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The Nobel who made it Firm: Coase and the governance of incomplete rules

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  • Nicita Antonio
  • Pardolesi Roberto
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    In questo saggio, confrontando i due articoli del 1937 e del 1960, che sono valsi il premio Nobel a Ronald Coase, si mostra come alcune intuizioni coasiane in merito alla natura dell'impresa siano al contempo estremamente attuali e tuttavia ancora poco indagate. Il dibattito sulla teoria dell'impresa si è in prevalenza concentrato sul governo di contratti incompleti. A nostro avviso, la letteratura coasiana ha finito per trascurare la visione dell'impresa come aggregatore di diritti proprietari incompleti che caratterizza il saggio del 1960. Una rivisitazione dell'impresa coasiana in tal senso ha implicazioni pervasive, sia con riferimento ad approcci positivi alla teoria dell'impresa, sia - più in generale - con riferimento al tema della regolazione delle attività delle imprese sul mercato, in un contesto di regole incomplete.

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    Article provided by Società editrice il Mulino in its journal Mercato Concorrenza Regole.

    Volume (Year): (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 427-468

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    Handle: RePEc:mul:jhpfyn:doi:10.1434/28393:y:2008:i:3:p:427-468

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    Keywords: Ronald Coase; Theory of the firm; Incomplete property rights; Regulation;

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