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Project‐Based Firms: New Organizational Form or Variations on a Theme?

Richard Whitley

in Business Systems and Organizational Capabilities: The Institutional Structuring of Competitive Competences

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199205172
eISBN:
9780191709555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205172.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter analyses the growing significance of inter-firm networks and project-based firms in many industries, which some claim heralds major changes in dominant economic forms. Rather than ... More


Varieties of Hierarchies and Markets: an Introduction

Gary G. Hamilton and Robert C. Feenstra

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:
10.1093/0198290969.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The paper presents both a theoretical and an empirical argument that the concept of hierarchy in relation to business firms needs to be reconceptualized. In the theoretical discussion, a synthesis is ... More


Dynamics of Overlapping Networks and Strategic Actions by the International Firm

Lars‐Gunnar Mattsson

in The Dynamic Firm: The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296041
eISBN:
9780191596070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296045.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Stresses the embeddedness of the individual firm in the network of firms with which it necessarily has ties; this ‘markets‐as‐networks’ approach interprets the generic governance structure for ... More


The Architecture of Globalization: State Sovereignty in a Networked Global Economy

Stephen J. Kobrin

in Governments, Globalization, and International Business

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296058
eISBN:
9780191596209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296053.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Stephen Kobrin looks directly at the impact of globalization on the sovereignty of nation states. He, like Richard Lipsey in Ch. 3, sees globalization as the structural fusion of economic activity ... More


Private Regulation and Industrial Organization: Contractual Governance and the Network Approach

Fabrizio Cafaggi and Paola Iamiceli

in Contract Governance: Dimensions in Law and Interdisciplinary Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198723202
eISBN:
9780191790294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723202.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter addresses the relationship between transnational regulation and industrial organization. It shows that (i) the structure of the supply chain influences the selection of regulatory ... More


The Relational Economy: Geographies of Knowing and Learning

Harald Bathelt and Johannes Glückler

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199587384
eISBN:
9780191806728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587384.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

How are firms, networks of firms, and production systems organized and how does this organization vary from place to place? What are the new geographies emerging from the need to create, access, and ... More


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