The Firm

The Firm
Author: Duff McDonald
Release: 2014-09-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781439190982
Language: en
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A behind-the-scenes, revelatory history of the controversial consulting firm traces its decades-long influence in both business and political arenas, citing its role in the establishment of mainstream practices and modern understandings about capitalism while evaluating the failures that have compromised its reputation. 60,000 first printing.

The Firm

The Firm
Author: John Grisham
Release: 2009-08-25
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 562
ISBN: 9780440245926
Language: en
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • At the top of his class at Harvard Law, he had his choice of the best firms in America. He made a deadly mistake. For a young lawyer on the make, it was an offer he couldn't refuse: a position at a law firm where the bucks, billable hours, and benefits are over the top. It's a dream job for an up-and-comer—if he can overlook the uneasy feeling he gets at the office. Then an FBI investigation plunges the straight and narrow attorney into a nightmare of terror and intrigue, with no choice but to pit his wits, ethics, and legal skills against the firm's deadly secrets—if he hopes to stay alive ...

Governing the Firm

Governing the Firm
Author: Gregory K. Dow
Release: 2003-02-17
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 346
ISBN: 0521522218
Language: en
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Resource Based and Evolutionary Theories of the Firm

Resource Based and Evolutionary Theories of the Firm
Author: Cynthia A. Montgomery
Release: 1995-04-30
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Pages: 298
ISBN: 079239562X
Language: en
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A look at the field of strategic management, exploring the theories of the running of the firm.

The Theory of the Firm

The Theory of the Firm
Author: Peter J. Curwen
Release: 1976-04-01
Editor: Springer
Pages: 189
ISBN: 9781349156450
Language: en
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Dynamic Policies of the Firm

Dynamic Policies of the Firm
Author: Onno van Hilten,Peter M. Kort,Paul J.J.M.van Loon
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Pages: 445
ISBN: 9783642778841
Language: en
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In this book we open our insights in the Theory of the Firm, obtained through the application of Optimal Control Theory, to a public of scholars and advanced students in economics and applied mathematics. We walk on the micro economic side of the street that is bordered by Theory of the Firm on one side and by Optimal Control Theory on the other, keeping the reader away from all the dead end roads we turned down during our 10 years lasting research. We focus attention on the expressiveness and variety of insights that are obtained through studying only simple models of the firm. In this book mathematics is our tool, insight in optimal corporate policy our goal. Therefore most of the mathematics and calculations is put into appendices and in the main text all attention is on modelling corporate behaviour and on analysing the results of the calculations. So, the main text focusses on micro economics, even more specific: on Theory of the Firm. In that way this book is contrasted from such famous text books in applied Optimal Control with a much broader portfolio of applications, like Feichtinger & Hartl (1986) or with a more rigorous introduction into theory, like Seierstad & Sydsaeter (1987).

A Theory of the Firm s Cost of Capital

A Theory of the Firm s Cost of Capital
Author: Ramesh K. S. Rao,Eric C. Stevens
Release: 2007
Editor: World Scientific
Pages: 105
ISBN: 9789812569493
Language: en
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The cost of capital concept has myriad applications in business decision-making. The standard methodology for deriving cost of capital estimates is based on the seminal Modigliani-Miller analyses. This book generalizes this framework to include non-debt tax shields (e.g., depreciation), interactions between the borrowing rate and tax shields, and default considerations. It develops several new results and shows how better cost of capital and marginal tax rate estimates can be generated. The book's unified cost of capital theory is discussed with comprehensive numerical examples and graphical illustrations.This book will be of interest to corporate managers, academics, investment bankers, governmental agencies, and private companies that generate cost of capital estimates for public consumption.

The Soul of the Firm

The Soul of the Firm
Author: C. William Pollard
Release: 1996
Editor: Zondervan
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780310234876
Language: en
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'Bill Pollard speaks with a voice of experience. His book deals with the practice of leadership- over time, under pressure, living with reality, getting the desired results. The Soul of the Firm tells how ServiceMaster has successfully grapple with the key issues of leadership. That is why it is so worthwhile.' -Max De Pree 'Bill Pollard demonstrates in great detail ServiceMaster's value system, a system that emphasizes the importance of the dignity of the individual. Readers will benefit greatly from Bill's wisdom. This is an important book that should be widely read.' -W. Earl Sasser, James L. Heskett, and Leonard A. Schlesinger 'Rarely are we given an open and generous look inside the corporate leader who is the embodiment of the mission and values of the enterprise. . . A powerful book.' -Frances Hesselbein 'A fascinating story about servant leadership and an extraordinary culture at ServiceMaster.' -Richard L. Thomas 'A remarkable book. . . . ServiceMaster invented 'lea production' for the service sector by listening to and empowering its employees on the front line. This book is the moving story of the wellspring of that culture and philosophy, told by a reflective, modest corporate leader.' -Elmer Johnson

The Internationalisation Maturity of the Firm

The Internationalisation Maturity of the Firm
Author: Krzysztof Fonfara,Łukasz Małys,Milena Ratajczak-Mrozek
Release: 2019-01-23
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781527526914
Language: en
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In the 21st century, even small firms can reach customers located in different, often remote, parts of the world. In fact, internationalisation has become a common phenomenon that affects the majority of companies worldwide. Recent research emphasises that there are numerous determinants of a company’s competitive advantage in the international business environment, including product quality, price, and market knowledge. Much less attention, however, has been paid to the role of business relationships. The task of determining the impact of business relationships on performance poses a considerable challenge. In the book, business relationships are operationalised by a set of characteristics and determinants which influence a company’s competitive advantage. The contributors here refer to these characteristics and determinants as components of the company’s internationalisation maturity. It is argued that a higher level of internationalisation maturity increases the firm’s performance. The book includes both conceptual discussions on the role of firms’ business relationships in the internationalisation process and results of extensive empirical studies. In order to verify the concept of a firm’s internationalisation maturity, a mixed methodology was used, combining quantitative (almost 300 companies) and qualitative (40 case studies) research. As such, the book provides useful insights for academics, students of management and international business, and business practitioners.

EBOOK Services Marketing Integrating Customer Focus Across the Firm

EBOOK  Services Marketing  Integrating Customer Focus Across the Firm
Author: Alan Wilson,Valarie Zeithaml,Mary Jo Bitner,Dwayne Gremler
Release: 2012-06-16
Editor: McGraw Hill
Pages: 587
ISBN: 9780077146597
Language: en
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The Second European Edition of Services Marketing: Integrating Customer Focus Across the Firm by Wilson, Zeithaml, Bitner and Gremler uniquely focuses on the development of customer relationships through quality service. Reflecting the increasing importance of the service economy, Services Marketing is the only text that put the customer's experience of services at the centre of its approach. The core theories, concepts and frameworks are retained, and specifically the gaps model, a popular feature of the book. The text moves from the foundations of services marketing before introducing the gaps model and demonstrating its application to services marketing. In the second edition, the book takes on more European and International contexts to reflect the needs of courses, lecturers and students. The second edition builds on the wealth of European and International examples, cases, and research in the first edition, offering more integration of European content. It has also be fully updated with the latest research to ensure that it continues to be seen as the text covering the very latest services marketing thinking. In addition, the cases section has been thoroughly examined and revised to offer a range of new case studies with a European and global focus. The online resources have also been fully revised and updated providing an excellent package of support for lecturers and students.

Holy the Firm

Holy the Firm
Author: Annie Dillard
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780061871658
Language: en
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"[This] is a book of great richness, beauty and power and thus very difficult to do justice to in a brief review...The violence is sometimes unbearable, the language rarely less than superb. Dillard's description of the moth's death makes Virginia Woolf's go dim and Edwardian. Nature seen so clear and hard that the eyes tear...A rare and precious book." — Freferick Buechner, New York Times Book Review From Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Dillard, a book about the grace, beauty, and terror of the natural world. In the mid 1970s, Annie Dillard spent two years on an island in Puget Sound in a room with a solitary window, a cat, and a spider for company, asking herself questions about memory, time, sacrifice, reality, death, and God. Holy the Firm, the diary-like collection of her thoughts, feelings, and ruminations during this time, is a lyrical gift to any reader who have ever wondered how best to live with grace and wonder in the natural world.

Investment and Financing Interactions at the Firm s Level

Investment and Financing Interactions at the Firm s Level
Author: Roberto I Villarreal
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 232
ISBN: UCSD:31822006742050
Language: en
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A Brief Sketch of the Morris Movement and of the Firm Founded by William Morris to Carry Out His Designs and the Industries Revived Or Started by Him

A Brief Sketch of the Morris Movement and of the Firm Founded by William Morris to Carry Out His Designs and the Industries Revived Or Started by Him
Author: Morris & Co. (London, England)
Release: 1911
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 88
ISBN: UCBK:C049753899
Language: en
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Economics of the Firm

Economics of the Firm
Author: Michael Dietrich
Release: 2006-11-22
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781134158300
Language: en
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This book brings together some of the world's leading experts to present an interdisciplinary, critical perspective on current issues surrounding the economics of the firms. It eschews standard approaches to the economics of the firm (including analysis of transaction costs) in favour of a more interdisciplinary outlook, with evolutionary economics taken into account. Central to this is the concept of trust and the belief that any approach to the firm must recognize cultural and political factors. The chapters emphasize the themes of change and evolution and explore issues arising from the history and organization of firms. An important book, with contributions from Bart Nooteboom, Stavros Ioannides and Werner Holzl, this is an invaluable resource for postgraduate students of economics.

The Firm s Choice Between Layoffs and Reduced Work Hours a General Theory and an Application to the California Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program

The Firm s Choice Between Layoffs and Reduced Work Hours  a General Theory and an Application to the California Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program
Author: Dean Robert Tibbs
Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 408
ISBN: UCAL:X19261
Language: en
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The Lawyer s Guide to Governing Your Firm

The Lawyer s Guide to Governing Your Firm
Author: Arthur G. Greene
Release: 2009
Editor: American Bar Association
Pages: 242
ISBN: 1590317807
Language: en
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This guide is a practical resource for those firms that want to provide better client service and at the same time, improve the working environment for both lawyers and staff. It provides strategies to change the climate of the law firm, boost morale, and effectively and efficiently manage the firm. Issues discussed range from leadership and partnership issues to the basics of running the office. Includes a companion CD-ROM with more than 25 model forms, agreements, worksheets, questionnaires, policy forms, and more.

The Firm s Optimal Financial Decisions

The Firm s Optimal Financial Decisions
Author: Andrew Joseph Senchack
Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 434
ISBN: UCLA:L0050740141
Language: en
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The Firm s Stockholding Schedule for Corn

The Firm s Stockholding Schedule for Corn
Author: Marc Warman
Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 190
ISBN: WISC:89015348055
Language: en
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Managing the Firm s Short term Funds During Inflation

Managing the Firm s Short term Funds During Inflation
Author: Lee A. Tavis
Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 116
ISBN: UOM:39076005241083
Language: en
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A Brief Prehistory of the Theory of the Firm

A Brief Prehistory of the Theory of the Firm
Author: Paul Walker
Release: 2018-05-11
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 124
ISBN: 9781351041379
Language: en
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The theory of the firm did not exist, in any serious manner, until around 1970. Only then did the current theory of the firm literature begin to emerge, based largely upon the work of Ronald Coase and to a lesser degree Frank Knight. It was work by Armen Alchian, Robert Crawford, Harold Demsetz, Michael Jensen, Benjamin Klein, William Meckling and Oliver Williamson, among others, that drove the upswing in interest in the firm among mainstream economists. This accessible book provides a valuable overview of the ‘prehistory’ of the firm. Spanning an impressive timeline, it delves into Antiquity, the Medieval era, the pre-classical economics period and the 19th and 20th centuries. Next, the book traces the theoretical contributions from pre-classical, classical and neoclassical economics. It will be illuminating reading for students and researchers of the history of economic thought, industrial organization, microeconomic theory and business history.