Stephen J. Carson

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It is generally assumed that improved outcomes accompany the use of trust as a governance mechanism in an inter-firm relationship. Briefly, trust is a social lubricant that reduces the friction costs of existing trade and/or serves to increase the scope of trade. In contrast to this universalistic view, we posit that the performance of trust based(More)
We show how institutional arrangements, which consist of contracting, ownership and social elements, tie together the joint profits, or efficiency, of the marketing system. We use a criterion of remediable efficiency to develop a design framework for institutional arrangements, and illustrate the process by designing a recycling system for newspapers. We(More)
It is generally assumed that improved outcomes accompany the use of trust as a governance mechanism in an interfirm relationship. Briefly, trust is a social lubricant that reduces the friction costs of existing trade and/or serves to increase the scope of trade. In contrast to this universalistic view, we posit that the performance of trust-based governance(More)
This paper documents the development of the OpenCourseWare Consortium, from the origins of the OCW concept at MIT and that Institute's early commitment to supporting other adopters of the model, to the rapid growth of the community in the period 2004–2007, to the Consortium's incorporation as an independent entity and current activities and status.
A s the global economy increasingly demands an educated workforce, school systems in the United States and abroad fi nd themselves overwhelmed by student demand. Particularly in the developing world, there are not enough seats in classrooms with qualifi ed teachers to make highquality education opportunities available to every student. In places ranging(More)
in the Management of Leukemia By Sean O’Regan, Stephen Carson, Russell W. Chesney, and Keith N. Drummond L EUKEMIA is capable of altering the normal physiologic regulation of many systems, including the serum levels of most electrolytes. It seems probable that the prolonged life expectancy of patients with all forms of leukemia permits more of these(More)
The authors show how institutional arrangements, which consist of contracting, ownership, and sociai eiements, tie together the joint profits, or efficiency, of the marketing system. They use a criterion of remediable efficiency to develop a design framework for institutionai arrangements and illustrate the process by designing a recycling system for(More)
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