Industrial Organization and Organizational Economics
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 1960
Interests: industrial organization; applied microeconomics; applied game theory; financial economics
Traditional industrial organization models have treated the firm as a “black box” and have primarily focused on how market structure affects variables such as prices, quantities, innovation and welfare. More recently, there have been attempts in the literature to open the “black box” and explore the interplay between organizational structures of firms and industrial organizations. This subfield has been termed Organizational Industrial Organization (OIO).
The organization of the firm, such as the vertical structure, make-or-buy decisions, and managerial incentive contracts, to name a few, affect prices and market performance but can also be affected by them. Firm productivity and financial variables can play an important moderating role in this relationship. Game theory explores situations in which agents interact strategically and provides a useful foundation for studying many traditional industrial organization topics.
The Special Issue welcomes the submission of papers in OIO. Papers may focus on the relationship between market structure and firm organization, such as firm boundary decisions, incentive contracts and corporate governance. We also seek papers that develop new applications of OIO, as well as experimental and empirical research that would guide the development of new theoretical research in this area.
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Serfes
Prof. Dr. Kaniska Dam
Manuscript Submission Information
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- organization of the firm
- product market structure
- firm boundaries
- corporate governance
- make-or-buy decisions
- managerial compensation
- capital structure