Firms, Organizations and Contracts: A Reader in Industrial Organization

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been drawn from cases when organizations are adjacent to one another in the sense that there is a direct flow of goods between them. However, the influence of some organizations spreads much further and affects supplier's suppliers, e.g. by specification of particular raw materials or sub-components, and also, through franchise agreements, customer's customers.


Notes
1.
James Ensor, "'The car makers hunt for suppliers'", Financial Times, September 17th, 1970, 18.
2.
Guest, Keen & Nettlefolds Ltd., and Birfield Ltd., The Monopolies Commission, January 1967, 33.
3.
Michael Donne, "'How the ripples will spread'", Financial Times, February 5th, 1971, 17.
4.
"'Ford supplier to lay off 250 workers'", Daily Telegraph, March 6th, 1971, 13.
5.
P. Maunder, The Bread Industry in the United Kingdom, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nottingham, and Department of Social Sciences and Economics, University of Technology, Loughborough, 94.
6.
Report on the Supply of Electrical Equipment for Mechanically Propelled Land Vehicles, The Monopolies Commission, December 1963, 48.
7.
Man-made cellulosic fibres, The Monopolies Commission, March 1968, 49.
8.
Guest, Keen & Nettlefolds Ltd., 26.
9.
Report on the Supply of Insulated Electric Wires and Cables, Monopolies and Restrictive Practices Commission, June 1952, 12.
10.
"'Give-away battle'", The Sunday Times, October 4th, 1970.
11.
Flat Glass, The Monopolies Commission, February 1968, 112.
12.
"'Rust'", Drive, Autumn 1970, 28-9.
13.
"'Wages: industry has little stomach for the fight'", The Economist, October 5th, 1970, 74.
14.
"'Ford sends die to Germany to maintain production'", Financial Times, October 1st, 1970, 36.
15.
Report on the Supply of Electrical Equipment, 215.
16.
Wilbur B. England, "'Modern Procurement Management'", 5th edition, Richard D. Irwin , 1970, 589.
17.
Private communication with author.
18.
Anthony Harris, 'Ford's formula for living with suppliers', Financial Times, October 5th, 1968.
19.
Clutch Mechanisms for Road Vehicles, The Monopolies Commission, December 1968, 36.
20.
E. Raymond Corey, Industrial Marketing ( Prentice-Hall Inc., 1962), 453.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface and Acknowledgements v
  • Acknowledgements vi
  • Contents viii
  • List of Contributors xi
  • Foreword xiii
  • Introduction and Overview 1
  • Notes 18
  • References 20
  • I. THEORY OF THE FIRM 21
  • 1: The Equilibrium of the Firm 23
  • 2: The Nature of the Firm 40
  • 3: The Organization of Industry 59
  • 4: Production, Information Costs, and Economic Organization 75
  • Summary 95
  • Notes 96
  • References 102
  • 5: Theory of the Firm: Managerial Behavior, Agency Costs, and Ownership Structure 103
  • Conclusions 151
  • Notes 151
  • References 163
  • 6: Transaction-Cost Economics: The Governance of Contractual Relations 168
  • Conclusion 192
  • 7: An Economist's Perspective on the Theory of the Firm 199
  • Conclusion 212
  • Notes 212
  • II. MARKETS AND INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION 219
  • 8: Corporate Culture and Economic Theory 221
  • Introduction 221
  • Conclusion 261
  • Appendix 262
  • Appendix 271
  • Appendix 273
  • References 274
  • 9: Co-operative Agreements and the Organization of Industry 276
  • References 292
  • 10: Interpenetration of Organization and Market: Japan's Firm and Market in Comparison with the US 293
  • Conclusion 317
  • References 319
  • 11: Vertical Quasi-Integration 320
  • Conclusions 336
  • Notes 337
  • 12: Non-Contractual Relations In Business: A Preliminary Study 339
  • 13: Goodwill and the Spirit of Market Capitalism 359
  • III. JOINT VENTURES, NETWORKS, AND] CLANS 383
  • III. JOINT VENTURES, NETWORKS, AND] CLANS 385
  • References 407
  • 15: Joint Ventures 410
  • Conclusion 427
  • References 428
  • 16: Organizations: New Concepts for New Forms 429
  • Conclusion 440
  • Notes 441
  • 17: Markets, Bureaucracies, and Clans 442
  • References 456
  • Notes 459
  • References 473
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