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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
International Journal of the Economics of Business

For a Special Issue on
Progress in the Theory of the Firm and Networks

Manuscript deadline
31 March 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Anna Grandori, Bocconi University
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George Hendrikse, Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Claude Menard, Université de Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne)
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Josef Windsperger, University of Vienna
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Progress in the Theory of the Firm and Networks

In today’s dynamic, complex and interconnected environments, inter- and intrafirm networks in its various forms (e.g. alliances, franchising, retail and service chains, cooperatives, financial networks, joint ventures, licensing, financial networks, public-private partnerships, digital networks) are becoming increasingly important in helping firms to gain competitive advantage through improving coordination and innovation (Koch and Windsperger, 2017; Windsperger, Cliquet, Hendrikse and Sreckovic 2020).

This special issue calls for papers from all areas in the economics and management of networks that present new theoretical perspectives on the nexus between theories and notions of the firm and the conceptualization and design of intra- and interfirm network governance (Gibbons, 2020a, 2020b).

Specifically, the papers should focus on the following broad research question: Which new insights can be provided from the different fields in economics and management such as

  • organizational and institutional economics perspectives (e.g. transaction cost theory, principal agent theory, incomplete contracting and property rights theory, evolutionary theory)
  • industrial organization perspectives
  • organization and management theory perspectives (such as resource-based theory, organizational capability theory and knowledge-based theory, coordination and organization design models, real option theory, stakeholder theory)

to explain formal and informal governance structure issues (ownership, decision rights, incentives, control, knowledge transfer mechanisms, trust, fairness) of intra- and interfirm networks?

Submitted papers should fit within the aims and objectives of the Journal available here: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=cijb20

Submission Instructions

Papers submitted must not have been published, accepted for publication, or presently be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Papers should follow the Instructions for Authors guidelines, and the Special Issue title should be given upon submission.

Papers not complying with the notes for contributors (cf. homepage) or poorly written will be  desk rejected. Suitable papers will be subjected to a double-blind review; hence, authors must not identify themselves in the body of their paper.

Please address all questions to the Guest Editors.

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