The Handbook of Organizational Economics, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Robert Gibbons, John Roberts
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  • ISBN-10: 140084715X
  • ISBN-13: 9781400847150
  • DDC: 338.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1248 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This title surveys the major theories, evidence, and methods used in the field. It displays the breadth of topics in organizational economics, including the roles of individuals and groups in organizations, organizational structures and processes, the boundaries of the firm, contracts between and within firms, and more. It is essential reading for researchers and students looking to understand this emerging field in economics.



  • Robert Gibbons
  • John Roberts

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Half Title Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Foundations.
3: Complementarity in Organizations.
4: Economic Theories of Incentives in Organizations.
5: Property Rights.
6: Transaction Cost Economics.
7: Methods.
8: Clinical Papers in Organizational Economics.
9: Experimental Organizational Economics.
10: Insider Econometrics: Empirical Studies of How Management Matters.
11: Within Firms: Individuals and Groups.
12: Employment as an Economic and a Social Relationship.
13: Authority in Organizations: A Survey.
14: Decisions in Organizations.
15: Leadership and Corporate Culture.
16: Personnel Economics.
17: Theory and Evidence in Internal Labor Markets.
18: Within Firms: Structures and Processes.
19: Technological Innovation and Organizations.
20: Hierarchies and the Division of Labor.
21: Internal Capital Markets.
22: What Do Managers Do? : Exploring Persistent Performance Differences among Seemingly Similar Enterprises.
23: Corporate Governance: A Critical Assessment.
24: Incentives in Hierarchies.
25: Strategy and Organization.
26: Between Firms.
27: Vertical Integration and Market Structure.
28: Ownership and Organizational Form.
29: Contracts between Legal Persons.
30: Inter-Firm Contracts: Evidence.
31: Relational Incentive Contracts.
32: Hybrid Modes of Organization: Alliances, Joint Ventures, Networks, and Other Strange Animals.
33: Beyond Firms.
34: Corruption.
35: Delegation, Control, and the Study of Public Bureaucracy.
Name Index.
Subject Index.