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The Firm

The Firm
  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :527
  • ISBN : 0440245923
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Summary : A Harvard law graduate finds that the tax firm he's employed by is not what it seems when the FBI approaches him to become an informant.

The Theory of the Firm

The Theory of the Firm
  • Author : Nicolai J. Foss
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  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :1589
  • ISBN : 9780415196383
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Summary : Includes over 60 classic papers, these volumes collect together contributions on the theory of the firm, beginning with Ronald Coase's classic work of 1937 and ending with important papers published as late as 1998.

The Nature of the Firm

The Nature of the Firm
  • Author : Ronald Harry Coase
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  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :244
  • ISBN : 9780195083569
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Summary : This volume features a series of essays which arose from a conference on economics, addressing the question: what is the nature of the firm in economic analysis? This paperback edition includes the Nobel Lecture of R.N. Case.

Governing the Firm

Governing the Firm
  • Author : Gregory K. Dow
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  • Release Date :2003-02-17
  • Total pages :323
  • ISBN : 9780521522212
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Summary : This book provides case studies of worker-controlled firms and surveys available evidence on their behavior.

The Economic Nature of the Firm

The Economic Nature of the Firm
  • Author : Louis Putterman,Randall S. Kroszner
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  • Release Date :1996-01-26
  • Total pages :390
  • ISBN : 9780521556286
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Summary : This book brings together selections from the most influential writings on the internal economic organisation of business firms.

Towards a Competence Theory of the Firm

Towards a Competence Theory of the Firm
  • Author : Nicolai J. Foss,Christian Knudsen
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  • Release Date :2013-12-02
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 1317798767
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Summary : This book explores a new theory of the firm produced through an exchange between management theory and economics. In the process economics is seen to provide a foundational element for strategy research whilst developing a more realistic theory of the firm with a greater emphasis on its internal features. The success of competence theories of the firm also reflects their ability to explain significant trends in the business world, notably the declining importance of conglomerates and critical features in the success of Asian and Japanese business.

The Theory of the Growth of the Firm

The Theory of the Growth of the Firm
  • Author : Edith Penrose,Edith Tilton Penrose
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  • Release Date :1995
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780198289777
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Summary : This 'goldmine of concepts for understanding business and industrial organization' was originally published in 1959 but has been an influence in business schools ever since. The author combines rigorous theory with close observation of the real business world, and writes simply but with anoriginal approach. Her focus on teams and organizational knowledge underlines contemporary discussion of 'organizational competences' and she has written a new introduction which assesses the book's impact and describes the subsequent development of her own ideas.

The Firm and the Market

The Firm and the Market
  • Author : Mark Casson,Professor of Economics Mark Casson
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  • Release Date :1987
  • Total pages :283
  • ISBN : 9780262031295
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Summary : In this book, a well known theorist of the multinational firm extends his major contributions to encompass the scope of the firm in general. Casson presents a model showing how the different activities of the firm - R & D, production, marketing, and distribution, for example - are linked in a way that is just as important in determining the scope of the firm as are the traditional factors of market share or product type. Casson infers from an extensive consideration of the history, development, and organization of the multinational that the scope of any firm is determined by the way it resolves the problem of coordinating these production activities; the possibility of its becoming a multinational, in fact, depends on the strategic problems encountered in these operations. After chapters in which he critically reviews the literature and sets forth his own theoretical insights, the author looks at case studies of topical concern in the shipping, construction, and motor vehicle industries in order to explain contemporary rationalization and restructuring in manufacturing. Mark Casson is Professor of Economics at the University of Reading and author of Economics of Unemployment: An Historical Perspective (MIT Press 1984).

Resource-Based and Evolutionary Theories of the Firm

Resource-Based and Evolutionary Theories of the Firm
  • Author : Cynthia A. Montgomery
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  • Release Date :1995-04-30
  • Total pages :273
  • ISBN : 9780792395621
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Summary : A look at the field of strategic management, exploring the theories of the running of the firm.

The Internationalization of the Firm

The Internationalization of the Firm
  • Author : Peter J. Buckley,Pervez N. Ghauri
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  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :422
  • ISBN : 9781861524010
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Summary : The Internationalization of the Firm is a collection of seminal articles on international business with particular reference to the experience of large European and American multinationals in Europe, Japan and the developing countries.

The Growth of the Firm

The Growth of the Firm
  • Author : Edith Tilton Penrose,Christos Pitelis
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  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :330
  • ISBN : 9780199248520
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Summary : Edith Penrose's contribution to the theory of the firm reinvented the classical tradition in economics. This volume builds on an issue of "Contributions to Political Economy" that celebrated 40 years since Penrose's publication, "The Theory of the Growth of the Firm".

Economic Performance and the Theory of the Firm

Economic Performance and the Theory of the Firm
  • Author : David J. Teece
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  • Release Date :1998-01-01
  • Total pages :640
  • ISBN : 9781782542919
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Summary : These papers by Teece cover the theory of the firm and its implications for economic performance, as they concern managers and policy-makers. Key topics addressed include: the nature of the firm and dynamic capabilities; diversification and vertical integration; and joint ventures.

Beyond the Firm

Beyond the Firm
  • Author : International Conference on Business History 1995,Shimotani Shiba,TAKAO AUTOR SHIBA,The Business History Society of Japan. Conferences
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  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780198290605
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Summary : Special attention has been devoted in recent years to the distinctive features of Japanese economic organisation. This book brings together contributions from international scholars presenting analysis and evidence of this phenomena

Reshaping the Boundaries of the Firm in an Era of Global Interdependence

Reshaping the Boundaries of the Firm in an Era of Global Interdependence
  • Author : EIBA
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  • Release Date :2010-11-08
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0857240870
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Summary : This volume of Progress in International Business Research includes a selection of 13 papers from the 35th European International Business Academy Annual Conference, which was held in Valencia (Spain) from the 13th to the 15th of December 2009.

The Changing Boundaries of the Firm

The Changing Boundaries of the Firm
  • Author : Massimo G. Colombo
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  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 9780415154703
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Summary : This book offers a distinctive analysis of the relations and interplay between the internal activities of firms, their changing boundaries, and increasing reliance on networks and alliances with other firms. The contributors offer a blend of theoretical and empirical studies; they are based on a set of related perspectives in modern economics, including transaction cost economics, competence and resource-based theories of the firm, evolutionary economics and the theories of foreign direct investments and the multinational enterprise. The unifying concern shared by the different studies is the need to model firm behaviour and inter firm cooperative activities in terms of knowledge growth and competence building rather than merely in terms of cost-reduction; they emphasize learning processes and dynamic efficiency rather than efficient allocation of given resources.

Neuroeconomics and the Firm

Neuroeconomics and the Firm
  • Author : Angela A. Stanton,Mellani Day,Isabell M. Welpe
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  • Release Date :2010-01-01
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 1849805601
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Summary : Do people with high testosterone levels make decisions the same way as people with lower testosterone? Do men change their behavior when a pretty woman enters the office? Do women change their behavior when a handsome man enters the office? Do men and women affect each other within the firm to the detriment or the benefit of the firm? In some ways, the questions this edited volume addresses are questions that we are all familiar with and have asked for many years. It suggests looking for answers in places that that we have never thought of before. Some of the chapters will surprise you with their ingenious, simple answers and propositions; some will perhaps make you feel awkward with their straight-forward way of presenting what we all suspected but felt uncomfortable to talk about. From the foreword by David B. Audretsch This volume brings together leading researchers from a variety of fields to investigate the concept of the firm from new perspectives arising from neuroeconomics. The traditional theory of the firm has focused on the strategic, operational and resource management objectives of the firm as an organization. This timely and informative book explores new horizons in the biology of human decision-making and behavior, including uncertainty, entrepreneurship and ethics as it affects the functioning of the organization. The fascinating chapters cover a wide range of research fields, drawing on both the conscious and the unconscious mind, and how common hormonal cycles in the female and testosterone variations in the male affect each other in the workplace and its affect on the firm as an organization. The topics of entrepreneurship and the recent global financial crisis are discussed from the perspective of hormonal forces and the implications of those forces in the future. It is an enlightening selection of articles that scholars, students, business leaders, and managers will find a valuable read. Vernon L. Smith, 2002 Nobel Laureate in Economics The ideal firm has been studied over several centuries, yet little is known about what makes one successful and another fail. This pioneering book brings together leading researchers investigating the concept of the firm from a neuroscientific perspective. From the viewpoint of economics, the firm's purpose is to maximize shareholders' wealth; resources are commodities, each with its particular supply and demand curve that can be manipulated by the firm to its own benefit. Traditionally, the firm is focused on the strategic, operational and resource management objectives. The editors instead suggest that the objective of the firm is equal to the objectives of its workers. The definition and function of risk in decision-making, ethics, trust and the global financial crisis are all discussed. They are analyzed from the perspective of human bio-physiology, using scanning and hormonal analysis tools, with a focus on the implications for the bottom line of the firm. With experimental as well as theoretical and applied contributions, this book will benefit scholars and students of economics, business management, finance, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, psychology, neuroscience and law. Practitioners of management, entrepreneurship and law firms will also find this book to be a captivating read.

A Theory of the Firm

A Theory of the Firm
  • Author : Michael C. Jensen
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  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :311
  • ISBN : 9780674012295
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Summary : This collection examines the forces, both external and internal, that lead corporations to behave efficiently and to create wealth. Corporations vest control rights in shareholders, the author argues, because they are the constituency that bear business risk and therefore have the appropriate incentives to maximize corporate value. Assigning control to any other group would be tantamount to allowing that group to play poker with someone else's money, and would create inefficiencies. The implicit denial of this proposition is the fallacy of the so-called stakeholder theory of the corporation, which argues that corporations should be run in the interests of all stakeholders. This theory offers no account of how conflicts between different stakeholders are to be resolved, and gives managers no principle on which to base decisions, except to follow their own preferences. In practice, shareholders delegate their control rights to a board of directors, who hire, fire, and set the compensation of the chief officers of the firm. However, because agents have different incentives than the principals they represent, they can destroy corporate value unless closely monitored. This happened in the 1960s and led to hostile takeovers in the market for corporate control in the 1970s and 1980s. The author argues that the takeover movement generated increases in corporate efficiency that exceeded $1.5 trillion and helped to lay the foundation for the great economic boom of the 1990s.

Economics of the Firm

Economics of the Firm
  • Author : Michael Dietrich
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  • Release Date :2006-11-22
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 1134158319
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Summary : This book brings together some of the world's leading experts to present an interdisciplinary, critical perspective on current issues surrounding the economics of the firms. It eschews standard approaches to the economics of the firm (including analysis of transaction costs) in favour of a more interdisciplinary outlook, with evolutionary economics taken into account. Central to this is the concept of trust and the belief that any approach to the firm must recognize cultural and political factors. The chapters emphasize the themes of change and evolution and explore issues arising from the history and organization of firms. An important book, with contributions from Bart Nooteboom, Stavros Ioannides and Werner Holzl, this is an invaluable resource for postgraduate students of economics.

The Theory of the Firm

The Theory of the Firm
  • Author : Daniel F. Spulber
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  • Release Date :2009-04-13
  • Total pages :529
  • ISBN : 0521517389
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Summary : The Theory of the Firm presents an innovative general analysis of the economics of the firm.

The Internationalisation Maturity of the Firm

The Internationalisation Maturity of the Firm
  • Author : Krzysztof Fonfara,Łukasz Małys,Milena Ratajczak-Mrozek
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  • Release Date :2019-01-23
  • Total pages :186
  • ISBN : 1527526917
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Summary : In the 21st century, even small firms can reach customers located in different, often remote, parts of the world. In fact, internationalisation has become a common phenomenon that affects the majority of companies worldwide. Recent research emphasises that there are numerous determinants of a company’s competitive advantage in the international business environment, including product quality, price, and market knowledge. Much less attention, however, has been paid to the role of business relationships. The task of determining the impact of business relationships on performance poses a considerable challenge. In the book, business relationships are operationalised by a set of characteristics and determinants which influence a company’s competitive advantage. The contributors here refer to these characteristics and determinants as components of the company’s internationalisation maturity. It is argued that a higher level of internationalisation maturity increases the firm’s performance. The book includes both conceptual discussions on the role of firms’ business relationships in the internationalisation process and results of extensive empirical studies. In order to verify the concept of a firm’s internationalisation maturity, a mixed methodology was used, combining quantitative (almost 300 companies) and qualitative (40 case studies) research. As such, the book provides useful insights for academics, students of management and international business, and business practitioners.