8. Employment as an Economic and a Social Relationship

Robert Gibbons is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

James N. Baron

2016

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  • Robert Gibbons is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • The Handbook of Organizational Economics surveys the major theories, evidence, and methods used in the field
  • Gibbons and Roberts, intellectual leaders in the area of organizational economics, have assembled a comprehensive survey of how economic tools can shine a light on the messy world of organizations
  • The volume demonstrates that organizational economics has arrived as a mature, vigorous field that others must engage with
  • It is a handbook that summarizes and significantly advances research at the frontiers of organizational economics, and will serve as an indispensable guide for future work in this area."—Bengt Holmstrom, Massachusetts Institute of Technology"As Herbert Simon has noted, ours is an organizational economy at least as much as it is a market economy, and this handbook is an invaluable guide to the great strides that organizational economics is making in understanding it
  • We can safely bet that this wonderful handbook will encourage new research and doctoral courses."—Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics"This unique handbook provides a very comprehensive overview of organizational economics, with a list of contributors that reads like a who's who of top scholars in the economics profession
  • I predict that this book will be highly influential."—Wouter Dessein, Columbia UniversityThe defining book on the subject, The Handbook of Organizational Economics is essential reading for researchers and students looking to understand this emerging field in economics

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