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Knowledge and competitive advantage: the coevolution of firms, technology, and national institutions

Author: Murmann, Johann Peter Series: Cambridge studies in the emergence of global enterprise Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP) 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 294 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0521684153Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Print HC2000 .C4 M87 2006
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Knowledge and Competitive Advantage The Coevolution of Firms, Technology, and National Institutions Contents page xiii xiv xvi xxi Series Editors' Preface Author's Preface Acknowledgments Timeline of Key Events in Development of the Synthetic Dye Industry before 1914 CHAPTER I 1 Introduction 2 5 8 17 19 21 24 27 32 32 35 45 50 62 69 80 84 94 95 97 106 120 138 161 The Puzzle Is This Book for You? Key Ideas in Evolutionary Theory Evolution of Technology Evolution of Institutions A Sketch of Coevolution The Economics and Science of Dye-Making The Road Ahead CHAPTER 2 Country-Level Performance Differences and Their Institutional Foundations Intriguing Questions about Industrial Leadership Performance under the Microscope Background Information on the Three Countries National Research and Training Systems Supporting Organizations and the State The Academic­Industrial Knowledge Network Social Organization of Production at the Shop Floor Intellectual Property Right Regimes CHAPTER 3 Three Times Two Case Studies of Individual Firms Purpose of the Matched Comparisons The Cast of Firms The World of Pioneers (1857-65) Science Unbound (1866-85) The Age of Bayer (1886-1914) Did Managerial Action Make a Difference? 164 164 165 179 192 194 195 199 209 221 230 CHAPTER 4 The Coevolution of National Industries and Institutions Overview of Collective Strategies Forging a National Science Capability Lobbying for a Supportive Patent System Influencing Tariff Laws CHAPTER 5 Toward an Institutional Theory of Competitive Advantage Theoretical Gaps Evolutionary Interpretation of the Key Findings A Theory of Coevolution Implications for Industrial Organization Studies Opportunities for Future Research on Industrial Development Appendixes 239 APPENDIX I A Technological History of Dyes II Short Description of Databases on Firms and Plants 258 269 287 APPENDIX Bibliography Index

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