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Exit and Voice in vertical relationship : some proposals for transposing Hirschman's model (In French)


  • Vincent FRIGANT (GRES-IFReDE-E3i)


The aim of this paper is to transpose the A.O. Hirschman's exit/voice model into the analysis of vertical relationships. We stress the analogy between Albert Hirschman point of departure and the vertical relationship problem. The firms deal with many problems that occur during their relation : Interfirms deficiencies can occur into the relation. Suppliers and buyers need to define a reaction behavior. The categories of exit and voice establish the two possibilities of reaction of the buyers and suppliers in front of the arisen of a failing. So, it is possible to describe in a stylized way how owe be organized vertical relationship so that the exercise of the exit and the voice is feasible.

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  • Vincent FRIGANT (GRES-IFReDE-E3i), 2003. "Exit and Voice in vertical relationship : some proposals for transposing Hirschman's model (In French)," Cahiers du GRES (2002-2009) 2003-04, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
  • Handle: RePEc:grs:wpegrs:2003-04

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    1. Vincent Frigant, 2005. "Vanishing hand versus Systems integrators - Une revue de la littérature sur l'impact organisationnel de la modularité," Revue d'Économie Industrielle, Programme National Persée, vol. 109(1), pages 29-52.

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    Exit Voice Hirschman Vertical relationship - Inter-firms deficiency;

    JEL classification:

    • B20 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - General
    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
    • L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure


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