In their recent book Why Managers Matter: The Perils of the Bossless Company, Foss and Klein defend management and managers and discuss the value and limits of traditional hierarchies. In this review, I discuss the key ideas presented in the book and reflect on the broader discussion in the literature on non-hierarchical forms of organizing and how this book fits in the overall debate in the field.
WORKIEWICZ, M. (2023). On fads, fashions, and follies of flat organizing and why managers still matter. Journal of Organization Design, In press.