American Greetings Corporation reported that “its sales have been hurt by people increasingly using the Internet to communicate” and by “lower-priced competition including Hallmark’s Warm Wishes line of 99-cent cards.” As a result, it decided to lay off 13 percent of its full-time workforce. This need for cost-cutting measures would have been detected by its ____ control system.

a operations
b. organizational
c. strategic
d. functional
e. environmental