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Transaction Cost Economics and Organization Theory

Oliver E. Williamson

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:
10.1093/0198290969.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This paper focuses on connections between transaction cost economics and organization theory, and argues that a three‐part relation is taking shape. The first and most important of these is that ... More


Conclusion: Infrastructure, Democracy, and the Postapartheid Political Terrain

Antina von Schnitzler

in Democracy's Infrastructure: Techno-Politics and Protest after Apartheid

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691170770
eISBN:
9781400882991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691170770.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter concludes that the book has explored the political terrain in postapartheid South Africa, where infrastructure and administration had for decades been central political arenas in which ... More


The Country: A Tale of Two Travellers

R. R. Davies

in The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dŵr

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205081
eISBN:
9780191676499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205081.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Wales in Owain Glyn Dŵr's day was, to most outsiders, a largely unknown, inaccessible, and uninviting country. The character of its terrain — notably its ‘horrid and frightful’ mountains, rocks, and ... More


Generalists, Specialists, and Others

Anne Digby

in The Evolution of British General Practice, 1850–1948

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205135
eISBN:
9780191676512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205135.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Within a wider medical world, inter- and intra-professional disputes over medical terrain meant that the role of GPs, indeed their survival in a very competitive situation, became problematic. The ... More


A War of Logistics

Charles R. Shrader

in A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165752
eISBN:
9780813165950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In Chapter 1, the author discusses the importance of logistics in the conduct of the First Indochina War and the impact of climate, terrain, and infrastructure on the opposing sides. He also ... More


Conclusions and conundrums

Helen E. Ross and Cornelis Plug

in The Mystery of The Moon Illusion: Exploring Size Perception

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198508625
eISBN:
9780191584893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508625.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The measured size of the moon illusion normally shows a horizon enlargement of about 50 percent compared to the raised moon, but sometimes much more. It can be accounted for as the sum of several ... More


In the eye of the beholder

Helen E. Ross and Cornelis Plug

in The Mystery of The Moon Illusion: Exploring Size Perception

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198508625
eISBN:
9780191584893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508625.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Having ruled out physical explanations, some atmospheric effects on luminance and wavelength that may affect the observer’s visual system or visual perception, and may provide partial explanations of ... More


Hearts, Minds, and Militarization

Joy Rohde

in Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449673
eISBN:
9780801469602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449673.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Human Terrain System (HTS). The HTS was designed to make the Iraq and Afghanistan wars less violent and the American military effort more ... More


The Supply Battle of the Soyang River: U.S. X Corps, 10 May–7 June 1951

William T. Bowers and John T. Greenwood

in Passing the Test: Combat in Korea, April-June 1951

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134529
eISBN:
9780813135991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134529.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells the story of how logistical support was organized for UNC forces in X Corps during the fighting south of the Soyang River. Maintaining the movement of critical supplies to the ... More


Eating Risk: The Politics of Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods

Julie Guthman

in Engineering Trouble: Biotechnology and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237612
eISBN:
9780520937499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237612.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how the politics of consumption can both enliven and eviscerate broad public participation in technological decision making. It explores the current U.S. regulation of ... More


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