Authority in the Context of Distributed Knowledge

@inproceedings{Foss2003AuthorityIT,
  title={Authority in the Context of Distributed Knowledge},
  author={Kirsten Foss and Nicolai Juul Foss},
  year={2003}
}
The notion of distributed knowledge is increasingly often invoked in discussions of economic organization. In particular, the claim that authority is inefficient as a means of coordination in the context of distributed knowledge has become widespread. However, very little analysis has been dedicated to the relation between economic organization and distributed knowledge. In this paper, we concentrate on the role of authority as a coordination mechanism under conditions of distributed knowledge… CONTINUE READING

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