, partnership, company, statutory authority, government department, and those large-scale organisations which have limited and those which have unlimited liability), and their size in terms of the number of employees, production levels and turnover.