Régis Coeurderoy
U. of Louvain-la-Neuve


(Tuesday, 1st January 2002)

Title : Institutional environment and organizational design: a cross-country approach

Most of researchers in the field of transaction cost economics agree on the idea that the private organizational arrangements are influenced by the institutional environment in which they are designed. But such a thesis raises a series of empirical challenges in terms of sampling, measure and econometrics. A recent stream of literature has tackled this critical issue through the lens of cross-country comparisons. The workshop is dedicated to the state of the art in that field.

Bibliographical references :

Witold Henisz, "The Institutional Environment for Multinational Investment," Journal of Law Economics and Organization, 2000, 16(2):334-364.

Joanne E. Oxley, "Institutional environment and the mechanisms of governance: the impact of intellectual property protection on the structure of inter-firm alliances" Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 38 (1999) 283-309.

Coeurderoy R. et Murray G. (2002), "Legal environments and location choices by Hi-Tech start-ups" WP IAG.


Coeurderoy R. (2002), "Institutional environment and capital structure : evidence on EU companies". WP IAG.

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