Economics of Organization and Coordination : An Introduction
The book first presents an overall framework of economic organization and its architecture. It then analyses non-hierarchical coordination mechanisms, and the structure of hierarchical coordination before addressing the choice of a suitable organizational structure.
The book will be useful for students of economic and social sciences, with an emphasis on organization and personnel, as well as practitioners in organization and management.
Contents: Preface Part I: Organizations and the Role of Coordination 1. Economic Organizations and their Architecture 2. The Analysis of the Coordination Problem Part II: Coordinating Economic Activities: From Markets to Hierarchies 3. The Efficiency of Markets 4. The Analysis of Transactions Part III: Hierarchies as a Coordination Mechanism 5. Basic Forms of Hierarchical Coordination 6. Organizational Structures Bibliography Index