Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/3055
Authors: 
Lindbeck, Assar
Snower, Dennis J.
Year of Publication: 
2003
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Seminar paper / Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University 725
Abstract: 
This paper presents a new approach to the theory of the firm by identifying factor complementarities as central to the determination of the firm’s boundaries. The factor complementarities may take a variety of forms: technological and informational complementarities, as well as economies of scale and scope. We examine the tradeoff between the gains from these complementarities and transactions costs. In so doing, we must abandon the standard dichotomy between the determinants of plant size and firm size. The influence of factor complementarities on firm size is examined in partial and general equilibrium frameworks.
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Working Paper

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