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The Handbook of Organizational Economics

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  • Robert Gibbons, Editor

    (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

  • John Roberts, Editor

    (Stanford University)

Abstract

In even the most market-oriented economies, most economic transactions occur not in markets but inside managed organizations, particularly business firms. Organizational economics seeks to understand the nature and workings of such organizations and their impact on economic performance. This landmark book assembles the leading figures in organizational economics to present the first comprehensive view of both the current state of research in this fast-emerging field and where it might be headed. The Handbook of Organizational Economics surveys the major theories, evidence, and methods used in the field. It displays the breadth of topics in organizational economics, including the roles of individuals and groups in organizations, organizational structures and processes, the boundaries of the firm, contracts between and within firms, and more. The defining book on the subject, The Handbook of Organizational Economics is essential reading for researchers and students looking to understand this emerging field in economics. The Handbook is divided into six key sections: *Foundations, *Methods, *Within Firms: Individuals and Groups, *Within Firms: Structures and Processes, *Between Firms, and *Beyond Firms. TOC is available at: http://press.princeton.edu/TOCs/c9889.html Contributors to this volume are: Erik Brynjolfsson and Paul Milgrom: Chapter 1, Complementarity in Organizations; Robert Gibbons and John Roberts: Chapter 2, Economic Theories of Incentives in Organization; Ilya Segal and Michael D. Whinston: Chapter 3, Property Rights; Steven Tadelis and Oliver E. Williamson: Chapter 4, Transaction Cost Economics; George P. Baker and Ricard Gil: Chapter 5, Clinical Papers in Organizational Economics; Colin F. Camerer and Roberto A. Weber: Chapter 6, Experimental Organizational Economics; Casey Ichniowski and Kathryn Shaw: Chapter 7, Insider Econometrics; James N. Baron and David M. Kreps: Chapter 8, Employment as an Economic and a Social Relationship; Patrick Bolton and Mathias Dewatripont: Chapter 9, Authority in Organizations; Robert Gibbons, Niko Matouschek and John Roberts: Chapter 10, Decisions in Organizations; Benjamin E. Hermalin: Chapter 11, Leadership and Corporate Culture; Edward P. Lazear and Paul Oyer: Chapter 12, Personnel Economics; Michael Waldman: Chapter 13, Theory and Evidence in Internal LaborMarkets; Pierre Azoulay and Josh Lerner: Chapter 14, Technological Innovation and Organizations; Luis Garicano and Timothy Van Zandt: Chapter 15, Hierarchies and the Division of Labor; Robert Gertner and David Scharfstein: Chapter 16, Internal Capital Markets; Robert Gibbons and Rebecca Henderson: Chapter 17, What Do Managers Do?; Benjamin E. Hermalin: Chapter 18, Corporate Governance; Dilip Mookherjee: Chapter 19, Incentives in Hierarchies; John Roberts and Garth Saloner: Chapter 20, Strategy and Organization; Timothy Bresnahan and Jonathan Levin: Chapter 21, Vertical Integration and Market Structure; Henry Hansmann: Chapter 22, Ownership and Organizational Form; Lewis A. Kornhauser and W. Bentley MacLeod: Chapter 23, Contracts between Legal Persons; Francine Lafontaine and Margaret E. Slade: Chapter 24, Inter-Firm Contracts; James M. Malcomson: Chapter 25, Relational Incentive Contracts; Claude M´enard: Chapter 26, Hybrid Modes of Organization; Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna and Sendhil Mullainathan: Chapter 27, Corruption; Terry M. Moe: Chapter 28, Delegation, Control, and the Study of Public Bureaucracy.

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This book is provided by Princeton University Press in its series Economics Books with number 9889 and published in 2012.

Volume: 1
Edition: 1
Handle: RePEc:pup:pbooks:9889

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Keywords: economic transactions; markets; managed organizations; business firms; organizational economics; organization; economic performance; organizational structures; groups; firm;

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