In my previous post I made a rare foray into management, having just finishedby Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan, which applies the economics of transactions costs and information asymmetries to real life examples of organisations from the one-man craft business Urban Spectacles to the US Army. Today I learned of a forthcoming book that sounds like the ideal (wholemeal) companion to it, edited by Robert Gibbons and John Roberts. I’ll try to review both over the Xmas holidays. It’s great to see some serious economic analysis, both academic and more popular, encroaching on the terrain so extensively occupied by non-rigorous and faddy management books.
[amazon_image id=”0691132798″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Handbook of Organizational Economics[/amazon_image]