Using methods inspired from algebraic –theory, we give a new proof of the Genauer fibration sequence, relating the cobordism categories of closed manifolds with cobordism categories of manifolds with boundaries, and of the Bökstedt–Madsen delooping of the cobordism category. Unlike the existing proofs, this approach generalizes to other cobordism-like categories of interest. Indeed we argue that the Genauer fibration sequence is an analogue, in the setting of cobordism categories, of Waldhausen’s additivity theorem in algebraic –theory.
"An additivity theorem for cobordism categories." Algebr. Geom. Topol. 21 (2) 601 - 646, 2021. https://doi.org/10.2140/agt.2021.21.601