skip to content
Free to fail : creative destruction revisited Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Free to fail : creative destruction revisited

Author: Huigh van der Mandele; Arjen van Witteloostuijn
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This challenging book tackles one of the most fundamental questions in economics: Why are commercial organizations more efficient than organizations in the public domain? It is generally accepted that the traditional answer (the fact that commercial organizations maximize profits) does not necessarily hold true. Finding a solution to this anomaly, as this book attempts to do, should therefore be a prime concern in  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Huigh van der Mandele; Arjen van Witteloostuijn
ISBN: 1781953147 9781781953143 9781781953150 1781953155
OCLC Number: 816511840
Description: vii, 175 pages : ilustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Key concepts --
The historic debate --
Profit maximization is only part of the answer --
Organizational mortality and its fruits --
Causes of organizational failure --
Uncontrollability --
Empirical evidence --
The soft constraint syndrome --
When left to its own devices --
Necrosis and apoptosis --
Why public organizations?
Responsibility: Hugh C. van der Mandele, former chief economist, IWACO, Consultants for Water and Environment, Arjen van Witteloostuijn, Tilburg University, the Netherlands.
More information:

Abstract:

This challenging book tackles one of the most fundamental questions in economics: Why are commercial organizations more efficient than organizations in the public domain?  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

'Free to Fail offers a thought-provoking perspective on what happens to organizations, and introduces a new organizational failure theory of "uncontrollability". Uncontrollability theory furnishes a Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/816511840> # Free to fail : creative destruction revisited
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "816511840" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/338.7/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1372591474#Topic/wirtschaftlichkeit> ; # Wirtschaftlichkeit
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/842519> ; # Business enterprises
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1372591474#Topic/privatunternehmen> ; # Privatunternehmen
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1372591474#Topic/marktwirtschaft> ; # Marktwirtschaft
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1372591474#Topic/privatwirtschaft> ; # Privatwirtschaft
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1372591474#Topic/offentliches_unternehmen> ; # Öffentliches Unternehmen
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1372591474#Topic/effizienz> ; # Effizienz
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1372591474#Topic/unternehmen> ; # Unternehmen
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/971246> ; # Industrial management
   schema:author <http://viaf.org/viaf/23335932> ; # Arjen van Witteloostuijn
   schema:author <http://viaf.org/viaf/283087910> ; # Huigh Cornelis Mandele
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:datePublished "2013" ;
   schema:description "Introduction -- Key concepts -- The historic debate -- Profit maximization is only part of the answer -- Organizational mortality and its fruits -- Causes of organizational failure -- Uncontrollability -- Empirical evidence -- The soft constraint syndrome -- When left to its own devices -- Necrosis and apoptosis -- Why public organizations?"@en ;
   schema:description "This challenging book tackles one of the most fundamental questions in economics: Why are commercial organizations more efficient than organizations in the public domain? It is generally accepted that the traditional answer (the fact that commercial organizations maximize profits) does not necessarily hold true. Finding a solution to this anomaly, as this book attempts to do, should therefore be a prime concern in economics. The authors believe the answer lies in the fact that even in a completely stable environment, all organizations will eventually fail irreparably. Organizations operating in the market are more efficient because, once in decline, they are 'free to fail' and allowed to be disassembled or even replaced. Public organizations that fail are more often than not protected and allowed to continue even though their efficiency is questionable. This fascinating and thought-provoking book will provide a stimulating read for academics and students with an interest in economics, business and management and public policy. -- from back cover."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1372591474> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Free to fail : creative destruction revisited"@en ;
   schema:productID "816511840" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781781953143> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781781953150> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB2B5162> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/816511840> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1372591474#Topic/offentliches_unternehmen> # Öffentliches Unternehmen
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Öffentliches Unternehmen"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/842519> # Business enterprises
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Business enterprises"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/971246> # Industrial management
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Industrial management"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/23335932> # Arjen van Witteloostuijn
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Witteloostuijn" ;
   schema:givenName "Arjen van" ;
   schema:name "Arjen van Witteloostuijn" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/283087910> # Huigh Cornelis Mandele
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1945" ;
   schema:familyName "Mandele" ;
   schema:givenName "Huigh Cornelis" ;
   schema:givenName "Huigh van der" ;
   schema:name "Huigh Cornelis Mandele" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781781953143>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1781953147" ;
   schema:isbn "9781781953143" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781781953150>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1781953155" ;
   schema:isbn "9781781953150" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.