Firms, Markets, and Hierarchies: The Transaction Cost Economics Perspective

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Subject Index
Access rules (electricity generation and distribution) 242-243, 276
Adaptation 12, 21-22, 28-29, 39-40, 76
autonomous 210-211
as central problem of economic organization 34, 211
compared to selection 68-70, 501
inertia and 137, 138, 142-143
institutional 29-30
learning and 140-143, 152 and shortcomings of models of adaptive behavior 146-148
Adaptive change 467-468
Administrative capabilities 286
Administrative procedures 287, 295-297
Administrative Procedures Act 79-80, 293-294
Administrative process 293-295
Adverse selection 169
Affirmative action 453
Age dependence 489, 492
Agencies (political-regulatory) 78-79
delegation 80-82, 299-301
independence (capture) 80-81, 297-300
Agency relationships 9-10, in corporate governance 366
in medieval trade 341-342, 343, 348-349, 352-353, 356-357
Agency theory 125, 150
Alliances. SeeStrategic alliances
Altruism 216, 388
American Law Institute 203
American Stock Exchange (AMEX) 372
Anti-competitive behavior 217
Antitrust 46, 217, 312, 383
Apple 476
Appropriability 25, 322-323, 331
Arbitrage 166, 168-169
Arbitration 19, 368
Argentina electricity sector 269
Asset markets 166-167
Asset pricing 168-170
Asset specificity 40-41, 43, 90-91, 94-95, 97, 214-215, 221, 317
externality 179
liquidation 180-183
model of investment 176-183: multi-period model 179-183; one- period model 176-179
proxies for asset specificity 93
scale 179
types: dedicated assets 40, 96; human asset specificity 40, 47, 96-97, 353, 367, 429, 480; physical asset specificity 40-41, 43, 95-96; site specificity 40, 95-96, 98; temporal specificity 102-103
Asymmetric information. See Information, assymetry
AT&T 240, 288-290, 311, 322-323, 330-331
break up of 289-290, 316
technologies 316
Atmosphere 150-151, 430
Auditing (of internal corporate units) 24, 64, 72
Automobile industry 12, 433, 500, 504, 510-511
Autonomous innovation 321, 507 (see alsoInnovation)
Averch-Johnson effect 273
Banking 336, 355, 385
Bankruptcy 219, 282, 348, 378
Bargaining 19, 21-23, 135
Barriers to entry 26, 32-33, 45
Behavioral assumptions 6
Ben and Jerry's 476
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.393
Bicameralism 296
Blockholders 385, 386, 387, 390-391, 408
Board of directors 10, 366-385, 419
Bonding 219
Bonuses 352-353, 451
Bookkeeping 357-358
Bottleneck 241, 243, 264
Boundaries of the firm 73-75
Bounded rationality 18, 34
(n. 1), 39, 53, 214, 373
decision-making 147
in contract theory 122, 125, 136-137, 152
organizational inertia 140-148

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