Signs of Getting Older

22 February 2009 at 3:07 pm 2 comments

| Nicolai Foss |

My hair is thinning, I can still run those 4 kms in 18 mins or less, but no so easily anymore, I find myself reading obituarities — and here are my selected papers, fresh from the press, on Knowledge, Economic Organization, and Property Rights. I take solace in the fact that these are only selected rather than collected papers.

Here is the list of contents:



1. Nicolai J. Foss (1996), ‘Knowledge-based Approaches to the Theory of the Firm: Some Critical Comments’

2. Nicolai J. Foss (2003), ‘Bounded Rationality and Tacit Knowledge in the Organizational Capabilities Approach: An Assessment and a re-Evaluation’

3. Teppo Felin and Nicolai J. Foss (2005), ‘Strategic Organization: a Field in Search of Micro-foundations’

4. Nicolai J. Foss (2003), ‘The Rhetorical Dimensions of Bounded Rationality: Herbert A. Simon and Organizational Economics’

5. Nicolai J. Foss and Torben Pedersen (2002), ‘Transferring Knowledge in MNCs: The Role of Sources of Subsidiary Knowledge and Organizational Context’

6. Nicolai J. Foss (1999), ‘The Use of Knowledge in Firms’

7. Kirsten Foss and Nicolai J. Foss (2000), ‘Theoretical Isolation in Contract Theory: Suppressing Margins and Entrepreneurship’

8. Nicolai J. Foss (2007), ‘The Emerging Knowledge Governance Approach: Challenges and Characteristics’

9. Nicolai J. Foss (2002), ‘Coase vs Hayek: Economic Organization and the Knowledge Economy’

10. Nicolai J. Foss (2003), ‘Selective Intervention and Internal Hybrids: Interpreting and Learning from the Rise and Decline of the Oticon Spaghetti Organization’

11. Kirsten Foss, Nicolai J. Foss and Xosé H. Vázquez (2006),’Tying the Manager’s Hands’: Constraining Opportunistic Managerial Intervention’

12. Nicolai J. Foss and Keld Laursen (2005), ‘Performance Pay, Delegation and Multitasking under Uncertainty and Innovativeness: An Empirical Investigation’

13. Kirsten Foss and Nicolai J. Foss (2001), ‘Assets, Attributes and Ownership’

14. Kirsten Foss and Nicolai J. Foss (2005), ‘Resources and Transaction Costs: How Property Rights and Economics Furthers the Resource-Based View’

15. Kirsten Foss, Nicolai J. Foss and Peter G. Klein (2007), ‘Original and Deprived Judgement: An Entrepreneurial Theory of Economic Organization’

16. Christian Bjørnskov and Nicolai J. Foss (2008), ‘Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurial Activity: Some Cross-Country Evidence’

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Joe Mahoney  |  22 February 2009 at 3:22 pm

    High praise, indeed, from Bruno Frey, a first-rate scholar in his own right. Well done, Nicolai.

  • 2. Rob Millard  |  23 February 2009 at 2:23 pm

    An 18 minute 4 kilometre is not bad at all for any age …. I’m very jealous. I fear the last time I could manage that, I was in my twenties.

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