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The theory of the firm : microeconomics with endogenous entrepreneurs, firms, markets, and organizations

Author: Daniel F Spulber
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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This book presents a path-breaking general framework for understanding the economics of the firm. It addresses why firms exist, how firms are established, and what contributions firms make to the economy.--[from book].
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel F Spulber
ISBN: 9780521517386 0521517389 9780521736602 0521736609
OCLC Number: 247442207
Description: xiii, 529 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. The theory of the firm --
The consumer --
The firm --
The separation of consumer objectives and firm objectives --
pt. II. The entrepreneur in equilibrium --
The entrepreneur --
Competition among entrepreneurs --
pt. III. Human capital, financial capital, and the organization of the firm --
Human capital and the organization of the firm --
Financial capital and the organization of the firm --
pt. IV. Intermediation by the firm --
The firm as intermediary in the pure-exchange economy --
The firm versus free riding --
pt. V. Market making by the firm --
The firm creates markets --
The firm in the market for contracts --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Daniel F. Spulber.
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