Created in 1878 by Thomas A Edison
Developed into highly centralized and tightlycontrolled model by 1930s.
Shift towards decentralization in the 1950s.
Started developing strategic planning system bythe 1960s
Reorganization of GE started by Reg Jones ² 1973
Established 10 groups, 46 divisions and 190 departmentssupported by 43 strategic planning groups.
SBU (Strategic business unit) based structure