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Auctions And Finance  

Charles W. Smith

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
This article has four main objectives: To provide concise, descriptive, sociologically informed accounts of financial markets and auction markets with particular attention to their interconnections, ... More

Board Committees  

Philip Stiles

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Mar 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter includes extra insights into how the board works. It shows that the most relevant board decisions are made in the context of certain committees and not in the board setting. ... More

The Changing Nature of The Corporation and The Economic Theory of The Firm  

Nicolai Foss and Stefan Linder

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Feb 2019
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Mar 2019
The economic theory of the firm has strongly influenced our current understanding of the raison d’être, functioning, and internal organization of organizations. Yet, organizations today ... More

Collective Bargaining as a Form of Employee Participation:: Observations on the United States and Europe  

Richard N. Block and Peter Berg

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
The purpose of this article is to examine the differing rationales for collective bargaining in the United States and Europe, and how these rationales affect the nature of participation ... More

Complementarity  

Colin Crouch

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Apr 2010
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May 2010
The idea of complementarity is of considerable use in studies of institutions, because if it can be correctly applied, it enables analysts to consider when and how certain institutions ... More

Direct Employee Participation  

Adrian Wilkinson and Tony Dundon

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
This article defines direct participation and considers the context in which participation has changed over time. It is concerned with clarifying what is meant by different participation ... More

An Economic Perspective on Employee Participation  

David Marsden and Almudena Cañibano

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
The approach of this article is to look at participation against the canvas of the employment relationship, its organization, core processes, and their outcomes for organizational ... More

An Economic Perspective on the Notion of ‘Human Capital’  

Margaret M. Blair

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
This article opens by identifying two principal reasons for looking into the definition of human capital (HC). Defining HC broadly as the ‘skills, knowledge, and capabilities of the ... More

Economic versus Sociological Approaches to Organization Theory  

Richard Swedberg

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Mar 2005
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Sep 2009
Organization theory has displayed a remarkable creativity during its roughly 100 years of existence. But even if organization theory is interdisciplinary, it remains a stubborn fact that ... More

Economics: Economic Theories of the Firm, Business, and Government  

Christos N. Pitelis

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
This article aims is to provide a short critical account of extant economic theory(ies) of the firm, business (and industry organization), and the state and government. It explores ... More

Economics Approaches To Management Consulting  

Nicole J. Saam

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
This article takes a look at the economics approaches to management consulting. It discusses the evolution of economics as well as its basic assumptions. The next section identifies the ... More

Employee Share Ownership  

Eric Kaarsemaker, Andrew Pendleton, and Erik Poutsma

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
Employee share ownership involves employees acquiring shares in their employer so that they become shareholders. It takes a variety of forms, some of which may have greater significance ... More

Employee Voice and Mutual Gains  

David Lewin

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
This article focuses on employee voice in non-union enterprises. It provides a brief review of the literature on employee voice and mutual gains that focuses on how they are linked. The ... More

Enterprise Form, Participation, and Performance in Mutuals and Co-operatives  

Zoe Adams and Simon Deakin

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Mar 2017
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Nov 2017
Mutuals and co-operatives have a distinct legal form which sets them apart from commercial companies. This chapter reviews the theoretical and empirical literature on the governance and ... More

Financial Analysts  

Leon Wansleben

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
This article highlights the role played by financial analysts in the production of the cognitive formats within which financial markets operate. It tracks the history and development of this ... More

Financial Capitalism Resurgent: Comparative Institutionalism and the Challenges of Financialization  

Ewald Engelen and Martijn Konings

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Apr 2010
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May 2010
This article starts with a section on the literature on financialization, briefly sketching the different approaches, objectives, methodologies, and data sources that can be traced in that ... More

The Financialization Of Art  

Olav Velthuis and Erica Coslor

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Nov 2012
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Jun 2013
This article examines the processes through which, since the 1970s, the art market has become more and more a niche market for financial investment, accepted as legitimate by mainstream finance and ... More

Human Capital and Transaction Cost Economics  

Nicolai J. Foss

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
Human capital (HC) may be defined as the stock of valued skills, knowledge, insights, and so on, controlled by an individual: the attributes of the relevant individual that are valuable in ... More

Identity Construction in Mergers and Acquisitions: a discursive sensemaking perspective  

Janne Tienari and Eero Vaara

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Sep 2016
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Dec 2016
This chapter conceptualizes identity construction in mergers and acquisitions (M and As) as sensemaking where discursive resources are mobilized to construct, transform, and at times ... More

The Importance of Ownership  

Jonathan Michie

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Mar 2017
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Nov 2017
Following the 2007–08 global financial crisis and subsequent years of stagnation in many economies, there remains no consensus alternative to ‘capitalism unleashed’. This chapter considers ... More

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