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Clay Spinuzzi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226236964

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226237015.001.0001

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Stage Management: The Case of Nonemployer Firms

Stage Management: The Case of Nonemployer Firms

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(p.36) 3 Stage Management: The Case of Nonemployer Firms
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All Edge
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Clay Spinuzzi

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226237015.003.0003

This case study of nonemployer firms illustrates the characteristics of all-edge adhocracies. These one- to two-person firms must assemble a temporary team of subcontractors to tackle each job, manage and coordinate them, and stage-manage them so that the subcontractors don’t undermine the firm’s performance. And they have to do all of this with very little leverage over the subcontractors. This chapter examines how these all-edge adhocracies work, succeed, and fail.

Keywords:   nonemployer firms, front stage, back stage, stage management, subcontractor networks, swift trust

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