Coordination and Information by Naomi R. Lamoreaux
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Coordination and Information
By Naomi R. Lamoreaux

Coordination and Information

Historical Perspectives on the Organization of Enterprise

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Coordination and Information by Naomi R. Lamoreaux

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Case studies that examine how firms co-ordinate economic activity in the face of asymmetric information, information not equally available to all parties, are the focus of this volume. In an ideal world, the market would be the optimal provider of co-ordination, but in the real world of incomplete information, some activities are better coordinated in other ways. Divided into three parts, this book addresses co-ordination within firms, at the borders of firms and outside firms, providing a picture of the overall incidence and logic of economic co-ordination. The case studies - drawn from the late 19th and early 20th century, when the modern business enterprise was evolving, address such issues as the relationship between co-ordination mechanisms and production techniques, the logic of co-ordination in industrial districts and the consequences of regulation for co-ordination. Continuing the work on information and organization presented in "Inside the Business Enterprise", this book provides material that may be useful for business historians and economists who want to study the development of the dissemination of information and the co-ordination of economic activity within and between firms.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226468211
ISBN-10: 0226468216
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 150mm x 20mm)
Pages: 345
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 13-Jul-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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