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Tomorrow’s Technology and You 8/e Chapter 12 Systems and Organizations
From the environment, a company acquires people, materials, money, knowledge, and other resources as input.
Work processes such as manufacturing, marketing and sales, and accounting and finance
Outputs include products and services, as well as dividends, taxes, and information that are transferred to entities in the environment.
The firm’s managers perform the control function to ensure that the input, processing, and output functions perform properly.