Paths to Power
The audience for this elective is primarily MBAs and Executive MBAs. I advise students to abandon the idea that there are functional systems of reward allocation operating within organizations. There is no such thing as objective merit; the people who should be paying attention to their subordinates' performance will do so haphazardly, if at all; and, as a result, some of the most significant contributors toil unrecognized in relative obscurity. The course content I have assembled represents my best attempt to ensure that students avoid this fate.