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Corporate Strategies – The Institutional Approach

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  • Krzysztof Wasniewski

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    (Department of Economics and Management The Andrzej Frycz – Modrzewski Cracow University, Poland)

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The present paper introduces a model of corporate strategies, based on institutional theories of the firm and formalized with the concepts of the theory of games. Corporate strategies are balanced outcomes of four social games: capital market, corporate governance, product market and social responsibility. Two empirical applications of the model are then introduced: a qualitative one, consisting in comparative study of strategies deployed by Royal Dutch Shell and Israel Corporation, then a quantitative one, presenting a study of capital accumulation and operational efficiency in 79 companies listed in the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

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Article provided by ASERS Publishing in its journal Journal of Advanced Research in Management.

Volume (Year): II (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (June)
Pages: 46-65

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Handle: RePEc:srs:jarm12:5:v:2:y:2011:i:1:p:46-65

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Keywords: institutional economics; strategy; corporation;

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