Integration Through Incentives Within Differentiated Organizations

@article{Kretschmer2008IntegrationTI,
  title={Integration Through Incentives Within Differentiated Organizations},
  author={Tobias Kretschmer and Phanish Puranam},
  journal={Organization Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={860-875}
}
The specialization of activity within organizations can make it worthwhile to motivate collaboration efforts, but also makes such efforts less effective through coordination challenges. Drawing on the concepts of organizational differentiation and integration, we present a formal analysis of the manner in which these two consequences of specialization shape the effectiveness of collaborative incentives in complex organizations. We show that ignoring the coordination challenges created by… CONTINUE READING
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