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Public Webinar by Prof. Nicolai Foss – “Why Managers Still Matter: The Myth of the Bossless Company”

Prof. Nicolai Foss

MM will hold a Public Webinar on the topic “Why Managers Still Matter: The Myth of the Bossless Company” on 24 August 2021.

Abstract:

Prof. Nicolai Foss will provide an introduction to and overview of his forthcoming book (w. Peter G Klein) on Hachette with the above title. The book discusses recent calls for "bossless" company organization, that is, heavily decentralized organizational designs with a high level of employee empowerment. We discuss the historical origins of this narrative and its empirical basis, and discusses the "bossless" company narrative from the perspective of comparative governance.