Knowledge, Economic Organization and Property Rights: Selected Papers
By: Nicolai J. Foss (author)Hardback
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Nicolai Foss, the influential European management scholar, presents in this essential book sixteen of his most prominent papers. Written from a new institutional and Austrian economics perspective, this book focuses on the knowledge-based view of the firm, economic organization and property rights economics. The author critically examines notions of routines and capabilities and calls for the use of micro-foundations in management research. He illustrates the need for more emphasis to be placed upon managerial opportunism and other organizational costs, and highlights how concepts of property rights can inform strategic management. Accompanied by a lively and accessible introduction, this informative volume will invigorate strategic management, organization and international business students and scholars, as well as economists concerned with organization.
Contents: IntroductionPART I: KNOWLEDGE AND MICRO FOUNDATIONS1. Nicolai J. Foss (1996), 'Knowledge-based Approaches to the Theory of the Firm: Some Critical Comments'2. Nicolai J. Foss (2003), 'Bounded Rationality and Tacit Knowledge in the Organizational Capabilities Approach: An Assessment and a re-Evaluation'3. Teppo Felin and Nicolai J. Foss (2005), 'Strategic Organization: a Field in Search of Micro-foundations'4. Nicolai J. Foss (2003), 'The Rhetorical Dimensions of Bounded Rationality: Herbert A. Simon and Organizational Economics'5. Nicolai J. Foss and Torben Pedersen (2002), 'Transferring Knowledge in MNCs: The Role of Sources of Subsidiary Knowledge and Organizational Context'6. Nicolai J. Foss (1999), 'The Use of Knowledge in Firms'7. Kirsten Foss and Nicolai J. Foss (2000), 'Theoretical Isolation in Contract Theory: Suppressing Margins and Entrepreneurship'8. Nicolai J. Foss (2007), 'The Emerging Knowledge Governance Approach: Challenges and Characteristics'PART II: ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION9. Nicolai J. Foss (2002), 'Coase vs Hayek: Economic Organization and the Knowledge Economy'10. Nicolai J. Foss (2003), 'Selective Intervention and Internal Hybrids: Interpreting and Learning from the Rise and Decline of the Oticon Spaghetti Organization'11. Kirsten Foss, Nicolai J. Foss and Xose H. Vazquez (2006),'Tying the Manager's Hands': Constraining Opportunistic Managerial Intervention'12. Nicolai J. Foss and Keld Laursen (2005), 'Performance Pay, Delegation and Multitasking under Uncertainty and Innovativeness: An Empirical Investigation'PART III: PROPERTY RIGHTS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP13. Kirsten Foss and Nicolai J. Foss (2001), 'Assets, Attributes and Ownership'14. Kirsten Foss and Nicolai J. Foss (2005), 'Resources and Transaction Costs: How Property Rights and Economics Furthers the Resource-Based View'15. Kirsten Foss, Nicolai J. Foss and Peter G. Klein (2007), 'Original and Deprived Judgement: An Entrepreneurial Theory of Economic Organization'16. Christian BjA rnskov and Nicolai J. Foss (2008), 'Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurial Activity: Some Cross-Country Evidence'Index
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