The transaction cost theory in strategy research in Brazil

Nathália de Melo Santos, Isabela Neves Ferraz, Junia Maria Zandonade Falqueto, Everton Verga


The aim of this study was to investigate the production of Brazilian research in organizational strategy that addresses the Transaction Cost Theory (TCT). As a method, we chose to perform a documentary research through bibliometric analysis. We examined methodological aspects, keywords, theories, authors and most cited works related to TCT, as well as identified gaps and suggestions for future studies. A prominent finding was the proximity of two theoretical areas: TCT and Resource-Based View (RBV). This result reinforces the argument that it is viable the proximity of TCT and VBR in the strategy field for a better understanding of superior performance by the firms.


Strategy, Transaction Cost Theory, Resource-Based View.



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