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Alternative Explanations of Corporate Governance: A Critique of the Literature

Roger M. Barker

in Corporate Governance, Competition, and Political Parties: Explaining Corporate Governance Change in Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576814
eISBN:
9780191722509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576814.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Corporate Governance and Accountability

The proposed hypothesis of European corporate governance change is contrasted with existing explanations of corporate governance from a range of academic disciplines. It is argued that, although the ... More


A Review of Corporate Governance Ideas

Simon Learmount

in Corporate Governance: What Can Be Learned From Japan?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269082
eISBN:
9780191719257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269082.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter reviews some of the different ideas which inform current thoughts about what corporate governance is. Doing this provides the context for the arguments in the book. A distinction is ... More


A Theoretical and Thematic Framework

John F. Wilson and Andrew Thomson

in The Making of Modern Management: British Management in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261581
eISBN:
9780191718588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261581.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter represents a novel exercise in model-building. The first part reviews conceptual dimensions of the way in which management has been viewed: management in the theory of the firm; schools ... More


Employment Systems and the Theory of the Firm: Societal Diversity

David Marsden

in A Theory of Employment Systems: Micro-Foundations of Societal Diversity

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294221
eISBN:
9780191596612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294220.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The theory of employment systems provides a synthesis between the ‘human resource–based’ and the ‘opportunism‐based’ theories of the firm. The work rules shape human resource management systems ... More


A Vision of the Firm and the Evolution of Japanese Computer and Communications Firms

Martin Fransman

in Visions of Innovation: The Firm and Japan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289357
eISBN:
9780191596261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289359.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

A conceptualization (theory) of the firm is developed in order to analyse the evolution of the major Japanese computer and communications companies: Fujitsu, NEC, Hitachi, Toshiba, Mitsubishi ... More


The Neglected Benefits of the Corporate Form: Entity Status and the Separation of Asset Ownership from Control

Margaret M. Blair

in Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269761
eISBN:
9780191710087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269761.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter criticizes current contractarian views of the firm in law and economics, reminding that the forgotten merit of the corporate form of enterprise is precisely the separation between ... More


Introduction

Michael Hobday, Andrea Prencipe, and Andrew Davies

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter introduces systems integration as the main topic book and then sets the scene for the discussion of the main themes presented in the book such as modularity, technology, the theory of ... More


Explorations in Information Space: Knowledge, Actors, and Firms

Max H. Boisot, Ian C. MacMillan, and Kyeong Seok Han

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199250875
eISBN:
9780191719509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250875.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Humankind has always lived in a knowledge society. Yet, although we have been discussing the problem of valid knowledge since Plato and probably before, it was only in the second half of the 20th ... More


Introduction

Giovanni Dosi, David J. Teece, and Josef Chytry

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:
10.1093/0198290969.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The book is described as a collection of essays derived from papers in Industrial and Corporate Change that deal with issues lying at the intersection of the theory of the firm, industrial dynamics, ... More


Trusts as Economic Firms

M. W. Lau

in The Economic Structure of Trusts: Towards a Property-based Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602407
eISBN:
9780191725203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602407.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Trusts

This chapter tests the idea that the trust is an economic firm. All recent accounts of trusts are derived directly or indirectly from theories of the firm and they ought to be applicable to trusts if ... More


Coordination in Teams

Tridib Sharma and Ricard Torres

in Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073970
eISBN:
9780199081615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073970.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The theory of the firm has emphasized the importance of some agents that coordinate the activities of others in organizations. This chapter presents a natural framework which formalizes this idea. It ... More


The Future of Managerial Economics

Jean‐Pierre Ponssard and Hervé Tanguy

in Economics Beyond the Millennium

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292111
eISBN:
9780191596537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292112.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Microeconomics

The authors adopt a pragmatic view, that of an applied economist within a firm and the problems that he encounters and the tools available to solve them. They assert that significant ... More


Introduction

Michael Hobday, Andrea Prencipe, and Andrew Davies

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Introduces and sets the scene for the discussion of the main themes presented in the book.


Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm

Eric W. Orts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199670918
eISBN:
9780191749599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670918.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book explains the legal structure of business firms as they operate in the world today. It describes the legal foundations or “matrix” from which all firms are built, managed, and governed. The ... More


The Shape of the 21st-Century Firm

Mia de Kuijper

in Profit Power Economics: A New Competitive Strategy for Creating Sustainable Wealth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195171631
eISBN:
9780199871353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171631.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

A nexus of focused companies glued together by power relationships will replace vertical integration as the prevailing archetype for the firm. This chapter proposes a new theory of the firm and a new ... More


The Theory of the Growth of the Firm

Jago Penrose

in No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198753940
eISBN:
9780191815720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753940.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter comprises a description of Edith’s influential book, The Theory of the Growth of the Firm, how it came to be written, and its main arguments. It is often called revolutionary. She showed ... More


“The Slave-Factory of Franklin & Armfield”

Calvin Schermerhorn

in The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300192001
eISBN:
9780300213898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192001.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the architecture and strategies of Franklin and Armfield, the most successful slave trading firm of the 1830s. It was composed of Isaac Franklin, John Armfield, and Rice C. ... More


Roman Business Associations

Andreas Martin Fleckner

in Roman Law and Economics: Institutions and Organizations Volume I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198787204
eISBN:
9780191829284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787204.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Roman businessmen eager to launch a joint business venture could choose among three legal forms: the societas, the societas publicanorum, and the peculium of a commonly held slave. None of these ... More


Introduction—The Recognition and Boundaries of the Firm

Eric W Orts

in Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199670918
eISBN:
9780191749599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670918.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The introduction discusses the role of law in the social recognition, conceptual definition, and historical evolution of business enterprises, also known as firms. It describes firms as social ... More


Conclusion

Eric W Orts

in Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199670918
eISBN:
9780191749599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670918.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The conclusion restates the argument that the legal theory of the firm advanced in the book provides an antidote to dominant economic theories of the firm. At least, a legal theory of the firm ... More


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