Accession Number : ADA118108

Title :   Efficient Boundaries.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Ouchi,William G ; Barney,Jay B

PDF Url : ADA118108

Report Date : Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The problem of organizational boundaries is recast as prescriptive, rather than purely descriptive, in nature. Building on a transaction costs framework, the ability of various types of transaction governance mechanisms to equitably and efficiently mediate economic exchanges is investigated. By integrating previous work, a set of transaction characteristics related to governance mechanism efficiency is developed. Next, a taxonomy of governance mechanisms, both internal and external to an organization's boundary, is developed. An efficient matching of transaction characteristics and governance mechanisms is then proposed. This matching is intended as a theoretical guide to work. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Organizations, Corporations, Boundaries, Group dynamics, Commerce, Social communication, Performance(Human), Theory

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE