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The vertical network organization as a specific governance structure : what are the challenges for incomplete contracts theories and what are the theoretical implications for the boundaries of the (hub-) firm?

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  • Bernard Baudry

    (TRIANGLE - Triangle : action, discours, pensée politique et économique - ENS Lyon - École normale supérieure - Lyon - UL2 - Université Lumière - Lyon 2 - IEP Lyon - Sciences Po Lyon - Institut d'études politiques de Lyon - Université de Lyon - UJM - Université Jean Monnet [Saint-Étienne] - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Virgile Chassagnon

    (ESDES Recherche - Université Catholique de Lyon)

Abstract

Departing from the seminal question that Coase raised in his 1937 work, this article discusses and assesses incomplete contracts theories' analyses of the firm's boundaries--notably transaction cost theory and the modern theory of property rights--by investigating the case of the vertical network organization (VNO) (...)

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  • Bernard Baudry & Virgile Chassagnon, 2012. "The vertical network organization as a specific governance structure : what are the challenges for incomplete contracts theories and what are the theoretical implications for the boundaries of the (hu," Post-Print halshs-00683231, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00683231
    DOI: 10.1007/s10997-010-9148-z
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