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.

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.

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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Holy the Firm

Holy the Firm
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780061871658
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1975 Annie Dillard took up residence on an island in Puget Sound in a wooded room furnished with "one enormous window, one cat, one spider and one person." For the next two years she asked herself questions about time, reality, sacrifice death, and the will of God. In Holy the Firm she writes about a moth consumed in a candle flame, about a seven-year-old girl burned in an airplane accident, about a baptism on a cold beach. But behind the moving curtain of what she calls "the hard things -- rock mountain and salt sea," she sees, sometimes far off and sometimes as close by as a veil or air, the power play of holy fire. This is a profound book about the natural world -- both its beauty and its cruelty -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dillard knows so well.

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 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.

A Brief Prehistory of the Theory of the Firm

A Brief Prehistory of the Theory of the Firm
Author: Paul Walker
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9781351041362
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Release: 2018-05-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The theory of the firm did not exist, in any serious manner, until around 1970. Only then did the current theory of the firm literature begin to emerge, based largely upon the work of Ronald Coase and to a lesser degree Frank Knight. It was work by Armen Alchian, Robert Crawford, Harold Demsetz, Michael Jensen, Benjamin Klein, William Meckling and Oliver Williamson, among others, that drove the upswing in interest in the firm among mainstream economists. This accessible book provides a valuable overview of the ‘prehistory’ of the firm. Spanning an impressive timeline, it delves into Antiquity, the Medieval era, the pre-classical economics period and the 19th and 20th centuries. Next, the book traces the theoretical contributions from pre-classical, classical and neoclassical economics. It will be illuminating reading for students and researchers of the history of economic thought, industrial organization, microeconomic theory and business history.

An Entrepreneurial Theory of the Firm

An Entrepreneurial Theory of the Firm
Author: Frédéric Sautet
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781134582938
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Release: 2002-09-26
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This original, provocative work makes a thorough and comprehensive enquiry into the relationship that exists between firms and markets, with separate, in-depth examinations of both the existence and inner organisation of the firm. Sautet develops an accomplished and convincing theory that encompasses a wealth of existing literature and leads it in an entirely new direction.

Developments During the War in Automotive Ignition Particularly by the Firm of Robert Bosch G m b h Stuttgart

Developments During the War in Automotive Ignition  Particularly by the Firm of Robert Bosch  G m b h   Stuttgart
Author: Henry Goelzer
Pages: 46
ISBN: IND:30000112683242
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Release: 1947
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Internationalisation of the Firm and the Role of Overseas Firms in the Development of Australian Manufactures Before 1930

The Internationalisation of the Firm and the Role of Overseas Firms in the Development of Australian Manufactures Before 1930
Author: Paul A. McGavin
Pages: 9
ISBN: IND:30000105416873
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Release: 1980
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Towards a Competence Theory of the Firm

Towards a Competence Theory of the Firm
Author: Nicolai J. Foss,Christian Knudsen
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781317798767
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Release: 2013-12-02
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book explores a new theory of the firm produced through an exchange between management theory and economics. In the process economics is seen to provide a foundational element for strategy research whilst developing a more realistic theory of the firm with a greater emphasis on its internal features. The success of competence theories of the firm also reflects their ability to explain significant trends in the business world, notably the declining importance of conglomerates and critical features in the success of Asian and Japanese business.

The Firm

The Firm
Author: Gary Bruce
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780199750818
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Release: 2012-07-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on previously classified documents and on interviews with former secret police officers and ordinary citizens, The Firm is the first comprehensive history of East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, at the grassroots level. Focusing on Gransee and Perleberg, two East German districts located north of Berlin, Gary Bruce reveals how the Stasi monitored small-town East Germany. He paints an eminently human portrait of those involved with this repressive arm of the government, featuring interviews with former officers that uncover a wide array of personalities, from devoted ideologues to reluctant opportunists, most of whom talked frankly about East Germany's obsession with surveillance. Their paths after the collapse of Communism are gripping stories of resurrection and despair, of renewal and demise, of remorse and continued adherence to the movement. The book also sheds much light on the role of the informant, the Stasi's most important tool in these out-of-the-way areas. Providing on-the-ground empirical evidence of how the Stasi operated on a day-to-day basis with ordinary people, this remarkable volume offers an unparalleled picture of life in a totalitarian state.

The Firm The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor

The Firm  The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor
Author: Penny Junor
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780007393336
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Release: 2014-01-30
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It would be hard to invent a group of personalities more extraordinary than the British Royal Family – known as 'The Firm' by Prince Philip. With an eye on the past, present and future, this book takes a look at how the family really operates and reveals how they behave behind closed doors.

The Theory of the Firm

The Theory of the Firm
Author: Paul Walker
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781317277033
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Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Firms are a ubiquitous feature of the economic landscape, with much of the activity undertaken within an economy taking place within their boundaries. Given the size of the contribution made by firms to economic activity, employment and growth, having a theoretical understanding of the nature and structure of firms is crucial for understanding how an economy functions. The Theory of the Firm firstly offers a brief overview of the past, consisting of a concise discussion of the classical view of production, followed by an outline of the development of the neoclassical - or ‘textbook’ - approach to firm level production. Secondly, the ‘present’ of the theory of the firm is discussed in three sections. The first section considers the post-1970 theory of the firm literature per se, while the second section scrutinises the relationship between the three most prominent of the modern sets of theories: the reference point, property rights and transaction cost approaches. The third section looks at the theory of privatisation. The unique aspects of this book includes its discussions of the post-1970 contributions to the theory of the firm; the integration of the theory of the entrepreneur with the theory of the firm; and the theory of privatisation. This volume offers an intuitive introduction to the theories of the firm as well as simple formal models of the most important contributions to the literature. It also outlines the historical evolution of the traditional and modern theories of the firm. This book is of great interest to those who study history of economic thought, industrial economics and organizational studies.

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."

Designing a World Class Architecture Firm

Designing a World Class Architecture Firm
Author: Patrick MacLeamy
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781119685302
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Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers architects and creative services professionals exclusive insights and strategies for success from the former CEO of HOK. Designing a World Class Architecture Firm: The People, Stories and Strategies Behind HOK tells the history of one of the largest design firms in the world and draws lessons from it that can help other architects, interior designers, urban planners and creative services professionals grow bigger or better. Former HOK CEO Patrick MacLeamy shares the revolutionary strategies HOK’s founders deployed to create a brand-new type of architecture firm. He pulls no punches, revealing the triple crisis that almost bankrupted HOK and describes how any firm can survive and thrive. Designing a World Class Architecture Firm tells the inside story of many of HOK’s most iconic buildings, including the National Air and Space Museum, Moscone Convention Center, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Houston Galleria and the reimagined LaGuardia Airport. Each chapter conveys lessons learned from HOK’s successes —and failures— including: The importance of diversifying to depression-and-recession-proof your firm The benefit of organizing your firm around specialized leaders and project types The difference between leading and managing your people The value of simple financial metrics to ensure your firm’s health and profitability The “run toward trouble” strategy which prevents problems from ballooning MacLeamy delivers his advice via inspirational stories such as how HOK survived when its home office in St. Louis went up in flames and humorous stories, like the time an HOK executive was mistaken for royalty on a trip to Saudi Arabia. In this tell-all guide, the driven architecture or design professional will find the tools needed to evolve or grow any firm.

The Firm as an Entity

The Firm as an Entity
Author: Yuri Biondi,Arnaldo Canziani,Thierry Kirat
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781134122127
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Release: 2008-03-25
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The book enhances current economic understanding of the firm as an institution and an organization, looking beyond the narrow boundaries of neoclassical economics to an interdisciplinary approach based on accounting and law as well as economics itself. It represents the first synthesis of the authors' research work on the subject and provides the groundwork for the development of a comprehensive framework centred on the firm as an entity. The volume starts with a synthesis and a critique of the current state of the different economic theories of the firm and further develops them through new insights and neglected lessons from different traditions of thought. The economic theory and analysis of the firm is given new life here by looking at the firm as a whole: as an institution and an organization, which has special functions and a distinct role in the economy and society.

The Problem of Production

The Problem of Production
Author: Per L. Bylund
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781317217800
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Release: 2015-12-22
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The theory of the firm has been fertile ground for economists. Bylund proposes a new theory, rooted in Austrian economics, which examines the firm as a part of the market, and not as a free-standing entity. In this integrated view, a theory is offered which incorporates entrepreneurship, production, market process and economic development.

The Institutional Theory of the Firm

The Institutional Theory of the Firm
Author: Alexander Styhre
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9780429632280
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Release: 2019-07-25
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Institutional Theory of the Firm examines recent and previous organization theory literature to advocate what Evans (1995) refers to as the "embedded autonomy" of the firm, as well as its role in being simultaneously anchored in, for example, corporate legislation and regulatory practices on the national, regional (i.e., within the European Union) and transnational levels, while at the same time being granted the right to operate with significant degrees of freedom within this legal-regulatory model. Seen in this view, the embedded autonomy of the corporation represents a theoretical view of the corporation that complements the market-based image of the corporation in economic theory. When advocating the institutional theory model, three forms of embedded autonomy are examined. First, the corporation is enacted as a legal entity sui juris—as a freestanding "legal person" in corporate law and within the regulatory framework that serves to enforce legislation in everyday life settings. Second, the corporation is embedded within what social theorists refer to as moral economies, the norms and values that regulate what are the socially acceptable and legitimate means for conducting business. Third and finally, the corporation is embedded in governance, a relatively complex economic concept that denotes legal and regulatory control on the societal and economic system levels, and on the level of the individual corporation. By combining the three forms of embeddedness, sanctioned by law, norms, and governance, the embedded autonomy of the firm is secured on the basis of a variety of social practices and resources. This book brings together a diverse literature including management studies, economic sociology, legal theory, finance theory, and mainstream economic theory to advance the argument that the corporation is best understood as what is embedded in a social and economic context, yet best serving its defined and stipulated ends by assuming considerable degrees of freedom to operate in isolation from various stakeholders. It will be of relevance for a variety of readers, including graduate students, management scholars, policy-makers, and management consultants interested in organization theory and management studies.

The Theory of the Firm

The Theory of the Firm
Author: Daniel F. Spulber
Pages: 529
ISBN: 9780521517386
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Release: 2009-04-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Theory of the Firm presents an innovative general analysis of the economics of the firm.