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The corporate headquarters in organization design theory: an organizational economics perspective

Nicolai J. Foss ()
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Nicolai J. Foss: Bocconi University

Journal of Organization Design, 2019, vol. 8, issue 1, 1-9

Abstract: Abstract The corporate headquarters (CHQ) is an important part of the organization of large firms; yet, it is neglected in organization design theory. In this brief essay, I argue that we need a better understanding of the CHQ to further our understanding of the link between the top-management team and the rest of the organization, and to improve our understanding of the costs and benefits of hierarchical organization in general. I outline a number of organizational economics ideas that may help addressing these challenges.

Keywords: D21; D23; M1; M2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1186/s41469-019-0048-7

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