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The Firm as a Nexus of Strategies

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  • Dow, G.K.

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This paper replaces the conventional view of the firm as a nexus of contracts with a strategic approach based on the theory of repeated games, where input contributions and side payments are self-enforcing.

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  • Dow, G.K., 1997. "The Firm as a Nexus of Strategies," Discussion Papers dp97-06, Department of Economics, Simon Fraser University.
  • Handle: RePEc:sfu:sfudps:dp97-06
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    1. Hart, Oliver, 1995. "Firms, Contracts, and Financial Structure," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780198288817.
    2. Drew Fudenberg & Jean Tirole, 1991. "Game Theory," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262061414, January.
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    Keywords

    ENTERPRISES ; CONTRACTS;

    JEL classification:

    • L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation

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