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Market – Hierarchy – Networking: Cooperation in Times of Globalization, Fragmentation, and Uncertainty


Gero Hocker

Contents: The World of Rational Choice and Isolated Maximizing Individuals – The World of Direct Interdependencies and Complexity – Empirical Appearances of Networks Distinctive to ‘Market’ and ‘Hierarchy’ - Mercedes as a ‘Closed Shop’-Structure – Openness, Shared Information and the Willingness to Reciprocate: Different Institutions in the Internet Economy – Possible Learning Effects - is the Open Source Model a Chance for Traditional Industries to Deal with Uncertainty?