The Handbook of Organizational Economics

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In even the most market-oriented economies, most economic transactions occur not in markets but inside managed organizations, particularly business firms. Organizational economics seeks to understand the nature and workings of such organizations and their impact on economic performance. This landmark book assembles the leading figures in organizational economics to present the first comprehensive view of both the current state of research in this fast-emerging field and where it...

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Overview

In even the most market-oriented economies, most economic transactions occur not in markets but inside managed organizations, particularly business firms. Organizational economics seeks to understand the nature and workings of such organizations and their impact on economic performance. This landmark book assembles the leading figures in organizational economics to present the first comprehensive view of both the current state of research in this fast-emerging field and where it might be headed.

The Handbook of Organizational Economics surveys the major theories, evidence, and methods used in the field. It displays the breadth of topics in organizational economics, including the roles of individuals and groups in organizations, organizational structures and processes, the boundaries of the firm, contracts between and within firms, and more.

The defining book on the subject, The Handbook of Organizational Economics is essential reading for researchers and students looking to understand this emerging field in economics.

  • Presents the first comprehensive treatment of organizational economics
  • Features contributions by leaders in the field
  • Unifies and extends existing literatures
  • Describes theoretical and empirical methods used today
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"The defining book on the subject, The Handbook of Organizational Economics is essential reading for researchers and students looking to understand this emerging field in economics."World Book Industry
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691132792
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 12/9/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1248
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Gibbons is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of "Game Theory for Applied Economists" (Princeton). John Roberts is the John H. Scully Professor of Economics, Strategic Management, and International Business at Stanford University. He is the author of "The Modern Firm: Organizational Design for Performance and Growth".

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Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Introduction 1
Robert Gibbons and John Roberts

PART I FOUNDATIONS

  • 1 Complementarity in Organizations 11
  • Erik Brynjolfsson and Paul Milgrom
  • 2 Economic Theories of Incentives in Organizations 56
  • Robert Gibbons and John Roberts
  • 3 Property Rights 100
  • Ilya Segal and Michael D.Whinston
  • 4 Transaction Cost Economics 159
  • Steven Tadelis and Oliver E.Williamson

PART II METHODS

  • 5 Clinical Papers in Organizational Economics 193
  • George P. Baker and Ricard Gil
  • 6 Experimental Organizational Economics 213
  • Colin F. Camerer and Roberto A.Weber
  • 7 Insider Econometrics 263
  • Casey Ichniowski and Kathryn Shaw

PART III WITHIN FIRMS: INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS

  • 8 Employment as an Economic and a Social Relationship 315
  • James N. Baron and David M. Kreps
  • 9 Authority in Organizations 342
  • Patrick Bolton and Mathias Dewatripont
  • 10 Decisions in Organizations 373
  • Robert Gibbons, Niko Matouschek, and John Roberts
  • 11 Leadership and Corporate Culture 432
  • Benjamin E. Hermalin
  • 12 Personnel Economics 479
  • Edward P. Lazear and Paul Oyer
  • 13 Theory and Evidence in Internal LaborMarkets 520
  • Michael Waldman

PART IV WITHIN FIRMS: STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES

  • 14 Technological Innovation and Organizations 575
  • Pierre Azoulay and Josh Lerner
  • 15 Hierarchies and the Division of Labor 604
  • Luis Garicano and Timothy Van Zandt
  • 16 Internal Capital Markets 655
  • Robert Gertner and David Scharfstein
  • 17 What Do Managers Do? 680
  • Robert Gibbons and Rebecca Henderson
  • 18 Corporate Governance 732
  • Benjamin E. Hermalin
  • 19 Incentives in Hierarchies 764
  • Dilip Mookherjee
  • 20 Strategy and Organization 799
  • John Roberts and Garth Saloner

PART V BETWEEN FIRMS

  • 21 Vertical Integration and Market Structure 853
  • Timothy Bresnahan and Jonathan Levin
  • 22 Ownership and Organizational Form 891
  • Henry Hansmann
  • 23 Contracts between Legal Persons 918
  • Lewis A. Kornhauser and W. Bentley MacLeod
  • 24 Inter-Firm Contracts 958
  • Francine Lafontaine and Margaret E. Slade
  • 25 Relational Incentive Contracts 1014
  • James M. Malcomson
  • 26 Hybrid Modes of Organization 1066
  • Claude M´enard

PART VI BEYOND FIRMS

  • 27 Corruption 1109
  • Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, and Sendhil Mullainathan
  • 28 Delegation, Control, and the Study of Public Bureaucracy 1148
  • Terry M. Moe

Name Index 1183
Subject Index 1203

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