Property Rights And Managerial Decisions In For-Profit, Nonprofit, And Public Organizations / Edition 1

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The author describes the property rights that exist in different organizational forms and explains how these establish incentives for managerial decision behavior. She compares the rights, incentives, and corresponding decision behavior in for-profit, nonprofit, and public organizations under conditions of unbounded rationality. She shows that managerial responses to regulation, tax, and industrial organization policies may differ from the usual predictions when property rights are considered. She also shows how property rights link economic and organization theory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333968833
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen A. Carroll is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Analytical Framework
• Economic Theory of Organization: What It Is and What It Isn't
• Efficient Decisions in Organizations and Social Welfare
• Property Rights, Incentives and Organizations
Part 2: Managerial Decision Making in Alternative Organizations
• Private For-Profit Organizations: The Firm
• Public Sector Organizations: The Bureau
• Nonprofit Organizations
• Comparative Organizational Structures and Managerial Decisions
Part 3: Policy Implications
• Organizational Structure and Policy: Regulation and Taxation
• Organizational Structure and Policy: Industrial Organization
• Variations in Organizational Structures
Part 4: Additional Issues in Comparative Organizational Structures
• Economic Theory of Organization as a Social Science
• Additional Issues in Economic Theory of Organizations

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