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The Dynamic Firm : The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions - Alfred D. Chandler

The Dynamic Firm

The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

By: Alfred D. Chandler (Editor), Peter Hagstrom (Editor), Örjan Sölvell (Editor)

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Published: 1st November 1999
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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 exploreDSfrom different perspectivesDSthe dynamic interplay between the technology of a firm; its strategies; organizational choices; and issues of place, region, and location. The contributors are Peter Hagström, 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, John Cantwell, 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.

`a book that offers some profound observations - indeed, wisdom - about an emerging view of the contemporary firm and its functions. This view is global in scope and interdisciplinary in nature ... The editors have done a great job in planning, organizing, and integrating the chapters and ensuring consistency across them ... A measure of a good book is that it opens up debate on important issues. If this is true, then this is a great book that raises important questions, provides a lucid discussion of them, and offers many insights that can guide future theory development ... this is a magnificent book - one that should be widely read, discussed, and debated. Provocative, well documented, and well written, it adds richly to the literature and to our understanding of emerging theories of organizations. The Dynamic Firm is a book that will profoundly shape our thinking as well as the future of scholarship in our field.' Shaker A Zahra, Academy of Management Review, October 1999 28/01/2000

1: Peter HagstrD"om with Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.: Perspectives on Firm Dynamics Part I Technology in the Firm 2: Takahiro Fujimoto: Reinterpreting the Resource-Capability View of the Firm: A Case of the Development-Production Systems of the Japanese Auto Makers 3: Richard Nelson and Nathan Rosenberg: Science, Technological Advance and Economic Growth 4: Erik von Hipple: "Sticky Information" and the Locus of Problem Solving: Implications for Innovation 5: Cristiano Antonelli: Localized Technological Change and the Evolution of Standards as Economic Institutions Part II Strategy/Organization 6: Giovanni Dosi and Benjamin Coriat: Learning How to Govern and Learning How to Solve Problems: On the Co-Evolution of Competences, Conflicts and Organizational Routines 7: David J. Teece: Design Issues for Innovative Firms: Bureaucracy, Incentives, and Industrial Structure 8: Peter Hagstrom and Gunnar Hedlund: A Three-Dimensional Model of Changing Internal Structure in the Firm 9: Pari Patel and Keith Pavitt: The Wide (and Increasing) Spread of Technological Competencies in the World's Largest Firms: A Challenge to Conventional Wisdom 10: Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi: A Theory of the Firm's Knowledge Creation Dynamics 11: Lars-Gunnar Mattsson: Dynamics of Overlapping Networks and Strategic Actions by the International Firm Part III Regions 12: 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 Activity 14: Michael Enright: Regional Clusters and Firm Strategy 15: Masahisa Fujita and Ryoichi Ishii: Global Location Behavior and Organizational Dynamics of Japanese Electronics Firms and Their Impact on Regional Economies 16: Allen J. Scott: The Geographic Foundations of Industrial Performance 17: D"Orjan SD"olvell and Ivo Zander: International Diffusion of Knowledge-Isolating Mechanisms and the Role of the MNE 18: J-C. Spender: The Geographies of Strategic Competence: Borrowing from Social and Educational Psychology to Sketch an Activity and Knowledge-Based Theory 19: Michael E. Porter and D"Orjan SD"olvell: The Role of Geography in the Process of Innovation and the Sustainable Competitive Advantage of Firms

ISBN: 9780198296041
ISBN-10: 0198296045
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 1st November 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.69