The Firm

The Firm
Author: Duff McDonald
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781439190982
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Release: 2014-09-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A behind-the-scenes, revelatory history of the controversial consulting firm traces its decades-long influence in both business and political arenas, citing its role in the establishment of mainstream practices and modern understandings about capitalism while evaluating the failures that have compromised its reputation. 60,000 first printing.

Governing the Firm

Governing the Firm
Author: Gregory K. Dow
Pages: 323
ISBN: 0521522218
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Release: 2003-02-17
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

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Resource Based and Evolutionary Theories of the Firm

Resource Based and Evolutionary Theories of the Firm
Author: Cynthia A. Montgomery
Pages: 273
ISBN: 079239562X
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Release: 1995-04-30
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A look at the field of strategic management, exploring the theories of the running of the firm.

The Theory of the Firm

The Theory of the Firm
Author: Peter J. Curwen
Pages: 189
ISBN: 9781349156450
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Release: 1976-04-01
Editor: Springer
Language: en

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Dynamic Policies of the Firm

Dynamic Policies of the Firm
Author: Onno van Hilten,Peter M. Kort,Paul J.J.M.van Loon
Pages: 445
ISBN: 9783642778841
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Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this book we open our insights in the Theory of the Firm, obtained through the application of Optimal Control Theory, to a public of scholars and advanced students in economics and applied mathematics. We walk on the micro economic side of the street that is bordered by Theory of the Firm on one side and by Optimal Control Theory on the other, keeping the reader away from all the dead end roads we turned down during our 10 years lasting research. We focus attention on the expressiveness and variety of insights that are obtained through studying only simple models of the firm. In this book mathematics is our tool, insight in optimal corporate policy our goal. Therefore most of the mathematics and calculations is put into appendices and in the main text all attention is on modelling corporate behaviour and on analysing the results of the calculations. So, the main text focusses on micro economics, even more specific: on Theory of the Firm. In that way this book is contrasted from such famous text books in applied Optimal Control with a much broader portfolio of applications, like Feichtinger & Hartl (1986) or with a more rigorous introduction into theory, like Seierstad & Sydsaeter (1987).

A Theory of the Firm s Cost of Capital

A Theory of the Firm s Cost of Capital
Author: Ramesh K. S. Rao,Eric C. Stevens
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9789812569493
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Release: 2007
Editor: World Scientific
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The cost of capital concept has myriad applications in business decision-making. The standard methodology for deriving cost of capital estimates is based on the seminal Modigliani-Miller analyses. This book generalizes this framework to include non-debt tax shields (e.g., depreciation), interactions between the borrowing rate and tax shields, and default considerations. It develops several new results and shows how better cost of capital and marginal tax rate estimates can be generated. The book's unified cost of capital theory is discussed with comprehensive numerical examples and graphical illustrations.This book will be of interest to corporate managers, academics, investment bankers, governmental agencies, and private companies that generate cost of capital estimates for public consumption.

The Internationalisation Maturity of the Firm

The Internationalisation Maturity of the Firm
Author: Krzysztof Fonfara,Łukasz Małys,Milena Ratajczak-Mrozek
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781527526914
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Release: 2019-01-23
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the 21st century, even small firms can reach customers located in different, often remote, parts of the world. In fact, internationalisation has become a common phenomenon that affects the majority of companies worldwide. Recent research emphasises that there are numerous determinants of a company’s competitive advantage in the international business environment, including product quality, price, and market knowledge. Much less attention, however, has been paid to the role of business relationships. The task of determining the impact of business relationships on performance poses a considerable challenge. In the book, business relationships are operationalised by a set of characteristics and determinants which influence a company’s competitive advantage. The contributors here refer to these characteristics and determinants as components of the company’s internationalisation maturity. It is argued that a higher level of internationalisation maturity increases the firm’s performance. The book includes both conceptual discussions on the role of firms’ business relationships in the internationalisation process and results of extensive empirical studies. In order to verify the concept of a firm’s internationalisation maturity, a mixed methodology was used, combining quantitative (almost 300 companies) and qualitative (40 case studies) research. As such, the book provides useful insights for academics, students of management and international business, and business practitioners.

The Boundaries of the Firm

The Boundaries of the Firm
Author: Neil M. Kay
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781349146451
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Release: 1999-04-07
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What is the nature of the firm? Why do firms adopt certain strategies in preference to others? What are the competitive implications of large firm mergers and alliances for government policy? These are extremely important and highly topical questions which tend to be treated separately in most contemporary analysis. However, in this new book based on his original research, Neil Kay shows how these questions are closely inter-related and explores the implications this has for the formulation of corporate strategy and public policy.

EBOOK Services Marketing Integrating Customer Focus Across the Firm

EBOOK  Services Marketing  Integrating Customer Focus Across the Firm
Author: Alan Wilson,Valarie Zeithaml,Mary Jo Bitner,Dwayne Gremler
Pages: 587
ISBN: 9780077146597
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Release: 2012-06-16
Editor: McGraw Hill
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Second European Edition of Services Marketing: Integrating Customer Focus Across the Firm by Wilson, Zeithaml, Bitner and Gremler uniquely focuses on the development of customer relationships through quality service. Reflecting the increasing importance of the service economy, Services Marketing is the only text that put the customer's experience of services at the centre of its approach. The core theories, concepts and frameworks are retained, and specifically the gaps model, a popular feature of the book. The text moves from the foundations of services marketing before introducing the gaps model and demonstrating its application to services marketing. In the second edition, the book takes on more European and International contexts to reflect the needs of courses, lecturers and students. The second edition builds on the wealth of European and International examples, cases, and research in the first edition, offering more integration of European content. It has also be fully updated with the latest research to ensure that it continues to be seen as the text covering the very latest services marketing thinking. In addition, the cases section has been thoroughly examined and revised to offer a range of new case studies with a European and global focus. The online resources have also been fully revised and updated providing an excellent package of support for lecturers and students.

The Firm of Girdlestone

The Firm of Girdlestone
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781427054814
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Release: 2008-06-04
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

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The Firm

The Firm
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 527
ISBN: 9780440245926
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Release: 2009
Editor: Dell Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published: [New York]: Doubleday, 1991.

The Face of the Firm

The Face of the Firm
Author: Michele Rene Gregory
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781317281498
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Release: 2016-02-12
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Despite decades of greater gender awareness at work in Western countries, gender inequality in the executive suites is alive and well. "The Face of the Firm" highlights new critical perspectives on the relationship between hegemonic masculine cultures, gender embodiment, and gender disparities in corporate organizations. Using data from over 100 interviews with female and male executives who worked for some of the most prestigious advertising and computer firms in the world, the book makes important connections between the empirical data and contemporary sexism in the United States and United Kingdom. The book refocuses the debate of executive work, organizational spaces, and gender inequality on gendered bodies at work. It also demonstrates that gendered and sexualized relations among executives often construct the production process. The book makes a contribution to masculinity, gender, and work scholarship and is organized along three key concepts: homogeneity, homosociability, and heterosexuality. These address such factors as the organizational locker room, sexual and heterosexual spaces at work, and the construction of women and men as different workers. This conceptual model is crucial for evaluating the mechanisms that support male dominance among highly skilled professionals and executives."

Alternative Theories of the Firm

Alternative Theories of the Firm
Author: Richard N. Langlois,Tony Fu-Lai Yu,Paul L. Robertson
Pages: 2048
ISBN: IND:30000086159633
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Release: 2002
Editor: Edward Elgar Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This text provides a range of fundamental readings embracing the economics of firm behaviour from a non-neoclassical perspective. The collection covers several basic topics including: the importance of transaction costs and agency theory for the analysis of firm behaviour; capabilities and resource-based theories of the firm; the economics of firm strategy; behavioural theories; Austrian theories; evolutionary theories; and the historical development of firms. The readings include selections from traditional masters as well as writings by more recent authors. This collection should be of value to both scholars who want a summary of developments in the field and to students of industrial economics and corporate strategy.

A Theory of the Firm in Information Product Markets Integrated and Joint Ventures

A Theory of the Firm in Information Product Markets  Integrated and Joint Ventures
Author: Aristides Constantine Fronistas,Stanford University. Program in Information Policy
Pages: 443
ISBN: STANFORD:36105046330945
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Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Entrepreneurial Dilemma in the Life Cycle of the Small Firm

The Entrepreneurial Dilemma in the Life Cycle of the Small Firm
Author: Enno Masurel
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781789733174
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Release: 2019-05-28
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book explores the different stages in the life cycle of the small firm, and ways to solve entrepreneurial dilemmas that the entrepreneur faces during and in-between these different stages of development.

A Theory of the Firm

A Theory of the Firm
Author: Michael C. Jensen,Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration Emeritus Michael C Jensen
Pages: 311
ISBN: UOM:39015049563755
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection examines the forces, both internal and external, that lead corporations to behave efficiently and to create wealth. The author argues that control is vested in shareholders to maximise corporate value, risking the hostile takeovers which led to the economic boom of the 1990s.

The Firm of Cadbury

The Firm of Cadbury
Author: Iolo Aneurin Williams
Pages: 295
ISBN: UOM:39015004192301
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Release: 1931
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Lawyer s Guide to Governing Your Firm

The Lawyer s Guide to Governing Your Firm
Author: Arthur G. Greene
Pages: 221
ISBN: 1590317807
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Release: 2009
Editor: American Bar Association
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This guide is a practical resource for those firms that want to provide better client service and at the same time, improve the working environment for both lawyers and staff. It provides strategies to change the climate of the law firm, boost morale, and effectively and efficiently manage the firm. Issues discussed range from leadership and partnership issues to the basics of running the office. Includes a companion CD-ROM with more than 25 model forms, agreements, worksheets, questionnaires, policy forms, and more.

The Internationalization Process of the Firm

The Internationalization Process of the Firm
Author: Kjell A. Nordström
Pages: 228
ISBN: IND:30000022638070
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Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Training Lawyers Within the Firm

Training Lawyers Within the Firm
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:319510025004212
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Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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