TCE Workshop in Bergen, 15-16 November 2007

7 March 2007 at 6:02 am Leave a comment

| Nicolai Foss |

In 2004, my colleagues at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, professors Sven Haugland and Svein Ulset, and I organized a “Nordic Workshop on Transaction Cost Economics in Business Administration.”  Oliver Williamson and my co-blogger gave keynote speeches. The best papers, including a paper by Williamson, were published in a special issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Management in 2005.

With Professor Arne Nygaard, Sven Haugland and I now plan a new workshop, no longer “Nordic,” on the application of TCE in business administration. 

 So far, Joe Mahoney, George John and Peter Klein are confirmed speakers.  I will later post the full call for papers, but want to alert O&M readers to the workshop as early as possible.  Here is the call in a preliminary version

 Call for Papers

The dynamics of contracts and governance structures: New developments in transaction cost economics

Workshop, November 15 – 16, 2007
Bergen, Norway

Since taking off in the mid-1970s, transaction cost economics has been a theoretical and empirical success story. TCE has continuously expanded its scope, including in recent years an emphasis on the dynamics of contractual relations and governance structures. Thus, scholars have extended TCE with notions of path dependence and learning, and recent empirical studies have provided new insight into how contracts and governance structures change and evolve over time.

The purpose of this workshop is to take stock on recent development, present new contributions that extend TCE in the direction of dynamics, and to stimulate further progress in theoretical and empirical research. 
Confirmed speakers include: Peter G. Klein (University of Missouri), Joseph Mahoney (University of Illionis, Urbana-Champaign), George John (University of Minnesota).

The workshop is organized by Nicolai J. Foss (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and Copenhagen Business School), Sven A Haugland (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration), and Arne Nygaard (Norwegian School of Management).

Paper submission
Please submit full papers (approximately 7,000 words) or extended abstracts (minimum 5 pages) no later than August 1, 2007, to one of the three organizations.  Contributors will be notified no later than 1st September concerning acceptance.

Practical information
The workshop will take place at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, located five kilometres from the city centre of Bergen. The deadline for registration is 1st October 2007. The workshop fee will be NOK 1.200 (EUR 150).

Workshop contacts
For further information, please contact:
• Nicolai J: Foss,
• Sven A. Haugland,
• Arne Nygaard,

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