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The Texture of Custom

Ekkehart Schlicht

in On Custom in the Economy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292241
eISBN:
9780191596865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292244.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, History of Economic Thought

Reviews the thesis outlined in the book. Concept formation and learning are tied up with clarity requirements. Clarification shapes preferences and underlies the behavioural, motivational, and ... More


The Foundations of Managerial Control in the United States

Mary O'Sullivan

in Contests for Corporate Control: Corporate Governance and Economic Performance in the United States and Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244867
eISBN:
9780191596735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244863.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

In historical perspective, market control over the allocation of US corporate resources stands out as a recent phenomenon, since for most of the twentieth century, salaried managers have exercised ... More


Political Economy and Industrial Policy

Jean‐Jacques Laffont

in Incentives and Political Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248681
eISBN:
9780191596575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248680.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter considers a variety of issues in industrial policy by modelling the trade‐off between informational rents and efficiency distortions. It is shown that political imperfections affect ... More


Property

Ekkehart Schlicht

in On Custom in the Economy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292241
eISBN:
9780191596865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292244.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics, History of Economic Thought

The theory of property proposed by David Hume can be interpreted as an application of the theory developed in this book. The tension between instrumental and moral aspects of property can be traced ... More


Coase Revisited: Business Groups in the Modern Economy

Mark Granovetter

in Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290964
eISBN:
9780191596162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290969.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Ronald Coase's celebrated query as to why economic actors typically aggregate into entities called ‘firms’ rather than transacting as individuals in a market has engendered a vigorous stream of ... More


Ownership Change, Productivity, and Human Capital: New Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data

Donald S. Siegel, Kenneth L. Simons, and Tomas Lindstrom

in Producer Dynamics: New Evidence from Micro Data

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226172569
eISBN:
9780226172576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226172576.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter utilizes the matched employer-employee data from the Swedish manufacturing sector to explore how corporate ownership changes affect the performance of the firm and the composition of the ... More


The (Mostly) Empty Promise of the Sharing Economy

Maurie J. Cohen

in The Future of Consumer Society: Prospects for Sustainability in the New Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198768555
eISBN:
9780191821912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768555.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Microeconomics

Chapter 3 examines the so-called sharing economy which is premised on establishing ways to redefine the boundaries between product ownership and use and creating opportunities for collaboration ... More


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