â™ Book Title : The Firm the Market and the Law
✍Author : R. H. Coase
â™›Publisher : University of Chicago Press
♣Release Date : 2012-06-15
âśżPages : 226
â™ ISBN : 9780226051208
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French


📝The Firm the Market and the Law Book Synopsis : Few other economists have been read and cited as often as R.H. Coase has been, even though, as he admits, "most economists have a different way of looking at economic problems and do not share my conception of the nature of our subject." Coase's particular interest has been that part of economic theory that deals with firms, industries, and markets—what is known as price theory or microeconomics. He has always urged his fellow economists to examine the foundations on which their theory exists, and this volume collects some of his classic articles probing those very foundations. "The Nature of the Firm" (1937) introduced the then-revolutionary concept of transaction costs into economic theory. "The Problem of Social Cost" (1960) further developed this concept, emphasizing the effect of the law on the working of the economic system. The remaining papers and new introductory essay clarify and extend Coarse's arguments and address his critics. "These essays bear rereading. Coase's careful attention to actual institutions not only offers deep insight into economics but also provides the best argument for Coase's methodological position. The clarity of the exposition and the elegance of the style also make them a pleasure to read and a model worthy of emulation."—Lewis A. Kornhauser, Journal of Economic Literature Ronald H. Coase was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science in 1991.

📒Redesigning The Firm ✍ Edward H. Bowman

â™ Book Title : Redesigning the Firm
✍Author : Edward H. Bowman
â™›Publisher : Oxford University Press
♣Release Date : 1995-08-31
âśżPages : 296
â™ ISBN : 9780198024781
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French


đź“ťRedesigning the Firm Book Synopsis : The rapidly changing nature of the modern industrial world has helped spark a radical rethinking of the design of corporations, changes no less revolutionary than the wave of innovations associated with the names of Frederick Taylor and Henry Ford at the dawn of this century. In Redesigning the Firm, nineteen experts from one of the nation's premier business schools, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, take an informed look based on their own research at various aspects of this revolution, offering managers a host of insights and powerful tools for orchestrating change in their firm. Redesigning the Firm illuminates many of the challenges that confront the executive, approaching the issue from a wide variety of perspectives. The book considers, for instance, whether the firm's stockholders, directors, and managers should reevaluate how they distribute power and share information, and it explores why external board members often fail to exercise a strong voice in governance. It looks at the changing boundary of the firm, as partnerships and alliances have become more important, examining this new development in three types of market: emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, markets where economies of scale provide a critical advantage, and dynamic markets where speed is essential. It examines the use of suppliers in Japanese, American, and European firms, and finds the former to be more efficient. Some of the essays are quite eye-opening. For instance, one chapter demonstrates that firms can increase product variety at no extra cost, revealing how a study of the automotive industry shows that investing in training, in flexible manufacturing processes, and in better operations management will increase variety without compromising productivity or lowering quality. And one chapter sounds a strong note of dissent, contending that the design of organizations matters little to a global competitor--what matters is how managers think about the world, and how the operating procedures they use guide decision-making and behavior. In the final section, editors Bowman and Kogut reflect on two outstanding issues concerning the design of the firm: how much of what managers used to believe was critical to their success can they place outside their ownership boundaries; and how to deal with the complex challenges that modular design presents. The editors apply their conclusions to the Wharton School itself, making the book particularly valuable for anyone concerned with the quality and future of business education in America. Here then is the best thinking by leading experts in corporate design, who examine the best ways to generate speed, variety, and flexibility, to expand the firm over time and over national boundaries, and to prepare a corporation for the next century.

📒The Firm ✍ Duff McDonald

â™ Book Title : The Firm
✍Author : Duff McDonald
â™›Publisher : Oneworld Publications
♣Release Date : 2014-06-02
âśżPages : 400
â™ ISBN : 9781780743936
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French


📝The Firm Book Synopsis : They helped invent the bar code. They revolutionized business schools and created the corporate practices that now rule our world. They reinvented the idea of American capitalism and aggressively exported it across the globe. McKinsey employees are trusted and distrusted, loved and despised. They are doing behind-the-scenes work for the most powerful people in the world, and their ranks of alumni include the chairman of HSBC and William Hague. Renowned financial journalist Duff McDonald uncovers how these high-priced business savants have ushered in waves of structural, financial, and technological shifts but also become mired in controversy across the years. Discover how the firm both endorsed and celebrated Enron’s disastrous corporate structure and how they’ve been instrumental in the Coalition’s controversial NHS reforms. Are they worth their astronomical fees? And what do firms and governments actually get for their money? Based on exclusive interviews with key McKinsey players and written in gripping prose, this is a revealing window onto one of the most secretive and powerful companies in the world.

â™ Book Title : The Theory of the Growth of the Firm
✍Author : Edith Penrose
â™›Publisher : OUP Oxford
♣Release Date : 2009-09-24
âśżPages : 304
â™ ISBN : 9780191623424
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French


đź“ťThe Theory of the Growth of the Firm Book Synopsis : There are not many books that are genuine classics, and only a handful in business and management whose insights and ideas last for 50 years and more. This book is one of the very few 'must reads' for anybody seriously interested in the role of management within the firm. Originally published in 1959, The Theory of the Growth of the Firm has illuminated and inspired thinking in strategy, entrepreneurship, knowledge creation, and innovation. Edith Penrose's tightly-argued classic laid the foundations for the resource based view of the firm, now the dominant framework in business strategy. She analyses managerial activities and decisions, organizational routines, and also the factors that inevitably limit a firm's growth prospects. For this new anniversary edition, Christos Pitelis has written a new introduction which both tells the story of Penrose's extraordinary life, and provides a balanced assessment of her key ideas and their continuing relevance and freshness.

â™ Book Title : The Firm and the Formless
✍Author : Hans Mol
â™›Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
♣Release Date : 1982-12
âśżPages : 103
â™ ISBN : 9780889201170
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French


đź“ťThe Firm and the Formless Book Synopsis : Comprehensive survey based on secondary sources; Discusses relationship to land; theories of totemism; taboo; asceticism; ritual; rites of passage; myth; missionary influence; pentecostalism; neo-traditionalism; conditions for cultural revitalisation.

📒The Firm ✍ John Grisham

â™ Book Title : The Firm
✍Author : John Grisham
â™›Publisher : Random House
♣Release Date : 2010-04-21
âśżPages : 512
â™ ISBN : 9781407059044
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French


📝The Firm Book Synopsis : 25th Anniversary edition of the bestselling legal thriller – now with a new introduction from John Grisham. When Mitchell McDeere qualified third in his class at Harvard, offers poured in from every law firm in America. Bendini, Lambert and Locke were a small, well-respected firm, but their offer exceeded Mitch's wildest expectations: a fantastic salary, a new home, and the keys to a brand new BMW. It was his dream job - but it was to become his worst nightmare. Unravelling a complex trail of secret files, undercover surveillance, and millions of dollars of illegal mob money, Mitch stumbles across a shocking conspiracy and a horrifying truth: nobody has ever left Bendini, Lambert and Locke - and anybody who has ever tried has ended up dead. 'Slickly plotted ... unputdownable' Mail on Sunday 'A furiously paced thriller' Sunday Times 'Enthralling characters and mesmeric plot' Time Out

📒Governing The Firm ✍ Gregory K. Dow

â™ Book Title : Governing the Firm
✍Author : Gregory K. Dow
â™›Publisher : Cambridge University Press
♣Release Date : 2003-02-17
âśżPages : 323
â™ ISBN : 0521522218
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French


đź“ťGoverning the Firm Book Synopsis : This book provides case studies of worker-controlled firms and surveys available evidence on their behavior.

📒The Nature Of The Firm ✍ Oliver E. Williamson

â™ Book Title : The Nature of the Firm
✍Author : Oliver E. Williamson
â™›Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
♣Release Date : 1993
âśżPages : 244
â™ ISBN : 0195083563
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French


đź“ťThe Nature of the Firm Book Synopsis : In 1937, Ronald H. Coase published "The Nature of the Firm," a classic paper that raised fundamental questions about the concept of the firm in economic theory. Coase proposed that the comparative costs of organizing transactions through markets rather than within firms are the primary determinants of the size and scope of firms. Coase won the 1991 Nobel Prize in Economics for this work. This volume derives from a conference held in 1987 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Coase's classic article. The first chapter affords an overview of the volume. It is followed by a republication of the 1937 article, and by the three lectures Coase presented at the conference. These lectures provide a lively and informative history of the origins and development of his thought. Subsequent chapters explore a wide-range of theoretical and empirical issues that have arisen in the transaction cost economic tradition. They illustrate the power of the transaction cost approach to enhance understanding not only of business firms, but of problems of economic organization generally. In addition to Coase's work, contributors include Sherwin Rosen, Paul Joskow, Oliver Hart, Harold Demsetz, Scott Masten, Benjamin Klein, as well as the volume's editors, Oliver E. Williamson, and Sidney G. Winter. The Nature of the Firm includes Coase's acceptance speech for his Nobel Prize in Economics.

📒Behavioral Theory Of The Firm ✍ Richard M. Cyert

â™ Book Title : Behavioral Theory of the Firm
✍Author : Richard M. Cyert
â™›Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
♣Release Date : 1992-07-27
âśżPages : 268
â™ ISBN : 0631174516
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French


đź“ťBehavioral Theory of the Firm Book Synopsis : Behavioural Theory of the Firm has become a classic work in organizational theory, and is one of the most significant contributions to improving the theory of the firm. This second edition includes new material which puts the original text in a contemporary context.

â™ Book Title : The Cooperative Nature of the Firm
✍Author : Tatsuro Ichiishi
â™›Publisher : Cambridge University Press
♣Release Date : 1993-06-17
âśżPages : 216
â™ ISBN : 052141444X
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French


đź“ťThe Cooperative Nature of the Firm Book Synopsis : A study of price and the organization of firms using game theory and neoclassical economics.