Case Studies in Contracting and Organization

Case Studies in Contracting and Organization

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An edited collection of case studies on contracting and organization practices from the literature on economies of organization.
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  • Hardback | 356 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 612.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line drawings, tables, bibliography
  • 0195092511
  • 9780195092516

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Introduction; PART I: CONTRACTING; A Hypothesis of Wealth-Maximizing Norms: Evidence from the Whaling Industry; Comparative Institutional Economics: The Governance of Rail Freight Contracting; Quantity and Price Adjustment in Long-Term Contracts: a Case Study of Petroleum Coke; Efficient Adaptation in Long-Term Contracts: Take or Pay Provisions for Natural Gas; Contract Duration and Relationship-Specific Investments: Empirical Evidence from Coal Markets; Contracting Practices in Bulk Shipping Markets: A Transaction Cost Explanation; PART II: VERTICAL INTEGRATION; Vertical Integration as Organizational Ownership: The Fisher Body-General Motors Relationship Revisited; Supplier Switching Costs and Vertical Integration in the Automobile Industry; PART III: HYBRIDS; United States vs. United Shoe Machinery Corporation: On the Merits; Strategy and Transaction Costs: The Organization of Distribution in the Carbonated Soft Drink Industry; Costs of Control: The Source of Economic Rents for McDonalds Franchises
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