The Human Firm: A Socio-Economic Analysis of Its Behaviour and Potential in a New Economic Age

The Human Firm: A Socio-Economic Analysis of Its Behaviour and Potential in a New Economic Age

by John Tomer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415199271

ISBN-13: 9780415199278

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book challenges mainstream neo-classical perspectives on the firm. John Tomer argues that in the age of globalization and rapid technological change, an understanding of business behaviour and government policy toward business requires an appreciation of the firm's human dimension. The Human Firm integrates economic analysis with sociological,

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This book challenges mainstream neo-classical perspectives on the firm. John Tomer argues that in the age of globalization and rapid technological change, an understanding of business behaviour and government policy toward business requires an appreciation of the firm's human dimension. The Human Firm integrates economic analysis with sociological, psychological, managerial, ethical and other interdisciplinary perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415199278
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Routledge Advances in Social Economics Series, #3
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
About the author
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Introduction1
Pt. IEmbeddedness and organizational capital: applying two key concepts17
2The human firm in the socio-economy: embeddedness and socio-economic failure19
3Organizational capital and joining-up: linking the individual to the organization and to society37
Pt. IICompetitiveness: rational decision making, flexibility and integration, and leadership57
4Rational organizational decision making in the human firm: a socio-economic model59
5Strategy and structure in the human firm: beyond hierarchy, toward flexibility and integration80
6Beyond the machine model of the firm: toward a holistic human model101
Pt. IIIResponsibility in relationships with stakeholders: community, employees, customers and government117
7Social responsibility in the human firm: toward a new theory of the firm's external relationships119
8The human firm in the natural environment: a socio-economic analysis of its behavior141
9Beyond transaction markets, toward relationship marketing in the human firm: a socio-economic model158
10A new rationale for industrial policy: developing the capabilities of the learning firm178
Pt. IVConclusion193
11Summing up: firms, policies and economic systems in a new economic age195
Notes205
Bibliography210
Index222

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