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Empresas versus mercados. Un boceto para una historia de la empresa (1.a Parte)*

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 April 2010

Sebastian Coll Martin
Affiliation:
Universidad de Cantabria

Summary

Starting from the question about the potential contribution of entrepreneurial history to the general formation of the students of economics and business, this article contends that this contribution may be very positive, provided that an approach more analitic than merely descriptive is adopted on the teachers' side. For it, the nature of the firm and the causes and consequences of changes in her organization and size should occupy a central place in their explanations, by means of a balance between theory and history. In the first part of the article a review is provided of the theories on the nature of the firm, with special focus on the transaction costs approach, and of the American business history, devoted to the study of the enterprise in that country along the past century. In a second part, some thoughts ans suggestions are given in order to extend the same kind of analysis to other countries and periods.

Resumen

Partiendo de la pregunta de qué puede aportarle a un estudiante de económicas o empresariales la historia de la empresa, el articulo defiende que esta aportación puede ser muy positiva, siempre que quienes impartan la materia adopten un enfoque más analítico que simplemente descriptivo. La naturaleza de la empresa y las causas y consecuencias de los cambios en la organización y el tamaño de la misma deberían ocupar, para ello, una posición central en sus explicaciones, mediante un equilibrio entre teoría e historia. En una primera parte del artículo se ofrece una panorámica de las teorías acerca de la naturaleza de la empresa, con especial atención al enfoque costes de transacción, y de la business history norteamericana, centrada en la empresa de ese país a lo largo del último siglo. En una segunda parte se presentan algunas reflexiones y sugerencias para extender este tipo de análisis a otros países y épocas.

Type
Panoramas de Historia Economica
Copyright
Copyright © Instituto Figuerola de Historia y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 1991

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