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Looking for a theory of the firm: future challenges

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  • Pierre Garrouste

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    (ATOM - Analyse Théorique des Organisations et des Marchés - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Stéphane Saussier

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    (ATOM - Analyse Théorique des Organisations et des Marchés - UP1 - Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

In this paper we present the main developments of the theories of the firm rooted in Coase's [Coase, R.H., 1937. The nature of the firm. Economica, New Series 4, 386–405] seminal article. We show that the two important topics of the nature and boundaries of the firm, as well as the internal organization of the firm, give place to essential contributions. We present those contributions and their limits and then their possible developments. Finally we introduce the papers of this issue.

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Date of creation: 2005
Publication status: Published in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization / Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization; Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, 2005, 58 (2), pp.178-199. <10.1016/j.jebo.2004.09.008>
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00274280
DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2004.09.008
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