The Boundaries of the Firm

Critiques, Strategies and Policies

  • Neil M. Kay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Overview

    1. Neil M. Kay
      Pages 1-14
  3. Critiques

  4. Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Neil M. Kay
      Pages 113-127
    3. Neil M. Kay
      Pages 177-198
  5. Policies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-276

About this book


What is the nature of the firm? Why do firms adopt certain strategies in preference to others? What are the competitive implications of large firm mergers and alliances for government policy? These are extremely important and highly topical questions which tend to be treated separately in most contemporary analysis. However, in this new book based on his original research, Neil Kay shows how these questions are closely inter-related and explores the implications this has for the formulation of corporate strategy and public policy.


Acquisition Corporate Strategy economics government government policy innovation merger mergers Multinational Enterprise Policy public policy research science and technology strategy trust

Authors and affiliations

  • Neil M. Kay
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeUK

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