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The Nature of the firm : origins, evolution, and development

Author: Oliver E Williamson; Sidney G Winter; R H Coase
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"R.H. Coase in his 1991 Nobel Prize Lecture--included in this paperback edition--held that the importance of his 1937 article, "The Nature of the Firm," was "the explicit introduction of transaction costs into economic analysis," and described the future challenge to social scientists as the relentless "study of the world of positive transaction costs." This book develops that central emphasis and unifying theme  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nature of the firm.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)646149208
Named Person: R H Coase
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver E Williamson; Sidney G Winter; R H Coase
ISBN: 0195065905 9780195065909
OCLC Number: 22111749
Notes: Includes a reprint of Ronald H. Coase's article, The nature of the firm, originally published in 1937, and the proceedings of a 1987 conference organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the article.
Description: viii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The nature of the firm (1937) ; The nature of the firm : origin ; The nature of the firm : meaning ; The nature of the firm : influence / R.H. Coase --
Transactions costs and internal labor markets / Sherwin Rosen --
The logic of economic organization / Oliver E. Williamson --
Asset specificity and the structure of vertical relationships : empirical evidence / Paul L. Joskow --
Incomplete contracts and the theory of the firm / Oliver D. Hart --
The theory of the firm revisited / Harold Demsetz --
On Coase, competence, and the corporation / Sidney G. Winter --
A legal basis for the firm / Scott E. Masten --
Vertical integration as organizational ownership : the Fisher Body-General Motors relationship revisited / Benjamin Klein.
Responsibility: edited by Oliver E. Williamson, Sidney G. Winter.
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This volume features a series of essays which arose from a conference on economics. Contributors address the question: what is the nature of the firm in economic analysis?  Read more...

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