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 Creditor structure
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Labor market competition
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Transaction cost economics
 Positive economics



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Williamson, Oliver E. (1967). “The Economics of Defense Contracting: Incentives and Performance,” In: Issues in Defense Economics, ed. R. McKean. New York: Free Press.


Williamson, Oliver E. (1967). “A Dynamic Stocastic Theory of Managerial Behaviour,” In: Phillips, A., and O. Williamson (eds.), Prices: Issues in Theory, Practice, and Public Policy, 11-31, University of Pensylvania Press.


Williamson, Oliver E. (1967). “Hierarchical Control and Optimum Firm Size,” In: Phillips, A., and O. Williamson (eds.), Journal of Political Economy, 2, April..


Williamson, Oliver E. (1970). “Corporate Control and Business Behavior,” Eglewood Cliff, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.


Williamson, Oliver E. (1975). “Markets and Hierarchies:  Analyses and Antitrust Implications,” New York: The Free Press.


Williamson, Oliver E. (1979). “Transaction Cost Economics: The Governance of Contractual Relations,” Journal of Law and Economics, 233-261.


Williamson, Oliver E. (1985). “The Economic Institutions of Capitalism,” New York: The Free Press.


Williamson, Oliver E. (1986). “The Economics of Governance: Framework and Implications,” In:  Economics as a Process. Essays in the New Institutional Economics., ed. Richard N. Langlois. Cambridge University Press, 171-202.


Williamson, Oliver E. (1987a). “Delimiting antitrust,” Georgetown Law Journal, 76, 271-303.


Williamson, Oliver E. (1987b). “Mergers, Acquisitions, and Leveraged Buyouts: An Efficiency Assessment,” Working Paper Series D, Economics of organization, no. 30, Yale University School of Organization and Management.


Williamson, Oliver E. (1988a). “Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance,” Journal of Finance, 43, 567-591.


Williamson, Oliver E. (1988b). “The Logic of Economic Organization,” Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 4, 65-117.


Williamson, Oliver E. (1990). “A Comparison of Alternative Approaches to Economic Organization,” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 146, no. 1, 61-71.


Williamson, Oliver E. (1991). “Strategizing, Economizing, and Economic Organization,” Strategic Management Journal, 12, 75-94.


Williamson, Oliver E. (1993). “Calculativeness, Trust, and Economic Organization,” Journal of Law & Economics, XXXIV, 453-502.


Williamson, Oliver E. (1993)."The Mechanisms of Governance," N.Y., Oxford University press.


Williamson, Oliver E., M. L. Wachter, and J. Harris (1975). “Understanding the Employment Relation: The Analysis of Idiosyncratic Exchange,” Bell Journal of Economics, 6, no. 1, 250-278.


Williamson, S. (1987a). “Financial Intermediation, Business Failure, and Real Business Cycles,” Journal of Political Economy, 95, 6, 1196-1216.


Williamson, S. (1987b). “Resent Developments in Modeling Financial Intermediation,” Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review, Summer, 19-29.


Willig, R. D. (1987). “Corporate Governance and Market Structure,” in: A. Razin and E. Sadka, Eds., Economic Policy in Theory and Practice, Macmillan, London, 481-494.


Wilson, R. (1968). “The Structure of Incentives for Decentralization under Uncertainty,” In La Decision, ed. M. Guilbaud. Paris: CNRS.


Wilson, R. (1968). “On the Theory of Syndicates,” Econometrica, 36, 119-132.


Winter, Sidney G. (1971). “Satisficing, Selection, and the Innovating Remnant,” Quarterly Journal of  Economics  6: 237-261.


Winter, Sidney G. (1975). “Optimization and Evolution in the Theory of the Firm,” in: Adaptive Economic Models. Ed. Day & Groves. New York, Academic Press.


Winn, Daryl N., and John D. Shoenhair (1988). “Compensation-Based (Disincentives) for Revenue-Maximizing Behavior,” Review of Economics and Statistics, 70, 1, 154-158.


Wolfram, Chatherine (1995). “Increases in Executive Pay Following Privatization,” Manuscript, MIT.


Woidtke, Tracie (2002). “Agents Watching Agents?: Evidence From Pension Fund Ownership and Firm Value,” Journal of Financial Economics, 63, 99-131.


Wright, Peter, Stephen P. Ferris, Atulya Sarin, and Vidya Awasthi (1996). "Impact of Corporate Insider, Blockholder, and Institutional Ownership on Firm Risk Taking," Academy of Management Journal, 39, 2, 441-463.


Wright, Richard W. (1989). “Networking - Japanese Style,” Business Quarterly, fall, 20-24.


Wruck, Karen H. (1989). “Equity Ownership Concentration and Firm Value,” Journal of Financial Economics, 23, 3-28.


Wu, D. M. (1973). “Alternative Tests of Independence Beteen Stochastic Regressors and Disturbances,” Econometrica, 41, 4, 733-750.


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