Market Process Economics and the Theory of the Firm

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    Abstract

    The present paper is about research heuristics and methods within the field of economic organization. Its basic message is that the theory of economic organization can benefit from what is here referred to as “market process theory”, particularly in its Austrian manifestation. Fundamentally, this is because the modern economics of organization (principal-agent, incomplete contracts, transaction cost economics) confronts a number of both basic and crucial issues related to firm organization that it is ill-equipped to handle, but which market process economics is helpful for gaining some understanding of It is necessary to briefly explicate, first, what is meant by “market process theories” and, second, what these issues are.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCopenhagen
    PublisherInstitut for Industriøkonomi og Virksomhedsstrategi, Handelshøjskolen i København
    Number of pages30
    ISBN (Print)8778690250
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    SeriesWorking Paper / Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy. Copenhagen Business School
    Number1998-6
    ISSN1398-7461

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    Foss, N. J. (1998). Market Process Economics and the Theory of the Firm. Institut for Industriøkonomi og Virksomhedsstrategi, Handelshøjskolen i København. Working Paper / Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy. Copenhagen Business School, No. 1998-6