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Professional Issues in Information Technology - Second edition by Frank Bott

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3 WHAT IS AN ORGANISATION?

After studying this chapter, you should know and understand:

  • the different ways in which an organisation can be become a legal entity;
  • the situations for which the different types of legal entity are appropriate;
  • what a limited company is and why it is the preferred legal form for a commercial organisation;
  • what is meant by the terms takeover, merger, management buyout and outsourcing;
  • the most important ways in which the law regulates limited companies.

3.1 THE ROLE OF ORGANISATIONS

An organisation is a group of people working together in a formal way. Our life in a modern society is dominated by our interactions with organisations. We go to school and to college; schools and colleges are organisations. We or our ...

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