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  1. Merger and Acquisition Strategies

    Merger and Acquisition Strategies

    Angelo Dringoli
    The decision to carry out a merger or acquisition is certainly a risky one, not least because of the number of variables influencing the final outcome. It is also a decision frequently based on the wrong objectives and an incorrect evaluation process. With this in mind, this important new book offers solutions for reducing the high percentage of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) that fail. It adopts a normative approach, using theoretical analysis to show what managers could and should do to increase shareholders’ value through successful M&A strategies. It also explores the conditions that are suitable for favouring a certain type of M&A (horizontal, vertical or diversified) over the others. In conclusion, the book presents case studies of successful M&A strategies providing a link between theory and practice. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  2. Monopolies and Underdevelopment

    Monopolies and Underdevelopment

    Calixto Salomão Filho
    This ambitious analysis is centered on the evolution of economic structures in colonized economies, showing the effects of these structures on today’s global reality for all economies, whether they are considered ‘developed’ or ‘underdeveloped.’ The result is an illuminating study of historical restriction and exploitation and its impact on present day markets around the world. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  3. Development and Modern Industrial Policy in Practice

    Development and Modern Industrial Policy in Practice

    Edited by Jesus Felipe
    Development and Modern Industrial Policy in Practice provides an up-to-date analysis of industrial policy. Modern industrial policy refers to the set of actions and strategies used to favor the more dynamic sectors of the economy. A key aspect of modern industrial policy is embedding private initiative in a framework of public action to encourage diversification, upgrading, and technological dynamism to achieve development in the twenty-first century. The book reviews key questions that policymakers ask about industrial policy, such as: who selects sectors; what is the rationale for sector selection; what are the main tools to promote sectors; what is the role of human capital; and what are the mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation? Expert contributors discuss how to undertake industrial policy effectively and examine the experiences of Australia, the EU, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and the US. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 45.00   Web: $ 36.00
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  4. The Disintegration of Production

    The Disintegration of Production

    Edited by Mariko Watanabe
    In the past two decades, China has experienced rapid industrial and economic growth. This fascinating book explores the unique Chinese business strategy of vigorous market entry and low prices, which has been the key feature of this accelerated industrial growth. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  5. Mobile Telecommunications Networks

    Mobile Telecommunications Networks

    Peter Curwen, Jason Whalley
    During the past decade, no industry has grown faster than that of mobile communications, yet coverage of its operations remains scarce. This state-of-the-art book examines the evolving structure and strategic behaviour of the thirty largest operators in the mobile communications industry. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  6. Market Building through Antitrust

    Market Building through Antitrust

    Adrien de Hauteclocque
    Market Building through Antitrust investigates the role of antitrust policy in the building of competitive energy markets in Europe. By looking at the specific problem of long-term supply and access contracts in the electricity sector, the book questions the suitability of antitrust policy as a market building tool. It shows that the institutional infrastructure that pre-dated competitive reform and the politics of liberalization have largely shaped the current dynamics at work in European energy regulatory practice. In particular, antitrust law has increasingly been used as a quasi-ex ante regulatory tool, thereby raising problems in terms of economic efficiency, legal certainty and political legitimacy. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 114.00   Web: $ 102.60
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  7. Free to Fail

    Free to Fail

    Hugh van der Mandele, Arjen C. van Witteloostuijn
    This challenging book tackles one of the most fundamental questions in economics: Why are commercial organizations more efficient than organizations in the public domain? Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  8. The Transaction Cost Economics Project

    The Transaction Cost Economics Project

    Oliver E. Williamson
    Transaction cost economics has and continues to be a fruitful area of research. There is still much to be done in the field with past research being used in conjunction with the vast number of contractual phenomena that have yet to be investigated in transaction cost economics terms. New challenges are posed by the need to move beyond the design of new contractual instruments (such as financial derivatives) to include an examination of the lurking hazards that attend contract implementation. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  9. Strategy, Innovation and the Theory of the Firm

    Strategy, Innovation and the Theory of the Firm

    David J. Teece
    David Teece is one of the leading thinkers on issues of strategic management, particularly the importance of dynamic capabilities for organizations in industries undergoing change. This collection of his papers explores ideas of both theoretical and practical significance. Topics addressed include the development and elaboration of the dynamic capabilities framework, with an emphasis on the orchestration of resources both inside and outside the firm to capture value. Another area of focus is the theoretical and conceptual understanding of the essence of the firm. In an era of global specialization, mainstream theories about contracts and production functions fall short of the reality that managers confront every day. David Teece’s understanding of these realities is well reflected and clearly articulated in this book. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 206.00   Web: $ 185.40
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  10. Economic Organization, Industrial Dynamics and Development

    Economic Organization, Industrial Dynamics and Development

    Giovanni Dosi
    This volume collects some of Giovanni Dosi’s most important publications in the new millennium, following his earlier 2000 collection, Innovation, Organization and Economic Dynamics. It begins by offering quite a few advances in the analysis of individual learning in evolving environments, and of organizational structures and learning, thereby contributing to an emerging knowledge-centred theory of the firm and to a related theory of production. A second group of papers addresses the workings of markets, the importance of their institutional architectures, their diverse effectiveness as selection devices, and the evolutionary patterns of demand formation. A third set of chapters continues the exploration of the characteristics, drivers and performance outcomes of industrial evolution. The fourth part of the book is a reassessment of the role of history and path dependence in evolutionary processes. Finally, Part five addresses both the empirics and the modelling of the processes of growth and development nested into coupled evolution of technologies, corporate organizations and institutions Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 253.00   Web: $ 227.70
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 69.95   Web: $ 55.96
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  11. The Marketing Firm

    The Marketing Firm

    Kevin J. Vella, Gordon Foxall
    This book provides an expert analysis of the theory of the marketing firm by drawing upon operant psychology, economic theory and marketing to argue that all firms exist in order to market. The authors explore the nature of bilateral interdependence and suggest a framework to analyse the collaborative and competitive mutually reinforcing relationships within which the firm acts. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 143.00   Web: $ 128.70
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  12. The Nature of the New Firm

    The Nature of the New Firm

    Edited by Killian J. McCarthy, Maya Fiolet, Wilfred Dolfsma
    Globalization has created new ways of doing business, new institutions to oversee them, and has introduced a spectrum of new protagonists to the international arena. Scholars and practitioners have been challenged by the evolving environment to find new ways to interact and, in the process, many of the traditional boundaries that have existed within and between organizations and institutions have become increasingly blurred. This unique compendium sheds light on these and other topics on the question of change, both within and between organizations and institutions. The contributors have expertly combined the insights of some of the biggest names in the fields of economics, business and strategic management, both present and future – and in doing so offer scholars a tailor-made, up-to-date study on the topic of economic change. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  13. Entrepreneurship and the Creative Economy

    Entrepreneurship and the Creative Economy

    Edited by Colette Henry, Anne de Bruin
    Entrepreneurship and the Creative Economy contains a range of theoretical and empirically based research contributions that collectively consider and debate the process, policy and practice of the creative economy. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  14. Competition, Contracts and Electricity Markets

    Competition, Contracts and Electricity Markets

    Edited by Jean-Michel Glachant, Dominique Finon, Adrien de Hauteclocque
    This book fills a gap in the existing literature by dealing with several issues linked to long-term contracts and the efficiency of electricity markets. These include the impact of long-term contracts and vertical integration on effective competition, generation investment in risky markets, and the challenges for competition policy principles. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 159.00   Web: $ 143.10
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  15. Forms of Enterprise in 20th Century Italy

    Forms of Enterprise in 20th Century Italy

    Edited by Andrea Colli, Michelangelo Vasta
    Taking an historical perspective, this unique book highlights the evolution of the many diverse forms of business enterprise, and discusses the contribution of these different types of firm to the economic growth of Italy. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 157.00   Web: $ 141.30
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  16. Innovation, Economic Growth and the Firm

    Innovation, Economic Growth and the Firm

    Edited by Jean-Luc Gaffard, Evens Salies
    This book addresses the foundations of economic growth at the firm level, combining both theoretical and econometric contributions by established scholars. Challenging contributions revisit Marshall’s view on the management of innovation, investigate the decision of firms to venture into entrepreneurship and clarify some misunderstanding about Schumpeter’s ideas. The book goes on to shed light on the classical specialisation-flexibility trade-off and provides a vision on the role of the knowledge-based economy and firm networks in technology development. Firm survival and performance, price-cost margins and the determinants of research intensity are also investigated econometrically. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  17. Strategic Reconfigurations

    Strategic Reconfigurations

    Edited by Stuart Wall, Carsten Zimmermann, Ronald Klingebiel, Dieter Lange
    This path-breaking book provides unique insights into the organisational realities of strategic reconfigurations in uncertain markets, thus advancing the dynamic capability perspective. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 149.00   Web: $ 134.10
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  18. Platforms, Markets and Innovation

    Platforms, Markets and Innovation

    Edited by Annabelle Gawer
    Annabelle Gawer presents cutting-edge contributions from 24 top international scholars from 19 universities across Europe, the USA and Asia, from the disciplines of strategy, economics, innovation, organization studies and knowledge management. The novel insights assembled in this volume constitute a fundamental step towards an empirically based, nuanced understanding of the nature of platforms and the implications they hold for the evolution of industrial innovation. The book provides an overview of platforms and discusses governance, management, design and knowledge issues. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  19. Does Company Ownership Matter?

    Does Company Ownership Matter?

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Touffut
    Do modes of management depend on company ownership? Does macroeconomic performance rely on shareholder value? The contributions collected in this book explore these questions from economic, historical and legal perspectives. They examine company ownership through the study of national institutions, with particular focus on North America and Europe. The twelve economic and legal specialists of this volume seek to explain why firms organized along the shareholder model have not outperformed other forms of ownership. Answers lie in the historical and institutional background of each country. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  20. Evaluation and Performance Measurement of Research and Development

    Evaluation and Performance Measurement of Research and Development

    Vittorio Chiesa, Federico Frattini
    This book develops and illustrates a comprehensive, multi-level framework for the evaluation of industrial R&D activities and the measurement of their performances. The framework encompasses a set of hierarchical, interrelated levels at which R&D evaluation and performance measurement could be undertaken. This enlightening book focuses on the single industrial firm to study performance measurement of R&D functions, projects and individual researchers or engineers. It also addresses the R&D evaluation from the point of view of financial markets, with a focus on the relationships between R&D investments and the value of the traded firm. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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