Looking for a Theory of the Firm: Future Challenges

Posted: 1 Nov 2005  

Pierre Garrouste

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Stéphane Saussier

IAE - University of Paris I Sorbonne

Abstract

In this paper we present the main developments of the theories of the firm rooted in Coase's [Coase, R.H., 1937. The nature of the firm. Economica, New Series 4, 386-405] seminal article.We show that the two important topics of the nature and boundaries of the firm, as well as the internal organization of the firm, give place to essential contributions. We present those contributions and their limits and then their possible developments. Finally we introduce the papers of this issue.

Keywords: Theory of the firm, Nature and boundaries, Incentives, Property rights, Transaction costs, Internal

JEL Classification: D21, D23, D83

Suggested Citation

Garrouste, Pierre and Saussier, Stéphane, Looking for a Theory of the Firm: Future Challenges. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 177-370, October 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=828805

Pierre Garrouste

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Stephane Saussier (Contact Author)

IAE - University of Paris I Sorbonne ( email )

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Paris, 75005
France

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