Internationalization, Technological Change and the Theory of the Firm by Nicola De LisoInternationalization, Technological Change and the Theory of the Firm by Nicola De Liso

Internationalization, Technological Change and the Theory of the Firm

EditorNicola De Liso, Riccardo Leoncini

Hardcover | August 27, 2010

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This book focuses on three main areas, each of which is central to economic theorising: firms' organisation and behaviour, technological change and the process of globalisation. Each subject can be analysed by using different methods, which range from purely theoretical abstractions to case studies and from econometrics to simulations. What this collection provides is a broad view of the three topics by concentrating on different aspects of each of them, and utilising different methods of investigation.

Internationalization, Technological Change and the Theory of the Firmlooks in detail at various questions surrounding firms' organisation, including why we can observe ordered paths of production, whether proximity between firms matters, and whether patenting is always worthwhile. In addition, several essays explore technology and innovation, including the persistence-cum-development of old technologies. Furthermore, this book focuses on those processes which concern small- and medium-sized firms, considering the usefulness of stage theory, the possibilities of production off-shoring and the skill composition of manufacturing firms.

Overall, the book is characterised by original ideas, renewed applications of mathematical and statistical methods and the use of new databases. This valuable collection will be of interest to postgraduates and researchers focusing on innovation, theories of the firm and globalisation; and should also be useful to a professional readership as it presents up-to-date research with the aim of improving our understanding of the phenomena of technological change, firms' strategies, and globalisation.

Nicola De Lisois Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Law of the University of Salento, Italy.Riccardo Leonciniis Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bologna, Italy.
Title:Internationalization, Technological Change and the Theory of the FirmFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:August 27, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415460719

ISBN - 13:9780415460712


Table of Contents

IntroductionNicola De Liso and Riccardo LeonciniPart I: Technological change, firms' organisation and incentives1. The production process as a complex, dynamic and ordered worldMauro Lombardi2. Incumbents' strategies for platform competition: Shaping the boundaries of creative destructionStefano Brusoni and Roberto Fontana3. Linking technological change to organizational dynamics: Some insights from a pseudo-NK modelTommaso Ciarli, Riccardo Leoncini, Sandro Montresor and Marco Valente4.Technological persistence through R&D on an old technology: The sailing-ship effectNicola De Liso and Giovanni Filatrella5. Software patents and firm's strategic behaviour in the EU: Some empirical insightsFrancesco Rentocchini and Giuditta De PratoPart II: Fragmentation and internationalisation of firms and of local systems of production6. Does spatial proximity matter? Micro-evidence from ItalyGiulio Cainelli and Claudio Lupi7. Internationalization in Italian medium sized firms: Does stage theory explain the observed patterns?Donato Iacobucci and Francesca Spigarelli8. Production offshoring and the skill composition of Italian manufacturing firms: A counterfactual analysisRoberto Antonietti and Davide Antonioli9. A global network and its local ties: Competition and restructuring of the Benetton GroupPaolo Crestanello and Giuseppe Tattara