The Mirroring Hypothesis : Theory and Evidence on the Correspondence between the Structure of Products and Organizations

@inproceedings{Colfer2007TheMH,
  title={The Mirroring Hypothesis : Theory and Evidence on the Correspondence between the Structure of Products and Organizations},
  author={Lyra Colfer},
  year={2007}
}
  • Lyra Colfer
  • Published 2007
The relationship between product architecture and organizational structure is a topic of great interest in contemporary practice and research. Much of the literature that examines this relationship posits a “mirroring hypothesis”—that is, the claim that the structure of a product development organization must necessarily “mirror” the architecture of the product it develops. In this paper, I explain the theoretical underpinnings of this hypothesis and review the empirical evidence for and… CONTINUE READING

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