Governing the Firm

Governing the Firm
Author: Gregory K. Dow
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2003-02-17
ISBN: 9780521522212
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Resource Based and Evolutionary Theories of the Firm

Resource Based and Evolutionary Theories of the Firm
Author: Cynthia A. Montgomery
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1995-04-30
ISBN: 9780792395621
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A look at the field of strategic management, exploring the theories of the running of the firm.

A Theory of the Firm s Cost of Capital

A Theory of the Firm s Cost of Capital
Author: Ramesh K. S. Rao,Eric C. Stevens
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9812569499
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The cost of capital concept has myriad applications in business decision-making. The standard methodology for deriving cost of capital estimates is based on the seminal Modigliani-Miller analyses. This book generalizes this framework to include non-debt tax shields (e.g., depreciation), interactions between the borrowing rate and tax shields, and default considerations. It develops several new results and shows how better cost of capital and marginal tax rate estimates can be generated. The book's unified cost of capital theory is discussed with comprehensive numerical examples and graphical illustrations.This book will be of interest to corporate managers, academics, investment bankers, governmental agencies, and private companies that generate cost of capital estimates for public consumption.

Dynamic Policies of the Firm

Dynamic Policies of the Firm
Author: Onno van Hilten,Peter M. Kort,Paul J.J.M.van Loon
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 3642778844
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In this book we open our insights in the Theory of the Firm, obtained through the application of Optimal Control Theory, to a public of scholars and advanced students in economics and applied mathematics. We walk on the micro economic side of the street that is bordered by Theory of the Firm on one side and by Optimal Control Theory on the other, keeping the reader away from all the dead end roads we turned down during our 10 years lasting research. We focus attention on the expressiveness and variety of insights that are obtained through studying only simple models of the firm. In this book mathematics is our tool, insight in optimal corporate policy our goal. Therefore most of the mathematics and calculations is put into appendices and in the main text all attention is on modelling corporate behaviour and on analysing the results of the calculations. So, the main text focusses on micro economics, even more specific: on Theory of the Firm. In that way this book is contrasted from such famous text books in applied Optimal Control with a much broader portfolio of applications, like Feichtinger & Hartl (1986) or with a more rigorous introduction into theory, like Seierstad & Sydsaeter (1987).

The Soul of the Firm

The Soul of the Firm
Author: C. William Pollard
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1996
ISBN: 0310234875
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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'Bill Pollard speaks with a voice of experience. His book deals with the practice of leadership- over time, under pressure, living with reality, getting the desired results. The Soul of the Firm tells how ServiceMaster has successfully grapple with the key issues of leadership. That is why it is so worthwhile.' -Max De Pree 'Bill Pollard demonstrates in great detail ServiceMaster's value system, a system that emphasizes the importance of the dignity of the individual. Readers will benefit greatly from Bill's wisdom. This is an important book that should be widely read.' -W. Earl Sasser, James L. Heskett, and Leonard A. Schlesinger 'Rarely are we given an open and generous look inside the corporate leader who is the embodiment of the mission and values of the enterprise. . . A powerful book.' -Frances Hesselbein 'A fascinating story about servant leadership and an extraordinary culture at ServiceMaster.' -Richard L. Thomas 'A remarkable book. . . . ServiceMaster invented 'lea production' for the service sector by listening to and empowering its employees on the front line. This book is the moving story of the wellspring of that culture and philosophy, told by a reflective, modest corporate leader.' -Elmer Johnson

The Theory of the Firm

The Theory of the Firm
Author: Peter J. Curwen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1976-04-01
ISBN: 1349156450
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Internationalisation Maturity of the Firm

The Internationalisation Maturity of the Firm
Author: Krzysztof Fonfara,Łukasz Małys,Milena Ratajczak-Mrozek
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2019-01-23
ISBN: 1527526917
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the 21st century, even small firms can reach customers located in different, often remote, parts of the world. In fact, internationalisation has become a common phenomenon that affects the majority of companies worldwide. Recent research emphasises that there are numerous determinants of a company’s competitive advantage in the international business environment, including product quality, price, and market knowledge. Much less attention, however, has been paid to the role of business relationships. The task of determining the impact of business relationships on performance poses a considerable challenge. In the book, business relationships are operationalised by a set of characteristics and determinants which influence a company’s competitive advantage. The contributors here refer to these characteristics and determinants as components of the company’s internationalisation maturity. It is argued that a higher level of internationalisation maturity increases the firm’s performance. The book includes both conceptual discussions on the role of firms’ business relationships in the internationalisation process and results of extensive empirical studies. In order to verify the concept of a firm’s internationalisation maturity, a mixed methodology was used, combining quantitative (almost 300 companies) and qualitative (40 case studies) research. As such, the book provides useful insights for academics, students of management and international business, and business practitioners.

The Boundaries of the Firm

The Boundaries of the Firm
Author: Neil M. Kay
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1999-04-07
ISBN: 1349146455
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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What is the nature of the firm? Why do firms adopt certain strategies in preference to others? What are the competitive implications of large firm mergers and alliances for government policy? These are extremely important and highly topical questions which tend to be treated separately in most contemporary analysis. However, in this new book based on his original research, Neil Kay shows how these questions are closely inter-related and explores the implications this has for the formulation of corporate strategy and public policy.

EBOOK Services Marketing Integrating Customer Focus Across the Firm

EBOOK  Services Marketing  Integrating Customer Focus Across the Firm
Author: Alan Wilson,Valarie Zeithaml,Mary Jo Bitner,Dwayne Gremler
Publsiher: McGraw Hill
Total Pages: 587
Release: 2012-06-16
ISBN: 007714659X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Second European Edition of Services Marketing: Integrating Customer Focus Across the Firm by Wilson, Zeithaml, Bitner and Gremler uniquely focuses on the development of customer relationships through quality service. Reflecting the increasing importance of the service economy, Services Marketing is the only text that put the customer's experience of services at the centre of its approach. The core theories, concepts and frameworks are retained, and specifically the gaps model, a popular feature of the book. The text moves from the foundations of services marketing before introducing the gaps model and demonstrating its application to services marketing. In the second edition, the book takes on more European and International contexts to reflect the needs of courses, lecturers and students. The second edition builds on the wealth of European and International examples, cases, and research in the first edition, offering more integration of European content. It has also be fully updated with the latest research to ensure that it continues to be seen as the text covering the very latest services marketing thinking. In addition, the cases section has been thoroughly examined and revised to offer a range of new case studies with a European and global focus. The online resources have also been fully revised and updated providing an excellent package of support for lecturers and students.

Markets in the Firm

Markets in the Firm
Author: Tyler Cowen,David Parker
Publsiher: Coronet Books Incorporated
Total Pages: 100
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Markets in the Firm Book Excerpt:

Businesses around the world face increasing turbulence in their economic and social environments. The pace of change in market economies seems to be ever accelerating. In this book, the authors consider some of the implications for management of different views of the firm. They point to the need, in these days of global markets and increased uncertainty, for firms to be flexible and responsive to market-place requirements.

A Theory of the Firm in Information Product Markets Integrated and Joint Ventures

A Theory of the Firm in Information Product Markets  Integrated and Joint Ventures
Author: Aristides Constantine Fronistas,Stanford University. Program in Information Policy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 443
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Information services
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Internationalization Process of the Firm

The Internationalization Process of the Firm
Author: Kjell A. Nordström
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 314
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Corporations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Entrepreneurial Dilemma in the Life Cycle of the Small Firm

The Entrepreneurial Dilemma in the Life Cycle of the Small Firm
Author: Enno Masurel
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN: 1789733170
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book explores the different stages in the life cycle of the small firm, and ways to solve entrepreneurial dilemmas that the entrepreneur faces during and in-between these different stages of development.

Investment and Financing Interactions at the Firm s Level

Investment and Financing Interactions at the Firm s Level
Author: Roberto I Villarreal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Corporations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Firm s Choice Between Layoffs and Reduced Work Hours a General Theory and an Application to the California Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program

The Firm s Choice Between Layoffs and Reduced Work Hours  a General Theory and an Application to the California Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program
Author: Dean Robert Tibbs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Architecture Student s Handbook of Professional Practice

The Architecture Student s Handbook of Professional Practice
Author: American Institute of Architects
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2017-01-09
ISBN: 1118738950
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The essential guide to beginning your career in architecture The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice opens the door to the vast body of knowledge required to effectively manage architectural projects and practice. A professional architect is responsible for much more than design; this book is specifically designed to help prepare you for the business and administrative challenges of working in the real-world—whether you are a student or are just starting out in practice. It provides clear insight into the legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative tasks and issues that are integral to keeping a firm running. This new edition has been restructured to be a companion textbook for students undertaking architectural practice classes, while also fulfilling the specific knowledge needs of interns and emerging professionals. It supplements information from the professional handbook with new content aimed at those setting out in the architectural profession and starting to navigate their careers. New topics covered in this new edition include: path to licensure, firm identity, professional development, strategic planning, and integrated project delivery. Whether you want to work at a top firm, strike out on your own, or start the next up-and-coming team, the business of architecture is a critical factor in your success. This book brings the fundamentals together to give you a one-stop resource for learning the reality of architectural practice. Learn the architect's legal and ethical responsibilities Understand the processes of starting and running your own firm Develop, manage, and deliver projects on time and on budget Become familiar with standard industry agreements and contracts Few architects were drawn to the profession by dreams of writing agreements and negotiating contracts, but those who excel at these everyday essential tasks impact their practice in innumerable ways. The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice provides access to the "nuts and bolts" that keep a firm alive, stable, and financially sound.

Business Models and Firm Internationalisation

Business Models and Firm Internationalisation
Author: Christian Nielsen,Svetla T. Marinova,Marin A. Marinov
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-12-22
ISBN: 100051840X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Business Models and Firm Internationalisation Book Excerpt:

Internationalisation has been a binding request for firms dealing with the challenges of the present-day realities. Extant international business publications have recently begun to point out the relationship between the notions of ‘business model’ and ‘internationalisation’, yet the filed needs considerably more attention. The core aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which business models and internationalisation impact one another in the process of initiating and expanding international business activities. The analysis makes it feasible to detect the core issues of the interdependences between business models and internationalisation to facilitate management decision-making and implementation of pertinent firm internationalisation incorporating the application of appropriate business models. In this book, the business model is applied to explore the specifics and aspects of firm internationalisation processes. Innovating the business model is analysed as a persuasive means for augmenting the propensities of firms to internationalise. The book enriches the comprehension of the significance of business model innovation as an enabler of firm internationalisation, in view that scares in what manners business model innovation facilitate firm internationalisation. The book chapters address a broad range of issues encompassing: the general roles of business model in firm internationalisation, the relationships between digital business models and platforms on one side and firm internationalisation on another, how business models determine the internationalisation of services firms, the interplay between business models and firm internationalisation in specific contexts. It will, therefore, be of interest to researchers, academics and advanced students in the fields of international business and management.

The Oxford Handbook of Strategy Implementation

The Oxford Handbook of Strategy Implementation
Author: Michael A. Hitt,Susan E. Jackson,Salvador Carmona,Leonard Bierman,Christina E. Shalley,Mike Wright
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2017-02-02
ISBN: 0190664908
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Strategy Implementation Book Excerpt:

Many strategies fail not because they are improperly formulated but because they are poorly implemented. The Oxford Handbook of Strategy Implementation examines the crucial role of implementation in how business and managerial strategies produce returns. In this wide-ranging collection of essays, leading scholars address governance, resources, human capital, and accounting-based control systems, advancing our understanding of strategy implementation and identifying opportunities for future research on this important process.

Strategy Value and Risk

Strategy  Value and Risk
Author: J. Rogers
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2009-09-18
ISBN: 0230353932
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategy Value and Risk Book Excerpt:

Updated and revised, this second edition applies advanced financial analytics within a strategic framework that recognizes an environment where sustainable competitive advantage is a progressively more difficult task. Real Options offer the link to value and the strategic opportunities that lie in an increasingly dynamic landscape

Innovative Solutions for Implementing Global Supply Chains in Emerging Markets

Innovative Solutions for Implementing Global Supply Chains in Emerging Markets
Author: Dwivedi, Ashish
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN: 1466697962
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advancements in the field of information technology have transformed the way businesses interact with each other and their customers. Businesses now require customized products and services to reflect their constantly changing environment, yet this results in cutting-edge products with relatively short lifecycles. Innovative Solutions for Implementing Global Supply Chains in Emerging Markets addresses the roles of knowledge management and information technology within emerging markets. This forward-thinking title explores the current trends in supply chain management, knowledge acquisition and transfer mechanisms among supply chain partners, and knowledge management paradigms. This book is an invaluable resource for researchers, business professionals and students, business analysts, and marketing professionals.