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Using Organizational Architecture to Lead Change


  • James Brickley
  • Clifford Smith
  • Jerold Zimmerman
  • Janice Willett


Effective leadership involves more than developing and communicating the right strategic vision for the company. To encourage employees to carry out the corporate vision, companies must ensure consistency among the following three main components of their "organizational architecture:" Copyright Copyright (c) 2009 Morgan Stanley.

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  • James Brickley & Clifford Smith & Jerold Zimmerman & Janice Willett, 2009. "Using Organizational Architecture to Lead Change," Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Morgan Stanley, vol. 21(2), pages 58-66.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jacrfn:v:21:y:2009:i:2:p:58-66

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