A conceptual framework for the design of organizational control mechanisms

  • William G. Ouchi


The problem of organization is the problem of obtaining cooperation among a collection of individuals or units who share only partially congruent objectives. When a team of individuals collectively produces a single output, there develops the problem of how to distribute the rewards emanating from that output in such a manner that each team member is equitably rewarded. If equitable rewards are not forthcoming, members will, in future cooperative ventures, adjust their efforts in such a manner that all will be somewhat worse off (cf. Simon [41], Marschak [26], Alchian and Demsetz [1]).


Market Mechanism Behavior Control Transfer Price Price Mechanism Organizational Control 
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