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Delegation of Decisions about Change in Organizations: The roles of competition, trade, uncertainty and scale

Meagher, Kieron; Wait, Andrew


Using unique establishment-level data, we find that delegation of organizational change is more likely in workplaces that: face a competitive product market, export, have predictable demand, are part of a smaller overall organization, and have fewer workplaces in the firm producing the same output. Surprisingly, we find no significant relationship between import competition and the allocation of decision-making rights within a firm. Our results are robust to a range of specifications and to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Law, Economics and Organization
DOI: 10.1093/jleo/ewt011


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