Examining the dynamics of competence-building processes at the firm level, this book looks at a sample of Japanese and European companies engaged in the field of optoelectronics. The concept was derived from the notion of firm-specific competences which are closely related to the firm's intangible assets and accumulated technological bases. Several factors affect the rate and direction of competence-building, chief among them being primary markets, top management strategy and the evolution of research and development organization, and organizational learning. The book also introduces a technique to assess competences using three types of data on US patenting, scientific publications and qualitative interview data.
Series: Lessons from Japanese and European Optoelectronics
Number Of Pages: 321
Published: 8th March 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97 x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 2