Innovation, Economic Growth and the Firm: Theory and Evidence of Industrial Dynamics

Innovation, Economic Growth and the Firm: Theory and Evidence of Industrial Dynamics

By: Evens Salies (editor), Jean-Luc Gaffard (editor)Hardback

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This book addresses the foundations of economic growth at the firm level, combining both theoretical and econometric contributions by established scholars. Challenging ideas revisit Marshall's view on the management of innovation, investigate the decision of firms to venture into entrepreneurship and clarify some misunderstanding about Schumpeter's views. The book goes on to shed light on the classical specialisation-flexibility trade-off and provides a vision on the role of the knowledge-based economy and firm networks on technology development. Firm survival and performance, price-cost margins and the determinants of research intensity are also investigated econometrically. This book will be of great relevance to students and the academics involved in research projects that address issues of firm growth, behaviour and performance. It will also appeal to practitioners seeking tangible results concerning the relationship between key economic variables at the firm level, and to policymakers who need to be aware of the impact that changes in the organization of industries and markets may have on the performance of firms.

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Contents

Preface PART I: EVOLUTIONARY THEORIES OF THE FIRM 1. The Open, Evolving Economy: Alfred Marshall on Knowledge, Management and Innovation, Stanley J. Metcalfe 2. Hicks and Richardson on Industrial Change: Analysis and Policy, Mario Amendola, Sergio Bruno and Jean-Luc Gaffard PART II: FIRM'S FORMATION AND GROWTH 3. SMEs, Industry Dynamics and Economic Growth, David B. Audretsch, Taylor T. Aldridge and Adam Lederer 4. Some Significant Slips in Schumpeter's Scenario, William J. Baumol 5. Market Selection Along the Firm Life Cycle, Flora Bellone, Patrick Musso, Lionel Nesta and Michel Quere 6. A Test of the Schumpeterian Hypothesis in a Panel of European Electric Utilities, Evens Salies PART III: FIRM'S PERFORMANCE AND INDUSTRIAL DYNAMICS 7. Jack of All Trades or Master of One? The Specialisation-flexibility Trade-off, Rodolphe Dos Santos Ferreira and Ehud Zuscovitch 8. Division of Labour and Division of Knowledge in Firms' Innovative Networks: An Essay on Ehud Zuscovitch's Theoretical Perspectives, Patrick Cohendet, Patrick Llerena and Jean-Alain Heraud 9. The Implementation of National Competition Policy Law and the Dynamics of Price Cost Margins: Evidence from Belgium and the Netherlands, 1993-1999, Jozef Konings, Patrick Van Cayseele and Frederic Warzynski 10. Export Prices and Increasing World Competition: An Investigation of French, German and Italian Prices, Sarah Guillou and Stefano Schiavo Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/03/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781847208323
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781847208323
  • ISBN10: 1847208320

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