Bryony Reich is an Assistant Professor in the Strategy department. Professor Reich's research interests are in microeconomic theory, networks, and political economy. Her work focuses on understanding how societies coordinate and cooperate, and how social networks influence economic outcomes and behavior. Prior to joining Kellogg, Professor Reich was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Economics at University College London and received her PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
This course focuses on the link between organizational structure and strategy, making use of the microeconomic tools taught in MECN-430. The core question is how firms should be organized to achieve their performance objectives. The first part of the course takes the firm's activities as given and studies the problem of organizational design; topics may include incentive pay, decentralization, transfer pricing, behavioral biases, and complementarities. The second part examines the determinants of a firm's boundaries and may cover such topics as outsourcing, horizontal mergers, and strategic commitment.