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Charles Handy paper on federalism as a way to govern increasingly complex organizations. Handy identifies the trend toward corporate federalism as a means to handle organizational restructuring, create integrated organizations, worldwide commercial networks, and leaner, more efficient corporate centers. Handy notes, especially, that federalist thinking reverses much traditional management thinking by assuming that most of the innovative energy is away from the center, and away from the top. Power is therefore more diffuse throughout an organization's structure.
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Charles Handy paper on federalism as a way to govern increasingly complex organizations, June 7, 1993; Charles Handy Papers; Box 17, Folder 6; 26 pages