A behavioral theory of the firm /
Richard M. Cyert and James G. March.
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2nd ed.
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Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell Business, 1992.
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xii, 252 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0631174516 (acid-free paper)
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Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell Business, 1992.
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0631174516 (acid-free paper)
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6940143
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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A Behavioral Theory of the Firm has become a classic work in organizational theory, looking inside the firm to develop new theoretical ideas abnout economic behavior. The second edition reaffirms the seminal arguments and insights of the first and puts the original text in its contemporary context. Rejecting the portrayal of the firm found in classical economic theory, the authors focus on the actual behavior of business firms. Their ideas, which have influenced students of organizations throughout the social sciences, capture the fundamentals of organizational decision making, offering important perspectives not only on economic organizations but also on governmental agencies and educational institutions. For students and specialists the second edition of this pathbreaking book offers the original theory along with an examination of work that has taken place since the book was originally published. It provides a new statement of some of the more significant modern ideas for understanding the firm as an organization.
Back Cover Copy
A Behavioral Theory of the Firm has become a classic work in organizational theory, looking inside the firm to develop new theoretical ideas abnout economic behavior. The second edition reaffirms the seminal arguments and insights of the first and puts the original text in its contemporary context.Rejecting the portrayal of the firm found in classical economic theory, the authors focus on the actual behavior of business firms. Their ideas, which have influenced students of organizations throughout the social sciences, capture the fundamentals of organizational decision making, offering important perspectives not only on economic organizations but also on governmental agencies and educational institutions.For students and specialists the second edition of this pathbreaking book offers the original theory along with an examination of work that has taken place since the book was originally published. It provides a new statement of some of the more significant modern ideas for understanding the firm as an organization.
Back Cover Copy
Behavioral Theory of the Firm has become a classic work in organizational theory, and is one of the most significant contributions to improving the theory of the firm. This second edition includes new material which puts the original text in a contemporary context.The authors: * Use experiments and empirical observations to build a model of decision making which can be compared with reality. * Reject the structure of the firm as represented by classical economic theory, instead focus on the discretion of management. * Offer a new way of viewing the effects of the organization, communications and individuals on the firm's activity. For students and specialists the second edition of this pathbreaking book offers the original theory, a new summary of the most important work that has taken place since the book was originally published, and an approach which not only advances the theory of the firm but provides a rigorous model for all research in the social services. It is the most important and provocative view yet advanced for seeing inside the firm to understand it as an organization and an economic entity.
Main Description
Behavioral Theory of the Firm has become a classic work in organizational theory, and is one of the most significant contributions to improving the theory of the firm. This second edition includes new material which puts the original text in a contemporary context.The authors:* Use experiments and empirical observations to build a model of decision making which can be compared with reality.* Reject the structure of the firm as represented by classical economic theory, instead focus on the discretion of management.* Offer a new way of viewing the effects of the organization, communications and individuals on the firm's activity.For students and specialists the second edition of this pathbreaking book offers the original theory, a new summary of the most important work that has taken place since the book was originally published, and an approach which not only advances the theory of the firm but provides a rigorous model for all research in the social services.It is the most important and provocative view yet advanced for seeing inside the firm to understand it as an organization and an economic entity.
Main Description
Behavioural Theory of the Firm has become a classic work in organizational theory, and is one of the most significant contributions to improving the theory of the firm. This second edition includes new material which puts the original text in a contemporary context.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Preface to Second Edition
Introduction
Antecedents of the Behavioral Theory of the Firm
Organizational Goals
Organizational Expectations
Organizational Choice
A Specific Price and Output Model
A Summary of Basic Concepts in the Behavioral Theory of the Firm
Some Implications
An Epilogue
Index
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