1. New Perspectives on the Modern Corporation series

    Series editor: Jonathan Michie, Kellogg College, University of Oxford, UK

    The modern corporation has far reaching influence on our lives in an increasingly globalised economy. This new series will provide an invaluable forum for the publication of high quality works of scholarship covering the areas of: - corporate governance and corporate responsibility, including environmental sustainability - human resource management and other management practices, and the relationship of these to organisational outcomes and corporate performance - industrial economics, organisational behaviour, innovation and competitiveness - outsourcing, offshoring, joint ventures and strategic alliances - different ownership forms, including social enterprise and employee ownership - intellectual property and the learning economy, including knowledge transfer and information exchange.

Books in this series

TOTAL: 10
  1. The Political Constitution of the Corporation

    The Political Constitution of the Corporation

    Alexander Styhre
    In this insightful book, Alexander Styhre examines how corporations, often understood primarily as an economic entities or legal devices, seek to influence and shape the market and the wider society in which they operate. Given the scope of such activities in most advanced economies, Styhre argues that the corporation is a political agent in its own right and that it must be critically analysed in these terms. Learn More
    April 2020   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
    Availability: Not yet published
  2. The Unfinished Business of Governance

    The Unfinished Business of Governance

    Alexander Styhre
    The Unfinished Business of Governance provides an overview of the changing landscape of governance and focuses on the three specific domains of corporate governance, university governance, and market governance. The book examines how changes in competitive capitalism and the wider social organization of society is recursively both determined by, and actively shaping underlying governance ideals and their practices. The shared theme in the various changes of the governance system is that free market theory and ideologies have gradually penetrated governance practices. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
    Availability: In Stock
  3. 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: $ 131.00   Web: $ 117.90
    Availability: In Stock
  4. Corporate Governance, The Firm and Investor Capitalism

    Corporate Governance, The Firm and Investor Capitalism

    Alexander Styhre
    The shift from managerial capitalism to investor capitalism, dominated by the finance industry and finance capital accumulation, is jointly caused by a variety of institutional, legal, political, and ideological changes, beginning with the 1970s’ downturn of the global economy. This book traces how the incorporation of businesses within the realm of the state leads to both certain benefits, characteristic of competitive capitalism, and to the emergence of new corporate governance problems emerges. Contrasting economic, legal, and managerial views of corporate governance practices in contemporary capitalism, the author examines how corporate governance has been understood and advocated differently during the New Deal era, the post-World War II economic boom, and after 1980 in the era of free market advocacy. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
    Availability: In Stock
  5. The Internationalisation of Business R&D

    The Internationalisation of Business R&D

    Edited by Bernhard Dachs, Robert Stehrer, Georg Zahradnik
    It has become clear over the past few decades that enterprises not only produce and sell abroad but increasingly also develop goods and services outside their home countries; a development now known as the internationalisation of business R&D. This book presents a comprehensive picture of the current state of internationalisation of R&D in the business sector. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
    Availability: In Stock
  6. Corporate Strategy and Firm Growth

    Corporate Strategy and Firm Growth

    Angelo Dringoli
    This book explores the conditions for growth that can create value for shareholders, focusing on the main strategies adopted by firms including horizontal expansion, vertical integration and product diversification. To evaluate whether or not a particular growth strategy is successful, the author examines the economic fundamentals of each strategy and presents analytical models of both internal development and external acquisition. He moves on to present four case studies of successful companies to highlight how a firm chooses and implements a defined growth strategy. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 131.00   Web: $ 117.90
    Availability: In Stock
  7. Knowledge in the Development of Economies

    Knowledge in the Development of Economies

    Edited by Silvia Sacchetti, Roger Sugden
    This innovative book offers a critical perspective on the state of the current global economy, making sense of knowledge-related issues by critically assessing existing institutional choices, as well as pointing to new ways forward. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
    Availability: In Stock
    2011   Paperback Price: $ 53.00   Web: $ 42.40
    Availability: In Stock
  8. The Growth of Firms

    The Growth of Firms

    Alex Coad
    Much progress has been made in empirical research into firm growth in recent decades due to factors such as the availability of detailed longitudinal datasets, more powerful computers and new econometric techniques. This book provides an up-to-date catalogue of empirical work, as well as a coherent theoretical structure within which these new results can be interpreted and understood. It brings together a large body of recent research on firm growth from a multidisciplinary perspective, providing an up-to-date synthesis of stylized facts and empirical regularities. Numerous empirical findings and theories of firm growth are also surveyed and compared in order to evaluate their validity. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
    Availability: Out of Stock
  9. The Modern Firm, Corporate Governance and Investment

    The Modern Firm, Corporate Governance and Investment

    Edited by Per-Olof Bjuggren, Dennis C. Mueller
    This book explores the revolutionary development of the theory of the firm over the past 35 years. Despite rapid progress in the field, new developments in the microeconomic and industrial organization literature have been relatively scant. This book attempts to redress the balance by providing a comprehensive overview of the theory of the firm before moving on to examine firms and the organization of their economic activities. The contributors also investigate the impact of ownership structure and board composition on firm performance and study how the institutional framework of an economy affects investment decisions. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
    Availability: In Stock
  10. Corporate Governance, Organization and the Firm

    Corporate Governance, Organization and the Firm

    Edited by Mario Morroni
    In recent years, applied studies have shown widespread, profound and increasing heterogeneity across firms in terms of their strategy, organization arrangement and performance. This book investigates the diversity of business firms, offering a picture of the different organizational settings they adopt in their endeavour to cope with increasing competitive pressure. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
    Availability: In Stock