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The ownership of enterprise

Author: Henry Hansmann
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The investor-owned corporation is the conventional form for structuring large-scale enterprise in market economies. But it is not the only one. Even in the United States, noncapitalist firms play a vital role in many sectors. Employee-owned firms have long been prominent in the service professions - law, accounting, investment banking, medicine - and are becoming increasingly important in other industries.
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Genre/Form: Formulaires
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Hansmann
ISBN: 0674649702 9780674649705 0674001710 9780674001718
OCLC Number: 34839783
Description: xi, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. An Analytic Framework --
2. The Costs of Contracting --
3. The Costs of Ownership --
4. Investor-Owned Firms --
5. The Benefits and Costs of Employee Ownership --
6. Governing Employee-Owned Firms --
7. Agricultural and Other Producer Cooperatives --
8. Retail, Wholesale, and Supply Firms --
9. Utilities --
10. Clubs and Other Associative Organizations --
11. Housing --
12. Nonprofit Firms --
13. Banks --
14. Insurance Companies.
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Explores the reasons for the diverse pattern of ownership in America. This book explains why different industries and national economies exhibit different distributions of ownership forms.  Read more...

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In this book Hansmann considers a wide range of different kinds of organizations that are "owned" in different ways...This is a book that both economists, and scholars of organizations more broadly, Read more...

 
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