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Authority and communication in firms

Katayama, Hajime; Meagher, Kieron; Wait, Andrew


We show that decision making in organizations is typically more complicated than simply choosing either to delegate or to centralize. Firms have to consider not only the level at which a decision is made (authority location) but also how many people are involved (authority diffusion), and the type of communication. Utilizing a unique data set, we estimate a latent-class model to identify frequently adopted combinations of decision-making rights and communication across different hierarchical...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2018.09.005


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