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dc.contributor.author Foss, Kirsten en_US
dc.contributor.author Foss, Nicolai J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:27:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:27:18Z
dc.date.issued 2005-11-22T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 8791815053 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7427
dc.description.abstract Credible delegation of discretion obtains when it is a rational strategy for managers not to overrule employee decisions that are based on delegated decision rights or renege on the level of delegated discretion (and this is common knowledge). Making delegation of discretion credible becomes a crucial issue when organizations want to sustain the advantages that may flow from delegation: Such advantages are dependent on motivated employees, and managerial overruling or reneging is harmful to motivation. However, little work has been done on how organizations can make delegation credible. We argue that key elements of organizations (i.e., organizational structure, coordination mechanisms, reward structures, and interdependencies between activities) and how these fit influence the credibility of delegation. Fit configurations of organizational elements reduce the probability of managerial intervention that may harm employee motivation. This introduces a neglected incentive dimension to the organizational design literature. Moreover, it is argued that harmful intervention may be reduced by increasing managers’ costs of intervening. Refutable propositions are derived. en_US
dc.format.extent 47 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SMG Working paper;2005-005 en_US
dc.title Hands Off! en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt05nov22 miel en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.description.notes First version 22 February 2002; this version 17 October 2005 en_US
dc.idnumber 8791815053 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2005 en_US
dc.title.subtitle How Organizational Design Can Make Delegation Credible en_US


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