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In this analysis, I argue that the behavioral theory of the firm and its descendent theories (Cyert and March 1963; Greve 2003a) are particularly well suited for explaining when decision makers respond to problems such as poor performance that could result from misalignment with firm-specific optimal levels of multinationality.
Outra observacao importante descrita por Argote & Greve (2007) refere-se aos testes qualitativos de proposicoes (teorizacao e simulacoes) extraidas dos estudos de caso de A Behavioral Theory of The Firm, considerando a parte mais fraco do trabalho empirico.
The second chapter provides a good overview of the Austrian theory of the firm as developed by authors such as Nicolai Foss, Peter Klein, Richard Langlois, and Frederic Sautet.
The fifteen pieces that make up the main body of the text have been organized in three parts devoted to strategy and the theory of the firm or company, innovation and knowledge in a variety of business contexts, and entrepreneurial thinking and its various applications.
The book, based on a number of previously published and unpublished papers and essays, weaves together explorations in fields ranging from the theory of the firm, through international political economy and monetary economics, to the theory of consumer choice.
The behavioral theory of the firm proposes that all managers pursue both economic and noneconomic goals.
Topics of the 12 papers include the interplay between hierarchical control and intrinsic motivation, the role of trust in the negotiation process, the uncertain nature of innovation, the distinction between intra-cultural trust and inter-cultural trust, and the economic theory of the firm.
This Article uses the theory of the firm literature to provide a new doctrinal definition for "employee" based on the concept of participation rather than control.
Coase's (1937) transaction cost theory of the firm was one of the first neo -classical attempts to define the firm theoretically in relation to the market.
In recent years, Alfred Marshall's reflections on industrial organization have attracted renewed attention, first in the booming literature on the industrial district and then as anticipations of the competence theory of the firm.
Lewin especially stresses the role and function of the business firm, and uses the inherent ignorance in a market with changing capital structures to draft a capital-based theory of the firm and human resources.
As an emerging branch of the resource based view, knowledge based view enhances the theory of the firm by addressing areas such as nature of coordination, organization structure, role of management, and the allocation of decision making (Grant, 1996).