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Transferring Tacit Know-How: Do Opportunism Safeguards Matter for Firm Boundary Decisions?

Eapen, Alex; Krishnan, Rekha


In recent years, scholars have demonstrated that capability theories of firm boundaries are fundamentally intertwined with contractual arguments. A productive use of capability arguments, therefore, is when they are joined with contractual ones in an integrated theory of the firm. However, contractual and capability scholars have traditionally held incommensurable views on the relevance of opportunism safeguards for a theory of the firm. Sponsors of the contractual view treat opportunism...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-07
Type: Journal article
Source: Organization Science
DOI: 10.1287/orsc.2018.1236


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