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Article: Coordination and experimentation in M-form and U-form organizations

TitleCoordination and experimentation in M-form and U-form organizations
Authors
Issue Date2006
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JPE/
Citation
Journal Of Political Economy, 2006, v. 114 n. 2, p. 366-402 How to Cite?
AbstractWe compare the performance of organizational forms (M-form and U-form) in experimenting with uncertain projects. In our framework, organizational forms affect the information structure of an organization and thus the way to coordinate changes. Compared to the U-form, the M-form organization achieves better coordination in "attribute matching" but suffers from coordination in "attribute compatibility" and less gains in specialization. The distinctive advantage of the M-form is its flexibility in choosing between small-scale and full-scale experimentation. © 2006 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/138709
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.75
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 7.646
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dc.contributor.authorRoland, Gen_HK
dc.contributor.authorXu, Cen_HK
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dc.date.available2011-09-08T08:13:07Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
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dc.description.abstractWe compare the performance of organizational forms (M-form and U-form) in experimenting with uncertain projects. In our framework, organizational forms affect the information structure of an organization and thus the way to coordinate changes. Compared to the U-form, the M-form organization achieves better coordination in "attribute matching" but suffers from coordination in "attribute compatibility" and less gains in specialization. The distinctive advantage of the M-form is its flexibility in choosing between small-scale and full-scale experimentation. © 2006 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.en_HK
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dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JPE/en_HK
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dc.titleCoordination and experimentation in M-form and U-form organizationsen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailXu, C: cgxu@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1086/501170en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume114en_HK
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