Manuel Gonzalez-Diaz
U. of Oviedo

Gonzalez-Diaz

(Wednesday, 1st January 2003)

Title : The Economics of Vertical Integration and other Closer Hybrids Forms

The aim of the workshop is to analyze different governance mechanisms. Starting from vertical integration as a reference point, we will discuss other organizational forms (quasi-integration, franchising and alliances, whose common peculiarity is the introduction of market features into the classical firm (hierarchy). This yields hybrid forms that economize transaction cost, given a particular institutional environment.

Bibliographical references :

Must read reference : Poppo, Laura & Zenger, Todd (1998), "Testing alternative theories of the firm: Transaction cost, knowledge-based, and measurement explanations for make-or-buy decisions in information services" Strategic Management Journal 19 (9), pp.: 853-877.

Menard, Claude (2002), "The Economics of Hybrid Organizations", paper presented at the 6th Annual Conference of International Society for New Institutional Economics, Boston, September.

Contractor, F.J. & Kundu, S.K. (1998) "Modal choice in a world of alliances: Analyzing organizational forms in the international hotel sector", Journal of International Business Studies, 29, 2: 325-358.

Kalnins, Arturs & Lafontaine, Francine (2001), "Multi-Unit Ownership in Franchising: Evidence from the Texan Fast-food Industry", University of Michigan Business School Working Paper, University of Michigan.

Gonzalez-Diaz

(Thursday, 1st January 2004)

Title : Vertical Integration and Hybrid Forms

The aim of the workshop is to analyze different governance mechanisms. Starting from vertical integration as a reference point, we will discuss other organizational forms (quasi-integration, franchising and alliances, whose common peculiarity is the introduction of market features into the classical firm (hierarchy). This yields hybrid forms that economize transaction cost, given a particular institutional environment.

Bibliographical references :

Must read reference : Baker, G. P. and T. N. Hubbard (2003),“Make Versus Buy in Trucking: Asset Ownership, Job Design, and Information”, American Economic Review 93 (3), 551-572.

Poppo, Laura and Zenger, Todd (1998), "Testing alternative theories of the firm: Transaction cost, knowledge-based, and measurement explanations for make-or-buy decisions in information services" Strategic Management Journal 19 (9), pp.: 853-877.

Gonzalez-Diaz

(Saturday, 1st January 2005)

Title : Vertical Integration and Hybrid Forms

The aim of the workshop is to analyze different governance mechanisms. Starting from vertical integration as a reference point, we will discuss other organizational forms (quasi-integration, franchising and alliances, whose common peculiarity is the introduction of market features into the classical firm (hierarchy). This yields hybrid forms that economize transaction cost, given a particular institutional environment.

Bibliographical references :

Arruñada, B., M. González-Díaz and A. Fernández (2004) “Determinants of Organizacional Form: Transaction Costs and Institutions in the European Trucking Industry”, Industrial and Corporate Change, 13 (6), 867-882.

Kalnins, A. and K. Mayer (2004) “Relationships and Hybrid Contracts: An Analysis of Contract Choice in Information Technology” Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 20 (1), pp.: 207-229.

Must read reference : Klein, P. G. (2004) “The Make-or-Buy Decision: Lessons from Empirical Studies”, Contracting and Organizations Research Institute, Working Paper No. 2004-07, University of Missouri. Also in Claude Menard and Mary Shirley (eds) (2004): Handbook of New Institutional Economics, Kluwer.

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