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A Contractual Perspective of the Firm with an Application to the Maritime Industry

In: The Modern Firm, Corporate Governance and Investment

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  • Per-Olof Bjuggren
  • Johanna Palmberg

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This book explores the revolutionary development of the theory of the firm over the past 35 years. Despite rapid progress in the field, new developments in the microeconomic and industrial organization literature have been relatively scant. This book attempts to redress the balance by providing a comprehensive overview of the theory of the firm before moving on to examine firms and the organization of their economic activities. The contributors also investigate the impact of ownership structure and board composition on firm performance and study how the institutional framework of an economy affects investment decisions.

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  • Per-Olof Bjuggren & Johanna Palmberg, 2009. "A Contractual Perspective of the Firm with an Application to the Maritime Industry," Chapters,in: The Modern Firm, Corporate Governance and Investment, chapter 4 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    1. Bjuggren, Per-Olof & Sund, Lars-Göran, 2011. "A Contractual Perspective on Succession in Family Firms," Ratio Working Papers 181, The Ratio Institute.

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