Organizational economics (also referred to as economics of organization) involves the use of economic logic and methods to understand the existence, nature, design, and performance of organizations, especially managed ones.

Organizational economics is primarily concerned with the obstacles to coordination of activities inside and between organizations (firms, alliances, institutions, and market as a whole).

Organizational economics is known for its contribution to and its use of:

Notable theorists and contributors in the field of organizational economics:[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Nobel d'économie : « la reconnaissance d'un nouveau champ disciplinaire »". Le 19 October 2016.
  2. ^ Robert Gibbons and John Roberts, eds. The handbook of Organizational Economics. Princeton University Press, 2013.
  3. ^ "Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded for Work on Business Contracts".