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Klein, Peter G.

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Works: 57 works in 126 publications in 4 languages and 1,530 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Translator
Classifications: HB171, 330
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Most widely held works by Peter G Klein
The collected works of F.A. Hayek by Friedrich A. von Hayek ( Book )
in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fortunes of liberalism : essays on Austrian economics and the ideal of freedom by Friedrich A. von Hayek ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Hayek's well-known social and political philosophy - in particular his long-held pessimistic view of the prospects of socialism, irrefutably vindicated by the collapse of the Eastern bloc - is fully grounded in the Austrian approach to economics." "In this collection, Hayek traces his intellectual roots to the Austrian school, the century-old tradition founded at the University of Vienna by Carl Menger, and links it to the modern rebirth of classical liberal or libertarian thought." "Included in The Fortunes of Liberalism are two memoirs, "The Economics of the 1920s as Seen from Vienna," published here for the first time, and "The Rediscovery of Freedom: Personal Recollections," available for the first time in English." "One of our preeminent philosophers and social theorists, Hayek provides an invaluable education in a subject that is nothing less than the development ofthe modern world."--BOOK JACKET
Organizing entrepreneurial judgment : a new approach to the firm by Nicolai J Foss ( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Entrepreneurship, long neglected by economists and management scholars, has made a dramatic comeback in the last two decades, not only among academic economists and management scholars, but also among policymakers, educators and practitioners. Likewise, the economic theory of the firm, building on Ronald Coase's (1937) seminal analysis, has become an increasingly important field in economics and management. Despite this resurgence, there is still little connection between the entrepreneurship literature and the literature on the firm, both in academia and in management practice. This book fills this gap by proposing and developing an entrepreneurial theory of the firm that focuses on the connections between entrepreneurship and management. Drawing on insights from Austrian economics, it describes entrepreneurship as judgmental decision made under uncertainty, showing how judgment is the driving force of the market economy and the key to understanding firm performance and organization"--
Entrepreneurship and the firm : Austrian perspectives on economic organization by N. J Foss ( Book )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While characteristically "Austrian" economic themes are clearly relevant to the business firm, Austrian economists have said little about management, organization and strategy. The 12 chapters in this work seek to advance the understanding of these issues by drawing on Austrian ideas
The Elgar companion to transaction cost economics by Peter G Klein ( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since its emergence in the 1970s, transaction cost economics (TCE) has become a leading approach in the research on contracts, firm organization and strategy, antitrust, marketing, inter-firm collaboration and entrepreneurship. With contributions by leading scholars in economics, law and business administration - including Oliver E. Williamson, recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in economics for his development of the transaction cost approach - this volume reviews the latest developments in TCE and applies them to contemporary theoretical and empirical problems. Beginning with an introductory
The collected works of F A Hayek by Friedrich A. von Hayek ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychologie by B. M Teplov ( Book )
2 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The capitalist and the entrepreneur : essays on organizations and markets by Peter G Klein ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La empresa y el cálculo económico by Peter G Klein ( )
1 edition published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Función empresarial y control de la dirección de la empresa by Peter G Klein ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected works of F.A. Hayek by Friedrich A. von Hayek ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Las vicisitudes del liberalismo : ensayos sobre economía austriaca y el ideal de libertad by Friedrich A. von Hayek ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principles of economics by Carl Menger ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Do entrepreneurs make predictable mistakes? : evidence from corporate divestitures by Peter G Klein ( )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We assess the argument that corporate acquisitions are driven mainly by agency considerations. This argument holds that certain kinds of mergers?mergers between firms in unrelated industries, mergers between firms with large differences in price-earnings ratios, and mergers financed with stock swaps, for example?will consistently fail, eventually being reversed in a divestiture. Appealing to Mises's theory of entrepreneurship, we argue instead that divestitures of previously acquired assets usually result from experimentation and learning, healthy attributes of a market economy. We then describe empirical evidence that the long-term success or failure of corporate acquisitions cannot, in general, be predicted by measures of agency conflicts. We also show that mistaken acquisitions are more likely under certain circumstances, namely during periods of intense, industry-specific regulatory activity. This is consistent with the view, expressed repeatedly in the Austrian literature, that entrepreneurial error is associated with government intervention?in particular, with government ownership of property and interference with the price system. JEL Classifications: D84, G34, G38 Key words: acquisitions, divestitures, entrepreneurship, market process, experimentation
An investigation into the synthesis and characterisation of polyurethane/polysiloxane blends and copolymers by Peter G Klein ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entrepreneurship and the Economic Theory of the Firm : Any Gains from Trade by Nicolai J Foss ( )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although they have developed very much in isolation from each other, we argue the theory of entrepreneurship and the economic theory of the firm are closely related, and each has much to learn from the other. In particular, the notion of entrepreneurship as judgment associated with Frank Knight and some Austrian school economists aligns naturally with the theory of the firm. In this perspective, the entrepreneur needs a firm, that is, a set of alienable assets he controls, to carry out his function. We further show how this notion of judgment adds to the key themes in the modern theory of the firm (i.e., the existence, boundaries, and internal organization). In our approach, resource uses are not data, but are created as entrepreneurs envision new ways of using assets to produce goods. The entrepreneur's decision problem is aggravated by the fact that capital assets are heterogeneous. Asset ownership facilitates experimenting entrepreneurship: Acquiring a bundle of property rights is a low cost means of carrying out commercial experimentation. In this approach, the existence of the firm may be understood in terms of limits to the market for judgment relating to novel uses of heterogeneous assets; and the boundaries of the firm, as well as aspects of internal organization, may be understood as being responsive to entrepreneurial processes of experimentation. Key words: Entrepreneurship, heterogeneous assets, judgment, ownership, firm boundaries, internal organization. JEL Codes: B53, D23, L2
Entrepreneurship and corporate governance by Peter G Klein ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entrepreneurship and the Economics of the Firm by Nicolai J Foss ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The study of entrepreneurship and the study of economic organizing lack contact. In fact, the modern theory of the firm virtually ignores entrepreneurship, while the literature on entrepreneurship often sees little value in the economic theory of the firm. In contrast, we argue in this chapter that entrepreneurship theory and the theory of the firm can be usefully integrated, and that doing so would improve both bodies of theory. Adding the entrepreneur to the theory of the firm provides a dynamic view that the overly static analysis of firm organizing cannot support. Moreover, adding the firm to the study of the entrepreneur provides important clues to how we can understand entrepreneurship
Austrian Capital Theory and the Link Between Entrepreneurship and the Theory of the Firm by Kirsten Foss ( )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Several writers link entrepreneurship to asset ownership, trying to incorporate the theory of entrepreneurship into the theory of the firm. The critical link, we argue, is capital heterogeneity. Transaction cost, property rights, and resourcebased approaches to the firm assume that assets, both tangible and intangible, are heterogeneous; arranging these assets to minimize contractual hazards, to provide efficient investment incentives, or to exploit competitive advantage is conceived as the prime task of economic organization. None of these approaches, however, is based on a systematic theory of capital heterogeneity. In this paper we outline the approach to capital developed by the Austrian school of economics and integrate it into an entrepreneurial theory of the firm. We refine Austrian capital theory by defining capital heterogeneity in terms of subjectively perceived attributes, that is, the functions, characteristics, and uses of capital assets. Such attributes are not given, but have to be discovered by means of entrepreneurial action. Thinking of entrepreneurship as the organization of heterogeneous capital provides new insights into the emergence, boundaries, and internal organization of the firm, and it suggests testable implications about how and where entrepreneurship is manifested. Keywords: Entrepreneurship, heterogeneous assets, judgment, ownership, firm boundaries, internal organization. JEL Codes: B53, D23, L2
Alertness, Judgment, and the Antecedents of Entrepreneurship by Nicolai J Foss ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper offers a critical perspective on Israel Kirzner's basic analytical framework. Specifically, we characterize Kirzner's emphasis on processes of equilibration as a departure from the causal-realist price theory developed by Menger and his nineteenth- and twentieth-century followers. In this context, we contrast Kirzner's interpretation of entrepreneurship as discovery with a more realistic, and operationally meaningful, idea of entrepreneurship as action. Finally, we discuss an inconsistency in Kirzner's treatment of the antecedents of entrepreneurial behavior
 
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Klein, P. G.
Klein, Peter
Languages
English (69)
Spanish (3)
German (2)
Italian (1)
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