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From action theory to the theory of the firm

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  • Argandoña, Antonio

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    (IESE Business School)

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Since Coase's (1937) pioneering article, the theory of the firm, especially in its neoclassical form, has developed tremendously. The criticisms leveled against it confirm its interest and usefulness - which is not to say that it cannot be improved upon or corrected in many respects. This chapter is intended to contribute to a broadening of the theory of the firm, starting from a theory of human action that encompasses a wide range of motivations. It also suggests specific ways in which the conception of the firm can be improved.

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Paper provided by IESE Business School in its series IESE Research Papers with number D/855.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 09 Apr 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ebg:iesewp:d-0855

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Keywords: Action; Action theory; Firm; Motivations; Organization; Theory of the firm;

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