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Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change

Giovanni Dosi, David J. Teece, and Josef Chytry

Abstract

The profitability and growth of business firms is increasingly dependent upon the development and astute deployment of intangible (knowledge) assets. Wealth creation in an open world economy depends critically on technological innovation, and this in turn involves developing, owning, and astutely orchestrating knowledge assets and intellectual property. This is what is meant by dynamic capabilities. The value‐enhancing skills required in management are gravitating away from the administrative towards the entrepreneurial. The determinants of a firm's innovative capacity are rooted in organizati ... More

Keywords: business management, competitive advantage, complementary assets, corporate change, dynamic capabilities, dynamic capabilities, firm competitiveness, firm organization, firms, industrial change, innovative capacity, intellectual property, knowledge assets, profitability, technological innovation, technology licensing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198290964
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198290969.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Giovanni Dosi, editor
Professor of Economics
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David J. Teece, editor
Mitsubishi Bank Professor in International Business and Finance, Haas School of Business
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Josef Chytry, editor
University of California, Berkeley
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Contents

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Introduction

Giovanni Dosi, David J. Teece, and Josef Chytry

Part A The Firm

1 Transaction Cost Economics and Organization Theory

Oliver E. Williamson* (University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA)

2 Coase Revisited: Business Groups in the Modern Economy

Mark Granovetter (Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208‐1330, USA)

3 Varieties of Hierarchies and Markets: an Introduction

Gary G. Hamiltona and Robert C. Feenstrab (aDepartment of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 and bDepartment of Economics, University of California, Davis, CA, USA)

4 Information, Knowledge, Vision and Theories of the Firm*

Martin Fransman (Institute for Japanese‐European Technology Studies, University of Edinburgh, 25 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LN, UK)

5 The Dynamic Capabilities of Firms: An Introduction

David Teece and Gary Pisano* (Institute of Management, Innovation and Organization, 554 Barrows Hall, University of California, Berkeley CA 94720 and *Graduate School of Business, Harvard University, Morgan Hall, Room T97, Soldiers Field, Boston, MA 02163, USA)

Part B From Firms to Industries

6 Technological Discontinuities, Organizational Capabilities, and Strategic Commitments

Richard S. Rosenbloom and Clayton M. Christensen (Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University, Soldiers Field, Boston, MA 02163, USA)

7 Organizational Integration and Competitive Advantage: Explaining Strategy and Performance in American Industry

William Lazonicka and Jonathan Westb (aUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell and bGraduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University)

8 Uneven (and Divergent) Technological Accumulation Among Advanced Countries: Evidence and a Framework of Explanation*

Parimal Patel and Keith Pavitt (Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RF, UK)

9 The Co‐Evolution of Technology, Industrial Structure, and Supporting Institutions

Richard R. Nelson (School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10227, USA)

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