Performance Implications of Transaction Cost Economics


In this video, Professor Brian Silverman at the Rotman School of Management will discuss recent empirical studies that investigate the effect of transaction alignment on firm performance. He will provides an overview of the empirical challenges facing researchers in this and other fields and will present three different methodological approaches for overcoming it.


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