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GM Seen Planning Global Reorganization Against ‘Fiefdoms’

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson is planning a reorganization of the automaker that would move it away from long-entrenched regional authority toward a structure built on global functions, said two people familiar with the planning.

Power would shift from regional chiefs to global leaders in areas such as marketing, purchasing and product development, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. While details are still being determined, the company is working to upgrade its accounting system to support the new organization, the people said.