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Economic Organization and the Tradeoffs between Productive and Destructive Entrepreneurship

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  • Kirsten Foss
  • Nicolai J. Foss

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The connection between entrepreneurship and economic organization is an under-researched topic in the economics of organization. This paper argues that key insights of the Austrian school of economics with respect to entrepreneurship and the nature and role of property rights and ownership may be useful ingredients in the economics of organization. Thus, we show that incorporating Austrian ideas allows to give new answers to such issues as who will be the principal and who will be the agent; how joint surplus in an productive relation will be split and who will own alienable assets.

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  • Kirsten Foss & Nicolai J. Foss, "undated". "Economic Organization and the Tradeoffs between Productive and Destructive Entrepreneurship," IVS/CBS Working Papers 00-10, Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy, Copenhagen Business School.
  • Handle: RePEc:ivs:iivswp:00-10
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    1. Mendelson, Haim & Pillai, Ravindran R., 1999. "Information Age organizations, dynamics and performance," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 38(3), pages 253-281, March.
    2. Susan Athey & Scott Stern, 1998. "An Empirical Framework for Testing Theories About Complimentarity in Organizational Design," NBER Working Papers 6600, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    Keywords

    entrepreneurship; governance; the theory of the firm;

    JEL classification:

    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • M3 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising

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