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Organizational hierarchies and bureaucracies: An integrative essay

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Political Economy.

Volume (Year): 11 (1995)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 411-440

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Handle: RePEc:eee:poleco:v:11:y:1995:i:3:p:411-440

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  4. VafaI, Kouroche, 2005. "Abuse of authority and collusion in organizations," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 21(2), pages 385-405, June.
  5. Saam, Nicole J., 2007. "Asymmetry in information versus asymmetry in power: Implicit assumptions of agency theory?," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 36(6), pages 825-840, December.

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