Overview

  • Bio Julie Wulf is a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Previously, I was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School, on the faculty at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and held a visiting position at MIT. My research examines internal governance, leadership, and the strategy and performance of organizations. I have published papers on the evolution of corporate structure, financial and non-financial incentives, the allocation of decision rights, innovation and incentives, internal capital and labor markets, mergers and acquisitions, and behavioral aspects of organizations. My research has been published in academic journals in the fields of economics, finance and strategy/management such as the Journal of Labor Economics; American Economic JournalJournal of ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2021, 1:45 PM by Julie Wulf
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Featured Work

  • The Flattened Firm--Not as Advertised California Management Review, 55 no. 1, (Fall 2012)For decades, management consultants and the popular business press have urged large firms to flatten their hierarchies. Flattening (or delayering, as it ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2016, 7:40 PM by Julie Wulf
  • Who Lives in the C-Suite? Organizational Structure and the Division of Labor in Top Management Management Science 60, no. 4 (April 2014): 824–844.Top management structures in large US firms have changed significantly since the mid-1980s. While the size of the ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2016, 7:47 AM by Julie Wulf
  • How Many Direct Reports? Harvard Business Review, April 2012If senior executives are feeling ever-increasing pressure on their time—and few would suggest that’s not the case—why would they add more ...
    Posted Jun 17, 2016, 7:47 AM by Julie Wulf
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