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The University of Trento – Italy, is pleased to announce the XVIII Trento Summer School in Adaptive Economic Dynamics : “New thinking on the firm: bringing together law, economics, organization and history “ which will take place in Trento Italy June 5-16, 2017, directed by Margaret Blair, Vanderbilt University Law School, Nicolai Foss , Bocconi University, Anna Grandori, Bocconi University.
Aims and Scope: The financial crisis has accelerated the debate on the nature and working of institutions that rule the functioning of markets. However, a number of arguments also trace the crisis to firm organization. There is therefore a need for an approach that link both the institutional level and the players regulated by institutions. Nevertheless both the theory of the firm and the legal debate, are adapting slowly and seem to employ concepts better fit to the economic environment and the industrial enterprises of the past century, rather than animated by efforts at rethinking the nature of the firm itself as fundamental institution of modern knowledge-intensive economies and democratic societies.
A major concern of the school is therefore to re-open a debate on the nature of the firm, complementing economic theory with organizational, historical and juridical perspectives; building on and promoting dialogue among research perspectives that are already interdisciplinary and have already taken steps in that direction, such as 'New Institutional Economics, 'Law, Economics & Organization', 'Organization and Management Theory', ‘Business History’, ‘Evolutionary Economics’, and ‘Economic Sociology’. The program has been designed, and the faculty constituted, so as to build on contributions highlighting different response
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- Nicolai Foss, Margaret Blair, Anna Grandor, Avner Ben-Ner,Robert Gibbons,Thomas Kochan, Siegwart Lindenberg,
- Scott Masten, Colin Mayer,Renate Meyer, Lorenzo Sacconi