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Pattern in Corporate Evolution

Neil M. Kay


Questions relating to the existence and nature of firms have become major issues in economics in recent years. This book provides original explanations for many individual phenomena in this area. The analysis is set in the context of an integrative framework for analysing the boundaries and structure of the firm. The book analyses the firm as a complex system in which links composed of shared resources constitute basic building blocks. The evolution of the firm from simple beginnings to a complex system is then studied in a number of areas, including vertical integration, diversification, mult ... More

Keywords: firms, economics, boundaries, structure, complex system, links, shared resources

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780199242115
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242115.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil M. Kay, author
University of Strathclyde