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Raff, Daniel M. G.

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Works: 29 works in 88 publications in 1 language and 1,369 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HD58.82, 338.7
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Publications about Daniel M. G Raff
Publications by Daniel M. G Raff
Most widely held works by Daniel M. G Raff
Learning by doing in markets, firms, and countries by Naomi R Lamoreaux( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
Learning by Doing in Markets, Firms, and Countries draws out the underlying economics in business history by focusing on learning processes and the development of competitively valuable asymmetries. The essays show that organizations, like people, learn that this process can be organized more or less effectively, which can have major implications for how competition works. The first three essays in this volume explore techniques firms have used to both manage information to create valuable asymmetries and to otherwise suppress unwelcome competition. The next three focus on the ways in which fi
Coordination and information : historical perspectives on the organization of enterprise by Naomi R Lamoreaux( Book )
14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Case studies that examine how firms coordinate economic activity in the face of asymmetric informationâ"information not equally available to all partiesâ"are the focus of this volume.In an ideal world, the market would be the optimal provider of coordin
Quality-adjusted prices for the American automobile industry, 1906-1940 by Daniel M. G Raff( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
We push the span of hedonic price calculations for automobiles backwards towards the industry's birth. Most of the real change that occurred between 1906 and 1982 occurred between 1906 and 1940. During these years, hedonic prices fell at an average annual rate of 5%. The pace was brisker still during the first 8-12 years. Our measured declines can be decomposed into price and quality components. Our calculations suggest that 60% of the overall decline 1906-1940 was due to process innovation and only 40% to product innovation or quality change per se. Regressors representing mechanical systems matter in these calculations
Beyond markets and hierarchies : toward a new synthesis of American business history by Naomi R Lamoreaux( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
We sketch a new synthesis of American business history to replace (and subsume) that put forward by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., most famously in his book The Visible Hand (1977). We see the broader subject as the history of the institutions of coordination in the economy, with the management of information and the addressing of problems of informational asymmetries representing central problems for firm- and relationship design. Our analysis emphasizes the endogenous adoption of coordination mechanisms in the context of evolving but specific operating conditions and opportunities. This naturally gives rise both to change and to heterogeneity in the population of coordination mechanisms to be observed in use at any moment in time. In discussing the changes in the population of mechanisms over time, we seek to avoid the tendency, exemplified by Chandler's work but characteristic of the field, to see history of adoption in teleological rather than evolutionary perspective. We see a richer set of mechanisms in play than is conventional and a more complex historical process at work, in particular a process in which hierarchical institutions have both risen and, more recently, declined in significance
Did Henry Ford pay efficiency wages? by Daniel M. G Raff( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 libraries worldwide
This paper examines Henry Ford's introduction of the five-dollar day in 1914 in an effort to evaluate the relevance of efficiency wage theories of wage and employment determination. Our general conclusion is that the Ford experience is strongly supportive of the relevance of these theories. Ford's decision to dramatically increase wages is most plausibly portrayed as the consequence of labor problems of the kind stressed by efficiency wage theorists. The structure of the five dollar day program is consistent with the predictions of efficiency wage theories. There is vivid evidence that the five-dollar day resulted in substantial queues for Ford jobs. Finally, significant increases in productivity and profits at Ford accompanied the introduction of the five-dollar day
Sears Roebuck in the twentieth century : competition, complementarities, and the problem of wasting assets by Daniel M. G Raff( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Sears Roebuck and Co. faced similar challenges in the 1920s and the 1980s. On the strength of the early period's strategic investment decisions, the company grew into the nation's largest retailer and a pervasive factor in the economy. In the later period, unanswered challenges nearly destroyed the company. We analyze the elements that contributed to the success in the 1920s and to the near disaster in the 1980s and place them in a broader and more systematic context. We argue that successful innovations combine a focus on an attractive market with an exploitation and even enhancement of a firm's existing competitive strengths
Coordination and information : historical perspectives on the organization of entreprise ( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Conference report ( serial )
in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Hedonic quality-adjusted price indices for the american automobile industry, 1906-1941 [United States] ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This data collection consists of prices and detailed attribute information for automobile models published in the contemporary trade press -- specifically the periodicals "Automotive Industries" and "Motor" -- at the time of the annual New York Auto Show from 1906 to 1941. It is important to note that the data represent only firms operating above a certain minimal economic threshold, namely they were large enough to make advertising at the major annual trade show attractive
Technological heterogeneity, adjustment costs, and the dynamics of plant shutdown behavior : the American motor vehicle industry in the time of the Great Depression by Timothy F Bresnahan( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Business history from the microeconomic perspective by Naomi R Lamoreaux( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Localized competition and the aggregation of plant-level increasing returns : blast furnaces 1929-1935 by Amy Bertin Candell( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Business history and recent economic theory : imperfect information, incentives, and the internal organization of firms by Daniel M. G Raff( Article )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Coping with variety : flexible productive systems for product variety in the auto industry ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The present volume will attempt to demonstrate that. First, product variety is not directly associated with lean production, in part because it already existed in the Western countries before the Toyota production system had ever made its appearance here; second, other industrial models are capable of managing product variety as is lean production, not only are there many examples of this in the past, but in contemporary America and in Europe, other systems are already in use; third, the Toyota production system itself has not yet been finished, it is still changing. The contributors to this volume participated in the programme "Emergence of New Industrial Models" (1992-95) organized by the international scientific network GERPISA
The puzzling profusion of compensation systems in the interwar automobile industry by Daniel M. G Raff( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Technology, strategic choice, and the future structure of semiconductor production by Charles H Ferguson( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Localized competition and the aggregation of plant-level increasing returns : blast furnances 1929-1935 by Amy Bertin Candell( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Orval Hansen; repulican senator from Idaho by N Gates( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Risk management in an age of change ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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