Testing Altermative Theories of the Firm : Transaction Cost , Knowledge-based , and Measurement Explanations for Make-or-buy Decisions in Information Services

@inproceedings{Poppo1998TestingAT,
  title={Testing Altermative Theories of the Firm : Transaction Cost , Knowledge-based , and Measurement Explanations for Make-or-buy Decisions in Information Services},
  author={Laura Poppo and Todd R. Zenger},
  year={1998}
}
Firms’ boundary choices have undergone careful examination in recent years, particularly in information services. While transaction cost economics provides a widely tested explanation for boundary choice, more recent theoretical work advances competing knowledge-based and measurement cost explanations. Similar to transaction cost economics, these theories examine the impact of exchange attributes on the performance of markets and hierarchies as institutions of governance. These theories… CONTINUE READING
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