Firms' Objectives and Internal Organisation in a Global Economy: Positive and Normative Analysis

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

EditorLuca Lambertini

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The interplay between firms’ internal organization and market behaviour is a long standing issue in industrial economics. This book examines firms’ objectives in the comparatively new perspective shaped by globalization. The positive and normative aspects of theoretical analysis are developed and richly complemented by empirical studies.

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The interplay between firms’ internal organization and market behaviour is a long standing issue in industrial economics. This book examines firms’ objectives in the comparatively new perspective shaped by globalization. The positive and normative aspects of theoretical analysis are developed and richly complemented by empirical studie...

LUCA LAMBERTINI (DPhil, Oxon) is Professor of Economics at the University of Bologna, Italy. He is on the Executive Committee of EARIE and the Technical Committee 2.4 of IFAC. His publications include papers in the Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Optimal Control Applications and Methods,Jou...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.58 × 6.32 × 0.7 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface--L.Lambertini
Existence and Uniqueness of Equilibrium in Labor-Managed Cournot Oligopoly--K.OKuguchi&--F.Szidarovszky
Wage-Rise Contract and Cournot Competition with Labor-Managed Firms--K.Ohnishi
Price Setting is Popular among Firms: Will it Persist in Vertical Relationships with Market Uncertainty?--G.Rossini
Contagious 'Social Market Enterprises': The Role of Fair Traders--L.Becchetti&--G.Gianfreda
Should One Sell Domestic Firms to Foreign Ones? A Tale of Delegation, Acquisition and Collusion--D.Dragone
To Make-or-But Choice in a Mixed Oligopoly: A Theoretical Investigation; R.Cellini&--L.Lambertini
Entrepreneurs' Behaviour and Performance: An Empirical Analysis on Italian Firms--F.Oropallo&--S.Rossetti
Firms' International Status and Heterogeneity in Performance: Evidence from Italy--L.Casaburi, V.Gattai&--G.A.Minerva
Vertical Specialisation in Europe: Evidence from the Import Content of Exports--E.Breda, R.Cappariello&--R.Zizza