Additional reading

Author's interviews, talks, and other on-line references to the book:

IBM Almaden Institute 2004, "Work in the era of the global, extensible enterprise", March 24, 2004.

Malone, Thomas W. "Making the decision to decentralize", Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, March 29, 2004.

"The Present and Future of Work," Webcast of panel discussion with Thomas Malone, Ray Ozzie, John Parkinson, John Stenbit, Chris Thomas, and William Taylor. Sponsored by Intel and Groove Networks, March 31, 2004.

GBN Presents with Thomas Malone, "The Future of Work", April 2004.

Malone, Thomas "Bringing the Market Inside", Harvard Business Review, April 1, 2004.

Bushell, Sue, "The Decentralization Imperative", CIO (Australia), April 7, 2004.

Melymuka, Kathleen, "Bringing the Market Inside", Computerworld, April 12, 2004.

Baker, Edward H, "Web Extra: Tom Malone," CIO Insight, April 19, 2004.

Malone, Thomas W. "The Future of Work", Video of presentation in MIT Sloan School of Management Back to the Classroom Series, MIT World, June 5, 2004.

Malone, Thomas W. "Pioneers that cultivate a new model of work," Financial Times, August 12, 2004.

Malone, Thomas W. "Competing in the marketplace for values," Leader to Leader, Summer 2004 (no. 33).

Malone, Thomas W. Gartner Fellows Interview (Interviewed by Howard Dresner, Gartner, Inc.), March 8, 2005.

Malone, Thomas W. "Competing in the marketplace for values," Science and Theology News, May 25, 2005.

Fitzgerald, Michael. "Group Rethink: Can technology raise society's IQ?" Technology Review, June 2005.



On-line links to background work by the author:


Malone, T. W., Laubacher, R. J., & Scott Morton, M. S. (Eds.) Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.

Olson, G. M., Malone, T. W., and Smith, J. B. (Eds.) Coordination Theory and Collaboration Technology. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2001.


Chapter 3: The Amazing Pattern in Business

Malone, T. W. Is "Empowerment" just a Fad? Control, Decision-making, and Information Technology. Sloan Management Review, 1997, 38 (2), 23-35.


Chapter 6: Unleasing Markets

Malone, T. W. & Laubacher, R. J. The Dawn of the E-lance Economy. Harvard Business Review, September – October 1998, 76 (5), 144-152.


Chapter 9: Coordinating Activities

Malone, T. W., Crowston, K. G., & Herman, G. (Eds.) Organizing Business Knowledge: The MIT Process Handbook. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.

Web site for the Process Handbook project


Appendix: How Do Communication Costs Affect Centralization? A Simple Model

Wyner, G. M., & Malone, T. W.  Cowboys or Commanders:  Does Information Technology Lead to Decentralization?  Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Columbus, OH, December 15-18, 1996.

Last updated: July 1, 2005