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Case Studies in Contracting and Organization

Case Studies in Contracting and Organization - 96 edition

Case Studies in Contracting and Organization - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780195092523

ISBN10: 019509252X

Case Studies in Contracting and Organization by Scott E. Masten - ISBN 9780195092523
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Case Studies in Contracting and Organization by Scott E. Masten - ISBN 9780195092523

ISBN13: 9780195092523

ISBN10: 019509252X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96

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Summary

The purpose of this book is to introduce the empirically-based literature on contracting and organization to a student audience. This literature derives from the work of R.H. Coase, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1991. It includes studies of a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, electric power generation, fast food, petroleum, coke, soft drink distribution, shoe manufacturing, timber harvesting, transportation, and tuna processing. More important than any of the specific industries or practices represented is that each study illustrates important principles of organization that generalize to commercial transactions in other settings.

  • Provides a range of empirical studies in contracting and organization for students in industrial organization
  • Includes studies with a minimum of technical apparatus, making them accessible to students with limited quantitative background
  • Gives students an understanding of a number of industries like aerospace, automotive, fast food, petroleum, transportation and others

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction


Part I. Contracting

2. A Hypothesis of Wealth-Maximizing Norms: Evidence from the Whaling Industry, Robert C. Ellickson
3. Comparative Institutional Economics: The Governance of Rail Freight Contracting, Thomas M. Palay
4. Quantity and Price Adjustment in Long-Term Contracts: A Case Study of Petroleum Coke, Victor P. Goldberg and John P. Erickson
5. Efficient Adaptation in Long-Term Contracts: Take-or-Pay Provisions for Natural Gas, Scott E. Masten and Keith J. Crocker
6. Contract Duration and Relationship-Specific Investments: Empirical Evidence from Coal Markets, Paui L. Joskow
7. Contracting Practices in Bulk Shipping Markets: A Transaction Cost Explanation, Stephen Craig Pirrong


Part II. Vertical Integration

8. Vertical Integration as Organizational Ownership: The Fisher Body-General Motors Relationship Revisited, Benjamin Klein
9. Supplier Switching Costs and Vertical Integration in the Automobile Industry, Kirk Monteverde and David J. Teece
10. The Organization of Production: Evidence from the Aerospace Industry, Scott E. Masten


Part III. Hybrids

11. Exclusive Dealing and Vertical Integration: The Efficiency of Contracts in the Tuna Industry, Edward C. Gallick
12. United States vs. United Shoe Machinery Corporation: On the Merits, Scott E. Masten and Edward A. Snyder
13. Strategy and Transaction Costs: The Organization of Distribution in the Carbonated Soft Drink Industry, Timothy J. Muris, David T. Scheffman, and Pablo T. Spiller
14. Costs of Control: The Source of Economic Rents for McDonald's Franchises, Patrick J. Kaufman and Francine Lafontaine