Handbook of Economic Organization: Integrating Economic and Organization Theory

Handbook of Economic Organization: Integrating Economic and Organization Theory

by Anna Grandori (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782540250
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 11/14/2014
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Edited by Anna Grandori, Professor of Business Organization, Bocconi University, Italy

Table of Contents

Contents:
INTRODUCTION
Economic Organization as an Object of Study and as an Emerging Disciplinary Field
Anna Grandori
PART I: THE MICRO-FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION: EXTENDING BEHAVIORAL ASSUMPTIONS ON KNOWLEDGE, INTEREST, AND RATIONALITY
1. Models of Rationality in Economic Organization: ‘Economic’, ‘Experiential’ and ‘Epistemic’
Anna Grandori
2. Motivation Governance
Margit Osterloh and Bruno S. Frey
3. Cognition and Governance: Why Incentives Have to Take a Back Seat
Siegwart Lindenberg
4. Knowledge Governance: Meaning, Origins and Implications
Nicolai J. Foss
PART II: THE CONSTITUTION OF ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION BETWEEN INTERACTING AND CONTRACTING
5. Contracts: Coordination Across Firm Boundaries
Victor P. Goldberg
6. The Enterprise as Community: Firms, Towns, and Universities
Scott E. Masten
7. Ethics, Economic Organization and the Social Contract
Lorenzo Sacconi
8. Language and Economic Organization
Massimo Warglien
PART III: THE SHAPING OF ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION BETWEEN DESIGN AND EVOLUTION
9. Organizational Adaptation and Evolution: Darwinism versus Lamarckism?
Geoffrey M. Hodgson
10. Exaptation and Innovation Processes: Theory and Models
Giovanni Bonifati and Marco Villani
11. Interdependence and Organization Design
Phanish Puranam and Merlo Raveendran
12. Dynamics of Organizational Structure
Nick Argyres and Todd R. Zenger
13. Design Rules for Dynamic Organization Design: The Contribution of Computational Modeling
Richard M. Burton and Børge Obel
14. Organizational Formation and Change: Lessons from Economic Laboratory Experiments
Peter H. Kriss and Roberto Weber
PART IV: HUMAN RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION BETWEEN ASSETS AND ACTORS
15. Human Capital and Property Rights
Anna Grandori
16. The Economic Organization of Employment: Systems in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
Bruce E. Kaufman
17. Organization of Work Practices and Productivity: An Assessment of Research on World-class Manufacturing
Riccardo Leoni
PART V: TECHNICAL ASSETS AND ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION BETWEEN DETERMINANTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
18. Technical Assets and Property Rights
Ugo Pagano
19. Open Innovation and Organizational Boundaries: Task Decomposition, Knowledge Distribution and the Locus of Innovation
Karim R. Lakhani, Hila Lifshitz-Assaf and Michael L. Tushman
20. Modularity and Economic Organization: Concepts, Theory, Observations, and Predictions
Ron Sanchez and Joseph T. Mahoney
21. The Organizational Design of High-tech Start-ups: State of the Art and Directions for Future Research
Massimo G. Colombo and Cristina Rossi-Lamastra
PART VI: FORMS OF ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION BETWEEN DISCRETE ALTERNATIVES AND COMBINATIVE CONFIGURATIONS
22. Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Governance and Economic Organization
Nicolai J. Foss and Peter G. Klein
23. The Four Functions of Corporate Personhood
Margaret M. Blair
24. Worker Cooperatives and Democratic Governance
John Pencavel
25. Internal and External Hybrids and the Nature of Joint Ventures
Jean-François Hennart
26. Interfirm Cooperatives
George Hendrikse and Li Feng
27. The Governance of Franchising Networks
Josef Windsperger
28. Subcontracting Relationships
Ruth Rama and Adelheid Holl
29. Public Economic Organization
Jan-Erik Lane
CONCLUSIONS
Integrating Economic and Organization Theory: Products, Problems and Prospects
Anna Grandori
Index

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