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| Peter Klein |
What I call here an “orthodox” or mainstream Austrian theory of the firm is an attempt to reshape a Coasian notion of the firm as a centrally planned hierarchy, by merging it with general Austrian theory of the market process and entrepreneurship. The principal Austrians of the present (Klein and Foss, 2005, Foss 1994, Langlois and Foss, 1997) developed a theory of the firm by trying to synthesize this Coasian notion of the firm as a hierarchical entity dominated by commands and orders, with a distinct Misesian theory of entrepreneurship and monetary calculation as preconditions of rational economic planning. This approach is entirely rejected in this paper.
Source. I always thought of myself as a Young Turk, but I guess I’m now Old Guard.