Among their topics are theory of the firm
and the law, organizational structures for technology firms, information and knowledge governance, change management: the organization as a micro-macro system, online resources for biologists, management in life sciences, and agile methods for engineering.
Synopsis: Now in a fully updated and revised fourth edition, "The Economics of Business Enterprise: An Introduction to Economic Organisation and the Theory of the Firm
" by Martin Ricketts (Professor of Economic Organisation, University of Buckingham, UK) explores how economic activity is organized from a new institutional economics perspective.
Literature on the theory of the firm
is literally flooded with a repetitive question: "Why do firms exist?" It has become such a monotonous query that while addressing it, it is increasingly difficult not to fall into either of the two traps: make trivial points, or worse, make trivial points disguised in difficult and sophisticated terminology.
The genesis and development of the core foundations of the theory of the MNE lie in economics, particularly industrial economics and the theory of the firm
. Early works on international production and the MNE, especially those by Penrose (1956) and Dunning (1958), acknowledged the significance of the MNE and international production, but failed to address the issue of why international operations should take place within an organizational hierarchy rather than through the use of alternative modalities, notably exports and/or licencing.
This Article challenges that conventional wisdom by subjecting the theory of the firm
to the realities of modern industrial organization.
The purpose of this study was to extend this line of research by applying Behavioral Theory of the Firm
as a theory of human choice and decision-making in Arms by incorporating the practices of Czech entrepreneurial specifics.
This essay pulls together a series of studies and elaborations that, properly connected, can give a threefold response to the above question: first, where and why democracy is actually a superior economic governance mode; second, where and to what extent it is actually applied (more than it is acknowledged); and third, what some founding features can be of a renewed theory of the firm
that, in the course of being scientifically more correct, is also more conducive to collective wellbeing and growth.
O Livro "A Behavioral Theory of The Firm
" foi publicado inicialmente em 1963, teoria comportamental descrita por James G.
Chapter 3 has Styhre focusing his scholarly criticism on the implications of the agency theory of the firm
. Starting with the political and economic backdrop of the 1970s, Styhre explains how new theories of the firm began emerging from the academic community (libertarian and conservative economists, financial and legal scholars, and pro-competition think tanks), which purposed to replace managerial capitalism with an investor capitalism favoring the shareholders.
Despite this error, the chapter still does a good job of emphasizing the need to account for entrepreneurship in the theory of the firm
, but it would greatly benefit from using Gary Miller's "managerial dilemmas" (Managerial Dilemmas [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992]) as a term of comparison instead of the theory of production functions.
(1996), "Toward a Knowledge-Based Theory of the Firm
", Strategic Management Journal 17(S2): 109-122.
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.