Practices for Managing Information Flows within Organizations
Posted: 19 May 1999
Firm organization determines how coworkers communicate and how information flows within the firm. Banking, accounting, consulting, and legal firms process proprietary information which their clients wish to protect. The firm's ability to safeguard and manage information determines its market demand. Yet employees may leak and otherwise abuse information to enhance their personal performance and wealth. This article analyzes how bureaucracies are erected within the firm to control information flows and protect clients.
JEL Classification: D21, D22
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