Economic Organization and the Accumulation of Rent-earning Assets

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    The title of this paper may appeal to both economists of organization and ton resource-based scholars, although they are likely to entertain divergent expectations about its contents. For those mainly interested in economic organization, expectations probably will be directed toward a question such as, “How do we secure incentives to invest in accumulating assets with a given and well-known rent earning capacity?”. The interesting aspects of this question would depend on the assumed information cost constraints on contracting for such an investment. On the other hand, for hose economists and management scholars mainly interested in resource-based perspectives on firms, the title probably would be interpreted as a label covering discussions of issues such as “How may rent-earning assets be accumulated as for example, joint-product of the activities taking place within the firms?”, “How may differences in historic circumstances and accumulation capacity between firm explain the rents generated from those assets?” and “How may such assets best be explored?”.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCopenhagen
    PublisherInstitut for Industriøkonomi og Virksomhedsstrategi, Handelshøjskolen i København
    Number of pages30
    ISBN (Print)8778690218
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 1998
    SeriesWorking Paper / Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy. Copenhagen Business School

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