The Resource Great minds in finance : Williams, Modigliani, Miller, Jensen, Meckling and Williamson, Colin Read, Professor of Economics, SUNY College at Plattsburgh, USA

Great minds in finance : Williams, Modigliani, Miller, Jensen, Meckling and Williamson, Colin Read, Professor of Economics, SUNY College at Plattsburgh, USA

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Great minds in finance : Williams, Modigliani, Miller, Jensen, Meckling and Williamson
Title
Great minds in finance
Title remainder
Williams, Modigliani, Miller, Jensen, Meckling and Williamson
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Colin Read, Professor of Economics, SUNY College at Plattsburgh, USA
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eng
Summary
"The Corporate Financiers is the fifth book in a series of discussions about the great minds in the history and theory of finance. While the series addresses the contributions of scholars in our understanding of modern finance, this volume presents the ways in which a corporation creates value. More than two centuries ago, Adam Smith explained the concept of division of labor and the efficiencies of specialization as the mechanism in which a firm creates value. However, corporations now find themselves outsourcing some processes to other firms as an alternative way to create value. There must be other economic forces at work than simply the internal efficiencies of a firm. We begin by describing the work of a rather obscure scholar named John Burr Williams who demonstrated in 1938 how the earnings of a firm are capitalized into corporate value through its stock price. We then delve into the inner workings of the modern corporation by describing the contributions of Nobel Memorial Prize winners Ronald Coase and Oliver Williamson. More than any others, these scholars created a renewed appreciation for our understanding of the institutional detail of the modern corporation in reducing costs and increasing efficiency. While Coase and Williamson provided meaningful descriptions of the advantage of a corporation, they did not offer prescriptions for the avenues the corporation can create more value in an era when new technologies make outsourcing and telecommuting increasingly possible. Michael Jensen and William Meckling describe in greater detail the nature of the implicit contracts a corporation employs, and recommend remedies to various problems that arise when the goals of the corporation are not aligned with the incentives of its agents. We also describe the further nuances to these relationships as offered by Armen Alchian and Harold Demsetz. We treat the lives of these extraordinary individuals who looked at a very familiar problem in a sufficiently novel light to change the way all look at corporations ever since. That is the test of genius"--
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contains biographical information
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1959-
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Read, Colin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG4026
LC item number
.R3747 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Great minds in finance
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  • Corporations
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Economics
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Finance
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Finance
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory
  • Finanzierung
  • Wirtschaftswissenschaftler
  • Unternehmen
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Corporations
  • Economics
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Great minds in finance : Williams, Modigliani, Miller, Jensen, Meckling and Williamson, Colin Read, Professor of Economics, SUNY College at Plattsburgh, USA
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- Section 1. From Art to Science: 2. A Fly in the Ointment; 3. The Early Life of John Burr Williams; 4. The Times; 5.The Theory: A New Finance Paradigm; 6. Legacy and Later Life -- Section 2. Is a Corporation's Capital Structure Irrelevant?: 7. The Early Years of Franco Modigliani; 8. The Early Years of Merton Miller; 9. The Times; 10. The Great Idea; 11. Applications; 12. The Prize; 13. The Later Years of Merton Miller; 14. The Later Years of Franco Modigliani -- Section 3. Transactions Costs and the Value of a Firm: 15. The Early Life of Ronald Harold Coase; 16. The Times and the Theory; 17. Life and Legacy; 18. The Early Life of Oliver Eaton Williamson; 19. The Times and the Theory; 20. Applications; 21. Life and Legacy of Ronald Coase; 22. Life and Legacy of Oliver Williamson -- Section 4. Alchian and Demsetz: 23. Alchian and Demsetz; 24. Harold Demsetz; 25. The Times; 26. The Great Idea; 27. Applications and Extensions; 28. Harold Demsetz Later in Life; 29. The Later Years of Armen Alchian -- Section 5. Jensen and Meckling: 30. The Early Years for Michael Cole Jensen; 31. The Early Years for William Henry Meckling; 32. The Times; 33. The Theory ; 34. Applications and Extensions; 35. Life and Legacy -- Section 6. What We Have Learned: 36. Combined contributions; 37. Conclusions
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pages cm.
Isbn
9781137341273
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014029426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890127794
  • (OCoLC)ocn890127794
Label
Great minds in finance : Williams, Modigliani, Miller, Jensen, Meckling and Williamson, Colin Read, Professor of Economics, SUNY College at Plattsburgh, USA
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- Section 1. From Art to Science: 2. A Fly in the Ointment; 3. The Early Life of John Burr Williams; 4. The Times; 5.The Theory: A New Finance Paradigm; 6. Legacy and Later Life -- Section 2. Is a Corporation's Capital Structure Irrelevant?: 7. The Early Years of Franco Modigliani; 8. The Early Years of Merton Miller; 9. The Times; 10. The Great Idea; 11. Applications; 12. The Prize; 13. The Later Years of Merton Miller; 14. The Later Years of Franco Modigliani -- Section 3. Transactions Costs and the Value of a Firm: 15. The Early Life of Ronald Harold Coase; 16. The Times and the Theory; 17. Life and Legacy; 18. The Early Life of Oliver Eaton Williamson; 19. The Times and the Theory; 20. Applications; 21. Life and Legacy of Ronald Coase; 22. Life and Legacy of Oliver Williamson -- Section 4. Alchian and Demsetz: 23. Alchian and Demsetz; 24. Harold Demsetz; 25. The Times; 26. The Great Idea; 27. Applications and Extensions; 28. Harold Demsetz Later in Life; 29. The Later Years of Armen Alchian -- Section 5. Jensen and Meckling: 30. The Early Years for Michael Cole Jensen; 31. The Early Years for William Henry Meckling; 32. The Times; 33. The Theory ; 34. Applications and Extensions; 35. Life and Legacy -- Section 6. What We Have Learned: 36. Combined contributions; 37. Conclusions
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781137341273
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014029426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890127794
  • (OCoLC)ocn890127794

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