Distributional Conflict in Organizations

  title={Distributional Conflict in Organizations},
  author={H. Mueller and R. Inderst and Karl Warneryd},
  journal={Corporate Finance: Governance},
  • H. Mueller, R. Inderst, Karl Warneryd
  • Published 2002
  • Economics, Computer Science
  • Corporate Finance: Governance
  • Hierarchy can function as an instrument to channel influence activities or power struggles in organizations. Contrary to what has frequently been argued, we show that multi-divisional organizations may involve lower influence costs than single-tier organizations, even though they offer more scope for organizational conflict and have more executives that can be influenced. These benefits derive from two effects. First, part of the conflict in multi-divisional organizations takes place on the… CONTINUE READING
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