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Relationships and Contracts

John Kay

in Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289883
eISBN:
9780191718205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828988X.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Following an understanding of the relationships that form a firm, two main types of commercial relationships are recognized. Spot contracts refer to agreements for immediate exchanges, whereas ... More


Institutional Theory

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm Jr.

in Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses the importance of property rights in capitalist economies. It provides a general definition of property, and then discusses the institutions that enforce property rights. It ... More


Coping with Vertical Disintegration: Customer–Supplier Relations and Producer Strategies in Complex Manufacturing Supply Chains

Gary Herrigel

in Manufacturing Possibilities: Creative Action and Industrial Recomposition in the United States, Germany, and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557738
eISBN:
9780191720871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557738.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Chapter introduces the problem of vertical disintegration, outlining the basic competitive dynamics that give rise to it. A five fold typology of supplier-customer relations is presented: arms ... More


Control and Flexibility

Simon Domberger

in The Contracting Organization: A Strategic Guide to Outsourcing

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774570
eISBN:
9780191596148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774575.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter, the previous two, and the next one consider the alternative means through which a contracting strategy is devised and implemented. In Ch. 7, the design of contracts and performance ... More


Variation

MARK R. FREEDLAND FBA

in The Personal Employment Contract

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298631
eISBN:
9780191719400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298631.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter considers the way in which the idea of variation is formulated and treated within the law of personal work or employment contracts, and how the treatment of variation fits into the ... More


Constitutional Adjudication and Parliamentary Democracy

Alec Stone Sweet

in Governing with Judges: Constitutional Politics in Europe

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198297710
eISBN:
9780191601095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297718.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Focuses on how and why parliamentary systems of governance have accommodated constitutional review. The American and European models of constitutional review are contrasted, and the history, ... More


The Relationship Advantage: Information Technologies, Sourcing, and Management

Thomas Kern and Leslie P. Willcocks

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241927
eISBN:
9780191696985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241927.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The relationship in information technology (IT) outsourcing determines the difference between a successful, a less successful, and a failing outsourcing deal. IT managers will commonly spend seventy ... More


Opportunism

David C. Rose

in The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199781744
eISBN:
9780199919116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781744.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter explains why opportunism is the fundamental obstacle to the development and operation of a market economy. It reviews arguments for why general prosperity is impossible without ... More


Re-intermediating Investment Management

Ashby Monk, Rajiv Sharma, and Duncan L. Sinclair

in Reframing Finance: New Models of Long-Term Investment Management

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781503601789
eISBN:
9781503602755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503601789.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 3 focuses on the re-intermediating aspect of the collaborative model, explaining the idea that institutional investors need to re-engage with their asset managers in order to obtain greater ... More


Relational Contracts

Douglas Brodie

in The Contract of Employment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198783169
eISBN:
9780191826191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783169.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Company and Commercial Law

In recent years there has been growing interest in the concept of a relational contract which has been defined as a ‘contract that involves not merely an exchange, but also a relationship between the ... More


Group Size

David C. Rose

in The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199781744
eISBN:
9780199919116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781744.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In this chapter the benefits and costs of group size are discussed to lay the groundwork for establishing later how group size affects moral decision making. The gains from specialization are shown ... More


Relational Contracts

Melvin A. Eisenberg

in Foundational Principles of Contract Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199731404
eISBN:
9780199364718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731404.003.0054
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Chapter 54 concerns relational contracts. Classical contract law was implicitly based on a paradigm consisting of a bargain made between strangers transacting on a perfect market, and focused on the ... More


Corporate Governance as Publicy Tool

in The Failure of Corporate Law: Fundamental Flaws and Progressive Possibilities

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306933
eISBN:
9780226306988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306988.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Corporate law can be a tool not only to help businesses govern their internal affairs but also to bring about needed changes in other areas of public policy. This chapter illustrates the potential ... More


The Limitations of Contract

Clare Chambers

in Against Marriage: An Egalitarian Defense of the Marriage-Free State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198744009
eISBN:
9780191842337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744009.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Many theorists defend relationship contracts. Some argue that enforceable relationship contracts should be available alongside existing or reformed state-recognized marriage, and available to either ... More


The Predilection for Contract

Lee A Bygrave

in Internet Governance by Contract

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199687343
eISBN:
9780191767494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687343.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The chapter first provides an overview of the contractual regimes that are used to govern the Internet, explaining that contract was the principal legal tool used by US government agencies to fund ... More


Investment Management Contracts

Gordon L. Clark and Ashby H. B. Monk

in Institutional Investors in Global Markets

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198793212
eISBN:
9780191835131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793212.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Chapter 6 explores contractual relationships between financial institutions and their service providers. An explanation is given as to how and why these contracts are quite different from those that ... More


Crafting an Effective Protection Contract

Anja Shortland

in Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198815471
eISBN:
9780191853159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815471.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Public and Welfare

Firms cannot operate safely in rebel territory without making security arrangements with local powerbrokers. How does one make a protection contract with an armed group that is both self-enforcing ... More


Pricing and Positioning, 1

John Kay

in Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289883
eISBN:
9780191718205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828988X.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The type of the competitive market in which firms operate will depend on the implicit rules that govern the behaviour of the companies. When there are long‐term relational contracts, there is the ... More


Reframing Finance: New Models of Long-Term Investment Management

Ashby Monk, Rajiv Sharma, and Duncan L. Sinclair

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781503601789
eISBN:
9781503602755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503601789.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The role of financial intermediaries has come under close scrutiny in recent times as many of the practices of these service firms have been exposed for their opaque, rent-seeking and dishonest ... More


Can Judges Use Business Common Sense in Interpreting Contracts?

Lord Hodge

in Comparative Contract Law: British and American Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198728733
eISBN:
9780191795480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728733.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter poses the question: can judges use business common sense in interpreting contracts? It reviews the use of contextual interpretation in the US and then lays out important factors for ... More


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