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The vertical network organization as a specific governance structure: what are the challenges for incomplete contracts theories and what are the theoretical implications for the boundaries of the (hub-) firm?

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  • Bernard Baudry

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  • Virgile Chassagnon

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Management & Governance.

    Volume (Year): 16 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 285-303

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jmgtgv:v:16:y:2012:i:2:p:285-303

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    Keywords: Incomplete contracts theories of the firm; Vertical network organization; Boundaries of the firm; Authority; Incentives; Power;

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