Industrial Diversification and Innovation: An International Study of the Aerospace Industry (New Horizons in the Economics of Innovation Series)

Industrial Diversification and Innovation: An International Study of the Aerospace Industry (New Horizons in the Economics of Innovation Series)

By: Francois Texier (author)Hardback

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An examination of the process of diversification as a strategy to promote innovation and growth within firms and to foster structural change in industry. Through a comparative case study of the aerospace industry, using cases of diversification at Dassault (France) Saab (Sweden) and Daewoo (South Korea), the author examines interactions between the firm and the state, and critically evaluates the role of national and sectoral institutions during the diversification process. He then uses these findings to propose a model for diversification. Key features include: an exploration of the ways in which the systems of innovation approach can be used to analyze strategies in firms; insights into the concept of "institutions"; an examination of the relationship between the behaviour of diversifying firms and institutions; and research on the South Korean aerospace industry.

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Contents

Introduction: purpose of the study; theoretical approach; studying diversification in systems of innovation; three case studies of diversification in the aerospace industry; outline of the book. Part 1 Theoretical framework and methods: diversification in systems of innovation; a case-study approach to analyze diversification in firms. Part 2 Empirical research: from military aircraft to business jets in France - the case of the Dassault Mystere-Falcon 20; from military to regional aircraft in Sweden - the case of the Saab 340; the first indigenous Korean aircraft - the case of the Daewoo KTX-1 "Woong-Bee". Part 3 Analysis and conclusions: why did the firms diversify?; how did the firms diversify?; conclusions.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/07/2000
  • ISBN13: 9781840644524
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781840644524
  • weight: 618
  • ISBN10: 1840644524

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