Economic Approaches to Organizations, 5th edition

By Sytse Douma & Hein Schreuder
February 2013
Pearson Education
Distributed by the Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780273735298
453 Pages
$112.00 Paper original

Now in its fifth edition, Economic Approaches to Organisations remains one of the few texts to emphasize the importance of economic issues and developments in the study of organisations and management. It explains in a non-technical way different economic approaches such as behavioural theory of the firm, game theory, agency theory, transaction cost economics, economics of strategy and evolutionary approaches. This latest edition is packed with practical examples from real-world companies, helping you to understand how the concepts relate to economic and organizational problems happening in the world today.



Part I Foundations

1 Markets and organizations

2 Markets

3 Organizations

4 Information

5 Game theory

Part II Economic Approaches

6 Behavioural theory of the firm

7 Agency theory

8 Transaction cost economics

9 Economic contributions to business / competitive strategy

10 Economic contributions to corporate strategy

11 Evolutionary approaches to organizations 238

12 All in the family

Part III Applications

13 Mergers and acquisitions

14 Hybrid forms

15 Corporate governance

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