The Dynamic Firm: The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

Paperback | August 1, 1999

EditorAlfred D. Chandler, Peter Hagstrom, Orjan Solvell

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Business Strategy is becoming increasingly 'pluralist', drawing on the insights of different disciplines, and business practice in different parts of the world. This book brings together the work and ideas of leading international scholars working in the field under three main headings:Technology, Strategy and Organization, and Regions. The purpose of the book is to explore-from different perspectives-the dynamic interplay between the technology of a firm; its strategies; organizational choices; and issues of place, region, and location. The contributors are Peter Hagstrom, Alfred Chandler, Takahiro Fujimoto, Richard Nelson, Nathan Rosenberg, Erik von Hippel, Cristiano Antonelli, Giovanni Dosi, Benjamin Coriat, David Teece, Gunnar Hedlund, Pari Patel, Keith Pavitt, Ikujiro Nonaka, Hirotaka Takeuchi, Lars-Gunnar Mattsson, JohnCantwell, John Dunning, Michael Enright, Masahisa Fujita, Ryoichi Ishii, Allen Scott, Orjan Solvell, Ivo Zander, J.-C. Spender, and Michael Porter. Together they address the challenge of explaining the long-run competitiveness of firms in an ever more global world. This book will be a benchmark for anybody wanting to keep abreast of leading-edge, strategic thinking.

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Business Strategy is becoming increasingly 'pluralist', drawing on the insights of different disciplines, and business practice in different parts of the world. This book brings together the work and ideas of leading international scholars working in the field under three main headings:Technology, Strategy and Organization, and Regions...

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. is Emeritus Professor at Harvard Business School. Peter Hagstrom is Professor at the Institute of International Business, Stockholm School of Economics. Orjan Solvell is Professor at, and Director of the Institute of International Business, Stockholm School of Economics.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:486 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:August 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198296045

ISBN - 13:9780198296041

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1. Peter HagstrD"om with Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.: Perspectives on Firm DynamicsPart I Technology in the Firm2. Takahiro Fujimoto: Reinterpreting the Resource-Capability View of the Firm: A Case of the Development-Production Systems of the Japanese Auto Makers3. Richard Nelson and Nathan Rosenberg: Science, Technological Advance and Economic Growth4. Erik von Hipple: "Sticky Information" and the Locus of Problem Solving: Implications for Innovation5. Cristiano Antonelli: Localized Technological Change and the Evolution of Standards as Economic InstitutionsPart II Strategy/Organization6. Giovanni Dosi and Benjamin Coriat: Learning How to Govern and Learning How to Solve Problems: On the Co-Evolution of Competences, Conflicts and Organizational Routines7. David J. Teece: Design Issues for Innovative Firms: Bureaucracy, Incentives, and Industrial Structure8. Peter Hagstrom and Gunnar Hedlund: A Three-Dimensional Model of Changing Internal Structure in the Firm9. Pari Patel and Keith Pavitt: The Wide (and Increasing) Spread of Technological Competencies in the World's Largest Firms: A Challenge to Conventional Wisdom10. Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi: A Theory of the Firm's Knowledge Creation Dynamics11. Lars-Gunnar Mattsson: Dynamics of Overlapping Networks and Strategic Actions by the International FirmPart III Regions12. John Cantwell: The Globalization of Technology: What Remains of the Product Cycle Model?13. John H. Dunning: Globalization, Technological Change and the Spatial Organization of Economic Activity14. Michael Enright: Regional Clusters and Firm Strategy15. Masahisa Fujita and Ryoichi Ishii: Global Location Behavior and Organizational Dynamics of Japanese Electronics Firms and Their Impact on Regional Economies16. Allen J. Scott: The Geographic Foundations of Industrial Performance17. D"Orjan SD"olvell and Ivo Zander: International Diffusion of Knowledge-Isolating Mechanisms and the Role of the MNE18. J-C. Spender: The Geographies of Strategic Competence: Borrowing from Social and Educational Psychology to Sketch an Activity and Knowledge-Based Theory19. Michael E. Porter and D"Orjan SD"olvell: The Role of Geography in the Process of Innovation and the Sustainable Competitive Advantage of Firms

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