Article | Journal of Law, Economics & Organization | March 1999

Practices for Managing Information Flows Within Organizations

by Joel Demski, Tracy Lewis, Dennis Yao and Huseyin Yildirim


Firm organization determines how coworkers communicate and how information flows within the firm. Banking, accounting, consulting, and legal firms process proprietary information which their clients wish to protect. The firm's ability to safeguard and manage information determines its market demand. Yet employees may leak and otherwise abuse information to enhance their personal performance and wealth. This article analyzes how bureaucracies are erected within the firm to control information flows and protect clients.

Keywords: Information Management; Management Practices and Processes; Safety; Governance Controls; Customer Focus and Relationships;


Demski, Joel, Tracy Lewis, Dennis Yao, and Huseyin Yildirim. "Practices for Managing Information Flows Within Organizations." Journal of Law, Economics & Organization 15, no. 1 (March 1999): 107–131. (Harvard users click here for full text.)