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Governing the Firm

Governing the Firm
Workers' Control in Theory and Practice

by Gregory K. Dow

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2003-02-17
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 9780521522212
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Resource-Based and Evolutionary Theories of the Firm

Resource-Based and Evolutionary Theories of the Firm
Towards a Shynthesis

by Cynthia A. Montgomery

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 1995-04-30
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9780792395621
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Peter J. Curwen

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1976-04-01
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : 1349156450
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dynamic Policies of the Firm

Dynamic Policies of the Firm
An Optimal Control Approach

by Onno van Hilten,Peter M. Kort,Paul J.J.M.van Loon

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN : 3642778844
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
How Debt Affects the Firm's Risk, Value, Tax Rate, and the Government's Tax Claim

by Ramesh K. S. Rao,Eric C. Stevens

  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 9812569499
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Soul of the Firm

The Soul of the Firm
A Book

by C. William Pollard

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2000-04-01
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0310234875
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Bill Pollard speaks with a voice of experience. His book deals with the practice of leadership- over time, under pressure, living with reality, getting the desired results. The Soul of the Firm tells how ServiceMaster has successfully grapple with the key issues of leadership. That is why it is so worthwhile.' -Max De Pree 'Bill Pollard demonstrates in great detail ServiceMaster's value system, a system that emphasizes the importance of the dignity of the individual. Readers will benefit greatly from Bill's wisdom. This is an important book that should be widely read.' -W. Earl Sasser, James L. Heskett, and Leonard A. Schlesinger 'Rarely are we given an open and generous look inside the corporate leader who is the embodiment of the mission and values of the enterprise. . . A powerful book.' -Frances Hesselbein 'A fascinating story about servant leadership and an extraordinary culture at ServiceMaster.' -Richard L. Thomas 'A remarkable book. . . . ServiceMaster invented 'lea production' for the service sector by listening to and empowering its employees on the front line. This book is the moving story of the wellspring of that culture and philosophy, told by a reflective, modest corporate leader.' -Elmer Johnson

The Internationalisation Maturity of the Firm

The Internationalisation Maturity of the Firm
A Business Relationships Perspective

by Krzysztof Fonfara,Łukasz Małys,Milena Ratajczak-Mrozek

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2019-01-23
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 1527526917
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Critiques, Strategies and Policies

by Neil M. Kay

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1999-04-07
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1349146455
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Alan Wilson,Valarie Zeithaml,Mary Jo Bitner,Dwayne Gremler

  • Publisher : McGraw Hill
  • Release : 2012-06-16
  • Pages : 587
  • ISBN : 007714659X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Easyread Large Bold Edition

by Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2008-06-04
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 1427054819
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Face of the Firm

The Face of the Firm
Corporate Hegemonic Masculinity at Work

by Michele Rene Gregory

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-02-12
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 1317281497
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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."

Markets in the Firm

Markets in the Firm
A Market-process Approach to Management

by Tyler Cowen,David Parker

  • Publisher : Coronet Books Incorporated
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Businesses around the world face increasing turbulence in their economic and social environments. The pace of change in market economies seems to be ever accelerating. In this book, the authors consider some of the implications for management of different views of the firm. They point to the need, in these days of global markets and increased uncertainty, for firms to be flexible and responsive to market-place requirements.

Alternative Theories of the Firm

Alternative Theories of the Firm
A Book

by Richard N. Langlois,Tony Fu-Lai Yu,Paul L. Robertson

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Pub
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 2048
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alternative Theories of the Firm 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 will be of great value both to 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
A Book

by Aristides Constantine Fronistas,Stanford University. Program in Information Policy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 443
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
How the firm and the entrepreneur change during the life cycle of the firm, or how they should change

by Enno Masurel

  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 2019-05-28
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1789733170
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Internationalization Process of the Firm

The Internationalization Process of the Firm
Searching for New Patterns and Explanations

by Kjell A. Nordström

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Investment and Financing Interactions at the Firm's Level

Investment and Financing Interactions at the Firm's Level
An Econometric Simultaneous Equation Approach

by Roberto I. Villarreal

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Firm's Choice Between Layoffs and Reduced Work Hours: a General Theory and an Application to the California Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program

The Firm's Choice Between Layoffs and Reduced Work Hours: a General Theory and an Application to the California Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program
A Book

by Dean Robert Tibbs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lawyer's Guide to Governing Your Firm

The Lawyer's Guide to Governing Your Firm
A Book

by Arthur G. Greene

  • Publisher : American Bar Association
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 9781590317808
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice

The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice
A Book

by American Institute of Architects

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2017-01-09
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 1118738950
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The essential guide to beginning your career in architecture The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice opens the door to the vast body of knowledge required to effectively manage architectural projects and practice. A professional architect is responsible for much more than design; this book is specifically designed to help prepare you for the business and administrative challenges of working in the real-world—whether you are a student or are just starting out in practice. It provides clear insight into the legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative tasks and issues that are integral to keeping a firm running. This new edition has been restructured to be a companion textbook for students undertaking architectural practice classes, while also fulfilling the specific knowledge needs of interns and emerging professionals. It supplements information from the professional handbook with new content aimed at those setting out in the architectural profession and starting to navigate their careers. New topics covered in this new edition include: path to licensure, firm identity, professional development, strategic planning, and integrated project delivery. Whether you want to work at a top firm, strike out on your own, or start the next up-and-coming team, the business of architecture is a critical factor in your success. This book brings the fundamentals together to give you a one-stop resource for learning the reality of architectural practice. Learn the architect's legal and ethical responsibilities Understand the processes of starting and running your own firm Develop, manage, and deliver projects on time and on budget Become familiar with standard industry agreements and contracts Few architects were drawn to the profession by dreams of writing agreements and negotiating contracts, but those who excel at these everyday essential tasks impact their practice in innumerable ways. The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice provides access to the "nuts and bolts" that keep a firm alive, stable, and financially sound.